Issue: IBC 2008 - Day 1


AMSTERDAM - At IBC, audio console maker Euphonix ( is introducing the new SP663 Signal Processing module for use in DF66 and DF70 SuperCore DSP engines. The SP663 uses technology that is exclusive to Euphonix, and is 20 percent faster than its predecessor. The technology allows for DSP configurations of well over 500 signal paths in a 4RU chassis.

The SP663 can be used with Euphonix's System 5, System 5-B, System 5-BP, Max Air, and the S5 Fusion control surfaces. Existing systems may be upgraded to gain higher channel counts while new, smaller systems will require fewer DSP modules.

S5 Fusion systems for post allow a special configuration with SP663s integrated directly into the SC264 studio computer, further reducing cost and rack-space requirements.
The company is also showing its Artist Series MC Control and MC Mix, which are being demonstrated controlling Apple's Final Cut Pro via Euphonix's high-speed EuCon Ethernet based control protocol. The slim-line Artist Series controllers fit between a computer keyboard and screen, and offer a host of features to speed up and enhance the video and audio edit processes.

The MC Control is a complete video and audio controller, featuring a jog/shuttle wheel to navigate through projects, four motorized faders and eight knobs for controlling audio levels and panning. A comprehensive set of soft keys are designed for control of top-level Final Cut Pro functions. A soft key editor enables users to create custom soft keys for any additional Final Cut functions, sequence of functions or macros.

The MC Mix offers comprehensive control over audio, with eight faders and knobs to control audio levels and panning within Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro, while eight high-resolution OLED displays offer detailed feedback. The MC Mix can be used either as a standalone or in conjunction with the MC Control, and up to four MC Mix controllers and one MC Control can be clipped together in a modular fashion to create larger, integrated editing and mixing solutions.

With the high-speed EuCon control protocol, simultaneous control of multiple applications, and even multiple workstations, over Ethernet is possible.

The MC Control and MC Mix are available at authorized Euphonix retailers for an estimated street price of $1499.99 and $999.99 respectively.