I’m not quite sure where to put this “request”. However the CC121 thread seems the closest so…
Steinberg did an excellent job, joining forces with Yamaha, coming up with the MSR816 audio interfaces. How about applying the same thinking to control surfaces? The current “toys”, the CC121 and the CI series, aren’t on par with Cubase/Nuendo as professional tools. The Nuage system is a wee bit expensive for most users (even pros), I’m afraid.
Why not publish a survey to see what interest there is for a serious control surface that has the same level of integration with Cubase/Nuendo as the MSR816 audio interfaces does?
What would you guys like to see in such a control surface? I’ll start of with:
a) full integration with Cubase/Nuendo
b) 12 motorized faders (8 for switchable channel banks and 4 fully programmable for ques, sends, masterchannel, etc.)
c) LED scribble strip for all faders.
d) 16x16 knobs and 8x8 buttons programmable matrix for VST/VSTi plugins. (A LED screen would be nice.)
e) Pricerage €1500-2000.
Call it “Nuage Artist” if you will.
It’s no coincidence that my “wish-list” resembles the Avid Artist Control/Mix system, which I consider being one of the best out there (if they only would incorporate “normal” transport buttons). An Avid Artist-like device that is fully integrated with with Cubase/Nuendo would, I believe, be a dream come true for many Cubase/Nuendo users. Neither would it impact on sales of the Nuage system, since that is far above what the target users can afford anyway.