CMD 42 Beta

digital microphone amplifier

Properties

  • public beta test; product not yet for sale!
  • digital microphone amplifier for the Colette series, compatible with all MK capsules and Colette accessories
  • AES42 interface, Modes 1 and 2
  • product expected to reach the market in late 2021

Description

The CMD 42 is the new digital amplifier from SCHOEPS. It transfers the signal from the microphone capsule directly into the digital domain.

Like the SuperCMIT, the CMD 42 uses the AES42 interface. The download area lists a selection of current equipment that has this interface. In principle, however, a small power supply may be sufficient, since the CMD 42 can be controlled via a no-cost smartphone app.

The CMD 42 is not intended to replace analog microphones. Rather, it is meant for applications in which its special features offer distinct...

The CMD 42 is the new digital amplifier from SCHOEPS. It transfers the signal from the microphone capsule directly into the digital domain.

Like the SuperCMIT, the CMD 42 uses the AES42 interface. The download area lists a selection of current equipment that has this interface. In principle, however, a small power supply may be sufficient, since the CMD 42 can be controlled via a no-cost smartphone app.

The CMD 42 is not intended to replace analog microphones. Rather, it is meant for applications in which its special features offer distinct added value:

  • Immunity to interference: The digital output resists any interference in the cable
  • Dynamic range: No analog level-setting is required; the full dynamic range of the capsule is transferred into the digital realm
  • High resolution: Sampling rates up to 192 kHz and extended frequency range for the microphone capsule beyond 40 kHz ("xt" functionality)
  • DSP: Extensive signal processing is available directly within the microphone, including among other routines:
    • Compressor, limiter
    • "Upmix" to stereo
  • Support for a planned new feature of MK capsules: capsule memory chips that will contain individual calibration data
    • unprecedented precision of microphone matching can occur automatically, e.g. in a stereo pair
    • the overall frequency reponse of any given capsule type can be adapted for particular applications
    • capsules with or without memory chips can be used without problems on all Colette-series amplifiers and accessories
  • Remote app: Easy control setting via smartphone
  • Two-channel output: can deliver both a processed and an unprocessed signal simultaneously (e.g. as a backup)
  • Flexible function indicator via integrated LED

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Practice

The CMD 42 can be controlled either via a control interface (AES42 Mode 2) or via the free Schoeps "CMD Remote App". In the app, you can set parameters and send them to the microphone acoustically.

Product History

  • October 2020: Start of public beta test
  • Late 2021: expected market launch

Downloads

AES42 digital interfaces

describes the compatible interfaces for the SuperCMIT / CMD 42 Beta

User Brochures

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