DirectOut PRODIGY.MP (Mainframe)

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Modular Audio Processor
 with FPGA-based DSP & SRC 

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

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

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

  • Prodigy.MP Essential
  • Prodigy.MP Advanced
  • Prodigy.MP Unlimited


  • Modular audio converter and router with DSP
  • Up to 416 inputs and 420 outputs
  • FPGA-based DSP for EQ, delays and summing matrices
  • Support for multiple formats
  • Front panel, touch-screen control
  • Remote control via Globcon software (Mac, PC & Linux)
  • Sample Rate Conversion and full routing at up to 192 kHz

If you are interested in the DirectOut Prodigy.MP, 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.MP is a multifunction audio processor designed to address numerous applications in pro audio, broadcast, installation and studio applications.

Fully modular, the PRODIGY.MP provides:

  • Flexible analogue and digital I/O options
  • Dual networked audio
  • DSP (EQ, Delay, Limiter, Matrix/Mixing, Inserts…)
  • Sample Rate Conversion
  • Multiple sync generation/handling/distribution
  • Powerful software control via globcon
  • Future-proofing via updates / upgrades
DirectOut Prodigy.MP Back Panel IO Slots

Essential, Advanced & Unlimited

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

Prodigy.MP Essential

  • Router and Converter
  • Two AoIP I/O slots for AES67/Ravenna/ST2110-30, Dante & Soundgrid .IOs - with or without SRC Two MADI I/O slots for BNC, SC MM, SC SM & SFP .IOs
  • Four 8ch Mic, analogue line or AES3 .IO slots
  • FastSRC low latency sample-rate decoupling for AoIP and MADI I/O
  • 32 Input Managers and Summing Buses
  • Advanced Mirror Mode - dual-unit pairing and protection for critical applications
  • LTC Reader; BLDS, Tone and Noise generators
  • globcon networked and shared control

Prodigy.MP Advanced

Everything included with the PRODIGY.MP Essential plus:

  • Powerful Hub, Mix-matrix and Processor for Live Sound and Broadcast
  • 32 ea Dynamics, FIR & IIR EQ & Delay assignable DSP
  • 32 Flex Channels with freely assignable I/P or O/P DSP slots
  • 32 Input Managers
  • 16 Mix Matrices - 8x 16x4; 8x 8x8 with freely assignable OP DSP slots
  • 32 Summing Buses
  • Optional SRCs for AoIP port decoupling

Prodigy.MP Unlimited

Everything included with the PRODIGY.MP Advanced plus:

  • All current and future Options and Licenses

If you would like to purchase the DirectOut Prodigy.MP, 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

I/O includes four local slots for analog line-level/mic input and AES3 modules. With eight channels per module and interface direction, PRODIGY.MP provides up to 32 local inputs and outputs.

The hardware additionally supports two MADI and two network audio options. MADI slots can be equipped with BNC, SC optical and SFP modules, while network audio boards add Dante, RAVENNA/AES67 or SoundGrid, and increase channel capacity to 416 inputs/420 outputs.

DirectOut Prodigy.MP and globcon software

DSP, SR & Sync management

With FPGA-based processing, user-definable processing paths and pick-off points, analog and digital inserts, outputs and summing matrices, PRODIGY.MP boasts very low latency DSP for EQ (FIR and IIR filters), Time Adjust/Delays and Limiters.

The internal DSP reference can be set to Word Clock or Video input, any network/digital input, or internally generated clock.

Sample Rate Converters on AES inputs and free-running MADI and network I/Os are available, allowing simultaneous Media/Format/Sample Rate and Sync conversion, DSP and full routing at up to 192 kHz.

Control Is Key, Multiple Access Locally & Remotely

globcon remote control, a browser-based GUI, and a backlight front panel IPS touch display ensure ultimate usability. Where globcon software offers integrated control of multiple pieces of equipment in Mac/PC/Linux-based systems, an integrated web server supports remote access via HTML and JavaScript-based user interfaces.

The browser-based GUI allows immediate remote access without the need to install software. The management network port is independent of the audio network, and can employ a built-in switch for in-band management of the device.

Third-party remote control protocols can extend system integration further. Automated surveillance and red light control is possible through GPIOs, while standard MIDI input and outputs give communication and active/passive control via MIDI. USB ports on the front and rear panels for connection and control of legacy devices.

DirectOut Prodigy.MC & Prodigy.MP at NAMM 2020

See more videos at Synthax TV

Networked Audio & Seamless Interoperability

PRODIGY.MP’s network audio modules accommodate audio formats including DirectOut’s AES67-compliant RAVENNA stack that supports SMPTE ST2110-30/31 and ST2022-7 for redundant streaming.

With the 64-channel Dante option, the hardware can be a front-end for audio consoles, or a standalone converter, DSP, SRC and routing system.

Waves Audio’s SoundGrid offers extremely low latency, and 128 channels of audio processing for live sound, studio and broadcast.

Waves servers can be connected via SoundGrid for plug-in inserts. Virtual soundcards for macOS and Windows can directly interface with any DAW for multitrack recording and virtual soundchecking.

Secure Operation, Monitoring

Two front panel headphone outputs provide monitoring of any I/O at the device. Two phase-redundant power supplies with separate IEC inlets and AC power switches support hardware redundancy.

An internal switch on the network module also ensures redundancy for the network domain.

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

EARS (Enhanced Automatic Redundancy Switching) is available for several combinations of inputs.

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

DirectOut PRODIGY.MP - Overview Video

DirectOut PRODIGY.MP Demo from DirectOut GmbH on Vimeo.


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
Analog I/O
Analog 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:2 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable), AES11 (DARS also supported), WCK 2 switchable to Video Sync
MIDI2 x DIN socket
GPIO2 x GPI (MOSFET switch)
2 x GPO (MOSFET switch)
USB2 x USB 2.0 for legacy control of ANDIAMO devices and project save and recall
Signal DSP
DSPGain/Mute, EQ, Dynamics, Delay, Summing Matrix
SRCSynchronous / asynchronous sample rate conversion
Remote Software:globcon software control
integrated web server with UI (HTML, JavaScript)
External Management / Remote Protocols:SNMP
Remote Network:2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x SFP
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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