DAD gains EUCON control21 October 2014
The Digital Audio Denmark AX32 AD/DA high-end converter and DX32 digital audio bridge were both shown in Hall 8 together with the brand new DADman version 4.2 control software for Windows and OS X, which now incorporates automation via the Avid EUCON protocol.
NTP Technology Sales Director, Mikael Vest, said the software allows easy control of the microphone preamplifier channel strip from Avid S6 and Artist control surfaces.
“The AX32’s microphone gain, channel mute and phase inversion can all now be controlled directly from Avid’s user interface,” he added. “This will be greatly appreciated by sound engineers who typically operate the AX32 from the control surface in their studio control room. The software interfaces via the EUCON high-speed Ethernet protocol which enables a hardware control surface to communicate directly with our application.”
Housed in a compact 2U chassis, the AX32 comes as standard with an interface for Avid Pro Tools and eight AES/EBU and MADI inputs and outputs. It can optionally be fitted with a Dante IP audio interface and two optical MADI interfaces.
Up to 48 microphone feeds can be connected back to the control room along a single Cat 5 cable via fully transparent and uncompressed IP Ethernet. The optional microphone preamplifier provides up to 72 decibels of analogue gain, 123 dB dynamic range and an equivalent noise floor of -133 dB.