2017 05 Cantus 1Berlin, May 2017: Stage Tec is proud to look back on the successful history of CANTUS, its first digital mixing console, which was launched in 1994. The revolutionary concept, which took the world by storm in just a few years, was not only a game-changer in digital audio processing but was also designed for a long lifecycle from the outset. As with all Stage Tec products, it used only components which could satisfy Stage Tec's 2017 05 Cantus 2exacting quality requirements. Manufacturers were also required to guarantee at least a 10-year parts availability. True to the label 'Made in Germany', Stage Tec has always stood for utterly reliable and long-lasting products as well as excellent service.

In 2004, the CANTUS mixing consoles were succeeded by the AURUS Direct Access console, heralding a new chapter in Stage Tec's success story. Production of CANTUS was phased out gradually. Existing customers and installations have of course enjoyed continued updates and support. Stage Tec's goal of building long-lasting products is reflected in the provision of spare boards and the repair of older components at the 2017 05 Cantus 3company headquarters in Berlin. This has allowed many CANTUS mixing consoles to be in active service for more than 20 years.

During that time, Stage Tec has maintained stocks of CANTUS components in its own warehouses in order to provide excellent customer support. Unfortunately not all components are still available, despite making enquiries 2017 05 Cantus 4around the world. We recommend that customers still working with CANTUS consoles upgrade their installation, as Stage Tec is now officially discontinuing its support for CANTUS products, including the firmware and software.

Stage Tec is also discontinuing its support for the Matrix 4 hardware/software of the NEXUS audio routing system. However its successor Matrix 5 was developed by Stage Tec in such a way that installations running Matrix 4 can mostly be upgraded. This helps to extend the lifecycle of existing components and reduce the cost of new investment for existing customers.

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During that time, Stage Tec has maintained stocks of CANTUS components in its own warehouses in order to provide excellent customer support. Unfortunately not all components are still available, despite making enquiries around the world. We recommend that customers still working with CANTUS consoles upgrade their installation, as Stage Tec is now officially discontinuing its support for CANTUS products, including the firmware and software.