Guitar Center has announced that the new RAVEN MTi touchscreen console from Slate Media Technology is available for pre-order.
The RAVEN MTi integrates directly with digital audio workstations (DAW) in providing instantaneous control of all of the DAW parameters. It facilitates quick navigation through any virtual production environment and adds many workflow-enhancing features through its user-customizable controls.
The 27-inch, six-touch multitouch display has integrated direct-touch DAW controller software. MTi works with a variety of plug-ins, allowing users to control the parameters directly on the screen with their fingers. Because the MTi is a virtual control surface, its expandability is practically limitless.
MTi currently supports Avid Pro Tools 10 and 11, and will soon offer compatibility with other major DAWs and video editors including Logic, Cubase/Nuendo, Ableton Live, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere. It ships with Mac OSX compatibility, with PC compatibility to be added in the near future with a software update.
MTi connects to a computer simply using one standard DVI cable and one USB 2.0 port. It uses the RAVEN Protocol, which connects to the DAW via the industry-standard NeyFi protocol – no Ethernet or MIDI is required.
The RAVEN MTi’s display is high-definition at 1920 x 1080 pixels and is LED-backlit, which means it consumes very little power, produces little heat, and emits low electromagnetic interference than other displays. The display image is clear with wide viewing angles, with brightness controls for tailoring to the specific studio environment.
Steven Slate, CEO, Slate Media Technology, states, “In the modern recording studio, the multitrack recorder, mixer, FX rack, editor, and mix-down deck all sit inside of a computer screen. The RAVEN turns the computer screen into a world-class control surface, recreating a proven studio workflow that dramatically increases efficiency during the production process.”
The MTi sells for $2,499 in the U.S. and is available from Guitar Center retail stores, GC Pro and Musician’s Friend.
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