Monogram has announced that you can now control Final Cut Pro through their range of modular control surfaces.

A few years ago, we featured the Kickstarter funded modular Palette range of controllers that interfaced with FCPX. These have been superseded by the Monogram Creative Console, a range of modular controllers that includes the Orbiter which has a pressure sensitive disc in the middle of a control ring. (Start your engines colourists!)

This modular range of controllers can now interface to FCP using Command Post. There's also an app that gives you a one-to-one layout of your modules that dynamically updates if you add or remove modules. 



You can assign the controls as you wish. If you want to do a lot of reframing, the knobs can be assigned to tweak the media size and position without having to dive into the Inspector.




The modules start at $399 for a set, individual panels range from $99 to $149 and are all available on the Monogram store.

About the integration:

  • Monogram worked directly with CommandPost to add incredible functionality between Monograms modular control surface and Final Cut Pro (FCP)
  • The FCP integration with Monogram via CommandPost makes color grading significantly more precise and productive than with a mouse and keyboard
  • The integration lets you stay focused on your work in FCP without the distraction of on-screen controls
  • FCP joins Monogram's other key integrations for creative workflows like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Capture One, Adobe Audition, and Unreal Engine.

About Monogram:

  • Monogram Consoles make working with creative software more engaging and productive. They’re perfectly suited for photo/video editing, color grading, music production, virtual production and more.
  • Monogram’s control surface is unique because it has modules you can connect together in any way, shape or form to fit your workflow and your workspace. You can add more or less depending what you need them for.
  • The Orbiter module is one of a kind. The pressure sensitive disc in the middle paired with the outside infinite encoder ring makes for incredibly precise adjustments in tasks like color grading or tonal adjustments a breeze
  • It can easily shave hours off of editing time, plus with the physical controls it helps you stay focused on your work instead of looking at software UI like adjustment panels.
    We’ve worked with the Adobe team, Capture One team and Final Cut Pro team to create fantastic integrations with the most popular creative applications used by professionals



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Hovercraft's Avatar
Hovercraft replied the topic: #114779 02 Jun 2021 00:08
This seems incredibly interesting. Very curious to see the demo and hear others' thoughts.
JoeEditor's Avatar
JoeEditor replied the topic: #114780 02 Jun 2021 03:29
Very interesting. I'd like to see what I can do with Logic Pro X, also.
AndyJH's Avatar
AndyJH replied the topic: #114941 09 Jun 2021 20:51

Very interesting. I'd like to see what I can do with Logic Pro X, also.

Each module supports MIDI assignment, so it works quite well in Logic Pro and other DAWs. Here's a demo in Logic by Christian Henson at Spitfire Audio.

Disclaimer: I work for Monogram ;) 
peteramwiggins's Avatar
peteramwiggins replied the topic: #114945 10 Jun 2021 07:55
All there is a free livestream presentation today at 1pmPDT showing Monogram modules working with FCP

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theschnitt.de replied the topic: #115048 18 Jun 2021 20:57
another controller which was not made for color grading, being marketed as such…alongside all other apps which use knobs… i don’t know, why does nobody a straight copy of resolves mini panel and compatible with final cut…
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Matty26 replied the topic: #116096 02 Sep 2021 19:15
I bought the Creator Kit, tried it diligently over the course of several projects, and have determined it’s not for me. If anyone is interested in a slightly used kit, please send me a message.
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Ian Francis replied the topic: #116525 02 Oct 2021 11:41
Hello there how much did you want for your kit mister, 
I would consider taking it off your hands if the price is right .