NAMM 2008: Euphonix controllers for the home

Two new DAW-friendly devices on the way

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The MC Control is notable for its customisable touchscreen.
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Each of the MC Mix's eight channels features a motorised fader and rotary encoder.

It seems that high-end control surface developer Euphonix will go to the NAMM show with two products that are aimed squarely at the home studio user.

There's been no official word from the company at this stage, but at least one online retailer has the MC Control and MC Mix devices available for pre-order.

The MC Control is the more expensive of the two products and is seemingly designed to put you in total control of your DAW. Highlights include a customisable touchscreen interface, four touch-sensitive motorised faders, 12 Smart Keys and eight programmable rotary encoders.

MC Mix is a more compact controller that dispenses with the touchscreen but offers eight motorised faders, eight rotary encoders and a selection of programmable buttons. Each of the eight channels has its own OLED display.

The indications are that the MC Control and MC Mix will retail for $2000 and $1400 respectively. Both products support Euphonix's Ethernet-based EuCon protocol, so we're assuming that they'll only work with software that's similarly compatible.

Full details will presumably be posted on the Euphonix website once the products have been officially announced.