Waves Control Surfaces

Waves Announce Icon Platform Hardware Control Surfaces For eMotion LV1

Waves have just announced some new hardware controllers called "Icon platform" for their eMotion LV1 Live mixing console system which looks to be co-operative venture with Icon Pro Audio.

It's a rather interesting development when you consider the LV1 was initially intended for control via touchscreen, perhaps this is a response to the users who (like me) prefer the more tactile feeling of hardware controllers over touch screens?

BUT... after a little more investigation and judging by Icon Pro Audio's website this is actually a much more open product range than being just for eMotion LV1 and appears to run via the Mackie Control and HUI protocols just as the rest of the Icon product range have done in the past. Perhaps the Waves version has custom firmware to make it work with eMotion LV1 where as the Icon Pro Audio Version does not ? hopefully we'll find out more in time.

The choice of USB connection rather than RJ45/Ethernet is a little confusing as a waves product considering the rest of the Waves Soundgrig/DigiCo hardware is all inter-connectable via RJ45/Ethernet, but this appears to be more of a rebranded product line of Icon's own designs rather than built for purpose and exclusive to Waves none the less its nice to see these units available, I do have to say for hardware these units are very attractively priced !

Full specs are as follows:

Icon Platform M Controller

Icon Platform M Controller for eMotion LV1

Advanced control surface mapped specifically for the eMotion LV1 live mixing console, with 8+1 faders adding quick and easy tactile control to your live mixing workflow.

Versatile and compact enough to fit comfortably into any FOH, monitor, recording, or broadcast environment, Platform M lets you control customizable inputs, plugin settings, bus sends and more on your eMotion LV1 live mixer.

With an intuitive layout, Platform M gives you 8 full-sized motorized channel faders, 1 master fader, 8 rotary dual-function encoder knobs, illuminated channel and configuration buttons, a touch-and-turn jog wheel for fast control of any parameter, and access to your entire mix by banking across mixer layers.

  • Mapped exclusively for the eMotion LV1 mixer (sold separately)
  • 8 touch-sensitive motorized faders + 1 master fader
  • Jog wheel for fast control of any selected parameter
  • Illuminated channel and configuration buttons
  • 2 illuminated Layer buttons for shifting 8-fader banks
  • USB 2.0 high-speed connectivity
  • 12V/2.5A power adapter included
  • Integrates seamlessly with Icon Platform X and Platform D2 (sold separately)

Icon Platform X Controller for eMotion LV1

8-fader control surface mapped exclusively for the eMotion LV1 live mixing console, to be used on its own or as an expansion to the Platform M controller.

Compact and durable, Platform X features 8 full-sized motorized faders to control your eMotion LV1 inputs, outputs, plugins, bus sends and more.

Platform X also features 8 rotary dual-function encoder knobs, as well as illuminated channel and configuration buttons.

  • Control surface for the eMotion LV1 mixer (sold separately)
  • 8 touch-sensitive motorized faders
  • 8 dual-function encoder knobs with rotate and enter capability
  • Illuminated channel buttons
  • USB 2.0 high-speed connectivity
  • 12V/2.5A power adapter included
  • Integrates seamlessly with Icon Platform M and Platform D2 (sold separately)
Icon Platform D2 Display

Icon Platform D2 Display for eMotion LV1

Modular LCD display for the Icon Platform M and Platform X control surfaces, for extra channel parameter viewing options when mixing with the eMotion LV1 mixer.

Platform D2 installs easily to your Platform M or X controllers. The large tilt-able backlit LCD display makes it easier to monitor channel control values, plugin parameters and more.

You can view one parameter on Platform D2, while viewing other parameters on your computer screen – or you can create more flexible setups, freeing you to position the main computer screen wherever you want relative to your Icon Platform faders.

  • Display unit for the eMotion LV1 Platform M and X control surfaces
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • View channel names + control values for each channel
  • Adjustable tilt angle for flexible viewing positions
  • Simple installation to Platform M / Platform X controllers
  • Compact, durable and lightweight (1.49 lbs)

Prices are as follows:

Icon Platform M Controller for eMotion LV1 $399 USD

Icon Platform X Controller for eMotion LV1 $299 USD

Icon Platform D2 Display for eMotion LV1 $159 USD

Find out more and Pre-Order from the Waves Website here  or Icon Pro Audio's Website here.

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