The Raven Core Station is the newest offering in the Raven Line. The Core station is the official desk for the Raven MTi2.
The Core Station features a modular design and can be set up in 3 different configurations. Standard included components allow for single setup with 1 MTi2 in the center or a dual setup housing 2 MTi2’s. A 3rd configuration allows the user to pair a single MTi2 with a 4 Rack Space accessory panel which will be sold separately. Each Core Station desk includes a cutout for the Slate Control analog monitoring controller, and will include a blank plate for users who do not have the Slate Control.
The Core Station features a standard satin Black finish with Silver Raven Side Panels. The desk is a modular design and assembles with ease.
RAVEN MTi2 TOUCH PRODUCTION CONTROLLER
In the past decade, the technological revolution has transformed audio into a medium that is produced and delivered in the digital domain. Powerful Digital Audio Workstations have transferred the entire recording studio into a virtual environment where all elements of the studio appear conveniently on a computer screen. But what has been lacking with the modern digital studio, is the same powerful workflow as what was accomplished on tactile mixing consoles. So back in 2012, Slate Media Technology came up with a solution. If the entire production studio was on a computer screen, why not turn the actual computer screen INTO a world class control surface? And the Raven series of Multi-Touch consoles was born. Soon the Raven would be the preferred control surfaces of major studios, engineers, producers, artists, and educational institutions like Mark Needham, Terry Lewis, Will.i.am, Jimmy Douglass, Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Full Sail University, and SAE.
The Raven MTi2 is a state of the art 27” Multi-Touch Production Console featuring a state of the art multi-touch panel and the powerful new Raven 3.0 Control Software. Using the Raven MTi2, users have access to multi-touch faders, pans, sends, and tweak plugins with their fingers as if they were real hardware. The Raven 3.0 Control Software also features a user-customizable multifunction toolbar and the award winning Batch Command System, a powerful automated task application that will save audio engineers hours per day by cutting out tedious technical tasks.
The Slate Control is a state of the art analog monitoring device built with the modern studio in mind. Designed by Paul Wolff (formerly of API and Tonelux), it is the official monitor section of the new Raven MTX mk2, and the Raven MTi2. The Slate Control is also the ideal monitoring solution for any professional production studio which demands massive amounts of features, the most pristine sound quality, and convenient desktop workflow. It can even be retrofitted in an analog console or sidecar (including easy access to the solo system) to improve the monitoring in older technology. It includes all the standard features commonly found on large frame consoles, including multiple inputs, multiple speakers and LFE Control, headphones, studio speakers, cue, talkback, reverse talkback and external solo interfacing.
The Slate Control can be used as a portable, stand-alone unit, or flush mounted into an existing surface. The front panel is 7” tall, allowing it to fit into the standard fader slots of most consoles. The signal path from the input to the speakers never sees a DAC, FET switch, VCA or optical device. All switching is done with relays, including the main control room level, which is a relay array that insures exact left/right imaging and precise switching in 1dB steps.
With the introduction of Raven 3.0, Slate have taken the already game-changing Raven software to a new level by adding compatibility with every major DAW. Raven 3.0 now adds customized multi-touch control of Ableton Live, Cubase/Nuendo, Digital Performer, Logic Pro X, Protools 10-12, and Studio One V3 on Mac as well as PC compatibility for Protools 10-12, Cubase 8-9 and Nuendo 7. The 3.0 update demonstrates exactly why the Raven is so groundbreaking: through real time interaction Slate has the ability to code our way to any fix or enhancement, and Raven has continued to evolve.
Faders 3.0 are Slate's newest multi-touch faders that allow the most precise control of your DAW faders. By integrating multi-touch 100mm virtual faders directly into each DAW, the engineer has seamless control over mix levels and automation. The new 3.0 algorithm gives the faders a virtual ‘feel’ that allows an intuitive feeling action that is comfortable and even fun to use. And for the most critical automation, Fine Fader mode can quadruple the resolution of the faders so you can get even the most minute moves down in the first pass with ease and perfection.
THE RAVEN TOOLBAR
In Toolbar mode, the Raven Toolbar is anchored directly in front of your hands at the base of the touch display. Your DAW controls are where you want them: Transport, Edit/Mix window selector – convenient tools for tracking too, like Record Looping, Click, Create Group, and Undo. Use intuitive multi-touch gestures on the Raven NAVPAD to perform Scrub/Shuttle, Waveform Zoom, Track Zoom, and Track Banking, and Raven Batch Commands. Best of all, because the Raven Toolbar is virtual, it’s user-customizable – put the controls you want where you want them.
THE BATCH COMMAND SYSTEM
The Raven Batch Command System is a true revolution in control. The BCS is a series of preset and customizable buttons that can execute up to 1,000 key commands and mouse clicks automatically. With just one button, BCS allows you to create instant headphone sends, name tracks, put entire drum tracks on the grid, export stems, and so much more! The BCS comes pre-programmed with 100 preset batch commands in every DAW we support, with layouts for Music, Mastering, Post Production and more.
Record your own mouse click automation or program user commands with Slate's Quicklist, which features hundreds of predefined DAW operations. Just touch and hold on a Batch Command button to edit, and you’ll have access to almost limitless possibilities. With the Batch Command system you’ll get it all done faster and smarter.
Slate is proud to announce the next evolution of the Raven Control software called Gestures. As its name implies, Gestures allows classic multi touch gestures to control important elements of the DAW such as opening and closing plugins, muting and unmuting tracks, zooming in and out, and more!
Slate Remote revolutionizes your workflow in ways you must experience to believe. Slate Remote is a free app for iOS users, available at the app store to anyone with a Raven MTi2. Slate Remote automatically synchronizes with your Raven session via Wi-Fi network and gives you access to your custom Batch Commands, allowing it to remotely perform time-saving tasks for you from the palm of your hand.