Dan Dugan Sound Design will introduce the Model E-2A, an automatic microphone mixing controller with analog and ADAT I/O at NAB.
Dan Dugan said the E-2A incorporates 28 channels of processing (12 balanced analog plus 16 ADAT) and supports all Dugan algorithms: Speech System, Music System and Gain Limiting. Channels may be grouped into three independent automixers.
A six bus pre/post matrix mixer is also provided, with 56x6 capability. Four switched Ethernet ports are available for control. A bright OLED front panel enables setup directly from the device.
The Model E-2A may be controlled remotely via the Dugan Control Panel for Java (included) or the Dugan Control Panel for iPad (sold separately). Tactile remote control is available via the Dugan Model K Control Surface, also sold separately.
Systems with a large number of live microphones can be established via linking up to eight Dugan units; the Model E-2A may be linked with additional E-2A units as well as all other digital Dugan's (legacy models D-2, D-3, E and E1 and current models E-1A, E-3A, Model M, Model N, Dugan-VN16 and Dugan-MY16).
Dugan has also announced updates to two products for management of live microphones in unscripted talking situations – the Dugan Model M and Dugan Model N automatic mic mixers. These are designed to work in conjunction with standard audio mixing consoles.
The Dugan Model M has MADI I/O, both optical and copper, and the Model N has Dante I/O, primary and secondary. Both models provide 32 channels of Dugan auto-mixing at 96K or 64 channels at 48K and are PoE capable. The Dugan Speech System, Music System, and Gain Limiting are all supported. In addition the M and N include a scene memory that can record and recall all operating settings, either globally or by unit, in a library of named scenes.
Updates to both units include the addition of six internal mix buses that can be sent to any outputs or which can be used as Music System threshold inputs. Mix bus matrix inputs include all processed channels and all unprocessed inputs.
The Dugan Model N’s Dante functionality now includes AES67 compatibility, device locking and Dante Domain Manager compatibility.
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