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PRODUCER.COM

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  • PRODUCER.COM
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PRODUCER.COM is a multi-functional MADI product with outstanding versatility for numerous applications in MADI environments and elsewhere. Equipped with two MADI ports, the device can be integrated into a MADI ring and thus works as an embedder/de-embedder, monitor controller, communications unit, and much more. An optional RAVENNA module broadens the application range still further by making the device a versatile I/O and format converter for the audio over IP world.
For more information about RAVENNA please visit: ravenna-network.com

Embedder/De-Embedder
PRODUCER.COM offers several serial interfaces. In addition to RS-232 and RS-422/485, MIDI data can also be embedded and extracted from a MADI stream. The serial data takes no bandwidth from the audio transmission. Control signals of the integrated GPI/Os are also transmitted and may be extracted from the MADI stream and converted back into control signals with a second PRODUCER.COM.

Communications Unit
PRODUCER.COM is supplied with several different analogue (mic/line input, XLR line outputs, headphones, telephone) and digital interfaces (AES, ADAT, MADI). A powerful routing matrix manages all signals on a per-channel basis.

There are two possibilities to control the device:
Software remote: PRODUCER.COM Remote (Windows®) connected via USB for a perfect overview of the signal routing with preset management. Extra functions such as 'disable menu access' to lock the system settings or the 'key editor' for customization of the push buttons on the hardware remote.
Hardware remote: Hardware controller featuring dedicated controls for monitoring (volume, dim, mute, monitor matrix) and configuration of the device. It provides direct access to functions such as talkback, listen, and red light control (via GPI/O). The functionality of the push buttons can be customized via software. A second function may be assigned additionally.

Clocking
Selectable clock sources are word clock, video reference, AES or ADAT or MADI input or the internal clock. The current system clock is provided at the word clock output at any time.


Applications
Thanks to the outstanding feature set of PRODUCER.COM, all communication as well as transmission of audio signals (e.g. between stage and control room) can be realized using a single MADI cable. There is no longer any need for extra cabling for red light, talkback etc. The two integrated connectors for analogue telephones offer a smart way for discreet communication with the artist (e.g. a soloist or the conductor).

Remote control information via RS-232 or RS-422/485 can be connected directly to the 9-pin inputs and then de-embedded on stage via a second PRODUCER.COM.

Equipped with high end D/A converters, PRODUCER.COM is a monitoring unit that can easily control audio signals anywhere, not just in MADI environments.

At the same time channels can be routed from the MADI streams onto the other digital outputs to feed other equipment such as an effects processor or a backup system. With optional RAVENNA support, PRODUCER.COM also acts as a portal to IP networks, thus extending the application range enormously.

Interfaces
MADI ports (I/O):2 x SC-Socket multi-mode
AES3 ports (I/O):2 x XLR (2 x AES3)
ADAT ports (I/O):2 x TOSLINK, Alesis specification
Network:2 x RJ45 Socket (1 Gbit/s)*
Mic In:1 x XLR, +48 V phantom power (switchable)
Line In:1 x 6.3 mm TRS jack, balanced
Line Out:1 x 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced,2 x XLR, balanced with analogue trim controller
Headphone Out:1 x 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced with analogue trim controller
Digital
Sample rates:44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz (+/- 12,5%)
MADI formats:48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX
Audio-over-IP
Number of streams:4*
Number of channels (I/O):8*
Standard:RAVENNA, AES67*
Sync
Word clock (I):1 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable), AES11 (DARS also supported)
Word clock (O):1 x coaxial BNC
Video Reference (I):1 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable), black burst (PAL / NTSC)
Communication
RS-232:1 x DSUB-9
RS-422/485:1 x DSUB-9 (422 / 485 switchable)
MIDI (I/O):2 x DIN-Socket
GPI:2 x Voltage input via DSUB-9
2 x Optocoupler via DSUB-9
GPO:2 x MOSFET switch via DSUB-9
2 x Optocoupler via DSUB-9
Telephone:2 x RJ45/6 with power supply, analog telephone connectors
Remote Software:PRODUCER.COM Remote
Remote Connection:1 x RJ45/8 for hardware remote
Remote Methods:USB, Hardware remote
Global
Service:USB 2.0 for firmware updates (Windows®) and remote control (Windows®)
Power supply:1 x 84 V to 264 V AC / 47 Hz to 63 Hz / safety class 1
Power Consumption:25 W
Dimensions:Width 19'' (483 mm)
Height 1 RU (44,5 mm)
Depth 10'' (254 mm)
Weight:about 3 kg
USB Serial driver:Windows®
Accessory
PRODUCER.COM Hardware remote for connection to the main unit and to a second remote box.
Device variants
Single-mode:MADI port: SC-Socket single-mode
RAVENNA Module:* optional available
Notes
ADAT is a registered trademark of inMusic Brands Inc.