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Tangent WAVE Control Panel

Abel Code: TD-WAVE
Mfr. Code: TD-WAVE
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This all-in-one solution for color grading offers a comprehensive range of controls on a single panel at an affordable price.
Key Highlights
  • Color Grading Control Panel
  • All-in-one design
  • Trackerballs, knobs & buttons


The Tangent WAVE Control Panel offers a comprehensive range of controls on a single panel at an affordable price. A mouse (or pen and tablet) is not always the fastest or easiest way to use your color grading software. The Wave provides tangible, tactile controls as a practical and ergonomic alternative to more traditional interface types.

Affordable Technology

With the Wave, Tangent Devices brings a new level of affordability and quality to control surfaces. The design draws heavily on the experience gained from Tangent's highly successful CP100 and CP200 panels. It is important to note that the Wave is not intended to replace these panels, but rather brings professional grading surfaces within reach of every user.

Ergonomic Design

Stylish enough to look good in any grading suite and compact enough to be used for on-set grading, you'll find all the controls you might expect from a color grading panel without compromising on essential ergonomics. The wave features crisp, easy to read, ice-white OLED displays and custom trackerball units based on a non-contacting optical pickup. With enough buttons and knobs to keep your most needed controls at your fingertips, the Wave will increase your productivity and creative potential.

Extensive Application Support

Most of Tangent's software partners have released versions of their applications which support the Wave. When used with the Tangent Mapper* you can even customize the layout of the controls.


  • (3) Programmable trackerballs with Master dials
  • Individual reset buttons for ball and dial
  • (2) Additional buttons for SHIFT, ALT, etc.
  • (9) Programmable buttons
  • (9) Programmable knobs with integral push button resets
  • (3) Displays to soft label programmable knobs and buttons
  • (9) Programmable function buttons
  • Standard transport controls with jog dial 


  • Sculpted wave profile
  • Lightweight materials used for portability
  • High resolution, long life trackerballs with optical pickups
  • 46mm diameter balls retained by clips, which can be removed for cleaning
  • Knobs have a built-in "press to reset" switch
  • Inlay provided to hard-label the Function keys
  • USB plug-and play (HID device therefore no drivers are required)
  • USB powered (so no need for external power supply)
  • Includes a single USB cable

*NOTE: Controls can only be programmed if the host application supports the Tangent Mapper; to check if your application supports the Tangent Mapper please refer to the Application Support tab on Tangent's website.

What's in the Box

  • Button Overlay
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Tangent WAVE Control Panel


Key Highlights

  • Color Grading Control Panel
  • All-in-one design
  • Trackerballs, knobs & buttons
  • Programmable controls

Editing Control Panel

Control Panel Notes:
3 x OLED Displays - 5 lines (height) x 32 characters (width)
3 x Programmable Trackerballs - with Master dials; individual reset buttons for ball and dial
9 x Programmable Control Knobs - with integral push button resets
Standard transport controls with jog dial
Panel Buttons:
9 x Function Buttons - Programmable
9 x Programmable Buttons
2 x Additional Buttons - for SHIFT, ALT, etc.


Power Input:

Software / Apps / Plugins

PC Requirements:
Windows XP / Mac OS X or later
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