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At Musikmesse Prolight+Sound 2002 Soundcraft introduced the 328XD digital mixing console with dynamics processing on every channel, group and mix path - the next generation of the popular Digital 328 production mixer.
With the 328XD, Soundcraft have further broadened the desk's functionality - from straight sound mixing to production and control of sequencers and desktop synths to enable it to be the production control centre for computers, DAWs and dedicated hard disk recorders, including dynamic automation and moving faders.
Designed for use straight out of the box, the 328XD control surface needs little explanation, and virtually all functions are readily to hand through the unique E-Strip. This versatile controller can act as a horizontal channel strip controlling EQ and aux sends, a dynamics control panel, or as level controls for the tape returns.
The 328XD boasts a new dynamics feature set, including a gate and compressor/limiter on every channel, configurable direct outputs that provide more opportunities for recording feeds, two high-resolution Lexicon effects processors, the ability to route effects to groups for recording, total status recall at power-up, and improved connectivity. For instance, the S/PDIF output can be available on optical port as well as RCA/Phono. Word-clock termination is available for systems using multiple clock connections, and the console may be synchronised to embedded ADAT word-clock as well as numerous clock sources.
While the 328XD is an outstanding controller, with legendary sonic performance for recording and mixing, its ability to control desktop sequencers and synths, and in turn be controlled by them, makes it a very versatile console in its class. The 328XD has built-in interface capabilities to virtually all digital formats: ADAT, TDIF plus S/PDIF and AES/EBU stereo in/out.
Soundcraft 328XD digital mixing console
03/2002 Pro-Music-News

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