Music Production Software

Review: Neyrinck V-Control 4 with Tracktion 4

Check out this review and video demo of V-Control Pro, by Nick Trass of Apps4iDevices.com. He goes through a lot of the features showing connection and control of Tracktion 4.

“I highly recommend V-Control Pro for anyone using both an iPad and computer because it offers the ability to control everything just from your iPad. This app has totally changed the way I work on my Mac and allowed greater control and easier workflow, so I definitely rate it … A Killer App!”

V-Control Pro is a multi-touch control surface for Desktop DAW’s. The app connects to your computer using Wi-Fi to control transport, editing and mixing functions in any DAW. There is a free Wi-Fi connection program available to download, and all you have to do is launch the Ney-Fi program, launch your DAW, select V-Control in the MIDI settings and open the app. It offers fully-featured control over all the leading DAW’s, including Pro Tool, Logic 9, Cubase and Tracktion, that I used in the video. There are advanced pre-mapped controls for sends, automation, groups, auditioning, plug-ins, jog/scrub/shuttle, I/O assignment and many more. I also found that when I quit out of Traction, I was able to access the desktop on my Mac, it actually offers full touch control for any computer. Every touch on the screen acts the same way as your mouse, so it becomes much easier to control any parameter on the screen just like it was an app on your iPad. The video below runs through some basic manipulation of a section of one of my songs, including mixing, then accessing and controlling various plug-ins including synths and effects. The audio track is another track that I created mostly with V-Control and is the track used in the pictures below. I have to say that it was pretty incredible to have full touch control over my Mac and it ended up feeling like I was just using iPad apps, but with a whole new range of programs. I highly recommend V-Control Pro for anyone using both an iPad and computer because it offers the ability to control everything just from your iPad. This app has totally changed the way I work on my Mac and allowed greater control and easier workflow, so I definitely rate it … A Killer App!

Review by Nick Trass

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