One of my best known pieces of advice to anyone learning a new program or device: "Read The F----ing Manual." Trouble begins when the device you're attempting to learn has a later version of operating software than the manual on the company's website; this happens to be the case with the AMS-Neve Genesys console. However I did realise the "Quick Guide" that came with the console had some clearer descriptions of setups and functions than the currently available User Manual. So, apologies to AMS-Neve for dissing their Manual but it is still essentially NOT the latest version. My new girlfriend "NEVE HARRISON" is now talking to Protools like She is supposed to, although the HUI protocol (the language the two of them use to communicate) is a pretty old codec and at times cumbersome and clunky. Unlike the newer "Eucon" protocol (which AVID acquired when they bought Euphonix) HUI does all of it's comm's across MIDI-via Ethernet and does not update faders with the same resolution that ethernet-based control-surfaces. I am frankly a little disappointed that AMS-Neve went with HUI and not the EUCON protocol as it does hobble the abilities of the interface between hardware and software. Maybe AVID is playing hard-ball in releasing the codec to 3rd party developers - I hope not.

Anyway, "She" is up and running, just in time for me to run off ... into the distance and across the horizon.