This week's Gizmodo installment from me highlights the Smart AV console,
the intelligent control surface shown at AES and appearing again next
month at NAMM. If you haven't seen this yet, it's a futuristic computer DAW control surface that uses touch-sensitive and
light-sensitive surfaces to allow a limited number of physical channel
strips to virtually access many more. The inventor is a former
magician. Sure, it costs up to $150,000. But it's also a marvel of
interface design, worth observing for anyone working with interactivity
and control surfaces or just interested in a glimpse of the future. See
the Gizmodo story for more details.