Zaxcom Fusion.Pompton Plains, NJ (September 4, 2008)–Zaxcom will introduce two new products at the AES Convention in October: the Fusion high-resolution audio recorder/mixer and the Deva Mix-8 fading and mixing panel.
Zaxcom’s Fusion high-resolution audio mixer and recorder is aimed for use in reality television, surround recording, and 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 together 16 inputs to eight output busses for recording up to eight tracks.
Fusion is said to achieve low weight and claimed power efficiency by eliminating the use of a hard drive. The system records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously, ensuring solid-state recording that provides redundancy. With Fusion’s DSP-based audio tools, users can adjust more than 300 mixer cross-points 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. Fusion also provides an effects package.
Zaxcom’s Deva Mix-8 is a small eight-fader mixing panel that integrates directly with the company’s Deva IV, V, 5.8, 16 and Fusion systems. The Deva Mix-8 features long 100mm faders, input trim pots, and input level meters and is powered directly from the main Deva unit via a single cable.