In Broadcast - July 2012 - 34
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What’s New In Audio Mixing Cont.
broadcast console at NAB 2012. The upgrade is particularly relevant to mobile installations where complex productions demand two operators but space and weight are at a premium. Dual Operator Mode gives two operators the ability to have independent physical controls and access to shared audio assets. The system allows an unlimited number of consecutive eight-channel fader bays to be assigned to a second operator. These bays can be located at either end of a C100 console or separated and installed in a remote
location such as a production gallery. V5 also introduces a new momentary ‘non-latching’ pre-fadelisten mode to facilitate shared use of monitor outputs. Soundcraft has expanded the range of digital audio transport option cards for its Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series digital consoles with all options expected to start shipping this year. Plans are also in place for Dante network cards compatible with Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles, following an agreement reached between Soundcraft and Audinate. Studer’s new Vi s t a 1 i s a
transportable digital mixing console for broadcast, live and production use. Control surface, input / output system, signal processing and power supplies are all housed in a single unit. The mixer is intended primarily for applications where space is restricted or mobility is important. It incorporates the same user interface as existing models in the Vista range, including 40 on-screen rotary controls. Standard features include 32 or 22 motorised faders and 96 digital signal processing channels. Wheatstone Corporation’s new LX-24 modular control surface has a low-proﬁle design and a tabletop form factor allow the LX-24 to ﬁt into almost any studio situation, requiring no holes or cut-outs in the furniture. The meter b r i d g e includes three LED meters plus a digital clock / timer. Each fader gives access to four stereo buses, plus four pre-
fader auxiliary sends, a stereo cue bus, and four mix-minuses. An LED source name display, an A/B source selector, and two programmable soft buttons are also available, and a set button provides access to assignable controls in the master section. Control room and headphone outputs with level control and source selection are provided, as well as two independent studio monitor outputs. Stereo cue speakers are built into the meter bridge. Yamaha’s has introduced version 01V96i of its 01V audio mixer, designed for a wide variety of applications, ranging from recording and production environments to live sound and installation setups. The 01V96i incorporates16 in / 16 out USB 2 audio streaming at 96 kHz sampling rate. Additional capabilities include the latest version of Steinberg’s Cubase AI, the full suite of Yamaha’s Virtual Circuitry Modelling DSP effects and newly improved studio-quality head ampliﬁers. ■