No Fairlight for me. I did see a couple people working with it 20 years ago and it was for sure quite efficient. I did some video editing and some work with a few sound editing softwares as well as servicing on large SSL and Neve analog and digital consoles.
I did use the shuffle mode yesterday, the problem is that the snap on/off command is a toggle one, this mean that it is not possible to use it inside a macro. But it does the job.
So in the meantime i did a macro to select a range between locators on a single track, then i can cut later using shuffle mode directly from the control surface. I was not able to make a fully reliable macro, because the command set is not large enough and there is no conditional command available in the macro editor.
For control surface use, all commands should be available as on/off ones and not toggle ones. This is an inconsistency in the command set that must be fixed.
I did spend some time to design an editing command set for a JLCooper control surface, the command set available in Nuendo is more adapted to mouse work.
Are there other commands available using Eucon or an internal API / SDK ?
Hopefully we’ll get soon from Yamaha a Nuage “light”, with serious user support and a professional command set.
All the control surfaces around, from cheap ones to medium priced ones, all have user support problems or have a far from being professional design (with most of the time a cheap manufacturing quality). Steinberg support for those control surfaces seems to decrease (seems normal because they have now a few entry level options here), and interest / motivation from third party manufacturers seems to decrease as well.
I sent an email to JLCooper a week ago for an MCS-3800 Nuendo enhancement and did not get any answer…
I’m quite confident for the Nuendo future because it does have a very good basis and a good audio engine, but i think that efforts should be directed now to a more professional user interface (better control from surfaces, less confusing mixer, better graphics (better clip transparency) in the project and crossfade editor. And globally more consistency in the user interface design.
I will add that the macro engine as well as the project logical editor are underdeveloped. This does not help when trying to accommodate a control surface to Nuendo.
Nuendo staff should now go ahead faster (time is money), perhaps got more resources from Yamaha, listen for client needs and certainly do a full rewrite for some parts of the code with a more object oriented approach.
Thanks for helping.