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I am researching into interfaces and control surfaces for Pro Tools (I may be looking to purchase one in the near future).
I'd like the ability to control mixing in pro tools using faders instead of a mouse which is a bit tedious. I know the Command 8 does this, but the M Audio Project Mixer allows for mic inputs which is very useful. Which would you say is the best?
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I cannot comment on either but I thought I let you know about something that I have been playing around with as a solution that is really cheap and works for ProTools (and other DAW).
I was looking for a control surface the other day and came across this. It works surprisingly well. I am using it for automation at the moment in Cubase, but I'll be working in other environments soon.
Not an answer to you question sorry, but maybe another option if you have an iPad that could get you out of trouble if you are in a hurry.
I don't think you are comparing like with like the Command 8 is just a control surface and a MIDI interface, it isn't an audio interface. If you want a Command 8 with an audio interface then what you need is a 003 or a secondhand 002 interface from Digidesign.