Cadac CDC Six and CDC Seven Audio Consoles

by Michael Eddy
The new Cadac CDC seven (front) with its CDC six sibling
The new Cadac CDC seven (front) with its CDC six sibling
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Cadac is offering its latest medium format CDC six and CDC seven digital consoles. The two CDC series consoles are running the latest, enhanced feature set, CDC V4.0 software, while the new CDC seven surface builds further on the success of CDC six, with an expanded dual 23.5 inch, 16:9 hi-definition touch screen, 36 fader configuration.

Further information from Cadac (cadac-sound.com)

The combination of the CDC six and CDC seven surfaces with CDC OS V4.0, is designed to deliver the most intuitive mix platform to the live sound market. The symbiotic operational advances of the consoles’ 23.5” LCD touch screens and ‘touch and swipe’ gesture operation, makes for the most instinctive mixing platform yet devised, and introduces a host of unique ‘human’ capabilities in console operation.

Encoders immediately to the right of and below both screens further encourage the natural use of gesture in shaping the mix. The dual touch screen configuration of the CDC seven further extends the ‘human’ performance advantages, providing simultaneous operation of console functions on separate screens or to ‘pill’ feature sets and modes across two screens. Other exclusive CDC performance innovations include the consoles’ ’monitor’ and ‘mix focus’ modes, the ability to create ‘custom layers’ of ‘sticky’ channels comprising of inputs, outputs or VCAs, to automatic latency management.

Cadac’ s proprietary digital audio protocol ensures phase coherence, clarity, and an through-system propagation delay of just 37 samples (@ 96 kHz), or less than 400μs; not just within the consoles but throughout the entire associated MegaCOMMS audio network architecture, including all console processing and A-D / D-A conversions, from on-stage inputs to outputs.

Both consoles feature 16 creative on-board stereo effects and come preconfigured with an integrated 64 x 64 Waves interface; enabling 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.