Euphonix is now making available software and hardware upgrades for both the Max Air (V. 1.4) and System 5-B (V. 2.8.1) on-air digital audio mixing systems. The feature upgrades include live control surface module resynchronization, configurable aux sends, Image Video TSI-1000 integration, ergonomic improvements to the surface, and faster embedded processors. Optional hardware upgrades (which enhance the performance, but are not mandatory to run the newest software) are available to customers of existing systems that want to maximize the latest improvements.
Euphonix enables resynchronization of control surface modules. Individual control surface modules can be removed and reintroduced without the need to reboot and with no loss of audio, for seamless on-air module replacement.
The user can choose how many aux sends can be configured, with a new option for 24 aux send buses, instead of the original 16. Each of these sends can now be globally set to unity, pre/post, on/off, stereo/mono for all strips. Fader positions can be copied to an aux send, aux send knob positions may be copied to another aux send; it is now possible to control a selected aux send from the faders and the aux sends now have up to +12dB of gain to match the fader gain structure.
As part of this software upgrade, there are new optional hardware updates for older Max Air and System 5-B surface modules. The hardware upgrades take advantage of the latest high-speed embedded microprocessors and memory. These upgrades speed up certain aspects of system operation and start-up.
New Max Air systems will ship with a redesigned Lexan surface color scheme. In addition, the Lexan changes accommodate a new optional fader scale with a larger throw range near the critical 0 dB setting.
CTO Martin Kloiber explains the significance of this upgrade saying, “This release, which covers both Max Air and the System 5-B on-air systems, is mainly about speed and reliability. There is a lot of work we have done under the hood to make the software rock solid. The new aux send features will be a big help for many of our clients who use aux sends for additional clean feeds and mix-minus sends, plus those clients who use the consoles in an FOH or monitor position at live venues.”
For more information, please go to www.euphonix.com.