This USB Fader-Start Interface gives you the facility to control your playout software from a mixing console. Powered by a USB connection, it offers a joystick interface which can be executed from a single button-press.
- USB Joystick Interface (100x100x50mm)
- 10 button inputs (start/stop, go, fade etc)
- Includes 1m USB cable (input is “B” style socket, like most printers)
- No drivers required!
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.
Availability: IN PRODUCTION – first come, first served and with a 7-day wait
Unfortunately there is nearly always a backlog on these interfaces!
I am happy to ship these to UK or Europe – Please click the correct payment link for your destination:
- UK (inc Northern Ireland) : £55 via Royal Mail 1st-Class “Signed-For” postage (usually next working day)
- Europe (inc Ireland) : £60 / €67 via Royal Mail International Tracked+Signed postage (3-5 business days)
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 or any audio/hi-fi dealer. 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 and it’s assumed that if you’re using a “pro” desk then you have a competent engineer on-hand. I do not sell cables.
Can I use this interface to perform other functions aside from playout control?
You certainly can – Any software that can accept input 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).