Studer has introduced a new modular version of the successful OnAir 2500 broadcast console for installation in custom studio furniture.
The new model OnAir 2500 Modulo has separate modules for fader bays and master section, along with a rack-mountable mainframe that houses the power supply and host processing. These modules can be recessed into a desktop for a clean installation with all cables integrated within the furniture and the mainframe hidden appropriately.
The OnAir 2500 digital all-in-one broadcast console employs software technology derived from the OnAir 3000 console to deliver ease of use for radio broadcast.
The fader strips include a graphical OLED (Organic LED) screen, which contains a channel label, level and gain reduction meter and parameter readouts, adjustable via a rotary encoder and two push buttons below the display. The OLED screens were developed to provide a wider viewing angle than LCDs with higher definition, so operators can immediately see information more clearly.
The large TFT color touch screen uses Studer’s patented Touch’n’Action system, where only the most important functions have hardware control elements in the channel strip. The touch screen can also display all the relevant settings and configurations for each channel in addition to the OLED displays. A touch on one of the eight small channel pushbuttons, e.g. eq, dynamics, AUX send, immediately opens the corresponding page on the main screen for quick and easy adjustment.Article continues below
The most important functions are just one finger stroke away, accessible virtually instantly – vital in a hectic, live on-air situation. The user interface of Modulo is designed in the similar symbolic language as the company’s Vistonics system and adjusted in a very flat hierarchy without the use of multi-level menus.
The OnAir 2500 Series provides the user with a large number of inputs and outputs in many standard signal formats. In addition to interfaces on XLR and SUB-D outlets (microphone inputs, headphone outputs, Line and AES I/Os), the internal audio system also offers interfaces to digital multi-channel formats such as MADI, ADAT and IEEE 1394 Firewire.
Three fixed-frame configurations with 12, 18 and 24 faders are also available, both variants having motorized channel faders available as an option. Large illuminated pushbuttons allow access to the main channel functions, editable via the 12-inch colour TFT touch screen.
Integration with Studer’s Call Management System (CMS) is seamless, which allows caller names to be dynamically displayed as fader channel labels, while further integration of radio automation systems is accomplished using the Monitora protocol via serial interface or TCP/IP.
The OnAir 2500 can also support I/O Sharing via Studer’s proprietary networked technology Studer Relink, allowing the OnAir 2500 to share audio signals with other Studer consoles including the OnAir 3000 and Studer Vista Series.