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Axia Announces New Modules and Accessories for Element Control Surface

Axia is showing new drop-in modules and studio accessory panels for the Axia Element control surface at NAB 2006 (booth #N2714).

Axia’s new Motor-Fader module has four moving faders whose positions can be saved in an Element Show Profile for quick recall when loaded. Applications include allowing faders to be controlled dynamically by software applications, fast recall of setups for live on-air performances or recall of preset levels for unattended board operation. A Production module provides fast access to channel EQ, aux send and pan controls.

Programmable SmartSwitch 5-button and 10-button user modules with backlit dynamic LCD displays can be custom-programmed to provide controls for recording devices or “macro” keys for frequently-used switching applications. Unique per-user functions may be set, saved and recalled along with other Element Show Profile settings. Programmable FilmCap 5-button and 10-button shortcut modules provide onboard switching capabilities for applications not requiring the dynamic function changes found in SmartSwitch modules.

Six new Element Studio Accessory panels allow on-air guests and hosts to take control of their environment. The Mic Control/Headphone Selector panel is equipped with an LED alphanumeric readout; talent can choose their own headphone feed source as well as control mic channel on/off/mute functions. These functions are also available separately in the stand-alone Mic Control panel and Headphone Selector panel. Four-button programmable SmartSwitch and 5-button FilmCap accessory panels give talent remote access to customized software functions.

The Producer’s Mic Control panel gives talk show or morning show producers control of their mic channel’s remote on/off/mute operations as well as dedicated talkback keys for communicating with studio guests and hosts.

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