iControl delivers total tactile control over GarageBand. Dedicated transport buttons and jog wheel put record and playback functions at your fingertips. Its 8 rotary encoders are easily assigned to track functions like volume and pan, or to parameters for effects such as GarageBand's EQ or any other AU plug-in. iControl also provides dedicated mute, solo and record-enable buttons for each track, plus a master volume fader. iControl is USB bus-powered, class-compliant, and automatically recognized by GarageBand, making setup a breeze. iControl puts you in complete creative flow with your GarageBand experience.
8 endless rotary encoders assignable to control volume, pan, aux bus sends or effects
7 mode buttons assign encoders to control tracks or effects
8 sets of Mute, Solo, and Record-enable buttons
+/- buttons assign the group of eight encoders to additional banks of 8 tracks or effect parameters
Master volume fader
Dedicated transport buttons: Play, Stop, Record, Fast Forward, Rewind, Rewind to Start, and Project Cycle on/off
Jog wheel for easy song positioning
Option button for future enhancements
USB bus-powered -no power adapter required
Additional MIDI 5-pin MIDI input jack for control by external MIDI keyboard
Automatically recognized by GarageBand for easy setup
Another one of the main features of the iControl control surface is a bank of controls for 8 tracks at a time. These include dedicated buttons for solo, mute and record, as well as 8 rotary encoders that users can easily assign to control volume and pan. Pressing the up/down buttons assigns the 8 sets of track controls to the higher or lower groupings of tracks.
The controls on the left side of the iControl front panel assign the rotary encoder functionality. In Volume or Pan mode, they function in a one-per-channel configuration, for up to eight channels at a time. For the remaining modes, the user selects the desired track via the bank of 8 Select buttons, and the rotary controllers will then function as multiple controls of the selected mode. Selecting Generator, for example, instantly provides tactile control over 8 parameters of the track's Generator instrument. Additional mode buttons allow assignments to a tracks channel strip, EQ, Effect 1 and Effect 2. When the assigned function has more than 8 parameters, the up/down buttons allow shifts through the full range of parameters. The rotary controls also work in conjunction with any assigned AU plug-in.
The iControl control surface communicates with your Mac and GarageBand via a single USB connector. Users can also connect a traditional MIDI keyboard to the 5-pin MIDI input to play any GarageBand instruments. The unit is USB bus-powered, class-compliant and automatically recognized by GarageBand for extremely easy integration. There is also an Option button for extending functionality, further demonstrating the level of M-Audio's commitment to this market. The iControl control surface will also be supported in upcoming updates of Logic Express 7 and Logic Pro 7 to provide an easy and seamless upgrade path for GarageBand users who are ready to graduate to a more advanced audio production tool.
The iControl control surface requires GarageBand 2.0.1
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