Recently, Loupedeck announced the Loupedeck Creative Tool (Loupedeck CT). Essentially, this tool is a new editing console that controls many creative apps.
The Loupedeck CT is a physical tool that you can use to adjust all the toggles and tools in creative apps. It works with apps such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or Final Cut Pro. There is also support for customization for buttons and dials. You can adjust it to your liking to match your workstyle. In many ways, it’s similar to the original Loupedeck and the Loupedeck+. However, the Loupedeck CT offers more customization.
How is the Loupedeck Creative Tool different from other Loupedecks?
There is more creative control with the Loupedeck CT. For instance, the original featured a few fixed functioned dials for contrast and exposure. There were also unlabeled user-customizable controls. The Creative Tool differs in that is uses miniature screens to assign any function to its dials and buttons.
Additionally, there’s a customizable touchscreen wheel. It can be used as either a touchscreen display for controls or as a programmable dial. It can be programed to be a dial for things like scrubbing and adjusting an image.
What applications are supported on the Loupedeck CT?
Here’s a list of some of the programs it supports:
- Adobe Lightroom Classic
- Final Cut Pro X
- Premiere Pro
- Adobe Illustrator
- Ableton Live
- Autodesk Fusion 360
Ableton Live and Adobe Illustrator, with Autodesk Fusion 360 support will be released before the end of 2019. These aren’t the only apps it supports, and Loupedeck is planning new future app support for 2020.
Pricing and availability
At $549, the Loupedeck Creative Tool is pricier than past Loupedecks. That’s more than twice the Loupedeck+’s cost. But there are more futures that come with the device and it may be a good purchase for someone always in creative applications. The Loupedeck Creative Tool will be out on November 11th.