Introducing the Slate Pro Audio Raven MTX, Multitouch Production Console
(The Slate Control Is Not Included)
In the past decade, the technological revolution has transformed audio into a medium that is produced and delivered in the digital domain. Powerful Digital Audio Workstations enable music makers to create more efficiently and economically. Costly large format analog consoles were never designed for a modern production process. What is missing is a new solution that REMOVES ALL OBSTACLES between the engineer and DAW. Introducing the RAVEN MTX from Slate Pro Audio – the first ever Multi-Touch Audio Production System.
The RAVEN MTX is a state of the art touch screen display featuring the RAVEN MIXER – A powerful multitouch mixer that can control all major DAW’s – And a flexible and user-customizable, multifunction TOOLBAR. The RAVEN also incorporates a full-featured analog monitoring section designed for today’s audio engineer, with multiple speaker outs and input sources, smart phone connectivity, USB, multiple headphone send and cue options, and much more. But at the heart of the RAVEN MTX is the most important thing of all… Your DAW, right at your fingertips.
The Multi Touch Display
When we began to develop the Raven concept, we studied the touch screen industry for months and became experts in the various technologies. We realized something very quickly: to make a multi touch monitor suited for the pro audio industry, no “off-the-shelf” product would work; they were too slow, with thick, untreated glass and unusable parallax between your finger and the image. The screens themselves wouldn’t look correct at the angle that we needed, the glass had a horrible friction to it, and there were no proper drivers to do real Mac and PC integration with professional DAWs. So we started from the beginning, and built the RAVEN touch display from the ground up, using brand new touchscreen technologies that were literally being introduced to the market as we were working. We build our own displays using commercial grade LED backlit screens and components from industry-standard display manufacturers. It’s sharp, bright, and looks great at any angle. But one of the greatest achievements we made is in our custom made NANO GLIDE surface. This ultra thin 3mm glass is coated with a proprietary nano technology that makes the surface slick and smooth, even smoother than the famous touch tablet… and it allows you to work effortlessly. This is the Rolls Royce of touch screens… nothing on the market comes close in terms of performance, feel, and build quality.
The Raven Mixer
The Raven Multi Touch DAW control software puts your DAW right at your fingertips. A large-format multitouch mixer gives you complete access to faders, pans, mutes, solos, sends, automation, and even plugin inserts. Of course on a 46” screen, plugins function as if you were tweaking 19” outboard gear – you can easily tweak the controls with your fingers. This is a world-first in DAW control. Having the DAW at your fingertips makes it easy to directly interact with the music.
RAVEN MTX Specifications
Touch Display: 46″ LED backlit, 12-touch multi-touch display HD resolution, 1920 x 1080 Initially supports Pro Tools 10, 11 and Logic Pro X Compatibility for all major DAWs coming shortly
Required for Use: Computer with USB 2.0 connection Standard DVI cable Uses industry-standard Ney-Fi protocol; No Ethernet or MIDI Required. *PC-compatibility will be available in a future release. Compatibility Cubase/Nuendo and Live DAWs is coming soon.
Minimum Mac Mini/MacBook Pro Requirements:
i7 Processor or Greater Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card (512MB VRAM) 4GB RAM