Rupert Neve Designs Swiftmix Console Automation System
Built around state-of-the-art motorized faders, advanced transport functionality and DAW control over ethernet, Rupert Neve Designs Swiftmix Console Automation System combines the accuracy and convenience of digital automation with the unrivaled analogue sound of the Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console.
A Worthy Compliment
Since its debut six years ago, the 5088 has redefined the possibilities of audio quality. Incorporating 90 volt power rails, discrete, class-A signal paths, and custom transformers, the 5088 is the pinnacle of Mr. Rupert Neve’s esteemed design lineage. With the introduction of Rupert Neve Designs Swiftmix Console Automation System, engineers can now enjoy the speed and recall abilities of their DAW with seamless integration in the 5088 frame.
Functionality in Hand
Each SwiftMix fader channel features five illuminating tact switches and a 100mm motorized fader. The switches control DAW channel selection, DAW solo, DAW mute, channel record enable and automation mode. The automation mode switch toggles the selection between off, read, touch, latch and write, which are individually indicated with LEDs on the fader panel. A carbon impregnated fader cap provides immediate touch responsiveness, and the 100mm motorized fader is extremely accurate to 1/5mm for writing, adjusting and following of automation commands.
MC5 Master Control
The MC5 Master Control module brings advanced transport, editing, and grouping functionality ]to the engineer’s fingertips. By providing seamless control from the mix position, MC5 allows for easy auditioning, decisive editing, and quick recall. The Master Control module is an optional addition to SwiftMix systems and requires at least one bank of 8 SwiftMix faders to operate.
Universally Compatible, Remarkable Performance
For maximum compatibility, SwiftMix communicates via a 9 bit HUI over ethernet protocol. SwiftMix’s implementation provides precise fader-mapped calibration, which allows the motorized analogue fader to match levels previously set in the DAW. This attention to detail is essential for flawlessly recalling mixes created in the box or at another location. System setup can be accomplished in moments by connecting a single ethernet cable to the DAW host computer and then adding SwiftMix as a HUI Controller in the DAW. No drivers are required for PC or Mac, and channels are automatically assigned and matched to channels in the DAW. SwiftMix is primarily optimized for use in AVID Protools and Apple Logic, but it will work with most DAWs supporting HUI control surfaces.
Featuring a VCA-less motorized fader design, DAW-based communication, and instant, precise control, with SwiftMix there is finally an automation system worthy of the 5088 Console. Systems are available both for new 5088s as well as retrofitting into existing 5088s.
- Calibrated Motorized Faders
Provides VCA-less motorized fader control with .2mm accuracy on a 100mm touch sensitive fader
- DAW Select
Selects channels in the DAW environment. Can also be used to create groups in the DAW
- DAW Mute
Selects the channel mute in the DAW environment
- DAW Solo
Selects the channel solo in the DAW environment
- DAW Record Enable
Selects the channel record enable in the DAW environment
- DAW Automation Mode Toggle
Toggles the channel automation mode in the DAW. The selections cycle between Off, Read, Touch, Latch & Write.
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