Sapphire



Overview

As powerful and attractive as never before. With the sapphire, a mixing console has become available that combines the best of both worlds. Our latest console for radio broadcast is not limited to proven cutting-edge technology but also offers an eye-catching new design. The advantage: while technicians will be convinced by the possibility of various upgrades, maximum flexibility and sophisticated functionality, radio broadcasters will be continually impressed by the modern, clearly laid out control surface, which makes working with the new sapphire fun. In addition, the sapphire offers everything expected from a powerful mixing console: top quality, intuitive user guidance and clever solutions, all of which guarantee even greater working efficiency.

Features

Available as desk top or integrated version
Up to 60 motorised 100 mm faders
Operation possible with multiple operating layers (multi-layer, up to 120 virtual faders)
Panel version with rotary and key extensions available as upgrade
Optional visual extension with multitouch function to display channel levels and operation modules
Modular plug-in card system based on the DALLIS I/O system
Central motherboard with integrated control system and signal processing (redundantly designed as an option)
Integrated matrix with up to 512 inputs and outputs (non-blocking, 384 MADI + 128 DALLIS I/O slots)
PC-independent and fan-free operation
Optional redundant power supply
Integrated routing matrix, 768x768 crosspoints, non-blocking, transparent routing
96 mono DSP input channels (stereo, surround or simulcast coupling possible) with input gain, panpot / balance, direct out and insert
128 DSP modules ( 96 on input channels, 32 on sums, coupling possible like input channels)
EQ (3 fully parametric bands and 2 filters)
Dynamic units (gate , expander and compressor)
Limiter
Delay (up to 340 ms with switchable units: metres, ms or frames
80 mono summing busses (stereo or 5.1 coupling possible)
500 metres (mono, stereo and surround coupling possible) with loudness function on sums and channels
64 mini-mixers
32 DeEssers (mono)
Integrated Intercom matrix with up to 64 talkback stations
Analog Mic / Line (transformer or el. balanced)
Headset (incl. VCA interface)
AES / EBU (AES3) with and without sampling rate converter (SRC)
ADAT® (ADAT® is a registered trademark of Alesis, LLC and is used here under license.)
3G / HD / SD SDI (embedded audio)
Serial data transfer (RS232, RS422, MIDI)
GPIO (OC, Relay, VCA)
2 or 6 MADI ports on the masterboard
IP codec
RAVENNA Audio-over-IP option
Wordclock input and internal generator
Optional via MADI
Supported sample rates 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz
Up to 5 PFL busses
Surround sources (5.1 or 5.1+2) and busses (5.1)
Integrated mix-minus /conference logic
Freely programmable logic core (redlight, faderstart, program switch, TB integration, etc.)
IP-based and serial interface for interaction with radio automation systems (“sapphire” operating mode)
IP-based and serial interface for matrix control ("Nova17" operating mode)
Controller and Routing matrix optionally redundant
Ember+ interface for integration with master control systems
Optional MIDI interface for interaction with audio workstations (HUI protocol e. g. for ProTools™)
Remote control of external Lawo matrices possible (e. g. source selection)
Optional control via touch screen (VisTool)
Optional graphic matrix control (NovaConnect)
Software for system configuration and logic programming
Remote control of nearly all console functions with the help of VisTool, also via VPN
Integrated web server for system diagnosis
Dedicated SW tool for performing software updates
Remote maintenance via IP