Digidesign Control 24
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Digidesign Control 24

Control 24, Motorized MIDI Control Surface from Digidesign.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Digidesign Control 24
Tons of features, but annoying that there are buttons that will never be implemented. Some things are incredibly convoluted, like setting up a headphone mix, and the display could be better - four characters is not much to label a channel, and next to useless for editing plugins. Everything has a nice feel to it, though flickering of LED's and displays on occasion causes some concern about build quality.

Price paid: $12000 CDN

Sound quality is excellent. Pre's not quite as good as our Red One, but for most of the time, it's not worth patching the Red One in for the difference. Headphone output is noisy. Monitoring is not the best.
It's easy to use but hard to set up. The phantom power buttons are in the most stupid place ever, totally inaccessible, and there should be a much easier way to get a separate headphone mix or two.
It feels well built, but I worry about the flickering of LED's and displays. It shouldn't be this way.

Does most of what its supposed to in a nice clean way. Some things are easier with the computer/mouse, but the basic console functions are good and easy to use. I guess its pretty cute when you boot up and see every light on it lit up for a second or two. Some people seem to still be highly entertained by the automation. I dunno. It's not as cute as some of the artists we get in.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: richiebee ( 7-, 2005)
soccerplayer2503/26/2008

soccerplayer25's review

Digidesign Control 24
I've been using the Control 24 on and off for about 2 years. Its a great controller for Pro Tools software, but that is about all it is good for. If you are looking to have some real life faders and controls for your DAW, this is a great board. There are endless features on this board, most of which I have not even ventured into and probably never will. But it is easy enough to figure out the basic functions and can be a lot of fun to play with. I'm not a huge fan of the Focusrite built in preamps and would suggest having some outboard pres before you buy this. The price is certainly a big obstacle for most on this, which is probably why you only really see them in bigger studios. If you have a small project studio and want some real faders to work with, I would suggest looking into a smaller digital board. However, for what this really is (a big toy that controls things in Pro Tools without having to use a mouse), it certainly does its job. Its always nice to have some real faders when mixing and editing and I enjoying using many of the shortcut buttons this thing has on it, not to mention it will certainly impress the clients just from the look of it.
seb.rossi04/17/2004

seb.rossi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Digidesign Control 24
It has everything - but not black: it will only be usable by pro tools!

It's simple, it is in console pro tools: since I have, I use almost no mouse
A fault though: the manual is incomplete and available only in French in PDF: for us to print 740 pages!

Focusrite preamps: very good but to color a little while before avalon did not hurt

I use it for 3 months and overall, even if it takes a lot of périfs' and more (monitoring headphones - pro tools interfaces - preamps plugins ...) it is true that this console / control surface is magically simple decision in hand and has a seamless integration of software. is also a good product for the post prod