L-ISA object-based mixing tech added to Digico desks
Aim of combining L-Acoustics' Source Control functionality with SD Series consoles is to allow engineers to manage immersive environments easily and intuitively.
L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Source Control functionality has been natively integrated into Digico’s SD range of mixing consoles, adding object-based mixing technology to the console’s control surface.
L-ISA, which stands for Immersive Sound Art, is a new immersive audio technology that combines L-Acoustics’ sound design and loudspeaker systems with sophisticated processing tools to create a 'hyperrealistic experience' for audiences at live shows, creative events and private residences.
For L-ISA Live applications, the seamless integration of L-ISA Source Control into the Digico SD series means that sound engineers will be able to use a familiar workflow on a high-end console to manage immersive environments easily and intuitively. With L-ISA/Digico integration, up to 96 input channels can be designated 'L-ISA Channels' – each one allowing the engineer to control pan, width, distance and elevation, as well as a designated aux send, for any given L-ISA source object directly from the mixing console. All L-ISA parameters can be stored in the snapshots engine and recalled in the same way as other console parameters.
Source parameters are shared with the L-ISA Controller over the network and instantaneously converted to the defined speaker layout in the L-ISA Processor. Due to the flexibility of L-ISA’s object-based approach, the layout can easily be adapted to location changes while maintaining the spatial properties of the mix.
The L-ISA Source Control functionality expands the range of creative choices the mixing engineer can employ simultaneously, ranging from classic stereo or 5.1 controls, for uses such as downmixes or auxes, to the advanced object-based multichannel environment offered by L-ISA.
“As well as offering a streamlined user experience, integrating the L-ISA Source Control into Digico’s SD consoles provides productions with a sophisticated yet intuitive solution to the growing demand for immersive sound designs,” said Sherif el Barbari, head of application at L-ISA. “Working with the outstanding team at Digico has helped us move closer to our shared vision of bringing immersive, hyperreal sound to live, professional and private events.”
“Digico is always keen to innovate, and it was fun and interesting to see what the possibilities were,” affirmed James Gordon, managing director at Digico. “It’s been a pleasure to work with L-Acoustics to integrate L-ISA with the SD range. We share a lot of customers around the world and adding this new level of integration and control into the new world possibilities of L-ISA further strengthens our commitment to them and to the immersive future of sound.”
L-ISA-enabled Digico SD consoles will be available later this year.
L-ISA demonstrations, including Digico SD console integration, will take place in Orlando at InfoComm on Thursday 15 June at 8:30am and 10:30am in room W206C.