You're right, the new Avid-Stuff looks a bit overprized on a first sight. But you get control over more than just one DAW, Nuage and the WK-Audios are Nuendo-Only. And that is de facto not what I want. Either in Avid nor in Steinberg direction. And propably that's worth the 10k more.
The Avid Artist Concept seems like a quite good solution, but the faders, the jogwheel and transport buttons are terrible imo.
The Avid S3 looks like a great surface, so they should add the Artist-Touchscreen and a transport section to this.
Has anybody tried this V-Control Pro? http://www.neyrinck.com/v-control-pro
Propably I just should add this to my MCU (whose faders and transport section I really like), and have a proper solution with a couple of faders and a modern touchscreen which allows me to control everything, including plugins, automation and surroundpanning.
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