Posted this query over at the Reaper forums but it is doing a lead balloon. Does anyone use gaming keyboards with macro keys for controlling their DAW? Seems in theory to be a good way of executing common commands but is an expensive gamble for something that may not work.
After the better part of a decade of faithful service, my old Saitek backlit keyboard is no longer working consistently. My requirements in a replacement are fairly meager:
-Full-size w/number pad
-Media keys for transport control
While searching for replacement options, I have become intrigued by gaming keyboards with extra rows of macro keys.
I really wish I had snagged the above model last month when Best Buy was blowing them out at $40 to anyone with a .edu email address. At it's current price, I am not sure it is worth 4x the cost of something cheap and cheerful like this:
Similarly, is there any benefit to upgrading to one of those multi-button gaming mice in regards to triggering macros within a DAW?