Submitted June 12, 2012 by Sylent M in Dallas, TX
"Handy piece of gear!"
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The mcu pro is a great addition to my desk. It's compact size leaves me room and makes it more portable. It works great and is recognized by the software I've tested, primarily Sonar x1.
The motorized faders are smooth and quiet, I hope they last a very long time. I'd suggest keeping it covered from dust when not in use.
I've read where people have had issues with the display, however I have no problems, it is crystal clear.
Very programmable and plays well with the other midi gear I've tested. (Akai MPK25, and a couple older Roland and Yamaha keyboards, as well as a vintage Yamaha DX100 synth).
The MCU Pro is a great investment to have tighter and easier control over your software, and with zZounds Play as you pay... you can't go wrong!
No sound since its a controller, but the response of the faders and other controls are nice and makes editing and mastering easier.
Most useful other than track control, (mute/solo/level/etc) is transport controls, markers, zoom, etc without a mouse.
Least useful is the stuff I've yet to use, but will be changing that soon I'm sure.
Ease of Use
Easy to use if you are familiar with the software you are controlling.
Well made, metal case..... my only worry is the faders holding up over time.
It's expensive. I have an easier time sinking cash into instruments than support gear, but this cuts my time and makes me get back to the actual creative processes faster, so it is worth it to me.
Haven't needed any support yet.
The Wow Factor
The appeal is what sold me.
The fact of making my job easier, due to the fact it's not needed to make music, record, or master, is what I was looking for.
39 years of guitar, bass, and drums, on stage and in the studio.
Rock and blues primarily, but almost anything that strikes a chord at any given time.
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