Woodinville, WA (February 17, 2004)–Mackie introduced the first commercial product derived from the dXb platform, dXb•200, and previewed a new dXb•400 concept directed at post production and broadcast applications at the recent NAMM Show 2004.
The dXb•200 shares the same basic architecture and footprint with the concept first shown at the AES Convention, including the unique dual touch-screen interface, 96kHz operation (optional to 192kHz), on-board automation and DSP, 25 high-quality 100mm Penny+Giles faders, configurable I/O card cage and a FireWire I/O card option for streaming to/from desktop or laptop computers. Both models are compatible with select VST plug-ins and both integrate Mackie Control Universal functionality for controlling Pro Tools, Logic and other popular audio software applications.
The dXb•200 features a 72 x 72 channel I/O matrix (36 x 36 at 192kHz) or 64 channels with DSP at 96kHz (32 channels with DSP at 192kHz). Channel DSP includes compressor/limiter, gate/expander, and four-band parametric EQ. A UAD-1 Powered Plug-ins Card can be installed in the dXb•200 as an optional accessory.
The new dXb•400 concept features a more expansive 96 x 96 channel I/O matrix (48 x 48 at 192kHz) or a minimum of 72 channels with DSP at 96kHz (36 channels with DSP at 192kHz). The dXb•400 is equipped with more advanced surround sound functionality that includes 24 busses, flexible panning assignment and complete surround monitoring features. Additionally, the dXb•400 ships with a UAD-1 DSP Card pre-loaded, providing instant access to popular powerful plug-ins like the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176LN compressors, Pultec Program EQ, and DreamVerb high-end reverb.
Development of the dXb was a collaborative effort between Mackie and Sanewave Inc. The dXb•200 will begin shipping in early 2004.
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