The pro-audio specialists at DirectOut are broadening their portfolio. MADI.MONI, a compact MADI tester, will be available from 1 December 2015. It will be one of the most compact MADI monitoring and testing devices on the market and has been specially developed for field deployment, for example by engineers and technicians. The device is designed to make quickly and reliably testing MADI connections a piece of cake. A simple user interface, easy access to all format parameters, and MADI signal quality are some of the advantages MADI.MONI promises users, whether at a static event or in an outside broadcast vehicle.
Ease of Use, Convenience, and Sound Quality
Four buttons make it very simple to use, and quick and easy to switch channels. The device also has a 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and supports all sampling rates between 44.1 and 192kHz in S/MUX or 96k frame format. Along with a coaxial and SFP MADI port, allowing different SFP modules to be used, the compact device also boasts a rechargeable battery. The outputs allow independent configurations to be chosen and transmit the selected input signal. The battery can be recharged via the USB port, which can also be used for firmware updates.
With a simple ‘traffic light’ design, the LED display lights indicate the device’s current signal status (amplitude/jitter). The twelve dedicated LEDs also show the status of all parameters of the incoming MADI signal (sample rate, frame mode, channel format). In addition, an appropriate SFP module can measure and display optical levels. Whether MADI.MONI is being used in bright sunlight or behind a darkened stage, the user interface can be adjusted to suit the lighting conditions and offer the optimal display brightness at all times.
Protip for Sophisticated Analysis
For a deeper analysis of a MADI signal, DirectOut also offers the ANNA-LISA MADI analyser. A newly released Android app has made the device even more capable.
Source: Christian Müller / Direct Out