Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface

Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface


The Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface features a compact form factor along with pro-level features. Designed as a purpose-built USB control surface for maximizing workflow efficiency with the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Fairlight page.

The Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface features 12 powerful channel strips, each with a touch-sensitive, motorized 100mm fader, and an assignable multifunction pan knob that is touch-sensitive as well. A high-resolution colour LCD screen, solo and mute buttons, and a multifunction select button.

With the ergonomic navigation and transport control as well as a quality search dial, you can move around with ease whatever you are doing, even if you are recording or zooming.
The Fairlight Desktop Console also functions as a flexible monitor controller with dedicated buttons for source selection, speaker dim and mute, switching between headphones and speakers, and talkback control.

  • 12 Touch-Sensitive Motorized Faders
  • 12 Assignable Multifunction Pan Knobs
  • 12 Informative High-Resolution LCDs
  • Solo and Mute Buttons per Channel Strip
  • Logical Navigation & Transport Controls
  • Task-Based Controls
  • Record and Edit Automaton
  • Flexible Monitoring Controls
  • External HDMI Monitoring
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
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Compact and Professional

The Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface makes use of the same high-quality faders as full-sized consoles, providing just enough resistance enabling you to make fine and subtle adjustments. Encoder knows are designed to provide a long life of noiseless operation and the buttons are rated at one million presses.
Individual LCDs display track information for each channel. The high-quality search dial is extremely responsive and is much faster than a mouse. The soft front-panel bumper makes long sessions more comfortable, the console can be installed flush in a custom desk, and there's even a built-in power supply, which means no power brick. A USB Type-C port provides easy connectivity with your computer system.

Channel Strip

The Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface features 12 channel strips that can be used in a variety of ways to mix audio.
With motorized fader for adjusting levels, as well as a series of buttons for features like mute, solo and other parameters. Also with a built-in LCD screen showing info on the channel you are working on.
Channel strips can be used to control an individual track and any strip can be assigned to any track in the project. You can also use a single strip to control multiple tracks in a group, or you can use the channel strips to control buses. This gives you the speed and flexibility you need for total control over your recording and mixing sessions.

Channel Status Displays

You will also find independent LCD screens above each of the 12 fader strips. The displays include track name, number, and colour, panning status, channel level meters, automation state, bus routing, and more.

Multifunction Pan Knob

The Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface features a multifunction pan knob that can be used for panning or can be assigned to control other Fairlight parameters.

Channel-Strip Controls

Individual mute buttons can be found on each of the 12 fader strips that enable you to isolate or mute tracks quickly, multifunctions select buttons can be used to load track parameters.

Motorized Faders

12 belt-driven 100mm motorized faders offer precision volume control for adjusting levels. The bank control buttons let you switch between fader sets to control different channels. Faders can even be assigned to adjust send and record levels.

Navigation and Transport Controls

With the transport buttons and high-quality jog/shuttle wheel, the Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface quickly shuffle through clips in timeline.

Task-Based Controls

The Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface allows for custom assigning buttons and knobs on the panel for different purposes. The desktop console works by default in strip mode, providing for one channel strip per track. You can adjust multiple frequency ranges in the EQ at the same time, which is impossible to do with a mouse.

Recording Automation

Fairlight's powerful automation lets you record parameter changes you make over time. For example, you can record level changes as you move the faders on the console. Fader adjustments are saved and can be edited later. Fairlight lets you automate anything from simple level changes to complex plug-in, EQ, and dynamics changes. That means you can use the console to create and save live adjustments.
The faders and knobs are touch-sensitive, activated the moment you touch them, so you don't have to move them for the console to know you want to work on that parameter. Six automation buttons enable and disable automation, set recording method, and set which automation curves appear in the timeline tracks.

Motoring Controls

With the incredibly flexible monitoring features, you are able to preview sound from a wide variety of speaker sets.
The monitoring controls allow for easy switching between controls and booth levels. You can even control talkback if you have a Fairlight Audio interface installed. You also get a level knob along with buttons for dimming and muting your speakers, allowing you to instantly cut or reduce the sound, so you can have a conversation in your studio or suite.

External HDMI Monitoring

An HDMI display can be added to the Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface for direct visual feedback. Using an external HDMI display you will be able to see channel strip information, levels, equalisation, dynamics processing, plug-in interfaces, and more. That means you don't have to open pop-up windows on top of your timeline.

In the box
  • Blackmagic Design Fairlight Desktop Console USB Control Surface
  • USB Type-C Cable
USB Port 1 x USB Type-C (Computer Interface, Software Configuration, and Updates)
Ethernet Port 1 x RJ45 (Supports 10/100/1000 Base-T)
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI Type-A (Video Output)
HDMI Video Standards 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, and 1080p60
OS Compatibility macOS 10.15 or Later
Windows 10 (64-Bit)
Power Supply Internal 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz with IEC C14 Mains Input
Power Consumption 20 W Maximum
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% Noncondensing
Dimensions 52.8 x 39.7 x 7.8 cm
Weight 5.8 kg

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