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Winter 2019

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Outstanding Product Nominees Production Outstanding Produ 30 W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 C A S Q U A R T E R L Y Aaton: Cantaress The Aaton Cantaress is a 12-channel, fully featured mixing surface for use with Aaton's Cantar recorder. Cantaress provides production sound mixers with a digital mix panel which was design driven exclusively for use on set in every kind of condition. Sporting a bright LED display that can be packed full of useful information, and with magnetic faders and pots, the board is virtually sealed from the elements. Like the Cantar recorder, it is practically waterproof. The Cantaress is an advanced mixing surface that remotes the CantarX Mixer recorders and extends their functionalities. The patented magnetic smooth sliders provide a unique feeling. The ultrawide foldable screen shows all inputs simultaneously and status of the recorder. Its foldable display is aligned to the VU meters of the 12 assignable channel strips. The Cantaress provides for each channel an instant view of the setup of analog input gain, solo functionalities, mix gain, and equalization. Connected through Ethernet, the Cantaress allows work with distant configurations. Rugged machined aluminum body and delivered in a hard case with custom foam. In addition to the main display, two intuitive screens are available on the right of the faders to show custom options, setup, or shortcuts. Large mixing surface lovers will find comfort, design, and ergonomics they cherish while using their Cantar recorder. Dan Dugan Sound Design: Dugan Automixing in Sound Devices 633 Compact Mixer The addition of Dugan Automixing to the Sound Devices 633 has increased flexibility for managing multiple live microphones in field recordings. Dugan Automixing is widely used in broadcast television applications and dialogue recording for TV and motion picture production. Automixing is offered for up to six audio channels and was made available at no additional cost to existing users of 633 mixers via a firmware release. With the addition of the Dugan Speech System algorithm, users can focus on the mix balance rather than trying to ride all of the microphones in use. Dan Dugan invented the automatic microphone mixer in the 1970s and is still very active in the sound industry. -firmware-v4-50-now-available-for-download Denecke, Inc. JB-1 Compact Timecode Generator The Denecke JB-1 is very small in size (about the size of a 9-volt battery), yet it offers features that no other sync-boxes of that size offer, such as a display screen, a battery life of 150 hours, and an easy user interface with the click of just one button. The JB-1 features a display and menu system, which allows for ease of use and display of timecode and settings. It reads, generates, and jam syncs to all standard frame rates, including 23.976 for high-definition shoots. The JB-1 features an automatic jam sync capability, which senses the incoming timecode rate. Cross jamming of different rates can be accomplished as well. The advanced Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) has 10 times the frequency stability than previous products, eliminating the need to jam more than once per day. Lectrosonics: SMWB Series Wideband Transmitter The Lectrosonics: SMWB Series Wideband Transmitter has a selectable output power. The "WB" series SM transmitters offer selectable output power of 25 mW, 50 mW, and 100 mW. With higher power output, the operating range is improved at the expense of battery life. When range is not an issue, a lower power level can be used to extend the battery life. It has water-resistant seals for use in damp environments. It covers two frequency blocks. It has an alternate use as a recorder on an internal micro SDHC memory card. The transmitters offer hands-free setup and adjustment using audible tones. They can be put to sleep to conserve battery power during setup while buried inside costuming, then awakened for normal operation when the production begins. Other features include input gain adjustment in 1 dB increments over a 44 dB range and adjustable low-frequency audio roll-off. transmitter.html#data-sheet Sound Devices, LLC: A10 Digital Wireless System The Sound Devices/Audio Limited A10 Digital Wireless System is an all-digital RF transmission for zero companding artifacts and ultra-low distortion. It has extremely low latency. The fully balanced, broadcast-quality mic preamp includes an analog limiter. It has a super wideband UHF receiver. It can use 20 simultaneous channels per 8 MHz bandwidth, 15 chan- nels per 6 MHz. It has a fully legal ETSI/FCC spectral mask, meeting present and upcoming standards. The Advanced Digital Diversity System selects the best RF signal among the two diversity receivers and combines signals in challenging RF environments. The A10-TX includes integrated recording.

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