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Old 16th August 2017
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Originally Posted by Rami Hashash View Post
The S6 will go down the same road the Icon did... eventually obsolete and replaced by something more expensive and with more flashing lights.

The Icon is not obsolete by any means. Still fully supported in latest PT.

Icon has been around for 13 years, without an end in sight yet. Let's assume it's 15 years, maybe more. And who's to say you always need to stay at the latest version of PT if they eventually drop support of it. You could probably get 20 years. That's exceptional for a DAW controller supported lifespan. Many studios don't hang onto consoles that long.

Don't forget that the OP did list DAW control as a desired feature, and the Avid offerings are king in that dept IMHO.

In my opinion a lot more people would love Icons and S6's if they just had more exposure to them. They are super-productive. The folks who dismiss them as a giant mouse with blinky lights are missing the boat. And FWIW clients have been more impressed than my previous analog 48ch power hungry monster.