Designed to help live sound professionals meet the most demanding and complex workflow challenges, Avid's key new option card for its live systems, the Dugan-VN16, offers a modular, integrated solution that improves audio quality and simplifies mixing for multi-mic applications.
“Avid’s industry-leading live sound solutions are built on the most open and tightly integrated platform,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and services at Avid.
“The Dugan-VN16 option card expands Avid live systems to include patented automixing technology, representing a reliable, easy-to-configure solution that allows live sound professionals to deliver higher-quality mixes, faster than ever.”
Developed and manufactured by Dan Dugan Sound Design, the Dugan-VN16 option card provides Avid live system users with industry-leading dialog automixing functionality in a convenient and integrated solution. Dugan-VN16 simplifies mixing and improves audio quality in situations where multiple speech microphones are used, including broadcast events, conferences, house of worship services, theater performances, and more.
The Dugan-VN16 option card improves operational efficiency by automatically adjusting microphone levels faster than what would be possible using manual workflows. Unlike a noise gate, which can introduce distracting sonic artefacts, Dugan-VN16 utilises real-time voice activation to automatically lower the volume of unused live speech microphones and raise volume when presenters begin speaking. Sound engineers can reduce feedback, comb filtering, and background noise without having to manually adjust levels.
“We're proud to partner with Avid, an industry leader in live sound,” stated Dan Dugan, CEO of Dan Dugan Sound Design. “By integrating our patented automixing technology into Avid live systems, we're allowing owners to deliver higher-quality mixes and expand their businesses to include an even broader range of live events.”