Avid Artist Transport Reviews4.0/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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Michael A Johnson
from Los Angeles United States
November 20, 2012Music Background:
Voice Over Artist and Studio Owner
GETS the Job DONE!I worked with Mark Maxwell, a talented and professional engineer here at Sweetwater and I purchased this as part of a studio upgrade. With it I also purchased the Artist Mix and Artist Control, but I will speak only about the Artist Transport here.
I am a Novice turning Pro Voice Over Artist and Actor in LA. As I am working more and more with my DAW, Logic, I needed a way to speed up my work flow. The more I use the Transport, the more I see the light!
It comes out of the box nearly a blank slate, just some basics already programmed. Some folks found that to be problematic, I thought it was at first too. But let me tell you what, being forced to program your own shortcuts and macro commands only makes you a better systems operator! Yes, it takes time to set it up, and going through all of the EUCON menus can be daunting at first. But when you find that command you're looking for, or better yet, make your own using key commands, it is AWSOME!!!
I have learned more about how to use Logic and how to speed up my process than I would have any other way. It has been a joy to work with and I am always learning new things I can do with it!
I would give it five stars if it would give you control over the LED's that are in the transport button, but that feature isn't user controlled. Other than that:
Excellent fit and finish.
Great wheel weight.
Easy to program.
I would say, if you are on a budget but looking to improve your workflow quality of life, then this is the tool for the job - PERIOD
from Indianapolis, Indiana
January 9, 2012Music Background:
Great Transport from Euphonix/ AvidReally a well built transport. Weighed jog wheel. Very very solid. I do experience loss of connection somewhat often through the ethernet cable. Not sure what that is about, but it can be problem on a daily basis. Still I am happy, and use this with Apple Logic 9 and a new iMac i7 2011 model.Hopefully a software or firmware update will agrees the connection issue.
November 30, 2011
Transport is saving me time!This is a COOL device! Took some time to set up presets for my Apps, but all in all this device saves me time! It automatically switches presets when I switch Apps. I'm using it with various video and music editing programs on a Mac.