Live Performance+

EVO.Live is a new audio mixing system built for the most demanding live applications in

-Broadcast facilities
-OB trucks
-Performing arts venues
-Houses of worship

EVO.Live offer the best possible price/performance value and a set of unique operational features for enhanced productivity and reliability. At Fairlight – we call it Live Performance+.

Unrivaled Price-Performance

EVO.Live delivers incredible digital audio mixing performance at an unprecedented price.

Intelligent Control

Available in a wide range of chassis sizes and table-mount configurations, with up to 60 faders. An intelligent blend of touch screens and dedicated control elements significantly accelerate operation.

Customised For You

For the ultimate in customisation, the control surface includes dynamic Picture Keys that can be assigned to control any console or router function with user-specified text and graphic labels.

Enhanced Reliability

Full system redundancy with dual independent power supplies and automatic switchover. Dual Crystal Core audio processors and hot- swappable remote I/O can be added to guarantee highest system reliability.

Live and Post

Quickly switch between Live and Post Production modes, making it a fully integrated, dual-function production system. Intelligent use of shared resources provides efficiencies in time critical situations and delivers an exceptional return on investment.

Beyond Mixing

A complete production centre offering Live and Post Production tools “in the box” plus sound-effect play-out, multitrack audio performance recording, external device control, full timecode capability and extensive metering.


Mixing Console Control Surface

EVO.Live excels in modularity and customisation offering immediate access to all critical live functions with excellent visualisation.

The control surface includes interactive Picture Keys that self-label instantly for each task performed, always displaying the right commands and functions at the right time. In addition, Fairlight’s new iCAN (Integrated Control across Network) technology provides the operator with an easy to use interface to design customised layouts.

Dual-Operator functionality allows two audio engineers to independently access their own set of input channels, faders, Solo system, channel processing and monitoring controls.

Console Frame: 

Configurable in a wide range of chassis sizes or table-mount options, to fit up to 60 faders.

Fader Panel: 

Available with 6 or 12 motorised faders (100mm) with touch-sensitive control buttons and colour OLED display.

Channel Panels: 

4 rotary touch sensitive encoders and 10 switches complement each fader strip.

Touch Screen Display: 

High-res 20” colour TFT monitors with touch functionality provide excellent visualisation and controls.

IntelliPad Customisation Panel: 

Includes self-configurable Picture Keys to change functions and label of key labels,

Monitor Panel: 

Provides control of the built-in talkback, monitoring system, source selection, control-room and studio level.

Visual User Interface

Large touch screens provide an overview of the entire system and allow instantaneous changes via touch control. Comprehensive Mix-Minus, comms, metering and flexible bussing are provided.

In-Line Display: 

Provides graphical feedback for the hardware channel strip.

Bus Metering Display: 

Shows high-resolution meters for all busses.

On-Air and Monitor Display: 

The On-Air mode protects live operations from interruption. The Monitor display shows level controls and source indicator for control room and studio monitor circuits.

Channel Metering Display: 

On multi-monitor systems, the secondary monitor shows channel input levels for all 104 channels.

Mixer Screen: 

Shows parameters for all channels and busses and provides compete overview of the system setup.

Live Audio Processor

Fairlight’s incredibly powerful Live Audio Processor is designed with FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology.

The compact, 2U rack mounted unit contains Fairlight’s renowned Crystal Core processing engine and ensures sub millisecond of audio latencies and the availability of the same digital signal processing power on every channel at all times.

The processor provides 104 Input Channels and 128 bus elements at 48 KHz with high precision floating point processing and mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound formats.

Dual-input power supplies is included. Adding a second hot-swappable Crystal Core-based Live Audio processor guarantees the highest system reliability.

Built-in, local I/O provides for all control room needs.

Remote I/O

The remote I/O rack is a 19″ frame, 4U high unit that holds a combination of up to 21 I/O modules.

The following I/O modules are available:

-4 Channel – Mic. preamp

-8 Channel – Analogue Input Card

-8 Channel – AES/EBU Input Card with Sample Rate Conversion

-8 Channel – Analogue Output Card

-8 Channel – AES/EBU Output Card

-64 Channel – MADI Fiber-I/O Card (multimode) with two parallel transceivers


EVO.Live maintains full system redundancy with:

-Dual independent power supplies for mixing console, Live Audio Processor and remote I/O units

-Second, hot-swappable FPGA-based Live Audio Processing Engine

-Hot-swappable remote I/O units

-Back-up control of functions from all Mixer displays, using mouse or touch control

Technical Specs


-Available in modular chassis or table mount execution

-From 12 up to 60 faders (6 or 12 faders per panel)

-Each fader strip features:

     -100mm touch-sensitive fader

     -Colour OLED display, including 12-character wide channel name

     -Metering, up to 5.1

     -5 touch-sensitive rotary knobs per channel

     -14 switches, including Solo, Mute, Call, and Auto buttons

-Mixer overview screen

-Sophisticated customisation tools

-Self-configurable picture keys

-Selection of additional control modules

-Ethernet-based modules

-Offline configuration tool

-Scene-based automation (live mode), timecode-based automation (post mode)

-Extensive GPI/O support

Local I/O

-4 MADI inputs (total of 256 channels)

-4 MADI outputs (total of 256 channels)

-4 Analogue line ins, 12 Analogue line outs

-2 digital ins, 6 digital outs (4 and 12 Channels)

Remote I/O

-Support for multiple 4U remote I/O units

-Each remote I/O unit holds up to 21 I/O modules

-MADI connection for audio

-Ethernet connection for control

Live Mixer Configuration

-104 Input Channels and 128 bus elements

-A / B Channel inputs

-1 x Main out (mono, stereo, or 5.1)

-24 x Sub Group out (mono, stereo, or 5.1)

-24 x Auxiliary out (mono, stereo, or 5.1)

-24 x Multi Track out (mono)

-16 x Mix-Minus busses

-1 x Direct out per channel

-1 x Mix-Minus out per channel

-1 x Insert on every channel, Main, Sub and Aux bus

-32 x VCA groups

-6-Band EQ on every channel, Main, Sub and Aux bus

-Dynamics processing on every channel (Exp/Gate, Compressor, Limiter)

-Dynamics processing on every Main, Sub and Aux bus (Compressor, Limiter)

-2 sec delay available on all channels

-Dual-path 5.1 + stereo control room output

-2 x Stereo Studio Monitor outputs

-4 Talkback groups

-Talk to Channel Mix-Minus, Channel Direct out, busses

Mix-Minus System

-Contains 16 mono Mix-Minus busses

-Each channel has a single send to the Mix-Minus system

-The channel’s send can:

     -Switch to either pre or post fader

     -Provide independent level control

     -Provide independent bus-assign to 16 Mix-Minus busses

-Mono channels have a single Mix-Minus output section

-Channel’s Mix-Minus output section can be:

     -Sourced from any of the 16 Mix-Minus busses

     -Independently level controlled

     -Patched to any available output


-To the Mix-Minus output of any channel

-To the Direct out of any channel

-To any combination of Aux and Sub busses

Channel Delay

-Each input can be delayed by up to 2 seconds

Monitor Control

The monitor control panel provides direct access to the main C/R A & B monitors, and to Studio 1 & 2 monitors.

Control facilities include:

-Source selection, main and speaker mutes

-Speaker selection

-Dim and Level control

Other Features

-On-Air mode prevents destructive features to be used including:

     -Loading a console template

     -Turning the OSC on

     -Destructive Solo

     -Dropping out of Record

     -Knob and fader ‘Smart Level set’ to unity

-Manual channel to physical fader mapping or smart fader set mapping based on channels with sources  patched and busses in use


-Fully redundant FPGA-based Crystal Core Media Engine

-Dual-input, fully redundant power supplies for control surface and Live Audio Processor

-Continuous auto-diagnosis including error logging