Axia shows new Element colors at NAB

14 March 2008, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Not only are Axia Element broadcast consoles the fastest-growing console brand in the industry, with nearly 1,000 Axia studios on-the-air, they’re also the most colorful! Visitors to NAB 2008 will see Element consoles in three elegant color schemes designed to blend harmoniously with modern studio decor.

“Axia clients love choices,” says marketing manager Clark Novak. “So they appreciate the flexibility Axia provides. Having a choice of console colors is just one more option broadcasters have to truly customize their studios when they use Axia. As far as I know, no one’s ever offered broadcasters their choice of console colors before!”

Element consoles can now be ordered in three color combinations: new Silver on Charcoal and Bronze on Charcoal colors, and in original Gray on Silver.

Element control surfaces are packed with powerful features to meet the most demanding air and production applications. Consoles feature four Program buses, four Aux Send buses, mix-minus and dedicated talk and preview functions on each channel, one-touch record and monitor sections and more. Element is also the first radio console that can mix audio in stereo or in discrete 5.1; its flexible internal architecture can be configured for either stereo or surround operation with a button-press.

One of Element’s most popular features is onboard three-band digital parametric EQ that can be applied to any source; engineers can predefine source-specific EQ that loads whenever a source is activated. Talent can even have personalized mic compressor settings, thanks to onboard voice dynamics processing — compression, de-essing and expansion tools designed by Omnia Audio.

The Axia IP-Audio system allows broadcasters to build audio networks of any size using standard switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo (or nearly a hundred surround) channels over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Axia products include the popular Element modular broadcast console, a family of “audio nodes” that allow easy mixing and matching of digital, analog and microphone audio, and a comprehensive suite of network administration and routing control software.

Visitors to NAB 2008 can find Axia in the Radio Hall, booth N7620. For more information, please contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio by email at, or by phone at +1-216-241-7225.