Lightning is designed for studios that have mostly microphone or analog source inputs, and where a lot of studio routing isn’t required. It doesn’t have the extensive A/D, D/A conversions of a typical digital board, yet you have access to editing software, Skype or other external sources through USB and Bluetooth.
USB and Bluetooth onboard connectivity is useful for playing audio directly from a PC or to output audio to edit in VoxPro or other recording software, as well as receive and record calls from Bluetooth enabled cellphones or play cuts from MP3 players.
The console also contains a patchable AES input for connecting a digital source to any fader, and built-in A/D conversion for the main program output so operators can access the Program Air feed as balanced analog, AES3 digital, or both simultaneously.
While it looks and feels like its Wheatstone cousins, this digitally-enabled analog console operates as a full standalone board.
- Mainframes can be loaded with 12 or 16 inputs and always include two phone channels for trouble-free remotes and call-ins
- Two USB inputs/outputs
- Bluetooth connectivity
- AES input for connecting a digital source to any fader
- Three VU meter pairs—PGM 1 & 2 plus SWITCHED
- Four stereo program busses with balanced outputs (switchable stereo or mono mode)
- Four high performance mic preamps with +48V phantom power and variable gain trims to precisely match your microphones (with the option to add additional four-preamp modules)
- Electronic switching
- LED illumination
- Compact tabletop-mount frame
- Built-in cue speaker can automatically interrupt your main stereo monitors
- Split cue
- Headphone jack with built-in amplifier
- Built-in A/D conversion for digital or analog program out
- Two external inputs feed the monitor section (for live or pre-delay air monitoring)
- RJ-45 connectors for low-cost wiring
- Balanced or unbalanced inputs/outputs for consumer or professional grade equipment