Do you make any analog consoles now?
No, all consoles currently manufactured by Logitek are router-based digital consoles.
What is the difference between a router-based console and a digital console?
Many digital consoles on the market are designed for direct digital input connections on the back of the console;
others have onboard A/D converters. While these consoles are “digital”, they limit your flexibility. A router-based
console uses a digital audio router as the heart of the facility’s operation, and what appears to be a console is
nothing more than a control surface.
What are the advantages of a router-based console?
There are many advantages! The main advantage is flexibility -- any input that is available at the router can be made available at any fader on any control surface connected to the router. Wiring from the router to the console is generally a single cable, making connection of the physical surface extremely easy. Multiple routers can be networked using 1 Gigabit fiber optic connections; this allows multiple stations under the same roof to share codecs, satellite feeds and other sources. Plus, our powerful Supervisor / Command Builder software gives you unprecedented control over your operation. You can completely re-map a console’s layout with the press of a single button, and can handle other tasks such as EAS routing. For more information, see our Audio Engine information.
When I buy a Logitek system, do I still need to buy DA’s and other equipment for distributing
audio around the facility?
No! The beauty of a Logitek Networked Console System is that it takes care of the mixing, distribution, program feeds, auxiliary feeds, connections to and from your hard disk systems, and other functions. You can eliminate racks of DA’s, A/D converters and rate converters. The Audio Engine is much, much more than just a connection point for your console.
What about mix-minus busses, profanity delays, intercoms, EQ and dynamics processing?
All of these functions are available in the Audio Engine. A few require our multi-DSP processor card, the SharcAttack.
I see Logitek also manufactures VU meters. Are they analog or digital?
All of our meters, with the exception of the old “needle” style mechanical meters, can be ordered with analog or digital input. Some meters offer both in the same box.
What makes Logitek meters different?
The main difference is that our meters use the international VU ballistics standard. Other popular meters use proprietary “loudness” scales and other standards, which can look pretty but not give you any valuable information about your audio. By following the international standard, you can be sure that the audio you’re mastering or duplicating will really be at the correct levels no matter where it’s used.
I have a Logitek Quiztron box. Do you repair those?
Yes. Logitek manufactures the Quiztron III for Knowledge Bowl on a contract basis for Academic Hallmark in Durango, CO. If you have a problem with a unit under warranty, please contact Academic Hallmark at (800) 321-9218 and they will assist you. If your quiz box is out of warranty, please contact Logitek Support at (713) 664-4470 to obtain a Return Authorization before shipping anything to us. Logitek only makes and repairs the quiz boxes and push buttons for Academic Hallmark. The long yellow touch strips that they sell come from a different supplier and we cannot repair them.