Tech: New Products, December 2011

Dec 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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New Sound Reinforcement Products

DiGiCo SD10-24
The DiGiCo SD10-24’s control surface offers 25 100mm touch-sensitive faders for its 96 channels of processing, 12 of which can be configured as full Flexi Channels; outputs can be assigned across the surface. Processing options include channel delay, single and multichannel presets, HPF and LPF with 24dB per octave, four bands of parametric EQ with band-curve selection, compressor, dual-insert points and busing. Dual-mono inputs offer fast main and alt channel-switching. User-defined Smart Key macros are accessed via four layers of 10 backlit LCD keys. Back panel I/O comprises eight mic inputs, eight line outputs, eight mono AES I/O, two MADI connections, 16 GPI and GPO connections, MIDI, word clock, MADI and Optocore. Dynamic EQ provides expansion and compression on all four bands of parametric EQ, and can be assigned to any of the input or output channels, with 10 units being allocated as required. The 48 assignable buses can be configured as mono or stereo groups, or auxiliary buses. There is an additional stereo or L/C/R master bus and 16x12 output matrix. Sixteen stereo Sound Grid racks can be inserted, with up to eight plug-ins in each rack. Expansion options are available.


Earthworks WL40V
Earthworks Microphones’ first wireless product, the WL40V wireless vocal microphone capsule, is adapted from the company’s SR40V vocal mic. The WL40V’s hypercardioid polar pattern and extended flat frequency response translate to a natural on- and off-axis performance. The wireless capsule is interchangeable with any screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3mm/pitch, 1mm threading, such as those from Lectrosonics, Line 6 and Shure. The WL40V will be available through authorized Earthworks dealers Q1 2012 and comes with a 15-year warranty.

QSC TSC-3, CCN32
Using its Q-Sys integrated platform, QSC’s TSC-3 touchscreen controller allows users to control Q-Sys systems and other devices under Q-Sys control. The Q-Sys Designer software creates custom control panels with buttons, faders, custom navigation and other software tools. The CCN32 CobraNet audio I/O card allows for system-bridging between Q-Sys and a CobraNet legacy platform, and provides up to 32x32 channels of CobraNet audio I/O of a Q-Sys system.

Lake Processing LM 44
The stand-alone LM 44 digital audio processor is similar to the LM 26 with the exception of its I/O configuration: four analog inputs and four analog outputs as opposed to the 26’s 2-in/6-out. The LM 44 accommodates 8-in/8-out AES-3 and 4-in/8-out Dante digital audio transport. The unit also uses four Mesa modules, each with an independent input mixer and output signal processing chain, allowing it to be used as a mix-matrix or full-system EQ. The LM 44 can be operated in a Contour mode configuration (two contour modules) allowing for use as a loudspeaker crossover processor. Inputs that are not routed to the processing modules (in each mode) can be passed through to the output router. All three signal types—Dante, AES and analog—are maintained simultaneously, with user-prioritized automatic failover and dual redundancy. It is now available from Lake.






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