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IBC Sneak Peek: Fusion Packs Features

IP audio control surface is Livewire-compatible

Fusion, the newest Axia modular console, debuts at IBC 2014. It is available in sizes from eight to 40 faders in single or multiple linked frames. Fusion pairs with the company’s PowerStation and StudioEngine DSP mixing engines, connecting to Livewire networks with an Ethernet cable.

Axia says Fusion’s aluminum construction ensures rigidity and EM “tightness.” The brushed-metal work surfaces have double-anodized markings that Axia says can’t rub off. High-resolution OLED fader displays show selected sources, confidence metering, talkback status and other context-sensitive information.

Fusion provides four stereo program busses, four send busses and two return busses. A variety of module types are available, from fader-only modules to multiline controls for Telos phone systems. VMix (Virtual Mixer) channels allow combining up to five audio sources for presentation on a single console fader.

Other features include auto-assigned, autogenerated mix-minus for each fader; a one-button off-air phone record mode and up to 99 Show Profiles console “snapshots” for custom set, save and recall of console layouts for individual shows or operators. Built-in Omnia Audio dynamic microphone processing is available for any mic or codec source; EQ with SmartQ may also be applied individually to any input. Fusion will be available in October.

IBC Stand: 8.D47