Console Comparison

AVATUS, AURUS, CRESCENDO

 

AVATUS

AURUS

CRESCENDO

 
 
Interfaces
Quantity
freely configurable in the NEXUS network
Mic Inputs
32-Bit TrueMatch, 158 dB (A) Dynamics
-20 bis +60 Gain, Low-Cut, Phase, +48 V
Line Outputs
24-Bit, 131 dB (A)
Multichannel
MADI, Dante, AES67, Ravenna
 
 
General characteristics
Audio Processing
40-bit floating point, lowest latency, sample-accurate addition and guaranteed equal delay across all DSP channels
Input channels with A/B Input
Up to  > 800 (depending on configured busses)
Up to > 500 (depending on configured busses)
Channel/Pan formats
1.0, 2.0, 3.1, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 7.1
1.0, 2.0, 3.1, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 7.1, 5.1.4
1.0, 2.0, 5.1
Pan AUX-Coupling
Yes
Yes
-
Sum Busses
128 (freely distributable on sum, group, track, aux and automix busses)
VCA groups
30
30
30
Link groups
16
16
16
Solo busses
2
1
1
PFL busses
2
1
1
Monitoring
CR 1, CR 2 (1.0, 2.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 7.1, 5.1.4)
CR A, B, C, D (2.0)
CR, CR alt (1.0, 2.0, 3.1, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 7.1, 5.1.4)
CR A, B, C, D (2.0)
CR (2.0, 5.1)
Solo formats
Solo, Solo&, IPS
Metering formats
Mono up to 7.1
Mono up to 5.1
Metering points
Input, Pre-Fader, Post-Fader, configurable per channel
Metering standards
digital ITU, DIN PPM
Gain Reduction Meter
COMP, LIM, EXP, DEES,
2 Meter per channel configurable
Faderbar Meter
single channel next to each fader, Input/Gain Reduction (COMP, LIM)
LUFS display
in all output channels, short-term, momentary, integrated
 
Processing modules
 

AVATUS

AURUS

CRESCENDO

 
Input
2 Inputs per channel, switchable, summable, each. ± 60 dB Gain, Phase
Delay
ms, cm, frames, samples up to 2.700 ms each channel
 
EQ
Peak Filter
4 filter: ±24 dB, 20 Hz…20,9 kHz, 0,5-9 Q
Shelving Filter
2 filter: ±24 dB, 20 Hz…20,9 kHz, 6/12/18/24 dB/Oct.
Notch Filter
2 filter: 20Hz…20,9 kHz, 0,5-9 Q
-
Cut Filter
High-Cut/Low-Cut, 20-20,9 kHz, 6/12/18/24 dB/Oct.
Compressor
Attack 0-316 ms, Pre-Delay 0-10 Sample, Release and Hold Time 10.0 ms – 4.0 s, Ratio 1:1.0-Limiter, Input Gain 0 dB to +15 dB, Threshold 0 dB to -40 dB, Output Gain ±24 dB
New York compression
Yes*
Yes*
Yes*
Limiter
Attack 0-316 ms, Pre-Delay 0-10 Sample, Release Time 10.0 ms – 4.0 s, Input Gain 0 dB to +15 dB, Threshold 0 dB to -40 dB, Output Gain ±24 dB
Expander/Gate
Attack 0-316 ms, Pre-Delay 0-10 Sample, Release Time 10.0 ms – 4.0 s, Ratio 1:1.0-1:20, Depth 0 dB to 90 dB, Threshold 0 dB to -90 dB, Output Gain ±24 dB
De-Esser
Threshold 0 dB to -40 dB; 20 Hz…20, 9kHz; 0,5-9 Q
A/B Memory function
stores 2 sets of parameters per audio module (EQ, COMP, LIM, EXP/GAT, DEES)
Side Chain Filter
±60 dB Input Gain, High-Cut/Low-Cut, 20 Hz…20, 9kHz, 6/12/18/24 dB/Oct.
Side Chain Input
Yes
Yes
Yes
Side Chain for
EXP, COM, LIM
Insert
Yes
Yes
Yes
Channel configuration
The order of the modules mentioned above is freely configurable per channel.
Operation
 

AVATUS

AURUS

CRESCENDO

 
Operation concept
touchscreen, buttons, faders, encoders
Direct-Access: buttons, faders, encoders
Central Channel
universally available
central channel, sections for monitoring, scene automation and dynamic automation
central channel, sections for monitoring and scene automation
Multi user operation
All settings can be made from any display on the network
Direct operating concept allows several users to work flexibly to a large extent
Double rotary encoder
4 with RGB colour coding
11
6
Pressure function per encoder
Yes
Yes
Yes
Daughter/ Parallel console
arbitrary, up to 96 fader
One daughter console
Connection to audio core
IP protokoll, routable, switchable (twisted-pair or fibre optic)
Point-to-Point (Glasfaser)
Layer
16
8
8
Spill function
Instant access (Spill) on coupled channels
Stereo, Link-groups, VCA
Parameter library
Channel and label library with link to automation
COMP, LIM, EXP, EQ, CHAN, Labels
Labels
Off-Air conference matrix N-1
8x8 oder16x16
DownMix module
5.1->2.0
5.1->2.0
5.1->2.0
Auto Downmix on buses
configurable
ISOSTEM®
fully reversible Upmix/Downmix for 5.1 Surround signals*
Automix*
 

AVATUS

AURUS

CRESCENDO

 
Quantity Automixer
8
8
8
Quantity channels per ATM
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Operating principle
Gain sharing principle
Control
 

AVATUS

AURUS

CRESCENDO

 
Maschine control
up to 16 machines simultaneously
Formats
MIDI, seriell, parallel
Internal GPIO
16 optocoupler inputs, 16 semiconductor relay outputs *
External GPIO
Free access to all inputs/outputs in the NEXUS system
DAW control
Is conceived
OASIS protocol, HUI protocol
Via MIDI-Out of the scenes
Media control
Complete integration with NEXUS Logic Control
Control protocol
RAS, NEXUS-Protokoll
Label interface
Implementation of labels for external control systems
Automation
 

AVATUS

AURUS

CRESCENDO

 
Scene automation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Snapshot
Full snapshots are always created. Using load masks per snapshot, any combination of individually selected parameters can be loaded over all console channels.
All current console settings are included.
Full Function Snapshot Freely selectable function groups
INS, DEL, MET/DIR, TXT, ROUT, INP A-B, GAIN, LIM, COMP, EXP, FAD, MUTE, PAN, EQ/FILT, AUX, N-1, Groups (VCA/LNK, MUTE)
INS, DEL, MET/DIR, TXT, ROUT, GAIN, DYN, FAD, MUTE, PAN, EQ/FILT, AUX, N-1, Groups (VCA/LNK)
Channel Function Snapshot
Individual channels with function group selection mentioned above
Function Snapshot
any combination of individually selected parameters across all channels
no
Snapshot Update
Yes
Yes
Yes
Maintain function preselection
Yes
Configurable
Snap-Layer
individual layer is additionally saved for each scene
Isolate (Recall-Safe)
for individual parameters (e.g. a peak filter), function groups or channels
Isolate Reset
for one channel or the whole console
Isolate Recall
last isolation reappears
Edit funktions
Delete, Save, Load, Next, Move
Waves Snapshot Automation
Yes*
Yes*
Yes*
control keys
Touch-Buttons
tactile control keys
control keys in armrest
optional* 
 
Scene Authoring
Yes
Yes T
Edit Snapshot
Make changes in saved snapshot
Preview Edit
Editing without affecting live operation
Snapshot Offset
relative parameter changes in any snapshots (duration: 10 ms for up to 1000 snapshots)
Snapshot All
absolute parameter changes in any snapshots (duration: 10 ms for up to 1000 snapshots)
MIDI command
receive and send musical MIDI commands, MIDI show control, MIDI2.0
individual fade times and fade curves
Per scene and channelT
Controlling scenes from the extern
MIDI, GPI, Timecode, Wallclock, OSC
MIDI, Timecode
Dynamic Automation
Yes
Yes
 
Mix tree
create different versions of a mix
 
Write manuell
Targeted recording of individual parameters
 
Write Channel
Recording of a channel
 
Glide function
inserted value is adapted to previous recording
 
Touch Record
Recording only with operator intervention
 
Trim
relative adaptation of freely selectable parameters, faders reflect written values again
 
Trim-Fx
relative adjustment with easier operation, starting position of the faders: 0 dB - position
 
Fill-Funktion
allows any parameter to be assigned with fixed values, the following relative ranges simplify operation:
 
Fill to begin
sets a static value from playback position to start of mix
 
Fill to end
sets a static value from playback position to end of mix
 
Fill back to marker
sets a static value from the playback position backwards to the "Set-in" marker
 
Fill forwards to marker
sets a static value from playback position to set-out marker
 
Fill between marker
sets a static value between "Set-in" and "Set-out" markers
 

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