Cumberland, R.I. (April 10, 2013)—Alto Professional, the source for live performance reinforcement, has added the new Live Series mixers to their electronics lineup. These new slim-line mixers are available in four configurations:
LIVE 802: 8-Channel, 2-Bus
LIVE 1202: 12-Channel, 2-Bus
LIVE 164: 16-Channel, 4-Bus
LIVE 244: 24-Channel, 4-Bus
Live Series mixers are united by their modern look, low-profile design, DNA™ preamps, extensive EQ, built-in compression, Alesis DSP effects, and USB audio/connectivity.
“Offering professional features such as quality mic pre’s, analog compression, EQ, and flexible routing in familiar user-friendly format, our new mixers allow anyone to achieve a perfect mix—from the live sound novice to the experienced sound engineer,” says Alto Professional Product Manager Paul Gallo. “A host of onboard and built-in features will allow anyone to shape a great-sounding mix quickly and easily.”
The panel graphics are clear and easy to understand. Microphone inputs (XLR) are equipped with DNA™ preamps. Switchable phantom power allows for the use of any type of microphone. Select mic channels offer analog dynamic compression, each with individual control. Each channel features its own 3-band EQ—the 4-bus models add sweepable mids—and there is a 9-band graphic EQ that can be applied to the main or monitor mix. The Alesis DSP section provides 16 premium effects. Each offers 16 variations, for a total of 256 ready-to-use effects.
Mono channels feature an XLR input, balanced 1/4" line input, and a TRS insert jack. Each mono channel offers a low-cut filter, gain control, a three-band EQ, a pan knob, mute switch, and a 60mm smooth-travelling fader. Stereo channels trade the insert jack for a second balanced 1/4" input. In addition to having two more send knobs, 4-bus models include a pre/post fader switch for the first two sends.
Designed for modern music-making, these new Live Series mixers feature USB audio in and out. This 24-bit USB audio feature enables the stereo main or monitor mix to be recorded to a computer, or allows for the playback from a laptop or other USB audio source controlled by a dedicated level knob. A footswitch jack toggles the effects on and off. LED 12-step metering and an easy-access headphone out with independent level control help keep the mix under control.
Alto Professional will be exhibiting at Hall 5.1, Booth B45 during the 2013 Musikmesse, April 10-13, in Frankfurt, Germany.