Digidesign is now shipping the new Digidesign® C|24™ mid-format control surface for Pro Tools|HD® and Pro Tools LE® systems. Shown publicly for the first time last month at the AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention in New York, the new C|24 draws upon the legacy of the acclaimed Digidesign Control|24™, offering a professional, powerful, and affordable solution for adding tactile Pro Tools® recording and mixing control to any studio. In addition to its sleek industrial design, C|24 offers improved user workflow and Pro Tools integration as well as completely updated analog circuitry throughout.
"The original Control|24 literally changed the way that engineers worked with Pro Tools by offering a level of tactile control that was simply unachievable with third-party devices," explains Gannon Kashiwa, market manager for Digidesign's professional products. "This level of integration, and the benefits that it provided, sparked an evolution in workflow that is the standard in thousands of music and post-production facilities today."
C|24 features a sleek industrial design that combines a highly-advanced control surface with a full complement of analog inputs and a versatile monitoring section. Digidesign's proprietary Ethernet-based communication protocol offers vastly superior control when compared to similarly-priced control surfaces, most of which employ the slower and less extensible HUI protocol.
C|24 also integrates a full-featured analog front-end with 16 low-noise mic/line/DI preamps, each with high-pass filters, plus a 5.1 surround monitor system with trimmable inputs and outputs. It also provides an 8x2 stereo submixer that is routable directly to the monitor system, and a built-in talkback microphone, plus inputs for remote talkback and listenback mics.
The intuitive control surface offers 24 fully bankable control strips, each with premium, touch-sensitive, motorized 100mm faders and dedicated, LED-illuminated switches for Mute, Solo, Select, Input, Record Arm, EQ, Dynamics, Insert, Send, and Automation functions. The control surface also features 24 rotary encoders with LED rings, and a bright, easily readable, dual-row LED scribble strip display.
With its high-quality construction, modern low-profile graphite design, and bold graphics, C|24 is elegant enough to command the center of attention in any professional environment, from post-production and music facilities to artist and project studios.
C|24 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $9,995 USD, and is available through authorized Digidesign dealers. Digidesign is also offering two compelling C|24 bundles that combine either a Pro Tools|HD or Pro Tools LE system with a C|24, plus a selection of Digidesign plug-ins, at significant savings. For a limited time, customers can select from the following:
HD|C24 Pro Tools Studio Bundle:
Bundle Price: $18,995
LE|C24 Pro Tools Studio Bundle:
Bundle cost: $12,995