Franklin, TN (December 10, 2007)–Multi-room recording and post production facility Paragon Studios has added an Aviom Pro16 Personal Monitor Mixing System.
Brian Calhoon, technical director and staff engineer at Paragon, says he was frustrated with the antiquated, eight-channel personal monitor mixers his studio was using before they switched to Aviom. “The Aviom Personal Mixing System makes my job easier,” he says. “I don’t have to pick and choose what to send each artist. I can give everyone his or her own fader and they can make themselves happy while I can concentrate on things in the control room, making it a less stressful environment.”
Delivering high-fidelity audio over Cat-5 via Aviom’s A-Net transport protocol, the A-16II Personal Mixer allows each performer to create a custom monitor mix tailored to their individual need. It offers real-time control over channel volume, grouping, pan, stereo spread and master volume.
Each Personal Mixer in the system can create a unique monitor mix for a performer, enabling users to save and recall up to 16 custom mix snapshots as presets in their A-16II. The stereo output from the Aviom system can be used with headphones, in-ear monitors or to drive floor wedge, spot or studio monitors.
Either daisy-chained or powered through the A-16D-Pro Distributor, the system supports an infinite number of Personal Mixers. The A-16D Pro provides isolated (floating ground) DC power through the eight A-Net Outs; the ninth output is an unpowered A-Net Thru connector, designed for distributing a copy of the A-Net signal to a second A-Net Distributor or remote location. Inside the A-16D Pro is Aviom’s power sub-system design, which requires no external power supplies and virtually eliminates the possibility of introducing hum or ground loops. The A-16D Pro can also be used as a central hub in an audio distribution system or snake, providing outputs to multiple locations or redundant outputs to a single location.
“Our customers love the system,” adds Calhoon. “We deal with a lot of studio musicians who are used to the Aviom mixers because they are now so widely used in live environments. It’s a nice small box that fits on a stand next to the artists’ script trays. The artists are very comfortable and familiar with that setup.”