Mackie, in collaboration with Acuma Labs and SIA Software, is introducing the Quad Series of digital signal processors. The Mackie Quad EQ is a 4-channel, 30-band digital graphic equalizer that combines Smaart real-time analysis and a sound pressure level meter. It offers 24-bit processing and Mackie's Adaptive-Q filters for precise EQ adjustments. An easy-to-read front panel featuring 31 bi-color LED ladders allows the user to view RTA and EQ settings simultaneously.
The Quad EQ includes a bundled SIA reference microphone for real-time frequency analysis and SPL monitoring, as well as a host of useful features such as stereo linking of channels A/B and C/D, simultaneous A, B and C-weighted SPL meter functionality, a built-in pink-noise generator, and XLR and TRS input and output connectors. Finally, 99 user-definable snapshots provide easy storage and recall of repeatedly used settings.
The Mackie Quad comp/gate (pictured) features four channels of compression/limiting and expansion/gating. Built-in key filters provide accuracy for independent triggering of the compressors and gates based on desired frequencies, while a Key Listen feature allows users to monitor the specific frequency range of the key filter. Plus, the Quad comp/gate's Auto feature automatically monitors input transients and adjusts attack and release times to eliminate the "pumping" effect.
The new Mackie Quad Series will be available in Q2 2006, and will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,199.99 and $999.99, for the Quad/EQ and Quad Comp/Gate, respectively.
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