SADiE Announces Portable BB2 System

SADiE announces the BB2 and BB2-J portable USB2.0-connected editing systems.
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Geared toward the radio broadcast market, SADiE's BB2 uses a USB 2.0 interface, allowing it tobe quickly added to laptops or desktop-host PCs running Windows XP.

Incorporating a newly designed DSP subsystem, the BB2 addresses the growing need in the broadcast industry for a fully professional yet simplified product suited to smaller-scale editing and recording tasks and fast turn-around packages. Connections are provided for analog I/O, S/PDIF digital I/O, headphone output and stereo microphone input.

Based on the design of the SADiE BB2, the BB2-J version combines all of the audio I/O capability and functionality of the BB2 with a fully functional jog qheel controller with core function buttons. The BB2-J has been ergonomically designed to reduce the risk of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).

The SADiE BB2 and BB2-J are available as standard with a simplified user interface, which is concentrated into a single window and allows the recording and editing of up to eight tracks with level and pan controls, transport, clip selection and master output level controls—all accessible from within this one window. Normal cut/copy/paste routines and the familiar SADiE playlist and region editing functions are incorporated.

Future versions of the BB2/BB2-J are planned and will incorporate additional levels of editing functionality to extend the choices available to the broadcaster and other end-users.

Full interchange with SADiE Series 5 systems and other manufacturers’ equipment is provided to allow projects to be migrated to larger systems when required.

“When we set out to design a lower-cost SADiE system, we considered the ‘native’ approach, but quickly realized that there were just too many compromises involved. We were also concerned for the integrity of the audio quality,” commented Joe Bull, SADiE managing director. “We therefore designed our own external processor that delivers superlative audio performance while providing a straightforward editing and recording solution. The BB2 could not be simpler to connect and operate for our broadcast customers."

For more information, visit SADiE online at www.sadie.com.