However, It would be really nice to have the buttons/knobs similar to those provided by Maestro in a nice compact package to do those fiddly things like adjusting lo/hi cutoff, shift/width, setting up splits etc... that are a pain in the neck to do with a mouse and are just easier to do with physical controls.
Here is a link to an existing idea that is what you are asking for. It was submitted 10 months ago and has 5 votes so far.
If you agree, add your comment and a vote.
I suspect that when the concurrent client feature is added to V2.x I'll order a Maestro to use as a control surface but I'd much rather have this smaller device on the desktop.
Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
SSDR / DAX / CAT/ 6700 - V 1.10.16
Last week I decided to force myself once again to start using my FlexControl more often. I have to admit, its starting to finally grow on me a bit.
I'm thinking I'd really like the next generation of FlexControl to be wireless! with the ability to plug it in to the USB port and use it wired if one likes to or to charge the internal Lithium Iron 18650 battery. I love this size and style of battery.
I have programmed my FlexControl with the functions I feel are most important to my operating style but there is one function I wish was possible. I'd LOVE to be able to press a button to scroll through the slices and as I toggle through them not only have them active but also selected as the TX slice. I just don't know how to do this with a single button.
Has anyone figured this out?
In the mean time -- I use the FlexControl Knob and really like it.
I know some flexers, like Al - NN4ZZ, who use TWO FlexControls - one standard, and one linked via DDUtil to do multiple functions.
And there are still others using MIDI controllers like the CMD-Micro or Hercules DJ2 LE series. If you follow the threads about these devices, there are some hams currently working on porting William's fine program to C#, and others continuing to modify the version created with the "Processing" editor. using these devices, or the Behring CMD-PL1 that I have played with, you can approximate many of the controls that would be found on a screen-less Maestro.
Ken - NM9P
The key piece of hardware I have come to love is the Genovation 24 keypad linked through DDutil. I have changed the programs for the buttons over time so I have various "splits", amp on/off, CWX at my fingertips. The fact you can reprogram it as your needs change is a plus.
I enjoy using a dedicated 29" ultra wide monitor for SmartSDR
I currently use a FlexControl plugged into my computer, but sometimes it's choppy or doesn't respond at all. I've gone through the USB parameters as suggested by Flex, and while it's improved the FlexControls response, it's still not 100%.
Rich - N5ZC
Have a look at this post
You don't create the macros in the CP24, the only thing that gets programmed into the CP24 are the DDUtil macro calls, M 01 CR, M 02 CR, etc. The macros are created on DDUtils Macro Tab. It's been a while but all I remember having to do was load the example DDUsample.ckd file onto the CP24 using the CP24 software. Then writing new macros for the DDUtil macro buttons.