Zax-Max

Mixer – Recorder – Transmitter

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Big things really do come in small packages.

The Zax-Max has 6 analog inputs, 4 with mic pre amps featuring NeverClip™ and 2 AES digital inputs that can be used with AES42 microphones.  All these inputs can be mixed into a two-channel output bus over two sets of output connectors
that can be individually configured as line, mic and consumer output levels as well as a balanced mono and tape out. There are four AES direct outs and an AES stereo mix. The two-channel balanced camera returns doubles as balanced line level inputs.

Up to 8 tracks with 24 Bit and 192kHz

Zax-Max comes standard with the ability to record eight track on a CompactFlash card. Files can be recorded at up to 24 bit / 192 KHz with a dynamic range of 137 dB.
The Zax-Max has an optional built-in RF camera link transmitter is ordered block specific, RF power output is adjustable up to 100 mW.  It has a 24MHz wide RF band pass filter to eliminate interference to receivers in the sound bag.
NeverClip™ (Patent Pending)
A sound recording engineer is always judged by the quality of the recorded mix tracks. The tracks must be as high dynamic range as possible without clipping. Often tracks do not have enough level or contain a high degree of limiter distortion. NeverClip features a dual A-D converter design that extends the dynamic range of the Nomad input to an unmatched 137 dB.
NeverClip eliminates the need for hard input limiters that can distort the track before it can be mixed. This provides a better dynamic range and lower distortion than is possible with analog mixers. With NeverClip, input trim adjustment pots are not needed during a live production and audio can be recorded at a higher level to ease post-production.
Optional Stereo Link

The Zax-Max has an optional built-in RF camera link transmitter is ordered block specific, RF power output is adjustable up to 100 mW. 

It has a 24MHz wide RF band pass filter to eliminate interference to receivers in the sound bag.
Auto Mixer & Surround Recording
Zaxcom Auto-Mixer
Zaxcom auto-mixer will aid in the mixing of unscripted dialog. Control multiple microphones in an unscripted situation can be a daunting task. The auto-mixer seamless opens a microphone as a speaker begins to talk and attenuates it when they stop. A last mic on features ensures that there is a constant noise floor.
Surround and MS Recording
The six hardware faders can be routed to any or all of the six mic/line inputs. This makes Nomad the perfect choice for recording of surround microphones where precise gain control of multiple channels is required often by a single rotary fader. When multiple channels are set up for multi channel microphones the Nomad soft knee compressors will be linked via a side chain. This keeps the gain equal on all channels even when one of the microphone inputs is in compression. This keeps all audio channels in their proper gain and phase relationships. Since all of Nomad processing is in the digital domain the compressors will always act with exactly the same gain reduction and timing parameters. This yields results not possible with analog mixers with hard limiters.

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