Display placed on keyboard with colour rectangles. What is this? How to use it?

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Display placed on keyboard with colour rectangles. What is this? How to use it?

Post by AMusicPlayerPlus »

Dear Friends,

On the following image in studio of Hans Zimmer I can see display placed on keyboard with colour rectangles. What is purpose of this rectangles? If it's something related to shortcuts/functionality of Cubase? Why and how it's used? Please clarify. Thank you!

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Post by Luke W »

It's a custom touch screen controller, there's some info about it along with the system in general here:

https://cdm.link/2012/10/interview-mark-wherry-man-behind-hollywoods-digital-musical-instruments-hans-zimmer-collaborator/
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Post by AMusicPlayerPlus »

Luke W wrote:It's a custom touch screen controller, there's some info about it along with the system in general here:

https://cdm.link/2012/10/interview-mark-wherry-man-behind-hollywoods-digital-musical-instruments-hans-zimmer-collaborator/


Thank you!
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Post by resistorman »

Luke W wrote:It's a custom touch screen controller, there's some info about it along with the system in general here:

https://cdm.link/2012/10/interview-mark-wherry-man-behind-hollywoods-digital-musical-instruments-hans-zimmer-collaborator/


Wow, that’s quite the setup!
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Post by BJG145 »

...from SOS hack to Zimmer director. Cool. ;)
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Post by The Elf »

Touch Portal or Stream Deck will do much the same job as that touch-screen. I use both with Cubase, but I prefer Stream Deck. I have buttons set up for all kinds of tasks, including switching screen views/filters, opening favourite folders, copying mixes to favourite destinations, invoking Macros, adding tracks, deleting unwanted control data... about anything you can imagine.

It's worth investigating these things, because it can massively speed up and simplify your work.
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