FARMINGDALE, New York - May 2015 -- Blue Sky is pleased to announce the launch and immediate availability of its new Audio Management Controller (AMC). Designed to complement Blue Sky’s Star System One modular monitoring system (Sat 6D satellite speakers and Sub 12D subwoofer), the AMC is additionally compatible with virtually all other studio monitors.
Building on Blue Sky’s previous-generation Bass Management Controller, the AMC adds many new capabilities, including precise, centralized control over levels, balance, mute, selection of house curves, and various other system configuration settings. The new product is an eight-channel DSP-based system, and each channel features 1/3-octave EQ, eight bands of filters and parametric EQ (ten bands of parametric EQ on the bass channel), and variable delay for time alignment.
Integrating with Blue Sky’s Speaker Room Optimization (SRO) auto-alignment system in conjunction with bundled Windows software, AMC’s other key features include eight system presets (EQ curves, etc.), lip sync delay, 7.1 bass management with variable cutoff frequency per channel, and an externally-accessible mute input.
“The level of monitor system control that our new AMC delivers is extremely useful for 2.1 settings and absolutely indispensible for 5.1 and 7.1 surround system environments,” says Blue Sky/Group One Ltd. VP of Sales Chris Fichera. “And although it was designed with our Star System One in mind, AMC is fully compatible with quite literally every monitor system on the market. So if remote broadcast vehicles, post-production houses, recording studios, game design suites and other professional businesses already have a preferred monitoring solution in place, this system can still help further optimize their setups making a good thing even better.”
Blue Sky’s AMC is physically comprised of two components: a single-rack-space DSP module, and a 7.75-inch square remote panel equipped with a big weighted “old-school” rotary control for primary adjustments, backlit function and preset buttons, and a large display screen.
Any input on the AMC can be routed to any output, and multiple inputs can be mixed and routed to any outputs. Digital inputs have a built-in sample rate converter, which can be bypassed in pure-digital mode for 48kHz/96kHz operation. The digital I/O is AES/EBU 110-ohm balanced transformer coupled, while analog I/O is balanced and nominal input levels are selectable between +4dBu and -6dBu.