Engineering Service, Inc.
At NAB, DirectOut is demonstration a new Audio Solution in cooperation with the Danish designer and manufacturer of universal broadcast control panels SKAARHOJ. Customers now have a new way to control the multifunction audio processor PRODIGY.MP.
SKAARHOJ integrated DirectOut into their BluePill ecosystem. This allows customers to use SKAARHOJ tactile panels to control multiple PRODIGY.MP parameters from a desktop or rack-mounted surface – any SKAARHOJ panel talks directly to the PRODIGY.MP via network. The integration of SKAARHOJ’s audio controller series with DirectOut opens up new possibilities for users, such as the ability to perform live mixing.
“We were looking to broaden the options of controlling our PRODIGY Series via tactile solutions for different applications, matching with our customer’s requirements and habits”, says DirectOut CEO, Jan Ehrlich, “so it was really a great timing when SKAARHOJ brought up the idea to integrate the PRODIGY control protocol within their BluePill enabled controllers such as WaveBoard. For our clients it’s a perfect match: controlling the powerful DSP resources of PRODIGY.MP using a surface by SKAARHOJ, an agile and solution-oriented company, always looking to provide its customers with the best possible controller for the tasks at hand.”
Already a powerful solution by itself, PRODIGY.MP paired with a SKAARHOJ Wave Board or Wave Board Mini make the workflows in many applications even more convenient. The Wave Board does not stop at controlling PRODIGY.MP. Due to their flexibility and compact form factor, SKAARHOJ controllers and PRODIGY DSP power are the perfect fit especially for OB broadcast and remote production systems where scalability at limited workspace are the boundaries to deal with.
Maciek Janiszewski, Head of Global Sales and Support SKAARHOJ adds: “SKAARHOJ has built its reputation on video controllers for cameras and switchers. Audio was always kept aside, but with the new WaveBoard hardware and the new BluePill software platform it was obvious that we should expand into pro audio applications. DirectOut was the perfect partner to help us grow our business in that direction.”
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