A few months back, reFuse Software, the people behind LowEnder, had an idea that seemed so obvious, we were sure that somebody had done it already. What if the Griffin PowerMate USB control knob could be used as a jog/shuttle wheel while working in Pro Tools?
So they looked into it, and there discovered that there was no way to get jog/scrub/shuttle functionality from standard key commands (and therefore, no way to use Griffin’s standard control software to perform this task). Instead they created a little utility app that translated the PowerMate’s movements into Mackie HUI commands, so we would have a DIY jog wheel!
This utlity app is called ShuttlePuck. ShuttlePuck allows you to use a Griffin PowerMate USB as a Jog/Scrub/Shuttle wheel in a HUI-compatible DAW (so far, we have tested it in Pro Tools and Cubase).
reFUSE are offering ShuttlePuck as donationware so if you want to reward them for their hard work then you can.
ShuttlePuck is currently available only for OS X. Grab it here.