The D/ESAM 200 mixer provides a complete range of capabilities:
· Input flexibility
The standard system provides 8 digital inputs. The system also accommodates two optional boards (in either analog or digital format) of four inputs each ¾ for a maximum configuration of 16 inputs. Because internal audio processing is fully digital, input format can be a mix of both analog and digital inputs.
· Output flexibility
Ten D/ESAM audio outputs are standard:
- four analog program outputs
- two sets of two dual-channel digital program outputs
- two analog preview (Monitor) outputs.
Up to 16 audio signals can be actively mixed at one time, using any combination of analog and digital sources.
System status displays and many system functions are centralized on a concise LCD screen. A variety of comprehensive status "views" are available for instant assessment of all mixer parameters.
· Preview Switcher
A 4-channel Preview Switcher is standard, eliminating the need for an external Preview Switcher. The built-in Preview Switcher simulates a record machine's EE switching.
Any input or combination of inputs can be monitored in two-channel or mono configurations. In addition, a separate monitor mix can be set independent of a program/preset mix.
· Input programming
Any input track can be assigned to any combination of the four output buses. This allows complete flexibility for assigning inputs, swapping inputs and mixing a single input to multiple output buses.
· Memory control
A memory system called "D/MEM" allows you to store and recall panel "snapshots" in an array of internal storage registers.
· Machine assignment control
Source machines are assigned "logical" machine names, such as A, B, R or AX. This provides a simple interface familiar to most video editors.
· Channel assignment control
Sources are not "hard-wired" to specific faders. An individual input or an entire logical machine can be assigned to a specific fader channel.
· Edit control
The D/ESAM 200's interface with computer editing systems provides full four-channel control of sources, transitions, rates and preview through Graham-Patten ESAM II protocol.