Daly City, CA (March 26, 2004)–Digidesign has announced ICON, an integrated console environment featuring the all-new D-Control tactile work-surface, Pro Tools|HD Accel as its core DSP engine, and modular HD audio interfaces for analog and digital I/O. Said by the company to be the first truly integrated console solution of its kind, ICON comprises a fully automated, completely recallable, total production system that allows operators to accomplish every aspect of a project–recording, editing, mixing, and processing–complete with integrated video and delivery. ICON will begin shipping during NAB in April 2004.
“ICON is the result of an enormous effort by many members of the Digidesign team along with leaders in the mixing community,” said Dave Lebolt, Digidesign general manager. “This collaboration has allowed Digidesign to offer the only product that combines all of the advantages of a large-format digital console with true ‘from-the-ground-up’ connectivity to the leading digital audio workstation.”
In addition to supporting mixes up to 24-bit/192 kHz in 7.1 surround, ICON is backed by industry-standard Pro Tools recording and editing software, with every element of a session recallable. The integrated console features touch-sensitive controls, a wide range of visual mixing feedback, dedicated center section and per-channel control over all processing functions and routing, global automation capabilities, and full studio and control room monitoring.
ICON is a completely custom-configurable audio production environment, rather than simply a typical digital console. Options include expandable analog and digital I/O, integrated remote mic preamps, industry-leading Development Partner effects processing plug-ins and software options, seamless Avid picture support, and comprehensive synchronization and machine control options.
Full details on ICON become available on the Digidesign web site today, Friday, March 26.