Phonic Helix Board 24 Universal Mixer
Customers already familiar with the Helix Board series will feel at home with the Phonic Helix Board 24 Universal Mixer. All the most popular features are there; the low noise preAmplifiers, the direct outputs, the 3-band channel equalizers, the S/PDIF output, the 100+ effect engine with tap delay and test tones, and, perhaps most importantly, the high speed 96 kHz FireWire and USB interface.
Phonic Helix Board 24 Universal Mixer Features:
-24-input analog mixer with extremely low noise circuitry
-96kHz FireWire interface for streaming 18 independent channels of audio to computer with zero latency
-96kHz USB interface for streaming the first 16 input channels independently to the computer with zero latency
-Pre/post switches for swapping streaming input channels to computer from pre low cut, EQ to post EQ, post fader
-2 channels of monitoring from computer via FireWire interface, can be assigned to control room monitors, main mix and AUX 1
-DFX, our 32/40-bit high definition algorithm digital multi-effect processor with 100 programs plus tap delay and foot switch jacks
-16 Mic/Line channels with inserts
-3-band EQ with swept mid-range
-75 Hz low-cut filter on each channel
-AUX 1 & 2 with Pre/Post switch
-Six AUX send mixing bus
-Four stereo AUX returns, three with effect to monitor
- +48V phantom power on Mic channels
-Four true subgroups with main L and R routing switches
-Direct outputs for multi-track recording
-Control Room and Phones outputs with multi-input source matrix
-Mono out with variable low pass filter from 60 Hz to 160 Hz for subwoofer
-Dual-position I/O pod
-Built-in switching power supply with universal connector, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
-Rack-mounting kit included
-44.1k S/PDIF digital audio output
-Compatible with Mac OSX and Windows XP / Vista
-Steinberg Cubase LE 4.1.2 included
-1 x Helix Board 24 Universal mixer
-1 x FireWire cable
-1 x USB cable
-1 x CD-ROM with ASIO & WDM drivers
-1 x CD-ROM with Steinberg Cubase LE
-1 x Power cable
-1 x Rack mounting kit
-Dimensions for rackmount configuration
-Width 17.5" (left to right)
-Depth 14" (front to back)
-Height 6.5" (top to bottom)
-Dimensions for desktop configuration
-Width 17.5" (left to right)
-Depth 17" (front to back)
-Height 8.5"(top to bottom)
The pre/post switch – previously found on each channel strip of the Helix Board FireWire MKII – is still present, allowing users to adjust their audio signal to the computer between that of a pre-fader signal to a post-fader. Users also still have the ability to send an additional stereo signal to the computer; selectable from the Group, AUX or Main signal.
New to the table this time around, however, is the USB 2.0 interface. Allowing for multi-track computer on any modern PC, the USB 2.0 comes as a God-send to all users who were originally reluctant to upgrade their PCs with FireWire cards. An updated version of the Phonic ASIO driver will also be present, as well as Steinberg’s Cubase LE 4 software.
The Phonic Helix Board 24 Universal Mixer features a USB and FireWire interface that can stream up to 18 independent channels of audio to the computer and return two tracks for monitoring, all at a 24-bit bit-rate and 96 kHz sampling rate. Also featured is an onboard 32/40-bit digital multi-effect processor providing 100 popular programs plus tap delay, testtones and foot switch jacks.
The multi-directional Input/Output pod makes the device versatile; making rack mounting or table-top connections much easier. There are sixteen extremely low noise Mic preamps, each with individual phantom power, and sixteen 1/4” phone jacks spread across the Phonic Helix Board 24 Universal Mixer's 16 mono channels. Each channel features a 3-band EQ (with a sweepable mid control), AUX, EFX and Group sends, as well as a low-cut filter for removing troublesome stage-rumble.
Additional Phonic Helix Board 24 Universal Mixer features include AUX sends and returns, input and output soloing, four true subgroups, dedicated Mono/ Subwoofer output with selectable Low Pass Filter, S/ PDIF digital outputs, Steinberg Cubase LE workstation software and an included rack-mounting kit.