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Digidesign Announces Dolby-Approved ICON Configurations

Digidesign’s ICON D-Control work surface can now be part of a Dolby-approved studio for mixing theatrical features, commercials and trailers. Designed primarily for expanding international markets, Digidesign will publish a series of diagrams outlining the specific audio interconnections between ICON and Dolby equipment on its Website at Customers can refer to these documents when designing their studio in association with Dolby requirements.

Currently, two Dolby configurations are designed to integrate with ICON D-Control systems equipped with a third-party paddle controller: Dolby DMU/CP650SDA and Dolby DS10/DS4E/DSI5/CP650SDA. Diagrams for each of these systems will be posted in the ICON section of the Digidesign Website for users to view and download. The audio interconnections between the ICON I/O and Dolby encoding, mastering and decoding equipment are provided as preliminary configuration information to aid customers seeking to obtain Dolby approval.

In addition to the setup diagrams, Digidesign will provide a Pro Tools session routing scheme that enables users to record and monitor individual stems and the final multichannel mix from within a single Pro Tools environment where feasible. While shown with a third-party paddle controller that requires Pro Tools HD 7.2 software (available later this year) and that is also required for Dolby approval, all functionality is available without paddles and can be used with Pro Tools HD software versions available today.

The new setup diagrams and Pro Tools session will be posted to the Digidesign Website within a week. Customers should note that while the drawings have been reviewed by Dolby and meet their console requirements for mixing features, commercials and trailers, they do not constitute a guarantee of Dolby approval. In all cases, customers should consult Dolby Production Services at +44 1793-842100 (UK), 818/823-2800 (Los Angeles) or 212/767-1700 (New York) in the early stages of the design process.

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