Icon QCon Pro X Control Surface

Get hands-on control over any DAW with Mackie Control or HUI protocol, with the QCon Pro X's motorized faders, dedicated buttons, backlit LCDs and jog wheel.
The Icon QCon Pro X is a control surface designed to get you out of "the box" of your computer and into your music. Expand and command your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by adding true tactile control via USB2.0. Record and mix without always having to point and click.

QCon Pro X puts the functions of your DAW at your fingertips by providing you with nine (9) full sized motorized faders, eight (8) rotary dual-function encoders, two (2) large backlit LCD screens, LED volume metering, a jog wheel and plenty of buttons to press. Adjust multiple volume or pan levels simultaneously. Mute or solo numerous tracks on the fly. Use the transport section to conveniently play, stop, fast forward, rewind, record, loop, zoom, punch in and punch out of your compositions. Spin the nicely sized jog wheel to scrub through tracks and address areas of special interest. Dedicated buttons also allow you to access your entire mix by banking across tracks in groups of 8 or 1 track at a time.

Control Any DAW

QCon Pro X is a powerful control surface for any DAW. Integration is most easily facilitated using any one of our DAW specific custom modules. Simply select the module for your DAW, follow the easy install procedure, and QCon Pro X will use Mackie Control or HUI protocol to provide seamless interfacing with your DAW's functions.

Icon offers modules to support the most popular DAWs including Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, ProTools, Logic, Reason, Studio read more One, Bitwig, Samplitude and Reaper. Once QCon Pro X is linked to your DAW, then it will always boot up in the proper configuration; even after being powered off.

If you have a module installed for one DAW, and want to use a different DAW, then no worries. You can still go into manual mode and select any of the other supported DAWs from a list displayed on the QCon Pro X LCD upon boot-up. Even if your DAW is not supported by a custom module, then you can still map its functions to QCon Pro X using the intuitive MIDI learn mode.

Control Your Plugins and Automation Too

QCon Pro X also gives you tactile control of your VST, RTAS, Direct X and AU Plugins. Dial in EQ frequencies, Q or gain with the rotary encoders. The values of different parameters are shown on the upper LCD screen. Control Virtual Instruments as well. There's also a "FLIP" button for fader control of plug-in parameters.

Automation of track and plugin parameters is also made easy with QCon Pro X. Write fader rides just like you would on any large format analog console using buttons for familiar functions like GROUP, WRITE, TOUCH, LATCH and TRIM. QCon Pro X is also scalable. Expand in groups of 8 up to 32 channels. Expansion modules will be available soon, so you can create a custom surface to fit your needs.

With the QCon Pro X you get the best of both worlds; the total recall, power and flexibility of your DAW with the look, feel and functionality of a sturdy piece of hardware.

Features:

- 8+1 touch-sensitive motorized faders with 10-bit resolution
- 12 segment LED meter bridge
- Stereo LED master channel level metering on metering bridge
- 8 Dual function encoders with multi-color LED indication ring
- 11-segment multi-color LED surrounding the encoders to indicate the rotation position
- Dual 2x56 large backlit LCDs to display channel name, control values etc. for each channel
- 12-segment LED display showing time location of your project in either SMPTE or BBT format
- 18 assignable buttons
- Jog shuttle wheel for scrubbing, fast search and control
- Illuminated buttons for each channel including Record Enable, Solo, Mute, Select and Monitor
- 6 illuminated transport buttons including Play, Stop, Rec, Rewind, Fast Forward and Loop
- Illuminated ZOOM button with 4 direction buttons
- 9 illuminated assignable MIDI function buttons
- Expandable to 32-channels using 3 QCon XS expander units (coming soon)
- Optional expander units with motorized joysticks for surround sound mixing, extra button units and extra knob units (also coming soon)
- Two (2) 1/4" connectors for foot switches and pedals
- Automatic and manual mode switch for accessing different DAW modes
- Class-compliant with Windows XP, Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit) and Mac OS X
- USB 2.0 high speed connectivity
- ICON "Quick-Setup" driver is available for Cubase, Nuendo, Reason and Bitwig for instant plug & play compatibility
- Optional automatic DAW detection mode is available for Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, ProTools, Logic, Reason, Studio One, Bitwig, Samplitude and Reaper via custom module
- Built-in Mackie Control for all DAWs listed (except for ProTools which uses Mackie HUI Protocol)
- PVC overlays are included for all DAWs listed (except Cubase and Nuendo which is the stock module)
- Bundled with ICON edition Cubase LE and Samplitude LE
- User self-defined (MIDI Learn) mode for other DAWs not supported with presets
- Easy firmware upgrade available via USB connection and iMap software
- Superior build quality and robust metal casing with Kensington lock port
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Connector to computer: USB connector (standard type)
Connector to extender : USB connector (B-Type)
Power supply: 12V2.5A DC
Current consumption: 2A or less
Weight: 13.2 lb (6 kg)
Dimensions: 18.62"(L) x 16.38"(W) x 7.4"(H) (473 x 416 x 188mm)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 17.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 20 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ICN QCONPROX
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 16.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 20 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP ICNQCONPROX
(7 ratings)
Submitted April 23, 2018 by Scott T in Farmington, UT
"Better than the previous reviews would have you think. "
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I have this and one extender. I did not have any trouble getting them to work with Pro Tools. I used the preset for pro tools on both and it came right up. They have been extremely stable so far. I had an issue once where the extender didn’t come up so I just powered it off and back on then started pro tools back up and it was fine. I’d chalk that up to a usb/computer issue. I have not experienced and fidgety faders as the previous reviewer had noted. To have the meter bridge and the controls this does at the price point is pretty Impressive and that’s why I got it. I do agree with the previous review about the touch sensitivity issue on the faders. I like to nudge faders up with a finger tip. With these units, you do have to rest your finger on the top solidly and then move them for it to track. I have also found that you have to be fairly firm when using the transport buttons too. Maybe they will loosen up with time. All in all these work well for their price point. They are built well in a metal chassis and don’t feel cheap to me. The faders don’t feel like as nice as the really expensive stuff but so far they work fine. I would buy them again.
Musical Background:
25 year musician, 20 years production
Musical Style:
United States
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