The RAVEN MTX is a state of the art touch screen display featuring the RAVEN MIXER - A powerful multi-touch mixer that can control all major DAW's. With Surround Control.
The RAVEN also incorporates a full-featured analog monitoring section designed for today's audio engineer, with multiple speaker outs and input sources, USB, multiple headphone send and cue options, and much more. But at the heart of the RAVEN MTX is the most important thing of all... your DAW, right at your fingertips.
The Multi-Touch Display
When we began to develop the RAVEN concept, we studied the touch screen industry for months and became experts in the various technologies. We realized something very quickly: to make a multi-touch monitor suited for the pro audio industry, no "off-the-shelf" product would work; they were too slow, with thick, untreated glass and unusable parallax between your finger and the image. The screens themselves wouldn't look correct at the angle that we needed, the glass had a horrible friction to it, and there were no proper drivers to do real Mac and PC integration with professional DAWs. So we started from the beginning, and built the RAVEN touch display from the ground up, using brand new touchscreen technologies that were literally being introduced to the market as we were working. We build our own displays using commercial grade LED backlit screens and components from industry-standard display manufacturers. It's sharp, bright, and looks great at any angle. But one of the greatest achievements we made is in our custom made NANO GLIDE surface. This ultra thin 3mm glass is coated with a proprietary nano technology that makes the surface slick and smooth, even smoother than the famous touch tablet... and it allows you to work effortlessly. This is the Rolls Royce of touch screens... nothing on the market comes close in terms of performance, feel, and build quality.
With the introduction of RAVEN 3.0, we 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, Pro Tools 10-12, and Studio One V3 on Mac as well as our first PC compatibility for Pro Tools 10-12. The 3.0 update demonstrates exactly why the RAVEN is so groundbreaking: through real time interaction we have the ability to code our way to any fix or enhancement, and RAVEN has continued to evolve.
A large-format multi-touch mixer gives you complete access to faders, pans, mutes, solos, sends, automation, and even plugin inserts. Of course on a 46" screen, plugins function as if you were tweaking 19" outboard gear - you can easily tweak the controls with your fingers. This is a world-first in DAW control. Having the DAW at your fingertips makes it easy to directly interact with the music.
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 our 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 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 MTX. Slate Remote automatically synchronizes with your RAVEN session via wifi 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.
FADERS 3.0 are our 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 Analog Monitoring System
The analog section of the Raven is 100% digitally-controlled analog circuits. You'll never have to worry about scratchy pots or noisy switches, ensuring that your monitoring path is the most minimal possible. You hear your music with absolute purity. The sound is clean clear and articulate. The monitor section has four speaker outputs, multiple source inputs, 8 channel cue outputs for custom headphone mixes through optional headphone mixers, a 7.1 module for surround mixing and mastering, and even convenient console-top USB ports to plug in thumb drives, dongles and external hard drives. Conveniently monitor from your mobile device when it's plugged into the 3.5mm Raven iDock. Even studio communications are easier with multiple talkback mic options, including Raven's automatic hands-free mode.
The Modern Analog Production Console
The RAVEN was built from the ground up to modernize the idea of the classic recording console. Recording, mixing or mastering with the RAVEN MTX Production Console is effortless and intuitive. Be faster, more creative, and get home sooner with the RAVEN MTX and RAVEN 2.0 software.