SADiE 6 Digital Audio Workstation

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SADiE 6 applications

SADiE has always excelled in roles where the most sophisticated editing capabilities are required and where reliability and robustness are paramount. In these often pressured work environments, simplicity and ease of use are also vitally important and contribute to smooth, fast workflow and overall business effectiveness.
For this reason and unlike many other solutions, SADiE 6 is now available in specific product configurations tailored to certain roles. The new editions of SADiE 6 are:

  • SADiE 6 Professional
  • Radio Producer
  • Post Suite
  • Mastering Suite
  • Sound Suite

See the Features Page for a breakdown of the capabilities of each configuration.

SADiE 6 architecture

The new SADiE 6 software marks another major step in the evolution of high-quality audio recording and production tools in the computer environment, allowing a choice between proprietary audio I/O and DSP processing, or standard soundcard I/O and DSP functions running on the host computer.
In addition to the enhanced flexibility of the Windows environment for audio I/O and signal processing, SADiE 6 provides a new platform that will deliver many new and improved capabilities as user requirements evolve, including changes to the philosophy of the automation system and improved and updated capability to support 3rd-party pug-ins.

SADiE 6 Installation

The SADiE 6 software starts by inspecting the resources available on your Windows computer and then allows selection of the desired interface, whether SADiE, Prism Sound or something else. SADiE 6 is compatible with Prism Sound computer audio interfaces as well as a wide range of third-party Windows compatible soundcard devices with ASIO or WDM drivers.

SADiE 6 Solutions

Solutions using the new SADiE 6 software fall broadly into two categories: live multi-track recording and Studio / Mastering solutions.
Live multi-track recording solutions are branded "SADiE 6 LiVE" and are essentially hardware multi-track recorders consisting of a SADiE hardware unit and dedicated Multi-track Recordersoftware. The full SADiE software and modules can be added, turning these into full editing systems. The combination of dedicated hardware and software retains the traditional SADiE strengths of low latency, high reliability, bit transparent digital recording in a turnkey system. Additional important features include the ability to make mirrored recordings on two hard-disks providing a simultaneous safety copy, high track counts, and the ability to connect to consoles via MADI, MADI-X, AES-3 or analogue connections.
Initially there are three versions of the SADiE 6 LiVE system:

  • LiVE LRX2 - A portable system for use with a Windows laptop, giving up to 64 channels of 24bit 48kHz audio over MADI-X using the LRX2 hardware and Multi-track Recorder software.
  • LiVE H64 - a rack mounted 64 channel recorder using the PCM-H64 hardware and Multi-track Recorder software.
  • LiVE H128 - a rack mounted 128 channel recorder using the PCM-H128 hardware and Multi-track Recorder software.

Studio and Mastering solutions are based around the new SADiE 6 software and either SADiE or Prism Sound hardware or a combination of each. Examples include:

  • SADiE H8 Sound Suite 6 - SADiE 6 software plus PCM-H8 turnkey system
  • ADA-8XR Sound Suite - SADiE 6 software plus PCM-H8 turnkey system plus Prism Sound ADA-8XR
  • Orpheus Sound Suite - SADiE 6 software plus Prism Sound Orpheus