Digidesign Announces Venue D-Show 20 Software

Daly City, CA (March 24, 2006)--Digidesign has announced the D-Show 2.0 software upgrade for the Venue live sound environment. D-Show 2.0 features extended snapshot automation capabilities, improved workflows developed in response to user requests, and expanded signal routing and control possibilities. The software upgrade also introduces support for two new digital I/O hardware options: the Digital Stage Input (DSI) and Digital Stage Output (DSO) cards.
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Daly City, CA (March 24, 2006)--Digidesign has announced the D-Show 2.0 software upgrade for the Venue live sound environment. D-Show 2.0 features extended snapshot automation capabilities, improved workflows developed in response to user requests, and expanded signal routing and control possibilities. The software upgrade also introduces support for two new digital I/O hardware options: the Digital Stage Input (DSI) and Digital Stage Output (DSO) cards.
D-Show 2.0"Since its introduction just over a year ago, VENUE's adoption in all fields of sound reinforcement has been spectacular. In 2005, the system was used on three out of Pollstar's top 10 revenue grossing tours," commented Digidesign live sound market segment manager Robert Scovill.

"The combination of great sound quality, proven reliability, TDM plug-in support and direct connection to industry-standard Pro Tools(r) workstations make it a powerful mixing solution. With D-Show 2.0 software and the new DSI and DSO cards, the system just keeps gaining in strength--much of it thanks to significant workflow enhancements and feedback we've received from our users."

The D-Show 2.0 software upgrade offers many new features, including:

Snapshot Preview Mode: enables operators to take the D-Show console offline from the audio mix and create, modify, manage, store, and view snapshots in their entirety without affecting the currently active mix--useful for building cues during a rehearsal or performance and for configuring the console for an upcoming act in a multi-band festival.

Recall Safe: allows operators to filter the recall of any parameter on any channel or output on a per-scene basis using "scope sets," allowing for real-time adjustments without losing changes with a subsequent snapshot recall.

Absolute and Relative Edit Mode: enables engineers to make changes to individual controls on the console quickly and apply those changes in an absolute or relative fashion across multiple snapshots without affecting other snapshot data.

Enhanced Propagate Mode: makes it easier than before to capture parameter changes after the fact and apply them to one or more snapshots.

Developed in response to user requests, D-Show 2.0 software also includes several new features designed to improve workflow efficiency. D-Show 2.0 software introduces support for Digidesign's new Digital Stage Input (DSI) and Digital Stage Output (DSO) cards, respectively offering eight channels of digital input or output (either AES/EBU or ADAT digital optical interface standard) for the Venue Stage Rack. These new hardware options enable a direct digital connection from the Venue live sound environment to digital speaker processors, format converters, effects processors, playback and record devices, and other ancillary equipment.

The D-Show 2.0 software upgrade retails for $149 and will be available directly from Digidesign Customer Service Administration (CSA) or from authorized Venue dealers. Customers must provide the serial number of their FOH Rack to qualify for the upgrade. Customers who purchased a Venue console on or after January 1, 2006 qualify for a free upgrade.

For a complete list of new features and more information on the D-Show 2.0, visit www.digidesign.com.