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Old 6th September 2007
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Fairlight's new Xynergi controller

G,day,

Uncle Joe here...

Xynergi

Originating from the Greek word sunergia, meaning "cooperation," and also sunergos, meaning "working together")
It is the combined working together of two or more parts of a system so that the combined effect is
greater than the sum of the efforts of the parts.

We are introducing the Xynergi Controller, the first truly ‘application aware’ controller. In essence, Xynergi harnesses
the power of the CC-1 card to deliver one of the world’s most powerful desktop media production centre.

The Xynergi controller features a unique implementation of self-labelling key switches which are able to display
full colour images, animated icons or text to provide intelligent control over the entire recording, editing and mixing process.
In addition, the controller can support any type of language or icon driven menu structure with an ‘on-demand’ QWERTY keyboard
for routine naming tasks and immediate access to Windows applications.The controller also features eight touch sensitive
rotary controllers and multiple soft keys arranged around a high–res color control zone known as the “pad”.






http://www.fairlightau.com/Joe/Xynergi/XYNERGI.html


We try our best ...

Later Mates - Best Regards.

Uncle Joe / Fairlight


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Old 6th September 2007
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Congrats on having the slowest loading website on the planet.
Old 6th September 2007
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Sure looks convoluted.
Old 6th September 2007
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Congrats on having the slowest loading website on the planet.
Hi Jim,

Thanks for this ... I've reduced the filesize of the .swf, therefore
bandwidth.

Cheers,

Uncle Joe / Fairlight


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Old 6th September 2007
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for this ... I've reduced the filesize of the .swf, therefore
bandwidth.

Cheers,

Uncle Joe / Fairlight


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Old 6th September 2007
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WOW....

I wasn't sure to begin with but this could be a brilliant innovation.
Any idea of pricing.

I know Fairlight aren't entry level but it would be a shame for this to fail due to the price point being out of the range that 'normal' studio owners can justify.

Looking forward to finding out more.
Old 6th September 2007
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Too bad it doesn't work with Nuendo. :(
Old 6th September 2007
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lookjs handy and nice, sort of like the optimus keyboard some russian guy has been anouncing for the past 2 years or so on his website
what's the price???
Old 6th September 2007
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WOW....

I wasn't sure to begin with but this could be a brilliant innovation.
Any idea of pricing.

I know Fairlight aren't entry level but it would be a shame for this to fail due to the price point being out of the range that 'normal' studio owners can justify.

Looking forward to finding out more.
It seems to be Fairlight's answer to Euphonix' MC Controller. Very well done!

But, where in the f**k are the faders??????

Hell, if Fairlight is ever going to get traction in audio world, they got to start understanding what we want....and, WE WANT FADERS!

Guess I'll jump on to their site and see if they address this.

Laser
Old 6th September 2007
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Faders? Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Fairlight have a couple of options for fader units already?

Uncle Joe, this thing is beautiful! Will you send me one, along with a Fairlight system?
Old 6th September 2007
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Nice!
Old 6th September 2007
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Price?
Old 6th September 2007
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Very nice Uncle Joe,

Beau travail.

Eric.


PS : it works on my MFX ?
Old 6th September 2007
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We are introducing the Xynergi Controller, the first truly ‘application aware’ controller.
As in: controls other DAWs as well besides Fairlight products?

Looks like a cool unit
Old 6th September 2007
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Faders? Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Fairlight have a couple of options for fader units already?

Uncle Joe, this thing is beautiful! Will you send me one, along with a Fairlight system?
All this talk from Euphonix and Digi on a lower cost controller has obviously clouded my vision of this thing.

If we're talking this controller AND the 12-ch sidecar, it's going to be major $$$$.

Hope I'm wrong.....but I doubt it.

Laser
Old 6th September 2007
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what is the price and when will this be available. it is not on the Fairlight website
Old 6th September 2007
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As in: controls other DAWs as well besides Fairlight products?

Looks like a cool unit
lovely stuff. got to be pricey, indeed.
No way one can use it with Nuendo, is it?
Old 6th September 2007
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thumbsup ...... I bet a fader pack is around the corner....
Old 7th September 2007
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Originally Posted by Lindell View Post
thumbsup ...... I bet a fader pack is around the corner....
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Laser - If we're talking this controller AND the 12-ch sidecar, it's going to be major $$$$. Hope I'm wrong.....but I doubt it.
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Stiff - Faders? Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Fairlight have a couple of options for fader units already ?
Hello again,

Fader Options

1 ) Fairlight Fader Sidecar
Each Xynergi system can be specified with up to two sidecars
with twelve faders each. Each sidecar features touch sensitive motorised
faders, encoders and switches, fader bank switches, channel status
LEDs, OLED displays and Joystick surround panner.



Also ...

2) Third Party Fader option
All Xynergi systems will support a single external MIDI device
implementing the HUI MIDI mapping protocol. The only
currently supported model is Mackie’s Control Extender.
This will give you the option to purchase and use the
Mackie 8 fader sidecar with the Xynergi system.

For those of you in Europe please be informed that
the full Xynergi System with CC-1 will be present for
"hands on" viewing at the IBC Exhibition, Amsterdam
7 - 11 September 2007.

Also, if you have some time ... check out the Fairlight
website:

www.fairlightau.com

a bit later on ...

All the best,

Uncle Joe / Fairlight


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Old 7th September 2007
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that's a nice looking box. the fader packs are handsome too.

question: i have 3 emagic "logic control xt's", the precursor of the 'universal' mackie control, and they run on midi, not usb. would they be useable with this device, or would i have to update some firmware or get usb units to be compatible?

depending on the price and compatibility with all the software out there, this could be a huge hit for fairlight.
Old 7th September 2007
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The self-labelling keyswitches are very cool - as is the application-aware aspect of the interface. It changes look and feel based on what you are doing at the time - very clever.

Check out the vid:



-gil
Old 7th September 2007
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and certainly not new - not to piss on the parade, the MC does some of that. So the marketing as 'first ever' is a little off...although I suppose it is the first ever full qwerty keyboard thats functioning with these switches.

looks cool though. The real question is price - and that'll be interesting after the 'low cost euphonix' thread - those SmartSwitches are not cheap at all. They seem smaller than the MC switches...maybe a newer model/manufacturer?

-T
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and certainly not new - not to piss on the parade, the MC does some of that. So the marketing as 'first ever' is a little off...although I suppose it is the first ever full qwerty keyboard thats functioning with these switches.

looks cool though. The real question is price -
-T
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Yup and Yup. Euphonix already did this, and price will be the key factor.
I like the way Fairlight added the Eventide Soft Key functionality to the screen. Much more reliable than a touch screen.

Laser
Old 8th September 2007
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this won't work with a Mac Pro, will it?
Old 8th September 2007
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this won't work with a Mac Pro, will it?
pc oriented from what I can figure on the website ... kind of a bummer .. but man, I've always liked this co.
Old 8th September 2007
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...and it just works with Fairlight or what?
Old 8th September 2007
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...and it just works with Fairlight or what?
if I read correctly you can pop their card into any pc ..
Old 8th September 2007
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I meant, does the controller work with other software than Fairlight?
Old 8th September 2007
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I meant, does the controller work with other software than Fairlight?
AH ... I tend to think it 's FL dedicated.
Old 8th September 2007
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I meant, does the controller work with other software than Fairlight?
Although .... an elaboration on this on this may be useful ..

"the controller can support any type of language or icon driven menu structure with an ‘on-demand’ QWERTY keyboard for routine naming tasks and immediate access to Windows applications"
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