Modular, state-of-the-art audio converters and signal processor for use in professional live sound, broadcast, installation and recording applications
This product page is for the DirectOut Prodigy.MP frame only. All I/O modules are sold separately.
Designed to address numerous applications in live sound, broadcast, installation and recording, PRODIGY.MP provides flexible I/O, dual network audio, DSP functions, sample rate conversion and powerful hard- and software. Fully modular, the hardware 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 four local slots for analog line-level/mic input and AES3 modules. With eight channels per module, PRODIGY.MP provides up to 32 local inputs and outputs. The hardware additionally supports two MADI and two network audio options. MADI slots can be equipped with BNC, SC optical and SFP modules, while network audio boards add Dante, RAVENNA/AES67 or SoundGrid. The channel capacity sums up to 416 inputs and 420 outputs which are managed with a channel-based routing matrix.
DSP, SRC & Sync management
FPGA-based and low-latency processing offers Matrix Mixers, Summing Busses and Flex-Channels with EQ (FIR & IIR filters), Dynamics, Delay and external plug-ins. Flex-channels can be configured as input/pre faders or output/post faders. Phase locked operation of all audio channels is ensured via Time-Adjust.
The internal DSP reference can be set to Word Clock or Video input, any network / digital input, or internally generated clock.
Sample Rate Converters on AES inputs and FastSRC? on MADI I/Os and audio network I/Os are available allowing simultaneous Media-, Format- and Sample Rate Conversion and full routing at up to 192 kHz.
Networked Audio & Seamless Interoperability
PRODIGY.MP can simultaneously host up to two Network Audio Modules supporting different network formats and allowing seamless interoperability between them. The newly designed RAVENNA module complies with AES67, ST 2110-30 / -31, and supports all ST 2022-7 classes. With the Dante option, the hardware can be a front-end for audio consoles, or a standalone converter, DSP, SRC 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.
Control Is Key, Multiple Access Locally & 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. The measurement software Smaart from Rational Acoustics can be accessed via API.
Automated surveillance and red-light control are possible through GPIOs. USB ports on the front and rear panels offer 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. 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.
- Unit includes redundant PSUs, 2x headphone outputs, 1 wordclock I/O, 2 GPIO, 1 USB 2.0, 1x RJ45 for management. There are three levels of software lisenses that come with unloaded Prodigy mainframes - Essential, Advanced and Unlimited. The three lisenses contain slightly different software bundles and are further explained below.
Router and Converter
?Two AoIP I/O slots for AES67/Ravenna/ST2110-30, Dante & Soundgrid .IOs - with or without SRC Two MADI I/O slots for BNC, SC MM, SC SM & SFP .IOs
?Four 8ch Mic, analogue line or AES3 .IO slots
?FastSRC low latency sample-rate decoupling for AoIP and MADI I/O
?32 Input Managers and Summing Buses
?Advanced Mirror Mode - dual-unit pairing and protection for critical applications
?LTC Reader; BLDS, Tone and Noise generators
?globcon networked and shared control
Prodigy.MP Advanced Everything included with the PRODIGY.MP Essential plus:
Powerful Hub, Mix-matrix and Processor for Live Sound and Broadcast
32 ea Dynamics, FIR & IIR EQ & Delay assignable DSP
32 Flex Channels with freely assignable I/P or O/P DSP slots
32 Input Managers
16 Mix Matrices - 8x 16x4; 8x 8x8 with freely assignable OP DSP slots
32 Summing Buses
Optional SRCs for AoIP port decoupling
Prodigy.MP Unlimited Everything included with the PRODIGY.MP Advanced plus:
All current and future Options and Licenses
Modular audio converter and router with DSP
Up to 416 inputs and 420 outputs
FPGA-based DSP for EQ, delays and summing matrices
Support for multiple formats
Front panel, touch-screen control
Remote control via Globcon software (Mac, PC & Linux)
Sample Rate Conversion and full routing at up to 192 kHz
Remote Software: globcon software control
External Management / Remote Protocols: JSON API, SNMP*
Remote Network: 2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x SFP
Power supply: 2 x 84 V to 264 V AC / 47 Hz to 63 Hz / safety class 1, phaseredundant
Power Consumption: 60 to 100 W, module dependent
Display: 5.0? Backlight LED LCD
Resolution: 480 x 854 px
Local Control: 1 x Encoder knob with push functionality
2 x Push-Buttons
Dimensions: Width 19'' (483 mm)
Height 2 RU (89 mm)
Depth 10'' (254 mm)
Weight: about 10 kg
AVAILABLE MODULES (not included) Converter Modules
AN8.IO - 8 ch line input / output, 2 x DSUB-25, balanced
AN8.I - 8 ch line input, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced
AN8.O - 8 ch line output, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced
MIC8.HD.I - 8 ch mic high definition input, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced
MIC8.HD.IO - 8 ch mic high definition input / line output, 2 x DSUB-25, balanced
MIC8.LINE.IO - 8 ch mic input / line output, 2 x DSUB-25, balanced
MIC8.LINE.I - 8 ch mic input, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced
AES4.IO - 4 port AES3 input / output, 1 x DSUB-25 (8 audio channels)
AES4.SRC.I - 4 port AES3 input with SRC / output, 1 x DSUB-25 (8 audio channels)