I’ve been looking at adding a control surface to my setup to speed up my workflow. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Steinberg/Yamaha have any plans to release a DAW specific budget control surface. I recently setup MetaGrid on an iPad for shortcuts & macros and I’m quite happy with it. I wish it supported faders and knobs as well.
I used to own an Avid Artist Mix and ended up selling it since I really didn’t feel the need for it while handling music mixing and mastering jobs. Currently, I’ve started doing a lot of post-production jobs and really feel like I could use faders for automation. I’ve been looking at the Steinberg CC121 and the Avid S1.
The CC121 is almost 11 years old and while some of it’s features look great, I’m not too happy with the price for such an old product. Secondly, I wish the EQ section was just a bunch of freely assignable knobs. I guess Quick Control does the trick. I’ve also read reports about the fader being jittery. An updated CC121 with a few extra features would be amazing.
With the Avid S1, which costs a lot more, I’m not too sure on how good the Eucon integration with Nuendo is. Does it follow the selection in the MixConsole? If the Control app works as well as it does with Protools, with meters and stuff, it’ll be great. I’ve downloaded the Control app and will test it with Nuendo shortly.
Does anyone have any other recommendations or comments on the Eucon integration?