The new CM-J50 live mixing console will debut in Barcelona
Europe - In a strategic move to ‘redefine its presence in the professional audio industry’, Cadac is dividing into two distinct, independent business units, reflecting the current evolution of its product development activities; namely Cadac Consoles and Cadac Immersive.
Cadac Consoles will retain its focus on the development of advanced digital audio mixing systems, with product development, sales and brand management remaining firmly in the UK. The business is rebranding under a new logo and corporate identity, with a renewed product offering scheduled to be unveiled at ISE; along with an all-new website that will go live shortly before the show.
Cadac Consoles effectively paused commercial activity at the outset of the COVID emergency, retiring its previous CDC series product lines, but continuing the development work on a new-generation product line. The near three-year intensive R&D programme has brought to fruition a new Cadac Consoles flagship product line, the CM-Series, being debuted at ISE in Barcelona, on its booth in Hall 7 (J700).
The new CM-J50 96 input, 56 bus live mixing console and range of compact ‘intelligent’ remote stage racks, together with an all-new iPad app and offline editor, comprise the initial release phase of the CM-Series mix platform.
Commenting on the new product development, James Godbehear, director of marketing and business operations, Cadac Consoles states: “While we have kept a very low profile throughout the tumult of recent years, behind the cloak of silence we have been solely focused on developing our next generation mixing system. A development that stays true to our core values of a no-compromise audio first design, coupled with a powerful but highly intuitive and uncomplicated GUI for control of some very complex functionality.”
“With the creation of the Cadac Immersive division and the additional available R&D resources,” says Emily Watson, head of R&D, “We are actively exploring the possibilities of integrating immersive technology into the CM System and the exciting potential of object-based mixing. This would open up huge creative opportunities for the sound engineer with this fascinating approach to mixing."
Cadac Immersive, headquartered at its Beijing R&D facility, will focus on marketing its range of proprietary standalone immersive audio products. It will cater to the growing demand for immersive and 3D audio experiences across theatre, fixed installation and cinema applications. The Cadac Immersive solution is based on a High-Order Ambisonics algorithm.
“This strategic rebranding reflects Cadac's commitment to staying at the forefront of audio innovation and responding to the evolving needs of the industry,” says Godbehear. “It is testament to our dedication to pushing the boundaries of audio technology and delivering products that empower creativity. The Cadac Consoles and Cadac Immersive business units will collectively contribute to help shape the future of professional audio, providing unparalleled solutions for audio driven applications worldwide.”
Cadac Consoles and Cadac Immersive and their respective product lines will be publicly launched at ISE 2024.

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