Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup has introduced Polaris evolution, a new digital mixing system comprised of three primary components—control surface, processor, and touchscreen—all of which can be connected via standard Ethernet
Virtually any number of these elements can be combined within an IP network, irrespective of physical location, and can also be used in parallel simultaneously for different mixing projects. This enables users to select the appropriate audio processing power for each application with the required number of fader strips and controls.
A single Polaris access control surface has 16 faders and the same number of dual rotary encoders, 48 buttons, and a display screen strip across the width of the console. It provides remote control of the Polaris scala audio processor, a 19-inch unit for 256 audio inputs and 256 buses. Units can be cascaded to achieve larger numbers of audio channels when required.
Polaris evolution is very scalable and at the same time extremely user friendly: If another Polaris component is plugged into the network, it is registered automatically. The user decides which mixing process it will be used for and whether to integrate it in parallel mode or as a supplementary device, all without any major changes to the configuration.
Just as it doesn’t matter how many devices are logged into a computer network, it doesn’t matter how many Polaris evolution modules are deployed. They can be connected at any point in the network and used individually or collectively as desired.
Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup