The CMC7 is a compact 8 channel / 7.1 / 5.1 surround volume controller and cost-effective alternative to the more complex and feature rich MC7.1. In order to maintain it's compact proportions and to keep the product budget friendly the CMC7 does away with controls that can often be found within workstation software and concentrates on essential features such as ease of use and the quality of the signal path, ensuring that the audio is transparent and accurate across all channels and operation intuitive.
Whether it is producing audio for film or television, or transporting the listener directly into the venue of an all-encompassing orchestral piece, one thing is sure, the number of users that wish to listen to audio within a surround setting has been growing and will continue to do so. The budget friendly CMC7 allows you to do this without the large financial outlay that other setups will produce.
Accurate & Transparent
Coming from the same stable as the MC2.1, MC3.1 and MC7.1 the the CMC7 Surround Monitor Controller provides the same high quality. The circuit is just as transparent and accurate. It's controls have the same quality feel and operation and the huge volume knob provides excellent channel matching, and smooth feel.
For all Drawmer monitor controllers it is imperative that what you record is exactly what you hear. The active circuit has been designed to faithfully produce the audio signal whilst removing many of the problems that a passive circuit will bring. There is one thing that should always be absolutely guaranteed - that you can rely on the accuracy of your monitor controller.
The 8 inputs and outputs are provided via two balanced 25 pin d-sub connectors wired to the Tascam standard making connecting easy. It allows for 8 independent channels, 5.1, 7.1, quadraphonic, DTS®, Dolby Digital EX,THX Surround EX™, DTS-HD™, Dolby Atmos®, etc, the setup is up to the user.
With the Stereo Mix switch active the surround mix can be bounced down to a 2.1 signal in the front left and right monitors and sub-woofer, to test the quality of the recording when in stereo. In addition, it has a professional quality stereo headphone output with a separate amplifier and level control, that provides private mix checking, a DIM switch reduces output by 20dB and a MUTE switch is also available to cut the output completely.
The circuit design of the CMC7 ensures that the channel matching of all 8 channels is consistent throughout the full range of the volume control. Other manufaturers of surround controllers use multi-ganged potentiometers to achieve the levels of the 8 channels, this is especially true of passive surround controllers, this simplifies the circuit but leads to discrepancies in the level of each channel, especially at the lower and upper volumes, where accurate channel matching can vary wildly.
The CMC7 packs a lot of features into a small package. With a footprint of just 18x16cm and a very low profile the CMC7 it fits on every desk and is small enough to pop into a bag to take it anywhere.
Tough & Secure
Whilst being smart and stylish the rugged, all steel enclosure will withstand the knocks and bumps of the studio, and, coupled with the high quality components used, the CMC7 is built to last. In addition, a Kensington security slot provides protection from thieves.