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.
The front panel provides status LEDs for sync, sample rate and level metering of the microphone inputs.
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.
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)
The Small Form Factor Pluggable cage can be fitted with any SFP module suitable for the customer’s application.
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.
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
|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
|Sample rates:||44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 (+/- 12,5%)|
|MADI formats:||48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX|
|Number of channels (I/O):||128|
|Audio driver:||Windows® (ASIO), macOS® (Core Audio)|
|Mic / Line In|
|SNR:||-115 dBFS @ 0dB Gain|
|THD @ -1 dBFS:||-113 dB|
|Frequency response||-0.5 dB (10 Hz to FS/2)|
|Output level:||+24 dBu|
|SNR:||-115 dB RMS|
|THD @ 0 dBFS:||-105 dB|
|Output level:||+18 dBu|
|SNR:||-115 dB RMS unweighted|
|THD @ 0 dBFS:||-105 dB|
|Word clock (I):||1 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable)|
|Word clock (O):||1 x coaxial BNC|
|GPI||2 x Voltage Input via DSUB-9|
|GPO||2 x MOSFET switch via DSUB-9|
|Remote Software:||Waves MultiRack|
|Power supply:||2 x 84 V to 264 V AC / 47 Hz to 63 Hz / safety class 1, phaseredundant|
|Dimensions:||Width 19'' (483 mm) |
Height 1 RU (44.5 mm)
Depth 10'' (254 mm)
|Weight:||about 3.5 kg|
|SFP modules (LC single-mode or multi-mode)|
|Single-mode:||MADI port: SC-Socket single-mode|