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5 more ones to watch at IBC2014

New products from Fairlight, Sonifex, Sound Devices and more

DiGiCo will show its range of broadcast application-specific consoles and demonstrate a new and innovative three-way network communication solution at IBC2014.

The SD Series of consoles is based on the power of FPGA technology and Stealth Digital Processing and adopts a multi-application approach. It is this that has enabled DiGiCo to develop application specific feature sets, resulting in dedicated broadcast versions of its SD7, SD5, SD10, SD9 and SD11 consoles.

All consoles are compatible with DiGiCo’s SD Rack, which serves as a multi-sample rate signal splitter that also allows the ultra-smooth DiGiCo microphone preamps to replace the standard mic preamps of an analogue or other digital console.

Live demonstrations, connecting the DiGiCo stand to the Optocore and Clear-Com stands via an Optocore loop for audio, with a BroaMan Route66 core router for the video, will take place during IBC providing video, audio, intercom and data connectivity between all booths.

German interconnectivity and audio transport specialists DirectOut are to introduce “a tool for everyone that works with MADI” – ANNA-LISA.

ANNA-LISA is a small, handheld MADI analyser and signal generator equipped with BNC and SFP MADI I/Os that provides straightforward, immediate analysis of any MADI input. Signal condition, input level and jitter can be monitored directly at the device. More detailed information, such as protocol and user bit checks, is accessible through an external application via USB and Bluetooth.

“In mobile broadcasting and recording as well as live sound applications, it is crucial to know the quality of all MADI connections in the setup”, states CTO Stephan Flock. “With ANNA-LISA [pictured right] we are excited to provide a unique new tool which not only makes it possible to track down protocol issues, but moreover is able to provide a qualitative analysis of the physical condition of a MADI connection. Engineers will wonder how they ever managed without it!”

At IBC 2014, Fairlight will showcase 3D Audio Workspace, a new platform for immersive and object orientated 3D sound production. Fairlight’s CTO, Tino Fibaek explains: “The philosophy behind Fairlight’s 3DAW is to give sound mixers a post-production solution that works with all platforms.”

The 3D Audio Workspace is aimed at the film and television post production market, adding immersive sound capabilities to an existing digital audio workstation whilst remaining fully compatible with an established workflow. The 3DAW uses AirPan – a new concept that allows operators to use a Virtual Reality style input to position and control images in a 3D space. “You can literally reach out into the airspace monitored by the controller and by just moving your fingers in the air, you can pan, rotate, tilt and spread your sound in space,” says Fibaek. This open platform configuration support VST and RTAS plugins, as well as ASIO for I/O and sync sharing.

Earlier this year, Sonifex bought Australian broadcast audio manufacturer and distributor Innes Corporation. As part of the purchase, a number of products transferred to Sonifex, with one of them being the Flashlog audio logger.

The new V8 logger software has a number of new features, the biggest of which is the ability to log multiple IP streams. The V8 software can log up to 32 internet radio streams. It supports MP3 and HE-AAC audio encoding and also records the metadata.

Sound Devices, along with its new video-products brand Video Devices, is giving audio and video equipment racks a makeover with a full suite of rack-mounted solutions, including the Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 audio recorder.

Sound Devices will feature its first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mounted solution, the 970, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI. The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording. Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i recorders offer significant advantages and time-savings for production workflows, providing tapeless, file-based recording and playback with the ability to access and transfer high-quality files over Ethernet. Both PIX products feature extensive network connectivity, and can be connected over Ethernet for simultaneous grouped recording and playback.

(Georgia Butler)