Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 Mixer Recorder at NAB 2016

Date: 14/04/2016
Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing  for the 688 Mixer Recorder at NAB 2016
Sound Devices, LLC and Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. are pleased to announce that the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder will be offering Dugan automixing as part of its Firmware Version 3.00 update, available at no cost to 688 owners upon release next week at NAB 2016.
 
On the market for less than a year, the 688 will be on display at Booths C6040 and C6706, respectively, featuring Dugans well-known automatic mic mixing. In keeping with Sound Devices commitment to giving production sound mixers the tools they need to help them mix in increasingly complex production settings, the inclusion of the Dugan Speech System¢, along with Sound Devices MixAssist¢, makes the 688 the go-to automixing tool for field production applications.
 
This collaboration brings together the durable, professional-grade audio equipment Sound Devices is known for and the well-respected Dan Dugan automixing algorithm, says Jon Tatooles, Chief Business Development Officer, Sound Devices, LLC. Were proud to be the first and only field production mixer that offers Dugan automixing. Adding automixing from an industry powerhouse like Dan Dugan Sound Design enhances an already-great product. 
 
Dugan automixing takes over the nerve-wracking job of cueing mics in and out, freeing up the location recordist to pay more attention to the artistic balance, says Dan Dugan, CEO, Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. Mixes are cleaner and post-production time is reduced for dramatic dialogue recording. In addition, over-the-shoulder recordists for news, documentaries and reality shows will appreciate how my automixing makes it possible to use several mics at once without background noise build-up. Im pleased to license Dugan automixing for inclusion in this excellent product from Sound Devices.
 
Getting a great production mix can be challenging in many field applications. Unscripted dialog, multiple characters, and wide-and-tight multi-camera coverage often require the use of wireless lavalier mics and multi-track recording. In these situations, automixers improve intelligibility, reduce noise and reverberation, and maintain consistent overall gain as microphones are turned on and off. 
 
Dugan automixing is widely used in broadcast television applications, in dialogue recording for TV and motion picture production, and in house of worship (HOW) applications. It also is a good choice for teleconferencing, video trucks, and theater applications with multiple wireless microphones on stage.
 
Many front of house and live broadcast mixers are familiar and comfortable with Dugan automixing, and how it sounds, adds Tatooles. We added Dugan to the 688 mixer/recorder because its a great option. Both Dugan and our MixAssist algorithms have the same goal attenuating unused microphones to reduce background noise and the likelihood of feedback. The way they do it differs. There are subtleties that may steer a user to one method over another. The inclusion of Dugan automixing gives the sound mixer a choice, situation dependent, on which automixing tool best suits their application.
 
MixAssist from Sound Devices can be used for mixing many speech-specific applications, including reality TV productions; a variety of broadcast TV programs, such as game shows, debates, and panel discussions; wireless multi-mic dialogue recording for TV and motion picture production; sound applications for various corporate needs; HOW capture; and more.
 
Sound Devices is committed to the continual improvement of existing feature sets. In addition to the Dugan inclusion, the Firmware v3.00 update also enhances Sound Devices MixAssist automixing feature with the ability to adjust the amount of attenuation applied to inactive/closed-mic sources. This allows the end user to tweak MixAssist to find the sweet spot between optimal noise reduction and smooth-sounding mix in different production environments.
 
The 688 features six high-bandwidth mic/line XLR inputs, each complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, analog input limiter and variable pan, plus six additional line-level TA3 inputs for added flexibility in complex productions. All inputs are assignable, pre- or post-fade, to eight-output buses: left/right plus Aux 1-6. The main left/right mix is available to three outputs simultaneously via transformer-balanced XLR and Hirose outputs. 
 
For recording, the 688 offers 16-track, polyphonic, or monophonic broadcast WAV and MP3 file recording to SD and CompactFlash® cards. All common sampling rates are supported, including 192 kHz on up to six tracks. The 688 features comprehensive metadata editing, sound report creation, an Ambient¢ timecode generator and reader, a two-second, power-on-to-record ability called QuickBoot¢, and PowerSafe¢, a built-in, 10-second power reserve to protect against data loss from inadvertent power loss.
 
About Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc.
Dan Dugan is the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer. Dan Dugan Sound Design, now in its 48th year, has been designing automatic microphone mixing technology since the late 1960s. Dugan technologies provide the best possible mix of live microphones, providing fast, transparent crossfades without upcutting, choppy sound or shifts in background noise. Transitions between talkers are smooth and consistent, no matter how many mics are open.
 
Dugan hardware products and the licensed Dugan algorithm in other manufacturers products improve audio quality in broadcast news panels, sports commentary, talk shows, corporate meetings, political debates, distance learning, live theater, and other applications. Dugans hardware products are accessories to sound-mixing consoles. The Dugans patch into the input insert points of a mixing console, giving the board operator all of the features of the board, such as EQ and sends, with the addition of automatic mixing. www.dandugan.com
 
 
About Sound Devices
Founded in 1998, Sound Devices, LLC, designs both Sound Devices audio products and Video Devices video products. Sound Devices offers portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news gathering, live-event, and acoustical test and measurement applications. Video Devices offers digital video monitors, recorders and related products that address a range of video productions, including fast-paced studio applications, live sports, and events, as well as mobile, TV, film, and documentary productions. 
 
The Sound Devices, LLC, headquarters is located in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Additional offices are located in Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago, and Berlin. For more information, visit the Sound Devices and/or Video Devices websites: www.sounddevices.com and www.videodevices.com.
 


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