At the 2015 Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Studiomaster (Hall 8, A70 and
Hall 4, B1) has launched digiLiVE, a compact digital audio mixer that employs a hybrid concept combining the advantages of hardware/touchscreen control surface and remote tablet operation.
digiLiVE 16 is a 16 input/16 bus/8 output mixer with a control surface integrating a 7-inch Android-driven high-resolution touchscreen and eight motorized 100 mm fader operation alongside fully remote (iOS and Android) tablet operation. AD/DA conversion is 24 bit/192 kHz,
The 16 inputs include 12 mic input channels, and there are up to eight internal effects buses with reverb, delay, 15-band EQ and modulation. The eight “smart” XLR analog outputs are assignable. Outputs also include digital AES/EBU ands SPDIF.
Two USB interfaces are included (front and rear panel) supporting playback and recording, and scene storage and system updating. WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity are supported.
The anticipated price point for the new digiLiVE 16 is expected to be below £1000/€1500
Another new product from Studiomaster being shown at PL+S include the European debut of the VISION compact analog mixer series. VISION mixers are positioned immediately beneath the Horizon series, offering its larger sibling’s quality design and construction, operational and audio performance in a more compact, price-competitive form.
VISION is available in unpowered (VISION 8) and 2 x 500-watt powered (VISION 1008) and 2 x 1000-watt (VISION 2008) variants, outfitted with Class-D amplification. All models offer 8 channels – 6 mic and 2 stereo – the same twin DSP effects as on the Horizon, and 9-band graphic EQ.
Also making its European debut is the DRIVE series of 2-way, active, portable injection-moulded loudspeakers. DRIVE 4A is a 12-inch woofer/ 34-mm compression driver combination, and DRIVE 6A a 15-inch woofer/34-mm compression driver combination; both models are powered with 310-watt RMS (1200-watt peak) class-D amplification and are rated to deliver 126/127 dB max SPL, respectively.
The rear input / control panel includes mic and line inputs, 3-band EQ, and gain and level controls, with a balanced link output. 8-ohm passive variants – the DRIVE 4 and 6 – are rated at 500 watts and 600 watts continuous program power (1000 watts/1200 watts peak). All models are fitted with pole connectors and five M10 flying points, as well as recessed side and top carry handles.