CDC seven-s

Cadac CDC seven-s overview

The Cadac CDC seven-s is the flagship console in Cadac’s digital line-up.

The CDC seven-s retains the familiar feel of the CDC six but provides the added flexibility of dual 23.5 inch 16:9 high definition LCD touch screens. These incredibly bright, high contrast screens display the exceptionally intuitive  “high agility” swipeable graphical user interface. The encoders to the right and bottom of both screens further encourage the instinctive use of gesture – touch and swipe – to navigate and operate the console.

Cadac CDC seven-s Broadcast

Cadac CDC seven-s Broadcast

The CDC seven-s is not only physically larger than its sister consoles, the CDC six and five, but it also has a greater channel count, with 128 input channels and a configurable bus count of 56.  It shares the same operating system and feature set as its smaller siblings meaning that show files can run across all three.

Cadac CDC seven-s Glastonbury

Cadac CDC seven-s Glastonbury

A fundamental design foundation of Cadac digital is latency management. Due to the impact of the latency inherent with existing audio protocols Cadac designed its own – MegaCOMMS, a digital audio network developed to meet the performance demands of live sound.  MegaCOMMS allows the CDC seven-s to have a total through-system propagation delay from inputs on stage to outputs, including all console processing and AD/DA conversions, of 37 samples (@ 96 kHz), or just under 400us.

As a result of Cadac’s innovative user interface and latency management, the CDC seven-s is an incredibly attractive proposition for those who want something that stands head and shoulders above the norm.


Hardware Overview

  • Intuitive, clear graphical user interface
  • Proprietary DSP mix platform
  • 32/40 bit floating point SHARC processors
  • Dual 23.5” flush mounted 16:9 high definition LCD touch wide screen
  • 6.5” LCD touch screen for system control
  • 40 user definable colour OLED displays
  • 20 segment stereo channel metering
  • 36 touch sensitive 100mm motorised faders
  • 8 AES3 inputs and 8 AES3 outputs
  • 8 fully programmable Mic inputs and 8 outputs
  • External PSU


Features Overview

  • Classic Cadac Mic-pres
  • Sub 0.4 millisecond latency from analogue inputs on stage to analogue outputs on stage
  • Automatic latency management system
  • 128 input channels
  • 64 busses, 56 are assignable as Group, Stereo Group, Aux, Stereo Aux or Matrix
  • Unique Cadac Monitor Mode
  • Custom Fader Layers
  • 4 band fully parametric EQ
  • Extensive dynamics
  • 16 VCA groups including ‘VCA unfold’ navigation
  • 16 assignable buttons with OLED displays
  • 16 stereo on-board effects
  • 31 band graphic equaliser on all outputs as well as 4 band fully parametric EQ
  • Compressor/limiter on all outputs
  • Input and output delays
  • Snapshot automation system with Cue Ripple and Cue Preview
  • Dugan Automixer post fade Insert for Waves