Stage Tec will present AVATUS, a new IP-based console — also with fully implemented scene automation with release 1.6 — at the upcoming International Broadcasting Convention (IBC, booth 8.C80) in Amsterdam.
AVATUS celebrated its German premiere in mid-July at the Konzerthaus Berlin, and it’s also at the Staatstheater Mainz, the Volksbühne Berlin and Les Théâtres de la Ville in Luxembourg.
The console doesn’t have a classic central control panel, but rather is modular, decentralized and freely configurable. Users can access all parameters at any time.
Twelve color-coded faders, two 21-inch multi-touch displays, and 48 dual-concentric encoders per unit can be combined to form sizes ranging from 12 to 96 faders. The channel parameters’ color coding guides the user intuitively through the functions of the mixing console.
On each multi-touch display, audio channels parameters can be controlled in a large detailed view and the monitoring functions or current status of audio channels can be called up. Visual feedback on a wide range of operator actions gives the user confidence and an overview of their work. A new, patented approach to color-coding the faders is intended to provide speed the workflow process.
The NEXUS audio network was previously designed exclusively for networking using a proprietary fiber optic cable protocol. However, at IBC, Stage Tec will demonstrate that NEXUS can now also communicate with remote single or multiple Base Devices based on IP. Bidirectional AES67 streams are set up in which audio and control data are transmitted together.
This capability is implemented via the NEXUS XFIP or RIF67 interfaces, both of which are equipped with the DirectOut AES67.IO module. With an XFIP or RIF67 interface, a network with up to eight NEXUS Base Devices is possible. As a result of this approach, NEXUS networks are independent of proprietary cabling and enable remote production and wide area networking through IP-based connectivity.