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
  • DVD writer
  • 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 10 I/Os and high quality converters
  • MIDI system with 8 I/Os and ultra precise timing
  • 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.

Features

CPU:

  • Quad-core latest generation Intel i5 processor (updateable)
  • 8GB RAM Memory
  • 1TB SATA 3 Hard disk, 7200 RPM (updateable)
  • Dual layer DVD writer, with slot-loading mechanisms
  • PS/2 connector for PS/2 keyboard and mouse (not included)
  • Video connectors for hooking up 1 or 2 displays (not included):
    • 1 D-Sub 15 for VGA connections
    • 1 DVI-D for digital monitor with resolution up to 1920x1200 (DVI to VGA adapter not supported)
    • 1 HDMI for digital monitor with resolution up to 1920x1200
  • 6 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.
  • Wi-Fi adapter
Optionals:
  • Quad-core Intel i7 CPU.
  • 16 GB or 32 GB RAM memory.
  • 2TB main hard disk (must be factory installed)
  • 1TB or 2TB Backup hard disk, can be used in case of fault of main hard disk (must be factory installed)
  • 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB or higher, main or backup Solid State Disk (must be factory installed)
  • 2 FireWire 400 ports.

Audio/MIDI System:

  • 4 high quality microphone preamplifiers (in analog inputs 1-4), each one with:
    • Adjustable gain over 60dB
    • Signal and clip LED
    • 48V Phantom power with activity LED
  • 8 analog inputs:
    • Inputs #1-2 with combo connector XLR+TRS 6.3mm jacks
    • Inputs #3-4 with combo connector XLR+TS 6.3mm jacks
    • Inputs #5-8 with TS 6.3mm jacks
  • 8 analog outputs with 6.3mm TS jacks
  • +4dBu/-10dBV signal level can be adjusted via software individually, for inputs and outputs
  • Stereo digital coaxial S/PDIF input
  • Stereo digital coaxial S/PDIF output
  • Word Clock I/O for sample-accurate syncing of external digital audio devices
  • 8 MIDI I/Os (2 I/Os on front panel and 6 I/Os in rear panel), 128 MIDI input channels and 128 MIDI output channels
  • LiveControl safe connection plug

Live Control:

  • Alpha-numeric backlighted 2x20 characters display
  • 10 encoders:
    • 9 endless rotative
    • 1 endless rotative with push
  • 22 enlighted buttons
  • Main unit safe connection plug

Specifications

  • Conversion parameters:
    • Digital and analog I/O Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96KHz.
    • Bit Depth: 24 bits
  • Microphone inputs (AD):
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-22KHz @ 48KHz; 22Hz-40KHz @ 96KHz.
    • Dynamic range: 100dB (A-weighted)
    • S/N ratio: 100dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.005% @ 1KHz, G=1
    • Gain: 70dB max
  • Line inputs (A/D):
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-22KHz @ 48KHz; 22Hz-40KHz @ 96KHz
    • Dynamic range: 100dB (A-weighted)
    • S/N ratio: 100dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.002%.
  • Line outputs (D/A):
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-22KHz @ 48KHz; 22Hz-40KHz @ 96KHz
    • Dynamic range: 102dB (A-weighted)
    • S/N ratio: 102dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.002%
  • Weights and sizes:
    • Console's size: 89 (H) x 446 (W) x 425 (D) mm / 3.5 (H) x 17.6 (W) x 16.7 (D) inches
    • Console's weight: 9 Kg / 19.8 lbs
    • LiveControl size: 45 (H) x 228 (W) x 114 (D) mm / 1.8 (H) x 8.9 (W) x 4.5 (D) inches
    • LiveControl weight: 0.44 Kg / 1 lb
    • LiveControl connection cable length: 5 m / 16.4 ft (10 m / 32.8 ft with optional extension cord)
  • Power:
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 4-2A

What's included?

  • Main unit
  • Rack-mounting adapters
  • LiveControl remote controller
  • LiveControl connection cable
  • Power cord