MIX-8 Control Surface for ZAXCOM FUSION 12-Track
MIX-8 Control Surface for ZAXCOM FUSION 12-Track
MIX-8 Control Surface for ZAXCOM FUSION 12-Track
MIX-8 Control Surface for ZAXCOM FUSION 12-Track
In a nutshell

The Zaxcom Fusion is similar to its elder the Deva 5.8: twelve track digital recording (while Deva 5.8 records on ten) with eight mic/line inputs on eight XLR connectors on the right panel ; touchscreen display which gives a quick access to all setup menus ; digital sound processing ; eight rotary buttons for trims (they could also be affected to the track faders) ; NP battery internal powering ; backlighted push buttons (shortcuts are different from those of the Deva 5.8).

The main difference is the recording media. Deva 5.8 records on an internal harddrive (not so easy to extract and to copy) as a primary media, and uses Compact Flash or DVD-Ram as secondary media. Fusion has two Compact Flash slots, one for primary, one for secondary (both over 8 GB).

Sounds on primary media are recorded in MARF (Mobile Audio Recording Format), a fault-tolerance file format, which allow to save and restore sound even in the case of a power failure. Sounds on secondary media, mainly for post, are recorded in monophonic or polyphonic BWF on a FAT32 file system which is readable on any operating systems Mac, Windows, Linux...

Our recommendations

Mixing with the Fusion, as with the Deva 5.8, is much easier with the MIX-8, a remote control with eight real Penny & Giles 100 mm faders, and eight rotary for trims. The MIX-8 has to be powered by itself (using any external power source 8-16V DC).

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Technical specifications

12 pistes numériques sur Compact Flash Primaire ET Compact Flash Secondaire et/ou sur port Firewire. Enregistrement sur 12 pistes. jusqu'à 16 canaux vers 24 en sortie de mixage interne. 2 Slots CF embarqué.
Format MARF (interne) et FAT32 (externe), résolution 16 ou 24 bits, échantillonnage de 44,1 à 192 KHz en entrées/sorties, convertisseurs de fréquence incorporés. Fichiers monophoniques/polyphoniques type BWF AES 31 ou Zax ou mp3.


8 entrées micro/ligne analogiques symétriques (mic. -56 à -26 dBu, ligne -10 à +8 dBu ) ; alim. 48 V. Ph. sur connecteurs XLR3F. Max. +28 dBu.
Dynamique 117 dB, BP 20-22 kHz
8 entrées numériques (4 paires) AES/EBU (Sub-D 15 pts.)


8 sorties ligne analogiques symétriques (Sub-D 25 pts. avec épanoui XLR), 0 dBu, max. +20 dBu.
8 sorties numériques (4 paires) AES/EBU (Sub-D 15 pts).
1 sortie casque jack 6.35 permettant toutes les configurations d'écoute.

Sync & Time Code

Code temporel SMPTE interne, formats (i/s) : 23,976, 24, 25, 29,97 DF & NDF, 30 DF & NDF. Mode Chase (asservissement) ou Master.
Entrée/sortie Code Temporel (SMPTE/Aaton) sur conn. LEMO. Ext. Word sur BNC. Télécommande par port RS422 (Sub-D 9 pts.)

Power & Dimensions

Alimentation interne : 1 batteries tout type NP 12-18 V Ni MH ou Li-Ion (autonomie env. 8 h avec Li-Ion). Alimentation externe (XLR4M) 10-18 V DC. Consommation : 700 mA en enregistrement suivant alim 48 V., E/S numériques.

Manufacturer's documents