The Carbonite Black Switcher


News for 2017: Carbonite Developers created a mid-size switcher that delivers high-end production functionality and power, The Carbonite Black Switcher!   OncoreAV employees are actively installing this switcher for the local Grand Rapids, White Caps Baseball Stadium.



  • Is a 3 ME, compact 2 RU production engine that handles 1080P60 and 4k productions (with no third party products).
  • Redundant power that provides dual power supplies with both the control panel and production engine.
  • DVE functions, media stores, auxiliary buses, roll clip, macro names, advanced Chroma keying, and I/O capacity.
  • Continuous feature improvements via free software updates.
  • For more information check out the Brochure


  • Mid-size production switcher with intuitive panel ergonomics and production efficiencies that make it faster and easier to use for Audio Visual Consultants.
  • A strong metal body, high end multi purpose buttons and the Legendary Ross fader

Customer Service:

  • Ross annually receives among the highest ratings for customer support
  • Committed to production switcher development for 40+ years
  • Free lifetime technical advice by telephone and email


  • Carbonite can be used in a wide variety of production including Sports, Worship, Live events, Corporate, Education.

Our simplified solution for large church productions


With their large theatrical performances, Blythefield Hills Baptist Church in Rockford, Mich. began to experience difficulties with their analogue patch bay and their limited 72-input console. Oncore AV was approached by the Worship Arts Technical Director Don Hamblin with a vision of simplicity for their audio needs. Together, we focused on creating and installing a new system that no longer needed an analogue patch bay and increased their available inputs, while allowing for two board operators. We also hoped to achieve a versatility of work surfaces for the vocals, worship team and wireless microphones.

Oncore AV began the project by considering several manufacturers, but for the church we decided the Allen and Heath iLive products were ideal because it was the most cost effective, while still meeting all the ministry’s needs. We used an iLive-144 connected to two IDR-64 stage boxes that allowed 128 inputs to accommodate their 96 available input points in the sanctuary. The Allen and Heath ACE Network connected the surface and stage boxes on each side of the stage with a single Cat-5e cable. When the symphony is on-site, the stage right IDR has the option of being moved up to a separate location, which consists of all the inputs for the instrumentation.

During a large performance for Christmas or Easter, the church uses up to 48 wireless microphones. Facing this, we did not want to take away from the 128 inputs we currently set up for instrumentation. So we used the Allen and Heath IDR-48 connected to an iLive-T112 through the ACE Network and then connecting the outputs via Audinate Dante technology off port B of the IDR-48 and IDR-64 Slave. This gave them a full digital system with up to 176 inputs between the two systems. For personal monitoring they use a mixture of wedges and Aviom A-16II personal monitor systems. Having the D800-Dante from Aviom allows use of 16 outputs from either console while not using any of our 32 analogue outputs.

Between Hamblin’s vision of simplicity and versatility and our trained professional opinion, we believe this system will work smoothly for their large upcoming productions. Blythefield Hills Baptist Church will now have an easier understanding of how to incorporate numerous elements that engage well throughout the entire performance, making it less confusing by incorporating two separate surface boards.