EVO.Live is a powerful console that offers integrated HD video and multitrack audio recording, andcan switch between live and post production modes at the touch of a button so that staff engineers can use the desk for audio sweetening when it isn’t needed for on-air applications
Designed for the most demanding on-air and live productions, EVO.Live won a Best of Show Award when it was launched at NAB 2014 and broadcasters around the world have been quick to spot its potential. The first console has already been installed at the prestigious Catholic TV Network in Boston, USA, where it is broadcasting live TV to more than 14 million homes worldwide.
Based on Fairlight’s leading-edge audio processing and control surface technologies, EVO.Live is a powerful console that offers integrated HD video and multitrack audio recording. However, what makes EVO.Live exceptional is its ability to switch between live and post production modes at the touch of a button so that staff engineers can use the desk for audio sweetening when it isn’t needed for on-air applications.
“EVO.Live is truly unique,” says Fairlight’s CTO Tino Fibaek. “By combining Live and post-production capabilities in a single console, we have succeeded in delivering a product that is more flexible and more cost effective than any other large format live broadcast console on the market. EVO.Live customers will get a much better return on their investment because they are effectively getting two consoles in one.”
EVO.Live’s compact, modular design creates the perfect mixing environment for OB trucks, performing arts venues, house of worship and broadcast facilities. The console can be used in a dual-operator configuration with each engineer having independent access to separate fader sets, channels and monitor controls.
EVO.Live incorporates Fairlight’s integrated control surface technology featuring unique Picture Keys that self-label instantly for each task performed. These display the right commands and functions at the right time, ensuring a much faster workflow and giving users much better control of their events.
EVO.Live also features Fairlight’s FPGA-based Crystal Core engine that delivers high channel and bus counts, low latency and exceptional audio quality. The console additionally provides advanced surround sound mixing capabilities, off-line preparation via laptop, a built-in sound effects cart machine and control extensions to lighting systems, third-party DAWs and sound library databases.
EVO.Live is available in different stand-alone chassis sizes, as well as surface-mounted and table-top configurations, from 12 to 60 faders. The ergonomic integrated control surface design with touch screen TFT monitors offers immediate access to all critical live functions with excellent visualisation. An optional second hot-swappable FPGA based engine with dual-input power supplies gives redundancy and further enhanced system reliability.
“EVO.Live delivers huge benefits in terms of productivity gains, reliability and value for money,” Tino Fibaek adds he says. “By taking the console architecture that we use for our post-production desks and creating a variant to suit live broadcast applications, we have created an incredibly powerful mixing and editing system that customers can use all the time.”
Fairlight has been designing, engineering and manufacturing cutting edge, professional digital audio technology for more than 30 years. Its dedication to innovation, quality and customer service has made Fairlight one of the most respected companies in professional audio. With their integrated control surfaces and intuitive user interfaces, Fairlight’s award-winning media creation tools are renowned for their speed, flexibility and exceptional sonic quality. The company’s products offer full compatibility with virtually all open audio, video and sync standards, making them ideally suited to a wide range of audio post and live broadcast applications.