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Cadac CDC five on IBC TV
UK – Cadac again provided the audio mixing capabilities for the IBC TV broadcast studio at this year’s convention. The CDC five with its compact form factor, courtesy of a single 23.5” touch screen and 16 fader operating surface, handled the audio duties for the studio.
“You get a lot of audio capability in a small space,” confirms Pete Craigie, sound supervisor for the channel. “Although IBC TV appears to be fairly straightforward technically, there are challenges with various record feeds going to different destinations and multiple monitoring stations to be set up. The flexible routing on the CDC five handled this well.”
The complete Cadac MegaCOMMS 96k / 24-bit audio mix setup comprised the 48 input / 24 assignable buss console, CDC I/O stagebox and CDC MC MADI bridge. “The use of the MADI bridge enabled quick, easy and stable connectivity to the EVS systems that are at the core of our workflow. As you’d expect from Cadac, the mic amps, EQ and dynamics all sounded first class.”
Operationally, the new console was a breeze. “The Cadac CDC five was great, straight out of the box,” continues Craigie, “Using it is very intuitive, with the large format display and clear user interface. It feels very much a real console rather than a control surface. Now I would like to get my hands on its big brother, the CDC seven-s.”
Cadac also supplied a MegaCOMMS network for use in the in the Big Screen auditorium, specified by Terry Nelson from IBC Technical Resources, comprising a CDC MC Router, multiple stage boxes, CDC seven-s and CDC six mixing consoles, and a CDC MC Dante bridge.
Phil Crisswell mixed FOH with the CDC six in the auditorium: “The CDC six was used FOH to mix radio mics and high levels such as laptop playback and EVS. Once again the CDC six performed flawlessly with its exceptional sound and straightforward set up.
“The ability to move channels around on each layer is a real bonus as things can change from session to session at IBC, this feature meant I could stay organised. The dynamics and EQ sections are clear and easy to understand, and the pop up windows simplify workflow and allow for precise adjustments. Cadac’s whole system architecture makes operation really intuitive.”
A further CDC six and I/O stage box was supplied for use in the Emerald Room conference facility.
In picture: CDC five and Pete Craigie, IBC TV sound supervisor; Phil Crisswell FOH with the CDC six in the Big Screen auditorium
2nd October 2019
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