July 30th, 2019
Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the SW8-USB, a unique Auto-Switcher and USB playback interface, is now shipping.
The Radial SW8-USB is a streamlined solution for employing redundant playback systems on stage, with dual USB inputs that allow you to connect directly to your primary and backup computers, providing eight channels of high quality audio and peace of mind during a live performance.
The SW8-USB is the complete solution for performances that utilize redundant playback systems for backing tracks, combining two built-in high performance USB interfaces with an auto-switching feature that detects dropouts and effortlessly switches to the backup computer in an instant. Dual USB inputs with separate 24bit/192kHz converters allow two computers to be connected in tandem, so digital workstations on both machines can connect to the SW8-USB as an audio and MIDI interface. Start/stop synchronization is also possible between both computers through MTC, ensuring flawless switching between playback rigs with less equipment than ever.
Utilizing the SW8-USB with two laptops for redundant playback.
The SW8-USB connects directly to your primary and backup computers over USB, eliminating the need for bulky and expensive audio interfaces. Connect the balanced analog outputs to the PA system and engage the auto-switch mode to instantly switch to the backup system should an error occur. An optional JR-2 footswitch can be employed to manually switch between the inputs or put the SW8-USB into standby mode between songs.
Link three SW8-USB units for 24 channels of playback.
The SW8-USB also allows multiple units to be linked together to accommodate larger channel counts. Up to three SW8-USB switchers can be connected simultaneously, for 24 channels of redundant playback tracks. Should a fault occur with the primary playback system, all three SW8-USB units will switch over at the same time.