Fairlight Desktop Console alternatives 2021

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Rolands Briedis

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Fairlight Desktop Console alternatives 2021

PostWed Apr 14, 2021 2:13 pm

Hi guys. Now it is the Year 2021. Any info about controller alternatives for Davinci Resolve?
I am also working with Logic Pro X software, So I would like to buy something that can work with both software.
I understand that there will be no 100% compatibility with both Logic Pro X and Davinci Resolve, but would like to know the closest possible options. Because I would like to have only one type of DAW controller on my desk.
I have looked at SSL UF8 and AVID S1, but there is no real feedback about those controllers working with Davinci Resolve Fairlight.
Would like to hear from real-world experiences,
Thanks!
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Re: Fairlight Desktop Console alternatives 2021

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 10:41 am

No experiences with SSL UF8 and DaVinci Resolve Fairlight?
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Re: Fairlight Desktop Console alternatives 2021

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 11:49 am

I use an Avid Artist Mix and a ShuttlePro. I'm very happy with it - right desktop size and works well with Fairlight, and Avid/Pro Tools of course too, except the scribble strip only shows the track info if you press the buttons in Fairlight. Beware that all midi 3rd party devices are going to be limited in their full feature set with Fairlight. If I was doing serious audio work as opposed to mainly picture work I would definitely save up for the Fairlight console. Can't speak for the S1 but I do know it will be similarly limited in Fairlight.
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Re: Fairlight Desktop Console alternatives 2021

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 11:57 am

Hello!

I use Logic Pro X and Fairlight (sometimes also Cubase).
As controller I used the "old" Mackie Control Pro and since a few weeks the very new SSL UF8.
Both controllers work fine with all three programs,
but in fairlight only the faders work well, also the automation with faders.
Play, Stop etc I programmed on the above soft keys of the SSL, they can free programmed with
Keyboard-Shortcuts.
With the Mackie Control itself also the Stop, Play etc functions run.

But the SSL is much smaller, therefore I use it now.
Fairlight has to be installed as MCU (Mackie) or HUI kompatible, I use it in MCU mode, so I can use
the same preferences in the SSL as with Logic.

Normally should every controller with the possibilities of Mackie- or Hui - mode run with fairlight,
I think, also the old Behringer BCF 2000.

I hope, this helps you,

HG
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Re: Fairlight Desktop Console alternatives 2021

PostTue Jun 22, 2021 10:15 pm

HG Passen wrote:Fairlight has to be installed as MCU (Mackie) or HUI kompatible, I use it in MCU mode, so I can use
the same preferences in the SSL as with Logic.


Hi HG,

How interesting!
I’ve been looking at both the SSL UF8 and UC1 for audio post production on Logic but was curious to see if anyone had had any luck with DVR Fairlight as well, and came across your reply.
So how do you set Fairlight to be in MCU? Sorry if it’s a dumb question. I’m quite new to the program.
Glad to hear that some basic functionalities remain on the SSL.
Would love to explore this a little more with you.

Ale xxx

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