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Articles May-June 2021

Pursuing the Pro Audio Trail

In conversation with Caroline Moss and Sue Gould

PT got in touch with the Pro AVL Asia magazine core team of Editor - Caroline Moss and Sales Director - Sue Gould, who between them boast of over three decades of experience in the pro audio industry..... read more

NJSM Marks a Milestone in the Business of Sound

From Rental Company to manufacturer and innovator, Nixon Johnny has guided and grown NJSM from a two-person company to a fifty-person company, continuing to expand into virtual events with NJSM Virtual Studio..... read more

Tech Savvy Environment for T-Systems

Eyte Technologies installs high-tech AV Solution at T-System’s Experience Center facilitating brand value and delivering superior customer experience..... read more

Conversations with SudeepAudio

Sudeep Audio, one of India’s first pro audio web store selling studio software and equipment online commenced its YouTube Channel, ConverSAtions, in 2011 to share the journey of Indian Sound Engineers..... read more


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Mixing Consoles



From plays to musicals to Broadway shows, theatres and auditoriums require a world-class sound design system with features to suit the demands of auditorium sound. PT brings to you a range of mixing consoles that is suited for every size of show.


AVID Venue S6L


Mix and record live productions of any size with ease. Avid VENUE | S6L delivers the unmatched processing power and sound clarity artists and engineers rely on to present the best show possible. From direct AAX and Waves plugin support and 128 tracks of Pro Tools recording, to full system modularity and 300+ processing channels, the S6L unified platform gives you the mixing efficiency, creativity, and flexibility you need to meet the demands of any gig.

Main Features include:

  • engaging and immersive aural experience
  • Open Layouts in any system with ease
  • With support for Luminex GigaCore 26i and GigaCore 10 AVB switches, connect VENUE engines and I/O racks in a redundant star configuration
  • With the Meters view on the Master Touchscreen, get uninterrupted continuous view of channel metering across all S6L console screens
  • Tackle big productions with dual operators
  • VENUE | S6L offers a choice of five surfaces that offer from 16–48 faders
  • Remotely control S6L functions
  • Mix monitors on iPhone or iPad
  • Save time with Virtual Soundcheck
  • Record shows directly with Pro Tools

Technical Specification: S6L -48D

  • 12-inch daylight-visible touchscreens:1 Master Touchscreen, 5 Channel Touch Modules
  • Faders: 48 + 2

Knob Modules with high-resolution

  • OLEDs and tri-color function indicators: 160 assignable knobs across 5 Channel Knob Modules
  • Master Live Module: Graphic TFTs with soft buttons; Touch and Turn assignable encoder; 2 assignable faders; monitoring, layout and snapshot controls; transport controls and function buttons
  • Metering: 30-segment meters per channel, with pre- and post-fade metering options; Nominal indicator, Expander/Gate status and Compressor/Limiter gain reduction meters
  • Analog inputs: 8 XLR mic/line inputs with 48V and signal present LEDs
  • Analog outputs: 8 XLR outputs with mute and signal present LEDs
  • Digital inputs: 4 pairs of XLR stereo AES/EBU (8 channels total)
  • Digital outputs: 4 pairs of XLR stereo AES/EBU (8 channels total)
  • Headphone outputs: 2 independent 1/4” TRS stereo headphone jacks
  • Ancillary I/O: DVI-D video out, 5 USB 2.0 (2 rear, 2 front, 1 internal), ECx Ethernet port for wired/wireless remote control, GPIO (8 in/8 out), 2 footswitch, Linear Time Code input, MIDI I/O
  • Ethernet AVB ports 2 etherCON (copper), 2 selectable as etherCON; (copper) or SFP (fiber); redundant ring topology; supports Luminex GigaCore 26i and GigaCore 10 AVB switches for redundant star configuration
  • Power supply: Dual redundant, internal hot-swappable PSUs
  • Height (front, rear): 3.6, 15.3 inches (91, 388 mm)
  • Width: 76.1 inches (1,934 mm)
  • Depth: 31 inches (787 mm)
  • Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)

Behringer Flow 8


Behringer Flow 8 is an 8-Input Digital Mixer with Bluetooth Audio and App Control, 60 mm Channel Faders, 2 FX Processors and USB/Audio Interface.

Main Features include:

  • Ultra-low noise, high headroom digital mixer with wireless remote control
  • FLOW App for Bluetooth remote control from iOS/Android mobile phones or tablets
  • 60 mm channel faders and master rotary control with LED collar
  • EZ-Gain function
  • Two Midas microphone preamps with 48 V phantom power and programmable gain
  • Two additional mic/line inputs on combo XLR/TRS jacks
  • Two pairs of balanced stereo line inputs
  • All channels with 4-band EQ and compressor, 2 FX and 2 monitor sends, while monitor and main buses feature 9-band EQ and limiter
  • Built-in 10 x 2 channel USB computer audio Interface, with 48 kHz / 24-Bit resolution
  • Bluetooth audio streaming for adding click or backing tracks
  • Balanced main outputs on gold-plated XLR and balanced monitor outputs on 1/4” TRS
  • FLOW App with assisted set-up, unlimited mixer snapshots and intuitive, customizable Stage-View
  • FX adjustment control, FX mute and tap tempo buttons
  • Footswitch input for controlling FX mute/tap tempo or preset up/down functions
  • Optional mic stand adapter (FLOW CLIP or P16-MB not included)

Technical Specification:

Mic Inputs

Mic inputs 1 / 2      

  • Type: 2 x XLR jacks, balanced
  • Mic E.I.N. (20 Hz to 20 kHz): -129 dBu, A-weighted
  • Distortion (THD+N): < 0.004%, A-weighted
  • Max. input level: +20 dBu
  • Impedance: 10 kΩ balanced, 5 kΩ unbalanced

Mic inputs 3 / 4      

  • Type: 2 x XLR / 1/4” TRS combo jacks, balanced
  • Mic E.I.N. (20 Hz to 20 kHz): -117 dBu, A-weighted
  • Distortion (THD+N): < 0.01%, A-weighted
  • Max. input level: XLR: +6 dBu TRS: +26 dBu
  • Impedance: XLR: 2 kΩ balanced, 1 kΩ unbalance; TRS: 20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
  • Gain range: -20 dB to +60 dB
  • Phantom power: +48 V, switchable (inputs 1 / 2 only)

Line Inputs

  • Type: 2 x 1/4” TRS jacks, balanced (channels 5L / 7L)
  • Impedance: 20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
  • Gain range: -20 dB to +60 dB
  • Distortion (THD+N): 0.005%, A-weighted, 0 dB gain, 0 dBu out
  • Max. input level: +22 dBu
  • Guitar (Hi-Z) Inputs
  • Type: 2 x 1/4” TRS jacks, balanced (channels 6R / 8R) Impedance;2 MΩ balanced, 1 MΩ unbalanced
  • Distortion (THD+N): 0.005%, A-weighted, 0 dB gain, 0 dBu out
  • Max. input level: +19 dBu

Monitor Outputs

  • Type: 2 x 1/4” TRS jacks, balanced
  • Impedance: 75 Ω, balanced
  • Max. output level: +14 dBu

Main Outputs

  • Type: 2 x XLR jacks, balanced
  • Impedance: 150 Ω, balanced
  • Max. output level: +14 dBu

Input / Output and Processing

  • Frequency range: 10 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-1 dB)
  • Dynamic range, analog in to analog out: Typ. 108 dB
  • I/O latency: 0.6 ms
  • Signal processing: 32-bit VFP (Vector Floating Point)
  • A/D - D/A conversion: 24-bit / 48 kHz
  • Dynamic range: 114 dB
  • Number of input processing channels: 10 input channels, 4 fx return channels

Dimensions / Weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 48 x 229 x 172 mm (1.9 x 9.0 x 6.8”)
  • Weight: 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs)

DiGiCo SD12


The DiGiCo SD12 is a 72-channel mixing console with 26 physical faders and 2 x 15” LCD high-resolution touchscreens. The SD12 is designed to  provide optimum performance in live touring, corporate, install, house of worship, theatre and broadcast environments,  the SD12 incorporates the latest generation Super FPGA technology and Core 2 software to deliver unrivalled power and connectivity in a compact frame.

Main Features include:

  • 72 Input Channels with full processing
  • 36 Aux/Sub-Group busses with full processing
  • 12 x 8 Matrix with full processing
  • Assignable channel layout
  • User programmable macros
  • Capable of redundantly mirroring with another SD12 console
  • Redundant PSUs as standard
  • Snapshots for seamlessly changing many parameters at once
  • 2 DMI Slots to expand the I/O as desired
  • Integrated UB MADI
  • Offline software
  • iPad control
  • SD12 96 software option

Technical Specifications :

WORKSURFACE

  • 26 x 100mm touch-sensitive, motorized faders
  • 2 x 15” LCD high-resolution touchscreens
  • 28 x 20-Segment LED bargraph meters
  • 1 x ¼” Headphone socket
  • 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Socket
  • 1 x USB 2.0 slot
  • Integrated Light Bar

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 1ms Typical (channel, SD Rack Input
  • Through L-R Buss to Stage Output @96kHz)
  • Internal Processing: Up to 40-bit, Floating Point
  • A>D & D>A: 24-bit Converter Bit Depth
  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.6dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD: <0.05% @ Unity Gain: 10dB Input @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: Better Than 90dB: (40Hz-15kHz)
  • Microphone Input: Better Than -126dB: Equivalent Noise
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Maximum Input Level: +22dBu

SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • 72 Input Channels (Mono)
  • 36 Aux/Sub-Group Busses
  • 1 LR/LCR Master Buss (with full processing)
  • 12 input x 8 output Full Processing Matrix
  • 12 Control Groups (CGs)
  • 2 Solo Busses
  • 16 x 32-band GEQs
  • 12 x Internal Stereo FX Processors

PHYSICAL

  • Dimensions: 1124mm (w) x 795mm (d) x 389mm (h)
  • Weight: 42kg (130kg with optional flightcase)
  • Flightcase: 1270mm (w) x 570mm (d) x 1150mm (h) (Optional)
  • Power Requirements: 90-260V, 50-60Hz, 232VA (140W)
  • Redundancy: Internal PSU x 2
  • Dire

PreSonus StudioLive 64S


The StudioLive 64S is a 64-channel mixer that brings the power of a large format console to small format digital mixing. Powered by the new quad-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine, the StudioLive 64S digital mixer is equipped with 76 mixing channels, 43 mix buses, and 526 simultaneous processors.

Main Features include:

  • Powered by the new quad-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine
  • 76 input-channel digital mixer with 33 touch-sensitive motorized faders
  • 43 mix buses
  • 526 simultaneous processors
  • State Space-Modeled Fat Channel compressor and EQ plug-ins
  • FLEX FX multi-effects processor with 8 slots
  • 24 DCAs to control groups of channels
  • 128-channel (64x64) recording over USB
  • Onboard multi-channel SD recorder (34x34) with true Virtual Soundcheck mode
  • AVB Networking onboard (64x64) to connect with other mixers
  • User Profiles for managing multiple operators with custom permissions
  • Per channel digital patching from any analog, AVB, USB, or SD Card source
  • DAW Control
  • Remote control every mix function from a computer, iPad, or Android tablet with UC Surface (included)
  • QMix-UC (included) for iOS or Android
  • Capture multitrack software included
  • Advanced Studio One integration (Studio One Artist Included)

Technical Specifications :

Microphone Preamplifier

  • Input Type: XLR Female, balanced
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
  • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
  • S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd): 94 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain): 65 dB
  • Gain Control Range (±1 dB): 0 dB to +60 dB
  • Maximum Input Level (unity gain): +12 dBu
  • Phantom Power (±2 VDC): 48 VDC, switchable per channel

Line Inputs

  • Type: ¼” TRS Female, balanced
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
  • S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd): 94 dB
  • Maximum Input Level: +18 dBu

System Crosstalk

  • Input to Output: -90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)
  • Adjacent Channels: -87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)

XLR Outputs

  • Type: XLR Male, balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Tape Outputs

  • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
  • Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Physical

  • Height: 6.51” (165.36 mm)
  • Width: 32.37” (822.21 mm)
  • Depth : 22.97” (583.48 mm)
  • Weight: 37.2 lbs. (16.9 kg)

Soundcraft Vi3000


The Soundcraft Vi3000 features an all-new appearance with a more efficiently designed control surface, 36 faders, 24 mono/stereo busses and a sweeping black screen panel with four Vistonics II touchscreen interfaces with sleek, updated 3D graphics. Because the Vi3000 has four touchscreens, it’s the only console in its class that can be used by two engineers at the same time.

Main Features include:

  • Virtual Vi offline set up
  • VM2 radio mic status monitoring
  • BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ
  • Copy/Paste channel bus and FX settings
  • Copy/Paste processing elements
  • Settings Library
  • Sophisticated Cue List Management
  • Advanced events integration
  • Automated microphone mixing
  • Snapshot crossfades
  • ViSi Remote iPad app
  • All busses to stereo
  • 4 Aux send points
  • Aux VCA mode
  • Auto-increase of ambient mic levels in monitor mixes between

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Response - Stagebox Mic input to Line output: +0/-1dB, 20Hz-20kHz
  • AES/EBU In to AES/EBU Out: +0/-0.2dB, 20Hz-20kHz
  • THD: 22Hz-22kHz
  • Stagebox Mic In (min gain)/(max gain) to Local Line Out: <0.003% @ 1kHz/; <0.020% @ 1kHz
  • Local Line In to Line Out: <0.003% @ 1kHz
  • Mic Input E.I.N: <-126dBu (150Ω source)
  • Residual Noise : -91dBu Stagebox line output; no inputs routed, Mix fader @0dB
  • CMRR: 80dB @ 1kHz
  • Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
  • Latency: Stagebox Mic Input to Local Line output: < 2ms @48kHz
  • AES/EBU Input Sample Rate: 32-108kHz (with SRC enabled)
  • DSP Resolution: 40-bit floating point
  • Input & Output Levels - Mic Inputs/Line Inputs: +28dBu max/+22dBu max
  • Input & Output Levels - Line Outputs: +22dBu max
  • Input & Output Levels - Nominal Operating Level: +4dBu (-18dBFS)
  • Input & Output Impedances - Mic Inputs: 2k7Ω
  • Input & Output Impedances - All other analogue Inputs: >10kΩ
  • Input & Output Impedances - Line Outputs: <75Ω
  • Input & Output Impedances - AES/EBU Outputs: 110Ω
  • Oscillator: 20Hz to 20kHz/Pink/White Noise, variable level
  • EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) – HF: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7 or shelving
  • EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) - Hi-Mid: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7
  • EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) - Lo-Mid: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7
  • EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) – LF: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7 or shelving
  • Height (Console Only): 351mm (13.8”)
  • Width (Console Only): 1446mm (56.9”)
  • Depth (Console Only): 803mm (31.6”)
  • Weight (Console Only): 54kg (119lb)

Yamaha Rivage PM10


In terms of sound quality, operation, functionality, reliability, expandability, and more, the RIVAGE PM10 is a thoroughly refined flagship that defines the direction for future generations.

Main Features include:

  • Hybrid Microphone Preamplifiers
  • VCM Technology Models SILK Processing
  • Automatic Mixer Built In
  • Channel EQ and Compression Refined to Unprecedented Levels
  • Plug-in Effects Include Rupert EQ/Comp, TC Electronic Reverb, and More
  • Complete Yamaha Selected Channel Interface
  • Touch Screen and Fader Strip Merge for Intuitive Control
  • A Monitor Section to Match Any Job
  • Overlay Filter for Rapid Response to Sudden Changes
  • Isolate filter, for Enhanced Scene Recall Versatility
  • Multitrack recording via an optional Dante audio network

Technical Specifications:

Mixing Capacity

  • Input Mixing Channels: 144mono
  • Mix Buses: 72
  • Matrices: 36 (Input to Matrix supported)
  • Stereo Buses: 2
  • Mono Buses: 1
  • Cue Bus: 2

Local Connectors   

  • Analog Input XLR: 8
  • Analog Output XLR: 8
  • Expansion Slots HY Slots/ MY Slots: 4 (DSP-R10)/ CS-R10: 2 DSP-R10: 2
  • Digital In/Out AES/EBU: 4
  • GPI IN/OUT (D-Sub): 8 (CS-R10) / 8 (DSP-R10)
  • MIDI I/O: In / Out (CS-R10) ; In / Out (DSP-R10)

User Interface

  • Display: 15-inch Touch Panel x 2
  • Faders: 12 + 12 + 12 + 2
  • Selected Channel Encoders: All Parameters
  • Channel Encoder: Yes
  • Channel Name / Color Display: Yes
  • Custom Fader Banks: Yes (6 x 2 on each bay)
  • User Defined Keys: 12 (x 4 banks)
  • User Defined Knobs: 4 (x 4 banks)
  • Touch and Turn Knob: Yes
  • Monitor Level Knob: Yes (2: A and B)

Input Channel Functions

  • Gain Compensation: Yes
  • Silk: Yes (with RPio and OMNI IN)
  • Digital Gain: Yes (-96dB ~ +24dB)
  • ATT: No
  • HPF: 20Hz~2000Hz, -6/-12/-18/-24dB/oct Selectable
  • PEQ: 4 Band Full PEQ (4 algorithms, RTA overlay support)
  • Dynamics 1: Legacy Comp / Comp260 / Gate / De-Esser / Expander / Ducking
  • Dynamics 2: Legacy Comp / Comp260 / Gate / De-Esser / Expander / Ducking
  • Input Delay: Yes (0ms ~ 1000ms)
  • Pan: Center Nominal
  • DCA Group: 24 (Output DCA support)
  • DCA Rollout: Yes
  • MUTE Group: 12
  • Number of Inserts: 4 slots on each 2 insert point
  • Direct Out: Yes

Plug-in

  • Number of Slots: 384
  • Number of Effect Programs: 50w

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