Sydney, Australia (July 6, 2004)–Incorporating the same advanced DSP-based equalization, delay and dynamics processing tools found in the Lake Contour digital speaker processor, including the unique asymmetrical Mesa Filter function, Lake Technology has introduced the Lake Mesa Quad EQ. The new 4×4 digital matrix processor is designed for use in standalone or networked concert sound, recording, mastering and broadcast studio applications.
The Lake Mesa Quad EQ is also supported by the Lake Controller software in its latest release, Version 3.0, and users may enjoy full interoperability between Lake Contour and the new equalizer units on the same Ethernet network from a single interface. In addition to shelving and parametric filters, all four discrete channels of the Lake Mesa Quad EQ feature Lake’s EQ Overlay processing, which may be configured to provide both Lake Mesa EQ Parametric Overlays and Ideal Graphic EQ Overlays according to the demands of the situation. A virtually unlimited number of EQ filters may be implemented.
The asymmetrical filtering of the Lake Mesa EQ Parametric Overlay provides the ability to separate the sides of a parametric section, change center frequencies and adjust slopes independently. The raised cosine filters of the Ideal Graphic EQ Overlay sum flat to ensure that EQ controls precisely match response, said to offer superior selectivity compared to conventional filters with no interaction between adjacent bands.
The Lake Mesa Quad EQ offers four independent channels of galvanically isolated 24-bit, 96 kHz converters in addition to AES/EBU digital I/O. Inputs may be selected as digital or analog in pairs, with assignment of any combination of inputs to outputs handled by a 4×4 matrix. All eight outputs–four digital and four analog–are available simultaneously, allowing the unit to be used as a distribution matrix if desired.
“The new Mesa Quad EQ has been developed in direct response to customer feedback regarding our EQ technologies,” explained Lake’s professional product manager, Justin Baird. “Tour sound engineers using Nexo, Meyer Sound, d&b, and other systems with integrated loudspeaker management wanted more independent inputs and outputs with improved signal routing capabilities. Our EQ processing has also found its way into digital mastering and broadcast applications, where customers are looking for a more traditional EQ processing solution. Finally, the Mesa EQ is the perfect solution for the tour sound monitor engineer, providing four mixes per processor with the capability of rapidly grouping multiple mixes across multiple networked processors.”