Berlin (April 16, 2004)–The new MMC Aquarius digital audio console from Neve Broadcast will be introduced at the upcoming AES Europe Convention, to be held in Berlin, May 8-11. The MMC Aquarius features advanced graphical displays, TFT screen metering and combining AFU with knob per function in-line channel strip ergonomics including dedicated push button buss and multitrack routing. Building on the experience of both Neve Capricorn and Libra Live, this new console is suited for music-to-air or music recording in a broadcast environment. MMC Aquarius includes a choice of Air Monserrat or 1081 mic pre’s, six port machine control and Encore automation.
This broadcast solution offers up to 500 channel paths with mono or stereo simultaneously across layers and surround bussing up to 7.1. Redundant power supplies and hot swap redundant DSP processors are a regular feature on Neve Broadcast consoles. MIOS 96 provides intelligent modular I/O with resource sharing for efficient configuration of multiple studios. Console configurations can be created or edited off-line and accessed via a network.
AES Berlin also brings the European debut of the ultimate in digital mixing of sound for picture with DFC Gemini, which twins the mixing and editing processes into a fully integrated workflow. DFC Gemini has many innovative features including WavTrak display of audio track data by channel, the most significant innovation of its type since scrolling waveforms. The DFC Gemini allows facilities to remain open to all incoming formats and ways of working, future-proofing their investment against short-lived fashions. AMS Neve feels this particular feature is all the more important with today’s constrained budgets.
Alongside DFC Gemini will be the new generation AudioFile technology–with its powerful engine, sophisticated networking and advanced plug-ins, completing projects at high speed and increasing competitive edge. As part of AMS Neve’s open philosophy of providing professional solutions and unrestricted transfer between systems, users of various workstations such as Pro Tools can cohabit in harmony with the Gemini integration.
The new CineFile from AMS Neve, also to be displayed at AES Europe, partners with DFC Gemini for an enhanced solution. CineFile is a dubber, designed to work alongside a DFC Gemini or stand alone with any third party console. The 4U chassis can provide up to 96 tracks at 48kHz or 48 tracks at 96kHz with a dual card configuration and over 600 tracks can be run from a single controller with multiple dubbers. Features include Punch In/Out across all 48/96 tracks including real time crossfades, simultaneous multiple sample rates, slave to LTC or VTR emulation 9 pin control with remote arm, forwards/backwards playback with intelligent high speed scrub across all tracks and choice of removable, SCSI, Firewire and network storage.