The new DMC stereo mastering console is engineered from the ground-up making it not only more flexible with better specs than SPL’s previous console, but also more ergonomic and sized to fit in all types of studio furniture.
The 3RU console has 4 stereo inputs and 4 stereo sources, with 2 stereo recording outputs, as well as 3 stereo and 2 mono speaker outputs that can be expanded with the new MC16 controller.
The new DMC console operates on the same unequaled 120V DC audio rail like each of the other SPL Mastering Series processors.
Dual channel mastering console (3U)
120V DC Audio Rail - 5G SUPRA op-amps
4 stereo inputs and 4 stereo sources
2 stereo recording outputs
3 stereo and 2 mono speaker outputs (sub, radio speaker)
Expandable multi-channel monitoring
0.25dB stepped input & insert return trims
Insert & Source Auto Bypass
Phonitor direct output
Variable dim (e.g. loudness compensation)
GPI switch function (Talkback, Red light etc.)
Stereo and mono metering outputs
The new DMC is the heart of my mastering system, with all my analog processing gear connected to it. The most important things for me about the DMC are its transparency, its flexibility in gain structure, and its monitoring capabilities. And with emerging markets for immersive audio, its ability to expand the channel count is a necessity. Those are the biggest reasons that I choose to use the DMC.
It is so clean sounding and open, the transparency of the sound is fantastic. I like how much headroom the audio has, that I can push it, let it breathe, or anywhere in-between — I can count on what I’m hearing to be accurate. I am not hearing anything holding it back in any way. Because I use analog outboard gear for all of my mastering work, the DMC allows me to set my gain structure correctly with the input and output trims. I can get my analog chain to behave with exactly the right signal to noise ratio that works for my system.
I also like the feel of using it. The new DMC has all the functions I need as a console. I like the feel of the knobs, and the clean and intuitive layout is perfect to stay focused in my work.
I can't say enough about how good this new DMC console is for me.