Performance without compromise:
first-class components (e.g. faders and potentiometers from ALPS)
an intuitive, user-friendly mixer section
two editable digital effects devices – each with 100 presets and 20 user memories
a professional 4xIN / 4xOUT digital interface (USB) to connect a PC or Mac
a stereo equalizer for the main mix
a large, contrast-rich OLED display
The mixer section
The distinctive feature of the mixer section is the 4+4 channel configuration. In addition to the classic six mono + two stereo analogue inputs, the CMS boasts two stereo digital inputs via USB. These inputs – when occupied – are automatically routed to channels 5-6 and 7-8.
This means four fully-featured stereo channels are available – a fact that will particularly please DJs.
8 channel strips comprising:
4 mic/line input channels
2 mic/stereo USB ("super") channels
2 stereo line channels
Microphone inputs 1-6 are each equipped with a Gain control and switchable phantom power, whilst channels 9/10 and 11/12 have a Trim control. Channels 1-4 possess a switchable low-cut filter that intervenes at 80 Hz. All channels boast a 3-band EQ with Hi, Mid & Low controls. Each channel offers three sends: FX (post fader), AUX (switchable globally pre-/post-fader) and Monitor (pre-fader). Also present in each channel are a Balance/Pan control, a Mute and PFL switch, and a volume fader with Peak and Signal display.
The master section
As well as the dual L/R master faders, the master section features FX1, FX2, Aux and Monitor Return controls – not to mention a 9-band master EQ and a digital effects device with 200 presets and 40 user memories. Two different effects (FX1 and FX2) can be used simultaneously and edited with the aid of a large, clear display.