JMCecil wrote:I've struggled to figure out the reason for the AI. By the time I point at the control, why not just use the scroll wheel on the mouse?
What I want is for the QC to automap to plugins. So I can have 8 actual quick controls per plug, not per track (which is basically useless).
I hear ya loud n clear. That AI knob is a bit of a passenger on my desktop now (it's not alone in this to be completely honest).
I had a Novation SL49 (I think that was the model name) for a while - just to have a second system set up with the laptop. I set up the automap feature with cubase6 and marveled at how it worked, sometimes. It also screwed up a lot of my configs and every damn time someone released an update (hello C6.5) I had to go back and edit or recreate templates. Prevailing wisdom was that it was a great keyboard (for the $) but turn automap off. So I did, then built simplified templates for the essential things I needed, and it worked - statically.
It seems to me that Novation have long endeavoured to make automap work (which it can, albeit for fleeting moments in time), but given the rapidly advancing nature of this technology, automapping will probably always lag new developments to the point it may never actually work efficiently
. Furthermore, as I did, you may well mess around with setting up templates so much that you'll think it was easier/faster to just wrangle the damn mouse a little more and get the job done. The CMCs should
have been a game changer, but like you, I think they currently fall short of expectations.
I'm looking forward to the NAMM show in a couple of weeks. Gonna perform a full colonoscopy of Slate Pro Audio's new touchscreen controller - the Raven
. Have you seen this?:http://www.slateproaudio.com/products/raven/
I can only imagine the nightmare it would be to keep that thing up to date and fully integrated with my system. Here's hoping they have C7 connected to it.
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