[Musikmesse] Euphonix MC Transport
Euphonix has announced MC Transport, the latest addition to its line of Artist Series media controllers.
Euphonix says it has "worked closely with the world’s leading software developers like Apple, Steinberg, MOTU and others to deeply integrate native EuCon support into their audio and video applications to provide high-resolution, high-speed control over almost all software functions for an unmatched editing and mixing experience."
MC Transport also supports the HUI and Mackie Control protocols for even greater flexibility, according to Euphonix.
MC Transport features:
The weighted, optically encoded jog wheel is designed to provide you with "professional, ultra-high resolution navigation of your timeline, and can be instantly assigned to control a host of other parameters like zooming horizontally/vertically, trimming clip head and tail, setting clip gain, cross fading, etc. by simply pressing the appropriate soft key."
MC Transport’s optically encoded shuttle ring features a "revolutionary, spring-loaded design with rubberized surface for effortless one-handed operation," according to Euphonix. Shuttle ring response can be customized for each of your favorite media applications, and as with the jog wheel, its functionality can be switched on the fly via the programmable soft keys.
MC Transport has seven programmable transport/navigation keys with multi-color status LEDs. These controls automatically switch to match whatever application is in focus and can be customized to suit your workflow. When used in conjunction with MC Transport’s function (shift) key, these transport controls serve as soft keys that can be programmed with additional navigation and editing functions.
MC Transport provides you with an integrated numeric keypad that offers easy entry of locate operations like time code and marker navigation, as well as quick parameter editing, according to Euphonix. Like the transport controls, all 16 numeric keys also function as programmable soft keys when used in conjunction with the function key.
MC Transport features six soft keys designed to provide you with quick access to application functions at the touch of a button. These same six Soft Keys (plus the transport and numeric keys) provide you with another 29 programmable soft keys when used in conjunction with the function key.
Pricing & Availability
MC Transport is expected to be available at authorized Euphonix retailers in June 2009 at an estimated street price of $399.99.