Dan Dugan Sound Design has introduced the Model E-1A automatic mixing controller, which builds on the architecture of the existing Model E-1, adding increased DSP power to provide up to 16 channels of transparent automatic mixing.
As with Dugan’s larger D-series automixers, the new Model E-1A allows users to divide the unit into three separate automixers, with each set having its own set of master buttons on the software control panels.
The Model E-1A replaces the Model E-1. Model E-1 owners having serial numbers 417 and above already have the hardware and will be able to update their units to all the new features via a firmware upgrade.
The Model E-1A includes the upgraded control panel for Java, a real-time remote control panel, while a recently announced iPad app (purchased separately) brings touch control to the control panel.
In addition to eight channels of analog I/O, the Model E-1A has two pairs of ADAT connectors. One pair may be used for digital I/O with the second pair utilized for linking, or the link connectors may be repurposed for an additional eight audio channels.
“In the past year, the processing power of Dugan products has been dramatically increased,” says Dugan. “As we were working on the Dugan-MY16 card for Yamaha, several options were opened for us to enhance the capabilities of our other units. The Model E-1A is the result of extensive engineering research, accommodating our customers’ requests for more audio channels and extra mixing groups.”
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