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DiGiCo Intros 4REA4 Installed Audio Solution

At the 2018 NAB Show, DiGiCo will demonstrate its new 4REA4 Installed Audio Solution, which is designed to meet the expanding performance requirements of large broadcast facilities, entertainment venues, and houses of worship.

At the heart of the system is the 4REA4 processing engine, with DiGiCo connectivity options and 4REA4 control software providing routing, processing and mix control. The 4REA4 processing engine rack has four dedicated mix areas, or zones, each with its own stereo master output, CGs, and allocated FX. With an available 128 input channels and 48 buss output processing strips, you can independently allocate processing to whichever area as required.

Local I/O boxes are managed via proprietary Ethernet or Dante connectivity for extended reach across a facility, with options including the new A168 STAGE floor rack and the A164 WALL LCD box, both providing mic and line level connectivity to ensure a premium 96kHz audio experience across the most demanding performance venues.

Managing the mixing and routing of each individual local performance area are a new range of premium designed hardware control panels and external I/O units, that work in conjunction with the 4REA4 processing engine and control software. New Ethernet connected controller options include the wall mounting single rotary ACONTROL1 with a TFT display for small area performance management, and the ACONTROL8 with eight 100m faders designed for more complex mix and function control

In addition to the 4REA4, DiGiCo will be exhibiting “B” versions of several of its popular SD-Series digital audio consoles, which sport broadcast-specific amenities—like a complete 5.1 monitor matrix with 48 x 6 source to speaker selection; mutli-channel folding; user defined stem order selection; Mix Minus busses (one per mono channel); backstop PFL (over press) and Auto PFL; and Audio Follow Video implementation. The manufacturer’s compact S21 and S31 consoles will also be on display.

James Gordon, DiGiCo Managing Director, said that 4REA4 will allow customers and new facilities to expand the function and reach of their DiGiCo live consoles today, while providing a new installation platform that delivers the highest quality audio and control across multiple performance areas.

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