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Introduction & Q re: Euphonix MX Mix/Control

Discussion in 'Euphonix' started by Beerco, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Beerco

    Beerco New Member

    Hi, Wanted to introduce myself and get a little advice. I've owned logic 8 for about 2 years and have not gotten much past the dabbling stage but have been working with it a lot more in the last few months and have actually accomplished some things with it.

    I don't expect to ever be more than an advanced dabbler in Logic but, I used to be heavily involved in music production back in the late 80's 90's and am therefore more a hands on sort of guy. To that end, I've been looking at control surfaces for Logic 8 as I think it would remove some barriers to creativity.

    I've read all the reviews and searched all of the forums and it looks like the Euphonix MC control and Mix are a pretty good combo. I understand they have some issues as well.

    After watching the videos and reading reviews, I'm beginning to think that the Mix unit is really where the action is and the MC control while being nice, really doesn't add as much as the MC mix. If I had money to buy both, I would, but I don't.

    So, for those of you who have both, would you rather have just the Mix, or Just the Control? It almost seems like something like the euphonix transport control would provide the most important functionality of the MC control at less than 1/3 the cost. The touch screen and soft knobs etc. look really neat but are you really using them?
  3. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

    MC series

    I think that you have almost convinced yourself already ; )

    But you might want to let us know what it is that you are doing in your studio, the two controllers are definitely complementary, but there are workflows where one or the other may be implicated more, especially if you have budgetary concerns...
  4. Judith Gruber-Stitzer

    Judith Gruber-Stitzer Senior member

    You have it right! I just bought the MC Mix and MC Transport and really like both of them. The MC Control only has 4 faders and a convoluted interface. The MC Mix does everything that I need and the Transport is an added fun toy. I'm selling my Mackie this week:)
  5. Beerco

    Beerco New Member

    Thanks for the initial responses. Most of my actual (charity) work is editing down live stereo recordings for which I use mostly soundtrack pro. Some controls over plugins like channel eq, compression and verb would be good.

    The other stuff I do is combo acoustic/synth pop idm type stuff for which I am actually using logic. Vocals, external synths (my trusty rusty matrix 6) etc. I think that this is where a transport control and faders would do the most good. Part of my thought process is that since I'm still learning logic (my last music software was Dr. T's KCS on an Atari) that I don't want to introduce too much new stuff at one point.
  6. arcangel6

    arcangel6 New Member


    I agree with Judith and have the same setup. They really are great; however, I never owned the MC Control so I could not provide you with much insight on its usefulness.


  7. Beerco

    Beerco New Member

    I've posted this Q on another forum and got some advice that the Mackie protocol is also very well embedded in Logic. It's starting to make me wonder if the Mackie Control Universal may we the way to go for me as it's about 1/8th the price (used) than the Euphonix setup and as a dabbler, I probably don't need the best setup out there (that and I'll probably have enough $$ left over to buy a c414!).

    Anyone who's owned both have any comments on how much better (or worse) the Euphonix MC series is to the Mackie?
  8. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, I wrote a review comparing the Euphonix Artist and Mackie Control Series here

    kind regards

  9. Judith Gruber-Stitzer

    Judith Gruber-Stitzer Senior member

    Hi Mark,

    Is there anyway to toggle the MC Mix to engage and disengage it with Logic? I'm about to try the workstation feature because I was about to buy a 2 x 1 DVI KVM switcher. I'm curious how it works and if it will replace the DVI switcher and save me money:)


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