MOTU has shipped Touch Console, a new mixing environment in their Pro Audio Control web app software specifically designed for mobile mixing on the touchscreen of a tablet or smartphone. Touch Console is now available as a free firmware update to all users of MOTU pro audio interfaces, including the 1248, 16A, 8M, 112D, 828es, UltraLite-mk4, UltraLite AVB, Monitor-8 and Stage-B16. The recently released 8pre-es already has Touch Console firmware installed.
Users launch the Pro Audio Control web app on their tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android) to access Touch Console, giving them intuitive, touchscreen-friendly control over the DSP-driven 48-channel mixer in their MOTU interface, with twelve busses and effects including 4-band parametric EQ, dynamics processing, classic reverb and a model of the vintage LA-2A leveling amplifier.
Optimized for mobile devices, Touch Console is designed to provide fast, intuitive access to every setting for any channel. The 'On Faders' panel lets users instantly map sends for any bus or group to channel faders, providing long-throw fader control over send levels combined with easy channel navigation.
In the studio or on stage, multiple musicians can access the mixer's seven stereo aux buses for wireless control over their own personal monitor mix from their smartphone or tablet.
Touch Console is now shipping as a free firmware update for all MOTU pro audio interfaces. Users will be automatically notified of the update when they run their interface's Pro Audio Control web app (if connected to the internet). They can update at any time, either directly over the internet or off line with a firmware update file.