Zaxcom to launch solid state audio recorder, mixer

Zaxcom will launch its new Fusion high-resolution audio mixer and recorder at NAB2008.

Fusion is optimized for use in reality television, surround recording and electronic newsgathering (ENG) applications. It 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 16 inputs to eight output busses for recording up to eight tracks.

Fusion captures audio on two CompactFlash cards simultaneously, ensuring redundant, flexible recording. 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.

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