launches the latest console in its Diamond 4 Series, the D4 Elite, at LDI 2002. The console is streamlined to offer the maximum power and functionality in the minimum physical space. The D4 Elite offers all the features of the full-sized Diamond 4 in a smaller chassis with 14 submasters and 96 assigned playbacks, with direct access to 96 fixtures via Legend Cells (re-assignable preset playbacks).

Both D4 products have been developed in parallel. Avolites wanted to offer a physically smaller console in the range that still had the flexibility and versatility for which its products are renowned. The D4 and the D4 Elite are fully disk-compatible, and the Elite features all the software functions of the larger desk, addressing the whole spectrum of production situations.

For those with a relaxed programming schedule, the D4 Elite's direct access control surface offers intuitive and fluid programming. Conversely, for those time-pressed moments when an LD has just minutes to program a spectacular show--the D4 Elite offers immediate access to a powerful "instant" toolkit.

The electronic legending increases speed of set-up and allows the automatic configuration of a huge programming palette. The D4 Elite significantly expands the number of palettes, injecting yet more potency into this important feature. Greater processing power ensures faster access and response time for all functions.

Increased software capabilities and dual VGA monitors make the console even more versatile, logical, and fast to program. Naturally, the D4 Elite also retains the hands-on intuitive feel that's made Avolites' desks so popular worldwide.

New features include:

  • 14 fixed playbacks

  • 96 assigned playbacks

  • 1000+ fixtures and channels

  • 96 direct-access programming palettes

  • multiple times and overlap on attributes and fixtures

  • logical, informative cue viewing environment

  • additional live operation facilities

  • enhanced theatre plotting features

  • electronic legending for palettes, groups, and fixtures

  • dual theatre and multiple cue-list playbacks

  • fully automatic configuring of palettes and groups

  • enhanced Ethernet capabilities