Axia Audio is shipping PathfinderPC Version 4 ($1,095), a significant upgrade of Axia’s routing control software, IP-Audio networks. PathfinderPC lets users construct custom audio routing applications that can be used to switch routes automatically at specified times, in response to pre-programmed events, or by manual command.
Upon installation, PathfinderPC automatically scans your network and gathers information about audio sources and destinations, allowing users to “point-and-click” to send audio from one place to another and create “route points” that can be locked or unlocked to prevent inadvertent changes. A Snapshot feature let users quickly create and recall saved scenes to change multiple routes with a single mouse-click.
New features in Version 4 include increased speed and scalability; an enhanced, graphical “Stacking Events” editor that lets users create sophisticated routing “scenes” with Boolean logic; full control of Axia Element consoles’ VMIX (Virtual Mixer) functionality; Prophet Systems delivery system integration with ACU Translator; routing pop-up displays that include complete host and Axia channel number information; expanded support for constructing PathfinderPC “clusters” for automatic backup; customizable system event logging; Panel Designer GUI with full hardware mapping support; and more.