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Review: Tangent Ripple for Capture One

I think I can say that the world’s first Capture One + Tangent controller review is showing up right here on midi2lightroom.com. I've purchased a Tangent Ripple and a Capture One subscription in order to make a review to you despite that this website deals with Lightroom.

With the introduction of Capture One Pro 10 the hardware-based controlling of the highly anticipated software became a reality. You need to know that Capture One still does not support MIDI controllers. You are able to control the RAW converter solely with Tangent video controllers. To be honest these are not cheap gadgets. The Tangent Element system - the controller that Phase One advertises C1 Pro 10 with - costs about 3300 dollars. However there are cheaper solutions and some ‘backdoors’ too. Here they are. 

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MIDI Controller for Capture One!

Phase One has announced the 10th version of their highly appreciated post-processing software with many new features. Among these Capture One Pro 10 finally supports hardware controlling...at least with almost the most expensive controller on the market, which is called Tangent. Tangent controllers are originally designed for video post-production (color grading) unlike the standard MIDI controllers we use for Lightroom that are originally aimed to music makers. Please note that Tangent's three trackballs solution is ideal for Capture One's new Color Balance tool...or vice versa: we can say that the new Color Balance tool has been designe for trackball-controller use...intentionally. I think this is a big step in the newborn world of hardware-based photo-processing: one of the biggest software makers in our industry adjusts its tool for a hardware controller.

According to our source Tangent for Phase One is a pilot project at the moment, so Phase One wants to see if it will be a successful and needed solution or not. Anyway it is a good to know that there is a relatively cheaper compromise too (Tangent has a fully functional and compatible tablet app) so from now on tactile controlling of Capture One is accessible for the masses.

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Strech goals of Loupedeck project

Founders of 'Loupedeck controller for Lightroom' project has announced stretch goals on Indiegogo. 200k Euros goal already achieved, more to follow. 

Loupedeck is a new MIDI controller designed solely and specifically for Lightroom use with own server software. Founders are collecting money for the project at the moment, product to be shipped in Summer 2017.

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MIDI Controller for Capture One?

Some whispering arose in the recent days that maybe Capture One will support hardware controlling in the future, just like Lightroom does. At the moment you are unable to connect a MIDI controller to Capture One because there is no appropriate plugin that would provide the connection. It is because developing any plugin for Capture One requires its SDK (Software Development Kit) which is paid in opposite to Lightrom's SDK which is free to access to anyone. Moreover SDK for Capture One is quite expensive, it costs a couple of thousand Euros per year as we know (Phase One recently removed this info from their website).

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Loupedeck is the new Lightroom controlling hardware

Finnish guys launched a new controller on Indiegogo called Loupedeck. It is basically a custom MIDI controller specifically designed and programmed for Lightroom use.

It has its own software background, so the developper team - led by Mikko Kesti - says the device is plug-and-play. 

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Introduction

Using a MIDI controller for photo processing is quite a new movement in the world. These hardwares are originally built for music editing softwares but thanks to some clever plugins they can be used for photo editing in Adobe’s Lightroom software too. READ MORE...

Softwares

We need a small plugin to connect a MIDI controller with Lightroom. The job of these plugins is to identify the signal of the MIDI controller via USB and match them to certain Lightroom prompts and functions which are in the plugin’s stock. READ MORE...

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