Recording and Broadcasting "Rock am Ring" with DirectOut Technologies
Wolfgang Bachner, broadcast engineer from SWR: „For several years now more and more bands use own digital equipment. That means no analog splitters can be used which have been source for our OB vans before. Mostly a MADI signal is offered then instead. This signal is locked to the FOH / Monitor system of the band and so we need to reclock the signal for processing it with our OB van. D.O.TECs MADI.SRC fills exactly the gap in the signal chain. We feed the MADI stream from stage to the MADI.SRC where it is reclocked to our own word clock.“
Coaxial MADI vs. optical MADI
Wolfgang Bachner explains: „As we never know whether we get a coaxial or an optical MADI signal from the band, we installed D.O.TECs SPLIT.CONVERTER on stage to ensure that we can use our optical cable with 150 meters length for a safe transport to the OB van.“
„Seeing our equipment - multitrack and HD video recording - last year the manager of a band was extremely disappointed when he realized that we could not use the digital signal directly from stage. With the two devices from DirectOut Technologies we are now completely independent from the live sound infrastructure and can process any type of digital audio inputs, no matter what clock or samplerate the live sound provides.“
D.O.TEC MADI.SRC for realtime reclocking and D.O.TEC SPLIT.CONVERTER for splitting and format conversion. Together they form the perfect SYNC UP bundle for live recording.