Platform-M

Using the iCON Platform-M with LrControl

To use the Platform-M, you need LrControl v2 or newer.

Set your Platform-M into mode 1. When you turn on the device you can use the Sel buttons 6 and 7 to select the mode, then press Sel button 8 to save it. The red LEDs next to the encoders show the current mode.

Layers

The function of each control on then device can be changed using layers. Each layer defines the meaning of each encoder and fader.

The layers are selected using the row of Solo buttons. The selected Solo button will light up.


Buttons

ButtonFunction
Record 1Flag As Reject
Record 2Flag: Remove
Record 3Flag As Pick
Record 4Set Rating 1
Record 5Set Rating 2
Record 6Set Rating 3
Record 7Set Rating 4
Record 8Set Rating 5
ButtonFunction
Solo 1Select Layer 1
Solo 2Select Layer 2
Solo 3Select Layer 3
Solo 4Select Layer 4
Solo 5Select Layer 5
Solo 6Select Layer 6
Solo 7Select Layer 7
Solo 8Select Layer 8
Solo 9Paste All Develop Parameters
ButtonFunction
Mute 1Before View
Mute 2Before/After Horizontal
Mute 3Before/After Vertical
Mute 4
Mute 5
Mute 6
Mute 7
Mute 8Reset Last Develop Parameter
Mute 9Copy All Develop Parameters
ButtonFunction
Sel 1Paste Settings from Previous
Sel 2Next Screen Mode
Sel 3Toggle All Panels
Sel 4Toggle Dim Lights
Sel 5Toggle Full Screen Preview
Sel 6Return Key
Sel 7Escape Key
Sel 8Auto White Balance
Sel 9Auto Tone
ButtonFunction
Encoder 1
Encoder 2
Encoder 3
Encoder 4
Encoder 5
Encoder 6
Encoder 7
Encoder 8
Encoder 9
ButtonFunction
aRotate Left
bRotate Right
cPrevious Photo
dNext Photo
eUndo
fRedo
gSync Controller to Photo
hPaste Settings from Previous
iToggle Develop
jReset All Develop Adjustments
ShuttleMFunction
horizontal zoom counter-clockwisePrevious Photo
horizontal zoom clockwiseNext Photo
vertical zoom counter-clockwise Zoom Out Some
vertical zoom clockwiseZoom In Some
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Encoders and Faders

Layer1
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EncoderTemperatureTintSharpnessSharpen RadiusSharpen Edge MaskingLuminance SmoothingColor Noise ReductionColor Noise Reduction SmoothnessChange Photo
FaderContrastHighlightsShadowsWhitesBlacksClarityVibranceSaturationExposure
Layer2
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EncoderParametric DarksParametric LightsParametric ShadowsParametric HighlightsParametric Shadow SplitParametric Midtone SplitParametric Highlight SplitParametric Highlight Split
FaderContrastHighlightsShadowsWhitesBlacksClarityVibranceSaturationExposure
Layer3
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EncoderSaturation Adjustment RedSaturation Adjustment OrangeSaturation Adjustment YellowSaturation Adjustment GreenSaturation Adjustment AquaSaturation Adjustment BlueSaturation Adjustment PurpleSaturation Adjustment Magenta
FaderHue Adjustment RedHue Adjustment OrangeHue Adjustment YellowHue Adjustment GreenHue Adjustment AquaHue Adjustment BlueHue Adjustment PurpleHue Adjustment MagentaExposure
Layer4
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EncoderGray Mixer RedGray Mixer OrangeGray Mixer YellowGray Mixer GreenGray Mixer AquaGray Mixer BlueGray Mixer PurpleGray Mixer Magenta
FaderLuminance Adjustment RedLuminance Adjustment OrangeLuminance Adjustment YellowLuminance Adjustment GreenLuminance Adjustment AquaLuminance Adjustment BlueLuminance Adjustment PurpleLuminance Adjustment MagentaExposure
Layer5
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Encoder
FaderSplit Toning Shadow HueSplit Toning Shadow SaturationSplit Toning Highlight HueSplit Toning Highlight SaturationSplit Toning BalanceExposure
Layer6
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EncoderColor Noise ReductionColor Noise Reduction DetailColor Noise Reduction Smoothness
FaderSharpnessSharpen RadiusSharpen DetailSharpen Edge MaskingLuminance SmoothingLuminance Noise Reduction DetailLuminance Noise Reduction ContrastExposure
Layer7
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EncoderGrain AmountGrain SizeGrain FrequencyPerspective Rotate
FaderDistortionVertical PerspectiveHorizontal PerspectivePerspective RotateScaleAspect RatioExposure
Layer8
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Encoder
FaderDehazePost Crop Vignette AmountPost Crop Vignette MidpointPost Crop Vignette RoundnessPost Crop Vignette FeatherPost Crop Vignette Highlight ContrastExposure

Tool Mode

When you use the Graduated Filter tool, the Radial Filter tool or the Adjustment Brush, the faders control the tool parameters. Start with selecting the tool and click in the image to position it. LrControl will automatically detect tool mode and adjust the faders.

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EncodersTool TemperatureTool TintTool SaturationTool SharpnessTool Luminance NoiseTool MoireTool DefringeStraighten Angle
FadersTool ContrastTool HighlightsTool ShadowsTool ClarityTool DehazeTool SaturationTool Exposure

Function Details

Most functions are tied directly to a Lightroom parameter or function. But some have a function specific for the LrControl plug-in.

Better Encoder Caps

The Platform-M comes with small plastic caps on the encoders. These feel a bit rough and are not very comfortable to use. Fortunately, you can replace them with better ones. For example with Chroma Caps from DJ-TechTools. These are made from rubber, they are very nice and comfortable to use. And they come in many colors!

Replacing the caps is not very difficult, you can pull off the old ones. Take care to pull them straight up. Some require more force than others. And if you decide to replace the encoder caps, you are responsible for any damage that may occur. Be carefull!

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Where to buy the iCON Platform-M

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Contact

  • Address: Roseboomlaan 26, 6717 ZB Ede, Netherlands

  • Phone: +31 318 84 72 91