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Dan Dugan Sound Design Introduces Tactile Control Panel for Automixers

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Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. has introduced the Model K Tactile Control Panel for all networkable Dugans, including the newly announced models M and N. The Dugan Model K is a physical interface resembling a keyboard. It gives the user physical buttons for controlling a system so operators can have their eyes on the production and their fingers on the keys. The Model K includes Manual, Automatic, and Mute keys for each channel, plus rotary encoders for setting Weights and other values, and LCD displays for the channel names and parameter values. The brightness of indicators and displays can be adjusted for dark or bright environments. The Model K offers controls for eight channels and three groups. Like the software Dugan Control Panels, the eight channels can be bank-shifted over any number of channels in a system. The panel can select and load stored scenes. The Model K can be linked to a particular instance of a Dugan Control Panel so the tactile panel and computer display complement each other. About Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc.: Dan Dugan is the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer. Dan Dugan Sound Design, now in its 47th year, has been designing automatic microphone mixing technology since the late 1960s. Dugan technologies provide the best possible mix of live microphones, providing fast, transparent cross-fades without upcutting, choppy sound or shifts in background noise. Transitions between talkers are smooth and consistent no matter how many mics are open. Dugan products are used in broadcast news panels, sports commentary, talk shows, corporate meetings, political debates, distance learning, live theater and other applications. The products are not mixers in themselves; rather, they are accessories to sound mixing consoles. The “Dugans” patch into the input insert points of a mixing console, giving the board operator all of the features of the board such as EQ and sends along with automatic mixing. In addition to manufacturing his own products and plug-in cards for other consoles, Dan Dugan licenses his technology to other manufacturers to build in to their products, including Protech Audio, Waves and Yamaha. www.dandugan.com

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