Euophonix MC Mix control surface

Euphonix MC Control

An anonymous readers tips us off on new control surfaces from Euphonix, a maker usually known for products at the higher end of the market. Whether this was an intentional post or not (it looks like you can pre-order the product), it’s definitely something new, and could mean you get a little Euphonix love in your home studio in the "affordable by mortals" territory.

We’ll be reporting from NAMM, so I’ll be sure to drop by Euphonix and see if we can see these up close and personal.

Reader X writes:

Doing some searching for studio control surfaces at Sweetwater.com turned up the following two product listings — which oddly enough aren’t anywhere on Euphonix’s web site, nor have they even been announced yet, to my knowledge – there’s been no news or blogging about them whatsoever. Could this be an accidental leak? If anything, they seem to represent a real breakthrough in price-performance and they look pretty slick…

Euphonix MC Control — a slim-profile control surface with 4 moving faders and a dynamic touchscreen display, plus hardware jog/shuttle wheel, list $1999, retailing for $1499, or roughly 1/10th of their flagship MC Pro DAW controller. (!)

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MCcontrol/

Euphonix MC Mix — a $999 surface with 8 moving faders and parameter-editing displays; I presume this could be used in conjunction with the MC Control much like a Mackie Expander, etc.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MCmix/

Both of them use the EuCon protocol so I guess you’d need compatible software (logic pro over logic express, for instance).

Those links are live as I write this. Looks like potentially good stuff, and at a price that starts to be competitive with products like Mackie Control.

  • mots

    it was also posted on audiofanzine.com, but was, strangely, remove. here is the google cache
    http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:oWIUWhaxc6gJ

  • cdmr

    I wouldn't want to be in the business of selling touch screen interfaces in 2008 with so many rumors floating around about Apple announcing a multi-touch tablet like device that's slightly bigger than an iphone.

  • http://www.lowstring.com Brett

    Just got the new Sweetwater "Select" catalog in the mail today and these two controllers where on the last page. They aren't listed on the Euphonix website yet though. They look pretty sweet although being a PT user, I am not sure they would be any better than the command 8, or a Mackie control which are pretty much in the same price range.

  • aj

    My guy at Sweetwater confirmed that you can use these together or separately – you can combine up to 3 MC Mix units with one MC Control, and you can remove the endcaps to dock them together. Apparently it can use HUI with software that doesn't support their proprietary EuCon protocol.

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  • http://deleted Chris Shaw

    I like the size of these things. Something that Makie and Digidesign never got quite right. Just some faders and transport controls. This is perfect – if it works.

  • Serguei

    Just wondering if anyone used single Euphonix MC MIX with ProTools HD 7.4 and managed to control more than first 32 tracks in the session?

  • Serguei

    P.S. Version 1.0.2 expected to resolve the issue.