The stuff posted in GS back in Feb 2008 was just the tip of the iceberg.
Once we started to improve things, we realized the whole thing was in fact nothing but a chaotic lego puzzle, so a better approach was required, and this meant to design first a dedicated central section.
The central section was going to integrate the entire DAW control, handle all audio paths and main monitoring tasks and provide ample metering, surround included.
From this point on we started to develop a main controller section that would work the EuCon protocol -which at the time was still open to 3rd party manufacturers- which would integrate the Euphonix faders (or any other EuCon compatible device).
Then we added facilities for MIDI integration of 3rd party devices, as well as a dedicated monitoring section (analog, AES, spdif) in stereo and up to 5.1, not forgetting talkback, VU and LED metering, etc, etc.
Dozens of logical/electrical/software designs were made. The picture shows one of the prototypes considered :
What happened to the project? A main tragic event changed everything: my father died suddenly from a heart attack, so I left everything and went back home to take care of my family stuff for the next few years.
As the project was somehow left aside, I know some pics of some of the further designs made it to the web.
I can't tell how many of them reached Steven Slate, but it's obvious this "Raven X1" wouldn't have existed at all if it weren't for my original thread in GS and the further stuff we worked on, designing the center panel and all the rest.
It's also a fact that Steven Slate contacted me in September 2011 asking for help for a "project he was working on after seeing my original thread in GS".
Everything we did back then was registered, and that includes not just the overall concept, but a dedicated central panel for audio, EuCon and monitoring, MIDI reset for external devices, etc etc.
Despite the fact that the project didn't end up being produced, we did it first (and REGISTERED IT).
Then, several years after, someone comes and taking bits of info from the web, clones it and claims it is his design, despite the fact that he even contacts me asking for help.
These are the facts.