Loupedeck has introduced a new mixing console, a slimmed down version of its Creative Tool console. Thanks to its variable function assignment, it can be used universally with all kinds of programs as an intuitive interface, but Loupedeck emphasizes its suitability especially for live streaming setups.
Central elements are the nine micro-display switches - in addition, there are six analog knobs with haptic feedback including display bar and eight push buttons with RGB backlighting, which can be used to directly call up functions and set parameters otherwise hidden in menus. There are a number of profiles for different programs and plug-ins, the latter for Streamlabs, Twitch, Adobe Lightroom Classic, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC, Illustrator CC, Final Cut Pro X and Spotify.
The difference between custom profiles and plugins: Profiles are based on keyboard shortcuts and macros, plugins also provide access to API-based commands. Users can configure their own profiles for all kinds of programs and also numerous profiles on the Loupedeck website download - the more powerful plugins for the above mentioned programs are only included until the end of 2020, after that users have to choose two of them, which remain active. Additional plugins are then only available by subscription (up to 1.99 EUR per month) or as lifetime license (up to 29.99 EUR).
Using Custom Profile, each knob/knob can be assigned its own function, the micro-display switches can be assigned their own icons and the knobs can be labeled. An interesting feature is the ability to let the touchscreen buttons dynamically display data, such as the number of participants in a live streaming broadcast. It is also possible to automate entire operating sequences with actions, macros and delays.
Loupedeck Live Profile
The Loupedeck Live can be pre-ordered now at a price of 249 Euro - it will be delivered (together with a stand) from September 29th.
Here is our review of the Loupedeck Plus image mixing console for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.