The Slate Media Technology RAVEN MTi2 is a state-of-the-art multi-touch production console with virtual console faders, multi-function batch processing, and full integration with Pro Tools, Cubase, and Nuendo for Mac and PC
As long as you spend all of your production time staring at a 27" screen, Slate Media Technology figured it should be doing something more than just glare back at you and put a big reflective surface between your monitors. It followed, with the burgeoning popularity of touchscreen controllers, that turning the entire monitor screen into a control surface was the next logical step in control surface technology and workflow. With a Slate RAVEN MTi2, the DAW screen becomes a world-class controller, with feature and workflow enhancements that can keep you in the creative flow longer and more consistently—with the familiar physical gestures of analog consoles and the added bonus of advanced touchscreen navigation. With an MTi2 mounted in its appropriate studio furniture, loudspeakers won’t suffer from console reflections, and best of all, with the Slate RAVEN MTi2, you get full tactile integration with all major DAWs, Mac or PC, for roughly the same price as a high-end computer monitor.
Slate Media Technologies RAVEN MTi2—Just the Facts:
- State-of-the-art 27" multi-touch display HD resolution of 1920×1080
- Completely LED backlit to consume less power and emits less EMI
- 10-touch display allows various multi-touch features like fader control and more instant integration with most major DAWs
- Gives you hands-on control of all your DAWs parameters as well as acts as your computer’s main touch-capable display
- Flexible and user-customizable, multi-function TOOLBAR
- 8 Stereo inputs
- 3 Speaker Sources with LFE Enable per speaker pair.
- 2 Stereo Cue Outputs to feed Headphone Amps.
- Talk Back system with built-in mic and “Talkback Presets” to independently send talkback to specified outputs.
- Easy compatibility using a standard HDMI cable and a USB 2.0 connection
- All Major DAWs For RAVEN are currently supported with MAC OS X and Pro Tools 10, 11, 12 & 2018 as well as Cubase 8, 9 & 9.5 and Nuendo 7 & 8 are all supported for Windows
- CAL Mode sets reference monitoring level
- LFE Output with LPF & Crossover Point, Phase and Level
- DB25 Connections for Inputs and Outputs
- DB9 Connections for VU Aux and Talkback Aux
- Two powered USB 2.0 inputs
- 1/8" jack for headphone monitoring
- iLok2 Required
Slate RAVEN MTi2—Behind the Screens
Featuring a state-of-the-art multi-touch panel and powerful RAVEN Control Software, the MTi2 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 multi-function toolbar and the award-winning Batch Command System, a powerful application that automates tasks. The customizable Batch Command System can save 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 Technologies 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 key strokes 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 preloaded 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 MTi2), 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 embed a talk-back 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 uncompromising sonic clarity while delivering all of the necessary features studios need from the center section of a console.
Who’s using the Slate RAVEN
The RAVEN has become the preferred control surfaces of major studios, engineers, producers, artists, and educational institutions, such as Mark Needham, Terry Lewis, Will.i.am, Jimmy Douglas, Full Sail University, and SAE.
For mixing in the 21st Century, the Slate RAVEN MTi2 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 Professional today.
- Pro Tools 10-12 (Mac and Windows)
- Logic Pro X
- Ableton Live
- Cubase 8 & 9 (Mac and Windows)
- Nuendo 7 (Mac & Windows)
- Studio One V3
- Digital Performer 8 and 9