The CL-12 linear fader controller significantly expands the mixing capability of the 6-Series mixer/recorder line. Version Alaia is built with Penny & Giles faders and wood sides.
The optional CL-12 linear fader controller significantly expands the mixing capability of the 6-Series mixer/recorder line. The CL-12 attaches directly to any 6-Series mixer via a single USB cable that provides both power and control, making transitions between cart-based setups and over-the-shoulder workflows quick and easy.
The CL-12 will be compatible with the 688, upon shipping. Future support for both the 664 and 633 will follow. With the CL-12, the 688 gains a 3-band parametric equalizer for each of its 12 inputs, shortcut access to SuperSlot wireless receiver data (when used with the SL-6), and MixAssist auto-mix monitoring.
The CL-12 also includes ports for a USB keyboard connection for efficient metadata entry, remote control via 3rd-party applications (such as Ambient Beetle Bluetooth dongle, Timecode Systems' :wave metadata hub), and for powering an optional USB lamp.
Beautiful Form & Function
The CL-12 comes in two models. The standard CL-12 is designed to be a sleek and durable mixing surface with robust black aluminum side panels. Tactile controls, including illuminated buttons and twelve easy-to-use manual faders, combine with LED metering to improve the whole mixing experience.
In addition to offering everything the standard CL-12 does, the CL-12 Alaia also features incredibly smooth gliding Penny & Giles faders - the best in the industry. Gorgeous custom hardwood side panels also enhance the look of the CL-12 Alaia. Available in either Blonde Maple or Red Mahogany, the panels are handmade by Amish craftsmen specifically for Sound Devices, LLC. The CL-12 Alaia also comes with a pair of black aluminum side panels.
Dedicated Tactile Controls
The CL-12 features large, backlit transport buttons for record and stop, as well as numerous dedicated buttons for fast access to menus and other key functionality, such as track arming, naming, and routing. Metadata entry is a button press away, and there are buttons for PFL, HPF, phase inversion, COMs and RTNs. There are even three user-definable buttons for flexible customization.
12 Penny & Giles 100 mm linear input faders
L, R, X1, X2 level controls with press functionality for input routing
3-band parametric equalizer per channel
Large, backlit transport controls (REC and STOP)
Numerous dedicated buttons for fast access to menus and key functionality
Single USB cable connection for power and control, and quick transition from cart to bag
22-segment LED meters for L, R, X1, X2
7-segment LED pre-fade input meters
Indicator LEDs for MixAssist activity, Arm, Channel On, and Routing
USB Ports for keyboard, lamp, and 3rd-party remote control applications
Headphone port for direct audio monitoring from CL-12
Bought this as an open-box item after contemplating purchasing for a while. It's a phenomenal tool, much easier to mix than pots. The P&G faders are buttery smooth. Latency is near-zero. Works equally useful on 633, 688, and 664 recorders and the sales team are awesome to deal with. 10/10 would recommend and would definitely buy again. Also the cherry wood looks great.