Andante 8
Andante 8
AVE Mixer User Control PC-Software empowers you to optimize your audio setup with precision and efficiency.
Andante 8
Andante 8


The digital audio mixer Andante 8 offers 8 inputs, 4 outputs, 20 presets and a variety of functions like adaptive automixing, matrix for signal routing, dynamic antifeedback based on notch filters, parametric and graphic equalizer, output delay lines up to 233 m, FFT spectrum analyzer and remote control. All adjustments and parameters can be stored, copied and recalled at any time.

Some functions can be adjusted directly at the unit by using the select-button and the two control knobs. All changes can be easily traced with a clearly arranged view at the menu display. The select-function is present at all microphone/line inputs, matrix and at the outputs with LED indication.

Each of the 8 inputs are equipped with analog gain/phantom power control, anti-hum filter, lowpass/highpass Butterwoth filter, 8-biquads parametric EQ, fader adjustment, noise gate, compressor  and automix.

Automix employs a sophisticated algorithm, carefully engineered within this digital mixer, to seamlessly manage input selection. This intelligent system dynamically adjusts threshold levels to ensure optimal performance, even in challenging acoustic environments with fluctuating background noise.

A matrix within the audio mixer, provides the capability to route each input signal to specific outputs and adjust their node levels as needed.

Each of the 4 outputs are equipped with 8-biquads parametric and a 31 Band graphic-equalizer, level adjustment, automatic antifeedback with 5 dynamic/fixed notch filters, noise gate, compressor and limiter.

Antifeedback system is responsive and adapts dynamically using notch filters to attenuate feedback frequencies.

By using the PC-Software all function adjustments of the parameters can be made as well as creating and storing the 20 presets via USB connection.
Remote control by RS 232-interface.

The digital mixer is also available as Andante 16 version with 16 microphone/line inputs and 8 outputs.


Data sheet:

General Specification
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.3 dB, +4dBu output
  • Dynamic range: >=108 dBA, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0dB gain
  • THD input to output: <= 0.01% (all gain settings 0 dB)
  • Total latency input to output: 2,88 ms
  • Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
  • Bit Depths: 24 bit
  • 7 XLR + 1 XLR/RCA
  • Sensitivity per input: Mic/Line
  • Digitally controlled analog gain: from 0 dB up to 60 dB, step 0,5 dB
  • Digitally controlled phantom power: +48 VDC stabilized, 16 mA/channel
  • Dynamic range Analog to Digital converters: >=110 dBA
  • Maximum input level before clipping (minimum gain setting): +20 dBu
  • Input impedance: 8 kΩ
  • Input protections: radio frequency interference (RFI), transient voltage spikes, external overvoltage
  • 3 XLR + 1 XLR/RCA
  • Dynamic range of Digital to Analog Converters: >= 110 dBA 
  • Nominal output level (Master Volume at –16 dB): +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms)
  • Maximal output level before clip (0 dB fullscale at DAC output): +20 dBu
  • Output impedance: 50 Ω
  • Output protections: short circuits, radio frequency interference (RFI), transient voltage spikes, external overvoltage
Digital Signal Processor
  • ADSP21369 - 32-bit / 40-bit, Floating-Point, 333 MHz – 3,3 ns instruction cycle
    Super Harvard Architecture, 2,4 GFLOPS, 2 Mbits SRAM
Digital Signal Processing Inputs (for each channel)
  • Anti-Hum Filter (Butterworth highpass filter fc=160 Hz, slope=-12 dB per octave)
  • Lowpass / Highpass Butterworth filters, -12 or -24 dB per octave
  • 8-Biquads parametric EQ(notch/peaking type)
  • Noise Gate / Dynamic Range Compressor / Limiter
  • Automix with adaptive threshold and NOM gain
  • Fader control from -60 dB up to +10 dB, step 0,5 dB

In/Out Routing Matrix

  • Size of matrix: 8 In / 4 Out
  • Individual level control per crosspoint

Outputs (for each channel)

  • 31-Bands (1/3 oct) Graphic EQ
  • 8-Biquads parametric EQ (notch/peak type)
  • Lowpass / Highpass filters Butterworth, -12 or -24 dB per octave
  • Noise Gate / Dynamic Range Compressor / Limiter
  • Delay line up to 233 m (679 ms)
  • Phase reverse
  • Output level from -60 dB up to +10 dB, step 0,5 dB
  • Master volume from -60 dB up to +10 dB, step 0,5 dB
  • Automatic feedback suppressor: up to 5 ultra-narrow notch filters (Q = 0,1) configurable in fixed/dynamic mode


  • Real time Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) for input/output signal spectrum analysis
Data Connections
  • Front panel: USB 2.0
  • Rear panel: RS232 @ 38400 kbit/s
  • LCD: 20 characters x 2 lines
  • AC Range: 90 VAC to 264 VAC (Universal Input)
  • Input frequency: 47 Hz to 67 Hz
  • Power consumption: stand-By 24 VA, max 33 VA
  • Width: 483 mm
  • Height: 88 mm
  • Depth: 260 mm
  • Weight: 4,3 kg, 9,48 lbs
  • Temperature range: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 102°F)
Temperature Range
  • Indoor: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 102°F)
  • Humidity: 0–98%, non-condensing
  • Electromagnetic compatibility: EN 55022, class B, FCC part 15, level B
  • Emissions: IEC/EN 61000-3-2 class B
  • Grounding scheme: AES48-2005 grounding scheme
  • Marking: CE
  • RoHS: 2002/95/EC
User Interface
  • System configuration and control via USB
  • Peak and signal LEDs indicator per input channel on front panel
  • Peak and signal LEDs indicator per output channel on front panel
  • Knob master volume selection, accessible via front panel
  • Knob preset selection, accessible via front panel
  • Individual input and output volume setting accessible via front panel
  • User Access Protection via front panel with PIN code
  • External remote control via RS 232 (see serial protocol description)

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