Nicolas Accueil

Cadac Holdings Ltd., Luton, Beds. UK. At this year’s Prolight+Sound exhibition Cadac is launching CDC Console Software V3.01 with a range of new features and performance enhancements for the Cadac CDC six and CDC eight live sound production consoles.

Version 3.01 is the outcome of Cadac ’s on-going CDC development programme, driven by customer feedback and our desire to exceed the expectations of a rapidly evolving live sound market.

One of the major features found in V3.01 is Custom Fader Layers, or CFL. The current implementation allows the engineer to create a user definable layer, or group, of any mixture of inputs, busses, VCAs and Monitor faders, which can then be accessed by faders on the right hand bank. Each CFL can be named and colour coded. Members of the CFL are selected by dragging and dropping from the relevant input, bus etc. page on the large 23.5” screen. Assess to the CFL is done via the 6.5” system control screen, and the CFL display can be viewed and edited on the screen by assigning it to one of the hardware user assignable buttons. The set-up is intuitive and the Custom Fader Layers provides a convenient and fast way to access the users most important channels, aiding the overall work flow. Other
key features of V3.01 include the option to create a personal library for EQ, Effects and Dynamics settings which can be stored on the console, as well as uploaded to a USB key.

In conjunction with the release of the CDC MC Router software, comes the increase in functionality and flexibility of networked Cadac consoles and other MegaCOMMS devices. Console gain compensation is automatically applied via the CDC MC Router; when multiple consoles share a single stagebox, any adjustment in gain from the master console has zero effect on the gain, or audio quality, of any other console in the same MegaCOMMS audio network. Network system diagnostics have also been added to the feature set.

Highlighted features found in CDC Console Software V3.01 include:

Custom Fader Layers – CFL
Enhanced granularity of the channel copy and paste functions
User library for EQ, Effects and Dynamics settings
Router GUI and network gain compensation
Input and output patching enhancements
Direct outs with additional options

Richard Ferriday, Cadac’s Sales and Marketing Director, summarises, “CDC six has fast been gaining a reputation for industry-leading latency and audio quality. We have been working in conjunction with many leading sound engineers and system techs for the last 12 months, developing this latest update of CDC software. Now with the enhanced feature set represented in V3.01, CDC six offers a complete set of tools to the discerning audio professional. However, it doesn’t stop here – we will continue to push the boundaries and will be making further advances in the coming nine months. 2016 is going to be a defining year for Cadac.”