27.08.08

TiMax system evolves

AUTHOR: Inavate

Out Board, UK based event production specialist, has introduced TiMax2 (T2) SoundHub – a range of audio showcontrol and system processors. The new range can be configured for programming and running shows and events, or more mainstream installations.

T2 incorporates a scaleable multi-channel audio matrix and mixer to handle multiple sources and multiple zones. The compact 2U chassis provides 16 input and 16 outputs in analogue or AES/EBU format, which is expandable up to 64x64 within the same frame. Optional networking interfaces include Cobranet and Ethersound with full redundancy.

A delay matrix capability provides tools to help create precedence-based audio imaging to direct listeners to a presentation speaker, or a particular attraction in a themed exhibit. Every input and output also has parametric EQ for source sweetening or room tuning, plus instantaneous random-access multitrack audio playback and recording, which is compatible with a wide range of file formats.

Event sound designers can load the show’s playlist and audio playback content onto the T2’s internal hard-drives and then run either from the front panel or remotely from external showcontrol systems via the onboard GPIO, MIDI, SMPTE or TCP/IP showcontrol interfaces. The simple and quick PC or Mac software suite allows the sound designer or contractor to program and load different routing and zone level/delayEQ configurations plus dynamic pan effects and audio playback into each Cue. The front-panel menus also offer input and output metering with Mute and Solo functions, plus Group level, Mute and Solo controls, all under multi-level password security.