Topic: Fronter AlphaTrack as Mackie?

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  • #1367

    Reject
    Participant

    Hello lads

    I realise that the MCU-support in Podium is a very recent addition, but has anyone tried Frontiers AlphaTrack control unit with Podium?
    Information seem to be lacking, but from what I can tell, the AlphaTrack should be able to run in emulated mackie-mode. And as such, nearly all functions should be functioning.

    Anyone had the opportunity to try it yet? A full version of Podium is looming for me 🙂

    #10475

    Zynewave
    Keymaster

    I glanced at the AlphaTrack MIDI documentation, and it seems it only supports HUI emulation mode. So the current Podium Mackie Control support will not work with the AlphaTrack.

    #10476

    Reject
    Participant

    Ah, yes that’s right. HUI-mode is what AlphaTrack does (whatever that is, heh). But thanks for the answer. I’ll keep looking for other options as far as hardware control goes.

    #10477

    Zynewave
    Keymaster

    I’ll keep looking for other options as far as hardware control goes.

    Keep me posted of what you find out. The only surface I know so far will work with Podium, apart from the Mackie products, is the Behringer BCF2000. Why is the BCF2000 not an option for you?

    #10478

    Reject
    Participant

    The control surfaces Ive found so far that support Mackie Control are:

    Behringer BCF2000 *
    Yamaha 01x
    M-Audio Projectmix I/O

    * = the Behringer doesnt really appeal to me as it lacks a “real” LCD-display, showing track/mixer parameters. The Mackie Universal Control is the most appealing to me since it holds both time- as well as parameter LCD-displays. Unfortunately though, they have removed the standard MCU and now currently only offer the PRO-version. Both this as well as the Yamaha 01x and M-audio Projectmix are a bit on the costly side though.

    I’ll let you know whatever else I can find out.

    #10479

    Zynewave
    Keymaster

    Unfortunately though, they have removed the standard MCU and now currently only offer the PRO-version.

    I purchased my MCU (non-PRO) from a German shop that still had a batch on stock. I think you should be able to find shops that are selling the older model cheap. I paid 800 Euros (ex. VAT) for mine. I bought the older model because I prefer the dark/round button design over the new white/square button design.

    #10480

    Reject
    Participant

    You read my mind like a book 🙂 Or I read my own mind to slow, heh. Just began googling and searching ebay as well. Maybe I can find one out there for cheap(er).

    Btw, if you have some spare time on your hands, check out your incoming e-mail folder 🙂 I’ll be sending a purchase request for you, so that I may pay by paypal 🙂 Hope you dont mind…

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