The Slate Media Technology Raven MTZ is a value-priced version of Slate’s large-format multi-touch control screen with a 43" diagonal viewing surface, 10 ultra-accurate multi-touch points, 1-1/2" depth, and desk options by the leading studio furniture manufacturers
Hybrid studios come with physical complications. If you’re working with a control surface or digitally controlled analog console, you have various procedures that you’ve become accustomed to doing with a mouse, while the controller may sit mostly unused. Arbitrarily Switching between mouse and surface interrupts the creative flow. Some consoles are now adding a feature that enables control of the console surface from the DAW software. The point is, since everyone works differently, there’s no way of streamlining or standardizing the process of switching between mouse and surface—that is, until Slate Media Technology realized that in order to get the most immersive studio workflow, no better solution existed than to turn the monitor screen into a world-class control surface. The result was the large-format Raven MTX multi-touch monitor, which unfortunately came with a price tag of $16,000. Enter the Raven MTZ, which, in keeping with Slate’s mission of making world-class studio tools affordable to all, is a large-format, professional multi-touch control screen available for just under $3k.
Slate Media Technology Raven MTZ—Just the Facts:
- 43" projective capacitance, no-bezel panel
- Ten ultra-accurate multi-touch points
- Sleek, ergonomic design with 1-1/2" depth
- Raven 3.0 control software
- Multiple desk options made by top manufacturers, such as Zaor, Argosy, Sterling Modular, and more
- Compatible with major DAWs, including, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X (Mac), Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer (Mac), and Ableton Live (Mac)
- Connects via USB 2.0, HDMI (cable included)
- iLok 2 required
Slate RAVEN MTZ—Behind the Screens
If Steven Slate is known for anything, it’s his love for classic analog gear and sonics while embracing the digital future of music production, and combining the two in forward-thinking studio tools. The Raven MTZ is an affordable large-format digital touch-screen control that offers console features, including sliding faders. The Raven MTZ display is sleek, unobtrusive and has multiple desk options from made by top studio furniture makers, including Zaor, Argosy, Sterling Modular, and more.
Featuring a state-of-the-art multi-touch panel and powerful Raven Control Software, the MTZ offers users multi-touch faders, pans, and sends. Plus, rather than having to either assign plug-in parameters to hardware controllers or use a mouse, you can directly tweak plug-in controls with your fingers as if they were hardware. Raven Control software also features a user-customizable multifunction toolbar and the award-winning Batch Command System, a powerful application that automates tasks, saving audio engineers hours of tedium.
RAVEN 3.0 control software
Compatible with every major DAW, RAVEN 3.0 adds customized multi-touch control of Ableton Live, Cubase/Nuendo, Digital Performer, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 10-12, and Studio One V3 on Mac, as well PC compatibility for Pro Tools 10-12. The 3.0 update demonstrates exactly why the RAVEN is so groundbreaking: through real-time interaction, Slate Media Technology has the ability to fix issues or enhance functionality, which enables RAVEN to continually, and rapidly evolve.
The RAVEN Toolbar
The RAVEN toolbar is anchored within easy reach at the base of the touch display. The toolbar controls include Transport and Edit/Mix window selector, plus tracking tools, such as Record Looping, Click, Create Group, and Undo. Use intuitive multi-touch gestures on the RAVEN NAVPAD to perform Scrub/Shuttle, Waveform Zoom, Track Zoom, and Track Banking, and RAVEN Batch Commands. Best of all, the toolbar is user-customizable, so you can put the controls you want where you want them.
The Batch Command System
A quantum leap forward in DAW control, the Batch Command System is a series of preset and customizable buttons that enable you to execute single-press commands of up to 1,000 keystrokes and mouse clicks automatically. With just one button, BCS allows you to create instant headphone sends, name tracks, put entire drum tracks on the grid, export stems, and much, much more. The BCS comes pre-programmed with 100 preset batch commands in every supported DAW, with layouts for music, mastering, post-production and more. BCS enables you to record your own mouse click automation, or program user commands with Slate’s QUICKLIST, which features hundreds of predefined DAW operations. Just touch and hold on a Batch Command button to edit, and you’ll have access to virtually limitless possibilities. With the Batch Command system, you can work faster and smarter, saving your concentration for creative tasks instead of housekeeping chores.
Slate Remote revolutionizes workflow in ways you must experience to believe. A free app for iOS users (available at the app store to anyone with a RAVEN MTX Mk2), the Slate Remote automatically synchronizes with your RAVEN session via WiFi network. It gives you access to custom batch Commands, allowing you to remotely perform time-saving tasks from anywhere in the control room.
FADERS 3.0 are 100mm multi-touch faders, which allow precise control of levels and fader automation. The 3.0 algorithm gives the faders a virtual feel that allows intuitive action that’s comfortable and even fun to use. For the most critical fader rides, Fine Fader mode can quadruple the resolution of the faders, enabling fine adjustments.
Slate Control Monitor Control System (Optional)
Since there’s no place to imbed a talkback mic in a touchscreen, Slate Media Technologies offers Slate Control, a 100% Analog Monitoring System designed by legendary pro audio designer Paul Wolff (API, Tonelux, Fix Audio). Slate Control is designed to provide uncompromised sonic clarity while delivering all of the necessary features studios need from the center section of a console.
Slate Monitor Control System—Just the Facts:
- 7 stereo inputs
- 3 speaker sources with LFE-enable per speaker pair
- 2 stereo cue outputs to feed headphone amps
- Talkback system with built-in mic and user-defined presets to independently send talkback to specified outputs
- CAL Mode sets reference monitoring level
- LFE output with LPF, crossover point, phase, and level
- DB-25 connections for inputs and outputs
- DB-9 connections for VU aux and talkback aux
- 2x powered USB 2.0 inputs
Who’s using the Slate RAVEN
The RAVEN has become the preferred control surfaces of major studios, engineers, producers, artists, and educational institutions, including Snoop Dogg, Will.i.am, Steve Aoki, Mark Needham, Dolly Parton, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Douglas, Full Sail University, and SAE. Plus, the first RAVEN MTZ has found a home in the world-famous NRG Recording Studios Mix Room C, where it will replace an older large-format analog console.
For mixing in the 21st Century, the Slate RAVEN MTZ is the most affordable way to bring the highest level of professional control to your DAW. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Integrator today.
- Pro Tools
- Logic Pro X—Mac Only
- Cubase & Nuendo
- Digital Performer—Mac Only
- Ableton Live—Mac Only
Please Note: RAVEN Hardware comes with your choice of one supported DAW. Additional DAW support licenses can be purchased for a fee from our Store.
- Computer with USB 2.0 connection
- iLok2 Dongle
- HDMI Cable (Included)
- Uses V-control pro
- No Ethernet or MIDI Required
- Minimum Mac Mini/MacBook Pro requirements:
- i5 Processor or Greater
- Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card (512MB VRAM)
- 4GB RAM
- Minimum Mac Pro requirements:
- OS X 10.7 (Lion,) 10.8 (Mountain Lion,) 10.9 (Mavericks.) • 2.5Ghz Xeon Processor
- Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card (512MB VRAM)
- 4GB RAM
Note: Quality of your graphics card is very critical to the quality of your RAVEN’s performance.
Zero-Bezel PCAP Touchscreen Monitor
- Model Name: RAVEN MTZ
- IP Rating: IP65 Front Panel
- Screen Diagonal (Inch): 43"
- Display Active Screen Size: 37" / 941.184 mm () × 20-27/32" / 529.416 mm (V)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Physical Resolution: 1920×1080
- Maximum Resolution Supported: 1920×1080
- Colors: 16.7M
- Brightness (cd/m2): 400nits
- Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
- View Angles: 89/89/89/89
- Backlight/Backlight Lifetime: LED Backlight with 50000 hours Lifetime
- Touch Technology: Projected Capacitive Touch
- Touch Drivers: Windows, Mac
- Touch Life: 50,000,000times/click
- Surface Hardness: 7H
- 1 × VGA
- 1 × DVI-I
- 1 × HDMI
- 1 × PC-Audio
- 1 × USB
- Operating Temperature Range: -10~60°C (-20~70°C Optional)
- Humidity Range (RH): 10-90%
- 24/7/365 Use: Supported
- Power Indicator: Green LED
- Power Input: AC100-240V
- Power Consumption: 60W