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Smart AV and SADiE to Collaborate

Interfacing agreement for Smart Console and SADiE Series 5 engines (November 05, 2004)

Smart AV Smart Console (Click for larger image)

Smart AV Smart Console
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Smart AV and SADiE have agreed to share protocols to begin the integration of the revolutionary new Smart AV Smart Console control surface and the new generation SADiE Series 5 digital audio engines, including the latest product, the PCM-H64.

The Smart Console is a new breed of audio mixing control surfaces that delivers a fivefold improvement in ergonomic efficiency when mixing and editing large numbers of channels.

The SADiE Series 5 digital audio engine incorporates the use of a 64-bit high-speed PCI interface and enables a fivefold increase in throughput, creating a design that is truly different from anything else on the market.

"We're very excited to announce this new cooperative working relationship with SADiE. The integration of the Smart Console's ergonomically efficient interface technology with SADiE's sophisticated Series 5 engines promises to deliver some amazing capabilities," said Joseph Narai, Managing Director of Smart AV. "The quantum throughput improvements in the new Series 5 SADiE digital engines are a perfect complement to the similar improvements gained from the revolutionary ergonomics of the Smart Console."

Commenting on the new agreement between the two companies, SADiE Managing Director Joe Bull added, "Like so many audio engineers, we have been profoundly impressed by the innovative and unique design of the Smart Console. We view the console as the natural partner for the new SADiE PCM-H64 large-scale multi-channel platform. This powerful combination will undoubtedly have tremendous appeal to the post-production and music communities."

The Smart Console is the first audio control surface incorporating patented ARC technology, which uses a physical arc located above the controls and within arm's reach of the sound engineer to represent all the channels on a traditional long console. With a simple touch of the ARC at any location, the desired channel and the channels surrounding it immediately appear in front of the sound engineer, as though he or she had instantaneously moved in front of those channels on a traditional long console. In a single touch, 800 previously out-of-reach controls snap to within reach.

The SADiE PCM-H64 represents a powerful new large-scale multi-track DAW for post and music applications. PCM-H64 is a powerful addition to the SADiE Series 5 range of high-quality audio workstations. At the heart of the system is the newly developed SADiE TNG3 processing engine. Each TNG3 card is capable of real-time editing, equalization, control of dynamics, and mixing into full surround of up to 64 channels of 48-kHz/24-bit, or up to 16 channels of 192-kHz/24-bit digital audio.

About SADiE UK
SADiE UK manufactures a range of professional digital audio and video equipment for the broadcast, film, and CD mastering industries. The company has offices in the United Kingdom; Germany (SADiE GmbH); and Nashville, USA (SADiE Inc).

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About Smart AV
Smart AV is an Australian-based designer and manufacturer of audio control surfaces. Smart AV's development and management teams incorporate more than 100 years of cumulative, award-winning experience designing consoles for some of the world's most famous products, producing sound for many first-run films and recording and mixing some of the world's best-known hit music. Individual members of Smart AV's design team have earned a host of industry awards, including a Technical Oscar® in 2004 and an Australian Design award in 2002.

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Related Keywords:Smart AV, SADiE, Smart Console, Series 5, digital audio engine, digital audio, PCM-H64, mixing, Joseph Narai, Joe Bull, DAW, TNG3,

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