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MACKIE CONTINUES EVOLUTION OF TT24 DIGITAL LIVE CONSOLE

Frankfurt, Germany - April 6, 2005 - As a part of the ongoing development of the ground-breaking TT24 Digital Live Console, Mackie is using this years Musikmesse/ Pro Light and Sound Convention to introduce contractors and system designers in Europe to a number of significant new features and updates. Mackie is also showing two new TT24 expansion cards planned for delivery during Q2, 2005, and is offering a sneak-peek at an upcoming Digital Snake designed specifically for use with the TT24.

New Features with Version 1.2 Firmware
Following its recent introduction at the NAMM show in January, Mackie is pleased to announce that Version 1.2 firmware for the TT24 is now available. A total of ten new features have been implemented in Version 1.2, including three built-in 31-band graphic equalizers (for Left, Right and Center channel outputs), eight dedicated mute groups, scrolling snapshots for faster access, and a user-customizable fader bank for improved workflow.

In addition, snapshot filtering capabilities, previously accessible remotely via the TTControl PC application, have been added to the TT24's Quick Mix section. New Select-follows-Solo functionality makes channel EQ and dynamics adjustments even faster and easier for the operator. Channel DSP can now be globally assigned to either the Analog bank (default) or to the Digital Bank – convenient for mixing down pre-recorded performances from digital recorders. Users can also streamline their mixing capabilities by selecting from three individual V-Pot response profiles. And an internal effects preset dial now includes an easy-to-read display and associated rotary encoder, for quicker auditioning and selection of effects presets.

New Expansion Cards
The UFXII DSP card adds to the TT24's already considerable DSP horsepower, offering 24 additional channels of EQ and Compression for a total of 48 fully DSP functional channels. The new U100 Console Networking Card enables the TT24 to communicate with proprietary external devices such as a second TT24 for dual-console integration, which when interfaced with six Onyx 800R 8-channel mic preamps, makes for a fully-expanded 96 mic input system. Both the UFXII and U100 will be available in Q2, 2005.

Digital Snake
The new Digital Snake, specifically for use with the TT24 console, offers up to 32x32 channels of I/O, and interfaces with a U100 equipped TT24 via standard CAT-5 cable (up to 300 feet in length). The Digital Snake features 24 state-of-the-art mic preamps and converters in a stage box, and provides remote control of the input gain from the TT24 console. By placing the microphone preamps and converters on stage, the signal degradation typically associated with lengthy, cumbersome analog snakes is eliminated.

TT24 firmware Version 1.2 is now available as a free download from www.mackie.com. The two new expansion cards will be available in Q2, 2005.

These updates, along with the TT24 Digital Live Console are currently on display at the Musikmesse/Pro Light and Sound Convention in Frankfurt, Germany, April 6-9, 2005, Hall 4.1, stand F51.

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.

Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information please contact: Mackie · 16220 Wood–Red Road N.E. · Woodinville, WA 98072 · Phone: (425) 487–4333 · Fax: (425) 487–4337 ·Internet:www.loudtechinc.com.


 

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