LAS VEGAS — Renegade Labs (www.renegadelabs.com) used NAB to show off its new M16 digital edit suite audio mixer. Designed for editing facilities, the M16 uses the company's 3RU 328|MXE chassis and accepts up to 32 input channels of analog, mic-level, AES-format and SD/HD SDI signals, routing to eight analog/digital outputs. Additional outputs can be added in either analog, digital or SD/HD SDI-embedded formats.
The new unit was developed by expanding Renegade’s eight-channel Blue|328 and Gray|328 digital audio mixers, which use smaller control surfaces. Designed for edit-system control in linear edit suites, the M16 communicates to any edit controller with ESAM II protocol via an RS-422 serial port. Video-centric operation is enhanced by separate rows of buttons for program or preset assignment of audio to the faders, along with an edit system-controlled preview switcher. The Auto To/From feature allows easy access to all 32 inputs under edit control, eliminating the need to switch banks or recall registers during edits to access more inputs.
Precision optical encoders along with soft-buttons provide flexible control of mixer operations. A 240x64 status LCD shows mixer status information and handles system setup. An optional 640x240 color LCD provides detailed metering. A USB port handles register storage and software upgrades. List price for the M16 is $13,950.