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Showtech 2009 News: AURUS and AURATUS: New Features for Live Use

STAGETEC presents software-release 3.6 for their renowned digital consoles at Showtech

Berlin, June 2009: AURUS and AURATUS from the SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP rank among the most successful digital consoles in broadcast, theatre, and live venues. At this year’s Showtech from June 16th to 18th in Berlin, Germany, the pro-audio-specialists will introduce the latest software release, 3.6, for these two masterpieces, which once again improves user-friendliness for sound-reinforcement applications in particular. Highlight of the release is a new AUX-to-fader, or mix-minus-to-fader, function that provides outstanding, fast and simple control over the monitor-mix thanks to integrated auto-solo functionality.

»The FOH engineer needs to check continuously whether the monitor-mixes for the individual musicians are well-balanced,« says Dr. Klaus Scholz, one of STAGETEC’s managing directors in Berlin. »The auto-solo function automatically routes the selected aux channel to the FOH monitor, if AUX-to-fader is enabled. The feature can of course be disabled if it is not required.«

2009-aurus-totaleThe 3.6 release was in use for the first time during the opening ceremony of the high-profile Saar Music Festival on 9 May 2009. A compact 54-channel AURATUS was used for sound reinforcement when the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, conducted by Christoph Poppen, performed Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony at the »Alte Schmelz« industrial cathedral at St.Ingbert, Germany. A mobile NEXUS audio-network featuring a total of 76 inputs and 48 outputs to route all FOH signals had been installed. »This was a highly complex reinforcement task requiring considerable fine tuning of individual groups,« remembers Christian Fuchs, in charge of the mix on behalf of SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP. »In addition to the new functions provided by release 3.6, the spill function introduced last year was also very helpful. It provides instant access to every aux group at the press of a single button in order to tweak individual parameters,« explains Fuchs.