This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book. August 2012 l 27 When? “The PR4500 was designed to

provide a solution for the demanding ENG applications,” said Wolfgang Fritz, product marketing manager, AKG. “It provides antennae diversity for unbeatable reliability, it’s durable, and it’s affordable.” The PR4500 provides a 30MHz

switching bandwidth, frequencies tuneable in steps of 25kHz, line output for camera and separate headphone output, along with an operating time of 8-15 hours with a single Alkaline/BP4000 battery. A new processing engine fromDHD, the 52/XD Core, fits seamlessly into its modular Series 52 system and is suitable for all manner of audio routing and mixing applications. With up to four DSP modules, it is said to be powerful enough even for the most demanding applications. Used in a mixer set-up, it yields a console with up to 64 faders. As a central audio routing system it can handle a matrix with 8,704 x 7,424 crosspoints. In such a router set-up, it can not only switch audio signals, but also fade them and apply DSP processing. A series of mobile USB soundcards

for on-the-go audio professionals and reporters, Digigram’s CANCUN range is said to combine high-end performance with efficient design. CANCUN is initially available in two models: the CANCUN 442-Mic with four inputs and outputs, and a dual input/output version, the CANCUN 222-Mic. Both offer simultaneous analogue and AES I/O with 2 x 500 MIPS dual-core processing power, embedded in a robust casing. The mic preamp delivers 55dB gain, 105dB THD+N, and a maximum sensitivity of -60dBu. The specification also yields analogue levels of +25dBu maximum and guaranteed low latency of less than 4ms on Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Also on show will be a further

extension to Digigram’s range of IQOYA IP audio broadcast solutions, the IQOYA *CALL/LE: a versatile audio- over-IP codec for use over standard internet connections such as DSL lines, WiFi and 3G. V4.0 of Merging Technologies’

Ovation live media server and sequencer, which enables the use of Ravenna IP technology to connect to the Horus digital audio converter, will be on show in Amsterdam. The interface can be connected to more than one Ovation system simultaneously to achieve flexibility in signal routing. Other new V4.0 features include a New Show Wizard with factory- or user-defined templates, direct-to-cue CD import, and a function allowing for the automatic import of media from removable devices and/or network locations. Visitors to the Merging Technologies stand can also discover the Horus network audio converter. Using Ravenna technology, Horus heralds the possibility

The d:fine headset microphone from DPA

of interconnecting an entire facility using only a standard RJ45 connector. The introduction of the first 5.1

surround meter (MSD 600C MkI) and one-box device containing four waveform monitors (PTO760M) are just two of the AV-related achievements of test measurement specialist DK- Technologies, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary at this year’s IBC. The company is marking the occasion

by showing an anniversary range of meters branded with new colour schemes and an anniversary logo. The d:fine series of headset

microphones and the d:facto vocal mic will be among the products shown by DPA. The d:fine headset microphone has been ergonomically designed to fit easily and seamlessly. It will adjust to fit any ear size and head shape, and is available for mounting on one or two ears. The small capsule is discreet enough to be ‘almost invisible’ for TV or live theatre. d:facto, meanwhile, is a high-quality

vocal microphone with a natural sound, high separation from nearby sound sources, and extreme sound level handling. Its supercardioid pattern and ‘superb’ definition are said to yield high separation and true sound colour. The same ‘robust’ specification as the CM-CU21 but with a feature set tailored to single commentator applications is the headline claim made on behalf of Sonifex’s new CM-CU1. The unit provides a fully featured commentator position with a line-level input and has an individual commentator output, with an additional output providing a mix of commentator and line input audio.

The line input can be configured to

remain present at the mix output even if the commentator is off-air, making it useful for routing crowd effects or pre- recorded material to the programme feed. Its presence in the commentator’s headphones is also configurable to suit the application.

A wide input gain range and

switchable phantom power allow support of a variety of mic types, including low output ribbon mics, headsets and high output phantom powered microphones. There are five transformer-balanced return audio inputs which, along with the commentator input, are routed to the headphone monitor controls. n

7-9 September (exhibition)

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