The Slate Media Technology Raven MTX Mk2 is a state of the art touch screen display featuring the Raven Mixer – a powerful multi-touch mixer that can control all major DAW’s – and a flexible and user-customizable, multifunction Toolbar. The Raven display is housed in an elegant, custom desk whose design echoes that of a vintage analog console and is available with custom finishes and furniture accessories. Finally, The Raven MTX MK2 now incorporates Slate Control, an optional fully analog, full-featured system designed for today’s audio engineer, with multiple speaker outs and input sources, USB, multiple headphone sends and cue options, and much more. And as always, at the heart of the Raven MTX Mk2 is the most important thing of all - your DAW, right at your fingertips.
Raven 3.0 now 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 as Windows compatibility for Pro Tools 10-12.
The Modern Production Console
The Raven was built from the ground up to modernize the idea of the classic recording console. Recording, mixing or mastering with the Raven MTX Production Console is effortless and intuitive. A large-format multi-touch mixer gives you complete access to faders, pans, mutes, solos, sends, automation, and even plugin inserts. Of course on a 46” screen, plugins function as if you were tweaking 19” outboard gear – you can easily tweak the controls with your fingers. Having the DAW at your fingertips makes it easy to directly interact with the music.
Faders 3.0 are Slate’s newest multi-touch faders that allow the most precise control of your DAW faders. By integrating multi-touch 100mm virtual faders directly into each DAW, the engineer has seamless control over mix levels and automation. The new 3.0 algorithm gives the faders a virtual ‘feel’ that allows an intuitive feeling action that is comfortable and even fun to use. And for the most critical automation, “Fine Fader” mode can quadruple the resolution of the faders so you can get even the most minute moves down in the first pass with ease and perfection.
The Raven Toolbar
In Toolbar mode, the Raven Toolbar is anchored directly in front of your hands at the base of the touch display. Your DAW controls are where you want them: Transport, Edit/Mix window selector – convenient tools for tracking too, like 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, because the Raven Toolbar is virtual, it’s user-customizable – put the controls you want where you want them.
The Raven Batch Command System
The Raven Batch Command System is a series of preset and customizable buttons that can execute up to 1,000 key commands and mouse clicks automatically - a true revelation in control. With just one button, BCS allows you to create instant headphone sends, name tracks, put entire drum tracks on the grid, export stems, and so 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. Record your own mouse click automation or program user commands with the “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 almost limitless possibilities.
Slate Remote revolutionizes your workflow in ways you must experience to believe. Slate Remote is a free app for iOS users, available at the app store to anyone with a Raven MTX. Slate Remote automatically synchronizes with your Raven session via wi-fi network and gives you access to your custom batch commands, allowing it to remotely perform time-saving tasks for you from the palm of your hand.
The Slate Control
The Slate Control is a 100% Analog Monitoring System designed by legendary pro audio designer Paul Wolff. The Slate Control has been designed to provide uncompromised sonic clarity while delivering all of the necessary features studios need from a “center section” of a classic console.
- 8x Stereo inputs
- 3x Speaker Sources with LFE Enable per speaker pair
- 2x Stereo Cue Outputs to go to Headphone Amps
- Talkback system with built in mic and “Talkback Presets” to independently send talkback to specified outputs
- CAL Mode to pre-set a reference level to listen at
- LFE Output with LPF & Crossover Point, Phase and Level
- DB25 connections for Inputs and Outputs
- DB9 Connections for VU Aux and Talkback Aux
- Powered USB 2.0 inputs x2
- 33mm audio Jack for direct referencing from a device with 33mm headphone output
The MTX Mk II desk comes standard with Satin Black finish and is paired with your choice of satin black side panels or natural grain cherry wood side panels, both available at no extra cost. Side panel upgrade options include Oak, Walnut, and Mahogany. Ask your authorized Raven dealer about pricing for wood upgrade finishes and analog monitoring, including stereo and surround 5.1/7.1 options. NOTE: When purchasing MTX Mk2 without analog monitoring (“Base Model”), the desk will arrive with blank plates in place of control modules, creating one smooth surface across the armrest.
Raven MTX Mk2 Specifications
- 46” LED backlit 12-point Multi-Touch display
- HD Resolution 1920X1080P
- Raven MTX Mk2 Desk
- Wood grain or satin black side panels
- Modular furniture with options for racks and adding a MTi
- Optional Slate Control analog monitor section
MTX Mk2 Connectivity
- DVI or HDMI input for display signal from computer
- USB 2.0 to communicate touch data
Minimum Mac Requirements
- I5 processor
- Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card (512MB of VRAM)
- 4GB of RAM
- 4 Available USB ports
- Thunderbolt port
- DVI-D Port
- Pro Tools 10-12
- Logic Pro X
- Ableton Live
- Cubase 8
- Nuendo 7
- Studio One V3
- Digital Performer 8 and 9
Supporting Operating Systems
- OSX: 10.7.5 – 10.10.5
- OSX 10.11 (Public Beta)