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Blackmagic Fairlight Desktop Console

Code: NMA/DVRESFEDTAUSMIN
$5,495.00
Portable audio control surface includes 12 premium touch sensitive flying faders, channel LCDs for advanced processing, automation and transport controls plus HDMI for an external graphics display.

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The Fairlight Desktop Console is a complete audio mixing control surface for mixing multiple tracks at once, automating a variety of parameters and plug‑in settings, controlling channel functions, recording, monitoring, and navigating your project. It’s ideal for new users, smaller studios, commercials, online and independent work. You get a familiar mixer design with 12 motorized faders, precision control knobs and illuminated buttons for quickly identifying channels! You can use the knobs and buttons to control channel parameters, EQ, dynamics, plug-ins and more. The built in HDMI output lets you connect a display, giving you the same interactive graphical feedback as the larger consoles!

Features

Compact and Professional

The Fairlight Desktop Console uses the same high quality faders as the full size modular consoles. The sculpted faders are smooth and provide the perfect amount of resistance for making subtle adjustments. The precision engineered encoder knobs ensure a long life of noiseless operation, and the console buttons are rated at a million presses. Individual LCDs display track information for each channel. The high quality search dial is extremely responsive and is much faster than a mouse. The soft front panel bumper makes long sessions more comfortable, the console can be installed flush in a custom desk, and there’s even a built in power supply, which means no power brick!

Channel Strips

The Fairlight Desktop Console features 12 channel strips that can be used in a variety of ways for mixing audio. Each channel strip has a motorized fader for adjusting levels, a series of buttons for solo, mute and other parameters, a multifunction pan knob, and an LCD that shows you information about the channel or track on which you are working. Channel strips can be used to control an individual track and any strip can be assigned to any track in the project. You can also use a single strip to control multiple tracks in a group, or you can use the channel strips to control buses. This gives you the speed and flexibility you need for total control over your recording and mixing sessions!

Navigation and Transport Controls

When you’re working on a tight deadline and have a large project with a lot of tracks, you don’t want to waste time scrolling through the timeline or hunting for a clip. The Fairlight Desktop Console helps you work faster because it includes transport buttons and a high quality jog shuttle wheel. That means you’ll be able to quickly move around the timeline and navigate clips, scrub, start or stop playback, or jump to a new position with incredible speed. The controls are logically grouped, allowing you to keep your hand in one position while navigating the timeline from end to end, or anywhere in between, in seconds. The search dial can also be used for timeline zooming, clip levels and more.

Monitoring Controls

The Fairlight page has incredibly flexible monitoring so you can preview your sound from a variety of different speaker sets. You can listen and switch between everything from headphones, near field or main stereo monitors, all the way up to immersive 3D surround systems. The monitoring controls on the Fairlight Desktop Console let you quickly switch between sources, control both your studio and booth levels, or even control talkback if you have a Fairlight Audio Interface installed with your computer! You also get a level knob along with buttons for dimming and muting your speakers, allowing you to instantly cut or reduce the sound so you can have a conversation in your studio or suite.

External HDMI Monitoring

For direct visual feedback you can add an HDMI display to the Fairlight Desktop Console. This allows you to see an extensive graphical display of everything happening on the console. You’ll be able to see channel strip information, levels, equalization, dynamics processing, plug-in interfaces and more. That means you don’t have to open pop-up windows on top of your timeline. For example, when you adjust EQ settings, its interface will be displayed on the screen as you turn the knob. The screen automatically switches to show you buses, inline channel strip controls or single channel controls when in focus mode. There’s no configuration needed, simply plug in an HDMI monitor and start working!

Operating Systems Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
Windows 10, 64-bit.
Settings Control Fairlight Studio and Console setup utility software when connected by USB.
Connections
Computer Interface USB Type‑C.
Ethernet Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT.
HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI Type A.
Updates and Configuration 1 x USB Type‑C for software configuration and software updates.
Standards
HDMI Video Standards 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Power Requirements
Power Supply Internal 100 - 240V AC 50/60Hz with IEC C14 mains input.
Power Usage 20W max.
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 528 x 397 x 528mm
Weight 5.76kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing