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|DATE||News||Media contacts: Duco de Rijk|
D&R is proud to
announce that the first Airence mixers were shipped and received with a
warm welcome by many endusers.
The AIRENCE is a unique digitally controlled analog console with many features that are very appealing to broadcasters that do not have the budget for high end digital consoles.
D&R is proud to broadcast
their sale of their new AIRMATE_USB number 1000 in a couple of months.
The Airmate-USB seems to be filling a gap and a nice solution for small (internet) Radio stations.
With built in USB and Hybrid channels it is a complete package for the enduser.
|March 2012||40 Years||D&R is proud to be in business for 40 years last March.|
D&R has recently sold
various AXUM systems worldwide to the following studios.
DAT-CON - SLOVENIA www.dat-con.si
Hogeschool InHolland - The Netherlands
Midvliet-FM Leidschendan-The Nederlandse
Radio Hengelo Hengelo-The Netherlands
Omroep Zwarte Water -The Netherlands
|October 2010||AXUM||Recently D&R has introduced 2 new cards for the AXUM console. The Firewire card with 8 stereo line in puts and an analog telephone Hybrid card with 4 in and outputs.|
|July 2009||AXUM REVIEW||
Showbizz NL, supplier of mobile radiostudiofacilities on
event-locations in Europe, presented the D&R Axum-studio’s first
time on Netherlands Zwarte Cross (an event with over 100.000 people
attending) and experienced responses like ‘cool’, 'awesome' and
'sensational' to the brandnew D&R AXUM radio mixer, delivered by
Dutch broadcast supplier Niehoff Sound en Light.
The AXUM platform offers nearly unlimited possibilities for hitradio, sport programs and the more serious news programs. And even more new ideas in developing the Axum-software are in the pipeline.
The new Showbizz NL mobile radiostudio has some almost decadent
features like automatically opening microphone-motorfaders by just
the touch of a button; every input source can be selected on every
fader by a simple twist of a knob out of the large digital matrix,
at the same time switching all related functionality like EQ,
dynamics, routing, clean feeds instantly too. Remotestart switches
above and below the faders, just what you prefer; a dump rail for
seperate off-air recording and editing of phonecalls and interviews
while simply staying on air. All in a beautiful and very easy to
understand 20-channel lay-out; plus a neat playback-rack with the
more technical things like the reliable professional Axum-patchfield
at the back. The real decadence comes when simply pushing the button
that adjusts the height of the workspace for easily presenting
sitting or standing, just what you prefer. But most important of
course is: how does it sound and feel? Really great! Making radio
this way is really fun and makes you feel great. Optimaal FM used
Showbizz NL's brand new mobile Axum-studio first time for three days
presenting live being the official event-radio at the 'Zwarte
Cross', a mega open air event in the Netherlands with almost 100.000
people attending and enjoying a truly unique programming like
tractor pulling with rocket engines, demonstrations, shows, races,
many artists performing, camping, fun, lots of food and drinks and
amazing stunts with motorcycles like jumping off a 75 meters high
tower - a few days having fun and escaping real world: in a unique,
very positive and fun atmosphere.
After 7 years successful manufacturing the
digital Scorpius console D&R has sold the last Scorpius to a Dutch radio
Customers looking for a console in the same price range D&R offers the modular AXUM console as a great alternative for ledd budget and more features.
|CobraNet manager||Yamaha signs license agreement with D&R so they can use D&R's CobraNet Management software for their CobraNet related products.|
|LYRA||D&R is proud to announce that they have shipped 8 Lyra systems to PSS DENMARK that will be used in a CobraNetwork. All system connections will be managed by D&R's CobraNet manager.|
|Software||D&R has released version 3.20 of PowerVCA for the Octagon console.|
|LYRA Review||Line Up Magazine has printed a very positive review in her August/September 2004 issue.|
New Airlab Software.
D&R announces the availability of the new Airlab Windows XP version 2.0 soon.
This new operational software makes it possible to have control (among other new items) over the new Director's post for this succesfull On-Air console.
|AES 2003 Evaluation, by Scott Dorsey, Kludge Audio USA||
D&R was showing off their line of consoles, and I have to say that this is a pretty impressively complete range. D&R used to sell some recording consoles like the Dayner and Cinemix in the US but according to the president, Duco de Rijk, they pulled out of the market in great part because they couldn't compete with the huge influx of low-end gear in the American market and the difficulty of supporting the American users.
But they do still still in Europe and what they sell is impressive. First of all, they still sell the Cinemix, which is one of the nicest and most convenient large-format consoles I have ever used. But they also sell a a smaller console series called the Vision, which is probably the smallest fully modular console I know of today. It can be configured anywhere from a 12->2 console, or an 8->8->2 console all the way up to a 44->2 console depending on the frame and modules you get. It can be set up as a side-by side recording console or as a flat PA consoles. Matrix modules are available for multiple monitor sends. It's really a slick little package and it is fully modular with all ICs socketed, and very high grade construction.
Then they make a small radio production mixer, the Airmate, and a little DJ mixer, the Clubmate, both much higher grade than you would expect from comparable gear in the American market. They make a huge digitally-controlled analogue console, the Octagon, and a whole variety of digital broadcasting console systems (the Sirius and Scorpius on-air mixers, and a slick little digital production mixer called the Lyra which is compact, clean, and quite minimalist and might have uses for classical recording work). They even make some processing gear like a compressor/limiter, outboard mike preamp, and a telephone hybrid, as well as a high resolution A/D and D/A box. You'll never see this sort of stuff in the US because it's just too expensive for a market that doesn't want to pay for this grade of construction and sound quality.
On the whole, it was a quiet and pleasant show, much quieter and much more serious than the American AES shows. Amsterdam was a fine city and a great place to stay and play tourist. I had such a good time I won't even complain about not being paid huge amounts of money for this review.