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PCM-H8 Digital Audio Workstation

PCM-H8 Digital Audio Workstation
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The PCM-H8 is a SADiE studio workstation based on the latest generation of DSP
processing technology for use with the SADiE software environment. 

It is designed for complex processing and post-production applications where high
levels of DSP power are required in order to achieve high speed, high power processing, but without the need for large numbers of physical input and outputs. 

The PCM-H8 can replay and edit 64 channels of 24bit 48kHz audio with real-time
cross-fades and punch-ins, and offers similar DSP processing power to the PCM-H64
multi-track system. 

Software Options
The PCM-H8 can be supplied with a choice of SADiE software packages tailored to specific applications. For further information about the software features, please
see the SADiE software page. 

In TV post-production studios, the powerful stem controls enable different versions
to be track-layed and mixed within one EDL. It can also be supplied with integrated non-linear video record and replay, which uniquely amongst workstations, allows the video stream to be cut and edited in the same EDL alongside the audio. 

Further suitable installations include surround mastering studios for music and DVD/HD soundtrack preparation, where the ability to edit and layer multiple 5.1 stems offers unmatched flexibility and creativity without the need to bounce or render any audio. Zero-latency support for DirectX and optionally VST plug-ins is provided. 

Full support for console control is available, supporting desks such as the SSL AWS900, Yamaha, and Mackie HUI variants. 

Hardware Options
At the heart of the PCM-H8 is a PCM series PCI DSP card with an 8 channel daughter card. This has a 44 pin D-sub connector to for connection to an optional 19" rackmount Break-out Box (BoB800). As a turnkey system, this is supplied in a 4u
rack PC with keyboard and mouse (no monitor). Specifications of the host PC change periodically and there are various PC related options for HDD size, CD burner, graphics cards etc.


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