Here comes a console that combines touchscreen control with networking.
It’s thanks to Houston-based Logitek, which is set to release mixIT consoles in both 6-fader and 12-fader system sizes. They are designed specifically for radio station use.
The systems include a tabletop-mounted console along with the rack-mounted JET67 engine. As with Logitek’s Helix consoles, mixIT consoles provide metering, source selection and scene selects via 7” touchscreens above the faders (mixIT-6 has one touchscreeen; two are provided with mixIT-12).
On-board router widgets enable the selection of transmission, recording or codec feeds.
Controls are also provided for talkback to Studio/Remote, Monitor (control room, studio and headphone) and the console’s built-in cue speaker. A program meter provides indicators for “too high/too low”, enabling at-a-glance setting of optimum levels.
The included 1 RU JET67 engine provides multi-format networking via built-in AES67, Ravenna, Livewire and Logitek’s JetNet. A Dante option is planned for later in the year.
The JET67 provides multiple analog and digital inputs and outputs, mic inputs with phantom power, multiple mix-minus buses, and EQ/Dynamics control along with routing functions. Connections to/from JET67 are made via quick-wire terminal blocks.
Consoles are also available individually for expansion of other Logitek console systems, which are based on the JetStream routing platform.
Availability on both the mixIT-6 and mixIT-12 systems will be late spring; mixIT-6 will be priced at $4,800; mixIT-12 will be priced at $5,800.