Sydney, Australia (April 9, 2010)–Fairlight will debut EVO, a new fully self-contained audio production system for video, film and music, at the NAB Show.
“EVO is a major development for Fairlight, one that continues the path started by FAME, Prodigy and Constellation,” says Tino Fibaek, Fairlight’s general manager. “Although these products already offer our customers an integrated audio and video solution, we wanted to refine and enhance the mixing part of that system so that we could improve usability. With EVO, we have achieved exactly that–a console that not only addresses the convergence of audio and video, but also delivers large format mixing functionality within the small surface footprint that is typical of post production consoles.”
EVO makes full use of Crystal Core Processing, the SX range of I/O options, and Xynergi self-labelling key technology. The design places emphasis on fast access to mixing tools and is reportedly achieved through the use of rotary encoders and touch screens that combine to deliver in-line controls and detailed full-color displays for every fader. The center section is designed around Fairlight’s Xynergi keys, for control of recording, editing and mixing.
“EVO’s built-in professional monitoring section makes simple sense out of complex surround mixing, and is capable of simultaneous fully automated mixes in multiple formats,” Fibaek adds. “Apart from excellent audio, which has always been the hallmark of Fairlight products, our aim was to deliver massive channel capacity and fast intuitive operation. With 36-bit floating point audio throughout the signal path, users have the headroom and precision for the most demanding applications.”
EVO is file compatible and operationally similar to existing Fairlight products and provides workflows for virtually all SD and HD file formats. EVO panels can also be fitted into existing Constellation frames, providing existing customers with an upgrade path.