cyrano.mac wrote:You'll need to take some time to learn TotalMix.
And that's the problem with nearly all these budget-priced nonsense boxes - the manufacturers honestly imagine that I have the time and the patience to learn their system because it's cheaper to produce a half-baked system that requires the user to fathom out how it functions than to design the damn thing properly.
I am sitting in a studio with a large and rather complex 60-frame mixer, seven synths, a Radar and a DAW and a video machine running DaVince-Resolve and you want me to learn something else on top of all that???
I'm working alongside someone who is working against the clock (in Premier) on some TV programme that has to be ready by yesterday - THERE'S NO TIME FOR LEARNING QUIRKY STUFF.
A mixer starts at the top with input select, then gain, followed by EQ, volume-out and routing. Period. Add maybe some 'Recall' and some FX and that's all I expect to see. A nice GUI that looks like a conventional mixer and I would be a happy bunny.
In an ideal world, I could choose between GUIs modelled on conventional mixers, say an SSL G+ or one of the Ameks, maybe a Neve or even a Soundcraft 'Goat'. Or just a very basic no-name mixer, nothing fancy.
In other words, it has to work MY WAY and not the other way about!