Is anyone using this for executing shortcuts / key commands in your DAW? It seems like a good idea without spending $$$$ on something from Euphonix.
Any advantages / pitfalls you can think of? Is anyone using something similar?
I've also been looking for MIDI controllers with lots of buttons, but haven't had much luck finding anything (except musical keyboard controllers, which would be interesting...).
In Cubase, I can set up MIDI to control every function, but I think the advantages of programmed key commands may be better (with this thing I could do funky ones I'd probably never remember like Command-Option-Shift-1-2-3-4-5-6 = Reverse Region). In Cubase, all functions are "key-commandable" as well.
So I'd generally use standard key commands for basic things (I programmed all the Pro Tools key commands into Cubase since I still remember all of them), and something like X-keys for things that generally don't already have a key command associated with them (though, again, I'd assign a long one I'd never use anyway like the example above).
I'm sure something like this would be useful in Pro Tools as well, possibly using that Quick Keys app to execute mouse movements and for stacking commands as macros. Or Logic where I believe key commands are assignable.