Cadac is celebrating its 50th anniversary with two new launches in its CDC touch-screen digital mixing console series: the top of the range CDC seven-s and the CDC five; a highly compact, all-in-one mix solution for small-to-medium sized production companies, freelance mix engineers and all manner of fixed sound installations.
The CDC five features a single touchscreen and 16 faders, with dual banks of user assignable buttons (40 in total) — a unique feature of the CDC five. The CDC ‘human interface’ and feature set combine in aiding the workflow and allowing the engineer full creative freedom, unhindered by operation of the technology. The 23.5-inch touchscreen displays the intuitive ‘high agility’ CDC swipe-able user interface with its instinctive use of gesture operation in navigating and operating the console.
The rear panel boasts 16 analogue inputs, to compliment eight analogue outputs and eight digital I/Os, as well as an integrated 64 x 64 Waves card. The CDC five also includes dual MegaCOMMS ports, enabling additional MegaCOMMS processing/interfaces to be connected, forming an extended audio and mixing console network. CDC five runs 96k / 24-bit audio and is capable providing up to 48 inputs and 24 assignable busses, plus LCR and monitors in FoH mode; or 30 assignable busses when operating in Monitor Mode.
With the launch of the CDC five, comes Version 5 CDC Console Software, which features an improved Graphical User Interface with a completely redesigned console control screen. The new software also boasts a number of new features – including Cue Ripple and Cue Preview – and performance enhancements that feature across the entire CDC range.