SADiE Hardware Controllers
SADiE Hardware Controllers
SADiE Hardware Controllers

SADiE Hardware Controllers

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SADiE Hardware Controllers provide advanced tactile control of recording, mixing and editing functions on most SADiE systems.

The Master Control panel includes a jog/shuttle scrub wheel, touch-sensitive motorised master fader, transport controls, source and EDL timecode displays, editing and locator keys, and 12 user-definable function keys.

The Fader Control panel includes 8 touch-sensitive motorised faders, solo/mute buttons, 6 digital rotary encoders for modifying EQ, dynamics and aux send levels. Any number of on-screen faders and controls may be accessed by the hardware faders by stepping through them in banks of 8. Both panels communicate with SADiE via a single RS422 9-pin channel for immediate response.

Between them, the panels enable hands-on control of almost all editing and mixing functions for any SADiE system, whether used for mastering, radio production, syncing or dubbing.

These controllers are built to last. They are made using a heavy duty steel and quality switches. Many have been in use on a daily basis by broadcasters for years with no reliability problems.
At the centre of SADiE's Master Control Panel is a weighted wheel which allows the traditional audio editing method of audibly scrubbing audio across a play head. Of course the world has moved on quite a bit since the days of quarter-inch tape, but being able to scrub audio adds a particularly quick editing technique to the arsenal of others that exist in a computer editor.

Around the wheel are placed edit control keys and transports; to the right side there are keys that can be bank-selected through user-programmable keys and locator functions. There's a single motorised and touch sensitive long-throw fader that can be mapped to any fader on the mixer.

Repeated tasks can be accomplished much quicker - the fingers will always be able to skip across a row of keys quicker than a mouse can be moved and pointed at an on-screen button.

The SADiE Master Control Panel has an advantage over third party controllers in that the software editing interface was designed in conjunction with this controller at the earliest stage of development - this is not a "bolt-on"; the software and hardware operate hand in hand.

The use of RS-422 connections gives a tight and responsive control over edit and scrub functions.

These units are built to last. Many of the original controllers are still in daily use in major broadcasters after more than ten years.


  • Weighted jog/shuttle wheel.
  • A single fully automated moving fader.
  • Assignable function keys.
  • Requires one RS422 port on a SADiE CAT card or the SADiE USB hardware controller interface for use with native systems
  • Supplied with power supply and all interconnecting cables
  • Compatible with all versions of SADiE software from v3.0 onwards
  • Master Control panel may be used on its own without the Fader Panel
  • Click the icon below see a larger view of the top panelThe SADiE Fader Control Panel adds 8 long-throw touch-sensitive and motorised faders which are assigned automatically to the SADiE mixer. All faders and pans on the mixer can be controlled by switching banks, or by individually assignment. 
  • The six rotary controls are used to control EQ, dynamics or Aux send controls.
    Because the faders are motorised and touch sensitive, they can be used with SADiE's fader automation as they will always track the on-screen fader - for instance when you touch the fader recording automation will start, and releasing the fader initiates "auto-return" mode
SADiE6 supports editing and fader control via the SADIE Hardware Controllers.

You can connect these to the SADiE computer, using either the PCI CAT card, (as before under SADiE5) or else with native systems via the SADiE USB Hardware Controller Interface. This is a custom USB to RS422 converter (a standard USB to RS422 converter will not work).

The USB Hardware Controller Interface offers the same tight control of faders, scrub and editing functions that you get with the CAT card, but adds the extra flexibility of being able to use the Hardware Controllers with a native SADiE system on a laptop or computer which may not be able to accept the CAT card.

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