As a composer, I’m using a lot of virtual instruments (among them Hollywood Strings and LA Scoring Strings) which all require me to have control over different MIDI CC’s (continuos controllers), mostly CC1 and CC11 but others as well. Of course I can draw curves in cubase, which is quite comfortable. But for a lot of tracks or when it’s necessary to adjust CC’s during recording, this is not the solution.
That’s why I’m looking for a piece of hardware which allows me to control at least 4 MIDI CCs with faders.
I own a BCF2000 and, after hours of work, got it to work with Pro Tools and actually could record MIDI CCs from faders. But on the one hand, this was very uncomfortable (just worked on one single midi channel, not just the ones that are record enabled) and on the other hand, the curves drawn during recording (so when I actually was moving the faders during recording) were ‘leaky’ and head some big, big fissures and bugs in it – absolutely useless and I had to redraw everything manually.
Is there any controller that is known to just work with cubase? As far as I understood, Steinberg’s CMC-QC would serve exactly that purpose, is that right? The problem about that is, that it does not have faders and as far as I know, the CMC-FD can’t be used for that (see http://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=89105&sid=7319b536598b9d84640a3a4f47a06a1c).
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks a lot,