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iCON Pro Audio Unveils Platform Nano

The MIDI/audio control surface is debuting at Summer NAMM.

Nashville, TN (July 18, 2019)—iCON Pro Audio is shipping Platform Nano, an addition to its modular Platform series of MIDI/audio control surfaces, and showing the unit at Summer NAMM this week.

Weighing in at 1.3kg/2.8lb, the compact — 19.5 cm/7.8” (W) x 21.5 cm/8.5” (D) x 5.5 cm/2.1” (H) — Platform Nano works with various DAWs, providing a single, full-size, touch-sensitive motorized fader with 10-bit resolution, alongside hands-on controls.

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These controls include four rotary dual-function (rotate-and-enter) encoder knobs, generally used for controlling the track pan position, aux send levels, and EQ of the DAW being controlled. An 11-segment LED surrounds the main knob control to indicate its rotating position. There’s also a Jog shuttle wheel for search, scrub, and control; eight color-coded function buttons coordinating with five different color layers, for switching a variety of function controls; illuminated buttons for channel control, including Mute, Solo, and record; six illuminated transport buttons, including play, stop, record, rewind, fast-forward, and loop; illuminated Zoom buttons with two directional (left/right and up/down) keys, for use in combination with the Jog wheel; two illuminated track buttons, for easy selection of individual channels; and two illuminated bank buttons, for shifting groups of eight channels at a time.

Platform Nano sports a desktop design that connects via a USB 3 Type B connector which functions as a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) port to the connected computer and compatible software, while also providing power to the Platform Nano itself.

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A backlit LCD shows parameter values and provides feedback about channel selections, operating modes and more. The unit naturally supports MCU (Mackie Control Universal) and HUI (Human User Interface) protocols and comes with overlays for Ableton Live, Audition, Bitwig, Cubase/Nuendo, Digital Performer, FL Studio, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Reaper, Reason, Samplitude, Sonar and Studio One.

The unit is shipping now, running $229.00.

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