Danny Abelson, Co-Founder of software startup Zeehi, announces that the
CueCast Digital Mixing Console User File Conversion Service will support
the DiGiCo SD7 platform beginning mid-November 2012. This raises the
number of supported console models to five in CueCast’s latest Beta
CueCast enables sound engineers, hire companies and
production managers to quickly and easily convert complex show files
between different digital audio mixing consoles.
“We’ve had a very positive response from the pro audio community since
we released the first CueCast Beta version in July,” according to
Abelson. “A growing number of engineers have been converting their files
at our site, and new users from around the world are signing up for the
service every week.”
CueCast gives every new user two free fully-featured
conversions. That means anyone who’s interested can evaluate the service
with no cost or commitment.
“We’ve been working closely with several of the large hire companies.
One of their most frequent requests was that we add support for the
DiGiCo SD7, since they have so many of these desks in their inventories.
We were happy to oblige, and our development team is doing a great job
implementing the new console. We’ve also made significant enhancements
to the user interface.”
In its latest version, CueCast converts user files
between Avid, Yamaha PM5D, and now three DiGiCo models: SD7, SD8 and
SD10. The company plans to develop solutions for every major console
The web-based CueCast service solves a fundamental
problem in audio engineering; transferring complex user settings from
one console to another without the time-consuming headache of entering
those settings manually.
“Converting show files on CueCast is reliable and takes just three
easy steps,” says Abelson. “Simply upload your file to the secure
Cuecast site, then specify the format you need, and download the
converted file for installation in the new console. CueCast stores your
files on a secure server for safe-keeping and future use.”
Abelson noted, “We are helping people improve the way
they work by making the process of moving user settings to a new console
fast and easy. We can bring the biggest benefit to the engineering
community by expanding the number of different console models we
support. Adding the SD7 was a significant step. Soon we’ll be announcing
support for more Yamaha models, including the new CL range, as well as
the Soundcraft Vista and Midas desks.”
The current Beta release of CueCast converts the most
commonly used console features and functions including bussing,
sub-group assigns, control group assigns, routing, labeling, mutes and
mute groups, EQ and dynamic in/out settings, aux. send on/off/and
assigns, and effects and matrix on/off and assigns. Future releases will
support variable settings, snapshots and many other features.
Information on CueCast can be found at cuecast.com