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June 7, 2013

Crest Audio Tactus Screen

TACTUS DIGITAL MIXING SYSTEM

We were kind of nodding off at the news desk, things have been a bit slow. Reading this made us put the kettle on and sharpen the pencils. A few months ago, we were pondering the implications of Waves’ new SoundGrid system, and now we’re starting to see its application pave the way for new audio solutions. Crest Audio has partnered with Waves to create the Tactus Digital Mixing System, a new live mixing system designed to work with the new touch-screen operated Waves eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid. The eMotion Mixer provides a simple, customisable touch-screen (that’s touch-screen only) operating interface that puts all of the audio routing, processing and mixing tools within easy and immediate reach, and allows the use of Waves audio processing plug-ins for live events. The Tactus hardware is made up of the Tactus.FOH, which is the audio processing core for the system, a 32-in/16-out remote stage box called the Tactus.Stage and the eMotion mixer. Everything interconnects via standard Gigabit Ethernet cabling and an internal Gigabit switch. Without Tactus Stage, the Tactus FOH has eight local microphone/line inputs and eight line outputs, or by combining Tactus Stage I/O interfaces you’ll get a total of 64 stereo inputs by 32 stereo outputs. It’s safe to say — modular, Ethernet connected and a full touch-screen mixer… Tactus is going to attract a lot of attention.

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Crest Audio Tactus FOH

Tactus.FOH­ features:
Primary server for the Tactus mixing system, hosting and supporting the eMotion LV1 software mixing platform.
The Tactus.FOH will function as a standalone core for an 8 in, 8 out mixing platform.
8 balanced mic/line inputs, XLR, TRS and 1/4″ Phono
8 balanced outputs – First 4 are male XLR connectors, 2 of which have parallel TRS jacks, plus 4 additional TRS jacks.
High performance digitally controlled microphone preamps feature:
Low input noise at both high and low gain settings
High slew-rate
Very low THD
Mic input accepts a +27 dBu input signal without pad
66 dB adjustment range in 1 dB steps to maximize dynamic range
Gain changes on zero crossing to minimize adjustment noise.
48-Volt phantom power switchable on every mic input.
Integral gigabit Ethernet switch for easy networking
Waves SoundGrid Digital audio network protocol
Balanced output maximum level switchable between + 24 dBu and + 18 dBu
Supports sample rates of 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
External word clock input and output
Two AES digital outputs
Headphone output with level control
MIDI in and switchable out or thru
3U rack mount package
Universal input power supply

Crest Tactus Stage

Tactus.Stage features:
32 microphone/line inputs
XLR mic and TRS 1⁄4″ line inputs
16 Line outputs
High performance digitally controlled microphone preamps feature:
Low input noise at both high and low gain settings
High slew-rate
Very low THD
Mic input accepts a +27 dBu input signal without pad
66 dB adjustment range in 1 dB steps to maximize dynamic range
Gain changes on zero crossing to minimize adjustment noise.
48 Volt phantom power switchable on every mic input.
Integral gigabit Ethernet switch for easy networking
Waves SoundGrid Digital audio network protocol
Balanced output maximum level switchable between + 24 dBu and + 18 dBu
Supports sample rates of 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
External word clock input and output
Two AES digital outputs
Headphone output with level control
MIDI in and switchable out or thru
4U rack mount package
Universal input power supply

eMotion LV1 Mixer features:
64 input channels (mono/stereo)
32 stereo busses + return channels
L/R, center, mono main busses + master channels
8 DCA faders, 8 mute groups, 8 user-assignable function controls
Cue/SIP and talk-back
EMO-Q4 Equalizer: 4-band EQ with HP and LP per channel
EMO-D5 Dynamics Processor: Comp/Gate/Expander/DeEsser/
Limiter/Leveler per channel
Up to 6 plugins per channel
Connect to multiple DAWs for recording and playback
Save and transmit sessions and snapshots from any DAW to eMotion
Connect and share SoundGrid I/O devices, drivers and applications
Up to 1000 Scenes/Snapshots
Up to 96 kHz sample rate
Automatic plugin delay compensation

 

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