Musikmesse: ECLER introduced the EVO5, a new mixer for DJs and producers that features an internal 12-channel FireWire sound card, 24bit/96kHz digital sound quality, flexible MIDI control and a powerful built-in editable effects processor.
Here are the details…..
24bit/96kHz A/D conversion
The external analogue signal is digitalised through a professional A/D converter at 24bit/96kHz for the highest sound quality.
Internal 12 channel FireWire sound card
The EVO5 allows professional DJs to think forward and integrate software in their set up thanks to its 24bit/96kHz internal sound card. This 12 channel sound card is powered via FireWire. There are 2 FireWire connections that work as a HUB and 12 inputs and outputs: 6 stereo inputs (CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, MIX and PFL) and 6 stereo outputs (CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, MIX and CH0). FireWire stereo outputs can be used for instance to route Phono or Line inputs to a PC for effects processing with your favourite software.
Fully editable effects processor
The EVO5 features a powerful effects processor at 24bit/96kHz that can be fully edited. It features 8 basic effects: Delay/Echo, Filter, Flanger, Phaser, Transformer, Panoramic, Pitch and Reverb, and all effects parameters can be edited. Moreover the EVO5 offers the possibility to chain 2 basic effects and so create complex customized effects. A total of 64 different complex effects can be created and saved.
A BPM counter with reliability indication synchronises the effects. Another new feature is the pattern synchronisation that makes the effects oscillate in a unique and extremely creative way. There are also 2 dedicated Microphone effects: Noise Gate and Compressor (also editable). Personal effects presets can be imported and exported to a PC via FireWire with the EVO5 external software (included).
Unlimited MIDI control
A dedicated mappable MIDI control panel featuring 14 controls and 64 different layouts
The EVO5 features a dedicated MIDI control panel including 10 push switches and 4 rotary encoders. Controls are fully mappable, editable and visible from a full colour screen, which turns into the perfect display for labelling the controls functions. There are 64 different layouts including different control presets for DJ software such as Traktor and Live. Moreover all mixer controls are MIDI enabled and fully editable.
A total of 69 MIDI controls multiplied by 64 layouts result in 4416 different MIDI commands. Presets can be imported and exported to a PC via FireWire with the EVO5 external software (included). There is also a MIDI Clock output synchronised to the BPM counter. All MIDI information is transferred at ultra high speed thanks to the EVO5 FireWire and MIDI DIN5 interface.
Full colour TFT screen
The EVO5 includes a 320 x 240 pixels (3,5″) screen. The screen has up to 262.144 colours and works at 6bit making the colour quality extremely high. Thanks to this integrated screen, users can easily display labels for MIDI controls, edit sound effects and mixer parameters. The screen also serves as a display for the BPM counter, the MIDI monitor, the FireWire connection and much more.
Customize your mixer
Edit EQ styles, gains, frequency ranges, fader curves and much more Most EVO5 parameters can be easily adjusted through the screen. Users can choose between Kill and Baxandall EQ styles. EQ gains and frequencies are fully editable and channel EQ can be also bypassed. Microphone Talkover and dedicated effects are also editable. On the output, users can adjust sensibility of OUT1 and OUT2 to 0dB, +3dB or +6dB, as well as assigning the REC signal to MIX or PFL. All fader shapes can be adjusted, including the crossfader, the channel faders and the effects Dry/Wet crossfader. The BPM counter can be assigned to the internal source or to the MIDI Clock, and can work on different ranges from 60 to 220 BPM. The FireWire sound card input and output levels can also be adjusted from 0dB to +18dB. Different user presets protected with password can be saved, as well as imported and exported to a PC with the external software (included).
Totally safe performance
The EVO5 features a limiter on output 1 or 2 for a totally safe performance. The limiter is only accessible with a special password in order to avoid that a guest DJ modifies it. The limiter can be assigned to OUT1 or OUT2, or it can be deactivated. The limit threshold goes from -20dB to +6dB. Club owners and sound engineers can feel safe thanks to this unique feature that will prevent the sound system from any damage.
Design by Giugiaro
The EVO5 has been designed by Giugiaro Italdesign, one of the most prestigious firms in the world with a curriculum that includes designs for companies like Apple, Swatch, Motorola, Sanyo, JVC, Siemens, L’Oreal Seiko, Nikon and a long etcetera, besides being awarded in 1999 as the car designer of the century with designs for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen and many others. For the EVO5 Giugiaro Italdesign has chosen the highest quality materials and an elegant yet robust black aluminium faceplate. Lettering and markings are made through a selective anodised technique that makes it ultra resistant to any wear and tear and will stand the test of time.
FireWire sound card:
- 24 bit stereo analogue to digital and digital to analogue converters
- Sample rate can be set to 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz or 44.1kHz
- 12 channels – 6 stereo inputs and 6 stereo outputs
- 2 FireWire 6 pin connection IEEE1394 (Hub)
- Channels: 4
- Channel gain: Off to +10dB
- Channel EQ: 3-band
- EQ styles: Choose between Kill and Baxandall (Kill by default)
- EQ frequencies: Fully editable
- EQ range: Fully editable (Off to +10dB by default)
- Phono inputs: 4
- Line inputs: 4
- MIC input (XLR): 1
- MIDI input (DIN5 180°): 1
- Output 1 (XLR): 1
- Output 1 (RCA): 1
- Output 2 (RCA): 1
- MIDI Out (DIN5 180°): 1
- Type: Long life digitally controlled
- Shape: Shape adjust control
- Type: Long life digitally controlled
- Shape: Shape adjust control
- Type: Full colour
- Dimensions: 320 x 240 pixels (3.5″)
- Basic Effects: Delay/Echo, Filter, Flanger, Phaser, Transformer, Panoramic, Pitch and Reverb
- Customized effects: 64 (2 different effects chained and edited)
- Sound processor: 24bit/96kHz
- Auto BPM Counter: Yes (editable via software)
- Oscillation patterns: Yes
- Dry/Wet crossfader: Shape adjust editable via software
- Dedicated controls: 14
- Mixer controls: 55
- Layouts: 64
- Edition: Fully editable commands via software
- Connections: FireWire and MIDI In and MIDI Out DIN5 180°
- Mic EQ: 3-band
- Talkover: Fully editable release time and attenuation
- Mic effects: Noise Gate and Compressor (fully editable)
- Dimensions: 370 (W) x 433 (D) x 80 (H) mm
The EVO5 is scheduled to be released in October 2007, and the price is estimated to be $1500-2000 USD.