Mackie’s new 24-mic input digital mixer developed specifically for live sound applications, the TT24 is a 56x45, 24-bit, 96kHz-capable digital live console with 100mm motorized faders, onboard analog and digital I/O, full channel metering, digital recall, EQ, dynamics and effects.
"The TT24 was conceived only as a live console," commented John Boudreau, TT24 product manager. "Most current digital live consoles in this price range begin their lives as recording consoles and are then 'shoe-horned' into live use. The problem with these consoles is that the user interface isn't engineered for live applications. With the TT24, we had the live sound engineer in mind from the very beginning. We designed a unique control section that combines a 5-inch touchscreen, eight function buttons and 12-parameter rotary encoders that work together to provide quick and easy access to key live functions such as Fat Channel overview, EQ, dynamics, group/aux assignments, aux masters, snapshots, FX control and matrix. Absolutely nothing is out of immediate reach."
On board the TT24 are 24 mic/line inputs with 4-band EQ/comp/gate, eight line inputs with 4-band parametric EQ, left/right-C/mono outs with 4-band parametric EQ and comp/limiter, 12 aux sends with 4-band parametric EQ and comp/limiter, eight groups with 10 assignable 4-band parametric EQ and comp/limiters, and eight matrix outputs with 600 ms of total delay.
Features include the incorporation of a true Aux Mode, which instantly converts the console from FOH mode to monitor mode; eight flex groups, which are each individually configurable for mono, stereo, LCR or VCA operation; and Matrix Plus, a large 11x8 matrix that allows digital patching of any desired signal into the matrix.
Every Mackie TT24 Digital Live Console ships with a copy of the TT Control Software, a PC-based GUI that connects to the console via USB.
The TT24 Digital Live Console will be available in Q2, 2004. For more information, visit www.mackie.com/namm/tt24.html. For more sound reinforcement products, visit mixonline.com/live_sound_products/index.htm.