Solid State Logic Releases MadiXtreme – Multichannel PCIe Audio Cards For Mac & PC

Solid State Logic have released MadiXtreme, a new family of multichannel PCIe audio cards for Mac and PC. Featuring the company’s PCIe-Core Audio Pipeline technology, SSL claims MadiXtreme is one of the first audio devices to take full advantage of the high speeds and expanded bandwidth offered by the PCIe bus on modern computers. There are two versions available; the single head MadiXtreme 64 and the dual head MadiXtreme 128.

MadiXtreme 64

With one optical MADI connector for 64 simultaneous I/Os, the MadiXtreme 64 is the ideal interface for the SSL Alpha-Link MADI AX or SSL Alpha-Link MADI SX. MADI Xtreme 64 is also the perfect partner for MADI equipped consoles, live recording, installations and broadcast servers.

Features:
• PCIe half-length card, single-lane PCIe v1.1-3.0
• 1x MADI I/O (optical)
• Channel count: 56/64 Ch@44.1/48k, 28/32 Ch@88.2/96k, 14/16 Ch@176.4/192k
8 1x Wordclock Connector (Software controlled as Input or Output)

MadiXtreme 128

With two optical MADI Connector for 128 simultaneous I/Os, the MADI Xtreme 128 can be connected to two SSL Alpha-Link MADI AX or SSL Alpha-Link MADI SX at the same time. Both MADI ports can also be used as redundant multichannel feeds and in applications that need a high number of I/Os in recording, mixing or playout.

Features:
• PCIe half-length card, single-lane PCIe v1.1-3.0
• 2x MADI I/O (optical)
• Channel count: 112/128 Ch@44.1/48k, 56/64 Ch@88.2/96k, 28/32 Ch@176.4/192k
• 1x Wordclock Connector (Software controlled as Input or Output)
• Support for virtually any application

MadiXtreme supports a huge variety of applications through its legendary SSL Soundscape Family Drivers. The drivers are fully multi-client capable (allowing several applications to simultaneously access the device) and allow seamless multi-card configurations (up to 6 Cards per System if enough PCIe Slots are available).

SSL’s MadiXtreme will be available worldwide through selected SSL Resellers beginning in May 2008. MadiXtreme 64: £449 —
MadiXtreme 128: £669. More information on SSL’s MadiXtreme.

Author: FutureMusic

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