At the upcoming PLASA show in London, CADAC is launching version 2.3 CDC eight software, bringing a host of new features to the company’s flagship CDC eight digital console series.
Notable highlights of new v2.3 software update include a Waves interface card integrated within the console, providing connectivity to the Waves MultiRack server and control via the console touch screens.
This allows up to 64 channels of Waves studio-grade processing tools to simultaneously run alongside CDC eight’s own native effects options. The Waves GUI is displayed for viewing and editing on the CDC eight touch screen, and there is also support for the new TabMix iPad remote control App.
Fader Flip modes enables all buses flip to faders, while Channel Move provides for on-screen insertion or replacement of individual or several channels via a simple drag and drop to the desire location.
The Global A/B button switches every input channel between A and B inputs and now allows one touch for virtual sound check.
With VCA Unfolding, selection of a VCA deploys all contributions of that VCA on to the faders and gives instant control. Enhanced MIDI control features are also included in v 2.3.
Also at PLASA, CADAC is highlighting its proprietary MegaCOMMS digital audio network. All CADAC digital audio is transmitted using MegaCOMMS digital interconnect protocol, which provides less than 0.4 ms latency (from analog input on stage, through the console, to analog output on stage), robust error correction and advanced system clocking.
The 2RU CD MC Router features 12 pairs of MegaCOMMS ports and provides for up to 3072 channels of 96 kHz/24-bit audio in a single audio network. Each router adds less than 0.1 milliseconds latency to a MegaCOMMS network. Currently up to four MegaCOMMS compatible consoles and eight MegaCOMMS compatible units can be connected in the same network.