Not sure what’s going on with Steinberg. Can’t buy a new CC121, find used in good condition, no news for a new Cubase/Nuendo controller like it, so I’m not sure what to think anymore.
I’d love to get my hands on something of a next-generation CC121. The original was great, I really liked the way it natively worked with Cubase/Nuendo. I’ve got the Softube Console One and the Fader, they work great but nothing like the CC121 was when I had it. I think one of the reasons there isn’t a CC121 successor is that there’s a lot of alternatives that work with other DAWs - the SSL UFC1, Softube, Presonus, Behringer, etc…
I liked the idea of the little CMC controllers but they were on and off the market before I even knew they existed.
Some people who have previously worked with the CC121 have said to me that they now even prefer to work with the PreSonus FaderPort V2 (2018) and the script (available here in the forum) than with their old CC121.