Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Andy's Blog

d&b has announced the first integration of the powerful DS100 signal engine

Posted by Andy Cass on

The processing core of the d&b Soundscape system, the DS100 signal engine, is a high-performance audio processor with Audinate Dante networking and a powerful 64x64 level and delay matrix with extensive in- and output processing. The DS100 can integrate with industry standard consoles and show control systems, as well as replay and tracking systems, via the AES70 (OCA) and open sound control (OSC) protocols.

Georg Stummer, DS100 product manager at d&b audiotechnik, says: “With acoustic emulation and object-based mixing now made a reality by the d&b Soundscape, of course we want to make its possibilities as widely available as we can, including through partnerships with other technology companies.”

QLab, by Figure 53, is a show control and playback software used in professional show environments worldwide, from small venues to major broadcast events. The forthcoming release of QLab, v4.2, will incorporate DS100 functionality into network cues and offer access to a number of DS100 functions, such as sound object positions, gain, delay and EQ, with further functions available in future updates.

In addition to QLab, the d&b DS100 also integrates with TTA Stagetracker II by TTA, the ultra-fast performer tracking system, via the OSC protocol, using manually entered commands from a reference list (source position information). The d&b Soundscape demonstrations at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam (6-9 February 2018) were run using TTA Stagetracker.

Furthermore, the d&b Soundscape can be integrated with DAW systems via the control plug-in provided by d&b, in both VST and AU formats, allowing parameters to be automated on external control platforms. The plug-in can be operated in transmit or receive mode, so that sound object movements can also be recorded live from the DS100 signal engine into the DAW. The plug-in can be downloaded from the d&b website.

David Claringbold, d&b chief marketing officer, says: “These partnerships prove that the d&b Soundscape can interoperate with technology already established in sound designers’ workflows, and simplifies its integration into a huge range of projects. At a time when entertainment and events everywhere are looking to deliver more depth to their customer experiences, this opens up fascinating creative opportunities for designers. We are looking forward to announcing more integration partners in the near future.”

View Comments

A New Era for Clay Paky

With Claypaky’s High Colour Rendering (HCR) algorithm, colours and textures of costumes and props retain richness and scenic finishes show off a depth and lustre never seen before under LED light. Skin tones appear more natural and in a world where entertainment is increasingly seen up-close and personal through the eye of a lens, the [...]

Read More »

DiGiCo releases S-Series Offline Editor

Continuing its expansion of the popular S Series console functionality, UK digital live mixing specialist, DiGiCo, has announced the release of the new S-Series Offline Editor.The S-Series Offline Editor is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS and can be used for both S21 and S31 console sessions It comes with a familiar, high-resolution console [...]

Read More »

High End Systems Releases Hog 4 OS v.3.8.0

High End Systems has announced the release of Hog 4 v.3.8.0 software for the Hog 4 console range.The release includes several new features and bug fixes. Hog 4 OS v.3.8.0 adds external monitor / touchscreen capability to all HedgeHog 4 and HedgeHog 4N console models that have a VGA/DVI connection on the rear of the [...]

Read More »

d&b Soundscape: the evolution of the listening experience

Based on an exceptional audio system processor and two software modules, the d&b Soundscape opens up a whole world of creativity. The product marks the beginning of a new era of sound experience for the sound designer, for the engineer, for the artist and for the audience.Combining d&b loudspeaker systems with state-of-the-art processing power, object-based [...]

Read More »

Panasonic unveils beyond 4K 21,000 lumens laser projector

Panasonic Business has announced a beyond 4K laser-phosphor addition to its projector lineup aimed at live event staging, exhibitions, rental, and permanent installations.The PT-RQ22K 3-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser projector comes in the same compact dimensions and the same 21,000 centre lumens brightness as the PT-RZ21K series, a WUXGA/SXGA+ projector, but is equipped with 4K+ [...]

Read More »

The Axcor 300 range is looking good for Clay Paky

Launched at the LDI exhibition in Las Vegas in November 2017, the brand new Axcor 300 LED fixtures from Claypaky bring the Italian manufacturer’s renowned, no-compromise engineering and performance quality to a wider spectrum of shows and budgets than ever before.Together, the three cost-effective, yet powerful and compact moving head LED fixtures in the range [...]

Read More »

VIDEO: Soundcraft's new Vi1000 Digital Mixing Console

NORTHRIDGE, CA—Soundcraft by HARMAN is pleased to introduce the Vi1000 Digital Mixing Console. Representing the culmination of the groundbreaking achievements and rich feature sets offered by Soundcraft’s acclaimed Vi Series, the new VI1000 is the most compact member of the Vi-000 family—at just 86cm x 81cm (34” x 32”) in size—yet it retains all the [...]

Read More »

Claypaky’s Axcor Profile 900: the apex of LED Spot performance

The Claypaky Axcor Profile 900 is the most advanced LED profile spot on the market. It utilises the very finest components throughout, from its colour system to its pin-sharp optics and the high precision micro-mechanics of its beam-shaping system. Its powerful and highly efficient 880W white LED light engine achieves 46,000 lumen (24,000 lumen output) [...]

Read More »

JBL Restores the Classic L100 with a modern day price tag

Some say you can never go back, JBL brings back the L100 Classic, a modern take on the all-time best-selling JBL L100 loudspeaker. As with the legendary L100 3-way bookshelf loudspeaker released in 1970, itself a consumer version of the popular JBL 4310 Pro Studio Monitor, the new L100 Classic follows on the heels of [...]

Read More »