At AES 2012 in San Francisco (October 27-29, 2012), Fairlight of Sydney, Australia (booth #543), will debut Quantum (price TBA), the latest addition to its Audio Post-Production range of consoles. Quantum combines Fairlight’s hardware and software, recording, editing, mixing, plug-ins, MIDI and video with a fully integrated 12- or 24-fader console perfectly suitable for film, video, music studio and post-production facilities.
Editing, SD/HD integrated video, mixing, plug-ins, file transfer, and recording are all integrated in one system. Quantum is fully file format compatible with all Fairlight products, promising seamless workflows for virtually all SD and HD file formats. The CC-1 Media engine supports up to 192 disk recorder tracks, 230 mixing channels and two HD video tracks for 3-D work. It supports up to 256 inputs and outputs, has built-in EQ and dynamics for every channel, provides access to VST plug-ins and instruments, and mixes to multiple bus destinations up to 7.1 wide. The Quantum audio post-production system interfaces to popular server architectures and is compatible with professional video file formats.
Quantum offers a tactile control surface with faders, switches, knobs and jog-shuttle wheel, augmented with touchscreen and mouse based functions. Quantum’s motorized faders combine with a dual row of rotary encoders to provide touch-triggered automation of all mixing parameters. The touchscreens are designed to be within easy reach and complement the physical controls with multiple switching options and project navigation.
Quantum includes an embedded Edit controller that uses Fairlight’s Picture Keys, which instantly adapt their appearance and function for easy navigation with fewer keystrokes. The control surface presents commands as users need them. Fairlight’s new iCan technology, with drag-and-drop Layout Editor, allows audio engineers to design their own button layouts for specialized functions.
Also available are flexible mounting systems to attach speakers and screens from the rear of the console.
For further information, visit FairlightUS, headquartered in New Jersey, at www.fairlightus.com.