Widely recognized as the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, Dan Dugan has been involved in the professional audio industry for his entire career, which spans five decades. He was the first person in regional theatre to be called a sound designer, and he developed the first effective automatic microphone mixer: the automixer. Dugan's sound design work was acknowledged in 2003 with a Distinguished Career Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
Dugan automixing products are used in corporate meetings, governmental meetings, broadcast news panels, sports commentary, talk shows, live theater, education, and other applications. Dugan devices patch into the input insert points of mixing consoles, giving the operators automatic mixing along with all of the features of the console, such as EQ and sends.
In addition to manufacturing his own products and plug-in cards for other consoles, Dan Dugan licenses his technology to other manufacturers to build into their products, including Protech Audio, Sound Devices, Waves and Yamaha.
We recently interviewed Dan for the company's 50th anniversary - check it out HERE!
Dan Dugan brings automatic mixing to the world of Dante! The Model N is ideal for TV news and sports panels, political debates, conference reinforcement, video trucks reality shows, game shows, wireless mics for theater, boardrooms, civic meeting rooms, teleconferencing...View full product details
The Model E-3A is a 32-channel microphone processor with AES I/O. Features: 32 channels of processing, 16 AES plus 16 ADAT 96 kHz sampling rate supported (AES only) All Dugan algorithms: Speech System, Music System and Gain Limiting Six-bus pre/post...View full product details
The E-2A is an automatic mixing controller with balanced analog and digital audio connectivity. Features: Eliminates late upcuts Reduces PA feedback and studio noise Reduces comb filtering from adjacent mics 28 channels of processing, 12 Analog plus 16 ADAT All...View full product details
The Model M is ideal for TV news and sports panels, political debates, conference reinforcement, video trucks reality shows, game shows, wireless mics for theater, boardrooms, civic meeting rooms, teleconferencing and distance learning, or houses of worship to name but...View full product details
The Model K operates any number of Dugan Automatic Mixing Controllers. It pairs with Dugan Control Panel for Java and Dugan Control Panel for iPad (later release). It also features a four-port ethernet switch for added connectivity. The brightness of...View full product details
The Model E-1A Automatic Mixing Controller helps professional audio mixers handle multiple live mics without having to continually ride their individual faders. This eight-channel (analog) or sixteen-channel (digital) signal processor patches into the input insert points of an audio mixing...View full product details