Use a MIDI controller as input device in Capture One
Arturia Beatstep: € 90,- (incl. VAT) This MIDI controller is capable of sending ‘relative values’, this is required.
This is because you want to have the controller to change values from what they are when you open a photo.
If the controller is keeping it’s value when switching photos this will mess the values up with each switch.
Of course you can pick another MIDI controller you might prefer, for example:
Midi Fighter Twister
Capture One (DUH!)
You need to assign keyboard shortcuts to the parameters you want to change.
Total of the additional investment: € 149,- (incl. VAT)
I guess you already own a Capture One licence so this is not included.
Maybe you’re able to purchase a second hand controller, this might save you some money?
I ‘designed’ an overlay in so I have a more clear interface on the controller.
All this hardware on your desk is a hassle, so I fabricated an overlay to “hide” my Wacom and Beatstep.
2 – Set up the parameters in you MIDI controller’s control panel
Most controllers come with this so you should be able to set it up in some way.
The most important thing for rotary controls is that they’re infinite, or ‘relative’.
Relative values give you the opportunity to add or subtract values from any value you’re on (You don’t want the values of your file changing to the same as the one you’re coming from)
This controller sends ’63’ for counterclockwise and ’65’ for clockwise, or: subtract / add
The pads can also send 128 values, just set them to ‘on’ or ‘off’, this is enough for triggering