I 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.