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Dugan Speech

Automatic real-time gain control for up to 64 mics
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The automatic solution for mixing multiple mics


When multiple participants speak in panel discussions, corporate events, talk shows, or houses of worship, this means multiple mics—and multiple problems: Feedback, comb filtering, noise, people talking over each other…

This is where the Dugan Speech auto-mixer steps in. Developed with audio inventor Dan Dugan, Dugan Speech controls gain automatically, in real time. Forget about the nightmares of controlling multiple microphones—now you can run up to 64 mics with complete confidence.

  • Software version of the Dugan Automatic Mixing Controllers, developed by Dan Dugan
  • Compatible with Waves' eMotion LV1 mixer & with other consoles via SuperRack SoundGrid or SuperRack Performer
  • Reduces the gain of other mics when only one person is speaking
  • Shares gain across channels when multiple people are speaking
  • Smooth level changes don’t have the abrupt action of noise gates
  • 2 modes—Automix On (normal), or Off (unity gain inputs)
  • Channel Override prioritizes specific mics, like a host’s
  • Adjust channel sensitivities when mixing automatically
  • “Recall Safe” mode excludes snapshots from changing settings
  • Gain bargraph meter & input level metering
What Top Pros Are Saying
  • Michael Abbott
    “In The Voice, I have four coaches who want to speak spontaneously. I used to auto-mix them with the Dan Dugan hardware—but now I use the Waves Dugan Automixer. “
    Michael Abbott
    NBC Audio Engineer & Producer
    The Voice, Shark Tank
  • Stephen Bailey
    “At the Passion Conference, we've used Dugan on three host mics to clean up their dialog channels—but also to live-sync our three venues. I could control how much audience level to add from the other venues into the local PA or broadcast mix, to make it feel we were all part of one unified event. “
    Stephen Bailey
    FOH Engineer
    Matt Redman, Rend Collective, Passion, Martin Smith