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Fairlight Introduces XSTREAM Desktop Controller

Fairlight will debut the XSTREAM—a tactile, compact desktop control surface for Fairlight’s CC-1 Media Engine—at the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from October 27 to 29, 2012, in booth #543. The XSTREAM is offered as a cost effective option for audio and video engineers working in the post-production fields of advertising, television production and music project recording.

The XSTREAM provides editing, SD/HD integrated video, mixing, plug-ins, file transfer, and recording in one system. It is fully file format compatible and promises seamless workflows for virtually all SD and HD file formats. The CC-1 media engine can be configured with up to 192 disk recorder tracks, 230 mixing channels and two HD video tracks for 3D work. The XSTREAM supports up to 256 audio inputs and outputs, built-in EQ and dynamics for every channel, full integration of VST plug-ins and instruments, and mixing to multiple bus destinations up to 7.1 wide.

The XSTREAM control surface promises tactile control through an ergonomic design. Its picture keys self-label instantly for easy navigation with fewer keystrokes. Fairlight’s new iCan (Integrated Control Across Network) technology with drag-and-drop layout editor allows audio engineers to design their own button layout for specialized functions and greater accessibility. This technology allows for easy modification of the layout of the functions on the keys; it also allows the controller to be used with other applications. Up to 24 faders can also be added in blocks of six to enhance the mixing capability of XSTREAM.

The XSTREAM control surface includes QWERTY functionality for naming, and offers a compact footprint smaller than a 17-inch laptop, while enabling advanced control macro development.

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