Los Angeles, CA (October 1, 2014)—Salzbrenner has announced the North American debut of its network-controlled Polaris Evolution cloud-based digital audio mixing system with the Polaris Scala audio DSP unit.
Polaris Scala is the node where all aspects of the Evolution system’s simultaneous audio processing operations originate and come together. The Polaris Scala is where controllers are connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, resources are allocated for the tasks at hand and where signal sources and output devices are connected.
Each Polaris Scala DSP unit can process up to 256 inputs, 128 matrix channels and 256 output busses that connect to the outside world via MADI. For larger projects, several DSP units can be cascaded to control several thousand channels.
Controllers like Polaris Evolution’s 16-fader Access module, the Polaris View motorized multi-touch screen, computers, tablets and smartphones can be connected either via IP/Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The number of controllers can be selected as required, depending upon the nature of the project.
The available DSP power can be used to configure consoles for stadium tours or to accommodate several simultaneous projects in broadcasting stations, OB trucks, onsite locations during live broadcasts, convention centers or theatre venues. In a multi-user setting, each operator has their own monitoring and talkback lines.
The Polaris Evolution cloud-based audio mixing system consists of the Scala DSP unit, the Access 16-fader module, and the View motorized multi-touch screen. By default, all channels provide 6-band EQ, delay, compressor, limiter, multiband compressor and de-esser.