I posted this on the Avid Artist Series Forum, expecting lots of replies & information. But, as with most things Avid, was sorely disappointed. So, I thought I’d try my luck here where, not only might I get some replies, I’d get replies from NUENDO/CUBASE USERS (rather than predominantly PT users).
So, here’s the deal.
I’ve got an MC Control that I’ve been using a couple of years. I added the Transport about a month or so ago. I am considering adding a couple of Mix units, but I had some questions before I buy.
1) How do the features on the mix work when working with the Control? For example: The control has 8 knobs to control 8 functions. Once a function, say insert is selected, the 8 knobs now show the plugs, once selected, the 8 knobs now show the settings of the plug. Since the 8X5 matrix of the Mix does the exact same thing, I would like to know what changes when it is now in “Slave Mode.” Do the 8 mix knobs become page 2 of options because the Control becomes page 1 as default?
2) Is that banking issue resolved? If I have 2 Mix units, will I be able to bank in groups of 20 faders?
3) Can I lock any of the MIx units, for example, assign one to be the permanent 8 bus or VCA section?
4) Once I have a Mix, can Fader Flip Mode be extended to the Control unit?
Finally, as all the attention is being diverted to the S3/Dock now, is it worth bothering to buy the Mix if it along with any other Artis Series device is about to lose any remaining support? Or will they have ample support for another cycle, say 5 years?
Thanks in advance for any replies.