It’s Back in Black!
Initially developed as a simple link between MADI devices from any manufacturer, MADI.BRIDGE acts as a patchbay, signal distributor, signal buffer and input selector all in one device. The latest incarnation sports a complete redesign and has gained a number of extra features including redundant power supplies, a USB port to enable firmware updates for future enhancements and additional remote control capabilities.
MADI.BRIDGE enables the connection of up to 16 devices via six coaxial (BNC) MADI I/Os and two optical multi-mode MADI I/Os. All input signals are routed to the desired outputs in their native state, thus supporting any format regardless of channel count, whether or not control data and/or sample rates are included, or even violations of the MADI protocol. Highly sensitive input stages with sophisticated EQ mean that up to 100m coaxial cable runs can be supported, even between devices. An intuitive and easy to navigate user interface makes for fast and straightforward operation.
“There are some products that never outlive their usefulness, and this is one of them,” remarked DirectOut CEO Stephan Flock. “Naturally we’ve given it a bit of a facelift and added some extra features, but the essential functionality remains unchanged because that is what our customers have asked for. We’re only too happy to oblige!”
6 x MADI coaxial BNC, 75 Ω
2 x MADI optical SC, multi-mode
1 x MIDI I/O for remote control
1 x USB for firmware updates and remote control
2 x power supply for redundancy
Device lock to prevent accidental changes
About DirectOut GmbH
DirectOut GmbH was founded in 2008 by a team of professional sound engineers headed up by Stephan Flock, an award-winning classical music sound engineer with over 20 years’ experience in digital audio signal processing design. The company specializes in developing essential pro audio connectivity, networking and bridging solutions for broadcast, studio, live and installed sound applications. Unique in that all members of the DirectOut development team are still active professional sound engineers, the company is thus fully focused on real-world demands and problem solving. The product range, marketed under the brand of DirectOut Technologies®, offers solutions that build bridges between different audio worlds and make systems and formats more flexible. Audio formats supported include MADI, AES67 and RAVENNA. Headquartered in Mittweida, Germany, DirectOut products are distributed worldwide.