Following on from the $10 USB repeater post (click here for that), I’ve now set up the LPD8 as my across-the-room REAPER remote.
I have the top four buttons set up as:
Select previous track, select next track, record-enable currently-selected track, undo record and go back to previous marker
and the bottom row as:
Stop, play, record, home
So far it’s excellent! I have a pair of headphones over on the comfy chair too, so I have everything I need to record a few takes without being stuck in front of the computer I’m considering trying a USB monitor over here too, just because I already have one, to see if it’s any additional help
Oh, I have some of the knobs set up too. One is a zoom-in of the current view (not really useful when I’m across the other side of the room :D), zoom out (ditto), horizontal scroll right (ditto), horizontal scroll left (and ditto). These may come in more handy if I start using a monitor over here.
More importantly, two are set up as volume and pan for the currently selected track. These are handy when recording multiple takes that I want to keep, building up a recording one track at a time. Helps monitoring. Good fun!