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Fairlight Releases Version 2 Software for Dream II Platform

Fairlight has released Version 2 software for its CC-1 accelerated Dream II platform.

Fairlight’s uniquely converged audio and video platform imports, converts and exports a diverse range of media file types; plays and records video in real time up to uncompressed HD; cuts and pastes; copies and conforms. It also up-converts SD to HD, and inserts watermarks on import or export. At the same time, Dream II plays and mixes 192 audio tracks in perfect sample sync, with up to 96 of them in record. Fairlight claims no dropouts, no late starts and no phasing. Dream II directly loads and plays MXF, OMF and AES-31 projects, captures and conforms from EDLs.

Version 2 also offers multiple simultaneous multi-format mixes, compression and limiting where needed, and pinpoint monitoring that allows the user to hear any source in any format through any of 16 speaker sets.

The upgrade also offers up to six third-party plug-ins per channel, in addition to Dream II’s native channel processing: 4-band EQ, high- and lowpass filters, 3-stage dynamics (compressor plus limiter plus expander/gate) on every channel. Dream II supports VST plug-ins. Users can work with the manufacturer’s mouse-driven graphical interface and map parameters to real faders and knobs on Fairlight’s fader blocks or the Xynergi Pad controller. New Fleximap software is designed to make assigning surface controls quick and easy, with more than 200 popular plug-ins pre-mapped at the factory for instant control. Touch-write allows instant automation of plug-in parameters by mouse or surface controls, including graphical editing of automation curves. Complex plug-in configurations can be saved in the library for instant use on any channel in the future, and every parameter of every plug-in and native processing block is saved in the project.

In Fairlight Version 2’s native EQ, the processing blocks (EQ, Dyn, Insert) can instantly be changed to any order for each channel for precise control. Native processing is performed in 36-bit floating point resolution by Fairlight’s FPGA engine (CC-1) for zero-latency, and it’s always available on every channel in the system.

DREAM II Version 2 was shown at IBC Amsterdam and will be shown at the AES Convention in San Francisco (October 2-5), SATIS Paris (October 23-26) and Tonmeister Leipzig (November 13-16).

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