DiGiCo is now fulfilling orders for the UB MADI – a MADI to USB connector capable of delivering 48 simultaneous inputs and outputs over USB 2.0. Previously, MADI connectivity on a computer required a format such as PCI or ExpressCard – both a time consuming process and not necessarily possible on a laptop without the required slot. As previously reported by PSNEurope, the UB MADI uses the most standard connector of all, USB 2.0, found on nearly every model of PC or laptop. The pocket-sized device uses the same Stealth Digital Processing FPGA technology found in DiGiCo’s SD range of consoles, including the SD5 console announced yesterday at PL+S, which allows it to deliver 48 channels of simultaneous I/O with low latency, as well as being able to provide future upgrades. “Delivering the convenience of USB combined with Stealth Digital Processing to professional audio engineers working with MADI has been a massively rewarding experience. Taking USB audio into the professional space has meant facing some significant challenges; from meeting PCB footprint and power constraints to, most importantly, the chipset selection and firmware design,” commented the UB MADI project manager.
In related DiGiCo news, the company celebrated its 10 year anniversary at this year’s Prolight + Sound. Pictured here are (from left to right) David Webster – marketing director at DiGiCo, Michael Biwer – director Prolight+Sound, James Gordon – managing director DiGiCo, and Cordelia von Gymnich – Vice President Messe Frankfurt. www.digico.biz