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stratcat33511
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Posted - 05/17/2006 :  9:35:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit stratcat33511's Homepage  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
Anyone use this Frontier Tranzport device ?
If so, how does it feel.?

I'm looking for something to use from my closet ( vocal booth)
or the hallway ( where the live guitar amp is ) and not have to jump through hoops to start recording , run to the booth or the hallway, put on the gutar and or headphones and hopefully get right on into the 'feel' of things.
I'm looking for something like this to keep my groove/feel going
Any other advises appreciated
Thanks





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Jim Sturm
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Posted - 05/18/2006 :  11:09:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have one. It works great. I love it. If nothing else, I love it just for the basic transport functions, and for the ability to jump through markers.

It ain't cheap, but I'd buy another one in a heartbeat. In its simplest usage, it makes Soonar feel like a regular tape deck - MUCH more intuitive and far faster than either the mouse or hotkeys.

I wish I'd had one 10 years ago.

Oh, by the way, did I say I like mine? ;)


-Jim


Old Dog... New Tricks!

Edited by - Jim Sturm on 05/18/2006 11:10:37 AM
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stratcat33511
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Posted - 05/18/2006 :  1:34:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit stratcat33511's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info and the response, Jim
So you like it then ?
LOL
Cool

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stratcat33511
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Posted - 05/20/2006 :  3:11:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit stratcat33511's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Right Now Cakewalk has a special for registered users:
Less than 2 hundred sound like a good deal ?

I hope it doesnt interfere with the wireless network we have here


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stratcat33511
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Posted - 05/21/2006 :  4:58:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit stratcat33511's Homepage  Reply with Quote
One other question, if you dont mind.
Does it have a USB transmitter / receiver thingy ?
And how does it live on batteries ?
Ok 2 other questions
I am seriously considering this thing

Thanks

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SidChigger
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Posted - 05/22/2006 :  08:10:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Stratcat,
I just installed one day before yesterday.. Simple and easy set up with Cubase SX3..

Yes it has a transmitter/reciever thingie that plugs in to the PC via USB..

4 AA batteries go in the control itself. It goes into 'sleep' mode after 15 minutes of non use, saving on the batteries..

Go to Frontiers website and DL the latest drivers if you decide to get one.. Also, and this is for Cubase users (and users of many other sequencers), they have a downloadable installer plug that sets up the Tranzport in SX3 (also Nuendo) in the Remote Device list! That means you don't have to set it up as a generic device or use it as a Mackie Emulation. Just select it and for Midi Input & Midi Output select Tranzport and you're good to go..

In just fooling around with it I got about 25 feet away and play and stop and rewind and marker select worked flawlessly.. Didn't try it from another room - though walls I mean..

At Frontiers web site you can also get a footswitch and a Mic Stand mount for 15 bucks each.. They are both needed in my case..

Hope this helps ya!!

SC

Main Rig: AMD 4400X2, RME FF800, Cubase 4,
Emergency Backup Rig: Core 2 Duo 6600, Saffire, Cubase 4, WL6
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stratcat33511
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Posted - 05/22/2006 :  1:07:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit stratcat33511's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent stuff folks thanks for all the info
MRS Strat approved yesterday !
Gettin It


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stratcat33511
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Posted - 06/01/2006 :  01:38:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit stratcat33511's Homepage  Reply with Quote
UPDATE:

this thing ROCKS
setup with Sonar 5 no problems
Ran the updated drivers from their website
read through the test tutorial and whammo
Remote recording through the house

Highly recommended

Thanks for everyones advice and responses


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garrigus
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Posted - 06/21/2006 :  5:14:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Add me to the TranzPort users list. Just got it today and you're right... this thing does rock! The wireless aspect is awesome, although even if it wasn't wireless, it would still be a great transport controller.

I'm going to really start checking it out more this weekend.

Scott

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otto
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Posted - 11/08/2007 :  02:18:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott, how do you feel about this unit today? Something clicked with me about the concept and design and all of a sudden, whammo, I want one of these things. Anything to cut down on the number of cables. I'm wondering how to go with wireless MIDI right now. M-Audio or CME. The CME is more expensive, but seems to be superior as to range and design. I guess that new CME controller of yours has this built in, so how do you find the CME wireless MIDI?
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drmiller
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Posted - 11/08/2007 :  12:59:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been using one of these for about a year now to have control from my recording booth and it is awesome. For anyone who records from remote locations this is a must have. I got the mic stand mount for mine and have it setup in the booth for easy access.
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garrigus
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Posted - 11/08/2007 :  2:29:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Otto,

Tranzport is still working great... it's wireless but for DAW control, not MIDI. For example, you could go into a vocal booth and all you need to control your DAW is the Tranzport (no wires - up to 30 feet). Works great. It's not a wireless MIDI interface.

As for the CME, I don't think it has wireless MIDI. You can connect either via a MIDI or USB cable.

Scott

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* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
* Publisher of the DigiFreq music recording newsletter: http://www.digifreq.com/
* Publisher of the NewTechReview consumer tech newsletter: http://www.newtechreview.com/
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otto
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Posted - 11/08/2007 :  7:23:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I followed that the Transport was for wireless DAW's control. Kind of a wireless tape deck kind of control thing. I guess your keyboard doesn't have what the 2nd generation line of the UF series has. The UF-80 has the following:

Built-in duplex wireless MIDI interface with error correction function

It works also as one device in a wireless midi network using them wireless-8 product. I was kind of torn about just waiting and buying the UF-80 rather than the UF-8. I was "caught" by the clearance price deal. The UF-80 though is so much better a controller by feature set than the UF-8. What you've got though is a different beast anyhow, with those nice automated sliders and such. I'm glad you like the thing. I guess it was running around a grand for you. I got the UF-8 for $400, which for a piano weight 88 key controller seemed to hard to pass up. It has aftertouch which the Yamaha P-250 doesn't have, so that helped me justify yet another keyboard purchase. It's a sickness though in the end. I should just roll dice in Atlantic City, what would make more sense perhaps.
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