New console software adds features, flexibility
September 26, 2007, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Axia Audio has just announced that its popular modular broadcast console, Element, will be getting a software upgrade.
Element Version 2.0 software, which will be released shortly, contains many new features and refinements of existing capabilities, according to Axia Audio marketing manager Clark Novak.
“Our design philosophy with Element has always been ‘make it powerful, but make it easy to use,’” says Novak. “There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in broadcasting; every facility has its own unique operational needs. The reason Element has been such a hit with such a wide variety of clients is that users can customize the console to the way they work, rather than having to adapt to the way the console works.”
Element consoles are extremely flexible, with a mix of features that makes them well-suited for on-air, production and remote broadcast studios, and are available in sizes from 2 to 40 faders in single and split-frame configurations. Standard features include 4 main buses plus 4 stereo Aux sends and receives, EQ for all sources and faders, Omnia Voice Processing for all mic inputs, automatic Mix-Minus generation for every loaded source, easy recall of custom Show Profile “snapshots”, and both stereo and 5.1 Surround mixing capabilities, selectable in software. Additionally, Element consoles are available in three colors, designed to complement any studio décor.
New features in Element v2.0 include:
- New “SmartSharing” Feature. Intelligent audio source management that works with Element’s automatic mix-minus to lock control of sources with backfeeds or GPIO to a single studio (while still allowing other studios to listen in).
- Motorized Faders. Controls for new Element Motorized Faders facilitate remote control of fader positions and allow faders to assume a pre-set gain when Show Profiles are loaded.
- Virtual Mixer Functions. Element v2.0 features a global Virtual Mixer section of 40 inputs divided into eight virtual submixers, all of which may be controlled using either a Web browser or Axia PathfinderPC automated router control software.
- Advanced Telephone Support. Caller ID and call status is now displayed on Element’s main screen, and new Split-Channel Recording options allow talent’s mic and phone callers to be recorded on separate channels for easy post-production editing. The new Telos Nx12 telephone interface is fully integrated into Element as well.
Visit Axia in the Broadcasters General Store booth, #304, at the NAB Radio Show in Charlotte, North Carolina for a complete demonstration of Element consoles and IP-Audio networking. For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia, +1-216-241-7225, or e-mail cnovak@AxiaAudio.com.