Audio-Technica debuted its ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer at InfoComm 2017. Featuring intuitive use, echo-cancelling, and flexible web remote functionality, the ATDM-0604 is a six-channel automatic mixer ideal for meetings, conferences, soft codec applications, courtroom proceedings, radio and TV broadcasts, and other applications involving the use of multiple microphones or other media inputs.
The SmartMixer technology allows channels to be mixed automatically in gate or gain sharing mode for consistent audio output from all inputs in a setup. It also helps avoid feedback, excessive ambient noise, or comb filtering. Controls and LED indicators on the mixer’s front panel let you easily adjust input/output and gain levels; set and recall presets; turn on/off phantom power, low-cut filter, automatic mixing and acoustic echo cancellation (AEC); change IP configuration (Auto or Static); and more. Digital signal processing for inputs and outputs include parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, and feedback control. Control and monitoring tools are accessible locally on the front panel or via the Web Remote interface, which allows users to handle the aforementioned adjustments from a Windows-based PC, Mac, iOS or Android device, plus make additional changes to the input and output settings, select gate or gain sharing mode when using Smart Mix, and adjust other advanced settings.
The mixer is equipped with four balanced microphone inputs, two balanced Mic/Line inputs and one unbalanced stereo input, along with two balanced and two unbalanced outputs. Network (Cat5e or better) and USB ports are also included, as are A/B Audio-Technica Link ports.
The company also introduced the new U841R boundary microphone to its UniPoint line. It retains the feature set of its predecessor, the U841A, yet boasts additional internal electronics that do not require an external power module. The mic features a TA3M output connector and includes a 25ft TA3F-to-XLRM cable.