The latest voice processor for the broadcast market, the Symetrix AirTools Voice Processor 2x, is now shipping. The AirTools Voice Processor 2x features two independent channels of low-latency DSP that are customizable from an easy-to-use computer software program. The stock unit includes the processing necessary to make the voices of on-air talent sound rich, articulated and attention-grabbing, and up to 50 custom programs may be saved for instant recall.
The Voice Processor 2x occupies 1RU and interconnects via two mic/line analog inputs, two mic/line analog outputs, two AES digital outputs and a word clock input. Available processing includes compression, EQ, de-essing, downward expansion/gating, high- and low-pass filtering and voice symmetry.
On the software side, an included Windows software application enables complete control of critical parameters and interfaces with the hardware unit via Ethernet. Once a desired sound is dialed in, all settings can be saved as a named preset for later recall, allowing a given studio mic to be optimized for a diverse air staff of male and female voices. Presets may be recalled via front-panel controls, optional hardware remote or a third-party control protocol.
For more information, visit www.symetrixaudio.com.