Sydney, Australia (October 16, 2012)—Fairlight will debut the xStream compact desktop control surface for its CC-1 Media Engine during the 133rd AES Conference in San Francisco from October 27 to 29.
The xStream is designed for audio and video engineers working in the post-production fields of advertising, TV production and music project recording. Through Fairlight’s new iCan (Integrated Control Across Network) technology with drag-and-drop layout editor, audio engineers can design their own button layouts for specialized functions and greater accessibility. This technology allows for modification of the layout of the functions on the keys and allows the controller to be used with other applications. Up to 24 faders can also be added in blocks of six to enhance the mixing capability of xStream.
The xStream control surface includes QWERTY functionality for naming, and has a compact footprint smaller than a 17” laptop. The xStream delivers SD/HD integrated video, mixing, plug-ins, file transfer and recording. As part of the Fairlight range, it is fully file format compatible and can handle workflows for virtually all SD and HD file formats. The CC-1 media engine can be configured with up to 192 disk recorder tracks, 230 mixing channels and 2 HD video tracks for 3D work. The XSTREAM supports up to 256 audio inputs and outputs, built-in EQ and dynamics for every channel, full integration of VST plug-ins and instruments, and mixing to multiple bus destinations up to 7.1 wide.