Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
9/16/2008 6:40 AM
Fairlight has responded to overwhelming calls to bring its Xynergi based SLICK (self labeling illuminated computer key switches) technology to its popular Constellation large format mixing consoles. The XCS panel, which stands for Xynergi Centre Section, is now an available option across the complete range of its Constellation console series.
The Xynergi controller technology was first launched to the world in the form of the desktop Xynergi Media Production Centre and, according to Fairlight’s Sales & Marketing Director, Stuart DeMarais, “it quickly became clear that with the Xynergi technology, we had invented a controller that re-defined how users interface with their creative environment. Once they’d experienced Xynergi any other interface experience became a compromise. It was only a matter of time before we had a crescendo of voices asking for us to incorporate the Xynergi interface into our large format consoles and now we have pleasure in delivering this to the market”.
The XCS panel harnesses the unique tactile power of the Xynergi controller technology and creates a whole new paradigm for console style mixing environments. Constellation with XCS is the ultimate statement in form and function: a small footprint console with dedicated tactile control of every single system function including over 60,000 automation parameters. The XCS panel centralizes all major system functions directly under finger tip control providing a truly intuitive tool for recording, editing and mixing. The XCS can be specified with any number of other Constellation panels, most typically the channel assign panel or in line panel, to create a console mixing environment tailored made to the individual tastes of the operator.
The first Constellation with XCS panel was shipped to Highway Television in France and the system can be seen at various global locations during the upcoming trade show season as follows; IBC Amsterdam (Sept 12th – 16th), AES San Francisco (Oct 2nd – 5th), SATIS Paris (Oct 23rd-26th) and Tonmeister Leipzig (Nov 13th – 16th).