Euphonix MC Intelligent Application Controller
Euphonix will announce two new mixing consoles, the MC Intelligent Application Controller and the System 5-MC. at AES 2004, booth #926.
The MC Intelligent Application Controller, which was shown in concept form at last years’ AES, gives users control of not only EuCon-aware applications such as Nuendo and Pyramix, but also PC applications via keystroke commands programmed into the MC’s LCD SmartSwitches. The MC includes a 7.1 monitor section, twin trackballs, standard full-size keyboard, eight programmable knobs, four full-throw touch-sensitive moving faders (or twin joy sticks) and 56 programmable LCD SmartSwitches, with a small touchscreen for fast access to the unit’s programmable features.
The “hand and glove” fit between the DAW and surface is accomplished using Euphonix’s high-speed EuCon protocol. The console can be fitted with 16 to 48 faders and the DAW provides all recording, editing and mixing processing directly controlled from the System 5-MC.
The System 5-MC console surface includes an MC for control of the workstation’s editing and recording capabilities, together with master facility control including monitoring. The System 5-MC also includes newly designed System 5 channel modules that have eight touch-sensitive knobs per channel and high-resolution TFT displays for metering, channel routing and signal processing graphics. The System 5-MC includes a high-performance PC running the EuCon application. The System 5-MC can be supplied with Euphonix I/O via PCI MADI cards, although the user can select any I/O that is supported by the ASIO drivers of the EuCon DAW application.
Steinberg’s Nuendo and Merging’s Pyramix are the first software applications to support this protocol and will be available when the System 5-MC ships in Spring 2005.