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Integrated project

AudioStation is not only just an assemblage of some items, but an integrated project where hardware and software have been built to interact at the best.

It includes anything useful in every situation:

  • Powerful processor
  • Large RAM memory
  • 1 or 2 large hard disks
  • Main Operative System expressely built and optimized for audio signals processing, based on Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit kernel and compatible with any 64-bit plugin and music software written for Windows 7. With the integration of a 32-bit to 64-bit bridge, 32-bit plugins can be also used, including older versions running on Windows XP.
  • AudioStation software Audio and VST Mixer-Host integrated in the operative system.
  • Completely independent additional operative environment, to use AudioStation like a traditional computer for word processing, graphics, web or any other, with no risk to the AudioStation audio/musical functionality.
  • operative environment for the maintenance of the device, where users can: restore factory defaults; clone installations into the (optional) backup hard disk and vice versa; wipe the file system in case of shocks or free falls
  • Audio system with many I/Os and high quality converters
  • MIDI system with many I/Os and ultra precise timing
  • Optional Live Control remote controller for controlling AudioStation in live performances with no need for monitor, keyboard nor mouse
  • Remotely controlled and programmed also from iPad via WiFi (the WiFi signal is generated from AudioStation - no Internet connection or extra hardware needed).

In this way only we could obtain a powerful digital audio portable workstation computer-based, really stable and reliable to be used with no hassle also in live performances.

AudioStation MiNi Features

CPU base configuration:

  • Quad-core latest generation Intel i3 processor (upgradeable)
  • 8GB RAM Memory (upgradeable)
  • 250GB SSD (upgradeable)
  • Video connectors for hooking up 1 or 2 displays (not included):
    • 1 DisplayPort for digital monitor with resolution up to 4096x2160@60 Hz (DisplayPort to DVI and DisplayPort to VGA adapters supported)
    • 1 HDMI for digital monitor with resolution up to 4096x2160@60 Hz (HDMI to DVI and HDMI to VGA adapters supported)
  • USB connectors:
    • 4 USB 3.0 type (USB 2.0 compatible)
    • 2 USB 2.0 type (USB 1.1 compatible)
  • RJ45 connector for Gigabit LAN
  • Dual band Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
Optionals:
  • Quad-core Intel i5 or i7 CPU
  • 16 GB RAM memory
  • main disk: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB or higher SSD (must be factory installed)
  • backup disk (can be used in case of fault of main hard disk): 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB or higher SSD (must be factory installed)

Audio/MIDI System base configuration:

  • 2 x 6.3mm (1/4") TRS analog inputs configurable as follows:
    • 2 stereo/4 mono line inputs
    • 1 mic input with 48V phantom power + 1 stereo/2 mono line inputs
    • 1 Hi-Z instrument input + 1 stereo/2 mono inputs
    • 1 mic input with 48V phantom power + 1 Hi-Z instrument input
  • 2 x 6.3mm (1/4") TRS analog stereophonic line outputs; can be used as 4 mono outputs as well, or for connecting 1 or 2 headphones
  • Stereo digital coaxial S/PDIF output
  • 3 MIDI I/Os (1 I/O on front panel and 2 I/Os in rear panel), 48 MIDI input channels and 48 MIDI output channels
  • The 6 USB connectors can be used for USB-MIDI controllers
  • LiveControl safe connection plug
Soon-to-be available Optionals:
  • Audio system with 8 ins and 8 balanced outs, via breakout cable
  • Audio system with 2 Ins / 2 Outs digital ADAT (16 I/O channels @ 24-bit/48KHz or 8 I/O channels @ 24-bit/96KHz)
  • Audio system with 2 Ins / 2 Outs digital MADI (128 I/O channels @ 24-bit/192KHz)

Live Control (optional):

  • Alpha-numeric backlighted 2x20 characters display
  • 10 encoders:
    • 9 endless rotative
    • 1 endless rotative with push
  • 22 backlighted buttons
  • Main unit safe connection plug
  • Connection cable length: 5m (10m with optional extension cord)

Specifications

  • Conversion parameters:
    • Digital and analog I/O Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96KHz.
    • Bit Depth: 24 bits
  • Line inputs (A/D):
    • Dynamic range: 102dB
    • S/N ratio: 102dB (0dB @ fs=48KHz)
    • THD: -95dB (1KHz, -1 dB FS)
  • Line outputs (D/A):
    • Dynamic range: 108dB
    • S/N ratio: 108dB (0dB @ fs=48KHz)
    • THD: -97dB (1KHz, -1 dB FS)
  • Weights and sizes, console:
    • Size: 44 (H) x 350 (W) x 250 (D) mm
    • Weight: 2.5Kg
  • Weights and sizes, Live Control (optional):
    • Size: 45 (H) x 228 (W) x 114 (D) mm / 1.8 (H) x 8.9 (W) x 4.5 (D) inches
    • Weight: 0.44 Kg
  • Power:
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2A max

What's included?

  • Main unit
  • Rack-mounting adapter
  • Power supply
  • 2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth High-Efficiency Antennas