Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: Creme RC
This rather wonderful outboard gear illustrates a direction I think high-end audio gear will go in the next few years.
This has to do with recall of the settings of gear with multiple knobs. If a previous mix done in the studio needs to be revised months or years later, it is tricky and time-consuming in professional studios with significant amount of analogue equipment.
At the end of every mix I do, I photograph very knob/slider of all the gear used in that mix - in addition to keeping notes. Of course, all the settings of the DAW are saved in software. Re-creating all this physical detail is not fun, and thankfully seldom called for.
The Tegeler Creme RC has motorised knobs, and a software plugin within the DAW project can control their physical position (via ethernet Cat5 connection). See the vid at left! Amazing.
The Creme RC comprises an EQ and also a compressor for polishing/mastering the mix. I suspect it will be permanently wired into my system (at a point called the mix bus) from now on.