CL-9: Our First LinearFader Control Surface – 2010

“The CL-9 was the first of our flat-panel fader panels in the growing 788T ecosystem. Like the CL-8, this was also an ‘after-the-fact’ development. Since I knew that the USB port would work for this function, I designed the CL-9 around this port. Jason McDonald (Mechanical Engineering) as usual did the mechanicals, and Francois Morin (Field Programmable Gate Array expert) wrote the VHDL (Very High-Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language) code for running the entire CL-9. One unique feature is the fader caps in which Jason integrated neodymium magnets to pull down on the faders to eliminate an audible “click” sound on quiet movie sets when touched.”