For 4 weeks we are running a community tip competition again as we have 4 very special silver iLoks to give away. The winner of the third silver iLok is Jorn Arild Grefsrud for a clever little tip if you are using a Command 8 control surface with VCA groups.
Jorn has made this video to explain his tip...
He stumbled upon a great feature whilst using his Command 8 control surface and wanted to share it with the community.
If you push the "Master Faders" button twice on the Command 8, all the VCAs show up on Command 8.
Command 8 - A Hidden Treasure
As Russ shared with the community last year the Command 8 is a real hidden treasure.
Although the Command 8 fell into the ‘Not Officially Supported (Untested)’ when Pro Tools 11 was launched, some rumours started to circulate that effectively wrote this unit off. However, the Command 8 still works fully in Pro Tools 11 and now they are going for a song on the second hand market, in the UK you can grab them for a low as £250, or the USA for as low as $325. What you get for you money is quite a lot.
It's a physical control surface with moving faders, a Pro Tools transport, a monitoring controller (with MONO button), full physical control of plug-ins and instruments, as well as a MIDI interface for around $300. That’s a lot of bang for the buck and well worth considering if you want a physical control surface. It may not be the newest controller out there, but it still has a lot to offer nearly a decade after it was launched.
What Do I Need To Do To Try And Win A Silver iLok?
- Send us your tips and tricks that help you in your productions. Use the Contact Us page please.
- Take a look at the community tips that are on the site to see the kind of thing we are looking for, and also to make sure we haven't covered the tip already.
- Each week we will pick out one winner for the next 4 weeks as we only have 4 iLoks.