New Axia Consoles Get Small

12 March 2007, Cleveland, Ohio USA

“Axia clients asked us for a ‘mini-Element;’ a console with a smaller footprint and just a few faders, suitable for use in news booths, dubbing stations and as workstation mixers,” says Axia president Michael “Catfish” Dosch. “Now we offer Element in configurations as small as two faders, in a very small package.”

Broadcasters love Element, a highly-configurable modular console designed to be equally at-home in air studios and production rooms. In the two years since its introduction, clients have made it the fastest-growing broadcast console brand in the world, with over 400 studios now on-air.

The new Element 2-Fader+Monitor module allows Axia clients to order Element consoles in compact sizes of 2 to 10 faders — perfect for space-sensitive applications. The new module combines two fader strips with overbridge alphanumeric displays and Status Symbols™ with a comprehensive two-space Monitor/Options section, all of which fit into a single four-position module.

Element modular control surfaces are available in sizes from 2 to 40 faders, and include powerful features to satisfy even the most demanding air and production applications: 4 Program buses, 4 Aux Send buses, 2 Aux Returns, automatic mix-minus and dedicated talkback functions on every fader, one-touch Record Mode for fast off-air recording, and instant recall of talent preferences. Element also features 3-band digital parametric EQ that can be applied to any source, and onboard voice processing with compression and de-essing tools designed by Omnia.

Axia IP-Audio systems allow broadcasters to build audio networks using standard Ethernet to connect a few rooms or an entire facility. Axia networks can carry tens of thousands of digital stereo audio channels over CAT-6 cable, dramatically lowering labor and equipment costs. Axia includes a family of “audio nodes” that make it easy to interface with digital, analog, microphone and PC audio sources.

The new Element 2-Fader+Monitor Module debuts at NAB 2007, and will ship during the 3rd Quarter of 2007. For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio, or visit



These press-ready images of Axia Element consoles with the new 2-Fader+Monitor Module can be downloaded from the Axia picture gallery at


Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, production, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Products include digital audio routers, on-air control surfaces, DSP mixers and processors and software for configuring, managing, and interfacing networked audio systems.