Luton-based console manufacturer Cadac is again providing the audio networking and control for the “Big Screen Experience” at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam next week. Working with Terry Nelson, from IBC Technical Resources, Cadac is installing a “high-definition, ultra-low latency” MegaCOMMS audio network throughout the digital cinema auditorium.
This year, Cadac desks can be found at both mix positions, with a flagship CDC eight-32 handling the audio for presentations, film extracts and product reels, while the CDC six, in its first official deployment anywhere since its launch in Frankfurt earlier this year, will take care of the on-stage microphones. Nelson is pictured here with the CDC six, left, and CDC eight-32, right.
The “Big Screen Experience” will feature a series of free-to-attend, editorially-led sessions plus complimentary movie screenings of the Fantastic Four (“woefully misguided” advises online review site Rotten Tomatoes) and Inside Out (“inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving”: RT again).
At the heart of the MegaCOMMS network is the CDC MC Router, routing audio for both the CDC eight and CDC six, and various CDC I/O 6448 and CDC I/O 3216 stageboxes sited around the auditorium. With the Router, MegaCOMMS has a network capability of up to 3,072 channels of bi-directional 24-bit/96kHz audio, control data and clock, on up to 150 metres of RG6 cable.
In addition to the “Big Screen Experience”, Cadac will also provide a CDC four with a CDC I/O 3216 stagebox for IBC TV, IBC’s 24-hour online news channel, and a LIVE1 for the main conference room.