Connecting MADI Devices to KLANG Products

Connecting MADI Devices to KLANG Products

Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI) also called AES10 is a wide spread and very popular peer to peer protocol. e.g. consoles from DiGiCo use MADI as their standard connection to stage racks. But also other manufacturers e.g. Yamaha, AVID, … offer MADI as expansion cards. While Dante is the most used Audio over Internet Protocol (AoIP), MADI is still the live sound industry standard for peer to peer digital audio transmission.

NEWS: In November 2016 a MADI expansion card for KLANG:fabrik was released! Through KOS 2.2 update KLANG:fabrik can now also operate at higher sampling rates 88.2 and 96kHz.

KLANG:fabrik offers MADI through an expansion card and KLANG:fabrik/KLANG:vier offer ADAT and Dante interfaces. Learn in the following what devices could be used to convert from MADI to either ADAT or Dante. KLANG:quelle has a Dante interface only.


MADI to Dante Converters

KLANG:fabrik MADI

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Through the flexible routing matrix KLANG:fabrik with MADI expansion can be used as a 64×64 channel or 128×0 MADI BNC IO from and to 64×64 Dante and 32×32 channel ADAT compatible converter at the same while still using KLANG:fabrik’s 3D in-ear mixing engine. Read more on the routing possibilities.

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AuviTran AudioToolbox Platform

AuviTran AudioToolbox Platforms AVBx3 and AVBx7 can host several digital and analog input / output expansion cards. Among these digital options Dante (AxC-DANTE), MADI (AxC-MADI), ADAT (AxC-AT32IO), AES3 (AxC-DS32IO, AxC-DX8I and AxC-DX8O), CobraNet (AxC-CN32IO) and EtherSound (AxC-ES100) are available. Read more on the manufacturer’s website.

Appsys Multiverter

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The Multiverter provides several digital interfances that can be converted to each other. Among these interfaces are MADI (BNC, optical, TP), 8x ADAT I/O, AES50 and Dante/AES67. Read more on the dedicated KLANG:blog post.

DAD AX32 / NTP Penta

The AX32 is a configurable AD/DA/DD converter. In has BNC MADI I/O (56/64ch frames), AES3 and there is a Dante option available. The 8 card slots can hold expansion cards with mic preamps, line inputs and analog outputs. With its DADman remote control software signals can be routed (single channel) from all inputs freely to all outputs including MADI to Dante. Remote control for Windows and Mac OS X. No sample rate conversion. Samples Rates 44.1–192kHz. Read more on the dedicated KLANG:blog post. 

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DAD DX32 Digital Audio Bridge

Flexible converter and router with Dante (64×64 channels), AES3 (16×16 channels), MADI coax (64×64 channels). Remote control for Windows and Mac OS X. No sample rate conversion. Samples Rates 44.1–192kHz. Read more here.

DiGiCo Orange Box

The Orange Box is a 2RU configurable converter and has two card slots. Each card slot can hold a DiGiCo expansion card. There are MADI cards with optical, BNC and TP connectors available and a Dante expansion card. Read more on the manufacturer’s website. Orange Box currently supports the following expansion cards according to this manual.

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DMI ADC – 16 Ch Line input card 48k/96k
DMI DAC – 16 Ch Line output card 48k/96k
DMI AES – 16 AES IO card with SRC 48k/96k
DMI Aviom – 16 Ch D16 Aviom Output Card 48k/96k
DMI H2 – 64 IO Calrec Hydra 2 interface 48k only
DMI DANTE – 64/32 Ch DANTE IO card 48k/96k
DMI MADI B – 64 Ch MADI BNC IO Card 48k/96k
DMI MADI C – 64 Ch MADI Cat5e IO Card 48k/96k

Ferrofish A32

The A32 has 32 line level inputs and 32 line level outputs in SUB-D format as well as MADI optical and BNC I/O, 32×32 channel ADAT IO and Dante. Read more on the manufacturer’s website.

Focusrite Rednet 6

The Rednet 6 converts MADI to Dante with the option of Asynchronous Sample Rate Conversion (SRC). It offers 56 varispeed/64 channel MADI protocol over BNC and Optical in and out. Read more on the manufacturer’s website.

SSL Network I/O: MADI Bridge

MADI to Dante conversion with asynchronous sample rate conversion 44.1–192kHz. Redundant power supply, optical and BNC MADI and Wordclock. Read more here.

Yamaha Madi Converter

The Yamaha R-series MIO provides bidirectional (optical and BNC) MADI to Dante (incl. redundancy) conversion with Sample Rate Conversion (SRC). It supports 56/64ch Madi frames.


MADI to ADAT Converters

If you want to connect from a MADI mixing console directly to KLANG:vier or KLANG:fabrik without the optional MADI expansion.

AuviTran AudioToolbox Platform

AuviTran AudioToolbox Platforms AVBx3 and AVBx7 can host several digital and analog input / output expansion cards. Among these digital options Dante (AxC-DANTE), MADI (AxC-MADI), ADAT (AxC-AT32IO), AES3 (AxC-DS32IO, AxC-DX8I and AxC-DX8O), CobraNet (AxC-CN32IO) and EtherSound (AxC-ES100) are available. Read more on the manufacturer’s website.

Direct.Out EXBOX.ADAT

D.O.TEC EXBOX.ADAT is an ADAT / MADI converter equipped with eight ADAT I/Os and two MADI ports (coaxial BNC and optical SC). Find more information here.

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Direct.Out EXBOX.UMA

The EXBOX.UMA offers 4 ADAT I/O to MADI BNC conversion (bi-directional). It supports 56ch/64ch Madi frames. This is a legacy device: Read more here.

Ferrofish A32

The A32 has 32 line level inputs and 32 line level outputs in SUB-D format as well as MADI optical and BNC I/O, 32×32 channel ADAT IO and Dante. Read more on the manufacturer’s website.

Motu 112D

The Motu 112D is a flexible router that provides MADI, AVB, Optical, AES3 inputs and outputs. Read more on the manufacturers website.

RME ADI-648

RME offers 8 ADAT I/Os and converts to BNC and TP MADI. Read more on the manufactur’s website.


Looking for Other Digital Interfaces?


Connectivity to Other Protocols to KLANG

Want to connect to a specific Mixing Console?

Connectivity Mixing Consoles | KLANG

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How to route audio between Dante products.

Route to Dante devices

 


This list is not not complete and only shows a subset of devices available for the pro audio market. KLANG does not work with or for these manufacturers/brands. Trademarks and Copyrights are owned by these manufacturers. This article is just meant as an informative list to help customers to understand state of the art conversion possibilites. If you feel, that another converter should be added to this list, please send us details on support@KLANG.com