In the end of 2018 Avid stops supporting our beloved S5MC. So now it finally is time to start looking towards alternatives.
And yes there are really only two options. Avid S6 and Yamaha Nuage.
The Nuage is great IF they have finally fixed the noisy rattling faders. But the support for other DAWs just isn’t that good. HUI limitations in 2017-2018 isn’t cutting it.
If we decide to keep beeing more or less fully Nuendo centric then the Nuage is a no brainer.
But that may or may not be what will happen eventually.
If Avid finally starts making PT and MC integrate well, it will be really hard to stay away from PT.
And if we will use PT then the S6 just makes more sense.
Personally I have a bunch of gripes with how the S6 works (mostly physically/technically).
So I would love to hear some recent comments on how they work with Nuendo.
Especially things like spill zones, VCA integration, quick link, the amount of info on the screens displayed from Nuendo etc.