Daly City, CA (November 8, 2007)--Digidesign is now shipping the new C|24 mid-format control surface for Pro Tools|HD and LE systems. Introduced last month at the AES convention in New York, the C|24 draws upon the legacy of the Digidesign Control|24, offering tactile Pro Tools recording and mixing control. In addition to its design, C|24 offers improved user workflow and Pro Tools integration, as well as updated analog circuitry throughout.
"The original Control|24 literally changed the way that engineers worked with Pro Tools by offering a level of tactile control that was simply unachievable with third-party devices," explains Gannon Kashiwa, market manager for Digidesign's professional products. "This level of integration, and the benefits that it provided, sparked an evolution in workflow that is the standard in thousands of music and post-production facilities today."
"Over the years," Kashiwa continues, "Digidesign has continued to lead the development of integrated control surface technology. The new C|24 benefits from this experience by bringing the latest advancements in industrial design, integrated software and hardware workflow, and mic preamp technology to the mid-sized control surface segment that we helped to define nearly seven years ago."
C|24 integrates an analog front-end with 16 low-noise mic/line/DI preamps, each with high-pass filters, plus a 5.1 surround monitor system with trimmable inputs and outputs. It also provides an 8x2 stereo submixer that is routable to the monitor system, and a built-in talkback microphone, plus inputs for remote talkback and listenback mics.
The control surface offers 24 bankable control strips, each with touch-sensitive, motorized 100mm faders and dedicated, LED-illuminated switches for Mute, Solo, Select, Input, Record Arm, EQ, Dynamics, Insert, Send, and Automation functions. The control surface also features 24 rotary encoders with LED rings, and a dual-row LED scribble strip display.
Digidesign is also offering two C|24 bundles that combine either a Pro Tools|HD or Pro Tools LE system with a C|24, plus a selection of Digidesign plug-ins, at significant savings. For a limited time, customers can select from the following: