While I feel the article on the Raven in the most recent issue was was well written and
makes me want to try the control system out, I am concerned about positioning monitor
speakers. It would appear the the monitors would have to be angled downwards or placed too
far out to the sides. I am also concerned about the reflections from the surface producing
phase cancellation at very audible frequencies. The screen is tilted at such an angle that
it would even appear to block your view into a live room. This may be unavoidable as it is
not 3-D as a hardware mixer is and requires the tilt in order to work from a seated
position. The smaller MTi may be a better choice. Any thoughts?
Re: Slate Raven
#1047085 - 08/05/13 09:42 AM
Quote smiller: I am concerned
about positioning monitor speakers.
The Raven console is quite high, but not excessively so compared to a full studio
console, and it's not that wide either... There were no issues at all as far as I was
aware with the montior speaker positioning or reflections during my review.
Quote: I am also concerned
about the reflections from the surface producing phase cancellation at very audible
Again, not a
problem in practice as far as I was aware -- and that was something I had considered
myself prior to the review. The speakers would have to be mounted almost directly above
the screen for there to be a significant issue!
Quote: The screen is tilted at such an angle that it
would even appear to block your view into a live room.
Again, not really... the console back is not much higher (if at
all) than a typical SSL or Neve desk. When reviewing the beast, it was set up with a large
TV monitor behind it for AV-post applications, set roughly where a studio window might be,
and I had no problems viewing that at all.
Quote: The smaller MTi may be a better choice.
At the time of the review the details
of the MTi wee still being finalised... but there was talk of the frame having an
adjustable angle. The MTi will be very popular indeed because it provides most of the MTX
advantages at a much more affordable price and in a foramt which cis far better suited to
small home and project studios.
The MTX is a flagship product primarily
intended for pro facilities and high-end artist and project installations where it would
be competing against an SSL AWS console or a Neve Genysis or similar...
-------------------- Technical Editor, Sound On Sound