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Touring Console

Spotlight on Touring Consoles for live performances launched in 2019

Avantis – Allen & Heath

Avantis puts next-generation technology in a 64 channel / 42 configurable bus console, with dual Full HD touchscreens, a super-flexible workflow with Continuity UI, extensive I/O options, add-on processing from Allen & Heath’s flagship dLive mixing system.

Main features include:

  • 96kHz 64 channel / 42 bus digital mixer
  • XCVI FPGA core with ultra-low latency (0.7ms)
  • wdPack option, including 16 Dyn8 engines
  • 12 RackExtra FX slots with dedicated stereo returns
  • 16 DCAs
  • AMM (Automatic Mic Mixer) up to 64 channels across 1, 2 or 4 zones
  • Fully assignable layout
  • 144 fader strips (24 faders, 6 layers) with optional dedicated master section
  • SLink port for connection to Remote I/O Expanders and the ME Personal Mixing System
  • 12 analogue XLR Inputs / 12 analogue XLR Outputs
  • 1 Stereo AES In / 2 Stereo AES Out
  • 2 I/O Ports, both capable of 128x128 operation at 96kHz
  • User configurable rotary controls
  • 24 assignable SoftKeys
  • Comprehensive metering with multi-point peak detection
  • Internal storage for stereo playback and recording
  • USB stereo playback
  • BNC Word Clock

Technical Specifications:

  • Mic/Line XLR Inputs: Balanced XLR, +48V phantom power
  • Mic/Line Preamp: Fully recallable
  • Input Sensitivity:-60 to +15dBu
  • Analogue Gain: +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
  • Maximum Input Level: +30dBu (PAD in)
  • Input Impedance: >4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in)
  • Digital Inputs: AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω SRC range 24 bit, 32k - 192kHz, with bypass option
  • Dynamic Range: 109dB
  • System Signal to Noise: -92dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30kHz (+0/-0.8dB)
  • THD+N (analogue in to out): 0.0015% @ +16dBu output, 1kHz 0dB gain
  • Internal operating Level: 0dBu
  • Analogue XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected Output Impedance
  • Output Impedance: <75Ω
  • Nominal Output: +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Digital Outputs: AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω 96kHz sampling rate, globally switchable to 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0 deg C to 40 deg C 32 deg F to 104 deg F
  • USB Audio playback: Mono/stereo.
  • WAV files, 16/24bit, 44.1/48/96kHz, MP3 files, FLAC files
  • Width x Depth x Height (Boxed): 1100 x 850 x 425 mm 43.3” x 33.5” x 16.7”
  • Weight: 34kg 75lbs

Behringer Wing

The Behringer WING is a 48-stereo-channel digital mixer. The WING control surface utilizes a large capacitive touchscreen interface with touch-sensitive rotary controls for a new ease of operation.

Main features include:

  • 28 stereo buses
  • 24 smooth-feeling motorized 100mm faders
  • 1” capacitive touchscreen, adjustable display wheel, and rotary controls
  • 8 MIDAS Pro mic preamps and MIDAS outputs
  • “Plug and play” remote I/O connectivity for up to 144 input and output signals over 3 AES50 ports
  • AES50 networks compatible with MIDAS M32 and Behringer X32 mixers
  • Optional expansion cards supply Dante, SoundGrid, or MADI support
  • Built-in 48-in/48-out USB audio interface with HUI and Mackie Control DAW remote functionality
  • Each channel can be either mono, stereo, or mid-side
  • 16 true-stereo processors with effects from Pultec, SSL, SPL, Neve, Focusrite, dbx, Universal Audio, Elysia, and Empirical Labs
  • Auto Pilot supplies fast and dependable automixing with 2 groups of gain sharing
  • Dual solo/monitor buses per channel for monitoring over phones/IEM and/or floor wedges
  • Support for binary and OSC communication for remote operation
  • WING Co-Pilot tablet app enables you to label or set parameters while patching from the stage

Technical Specifications:

  • Channels: 48 Stereo (40 x channel, 8 x aux)
  • Inputs - Mic Preamps: 8 x XLR-1/4” combo (mic/line)
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Outputs - Main: 8 x XLR
  • Inputs - Digital: 1 x XLR (AES/EBU), 3 x EtherCON (AES50 SuperMAC), 1 x XLR (Stage CONNECT)
  • Outputs - Digital: 1 x XLR (AES/EBU), 3 x EtherCON (AES50 SuperMAC), 1 x XLR (StageCONNECT)
  • Send/Return I/O: 8 x 1/4” TRS (aux in), 8 x 1/4” TRS (aux out)
  • Busses/Groups: 8 x Stereo Matrix, 4 x Stereo Mains, 16 x Aux Stereo Bus
  • Inserts: Dual Inserts per Bus, FX Insert Slot
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out
  • Data I/O: 2 x Ethernet (control/audio network)
  • Remote: 1 x 1/4” (GPIO 1-2), 1 x 1/4” (GPIO 3-4)
  • USB: 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
  • Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0, 24-bit/48kHz (48 x 48)
  • I/O Expansion Slots: 1 x Expansion Port (24-bit/48kHz)
  • Headphones: 2 x 1/4”
  • Faders: 24 x 100mm Motorized
  • A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • EQ Bands: 6-band Parametric EQ (channel), 8-band Parametric EQ (bus), Additional EQs and Configurations
  • Effects: 8 x Premium FX Stereo Processors, 8 x Standard FX Stereo Processors, 5 x Variable Plug-in Slots
  • Signal Processing: Full Dynamics Processing
  • DAW Control: Yes (HUI, Mackie)
  • Screen: 10” Capacitive Touchscreen, Adjustable Swivel
  • Storage: 2 x SD Card Slot (dual 32 track max)
  • Height: 7.9”
  • Depth: 22.6”
  • Width: 34.3”
  • Weight: 52.8 lbs.

PreSonus StudioLive 32SC

The StudioLive 32SC is a compact, rack-mountable 32-channel digital mixer that can be quickly and easily scaled for 16-, 24-, and 32-channel applications.

Main Features include:

  • Dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine
  • State Space-Modeled Fat Channel compressor and EQ plug-ins
  • FLEX FX multi-effects processor with 4 slots to load legendary reverb emulations and delays with 4 dedicated effects buses
  • 128-channel (64x64) recording over USB
  • Onboard multitrack SD Card recorder with true Virtual Soundcheck
  • AVB Networking onboard (64x64) to connect with other mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers
  • Per channel digital patching from any analog, AVB, USB, or SD Card source
  • DAW Control (Advanced Studio One control integration/MCU emulation for Logic/HUI emulation for Pro Tools)
  • Expandable, plug-in processing with vintage EQ and compression options on every input channel and bus
  • 16 FlexMixes (aux mixes, subgroups, or matrix mixes)
  • 16 mic/line inputs with recallable XMAX preamps
  • 17 touch-sensitive, motorized faders

Technical Specifications:


  • Number of channels: 32
  • Busses/groups: 26
  • Aux sends: 16


  • Total inputs: 40
  • Mic preamps: 32
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 32
  • RCA in: 1 (pair)
  • USB: 2.0 Type B


  • Total outputs: 15 (12 FLEX)
  • XLR out: 6 FLEX, 2 main, 1 mono
  • 1/4” out: 4 TRS
  • RCA out: 1 (pair)
  • AES / EBU: XLR Male

Other Connectivity

  • Connections: USB, 2.0
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Word-clock I/O: No
  • I/O expansion: No


  • Type: 10 plugins
  • EQ bands: Various types
  • Master graphic: No


  • Width: 17.59”
  • Height: 6.51”
  • Depth: 22.97”
  • Weight: 23.15 lb.

Solid State Logic L550

Solid State Logic’s L550 is powered by Tempest, a fourth generation digital audio platform and features a total of 288 processing paths, 36 matrix outputs and 48 VCAs, assignable to any of the 36 + 2 faders on the control surface.

Main Features include:

  • 96kHz operation
  • 19” multi-touch screen control with assignable hardware controls
  • Live Channel architecture
  • Live local I/O and Stageboxes to deliver SuperAnalogue performance
  • frequency response within 0.05 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz and THD of 0.005%
  • Channels and Stem Groups
  • Color Function for visual cues
  • Unique Eyeconix display enables bitmap images to be displayed
  • External screens can be connected directly
  • Fader tiles with 12 fader strips each
  • Layer and Bank Keys with LCD displays

Technical Specifications:

  • Weight: 85Kg (187lbs)
  • Width: 1,191mm (46.9”)
  • Power Supply: Two redundant as standard
  • Main touch-screen: 19” 1,500 Nits
  • Channel Control Tile: Standard
  • Maximum I/O: up to 1136 in /out
  • Local Dante: Optional 32x32 redundant pair
  • X-Light: Optional redundant pair
  • Blacklight II: Optional redundant pair
  • MADI FX loop: Optical in/out x 1
  • MADI ports (coax/optical): 16 (8 redundant pairs)
  • Local AES/EBU I/O: Up to 8 pairs (with SRC)
  • Local analogue I/O: 32 mic/line, 32 line out
  • Sample rate: 96 kHz or 48kHz
  • FX types: 45+
  • FX Slots: 96
  • VCA’s:48
  • Matrix: 4 x 32 inputs / 36 outputs
  • Fader Tiles: Three (36 +2 faders)
  • Paths 288 (240 full, 48 dry)

Waves eMotion LV1 Proton

The eMotion LV1 Proton system includes the eMotion LV1 16-channel live software mixer, a SoundStudio STG-1608 SoundGrid-compatible stagebox, a SoundGrid Proton server, the Axis Proton Waves-optimized computer, a 24-inch Dell touchscreen, a 1U rack shelf, an 8-port network switch and network cables, plus three plugins specifically designed and optimized for live sound: eMo F2 Filter, eMo D5 Dynamics, and eMo Q4 Equalizer.

Main Features include:

  • Complete cost-effective mixing solution
  • eMotion LV1 16-channel (mono/stereo) mixer with Waves eMo plugins
  • SoundStudio STG-1608 stagebox (16-in/8-out)
  • SoundGrid Proton Server
  • Axis Proton Waves-optimized computer
  • 1U Rack Shelf
  • 24” Dell touchscreen
  • 8-port network switch and CAT6 Ethernet cables
  • Includes MyMon - a mobile app for stage monitoring control (coming soon)

The touch-optimized eMotion LV1 software mixer features 16 mono/stereo channels, each with a plugin rack that can host up to eight SoundGrid-compatible plugins for real-time processing.

The included SoundStudio STG-1608 is a sturdy SoundGrid stage box, featuring 16 mic/line inputs with high-end preamps that can be controlled directly from the LV1 mixer.

The Axis Proton computer is optimized to handle eMotion LV1’s processing power and perform in challenging environments.


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