At the 2010 NAB Show, which takes place April 12-15 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Fairlight of Sydney, Australia, will launch EVO—a fully self-contained audio production system. The new EVO system will be on show for the first time in Booth C1739, and purchase prices will start at $68,000.
Aimed at film, video, music production and post-production facilities, EVO offers integrated recording, editing, mixing and video features. As an integral part of the Fairlight family, it is file-compatible and operationally similar to existing Fairlight products and promises seamless workflows for virtually all SD and HD file formats. EVO panels can also be fitted into existing Constellation frames, providing existing customers with an easy and convenient upgrade path.
EVO makes full use of Fairlight’s Crystal Core Processing, the SX range of I/O options, and Xynergi self-labeling key technology. In terms of design, the emphasis is placed firmly on giving users quick access to mixing tools. This is achieved through the use of rotary encoders and touchscreens that combine to deliver in-line controls and detailed full-color displays for every fader. The center section is designed around Fairlight’s Xynergi keys, for full tactile control of recording, editing and mixing.
“EVO’s built-in professional monitoring section makes simple sense out of complex surround mixing, and is capable of simultaneous fully automated mixes in multiple formats,” says Tino Fibaek, Fairlight’s general manager. “Apart from excellent audio, which has always been the hallmark of Fairlight products, our aim was to deliver massive channel capacity and fast intuitive operation. With 36-bit floating point audio throughout the signal path, users have the headroom and precision for the most demanding applications.”