XE-6 Fader Pack
EVO Automation & Monitor Sub-Panels
EVO Console Wedges
EVO Console Chassis & Profile Options
EVO Integrated Music Keyboard
EVO IntelliPad
EVO Rack Mounting Bay
Quantum Desktop Mounting Hardware
Quantum & EVO Speaker & LCD Mounts
Miscellaneous Sub-Panels
GPIO Solutions
Track Count and Engine Buss Capacity
Video Codecs
Audio Codecs
Sampler with Real Time Triggering
MXF File Format
AAF File Format
3D Surround Pack
ASIO Bridge
Dual Video Tracks (3D Capable)
Plus Pack
Custom Bus & Speaker Formats
VST Plug-ins
Custom Key Layouts

XE-6 Fader Pack


XE-6 Fader Pack

The XE-6 has the same profile as the Xynergi
and XSTREAM Consoles

XE-6 Faders in an Argosy Chassis

The XE-6 is a six fader extension module for Xynergi or XStream that adds a high quality yet cost-effective tactile mixing control to the Xynergi or XStream hardware platforms. Up to four XE-6's can be installed providing a traditional console-like hardware interface engineered to Fairlight’s demanding standards for quality and robustness.

The XE-6 is designed using a new generation of color OLED displays, touch sensitive moving faders and fully assignable encoder controls. It fits neatly into the physical setup of the Xynergi controller, elevating this platform to fulfill the full range of audio production tasks from recording and editing through to fully automated mixing. Faders are motorized and touch-sensitive, with smooth action and rapid movement. Faders normally control channel send level to buses, but can be re-assigned to a range of useful parameters such as aux send levels, record levels.

A new generation full color OLED has been used in the XE-6. Its large size and strong graphic capability provides excellent channel feedback. Its ultra wide viewing angle allows channel details to be seen from any position.

EVO M-Series Automation & Monitor Sub-Panels


EVO M-Series Automation Sub-Panel

EVO M-Series Monitor Sub-Panel

The Automation Sub-Panel are standard functions that have been implemented in EVO software operated through the XCS control panel. The Automation Sub-Panel offers a permanent and dedicated key panel for all the automation functions.

The Monitor Sub-Panel works in conjunction with the monitor controls at the top right of the XCS panel. These include Control Room Monitor Level, Dim and Mute, Studio Monitor Level and Mute, and Talkback. Monitor Sources and Speaker Sets (and more) can be switched without requiring to go thru the XCS Monitor MegaMode Sub-Menu.

EVO Console 45 "Wedges"

Consoles may have multiple sections, which can be joined in a straight line, or with corner pieces, known as "Wedges". Every console has a Quantum Panel or Xynergi Panel (known as a Xynergi Center Section or XCS) but otherwise the panel types may be freely chosen.


45 Wedge to join a 2 Bay and a 1 Bay Chassis (WDR - Germany)

 
 "Wrap Around" 7 Bay design using two 45 Wedges


Four Total "Bays" - 3 Bay Main Chassis, a 45 Wedge  and a 1 Bay End

EVO M-Series Console Chassis & Profile Options

Fairlight’s EVO console delivers the ultimate in configurability and customization giving you a chance to build the console for exactly your application.

1 • Choose the chassis size (1, 2, 3, 3.3, 4 or 5 Bay)
2 • Chassis style (in-line straight, "L" shape with one wedge, or "U" shape with two wedges)
3 • Rake (0 or 8)
4 • Profile (0, 15 or 30)

Click on an image below to open a PDF document showing the precise dimensions.



0 Riser



15 Riser



30 Riser


Chassis Dimensions


4 Bay Straight Console

EVO M-Series Integrated Music Keyboard Option


EVO Integrated Music Keyboard (Wave - London)

For Sound Design and Music applications Fairlight can supply an embedded Music Keyboard for real time playing and manipulation of sounds. Sounds can be mapped on to the keys and characteristics of the sound can be changed easily.

EVO M-Series "IntelliPad" Sub-Panel


EVO M-Series IntelliPad Sub-Panel

The IntelliPad is an EVO M-Series Sub-Panel. The IntelliPad contains 24 switches in a 6 x 4 array, plus a row of 4 at the bottom. Each switch is a “Picture Key” and can display a still or animated image under software control. The IntelliPad connects via Ethernet to the host computer of an EVO console. This connection is made inside the console body using a built-in Ethernet switch.

Quantum Desktop Mounting Hardware



The Quantum Desktop mounting hardware enables you to mount Quantum panels into a table or desktop.

Quantum & EVO Near Field Speaker & LCD Mounting Hardware

The Quantum and EVO Speaker and LCD Mounting Hardware are arms that attach to the rear of the console for mounting near field speakers and/or additional LCD panels. The mounting is a standard VESA mounting bracket and could support anything that has this a VESA mount. The above picture shows the mounting on a Quantum 2 Bay Console.

EVO Rack Mounting Bay Option


EVO Rack Mounting Bay

A 3U 19 inch rack panel that can be installed in the EVO M-Series. There are certain restrictions in terms of depth, so please check with us the available space for your gear.

Miscellaneous M-Series Sub-Panels



EVO M-Series Joystick Sub-Panel

 
EVO M-Series Trackball Sub-Panel
 
   
EVO M-Series Ancillary Sub-Panel
 
EVO M-Series XLR Sub-Panel
 

If surround panning is required then an M-Series Joystick Panel will be the best solution. Perfect for use with any of the surround formats and the 3D surround Pack.

If you prefer using a track ball instead of a mouse then the M-Series Trackball Sub-Panel is the answer. Mounts in any Sub-Panel bay in the EVO console.

The M-Series Ancillary Sub-Panel offers a single row of eight illuminated keys that can be mapped to any internal function. The keys can be labeled as needed. Each key has a Blue and Yellow LED that can be controlled as needed.

The M-Series XLR Sub-Panel  has XLR style punched holes. There are a range of different types of connectors that can be installed including XLR for a talkback microphone, Inch stereo jack for headphones, a USB connector or RJ45 etc. There is also a bracket designed to hold the GPIO card on the underside of the panel.

GPIO Solutions

If external equipment needs to be controlled that can be operated by a contact closure then the GPIO card is available as on option. Examples are Recording Lights above the Control Room door, Stop Watch start/stop/reset, even opening the front door!


External closures can also be detected so the Fairlight software can respond too, for example a Producers talk-back switch or foot-pedal. Up to 64 channels of Input and 64 channels of output are available when multiple cards are daisy chained together.


The GPIO series modules are physically a ‘free-standing’ PCB, with no casing or housing. They will be fixed to the Power Supply Tray, between the Console Power Supply units. It will not be visible to operators of the equipment. The module provides 8 inputs and 8 outputs. LEDs located on the board give an indication of state for each input and output. This can be used in debugging the installation, but not for “user” indication, since the unit will be most likely be hidden inside the console.

The GPIO connections terminates in a 37 pin D-sub connector and provides connections for

• 8 x Opto-Isolated GPI lines •
• 8 x SPST Relay-Switched GPO lines •
• Convenience 5 Volt DC supply •
• Convenience GND •

Engine Capacity Options 



Fairlight CC-1 Card


CC-1 Engines can be licensed in the following configurations @ 48K

Track
Count
Mix
Channels
Mix
Busses
Physical
I/O
24  32  24 110
48 64 24 110
64 96 32 110
96 144 56 164
192 230 72 212

The Video Engine can be licensed for 0, 1 or 2 streams of SD, HD or 2K Video

If you need more than 192 tracks talk to us.
Custom solutions have been provided to clients that exceed 1000 tracks.


MADI Expansion Card adds an additional 3 MADI I/O Ports

Video Codec Options 

Audio Codec Options 


Audio Codecs Available
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
MPEG-1 Layer II (MP2)

Many other Audio Codecs are supplied as standard
with the CC-1 Audio Engine

Sound Design Sampler (SDS) 

The Sound Design Sampler (SDS) integrates sample-based playback of timeline and AudioBase clips into the EVO, Xynergi or Quantum environment.

The Sampler is always active whether the SDS layout is visible or not. Creating a New Project also creates an empty Sampler engine.

SDS works in mono and stereo. A stereo sound can be either a multichannel clip or two mono clips on adjacent selected tracks that have the same start position and length. All sounds will be automatically routed to the SDS Stereo output.

The SDS architecture consists of a Patch and Samples. A Sample consists of a single sound, either mono or stereo, and its tone generator parameters. A Patch is made up of one or more Samples. Each of the Samples has a key map which determines which MIDI notes play it, and which permits splitting or layering of the keyboard. A Patch also has its own parameters for global control of all its Samples.

MXF File Format

The Material eXchange Format (MXF) is an open file format, targeted at the interchange of audio-visual material with associated data and metadata. It has been designed and implemented with the aim of improving file based interoperability between servers, workstations and other content-creation devices. These improvements should result in improved workflows and in more efficient working practices than is possible with today's mixed and proprietary file formats.

MXF has been designed by the leading players in the broadcast industry – with an enormous amount of input from the user community – to ensure that the format really meets their demands. It is being put forward as an Open Standard which means it is a file transfer format that is openly available to all interested parties. It is not compression-scheme-specific and it simplifies the integration of systems using MPEG and DV as well as future, as yet unspecified, compression strategies. This means that the transportation of these different files will be independent of content, and will not dictate the use of specific manufacturers’ equipment. Any required processing can simply be achieved by automatically invoking the appropriate hardware or software codec. However, MXF is designed for operational use and so all the handling processes are seamless to the user. It just works quietly in the background.

Besides offering better interoperability – working with video and audio between different equipment and different applications – its other major contribution is the transport of metadata. By developing MXF from the beginning as a new file format, considerable thought has gone into the implementation and use of metadata. Not only is this important for the proper functioning of MXF files, it will also enable powerful new tools for media management as well as improving the content-creation workflows by eliminating repetitive metadata re-entry.

AAF File Format Plug-In

The AAF file format plug-in is a 3rd party solution provided by Dark Matter Digital. Both importing and exporting of AAF files are supported.

Since 2002, Dark Matter Digital has been at the forefront of file interchange technology. Today, Dark Matter Digital's file conversion engines are used in a wide variety of popular software and Dark Matter Digital continues to innovate, extend and improve their file interchange capabilities.

3D Surround Pack - Customizable (3D) Bus Formats

Version 4 software adds a new panel to the Fairlight Setup Utility, where users can create new bus formats, based on the position and panning behavior of speakers.

The setup space includes three dimensions, and the dialog displays an interactive room diagram showing the positions of all speakers, updating in real time as values are changed.

Copying and editing existing formats is easy, but the “factory” formats are locked to prevent loss of performance on previous projects. The list of formats can be ordered so that the most useful ones appear first in the Bus Format mode on Xynergi’s Pad.

A “more” button allows access to more than the 8 formats currently available. All legacy projects are fully supported, even if the "use Bus Formats" is no longer displayed in Xynergi. Monitor Speaker sets and Link Groups can be chosen to conform to any defined Bus Format within the system.

ASIO Audio Bridge 

ASIO is a PC audio driver technology developed by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH (and since adopted across the pro-audio industry) that allows audio software to communicate directly with connected audio hardware with extremely low latency, high channel count and bit-transparent transfer of data.  

ASIO is widely used on Windows-based PCs for professional recording and production because audio interfaces that rely on the native Windows drivers may experience excessive latency and unwanted gain, EQ, distortion and re-sampling. Using an ASIO driver in a test & measurement situation ensures that it is the performance of the device under test being measured, not the effects of the Windows operating system interfering with the measurements.

Dual Video Tracks 

All systems have the option for Dual Video tracks. This can be used in a number of ways, including offline/on-line version checking, making it very easy to see changes that may have occurred during the final render of a video file.  And of coarse 3D! All standard video formats and frame rate are supported including 1080 and 2K.

Plus Pack Option

Compound Stereo Metering
The system offers compound stereo metering including PPM and Loudness metering, as well as Phase indication. The Loudness metering has stereo LEQ meters and a mono LU meter. The blue numbers give running reports on level according to ITU R BS 1770 standard, known as LKFS. They represent the subjective loudness of the audio program. The left number gives a rolling average over 10 seconds, and the right number gives an average over the entire length of program i.e. since you started playing. The long-term average level ignores anything below -18 dB, so it won’t go down when the system is in Stop. You can reset the long-term average by clicking the number.

Background Recorder
Background recording allows you to make continuous background recordings of the Main Bus and/or the armed tracks, independently of all other activity in the system. The background recordings can be brought into the current project as clips at any time. Recording the Main Bus can be useful for creating sound effects using real time controls on the system. For example, you can jog or shuttle the transport to create a speeding up or slowing down effect, and this will be captured into the background recorder. Recording the armed tracks means that you will capture every sound made by artists in your studio, even if they enter early, play a miraculous phrase that could never happen while the red light is on, or crack a wonderful joke while you are listening to the creative director’s opinion of the last take.

MIDI Tracks
Any number of tracks on the Edit Screen can be made into MIDI tracks (by default they are all “audio” tracks). The software can Create MIDI Tracks • Record MIDI events in real-time • Load MIDI song files • Cut and paste MIDI clips • Edit the contents of MIDI clips.


The Note Editor Smart Pane

Custom Buss and Speaker Formats 

We support all buss formats from 1.0 to 22.2 and beyond ... talk to us

More about 22.2 Audio used with Super Hi-Vision Video at the
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VST Plug-Ins

     

A VST compliant Audio bridge is included but you still have to purchase the plug-ins themselves form the 3rd party vendors.

Fast control of plug-ins is achieved by assigning physical knobs and switches to the important functions. Fairlight’s Xynergi, Quantum, XStream and EVO controllers allow user customization of plug-in layouts, which are remembered by the system and loaded whenever the plug-in is instantiated.

A large number of plug-ins are already covered by factory-set layouts, including the latest Waves set, but customers can alter these at will and create new ones that suit their working style

Custom Keyboard Layouts 


The technology used in the Xynergi, Quantum and XStream Consoles allows the keys to be changed at run time. Custom key layouts to suit your workflow can be programmed. Foreign language translations and even animated keys are possible.

Fairlight has worked with a number of customers who wanted to assemble specific function sets on to a single layout, to speed up specific operations. In many cases the key “logic” and labeling was also customized to create an editing or mixing environment that suits the customer’s working style.


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