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Powerful Touch M.E. Sets Lightworks Apart

Lightworks tactile NLE audio interface eliminates need for mouse or keyboard (July 05, 2005)

Lightworks announces that Touch M.E., its compelling audio upgrade introduced at NAB in April is now shipping. Touch M.E. in combination with the Touch console, reinforces Lightworks philosophy that the editor, not the machine is at the heart of the Lightworks NLE system.

?Weve created a much more versatile and powerful audio environment for the editor, states Seth Hallen, VP of North American Operations for Lightworks. ?M.E. is tactile facilitating mix automation by means of a physical mixer that you can touch and feel as opposed to a computer interface that requires clicking a mouse.

Touch M.E. responds to the demands of the professional editor with cutting edge precision audio capabilities. The Mackie Control Universal Surface offers full control of nine independent motorized sliders and production time is drastically reduced through the ability to adjust 16 channels in real time. Ultra-fast and touch-sensitive, Touch M.E. memorizes the sound levels track-by-track on the fly, so that the mixer automations flying faders replay the cut exactly as it was recorded.

Editor Scott Hill recently cut ?Monster-In-Law on Lightworks and enthusiastically looks forward to the enhanced control offered through the M.E. software: ?This is what will really set Lightworks apart from the competition, says Hill. ?I typically need a device that will control at least eight tracks of audio individually so that I dont have to gang multiple tracks together on any single fader. Touch M.E. offers much greater control and allows you to easily mix on-the-fly when the director is in the room. It also writes info at the same time each fader is moved, remembering the way those tracks were mixed.

Lightworks Touch M.E. is a field upgradeable option which includes the Control Surface, enabling software, interfacing control box and cables.

About Lightworks
Lightworks has been developing and supplying high end editing solutions for the film and television industry for over a decade. The latest product, Lightworks Touch, has already been used around the world on over twenty major motion pictures including ?The Aviator, ?The Phantom of the Opera, ?The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, ?Monster-in-Law, ?The Libertine, ?Proof, and ?White Noise as well as on numerous commercials, a vast array of television programs, and a 5-hour Led Zeppelin DVD anthology. Lightworks, headquartered in London, also has offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. Lightworks, UK Ltd., was recently formed after the purchase of Lightworks by Gee Broadcast Systems, Ltd.. Gee Broadcast Systems has been supplying products and engineering services to the broadcast industry for 18 years and also manufactures the Geevs Video Server, which provides integrated, networked, production solutions, together with the Lightworks Touch.

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