I got absolutely no response on the Avid Site. So, I thought I’d ask here, since a lot Nuendo/Cubase Users use these controllers.
I’m not sure I understand the “Purpose” of the Attention Fader.
I get how it’s used. I just don’t get WHY it’s used. You dedicate a fader as the attention fader and now you’ve got 2 linked faders doing the exact same function. If you’ve only got a MC Control, maybe then it makes sense. The second channel fader would, more than likely, be off the range of the controller. But if you’ve got a Mix or a Mix/MC Control combo, it doesn’t make sense. You’ve got ONE selected channel but 2 faders lit up on the hardware, but they’re not part of a group or VCA link or even a linked pair of channels. So, that seems like it would cause some unnecessary confusion.
How, exactly, is this supposed to make things more efficient?
And, speaking of more efficient, What on earth is the logic behind making the Volume Readout on the Artist Mix only visible when you touch the fader? It is ridiculous to have to TOUCH a fader to get a readout WHICH CHANGES the readout value the second you touch the fader! Why can’t the readout stay on, like it does with the MC Control?
I’m having a difficult time trying to adapt to this hardware. So any insight on this stuff would be most appreciated.