SmartAV Tango 2
As part of our continuing drive to improve the Tango's features the Smart AV's Tango team are pleased to announce the release of a hardware upgrade to the Tango. The changes include some functional ones as well as cosmetic. Smart AV expects that this major upgrade will increase the already widespread appeal of the Tango, as well as the efficiencies of the users workflow experience.
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SmartAV have combined patented ARC Technology with a huge 22 inch wide (16:9) touch screen to produce the most versatile and intuitive workstation controller yet. Tango 2 offers music and post production features not available on anything else.
Each of the 8 channel strips feature dedicated controls, with high quality, well laid out components that engineers love to use. Each of the 8 channels has a dedicated HOLD button, 100mm Touch Sensitive Motorized Fader, Inject Touch Point, Mute Button, Solo Touch Point and Touch Sensitive Encoder (24 DPI with Detents and a Push Button). Each channel strip extends in to an in-line touch surface of virtual controls each dedicated to the task at hand.
The Smart Console Expert Panel is retained on the left of the console, with dedicated Automation and ARC modifier controls, as well as Grouping, Ergonomic Spread, Solo and Monitoring controls.
The Console has a built in Mouse Pad for Workstation control, above which lie dedicated Transport and Locator buttons, a Jogger Wheel with Modifier Buttons, and dedicated Cursor and Selection buttons.
Parameters such as plug ins are automatically assigned to the 16 Touch Sensitive Encoders (24 DPI with Detents and a Push Button), to the right of the screen. These are tied to the screen graphics for intuitive control and easy access.
As well as these 16 encoders, the Active Controls, consisting of a High Resolution Smooth Feel Encoder, Active Button and Touch Sensitive Motorized Pot can be assigned to any parameter with a simple touch of the screen.
The physical size and footprint remains the same but the additional features on the Tango 2 are as follows:
Long throw silent pushbuttons.
OLED displays on all programmable buttons.
Ability to switch the input of the LCD screen to the DAW display.
6 programmable GPI input / outputs.
Sliding keyboard tray which retracts into the body.
Fully customisable graphics, using programmable colour grading control.
The software that runs on Tango 2 will be compatible to the current Tango so that any future software revisions that are not hardware dependant will be available for the Tango 1. We will still continue to support the current Tango 1 users as we have done in the past.