The Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console is a full audio control surface featuring a bank of 12 touch sensitive faders and pan knobs, built in LCDs above each channel strip, channel control buttons, automation transport and navigation controls, HDMI graphical interface output for connecting a monitor, and more.
The Fairlight Desktop Console is a complete audio mixing control surface for mixing multiple tracks at once, automating a variety of parameters and plug in settings, controlling channel functions, recording, monitoring, and navigating your project. It's ideal for new users, smaller studios, commercials, online and independent work. You get a familiar mixer design with 12 motorized faders, precision control knobs and illuminated buttons for quickly identifying channels! You can use the knobs and buttons to control channel parameters, EQ, dynamics, plug-ins and more. The built in HDMI output lets you connect a display, giving you the same interactive graphical feedback as the larger consoles!
The Fairlight Desktop Console features 12 channel strips that can be used in a variety of ways for mixing audio. Each channel strip has a motorized fader for adjusting levels, a series of buttons for solo, mute and other parameters, a multifunction pan knob, and an LCD that shows you information about the channel or track on which you are working. Channel strips can be used to control an individual track and any strip can be assigned to any track in the project. You can also use a single strip to control multiple tracks in a group, or you can use the channel strips to control buses. This gives you the speed and flexibility you need for total control over your recording and mixing sessions!
Navigation and Transport Controls
When you're working on a tight deadline and have a large project with a lot of tracks, you don't want to waste time scrolling through the timeline or hunting for a clip. The Fairlight Desktop Console helps you work faster because it includes transport buttons and a high quality jog shuttle wheel. That means you'll be able to quickly move around the timeline and navigate clips, scrub, start or stop playback, or jump to a new position with incredible speed. The controls are logically grouped, allowing you to keep your hand in one position while navigating the timeline from end to end, or anywhere in between, in seconds. The search dial can also be used for timeline zooming, clip levels and more.
Task Based Controls
Control function selector buttons let you assign the buttons and knobs on the panel for different purposes. You can quickly select between master and channel controls, panning, plugin control, EQ, dynamics and more. By default, the console works in strip mode, giving you one channel strip per track. Focus mode lets you assign all of the select buttons and knobs on the console to work on the parameters or plug-ins for a single track. That means you can adjust the EQ, dynamics or any other plug-in parameter for a track using all of the select buttons and knobs on the console. For example, you can adjust multiple frequency ranges in the EQ at the same time, which is impossible to do with a mouse!
Fairlight's powerful automation lets you record parameter changes you make over time. For example, you can record level changes as you move the faders on the console. Fader adjustments are saved and can be edited later. Fairlight lets you automate anything from simple level changes to complex plugin, EQ and dynamics changes. That means you can use the console to create and save live adjustments. The faders and knobs are touch sensitive, activating the moment you touch them, so you don't have to move them for the console to know you want to work on that parameter. Six automation buttons enable and disable automation, set recording method, and which automation curves show in the timeline tracks.