ALLEN & HEATH ILIVE DIGITAL CONSOLE
ew from Allen & Heath is the iLive digital console. The iDR-64 mix engine holds 8-channel cards for 64 inputs and 32 outputs, which can be groups, auxes, matrixes or mains, and can be used as a stand-alone mixer. Available control surfaces have 28, 36 or 44 faders, and house four additional cards for eight assignable and eight mix inserts. Custom-color backlit displays over each fader provide good visual cueing. The selected channel section has an analog feel and is placed at eye level alongside an LCD touchscreen. NAMM booth: #6474.
CREST HP-W CONSOL
Available in 28/36/44 standard mono input frames with four full-stereo channels, eight mono Automix™ channels and two stereo line returns, the HP-W is ideal for both mixed music and spoken-word applications. It features 4-band, double-swept mid EQ; eight analog subgroups; 100mm faders; 2-channel matrix; full talkback and monitor systems; 8-scene mute; 10 aux sends (with fader flip for use as a monitor mixer); and four stereo line input channels with EQ, assignment and aux sends. NAMM booth: #5740.
EAW UMX.96 DIGITAL LIVE CONSOLE
EAW’s UMX.96 is a 24-bit, 96kHz digital live console with expandable onboard 56x44 analog I/O, 3x12 integrated loudspeaker processing and full integration of SmaartLive, giving users immediate access to system measurement and calibration. Also onboard are EQ, crossovers and limiters based on EAW-designed filters—allowing speaker alignment, audio distribution and zoning to be done directly from the mixer. Its highly intuitive user interface combines a 15-inch touch-sensitive LCD with a tactically dynamic rotary encoder. NAMM booth: #6698.
The Ecler NUO4 is a revolutionary 4-channel DJ mixer featuring unique MIDI functionality. It boasts up to 89 MIDI functions, which makes it essential for use with programs such as Traktor and Ableton Live. It also uses the amazing Eternal magnetic cross-fader, for the world’s only 4-channel, MIDI-capable, hybrid scratch mixer. Price: $749.95. NAMM booth: #7321.
INTER-M KENSINGTON CONSOLE
Available in frame sizes including 24, 32 and 40-channel models, the new Kensington Series of mixing consoles from Inter-M will debut at NAMM 2006. With stylish looks, an ergonomic layout, rugged mechanical design and a host of high-quality features, the Kensington product group is ideally suited for sound reinforcement, theater, houses of worship or any other application requiring a full-featured mixing console. NAMM booth: #6849.
The ES-8/100 is an 8-fader controller with motorized, touch-sensitive faders and simple console control interface for DAWs. Price: $1,499.
he ES-4/100 is a touch-sensitive fader controller for DAWs supporting HUI. Small 4-fader desktop design, easy interface, dedicated channel function buttons. Price: $799.95.
MACKIE ONYX 4-BUS SERIES MIXERS
Mackie’s Onyx 4-Bus Series upgrades the performance and functionality of the legendary SR24•4 and 32•4 series. These new 24- and 32-channel live sound mixers have a compact footprint and boast a tremendous set of new and improved features, including a built-in, assignable analog compressor. Also onboard are Mackie’s flagship Onyx preamps, Perkins EQ and a 6x2 Matrix mixer that provides two mixes built from the sub and main outputs for recording or in-ear monitoring (IEM) systems. NAMM booth: #6690.
STARSOUND AUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER—WIRELESS
After two years of trials, it is confirmed: Wireless tablet mixing is here to stay! No split snakes, no A/C, no kidding! It works on all Yamaha 96V2 Series consoles, with total control of all I/O.
STUDIO PROJECTS SP828
The SP828 8-channel mic pre/mixer has direct outputs on each channel via balanced 1/4-inch jacks for feeds to any recording medium. Balanced/unbalanced line inputs and XLR balanced mic inputs are on the rear panel. The output section has a L/R output control and a headphone output with control for real-time monitoring. The master section output has inserts for the L/R bus. Up to four SP828 units can be cascaded for 32x2 operation. Price: $599. NAMM booth: #6979.
TOFT AUDIO TRIDENT SERIES ATB CONSOLE
Toft Trident Series™ ATB consoles offer an impressive balance of features, technology and size. Designed by console guru Malcolm Toft, the ATB inherits the best attributes from his work with Trident Audio Developments in the 1970s. Available in 16, 24 and 32 input models with up to 88 inputs on mixdown, the ATB’s feature-rich topology is detailed in full on our Website. Price: $2,999. NAMM booth: #6979.
ShadowMix, the newest product from Tonelux, is a moving fader system that shadows any DAW system that can work with fader controllers. Like traditional console automation systems, ShadowMix takes audio from the DAW at a pre-fade point, allowing the faders to control levels into the Tonelux Vrack system, while keeping digital to analog outputs at maximum resolution. Fader moves in the DAW translate directly to the Tonelux faders for a true analog mixdown. Tonelux will be showcasing a working system at this year’s NAMM show, booth #6525.
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TUBE TECH SSA2A SUMMING MIXER
Tube Tech has been a premier manufacturer of tube signal processing and mastering tools for 25 years. The product line includes compressors (CL1B, LCA2B, SMC2B), mic pre’s (MP1A), EQs (EQ1A, PE1C), channel strips (MEC1A, MMC1A) and summing amps (SSA2A). The SSA2A is its first foray into summing-style mixing. Come to our booth to hear the how the company’s classic tube sound can warm up your recording. Price: $3,899. NAMM booth: #1839.
YAMAHA EMX5014C MIXER
A total of 14 input channels accommodate mics, instruments and playback gear with a selection of mono mic/line and stereo line inputs. Connections include XLR, 1/4-inch TRS and RCA. A power mode switch allows the two amplifier channels to be used with the stereo outputs, drive main speakers and separate monitor mixes, while power amp mode selector switches allow the user to configure the amp channels to suit a range of applications. NAMM booth: Marriott #100. Price: $899.