I have been searching for some time for an application that will run on OSX (on a Mac) that can act as a virtual sound desk (audio control surface). I have a heap of audio input and ouput devices including a Tascam US-1641. I also have a MIDI based control surface with faders and pots.
All I really want to do is be able to map inputs to busses and then map those busses to outputs. Thus – ending up with a virtual sound desk.
It didn’t seem like it was too difficult a task, but – as it turns out – it is. I even purchased Logic Pro 8 to use it as the mixer – because it gave the impression it did that sort of thing – but no… nothing. It has a “live performance” mode… but that mode doesn’t work with control surfaces… strange.
I would love to hear from anybody with ideas about how to get around this. Ideally it would be midi controlled so I could use it as part of our existing MIDI Show Control (MSC) system (including the CueServer, MegaSeg and QLab).
I am also a little annoyed by the number of app’s that are called “Audio Mixers” that are just playback applications. Yes, it can play back more then one audio tracks and “mix” them I guess – but that isn’t what I would call a mixer.