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Zaxcom Ships Deva Mix-12 Control Surface

Zaxcom has begun shipping its Deva Mix-12, a fully digital 12-fader control surface that directly manages the audio mixer embedded within the Zaxcom Deva IV and V location recorders. Combined with either the Deva IV or V, it performs all location record and mix functions.

When paired with the Deva IV, the Deva Mix-12 features 16 inputs and 18 outputs, and when paired with the Deva V, it features 16 inputs and 20 outputs. Zaxcom states that the Deva Mix-12’s mic preamps ensure no coloration or distortion of the audio by transformers or other analog circuitry, and that only the preamps and AD/DA converters are used for analog connections. Mixing is performed digitally via a floating-point DSP. Users will have the ability to remove hum and buzz with the two notch features on each channel. The Deva Mix-12 also features 3-band shelving filters with level, Q and frequency control via the Deva IV or V’s graphic interface.

Other features include 12 fader strips, which provide instant access to bus routing and effects for the channel being used, and an input port that directly controls the gain of the mic preamp as well as the P&G fader. An LED input meter is provided on each channel strip to augment the Deva’s full-color output metering. The Deva Mix-12 also comes with a soft-knee compressor.

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