Meridan, MS (June 5, 2013)—Crest Audio has partnered with Waves Audio to create its Tactus Digital Mixing System, a customizable touch-screen operating interface. Offering audio routing, processing and mixing tools, it is designed to work with the new Waves eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid, and provides numerous professional features, including the use of Waves audio processing plug-ins for live events.
The Tactus hardware is comprised of the Tactus.FOH, the audio processing core for the system, and the Tactus.Stage, a 32-in/16-out remote stage box. The modular capability of the Tactus Digital Mixing System, which interconnects via standard Gigabit Ethernet cabling and an internal Gigabit switch, allows multiple configurations in a range of channel counts to best suit each application.
The Tactus.FOH is powered by the Waves SoundGrid audio processing/networking platform, aiming to provide low latency with precision audio processing. The Tactus.FOH frame provides 8 local microphone/line inputs and 8 line outputs, and serves as the audio signal processing engine.
The Tactus.Stage includes 32 microphone/line inputs and 16 line outputs. The digitally controlled mic preamps reportedly feature ultra-low input noise, high slew rate, very low THD, and 66 dB adjustment range in 1 dB steps to maximize dynamic range. An integrated gigabit Ethernet switch allows for networking. Tactus.Stage I/O interfaces can be combined for a total of 64 stereo inputs by 32 stereo outputs.