Sound Devices CL-12 is a linear fader controller that significantly expands the mixing capability of the company’s 688 mixer/recorder. The CL-12 comes in two models: the standard CL-12 and the CL-12 Alaia. Both feature 12 100 mm linear faders, sunlight-viewable LED metering, dedicated buttons for quick access to key functionalities (such as fast-track arming, naming routing, and transport controls), a 3-band parametric equalizer for each of the 12 inputs, and the ability monitor directly from the CL-12’s headphone port all via a single USB cable. Additionally, each controller includes ports for a USB keyboard to enter metadata and to control remotely via third-party applications. The CL-12 Alaia model features smooth-gliding Penny & Giles faders and custom hardwood side panels in blonde maple or red mahogany.