We posed a question to our readers: "Is the analog mixing desk dead for live sound?". Digital desks have never been better, but the poll results may surprise you...
When was the last time you mixed live on an analogue desk? And when was the last time you saw an analogue desk either at a club or venue? Is the analogue mixer dead for live sound?
PreSonus has announced the StudioLive ARc mixers. The StudioLive AR8c, AR12c and AR16c feature analogue mixing sections and multichannel audio interfaces with a USB-C connection.
Quantica Audio has released Modula, a new kind of digital mixing environment. Powered by plug-ins from Acustica Audio and optimized for touchscreens, will Modula revolutionize the way we mix?
The SSL Origin is a 32-channel console designed for modern hybrid workflows. It features the E-series EQ, the "glue" bus comp, the nifty Listen mic compressor alongside new PureDrive mic pres.
Acustica Audio has released Sand3. The plug-in suite models components of various famous SSL consoles. They've also added two new equalizers to Sand3, for a total of six plug-ins.
Looking for an all-in-one solution for live mixing and recording? The Tascam Model 16 is a 14-channel analogue mixer, 16-channel digital recorder and audio interface.
Mackie has introduced the upgraded ProFXv3 mixers. Among other improvements, the six new mixers come with Onyx preamps, the GigFX effects engine and 2x4 24-bit/192 kHz USB recording.
While the number of channels and other parameters will remain fixed initially, Schertler plans to offer the deep customization options its Arthur desks at a later stage...
Looking for a console with a small footprint and customisable options? Then this Kickstarter campaign by Mana Modular might be the solution for you.