I think Steinberg should think about a new control surface for Cubase and Nuendo.
They updated the channel strip to be more than useful several versions ago, but it’s still not possible to configure a generic controller in a convenient way to work with it.
Softube showed this their Console 1 how great it is to control plugins in an “analog way” with buttons and dials and stuff.
The CC 121 is very outdated even though its eq section is usable until today.
So I sat down and designed a control surface for Cubase and Nuendo in a small form factor, basically a mini-nuage for normal people. You can Check the pictures I attached for more info.
It is a full fletched channel strip controller with Cubase AI. A 100mm motorized fader and scribble strip including a led light, that resembles the track colour.
It has a section for every important part of the cubase Channel strip with dedicated controlls.
- Input Gain
- Makeup Gain
- On/Off per Band
Full Transport Section
AI Knob for Jogging, Control Room Volume and AI Remote
Nuage Touch Strip for Channel Scrolling, Tap Tempo, Zomm, Locate etc.
LED Metering next to Fader
Shift Key for User Assignable Buttons
It could be expandable with a fader unit with like 4 faders.
Something like this would be a dream come true, but maybe I’m alone Tell me what you think about the current controller situation.
I’m using a Mix of CMC, Faderport and AVIDs Artist Series with a console 1, but it takes just so much space. I love the console 1, but it would be great to really be able to work with the Channel Strip in Cubase instead of using a third-party plugin to basically do the same.
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