Axia Audio

Modular Mixing Console Fusion

https://www.telosalliance.com/Axia/Fusion
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Since 2003, Axia® is the name broadcasters think of first when they think of networked broadcast facilities. Thousands of radio and audio professionals have made Axia their first choice for powerful, flexible, easy-to-use mixing consoles.

Fusion is the Axia modular console packed with features and capabilities refined from over a decade’s worth of IP-Audio experience. It’s available in frame sizes to support consoles of 8 to 40 faders in single or multiple linked frames. Fusion is powered by the Axia PowerStation® or StudioEngine DSP mixing engines, which means it is now 100% AES67-compliant. It connects to the Axia network with a single CAT-6 Ethernet cable, allowing the sharing of local audio devices (and their associated GPIO control) among multiple studios to maximize efficiency and reduce cost.

Fusion Features:

  • From 8 to 40 fader channels, each with instant, unlimited access to any source. Assign any type of source to any channel.

  • Rugged construction of extruded aluminum ensures rigidity and EM-tightness. Anodized aluminum work surface with laser-etched markings that can’t be rubbed off ensures durability and good looks for life.

  • Four main stereo outputs (Program-1 through Program- 4), plus four stereo Aux sends and two Aux returns.

  • High-resolution OLED displays above each fader strip display selected source, full-time source and backfeed confidence metering, talkback status, pan/fade information and more.

  • Integrated intercom capability includes built-in IFB for two-way communication to individual talent positions via headphone feeds and mics, plus a variety of optional drop-in intercom modules that connect to Axia IP Intercom whole-plant intercom systems.

  • Flexible, intuitive Talkback system lets board ops talk to hosts, studio guests, external feeds — any source with an associated backfeed.

  • Every channel has a stereo Preview (“cue”) function, with a unique latching interlock system for fast, intuitive operation. Multiple channels may be assigned to Preview simultaneously. 

  • Reconfigurable monitor section with reassignable controls let operators instantly change monitored sources “on-the-fly.”

  • Software control of options such as EQ, mic dynamics, aux sends and returns, pan and balance and other features delivers maximum flexibility without panel clutter or intimidating controls.

  • Built-in Omnia dynamics processing lets operators combine compression, de-essing and expansion with EQ to “sweeten” microphone sources.

  • A unique, flexible Record Mode enables one-button setup of record mixes for phone bits or off-air interviews.

  • Consolidated user display conveys meter, clock, timer and monitor source information at a single glance. Meter up to 6 buses at once by default, using VU or PPM-style ballistics — add another 4 meters for a total of 10 if desired.

  • Precision timer and clock functions, including an event timer that can be triggered by pre-defined sources, a countdown timer with last-minute alerting and a time-of-day clock that can be synchronized to network time using NTP.

  • Show Profiles set-save-recall feature allows users to instantly recall a customized personal profile, or a profile tailored to specific show types. Up to 99 Show Profiles can be saved for interview shows, music-intensive programming, call-in talk shows, etc.

  • Console functions can be accessed remotely for configuration, management and diagnostic purposes using any standard Web browser.

  • Optional Telos phone control module provides direct, on-the-console line switching control of any Telos multi-line broadcast phone system.

  • Numeric keypad (with # and * keys) lets operators quickly place calls with phone systems or codecs attached to the Axia network.

  • Completely automatic, hands-free mix-minus generation for every Phone caller or remote Codec source. 

  • Built-in User Keys for can be programmed with Axia PathfinderPC routing control software to control profanity delay units (such as the 25-Seven® Program Delay Manager), or can be used to trigger routing salvos, scene changes or send GPIO commands.

  • No audio passes directly through the Fusion control surface, keeping your programming safe from studio accidents. All mixing and processing is performed by the StudioEngine or PowerStation mixing engines.

  • Axia’s trademark long-life conductive-plastic faders with side-loading actuation defy dirt, grit and dust.

  • Aircraft-grade switches with LED lighting have been tested to withstand millions of operations.

  • Can be directly remote-controlled using Axia SoftSurface software for Windows.