Dexter

Dexter is an advanced digital audio workstation (DAW) controller. Its uniqueness comes from its core technology: multitouch. As opposed to traditional mechanical systems, Dexter’s controls are virtual and flexible.

With its multitouch technology, Dexter enables the use of all ten fingers to complete several tasks at once and save time when recording or creating.

Dexter enables higher precision through magnified controls: Zoom in on faders when extra bit of precision in a mix is needed, or zoom out when looking for the widest range achievable. Magnified controllers are useful when it comes to adjusting the threshold of a compressor or the cutoff frequency of a filter. Dexter brings higher precision to a mix compared to physical fader.

Navigating through conventional control surfaces on large-scale projects can be cumbersome. Dexter introduces a convenient way of browsing through project with the smart “overview” widget. This widget displays a scaled view of the entire mixer, displaying up to 64 tracks at a time with levels and color-coded states. Sliding a finger across the view discloses the content of each bank of tracks, making each one of them quickly accessible.

Dexter’s interface and features are virtual. They can then simply be enhanced through software upgrades.

Added features such as surround sound, EQ filter curve and effects, are accessible directly from the controller. Also, Dexter provides faster access to what is needed and the ability to stay focused on what matters most.

Dexter has 64 built-in tracks, organized by groups of 8 on a 1-foot surface compared to 6 to 9 feet for conventional controllers.

Leading music applications are compatible with the system, including Logic Pro, Cubase, Sonar and Nuendo.

Connectivity is assured through a fast Ethernet connection as well as its built-in 100BaseT interface, which means Dexter is capable of exchanging thousands of control messages at once with the DAW. It also means that several computers and Dexters can be connected on a local area network (LAN).

Visual feedback and two-way communication plus synchronization are standard. The entire state of a project is mirrored in real-time with the DAW giving the option to turn off the monitor. Timecode, track names, level meters, surround position and EQ curves are all updated in real time.

Dexter’s casing is made of solid steel for mechanical protection. Dexter’s screen was developed with a special coating that is resistant to scratches and humidity. And since it’s glued onto a 3mm glass plate, the touchscreen also protects the TFT display from being damaged.

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