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Tactus, Digital Mixer from Crest Audio.

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Crest unveils the Tactus touch mixing system

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Crest Audio and Waves have partnered to launch Tactus, a new live digital mixing system that uses touch technology.

Tactus is designed to be used with the new Waves eMotion mixing software for Soundgrid in live situations. The system features a touch screen interface with routing, processing and mixing tools and Waves plug-ins support, Tactus.FOH core processing and server unit and the Tactus.Stage remote stage box.

 

Tactus.FOH specifications:

  • Primary server for the Tactus mixing system, hosting and supporting the eMotion LV1 software mixing platform.
  • The Tactus.FOH will function as a standalone core for an 8 in, 8 out mixing platform.
  • 8 balanced mic/line inputs, XLR, TRS and 1/4" Phono
  • 8 balanced outputs - First 4 are male XLR connectors, 2 of which have parallel TRS jacks, plus 4 additional TRS jacks.
  • High performance digitally controlled microphone preamps feature:
  • Low input noise at both high and low gain settings
  • High slew-rate
  • Very low THD
  • Mic input accepts a +27 dBu input signal without pad
  • 66 dB adjustment range in 1 dB steps to maximize dynamic range
  • Gain changes on zero crossing to minimize adjustment noise.
  • 48-Volt phantom power switchable on every mic input.
  • Integral gigabit Ethernet switch for easy networking
  • Waves SoundGrid Digital audio network protocol
  • Balanced output maximum level switchable between + 24 dBu and + 18 dBu
  • Supports sample rates of 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
  • External word clock input and output
  • Two AES digital outputs
  • Headphone output with level control
  • MIDI in and switchable out or thru
  • 3U rack mount package
  • Universal input power supply

 

Tactus.Stage features:

  • 32 microphone/line inputs
  • XLR mic and TRS 1⁄4" line inputs
  • 16 Line outputs
  • High performance digitally controlled microphone preamps feature:
  • Low input noise at both high and low gain settings
  • High slew-rate
  • Very low THD
  • Mic input accepts a +27 dBu input signal without pad
  • 66 dB adjustment range in 1 dB steps to maximize dynamic range
  • Gain changes on zero crossing to minimize adjustment noise.
  • 48 Volt phantom power switchable on every mic input.
  • Integral gigabit Ethernet switch for easy networking
  • Waves SoundGrid Digital audio network protocol
  • Balanced output maximum level switchable between + 24 dBu and + 18 dBu
  • Supports sample rates of 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
  • External word clock input and output
  • Two AES digital outputs
  • Headphone output with level control
  • MIDI in and switchable out or thru
  • 4U rack mount package
  • Universal input power supply

 

Waves eMotion LV1 Mixer Features:

  • 64 input channels (mono/stereo)
  • 32 stereo busses + return channels
  • L/R, center, mono main busses + master channels
  • 8 DCA faders, 8 mute groups, 8 user-assignable function controls
  • Cue/SIP and talk-back
  • EMO-Q4 Equalizer: 4-band EQ with HP and LP per channel
  • EMO-D5 Dynamics Processor: Comp/Gate/Expander/De-Esser/
  • Limiter/Leveler per channel
  • Up to 6 plugins per channel
  • Connects to multiple DAWs for recording and playback
  • Saves and transmits sessions and snapshots from any DAW to eMotion
  • Connects and shares SoundGrid I/O devices, drivers and applications
  • Up to 1000 Scenes/Snapshots
  • Up to 96 kHz sample rate
  • Automatic plugin delay compensation

Pricing has not been announced. More details are expected soon at www.crestaudio.com.

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