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  • #46

    There are 2 things I wish Euphonics will change here:

    1. an option that when scrolling the banks on the MC mix, it should NOT scroll my tracks in my DAW (DP) - Mackie control has a preference for this in the hardware.



    Update: there IS an option for this in the Eucon software but it doesn't work while the MC is in Mackie Control emulation mode.

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    • #47
      I was in contact with Euphonics, they said, they are working on both issues above.

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      • #48
        Okay...I'm back from Frankfurt, I've posted 3 hours of Frankfurt videos in the theater (check 'em out!!!), went through 10 days of a nasty flu, and I'm ready to get back to the Pro Reviews.

        But before continuing, first of all, congratulations to Euphonix for winning a MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) at the 2008 Frankfurt Musikmesse. That's a very prestigious award and Euphonix definitely should feel good about it.
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        • #49
          Welcome home Craig :-) I am sorry to hear you have been under the weather. International flights (flying in general) can really put your immune system to the test.

          Now that both the MC Mix and MC Control have been released, Euphonix have made a nice video tour for each unit available on their website. These tours are a fantastic resource and marketing tool.

          I was waiting (hoping that Euphonix would enter the project/home studio market) for the Artist series before it had ever been announced simply because of the System 5MC video tours and Artist spotlights. They give a nice overview of the units. Truly amazing integration of native DAW technologies.

          Any chance you will have the opportunity to merge your MC Mix review to include the MC Control Craig? I appreciate the Euphonix approach in allowing both units to be used independently, but, I really see the benefit of both units working side by side.

          It is very exciting to see companies like Euphonix and Apogee creating professional, scalable technologies that make natve DAW solutions come to life. Low latency, tight integration... exactly what I've been hoping for. Now if we could just get ahold of that SSL patching matrix as a stand alone, Eucon aware product... :-)

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          • #50
            Well, I just got the latest software upgrade (1.0.4.53477) and there's a new installable piece of software called EuCon Workstation, which you install on a different computer (not the one that already has the MC Mix software). This lets the MC Mix control applications running on the second computer, but at the moment, it seems to be Mac-only.

            As I've already covered quite a bit about what the MC Mix does and the workflow, it seems like a suitable challenge would be to try and get the Artist Series controllers working with a Windows program, like Live or Sonar. Anyone have any clue on how to do that? At the moment it doesn't seem possible, because Sonar requires that you have EuCon software loaded on the machine before you can add a EuCon control surface.
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            • #51
              Just got a heads-up that 1.05 software is coming soon, with enhancements for Logic.

              I mention this just because Euphonix seems to be pretty on the case about doing updates and enhancements...the 1.04 software was dated 4/11/08, which wasn't exactly a long time ago
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              • #52
                What would you use for a little home studio? MC Mix or MC Control?. I cant afford to have both.
                Most of my songs are 8-10 tracks. (some more, some less).
                Of course, MC Mix is cheaper, but will i miss the jog wheel for easy operation?

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                • #53
                  What would you use for a little home studio? MC Mix or MC Control?. I cant afford to have both.
                  Most of my songs are 8-10 tracks. (some more, some less).
                  Of course, MC Mix is cheaper, but will i miss the jog wheel for easy operation?


                  For the jogwheel operation you could get a Griffin PowerMate

                  For easier transport operation there are several solutions that doesn't cost as much, BUT the touch screen of the MC Control probably makes it worth it to get the MC Control over the MC Mix

                  I'm in the same corner, but I'll probably get the MC Control when it's been on the market for a couple of months, and then get a MC Mix if/when I feel the need more faders

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                  • #54
                    @Replicant, I dont know but it seems to me that there is not much midi controller which would give an overall control over logic (exclude mackie control/logic control).

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                    • #55
                      Certainly for Logic, the MC Mix has extremely tight integration - you really can pretty much run the program without looking at the computer monitor.
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                      • #56
                        There have been two major releases within the past two weeks - the MC Control has started shipping in the U.S. and the Version 1.1.1 Software Package is posted for download on the Euphonix website.

                        Version 1.1.1 is for both the MC Mix and MC Control, and includes both software and firmware updates. All users should be sure to update their software and firmware with this latest release, as it offers significant performance improvements.

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                        • #57
                          Great! I've kind of been waiting for that...I'll go grab it now. Thanks for the heads-up!
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                          • #58
                            Okay, I've downloaded the software and also, for the past week I've been re-configuring my studio to allow for easier operation with the Euphonics (I guess I must like it if I re-did my studio to accommodate it!). I've also networked two Macs (Logic running on one, DP on the other) so I can test the EuCon Workstation software.

                            Note that the new software also provides a firmware update. I'll continue with setup this afternoon, and start posting comments later this evening.
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                            • #59
                              The software installed without incident, and the firmware got updated. However, the MC Mix seemed reluctant to recognize the computer at first. A couple of restarts fixed things, and the system has been working fine ever since.

                              The first thing I noticed with Logic was that upper right of the display for each channel shows the track number. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is in terms of knowing where you are at any given moment. I also noticed that grouped faders seemed to track each other a little better than before, and the font issues that caused varying numbers of characters in the display appears to be fixed as well. Those are just the obvious ones for now...I'm sure I'll run across more.
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                              • #60
                                Having the little plastic legs that clip on to the bottom of the MC Mix is a good start, as it slants the panel somewhat toward you. But I found that raising the rear by between 1 and 2 inches (I use small boards) makes a much better experience for me. It's easier to see the display, as well as see the faders straight on.

                                Another point worth mentioning is that the MC Mix is slightly "right-handed": If you adjust the knob with your left hand, your hand will cover up the display somewhat, whereas this won't happen if you use your right hand. The solution is to bring your left hand in fairly low.

                                Tomorrow, I'm going to see if I can figure out the EuCon Workstation software thing by myself - or whether my lack of networking experience gets in the way. Should be interesting... Meanwhile, it definitely seems like the fader action is snappier and tighter since the update.
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