Mackie Baby HUI for S1 + other DAWs - opinions? good or not?

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  1. Bunford

    Bunford Producer

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    I have been looking at one of these as a possible small controller for my DAW and for hands-on feel when mixing. Not many videos on YouTube, but what is there looks good and obviously Mackie stuff is built like a tank, solid and reliable usually.

    Is this a good device? Anybody using one? And would I be ok using it with Presonus Studio One on a Windows 10 Pro 64 bit machine? I would use the MIDI ports on my MOTU 828 interface to connect it up. I am considering this, even though it's a bit older, as it's mint condition and will only cost me £125, less than a third/quarter the cost of a PreSonus Faderport 8 or Behringer X-Touch.

    Watching this is making me feel like it would work well and it looks quite compact and feature-full for the mixing essentials. The only missing bit it the ability to control sends with the top right buttons, but I'm sure by now with Studio One 3 it's probably able to be mapped.



    Grateful for any advice, thoughts or opinions!
     
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  3. subGENRE

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    I have a mackie control universal that I bought from a fellow producer for $100 (the old one with midi no usb). He got a protools mixing desk and didnt need it anymore. It works very well with ableton and reaper using the hui protocol. Unsure about s1 but HUI is HUI. I press a button and the plugin parameters are mapped across the top knobs. Having a jog wheel is really nice too. The touch sensitive motorized faders are nice for mixing but I still find myself tweaking it in the DAW to get it exact (the OCD in me). Like I'll use it just to get a rough mix.
    One thing to note, the P&G faders do go bad and the replacements are hard to find now. I paid 40 bucks each for 2 replacement faders from mackie in 2010. Now they are really scarce
     
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  4. mild pump milk

    mild pump milk Russian Milk Drunkard

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    As I am Russian, I will never buy anything with word like HUI.
    HUI [khooi, khui] means dick,cock...
    Now imagine, what the phrase "Baby HUI" means...Not so cool... And not serious...terrible..
     
  5. Bunford

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    Technically, it doesn't have the word HUI. HUI is an acronym for Human User Interface, so is not actually a word if we are being pedantic :)
     
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