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SG.MADI

  • SG.MADI
  • SG.MADI
  • SG.MADI

SG.MADI is a SoundGrid / MADI converter linking SoundGrid® and MADI (AES10), offering extra features tailored for broadcast, live and studio applications. Housed in a robust 1U 19“ casing it makes economical use of valued rack space.

SoundGrid® is a layer2-based network protocol offered by Waves for Audio-over-Ethernet networking and real-time processing solutions for live, broadcast and music production facilities, using SoundGrid® technology to deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over Ethernet networks.

Quick overview
The front panel provides status LEDs for sync, sample rate and level metering of the microphone inputs.

Interfacing
Analog I/Os allow for immediate interfacing with the network audio and the MADI signal:

  • 2 x microphone inputs with switchable PAD and phantom power
  • 2 x balanced line outputs
  • 1 x headphone output

SoundGrid® includes drivers for Windows® (ASIO) and macOS® (Core Audio). Thanks to SG.MADI’s integrated switch two computers can be connected to the device at the same time for redundant recording setups.

All-Round Functionality
SG.MADI offers highest flexibility as it provides two module based MADI ports. The customer may choose from modules of three different interface types:

  • optical SC (single-mode or multi-mode)
  • coaxial (BNC)
  • SFP

The Small Form Factor Pluggable cage can be fitted with any SFP module suitable for the customer’s application.

Control signals
Two GPIs allow for integration of control signals via the network or MADI link.

Two GPOs may be configured individually in order to monitor critical system events or to trigger a recording light.

Clocking
Selectable clock sources are word clock, MADI, SoundGrid®  or the internal clock. The current system clock is provided at the word clock output at any time.

SG.MADI meets a rich set of challenging applications:

  • multi-stage venues connecting MADI and SoundGrid® consoles
  • monitoring SoundGrid® and MADI signals
  • inserting SoundGrid® DSP Server with Waves plug-ins into a MADI environment
  • integrating outboard equipment and DAWs to a SoundGrid® environment
  • remote control of external components via SoundGrid® / MADI
Interfaces  
MADI ports (I/O): 2 x I/O ports - individually configurable
Network: 2 x RJ45 Socket (1 Gbit/s)
Mic / Line In: 2 x XLR, PAD (20 dB) & phantom power switchable
Line Out: 2 x XLR, balanced with trim controller
Headphone Out: 1 x 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced with trim controller
Modules: SC-Socket single/multi-mode
coaxial BNC, 75 Ω
SFP cage
Digital  
Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 (+/- 12,5%)
MADI formats: 48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX
Network Audio  
Network Layer: 2
Number of channels (I/O): 128
Standard: SoundGrid®
Audio driver: Windows® (ASIO), macOS® (Core Audio)
Mic / Line In  
SNR: tba
EIN: tba
THD @ -1 dBFS: tba
Frequency response tba
Line Out  
Output level: tba
SNR: tba
THD @ 0 dBFS: tba
Headphone Out  
Output level: tba
SNR: tba
THD @ 0 dBFS: tba
Sync  
Word clock (I): 1 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable)
Word clock (O): 1 x coaxial BNC
Network: SoundGrid®
Communication  
GPI 2 x Voltage Input via DSUB-9
GPO 2 x MOSFET switch via DSUB-9
Remote Software: Waves MultiRack
Remote Methods: Network
Global  
Power supply:2 x 84 V to 264 V AC / 47 Hz to 63 Hz / safety class 1, phaseredundant
Power Consumption: tba
Dimensions: Width 19'' (483 mm)
Height 1 RU (44.5 mm)
Depth 10'' (254 mm)
Weight: tba
Accessory  
 SFP modules (LC single-mode or multi-mode)
Device variants  
Single-mode: MADI port: SC-Socket single-mode

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