I just purchased a Behringer X-Touch Mini controller and loaded up MIDI2LR.
Try this search: behringer x-touch mini midi2lr
I’ve only gotten into it enough to see that it works - haven’t had a big editing session yet. But, yes, it does work! I expect to like this a lot, and some good speed improvements.
I’m on mac. To customize firmware or settings on ths controller requires a PC. It doesn’t look like I’ll need to do this - all I care about is assigning LR functions to controls, and that’s all in the plugin, completely customizable.
I’m a big believer in structured workflows. Meaning, I’ll do a pass for picks. I’ll do another pass where I create a couple different develop settings and paste on every pick. Another pass... you get the idea. I’m already using lots of keyboard shortcuts, so, adding dials and buttons for basics like temp, tint, exp, whites, highlights, shadows, just going down the basic settings with the controller will be my biggest process improvement. And mapping buttons for next and previous.
Are you already using keyboard shortcuts? That’s the kind of thinking that makes a controller worthwhile, IMO. Maybe that’s just me...
My typical edit starts with maybe 400 images from a shoot. At the end, I’ll have edited 30 or 40 keepers. Much of that is purely mechanical and rote process. I want to fly through that stuff so I can get to the detail and creative work. A controller won’t get me any better photos, but does get me through the boring basics quicker!
If all that sounds good to you, I recommend this controller and plugin. Fifty bucks! If you don’t like it you can sell it here for $30... Is the experiment worth risking $20 to you?
PS. I happened to come across MIDI2LR first, never looked at LRcontrol, have done no comparisons. The plug is working fine, though.
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