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Pursuing the Pro Audio Trail

In conversation with Caroline Moss and Sue Gould

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Spotlight on mixing consoles popular in India’s entertainment venues (pubs / clubs)

Allen & Heath Qu Series

Qu mixers designed by Allen & Heath research and development team have earned the industry’s respect. Its three different models i.e. Qu-16, Qu-24 and Qu-32, helps users to be confident that they will sound like a pro.

Main Features include:

  • 38 In / 28 Out Digital Mixer; 7” colour touchscreen’
  • 32 Mono Inputs (TRS + XLR); 33 Motor Faders; 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS); 4 stereo FX with dedicated Sends and Returns
  • 24 Mix Outputs (XLR); 4 Stereo Groups; 2 Stereo Matrix Outs
  • Extra stereo outputs – AES digital, Alt Out, 2TRK out
  • dSNAKE Cat5 snake for remote audio using AR2412, AR84 or AB168
  • 4 Mute Groups; 4 DCA Groups
  • AnaLOGIQ total recall analogue preamps
  • Effects ported from the flagship iLive console
  • Dedicated stereo FX return channels
  • Master strip for quick access to mix levels and processing
  • Input channel linking for stereo sources
  • Input processing – Preamp, HPF, Gate, PEQ, Compressor, Delay
  • Automatic Mic Mixing
  • Output processing – PEQ, Graphic EQ, Compressor, Delay
  • 31 Band Real Time Analysis and Spectrogram
  • 7” (800x480 pixel) colour touch screen for quick control
  • Motorized faders for sends on faders, GEQ fader flip and mix recall
  • Quick copy and reset of processing, mixes and scenes
  • 100 Scene memories
  • FX, processing and channel User Libraries
  • Qu-Drive for stereo and 18-track recording/playback to USB hard drive
  • USB streaming to/from an Apple® Mac or Windows PC computer
  • MIDI DAW Control driver for Mac (converts to HUI or Mackie Control)
  • USB transfer of Scenes, Libraries, Shows
  • User assignable Custom Layer

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions & Weights
    • Desk mounted: Width x Depth x Height 850 x 500 x 186 mm (33.5”” x 19.7” x 7.4”)
  • USB Audio Streaming: USB B, Core Audio compliant
  • System:
    • Dynamic Range: Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 0dB gain, 0dBu input 112 dB
  • Frequency response: +0/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
  • dBFS Alignment: +18dBu = 0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
  • Meter Calibration: 0dB meter = -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLR out)
  • Meter Peak indication: -3dBFS (+19dBu at XLR out), multi-point sensing Compressor: Self-key Sidechain Threshold / Ratio: -46dBu to 18dBu / 1:1 to infinity Attack/Release: 300us – 300ms / 100ms - 2s

Midas M32 Series

M32 Digital Mixing Console is a 40-input digital mixer featuring the “1-million lifecycle” Midas pro faders. It is 96 kHz ready and carries 192 kHz AD/DA converters. Multiple expansion cards such as Dante, MADI and ADAT are available for digital networking and its onboard 32×32 USB interface allows real-time tracking.

Main Features include:

  • Cirrus Logic converters and 40-bit floating point offer 112dB of dynamic range
  • Master control section features a 7” TFT display that’s easily viewable even in daylight
  • Outfitted with 25 premium 100mm Midas Pro motorized faders rated to 1 million cycles
  • Easily assign channels to 8 DCA groups and 6 mute groups
  • Assign audio across 25 independent, time-aligned, and phase-coherent mix buses
  • 100 Scenes/Snippets with 500 Cues provide powerful show automation possibilities
  • AES50 and Ultranet let users expand their system with up to 96 channels with P16 monitoring
  • Insert over 50 signal processors and effects across 8 stereo DSP engines
  • 32-in/32-out, 48kHz USB 2.0 audio interface accommodates both studio and live recording
  • Control your DAW via either Mackie Control or HUI protocols with full automation
  • Optional Midas iOS apps provide Wi-Fi control via your iPhone or iPad

Technical Specifications:

  • Input Processing Channels: 32 Input Channels, 8 Aux Channels, 8 FX Return Channels
  • Output Processing Channels: 16
  • 16 aux buses, 6 matrices, main LRC: 100
  • Internal Eff ects Engines (True Stereo / Mono): 16
  • Internal Total Recall Scenes (incl. Preamplifi ers and Faders): 100
  • Signal Processing: 40-Bit Floating Point
  • I/O Latency (Console Input to Output): 0.8 ms
  • Network Latency (Stage Box In > Console > Stage Box Out): 1.1 ms
  • THD+N (0 dB gain, 0 dBu output): <0.01% (unweighted)
  • THD+N (+40 dB gain, 0 dBu to +20 dBu output): <0.03% (unweighted)
  • Input Impedance (Unbalanced / Balanced): 10 kΩ / 10 kΩ
  • Non-Clip Maximum Input Level: +23 dBu
  • Phantom Power (Switchable per Input): +48 V
  • Equivalent Input Noise @ +45 dB gain (150 Ω source): -125 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)
  • CMRR @ Unity Gain (Typical): >70 dB
  • CMRR @ 40 dB Gain (Typical): >90 dB

Soundcraft Si Impact

Si Impact brings the latest digital mix innovations together with the unrivalled sound quality of Soundcraft. Designed to be as simple as an analog mixer, but offer radical workflow enhancements such as the unique FaderGlow system, massive DSP power, and a pristine 32-in/32-out USB audio interface, Si Impact delivers digital live sound mixing and recording for those who refuse to compromise on audio quality.

Main features include:

  • Up to 80 channels to mix
  • 32 Mic Inputs
  • 8 XLR/1/4” Combi-jacks for line inputs and instruments
  • 40 DSP input channels (32 mono inputs and 4 stereo channels/returns)
  • 31 Output busses (All with full DSP processing and GEQ)
  • 4-band Fully Parametric EQ on each channel and bus
  • 8 VCAs + 8 Mute groups
  • 26 motorised faders (24 input + LR/Mono)
  • 4 fully customisable Fader Layers
  • Built-in Stagebox Connectivity
  • 5” touchscreen display
  • Multi-Colour LCD Channel Displays on each input fader
  • 4 studio-grade Lexicon Effects engines and dedicated FX busses
  • BSS Graphic Equalisers on every bus
  • 20 sub-group / aux busses
  • 4 mono/stereo matrix busses
  • 32x32 USB audio interface for multi-track recording and playback
  • Increase I/O capabilities with option cards and stageboxes:
    • Use included MADI option card and Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32i or 16i for more microphone preamps, inputs and channels to mix
    • Add 2nd MADI option card and two Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32i or 16i for up to 96 microphone preamps, 136 total inputs and 80 channels to mix.
    • Add Dante option card for 64 chan- nels of Dante to mix
    • Additional option cards available: AVIOM A-Net, CobraNet, AES/EBU, BLU Link, more
  • Additional Soundcraft stageboxes available: Mini Stagebox 32R, Mini Stagebox 16R, Compact Stagebox, and Vi Stagebox

Technical Specifications:

  • Height: 160mm (6.3”)
  • Width: 750mm (29.5”)
  • Depth: 500mm (19.7”)
  • Weight: 20kg (44.1lb)

Yamaha Rivage PM10

RIVAGE PM10 is a new generation consoles that continues to evolve. 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. It is a worthy heir to the PM name that brings true innovation to the developing live sound scene.

Main features include:

  • The new hybrid microphone preamps at the input stage of the PM10 help create a solid foundation of sound for crisp clear sound.
  • The great sound of the hybrid microphone preamplifier is its digital stage. The transformer circuitry and SILK processing incorporated in high-end analogue devices from Rupert Neve Designs, designed by the legendary Rupert Neve himself, have been precisely modelled using original Yamaha VCM technology. These preamplifiers are available for use on all RIVAGE PM10 input channels.
  • The PM10 has been designed with operability in mind, as with all Yamaha consoles. With the PM10 Yamaha have worked to take their already well designed interface and extend its operability with new time saving and efficient features.
  • As with most Yamaha consoles, the PM10 features Yamaha’s industry standard select channel concept, providing direct access to parameters of any channel via its select key.
  • The PM10 also features a merged touch screen and fader strip which allows for intuitive changes and editing on the fly as well as facilitating 2-man operation.
  • This console is fit for use in a number of solutions, whether it is for live sound in a venue or in a house of worship.
  • The new features make this a high end option that offers extremely clear sound and a high level of flexibility and control. The PM10 is a fitting flagship model for Yamaha and a worthy addition to the PM range.

Technical Specifications:

  • Mixing Capacity: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz; 144 input channels, 72 Mix buses, 36 Matrix buses; Stereo buses A and B (or Mono bus), Cue A/B, Monitor A/B
  • Input Channel: A/B, Gain Compensation, Digital Gain, HPF, LPF, 4-band PEQ, 2 Dynamics, Delay, 2 insert points (x4 daisy-chain), Direct Out
  • Output Channel: HPF, LPF, 8-band PEQ, Dynamics, Delay (on channel and port), 2 insert points (x4 daisy-chain)
  • Scene Memory: Number of scenes: 1000; Functions: Recall Safe, Focus Recall, Fade Time, Preview, Overlay Filter, Isolate
  • DCA/Mute Group: 24 DCAs, 12 Mute Groups
  • Plug-ins: 384 plug-in slots (The maximum number of plug-ins used at a time varies depending on the plug-in types); 45 types of plug-ins
  • GEQ/PEQ: 48 racks (96 for Flex15GEQ and 8-band PEQ); 31-band GEQ, Flex15GEQ, 8-band PEQ
  • Recording: 2-track USB recording (MP3 and WAV); Multitrack recording and Virtual Soundcheck via Dante (option)
  • I/O Network (TWINLANe)
  • 400 channels @ 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 32-bit
  • Network latency: 11 samples at 44.1/48 kHz, 12 samples at 88.2/96 kHz
  • Topology: ring for network redundancy
  • Recommended cable: Neutrik opticalCON DUO multimode fiber (HY256-TL) or Neutrik opticalCON DUO singlemode fiber (HY256-TL-SMF).