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DiGiCo Quantum338 Console Debuts at NAMM

Drawing a crowd of hundreds, the DiGiCo Quantum338 console was revealed on Thursday at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Anaheim, CA (January 17, 2020)—The new DiGiCo Quantum338 digital mixing system has been announced, sporting new design features and enhancements as well as the speed of the company’s other Quantum desks in a smaller format console.

The DiGiCo Quantum338 is based around seventh-generation FPGAs and includes 128 input channels with 64 busses and a 24 x 24 matrix, all with full channel processing. A “dark mode” is available, to be used on the desk’s three 17-inch, 1000-nit high-brightness multi-touch screens, allowing both the meter bridge and soft quick select buttons to be displayed on each screen.

Seen on the Scene: NAMM Show 2020, Day One

There are also 70 individual TFT channel displays, and the floating Quantum chassis features 38 x 100mm touch-sensitive faders laid out in three blocks of 12 fader banks, along with two dedicated user-assignable faders, each complete with high resolution metering.

The desk offers 32-bit ADC and DAC converters, which are built into Quantum338 as standard, alongside six single or three redundant MADI connections, dual DMI slots and a built-in UB MADI USB recording interface.

Mustard Processing, Spice Rack, Nodal Processing and True Solo, all launched last year for the Quantum 7, are also standard on the Quantum338. Mustard Processing is a set of channel processing strips that work alongside standard Quantum channel processing. Each Mustard processing strip provides a choice of two pre-amp modelers, a four-band EQ (including all-pass filters), four different boutique style compressor models and a gate/ducker. Quantum338 is equipped with 36 mono Mustard processing strips, which can be used on any channel type.

The Spice Rack, meanwhile, supports plug-in-style native FPGA processing options, allowing users to build a rack of up to eight insertable processors. The first of these is the Chilli 6—a six-band multi-band compressor that allows control of all parameters, including DiGiCo’s release shape control.

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