long time adopter of the CC121…and honestly couldnt even dream of using the program now without it…its easily integrated…just the right size for handling on the desktop, without being too obtrusive…the fader is TOP quality…(Alps as a reference) feels really smooth & robust…Ive had mine for 2 odd years…never a glitch, after a few flunky oversights at launch, now all the gripes I had with it are gone…I love the fact that you can now control the Quick Controls on each track…(great timesaver for automation,and hand ons control of parameters…never had it flinch on me once…(I use it daily for about 12 hrs a day…never faultered) so build wise i put it in “about the best there is” level…its VERY easily integrated into your workflow…I simply have one hand (left) welded to it during work…it just feels a cool solid piece of kit…Im currently thinking of buying teh CC121 rack for teh CMC modules, and integrate a CMC PD / CMC QC then you have a shedload of hands on control alongside the cc121.
gripes, are that the lighting on the unit could be better utilised, but for me its no biggie…cant say its been forgotten about in real terms as they updated its firmware,and useability over teh last 2 yrs, to get it fully operational as such…no problems here, or hiccups…only thing I could push for is using the lighting to its fullest effect…(but personally I dont find that an issue)…but overall…even if they never released any more updates,as such, it just does want you need it to do, and thats control/select tracks,levels solo,mute…punch in,play, VSTi open/close…sends blah etc etc as it SHOULD…so all in all I wouldnt hesitate to buy another.or should I say I would probably buy a big brother with more faders if it came along.
Its powered by a wall wart…but its got a decent length of cable, in fact in 2 odd years all I do is just switch the power button on…i dont think of anything else about it, as to me…“its just a part of cubase”…
I can vouch and say, buildwise, you wont be disappointed, along with reliability, I wouldnt think of using anything else, because its just “right on the money” regarding features I need during Cubase sessions…the control of the EQ section ,has been a bit jittery, regarding resolution, but its no big deal as I use the Studio EQ, & external eq’s and quick controls…not the channel EQ …
I certainly would buy another 2morrow, if mine gave up the ghost…but I cant see that happening…not for a long time, it feels solid…and if I really think they would push the CC121 to the side, in favour of Steinberg pushing the CMC series and fogetting about the CC121.Well I would def just buy a second unit as a backup! just in case!>
IT WILL DO ALL YOU NEED IT TO DO WITHOUT WORRY!..THATS A GUARANTEE! I personally couldnt recommend it highly enough m8!..great integration, and speeds up my workflow & mousing by a heavy margin!.
I just noticed your using the UAD cards denocio…well you will LOVE the Quick Controls feature…after assigning the parameters of your UAD Plugs…when you select a channel…you have Immediate hands on control of your UAD plugs knobs,etc…killer!