NAMM 2020 sees DiGiCo reveal its generation of Quantum consoles, the Quantum338.
Like Quantum7 and Quantum5, Quantum338 represents power and connectivity. It includes design features and enhancements that offer ultimate flexibility, all with the same speed of operation that Quantum users have come to rely on, in a smaller format console.
Michael Aitchison, senior electronics engineer of DiGiCo said: “With Quantum338, we have ensured that we are providing a next generation console that works in synergy with our Quantum Engine. We focused our R&D team on user experience, learning from the last 20 years, with our continuing main objective of merging new with familiar.”
Quantum338 is based on seventh generation FPGAs and includes 128 input channels with 64 busses and a 24 x 24 matrix, all with full channel processing. There is a new look and feel dark mode application and three 17 inch 1000 nit, high brightness, multitouch screens, allowing both the meter bridge and soft quick select buttons to be displayed on each screen.
There are also 70 individual TFT channel displays and the floating Quantum chassis features 38 x 100mm touch sensitive faders laid out in three blocks of 12 fader banks, plus two dedicated user-assignable faders, each complete with high resolution metering.
A new level of local audio connectivity and performance comes via the “Ultimate Stadius” 32 bit ADC and DAC conversion, which are built in to Quantum338 as standard, alongside six single or three redundant MADI connections, dual DMI slots and a built-in UB MADI USB recording interface.
Mustard Processing, Spice Rack, Nodal Processing and True Solo all launched last year for the Quantum 7 are also standard on the Quantum338.
Austin Freshwater, GM of DiGiCo commented: “The entire system architecture is new and exciting, but just to recap on a few cool highlights, we have improved transparency of audio, provided more audio toys, bigger, brighter multi-touch PCAP screens, increased visual feedback and an all new worksurface architecture!”