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Last post Thu, Nov 11 2010 by merapi, 4 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Oct 31 2010 21:16
by merapi
Joined on Fri, May 21 2010, Posts 4
Hello everybody,

I´m a happy user of Vienna Suite in Cubase Studio 5. Right now I´m considering buing a DAW controller like Steinberg CC 121 or Mackie Control (bit of a financing issue...). Question: Are any of those able to controll f.i. the EQ in Vienna Suite (I don´t use the Cubase stuff anymore)?
Has anybody had experience with a DAW Controller in combination with Vienna Suite?
I am grateful for any suggestions before buying useless hardware...

Thanks a lot!

Posted on Tue, Nov 02 2010 12:51
by Dietz
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2002, Vienna / Europe, Posts 8285

Welcome Merapi,

I just thought I let you know that we don't ignore your question - it is just that personally I stick to the mouse when it comes to the adjustment of plugins in general, and EQs in particular.

... maybe fellow users can offer different experiences ...

Kind regards,

/Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Fri, Nov 05 2010 22:40
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1942

I use the Mackie Universal Control as a transport and to set levels and occasionally actually perform manual mixing tasks with it. As far as precision control of an EQ, particularly Vienna Suites', I draw automation in the project window and/or write automation during playback using a mouse. I don't see any advantage to doing that with external hardware, it seems like there is a little bit of a lag anyway. It's worth it to me to have spent $1k on the device to have a transport that isn't tied to the GUI of Cubase and have some fairly precise faders, but trying external midi controllers for plugins has revealed no advantage to me, and I think we are kind of led by marketing to consider such a device as better than the mouse, tbh.

MacBookPro 18,3
Apple M1 Pro: 2.3 GHz 8-core i9

Mac OS 12.3.1
VE Pro 7.1298, Nuendo 11.0.41
Posted on Thu, Nov 11 2010 14:24
by merapi
Joined on Fri, May 21 2010, Posts 4
Thank you both for your answer!
I got the CC121 in the meantime, so I´m able to answer my question myself (just in case anybody is interested).

Yes, it does control the Vienna EQ (and all other plugins) via the Quick Controls, but only partly ( four bands, two rows of controls instead of three), so it won´t make much sense indeed...

But its a great tool for recording at the Midi Keyboard (which is in my case a few steps away from my Computer keyboard), on top of which the controller sits comfortably. I just select the channel with the instrument, switch on the metronome and start playing.
So everything`s fine! I wish you a nice day,

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