Cadac to launch new touring console at PLASA 2011

CDC Eight to be introduced at London show
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Cadac has announced that it will be launching its new flagship digital live production console, the CDC Eight at this year’s Plasa event.

Designed for high-end touring and fixed installation applications, the console possesses a ‘high agility’ user interface, accessed by two 24” 16:10 high definition LCD touchscreens.

It also offers 128 input channels, which can be expanded 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 ultra-low distortion EQ filters and analogue emulating compressor algorithms, 24-bit / 96kHz Delta-Sigma AD/DA converters, and EQ algorithms, using proportional-Q techniques, combine to deliver a traditional Cadac signal chain.

To be unveiled at stand 1H 6 at 1pm on the opening day of the show, 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.”