This year’s NAMM Show offers musicians and engineers an opportunity to meet Arthur – Schertler’s new modular mixer, which has its official North American premiere in Anaheim.
Designed for both live and studio use, Arthur is created from a choice of different Class-A input and output modules - mic input, mic input ultra low noise and mic input x4 units, yellow instrument input unit, stereo input unit, L/R master, aux master and external power-in units.
These can be specified and assembled by the user (in any order and quantity) to form both compact and large-scale mixer configurations. Modules can be added, removed or re-ordered at any time to meet changing requirements.
The Schertler booth (#1282) will feature sample mixer configurations including a compact 3-channel live set-up for solo vocals and guitar (with microphone/instrument inputs and L/R output). Used in combination with Schertler’s Tim portable 2:1 PA system designed for use in small to medium size venues, this portable PA/mixer combination makes a perfect on-stage stage partner for a range of acoustic performance applications.
Show visitors can check out first-hand the process of selecting and assembling the different mixer modules to make customized configurations, from a simple vocal preamp for direct recordings or live performances where a vocalist manages his/her own sound, to jazz band configurations with mic and instrument inputs plus aux sends for stage monitoring and effects, right through to larger multi-channel configurations for studio recording.
Arthur’s unique design concept features a complete absence of negative feedback (NFB) from input to output, all circuits are built using discrete Class-A components and pure high-voltage DC-amps (without any capacitors in the signal path), offering 30dB headroom and low noise, as well as stability, warmth and transparency.
Sharing the limelight with Arthur will be Schertler’s family of latest generation acoustic instrument amplifiers: GIULIA Y (2-channel); DAVID (3-channel); JAM (5-channel) and UNICO (5-channel). Equipped with intuitive controls, these amps also feature Class-A preamps and no negative feedback for sound quality. Models are available in a both wood finish for home/studio use and an anthracite finish for touring applications where a more robust exterior finish is required,
Visit Schertler in Booth 1282.
ProSoundWeb review of Arthur Format48 modular console