I recently upgraded my control surface from a Tascam US-428 to a Mackie Control Universal running Cubase SX3. The MCU has motorized faders, which is infinitely better for mixing purposes (half the time the 428's faders would be down when Cubase showed them up and vice versa). What I'm wondering about is the resiliency of the Mackie's faders. At times during playback and mixing, I can feel a measure of resistance from the faders, like I'm forcing the motors. Before I continue to run up that hill, I'd like to know whether such resistance is to be expected and can be ignored safely, or whether a prolonged disregard for what the motors want to do will damage the motors. I do try to take care not to blast through my fader movements, but it seems odd that gear like the MCU would require kid gloves during use. If anybody has any comments to make, I'd love to hear them.