right now i m stuck with a useless zero SL MK II , crashed C 6.5 every time till i uninstalled it … no solution in sight . sm
Actually Zero 2 Remote SL mk 2 worked very well here as a generic controller and I know many users who swear by it. Maybe check out some of the forums/users here to resolve any conflicts your having.
To be honest it was sold purely as it was problematic when talking to different Kontakt libraries as so many software houses have bespoke UI’s that can be many pages deep so and it was frustrating trying to find “generic” default patch that would load with so many different Kontakt libraries user interface. It would be so good if the Automap could read slot positions of instruments in the VI rack which would mean you could have a load of maps assigned to slots rather than just a VST family type.
The Zero SL is good as a generic controller but, for most of the time it was laying around unused as it was quicker to get on with the mouse rather than scrolling through pages of VSTi’s on the Zero Remote interface.
Cubase IC Pro is great for macro based key commands, and transport whilst V control (free) works well well for faders and also transport. Though most mixing here is done hands on with hardware on the Roland VMC mixing system connected to Cubase via Sonic Core audio interface over ADAT giving 16 stereo channels each way via light pipe which works just so well as does the Roland’s remote transport with Jog/Shuttle with C7
Unfortunately mixing “in the box” with C7 has not reached any level that would be any where near as speedy or satisfying as a hands on hardware mixer despite the cheap and tacky “hardware look & feel” of the MC. Apart from being so cumbersome in use (though it is getting better) It still has a long long way to go.
A combination of hardware mixer, iPad control for macros and transport via other apps seems to work perfect at the moment.
If only SB could get the MC right there would be many happy bunnies around the Globe, though more and more people are coming along here with Reaper and Studio One vers. 2.5 files on laptops (Studio one which is absolutely great and on sale this month at 50% discount. Every one in local circles here is now using it after trying out the (limited feature set) free version. 49 dollars gets you the Artist version and is a steal!
Facilities have to cater to clients needs and at the moment that seems to be tilting towards Studio One v2.5, reaper, and Ableton which one has to say, are very easy to use and so intuitive.
SB needs to get on the game before they loose it, despite it’s brilliant innovation, other DAW’s are stealing the user base and going for more user friendly cheaper options which is a shame.
After starting with Steinberg on the Atari and Pro 24 it’s been a long marriage with lots of ups and downs, but a divorce is certainly being considered here that’s for sure. In the meantime it’s C6.5 and Presonus Studio One that are stealing the show.