DirectOut PRODIGY.MC (Mainframe)

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Modular Audio Converter
& Signal Router

 Please note: the price displayed is the current list price. Call us for the best deal!

 This product page is for the DirectOut Prodigy.MC frame only. All I/O modules are sold separately.

    The DirectOut Prodigy.MC is highly configurable and available in three different versions (see below for full details);

    • Prodigy.MC Essential
    • Prodigy.MC Advanced
    • Prodigy.MC Unlimited


    • Modular audio converter and router
    • Support for multiple formats
    • Front panel, touch-screen control
    • Remote control via Globcon software (Mac, PC & Linux)
    • Maximum channel capacity 320 inputs and 324 outputs with network audio option
    • Maximum analogue I/O +15/+18/+24 dBu changeable via a jumper
    • 2 front panel headphone outputs for monitoring any I/O
    • Dual redundant power supplies for reliability

    If you are interested in the DirectOut Prodigy.MC, we highly recommend contacting us to discuss pricing, as well as which modules you require.

    Contact us here, or call us on 01727 821 870 for more information.



The DirectOut PRODIGY.MC is a modular audio converter that supports multiple formats, offering flexible I/O, networked audio, and extremely powerful hardware and software – in only 2RU of space.

PRODIGY.MC has been designed to address numerous applications in pro audio, broadcast, installation and studio applications, using a single hardware frame.

PRODIGY.MC supports the latest audio network technologies, including Dante, RAVENNA and SoundGrid. Its various remote options allow access to hardware settings, including a channel-based routing matrix.

Since its design is fully modular, the hardware can be configured according to the real requirements of any application – results in budget saving as well as guaranteeing the flexibility to address changes in the global media environment through future upgrades.

Essential, Advanced & Unlimited

The DirectOut Prodigy.MC is highly configurable and available in three different versions;

Prodigy.MC Essential

  • Router and Converter
  • Two MADI I/O slots for BNC, SC MM, SC SM & SFP .IO interfaces
  • AoIP I/O slot for a Dante, AES67/Ravenna or Soundgrid .IO interface - with or without SRC
  • Eight 8ch .IO slots for Mic, analogue line and AES3(SRC) interfaces
  • Advanced Mirror Mode - dual-unit pairing and protection for critical applications
  • EARS transparent auto-changeover for redundant playback or connections
  • Maximum channel capacity 320 inputs and 324 outputs with network audio option
  • Timecode Reader for event triggers plus BLDS Generator for EARS Changeover
  • globcon shared network control

Prodigy.MC Advanced

Everything included with the PRODIGY.MC Essential plus:

  • FastSRC low latency sample-rate decoupling for AoIP and MADI I/O Input Managers
  • Summing Buses

Prodigy.MC Unlimited

Everything included with the PRODIGY.MC Advanced plus:

  • All current and future Options and Licenses

If you would like to purchase the DirectOut Prodigy.MC, please contact us to discuss the various I/O options available.

Want to discuss your needs?
Call us on 01727 821 870 for more information

Modular approach, maximum flexibility

PRODIGY.MC provides a variety of I/O capabilities. The concept is based on its eight converter slots for analog line-level, microphone input and AES3 option modules. Equipped with eight channels per module and interface direction, PRODIGY.MC provides up to 64 inputs and outputs.

In addition, PRODIDGY.MC’s hardware supports MADI and a network audio option. The two MADI slots can be equipped with BNC, SC optical and SFP modules.

A network audio option board adds Dante, RAVENNA (AES67) or SoundGrid connectivity to this very powerful device, and increases its maximum channel capacity to 320 inputs and 324 outputs.

DirectOut Prodigy.MC and globcon software

Control is key, multiple access locally and remotely

The combination of unified remote control via globcon, a browser-based GUI and a 5-inch, user-friendly backlight IPS touch display on the front panel ensures ultimate usability.

As globcon software addresses the breadth of pro audio applications, PRODIDGY.MC offers consistent and coherent control of multiple pieces of equipment. It is available for Mac-, PC- and Linux-based systems.

In addition, PRODIGY.MC can be accessed via its integrated web server with remote access via HTML and JavaScript-based user interfaces.

The browser-based GUI allows remote access independent from the operating system. While the management network port is completely independent from the audio network connection, it can be patched into a built-in switch for in-band management of the device.

Third-party remote control protocols and plugins can be added for extended system integration.

Automated surveillance and red light control is also possible through GPIOs.

DirectOut Prodigy.MC & Prodigy.MP at NAMM 2020

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Networked audio and seamless interoperability

PRODIGY.MC’s network audio module is designed to accommodate different network audio formats in order to increase flexibility and meet changing requirements in various applications.

DirectOut’s own RAVENNA stack is AES67 compliant, and supports SMPTE ST2110-30/31 and ST2022-7 for redundant streaming. Capable of processing up to 128 channels, it has proven itself to be a powerful, flexible and high-performance AoIP hardware solution in numerous sophisticated broadcast and studio environments.

With the 64 channel Dante option, the PRODIGY.MC hardware offers access to the most popular AoIP format on the market, and is able to act as front-end for Dante-enabled audio consoles, or as a standalone converter and routing system.

Waves Audio’s SoundGrid offers extremely low latency and 128 channel audio processing for live sound, studio and broadcast applications. Virtual soundcards for Mac OS® and Windows®, provided by Waves Audio, can directly interface with any DAW.

Safe operation, monitoring

Two headphone outputs on the front panel of PRODIGY.MC provide monitoring of any I/O directly at the device.

The hardware provides maximum redundancy for a comprehensive professional operation, and is supported by two phase-redundant power supplies with separate IEC inlets and AC power switches on the rear panel.

In addition, each single analog, AES3 and MADI module can be assigned to be redundant to a second. An internal switch on the network module also ensures redundancy for the network domain.

While the Dante module supports Dante redundancy mode, the RAVENNA module offers stream redundancy in accordance with ST2022-7.

Interface Modules

The following analogue, digital and networking modules are available for the PRODIGY.MC;

DirectOut Prodigy I/O Modules

Analogue Modules

8 ch line input / output, 2 x DSUB-25, balanced

8 ch line output, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced

8 ch line input, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced

8 ch mic high densitiy input, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced

8 ch mic / line input / line output

AES Modules

4 port AES3 input / output, 1 x DSUB-25 (8 audio channels)

4 port AES3 input with SRC / output, 1 x DSUB-25 (8 audio channels)

MADI Modules

64 ch MADI, 1 x coaxial BNC input, 1 x coaxial BNC output, 75 Ω

64 ch MADI, 1 x SC-Socket duplex multi-mode (single mode on request)

64 ch MADI, 1 x SFP cage (matching SFP modules available from DirectOut)

Network Modules

RAVENNA / AES67, 128 ch *

Network Audio DANTE®, 64 ch *

Network Audio Waves SoundGrid, 128 ch *

AVB Network Audio, 128 ch *

* 2 x RJ45, 1x SFP


Converter Modules
AN8.IO8 ch line input / output, 2 x DSUB-25, balanced
AN8.I8 ch line input, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced
AN8.O8 ch line output, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced
MIC8.HD.I8 ch mic high densitiy input, 1 x DSUB-25, balanced
MIC8.LINE.IO8 ch mich input / line output, 2 x DSUB-25, balanced
AES4.IO4 port AES3 input / output, 1 x DSUB-25 (8 audio channels)
AES4.SRC.IO4 port AES3 input with SRC / output, 1 x DSUB-25 (8 audio channels)
MADI Modules
BNC.IO64 ch MADI, 1x coaxial BNC input, 1x coaxial BNC output, 75 Ω
SC.IO64 ch MADI, 1x SC-Socket duplex multi-mode (single mode on request)
SFP.IO4 ch MADI, 1x SFP cage (matching SFP modules available from DirectOut)
Network Modules
RAV.IONetwork Audio RAVENNA / AES67 (2x RJ45, 1x SFP)
DANTE.IONetwork Audio DANTE (2x RJ45, 1x SFP)
SG.IONetwork Audio Waves SoundGrid (2x RJ45, 1x SFP)
Sample rates:44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz (+/- 12,5%)
MADI formats:48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX
Analogue I/O
Analogue I/O level (line):+15 / +18 / +24 dBu changeable via jumper on module
Input sensitivity:-56 dBu to +24 dBu 
EIN:-128 dBu
SNR:-115 dBFS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -118 dB(A)@ 0dB Gain
THD @ -1 dBFS:-113 dB
Frequency response:-0.15 dB (10 Hz) / -0.15 dB (20 kHz)
PAD:30 dB (switchable)
Phantom Power:+ 48 V (switchable)


Input sensitivity:-55 dBu to +24 dBu 
SNR:-115 dBFS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -118 dB(A)@ 0dB Gain
THD @ -1 dBFS:-113 dB
Frequency response:-0.5 dB (10 Hz to FS/2)
PAD:30 dB (switchable)
Phantom Power:+ 48 V (switchable)
SNR:-117.6 dB RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -119.9 dB(A))
THD @ -1 dBFS:-119 dB
Frequency response:-0,15 dB (10 Hz) / -0,15 dB (20 kHz)
SNR:-116.8 dB RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -119.5 dB(A)
THD @ -1 dBFS:-109 dB
Frequency response:-0,5 dB (10 Hz) / -0,15 dB (20 kHz)
Additional Interfaces
Headphone Output #1:1 x 6.3 mm TRS jack, mono/stereo
Output level: max. +18 dBu
SNR: -115 dB RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -118 dB(A)
THD+N @ 0 dBFS: -105 dB @ 600 Ω
Headphone Output #2:1 x 3.5 mm TRS jack, mono/stereo
Output level: max. +12 dBu
SNR: -115 dB RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -118 dB(A)
THD+N @ 0 dBFS: -105 dB @ 600 Ω
Word Clock I/O:1 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable), AES11 (DARS also supported)
GPIO2 x GPI (MOSFET switch)
2 x GPO (MOSFET switch)
USBUSB 2.0 for legacy control of ANDIAMO devices


Remote Software:globcon software control
integrated web server with UI (HTML, JavaScript)
External Management / Remote Protocols:SNMP
Remote Network:1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Power supply:2 x 84 V to 264 V AC / 47 Hz to 63 Hz / safety class 1, phaseredundant
Power Consumption:25 to 80 W, module dependent
Display:5.0” Backlight LED LCD
IPS Transmissive
Resolution: 480 x 854 px
Local Control:1 x Encoder knob with push functionality
2 x Push-Buttons
Dimensions:Width 19'' (483 mm)
Height 2 RU (89 mm)  
Depth 10'' (254 mm)
Weight:about 10 kg

* preliminary values, subject to change

No liability for misprints and technical changes assumed.

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