Burlington, MA (October 3, 2013)—Avid has announced a new option card for Avid live systems—the Dugan-VN16, which expands Avid live systems to include dialog automixing functionality. The card is intended for use in broadcast events, conferences, house of worship services, theater performances and more.
The Dugan-VN16 option card automatically adjusts microphone levels faster than what would be possible using manual workflows, using real-time voice activation to automatically lower the volume of unused live speech microphones and raise volume when presenters begin speaking.
The card integrates Dan Dugan’s automixing technology directly into SC48, FOH Rack-, or Mix Rack-based systems; can be used to mix up to 16 open microphones; provides 16 channels of ADAT optical I/O; features three different operating modes; and can be configured and mixed via Dugan Control Panel software (included) or the Dugan Control Panel for iPad (sold separately)
“We’re proud to partner with Avid, an industry leader in live sound,” stated Dan Dugan, CEO of Dan Dugan Sound Design. “By integrating our patented automixing technology into Avid live systems, we’re allowing owners to deliver higher-quality mixes and expand their businesses to include an even broader range of live events.”
Dugan-VN16 will be available at Avid resellers worldwide in Q4 2013 for $3,750 (US MSRP).