Zaxcom debuts Fusion 12 multitrack recorder
November 3, 2008
Zaxcom is introducing its Fusion 12 high-resolution audio mixer/recorder, a unit that provides all of the functionality of a traditional hard-disk-based audio recorder but with no moving parts.
Optimized for sound bag or over-the-shoulder use, the new recorder has 12 balanced analog inputs and dual CompactFlash recording. Fusion 12 will record up to 12 tracks — either isolated or as a mix of the 12 inputs. Its balanced audio inputs consist of eight balanced mic/line level inputs with phantom power via XLR connectors. The remaining four balanced line level inputs utilize a single 10-pin Hirosi connector. These extra four inputs may be used to feed any mix track without limitation (pre- or post-fader), or as a four-channel monitor return.
Each of the four inputs additionally may be used to feed the headphone buss in any combination and may be instantly switched with the Fusion 12’s dedicated monitor switch or routed via the Fusion’s touch-screen. With this capability, the Fusion 12 is ideal for four-channel camera monitoring or monitoring of two different two-channel cameras.
The Fusion 12 has eight output mix busses that are available as both analog and AES digital output formats. Up to 16 dedicated meters show the level of the input channels and the output mix busses used to feed cameras and external devices. The new system additionally includes a soft knee compressor on each of its 12 internal record busses and each of the eight output busses.
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