At this week’s NAB 2014 show in Las Vegas, Fairlight is introducing EVO.Live, a new digital mixing system for demanding live and on-air productions that’s built on the company’s audio processing and control surface technologies, offering a compact, modular design well-suited for performing arts venues, house of worship, broadcast facilities and OB trucks.
The console is available in different chassis or table-mount configurations from 12 to 60 faders. The ergonomic control surface design with touch TFT monitors offer immediate access to all critical live functions with excellent visualization. The system maintains full redundancy with automatic takeover on any component failure.
Fairlight’s interactive control surface includes unique Picture Keys which self-label instantly for each task performed, displaying the right commands and functions at the right time. In addition, Fairlight’s new iCan (Integrated Control Across Network) technology provides the operator with an easy to use editor to design customized layouts.
The console also incorporates complete dual-operator functionality, allowing each audio engineer to independently access their own set of faders, solos, channel selections and monitoring controls.
Audio processing takes place in Fairlight’s FPGA-based Crystal Core audio engine, ensuring high channel and bus counts, low latency and high audio quality. Comprehensive Mix-Minus, advanced comms, extensive metering and flexible busing are also implemented.
The compact 2U Live Audio Processor includes an extensive range of built-in I/O. Adding a second hot-swappable FPGA based engine with dual-input power supplies further enhances system reliability. A choice of modular remote I/O is also available to meet the demands of a wide range of applications.
EVO.Live reaches beyond live production to provide full recording facilities, off-line preparation via laptop, a built-in cart machine for flying in sound effects, and control extensions to lighting systems, third-party DAW and sound library databases.
After the live event has completed, EVO.Live can be reconfigured to a post production system with audio editing, full video integration, plug-ins, automation and sophisticated 3D surround panning.
Jean-Claude Kathriner, CEO of Fairlight, states “Fairlight, as the brand trusted by high-end audio professionals for over 30 years, is proud to extend its state-of-the-art technology to the live production industry. EVO.Live includes an array of innovations that will benefit customers in terms of productivity gains, reliability and especially value for money. The intuitive level of customization of the user interface and its unique ability to switch between live and post modes will change audio production forever.”