As with all SADiE systems, the PCM2 is a combination of software and hardware: the actual processing is in the hardware unit, NOT in the PC/laptop, and this gives you a number of significant advantages:
No Latency: there is effectively no latency, which means that you can hear yourself back as you record, along with any other audio that is present; the latency issues present on non-professional systems simply aren't an issue with SADiE.
No rendering: which means you don't have to wait while the waveforms are re-drawn each time you change a level or a cross-fade, and level changes are instant for as many edits as you have.
No incompatibility issues associated with sound-cards: this provides a significant advantage over software only systems as you don't need to set up the sound-card of your PC/laptop; SADiE will not give you pops, clicks or crackles as a result and you can be assured that you won't come away from a recording feeling you could have got it better if only you'd set up various sound-card parameters, buffer sizes and the like, better - there is nothing to set up!
The ultimate Undo functionality: most audio editors make changes to the audio files which means you are committed to the change. However SADiE only makes a change to the EDL (the window you see on the screen comprising the edits & cross-fades). You can have as many EDLs within a particular SADiE project, each one either being a different version or completely separate (such as sound effects, voice-over and so on). You can then cut and paste between them, and this saves you a huge amount of time in your workflow as you can try out various versions of your work.
Edit while you record: with a SADiE system, you can begin to edit while the file is still recording! This gives you an enormous time advantage because you will have the audio edited as it is being ingested, for example a voice-over basically edited by the time the last word is spoken!
Professional CD burning: SADiE comes complete with a fully functional PQ editor for easily putting the markers on a CD. This is done directly in the Playlist and you simply hit burn to make the CD without 'bouncing' the audio first. If you don't like the final result after all, it's a simple task of just re-positioning the flag (with a mouse) and burning again.
- optimised for use with laptop or desktop host Windows® XP system
- full SADiE V5 recording & editing interface
- normal cut/copy paste and both playlist and region editing functions
- full interchange options other systems
- optional PCM2-8M mastering pack
- fully portable 2-input/output device for broadcast & general applications
- USB2.0 connected editing processor
- newly designed powerful integral DSP system
- integrated weighted jog wheel controller and associated function buttons
- stereo analogue input
- stereo analogue output
- stereo S/PDIF input
- stereo S/PDIF output
- stereo headphone output
- stereo microphone input