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Cadac launches its new flagship digital live production console

Cadac launched its new flagship digital live production console, the CDC Eight at PLASA 2011. Scheduled to start shipping in early 2012, it also was highlighted at Prolight+Sound Shanghai 2011. Specified for high end fixed installation and sound touring applications, the console boasts a ‘high agility’ user interface, accessed via two 24 inch 16:10 high definition LCD touch screens. A further centre located 6 inch LCD touch screen accesses the system control and automation.
The CDC Eight offers 128 input channels – expandable to 256 – and a standard 48 outputs. Two frame sizes offer 16 or 32 faders. Built upon the company’s latest generation proprietary DSP mix platform, processing power is delivered by eight 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC processors. A wide dynamic range, low noise mic pre-amp, specially developed low distortion EQ filters and analogue emulating compressor algorithms, 24-bit/96kHz Delta-Sigma AD/DA converters, and advanced EQ algorithms, using proportional-Q techniques, combine to deliver a classic ‘Cadac sound’ signal chain.
The CDC Eight is billed as “Cadac’s killer sound touring console,” by Sales Development Manager Vincenzo Borrelli. “What really sets it apart – aside from the classic Cadac sound quality – is the user interface, which is truly of its time and totally intuitive to any audio engineer.”
Simultaneously, Cadac is branding its digital product range with the common CDC prefix. Thus, the DM1600, launched at Prolight+Sound 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany, is renamed the CDC Four. The ‘small format’ digital production console shares the same proprietary DSP genealogy and many of the same high quality signal chain features as its larger CDC Eight sibling. Offering a potential 56 input channels, The CDC Four has a less menu dependent operating system and highly intuitive user interface.
CDC Four will be on show at the Studiomaster-Carlsbro booth 6756 at Winter NAMM 2012.
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