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M16 Front

Introducing the next generation of digital audio mixers from Renegade Labs: The M16. This powerful mixer pairs a new sophisticated 16 fader control surface with the standalone 3RU 328|MXE chassis. The M16 accepts up to 32 input channels where you decide upon the formats required by your application: Analog, mic, AES, SD/HD/3G SDI, and even Dante™/AES67 Networked Audio. Eight Analog and Digital outputs are included in the base system, and an additional set of eight outputs can be optionally added in either Analog, Digital, or SD/HD SDI embedding.

Edit Surround Sound Audio Like Video

With 16 single channel input faders the M16 allows for easy mixing of surround sound stems. Each fader is input assignable allowing for any type of surround sound input configuration and any input can feed any of the 8 Program mix buses allowing for total input/output routing flexibility. By using Program/Preset buses for mixing input sources can be faded or cut between smoothly without the need of noisy moving faders in your edit suite. Surround sound stems can be easily be mixed, with individual channel adjustments, using the Program/Preset buses either manually or automated under edit system control.

Designed specifically for video professionals in linear edit suites. The M16 communicates under edit control using industry standard ESAM II protocol via RS422 with any edit controller. Video-centric operation is enhanced by separate rows of buttons for Program or Preset assignment of audio to the faders. An edit system controlled preview switcher is included to free up faders. The popular Auto TO/FROM feature allows access to all 32 inputs under edit control, eliminating the need to switch banks or recall registers during edits to access additional inputs.

M16 Linear Edit Suite

Both AES and SD/HD Video sync inputs assure that the M16 audio is synchronous with the rest of the facility, and that edits occur at the time specified by the linear edit controller.

The M16 comes standard with 8 channels each of AES and analog outputs, and accepts the entire family of Renegade Input and Output module solutions. Four input module slots—each with a capacity of up to eight audio channels—allow the mixer to be tailored for any combination of analog, AES digital, SDI embedded audio sources or Dante™/AES67 Networked Audio. An optional output module slot accepting either an analog, AES digital or SDI embedded audio module is also available for driving meters, a second record deck, or other applications.

The optional, internally mounted, Mx Metering System provides metering for all eight Program output channels of the M16. Fully customizable, select from VU, PPM or K meter ballistics and a wide range of industry-standard meter scales that all use accurate true RMS ballistics, not simplified peak or average values. Surround metering is straightforward using the built-in surround field presentations showing the spatial orientation of the different channels, available with the push of a button. The level bars may be displayed either vertically or horizontally and include phase warning, peak level bar indicator, clipping indicator, and DC warning when high DC levels are detected in the audio. Meter setups may be saved and recalled easily from the meter bridge front panel.

Comprehensive Audio Feature Set

The M16 possesses a rich set of audio processing features:

* Loudness Measurement with Peak Level using the ITU-R BS.1770-2 gated algorithm.

* Each input channel may be equalized and processed individually using the built-in 3-band parametric equalizer and dynamics processor.

* Up to 16 video frames (max at 48kHz) of audio delay is available on each audio input, useful for compensating for the frame buffers often found in modern digital video gear.

* Record returns return a unity gain feed from a record deck to the mixer for quality assurance monitoring without using fader channels.

* Unity indicators by each fader confirm exact unity level settings on audio channels; a Clean Feed mode which bypasses front panel level and effects settings is also provided for Telecine dubbing applications.

* The operating level of the mixer is easily changed to match broadcast or facility specifications.

* Gain trims and phase reversal on each input correct audio level and phase coherence problems on source material.

And, of course, all these features are accompanied by some of the best audio specs in the industry. Download the M16 brochure to view the specifications for yourself, or contact your closest Renegade Labs distribution partner to request a demo of this powerful little mixer.

Features At A Glance

Loudness Measurement with Peak Level
Included as a standard feature using the ITU-R BS.1770-2 gated algorithm
AES and Analog Outputs Standard
Eight channels each for surround and multi-lingual production
Flexible Routing
Any input to any output
8x8 Monitor Matrix
Fully Configurable with User Definable Setups & Built-in Surround Modes with stereo Dowmix capability
Optional Mx Metering System
Detailed metering in PPM, VU, K-Meter, and Surround Sound with peak/phase indication
240x64 status LCD
Provides mixer status information and allows mixer configuration
Program/Preset Buses
Add, dissolve and edit audio just like video
Cut & Auto Trans
Dedicated buttons for manual transition control
17 Long-throw 100 mm Faders
for Smooth Fades
Master Fader
Quickly Control the Level of All Eight Program Bus Outputs
Pan Knob
on Each Input Fader for easy Output panning
1/4" Headphone Jack
Mounted on chassis tray—use for audio monitoring or stereo control room feed
Master Monitor Volume Knob
Large Knob to Quickly Adjust Monitor Output Level
Dim and Solo Buttons
Solo One or More Faders
Unity Indicator
on Each Fader - quick confirmation of precise unity gain
Precision Optical Encoders
Flexible control of mixer operations
Fader Linking
Allows a single fader to control the level of linked sub-faders
3 band Parametric EQ
Adjustable, with Notch Filters
Compressor, Limiter, Expander
(48kHz only)
Audio Delay
Up to 16 video frames at 48kHz for lip sync and video path delay correction
Access all 32 inputs from the Edit System
Record Returns
Designate inputs as returns for monitoring conformance without using faders
Tone Generator
Built in
One-Button Access
Fader/Input Assignment and Configuration
200 Memory Registers
Quickly Save/Recall Panel Snapshots - 16 are accessible with one button press
Four Input Module Slots
Analog, AES Digital or SDI. Choose the configuration that works best in your facility
One Optional Output Module Slot
Analog, AES Digital or SDI. Switchable between Meter, Monitor or Program outputs
USB Storage
Software Updates and Register Storage - Transfer Configurations easily from one system to another
AES and SD/HD Video Sync
Lock to AES audio or NTSC/PAL/HDTV Sync
16 Button Keypad Matrix
Simple control of input assignments, output routing, monitor configurations & memory registers.
48kHz and 96kHz Sample Rates
A single CAT-5e cable for the control panel to chassis connection
Control panel can be rack mounted in a standard 19" rack (8 RU) or tabletop mounted

Detailed electrical and mechanical specifications are available in the M16 Product Brochure.
(Specifications subject to change without notice.)

MXE Chassis Rear