Quantum Leaps

Phil Ward analyses the new regime at Fairlight as the company targets live events

PSNEurope, January 2015

FAIRLIGHT IS one of those names that strike a chord. Several chords, actually, to which 1980s pop testifies…

At Fairlight, talk now is of the next significant growth phase. “ While live audio and installation is definitely a key part of our strategy, we also see significant growth opportunities in the post arena, driven to some extent by initiatives for cloud-based collaboration platforms from Adobe, Quantel and Avid.”

“Live sound demands systems that are highly dependable, always available, and that have a very fast response. We’re coming in to this arena with a very different attitude and a different background to a lot of the other companies in this field. Read the full article PSNEurope January 2015 Fairlight_web 

Pro Audio Boards Continue to Evolve

Vendors enhance with expanded automation capabilities, IP and improved workflows

TV Technology, January 2015

You might think that in 2015, all of the major audio console design developments are to be viewed through the rear view mirror. But you would be wrong. Demands placed on audio engineers who work in the television industry continue to escalate and the vendors who serve their needs continue to refine their products. Read the full feature here

Consoles and Controllers for Live Sound

Mix Surveys Digital Boards with 24-Plus Channels

Mix Magazine, January 2015

Space and weight are always an issue in live sound, and manufacturers have answered the call in the latest range of mixers and controllers. This month’s roundup features mid- to large-frame digital desks released since AES 2012, and includes a sidebar featuring the latest rackmount I/O and DSP boxes controllable from an iPad, laptop or touchscreen. – Read the full review here

3D Audio Workspace explained

Resolution, November/December 2014

Fairlight has introduced 3D Audio Workspace (3DAW) as a platform for immersive and object-oriented 3D sound production. Aimed at the film and TV post production markets, 3D Audio Workspace is designed for content creators who want to improve the 3D sound audience experience. Fairlight CTO Tino Fibaek explains what 3DAW does and the thought process behind the innovation. Read the full article 3D Audio Workspace explained

Q&A: Fairlight CTO Tino Fibaek on the new 3DAW platform and returning the company to ‘full strength’

SVG Europe, October 2014

Showcased at IBC 2014 and due to be made available from the end of this month, Fairlight’s sports-friendly 3DAW platform enables operators to use a VR-style input to position and control images in a 3D space. CTO Tino Fibaek discusses the platform’s development as well as the current resurgence of Fairlight itself after a challenging couple of years. Read the full Q&A here

Fairlight Launches QUANTUM.Live Table-Top Console

InBroadcast, July 2014

IBC 2014 saw Fairlight launch its QUANTUM.Live Table-Top (TT), the newest addition to Fairlight’s live console family that includes the award winning EVO.Live digital audio mixing system. Also announced was Fairlight’s 2nd generation Crystal Core engine (CC-2) technology. Hailed as the most powerful post production engine ever created, CC-2 incorporates 1000 tracks, 100+ output buses and 100 live inputs.

For the full story click here

Fairlight EVO.Live First at Catholic TV Network

InBroadcast, July 2014

The CatholicTV Network in the USA has become the first customer for Fairlight’s new EVO.Live audio mixing system, which won a Best of Show award when it was launched at NAB 2014.

CatholicTV is using EVO.Live for live and pre-recorded HD broadcast productions at its facility near Boston, Massachusetts. The console’s unique ability to switch between live and post modes means that staff engineers can also use the desk for editing when it isn’t needed for on-air applications…for the full story click here:

Fairlight EVO.Live Launch

AudioTechnology, March 2014

Fairlight has an enviable name in post production mixing, but you rarely find one of its consoles in an OB truck… more likely a Calrec, Digico or Lawo. But that may all change soon. The EVO.Live console surface is compact, making it well suited to tight situations like the OB vans, or indeed performing arts centres, churches or broadcast facilities. The console is available in different chassis or table-mount configurations…for the full story click here:

The Fairlight audio part in the opening and closing of the Winter Games in Sochi 2014

Digital AV Magazine, March 2014

The Fairlight audio technology played a key role in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014, performed at the Stadium of Fisht……for the full story click here