New York, NY (January 30, 2013)—Allen & Heath has introduced the ME Personal Mixing System, a personal monitoring solution compatible with Allen & Heath and other pro digital mixers.
The system is based around the ME-1 personal mixer, powered and connected via CAT5 and capable of managing up to 42 sources. The accompanying ME-U hub enables a star connection of multiple ME-1 mixers and interconnection to other professional digital mixers via MADI, Dante or EtherSound.
ME-1 receives 40 sources via CAT5 (either mono or linked as stereo), and has a built-in ambient mic and local stereo aux input. The mixer’s grouping function enables any combination of sources to be mixed and laid out on the surface from a 2-button ‘Me and Everything else’ set up to a full mix of 16 buttons, allowing the user to control the whole mix with 16 or fewer keys. The configuration and up to 16 presets can also be stored, recalled and transferred via USB key for set ups or archiving.
ME-1’s layout incorporates backlit keys, soft rotary control, separate mic and mix levels, and an OLED display for custom channel naming (it is possible for names to automatically load when the mixer is connected to an A&H digital console). The mixer uses Power Over Ethernet (POE) or can be mains powered using the included power supply. A mounting bracket for attachment to mic stands and a headphone holder are also supplied. There are headphones and earpiece sockets, and a mono output for connection to powered monitors. Two locking EtherCon connectors allow daisy-chaining or star topology connection using the ME-U or off-the-shelf Ethernet hubs.
The ME-U is a touring grade, 10 port PoE hub providing power and audio to connect multiple ME-1 mixers. It comes with a standard input card to interface with GLD, iLive ACE or Aviom A-Net, which can be replaced with a MADI, Dante or EtherSound card to take a digital feed of up to 40 sources from third party systems.
American Music & Sound