The Dual MADI I/O card is designed for use with the Avid Pro Tools | MTRX – Call 323-845-1145 to learn more about what MTRX can do for your workflow.
Add 128 channels of MADI inputs and outputs to the Pro Tools | MTRX with Dual MADI I/O PCIe option card
The MTRX Dual MADI I/O option is a full-length PCIe card with two latching SFP cages for MADI optical SFP (small form-factor plug-able) transceivers. The Dual MADI I/O card enables the Pro Tools | MTRX to transmit up to 128 channels of MADI audio. Unlike the MADI Module daughter board, the Dual MADI I/O PCIe card fits into the I/O option slots on the MTRX. With eight Dual MADI PCIe cards, plus the MADI Module daughter board, you can configure the MTRX as a 19 x 19 MADI router.
Avid Pro Tools | MTRX Dual MADI I/O card in one take:
- Adds up to 128 channels of MADI I/O per each MTRX option slot
- Accepts two 64-channel, bi-directional small form-factor plug-able (SFP) transceivers
- Add optical I/O via Lucent Connectors (LC) or mini-BNC for compatibility with Pro Tools | HD MADI interface
MADI Module and Dual MADI I/O option card—what’s the difference?
The MTRX MADI Module is a small-form daughter board that fits underneath the motherboard, becoming integral to the MTRX base unit. The MADI Module connectors appear in the MTRX base unit in the optical I/O slot above the DigiLink connectors. The Dual MADI I/O option card is a full-length PCIe card that fits into one or more of the eight expansion slots on the MTRX rear panel.
Which should I use, 850nm or 1300nm, LED or laser?
Wavelength—850nm, 1300nm, and 1500nm are the three common wavelengths used for optical fiber transmissions. Multi-mode MADI cards commonly use 850nm and 1300nm. 850nm is a lower cost alternative to the 1300nm transceivers due to the use of short wavelength optics. Maximum cable runs for 850nm wavelength are approximately 1,000 ft., whereas 1300nm wavelength allows cable runs up to 6,600 ft.
Digital live sound consoles, such as those by Soundcraft, Studer, and Yamaha have MADI cards that use the 1300nm wavelength. Consult your owners manual or manufacturer for your system’s optical wavelength.
Light source: LEDs are a more cost-effective light source, whereas laser is more powerful, operate at faster speeds, capable of transmitting light more accurately over longer distances. Naturally, laser light sources are more expensive.
The following SFP transceivers are available for the MTRX MADI Module:
- MTRX SFP/LC – 1300nm, Laser (optical module multi-mode)
- MTRX SFP/LC – 1300nm, low output LED (optical module multi-mode)
- MTRX SFP/LC –850nm, low output LED (optical module multi-mode)
- MTRX SFP Coax — Coaxial MADI transceiver HD/mini-BNC
Add all the MADI I/O you need to Pro Tools | MTRX. For more information, call or chat with your Westlake Pro sales consultant today.
Avid Pro Tools | MTRX Full Feature List
Amazing 64-channel Pro Tools HD interface with massive routing matrix, extensive monitor control, and precision DAD conversion, can be the nerve center of any studio—regardless of audio format, size, or existing I/O
- Capture and play back audio in the highest audio quality possible—up to 384kHz PCM and DSD64/DSD128
- Customize the interface for your needs, whether you want 48 analog channels, 64 digital, or something in between
- Choose from a wide variety of I/O, including mic pres, Dante, MADI, AES3, and 3G-SDI
- Get the versatility you need to connect with the widest array of gear, devices, and environments
- Use as a 64-channel interface to Pro Tools | HD or standalone
- Gain flexible routing and monitoring control with the included DADman software and Pro | Mon 2
- Use one interface for multiple applications, including music recording, Dolby Atmos, live sound, multi Pro Tools post workflows, monitor control, and more
- Remotely control up to 48 mic preamps per interface from both DADman and Pro Tools | S6
- Configure your monitor section as you need it with multiple speaker sets
- Build custom fold-down templates to instantly switch between monitor formats
- Sum stems and sources to feed monitor outputs using Pro | Mon as a 256 x 32 summing mixer
- Work with multiple audio formats, from mono and stereo, to 64 channels of audio output
- Get a quick glimpse into your signal status and session activity on the front- panel display