Aviom’s New A360 Personal Mixer Now Shipping
Aviom says the A360 brings new levels of control and customization to the personal monitoring experience with a number of new features
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Aviom, manufacturer of the popular A-16II Personal Mixer and industry leader in personal mixing, is now shipping its next-generation personal mixer, the new A360 Personal Mixer.Aviom says the A360 brings new levels of control and customization to the personal monitoring experience with a number of new features that give entirely new options to performers both on the stage and in the studio. Aviom has been known for its “little blue mixers” since it introduced the original A-16 in 2002. The A360 Personal Mixer maintains the simplicity, flexibility, and reliability that Aviom users are accustomed to while also incorporating advanced control options, according to a company announcement. “The number one feature we’ve been asked for over the years is more channels,” says Chandler Collison, Aviom’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The key was to provide more content and control for the mix without just throwing more channels and complexity at musicians who are trying to focus on music not mixing.”The A360 features an advanced 36-channel mix engine that can be used to mix up to 17 mono or stereo channels plus mono or stereo ambience. For each of the A360’s standard mix channels, users can adjust volume, tone, and reverb. The A360 also includes a revolutionary Stereo Placement pan-spread control that allows the width of a stereo channel’s image to be controlled independent of its left-right placement in the stereo field. This approach, which is designed for IEM and headphone users, is intended to improve spatial perception as well as sonic clarity of the mix. The seventeenth channel on the A360, the Dual Profile Channel, allows users instant access to two independent combinations of channel volume, tone, reverb, and stereo placement for a favorite channel. This Dual Profile Channel may be set to mirror one of the 16 standard mix channels, or this channel can be used for additional mix content. In addition, ambience can be added to the mix either using the convenient onboard ambient microphone or by using network channels. Musicians can add or remove ambience with the single touch of a button.“Musicians aren’t engineers, and a mixer designed for musicians needs to respect that,” says Aviom’s product research and development manager, Ray Legnini. “Features like the Dual Profile Channel, One-Touch Ambience, and Instant Mix Recalls allow musicians to adjust their mix during a performance without diverting their attention from their music.”Designed specifically for users whose primary focus is performing, not mixing, the A360’s features are instantly available—no menus to navigate, no softkeys, and no complex programming to get the system up and running.