The C100 and C10 consoles can provide an ergonomic control surface for a wide range of popular DAW packages, allowing broadcast post-production to be carried out in existing audio control suites whenever they are not being used on-air. The ability to control the transport, dynamic automation and audio parameters within the DAW permits complex mixes to be created, and these projects can be moved from one room to another without having to separate audio and automation data, simplifying workflow.
When the console is assigned to DAW control, it acts a control surface for the ‘virtual’ console inside the DAW. With the DAW tracks presented on the C100 control surface, the Fader Strip faders, pans, and ON/OFF functions control DAW channels, and assignable channel buttons provide track record functions. Sends and I/O functions can also be modified. Cue and automation data is generated by the DAW, not the console. DAW transport controls can be assigned to console centre section buttons.
The C100 and C10 use the HUI protocol providing a generic control interface with excellent real-time operation without the control latencies often experienced with other controllers. The console uses MIDI over Ethernet to connect with DAWs. Each virtual MIDI port supports eight fader channels, and the maximum number of ports a single DAW can use is four (32 channels) – DAW and console frame size permitting! The console layout is fully customizable so that DAW control channels and the consoles internal audio channels can be placed alongside each other if required. The consoles audio processing and monitoring capabilities can be used alondsige DAW control to provide a powerful and versatile production environment.