This is a modular processor which offers great flexibility, reliability and due to its modular nature it can be loaded with the required I/O modules (network and audio) to configure the unit exactly how it is required.
Selected invitees were given a full run through of the Units capabilities by Direct Out Product Specialist Luca Giaroli and Chris Collings from Aspen media (the UK Direct Out Technologies Distributer) was also on hand to provide Pricing Timesacles and more.
We had a fanatically successful day, and proud to be able to offer people the first chance to see the units in the UK in the flesh rather than on a trade show stand.
Invitees were welcomed to put their questions to Luca to help them fully understand the power and future possibilities for the new Breed of Processor, as well as top sow seeds of what future developments might be requested .
For more information email Alex@fac365.com or call us on 0161 2050511
Prodigy MP Processor
Designed to address numerous applications in live sound, broadcast, installation and recording, PRODIGY.MP provides flexible I/O, dual network audio, DSP functions, sample rate conversion and powerful hard- and software. Fully modular, the hardware can be configured to specific requirements, giving budget savings as well as the flexibility to address changes in the global media environment through future upgrades.
Modular Audio Processor with FPGA-based DSP
- Modular audio converter and router with DSP
- FPGA-based DSP for EQ, delays and summing matrices
- Support for multiple formats
- Front panel, touch-screen control
- Remote control via Globcon software (Mac, PC & Linux)
Analogue, Digital and Networking options including;
- AES 3
- Waves SoundGrid
Modular Approach, Maximum Flexibility
I/O includes four local slots for analog line-level/mic input and AES3 modules. With eight channels per module, PRODIGY.MP provides up to 32 local inputs and outputs. The hardware additionally supports two MADI and two network audio options. MADI slots can be equipped with BNC, SC optical and SFP modules, while network audio boards add Dante, RAVENNA/AES67 or SoundGrid. The channel capacity sums up to 416 inputs and 420 outputs which are managed with a channel-based routing matrix.
DSP, SRC & Sync management
FPGA-based and low-latency processing offers Matrix Mixers, Summing Busses and Flex-Channels with EQ, Dynamics, Delay and external plug-ins. Flex-channels can be configured as input/pre faders or output/post faders. Phase locked operation of all audio channels is ensured via Time-Adjust.
The internal DSP reference can be set to Word Clock or Video input, any network / digital input, or internally generated clock.
Sample Rate Converters on AES inputs and MADI I/Os are available allowing simultaneous Media-, Format- and Sample Rate Conversion and full routing at up to 192 kHz.
Networked Audio & Seamless Interoperability
PRODIGY.MP can simultaneously host up to two Network Audio Modules supporting different network formats and allowing seamless interoperability between them. The newly designed RAVENNA module complies with AES67, ST 2110-30/31, and supports all ST 2022-7 classes. With the Dante option, the hardware can be a front-end for audio consoles, or a standalone converter, DSP, SRC and routing system. Waves Audio’s SoundGrid offers extremely low latency audio transport and allows Waves servers to be connected for plug-in inserts. Virtual soundcards for macOS® and Windows® can directly interface with any DAW for multitrack recording and virtual sound-checking.
Control Is Key, Multiple Access Locally & Remotely
globcon remote control, a browser-based GUI, and a front panel touch display ensure ultimate usability.
globcon software offers full control of multiple pieces of equipment in Mac/PC/Linux-based systems and features a comprehensive snapshot management with selective recall scope-sets. It also supports trigger management which includes OSC and MIDI for control e.g. from a tablet device. The measurement software Smaart from Rational Acoustics can be accessed via API.
Automated surveillance and red-light control are possible through GPIOs. USB ports on the front and rear panels offer connection and control of legacy devices via globcon bridge.
Safe Operation, Monitoring
Two headphone outputs provide local monitoring of any I/O. Two phase-redundant power supplies grant seamless operation of the device. An internal switch on the network module ensures redundancy for the network domain.
While the Dante module supports Dante redundancy, the RAVENNA module offers stream redundancy in accordance with ST2022-7.
EARS (Enhanced Automatic Redundancy Switching) is available for several combinations of inputs. EARS is a system to prevent interruption of the output signal. It uses either the proven BLDS™ technology or pilot tone triggering.
The BLDS™ Generator can be patched as virtual source in the Matrix and provides monitoring of connections with automatic fail-over switching.
An internal LTC reader displays incoming linear timecode on the touchscreen or via the globcon control software where it can be used to trigger any action.