I have been looking for a way to “touch” my DAW for years. The Avid ICON was terrific, but I couldn’t justify the price tag. So when the Slate Raven came out, I was intrigued, to say the least. I thought it might finally be the answer to doing multiple fader rides, and the idea of touching the plugins seemed pretty cool. I had a faderport one already, but it didn’t have all the features I was looking for.

I was one of the first to have the Slate Raven. I spent a lot of time trying to make it work for me, but in the end it just didn’t. I’ve since sold my raven and gotten the Softube Console 1 as well as a Presonus Faderport8. I couldn’t be more happy with my purchases. Check out the video below to hear about my up’s and down’s with the Raven, as well as how I came to the conclusion to get the console 1 and faderport8.