"The VM200 combines the best of both worlds - the spontaneity and intuitive operation of an analogue mixer and the unquestioned sonic performance and flexibility of digital.
Plus, you get moving faders, instant recall of all settings and two A.S.P. digital effect processors to boot.
Mix with a VM200 and you know your audio is being processed at the highest quality because Fostex not only fit this mixer with its own, dedicated high-speed 32-bit RISC CPU, but also ensure noise is kept to an absolute minimum by always transferring signals balanced between the analogue and digital circuits.
And when in the digital domain, all data is processed by that 32-bit CPU at the industry standard sampling rate of 44.1kHz - thatÆs pure CD quality.
Yet all this digital wizardry means nothing if the analogue inputs arenÆt up to scratch. (You know the saying, ôgarbage in, garbage out...ö). ThatÆs why Fostex have fitted the VM200 with top quality phantom powered XLR mic preamps with a wide-gain range.
Analogue to digital conversion is taken care of via state-of-the-art 20-bit 64x oversampling Delta/Sigma units, while the conversion back to analogue is via 128x oversampling Delta/Sigma units. - You canÆt get better.
Unlike other digital mixers, the VM200 mimics a conventional console in many ways giving you instant-access to often-used features without resorting to complicated recall operations.
For example, each channel has a dedicated rotary pan control whilst a channelÆs entire EQ can be accessed via 12 rotary controls with interactive graphic on-screen representation of EQ patterns.
Plus, functions such as analogue input level, ADAT In, Effects Return, Effect Send, Aux Send etc. can all be recalled on 60mm moving faders.
JUTS ADD A DIGITAL MULTITRACK
Unlike most other æaffordableÆ digital mixers, a VM200 requires no additional boxes, expensive options or add-ons for interfacing to digital multitracks.
ADAT optical I/O is fitted as standard allowing you to record and mix 8 tracks totally in the digital domain to a suitable digital multitrack such as a VR800 or D-108*. And, Word I/O is present - ideal for making those secured digital transfers.
ThereÆs also an optical S/P-DIF I/O stereo interface for digital mastering to DAT, CD-R etc.
No, the VM200 is ready æright out of the boxÆ to do the job in hand.
Other nice touches which youÆll appreciate include; large illuminated buttons and a 256 x 64 dot backlit LCD display, a dedicated stereo / solo level meter, insert points on channels 1-4 for adding external effects, complete MIDI control over every function and the ability to store 100 complete console set-ups for stress-free mixing.
The sophistication and sonic integrity of digital allied to the intuitive nature of a conventional mixer.
It could only be the stunning new Fostex VM200.
ASP - A BREAKTHROUGH IN DSP EFFECTS
A.S.P. (Advanced Signal Processing) is a unique digital effects processing technology newly developed by Fostex.
By combining a special Harmonics Feedback Algorithm with Hi-Density Logarithmic Processing, A.S.P. effects offer higher gain in the early reflection characteristic and are free from the ægrittinessÆ associated with lesser technologies.
MODEL 9910 RACK MOUNT OPTION
Model 9910 allows the VM 200 to mounted in a conventional 19-inch rack.
60mm motorised faders on all channel
32-bit processing. Built-in 32-bit RISC CPU for superior quality audio
Cascade 2x VM200s via S/P DIF In/Out
Large backlit LCD graphic display (256 x 64 dot)
Dedicated LED stereo/solo level meter
100 scene memory plus 3 preset scenes (Initial / Recording & Mixdown)
Direct Pan & EQ system for each channel controlled via 12 rotary controls
4-band parametric EQ on 16 input channels (maximum) with graphic display
50 preset & 50 user EQ pattern library
2 x integrated DSP effects processors utilising Fostex Advanced Signal Processing Technology
50 preset and 50 user effects library
Word I/O - 7 reference clock (44.1, ADAT 44.1/48, S/P-DIF 44.1/48, Word 44.1/48) ˜6%
3 fader groups, 3 mute groups, pairing and solo
8 analogue inputs ch 1-8 (4 balanced XLR with +48V phantom power) plus 4 inserts, 2 track in
8 digital inputs (ch 9-16) via ADAT optical
20 inputs in remix (8 analogue, 8 ADAT optical plus effects return ch 17-20)
8 direct buss ADAT digital out
8 flexible buss: Stereo LR, Effects 1/2, AUX send 1 &2, AUX send 3 &4 (doubles as Rec Buss)
BUILT-IN ADAT OPTICAL I/O
Connect a VM200 to any compatible recorder via two optical cables for a complete digital system.
2x INTEGRATED DSP EFFECTS
VM200 has 2 DSP effects processors powered by Fostex A.S.P. technology.
50 preset & 50 user effect library.
DIRECT PAN & EQ SYSTEM
On a VM200 you can control a channels entire EQ section and pan setting via 12 rotary controls.
VM200 features high quality 60mm motorised moving faders for channel and master level control.