The System 5-MC touch-sensitive faders and knobs can be used to write automation moves to any applications that supports EUCON, HUI or Mackie Control protocol.
The fader and knob move data is sent directly from the surface to the DAW automation so it can be stored and edited from within the DAW project file. When the DAW plays back moves the faders will move to follow the automation and the display LED rings around the knobs will show current position of the control.
The operator can choose to edit automation using the knobs and faders with touch sensitive drop-in capability or by using the DAWs on-screen editing functions. A swap (or flip) function allows any parameter to be swapped onto the fader so an aux send, for example, could be controlled from the faders during the setup of a foldback output and automated using the faders if necessary.