It provides the logic control to allow for ALL audio paths to be available within the channel module, Including switching between output/playback and recording/mixdown. The two Stereo Mix busses are still retained within the channel bucket along with the eight Aux busses and AFL/PFL busses. Channel record/playback and Stereo Mix busses have individual metering. Overall the specification is designed around the channel bucket becoming an intergral part of the control room equipment thus allowing the sidecar to not just be an occasionally useful piece of outboard gear.
External connections are provided on 56 way EDAC connectors that are fitted under the bucket next to the existing EDAC input/output connectors. All external audio input and output connections are electronically balanced.
For two or three bucket consoles i.e. 16 or 24 channels/ sidecar systems, A slave meter bridge unit will be available Its facilities comprise of 12 illuminated VU Meters and their respective SIG and DYN Led's. Two types of power supply units are available to order. Type 1 is a 4U convection-cooled unit which will handle one bucket of 12 channels plus the V.MINI-MASTER.
Type 2 is a 4U fan cooled power supply designed by Westwick Installation which is capable of powering either two or three bucket sidecars and associated V.MINI-MASTER and slave units.
Some further options will be available, which are presently in the concept stage; including a master fader pot and complete access to the multi track routing within the channel modules.