New Products (Feb 2006)
Feb 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Kari Taylor, senior associate editor
CDP-88: A 1RU CD player, this unit offers 24-bit Delta Sigma D/A converters, analog and digital connectivity and the ability to sync to Word Clock at any frequency from 32 to 96kHz. Discs are tray-loaded, not via a slot in the front panel. Compatible with 8cm and 12cm discs, the system plays CD and MP3-CD from CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs, with the capability to play unfinalized CD-R/RW discs and indicate error rates via the front-panel display.
CD copying and printing system
Bravo XR Disc Publisher: This unit automates the process of recording and direct-to-disc printing of 50 CDs or DVDs at a time. A robotic arm transports the discs to the drive to be burned, and then moves the discs into the integrated 4800 dpi color printer. All supplies and the finished discs are accessible from the front of the unit, which allows it to be placed on shelves or mounted in 4RU. Two Bravo XR systems can be stacked and operated from one PC. Each unit includes a copy of Primo DVD burning software from Sonic for PC and Charismac’s Discribe Software for Mac users. Sure Thing CD Labeler Primera Edition labeling software is also included for graphic design.
Omnia Multicast: The Omnia Multicast audio processor with Sensus technology helps HD Radio broadcasters deliver multicast audio. Sensus is a suite of audio enhancement tools that predicts the effects of the HD Radio codec and counters problems. The processor features a 48kHz, 24-bit audio processing platform with 384kHz internal sampling rate and a three-band dynamic peak limiter with a feed-forward/feedback design and intermodulation distortion reduction, plus wideband AGC. The unit also offers bass management EQ with as much as 12dB of bass boost and accepts digital inputs from 32kHz to 96kHz.
Audio editing software
Audition 2.0: In Adobe Audition 2.0, a new low-latency mixing engine with ASIO hardware support allows greater creative flexibility, with real-time effects and input monitoring. Automatic delay compensation provides synchronization while mixing an unlimited number of tracks, including as many as 80 simultaneous input and output devices. The mixer panel allows users to set up the type of routing needed using inputs, outputs, sends and buses. Parameter automation can be recorded and adjusted in the mixer itself, or in the new automation lanes in the timeline. Users can also add 16 sends per channel. Use CPU power more efficiently by creating sends on several tracks that go to a bus with a reverb or other effects applied.
Sound effects library
Noisefuel additions: Each of the Noisefuel products is created by a team of sound design specialists and packaged as one or two CD-ROMs, with content being provided in WAV and MP3 formats. The newest editions to Noisefuel are The Sci-Fi Collection, Foley Footsteps and Transitions, Whooshes and Swipes.
Stormin Protection Products
Case Ground: This system prevents lightning from coming up the case ground. Attach the black wire to the equipment case ground or metal frame. Attach the red ground wire to the grounding system or the rod attached to the unified grounding system.