“Believe the hype. This is the shizzle. If you have a DAW, you should run, not walk, and order a TranzPort. The TranzPort is too cool for school. This is a no-brainer, must-have for anyone with a DAW, and an indispensable tool for the 21st-century studio.”
Dan Richards, Studio Reviews Magazine, August 2005
- Wireless DAW control: operate your computer-based digital audio workstation from anywhere in your studio
- Compatible with Mac® and Windows®
- Supports Pro Tools®, Logic®, Cubase®, Digital Performer®, Sonar and other DAW software applications
- Two-way interface: get timecode position, track name/number, track volume, pan settings and more via backlit LCD display and LED indicators
- Uses high-frequency RF technology: no wires or line-of-sight required, and no added interference
- Dedicated buttons for often-used functions, including transport controls, marker/locate buttons, track control (level, pan, solo, mute, record arm) and more
- Operates on AA batteries
- Small, lightweight design
- Footswitch input
- Microphone stand mount, custom padded carrying bag, and standard footswitch are available from the on-line store
TranzPort and Cubase SX (including SL and LE)
Steinberg’s family of DAW applications have long been recognized for their power and ease of use. Now those standards are pushed even higher with TranzPort from Frontier Design Group. TranzPort, the world’s first wireless DAW controller, opens up a whole new level of possibilities in a very powerful, yet compact design. And at an MSRP of only $199 TranzPort gives you creative freedom never before available at any price.
Cubase 1.0/2.0/LE users will find a customized Mackie Control emulation mode is included that configures TranzPort for optimal performance with Cubase. This gives the user full access to basic transport functions, track mute, solo and arming, marker creation and navigation, toggling punch and loop modes, defining left and right locator points, and much more. Functions include level and pan adjustment for individual tracks and the master buss, as well as 8 user-definable button and footswitch functions to customize your TranzPort experience. The 2×20 character display provides you with all the information you need to record tracks without being in sight of your computer.
For users of Cubase 3.02 and later, a new “Native” mode plug-in is available with an expanded feature set. Additional special functions for Cubase SX 3 users include level and pan adjustment for all busses, as well as 15 user-definable button and footswitch functions to customize your TranzPort experience. Our new ‘Big Meter’ mode lets you turn the entire display into a calibrated stereo meter for setting input or mix levels. And remotely enable pre-count, metronome, jog and more without ever putting your instrument down.
Run the basic TranzPort driver installer, connect the USB interface, select ‘Native’ or ‘Mackie Control’ mode depending on the version of Cubase you are using, and the TranzPort is ready to go. All that remains is to configure the Device Setup window in Cubase for the appropriate device. Full detailed setup instructions can be found on the TranzPort CDROM, or the Frontier Design website downloads page.
Cubase Native Setup
Cubase Mackie Control Setup
Some additional support documents are available specifically for Cubase users: Cubase SX-SL-LE.pdf and Cubase SX3-Nuendo3 Plug-In.pdf contain detailed instructions for configuring the TranzPort, including instructions for setting up the optional user definable buttons in the Device Setup menu. Information on how to use some of TranzPorts’ less-obvious features, as well as a reference chart listing the default controls for are found in these useful documents.
Additional files, Cubase (Mackie Control).pdf and Cubase (Plug-In).pdf, consist of a single page picture of the TranzPort with overlaid text also summarizing the Cubase feature set. It may be helpful to print the appropriate file and have it handy as a quick reference guide.
We encourage visitors to our user forums to post their comments and questions. Other users often have useful ideas and experiences to share, and we monitor the posts to provide additional input.
Below are other TranzPort related links that may be useful: