The Studio Technologies Model 742A Audio Mixer is expressly designed for use in electronic-news-gathering (ENG) vehicles and small production truck applications. Many other fixed and mobile audio production, on-air, and utility applications can also be supported. Model 742A features include four mic/line inputs with +48 volt phantom power, four line inputs, two output buses, LED level metering, flexible monitoring, and AC and DC powering. The Model 742A was specifically designed as a dual-channel audio mixer, rather than as a typical stereo device. This approach makes it excellent for "dual-path" on-air applications. As a utility mixer the Model 742A can create two independent monaural signals, excellent for general signal monitoring, talent cueing, or intercom support uses.
The Model 742A is targeted for use by operators with numerous audio sources that need to be quickly and reliably adjusted and routed to create one or two independent audio mixes. In these days of operators having too many tasks to handle, and too little time to do them, the Model 742A is a refreshing combination of performance and simplicity. Using their experience in mobile broadcast applications, the engineers at Studio Technologies were able to design the Model 742A to include all the crucial features required to meet the needs of fast-paced news-gathering operations, while still providing the operator with an easy-to-use product.