The Axia® iQ console system can be used to build custom consoles of sizes from 8 to 24 faders. A basic system consists of one iQ 8-Fader Main Frame and one QOR.32 integrated console engine, a DSP- based mixing engine which also incorporates analog and digital audio I/O, GPIO and a custom, zero- configuration Ethernet switch. Faders and control capabilities can be expanded by adding one or more iQ Expansion Frames (up to a maximum of 3 frames per console installation). iQ console frames may be placed on top of desk surface, or mounted drop-in style. Multiple frames may be physically joined if desired.
iQ operates as a standalone console, but can also connect to Axia networks. The iQ mixing surface plugs into the QOR.32 engine using a single cable. Setup couldn’t be simpler: connect the iQ control surface to the QOR.32, add audio inputs using CAT-5, perform some fast Web-based configuration, and your iQ system is ready to broadcast. It really is that simple!
iQ features 3 dedicated stereo Program buses, plus a stereo Utility bus that can be used for phone calls, off-air recording, or as a fourth Program bus. Automatic mix-minus is provided on each fader, plus talkback functions, one-button off-air Record Mode, Show Profile functions for instant recall of up to 4 pre-defined console “snapshots”, high-resolution OLED program meters switchable between VU and PPM metering styles, OLED option and source name displays on each fader strip, Studio and Control Room monitor controls. Add redundant power to your iQ system with the Axia Console Power Supply. This single-cable connection to the QOR.32 console engine provides backup power with automatic switching.
Configurable from 8 to 24 faders, each with instant access to any source.
Proven surface-and-core architecture separates control from mixing processes. No audio passes directly through iQ; all mixing and processing is performed in the QOR.32 Integrated Console Engine – so studio “accidents” don’t turn into off-air events.
Software upgrade for QOR.32 integrated console makes iQ AoIP console AES67-compliant.
Assign any type of source to any channel with a twist of the Options knob.
Four main stereo outputs (Program-1 through Program-4).
Built-in three-band per-source EQ.
Alpha-numeric OLED displays below each fader always show the current audio source, and, when the Options knob is pressed, offer fast adjustment of fader gain trim, voice EQ, pan and balance, phase correction and other features without panel clutter or intimidating controls.
Channel-input confidence meters assure talent of audio presence before taking sources to air.
Each fader’s context-sensitive Soft key can be used to activate talkback, start delivery system events, or perform other special functions.
Every fader has a stereo Preview (“cue”) function, with a unique interlock system for fast cuing of multiple sources.
Smooth, long-life 100mm. conductive-plastic faders resist dirt and contamination.
Reconfigurable CR monitor section with direct-selection of Program buses and reassignable buttons that allow instant monitoring of external sources.
An additional monitor section provides monitor volume, source selection and talkback controls for an associated air studio.
Flexible talkback system lets board op talk to studio guests or any Phone or Codec source with an associated backfeed.
Up to 8 automatic mix-minuses may be used simultaneously for phones, remote talent, etc.
Unique Record Mode enables one-button setup of record mixes for phone bits or off-air interviews.
High-resolution OLED displays provide responsive, readable VU or PPM metering styles. Displays can be switched to display 2, 3 or 4 meters at once.
Precision event timer that can be operated manually or triggered by starting pre-selected sources.
Time-of-day clock can be synchronized to network time using NTP.
Four custom Show Profile “snapshots” can be saved to instantly recall frequently-used console setups –
useful to quickly prepare for interview segments, music-intensive programming, call-in talk shows, etc.
All functions can be accessed remotely for configuration, management and diagnostic purposes using any standard Web browser.
Multiple iQ frames can be joined to produce a single, large control surface, or operated separately if desired to suit studio design.
Optional Telco Expansion frame provides direct, on-the-console control of matching Telos® iQ6 six- line telephone system, or other Telos talkshow systems. High-resolution OLED displays use exclusive Telos Status Symbols for instant call status information. Includes a Dump key to trigger user-supplied profanity delay unit using GPIO closures.
Easy-to-deploy QOR.32 integrated console engine includes console CPU and power supply, DSP mixing engine, custom Ethernet switch with 6 Livewire® ports and 2 Gigabit ports for studio networking, 16 analog inputs and 8 analog outputs, 2 AES inputs and 2 AES outputs, 4 Mic inputs with switchable Phantom power, and 8 GPIO ports for machine control. I/O can be expanded using Axia Audio xNodes.
Integrated zero-configuration network switch is custom-designed for broadcasting — no switch setup required.
QOR.32’s built-in Ethernet switch supports Simple Networking, allowing up to 4 iQ consoles to be daisy-chained without the need for a separate core switch.
Fan-free, convection-cooled power supply for noiseless in-studio operation.
Optional backup Axia Console Power Supply with automatic failover for complete peace of mind.
Configurable network gateway allows loading of networked as well as local audio sources while simultaneously exporting audio streams for network use elsewhere. Gateway can be configured for
12-in, 4-out or 8-in, 8-out modes.