AMSTERDAM – Fairlight (www.fairlight.au)
is at IBC with its brand new Xynergi Media Production Centre, a suite of tools
designed for studios handling audio-for-video production.
Xynergi is based around a tactile control surface that
harnesses the processing power of Fairlight’s CC-1 digital media engine. The
unit has self labeling key switches that are able to display full color images,
icons or text for control over recording, editing and mixing processes. A keyboard is available for
routine naming tasks and immediate access to MS Office tools. The controller
also features eight touch sensitive rotary controllers and multiple soft keys
arranged around the pad control zone. These can be used to support Xynergi’s
mix automation system as well as to provide precise control over signal
processing facilities, which include multi-band EQs, three stage dynamics,
multi-dimensional panning and auxiliary sends.
The controller’s intelligence allows it to know what mode
the operator is using, presenting only the functions relevant to that mode
while hiding unnecessary functions. This results in better access and less