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Glenn Sakatch
Re: ProTools Dock
on Nov 15, 2019 at 7:27:02 am

Well, someone has to be the first...i guess its me.

After as much research as i could find on this device, which wasn't much...the product manager at Avid did mention in one post that this was designed to replace the transport and the Avid Artist control, both of which i have. As I mentioned originally, i'm trying to minimize the desktop footprint of those two devices. (i've already put my artist colour into a box in storage, in favour of the Resolve mini panel)

To give the backstory, i have owned the transport, colour and control for many many years. I think I got the transport and colour in 2011 or 2012

I love the transport...to the point where i'm lost if my box flakes out and eucontrol crashes. I pretty much have to stop and get it going again.

The Artist contol is also fantastic, but i've switched to a series of StreamDecks for much of what it did as far as touch screen and keystroke buttons...but what I miss is the solo/mute function, and the ability to just reach over and lower the levels on a track with a slider.

The protools dock gives it all back to me. I've only played with it for a couple of hours so far, but all the functionality of the transport and the control are there, and working in Avid.

It is a bit larger than I thought it would be...maybe the transport plus another 2/3rds?, but certainly smaller than the control, and way smaller than the combo of the two.

Combine it with a streamdeck XL and two "normal' stream decks, and my mouse use and keyboard use are cut down dramatically.

The ipad aspect of the dock seems really nice. I'm using an old Ipad that has been sitting on a shelf for a few years...and it was used when I bought it, so it doesn't have to be a brand new model.

The sliders seem quite responsive if using the IPAD, or you can select a channel, and use the hardware fader on the dock itself.

And of course, tons of programmable buttons to serve almost any purpose you can imagine.

i'll have to reprogram my muscle memory, but so far, i am quite happy with the item.


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