Channel Process Order
Each channel has an insert point which can be placed in any of the seven process positions. The Avid converters provide analog and digital I/O for insertion of any type of device, such as a delay line, into the signal path.
There are 7 processing sections:
- Metering Source
- Insert Point
- 2 Filters
- Fader and Mute
These can be arranged in any order using the eMix application, even when passing audio, but must be re-ordered at least two adjacent channels at a time. For example, the EQ may be set to follow dynamics, the insert may be placed after the EQ or dynamics, and metering, can be placed after the fader, on channels 1 and 2, or on channels 1-8.
EQ & Filters
The EQ controls are shown opposite. Avid has a wellearned reputation for the highest quality EQ algorithms with an uncompromised approach to design. S5 Fusion’s equalizer is much more than just a simple EQ. The four bands are each fully parametric, with additionally switchable peak/shelf selection on two of the bands. Frequencies are not limited to fixed ranges; each band covers the entire 20Hz – 20kHz spectrum, with a gain +/- 24dB and local variable Q control. The Page key at the bottom of the knobs brings up the Filters. There are two Filters that can each be set to: High Pass, Low Pass, Band Pass or Notch. Each filter has a frequency control. The notch filter includes Q control and a “boost/listen” function, monitoring the audio without the filter in the circuit, to help identify any problematic frequency prior to selection. A 50/60 Hz hum, or other unexpected noise problem can be taken care of without disturbing the program mix or compromising any equalizer settings as with shared designs.
Whenever an equalizer is being adjusted a graphical display appears to illustrate what the processor is doing to the audio at the top of the channel.