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CDC eight-16

CDC eight-16

CDC eight-16 (compact frame with a single 24" touch screen and 16 input faders) is Cadac’s flagship digital live sound console, designed specifically for the highly demanding worlds of concert touring and fixed installation. To help meet these exacting demands, Cadac has taken a highly innovative approach to the user interface and has designed a far less menu dependent console compared to traditional digital consoles, resulting in a fast, logical workflow. Gone are the multiple strips of restrictive, fixed physical controls found on conventional analogue and a majority of digital consoles and have been replaced by an intuitive “high agility” user interface accessed via 24 inch touch screens. The result is the CDC eight, which really is exceptionally smart, nimble and intelligent in operation without the compromises dictated by more hardware-centric designs.

The CDC eight is available in two surface configurations; the dual screen 32 fader console and a smaller single screen 16 fader version, both are identical in capacity and capability but allow a choice of console footprint to fit the space dictated by the application. For those requiring additional faders or greater flexibility due to physical constrictions or simply need a remote mix location, a single screen 16 fader CDC eight-16S side car is also available. All versions are housed in a beautifully engineered, road ready chassis, complete with milled aluminium side cheeks and Cadac’s traditional “warm to the touch” wooden arm rest.

The combination of an exceptional user interface, legendary Cadac mic-pre’s, state-of-the art DSP and FPGA processing technology, with incredibly low latency and multiple surface options, makes the CDC eight a unique proposition for those who do not want to be faced with either audio or creative compromises.

Hardware Summary:

  • Two frame sizes: dual screen, 32 fader or single screen, 16 fader
  • Single screen 16 fader extender
  • 24” high definition anti-glare touch screens
  • Intuitive, clear graphical user interface
  • Proprietary DSP mix platform
  • 32/40 bit floating point SHARC processors
  • 6” LCD touch screen for system control
  • 100mm accurate, quiet motorised faders

Feature Summary:

  • Classic Cadac mic-pres
  • Sub 0.4 millisecond latency from analogue inputs on stage to analogue outputs on stage 
  • Library of multiple languages for console labelling
  • 128 input channels
  • 4 band fully parametric EQ
  • Extensive dynamics
  • 64 output busses
  • Assignable busses - Group, Stereo Group, Aux, Stereo Aux or Matrix
  • 16 VCA groups
  • 8 Mute groups
  • On board effects
  • 31 band graphic equaliser on all outputs
  • Compressor limiter on all outputs
  • Output delays
  • Snapshot automation
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