S88 MK3 as a DAW controller

ChipMcCain
ChipMcCain Member Posts: 6 Newcomer

Being a totally blind user, I am interested in how far the integration of the S 88 goes into DAW control. I understand that I will have control over parameters and affects of the individual instruments but how deep does this go into controlling my DAW? Will I be able to adjust parameters such as reverbs, eq etc. on tracks and buses or is the DAW control limited to transport controls? Would adding a DAW controller such as the sSL UF8 be redundant?

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,536 Expert

    Here are the controls, by DAW:

    LOGIC


    ABLETON


    CUBASE


    For other DAW i think you have to configure them manually, by yourself.

  • ChipMcCain
    ChipMcCain Member Posts: 6 Newcomer

    OK my bad, Maybe my question was a bit vague. I knew that it did basic daw control. I guess I was wondering more of how deep the daw control went say with Logic. Is there a link to this information? Did this screen shot you took come from the manual? I mean, thanks for the info, but remember this is a blind guy asking and posting a screen shot results in me hearing εικόνα.png which is of little use. I am very new to this entire NKS eco system, and have only played around with an A25 just to see if the system lives up to its press clippings. I've used a Behringer XTouch for the past few years and getting away from faders and the whole mixer based control surface and using the controls on the S-series keyboard is taking a bit to get my head around. It seems that there would have to be a lot of switching between modes on the keyboard to be able to have volume controls, pans, eq control, control over main buses and etc and it could get confusing quickly. But if it allows me to have speech feedback from all of it the learning curve will well be worth it.

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,536 Expert

    Yes the screen shot is from the DAW manual of KK S49 MK2 Keyboard.

    These are basic operations for the DAW only. NKS has a lot-lot more (depending on each plugin) operations.

    For volume controls, pans, eq control etc. you need to make them with MIDI Remote (for Cubase only). For Logic i don't know. You can also assign those (or various other) Midi controls of your choice, through the Midi Section of your Keyboard.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,281 Expert

    Just an FYI for future, blind users cannot read screenshots :)

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,281 Expert
    edited September 20

    Have you used Komplete Kontrol before (did you have the MK1 or MK2 keyboards)?

    We (users) are unsure exactly about DAW control because the keyboard is not yet released to see if there are improvements but based off the current keyboards control is basically the ability to move between tracks, operate the transport control (play/stop/record/metronome) and operate the mixer (adjust track volumes).

    Don't expect voice assistance on that side because the voice function is part of the KK plugin software which is loaded onto a track in your DAW and so will give feedback of the parameters of plugins but not of the DAW functions itself.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,810 mod

    @ChipMcCain  KK Access is a fantastic resource that contains tutorials and Accessibility-focussed reviews on third party plug-ins. There is also a community of users associated with this group who regularly assist one-another, and are welcoming to new joiners. It’s worth emailing [email protected] and asking to be added.

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