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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:20 pm    Post subject: The Smart Console Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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mart AV Pty. Ltd., an Australian based manufacturer, announced "The Smart Console", a mixing control surface incorporating patented ARC technology and designed for ergonomic efficiency when mixing and editing large numbers of channels.


ARC Technology uses a physical ARC to present and unify the functions of interrogation and channel selection into a spatially fixed array providing instant access to any channel or combination of channels. Simply touch the strip, the desired channel and the channels surrounding it immediately appear in front of the operator, as though he/she had instantaneously moved in front of those channels on a traditional long console. With this single touch, 800 previously out of reach controls snap to within reach. Even the handwritten channel description is transferred to the strips in front of you. Alternatively, the sound engineer can access channels in any order as easily and as quickly as a musical director can point to his players.


The Smart Console is designed to both reduce the number of knobs on a panel AND reduce the number of actions required in order to gain access to out of reach controls. Compared with Long and Assignable consoles, the Smart Console exhibits a five-fold reduction in console demands to achieve a given task.

The Smart Console is designed as an 'open platform' to capitalise on the strengths and experience of other leading audio manufacturers. Building on the partnerships we already have, we are actively seeking out further products to work with the Smart Console family.


The Smart Console is initially available for use with the following mixing engines:


The Logic Pro 6 from emagic
The VADIS System from Klotz Digital
The Pyramix Virtual Studio from Merging Technology
The QDC engine from Fairlight
The DME64N and DME24N from Yamaha

http://www.smartav.net/smart_console.html

 

Arc Technology™ exhibits the following advantages over traditional console design.

Timesavings

A five-fold improvement in operational efficiency provides faster facility throughput, allowing work to be completed in less time than with any other console design. Installation of a Smart Console™ into mixing facilities results in substantial savings to overall project budgets due to the significant timesavings in the final mixing process.

Smaller footprint and reduced space requirement

Smart Consoles can take up less than 20% of the space of conventional consoles. Studios that could previously only house small mixing consoles can now mix substantially larger projects in the same space. Additionally, Smart Consoles are ideal where space is critical in applications such as outside broadcast vans.

Studio flexibility and capacity
Arc Technology™ allows physically small surfaces to control large format projects allowing facilities to upgrade the capacity of smaller mixing rooms as well as ensuring complete control surface consistency across a number of rooms with differing audio capabilities.

Ease of use and reduced training requirements
Arc Technology™, and its implementation in The Smart Console™, generates an extremely short learning curve, allowing experienced operators to begin mixing literally within minutes. Expensive training courses are not required and operator approval and acceptance of the surface is extremely high, owing to its ease of use and operational clarity.

Improved creativity in the mixing process
This allows the sound engineer to focus on the mix rather than dealing with interface issues and further allows an increase of creative input from engineers producing higher quality product - better sounding mixes.


http://www.smartav.net/


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

THis is the link to the brochure. It is a zipped PDF.
http://www.smartav.net/press/console_brochure.zip

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

looking at this picture I suppose that this console can only be sold to "smart" people with extensible thumbs and, at least, three index fingers Shocked and having knowledge of alien signs Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmm.. I don´t think that is main idea here. Buying this thing will put you into a catatonic state. I don´t´think you are supposed to actually USE it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Q: How do I use the doomsday console?

A: Zee cunsule-a is oopened und clused veet zee Teelde-a key (under Iscepe-a). Type-a "help" in zee cunsule-a tu see-a vheech keys cun be-a used tu cuntrul it. Um de hur de hur de hur. "leestcmds" und "leestfers" veell shoo yuoo a leest ooff zee cunsule-a cummunds und fereeebles, respecteefely Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

this is the REAL voice of The Swedish Chef explaining how to operate The Smart Console


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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looking at this picture I suppose that this console can only be sold to "smart" people with extensible thumbs and, at least, three index fingers and having knowledge of alien signs


I recognized the channels for the nosferatu, the shark, and the nose, but the others left me mystified.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wasn´t this one featured in X-Files season 4 episode 3?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

No, you are confused...it was "Independence Day" in the captured spacecraft. Remember, right before they uploaded a virus into the alien network, then smoked cigars? I think that counsole had an ashtray built in, though. Must've been the "AT" series expansion option.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cigars? I know what Sigmund Freud would make of that.. Hmm.. when I think of it, I reckon you know too..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is a nice console for the small amateur project studio, but for most of our members, something a bit more powerful is needed. Thanks for posting this, though. It's good to keep an eye on what the simple folk are doing for mixing consoles. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

First Elite Series Smart Consoles Start Shipping

March 11, 2005
Smart AV has commenced delivery of its Elite Series ergonomically advanced mixing console control surfaces with shipments to the United States, Germany, Japan, and Southeast Asia.



finally I can get 2 of those wait, Italy is not on that list, damn Exclamation

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

They are not shipping to Italy yet? These people are mean!! Shocked
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They are not shipping to Italy yet? These people are mean!! Shocked

nor to Nor-way Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Time for a smart console pinata?
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