Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Zaxcom promotes solid-state audio recording
Zaxcom has a new high-resolution audio mixer and recorder that’s ideal for use in television production, surround recording and ENG applications. The new Fusion replaces the multiple mixers and portable recorders that normally would be required to support mixing and recording of audio to camera via RF link or hardwired cable. Fusion can mix together 16 inputs to eight output busses for recording up to eight tracks.
The recorder captures audio to a hard drive, keeping weight and size to a minimum. It also protects data against extreme temperatures or motion. The system records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously, ensuring 100 percent solid-state recording that provides both redundancy and flexibility.
With the Fusion's DSP-based audio tools, users can adjust more than 300 mixer crosspoints and 200 controllable parameters. Four balanced AES inputs with sample rate conversion allow eight channels of audio to come from four different devices with varying sample rates or unlocked sample rate clocks. Fusion also provides an effects package that is unrivaled in portable audio systems.
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