In the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition we offered the chance of winning an Icon Platform M+ Control Surface with Platform D2 display, worth $530, as one of 31 great prizes on offer worth over $16,000 in total. We can announce that Ian Heginbotham is the lucky winner.
Icon Platform M+
Seize control of your productions with the Icon Platform M+ DAW Controller, adding true tactile control via USB 2.0 to your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and production system. The all-new Platform M+ is a MIDI control surface designed for producers, engineers and musicians who want the hands-on control of a mixing console and the flexibility of modern “in the box" digital music production within a smaller physical workspace s the unit is compact (40cm x 20cm x 4.5cm).
With nine full-sized motorized faders, eight rotary dual-function encoder knobs, backlit buttons for Mute, Solo, Automation and Transport control, a jog wheel, and access to your entire mix by banking across tracks in groups of 8 or 1 channel at a time, all the primary functions of your DAW are now at your fingertips.
Controls Many Digital Audio Workstations
The Platform M+ has been designed to integrate with most of the popular Digital Audio Workstations. Mapping presets for Cubase, ProTools, Logic, Nuendo, Ableton Live, Reason, Studio One, Bitwig, Samplitude and Reaper are loaded at the factory. Mackie Control or HUI protocols also provide interfacing with your DAW's functions. But even if your preferred DAW is not on this list, you can still map its functions using their MIDI learn mode.
The Icon Platform D2 is the modular display unit for the Icon Platform M+ and Icon Platform X+ mobile control surfaces. The huge backlit LCD display helps you keep track of each parameter, track and control value in your mix.
Ian Heginbotham Wins Platform M+ with Platform D2
I’ve been playing music and recording since my early teens back in the eighties when all I had was 2 hi-fi tape machines. I sing, play guitar and fumble my way around other instruments too. I’m married and have a daughter and also a full time job away from music but have my home studio where I spend most of my free time writing and recording. I also find myself spending a lot more time learning recording and production techniques with online tutorial videos these days. (I love your you-tube channels).
I’m currently working on three different album projects, two for my own bands and one for someone elses band. I love digital recording and the ability to edit and recall, however I find working with just a mouse when mixing is painful and really miss the faders and pan knobs. The Icon Platform M+ with Platform D2 will allow me to both speed up the mixing and automation aspects and also to give me back some of the sense of “feel” when mixing the albums.
I’m really stoked to have won this prize - Thank you enormously
If you would like to win a prize like the Synchro Arts ReVoice Pro software, then go over to our Win Page and see what prizes we have on offer.