Aviom first introduced its digital audio protocol, A-Net®, in 2001, along with the company's first Aviom A-16 Personal Mixer. In the 10 years since the first A-16 found its way onto a church platform, Aviom has quickly become the industry standard for personal mixing solutions, fielding more than 100,000 personal mixers throughout the world.
“When we were getting started, we had a clear vision of how the personal mixer would help musicians on stage by giving them control of their monitor mixes,” says Aviom's President and CEO, Carl Bader, who spent many years before his corporate days as a drummer playing the Philadelphia club scene. “Since we introduced the Aviom Personal Mixer, we have been amazed by all the applications over the years—from lowering stage volume in houses of worship to its role as a production tool on the set of reality television shows.”
Similarly, the company's A-16II Personal Mixers have proven to be a solution on a variety of stages, ranging from high schools and universities to Las Vegas shows and Broadway, where they are almost always used in the orchestra pit. The A-16 Personal Mixer made its first foray on the Great White Way in late 2003, where it debuted on the set of Little Shop of Horrors. Since then, the A-16II has been used during production of Broadway's Promises, Promises; Come Fly Away and La Cage aux Folles. The personal mixer was also relied on in 2007 during San Diego's Birch North Park Theatre's production of Love In: The Musical, a theatrical celebration of the music from 1967. In Las Vegas, the Pro16 Personal Mixer has been found on the set of Legends in Concert at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, Hairspray at Luxor and Manilow: Music and Passion, starring Barry Manilow at the Las Vegas Hilton.
While the Aviom Personal Mixers are often relied on in fixed installation settings, they have also been known to throw a great house party, or in some cases, a White House Party, such as President Barack Obama's 2009 Inaugural Ball. Installed previously by ATK for the Democratic National Convention, the company knew that the personal mixers would also make the perfect party guest for the inauguration. The personal mixing system put on another good show in 2009 during the 81st Academy Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman.
Within the broadcast industry Aviom mixers have come to not only aid musicians on shows such as American Idol, Don't Forget the Lyrics and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, but they are used behind the scenes on various reality TV shows to monitor multiple audio feeds from different locations on set. In 2005, an Aviom Personal Mixing System was used by Nueva Voces de America, a Latin-American reality music competition show filmed in Miami, to process the audio signal for the production team. Other reality TV productions that have made use of the A-16II Personal Mixers include ABC's The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Here Come the Newlyweds; VH-1's Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, Charm School and Celebrity Rehab; MTV's Making the Band; Nick@Nite's Funniest Mom in America; TV Land's She's Got the Look and Food Network's Chopped.
World-class studios around the globe have also come to rely on Aviom Personal Mixers to make sessions smooth. Within the U.S., systems can be found at Cincinnati's Bamboo Room Studio; Cotton Hill Studios in Albany, NY and Paragon Studios in Franklin, TN. Other U.S. studios include Interscope Studios, Soundcheck Nashville and Bismeaux Studio.
Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom's innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA.