With the acquisition of Fairlight US, Blackdesign Design is able to offer the Fairlight PCIe Audio Accelerator (formerly the Fairlight CC-2). CC-2 is the second generation FPGA digital audio engine from Fairlight delivering unsurpassed track-counts, and full-time processing power supporting immersive surround formats beyond 22.2 and all on a single PCIe card. CC-2 is based on Fairlight's Crystal Core Technology, powering their entire range of high-speed digital audio mixing, recording and editing systems, delivering guaranteed performance and increased efficiencies in the largest and most complex productions.
Track counts and surround formats of today's film and television productions require a more advanced and more scalable alternative to outdated DSP based solutions, which is why Fairlight has moved to the more advanced FPGA-based CC-2 technology. Providing 1,000 hard disk playback channels, 100 live inputs and 100+ output buses available, the CC-2 system is the fastest and most powerful audio engine ever made, perfectly suited to today's submersive surround sound formats, including Dolby® Atmos™, DTS® MDA and NHK's 22.2.
Tightly integrated with Fairlight's editing and mixing environment, the new CC-2 enables a range of productivity-enhancing features including an entirely new 64 bit codebase, advanced delay compensation, and faster than real-time bounce to name just a few. With equalization, dynamics, plug-ins and inserts always on every input and bus with near zero latency, unlimited headroom and legendary sound quality, FairlightUSers will now be able to tackle larger projects, with more tracks, more processing power, and more speed with ease.
CC-2 is a quantum leap in processing power and when combined with Fairlight's intuitive user interface, tactile control surfaces featuring their patented, self-labeling Picture Key Technology, and tight integration with third-party storage, media asset management systems or video collaboration environments, Fairlight delivers the fastest workflows of any system on the market. When faced with tight deadlines, you can rely on Fairlight to help you deliver a quality product, on time, every time, at least 20% faster than on competitive systems.
Continuing a long tradition of seamless upgrade paths, Fairlight has ensured that CC-2 is also compatible with audio hardware purchased for CC-1. This means that owners of Fairlight systems don't need to replace their current audio interfaces and control surfaces to upgrade to CC-2. Existing investments in Fairlight's high-quality hardware continues to be supported, maximizing the return of investment on existing equipment.