The Perfect Accessory for the 6-Series of Mixers/Recorders used in Cart-Based and Fast-Paced Productions

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 — Sound Devices unveils the new CL-12 Linear Fader Controller, an optional accessory that significantly expands the mixing capability of the 6-Series mixer/recorder line, at IBC 2015 (Hall 8, Stand B59).The CL-12 features 12 100 mm linear faders ideal for live mixing of multiple audio signals. The CL-12 comes in two models: the standard CL-12 and  the CL-12  Alaia  (pronounced  “ah-LIE-ah”).  The  CL-12  Alaias’ differentiating  features  include  smooth-gliding  Penny  &  Giles  faders,  as  well  as  custom hardwood side panels offered  in either Curly Maple or Mahogany,  handmade  by  Wisconsin-based Amish craftsmen.

“These linear fader controllers meet a growing demand from production professionals working in cart-based setups, or those who must make quick transitions between cart and over-the-shoulder applications,” says Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices. “The CL-12 extends the mixing capabilities of the already powerful 688. A single USB cable provides  both  control  and  power,  further  accommodating  today’s  fast-paced  production landscape.”

The CL-12 will be compatible with the 688 Mixer/Recorder upon shipping, and future support for both the 664 and 633 products will follow. The CL-12 Alaia is named after the historic, hand-carved  wooden  surfboards  ridden  globally  pre-20th  century,  with  a  recent  resurgence  in popularity in the early 2000s. The finless longboards were renowned for their flawless design, durability, and longevity.

With the CL-12, the 688 gains sunlight-viewable LED metering, as well as numerous dedicated buttons  for quick access to key  functionality,  such as  fast-track arming, naming routing, and transport controls. It features a 3-band parametric equalizer for each of the 12 inputs, and the ability to monitor audio directly from the CL-12’s headphone port. Additional shortcut controls include those for metadata entry, COMs, and SuperSlot wireless receiver monitoring.

The  CL-12  also  includes  ports  for  a  USB  keyboard  connection for  efficient  metadata  entry, remote control via 3rd party applications (Ambient Beetle Bluetooth dongle, Timecode Systems’ :wave metadata hub), and for powering an optional USB lamp.  

The CL-12 is scheduled to ship late October 2015.