What is HD MADI?
HD MADI is a versatile, all-digital interface that provides 64 channels of MADI I/O, making it easy to integrate Pro Tools|HD systems into post-production and broadcast environments. Get great connection flexibility, fuss-free use through built-in sample rate conversion, and the ability to send and receive audio between your Pro Tools setup and MADI devices up to 2 km (1.24 miles) away.
Send and receive up to 64 audio streams between Pro Tools|HD and other MADI devices
Maintain maximum audio fidelity, with up to 24-bit, 192 kHz sample rate support
Gain connection and routing flexibility through optical and coaxial connections:
2 MADI inputs (optical and coaxial)
2 MADI outputs (simultaneous optical and coaxial)
Forget having to match sample rates, thanks to built-in SRC on all I/O channels
Completely integrates with Pro Tools|HD family systems for full input, output, and routing control
Sync to an external clock through dedicated BNC Word Clock and XLR AES/EBU connections when using SRC on output
Keep things in sync with versatile Clock support, including Internal, Loop Sync, Word Clock, AES/EBU, and MADI
Gain better device compatibility with 64-channel (non-Varispeed) and 56-channel (Varispeed) support (at 48 kHz)
Integrate Pro Tools|HD family systems with MADI-equipped VENUE live sound systems for recording and Virtual Soundcheck
Verify and troubleshoot signals through status indicators and global I/O signal LEDs
Compact 1U rack-mountable design overcomes space limitations
Connects to Pro Tools|HD through two DigiLink Mini connections (32 audio channels each; cables and adaptors included)
Open up your workflow
MADI is an open protocol, and there are a wide variety of MADI-compatible devices available, including digital mixing consoles, mobile recording setups, and routers. With the HD MADI interface, you can easily add MADI devices directly to your recording setup, as well as integrate Pro Tools|HD into broadcast and live sound environments. And because the interface supports both optical and coaxial connections, as well as 56- and 64-channel modes, you can connect to a wide variety of MADI devices from countless manufacturers-without additional format converters.
Forget about having to make sure your sample rates or the master clock match. HD MADI provides built-in sample rate conversion (SRC) on all inputs and outputs, so you can simply plug in and go-no converting sessions or down-sampling external MADI devices. And, because your audio output occurs simultaneously on both the coaxial and optical outputs, you can easily send audio to redundant systems without needing a splitter.
Work with Pro Tools and more
HD MADI and all other Pro Tools HD Series interfaces completely integrate with Pro Tools|HD, so you get maximum performance, dependability, and complete control of your signal flow right from your Pro Tools software interface.
HD MADI works with the following host audio systems:
Avid-qualified Pro Tools|HD family system running Pro Tools HD 8.1 or higher software
Any third-party system that supports Core Audio or ASIO drivers