Audient introduces new ZEN console at MusikMesse2009

At this years MusikMesse will introduce ZEN. It is a compact, classic analogue recording and mixing console. Dual inputs provide the mic/line input stage and the DAW return path, offering a flexible system for connecting to a DAW or stand alone recorder. With individual DAW record outputs, mono and stereo buses, auxes, a sophisticated monitor section and an optional digital output interface, Zen allows simple audio connection to the rest of the production set-up.

Key Features:
– 16 or 32 inputs
– 2 inputs per channel
– DAW record output on each channel
– 2 stereo buses
– 2 mono buses
– 4 auxiliaries/ 2 cue sends
– Insert on each channel
– Stereo Bus compressor
– Stereo digital out option
– Moving fader automation
– DAW transport control

Preliminary Specifications:
– Freq response: +/- 0.3dB 20Hz to 20kHz
– THD and noise: <0.005% at 1kHz
– Noise: Mic EIN (20Hz -20kHz, 150R source) <-127.5dBu
– Bus noise (all inputs routed) <-80dBu
– Mic CMRR: 70dB (min gain)
– Max input: Mic > +21dBu
– Line >+30dBu
– Max output: >+26dBu

The console will be available in 16 or 32 channel frame sizes. Mic pres and moving fader automation are optional. It will be officially launched at Frankfurt Musikmesse at the beginning of April. Shipping expected to start in July. Pricing will be announced soon.




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