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benmrx

Senior Member
FWIW I use Stream Deck in combination with Keyboard Maestro for sending MIDI messages.

I could not live without the Stream Deck at this point. Especially when it comes to game audio implementation. It’s just such a slick workflow.
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
The following here makes this seem an obvious addition … right now! Selfish uncertainty is what are 'no brainer' Win10 Pro / Reaper 'starters' for (15) Buttons _ for $136. ? If this gets settled, no doubt many other personal apps will be obvious.

Home studio, no 'live' functionality, no space issues, comprehend 'folder' concept, yet too constrained by keyboard /mouse-trackball addiction ….. :blush:
El Gato, with their global perspective, must surely have some generic 'templates' in mind for Win /OSX /x,y,z DAW(s), and many others.

Ready to purchase and enjoy, with > (15) effective /efficient Button ideas.
( No Gaming pls )
 

playz123

Senior Member
nobodies cat should be powered.

assuming you meant "el gato"

cats are devious enough as is, no reason to empower them


To the real though, this thing looks REALLY cool.
It is really cool....I have two of them...one in the studio on my Mac and the other in my office on a PC. Real time saver too!
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
It is really cool....I have two of them...one in the studio on my Mac and the other in my office on a PC. Real time saver too!
I doubt your music-related activities are far from some level of mainstream.
Looking forward to any further info you might add, specifically for PC & Windows.
I'm always open to real 'tools' that provide efficiency and convenience, just not being very insightful in terms of initial setup and usage of Stream Deck. My bad, so far.
 

playz123

Senior Member
The setup on a PC is just as easy as on a Mac. It does take a little time to program all the buttons, especially if you have two or three profiles, but the fun part comes if you make you own icons in Photoshop or whatever. One may also find, that as one works with the Stream Deck, one may shift buttons around to more logical places than in the beginning. Because I'd set up the one in the studio previously, the only time consuming thing for the second one was making the icons I wanted.
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
Cool !! Long ago I went down the Picture Window Pro path and still use it …. despite the originator now retired and no ongoing updates. Haven't done Icons, but will check. Lots out there I can make-do for a start.
I run dual 24" /27" monitors on both Desktop DAW(s). Task bars are now to (3) rows and could shift key tasks to Stream Deck and learn.
Only one Thread recently on Reaper Forum, but found this Link interesting.

http://www.stephenschappler.com/2018/02/16/using-a-stream-deck-for-game-audio-production/

THX for Replying! I will monitor for more info and drop some holiday hints to family … :rolleyes:
 

playz123

Senior Member
Cool !! Long ago I went down the Picture Window Pro path and still use it …. despite the originator now retired and no ongoing updates. Haven't done Icons, but will check. Lots out there I can make-do for a start.
I run dual 24" /27" monitors on both Desktop DAW(s). Task bars are now to (3) rows and could shift key tasks to Stream Deck and learn.
Only one Thread recently on Reaper Forum, but found this Link interesting.

http://www.stephenschappler.com/2018/02/16/using-a-stream-deck-for-game-audio-production/

THX for Replying! I will monitor for more info and drop some holiday hints to family … :rolleyes:
There are icons that can be used and customized on the Elgato site, so no one HAS to make them, but I just found that making them in Photoshop gave me exactly what I wanted. Both the Stream Deck and the Mini were on sale on Black Friday, but before that the price was staying fairly consistent. Hope Santa grants your wish!
 

natronica

New Member
Thanks for all the recommendations. I just made the jump and I’m loving it so far. Does anyone know if it’s possible to create a button that combines a folder AND an action?
For instance: I’d love to be able to click a folder to open my violin articulations while at the same time setting the violin track to record enable.
 

Audio Birdi

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DANIELE

Active Member
The new Stream Deck XL and Stream Deck Mobile got released yesterday! :D

Elgato Stream Deck XL
https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/stream-deck-xl

Elgato Stream Deck Mobile
https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/stream-deck-mobile

Exactly what I was looking for! wanted to get 2 stream decks but now just can get the huge one :D Ever since Quadro app for iOS got discontinued, there wasn't a viable solution until the Stream Deck Series :).
I'll wait for the black friday for the 32 buttons one. Now I have the 15 buttons one.
 

Mystic

Senior Member
The new Stream Deck XL and Stream Deck Mobile got released yesterday! :D

Elgato Stream Deck XL
https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/stream-deck-xl

Elgato Stream Deck Mobile
https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/stream-deck-mobile

Exactly what I was looking for! wanted to get 2 stream decks but now just can get the huge one :D Ever since Quadro app for iOS got discontinued, there wasn't a viable solution until the Stream Deck Series :).
Oof $250. If they do another sale, I might pick one up. We'll see. I'd need to see how large it is too. As nice as my Stream Deck is, I think having one too large could be problematic as well so I might go with two regulars instead. I really like mine.
 

DANIELE

Active Member
I'm very tempted to buy another one but I think I'll wait for the XL to be on sale since it has 32 buttons that are more than 15 + 15.
 
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