[QUOTE=TheGolfer;8168820][QUOTE]In the need to maximize the time available and keep all the pre-mixes unrecorded, I`m researching how to work that way. I will have everything set up on the session, routing only 3 stems to the S5, or at least just one 5.1.
I am just wondering, are you planning to use the system 5 dsp at all? If not, another good solution would be to rent a studio with a system 5-MC. It would be cheaper and by mixing in the box you would keep complete compatibility with your studio. With PT 10, All automation features and Pro tools menu are available as eucon commands. Every command is already assigned on softkeys (on the MC PRO) but you can copy and paste softkeys for the features you use the most where ever you want.
1º - I`m not after the ideal controller, but how to fit a specific workflow to some "ideal" room;
2º - there aren`t any room at Rio, with MC Pro;
3º- I`m a long time comercial partner of that particular studio. I rent their room, they hire me as mixer, etc...
4º - This is a very good room, Dolby certified, with extras gear like 480L, 300L, System 6000, etc...
5º - We are after a properly cinema mix stage, etc...
thanks for your input.