Orlando, FL (April 10, 2007)–XTA Electronics revealed the latest version of its AudioCore, version 8.42, at the NSCA Expo last month. Based on requests and feedback directly from the market, this latest version provides contractors and live sound engineers a new level of “Array Control.”
AudioCore V8.42 enables any output of any connected XTA unit to be grouped into one of up to 28 zones, allowing tiered architecture gain controls to be set up. This means that zones and sub-zones can be easily set up with immediate access, all with relative gain structures. With the availability of XTA’s next generation AudioCore, V8.42 becomes an indispensable tool for controlling large venues on a room-by-room basis, or for line array speaker systems.
The latest “Array Control” feature can assign any output from the DP4 Series Audio Management Systems into any of 28 zones, and then control them on a single “virtual” fader or touchscreen. Each zone may be muted, solo’ed and its metering point individually defined. In addition, V8.42 addresses the delay editing screens and allows “Tabbing” around the screen using the ENTER key.
The latest AudioCore control software allows remote control of all the current range of XTA’s AudioCore products (DP4 Series, DP226, DP224 and the DP6i). The software allows up to 128 DP4 Series units to be controlled via a PC computer using RS232 or RS485 interfaces (allowing them to be utilized by controllers from industry leaders like AMX and Crestron) and via TCP/IP (with suitable adapter) and is compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000, NT and XP. XTA’s AudioCore PC control software has already been used in a wide range of applications, including high profile systems with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and for the 2006 Winter Olympics.
AudioCore V8.42 can be downloaded free at www.xta.co.uk and set-up off- or on-line.
Commenting on V8.42, XTA’s John Austin stated, “In a live application, assigning different elements in a speaker array to different zones is very attractive. Conceptually, it is similar to Groups on a console. Depending on the array’s size and shape, plus the coverage required, different elements can be assigned together, such as all long-throw mids or HFs. Using AudioCore V8.42, control is quick and simple.” He continues, “For the contractor to create different zones in a VIP area, bar, health club, house of worship or restaurant, now takes only a minute or two. The XTA processors, and therefore the speaker system zones can be integrated into a control system, and the zones can have all gain control from a singe central point.”
XTA is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Group One Ltd. (www.g1limited.com) of Farmingdale, New York. Group One is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Blue Sky International, Celestion Professional Products, MC2 Audio Ltd. and a number of prominent lighting products.