Studer OnAir 1500
At IBC 2011, HARMAN's Studer introduced the OnAir 1500 digital mixing console, a flexible solution for radio broadcasting and production, and the result of Studer's close attention to the needs of its customers, who are increasingly requesting more versatility and connectivity from their mixing systems at an affordable entry budget price point. The Studer OnAir 1500 is a 12-channel, 6-fader console (expandable to 12 faders), ideal for studios needing an additional professional-grade fader unit and additional I/O or a compact and cost-effective mixing console for a production room or on-air studio. Integrated USB playback and record functions make the OnAir 1500 a very compact yet complete production unit and mixer. With simple point-to-point connectivity it can easily be moved around as a backup or secondary unit. Flexibility is increased with the addition of a 6-fader extension bay, creating either a 12-fader surface, or an additional six faders that can be remotely placed in a producer's bay or used as a redundant surface. The system bridges the gap between production and on-air needs, offering an all inclusive feature set to simplify great programming in either setting. The separate NANO SCORE of the OnAir 1500 contains the audio and control engine. Its straightforward design provides standard sockets, making any additional breakout panel unnecessary. The core connects to the surface via one Cat5 cable, which also supplies power to the surface.