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Digidesign Ships New ICON D-Control Surround Panner

Brings powerful and convenient panning functionality to center section of D-Control console (August 02, 2005)

Digidesign's ICON D-Control Surround Panner

Digidesign's ICON D-Control Surround Panner

Digidesign is pleased to announce that the new Surround Panner option for the ICON D-Control worksurface is now available. The Surround Panner brings powerful and convenient panning functionality to the center section of the D-Control console.

* Integrated 640x480 high-resolution color LCD touchscreen
* Two touch-sensitive joysticks with associated Punch buttons
* Two touch-sensitive rotary encoders with 15-segment LED rings
* Six Mode buttons for each panner
* Direct control over panning and divergence via touchscreen, joysticks, or encoders
* Custom Assign mode for controlling non-pan-specific parameters with the touchscreen and joysticks
* AutoGlide automated panning features
* Touchable on-screen speaker icons to place sounds at discrete sources and ?snap automation moves


Multiple Panning Options
Developed for mixing in all surround formats, the Surround Panner provides post and music mixing professionals with multiple, ergonomic methods for moving sound throughout the surround field. ICON operators can use the high-resolution color LCD touchscreen to enter snap automation moves or place sounds with touchable on-screen speaker icons. Surround Panner also includes two touch-sensitive joysticks and two encoders, which feature 15-segment LED rings. Meanwhile, a cluster of hardware and software buttons make accessing parameters and assigning targets easy.

Pro Tools Integration
Surround Panner works with Digidesign Pro Tools software to deliver robust capabilities for automated panning. A new AutoGlide function pans sounds automatically from one position to the next, helping to move sound in time. Direct support for new glide automation functionality enables precise off-line automation as well.

Custom Assignments
Custom assignments of non-pan-related controls make Surround Panner a useful tool for post mixers, sound designers, and music mixing engineers alike. For example, the operator can assign gain and frequency of an EQ to X and Y axes on the Surround Panner to achieve dramatic filter sweeps with a finger tip.

The Surround Panner will work with Digidesign Pro Tools TDM 6.9.3 software and higher. Macintosh systems require Mac OS X 10.4.

For more information, visit Digidesigns website at

About ICON
The Digidesign ICON integrated console environment is redefining the state of the art in recording and mixing technology. Featuring a choice of the flagship D-Control worksurface or the medium-format D-Command worksurface, plus the Pro Tools|HD Accel system as its DSP mixing and processing engine and modular Pro Tools|HD audio interfaces for analog and digital I/O, ICON is the first truly integrated console environment.

About Digidesign
Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc., is the worlds leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy® Award and 2003 Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. M-Audio, a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for electronic musicians and audio professionals, is a business unit of Digidesign.

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