SG.MADI is a SoundGrid / MADI converter linking SoundGrid® and MADI (AES10), offering extra features tailored for broadcast, live and studio applications. Housed in a robust 1U 19“ casing it makes economical use of valued rack space.

SoundGrid® is a layer2-based network protocol offered by Waves for Audio-over-Ethernet networking and real-time processing solutions for live, broadcast and music production facilities, using SoundGrid® technology to deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over Ethernet networks.

Quick overview
The front panel provides status LEDs for sync, sample rate and level metering of the microphone inputs.

Analog I/Os allow for immediate interfacing with the network audio and the MADI signal:

2 x microphone inputs with switchable PAD and phantom power
2 x balanced line outputs
1 x headphone output

SoundGrid® includes drivers for Windows® (ASIO) and macOS® (Core Audio). Thanks to SG.MADI’s integrated switch two computers can be connected to the device at the same time for redundant recording setups.

All-Round Functionality 
SG.MADI offers highest flexibility as it provides two module based MADI ports. The customer may choose from modules of three different interface types:

optical SC (single-mode or multi-mode)
coaxial (BNC)
The Small Form Factor Pluggable cage can be fitted with any SFP module suitable for the customer’s application.

Control signals
Two GPIs allow for integration of control signals via the network or MADI link.
Two GPOs may be configured individually in order to monitor critical system events or to trigger a recording light.

Selectable clock sources are word clock, MADI, SoundGrid®  or the internal clock. The current system clock is provided at the word clock output at any time.

SG.MADI meets a rich set of challenging applications:

multi-stage venues connecting MADI and SoundGrid® consoles
monitoring SoundGrid® and MADI signals
inserting SoundGrid® DSP Server with Waves plug-ins into a MADI environment
integrating outboard equipment and DAWs to a SoundGrid® environment
remote control of external components via SoundGrid® / MADI