Connecting and controlling an audio processor for networked systems
has now been simplified with Ashly's NE-Series digital signal processors.
These Network Enabled (NE) processors offers ease of use, setup and control
using standard 10/100 Ethernet protocol and Protea NE Software. No special
outboard control units are needed.
The Ashly Audio ne4400d is a 4 input x 4 output (AES/EBU) processor.
The DSP signal processing library is extensive and utilizes multiple SHARC
32-bit/96kHz processors with sample rates of either 48 KHz or 96 KHz.
Processing blocks include an 8x8 matrix mixer, a full array of variable
Q graphic and parametric equalization, crossover filters to 8th-order
Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz, and Notched-Linkwitz, an extremely advanced
automatic feedback suppressor, autolevelers, compressors, matrix duckers,
limiters, frequency-keyed noise gates, time delay up to 1365 ms on every
channel, sinewave, pink noise, and white noise generators.
All programming is accomplished using standard 10/100 Ethernet or RS-232
protocol and Ashly's Protea NE Software on a PC platform. Hot-plug software
control allows you to plug any function into any channel block even when
running live audio with no latency or recompiling necessary. Automatic
DHCP network IP configuration reduces network set up time. No front panel
controls and multi-level software security with password access assures
you a tamperproof audio system.
Additional features include: network audio routing at matrix mixer to
inputs from outputs, or in/out of matrix mixer, 8 link groups on most
functions, automatic master clock switchover between network, word clock,
AES/EBU, and internal clock, a high-performance analog audio path - dynamic
range exceeding 114 dB, support of Ashly digital remote controls, programmable
8 channel 5V logic input or output control, 8 channels of 0 to 5V analog
level control, word clock input and output and a front panel full meter
bridge with mute keys.