The Fairlight Mixing Console is a professional, user-oriented audio editing and sound mixing desk for film and TV. Its modular design is scalable to any production size ranging from post production to large studios. The thoughtful interface combines with a clear visual design to ensure that users can build an influential story in sound. As the interface spans across several screens, a strong design consistency was developed that groups the units as one product family. The users’ attention is guided and directed by colour, weight and font sizes, as well as divisions in the interface creating segments that become easy-to-digest groups of information. Aesthetically strong and practical audio graphs provide precise visual representations of common audio effects such as equalisation, compression and panning. Thanks to the efficient and clear design of the interfaces and editors, the console is easy to operate and allows users to devote more time to their creative work.
Statement by the Jury
The Fairlight Mixing Console successfully manages to combine analogue and digital interfaces and their respective benefits into unison. Every aspect of the sound design can be controlled intuitively via distinctive icons that have been carefully and consistently integrated into the overall appearance. Thanks to the use of clear colours and fonts, the console is easy to approach and use despite the complexity of its functions.