Connect KLANG to Digico with Orange Box

Connect KLANG to Digico with Orange Box

Although KLANG:fabrik is available with MADI BNC and can act a flexible audio router between Dante, ADAT and MADI and hence provide signals to KLANG:vier, KLANG:quelle and KLANG:fabrik (without MADI), it is interesting to look into another option with Digico Orange Box.

The Orange Box can host two option cards on each slot and offers a separate word clock input and output directly on its frame.

For details please refer to the Orange Box User Manual

We focus on conversion between MADI – the standard interface for Digico products – and Dante as the most powerful audio interface offered on all KLANG products.

Step-by-Step Configuration

First of all, the Orange Box has to be configured.

Step 1: Install Expansion Cards

Install MADI card to DMI 1 and Dante card to DMI 2. In this example we use MADI BNC.

It is essential to know that Slot 1 (DMI 1) is always the clock master – except when external word clock is used.

Step 2: Controller Software

Orange Box Controller is available for Windows. Install and open this tool. In this example we use Version 1.6 for the screenshots. A USB connection between the Orange Box and the Windows computer is required.

Step 3: Configure Clock and MADI

We sat the sync source for the Master card in DMI 1 to Auto. Additionally, the MADI modes have been set to Fixed. 

Green lights indicate that MADI and Dante are configured correctly in terms of clocking.
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Dante Info

The Dante expansion card can be configured via Dante Controller as usual. The firmware and software versions used are shown in the following screenshot.

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It offers sampling rates between 44.1 and 96kHz, no Pull-up/down configuration and can work down to 250usec latency.

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It offers two Dante Switch configuration modes: Switched and Redundant. Control data is not transmitted on the Dante ports.

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