Zaxcom’s Fusion audio recorder/mixer.Pompton Plains, NJ (April 30, 2008)–Zaxcom has launched its Fusion high-resolution audio mixer and recorder. This system is targeted for use in reality television, surround recording and ENG applications.
It reportedly 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 achieves low weight and power efficiency by eliminating the use of a hard drive, which additionally removes concerns of hard-drive damage from extreme temperatures or motion. The system records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously. With the Fusion’s DSP-based audio tools, users can adjust over 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.