Digigram Introduces LX1616ES EtherSound PCI Sound Card
(Digigram | Posted 2008-03-16)
Digigram, a world leader in PC audio interfaces and innovative networked audio devices, is delighted to present the LX1616ES PCI network sound card with DirectSound and ASIO drivers for the very first time at Prolight & Sound 2008. Little sister to the proven LX6464ES sound card which can exchange simultaneously 64 channels from and 64 channels to an EtherSound network, the LX1616ES can transmit and receive up to sixteen EtherSound channels, thus connecting computer-based audio applications to a 100Mb/s EtherSound network via a single CAT5 cable.
The LX1616ES is the perfect choice for direct-to-disk applications that donít necessarily require as many as 64 channels, but still require maximum flexibility to play and/or record selected ES-100 audio channels using just a single CAT5 cable. A scaled-down version of the LX6464ES, LX1616ES offers an ideal starting point for price-sensitive applications, particularly since it can be upgraded on the fly from a 16/16 channel count to 32/32, 48/48 up to 64/64 through simple firmware updates.
In a live sound environment, the combination of a PC equipped with an LX1616ES (or LX6464ES) soundcard and an EtherSound-enabled digital mixing console results in an extremely powerful, high quality and extraordinarily cost-effective multitrack recorder. Entire shows can be recorded for mix-down at a later date, and musicians can be replaced by recordings for enormous time savings during sound-checks. The implications of this technology in the world of live recording and live production are extremely compelling.
The ability to record many channels from different locations makes these cards also an ideal solution for logging or surveillance applications, or indeed playback and announcements in multiroom venues such as hotels or conference centers. It is also an invaluable tool for multichannel audio delivery and distribution via standard Ethernet in broadcast installations.
Digigram is one of the top three worldwide suppliers of digital audio network solutions for radio broadcast and sound distribution in public places. The company develops digital audio network devices, sound cards and audio processing software.
Headquartered in Grenoble, France, and with offices in Washington and Singapore, Digigram is traded on the Eurolist, compartment C, Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (Code ISIN : FR 00000 35784). The companyís commitment to audio technology innovation is demonstrated by the fact that close to 20% of its annual turnover is invested in R&D.