Yes, I agree entirely although I must admit I do like the idea of the modular controller. I just think the CMC series is incomplete in terms of product mix (EG monitor section as mentioned in this thread) and lacks fundamental features which could take the product line to a new level. I recognize there are limitations in terms of what you can do with 500 mA per device which probably explains the absence of displays/motors etc. but perhaps the communication paradigm should be reexamined anyhow (who wants 8 USB cables lying all over the place?). In any event, I would like to see something evolve out of this whether it is a mid-priced integrated controller (something like the SSL Nucleus without the analog thingies) or even a Mackie-priced extendable controller with a sleeker form factor (I want to like the Mackie but it just looks so clunky to me). If the Avid C24 series had Eucon and an analog-free option (no pres etc.) I would jump at it.
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