Sydney, Australia (November 23, 2005)–Digital City Studios owner Michael Gissing says he is “ecstatic” with his new Smart AV E48 Smart console after the first month of use.
“Since changing over to our new Smart Console last month I’ve rediscovered the joy of mixing,” said Gissing. “I hadn’t realised how much I’d missed having a touch sensitive control surface. The work flow is so much better than anything I’ve ever experienced before.”
Gissing continued: “When clients see the Smart Console they nearly always seem to reverently mutter ‘Starship Enterprise’. When they hear the improved results they grin like a kid in a lollie shop. But there’s even someone who’s more impressed than the clients–me!”
Gissing went on to say: “The ‘Arc’ concept is genius. Everything about the ergonomics is an improvement on previous mixers I have used. For the first time EVER, here’s a hardware controller that brings software mixers to life. The Smart Console is the first mixer to finally release the inherent power of computer-based mixing engines.”
“Whilst mastering a CD yesterday, my client wondered what the computer screen was near the Smart Console. ‘That’s the editor and mix engine,’ I explained. ‘Well, how come you haven’t even touched the mouse?’ came his incredulous reply. ‘Because I don’t need to!’ I exclaimed. The idea of a mouse-based mixer seems just absurd to me now after only a month on a Smart Console. I just can’t imagine trying to mix the old way again.”
Digital City’s new Smart Console is paired with a Merging (www.merging.com) Pyramix mix/edit engine.
The Smart Console is sold, distributed and serviced in Australia and the Asia Pacific region by Klotz Digital (www.klotzdigital.com.)