San Francisco, CA (May 17, 2004)–Last week, Dan Dugan Sound Design shipped the first two units of its new Model D-3 Automatic Mixing Controller to ESPN for installation in the new ESPN Digital Center in Bristol, CT.
The Model D-3 was first shown April 19 at the NAB show in Las Vegas. The D-3 is the same as the Model D-2 but has AES digital audio inputs and outputs for use with digital mixing boards. It uses the same single-cable remote control panel that can be used on the desktop or on a meter bridge.
Dugan Automatic Mixing Controllers are used for news panels, talk and game shows, theater, corporate events, and teleconferencing. They assist sound mixers in handling multiple mics by instantly fading up the mic where someone is talking and fading the others down. The patented Dugan algorithms are nothing like gating; Dugan systems maintain constant room ambience and never chop talkers, while reducing studio noise, comb filtering and PA feedback.
The Model D-3 has eight channels of digital audio input and output. The inputs have sample rate conversion built-in. The unit’s internal 48 kHz sampling rate can be synchronized to its own clock, to any of the four input pairs, to a DARS (AES black) input, or to a word clock input.
“We assembled two units as a pilot run,” explained Dan Dugan. “I tested them every way and they were just perfect. We shipped them.” More D-3s will be shipped mid-June, and a third batch of D-2s will start shipping then, also.
Dan Dugan Sound Design