Now works with Appleâ€™s Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro 20/03/07
Frontier Design Group have told us that they are now shipping the new AlphaTrack controller, and that it now supports two more applications â€” Appleâ€™s Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro â€” in addition to the DAWs already supported (ProTools, SONAR, Reason, Cubase SX/SL, Digital Performer, and Nuendo).
Hereâ€™s the details in Frontier Designâ€™s own words:
'AlphaTrack combines a set of intuitive tactile controls in an attractive package that fits easily on your desktop for DAW mixing and editing. Now you can ride a high-resolution fader, turn real knobs, and scroll/shuttle with the touch of your fingers. Its compact design and USB connection make AlphaTrack an excellent portable companion for laptops too.
AlphaTrack has a 100mm, touch-sensitive, motorized fader which provides true 10-bit resolution for smooth, precise level control. AlphaTrack includes three touch-sensitive encoders, a feature previously found only on high-end gear costing thousands of dollars. Use the encoders to adjust track and plug-in parameters while the 32-character backlit display shows detailed feedback in response to your touch. The encoders provide quick control of pans, sends, EQ, plug-ins, and automation. AlphaTrack also has standard transport controls, a set of user-definable buttons and a footswitch jack for easy punch-in recording.
One of AlphaTrackâ€™s unique innovations is its touch-sensitive jog and shuttle strip. Slide one finger across its surface to scroll through your projectâ€™s timeline. Place two fingers on the strip to control the timelineâ€™s shuttle speed. Zoom through your project with two fingers, then just lift one finger and slide to quickly set the precise position you want. To navigate through your projectâ€™s markers, simply tap your finger on the end of the strip.
AlphaTrack works on Windows XP and Mac OS X (including Intel Macs), and connects to the computer using just a single USB cable.' Pricing and Availability:
MSRP $249 More information and online demo video: