Asparion D700 - DAW Controller

Take control

The D700 DAW controller offers an all-purpose user interface for a state-of-the-art music production. Designed for maximum productivity it adapts to your needs unconditionally. With up to 64 motorized faders, countless LED push buttons and RGB rotary encoders there is no limit to your creativity. The multitude of connection options, like Midi, OSC and MQTT, controls everything the heart desires. From a DAW program to lighting software up to a music player and a smart home.


Ultra compact

Through its attractive design with a depth of only 265mm the D700 finds its place on every desk. The low construction height of only 36mm contributes to its timeless design which makes it look good everywhere. Only 1.95m is needed to house 64 faders.


Innovative handling

By use of the double click function you can allocate a second action to every button which gives you access to even more functions on smallest space. This is supported by a "push and rotate" function which allows you to turn a rotary encoder in its pushed state to control a second function.


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Extremely robust

The aluminum chassis with its anodized laser printed surface does not only look sophisticated but is also extremely robust. Furthermore, the click noise of all push buttons is reduced by their silicon caps. Connected with three screws you can arrange each individual chassis in every order you desire.


A light spectacle

With the tremendous quantity of LEDs and the all-round translucent push button caps you have everything immediately in sight out of every perspective. That combined with the RGB encoders creates a true light spectacle.


D700FT

The D700FT forms the basis.

Besides all basic functions like "play", "stop" and "record" you can control the master volume with an RGB encoder. The buttons Pan, EQ, Send and FX will assign the respective function to the rotary encoders. Thereby a huge number of parameters can be controlled.

The available sockets to connect a sustain or expression pedal give you the chance to even use your feet. You can connect up to 7 extensions to the D700FT which gives you up to 64 faders at the same time.


D700F

The combination of 8 highly precise motorized faders with 4 LED push buttons each and an RGB rotary encoder with a LED ring gives you full control over your audio tracks. The touch-sensitive metalized surface of all faders lets automation become child's play. With an accuracy of up to 4000 levels per fader you always move your controllers exactly to where you want them to be. The fader noise has been reduced to a minimum so there are no distractions whatsoever. With the colorization of the RGB encoders, the audio channels can be identified in no time.


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D700S

To keep an eye on all your tracks in all lighting conditions the D700 can be extended with an OLED display. Readability is guaranteed from every angle in darkness as well as in sunlight by the use of organic light diodes.

With a resolution of 1024x64 pixels combined with the high refresh rate working professionally is not an issue and the workflow is optimized. Alongside 3 lines of text plus the track number, the display offers a metering view with clipping. With up to 12 characters, names can be recognized quickly. The thin frame of 6.5mm follows the modern design of the D700. The add-on increases the height of the D700F by only 2.7cm. This results in a total height of 6.3cm which keeps the view on the monitor clear.


Accessories

With the 1-meter extension link cable there is no limit to the positioning of your single elements. For example, you can put the D700FT on one side of your keyboard and the D700F on the other.


Asparion Configurator Software

Via the extensive software "Asparion Configurator" you can configure the smallest detail and your D700 will thereby be customized to your personal needs without any limitations.


Connection Options

Connected via USB-C the D700 can send Midi messages to almost any device. From a computer to a tablet up to a smartphone. Besides the universal Midi CC mode, the D700 is also compatible to the Mackie and HUI protocol. With that you can not only connect to the predefined Software (Cubase, Nuendo, Audition, Premiere Pro, Digital Performer, Live, Samplitude, Music Studio, Sequoia, Logic, Studio One, Tracktion, Waveform, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper, Vegas, ACID Pro, Sonar, Cakewalk, FL Studio, Bitwig, Mixbus 32C, LV1, DMX Joker, MADRIX, Daslight) but also to a wide variety of other software. Our Multi-DAW support enables you to connect the D700 to multiple DAWs simultaneously.


Asparion Connector Software

A controller is only as useful as its connection options. That is why Asparion aims at making them as comprehensive as possible. The newly developed Asparion Connector multiplies the number of connection options of the D700. The software makes it possible to connect e.g. via OSC (Open Sound Control) and MQTT. With that not only a wide variety of software can be controlled but also a smart home. Combined with the automatic preset change the D700 can also be used when no DAW is active to complete tasks like adjusting the operating system's volume and control Spotify or dim the room lighting.

And this is only the beginning. More connection options will follow. With pleasure we'll also adopt customer ideas.


Manuals

Besides the main manual there is a separate manual for every supported software which explains the setup procedure in detail. With these the D700 is ready for use in a few minutes.

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Asparion Support

Support

A comprehensive device and comprehensive support belong together. Should there ever be any problem, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will usually receive an answer on the same day. With the 3-year warranty you'll be on the safe side.

Support


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Technical Specifications

General

  • up to 64 faders / 8 extensions
  • anodized aluminum chassis, laser printed
  • standardized midi protocol, OSC (Open Sound Control), MQTT
  • Multi-DAW support
  • 3-year warranty⁴

D700 FT

  • 9 endless rotary encoders with snap and RGB led
  • 8 LED rings with 15 LEDs each and 128 step mode
  • 8 touch-sensitive highly precise 100mm motor faders with a resolution of up to 12bit (4000 steps)
  • 44 programmable LED push buttons
  • 2x 6.35mm sockets for expression and sustain pedal
  • USB C connector
  • connector for extension
  • 9V power supply
  • 265 x 265 x 36mm (chassis)

D700 F

  • 8 endless rotary encoders with snap and RGB led
  • 8 LED rings with 15 LEDs each and 128 step mode
  • 8 touch-sensitive highly precise 100mm motor faders with a resolution of up to 12bit (4000 steps)
  • 32 programmable LED push buttons
  • connector for extension
  • 9V power supply
  • 265 x 240 x 36mm (chassis)
  • extension for the D700FT, no stand-alone use

D700 S

  • OLED display
  • 1024x64 pixel
  • 2 lines of text with 12 characters each⁶
  • 1 line of text with 6 characters each⁶
  • Track number display
  • Stereo / Mono metering incl. clipping⁶
  • 232 x 36 x 6.5mm, 265 x 240 x 63mm (D700F + D700S)
  • extension for the D400FT, no stand-alone use

Compatibility

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux¹
  • Android¹
  • iOS¹
  • iPadOS¹

Compatible DAW programs²:

  Play
Stop
Record
Loop
Click
Fader
Select/Rec
Mute/Solo
D700 S⁶ Master-
Volume
Encoder
LED-Ringe
Pan
EQ
Send
FX⁵
RGB⁸

Cubase / Nuendo

Logic

Live

FL Studio

Studio One

Bitwig

Pro Tools

Reaper

Reason

Samplitude / Music Studio / Sequoia

Digital Performer

Sonar / Cakewalk

Mixbus 32C

Tracktion / Waveform

Audition

ACID Pro

Premiere Pro

Vegas

LV1

*

DMX Joker

*

MADRIX

*

Daslight

*

MIDI CC

*

HUI

Mackie

OSC

  Play
Stop
Record
Loop
Click
Fader
Select/Rec
Mute/Solo
D700 S⁶ Master-
Volume
Encoder
LED-Ringe
Pan
EQ
Send
FX⁵
RGB⁸
Limited compatibility. See description.

 

1) Asparion Configurator and Asparion Connector not available, not necessarily required.

2) Compatibility states basic functionality. Depending on your DAW program it is possible that some functions are not supported, e.g., the EQ.

3) The D700 uses the standardized midi protocol. Thereby it is compatible to almost every audio software which supports universal midi controllers. Furthermore, it has a certain compatibility to the HUI and Mackie protocol which enables you to use the D700 in programs that support these protocols. Also, it is possible to connect via OSC and MQTT with the Software Asparion Connector.

4) Asparion offers a voluntary 3-year warranty on all devices. As a general rule, this warranty covers all defects that can be traced back to faulty production or deficient quality of the components. The warranty only lasts as long as the necessary spare parts are in stock. Parts subject to wear and tear are not covered by warranty. Asparion reserves the right to decide in each particular case which repairs are covered by warranty.

5) The available encoder assignments vary depending on the DAW.

6) The information provided varies depending on the DAW

7) Can be used to control plugins which support Midi. Or with Midi learn, if available.

8) Limited compatibly means that the color of the encoder can only be set with the Asparion Configurator. No feedback from the DAW.

9) Can be used to show static text. No feedback from the DAW.

Downloads

Manuals

Asparion D400 - DAW Controller

Take control

The D400 DAW controller offers an all-purpose user interface for a state-of-the-art music production. Designed for maximum productivity it adapts to your needs unconditionally. With up to 64 motorized faders and countless LED push buttons there is no limit to your creativity.


Ultra compact

Through its attractive design with a depth of only 238mm the D400 finds its place on every desk. The low construction height of only 33mm contributes to its timeless design which makes it look good everywhere.


Innovative handling

By use of the double click function you can allocate a second action to every button which gives you access to even more functions on smallest space. This is supported by a "push and rotate" function which allows you to turn a rotary encoder in its pushed state to control a second function.


Asparion D400

Extremely robust

The aluminum chassis with its anodized laser printed surface does not only look sophisticated but is also extremely robust. Furthermore, the click noise of all push buttons is reduced by their silicon cap. Connected with three screws you can arrange each individual chassis in every order you desire.


A light spectacle

With the tremendous quantity of LEDs and the all-round translucent push button caps you have everything immediately in sight out of every perspective and by the way you create a true light spectacle.


D400T

The D400T forms the basis.

Besides all basic functions like "play", "stop" and "record" you can control settings like volume and panorama with the rotary encoders surrounded by an LED ring. By use of buttons 1 to 8 you can assign several functions to the rotary encoders. With the four additional rotary encoders you easily control an EQ.

The Jog-Shuttle combination takes you to the correct spot in a matter of seconds. The available sockets to connect a sustain or expression pedal give you the chance to even use your feet.

You can connect up to 8 extensions to the D400T which gives you up to 64 faders at the same time.


D400F

The combination of 8 highly precise motorized ALPS faders with 3 LED push buttons each, gives you full control over your audio tracks. The touch-sensitive surface of all faders makes automation become child's play. With an accuracy of up to 4000 levels per fader you always move your controllers exactly to where you want them to be.

Due to their compact construction there is room for more than one D400F on every desk.

As each extension can be connected to another extension there are sufficient USB ports at any time.


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D400S

To keep an eye on all your tracks in all lighting conditions the D400 can be extended with an OLED display. Readability is guaranteed from every angle in darkness as well as in sunlight by the use of organic light diodes.

With a resolution of 1024x64 pixels combined with the high refresh rate working professionally is not an issue and the workflow is optimized. Alongside 2 lines of text the display offers a metering view with clipping. The 6.5mm thin frame follows the modern design of the D400. The height of the D400F only increases by 2.2cm. This results in a total height of 5.5cm which keeps the view on the monitor clear.


Accessories

With the 1-meter extension link cable there is no limit to the positioning of your single elements. For example you can put the D400T on one side of your keyboard and the D400F on the other.


Asparion Configurator Software

Via the extensive software "Asparion Configurator" you can configure the smallest detail and your D400 will thereby be customized to your personal needs without any limitations.


Manuals

All manuals will be shipped on an environment-friendly reusable USB 3.0 drive. The 16GB capacity offers enough space for your audio productions besides the manuals.

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Asparion Support

Support

To a comprehensive device belongs comprehensive support. If there should ever be any problem please do not hesitate to contact us. You will usually receive an answer on the same day.

Support


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Technical Specifications

General

  • up to 64 faders / 8 extensions.
  • anodized aluminum chassis, laser printed
  • standardized midi protocol
  • 2-year warranty⁴

D400 T

  • 8 endless rotary encoders with snap
  • 4 LED rings with 15 LEDs each
  • 21 programmable LED push buttons
  • jog wheel with shuttle
  • 2x 6,35mm sockets for expression and sustain pedal
  • USB B 2.0 connector
  • connector for extension
  • 238 x 137 x 33mm (chassis)

D400 F

  • 8 touch-sensitive 100mm ALPS motor faders with a resolution of up to 12bit (4000 steps)
  • 24 programmable LED push buttons
  • 9V power supply
  • connector for another extension
  • 238 x 238 x 33mm (chassis)
  • extension for the D400T, no stand-alone use

D400 S

  • OLED display
  • 1024x64 pixel
  • 2 lines of text with 8 characters each⁶
  • Stereo / Mono metering incl. clipping⁶
  • 232 x 36 x 6.5mm, 238 x 238 x 55mm (D400F + D400S)
  • extension for the D400F, no stand-alone use

Compatibility

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11
  • Linux¹
  • Mac

Compatible DAW programs²:

Cubase / Nuendo

Audition

Premiere Pro

Digital Performer

Live

Samplitude / Music Studio / Sequoia

Logic

Studio One

Tracktion

Reason

Reaper

Vegas

ACID Pro

Sonar

Pro Tools

Mixbus 32C

Bitwig

FL Studio

LV1

*

HUI

Mackie

  Play/Stop
Record
Select
Loop
Mute/Solo
Fwd/Back
Fader D400 S Jog
Shuttle
Master-
Volume
EQ Pan Assignable
LED-Rings
Can be used to control plugins that support midi.

 

1) Asparion Configurator not available, not necessarily required

2) Compatibility states basic functionality. Depending on your DAW program it is possible that some functions are not supported, e.g. the EQ. In these cases we recommend using a compatible VST plugin.

3) The D400 uses the standardized midi protocol. Thereby it is compatible to almost every audio software which supports universal midi controllers. Furthermore, it has a certain compatibility to the HUI and Mackie protocol which enables you to use the D400 in programs that support these protocols.

4) Asparion offers a voluntary 2-year warranty on all devices. As a general rule, this warranty covers all defects that can be traced back to faulty production or deficient quality of the components. The warranty only lasts as long as the necessary spare parts are in stock. Parts subject to wear and tear are not covered by warranty. Asparion reserves the right to decide in each particular case which repairs are covered by warranty.

5) No feedback from the DAW to the device. (LEDs won't shine)

6) The information provided varies depending on the DAW

Downloads

Manuals