[LAU] MADI (was HDSPe Express Card)

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Wed Jun 25 20:26:23 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:13:03AM -0400, Allan Wind wrote:

> On 2008-06-25T09:55:46+0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> > I got a similar question by private mail regarding the HDSPe MADI 
> > yesterday. I'm using the HDSP MADI (not the express version), and
> > that works very well. For the express, I've no idea.
> The question was about the Express Card (aka PCMCIA next gen), no?

Yes - but to the PC this is a 1-lane 'PCI express' interface.
So it could (should ?) work with the PCI drivers.

> How do you hook the MADI card up to AD/DA?  From the diagrams at RME's 
> web site it seems you have much larger investment in gear to get similar 
> functionality as a multiface. (i.e. ADI-8 QS with the optional MADI 
> card, ADI-648 or ADI-6432 + AD/DA converter with AES interface, ADI-646 
> + AD/DA covnerter with ADAT).

We use the ADI-648, in some case via the RME MADI switch, and also
direct connection to Digico consoles which have  MADI interfaces.

Compared to what you connect to the ADI-648 if you use all or most
channels (i.e. up to 64 ch of high quality DA + amps, mics + AD, or
both) its cost is not really a problem.



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