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January 2009—Offered in versions for film/video post, broadcast and live, Harrison's (www.harrisonconsoles.com) Trion features a traditional surface rather than a central, shared-knobs approach. Hardware enhancements include transformer balanced mic preamps with a High-Z input setting for line-level and wireless mic inputs, and a Combo IO Unit intended for smaller configurations with 24 A/D converters, 16 ADCs and 16 AES I/Os, with MADI (optical or copper) interfacing to/from the board's MADI router, which now has 12 4×1 summing points. This lets the user select various mic inputs, sum them within the router and send them to recorders, trucks, etc., thus freeing more console inputs for mixing. Additonally, the MADI router can be set up with up to eight partitions, allowing router crosspoints to be stored/recalled independently, which is ideal for routing stage monitor or truck feeds without affecting console recalls. Harrison also offers new plug-ins for live users, including 2- and 6-Band DeNoisers, DeEsser, Sub-Harmonic Generator and Analog Tape Saturation, while adding FFT displays to its Harmonic Notch Filters and Buzz/Hum Killer. Other effects planned in the coming months include chorus, flange Stadium Simulation and more.

September 2007—Harrison has revised and updated its TVD-SL large-format TV studio digital audio console, which now features TFT metering and Xrange native engine DSP and Xrouter digital audio signal routing. The 24-bit (96kHz-capable) TVD-SL is available in standard 44 or 60 faders for stereo or 5.1 surround mixing, and the main control surface can be operated from up to three additional locations using Harrison's Satellite Touchscreen technology.

June 2007—At NAB, Harrison showed its under-$150k, Ikis-powered Trion. During the past few months, the company has sold four in Germany and a few more in Taipei.

September 2006—Harrison's Trion digital console is offered in versions for film/video post, broadcast and live, and features a traditional surface rather than a central, shared-knobs approach. A new Fold-Out option provides the benefits of a dedicated, shared control panel without losing the “sweet spot” space that such panels usually require. Two layout modes are available: traditional, with channel control/assignments that are accessible on vertically oriented strips; and fold out, wherein any audio channel can spread across any eight contiguous vertical fader/channels.

November 2005—Harrison’s Trion digital console made its AES debut. It’s offered in versions for film/video post, broadcast and live, and features a traditional surface rather than a central, shared-knobs approach. Running on the company’s IKIS™ platform, Trion uses a 15-inch monitor for every eight faders, offering a view of each channel’s information, along with Harrison’s PreView™ waveform envelope display.

September 2005—Jointly developed by Harrison and Showco, the LPC’s extensive automated input selection system greatly reduces the number of active channels required for a given section of a performance, while proprietary IKIS™ event-based automation provides instant recall and reset of every function on the console (up to 10,000 setups). The LPC provides three mic and one line input per channel, motorized faders and pots, and 5.1 panning. Up to 32 mix buses or aux sends are available, as are 32 matrix outs. Audio I/O is 24-bit, while internal signal processing uses Harrison’s 40-bit Wide Pipe™ path. A TFT interface, alphanumeric display on all faders and 16 remote VCA faders help users manage shows with large numbers of inputs.

September 2005—Designed with a small footprint and employing the company’s Wide Pipe signal path, Trion runs on Harrison’s IKIS platform and features built-in 15-inch monitors for a dedicated view of channel settings. Harrison’s PreView™ waveform envelope display gives the operator a 20-second-long waveform view of any audio source. Trion can incorporate from 32 to an unlimited number of dual input channels, each with 16 or 32 aux sends and 24, 48 or 96 bus assignments (dependent upon configuration). Channel controls and assignments are instantly accessible as vertically oriented strips or “folded out” across eight faders for true knob-per-function adjustment. The DTC™ (Digital Tools Card) adds a 20-second loop recorder and 32 digital bus limiters with look-ahead intelligence—becoming a gateway to DSP plug-ins. Adding a portable 8-fader panel and screen, a remote operator can control FOH or monitor mixes from anywhere in the venue.

June 2005—Harrison's Trion digital console features a traditional surface rather than a central, shared-knob control panel. Running on Harrison's IKIS platform, Trion uses Linux and USB technology with Ethernet connectivity. A 15-inch monitor for every eight faders offers a dedicated view of each channel's information, and Harrison's PreView waveform envelope display provides a visual representation of channel names, stem assignments, EQ/dynamics, aux sends, metering and surround panning.

April 2005—Offered in versions specifically geared toward film/video post, broadcast and live performance, Harrison's Trion digital console features a traditional surface rather than a central, shared-knobs control panel. Running on Harrison’s IKIS™ platform, Trion exploits Linux and USB technology with Ethernet connectivity. All consoles feature a 15-inch monitor for every eight faders, for a dedicated view of each channel’s information, along with Harrison's PreView™ waveform-envelope display that provides a visual representation of channel names, stem assignments, EQ/dynamics, aux sends, metering and surround panning.

April 2004—Harrison's third-generation broadcast console operates with two superior IkIs platform computers and drives, running in mirror-image for redundancy. Two 17-inch TFTs provide a wide choice of system views, DSP status, metering and an internal phase scope. IkIs reduces rack requirements, yet one Core can support 256 channels and 136 buses. Twenty-one TFT video displays eliminate costly monitor walls. Profiling provides instant, unrestricted layer and surface layouts. Transformer-coupled mic pre's provide three inputs each.

November 2003—Harrison's new DTC plug-ins run on any IKIS-based Harrison console and feature a BeOS GUI. The DTC package consists of a dedicated processing module, with a standard array of 32 bus limiters with “Look Ahead,” “Anti Breathe” control and a suite of software plug-ins (sold separately) added to the digital.engine DSP core on an IKIS automation system.

June 2003—Harrison unveils its new flagship film console, the MPC3-D, which is available as a completely new unit or can be fitted into an existing MPC frame to minimize downtime. The 3-D features many new upgrades, one of the most interesting being the introduction of Harrison's own plug-ins, including a de-esser, camera noise filter, bus limiter, leveled EQ and crossover EQ. Other upgrades include 16-wide panning per channel, full 40-bit signal processing, expanded dynamics, upgraded digital engine capable of up to 192k operation and much more.

April 2003—The TVD-SL Digital Live On-Air Broadcast Console is equipped with 24 remote-controlled microphone preamps, up to 18 video monitors, 24 stereo line inputs, dedicated 5.1 input (6-channel); 24 mix-minus buses; eight fader control groups; four stereo program outputs. Each of its 96 channels features 4-band parametric EQ, high/lowpass filters, 16 aux sends, full dynamics with separate metering, continuous input metering, and stereo and 5.1 panning. From $150k.

January 2003—Harrison's ST2 digital film/post console is offered in various control surface options, with touch-sensitive knobs, motorized automated joystick panners, high-res digital meters, multi-operator capabilities and multiple input/output format options. Based on Harrison's digital.engine, the ST2 offers 40-bit DSP and a 2,240x2,240 digital-routing switcher. The system has up to 768 channels per digital core, with full processing on all buses on every channel. Also featured is Dynamic Profiling (any strip can control any channel) and a range of plug-ins, including De-esser, Camera Noise Cleaner and Bus Limiter. The IKIS automation platform offers 10 EQ shapes, ±30 dB of gain and expanded dynamics control. The 8-band EQ includes notch, high/lowpass and Find functions. AD/DA converters are 24-bit (48/96 kHz), and SRC can be bypassed on AES I/Os of groups of eight.

June 2002—At NAB, Harrison unveiled a new version of its top-end TVD digital broadcast console, the TVD-SL, which offers the same power but doubles the number of physical input faders. Harrison also introduced the Pro950-EX, a compact analog board for on-air and post duties.

August 2001—The LPC (Live Performance Console) from Harrison will be available in a fully digital version, the LPC-Digital. Designed for live performance mixing, both the digitally controlled analog LPC and the all-digital LPC-Digital feature compact, ergonomically designed control surfaces with 40 multi-layered, motorized channel faders and 16 remote moving faders, and automated motorized pots. Remote from the console control surface, the audio processing rack connects via conventional copper or fiber-optic cable. Harrison's proprietary IKIS software provides complete storage and recall capability for up to 10,000 “scene stores.”

June 2001—At NAB, Harrison debuted its TVD on-air digital television console, based around a compact control surface that can be remotely accessed from up to three locations via the company's Satellite Touchscreen technology. A standard package has 24 mic/line inputs, 18 stereo line inputs, 12 mix-minus feeds, 16 aux sends and 5.1 capability both as inputs and outputs. All signal processing is 40-bit, courtesy of Harrison's proven digital.engine™ technology, and standard amenities include moving faders, snapshot automation and a 2240x2240-capable routing system. Harrison also announced that it was offering its award-winning LPC (Live Performance Console) in a fully digital version, based on the digital.engine and a compact 40-fader control surface, connected via copper or fiber-optic links for up to 768 full channels.

October 2000—Harrison's MPC II incorporates the Digital.Engine, the High Density I/O Digital Converter system and new control surface components in the most powerful, large-format, digital film/post-production console available. Features include: large format multi-operator digital engine, enhanced multi-operator automation, expanded layering access, expanded film monitoring, multi-operator sweet spot control, new high-resolution digital meters and expanded digital router control.

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