Studiomaster presented its new VISION series compact analogue mixers – in both powered and passive variants – for the first time in Europe at Prolight + Sound.
Vision is positioned immediately beneath the top of the range Horizon series, offering its larger sibling’s design and construction, operational and audio performance, in an even more compact, price competitive form.
VISION is available in unpowered (VISION 8) and 2x500W powered (VISION 1008) and 2x1000W (VISION 2008) variants, featuring lightweight Class-D amplification. All models feature 8 channels – 6 mic and 2 stereo – the same twin DSP effects as on the Horizon, and 9-band graphic EQ.
Introducing VISION, Studiomaster and Carlsbro assistant general manager / marketing manager, Patrick Almond said: “Like the Horizon series, VISION immediately distinguishes itself from the mass of small-form plastic mixers flooding the market, with superior build quality, design and performance. It comes in at a very attractive price point, well below Horizon but offering the same seriously pro quality, rich analogue sound and robust construction that will provide years of serious touring service.”
Also making its European debut ClubXS, is a price / spec competitive portable mixer series, aimed at gigging musicians, sub-mixing, small venue install, corporate and other enterprise applications is also debuted.
Two models, the XS8 and XS10, feature onboard FX, integrated USB / SD card stereo media player, USB / SD card recording from main mix, Bluetooth connection for playback from mobile or media devices, 60 mm faders, balanced XLR outputs, control room output, two sends and a stereo return. All mic input channels have 3-band EQ, hi-pass filter and built in compressor. Line input channels feature 2-band EQ; all channels feature channel mute and two Aux controls.
The XS8 has four mic and two stereo inputs, and the XS10, six mic and two stereo inputs. An internal switched-mode power supply and phantom power on all mic inputs are also featured.