MASSIVE Control, MODULAR Components, MINIMUM Footprint Seize control of your productions with the Platform M DAW Controller, adding true tactile control via USB2.0 to your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and production system. The all-new Platform M is a MIDI control surface designed for producers, engineers and musicians who want the hands on control of a mixing console and the flexibility of modern “in the box” digital music production within a smaller physical workspace. With nine (9) full sized motorized faders, eight (8) rotary dual-function encoder knobs, backlit buttons for Mute, Solo, Automation and Transport control, a jog wheel, and access to your entire mix by banking across tracks in groups of 8 or 1 channel at a time, all the primary functions of your DAW are now at your fingertips. CONTROL YOUR DAW AND PLUGINS The Platform M integrates with most popular Digital Audio Workstations. Mapping presets for Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, ProTools, Logic, Reason, Studio One, Bitwig, Samplitude and Reaper are loaded at our factory. Mackie Control or HUI protocols provide seamless interfacing with your DAW’s functions. But even if your preferred DAW is not on this list, you can still map its functions with our intuitive MIDI learn mode. Platform M also offers tactile control of your VST, RTAS, Direct X and AU Plugins so you can dial in EQ frequencies, Q, gain and other effect parameters with the rotary encoder knobs. CUSTOMIZE YOUR SETUP The compact size (40cm x 20cm x 4.5cm) of this DAW controller means it should fit comfortably into any studio setup. But, the Platform M is also designed to be the nerve center of your very own scalable, customizable, modular audio production system. Add the Platform D Backlit LCD Display Module to keep track of every parameter, channel and control value in your mix. A variety of additional expansion modules will be available soon, adding more faders, knobs and pads; providing even greater power, versatility and creativity. With Platform M, you can build the control surface that suits your needs. FEATURES:
LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2016) - Icon Pro Audio is proud to announce the Platform M control surface. The all-new Platform M is a MIDI control surface designed for producers, engineers and musicians who want the hands on control of a mixing console and the flexibility of modern “in the box” digital music production...
...as I know. I would hate working without that. I'm personally not loving the look of the added display for the Platform M. It seems the respective channels don't line up with the text on the screen. The Mackie is built like a tank, if it's the current model.
Thanks to some guy on the icon support page https://support.iconproaudio.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360032950732-Platform-M-high-pitch-noise-issue-Mixer-button-not-working-Chan-button-only-working-on-Pan-controls who found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlT-9Vyjlj4 (switch "mackie control mode" from "cubase" to "compatibility")
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