Studiomaster will launch its new Horizon 2012 powered mixer at Musikmesse, April 6-9 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Studiomaster Horizon 2012 incorporates carry straps, removable control cover and a retractable panel to angle the mixer for the best working position; the 12 input mixer can be used free standing or rackmounted All mic/line input channels feature the VMS optical compressor, Studiomaster 3-band EQ, with sweepable mid, and a total of four AUX sends. Like the original Horizon powered mixers, a combined stereo and mic input channel adds three more mic channels. In line with standard Studiomaster practice, the focus of the FX section is on real studio quality reverbs and delays instead of the 128 program DSP found on many powered mixers, according to the company.
Each amplifier channel supplies 1000 watts into 4 ohms using Class G topology. Three stage amp routing is selectable between normal stereo operation, split function (MIX to the left and Auxiliary to the right), or Monitor only. Twin 9-band graphic equalisers feed the MIX output, which is routed to the amplifiers and the balanced XLR outputs.
Studiomaster is hosting a press presentation on its stand (Hall 6.1, D20), on the opening day of the exhibition (Wednesday 6 April) at 12:00hrs. Audio designers Paul Belcher (Studiomaster’s chief designer) and Peter Hawkins (consultant designer) will present the Digilive 16, Studiomaster’s new amplifier technology, and the new Horizon 2012 powered mixer.