Now this is up for grabs - just an idea I have been having in my head for a while.
What if we had a USB-powered interface that actually more or less could control Engine Prime, to use when we sit and prepare tracks. (not to play from at an event or gig)
There is probably some things I havent thought of, or maybe I have but dont think that part is needed on a control unit to prepare tracks with hotcues and loops, adjust grid etc.
Well, my idea is like this - maybe it s a unnecessary thing, but like I said, just an idea.
The idea is that if you press Set HotCue it places the HotCue where the Playmarker is, in Engine Prime (Same goes for Loop - but here you press knob first to choose length of the Loop, and it saves when you press Set Loop.
Now if you press either Name Loop or Name HotCue, it activates this option in Engine Prime and you can start writing.
And the Del Loop and Del HCue - deletes the Loop or HotCue where the playmarker is.
Scroll is to just move quick thru the track, using the jogwheel
Press Move Grid once to use jogwheel to well…move beatgrid left and right. Press again to save
Press Adj. Grid to shrink or expand the grid and press again to save.
The rest is pretty much intuitive… at least in my mind
The idea for this control is sololy for editing tracks in EP - not for sitting and trying out mixes in EP.
Sololy for editing tracks eg. placing Hotcues, placing loops and fixing the often faulty bpms. A tiny and easy unit you can have placed in a drawer, on your desk or where ever you want to use it connected to your computer.
Turn on EP, import tracks and run through the tracks with this on the side, quickly making sure that you place the cues and loops where you want them.
Not for testing mixes…
I know there is a “2 player function” in EP, but you cant edit 2 tracks at the same time anyway.
This is just a extra tool for when you sit with your computer and fixing those last imported tracks.
And obvious it is still a very wanted feature to be able to edit beatgrid etc on the units themselfes… This is solely for prepping tracks on the computer
Have a great day!