USA - A/V integration firm Essential Communications recently added an Ashly Audio digiMIX24 digital mixing console to the Meyer sound reinforcement system at the Django, a jazz club located under New York’s Roxy Hotel.
“The Roxy is our client, and they were in the market for a new live mixer for The Django,” explained David Schwartz, president of Essential Communications. “They wanted all of the functionality and processing power of a large console, but they didn’t have a lot of physical room to put it.
“The Ashly digiMIX24 is compact and packs a ton of features into a small footprint. However, Ashly was very clever in the design so that all of the functionality appears seamlessly. It’s uniquely powerful, but also uniquely easy to use. They will use its full power for jazz shows, but they’ll also use its ‘EZ Mode’ for meetings and other events.”
Ashly Audio, long known for building rock-solid amplifiers, signal processors (both analog and digital), and user interfaces, started out in the early 1970s building live mixing consoles. The Ashly digiMIX24 will give The Django tactile control, a touchscreen with intuitive menu architecture, 24 inputs, 14 mix buses, 32-bit conversion & processing, dynamics, equalization, digital effects, and easy scene recall.
In addition, the Ashly digiMIX24 comes with a free iPad remote control app. “The Django’s FOH engineer wanted to have the ability to walk around the club and mix remotely,” Schwartz says. “He wants to hear the mix from different perspectives; like looking at a w