WNAMM08: CME Show New Digital Desk

Another first - the DIGI818 small console      29/01/08

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Not much additional information on this one, it seems to have slipped through the press net, but suffice to say that it’s a digital console, e.g. the guts of it are in the digital domain – EQ and effects etc. Featuring 2 mic amps and 6 stereo line in channels, plus a stereo return each with their own 3 band EQ and fader. There’s also a USB connector, making the DIGI818 into a class compliant audio interface. I’m waiting for full information from CME to fill the gaps in this story, but take a look at the video for a first look.
    Features
  • - 24-bit/96 kHz digital mixing engine to guarantee the purest possible sound quality
  • - High quality analog preamp and processing for warm sound
  • - Solid aluminum case, big VU meter, 4 bus, 14 inputs, 10 outputs
  • - 8 x 100mm professional fader (60mm on DiGi808)
  • - Insert, Aux/Return, MP3 input, and multi outputs
  • - 4-bus, 8-channel Digital Mixing engine with programmable dithering and loudness compensation
  • - 24-bit/96 kHz AD/DA, S/N 106dB, DR 106dB
  • - High quality pure microphone preamps and 3 band analogue EQ
  • - 8 x 100mm professional faders (60mm on DiGi808)
  • - Talkback function
  • - Inputs 1&2 balanced XLR, with 48V Phantom Power switch. (MIC/LINE adjustable)
  • - Inputs 3&4 balanced 6.3mm TRS line input for Guitar or Bass
  • - Inputs 5&6 unbalanced RCA for DAW or synthesizer.
  • - Inputs 7&8 switchable between unbalanced RCA, stereo mini jack and digital input for CD player, MP3 or other digital audio player with vocal reduction facility.
  • - Optical and coaxial S/PDIF stereo input/output with sample rate conversion (44.1/48/88.2/96K)
  • - 2 Aux sends and returns
  • - Multi-outputs including balanced XLR Master output, unbalanced TRS Studio and Monitor output
  • - Headphone output with volume control
  • - ST + REC busses assignable for recording to DAW software, as well as all AUX channels effectively giving 4-Buss recording operation
  • - Frequency response: 20Hz~20kHz, ±0.5dB
  • - THD: <0.3%, (20Hz~20kHz)
  • - Equivalent input noise level: -125dB
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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
funkdefino    Said...

It's no wonder this digital mixer slipped under the radar...

Did I mention it's digital? Because what is really important is that it is digital. Not analog. Digital. It looks analog but really.... it's digital.

29-Jan-08 07:50 AM


mud    Said...

CME are rubbish

29-Jan-08 02:06 PM


CJ    Said...

I second that, no driver, no driver. That funny , there drivers dont even work on there CME keyboard. Dont beleave me go read there newgroups board.

30-Jan-08 07:57 PM


selercs    Said...

why you are being so harsh on him? his native language is not english, but he's brave enough to speak up. korg/roland/yamaha constantly put americans to introduce their products...japanese know the business tricks more than chinese or germans.

15-Feb-08 11:08 PM


z    Said...

Mark my words in 10 years CME is going to be HUGE! They're going through some growing pains now (*cough* Drivers) but, they're on the right track with some interesting products that just need some bugs worked out.

17-Mar-08 03:53 PM


Ins0mniak    Said...

Agreed... I don;t see the point in being so hard on these guys. For such a young company and a short timeframe, they've accomplished a lot! Doesn't Yamaha distribute for them now too? Once the get a handle on what we wnat in a controller (and control surface), they will be huge!

28-Mar-08 03:40 PM


Patrick    Said...

CME from what I have heard, is the maker of the keyboards in the Yamaha MOTIF line.

15-Jun-08 10:41 PM


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