AUDIOARTS LIGHTNING strikes the perfect balance between analogue and digital. It combines the best of a stand-alone console with the latest in modern conveniences, such as USB and Bluetooth® connectivity.
LIGHTNING comes in 12- or 16-channel desktop configurations and has a modular design with four-channel input panels, and a Master/Monitor panel with linear faders for headphone and control room level control. All faders are made of conductive plastic and all switches are LED illuminated. The input channels have A/B source selection, with balanced line input for source A and trimmable line input from -10 to +4 on B.
Standard features include four stereo programme buses, two automatic minimum mixes for calls, four microphone preamps with variable gain adjustment and switchable +48V phantom power, plus an integrated headphone jack and CUE speaker amplifiers. Additional four-channel microphone preamp cards can be installed if required.
LIGHTNING is designed for studios that have mainly microphone inputs or analogue sources, and where not much studio routing is required. It doesn’t have the extensive A/D and D/A conversions of a typical digital board, but you have access to editing software, Skype or other external sources via USB and Bluetooth.
The on-board USB and Bluetooth connectivity is useful for playing audio directly from a PC or outputting audio for editing in VoxPro or other recording software, as well as receiving and recording calls from Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones or playing cuts from MP3 players.
The mixer also contains a patchable AES input for connecting a digital source to any fader, and a built-in A/D conversion for the main program output, so operators can access the Program Air feed as balanced analogue, AES3 digital, or both simultaneously.
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