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DirectoOut Prodigy.MC

DirectoOut Prodigy.MC

PRODIGY.MC is a modular audio converter, designed to address numerous applications in live sound, broadcast, installation and recording, using a single hardware frame. Fully modular, it 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 approach, maximum flexibility


I/O includes eight local slots for analog line-level/mic input and AES3 modules. With eight channels per module, PRODIGY.MC provides up to 64 local inputs and outputs. The hardware additionally supports two MADI and one network audio option. MADI slots can be equipped with BNC, SC optical and SFP modules, while the network audio board adds Dante, RAVENNA/AES67 or SoundGrid. The channel capacity sums up to 320 inputs and 324 outputs which are managed with a channel-based routing matrix.




Networked audio and seamless interoperability


The network audio module is designed to accommodate different formats in order to meet present and future requirements in various applications.

The newly designed RAVENNA module complies with AES67, ST 2110-30 / -31, and supports all ST 2022-7 classes. As a successful participant of the JT-NM Tested program RAV2 is listed in the JT-NM Tested Catalog as a device aligning with the SMPTE 2110 standards.

With the Dante option, the hardware can be a front-end for audio consoles, or a standalone converter 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.

The FastSRC™ is a low latency sample rate converter, switchable for the MADI I/Os and the audio network I/O, and ensures seamless exchange when digital sources are not synchronised.



Control is key, multiple access locally and 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.

Automated surveillance and red-light control are possible through GPIOs. A USB port on the rear panel offers 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 ST 2022-7.


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. A logic monitors the condition of the trigger signal on the input. In case of a failure it switches automatically to the backup input.

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.

    • DirectOut Prodigy.MC, (DOPRDG001), Mainframe with 320 audio-inputs and 324 - outputs, and channelbased routing, 192 kHz sampling, 8 slots for extensioncards - optional analog, mic, madi, (bnc, SFP, SC) and AOIP (dante, RAVENNA/AES67 or SoundGrid), frame without optional moduls, 5" touchscreen, globcon software for Mac/PC/Linux and webbrowser GUI, different ext. remoteaccess and plugins, 2x headphone outs 6,3mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm mini jack), 2x WCK I/O (1xvideosync), 2x GPIO, USB 2.0, 2 x redundant int. PSU

    All reference to +8dBu output
    Noise: -93dB @ Line up A weighted RMS (22Hz to 22kHz)
    Interchannel Crosstalk: >101dB @ 0dB with 1kHz Tone
    Dynamic Range: >111dB
    Input Type: Electronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced)


    Frequency Response: +/-0.25dB 40Hz to 22kHz
    Input Range: -67 to -15dB (for -24dBFs line up)
                          -61 to -7dB (for -18dBFs line up)
    Input Gain Resolution: 3dB Steps
    Input Impedance: >2k4 Ohm
    Equivalent Input Noise: 127dB (22Hz to 22kHz Terminated 300 Ohms)
    Distortion: 0.013% @ 100Hz
                      0.002% @ 1kHz
                      0.003% @ 10kHz
    All Reference to +8dBu output
    Phantom Power: +48 Volts


    Physical: 2 x Neutrik Ethercon RJ45 sockets and 2 x GBIC SFP module slots
    Protocol: Dante & AES67
    Audio Sample Rates: 32 - 192 kS/s

    • POWER

    PoE Inputs: 2 of standard 48V. 
                       One on each network RJ45
    PoE Consumption: Total unit consumption <15Watts


    Size: 59x 157 x 238mm (H x D x W)
    Weight: 1.20Kg
    Mechanics: All aluminium construction, anodized panels and laser etched front & rear panels
    Shipping Carton: Rugged export quality cardboard carton 610 x 420 x 130mm (L x D x H)
    Shipping Weight: 2.5Kg


    Operating Temperature: 0 to +50°C (32 to 122°F)

    Storage Temperature: -20 to +70°C (-4 to 158°F)
    Relative Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing


    Network Cable: 1 of 2 metre RJ45 Cable
    Handbook: A5 paper handbook (download also available)


    General: Windows 10 application. Direct install on PC (not App store download)


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