during 1995, the 02R is an integrated digital console featuring
a 40-in/8-bus system designed for studio recording.
During 1997, the advent of the new v.2 operating system expanded
the basic features in order to extend the operativity up to include
also audio post/pro applications. Surround mix, I/O re-patching,
enhanced Automix features and Remote functions were successfully
implemented with a lot of additional improvements.
With high quality 4-band PEQ and dedicated delays for every channels,
8 aux sends, a flexible routing, 50 dynamic processors and 2 internal
effects, the 02R appears as a very complete digital mixing console.
Adding memory management (Scene memories & Libraries), Automix, Surround,
MMC and Remote features, the 02R can be considered as a very wide-range
Automation. Motorized faders and other 3.000 parameters can
be instantly controlled thanks to Scene Memories and Automix features.
Compact size. Really compacted dimensions (663 x 685 mm.) allow
to use the 02R in virtually any little space. An easy carriage is
also possible thanks to the limited weight of the console (about 30
High Q/P ratio. The cost appears really affordable considering
the 02R's features.
to a digital console like 02R, the only difficult step is to understand
and accept an interface that appears really different from the previous
analog experience. Frankly speaking this is not a real difficulty
and the time spended understanding the new operativity will be soon
rewarded by incredible results.
The basic principle to understand is the selected channel logic,
a design philosophy adopted in order to save space and money, without
compromises in terms of audio quality. Every digital channel is
equipped with a level control (motorized fader or rotary encoder),
an [ON], a [SELECT] button and nothing else.
There is just one channel module (labeled selected channel) equipped
with EQ section, Aux send, Pan and Routing control. By pressing
the [SELECT] button on a channel, the module will be instantly connected
to this channel for any related control. After this, the channel
approach is similar to analog, except for a lot of additional and
useful features (as the EQ graphic curve display, the library support,
etc.) coming from digital technology.
Another concept to understand is that motorized faders and rotary
encoders are simply controllers that can be assigned to channels
exactly like to aux send levels as well.
The backlit extra-large LCD in another new element of the interface.
A lot of functions can be graphically displayed and controlled as
for example Scene memory and Library management, EQ and Dynamics
curves, I/O Routing, Effect programming, channel grouping and pairing,
Automix editing and Surround trajectories.
tested the 02R in a series of very difficult contests (included
Pavarotti International 1998), always having very good results.
This is also the prevalent opinion of the most part of professional
users that we contacted in these years.