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AdamKmusic

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Anyone using one of these? Tempted to pick one up but bit concerned that you can only edit the faders & what they’re assigned to via a webpage? & I’ve emailed them to see if they’re still shipping with everything going on but no reply
 

khollister

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I have one I purchased several weeks ago. I love it - fader feel and travel is excellent. The unit is well made but thick. The configuration page is simple to download as HTML and run locally. You do not have to rely on the actual website. Safari does not support MIDI, so I am using Opera to run the configurator page. I chose to order via Ebay for a few dollars more just to have some recourse if the transaction went bad. No issues at all - tracking number was provided quickly and I was able to see the progress in the Russian postal system via USPS. USPS required a signature for delivery.
 

greggybud

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Anyone using one of these? Tempted to pick one up but bit concerned that you can only edit the faders & what they’re assigned to via a webpage? & I’ve emailed them to see if they’re still shipping with everything going on but no reply
It appears thats the way it works...web page...and specifically Chrome. I tried Firefox and it's not supported. I'm tempted too, but I need better understanding on how it integrates with Cubase.

For example, with the MC-24, my objective is to use 10 different VST's. Cubase quick controls is limited to 8 so that won't work. Would I initiate 10 generic remotes in Cubase, one for each VST? Another possible alternative is the Cubase Remote Control Editor...would I be able to map the MC-24 to the first 24 parameters? Also, once set up...do you click on the GUI to focus which VST you want to adjust?

I currently use a QconPro (Same as Mackie MCU) with Cubase Remote Control Editor, but the workflow is clumsy because there are multiple buttons to navigate on the QconPro in order to edit any VST. In addition, once you have navigated, you are limited to 8 controls before you have to bank shift.

Did anyone reply yet?
 

utopia

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Been using it for about two years probably. No problems at all, highly recommended. Met the maker as well, a very nice and intelligent guy.
 

khollister

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Just to remind everyone - you do not have to rely on the web page for configuration. Access the web site, save the page source to an HTML file and then use a MIDI-enabled browser to run it locally, thus insulating yourself from the company pulling the website or going out of business. On a Mac I believe the 2 options are Chrome and Opera.

While I love the simplicity, fader size/feel, small size and low cost of mine as a MIDI CC controller for VI's, I'm not sure it would be my first choice as a mixer/DAW control surface. A unit with some buttons, motorized faders and support for Mackie control protocol would make more sense IMHO. Of course that is also quite a bit more expensive.
 
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That’s good to hear, still thinking about picking one up. What was the shipping like? Had to wait long?
 

khollister

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That’s good to hear, still thinking about picking one up. What was the shipping like? Had to wait long?

It's been long enough I don't exactly remember. I think it was a couple weeks, maybe less. I do recall I got the Russia Post tracking info very quickly (next day or so) and I think it got thru Russian Customs in a few days. It then took a few more days to arrive in the US, clear customs and show up here. The USPS tracking website worked with the Russia Post tracking number because they knew it was coming to them eventually.
 

brek

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Just received my Nakedboards MC-8.

Setup was a little trickier than I expected as it wouldn't actually update the CC values when plugged into a USB hub. Works fine by plugging directly into the computer for setup then moving it to the hub. It also won't be recognized by the setup page if you have it connected as a MIDI input in a running program.

It took two months for the order to arrive from Russia, due to how long it took to pass through customs.

Everything works well now that I have it set up. Cool piece of gear!
 

ALittleNightMusic

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I also recently ordered one - they said it would ship in 3 weeks and then probably another 2 weeks after that to receive it. Using an SL Mixface right now which is super cool but the faders are just a bit too resistant for proper expression control.
 
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Finally decided to get one, should be here 3-4 weeks! Anyone tried to paint or change the colour of it at all? Thinking about making it black
 
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I've emailed them to try and get an update on my order, but no reply as of yet. Anybody been able to contact them recently?

last email I had was from Nikolay confirming my order & that it would be shipped in 3 weeks time. Coming up to 2 weeks since I ordered, any luck with a reply from him?
 

ALittleNightMusic

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have you got yours yet? Mine is meant to be shipping this week but it’s Friday & still no tracking number...

Unfortunately, no. Mine was supposed to ship two weeks ago but no tracking number still and he’s not replying to emails. Half of me is considering initiating a PayPal chargeback.
 
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Hmm not a good sign, he said mine would ship this week but no reply either...
 

Dan Light

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I ordered one from eBay and it took a very long time to arrive (I think about a month and a half). I got it recently and I'm loving it - well built and the faders feel great.
 
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I've emailed him again asking for a ship date or a refund. The Korg NanoKontrol2 is available immediately, cheaper, and has more functionality, so that might be my alternative option.
You’ve got a bit more patience than me haha! If it’s not shipped by next week I’ll ask for a refund
 
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