Ferrofish Pulse 16 MX Upgrade Code

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Upgrade Code for
the Ferrofish Pulse 16

Please note: This item also requires you purchase a Ferrofish SFP Module. Both the SFP Module and Upgrade Code can be purchased together as a bundle here.

  • Official MADI Upgrade Code for the Ferrofish Pulse 16
  • Upgrades the Pulse 16 into the Ferrofish Pulse 16 MX (in conjunction with the MADI SFP module)
  • User-installable
  • Official Ferrofish SFP Module is also required for operation
  • Once purchased you will receive your code via email from Synthax Audio UK


Ferrofish Pulse 16 MX Upgrade Code

The Ferrofish Pulse 16 can be upgraded to the new Ferrofish Pulse 16 MX with an optical MADI SFP module, and by purchasing an official Upgrade Code. With this module equipped, all 16 x 16 channels can be used with sample rates up to 192kHz.

This product page is for the upgrade code only. Both the SFP Module and Upgrade Code can be purchased together as a bundle here.

Installation Guide

Ferrofish SFP Guide - How To Install

What is MADI?

MADI is a professional audio interface format which can transfer 64 discrete audio channels over a distance of up to 2 kilometers in multi-mode. Several MADI devices can be connected in series by daisy-chaining, connecting the output of the first device to the input of the second device. The output of the second device is then connected to the input of the third device, and so on.

Up to four Ferrofish Pulse 16 MX units can be daisy-chained, allowing for the transmission of up to 64 analogue inputs and 64 analogue outputs at 48 kHz. When using sample rates higher than 48kHz, the maximum number of transferrable channels is reduced. The following chart shows the amount of digital audio channels for a single MADI port:

Frequency MADI Channels
32kHz | 44,1kHz | 48kHz (SMUX/1) 64 (56) channels
64kHz | 88,2kHz | 96kHz (SMUX/2) 32 (28) channels
128kHz | 176,4kHz | 192kHz (SMUX/4) 16 (14) channels

The original MADI standard utilised a maximum channel count of 56 channels for a single MADI connection (shown in brackets in the above chart), and allow for a sample rate variation of +/- 10%.

Today, most hardware is optomised to support 64 channels via MADI, as rate variations are rarely used anymore. The Ferrofish Pulse 16 MX automatically detects if 56 or 64 channels are received. The amount of channels being sent from the Pulse 16 MX (56 or 64) can be set via the device's onboard setup menu.

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