Making its debut at IBC, Axia Audio’s new Quasar console/control surface takes advantage of the flexibility afforded by IP networking and touchscreens.
Like many cutting edge consoles, Quasar relies upon an IP link, in this case Livewire, to an engine — acting more as a control surface. Much of this surface is occupied by an embedded central touchscreen. Physical faders flanking the screen are themselves surrounded by color OLEDs providing information and customizable functionality.
It will be available in sizes from 4 to 28 touch-sensitive, motorized faders per frame, with support for up to 64 faders in multiple linked frames. Frames can be flush-mounted.
Quasar can access and control inputs, hybrids, codecs and processing, etc., via Livewire, In addition it can be remote controlled via HTML5-compatible devices.
Quasar is powered by the all-new Quasar Engine, with 64 stereo channels, four-band fully parametric EQ, powerful dynamics processing and automixer on every channel, four program buses and eight auxiliary buses.
Axia says that Quasar was “designed based on extensive global customer feedback and ergonomic studies.”
IBC Stand: 8.D47