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.
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.
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.