Digital multicores and remote mic preamps were the things that we all dreamed of all those years ago, while rolling up 50m 40-way multicore cable at the end of the gig: "there must be a smarter way" we all said. Well you're right, there is a much smarter way. Digitise the audio signal, and utilise lightweight Cat5 cable to avoid those screaming arms and shoulder joints when it comes to pack up and load out time. Some manufacturers use proprietary technology to fit specifically with their own digital mixing consoles, while others can provide the full in/out solution to use anywhere. If you need more information on digital mulitcores, make sure you get in touch with Factory Sound.
Allen & Heath dLive-DM48 dLive DM48 MixRack - 48 mic/line in, 24 line out RRP: POARoland Pro AV S2416 Digital Snake, 24 in / 16 out Stage Unit RRP: $3,499.00Roland Pro AV S1608 Compact, Portable Digital Snake (16 in, 8 out) RRP: $2,300.00Midas DL16 16 Input, 8 Output I/O with MIDAS Mic Preamps Our Price: $2,399.00Allen & Heath AR2412 Main GLD AudioRack - 24 XLR in, 12 XLR out Our Price: $1,679.00Allen & Heath AB168 Remote Audio Rack for Qu and GLD Series Our Price: $1,799.00DIGICO LBB DiGiCo Little Blue Box Our Price: $1,430.00DIGICO LRB DiGiCo Little Red Box Our Price: $1,430.00DIGICO MOD-D-RK-AVIOM DiGiCo D-16c, Aviom output card for D-Rack Our Price: $1,418.00