12x8 Mic/Line DSP Audiomatrix;
Webbrowser & Virtual basierende Software AquaControl™ mit Backupfile Möglichkeit (Service) zur Konfiguration, sowie Bedienung
Remote Ethernet Access from anywhere
8x VCA, 8x GPI Trigger, 2x GPO
"Best of Show InfoComm 2023" by SOUND&VIDEO CONTRACTOR
The AQM1208 represents the next phase in the Ashly AquaControl DSP Lineup. Designed as an advanced, stand-alone zone mixer to be used with external amplification, the AQM1208 offers the power & flexibility needed to handle just about any situation. Based on the AquaControl DSP engine first introduced in the mXa1502, the AQM1208s 12 Input by 8 Output configuration meets the requirements for a host of mic mixing, music distribution and other applications, such as noise masking, and provides all the necessary tools to assure everything sounds great and runs smoothly.
The AQM1208 on Ashly’s next generation AquaControl™ web-server based interface, which means it functions with virtually any networked PC or mobile device, any OS. Nothing to install. Plus, it incorporates most of the familiar features found in our legacy Protea DSP software.
So, you won’t have to relearn another software suite. Even if you’re new to DSP software, we’ve designed the AquaControl UI to navigate like most popular websites, so it will have a familiar look and feel for the first-time user as well. In addition, the AquaControl interface is optimized for touch-panels, so you won’t need to worry about “right-clicking” if not using a Windows device. Every touch control allows full access to functionality. Nothing is hidden or buried deep in menus.
The AQM1208 adds some new features to AquaControl, like a convenient meters page, showing all input, output and mixer meters in one view and global selection/deselection/reset of multiple check-boxes for channel assignment functions, making changes to setups faster and easier, plus new remote pages.
The new AquaControl™ Portal application is a free download which installs on your Windows™ PC for “off-line” access. All the same great features, functionality and easy user experience in a portable version that can work anywhere you are. No DSP device or network needed. The two versions work together to create a seamless workflow between offline and connected environments.
The AQM1208’s AquaControl software contains a library of useful DSP tools to allow customization of your installation. This includes:
Gain, Remote Gain & DVCA Gain
Dynamics: Compressor, Leveler, Limiter & Gate
Multi-priority Ducking Matrix
EQ:10-band Parametric, HPF/LPF
Universal 2, 3 & 4-way X-Over
Delay, Speaker Delay
Ambient Noise Control
Tools: Meter, Signal Generator
Comprehensive Event Scheduler
The AQM1208s remote web access allows integrators to better perform service when customers experience issues. Logging into the AquaControl environment from their office rather than sending a truck out to the install site is more convenient and cost-effective and less labor-intensive.
Using the Ethernet connection is where things get really amazing. AquaControl provides full remote access to any function via network but can also serve up dedicated remote pages for live mixing or zone control. These can be accessed using any web-enabled device, but the new AquaTouch7 7” touch panel provides a more elegant on-wall solution for users demanding convenient remote access.
The AQM1208s generous compliment of remote options is noteworthy. To start with, it provides 8 programmable GPI triggers and 2 GPOs fi control of functions using standard contact closures. These may be programmed for different functions such as program change, source selection, channel mute, power on/off and more. Next, it provides remote VC ports so basic wall remotes (such as the WR-1 or WR-1.1) may be used to control channel or zone volumes.
Not your typical zone mixer, the AQM1208 is equipped to handle a range of applications, from background music distribution to paging, noise-masking a mixing. And the AQM1208 doesn’t come up short when it comes to microphone mixing. 12 fully-featured Mic Inputs with Class A preamps & Phantom Power switchable on each channel, plus useful features such as Auto-Mixing and Priority Ducking make it ideally suited for HoW, Theaters, Conferences, Courtrooms and School Auditoriums.
Unlike many processors, the AQM-1208 provides not only all the DSP for input processing, but can accomplish sophisticated matrix-mixing, auto-mixing, priority ducking, while also handling all the speaker management tasks, such as EQ, X-Over, Delay & Limiting. The 8 Matrix Mixers allow creation of 8 independent mixes, each of which can be shared across two or more outputs, allowing for complex routing and zone assignments in applications such as BGM distribution and paging.