DiGiCo To Launch Remote Record Interface at Prolight+Sound
DiGiCo’s new Remote Record Interface is due for launch at Prolight+Sound 2011. The Remote Record Interface provides a remote recording solution for all applications in native Mac or PC formats. It allows users to work directly with your preferred DAW and is made up of two parts: DiGiCo-Control software and the Dante DMI (DiGiCo Multichannel Interface).
DiGiCo-Control software is free of charge and compatible with both Mac and PC. It allows users to control and setup SD Racks or D Racks via USB. When used in conjunction with the Dante DMI, it also allows control of the SD or D Rack via the standard Ethernet port on a computer.
The Dante DMI (DiGiCo Multichannel Interface) is a CAT5 solution that connects onto a high speed FPGA buss, allowing users to plug an SD or D Rack into a router/switcher, which can then be plugged into a computer (Mac or PC) Ethernet port. It allows users to control the rack – including the high quality pre amp gains and 48v – as well as access audio data and interface it with the DAW of choice for recording.
A dual rack option, for example, utlizes two D-Racks and would allow users to have 64 channels of audio to control and record to a simple laptop. Redundancy is also possible by plugging in another computer (with DiGiCo control and DAW software installed) to the router.
The Remort Record Interface the ability to control all functions of the rack utilizing a building’s standard network infrastructure, without the need for any special equipment.
This creates a fresh approach to multiple recording applications, including broadcast, live touring, studio recording, rehearsal room, and multiple fixed installation environments – with no need for a console or other large-scale interface.