Meridian, MS (May 23, 2017)—Crest Audio, a division of Peavey Commercial Audio, has announced the impending shipment of its Tactus Digital Mixing Systems. Crest partnered with Waves Audio to create Tactus, a modular touch-screen mixer, processor and controller incorporating Waves’ eMotion LV1 software.
The Tactus Digital Mixing System is centered on a streamlined yet customizable touchscreen-controlled GUI that displays all audio routing, processing and mixing tools at hand. Designed to work with the Waves Audio’s eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid, Tactus notably allows the use of Waves plug-ins for live events, all running via Windows or Mac OS with one, two or three incorporated multi-touch screens.
Utilizing Waves Soundgrid audio network protocol and connected via standard Gigabit Ethernet cable and internal Gigabit switch, Crest’s Tactus range is comprised of three hardware products: Tactus.FOH, Tactus.Stage and Tactus.Control.
Tactus.FOH is the Waves SoundGrid-based audio signal processing engine for the system, providing eight local mic/line inputs and eight line outputs plus two AES outputs. Tactus.Stage is a 32-in/16-out remote stage box that can be linked with an additional Tactus.Stage I/O for a total of 64 stereo inputs by 32 stereo outputs. Available in Q3/Q4, according to Peavey Commercial Audio promotional materials, Tactus.Control will be a 16-channel surface featuring dual motorized master faders with mute, cue and select buttons along with a multi-line scribble strip display, which compliments eMotion LV1’s GUI via lighted buttons and knobs for most commonly used functions.
The Tactus system’s modular design notably offers scalability for a wide range of environments including touring, corporate, house-of-worship (HOW), performing arts venues/theaters and other various live music events.
Tactus Digital Mixing Systems
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