Smart AV has begun delivery of its Elite Series of ergonomic mixing console control surfaces to the United States, Germany, Japan and Southeast Asia.
The consoles were shown for the first time at trade shows last fall in the United States, Japan and Europe. The unique ARC design delivers ergonomic efficiency over traditional and assignable control surfaces and offers users choices in signal processing, as it can be configured with a number of digital processing engines.
Elite Series consoles are available in 48- and 96-channel variants, with a 72-channel version slated for release in May of this year. The unique design features a physical arc that spans the console, representing a condensed view of a traditional long console. The ARC is within easy reach of the operator and is fitted with touch sensors, allowing access to any channel without the need to move from the center of the sound field.
The Smart Console can be configured via an open protocol over Ethernet with a growing range of signal processing engines. Currently it can be matched with the Logic Pro 7 system from Apple, the Pyramix Virtual Studio from Merging Technology and the VADIS System from KLOTZ DIGITAL. It will soon be able to interface with the DME64N and DME24N from Yamaha, SADiE Series 5 engines including the PCM-H64 and Peavey’s Audio Matrix.
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