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Articles July-August 2020

Bay Owl Studios – Not Just Music by the Bay

Launched in February 2020, Bay Owl Studios was founded by Varun Parikh who is an audio engineer and had no significant musical influence while growing up. His first exposure to music came when he was in high school..... read more

Harman all the Way

India’s First Domestic Hotel Chain – the Luxurious MAYFAIR Lake Resort – hires Qubix Technologies to provide state-of-the-art, end-to-end Integration with HARMAN Professional Solutions. PT reports..... read more

ANGRIYA Cruises the Seas with Bose

Latest cruise ships are teaming with audiovisual technology designed to keep passengers awed and coming back for more. In this feature PT reports on the audio installation of one such cruise ship - The Angriya Luxury Cruise Liner..... read more

Sennheiser 75-year Milestone

June 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Sennheiser, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Through these 75 years, Sennheiser..... read more

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam Continues to Raise Standards

Since it’s unveiling in 2019 by the President of India Shri Ram NathKovind, the Adiyogi Divya Darshanam has enthralled spectators from across the globe. In May this year, this one of its kind projection mapping..... read more

Shankar & Siddharth Mahadevan’s Lambodara Studios

In the March-June 2020 issue of PALM Technology, PT did a cover story on Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan’s new studio Lambodara. Here are some more images of the new studio..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms- Part 2

In part 1 of this series we defined a small room, introduced the concept of sound waves as they relate to phase shift and comb filtering, and even touched on the Haas (precedence) effect. In this article, we will talk..... read more

IRAA 2020 Goes Virtual

PALM expo’s concern to ensure safety from ongoing pandemic mandated cancelation of the 2020 edition of PALM expo and in the best interest of the industry and business, decided not to move forward with the expo in 2020, carrying forward the show to May 2021..... read more

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Stage Tec Launches IP console Avatus




Stage Tec has launched Avatus, a fully IP-based console. Reportedly, with Avatus - a new mixing console surface based on IP technology - Stage Tec relies on a completely new operating concept. Unlike previous consoles, centralized operation is not required. 12 color coded faders, two 21 "multi-touch displays and 48 double rotary encoders per unit can be combined to sizes from 12 to 96. Modular, decentralized and yet freely configurable, users can access all parameters at any time.

The color coding of the channel parameters guides the user intuitively and self-explanatory through the functions of the mixer. Each multitouch display can be used to control parameters of the audio channels in a detailed view, as well as to call up the functions of monitoring or a current status of audio channels. Visual feedback from various operator actions give the user security and an overview of his work. With its new patented concept of color-coded faders, Stage Tec supports a fast workflow.

With detachable metering displays and a significantly reduced overall depth, Avatus also has space in smaller rooms and offers a clear view of what is happening on the stage. With the remote control via an integrated browser application, the user has an additional tool, for example for setting up loudspeakers on or in front of the stage or to accompany the rehearsals directly from the auditorium. The most important parameters of Avatus can be achieved in the same color coding via the RUI.

A big advantage of Avatus is that the audio signal processing has been tried and tested many times over, as with Aurus and Crescendo, the DSP core RMDQ installed in the Nexus Star Router is used here. Embedded in the NEXUS network, AVATUS also has access to all inputs and outputs and can manage all resources. 128 freely programmable summing buses and up to 800 DSP channels are available.

Avatus is a logical evolution of Stage Tec's mixing technology and preserves proven concepts - making it an ideal compromise between Aurus, which has been tried and tested for many years, and a tablet. "The IP console is backwards compatible and allows even long-term customers to migrate from legacy systems to Avatus without sacrificing the proven audio quality," said Stage Manager Tec's Rene Harder, who is responsible for innovation management. "Due to the flexible design of the interface without restricting the equipment, we want to venture into new markets that were previously difficult for us to access, for example, small production facilities, studios and above all the live area."

The scaling of the user interface has no influence on the number of channel numbers or the functionality. Like all other Stage Tec consoles, Avatus is constantly evolving. Thus, as the latest release, the scene automation as well as the automixer and dynamic Nexus labels were implemented.

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