This is the Dante / MADI / ADAT listing.
The PULSE16DX is the high-quality solution to connect and route a wide range of Analog, MADI, ADAT and Dante equipment – with up to 192 kHz.
The high-density converter provides 16 x 16 balanced analoge TRS-I/Os. Combined with a temperature-compensated high-precision clock and an active jitter reduction hardware design, the 354-channel DX delivers an exceptional detailed sound.
On the digital side, the multi-format device provides an optical MADI I/O with 64 I/Os. 2 x 4 ADAT ports can convert all 16 analog I/Os – even with up to 96 kHz.
On top of it, the DX adds 64 x 64 channels of Dante/AES67 to an already impressive array of various I/Os – unique in this size and price range.
The Pulse16DX incorporates a Word Clock I/O and a MIDI I/O for embedding signals and remote control of the unit. Many popular features from the flagship A32 have been added as well: Preset Management, Panel Lock and the sophisticated routing matrix.
All in all the fan-less, small footprint device is a huge problem solver for studio and live sound applications.
MADI is the industry standard for multi-channel audio at modern concert tours around the globe, classical music recordings, theatres and music studios. Setups with several hundred channels in a complex setup, including recording interfaces, mixing consoles and converters to all existing audio formats, are easy to realize.
Ferrofish consequently supports MADI and offers industry-leading products, like the PULSE16 DX and the high-density converters of the A-Series with seamless integration to other formats.
MADI – Made by Ferrofish provides a set of advanced MADI features – integrated into the PULSE16 DX.
Dantification of flexibility.
With advanced Plug & Play.
The Ferrofish PULSE16 DX delivers all the industry-leading features of Dante – including 64 channels bi-directional transmission and port redundancy. The high density converter can integrate isolated islands of Analog, MADI or ADAT equipment to a Dante network or the other way around, e. g. adding a group of network devices and analog devices to a MADI mixing console. Thanks to the internal routing matrix with it´s submix capability, Dante streams can be freely merged from channels of all formats – and even from Dante inputs.
The integrated headphone output provides a very helpful feature: it can monitor ANY signal in the Dante network, by simply routing it to the device and the phones out. Unmatched flexibility!
The PULSE16 DX is out-of-the-box compatible with any other Dante-enabled device. It fits directly into the scalable network infrastructure – simply with the connection of a common CAT5/6 cable. The device is immediately detected with all I/Os and automatically configured. Every room with a Dante LAN connection can be used for recording or mixing – just plug the PULSE16DX into the network and start to work. AES67 mode can be selected via the settings display.
Dante is the fastest growing Audio-over-IP Eco System, with countless compatible products from more than a hundred manufacturers.
As a Layer 3 IP-based protocol Dante can work with off-the-shelf network hardware. The usual in-house GBit LAN is perfectly suited for any Dante application with several hundred audio channels. Setting up a Dante network is typically just a matter of plugging devices into an Ethernet switch and connecting a computer for channel routing and management to the network.
A huge advantage of Dante - besides Plug & Play with automatically recognized device names - is the fabulous Dante software manager. With its help audio signals can be made available anywhere and everywhere in the network - even kilometers away. Patching and routing down to a single channel is done in software and not over physical wired links and hardware routers. Millions of audio-payloaded IP packets travel automatically to their designated destinations, with Unicast and Multicast transmission.
Dante provides ultra-reliable clocking via Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and a sophisticated clock master selection. It supports low latency operation, adjustable from 150 microseconds to 5 ms (default: 1 ms for up to 10 switches). Dante includes a suite of diagnostic tools, monitoring the network health status, e. g. device latency monitoring, active clock health monitoring, packet error reporting, and usage statistics.
Besides the main body of audio packets, Dante transmits control data. This way Ferrofish devices can be remote controlled via the network.
Dante is developed and supported by Audinate - a single company, which guarantees a standardized solution and the ongoing compatibility of all Dante-enabled products.
All in all Dante matches perfectly the requirements of any professional audio work.