Originally Posted by Steven Slate
I'll say right now I'm quite against a dedicated eq and dynamics section for a few reasons:
There is another controller that has these functions, and I have used it and found it very annoying when my favorite eqs or dynamic processors don't align with the knobs.. OR have special knobs beyond the typical ones that I can't assign.. It seems really yesteryear to me...
So this is why we have teamed up with the genius Paul Neyrinck who has a software application that puts the plugin GUI right onto an iPAD where you can tweak with the touchscreen. Mike Shipley was there when we tried this and we were both extremely impressed by how slick this was. We're gonna work closely with Paul to have this tweaked to perfection, because I'm very much of the thought that the future of plugin parameter tweaking is with touchscreen.. and of course this way, ANY plugin works immediately. The X1E (Extended) has enough space for the iPAD to rest.
As for dual screen, the issue here is this.. the more space in the middle to accommodate the screens, the more spread out things will be.. We will investigate further to figure out a workaround.
As for the front tray, the best idea is to make configurable so you can have an additional tray for mouse and keyboard, then the faders/keyboard controllers on the actual enclosure tray. We will resize things slightly so that the RAVEN X1 controls are still reachable.
Loving the feedback, keep it coming.
I understand your points, specially on the dual monitor problem (does a 27" imac sits there though ?) which I seriously doubt will have a workaround without making things too much apart..
nevertheless regarding the touch thing on plug control, I beg to differ.. I think we all know that for some kind of controls touch is ok, but the feeling of controlling some other kind of controls, is very important to be physical, as to get the most natural vibe to it. So as long as those knobs and buttons are bankable (i.e switch to the next/prev bank of em) have 2way led and text feedback from the original gui, I dont see why it should be a problem to implement a reasonable amount (16?) of them in the desk, and no plug gui will be out of context and usability this way, and still happylly co-habit the desk along with the iPad complementary control app.
also wondering, if one's using its own audio card (an ULN-8 here) how come do you integrate your monitor section in to the system? via I/O of the users card? So i guess theres a patchbay somehere in there to do the job?
btw, you forgot to comment about that MC transport slot?
thanks for the pronto feedback.