Mackie's dXb 200 digital production console has begun shipping to authorized U.S. dealers, including RSPE in North Hollywood, West LA Music in Santa Monica, and West LA Music in Universal City. Additional dealers across the United States are being evaluated and selected. The company expects 50 dealers to have the console in their showrooms by mid-summer.
The dXb platform is offered in two applications-specific variations — the dXb*200 and dXb*400. Both models share the same basic architecture and footprint, including a dual touch-screen interface, 96kHz operation (optional to 192kHz), on-board automation and DSP, 25 100mm Penny+Giles touch faders, configurable I/O card cage and a FireWire I/O card option for streaming to/from desktop or laptop computers.
The dXb*400, which will begin shipping later this year, is designed for post-production and broadcast applications. It features a 96x96 channel I/O matrix (48x48 at 192kHz) or a minimum of 72 channels with DSP at 96kHz (36 channels with DSP at 192kHz). The dXb*400 also includes 24 busses (12 on the dXb*200), flexible panning assignment and complete surround monitoring features.
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