on the disconnect problem, i took it into a local service shop (leos audio oakland). i can solder but i wasn't gonna screw with a big investment.
is where im at right now.
is where ill be in another week along with the board
by the way, i also had power noise issues. it could have been because of the grounding issue and i hope will be fixed soon.
yeah the mixer sounds awesome. assuming the firewire thing gets resolved, then my only gripe with the midi which kind of sucks sorry to say. it looks neat but really to get more than basic features you have to jump through some insane hoops, e.g. write custom midi-ox scripts.
- many daws don't support mmc for transport (e.g. vegas, ableton, samplitude), it would work if i could change the mixer to send notes instead of mmc, which could be done maybe through custom coding of midi-ox.
- the left/right cursors you naturally want to select between channel banks up and down (e.g. channel faders or rotary encoders), but to make that work you have to write software (ie.g. midi-ox scripts). same for the shift button, the bank buttons, etc. also where are you going to *see* the status of the config?
- there's no way to turn on/off midi for *all the channels at once*. this is pretty darned annoying. should be a <shift button> function
so i guess the question I have is will a&h be kind enough to dedicate some people to writing better midi config stuff? if not, i cant recommend this board if you are looking for some killer automation mixer of the future setup.