Peavey Electronics says that the days of fumbling through endless menus are over with the introduction of the new Aureus digital mixer. Here's the details in their own words...
Professional quality audio Powered by Peavey™ in an easy-to-use package forms a solid foundation for Aureus, the most accessible digital mixer to date. With a 10'' multi-touch display and access to almost any control with just a couple of taps, users can get up and running within minutes by simply touching the feature they want and adjusting.
Ease of use begins with quick setup, and the Aureus digital mixer packages presets for channels, EQ, gate, compressor, scenes, and shows. The Aureus provides the ability to save and store presets, scenes, and even an entire mix onto a USB drive. The onboard dock allows a tablet to be placed as a second screen, so users can monitor the entire mix while adjusting a specific channel or separate group on the mixer.
For ultimate workflow, the Aureus offers 14 dedicated encoders, 9 motorized faders (100 mm), and 45 dedicated backlit buttons. It can connect to just about any audio source thanks to its 16 XLR-1/4'', RCA, Bluetooth (stereo-long range), and USB (A/B) inputs. Phantom power (48 V) is available for microphones on the 16 channels. Combine that with 14 outputs, including 10 XLR, USB, and AES digital, and the Aureus will tackle just about any sound reinforcement application.
The Aureus offers a wide selection of reverb and delay through Peavey's exclusive built-in FX series digital effects (23 effects total across 2 engines) with simple and advanced modes. The 5-band EQ is fully parametric for ultimate control and precision on each frequency.
With 8 busses, 2 mains, and 4 DCA, the Aureus offers plenty of flexibility, whether users are behind the panel or nearby with remote control via onboard Wi-Fi. Password-assigned busses allow each musician to not only have their own mix, but also to control it using any device that can open an HTML5 compatible browser. Users can connect up to 10 devices simultaneously to adjust any aspect of the mix.
Further enhancing customization, the Aureus includes 3 programmable mute groups and 6 dedicated mute functions, along with dedicated controls on the solo function. Data I/O includes the onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet remote, while computer connectivity consists of Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and USB port. The unit also includes a 1.25" headphone jack.
The Aureus is rack-mountable and measures 6.5'' high, by 15'' wide, and 19.5'' deep. The feature-packed unit weighs in at a very portable, gig-ready 16 pounds. Whether used for mixing in a club, church, conference center, sports field, arena, or any other place requiring professional audio, the Aureus digital mixer is the perfect solution for world-class workflow and audio quality in a compact, easy-to-use format.
Pricing and Availability:
Retail $1499.99 USD
One finger action and way way more
Sampling, live FX and performance
Standalone twin osc, twin filter machine
Still tiny and DIY but impressive though