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  • Gaming keyboard with macro keys for DAW control?

    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
    -Backlit
    -Media keys for transport control

    While searching for replacement options, I have become intrigued by gaming keyboards with extra rows of macro keys.
    Example:
    http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-64...&keywords=apex

    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:
    http://www.amazon.com/Azio-Tri-Color...cklit+keyboard

    Similarly, is there any benefit to upgrading to one of those multi-button gaming mice in regards to triggering macros within a DAW?

    Example: http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Programmable-Buttons-Cartridges-Switches/dp/B00AAQRNQ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1394001574&sr=1-1&keywords=gaming+mouse

    **************** detuning, I'm gonna start using a capo when I play my speed metal. WHEEDLY WHEEDLY WHEEEE!!!

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    Hey Mate, I use the Razer Nostromo and cant work without it! I use it as an accessory to a regular keyboard, but I find now that my hand hardly leaves the controller when editing! Its nice and comfortable resting my hand on it too. Check out this article I wrote about it: http://www.craigdwilliams.com/using-...-daw-workflow/

    Cheers,

    Craig

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      Wow - that's a cool and interesting article. Thanks for posting the link Craig.
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