Digitally Controlled Muting
The input channels, auxiliary returns and output buss On/Off functions are electronically controlled via a central CPU. The consoles allow up to 128 patches or "scenes" to be stored in memory and recalled via a 10-key pad on the front panel or an externa...
Digitally Controlled Muting
The input channels, auxiliary returns and output buss On/Off functions are electronically controlled via a central CPU. The consoles allow up to 128 patches or "scenes" to be stored in memory and recalled via a 10-key pad on the front panel or an external MIDI device. In addition to complete scene changes, external MIDI control can be used to individually turn input and output channels on or off as required.
Mute Safe Switch
This means that a MIDI Sequencer or music computer can be used for total mute automation. If it is imperative that a certain channel never be inadvertently muted, or that muting be overriden, engage the input channel's Mute Safe switch.
Versatile Mix Matrix
It features a new 12 x 4ST +4MN matrix configuration with four of the eight matrices offering stereo output. Therefore, sources can be mixed and panned into a stereo output for the first four matrices and into mono output on the other four. Matrix channels accept a direct stereo sub-input from a rear panel connector.
Eight VCA Group switches next to each channel fader enable that channel to be assigned to and controlled by one or more of the VCA Master Faders. The VCA Master Fader affects the input channel directly and also alters that channel's post-fader output to any of the eight auxiliary mixing busses, something not possible with the conventional Group Master Faders.
Advanced Cue/Solo Functions
The PM3500 offers extensive Cue/Solo capabilities. First, there are two cue modes: Last Cue and Mix Cue. Last Cue offers several important functions: (1) it allows you to scroll through cues without having to turn each channel on and then off, (2) it eliminates the frantic search for the previous cue because it automatically drops it when a new one is selected, and (3) a double tap on Last Cue button clears the entire board of all cues. In contrast, Mix Cue allows you to build, or pile, a cue onto any existing one(s) so you can completely monitor large selections of channels or VCA groups. The PM3500 includes powerful cueing options beyond individual channels: VCA Group Cue, Master Cue Prefade listen (PFL) and Master Solo Selection. VCA Group Cue isolates an entire VCA Group for scrutiny either pre or post pan. Master Cue PFL lets the user switch between pre and after fader listening of the master section. And Master Solo Section allows you to selectively solo auxiliary, matrix or group sections in order to hear only what you need to hear. To keep the switch between cues at different sound levels from destroying your hearing, the PM3500 offers Cue PFL trim/Cue VCA trim. Adjust the trim levels of VCA groups and the Master Group to even out — or separate — the sound for the most comfortable levels.
Easy to View Metering
The consoles feature input peak LEDs to properly set levels of individual channels. Next, the new Peak indicators give a visual indication of each individual buss. If the levels on the group, auxiliary, stereo, matrix or cue outputs are too high, a peak LED in the output VU meters flashes to warn of the impending danger of clipping.
All inputs include 4-band parametric EQ
This includes high/low shelving, switchable inserts, 8 VCA control assigns and direct outs.
Unique 12 x 4 Stereo x 4 mono Mix Matrix
The Mix Matrix features 4 stereo and 4 mono outputs.
128 digitally controlled memories
The memories instantly recall mute scenes.
PFL and VCA cue trims
The trims allow optimum level setting.
4 Stereo input modules come standard
More input modules are optional.
Continuously variable 50 dB gain trim
The 50 dB gain trim plus switchable 30 dB pad lets inputs handle any signal.
8 Mono auxiliary mixing busses
The mixing busses are all pre/post selectable via external switches.
8 primary mix busses
The mix busses (groups) plus a stereo buss can be "direct assigned" from inputs.
8 VCA groups
The groups with mute and cue capability are controlled by full-length group faders.
Large dedicated stereo VU meters
The meters plus 12 switchable VU meters display output levels.
Audio & Video
|Ttl. Harmonic Distortion (Master Output)||<0.1% (THD + N) 20 Hz 20kHz @ +14dB 600 ohm <0.01% (2nd 10th) 20Hz20kHz @ +14dB 600 ohm|
|Frequency Response (Master Output)||0+ 1dB, 20 Hz 20kHz @ +4dB 600 ohm|
|Hum and Noise||-128dB Equivalent Input Noise -98dB Residual Output Noise -54 dB (58dB S/N) Group Out Master fader and on CH fader at nominal level -84dB (88dB S/N) Stereo Out. Master fader at nominal level and all Ch assign SW's off and all G to ST SW's off. -81dB (85dB S/N) AUX Out Master fader at nominal level and all Ch Aux mix SW's off -94dB (98dB S/N) Matrix Out Master level control at nominal level and all Matrix Mix controls at minimum level. -81dB (85dB S/N) Group Out Master fader at nominal level and all Ch Group mix SW's off.|
|Crosstalk||-80dB @ 1kHz, -70dB @ 10kHz adjacent inputs. -80dB @ 1kHz, -70dB @ 10kHz input to output|
|Maximum Voltage Gain||74dB CH In to CH Insert Out 90dB CH In to Aux Out (Pre Fader) 100dB CH In to Aux Out (Post Fader) 84dB CH In to Monitor Out (Input Cue) 64dB Talkback In to Talkback Out 10dB Sub In to Out 10dB 2TR In to Monitor Out 74dB CH In to Direct Out 90 dB CH In to Group Out (PreFader) 100dB CH In to Group Out (Post Fader) 100dB CH In to Stereo Out (CH to ST) 110dB CH In to Stereo Out (Group to ST) 110dB CH In to Matrix Out (Group to Matrix)|
|Mono Input PAD SW||30dB|
|Mono Input Gain Control||50dB variable|
|VCA Cue Gain trim||20dB (-14+6dB) variable|
|PFL (Input Cue) Gain Trim||20dB (-14 +6dB) variable|
|Input High Pass Filter||12dB/octave roll-off below 20 400Hz at -3dB point|
|Channel Equalization||15dB maximum High 1k~ 20kHz (shelving/peaking, Q=0.5-3) High-Mid 400~ 8kHZ (Peaking, Q=0.5-3) Low-Mid 80~1.6kHz (peaking, Q=0.5-3) Low 30~600Hz (shelving/peaking, Q=0.5-3)|
|Talkback High Pass Filter||12dB/ octave roll-off 80 Hz at -3dB point|
|Oscillator/ Noise||Switchable sine wave @ 100Hz, 1kHz or 10kHz (x0.2 x 2.0, Less than 1% THD @ +4dB output), or pink noise.|
|Phantom Power||+48VDC is applied to balanced inputs (via 6.8 k ohm current-limiting/isolation resistors) for powering condenser microphones; may be turned On or Off via rear-panel phantom Master switch. When Master is On, individual channels may be turned On or Off via +48V switches on each input module.|
|Channel Peak Indicators||LED (red) built into each CH input and ST CH input module turns on when pre-EQ level or post-EQ level reaches 3dB below clipping.|
|Channel Nominal Indicators||LED (orange) built into each CH input and ST CH input module turns on when post-EQ level reaches nominal level.|
|Channel Signal Indicators||LED (green) built into each CH input and ST CH input module turns on when post-EQ level reaches 20dB below nominal level.|
|Peak Indicators||LED (red) built into each Group, Aux, and Stereo Buss turns on when pre-Fader level reaches 3dB below clipping.|
|Scene Memory||Direct Scene Memory recall switches (1 8) Switchable Scene Memory recall (1 128)|
|VU Meters||0 VU=+4dB output @ 600 ohm load 2 large illuminated meters ; Stereo L, Stereo R 12 smaller, illuminated meters; all switchable. #1 Group 1/ Matrix 1L/ Aux1 #2; Group 2/ Matrix1 R/ Aux2 #3; Group3/ Matrix2 L/Aux 3 #4 Group 4/ Matrix2 R/ Aux4 #5; Group5/ Matrix3 L/ Aux5 #6; Group6/ Matrix3 R/ Aux6 #7; Group7/ Matrix4L/ Aux7 #8; Group8/ Matrix4 R/ Aux8 #9; Cue L/ Matrix5 #10; Cue R/ Matrix6 #11TB Out/ Matrix7 #12; OSC Out/ Matrix 8|
|VU Meter Peak Indicators||LED (red) built into each VU meter turns on when output signal is above the level 3dB lower than clipping level.|
|Dimensions||Height 335 mm (13.4") Depth 900 mm (36") Width1820mm (72.8") Weight 129kg (283.8 lb)|