Los Angeles (November 11, 2016)—Not only is Slate Control “the official monitor section of the new RAVEN MTX mk2 and RAVEN MTi2,” according to Slate Media Technology’s latest promotional materials, it was designed by Paul Wolff (Fix Audio Designs, formerly of API and Tonelux) to be retrofitted into any analog console or sidecar. It includes such standard “center section” as multiple inputs, multiple speakers and LFE Control, headphones, studio speakers, cue, talkback, reverse talkback and external solo interfacing. It can also be used as a portable, stand-alone unit or flush mounted into an existing surface.
Measuring seven inches tall, Slate Control reportedly fits standard fader slots of most consoles. All signal path switching is via relays, including the main control room level—a relay array “that insures exact left/right imaging and precise switching in 1 dB steps,” offers Slate.
Key features of Slate Control include seven stereo inputs with solo bus signal and logic input for console retrofits; three speaker selections with LFE enable per speaker pair; speaker B and C with trim controls for matching levels with A; multiple cue outputs with Talkback and Slate functions; talkback system with built-in mic and external mic input; reverse talkback mic input for two-way communication with performers; selectable auto talkback that engages talkback when the music stops; CAL Mode to preset a reference level for the speakers, disabling its “YOU” main control room volume control; CUT, Mono compatibility and Left speaker polarity functions; LFE Output with 80/120 Hz, 12 dB/oct., LPF and Direct output mode, polarity and level trim; DB25 connections for inputs and outputs; DB9 connections for VU Aux and Talkback Aux remote functions; on-board USB hub for iLok and phone charging; eighth-inch input for auxiliary audio source playback; and more.
Slate Media Technology