AEQ’s latest offering for the upcoming NAB Show is the Forum, a digital console.
The Forum is a standalone digital control surface that can be configured with four, eight or 12 physical stereo faders; it has 14 slots on its rear that will accommodate analog I/O, digital I/O, telco hybrids and mic/line I/O modules. It can be configured as all-analog, all-digital or any combination of the two audio formats.
The Forum, AEQ promises, also has a significant amount of functionality built into its mainframe, including a cue monitor speaker, dual stereo VU meters, OLED displays, opto-isolated GPIO and relay outputs. It has internal routing of 64 x 64 channels and an addition 64 x 64 via its MADI interface.
Two Ethernet ports enable remote maintenance, monitoring and control. Fifteen programmable function keys are available. Each channel’s OLED display shows channel name, status and balance/audio levels. Each channel module has four routing buttons. A multifunction display is used to show effects, settings and configurations.
The Forum may be countersunk into a tabletop or be placed on top of it. The Forum is designed also to interface with other AEQ systems via an AES10 MADI bidirectional fiber-optic interface, as well to any other manufacturer’s equipment which supports this protocol.
NAB Show Booth: C1628