d&b audiotechnik partners with DiGiCo on Soundscape platform

German audio technology company d&b audiotechnik has partnered with DiGiCo, industry leader in digital mixing solutions, to improve the accessibility and ease of use of the immersive audio system platform that is Soundscape.

“By partnering with DiGiCo, we are ensuring that Soundscape is accessible to front of house engineers in their preferred mixing and automation environment,” said Georg Stummer, Product Manager, d&b audiotechnik. “This integration will allow Soundscape to become an intuitive part of their creative workflow and design repertoire.”

The partnership makes it possible to replace the generic OSC control for the DS100 on DiGiCo consoles with an intuitive Soundscape control interface, integrating new features like free assignment of DS100 sound objects and different mapping areas for each channel strip of the console. All parameters and assignments of Soundscape User Interface can be stored and recalled with the console Snapshot memory.

This integration can be expanded for bi-directional communication between the console and DS100, via the d&b software bridge (Remote Protocol Bridge) while also supporting setup with two DS100s. By controlling two DS100s in sync within a redundancy setup or up to 128 sound objects on two different DS100 from one console.

Austin Freshwater, DiGiCo MD said “At DiGiCo we recognise that immersive sound technology is gaining rapid industry acceptance and represents an exciting future for our industry. We are proud to partner with d&b to provide a seamless and efficient way to integrate Soundscape into show programming and operation with our consoles.”

Amnon Harman, CEO d&b Group, adds “In a short space of time Soundscape has had an enormous impact upon both d&b and our industry. d&b is deeply committed to furthering our market leadership with this technology. This partnership with DiGiCo is an exciting next step in ensuring that our mutual customers can work seamlessly with our systems to realise their creative visions.”