With the MADI Option Card, you can easily distribute many channels of audio over great distances, and connect your D-Show, Profile, or Mix Rack System directly to a wide range of MADI devices. Here are some practical applications for the MADI card.

Scenario 1: Sharing Stage Inputs with One or More Consoles
A single optical or coaxial cable is all you’ll need to transmit up to 64 audio channels between Avid live sound systems. This connection includes all 48 Stage inputs—captured in their purest form immediately after the analog-to-digital converter, and before any channel processing—plus 16 more audio channels of your choice.

You can employ this workflow with any combination of D-Show, Profile, and Mix Rack System at the FOH and monitor positions, or between any of these Avid systems and any other MADI-equipped mixing console. And if you have two Stage Racks in your system, just add a second MADI card in your FOH Rack to send all 96 Stage inputs, plus another 32 channels of your choice, for a total of 128 audio channels.

Sharing Stage Inputs with One or More Consoles

Scenario 2: Audio Distribution in a Permanent Installation
Many concert halls, stadiums, and houses of worship have already made significant investments in MADI infrastructures to connect and route audio between facilities. With the MADI card, you can easily integrate your Avid live sound system with these types of permanent installations.

Audio Distribution in a Permanent Installation