PL+S 2015: Cadac launches CDC six gesture-operation console16 April 2015
Cadac held the worldwide launch of the CDC six digital live sound production console on the opening day of Prolight + Sound.
Speaking immediately after the launch, Cadac brand development manager, Richard ‘Fez’ Ferriday, commented: “We have been overwhelmed by the response of the visitors we have had on the opening day of the show. CDC six has been very well received by the Pro Audio community and, on day one of the show, we have already sold the first production run of this innovative live sound console.”
Cadac claims the CDC six has the most intuitive operation and highest possible audio performance of any mixing console, based around developments of its advanced gesture-operation user interface. The interface is based on the CDC eight, but with ergonomic advances made to user operation, which makes the CDC six less menu dependent. Fixed physical controls have been replaced by an intuitive user interface accessed through a 23.5in touchscreen.
The CDC six also ships with CADAC’s Monitor Mode, this feature, also found on the CDC eight, which gives the engineer the ability to access any of the 48 user-assignable busses and their respective contribution channels in ‘sends on fader’ mode, making mixing a large number of monitor feeds fast and easy.
Additional to this is the Mix Focus feature; when any mix is ‘flipped’ into sends on faders mode, the console will only present the user with the channels that are contributing to the selected mix, negating the need to navigate through all of the inputs. It is also possible to select an input channel and ‘flip’ the outputs onto the faders, allowing a single channel to be sent to multiple destinations simultaneously via the faders.
Ahead of Prolight + Sound, Ferriday explained: “The combination of an exceptionally fast and intuitive user interface, legendary Cadac mic-pre’s, state-of-the art DSP and FPGA processing technology, with incredibly low latency, make the CDC six a uniquely compelling proposition for those who do not want to be faced with either audio or creative compromises.
“CDC six defies the paradigm that a console of this level of performance demands complex operation.”