Avid Pro Tools | MTRX MADI Module for Base Unit

MADI module daughter board for Pro Tools MTRX base unit

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The MADI Module daughter board 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.

Daughter board for adding optical or coaxial MADI I/O to the Pro Tools MTRX base unit

The MTRX MADI Module, not to be confused with the Dual MADI I/O option card, is a small-format daughter board that fits underneath the MTRX motherboard. Its connectors appearing in the Optical I/O slot on the MTRX base unit. The MTRX MADI module has two latching SFP (small form-factor plug-able) cages for MADI optical (LC) or coaxial (mini-BNC) SFP transceivers. The MTRX MADI Module can transmit up to 128 channels of MADI audio with dual SFP transceivers.

Avid Pro Tools | MTRX MADI Module in one take:

  • Adds up to 128 channels of MADI I/O to the MTRX base unit
  • 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 Pro Tools | MTRX 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—There are three common wavelengths used for optical fiber transmissions; 850nm, 1300nm, and 1500nm. The first two are commonly used for multi-mode MADI cards: 850nm, which uses 100BASE-SX cable, is a lower cost alternative due to the use of short wavelength optics, which are significantly less expense than the long wavelength options used in 100BASE-FX. Maximum cable runs for 850 nm wavelength are approximately 1,000 ft., whereas 1300nm wavelength allows cable runs up to 6,600 ft.

 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 – Optical module multi-mode 1300nm, Laser
  • MTRX SFP/LC – Optical module multi-mode 1300nm, low output LED
  • MTRX SFP/LC – Optical module multi-mode 850nm, low output LED
  • MTRX SFP/Coax — Coaxial MADI transceiver, HD mini-BNC

Add an additional one or two 64-channel I/O coaxial or optical SFP transceivers to the MADI Module for the Pro Tools | MTRX chassis. 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

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