Dugan E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller


The Dugan Speech System automatically manages any number of live mics in an unpredictable dialogue situation.


Dugan E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller

The Dugan E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller helps professional audio mixers handle multiple live mics without having to continually ride their individual faders. This eight-channel signal processor patches into the input insert points of an audio mixing console. Also, it detects which microphones are being used and makes fast, transparent cross-fades, freeing the mixer to focus on balance and sound quality instead of being chained to the faders. The Model E-1’s voice-controlled crossfades track unscripted dialogue perfectly, eliminating cueing mistakes and late fade-ups while avoiding the choppy and distracting effects common to noise gates. Furthermore, without the need for gating, a natural low-level room ambience is maintained.


The Model E-1 dramatically improves the performance of live mixing with multiple mikes:

  • Eliminates late upcuts
  • Reduces PA feedback and studio noise
  • Internal Web server for remote control panel
  • Connects to mixer with TRS insert cables or ADAT Lightpipe
  • Link units for up to 64 mics
  • Analog and digital outputs active simultaneously
  • Half-rack size—mount two in one rack space
  • Links with Dugan Models D-2, D-3, and E


The Model E-1 supports a broad spectrum of live mixing applications, including:

  • Conference reinforcement, video trucks
  • Houses of worship
  • Film and television dialogue, reality shows.
  • Multiple wireless mics for theater
  • Boardrooms and civic meeting rooms, community TV
  • Teleconferencing and distance learning

Additional information

Weight3.3 lbs




Power Connector

2 mm i.d., coaxial 5.5 mm o.d.