What started as a PC control package for the XTA DP100 Delay Processor in 1996 has grown into a true audio management system.
“We had no idea just how far AudioCore would go,” exclaims XTA’s Andrew Grayland. “Ten years on, AudioCore is almost unrecognizable. In hindsight, it was a fairly simple package, designed to access the three bands of parametric EQ in the DP100, via a remote computer,” continues Grayland. “As we added features to the units, DP200 then DP202, we added in the requests from engineers and sound companies about what they wanted AudioCore to do. DP200 became DP226, which became DP448 and AudioCore just continued to evolve along with the units - every useful idea we were given became written into code and part of the program.”
Ten years later, matrixing control, phase filtering, crossover slopes, and control of the DP4 Series processing are all grabbable in AudioCore. In fact, there are now over 200 filters in a DP448, plus crossover slopes, so we have much more to deal with.
“The difficult thing has been to keep it uncomplicated. How to get at the features that solve problems must be logical with no long training programs required, and fast, easy access when something needs doing.” Grayland notes. “At PLASA, we will be releasing a new feature set to include Array Control and Ganging for the DP448 and family. Since day one, we have had tens of thousands of downloads from every part of the globe, and it grows all the time.”
For the four days of PLASA 2006, AudioCore will be renamed AudioCare, and Indian Head Massage will be available from the girls of Urban Chill, at both the XTA stand on the upper level and the After-Show bar, which is sponsored by XTA.