Sound Devices has announced its CL-12 Linear Fader Controller is now available to ship globally. The CL-12 was unveiled at IBC earlier this year and features 12 100 mm linear faders. As an accessory that expands the mixing capability of the 688 mixer/recorder, the product is ideal for live mixing of multiple audio signals.
The CL-12 comes in two models: the standard CL-12 and the CL-12 Alaia (pronounced "ah-LIE-ah"), which features smooth-gliding Penny & Giles faders and custom hardwood side panels in either Blonde Maple or Red Mahogany. The side panels are handmade by Amish craftsmen at the Wisconsin-based J&E Custom Woodworks, located not too far from Sound Devices' headquarters. The Alaia models, outfitted with the custom hardwood panels, will also ship with additional standard black aluminum side panels.
"We are excited to announce that our new CL-12 linear fader controller is now shipping," says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices. "The CL-12 effortlessly extends the capabilities of the powerful 688 via a single USB cable, making transitions from cart-based to over-the-shoulder setups quick and easy for production professionals. In addition, we are very proud to have teamed up with our neighbors at J&E to bring an artisanal touch to our latest product."
With the CL-12, the 688 gains sunlight-viewable LED metering, as well as numerous dedicated buttons for quick access to key functionality, such as fast-track arming, naming, routing, and transport controls. It features a 3-band parametric equalizer for each of the 12 inputs, and the ability to monitor audio directly from the CL-12's headphone port. Additional shortcut controls include those for metadata entry, COMs, and SuperSlot wireless receiver monitoring.
The CL-12 is currently compatible with the 688 mixer/recorder; customers can download the latest firmware update. Future support for Sound Devices 664 and 633 products is planned.
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