Mighty Mouse and Logic Pro 8

mighty_mouse.jpgI hope this will not start sounding like an Apple marketing blog, anyway, I took home my work Mighty Mouse last night to see how it worked with Logic Pro 8, and based on the quick testing I had to get my own mouse today. And yes, I had a Microsoft wireless mouse before.

Anyway, there are two things on the top of my head that made me get this mouse. First is the obvious one, as the small pointer in the middle could move in two axis, up and down, left and right, I could scroll in any direction in a bigger canvas, rather than chasing for the right side and bottom scroll bars.

Secondly, if I hit the option key and do left-right scrolling, the region width is zoomed in and out. If I hit option key and do up-down scrolling, the region heights are increased and decreased.

I have a feeling that there are even more similar functions hidden or documented inside Logic 8, so I’m off to explore more possibilities. The mouse has two side buttons, so there are ways to program those also for anything that I tend to do over and over again, but I better keep statistics about such operations so I know what to bind.

Anyway, these two-dimensional pointer devices makes it possible to bind more features into the DAW systems where we could operate on two parts at the same time, maybe Ableton Live and other applications will also explore such possibilities.

2 Comments:

  1. Hi Kent,

    The other nice thing about the might mouse is using it with Logic’s plugins. For example you can use the scroll bar on the mouse on say the channel eq to raise or decrease the gain on a point, use it to sweep the frequencies, and use it to increase or decrease the Q. Have fun with the mighty mouse.

  2. Thanks, I have to check this out immediately when I’m back home.

    Does anyone know if we could program the mighty mouse buttons separately for each application, for example for Logic, the lower left and right buttons?

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