This USB Fader-Start Interface gives you the facility to control a variety of playout systems from a mixing console. It can also be used to take a switching signal from a relay in order to drive StudioScreen.
Powered by its USB connection, it offers a plug ‘n’ play joystick interface that “just works” using the supplied cable.
- USB Joystick Interface, self-powered
- 10 button inputs (start/stop, go, fade etc – whatever your software lets you configure)
- Includes 1m USB cable (input is “B” style socket, like most printers)
- No drivers required!
- Size: 100x100x50mm
Just wire each 6.35mm connector to the remote-starts on your mixer – you could even drill your own custom button panel if your mixer doesn’t have remotes. Use it to control the LEDs on StudioScreen or even mic-live logging in SureLog.
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USB Interface FAQ
Here are some popular help/tech tips for this interface…
How do the remote-sockets work?
Just short the tip/centre to the outer/sleeve/ground – A simple push-to-make connection. The sockets are stereo, so it won’t matter if you use mono plugs.
Does this work with xxx playout software?
The simple answer is – Does the software support remote-starts via a joystick interface? If it does, then it will work.
How do I use this with my Behringer DX1000/DX2000USB?
Just add 5x 1/4″ (6.35mm) stereo patch leads – available from CPC . This will give you button-start on the 5 stereo channels without having to do any soldering or looking for special custom cables.
Do I need any wiring or soldering skills?
Probably not, especially if your mixer uses 1/4″ sockets for the remotes. Some broadcast desks use 9-pin sub-D connectors – these are readily available from CPC/RS etc. Please consult your mixer handbook in the first instance. I do not make/sell these cables.
Can I use this interface to perform other functions aside from playout control?
Probably – Any software that can accept inputs from a joystick button will work. You could use it with a custom software application to control studio switching, change monitor/screen displays (eg: CCTV).