Fairlight has an enviable name in post production mixing, but you rarely find one of its consoles in an OB truck… more likely a Calrec, Digico or Lawo. But that may all change soon. Fairlight will be taking the EVO.Live console to this year’s NAB exhibition. As you’d expect, the surface is compact, making it well suited to tight situations like the OB vans, or indeed performing arts centres, churches or broadcast facilities. The console is available in different chassis or table-mount configurations from 12 to 60 faders. The ergonomic control surface design with touch TFT monitors offer immediate access to all critical live functions with excellent visualisation.
Fairlight’s interactive control surface includes something it calls Picture Keys which self-label instantly for each task performed, displaying the right commands and functions at the right time. In addition, Fairlight’s new iCan (Integrated Control Across Network) technology provides the operator with an easy to use editor to design fully customised layouts.
The console incorporates complete Dual-Operator functionality allowing each audio engineer to independently access their own set of faders, solos, channel selections and monitoring controls. Audio processing takes place in Fairlight’s FPGA-based Crystal Core audio engine ensuring high channel and bus counts, low latency and purest sound quality — aspects that have never been an issue with Fairlight hardware. Comprehensive Mix-Minus, advanced comms, extensive metering and flexible bussing are meticulously implemented. The compact 2U Live Audio Processor includes an extensive range of built-in I/O. Adding a second hot-swappable FPGA-based engine with dual-input power supplies guarantees reliability.
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