I am asking this here in the Cubase forum, not in the one dedicated to CC121, since I don’t even have a cc121.
I have a pretty good workflow with mouse and standard keyboard shortcuts. Lately, I have started using IC Pro, for even more options. What obvious benefits - except for tactility - would a CC121 bring me today?
I am on Win 10. My projects consist of audio only, recorded externally using dedicated digital recorders (not Cubase or a computer).
What benefits would the jog wheel on the CC121 bring when editing audio files?
I am hesitating about getting a CC121 mainly since my current workflow is very good, and I hate any instabilities that may be introduced through adding a device like the CC121.
Any input from current and former CC121 users would be most welcome, especially if you are on a Win 10 system.
I’ve never used a CC121, but this aspect has also always puzzled me as to its ‘effectiveness’.
The workflow is that it depends on placing your mouse cursor to ‘hover’ over the parameter you want to adjust with the AI knob and then rotate it. And well, for me, once I’ve got the darn mouse pointer there at the parameter I want, its like a piece of cake/second nature to simply scroll the mouse wheel, to dial-in the same adjustment… or move a fader…
Maybe I’d feel differently if I actually used one on a real project…
I’m using a CC121 on Windows 11, but I doubt that makes any difference vs. Windows 10.
Don’t underestimate the tactile/muscle memory aspect of having a hardware controller like the CC121. I use it mostly to just navigate around the project (jumping between markers, fast forwarding, etc. without needing to look at the controller), thus making use of only a fraction of its functionality, yet it’s become an integral part of my workflow that I wouldn’t want to do without. Highly recommended!
I can’t imagine a time without my CC121. I fear the times when it breaks down or Steinberg stops the support in future versions of Cubase. I have created my own Remote Script with horizontal/vertical zooming, gain and pre filters, control room switch to reference track, etc. I love it. Win 10, Pro 12…0.70