Cadac is debuting the latest addition to its CDC digital console line in Europe, at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition. The new CDC seven builds further on the success of the medium format CDC six, offering all of its power and operational simplicity with the enhanced production capabilities of an expanded dual 23.5 inch, 16:9 hi-definition touch screen, 36 fader control surface.
The CDC seven maintains all of the feel and familiarity of the CDC six, with its major ergonomic advance in user operation and resulting minimal learning curve. Scaling up operational flexibility, the CDC seven doubles up on both the large format LCD touch screen, and associated encoders, and the physical fader count; also expanding the number of inputs to 96. The new console retains the CDC six’s 56 busses; with 54 of them now being configurable with the latest V4.0 software update.
V4.0 Console Software is the very latest operating software upgrade for CDC eight, CDC six and CDC seven. The standout feature in V4.0 is Sticky Channels with custom layers on the 23.5” touch screen. Sticky Channels allows users to create custom layers with any combination of inputs, outputs, or VCAs on the main 16 channel fader bank; either “stuck” to the left hand side of the screen (starting at channel 1) or the right side (ending at channel 16).
Other features of Version 4.0 include an additional 6 busses if LCR is not required, Cross-Fade added to cue events, metering on each bus output within Monitor Mode, access to GEQ from Monitor Follow at the press of a button, a console lock, additional functions to the user define buttons, plus a revised Patching GUI.
Cadac’s booth – H3.1 F37 – will feature three CDC seven and three CDC six consoles, running ‘live’ on the MegaCOMMS network via the CDC MC Router. Also on show will be the CDC I/O 3216, CDC I/O 6448, CDC I/O AES3 stage boxes, as well as with CDC MC Dante and CDC MC MADI bridges.
Commenting on the combined significance of the introduction of the CDC seven and V4.0 software, marketing manager James Godbehear says, “The continuous development of Cadac’s intuitive gesture based GUI and OS work flow makes ever greater use of the flexibly provided by the 23.5″ large format touch screen. In the CDC seven we have a mix platform that combines all of the advances in V4.0 with the operational advantages of a dual screen, 36 fader configuration, all still within a relatively compact foot print.
“With the swift learning curve of both the CDC seven and CDC six, coupled with their industry leading latency management system and unsurpassable audio performance, at a highly competitive price point, they both offer attractive propositions for those who want something that stands apart from the normal offering of consoles.”