AXIA IQ Digital Broadcast Console Audio Mixer
AXIA IQ DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE AUDIO MIXER
-Configurable from 8 to 24 faders, each with instant access to any source.
-Proven surface-and-core architecture separates control from mixing processes.
-No audio passes directly through iQ; all mixing and processing is performed in the QOR.32 Integrated Console Engine – so studio “accidents” don’t turn into off-air events.
The iQ console + routing system is an all-in-one system that can be used to build custom consoles of sizes from 8 to 24 faders. The basic system consists of one 8 Fader iQ Main Frame (P/N 2001-00275) and one iQ Core integrated console engine (P/N 2001-00275), which includes a DSP based mixing engine, audio I/O, machine-control logic and Ethernet switch.
Faders and control capabilities can be expanded by adding one or more of the iQ Expansion Frames described below. The iQ control surface plugs into the iQ Core using a single CANBus connector; the system can operate as a standalone console or (using one of two Gigabit ports on the Core’s Ethernet switch) as part of a larger Axia network.
Up to 4 iQ Cores may be daisy chained without the need for an external Ethernet switch. 3 dedicated stereo Program buses, plus a stereo Utility bus that can be used for phone calls, off-air recording, or as a fourth Program bus. iQ Core iQ Core console engine provides 4 mic inputs, 16 Analog inputs, 8 Analog outputs, 2 AES/EBU ins/outs, 4 GPIO, Ethernet switch with 6 Livewire 100Base-T ports (4 with PoE), 2 Gigabit ports (RJ-45 & SFP). I/O can be easily expanded using Axia Audio Nodes (see Section 5). 4 CANBus connectors support consoles of up to 24 faders or three console frames, plus accessory panels.
-Software upgrade for QOR.32 integrated console makes iQ AoIP console AES67-compliant.
-Assign any type of source to any channel with a twist of the Options knob.
-Four main stereo outputs (Program-1 through Program-4).
-Built-in three-band per-source EQ.
-Alpha-numeric OLED displays below each fader always show the current audio source, and, when the Options knob is pressed, offer fast adjustment of fader gain trim, voice EQ, pan and balance, phase correction and other features without panel clutter or intimidating controls.
-Channel-input confidence meters assure talent of audio presence before taking sources to air.
-Each fader’s context-sensitive Soft key can be used to activate talkback, start delivery system events, or perform other special functions.
-Every fader has a stereo Preview (“cue”) function, with a unique interlock system for fast cuing of multiple sources.
-Smooth, long-life 100mm. conductive-plastic faders resist dirt and contamination.
-Reconfigurable CR monitor section with direct-selection of Program buses and reassignable buttons that allow instant monitoring of external sources.
-An additional monitor section provides monitor volume, source selection and talkback controls for an associated air studio.
-Flexible talkback system lets board op talk to studio guests or any Phone or Codec source with an associated backfeed.
-Up to 8 automatic mix-minuses may be used simultaneously for phones, remote talent, etc.
-Unique Record Mode enables one-button setup of record mixes for phone bits or off-air interviews.
-High-resolution OLED displays provide responsive, readable VU or PPM metering styles. Displays can be switched to display 2, 3 or 4 meters at once.
-Precision event timer that can be operated manually or triggered by starting pre-selected sources.
-Time-of-day clock can be synchronized to network time using NTP.
-Four custom Show Profile “snapshots” can be saved to instantly recall frequently-used console setups –
useful to quickly prepare for interview segments, music-intensive programming, call-in talk shows, etc.
-All functions can be accessed remotely for configuration, management and diagnostic purposes using any standard Web browser.
-Multiple iQ frames can be joined to produce a single, large control surface, or operated separately if desired to suit studio design.
-Optional Telco Expansion frame provides direct, on-the-console control of matching Telos® iQ6 six- line telephone system, or other Telos talkshow systems. High-resolution OLED displays use exclusive Telos Status Symbols for instant call status information. Includes a Dump key to trigger user-supplied profanity delay unit using GPIO closures.
-Easy-to-deploy QOR.32 integrated console engine includes console CPU and power supply, DSP mixing engine, custom Ethernet switch with 6 Livewire® ports and 2 Gigabit ports for studio networking, 16 analog inputs and 8 analog outputs, 2 AES inputs and 2 AES outputs, 4 Mic inputs with switchable Phantom power, and 8 GPIO ports for machine control. I/O can be expanded using Axia Audio xNodes.
-Integrated zero-configuration network switch is custom-designed for broadcasting — no switch setup required.
-QOR.32’s built-in Ethernet switch supports Simple Networking, allowing up to 4 iQ consoles to be daisy-chained without the need for a separate core switch.
-Fan-free, convection-cooled power supply for noiseless in-studio operation.
-Optional backup Axia Console Power Supply with automatic failover for complete peace of mind.
-Configurable network gateway allows loading of networked as well as local audio sources while simultaneously exporting audio streams for network use elsewhere.