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Personal Monitor Mixing System


Personal Monitor Mixing System

Using Soundweb London to create a Personal Monitor Mixing System has a number of unique benefits which include:

~ Discreet effects processing of each input

~ Easy to Use BLU-8 controllers

~ Individual groups for each monitor mix

~ High speed 256 channel audio bus

This system has 8 stereo monitor mixes that can be controlled directly by each musician from their own BLU-8. This system can be expanded to as many monitor mixes and input channels needed for your application simply by adding more BLU-120’s and BLU-8’s.

Each input channel is individually processed before it is routed to the monitor mix section. This processing includes; 12 bands of Parametric Equalization, Compression, Expansion, Limiting, Gating, Delay, Low and High Pass filters and a 31 band Graphic Equalizer. This allows the Audio Engineer to process each input to achieve the best possible sound for that signal before distributing it to the individual mix groups. Soundweb London.

All of the processed input signals are bussed to each monitor mix section. In the monitor mix section, common signals are grouped together and routed through N-Gain processors. This provides a mix group master volume for this group of signals and provides the flexibility to have a single volume control for the group or individual volume controls for each individual channel of audio.

These grouped signals are then passed to the final mixer for this monitor output. Gain controls from these N-Gains and the Mixers are assigned to each BLU-8 allowing the engineer to provide a different mix of signals and controls for each monitor output and BLU-8 controller. For example the guitar player may want just the Kick, Snare and Hi Hat in his mix as a single volume control while the Drummer may want each drum as a separate volume control on his BLU-8 panel. On the BLU-8, the eight position encoder on the left is used to select each of the mix groups setup by the engineer. The performer can adjust the level of the selected mix group by adjusting the encoder on the right. The four buttons in each mix group can be used to mute individual elements of the mix group or recall different presets of EQ or levels.

BSS Audio’s network audio transport is a key component to this file and is found on all BLU- 800, BLU-160, BLU-320 and BLU-120 devices. The BLU link carries 256 channels of audio at 48kHz/24bit, or 128 channels at 96kHz/24bit across a standard CAT5e connection. With a latency of approximately 20 samples to get on and off the bus and 4 samples per hop, it’s blazing fast speed is perfectly suited for live sound applications. Devices connected together with the BLU link can be up to 100 meters apart using CAT5e cable. For run lengths longer than 100 meters, Fiber Optic cable can be used to achieve distances up to 2km using multi mode fiber and 125km using single mode fiber. When connected in a loop, the network has redundancy, allowing any one link or node to break while still maintaining audio in the entire system. You can have up to 60 devices connected by the BLU link allowing you to split and route multiple signals to multiple locations simply by adding more devices to the network.

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