Cadac will be showing its innovative R-Type lightweight touring console on Stand S22 at the 2001 PLASA Show. The R-Type is already clocking up an impressive list of show credits since it went into production earlier this year: in Italy, appearances include the Pavarotti & Friends Concert in Modena, and the Heineken Jammin' Festival at Imola, and in London, the July Picnic with Pavarotti followed by Route of Kings - both in Hyde Park. Contained within a cost-efficient and easily re-configurable package, the R-Type provides comprehensive facilities for both FOH and monitor mixing. It gives rental companies a highly flexible console - using Cadac’s unique ‘plug-anywhere’ modules for fast installation - at a competitive price.

The R-Type features a new lightweight monocoque design and a slimmer module width - combining touring ruggedness with the respected Cadac audio quality and reliability. Its lightweight frame is designed for a two-man lift, and a single 24-slot frame can be configured to handle a small venue or gig easily - with larger consoles being assembled out of multiples of the 24-way frame, up to any size required. A FOH or monitor console for an awards production or multi-talent show, requiring anything up to or even beyond 180-200 inputs, can be easily accommodated by adding additional frames fitted with the required style of inputs. As the standard frames are less than 1m wide, they can be easily arranged in an ergonomic form around the mix position. A typical configuration with the R-Type’s lightweight 24-slot frame provides 48 mono & 3 stereo inputs, a full output section, plus dedicated LCR outputs and 16 DC Masters.

Cadac’s Sound Automation Manager (SAM) for Windows provides state-of-the-art automation functionality for use with Cadac consoles, integrating the full Windows operating system in a totally user-friendly, intuitive software release. SAM provides the operator with comprehensive facilities - handling cue management, routing, VCA automation, level control and MMC - supported by comprehensive visual feedback of all routing and variable functions, including fader positions. For additional flexibility, operators can perform all console programming off-line, porting to the on-line PC via the Ethernet LAN.

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