Do you use Device Panel technologies?
- I wish I could
I have quite a few number of hardware synths (MS-2000, K2600X, Wavestation EX, EM1X, QS6.1, V-Synth XT, Morpheus, Motif 7, D-50, JD-990, Z8) and of course all these babies are connected to Cubase with both MIDI and audio. So like anyone, I would like to use the technologies made available by Steinberg to:
1/ Edit and program my synths (device panel)
2/ Manage my presets and banks of presets seamlessly (VST3 presets)
3/ Organize, search and obviously find the good presets with mediabay
However, the first step would be to edit and control the synths from within cubase (back to the roots).
It seems to me that Device Panel has been designed for this purpose. But no panel is provided with C6 and it is almost impossible to build your own custom panels as it is more like programming software rather than making music keeping in mind that Cubase is meant for making music.
After this boring intro here comes my question:
can we count on Steinberg to implement device panels for existing HW synths for C6 (as obviously none of the main synth manufacturers cares about device panels)? Also, I doubt that Cubase is “the good tool” for creating these panels as it is far too much time consuming to build them which makes this technology unuseable and therfore unused (Am I the only one not using it?).
It may be good to have a tool similar to Microsoft XAMLpad (developers in the MS world will know what I am talking about ) or kaxaml (http://www.kaxaml.com/) to edit the panel and parameters and see the impact the changes have on the generated XML structure in order to offer the opportunity of copying / pasting part of this XML and therefore largely speed up the creation of the device panel.
To be honest I feel a bit frustrated to have this wonderful tool close to my fingers but not being able to use it?
this request: I think it is still very important.
(big topic from the old forum/User Vince, C/P)