Studer’s OnAir series gets flexible new addition17 August 2011
IBC will see the introduction of Studer’s new flexible hybrid mixing console, the OnAir 1500, which is designed for radio broadcasting and production, writes Paul Watson.
Studer says its new 12-channel, 6-fader (expandable to 12 faders) console is aimed at the entry-level budget price-point and is ideal for studios needing a professional-grade unit with additional I/O, or a compact cost-effective mixing console for an on-air studio or production room.
The console features integrated USB playback, record functions and point-to-point connectivity. Channel parameters can be edited using console controls in combination with the OLED channel displays.
Audio monitoring is augmented by two 29-segment stereo bargraph PPMs, providing a constant overview of the signals; six different meter standards are available. A Headphone Split function allows the user to listen to two different sources.
The separate Nano Score of the OnAir 1500 contains the audio and control engine, and two separate card slots can be equipped with any optional D21m I/O module such as MADI, AES or ADAT. There are three USB ports on the front panel: one identifies the console operator; one can host a USB stick for recording and playout; and the third can provide an additional eight channels of I/O to or from a USB device. The core connects to the surface via Cat5, which also provides its power.