Pompton Plains, NJ (October 31, 2008)–Zaxcom announced the addition of the new Fusion 12 high-resolution audio mixer/recorder to its Deva product family. Fusion 12 provides the functionality of a traditional hard-disk-based audio recorder but with no moving parts.
“Our new Fusion 12 blends the rugged durability and performance characteristics of a solid state recorder with the maneuverability of an in-bag audio mixer and recorder. With a wide range of features–including 12 balanced analog inputs and dual CompactFlash recording–the Fusion 12 provides unique and compelling capabilities for on-the-go, on-location recording,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “Zaxcom continually looks for ways to best address and exceed the expectations of the professional audio industry, and we feel we’ve taken solid-state, multitrack recording to higher levels than previously possible in on-location recording.”
Fusion 12 achieves low weight and power efficiency by eliminating the use of a hard drive; the system records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously, for solid-state recording that provides both redundancy and flexibility.
Zaxcom’s Fusion 12 will record up to 12 tracks, either isolated or as a mix of the 12 inputs. Audio inputs consist of eight balanced mic/line level inputs with phantom power via XLR connectors with four balanced line level inputs utilizing a single 10-pin Hirosi connector.
These extra four inputs may be used to feed any mix track without limitation (pre- or post-fader), or as a four-channel monitor return. They may additionally may be used to feed the headphone buss in any combination and may be switched with the Fusion 12’s dedicated monitor switch or routed via the Fusion’s touch screen. With this capability, the Fusion 12 is aimed for four-channel camera monitoring or monitoring of two different two-channel cameras.