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Are there any alternatives to Metagrid?

Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
Now let me add to this: Lemur+Composer Tools Pro.
Does this mean that Composer Tools Pro can also be run on an Android tablet? Since Lemur is Android and iOS? I currently have Lemur on my iPad 5th Gen, but trying to leave Apple behind now as the screens are just so small and so expensive for anything remotely bigger :/
 

MrLinssi

A glorified bedroom musician.
Does this mean that Composer Tools Pro can also be run on an Android tablet? Since Lemur is Android and iOS? I currently have Lemur on my iPad 5th Gen, but trying to leave Apple behind now as the screens are just so small and so expensive for anything remotely bigger :/
Indeed, I'm running it on my Samsung tablet, so far I've had a solid experience!
 

Vin

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An iPad is totally worth it for Metagrid. I bought one and am glad I did. You're right Lemur is much more complicated. Out of the box Metagrid is pretty easy to customize as well...
Agreed completely and even older models such as iPad Air 1st gen work flawlessly with Metagrid.
 

greggybud

Active Member
Agreed completely and even older models such as iPad Air 1st gen work flawlessly with Metagrid.
I'm on iPad 4 and works great. I didn't know Metagrid could go back as far as 1st generation. Since that is the case, then the answer for the OP would be just buy a used one? Even a used 4th is quite cheap these days.

And IMO, buying one is worth it just to run the $14 Metagrid.
 

Dewdman42

Senior Member
so what are all the options now in 2019 for tablet remote control? Metagrid, Lemur, Composer tools, what else? What are the pros and cons of each one?
 
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fustrun

fustrun

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Thank you for all the replies guys, but i was actually referring to device recommendations more than software ones, i want a rather big 13" /12.9" solution whether it's a tablet or a touch screen .. i just think it's absurd to buy an iPad for such a price for just a few buttons on a screen.

I do not like the idea of the streamdeck as it looks like it's not very sturdy and might move when i tap the buttons on it + i rather like the customization of touch screens ..

So what devices are you guys using except iPads?
 

oivind_rosvold

Active Member
How come you were running 1.5? You mean the Lemur version...

Because the iPad version is still on 1.4.6, rather mine is anyway :/

Things seems to have changed a lot since "back in the day". Artsunmuted Metagrid version 1.3, 1.4 and finally 1.5 (which included support for Studio One v3) for Lemur came out in 2015.

But now, after doing some searching, i see that Metagrid has become a native iOS app instead of a Lemur template. Seems like they changed names and everything. I feel old. I will just take my out of time comments, my walker and slowly approach the next promising topic! :whistling:
 

24dBFS

Member
If you don't want or need to become a programmer first to be able to assign some commands to your buttons check this solution that already uses ALL of the built-in Cubase/Nuendo commands PLUS hundreds extra ones added already by the developer.



http://www.14bitmidi.com/SHERLOCK-WATSON commands as of June 1st 2019.htm

You can use it with any touch screen available out there BUT even without the touch screen you can use your mouse to select what you need.

There is a fully functional FREE DEMO available on the website, Manual, Installation steps etc.
Really worth checking!

https://14bitmidi.com/









 
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fustrun

fustrun

Active Member
Still need to find a device .. software is less of an issue. (see my previous post)
 

24dBFS

Member
Still need to find a device .. software is less of an issue. (see my previous post)
Any touch screen out there might be your device.
They are mostly 1920x1080 res. and different sizes from 11" to 42". My suggestion is always something at least 21" since for anything smaller you will need glasses to read text comfortably.
Since you are on Windows you don't need any extra drivers to use touch screen with your system. 10-point multi-touch is available natively since Windows 7. Apple users aren't that lucky.
This is all you need as of hardware.
Cheers!
 

Pablocrespo

Active Member
I use two 23inch old screens with a capacitive touch overlay and Dtouch for cubase.

It can even record mouse action to add to macros which opens a lots of posibilities. It has multiplied my workflow speed a lot.
 
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fustrun

fustrun

Active Member
Well i decided to go for the a 24" dell touch monitor and bought sherlock ... the UI is a little messy and takes a little while to understand but i guess after you learn it it's a very powerful tool.
 

Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
Well i decided to go for the a 24" dell touch monitor and bought sherlock ... the UI is a little messy and takes a little while to understand but i guess after you learn it it's a very powerful tool.
Let me know how you fair with this, because I am also considering it :)
 

Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
Al


Well one thing is for sure .. it looks better than an iPad ...
Yeah, I have two Dell U2515H displays and they are really nice. So a 2418HT would go quite nicely in my setup :)

My only head scratching exercise is figuring out how to make space for a KK49 MKI and a 24” touchscreen, and a mouse and keyboard on the same desk.
 
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fustrun

fustrun

Active Member
It's been a while... how are you getting along? I want to boost my workflow and am considering buying the ipad 2018 + metagrid. But this one looks promising too...
Could not recommend this more .. a vital tool for my workflow process .. actually planning on making a video about it soon on my youtube channel.
 
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