Dan Dugan Sound Design Inc. has announced the appointment of digicom, located in Nagoya, Japan as the company’s exclusive distributor for that country.
Operating both as a manufacturer and distributor/installer, digicom provides quality products and services to the Live Sound and Broadcast industries. Along with Dugan automatic mixing controllers, other products in the digicom line include control systems (manufactured by digicom), digital distribution systems from Atterotech; personal monitor systems and network audio from Pivitec; fiber optic systems from Fiberplex Technologies llc and Connex; Dante breakout systems from Four Audio; locking power cables from Schaffner and Ethernet switching products from Luminex.
“digicom is the perfect choice for selling Dugan products into Japan,” said Dan Dugan, President and CEO. “Their knowledge of the live sound and broadcast industries, and the complementary products they sell, will ensure the best support of the Dugan line to the discerning Japanese market.”
“We are pleased to represent Dan Dugan Sound Design,” said Haruo Abe, CEO of digicom. “As the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, Mr. Dugan has the most experience of anyone in this field, and his company’s products are widely respected.”
Dan Dugan Sound Design, now in its 47th year, has been designing automatic microphone mixing technology since the late 1960s. Technologies invented by Dan Dugan include the Dugan Speech System, which automatically manages any number of live microphones in unscripted talking situations, the Dugan Music System, which offers automatic downward expansion to help reduce feedback and noise pick-up in live performances, and Dugan Gain Limiting, which provides a continuous, stepless, number-of-open-microphones master gain adjusting system. All three technologies provide the best possible mix of live microphones, providing fast, transparent cross-fades without upcutting, choppy sound or shifts in background noise. Transitions between talkers are smooth and consistent no matter how many mics are open. Dugan products are used in broadcast talk shows, corporate meetings, political events, educational settings, live theatre and other applications. The products are not mixers in themselves; rather, they are accessories to sound mixing consoles. The “Dugans” patch into the input insert points of a mixing console, giving the board operator all of the features of the board such as EQ and sends along with automatic mixing.
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