What mix/control hardware do you use with Cubase?
- Mixing desk(s)
- Control surface(s)
- Keystation with programmable controls
- Phone/tablet and remote software
- Touchscreen monitor(s)
- I want better touchscreen user interface options
- Mouse and keyboard only
The new mixwindows seem to be a log-overdue acknowledgement by SB that many users may want something more than emulations of mixing desk hardware, with all its limitations.
SB does not seem to do surveys, so I thought I would start one to see where users are at with the hardware they use with Cubase.
I included an option to indicate whether you want better touchscreen GUIs.
Just check the last option only if you don’t use anything besides a mouse and keyboard.
I wasn’t weaned on mixing desks, so there is no advantage to me of emulating one. And control surfaces just seem rooted in the same paradigm, with an added tedious setup regimen.
I now have three touchscreens, and the new mixwindows are much easier to use on them compared to their inflexible ancestors. However, there are still a lot of undersized controls and the whole configuration of them is rather piecemeal and could benefit from some drag-and-drop functionality.
Now before a whole lot chime in with the ‘touch is no good, the world is going to end’ routine, touch should be catered for by being an option for a control set, such as for the transport controls or jog/scrub (which is even fiddly with a mouse). Assume as a given that touch will NOT replace a mouse and keyboard on a desktop, but can be a valid interaction method along WITH them.