PL+S 2017: Cadac debuting CDC seven console in Europe

Cadac is debuting the latest addition to its CDC digital console line in Europe at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition, which kicks off tomorrow in Frankfurt, Germany.

The CDC seven, which was launched at last year’s AES LA Convention, offers the same power as the CDC six, with the enhanced production capabilities of an expanded dual 23.5in, 16:9 hi-definition touch screen, 36 fader control surface.

The CDC seven’s feature set includes Cadac’s Monitor Mode with Mix Focus, as well as the ability to create custom fader layers.

The company will also showcase its new Version 4.0 Console Software for CDC eight, CDC six and CDC seven consoles at the show.

The standout feature in V4.0 is Sticky Channels with custom layers on the 23.5in touch screen. Sticky Channels allows users to create custom layers with any combination of inputs, outputs, or VCAs on the main 16 channel fader bank; either “stuck” to the left hand side of the screen (starting at channel one) or the right side (ending at channel 16). On the CDC seven and CDC eight this is an option for both screens, so two custom layers can be deployed at the same time. When a custom layer uses less than 16 Sticky Channels, the remainder operate as normal, either via the swipe or the layer buttons functions. Custom layers can also be assigned to the user assign buttons for fast access.

Other features of the new upgrade include an additional six busses if LCR is not required, Cross-Fade added to cue events, metering on each bus output within Monitor Mode, access to GEQ from Monitor Follow at the press of a button, a console lock, additional functions to the user define buttons, plus a revised Patching GUI.

Cadac’s booth – H3.1 F37 – will feature three CDC seven and three CDC six consoles, running ‘live’ on the MegaCOMMS network via the CDC MC Router. Also on show will be the CDC I/O 3216, CDC I/O 6448, CDC I/O AES3 stage boxes, as well as with CDC MC Dante and CDC MC MADI bridges.