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SPIRIT OF THE J: CADAC CONSOLES REVEALS ITS NEW-GENERATION MIX SYSTEM AT ISE

UK audio console designer returns to ISE to launch new high-performance CM-Series mix platform with powerful, smaller, lighter, faster CM-J50 mixing console at its heart. 



James Godbehear Emily Watson and Cadac CM-J50 audio console
Cadac Consoles’ Dir of Mktg & Bus Ops James Godbehear & Head of R&D Emily Watson with the new CM-J50 live console

Cadac Consoles is returning to ISE, after a four year hiatus, with a radical realignment of its product offering in the form of the brand- new CM system, centred around the CM-J50 mixer. The result of an extensive re-engineering program, the CM system offers enhanced connectivity, control and flexibility, all packaged in a lighter but familiar form factor showcasing an all new design language.  

 

Audio-first is the core design principle of Cadac Consoles, married with an intuitive user interface and workflow. The interface has undergone a significant evolution on the CM-J50, including the addition of a number of new user led features, allowing faster creative control of Cadac’s unprecedented audio quality, while maintaining an industry-leading 0.4ms through-system latency. Resulting in an unparalleled mixing experience for engineers of all levels. 


Cadac CM-J50 digital mixing console
CM-J50

Though smaller and lighter than its forebears, the CM-J50 mixer boasts a higher I/O density with 96 inputs and 56 outputs, of which 48 are user assignable. Brighter 23.5” and 6.5” touchscreens are at the heart of the user interface. And while the form factor is familiar – including the wooden armrest – the CM-J50 is massively internally reengineered,  

mechanically and electronically, to ensure both road worthiness and increased performance. Local I/O has expanded to include 16 analogue mic inputs, 8 analogue outputs and 8 AES3 ports, plus an integrated Waves interface, and there are dual internal PSUs. Two MegaCOMMS ports, mirrored on optical LC ports as well as BNCs, provide system extension through a new series of ‘intelligent’ CM-SR remote stage racks.  

 

These follow Cadac Consoles’ new design language with the series comprising the 4U CM-SR24 and CM-SR40, with 24 ins and 32 outs and 40 ins and 16 outs respectively, and extending up to the 7U 64 input and 40 output CM-SR64. Designed to meet the ever-increasing demands of live audio production, they feature comprehensive local control via a 2.4” colour screen, OSC implementation, headphone monitoring and dual internal PSUs, with the units encased in a robust, 100% recyclable aluminium chassis.  

 

Emily Watson, Head of R&D at Cadac Consoles, stated, “The stage racks have played a pivotal role in the development of the CM system, with their exceptional level of flexibility and front panel control. With the implementation of OSC into the system it has increased functionality and opened up a host of interesting potential applications. As a whole, the new system provides a leap in both performance and design over the previous CDC generation. And it has been proven over an extensive beta test programme, including on both international live tours and events over the past 12 months.”  


3 I/O stage racks for Cadac consoles
CM-SR stage racks

The all-new iPad CM-Remote and PC CM-Editor provide comprehensive remote control and offline editing solutions, respectively, and complete a cohesive and powerful audio mixing ecosystem.  

 

"We are excited to embark on this next phase of Cadac Consoles with the launch of the CM-Series. The system represents a unique blend of our user-centric design, technology and exceptional audio performance, in a highly versatile, lightweight, truck-pack friendly audio mixing solution,” said James Godbehear, Director of Marketing and Business Operations. “Our system features ‘Console Mirroring’ for redundancy, and the ability to extend the control surface over 3 consoles with ‘Sidecar Mode’, and we are already well into the process to further expand the capability and scope of the CM system over the next 12 months.” 


 

Media Contact: KGa Marketing& Media

Keith Grant


Company Contact: Cadac

James Godbehear







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