NTP Technology to debut monitor control for AX32 and DX32
The NTP Technology DAD technical sales team heads to Paris and Cologne this month to demonstrate the latest versions of the AX32 analog/digital/analog audio interface and DX32 digital audio matrix. Business Development Manager Jan Lykke will be attending the November 18-20 SATIS show at Porte de Versailles in the French capital. NTP Technology will be represented by French master reseller Areitec on stand E07. Jan then joins NTP Technology Sales Director Mikael Vest on stand 2-09 for the November 20-23 Tonmeistertagung at the VDT International Convention centre in Cologne.
In Tokyo, NTP Technology's Jun Yamasaki will be promoting the AX32 and DX32 as well as the Penta 720 and Penta 721 to Inter BEE visitors on the TAC System Inc stand (1610 in Hall 1). TAC was founded by Takahiko (Tac) Yamamoto, a pioneer of the Japanese music industry and professional audio market. Inter BEE will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention centre November 19-21.
Centrepiece of all three demonstrations will be the AX32 analog/digital/analog converter with expanded control facilities, plus the DX32 digital audio matrix. Full control of both units is now possible via the Avid EUCON 3 protocol directly from Avid Artist, S6, MC Pro and 5-MC control surfaces.
"The AX32 has proved a highly successful successor to the 24-channel AX24," comments Mikael Vest. "With its optional microphone preamplifiers, the AX32 fully justifies our claim that it is the quietest and most transparent studio front end on the professional audio market. The latest version of the AX32 delivers improved efficiency both in live recording and post-production. Monitor control is made via our DADman software using the Avid EUCON protocol. The software can be preconfigured by the user or administrator to allow a variety of input and output combinations. Full control of the AX32 and DX32 is then provided.
Matrix settings, signal levels, summing, talkback, cue mix, fold-down and mix-down functions can be selected or adjusted direct from the Avid control surface. Control room monitors, individual monitoring, cues, stems and signal inserts can all be managed flexibly, quickly and easily. All audio formats can be configured, including 5.1 to 9.1 surround with up to 32 channels. The AX32 and DX32 can also be controlled directly from our DADman software.
Housed in a compact 2U chassis, the AX32 is designed for use in no-compromise audio recording and mixing as well as post-production. Large multi-microphone arrays can be accommodated without the need to transport a second processor. Up to 48 microphone feeds can be connected back to the control room along a single Cat 5 cable via fully transparent and uncompressed IP Ethernet. The optional microphone preamplifier provides up to 72 decibels of gain, 123 dB dynamic range and an equivalent noise floor of -133 dB. The AX32 comes as standard with an interface for Avid Pro Tools and eight AES/EBU and MADI inputs and outputs. It can optionally be fitted with a Dante IP audio interface and two optical MADI interfaces."
The DX32 is a digital audio bridge and router interface designed for applications such as multi-room recording studios, post-production facilities and audio distribution installations. It allows all digital input and output routing to be managed within a single unit or a combination of units. With near zero latency, the DX32 can be used to expand I/O channel count and interface digital components, providing a high quality bridge between AES/EBU, MADI, Avid Pro Tools HDX and the Dante IP audio network. At its core, the DX32 is a 384 x 384 router which can patch any input to any one or more outputs on a mono channel basis. Sampling rates of up to 384 kilohertz and Super Audio CD formats such as Direct Stream Digital are supported. In its interface role, the DX32 provides up to 192 channels on one electrical MADI I/O port and two optical ports, 64 channels on Pro Tools HDX, 16 AES/EBU channels and 64 channels on Ethernet Layer 3 using Dante IP audio technology.
The AX32 and DX32 have identical audio processors. The AX32 frame can additionally be equipped with analog and 3G SDI audio cards.
Major users of DAD audio converters include Abbey Road Studios, Acoustic Recordings, Alchemy Mastering, Bauer Studios, Benny Andersson's RMV Studio, Classic Sound, CMC Studios, Collegium Records, Danish Radio, Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, DEX Mastering, DPA Microphones, Echopark Studios, Galaxy Studios, Hana Music Montreux, Helsinki Music Centre, Lindberg lyd, Magne Furuholmen, Master Touch, McGill University, Moscow Music Conservatory, NDR Hamburg, NHK, NRK, Opéra de Dijon, QVC shopping channel, Real Sound, Royal Danish Opera House, Royal Opera House London, Sidney Opera House, SK Works, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, SoundWorks/Jeff Sheridan, Spanish Radio, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Stock Fish Records, Swedish Radio, Swineshead Productions, Telarc International, Timbre Music, Ultimo Productions and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra.
About NTP Technology
NTP Technology (www.ntp.dk) produces high-reliability audio routing and signal processing systems for major international broadcasters, audio mastering and editing studios. NTP products are integrated into television and radio stations as well as production centres, post production facilities and outside broadcast vehicles.
Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of Dan Technologies Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.
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