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    A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    I remember seeing a midi controller that was just a single modwheel and you could plug it to usb port. This would be incredibly useful when traveling and doing orchestral programming.

    I was wondering if anyone knows any brand doing a product like this? The shop where I saw it didn't have it anymore or at least I couldn't find it. So a controller, where there's just a plain modwheel and a usb-connector.

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    Re: A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    I've been looking and haven't found anything as of yet, and I would really like to find the same thing. As a temporary solution, would you be able to set the center scroll wheel of a mouse to the modwheel cc? Or maybe even the vertical movement of the mouse? I have a keyboard that I really like, but I don't have a mod wheel either. Would a secondary mouse be plugged in and set to control these settings? Or some other precision controller?

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    Re: A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    You can use any kind of joystick like modwheel, even, you can use the pedals of a steer game system, like continuos controller.
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    Re: A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    This is about all I could find. The important part is the outside wheel which has a neutral position. This is a Jog Wheel which is more often used for video applications.
    http://www.contourdesign.com/shuttlepro/shuttlexpress.htm
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    Re: A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by marce View Post
    You can use any kind of joystick like modwheel, even, you can use the pedals of a steer game system, like continuos controller.
    That's right, you can.
    In fact I have a joystick set up right now, and I'm loving it.
    Y axis=modulation
    X axis=unset
    and the various buttons are mapped to whatever key commands they need to be.
    Check out this thread.
    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=60337
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    Re: A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by schneb View Post
    This is about all I could find. The important part is the outside wheel which has a neutral position. This is a Jog Wheel which is more often used for video applications.
    http://www.contourdesign.com/shuttlepro/shuttlexpress.htm
    I think this is the one I remember seeing. So it wasn't actually a loose modwheel, but a jog wheel. Does this work with midi input in any way...?

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    Re: A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    This is another way:
    http://www.doepfer.de/home_e.htm
    Go products>midi controllers>other

    Buy the wheel and electronics and make your own mod wheel. Its pricey, especially considering you put it together yourself, but there you go.


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    Re: A modwheel-only-usb controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenBotkin View Post
    That's right, you can.
    In fact I have a joystick set up right now, and I'm loving it.
    Y axis=modulation
    X axis=unset
    and the various buttons are mapped to whatever key commands they need to be.
    Check out this thread.
    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=60337

    How would I go about doing this? I'm running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard right now, and I have an older Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Pro joystick from a few years ago. I guess the most important question is, can I use this on a Mac? Haha. How would you set it up?

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