With the Loupedeck Live S, the Finnish manufacturer Loupedeck presents a more compact and equally affordable version of the Loupedeck Live. Again, it is a control console for live streaming and for creative production applications, which is intended to optimize workflows with touchscreen, buttons and rotary controls.
Just a few days ago, ComputerBase tested Elgato's Stream Deck+. As the manufacturer's first control console, the model offers rotary controls, four of them in number. But the idea is not new: The Loupedeck Live has been offering rotary controls for two years now – and since summer this year also as a basis for the Razer Stream Controller. However, both variants have a recommended retail price of around 270 euros, while the Stream Deck+ costs around 230 euros. The new Loupedeck Live S now undercuts the competition again: around 180 euros are on the price tag.
A smaller Loupedeck Live
< p class="p text-width">This is accompanied by a reduction in the analogue action buttons to just four instead of eight. The savings in tactile knobs with push function are even more drastic; the Loupedeck Live offers six of these, while the S variant only has two. As with Elgato, the rotary encoders are used, for example, to control different audio tracks, to mute a microphone or to adjust the brightness of a backlight in the live stream.
In return, however, the number of switchblade keys, which are implemented via a touch display on the Loupedeck Live S, has been increased from twelve to 15. Since a total of 14 virtual pages can be configured, much more space is offered in practice. All input options are freely programmable.