ARRAKIS SYSTEMS

DARC Virtual

The ultimate software console.

The DARC Virtual is the most powerful, yet cost effective software console available. Excellent for podcasting, internet radio, small or large broadcast studios. The DARC Virtual is flexible and optimal for any situation.

 

With touchscreen technology, and multi-touch capability, the DARC Virtual is a powerful software console at your fingertips.

 

It gives you all the tools you could possibly need in a software console, all while giving your studio prestige and style.

Choose your size

Purchase the size of virtual console you need. Each size is capable of playing up to 64 input sources. Simply choose how many faders you need for your setup.

4 Channel    -   $400 list

8 Channel    -   $800 list

12 Channel  -   $1,000 list

16 Channel  -   $1,200 list

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is required to have ASIO enabled audio hardware, such as the Behringer UMC1820 to operate with the DARC Virtual.

Software console with Style

DARC Virtual is expandable to your needs. Connect up to 64 inputs, and configure your sources to your needs. Ideal for podcast, internet, broadcast studios.

Easy to setup,

easy to use.

The DARC Virtual is designed to be easy to setup and operate. Simply connect your audio inputs & outputs to your ASIO device, and the DARC Virtual will automatically recognize the I/O.

 

Connect devices such as your microphones, PC, external audio sources, phone system, Bluetooth device, and you are up and running.

 

Dynamic source select

DARC Virtual allows you to connect up to 64 mono inputs. Assign each input as either mono microphone, or stereo line inputs. Then, from the console, select which sources you want assigned to each channel.

 

Each source input has its own label, audio level and fader color.

 

User Profiles

Setup User Profiles to quickly switch between different shows. The user profile feature saves the sources selected, the desired volume levels as well as which channels are on/off. This allows you to quickly switch between different user profiles at the click of a button.

3 Types of Channels

  Microphone

ASIO USB Audio Interface Required

1 to 16 Mic channels. Your choice, your configuration. Simply connect your mics to the ASIO USB interface inputs. Channels are software assignable.

Mic Pre. Devices such as the Behringer UMC1820 have built-in mic preamps.

Mic Monitor Mute. Mic channels will automatically mute the monitor output when activated.

  Stereo Line

ASIO USB Audio Interface Required

1 to 16 Inputs. Software assignable line inputs. Simply connect your audio source outputs to the ASIO USB interface device.

Analog I/O. Devices such as the Behringer UMC1820 have analog inputs and outputs for simple setup

 

 

Phone

ASIO USB Audio Interface Required

1 to 8 Phone channels. Within the DARC software, choose to assign one to eight of your I/O on the Simple IP to a phone mix-minus to connect to your phone hybrid.

Mix-Minus. Once a channel has been assigned as a Phone channel in the software, it will configure the audio to work with your phone hybrid.

Talkback. With the Phone channel setup, the assigned mic channel will have a Talkback function that allows you to talk to the caller off line.

  Logic Outputs

Optional Add-on

2 Logic Output. As an optional add-on, add logic outputs to the DARC family. This USB logic output connects to your PC, and is controlled via the DARC Virtual Console software. This is programmable to turn on On-Air Lights, trigger phone hybrids, etc... This option gives you 2 relay outputs.

8 Logic Output. 2 outputs not enough? Get the 8 logic output USB control instead.

16 Logic Inputs. 16 input device that allows you to trigger EAS emergency alert switch-over, channel on/off, and user presets.

 

3 Output Buses

  Program - Audition - Utility - Monitor - Cue - Headphone

PGM, AUD, UTL. DARC Virtual has 3 main output buses. These will be assigned to play out of your ASIO USB audio interface.

Monitor, Cue & Headphone outputs. Utilize the Cue function built in to the DARC software to play audio off-air through your monitor, cue or headphones. Monitor, Cue and Headphones all connect to your ASIO USB audio interface.

Mic Monitor Mute. Mic channels will automatically mute the monitor output and play audio through the headphones when activated. Talk back audio plays through headphones as well.

Single Channel Playback

DARC Virtual channels 1 - 5 give you individual channel, post fader, playback.

 

PODCASTERS - This is excellent for podcasters who may want to record each channel individually for editing. These outputs are post fader, and are assigned to specific outputs for easy mapping. Using ASIO, you can assign an editing software to directly connect to the DARC Virtual Channel for easy, wireless, recording.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Requires 32 Hardware Inputs for 5 stereo channels.

What you need to get started

Getting started with DARC Virtual is extremely simple. You only need two components:

 

(1) Audio Hardware - You need to connect your audio sources, such as microphones, headphones, phone systems, automation, etc... This can be done using a ASIO USB Audio Interface, such as the Behringer UMC1820. This gives you 10 mono audio inputs and outputs. To expand further, you can get the Behringer ADA8200.

 

(2) DARC Virtual software - Then all you need is the DARC Virtual console software ran on a Windows PC (not included). This software is designed to recognize ASIO hardware devices on your PC, and then gives you the ability to control any of these audio inputs & outputs.

 

DARC Surface (Optional) - The DARC Surface is perfect for those who would like a physical interface to control the DARC Virtual.  Learn more.

 

 

 

Some possible configurations could include:

Lite Bundle - $699

10 mono inputs /  12 mono outputs

 

What's included:

DARC Virtual 4 Console software license ($400 Value)

Behringer UMC1820 ($299 Value) *Prices may change at any time without notice.

Windows PC not included

INPUTS - 10 Mono inputs

Qty 8 - XLR or 1/4 TRS connectors.

8 Midas designed mic preamps, which include +48V phantom power for condenser microphones.

Independent channel audio level adjust.

Inputs 9 & 10 are SPDIF digital connectors. May require A/D converter.

 

OUTPUTS - 12 Mono outputs + Headphone out

Qty 10 - 1/4 TRS connectors.

Outputs include:

▪ Program

▪ Audition

▪ Utility

▪ Mix- (External Phone Hybrid required)

▪ Cue

Monitor (SPDIF output may require D/A converter)

1/4 Headphone output built into UMC1820. Includes volume adjust, and select between Program and Audition mixes.

Outputs 11 & 12 are SPDIF digital connectors, which are assigned to the Monitor output. May require D/A converter.

Click here to learn more about the UMC1820

Pro Bundle - $1,328

18 mono inputs /  20 mono outputs

 

What's included:

DARC Virtual 8 Console software license ($800 Value)

Behringer UMC1820  ($299 Value) *Prices may change at any time without notice.

Behringer ADA8200  ($229 Value)  *Prices may change at any time without notice.

Windows PC not included

INPUTS - 18 Mono inputs

Qty 8 XLR or 1/4 TRS connectors.

Qty 8 XLR connectors.

16 Midas designed mic preamps, which include +48V phantom power for condenser microphones.

Independent channel audio level adjust.

Inputs 9 & 10 are SPDIF digital connectors. May require A/D converter.

 

OUTPUTS - 20 Mono outputs

Qty 10 - 1/4 TRS connectors.

Outputs include:

▪ Program

▪ Audition

▪ Utility

▪ Mix- (qty 6) (External Phone Hybrid required)

▪ Cue

Monitor (SPDIF output may require D/A converter)

▪ Headphone

1/4 Headphone out built into UMC1820. Includes volume adjust, and select between Program and Audition mixes.

2nd Headphone output with software volume control.

Outputs 11 & 12 are SPDIF digital connectors, which are assigned to the Monitor output. May require D/A converter.

 

Click here to learn more about the UMC1820

Click here to learn more about the ADA8200

Accessories

APEX-Live is the perfect companion to DARC Virtual for creating dynamic and powerful podcasts. APEX Live is the ultimate live assist software for any Podcast, Internet or Broadcast radio station. It is flexible, with customizable user interfaces; and powerful with numerous features. Use it in tandem with DARC Virtual, or as a stand alone software. And even better, it is FREE with DARC Virtual.

 

Learn more.

Sound pads, playlists,

custom user profiles and more.

APEX Live gives you unlimited customizable sound pads. Play, loop and fade any track. Whether it is a music bed, effect or audio clip. Customize your colors and arrange your sound pads the way you want it.

 

You may also create playlists and save for playback. Allowing you to organize your show for easy operation.

 

With APEX-Live, you can create unlimited user profiles. Each with their own customizable screens and arrangements. One user may prefer

more sound pads, while others choose to view all screens. Setup your screens your way, and switch between profiles at any time. Choose from Sound Pads, Playlist, Volume Control, File Info, Preview Player and more.

Configured PC

$1,099

Purchase a fully configured Dell Optiplex Micro from us. This PC will be ready for use out of the box to work with the DARC Virtual Console software.

 

For the most effective support experience, we recommend the purchase of a configured PC from us.

 

Headphone amp

Behringer MicroAMP HA400 4-channel

$29.75 *price may change at any time.

The bundles above include 1 headphone output, so if you are needing more, this option is the way to go. The Behringer HA400 gives you 4 headphone outputs to go to your guests. Physical volume control is ideal, so that you may give your guests an easy way to adjust their own levels. Learn more.

Phone Hybrid

JK Audio Inkeeper PBX

$540 *price may change at any time.

For the highest quality, connect your DARC Virtual system to a landline phone hybrid. The Innkeeper PBX easily converts your multi-line PBX type telephone system into a professional, affordable talk show console. Learn more.

ADC & DAC adapters

$17 to $21 *price may change at any time.

The DARC Virtual output is assigned to your Monitor speakers. If your speakers only have an analog input, you will need to purchase the DAC. Here is one such DAC that you may use. Learn more.

If you are wanting to bring in an analog input, you will want to use an ADC. Here is one such ADC that you may use. Learn more.

Other Accessories.

Need cables, additional power supplies, phantom power supply, or other gear to help you get started? Go here.

 

 

 

 

Email support

is included, along with extensive Online material. You will find hours of tutorials and walk-through material, that covers everything you need to know.

 

Access this material 24x7, and learn at your pace.