Universal Audio Intros Desktop Console System (DCS)

Universal Audio has unveiled the Desktop Console System (DCS)– a new concept and product line which initially includes the DCS Remote Preamp and DCS Monitor Master. The DCS modular family of products each combine a base-unit with a DCS-Link(tm) connected remote controller and can each be used individually or interconnected to form a multi-unit console. The first DCS product, the Remote Preamp, is scheduled to begin shipping in Q1 2007 at a price TBA.

“The Desktop Console System (DCS) is a modular product family designed to upgrade and enhance DAW’s by elegantly combining the most useful large console features into a compact “micro-console” form factor. ” said Mike Barnes, VP Of Marketing for UA. “By collaborating with Scott & Rob Silfvast, two of the original founders and ex-executives of Euphonix, UA is poised to bring high-end console quality and pro features to project studios needing console features but with limited workspace and budgets.”

Key Features Of DCS Remote Preamp (Dual Pre & Cue Mixer)

  • Dual Mono Or Stereo transimpedance Mic Pre/DI
  • Mid-Side (MS) Recording with decoded monitoring
  • Headphone amp with 3x Cue mix, Reverb & EQ
  • Digitally controlled analog signal path via DCS-Link(tm)
  • Remote up to 300′ from base station via CAT-5 cable

” By collaborating with UA, we have combined heritage, sonic excellence and our joint industry experience to design a modular series of desktop studio products. The DCS products uniquely take the best features and working methods of large-format consoles and allow these to be easily integrated into today’s more compact DAW-based studios.” said Scott Silfvast, Product Consultant and co-Founder of Euphonix. “Each DCS unit provides a unique solution for the DAW-based studio that helps to interface the analog part of the studio – humans, mics, instruments, headphones, speakers etc with the computer.”

Key Features Of DCS Monitor Master (Speaker & Cue Controller)

  • Mixing/monitoring/recording premium-quality “console master section”
  • 100% digitally controlled analog signal path via DCS-Link(tm) interconnect
  • Five stereo inputs (three analog, two digital) and five stereo outputs
  • Features such as mono sum, dim, mute plus L/R solo, phase and swap
  • Flexible talkback & Reference grade 24 bit 192 kHz DAC

More information is available at the Universal Audio site.

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