iCon Pro Audio has released the QCon Pro G2 USB-Midi Controller Station and QCon EX G2 USB-Midi Controller Station – next-generation versions of its full-featured, eight-channel universal control surface (with Mackie Control and HUI emulation to support most major DAWs) and accompanying extender, which adds an additional eight channels (and allows the system to be expanded to 32 channels with three extenders).

iCon Pro Audio QCon Pro G2As an all-new version of the universal control surface, QCon Pro G2 USB-Midi Controller Station sports nine motorised faders – eight channel faders, plus one master fader, each 100mm in length and featuring 10-bit resolution, allowing for small and accurate adjustments during recording and mixing; eight multi-purpose push encoders, each surrounded by 11 LEDs to indicate relative position of rotation; 78 assignable buttons including illuminated channel Rec, Solo, Mute, and Sel(ect), as well as six illuminated (Play, Stop, Rec, Rewind, FastForward and Loop) transport buttons; a jog/shuttle wheel; and two external controls connections on quarter-inch TRS jacks for receiving (optional) SPD-01 footpedals to activate selected functions. Furthermore, 12-segment LED level meters are provided for each channel, and a large backlit LCD shows channel names and parameter values. Additionally, a 12-segment LED display is also provided for SMPTEor Midi clock information.

The QCon Pro G2 USB-Midi Controller Station supports Mackie Control and HUI emulation to control a favourite DAW and comes with overlays for most popular DAWs, including Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools, BandLab Technologies Cakewalk by BandLab (formerly Cakewalk Sonar), Bitwig Studio, Cockos REAPER, Image Line FL Studio, Magix Samplitude, MotU Digital Performer, PreSonus Studio One, Propellerhead Reason, and Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo.

iCon Pro Audio also provides proprietary iMap self-Midi-mapping software for the user- defined (Midi Learn) mode, meaning users could, for example, assign those motorised faders to control specific virtual instrument or effect plug-in functions; freely riding them while playing an orchestral strings sample library can create more realistic recorded performances and arrangements.

Class-compliant with Windows (XP, Vista, 7/8/10), and Mac (OS-X 10.10 Yosemite and older, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra), and featuring a high-speed USB 2.0 connection, the QCon Pro G2 USB-Midi Controller Station is expandable to 32 channels using three USB 2.0 connection-equipped QCon EX G2 USB-Midi Controller Station extenders – equally class- compliant, of course.

Coinciding with the QCon Pro G2 USB-Midi Controller Station’s availability, the QCon EX G2 USB- Midi Controller Station similarly facilitates intuitive tactile control over sessions. Set levels, fine-tune EQs and effects, record automation, punch in and out of recordings. Furthermore, it is outfitted with eight motorised channel faders, eight multi- purpose push encoders, and two foot pedal connectors; again, 12-segment LED level meters are provided for each channel, and a large backlit LCD shows channel names and parameter values – replicating its QCon Pro G2 USB-Midi Controller Station sibling’s eight channel strips.

With a fully-expanded, 32-channel QCon Pro G2 and QCon EX G2 in place, collective connectivity capabilities can be further expanded with iCon Pro Audio’s OneHub, providing power for four devices on a single plug while also acting as a USB hub for a QCon Pro G2 and up to three QCon EX G2 expanders.

The QCon Pro G2 USB-Midi Controller Station and QCon EX G2 USB-Midi Controller Station are available through the company’s growing global network of distributors respectively priced at US$549.99/€499 and US$499.99/€399.

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