Audio-Technica Introduces ATDM-0604a Digital SmartMixer
Audio-Technica introduced the ATDM-0604a Digital SmartMixer, an update of its ATDM-0604. The ATDM-0604a offers advanced functionality for use in a wide variety of applications, from meeting spaces to educational facilities. Incorporating user feedback from leading system integrators, the enhanced functions of this model bring improved performance for online or live meetings.
Expanding on the feature set of the ATDM-0604, the ATDM-0604a offers improved echo and noise-cancellation performance; LED-based remote control of the Audio-Technica ES954 hanging microphone array via the GPO terminal; cascade connectivity for up to eight mixers sharing audio buses and SmartMix controls; and mic/line level support for input channels one to six.
Audio-Technica’s SmartMixer technology allows channels to be mixed automatically in gate or gain sharing mode, ensuring consistent, high-quality audio output from all inputs in a setup. Controls and LED indicators on the mixer’s front panel allow users to easily adjust input/output and gain levels; set and recall presets; turn on/off phantom power, low-cut filter, automatic mixing and acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) channel by channel; change IP configuration (Auto or Static); assign noise cancellation to any output channel and more. A full complement of digital signal processing is available for inputs and outputs. Input processing includes a four-band parametric EQ, compressor/de-esser.
Eight eight-band feedback suppressors can be assigned to an input or output. Output processing includes a 12-band parametric EQ, compressor and limiter. Control and monitoring tools are accessible locally on the front panel or via the Web Remote interface. IP-based external remote control is also supported.
The mixer is equipped with six mic/line inputs and one unbalanced stereo input, along with two balanced (dual mono or stereo) and one unbalanced stereo output. A USB stereo input/output and network ports are also included, as are Audio-Technica Link ports that let users connect eight ATDM-0604a mixers via Cat5e cable for simultaneous use within an expanded setup.
The ATDM-0604a Digital SmartMixer is $1299 and more detailed specs are here: www.audio-technica.com