SSL - Network I/O MADI-Bridge

Standard Broadcast Specification MADI to IP Audio Network Interface

The SSL Network I/O: MADI-Bridge is a broadcast specification bridge between the industry standard MADI audio format and IP audio networks using Dante.

MADI-Bridge can carry up to 64 channels per Bridge (@ 48kHz). Redundant PSU, MADI ports and IP Network ports mean the Bridge is built for uninterrupted operation. In addition to the inbuilt clock redundancy options in Dante controller, the MADI-Bridge also includes a pair of redundant sync inputs for use with black and burst video, tri-level and word clock sync sources. A front panel headphone socket (with rotary level control) provides inbuilt headphone monitor routing, to replace traditional patch bay fault finding functionality with equivalents in the IP Audio domain. 32bit MADI control tunnelling allows a pair of MADI-Bridges to be used to pass audio and user bits of a whole MADI stream across a network.

Case Studies

The Synchron Stage in Vienna, Austria required an audio systems upgrade that could accommodate traditional large-scale recording and mixing, film scoring, modern production and workflow approaches, and Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL) itself. Ultimate flexibility was key - a way to connect every room to every other room, including the VSL offices, without compromising audio quality and allowing straight forward ad hoc configuration depending on client need. Every audio channel needed be available anywhere in the building.