What started as a PC control package for the XTA DP100 Delay Processor in 1996 has grown into a true industry-standard audio management system.
Grayland continues, “Ten years on, AudioCore is almost unrecognizable. With hindsight, it was a fairly simple package back then, designed to access the three bands of parametric EQ in the DP100, via a remote computer. As we added features to the units, DP200 then DP202, we added in requests from engineers and sound companies about what they wanted AudioCore to do. DP200 became DP226 which became DP448. AudioCore just continued to evolve -- every useful idea we were given became written into code and part of the program. Ten years later we have matrixing control, phase filtering, crossover slopes and control of the DP4 Series processing, all grabbable in AudioCore. In fact, there are now over two hundred filters in a DP448, plus crossover slopes, so we have much more to deal with.”
“The difficult thing has been to keep it uncomplicated. It must be logical how to get at the features that solve problems. No long training programs required, and fast, easy access when something needs doing.”
“At AES, we will be releasing a new feature set to include Array Control for the DP448 and family,” adds Grayland. “Since day one though, we have had tens of thousands of downloads from every part of the globe, and it grows every day.”
XTA is a British manufacturer of signal processing equipment for the live sound, permanent installation, broadcasting, and recording markets, and is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York. Group One is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Blue Sky International, Celestion Professional Products, MC2 Audio Ltd. and a number of prominent lighting products. See www.g1limited.com for more.