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German Symphony Upgrades to DAD Converters

AX32 enables digital-to-analog, analog-to-digital

German symphony orchestra Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg and its Scoring Stage studio have invested in three DAD AX32 digital audio converters from NTP, including DAD’s microphone preamplifiers option, as part of a technical upgrade to its headquarters in the film center at Babelsberg.

“We are now using the AX32 as a 72 channel system for analog to digital or digital to analog conversion. Recording is supervised from a 72-fader Neve VXS scoring desk in control room one or an SSL C200 digital console in control room two,” said Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg’s Chief Engineer Falko Duczmal. “The mixers are coupled through the AX32 converters to an Avid Pro Tools 11 digital audio workstation.”

Housed in a 2U chassis, the AX32 is intended for use in audio recording and mixing, as well as post-production. According to the company, the AX32 features up to 48 analog I/O and a range of digital interfaces such as ProTools HD, MADI, AES and Audinate Dante audio over IP. The system is fitted with a built-in audio router, and says the firm, the optional microphone preamplifier has a low noise floor and wide dynamic range.