News from Cadac
Cadac debuted the CDC7, the latest addition to its CDC digital console line in Europe, at this year’s Prolight + Sound.
The new CDC seven builds further on the success of the medium format CDC six, offering all of its power and
operational simplicity with the enhanced production capabilities of two expanded dual 23.5 inch, 16:9 hi-definition touch
screens, 36 fader control surface while expanding the number of inputs to 96.
The dual 23.5” LCD touch screens display the uniquely intuitive CDC swipe-able user interface, while encoders immediately to the right of and below both screens further encourage the instinctive use of gesture – touch and swipe – operation in navigating and operating the console. The major advantage of the dual screens
is the ability to simultaneously display and control multiple tasks; e.g. the VCAs can be displayed on one screen while the inputs to the VCAs are displayed on the other. The faders and encoders naturally follow the GUI displayed on the individual screens, resulting in further increases in the speed and flexibility of the workflow. An additional centrally mounted 6.5” LCD touch screen provides access for system control.
The CDC seven’s feature set includes Cadac’s unique Monitor Mode with Mix Focus, as well as the ability to create custom fader layers. All 36 motorised faders on the CDC seven feature stereo metering and a full colour user definable OLED display.
Like all CDC consoles, the CDC seven employs Cadac’s MegaCOMMS digital audio network and direct connection to a Waves MultiRack SoundGrid server with access to the vast Waves’ library of plugins (license dependent), as well as multitrack recording directly to a laptop.
Version 4.04 CDC Console Software:
V4.04 Console Software is the very latest operating software upgrade for CDC eight, CDC six and CDC seven. The standout
feature in V4.04 is Sticky Channels with custom layers on the 23.5” touch screen. Sticky Channels allows users to create
custom layers with any combination of inputs, outputs, or VCAs on the main 16 channel fader bank; either “stuck” to the left
hand side of the screen (starting at channel 1) or the right side (ending at channel 16). On the CDC seven and CDC eight this
is an option for both screens, so two custom layers can be deployed at the same time. When a custom layer uses less than 16
Sticky Channels, the remainder operate as normal, either via the swipe or the layer buttons functions. Custom layers can also
be assigned to the user assign buttons for fast access.
VCA’s will also unfold if pressed from within a custom layer and on a CDC seven and CDC eight they can be spilled onto the
second screen - significantly increasing speed and flexibility of work flow. Custom layers can still be simultaneously assigned to the 4 – channel Master Section.
Other features of Version 4.04 include an additional 6 busses if LCR is not required, Cross-Fade added to cue events, metering on each bus output within Monitor Mode, access to GEQ from Monitor Follow at the press of a button, a console lock, additional functions to the user define buttons, plus a revised Patching GUI.
More details at www.cadac-sound.com