You want a small IP console with the sonic quality and network connectivity of Axia's larger boards, and you want it to last. Axia DESQ is your answer. With two stereo mixing buses and a Preview (cue) bus, six side-loading 100mm. faders that resist dirt and grunge, and razor-sharp OLED channel options displays, DESQ is the perfect choice for small production studios, remote vehicles or content ingest stations.
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Axia Desq Mixing console.

Six-fader, two-bus Axia DESQ console is a cost-effective, small-footprint console option perfect for small production studios, remote vehicles, content ingest stations, etc. DESQ has two stereo mixing buses and a Preview (cue) bus, six high-quality 100mm conductive-plastic faders for silky-smooth operation and long life, razor-sharp OLED channel options displays, an OLED meter display with switchable VU / PPM ballistics, and monitor / headphone controls for auditioning of Program buses or two assignable External monitor source selections.
There’s also an OLED time-of-day clock timer display, with auto / manual reset option. As with all Axia consoles, aircraft-quality switches feature all-LED lighting; the anodized work surface has rub- proof etched markings that can’t rub off. Additional features include automatic mix-minus for phone callers and codec sources, EQ for voice sources, and Show Profile instant recall of up to four pre-defined console “snapshots”.
DESQ requires no countertop cutout and takes only 16” square of desk space; it connects to the QOR.16 integrated console engine with a single power/control cable. DESQ is ideal for standalone installation, but works with larger Axia networks too. A DESQ control surface and a QOR.16 integrated console engine constitute a complete RAQ system, but two DESQ consoles, or one RAQ and one DESQ console, may be paired with a single QOR.16 for cost-effective multi-console deployment.


  • 6 faders, each with instant access to any source. Assign any type of source to any channel with a simple twist of the Options knob.
  • Proven surface-and-core architecture separates control from mixing processes. No audio passes directly through DESQ; all mixing and processing is performed in the QOR.16 Integrated Console Engine – so studio “accidents” don’t turn into off-air events.
  • Software upgrade for QOR.16 integrated console makes DESQ AoIP console AES67-compliant.
  • Two stereo mix buses and a Preview (cue) bus.
  • Alpha-numeric OLED displays below each fader always show the current audio source with audio confidence meter, and, when the Options knob is pressed, offer fast adjustment of fader gain trim, EQ, pan and balance and other features without panel clutter or intimidating controls.
  • Channel-input confidence meters assure talent of audio presence before taking sources to air.
  • Built-in three-band per-source EQ.
  • Each fader’s context-sensitive Soft key can be used to activate talkback, start delivery system events, or perform other special functions.
  • Every channel strip has a stereo Preview (“cue”) function, with a unique interlock system for fast cuing of multiple sources.
  • Reconfigurable CR monitor section with direct-selection of Program buses and reassignable buttons that allow instant monitoring of external sources.
  • Four custom Show Profile “snapshots” can be saved to instantly recall frequently-used console setups –
  • useful to quickly prepare for interview segments, music-intensive programming, call-in talk shows, etc.
  • Automatic mix-minuses for phones, remote talent, etc.
  • Bright OLED meter display provides responsive, readable VU or PPM metering styles. Switchable display allows metering either Program bus.
  • All functions can be accessed remotely for configuration, management and diagnostic purposes using any standard Web browser.
  • Separate OLED clock/timer display features NTP-capable time-of-day clock and event timer that can be manually or automatically reset via source activation.
  • Network gateway enables loading networked sources while simultaneously exporting outputs back to the network.
  • Easy-to-deploy QOR.16 integrated console engine includes console CPU and power supply, DSP mixing engine, custom Ethernet switch with 6 Livewire ports and 2 Gigabit ports for studio networking, 8 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs, 1 AES input and 1 AES output, 2 Mic inputs with switchable Phantom power, and 4 GPIO ports for machine control. I/O can be expanded using Axia xNodes.
  • QOR.16’s integrated zero-configuration network switch is custom-designed for broadcasting — no switch setup required. Supports Simple Networking, allowing up to 4 QOR engines to be daisy-chained without the need for a separate core switch.
  • Each QOR.16 can support two connected RAQ or DESQ consoles, or one of each.
  • Fan-free, convection-cooled power supply for noiseless in-studio operation.