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Filter 7: Digital Technology and a New German Makeover Show? Filter 7: Digital Technology and a New German Makeover Show?

Digital technology gets the headline bill in this month’s edition of Filter, with Camco and DiGiCo taking centre stage. The digital mixer has truly arrived and is here to stay by the look of all the ‘old school’ converts it’s winning over, check out the DiGiCo articles to see just how big an impact the DiGiCo product range is making. Also, Camco release a little card that threatens to replace just about every expensive system controller and whilst we are talking things German, we deviate to the good old-fashioned copper cable, which is getting a “German Roadie-Eye for a Signal Cable Guy” makeover. Yes, our sense of humour could also do with a makeover!

Invisible speakers by Quest Engineering put in an appearance and this month’s chapter of Birth of the Array pulls apart the loudspeaker/box/air interface while proving that there’s no substitute for cubic inches (of air). As always, feel free to comment on anything you read.

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Live 8 Comes Together with DiGiCo D5
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Live 8 Comes Together with DiGiCo D5

With Live 8, never before had such a monumental sound production task been undertaken. Conventional solutions were not an option to achieve the required turn around time between bands, so Britannia Row Productions enlisted both the assistance of the DiGiCo team and their D5 Live digital mixing consoleÖ

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Itís Sommer Time!
It’s Sommer Time!

The Sommer catalogue certainly is a fat body of work, and with all the industry attention on glamorous high-end products, it’s really hard to get passionately worked up about signal cables. However, at Germany’s Sommer Cabling Systems, there must be a lot of people who do! GT is pleased to announce the Australian launch of Sommer Cables

 
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No System Controller Required: Camco Introduce UCA Card
No System Controller Required: Camco Introduce UCA Card

Launched at this year’s proLight+sound exhibition in Frankfurt, Camco’s UCA (Universal Controller Amp) card is a DSP module designed for its Tecton and Vortex series amplifiers and it is going to be a ripper. Read more about the new Camco UCA Card

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Crown Casino Goes DiGiCo for The Palms
Crown Casino Goes DiGiCo for The Palms

Melbourne’s Crown Casino recently did a makeover to its Showroom venue and in the process turned it in to a great new modern venue with style paying homage to the cabaret venues of old. Their choice of Digital Mixing Console? Well, DiGiCo, of course Read about The Palms’ choice of DiGiCo at Crown

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Where are the Boxes? Sound by Quest MW In-Wall Speakers
Where are the Boxes? Sound by Quest MW In-Wall Speakers

Quest has done it again with another pro-standard bang-for-buck sound solution. The new MW series of In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers are multi-way, compact, medium-powered speakers that take the good old ceiling speaker to a new level of power handling and quality. It’s time to check out the brand-new Quest MW Series

The birth of the array
 
The Birth of The Array: Part 04
The Birth of The Array: Part 04

Part four in our continuing series, The Birth of the Array, takes a look at the engine of any speaker system; its loudspeakers. It is the interface between the electro-magnetic engines (loudspeaker) and the surrounding air that determines how sound will be generated and propagated. Like a big engine poorly matched to a gearbox and suspension system (almost any 70s American car), performance will suffer. Let’s find out how to use all those ‘cubic inches’ to get a 10 dB increase on the ‘satisfaction unit’ scale. Without further hesitation, here is Birth Part Four

 
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