Slate Media Technology
The companies established by Steven Slate have revolutionized the world of professional music recording. Though touchscreen technologies are certainly nothing new, the idea of bringing them into the world of professional music recording has made their amazing control surface— the Raven— one of the best options for music recording, editing and mixing. The Raven has been such a success that it has replaced a number of consoles, even in some large-scale recording studio facilities and has found its way into the home studios of a number of artists, engineers, musicians and producers.
Which products from Slate Media Technology that were used by the great engineers and recording studio facilities of the past would be a great fit for the educational space?
Without a doubt, the Raven touchscreen control surfaces from Slate Media Technology would be excellent products for the educational space. The Raven comes in two models— the MTI2 and the MTZ. The major difference between the two models is their screen size. With recording studio facilities downsizing, the Raven would be a great choice for an educational space that is searching for an alternative to having a large-scale or even a small footprint analog or hybrid console. The Raven would be an excellent and intuitive device for teaching students how to use a digital audio workstation and the principles of music recording using a digital signal flow.
Slate Media Technology— Raven MTI2
Featuring a 27-inch control surface, the Raven MTI2 is the smaller version of Slate Media Technology’s two control surface options. Though it is a bit smaller in size, the MTI2 is fully-featured and offers users the opportunity to work with most of the popular digital audio workstation software programs that can be found on the market today. While its larger sibling has found a home in a number of large-scale recording studio facilities, the MTI2 has become quite popular in home recording studios and would be a great fit for an educational space.
Image: Slate Raven MTI2
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Slate Media Technology— Raven MTZ
At a whopping 43-inches, the Raven MTZ is a serious control surface that is fully-featured and offers all of the functionality of its smaller sibling. Like the MTI2, the MTZ is also incredibly easy to use and is compatible with most of the popular digital audio workstation software programs that can be found on the market today. The Raven MTZ has found a home in a number of major recording studio facilities where it has replaced analog consoles and has become an indispensable tool for quite a few major producers and engineers. The Raven MTZ would also be an excellent control surface for the education space.
Image: Slate Raven MTZ
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Why should an educational institution invest in products from Slate Media Technology?
In the world of professional music recording, Slate Media Technology is a relatively new company. But, do not let that fool you, the company provides excellent customer service and tremendous educational resources and has created a remarkable footprint in the industry in a relatively short period of time. The Raven control surfaces are easy to use, feature-packed and perhaps, represent the future of music production. In the educational space, the Raven control surfaces would make excellent teaching tools and could be used for a variety of tasks.
If you would like more information about Slate Media Technology and the amazing products that were discussed in this article, please use the following links which are listed below.
Steven Slate Audio— Raven MTI2
The following link will take you to the Slate Media Technology website where you can learn more about this legendary corporation and also, find an authorized dealer for their fabulous products in your area.
Special Note: Each of the images in this article appear through the courtesy and generosity of the wonderful people at Slate Media Technology.
Special Thanks— At The Recording Session Vault Educational Website Project, we would like to take a moment to express our thanks and appreciation to Paul Hessing at Slate Media Technology for his time and assistance with this article.