Crest Audio® (Booth 10129) has partnered with Waves® to create the Tactus™ Digital Mixing System. With a simple, customizable touch-screen operating interface that puts all of the audio routing, processing and mixing tools, the Tactus Digital Mixing System is one of the most innovative and audio mixing platforms yet. In addition to providing a full complement of professional features, the Tactus system allows the use of Waves audio processing plug-ins for live events.
The system includes Tactus.FOH™, the audio processing core for the system, the Tactus.Stage™, a 32-in/16-out remote stage box, and the Tactus.Control, a dedicated hardware control surface. With its modular design which interconnects via standard Gigabit Ethernet cabling and an internal Gigabit switch, the system can be scaled to suit the installation or application.
The Tactus.FOH is powered by the Waves SoundGrid audio processing/networking platform, combining extremely low latency with precision audio processing. When matched with the new Waves eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid, the products result in a mixing platform that is unsurpassed in the industry with regard to features, audio quality, and flexibility. The Tactus.FOH frame provides 8 local microphone/line inputs and 8 line outputs, and serves as the audio signal processing engine.
Audio inputs are handled by the Tactus.Stage unit, which contains 32 microphone/line inputs and 16 line outputs. The digitally controlled high-quality mic preamps feature ultra-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. Two interfaces can be combined for a total of 64 stereo inputs by 32 stereo outputs.