Portable 10-12 Track Recording System
Nomad is a complete location sound recording system designed specifically for soundbag use.
There are three models of Nomad available to fit individual needs – Nomad Lite, Nomad 10 and Nomad 12. All version of Nomad feature 10 analog inputs with 6 mic pre amps featuring NeverClip. Nomad 10 and 12 has 3 pair of AES digital inputs with sample rate conversion. One pair can be configured as an AES42 input. All inputs can be mixed to 6 output buss over 4 XLR connectors and 3 TA5 connectors (two busses per TA5). Each output connectors that can be individually conﬁgured as line, mic and consumer output levels.
There is also a mono and tape output. Nomad also has 4 balanced camera returns that double as balanced line level inputs. Nomad can record 10 or 12 tracks (model depend) on dual Compact Flash card. Files can be recorded up to 24 bit / 96KHz with a dynamic range of 137 dB. Nomad 10 adds ZaxNet compatibility. Nomad 12 the ability to record to a USB flash drive, and the ability to record MP3 files.
The Digital Mixing Advantage
Nomad’s digital mixing engine provides zero distortion, zero noise, and far greater dynamic range than is possible with an analog mixing solution. Nomads digital mixer always provides a phase and time coherent audio path for every analog input to each output. The mixer has a special feature that ensures that the headphone monitor is always a true reflection of the Nomad output busses and recording tracks.
If any bus is over-driven the headphone will always correctly mirror the condition no matter the volume of the headphone or the output level of the bus output. All of Nomad’s DSP based mixing functions are cross faded. This eliminates the clicks and pops common to hardware control of analog mixers.
|Differences||Nomad Lite||Nomad 10||Nomad 12|
|Total Mix Busses||6||16||18|
|Track mix busses||0||10||12|
|Automixer||No||18 inputs||18 inputs|
|AES inputs||No||8 channel||8 channel|
|Notch filter per ch.||2||2||2|
|Ext fader cont.||No||Yes||Yes|