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Spring loaded joysticks are now optional!

Skillet is free from the bondage of springs! Now when you order your Skillet, you may choose whether or not you’d like your joysticks to be spring loaded.

The available options are:

  • Spring-loaded, Round Choke: Skillet’s default option. Joystick X and Y axes will spring back to center with a nice smooth response. The joystick will move in a circular area, with no detents or corners.
  • Friction-lock, Round Choke: Skillet’s X and Y joystick axes will not spring back to center. The joystick will move in a circular area, with no detents or corners.
  • Friction-lock, Square Choke: Skillet’s X and Y joystick axes will not spring to center. The joystick will move in a square area, with defined corners for easy access.

Please note, because Skillet’s Z-axis mechanics are a bit weighty, the joysticks may ‘droop’ a little even with the friction lock.

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Schapiro Audio Announces Skillet

Schapiro Audio Announces New “Skillet” Pro Audio Controller

- West Hollywood, California, March 10th 2014 — Schapiro Audio today announced the availability of the new Skillet® surround panner and plugin automation controller.

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Skillet is a dual 3-axis joystick controller intended for sound editors, designers, and mixers in need of customizable control of arbitrary plugins in Avid® Pro Tools. Each made-to-order Skillet boasts an array of features, including:

  • Dual 3-axis touch sensitive joysticks for surround panning or plugin control
  • Dual 100mm touch sensitive motorized faders
  • 2.8″ touch screen featuring transport controls, user settings, and specialized displays
  • Generic MIDI mode – for controlling software synthesizers capable of MIDI Learn
  • True class compliant USB-MIDI device: no need for extra driver installation

Availability and Pricing

Skillet is available to order now in the USA and Canada in two models:

  • Skillet Stealth, with a sleek matte black finish for $2349.99 USD
  • Skillet Bamboo, with a genuine wood finish for $2449.99 USD.

To learn more, please visit www.schapiroaudio.com.

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Skillet in the Press

Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor Dane Davis mentioned Skillet and Schapiro Audio in an interview in Mix magazine dated December 1st, 2013:

“I use several custom programs from Mike Schapiro of Schapiro Audio, who also makes the beautiful Skillet controller I employed extensively for panning and automating plug-ins. For Ender’s Game I used his prototype, but he will be selling Skillets at the end of the year.”

Read the full article!

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