Burbank, CA (May 6, 2004)–Riedel’s standard Control Key-panel is now capable of providing a technically advanced digital solution for on-air announce applications. Riedel’s Control Key-panel functions as an “Announcer’s Console” with bi-directional, 2-channel audio.
Every panel has two sets of audio inputs and outputs, two headset connections and three relay outputs and three opto-inputs as standard. The fiber-based, digital connection allows talent to take advantage of split-ear feeds, multiple sources, multiple IFB sources / destinations, and statistics. The all-digital key-panel introduces stereo to a previous mono-only application.
Using standard AES protocol with the company’s proprietary user bits embedded, coax can be plugged directly into the Riedel system eliminating traditional use of cumbersome, lengthy cables and providing the means to instantly configure an on-air announce application.
Unique to the Artist key-panels is a built-in 6×6 matrix within the key-panel to facilitate routing of external I/O, microphones, headsets, audio, local to and from the panel as well as matrix connection via the AES3 stream. Set-ups can be recalled for configuration change and assigned to a key. The ‘audio patch’ is under software control for set-up. Standard features also include adjustment of Mic gains, high pass and low pass filters and compressor/limiters on inputs and outputs on the panel. DSP processing is controlled by Riedel’s own software controls.