Product Spotlight : March 2009

Product Spotlight : March 2009

With a fixed architecture, DiGiCo’s new SD8 console employs a smaller Super FPGA than the SD7, yet it benefits from all the features and versatility of the DiGiCo D Series, plus the advances already made in the SD7. The SD8 incorporates the Stealth Digital Processing, based on the single Super FPGA and combined with Analogue Devices Tiger SHARCS, for the Tiger SHARC FX engine.


The CV-20 live-sound mixing console is a flexible VCA audio solution. The CV-20 is available in 32, 40, 48, 56, and 64 mono-input configurations plus eight stereo input channels. All frames feature eight VCA masters, 12 aux masters, eight subgroups, separate left/right/mono controls that can be reversed to allow fader control of the aux masters, 128 VCA assignment and 144 mute scenes with MIDI control, 16 mute groups, and an 11x4 matrix that is expandable to 19x4.


Based on new technology and packed with new features and internal effects, the Innovason Eclipse is fully networkable, supporting EtherSound, MADI, Aviom’s A-Net, and Innovason’s proprietary Muxipaire protocols. It also offers onboard digital 64-track recording. Eclipse’s DSP engine enables users to mix up to 104 inputs simultaneously into 48 mix busses with the capacity to manage up to 320 inputs on the console using up to five remote audio racks.


Allen & Heath’s new iLive-T digital mixing system evolved from the iLive digital range. The iLive-T Series has all the performance and power of the original iLive in a new lightweight, affordable package. The T Series comprises the fixed I/O iDR-32 and iDR-48 MixRacks and iLive-T80 and iLive-T112 Surface options, which are connected by a single Cat-5 cable using Allen & Heath’s proprietary ACE link.


Employing technologies developed from the XL8, the the Midas PRO6 Live Audio System offers the same exemplary sample-synchronized audio performance in a compact package. Although the PRO6 standard system comprises a control center with a footprint similar to that of a 32-channel Verona and only two 7U 19-inch rack units, its diminutive size belies its ability to provide up to 80 simultaneous input processing channels and up to 32 discrete mixes in monitor mode.


The Digidesign Venue Mix Rack System pairs the D-Show Profile control surface with the all-in-one Mix Rack processing and I/O component that combines all stage, local audio I/O, and DSP processing into a single 11- space rack. The Venue Mix Rack System maintains the established hallmarks of the Digidesign Venue environment, including excellent sound quality, flexible I/O options, native TDM plug-in processing, Pro Tools integration, and complete show file portability.

Soundcraft has launched a mid-market partner console in the Soundcraft Si3. Si3 comes in one chassis—console surface, all input and output connections, power supply—so it can literally drop in and replace an existing analog. This compact footprint desk can directly handle 64 mono inputs, four stereo inputs and has full connectivity for all 35 output busses.


The Yamaha M7CL digital audio console not only inherits the classic feature set of the PM Series and the operational power of Yamaha’s digital consoles, but it also includes a unique user-friendly control surface. Available in 32- or 48-channel formats, the M7CL’s small footprint, light weight, and self-contained design is attractive for both fixed and mobile applications.


The Sanctuary Series S-32 is a 32-channel console designed with user-friendly features such as Automix, Auto Delay, and Mid- Morph EQ. Channels 1-24 can be sent to three subgroups, while channels 25-32 have a fourth subgroup option that engages Automix, a gain-sharing protocol that adjusts microphones input levels automatically to give priority to the main microphone.

Roland Systems Group (RSG) is about to release Version 2.0 software for the RSS M-400 V-Mixer digital console—the key component of the V-Mixing System. The software update includes software control and management for multiple M-48 Live Personal Mixers, LCR support, newly added vintage Roland effects, and more.

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