Zaxcom Nova

Nova is a complete a sound solution that combines a mixer, a recorder, ZaxNet remote control and wireless receivers into one compact and lightweight device.

CONNECTIVITY
Nova features 4 XLR mic/line NeverClip inputs with 48V phantom power and 2 line level balanced inputs. 4 external AES inputs and 6 analog/AES output buses. 2 AES42 microphones can connect to the AES inputs. 4 channels of AES sample rate converting inputs can connect to external wireless receivers.

RECORDING
Nova can record up to 12 channels of audio with 24 bit depth. Sample rates include 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96 and 192. Audio can be recorded individually or simultaneously two compact flash cards. Files are recorded as MARF II, a lossless fault tolerant recording format to the internal drive or as Broadcast Wave files (BWF).

MIXING
5 faders are high resolution continuous encoders with led indicators to indicate fader position and can display precise input audio level metering. The faders are user organized into 4 banks of 5 sources. Fader control, trim control and ZaxNet transmitter preamp gain are all accessed with the touch of a single button.

WIRELESS
Two optional QRX212 dual receivers can be installed inside the Nova. All connections are made without external cables. Each QRX212 can receive audio from up to 2 separate transmitters in mono or stereo mode for up to 8 channels of wireless audio total. The QRX212 receivers are the same as found on the RX-12 and RX-12R and are interchangeable with the Nova.

The QRX212 receivers are fully integrated into the Nova. When a frequency is changed, both the receiver channel and the transmitters on the talent are changed at the same time. When frequency scans are initiated, all transmitters on talent are put in non-transmission mode so an accurate scan can be done. Once the scan is complete all transmitters and receivers can be assigned to clean frequencies instantly with the touch of a single button. The transmitters will automatically be enabled on the new frequency.

Full integration of Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless with the Nova makes for a unique and powerful system. Track names from the recorder can be automatically sent to the backup recordings on the wireless transmitters for easy identification in post. As an alternative, transmitter names can automatically rename the ISO tracks of the recorder. The NovaÂ’s transport control can automatically control the recording on the bodypack transmitters so that there is a matching file on the transmitter for each recorded file on the Nova. Timecode is automatically jammed remotely on each recording transmitter without the need to jam with a hardwired cable.

Nova includes a 35 MHz tunable tracking front end filter for the wireless receivers. This filter allows for rejection of interfering sources like UHF walkie talkies.

INTERFACE
Nova’s graphical user interface is intuitive and simple. All buttons and knobs are ergonomically spaced to eliminate accidental bumping of levels due to overcrowding of buttons and switches on the front panel. An LCD paired with 6 push buttons provides menu navigation.

ADVANCED FEATURES
ZaxNet remote control gives the ability to adjust frequency, preamp gain and output power on Zaxcom transmitters eliminating the need to approach the talent.

Audition and Re-record allows for instant remix and recovery of dropouts due to RF transmission interruption.

POWER
Nova uses two power inputs for redundant operation. External power distribution is not necessary as no external hardware is needed when using the Nova.

Nova FAQs

  • Can I use all of Nova inputs at the same time?  Yes, there are no limitations all 12 AES inputs and 6 analog inputs are always active and use separate connectors for each input.
  • What are the ergonomic benefits to a Nova bag? Overall the Nova with its internal receivers is about 1/3rd the size weight and power consumption of other solutions on average.
  • Does Nova produce any interference to the internal or external wireless receivers?  No, the Nova has been designed to eliminate the typical interference that can be caused by mixer/recorders spraying low level RF radiation that interferes with wireless microphones that can cause loss of wireless range.
  • I am a bit uncomfortable with the 5 continuous faders will that be something I will get used to? This new system of control will most likely become the standard for bag production mixers. Nova offers the ability to control 25 sources with 5 banks of the 5 faders and instant access to related input trim values.  Zaxnet remote control is instantly accessed as well. Nova fader control is just amazing in its simplicity speed, feel and accuracy.
  • I Boom and mix at the same time can Nova be used in this way?  Yes all functions are direct access without the need to use the shift key to access all basic mixing functions.
  • Can the Nova be used on the sound cart as 4 channels of wireless receiver and as a backup recorder with the ability instantly change it to a sound bag configured system? Yes a single connector on Nova will take in up 4 channels of AES audio and output the audio from the 4 internal receivers to the main cart recorder. The 4 receiver isos and the mix from the main cart are recorded on Nova for emergency backup.  A memory can be recalled to instantly configure Nova for cart or bag operation.
  • Is the Nova Mirror card compatible between Deva24 and the Nova so I can hand in one media at the end of the day? Yes the same mirror card can be used in both recorders recording audio for post to different folders.
  • When will auto-mix and MP3 recording be available? We hope to have both available before the end of the year. The Auto mixer will be a new improved version of our Nomad auto mixer. Now that Nova is delivering we can announce the MP3 feature as we now know we have excess processing capability to do it.
  • How long will Nova run in a sound bag on a single charge with 4 channels of wireless? With a 98WH inspired energy battery 7 hours of continuous run time is typical.
  • How long does it take to set the frequencies on the 4 channels of wireless controlled by Nova? After a frequency scan by Nova the 4 transmitters and 4 receivers can be tuned to the 4 quietest frequencies in 1 second through Zaxnet control with no need to disturb the talent. Nova will also disable the 4 transmitters during the scan so that all frequencies can be properly scanned.
  • Are transmitters automatically set to the receiver frequencies? If the function is enabled the transmitters will automatic follow the receivers channel selection.
  • Can I use any Zaxcom transmitter with the Nova and is there compatibility with any other brand of wireless? Yes you can use any Zaxcom transmitter. No, there is no compatibility mode for other brands.
  • Does the internal micplexer filter the RF outputs of the Nova? Yes the 35 MHz tuned flux capacitor filter is in line and external receivers will benefit from the filter and the Nova intermodulation free design. All external receivers must be tuned within the 35MHz window.
  • What external gear must be added to Nova for ENG use? For the most part none. Nova functions as a mixer, recorder, 4 channel wireless receiver, time code distribution, IFB transmitter and Zaxnet remote control transmitter. The only addition might be a stereo link transmitter if 2 channels of audio to camera is a requirement.
  • How much would a Nova sound bag weigh? With the Ktek Jr bag and a 98WH battery about 6.5 pounds. The Nova itself weighs 3 pounds 7 Oz.
  • Why does Nova not use multiple batteries? With the MARF operating system there is no need for more than one external battery. Power can be lost at any time without corruption or loss of the recorded audio data. The system automatic closes files on power up allowing recording to immediately start again with no loss of recorded audio. Multiple batteries do nothing to prevent loss of recorded audio data in the unlikely event of a system lock up. Multiple batteries add significant weight to the sound bag and unnecessary time, effort and expense, needed to keep multiple batteries charged.  Nova provides 2 redundant power inputs to allow for any external power choice with no need for more than one power source.
  • What can Nova and Zaxcom wireless offer over other solutions? The integrated system has many benefits. Remote transmitter gain control, automatic frequency selection and instant receiver and transmitter tuning, remote transmitter sleep control, time code distribution with no hardwire jam of recording transmitters, remote transmitter naming, automatic transmitter name identification and transfer to and from Nova ISO tracks, virtual multitrack recording and playback with Zaxcom recording wireless (Patented) , Power roll automatic transmitter power control (Patented), Automatic wireless transmitter transport control and transmitter scene/ take file metadata from Nova are some of the benefits.
  • I am not a Zaxcom owner now, can I benefit from the Nova without Zaxcom wireless? No matter what wireless you may own now you can use that with the Zaxcom Nova. Nova will accept up to 12 channels of external audio via its AES inputs providing the best audio quality enabled by the digital connections. With Nova you also get the benefit of the internal Micplexer that enhances the performance of any connected wireless receiver from any manufacturer with all of the operational benefits of the NOVA track tuned wireless filter. Nova outputs RF with 3dB of RF gain that can go through an external RF splitter with no loss of signal to external receivers. Optional Receiver replacement modules offer both AES inputs and RF outputs to the external receivers.
  • Do I need to use proprietary media? No, any store purchased CF Card media should be fine.
  • Will Nova ever have Dante? No. Dante is great for getting lots of audio from point A to point B over a long distance. It is not necessary or desirable in a sound bag as the power to encode and decode the Dante format would almost double the power consumption of the Nova sound bag. AES connection  between an ENG receiver and the Nova is both power efficient and fool proof as there is no Dante routing to set up or to go bad. AES is the more desirable interface to use allowing multiple unlocked AES sources to be utilized at the same time.
  • Why does the Nova not have a word clock interface? The Nova has sample rate converting AES inputs that eliminate any need for a word clock reference. This allows all AES sources and the Nova itself to operate at any sample rate with no issues.
  • How easy is it to change out the wireless receivers? They are held in with a single screw and can be hot swapped in seconds.
  • What are the channel effects and are they available on all inputs analog and digital. Yes the effects are common to all channels. Variable frequency high pass, 2 notch filters, compressors and delay are available on all inputs.  Input trim level is also available on AES inputs.
  • Can I use AES42 microphones? Yes 2 separate AES42 mics are supported with 4 channels of audio input.
  • How good are the Nova preamps? With 140 dB dynamic range from input through the dual A-D Neverclip conversion stage and the 32bit floating point mixing engine nothing can compare to the Nova analog inputs. Input compressors are not needed and their use is limited only to artistic preference.
  • Is this a new headphone amp for Zaxcom. Yes it uses a very high resolution D to A converter with better low frequency response that can drive impedances as low as 16 ohms.

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Zaxcom Nova
 
Art.nr: K032904
Prijs Ex. BTW:
€4.950,00
Aantal

    Wenslijst

Nova is a complete a sound solution: 12 track recorder with internal QRX212 slots with RF filter & antenna distribution, Zaxnet, 4x mic/line inputs, 2 line inputs, 4 AES inputs & 6 anlog/AES output buses.

Nova is a complete a sound solution that combines a mixer, a recorder, ZaxNet remote control and wireless receivers into one compact and lightweight device.

CONNECTIVITY
Nova features 4 XLR mic/line NeverClip inputs with 48V phantom power and 2 line level balanced inputs. 4 external AES inputs and 6 analog/AES output buses. 2 AES42 microphones can connect to the AES inputs. 4 channels of AES sample rate converting inputs can connect to external wireless receivers.

RECORDING
Nova can record up to 12 channels of audio with 24 bit depth. Sample rates include 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96 and 192. Audio can be recorded individually or simultaneously two compact flash cards. Files are recorded as MARF II, a lossless fault tolerant recording format to the internal drive or as Broadcast Wave files (BWF).

MIXING
5 faders are high resolution continuous encoders with led indicators to indicate fader position and can display precise input audio level metering. The faders are user organized into 4 banks of 5 sources. Fader control, trim control and ZaxNet transmitter preamp gain are all accessed with the touch of a single button.

WIRELESS
Two optional QRX212 dual receivers can be installed inside the Nova. All connections are made without external cables. Each QRX212 can receive audio from up to 2 separate transmitters in mono or stereo mode for up to 8 channels of wireless audio total. The QRX212 receivers are the same as found on the RX-12 and RX-12R and are interchangeable with the Nova.

The QRX212 receivers are fully integrated into the Nova. When a frequency is changed, both the receiver channel and the transmitters on the talent are changed at the same time. When frequency scans are initiated, all transmitters on talent are put in non-transmission mode so an accurate scan can be done. Once the scan is complete all transmitters and receivers can be assigned to clean frequencies instantly with the touch of a single button. The transmitters will automatically be enabled on the new frequency.

Full integration of Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless with the Nova makes for a unique and powerful system. Track names from the recorder can be automatically sent to the backup recordings on the wireless transmitters for easy identification in post. As an alternative, transmitter names can automatically rename the ISO tracks of the recorder. The NovaÂ’s transport control can automatically control the recording on the bodypack transmitters so that there is a matching file on the transmitter for each recorded file on the Nova. Timecode is automatically jammed remotely on each recording transmitter without the need to jam with a hardwired cable.

Nova includes a 35 MHz tunable tracking front end filter for the wireless receivers. This filter allows for rejection of interfering sources like UHF walkie talkies.

INTERFACE
Nova’s graphical user interface is intuitive and simple. All buttons and knobs are ergonomically spaced to eliminate accidental bumping of levels due to overcrowding of buttons and switches on the front panel. An LCD paired with 6 push buttons provides menu navigation.

ADVANCED FEATURES
ZaxNet remote control gives the ability to adjust frequency, preamp gain and output power on Zaxcom transmitters eliminating the need to approach the talent.

Audition and Re-record allows for instant remix and recovery of dropouts due to RF transmission interruption.

POWER
Nova uses two power inputs for redundant operation. External power distribution is not necessary as no external hardware is needed when using the Nova.

Nova FAQs

  • Can I use all of Nova inputs at the same time?  Yes, there are no limitations all 12 AES inputs and 6 analog inputs are always active and use separate connectors for each input.
  • What are the ergonomic benefits to a Nova bag? Overall the Nova with its internal receivers is about 1/3rd the size weight and power consumption of other solutions on average.
  • Does Nova produce any interference to the internal or external wireless receivers?  No, the Nova has been designed to eliminate the typical interference that can be caused by mixer/recorders spraying low level RF radiation that interferes with wireless microphones that can cause loss of wireless range.
  • I am a bit uncomfortable with the 5 continuous faders will that be something I will get used to? This new system of control will most likely become the standard for bag production mixers. Nova offers the ability to control 25 sources with 5 banks of the 5 faders and instant access to related input trim values.  Zaxnet remote control is instantly accessed as well. Nova fader control is just amazing in its simplicity speed, feel and accuracy.
  • I Boom and mix at the same time can Nova be used in this way?  Yes all functions are direct access without the need to use the shift key to access all basic mixing functions.
  • Can the Nova be used on the sound cart as 4 channels of wireless receiver and as a backup recorder with the ability instantly change it to a sound bag configured system? Yes a single connector on Nova will take in up 4 channels of AES audio and output the audio from the 4 internal receivers to the main cart recorder. The 4 receiver isos and the mix from the main cart are recorded on Nova for emergency backup.  A memory can be recalled to instantly configure Nova for cart or bag operation.
  • Is the Nova Mirror card compatible between Deva24 and the Nova so I can hand in one media at the end of the day? Yes the same mirror card can be used in both recorders recording audio for post to different folders.
  • When will auto-mix and MP3 recording be available? We hope to have both available before the end of the year. The Auto mixer will be a new improved version of our Nomad auto mixer. Now that Nova is delivering we can announce the MP3 feature as we now know we have excess processing capability to do it.
  • How long will Nova run in a sound bag on a single charge with 4 channels of wireless? With a 98WH inspired energy battery 7 hours of continuous run time is typical.
  • How long does it take to set the frequencies on the 4 channels of wireless controlled by Nova? After a frequency scan by Nova the 4 transmitters and 4 receivers can be tuned to the 4 quietest frequencies in 1 second through Zaxnet control with no need to disturb the talent. Nova will also disable the 4 transmitters during the scan so that all frequencies can be properly scanned.
  • Are transmitters automatically set to the receiver frequencies? If the function is enabled the transmitters will automatic follow the receivers channel selection.
  • Can I use any Zaxcom transmitter with the Nova and is there compatibility with any other brand of wireless? Yes you can use any Zaxcom transmitter. No, there is no compatibility mode for other brands.
  • Does the internal micplexer filter the RF outputs of the Nova? Yes the 35 MHz tuned flux capacitor filter is in line and external receivers will benefit from the filter and the Nova intermodulation free design. All external receivers must be tuned within the 35MHz window.
  • What external gear must be added to Nova for ENG use? For the most part none. Nova functions as a mixer, recorder, 4 channel wireless receiver, time code distribution, IFB transmitter and Zaxnet remote control transmitter. The only addition might be a stereo link transmitter if 2 channels of audio to camera is a requirement.
  • How much would a Nova sound bag weigh? With the Ktek Jr bag and a 98WH battery about 6.5 pounds. The Nova itself weighs 3 pounds 7 Oz.
  • Why does Nova not use multiple batteries? With the MARF operating system there is no need for more than one external battery. Power can be lost at any time without corruption or loss of the recorded audio data. The system automatic closes files on power up allowing recording to immediately start again with no loss of recorded audio. Multiple batteries do nothing to prevent loss of recorded audio data in the unlikely event of a system lock up. Multiple batteries add significant weight to the sound bag and unnecessary time, effort and expense, needed to keep multiple batteries charged.  Nova provides 2 redundant power inputs to allow for any external power choice with no need for more than one power source.
  • What can Nova and Zaxcom wireless offer over other solutions? The integrated system has many benefits. Remote transmitter gain control, automatic frequency selection and instant receiver and transmitter tuning, remote transmitter sleep control, time code distribution with no hardwire jam of recording transmitters, remote transmitter naming, automatic transmitter name identification and transfer to and from Nova ISO tracks, virtual multitrack recording and playback with Zaxcom recording wireless (Patented) , Power roll automatic transmitter power control (Patented), Automatic wireless transmitter transport control and transmitter scene/ take file metadata from Nova are some of the benefits.
  • I am not a Zaxcom owner now, can I benefit from the Nova without Zaxcom wireless? No matter what wireless you may own now you can use that with the Zaxcom Nova. Nova will accept up to 12 channels of external audio via its AES inputs providing the best audio quality enabled by the digital connections. With Nova you also get the benefit of the internal Micplexer that enhances the performance of any connected wireless receiver from any manufacturer with all of the operational benefits of the NOVA track tuned wireless filter. Nova outputs RF with 3dB of RF gain that can go through an external RF splitter with no loss of signal to external receivers. Optional Receiver replacement modules offer both AES inputs and RF outputs to the external receivers.
  • Do I need to use proprietary media? No, any store purchased CF Card media should be fine.
  • Will Nova ever have Dante? No. Dante is great for getting lots of audio from point A to point B over a long distance. It is not necessary or desirable in a sound bag as the power to encode and decode the Dante format would almost double the power consumption of the Nova sound bag. AES connection  between an ENG receiver and the Nova is both power efficient and fool proof as there is no Dante routing to set up or to go bad. AES is the more desirable interface to use allowing multiple unlocked AES sources to be utilized at the same time.
  • Why does the Nova not have a word clock interface? The Nova has sample rate converting AES inputs that eliminate any need for a word clock reference. This allows all AES sources and the Nova itself to operate at any sample rate with no issues.
  • How easy is it to change out the wireless receivers? They are held in with a single screw and can be hot swapped in seconds.
  • What are the channel effects and are they available on all inputs analog and digital. Yes the effects are common to all channels. Variable frequency high pass, 2 notch filters, compressors and delay are available on all inputs.  Input trim level is also available on AES inputs.
  • Can I use AES42 microphones? Yes 2 separate AES42 mics are supported with 4 channels of audio input.
  • How good are the Nova preamps? With 140 dB dynamic range from input through the dual A-D Neverclip conversion stage and the 32bit floating point mixing engine nothing can compare to the Nova analog inputs. Input compressors are not needed and their use is limited only to artistic preference.
  • Is this a new headphone amp for Zaxcom. Yes it uses a very high resolution D to A converter with better low frequency response that can drive impedances as low as 16 ohms.

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