The Tangent Ripple – A $350 Color Grading Control Panel
The Tangent Ripple is the latest entry level 3-way color control panel from Tangent Devices. While the cost of professional color grading software has dropped dramatically, hardware control panels have not, until now.
If you don’t know them already, Tangent Devices is a well respected UK company that make the popular Tangent Element and Tangent Wave control surfaces compatible with Resolve, SCRATCH, Speedgrade, Nucoda and many more.
While it doesn’t provide all of the mappable keys of the larger panels, it does provide the most essential control for anyone stuck grading with a keyboard and mouse. Ripple features three trackerballs with dials and user assignable A and B buttons. The controls can be assigned in any software compatible with the Mapper, as well as natively by any software that uses the Tangent Hub.
The Tangent Ripple is USB powered and will be great for editors and colourists when tethered to a laptop on the go as well as users without any kind of control panel who want to invest in something small and affordable to enhance their color correction experience.
- 3 trackerballs with dials for masters.
- High resolution optical pick-ups for the balls and dials.
- Independent reset buttons for the balls and dials.
- Programmable A and B buttons.
- USB powered with integral cable.
- Light-weight compact size.
The Tangent Ripple is due early 2016 with an estimated price of $350. This makes it the most affordable professional color correction panel on the market.
Check out the Tangent Devices website for more info and updates.