The Graham-Patten D/ESAM 8000 adds new dimensions to audio for video mixing Eight Buses and Surround Sound capabilities. The same Emmy award winning innovation and attention to detail that made the Graham-Patten D/ESAM 820, 400 and 230 the industry-accepted standard is the foundation on which the D/ESAM 8000 is built. The D/ESAM 8000 employs the VADIS mixing engine and routing system. The VADIS is time proven on the air in hundreds of the world's largest on-air broadcast stations and networks 24/7. The 8000 has many features that will help you make the transition to new multi-channel/ surround sound capabilities supported by DVD, DTV, and other digital delivery formats are important features that make it unique in its class.
Familiar D/ESAM look and feel
Like all other mixers in the D/ESAM family, the D/ESAM 8000 uses a video switcher's architecture. Audio signals are mixed and edited using familiar program and preset buses. If you have used a D/ESAM mixer before, you can easily operate the D/ESAM 8000.
- Big mixer" input structure
The multi-channel surround sound environment requires a mixer with plenty of inputs. The D/ESAM 8000 with Vadis can accept hundreds of inputs- analog, digital, or SDI embedded-mixing up to 96 channels at one time.
- Compact yet powerful control surface
The mixing power of the D/ESAM 8000 is not limited by the compact size of its control surface. Multi-channel sources may be assigned to a single fader, as stereo pairs or on a channel per fader basis; the choice is yours. Either way, the 8000's Vadis mixing engine has the power to handle complex multi-channel mixes with ease.
- Comprehensive monitoring facilities
The D/ESAM 8000 has eight monitor outputs. In a room set up for 5.1 channel surround sound, six of these would be used for the main monitor speakers, leaving two additional outputs for pre-listen, auxiliary monitoring, or for a separate set of stereo nearfield monitors. A built in monitor matrix gives you the flexibility you need to completely configure the monitoring to fit your requirements.
- Built-in delay, equalization, and optional dynamics
The D/ESAM 8000 includes built-in delay and full parametric equalization to speed your productions and enhance the sound of the finished product. Powerful dynamics including compressors and limiters are optional. All can be added on a fader-by-fader basis.
- The best editor interface in the business
Graham-Patten developed the industry standard ESAM II control protocol in 1986 and the advanced D/ESAM IV protocol in 1995. The D/ESAM IV protocol is a standard feature of the D/ESAM 8000, providing enhanced control over all mixer functions including machine assignments, register transfers, and monitoring functions.
- D/MEM register storage and recall
Save and recall system configurations and panel setups quickly and easily with the mixer's D/MEM system. Information is stored in non- volatile memory and may be written and read from the system's floppy disk drive. D/MEM register data may also be transferred to and from the edit controller.
Please see D/ESAM-8000 Technical Specifications for the full list of specifications.
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