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RME's Hammerfall DSP MADI PCI card with MADI interface is now available in stores world wide. Hammerfall DSP MADI is based on the award Hammerfall DSP technology and represents the top model in the line.
MADI, the professionals' multichannel audio interface, offers 64 channels of 24 bit audio at a sample rate of up to 48 kHz and 32 channels at up to 96 kHz. Transmission is done via a single line, either coaxial with BNC plugs or with fiber cable. In both cases more than 100 m cable length can be achieved. Hammerfall DSP is fully compatible to all devices with MADI interfaces. In combination with RME's ADI-648, an 8 x ADAT optical PC interface can be realized. Up to three cards can be used, for a total of 192 inputs and 192 outputs at 48 kHz, or 96 I/Os at 96 kHz.
Hammerfall DSP MADI offers full support for 56 and 64 channel modes and double and single wire technology (96k frame) for 96 kHz. Full 64 channel support can also be found in the TotalMix hardware mixer. All 64 inputs and 64 playback channels can be routed and mixed to all 64 physical outputs completely freely, which translates to a 8192 channel mixer. The new TotalMix features, including copy/paste for routings, ganging and group-based fader operation, plus the advanced Matrix window, turn the HDSP MADI into a powerful redistributor, patchbay, router, coaxial/optical or vice versa converter and splitter. Furthermore, the hardware delivers RMS and peak level meters for full control over 192 audio channels at near zero CPU load.
Hammerfall DSP MADI also offers 24 bit 192 kHz analog line/headphone output with 110 dB dynamic range, for direct control of all input and output signals. While most MADI-based devices require an additional word clock or AES line, the Hammerfall DSP MADI (like the ADI-648) uses SteadyClock to extract the reference clock at lowest jitter directly from the MADI signal, making long-distance connections even more convenient.
The included expansion board carries word clock I/O (BNC) and MIDI I/O. The word clock input is galvanically isolated via transformer and operates on both single and double speed signals automatically. MIDI I/O offers 2 completely independentMIDIinputs and outputs via breakout cable (4 DIN sockets).