Public debut for CADAC’s CDC8-16 digital console - PSNEurope

Public debut for CADAC’s CDC8-16 digital console

Ahead of its imminent commercial launch, CADAC’s UK distributor CUK was able to supply a CDC8-16 to Glyndŵr University AVL Technical Services for Chester Operatic Society’s production of Kiss Me Kate.
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CUK – CADAC’s UK distributor – has supplied a CADAC CDC8-16 to Glyndŵr University AVL Technical Services for evaluation and first time ever use on a public performance. The company’s latest digital console was deployed by senior AVL technician Darren Hughes, on his sound design for Chester Operatic Society’s production of Kiss Me Kate at the university’s William Aston Hall in Wrexham, Wales. “We have two in-house desks available to productions in the 900 seat theatre,” said Hughes. “Current analogue and digital mixers; both reputable boards from leading manufacturers. But when we get a more demanding production in we often decide to bring in something special – more cutting edge – to deliver the best production capabilities. “I had seen the CDC8 on the CUK stand at last year’s PLASA Focus and had been very impressed with the look of it. When the booking for Chester Operatic Society came in my thoughts went straight to the CADAC and I contacted Stuart Cunningham at CUK to see if it was at all possible that one might be ready and available for use on a live production.” With CADAC commencing production of the CDC8 ahead of its imminent commercial launch, CUK was able to supply a CDC8-16; an ultra-compact frame-size variant of the console with identical 128-channel I/O count, functionality and processing architecture as the full 32-channel version. “From the first day load-in for the production I realised how good this desk was,” continued Hughes. “Within half an hour I knew where everything was and operation was highly intuitive centred around the 24-inch touch screen. There is no need to look at pages within pages, the CDC8 has everything logically arranged on the one screen, and with the tight time frame from load-in to first performance, this was critical.” www.cadac-sound.com

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