Digidesign's Mix Rack option for Venue.Daly City, CA (January 24, 2008)-Digidesign has introduced Mix Rack, a hardware option for the company's Venue systems that combines all stage, local audio I/O and DSP processing into a single, compact, 11-space rack. With its simplified and lower-priced configuration, Mix Rack is aimed at small- to mid-sized venues, houses of worship and corporate AV applications.
"VENUE's explosive growth in the pro touring market has led to a growing demand from professionals working in all kinds of live-sound applications," said Robert Scovill, Digidesign's market manager for live-sound products. "Many users want to access the power and flexibility of Venue, but may have budget considerations or require a more compact solution. Mix Rack addresses the needs of our growing user base while bringing the unparalleled capabilities of Venue and Pro Tools to critical new markets."
Fully compatible with both D-Show and D-Show Profile, Mix Rack offers the most affordable entry into the Venue family. As an alternative to the Venue FOH Rack and Stage Rack system, Mix Rack is a one-rack solution that offers I/O options, native TDM plug-in processing, Pro Tools integration and show-file portability.
The base configuration comes with two Mix Engine cards (expandable to three for additional TDM plug-in processing), D-Show 2.7 software, VenuePack 3.0 plug-in bundle, a built-in ECx Ethernet port for remote control, and a complement of primary and ancillary audio I/O.
A modular card-slot system allows users to choose from a selection of analog or digital outputs and Aviom A-Net personal monitoring options. Mix Rack supports full integration with Pro Tools via an optional HDx or FWx interface card, allowing recording and playback of up to 64 tracks with Pro Tools|HD, or 18 tracks with Pro Tools LE, respectively.