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Renegade Labs has begun initial deliveries of its remarkable M16 Digital Edit
Suite Audio Mixer targeted at video editing facilities. Utilizing the company's
powerful 328|MXE chassis, the M16 accepts up to 32 input channels of analog,
mic-level, AES-format and SD/HD SDI signals, routing to eight analog/digital
outputs; additional outputs can be added in either analog, digital or SD/HD
SDI-embedded formats. See the M16 at the NAB Show; Booth C3741.
"By pairing a sophisticated 16-fader panel with the stand-alone 3RU 328|MXE
chassis," offers Keith Knudsen, Renegade Labs co-founder/VP of Sales, "the
M16 Digital Audio Mixer takes edit-suite audio mixing to a new level." The
new unit was developed by expanding the firm's popular eight-channel
Blue|328 and Gray|328 digital audio mixers, which use Renegade Labs' smaller
Designed for edit-system control in linear edit suites, the M16 communicates
to any edit controller with ESAM II protocol via an RS-422 serial port.
Video-centric operation is enhanced by separate rows of buttons for Program
or Preset assignment of audio to the faders, along with an edit
system-controlled preview switcher. The AUTO TO/FROM feature allows easy
access to all 32 inputs under edit control, thereby eliminating the need to
switch banks or recall registers during edits to access more inputs. The
control panel can be either rack-mounted (8 RU) or used in tabletop mode.
Precision optical encoders along with soft-buttons provide flexible control
of mixer operations. A 240x64 status LCD shows mixer status information and
handles system setup. An optional 640x240 color LCD provides detailed
metering in PPM, VU, K-Meter and Surround Sound, with peak and phase
indication. A USB port handles register storage and software upgrades.
Stand-out features include:
. Full eight-channel monitoring, including configurable matrix with Surround
Sound modes and stereo Downmix.
. Built-in Preview Switcher allows for monitoring of Record machine without
tying up faders.
. 16-button keypad matrix offers simple control of input assignments, output
routing, monitor configurations and memory registers.
. 16 Video Frames of Audio Delay are available to fix even the toughest of
A/V sync problems.
. Full 16-channel three-band parametric equalizer along with integral
. 100 mm faders along with unity LEDs for smooth and precise level
. Dedicated pan pots for easy output panning.
. Program and Preset busses provide video centric operations.