Las Vegas, NV (April 15, 2008)–Neumann’s Solution-D generation digital microphones, which conform to the new AES 42 data transmission protocol to allow its digital microphones to work in conjunction with digital workstations, can interface directly with DiGiCo’s desks.
“Despite the development of the AES 42 interface, there wasn’t any easy way to directly connect Neumann digital series microphones to a console,” explains Sennheiser’s Senior Applications Engineer, Mike Pappas. “Now, with DiGiCo directly supporting AES 42, we have a digital path from microphone to speaker.”
The latest Neumann product on show at NAB will be the TLM 103 D, the next microphone to enter the digital realm. It has an integrated peak limiter, and a Neumann A/D converter built into the microphone, eliminating the need to go through external converters and preamps.
“This ensures that the legendary Neumann sound is captured unchanged on the user’s hard disc, with optimal quality,” says Neumann’s President of Marketing/Sales, Wolfgang Fraissinet. “The addition of the DiGiCo console connection gives an added benefit to our customers by eliminating the need to use an external workstation, which makes the process even easier.”
“Although the AES 42 protocol was developed in 2001, the interconnection with consoles has moved slowly,” adds DiGiCo’s Marketing Director, David Webster. “Back then, the use of digital consoles still wasn’t that wide reaching. However, with their onslaught across the market, the desire to be able to stay digital throughout the audio chain is much greater.
“We’re very pleased to have been able to integrate AES 42 into the architecture of our consoles and, alongside Neumann, bring this added benefit to our customers,” Webster adds.
DiGiCo has joined with Neumann and Sennheiser at NAB to showcase the interconnection of its consoles and Neumann’s AES 42 products at the booths of both companies.