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: Introducing Tangent Design's Element Control Surface
UPDATED WITH ACTUAL PHOTOS AT THE BOTTOM!
UPDATE 2 - New Photo from Tangent Design showing the relative size.
Thanks to Tangent Designs for letting me introduce this to you guys. I saw the prototype at NAB this past April as of today, Tangent introduces the new Element Control Surface. As you can see, it’s a very sweet modular design that feels like finely honed steel or aluminum. Very beautiful design. These are the final 3D renderings just prior to production.
As you can see, very beautiful and modular in design and according to Tangent, you can outfit this unit any way you please. As long as the software host supports it, you'll be able to add extra panels of knobs, buttons and trackballs.
I'll write a full review once I receive a production model for testing. Coupled with today's announcement from Adobe about purchasing IRIDAS, these are exciting times!
Big thanks to Andy and Chris at Tangent Design for sharing some actual photos of the production unit with me. Enjoy!
The marketing photos make this thing look much larger than it really is. Chris and Andy just sent me a snapshot of the unit on the IBC Show Floor that really gives you a perspective on the relative size. Note the Apple Mini Keyboard and iMac in the photo. Remember, when they showed me the prototype in April, it all fit in a backpack. So it's a really nice small, modular footprint.