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SONY DMX-R100

08-Aug-2020

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SONY DMX-R100



Category:  Products / studio-gear + dj / mixer

Added: 09-Mar-02  |  Author: admin

New price: about 20k USD  |   S/H price: Not listed


SONY DMX-R100

Sony DMX-R100 Digital console, 24 analog inputs, 8-Bus system, 8-Auxilary sends, 5.1 surround matrix, digital Crosspatch, ext. to 48 Channels, digital/analog Interface optional, Touchscreen, high quality Sound performance.

Some history from the Sonnox site

Sony Oxford, which was originally set up in the late 80's to design a high end pro audio DSP system and bespoke software design tools. The target was to take Sony into the high end recording studios. The team that initiated the Oxford Group, combined a number of varied disciplines which included:

  • Digital hardware design including DSP ASICs.
  • High Quality analogue audio and convertor design.
  • Software and specialised audio algorithm design.
  • Mechanical and graphic design.
  • User interface design.
  • Record/mix engineering.


The first product was the Sony OXF-R3, or "Oxford" , as it's often called. A high end digital mixer, it's greatly favoured by those who care most about their sound, and it's that technology that the Oxford Plug-Ins are based on. Our philosophy has always been to bring the highest quality audio to the pro market at an affordable price.

Although software maintenance of the OXF-R3 continued for some years, the core activities of the group diversified. Oxford became the world leader for development of 1-bit audio processing (DSD, the basis for SACD), and additionally took a variety of R&D contracts from various groups in Sony such as audio compression and delivery for the Disk Technology Company in Japan, and audio processing and editing for a Sony group in California that was developing a video workstation product. One notable success has been a spin off technology from DSD into an AES-recognised standard multi-channel audio interconnection system called SuperMac. In parallel with these projects we diversified further by re-purposing much of the original OXF-R3 development towards plugins, initially for Pro Tools. In April 2007 this plugins business was spun out of Sony and became Sonnox Ltd.

The Sony Oxford Team consisted of a bunch of dedicated enthusiasts who cared passionately about what they do, and this theme is carried forwards with Sonnox. Most of the team are musicians and all have worked in pro audio in various roles. Product Position

Philosophy
In line with our philosophy, our aim is to position our products with an emphasis on quality first, combined with operational ease. We always take the time to make it right!

High End Quality Audio
Our pedigree, for want of a better term, is the high end recording studio where quality is crucial. Our technology has won over many a ‘golden ear' who previously maintained you could ‘hear digital'. (That may have been the case in the past!) We have a number of Grammy Award winners that bought the OXF-R3 console, including George Massenburg, Peter Gabriel and Mick Guzauski. We are currently selling the plugins to these same luminaries, and many more besides!



Here's some stuff about the offshoot spawn of the above design group's Oxford console... The DMX-R100

Sony's DMX-R100 is a high-quality 48-channel digital audio mixer designed for professional recording and audio-post production applications. The mixing console can interface with a variety of professional digital audio recorders with the installation of optional I/O cards. Incorporating an ergonomic user interface, professional automation, full 5.1 surround capability, and machine control, the DMX-R100 can efficiently fulfill most production requirements.

  • 48 Channel digital audio mixer with high quality signal processing
  • 10-Bit touch sensitive motorized faders
  • Easy-to-use high resolution color LCD touch panel and dedicated channel strip controls
  • Professional automation functions including: snapshot and dynamic modes, touch-write fader operation, with built-in automation data storage
  • Built-in matrix switcher allows total routing flexibility
  • Optional I/O boards allow the DMX-R00 to be configured to manage various applications
  • Complete 5.1 surround mode include touch surround panning and discrete 5.1 monitoring
  • Includes serial 9-pin and MMC (MIDI Machine Control) control capability





yes it does look like a console from star trek, and noobs usualy crap themselves when faced with this type of console, but remember... digital mixers usualy utilise common hardware controls into which you switch channels to be tweaked... the DMX-R100 is no exception to that protocol having a dedicated channel eq and dynamics section on the board fascia... when I say sections for noobs I mean actual controls.. Like on a normal hardware analog mixer you have say 8 channels, and each channel has mebbe 4 eq knobs?... well how the DMX-R100 works is you have just one EQ controller area, but it can switch to tweak/control any of the channels... it is in effect simply a very high quality, 'built-in' version of a typical hardware controller such as the behringer BCF. Routing i/o is done like with the bigger Oxford by using the matrix... basicaly the matric screen shows the busses as blocks of 8 and if i remember rightly you have 4 banks called 'multitrack' which assign to 8 x 4 record i/o banks - the record i/o banks can be selected from installed optional cards or the onboard mic/line inputs - You assign the banks of busses to ports basicaly, The rear of the console has blanking panels which remove to reveal options to add various in/out cards for AES/EBU, ADAT or TDIF formats... As far as i remember the fader can be 'bank' switched as can channels.. switching the 24 strips/fders from 1-24 to 25-48... I beleive they also flip to become buss faders too.

Anyways I added this mixer for posterity, Sony flogged 500 of these in just 7 months when it was released. The DMXR100 i think was popular with recording schools because they offered both a cheaper 'Oxford' experience and a required console for the protools suite all in one.

Anyways the Sony DMXR100.. any user comments?








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Product:  SONY - DMX-R100
Name: tony sabbagha
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Activity: Professional
Date: 29-Sep-03

i want to ask about the dmx-r100 pc connectors (8-pin mini din TO serial 9-pin connector

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Product:  SONY - DMX-R100
Name: JH
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Activity: Professional
Date: 06-Jun-13

Totally Awesome mixer, sounds Great too.
Way faster than using a mouse to mix!
If you find a used one for sale, buy it.

It should be mentioned that it has no internal fan and adds No noise to your
room, It's totally quiet. Runs cool too.

I can attest to this because I used to use a Mackie D8B which was very loud
because of the CPU fan and noisy hard drive inside it's computer. It also
generated lots of extra heat that would eventually warm up the control room.
The only fan in my room now is the one in my Intel Mac. Big difference :-)

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Product:  SONY - DMX-R100
Name: latruque
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Activity: Professional
Date: 14-Aug-13

cette console a été une des grandes réalisations de sony en matière d'équipement de studio.
le manuel est hyper important pour moi.
la maitrise de ce bijoux en dépend.
merci d'avance

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