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STAGESCAPE M20d

Smart mixing system for live sound.

Professional Suite of Dynamics, EQ and FX on Every Channel


StageScape M20d provides a professional suite of dedicated Dynamics, EQ and FX processors custom tailored to each channel including fully parametric EQs, dynamic EQs, filters, standard and multi-band compression, limiters, gates, delays and more. That’s over 100 professional audio processors ready at all times to create the perfect mix. 32-bit floating point processing throughout provides pristine, high-resolution sound quality. Everything you need to get professional instrument and vocal sounds is available where you need it, when you need it.

StageScape recognizes that different instruments or microphone inputs have different signal chain requirements. For example, a DeEsser is great for vocals but unnecessary for a kick drum that could use a sub-bass booster instead. StageScape provides a custom-tailored signal chain for each type of instrument or microphone channel – all you have to do is select the icon representing the type of input from the Stage Icon Gallery, and StageScape does the rest.

Per channel professional suite of dynamics, EQ, and FX processors include:

HPF – High-pass filter with variable frequency is perfect for controlling stage rumble, microphone handling, drum bleed or other unwanted noise. On the touchscreen, a Real Time Frequency Spectrum Analyzer (RTA) runs behind the HPF controls, allowing you to visually dial in just the right amount of low-frequency attenuation.

Parametric EQ (3-band, 4-band, or 6-band) – An incredibly musical, high-resolution parametric EQ. Depending on the type of instrument or microphone channel, StageScape provides a 3-, 4- or 6-band EQ. With the integrated RTA, you can visually identify problem frequencies and fix them, and you can see how your changes affect the overall frequency response of the voice or instrument. An extremely wide 1 to 10 Q range together with +/- 15dB of boost or cut makes the StageScape parametric EQs extremely useful across the board – from adding sparkle and air to vocals channels to surgical problem solving and more.

Dynamic EQ (DeEsser, Frequency Control Filters, Sub-bass Boost) – StageScape provides a wide range of Dynamic EQ processors that change their EQ curves dynamically based on real-time frequency changes of the instrument or vocal. This allows for a huge range of uses from controlling certain problem frequencies like vocal sibilance to creatively enhancing the power of a kick drum, or balancing the volume levels of the different strings on a bass guitar. Using the StageScape intuitive touchscreen, sculpting incredible sounding instruments or precision problem solving is easy!

Multi-band Compressor – StageScape provides the most powerful and easy to use Dynamic Multi-band Compressor on the planet. Using the touchscreen, you can easily create different compression scenarios for different ranges of frequencies. Change crossover, ratio, threshold, attack, release and make-up gain for 4 frequency bands. Incredibly useful for bass guitar, piano and other keyboards, vocals, and more, the StageScape multi-band compressor features an incredibly innovative touchscreen interface combined with an on-screen RTA; dialing the perfect amount of compression in each band couldn’t be easier.

Compressor – StageScape includes a versatile professional compressor that can apply gentle, transparent gain reduction as well as pumping compression energy. With ratio, threshold, attack, release, and make-up gain controls, the StageScape channel compressor is the perfect tool to craft great sounding instruments and vocals that sit just right in the mix.

Gate – The StageScape look ahead gate provides precision gating of signals. Controls include attack, threshold, decay threshold, hold and decay.

Limiter – For transparent control of peaks, the StageScape Limiter provides attack, release and gain parameters that are easily controllable with the touchscreen.

Delay – The StageScape Delay effect can be dialed in on a per-channel basis. With fine control over time, feedback, delay level and dry level, you can add the perfect amount of expressive texture to any vocal or instrument.

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Multitrack Recording, With or Without a Computer


StageScape M20d makes it easy to get a great-sounding live recording — in the way that works best for you. You can capture 16 channels plus the main mix in high-resolution, 24-bit WAV format to SD card, USB drive, or direct to your Mac® or PC. There’s no need to set up a DAW — simply mix the raw tracks in your favorite software later. From ideas and rehearsals to entire performances, StageScape M20d is the fast, streamlined way to get amazing live recordings.

Please note: StageScape M20d is optimized for multitrack recording to SD card, USB drive or direct to your computer. While StageScape M20d eliminates the need for an expensive array of outboard preamps and pro recording gear, it is not designed to replace traditional bi-directional sound cards or DAW interfaces, and does not facilitate low-latency thru monitoring. Also, if you use computer-based virtual instruments in your live performances, you must first connect the audio outputs from the computer to the input channels of the mixer.

Multi-band Feedback Suppression


Since feedback can quickly ruin a performance, StageScape M20d features per-channel multi-band feedback suppression. The technology quickly identifies problem frequencies and compensates automatically.

Feedback suppression works by continuously analyzing the audio signal, identifying frequencies that have the characteristics of feedback (steady frequencies with few overtones, rising in amplitude), and then applying a narrow notch filter to remove the offending frequency. You can control up to 12 independent feedback frequencies.

Each time the Feedback Suppression is turned off, all filters are reset. When Feedback Suppression is turned back on, analysis begins again and if feedback is detected again, the filters are turned back on. The feedback analyzer can be set to one of three modes, depending on how aggressively the analysis will seek out potential feedback frequencies.

 

Quick Capture Sound Checking


At the touch of a button, StageScape can record up to 20 seconds to internal memory from any of the inputs. Quick Capture sound check enables you to work on dialing in the perfect sound quickly by looping a recording of the input, whether a drum sound, an acoustic guitar, a vocal or the entire band. Best of all, you can use an iPad® to adjust your front-of-house full band mix from the audience while you listen to the sound check playback.