Theatre Sound Design, Show Control & Audio Engine Software

SoundMan-Server Model ARK-3400

Architect and Engineer Specifications


The themed sound source shall provide [0, 16, 32, 48 or 64]___ channels of audio playback. Each playback channel shall feed a distribution matrix with the same number of input and output channels.

[0, 16, 32, 48 or 64]___ audio inputs and outputs shall have analog connectors. [0, 16, 32, 48 or 64]___ audio inputs and outputs shall have digital audio connectors.

The source for each input in the distribution matrix shall be selectable between playback, analog or digital via control software and/or automatically on each input channel individually.

All matrix crosspoints shall have individually variable gain and selectable polarity. All inputs, outputs and crosspoints shall have individually variable delay.

All inputs and outputs shall have individually variable parametric equalization. All processing functions shall be live and immediate in response to external control hardware or show software.

Analog audio inputs and outputs shall be equipped with rear panel multipin connectors and shall be electronically balanced. Maximum input and output level shall be +20dBu. Sampling shall be at 48kHz with 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion resolution. Frequency response shall be +/-0.3dB from 20Hz to 20kHz. Dynamic range shall be 102dB unweighted from 20Hz to 20kHz. Total system delay shall be 1.4mS.

[1 or 2] ___ internal hard drive(s) of ___ GB shall store command sequences as cues and up to 8000 audio files. All show cue data shall be transmitted out the MIDI OUT 1 port in standard MIDI format.

A real time internal clock shall play back audio selections randomly selected or in sequence through the audio playback channels and execute cues randomly selected or in sequence in eight cue lists simultaneously. Software shall be upgradable at any time for additional functions and features after installation.

Rear panel MIDI IN 1, MIDI OUT 1, MIDI IN 2, MIDI OUT 2, 10/100Mb/Sec RJ45 Ethernet and 25 pin 'D' GPIO ports shall be provided for loading audio and cue data and actuating functions and providing real time status and cue data. A rear panel power connector requiring a voltage source of 14-24 Volts DC at 3.0-1.8 Amperes with a suitable power connection shall connect to a universal external power supply, certified for operation in all major world jurisdictions and requiring 100-250 Volts AC, 47-53Hz, 4 Amperes maximum.

No internal cooling fan shall be required for system cooling. The unit shall be 220 mm x 102.5 mm x 200 mm (8.66" x 4.04" x 7.87" ) and weigh 4 kg (8.8 lb).

The unit shall respond to the MIDI Show Control command set and shall be controllable with a variety of third-party software and hardware offerings. Windows & Macintosh software capable of programming and controlling all unit functions shall be freely downloadable from the world wide web at any time.

The themed sound source shall be the SoundMan-Server model ARK-3400 with [0, 1 or 2] __ analog audio interface cards of type ___ made by ___ , [0, 1 or 2] __ digital audio interface cards of type ___ made by ___ , [0, 1 or 2] __ digital general purpose I/O interface cards of type ___ made by ___ and [1 or 2] __ - ___ GB Hard Drive(s)

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