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FOH Rack Features

FOH Rack

The 10-space FOH Rack offers expandable local I/O, computer control, DSP processing, and connectivity to a D-Show or Profile console. It works in conjunction with up to two Stage Racks, which provide up to 96 remote mic/line-level inputs and outputs from the stage, and offers dual redundant power supplies standard with every FOH Rack.

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Complete Computer Control
FOH Rack features an embedded Windows XPe computer platform running VENUE software as the central point of control for the entire system. Windows XPe is known for its robust programming options and renowned reliability. Used in conjunction with Avid’s DSP Mix Engine cards, the computer allows FOH Rack to provide unparalleled headroom for onboard processing with full plug-in compatibility.

Onboard Local I/O
FOH Rack provides a host of dedicated local I/O via the FOH I/O card, which offers local monitor outputs, analog and digital (AES or S/PDIF) 2-track input and outputs, MIDI I/O, eight TRS insert send and return jacks, and a COM input that can handle either microphone or intercom inputs. This local I/O is offered standard, and comes at no expense to mic/line input or output counts.

One Software Platform—Total File Portability
All Avid live sound systems operate under one common software platform—VENUE software, the industry’s easiest yet most comprehensive control software. VENUE software sets new standards in operational efficiency and workflow, giving you instant access to and full control over any function of the system. Just a simple button push on the console or click from the screen gives you access to inputs, outputs, show files, snapshots, patchbays, plug-ins, and more. And because all Avid live systems share this same software platform, you can create and load show files for use on any Avid live system; no need to learn new software or build new show files if you switch consoles or re-scale your system.

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Creative Processing with Bundled Plug-ins
FOH Rack comes with a powerful bundle of VENUEPack plug-ins, offering some of the best and most highly coveted professional processing in the industry from Avid and other top audio developers. The bundle is worth thousands of dollars on its own!

Customize with FOH Rack Options
FOH Rack has a number of options available to meet your needs and the needs of others. Whether you want more processing power, need to expand your local and/or remote I/O counts, or integrate Pro Tools|HD or Pro Tools recording and playback for Virtual Soundcheck and multitrack archiving, FOH Rack options are easy to install and deploy.

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