Content creators swoon as CADAC launches ‘killer’ digital console for live installation applications
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Cadac has just launching a new digital live production console, CDC Eight, the British console company’s third console design in a year.
According to CADAC, the new digital console is specified for high-end sound touring and fixed installation applications, and boasts a unique ‘high agility’ user interface, accessed via two 24 inch 16:10 high-definition LCD touch screens, a centre-located 6 inch LCD touchscreen accesses the system control and automation.
The CDC Eight is combined with a far less menu-dependent operating system than other digital consoles, the company claimed.
CDC Eight also now features a high I/O count, offering 128 input channels, expandable to 256, and a standard 48 outputs. Two frame sizes offer 16 or 32 faders.
The Eight is built on the firm’s proprietary DSP mix platform, processing power, as the name implies, is delivered by eight 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC processors.
The Eight also boasts a wide dynamic range, low noise mic pres, specially-developed ultra-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.