At the 2013 NAB Show in booth #C2627, Shure Incorporated = introduced the SCM820 Digital IntelliMix Automatic Mixer ($2,499 to $3,124 MSRP, depending upon configuration). The SCM820 is an 8-channel digital automatic mixer designed for use in speech applications, including sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and audio recording.
Shure’s IntelliMix technology promises seamless activation of the best microphone for a particular talker, while attenuating microphones that are not being addressed. By minimizing the number of open microphones, the SCM820 increases intelligibility and gain-before-feedback and reduces background noise. A choice of five IntelliMix mode presets, including a “Smooth” mode, which combines gain sharing-style automixing with the benefits of traditional Intellimix, enable its performance to be quickly tailored to fit a variety of situations. When operated in dual mix mode, two independent automixes are routed to the mix A and B outputs, facilitating simultaneous reinforcement and recording using different Intellimix modes.
Enhanced connectivity is provided by a choice of either DB-25 or block connector models, each with eight analog input channels. Dante™ digital audio networking is available as an option on either model and can be added in the field with the addition of an upgrade card. Direct outputs for each channel can be configured as gated (that is, for use as an insert processor with a mixing console) or ungated (where separate recordings of each individual channel are required).