[Ardour-Users] BCF2000 and Mackie: quick poll

John Anderson ardour at semiosix.com
Wed Aug 1 09:26:44 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 08:15 -0700, Kevin Cosgrove wrote:
> On 1 August 2007 at 6:52, John Anderson <ardour at semiosix.com> wrote:
> > Question for users (and potential users) of the mackie code.
> > 
> > Currently the Mackie code has a pair of buttons for ffwd/rewind, and
> > another pair for next/prev marker. I'm thinking of changing this to a
> > modal approach where one button controls marker on/off, and one pair of
> > buttons does ffwd/rew (when marker mode is off) and next/prev marker
> > (when marker mode is on). This would also make the jog wheel scrolling
> > modal.
> > 
> > What do y'all think?
> I think the modal system will certainly slow me down as I think I'll 
> have more button pushing to do.

How often do you use both ffwd/rew and next/prev marker in quick

> What advantage does the change offer?

The mackie physical layout has the big ffwd/rew buttons close to the jog
wheel. Seems more intuitive to me that they can work either to markers
or as ffwd/rew, depending on what the user wants.

And with the BCF layout, the bottom 4 buttons are grouped together.
Currently they jump to markers. But some people might find it more
convenient to use them as ffwd/rew. I'm trying to find out who prefers

Personally, I prefer to use markers. But that doesn't mean everyone


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