Seattle, WA (August 20, 2010)–Symetrix has launched its Jupiter line of installed sound DSP products. Jupiter is a turnkey audio-processing platform drawing its inspiration from the “apps” paradigm of smart phones like Apple’s iPhone.
Jupiter hardware is available in three versions differing only in their input/output counts. Jupiter software apps reportedly transform what would be generic hardware into highly specific audio engines for, but certainly not limited to, operations like paging, automixing and loudspeaker management.
“Jupiter is immensely flexible and capable of totally satisfying the core requirements of many small sound systems as well as the ancillary needs of much larger ones,” said Paul Roberts, Symetrix director of sales and marketing. “By providing a mix of powerful DSP and ease of use, we feel that Jupiter marks a significant departure from business as usual.”
The free software used to configure Jupiter hardware runs on the Windows operating system. Within the main application shell, a user selects the desired app. The selected app’s main screen presents a view of the overall signal flow and processing modules. Clicking on a module reveals a graphic representation of complex audio processing that is easily understood. Jupiter apps are built from an library of signal processors, including gain sharing and gating auto-mixers, matrix mixers, feedback fighters, ambient SPL computers and filters (including FIR), and more. The growing library of downloadable Jupiter apps serves to “future-proof” a customers’ hardware investment.
The Jupiter hardware configurations match up with specific system input/output requirements: Jupiter 4 is 4-in and 4-out; Jupiter 8 is 8-in and 8-out; while Jupiter 12 provides 12 inputs and four outputs. All inputs are software-selectable for line or mic levels with phantom power. Supported external controllers include Symetrix ARC wall panels, binary or analog control voltage inputs and outputs, and IP control of virtually all app parameters.