Fairlight Launches EVO Audio Production System

Fairlight is launching EVO, a fully self-contained audio production system for video, film and music, at NAB, offering a high-end console with what the company calls cutting-edge affordability (pricing starts at $68,000).

“EVO is a major development for Fairlight, one that continues the path started by FAME, Prodigy and Constellation,” says Tino Fibaek, Fairlight’s General Manager. “Although these products already offer our customers an integrated audio and video solution, we wanted to refine and enhance the mixing part of that system so that we could improve usability. With EVO, we have achieved exactly that – a console that not only addresses the convergence of audio and video, but also delivers large format mixing functionality within the small surface footprint that is typical of post production consoles.”

EVO makes full use of recent innovations from Fairlight including Crystal Core Processing, the SX range of I/O options, and Xynergi self-labelling key technology. Rotary encoders and touch screens combine to deliver in-line controls and detailed full-colour displays for every fader and the center section is designed around Fairlight’s revolutionary Xynergi keys, for full tactile control of recording, editing and mixing.

“EVO’s built-in professional monitoring section makes simple sense out of complex surround mixing, and is capable of simultaneous fully automated mixes in multiple formats,” Fibaek adds. “With 36-bit floating point audio throughout the signal path, users have the headroom and precision for the most demanding applications.”

Aimed at film, video and music production and post production facilities, EVO panels can also be fitted into existing Constellation frames, providing existing customers with an easy and convenient upgrade path.