Crest Audio partnered with Waves to create the Tactus Digital Mixing System, a modular touch-screen based mixing system, which the company has announced will ship prior to the upcoming InfoComm show in Orlando, Fla. in June. The Tactus system consists of both hardware and software components incorporating the Waves eMotion LV1 software. The Waves eMotion LV1 mixer application runs on a Windows® PC or Mac® with one, two or three multi-touch screens.
Using the Waves Soundgrid audio network protocol, the Crest Audio Tactus systems comprises of three hardware units, the Tactus.FOH, Tactus.Stage and Tactus.Control, with each addressing the input and output, monitoring and control plus synchronisation requirements of audio signals at the stage and front of house points. The system’s modular approach provides scalability for any size event.
The Tactus Digital Mixing System includes a customizable touch-screen that puts all of the audio routing, processing and mixing tools within immediate reach. Designed to work with the new Waves eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid, the Tactus Digital Mixing System hardware is comprised of the Tactus.FOH, the audio processing core for the system, and the Tactus.Stage and a 32-in/16-out remote stage box. The modular capability of the Tactus Digital Mixing System, which interconnects via standard Gigabit Ethernet cabling and an internal Gigabit switch, allows multiple configurations in a range of channel counts to best suit each application.
The Tactus.Stage includes 32 microphone/line inputs and 16 line plus to two AES outputs. The digitally controlled mic preamps feature low input noise, high slew rate, very low THD, and 66dB adjustment range in 1dB steps to maximize dynamic range. An integrated gigabit Ethernet switch allows for easy networking. And, you can combine the Tactus.Stage I/O interfaces for a total of 64 stereo inputs by 32 stereo outputs.