The new Bricasti Design Model 10 Remote Console is a dedicated hardware remote controller for use with the innovative and highly acclaimed M7 Stereo Reverb Processor. "Sharing a consistent human interface with the Model 7 was an important design goal," says company co-founder and president Brian Zolner. "Consequently, the Model 10's control surface is simple, elegant and easy to use. The new M10 puts control where and when you want it — at the critical sweet spot while making acoustically sensitive adjustments within any mixing environment. Whether controlling one or multiple Model 7 processors, the M10 lets the user build a system to their precise needs." Following the same hardware design criteria as the Model 7, the Model 10's casing is milled from solid aluminum with an anodized finish, which ensures an enduring design, and a classic look.
The Model 10 controls between one and eight M7 processors. It connects to the first Model 7 via an RS-422 nine-pin serial cable. "We supply a 30-foot/10m cable," Zolner continues, "which simple to install with no practical distance limits." A simple serial loop-thru is provided for connecting additional M7s, in a daisy-chain from first, looped to the second, to the third, and so on. DC power is supplied from the connected Model 7(s) through the serial cable; no external supplies are required for standard installations of less than 100 feet/30m.
The Model 10 features eight front-panel meters that display levels for four stereo audio sources, providing simultaneous metering of four connected Model 7s. Selection is by means of a dedicated MACHINE key on the M10. A dedicated SETUP key is provided for the M10's local memory, configurations and settings.
"The new Model 10 uses the same clear and easy-to-read displays as we provide on the M7," explains Zolner, "with the same human interface — plus the addition of MACHINE and SETUP keys — so there is no need to learn something new! We also offer simultaneous control of the M7 from both the M7's front panel and/or the M10 with a lock out."
Future enhancements planned for the Model 10 include control of multiple M7s for multichannel applications.
"Each design element of the Model 7 is a carefully considered statement of our vision of what the evolution of reverberation processing in its most classic form can be," Zolner considers. "With a deep appreciation of the best designs which precede it, and a passion for moving the science of reverberation forward, the Model 7 provides a palette of sounds that encompass the familiar as well as new expressions in the art. Listen to the new reference in reverb processing; it will bring new life to a project in a way unimagined by any process before it."
The Bricasti Design Model 7 provides the highest level of musicality and ease of control imaginable in a processor dedicated to the task of reverberation. A modern high-resolution digital design, utilizing an array of the latest DSP processors, provides a platform for the long overdue next step in reverb-processing algorithms. A separate fully differential analog section and dedicated transformer-based linear power supply provide enhanced analog specifications. An exceptionally strong stainless steel chassis, and a tooled aluminum front panel, combine with a classic high-visibility display and straight-forward human interface, to complete an enduring design that is intended to fulfill its role, now and into the future.