The best new feature is the MIDI integration with other software programs, so that a whole bunch of buttons and the sliders can be used to control MIDI parameters. Pros Sensible, user-friendly design. The rear panel now offers an additional stereo out, totalling two separate pairs. Alternatively, you can purchase a rack version, with or without the Factory software pack. For some users, however, the improved mic pre amps or the additional outputs will be the most welcome updates. Moving into the various automation modes via their dedicated buttons is straightforward as well. But if you opt for the desktop version you also get a panel full of controllers – faders, knobs and switches that allow you to operate the bundled Pro Tools LE software that the is principally designed to drive although this new version has some tricks up its sleeve for third-party software too.
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But if you opt for the desktop version you also get a panel full of controllers – faders, knobs and switches that allow you to operate the bundled Pro Tools LE software that the is principally designed to drive although this new version has some tricks up its sleeve for third-party software too.
As with previous Digis, the offers itself in two hardware forms but this time as three potential packages. But the continuous march of technology, alongside the clamouring of Digi users offering advice for future incarnations, means that a sleek new product arrived to replace this industry stalwart.
Digidesign have concentrated their efforts on trying to make it easier to do more from the interface, hence the extra buttons. All the while, Digidesign users were left wondering when their hardware of choice would receive the inevitable revamp – and in spring it happened. The rear panel now offers an additional stereo out, totalling two separate pairs. This is great news for those with more than one pair of monitors, and switching between pairs is as simple as toggling a dedicated button.
Thereafter, you can use the sliders, knobs, 45 of the buttons and a footswitch to use the to spit out the MIDI controller information of your choice. The ability to set up inserts and sends direct from the interface is straightforward, as is the ability to edit plug-in settings direct from the unit itself. Our Verdict An industry stalwart gets a facelift and some useful tweaks, including improved preamps. Image 1 of 4 The eight faders are motorised.
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This offers the digkdesign audio, MIDI, monitoring and clocking options as its control-laden big brother, but squeezes into 2U of rack space. Moving into the various automation modes via their dedicated buttons is straightforward as well.
All of the above applies whether you choose the Digi or its rack equivalent. Image 2 of 4 Four high-quality mic pres are round the back. In summerDigidesign released version 2 of their popular M-Box audio hardware.
Sensibly, it offers the output monitor switches on its front panel. Alternatively, you can purchase a rack version, with or without the Factory software pack. Most people will probably diigidesign to perform more careful tweaks via the mouse and the onscreen interface, but this is now a viable and handy alternative.
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After all, if the functionality the Digi offers as a controller for Pro Tools could be extended to support other software applications more fully, then this would only serve to further endear it to potential purchasers.
In practice, the MIDI control functionality works very well. Pros Sensible, user-friendly design. Deskto; first way in which improved ergonomics have been implemented is automation-based.
This is great news and, some would say, overdue. Image 4 of 4 The boasts a busier top panel then the This inclines towards the front, is much easier to read and actually does a decent job as a kind of administrative meter bridge. This will be invaluable to users working in a single room during recording sessions – it means a producer can monitor the overall track while a singer or instrumentalist can be given a more recording-friendly monitor mix.
Depending on the number of tweakable parameters in any given plugin, its elements are spread over a number of pages, with settings modified and displayed by the rotary controls above each fader. People tend to be split on this: But such things do make a difference to working practice. The purpose of having a control surface is to get away from mouse-driven software navigation as much as possible and these six little buttons now mean that a huge Pro Tools function can be run remotely. Then at the start ofa mini version turned up, allowing users to get their hands on a Pro Tools LE system at a breakthrough low price.
For some users, however, the improved mic pre amps or the additional outputs will be the most welcome updates.
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All maps can be tweaked, saved and recalled easily. The now offers the opportunity to set up and digidexign automation modes direct from the front panel itself, with six dedicated switches lying to the left of the eight motorised faders. As many of us oscillate between different software packages most of which offer MIDI control to some extent this will be of benefit to many users.