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PL+S 2019: NST Audio launches VMX88 matrix signal processor

The product is designed for live sound reinforcement use on concert tours and festivals

NST Audio will present its new VMX88 8-in 8-out matrix signal processor at Prolight + Sound 2019, on April 2.

Based on the company’s latest generation DSP designs, the VMX88 uses D-Net control software for PC, Mac and iPad to provide control over ethernet and wifi. The VMX88 is also fully compatible with NST’s VR1 PoE (Power over Ethernet) remote control panel, while control via third party systems such as Crestron is available through an ethernet control protocol.

Designed for live sound reinforcement use on concert tours and festivals, the VMX88 incorporates advanced live sound filters and dynamics algorithms. The VMX88’s front panel interface gives visual indication of all inputs and outputs, as well as status of Dante and communications network activity.

The full matrix mixer allows mixing of not only the eight analogue inputs – each one equipped with a compressor, high pass filter, eight bands of parametric EQ and delay – but also routing of eight channels of Dante-networked inputs to any output channel. All of the eight analogue outputs feature 16 bands of parametric EQ, high and low pass filters, and up to 1.3 seconds of delay, as well as NST’s proprietary two-stage PXL limiters for loudspeaker protection.

Phoenix-type connectors are used throughout on the VMX88’s rear panel. In addition, the four GPI connections allow configurable actions such as fire alarm mutes and preset recalls. Up to 30 presets can be stored with recall options allowing selective recall combinations of input, matrix and output sections.