Hey there guys n girls,
My trusty Alphatrack recently died, and I’m really missing having a fader and some controls under my left hand - going back to mouse-only mixing kinda sucks…
As the Alphatrack is long-discontinued, I’m considering pickup up a CMC-CH and an AI, as I think these would fit my workflow. Yes, I know they’ve also recently been discontinued, but the only real alternative around the same price point is the Presonus Faderport; however a couple of things have put me off it - it needs external power for it’s fader, and apparently it’s not functioning too well in C8 for some people.
Anyways, I have a couple of questions regarding the CH and AI (I’m running C8 Pro on W7):
Does the CH follow mouse-clicked channel selection in the MixConsole and/or project window, ie you don’t have to use the scroll left/right buttons on the CH, and can just click directly on the channel you want to control?
Is it possible to set up a fader flip on the CH, so the fader can also control send levels?
If fader flip on the CH isn’t possible, can the AI knob control send levels?
Is the touch strip on the CH a decent alternative to a physical fader - how’s the resolution/responsiveness/general feel?
I’d also like to hear from anyone who’s owned these two controllers for a while - are they worth getting into at this point in time? The only alternatives in the price range that I can see are the Faderport and the Icon Qcon lite (which looks rather horrible and plasticky, and apparently has pretty poor QC - sticking buttons, etc).
The CC121 isn’t an option here, because I rarely/never use the channel eq, so half of it’s controls would be basically useless to me, and I just don’t have the cash at the moment to splash on something like an Avid Artist control.