Project Description

RME MADI Converter

The MADI Converter is a six-way bi-directional MADI optical to coaxial converter.


  • 6 x MADI I/O (optical and coaxial)
  • 1 x MIDI Input
  • 3 x MIDI THRU


All 12 inputs of the MADI Converter accept both 56 and 64 channel MADI, including out-of-spec data rates or violations of the MADI protocol, with any embedded data or control commands passed transparently through to the respective output.

The status of each input is reported via front panel LEDs.

Using equalized and highly sensitive input stages, coaxial cable lengths up to 100m can be achieved with fibre connections giving even longer runs.

Additionally, the MADI Converter also features a 1 to 3 MIDI distributor, which allows one MIDI stream to be distributed to three separate destinations.

The rear panel of the MADI Bridge features six coaxial BNC inputs and outputs, six optical inputs and outputs, a MIDI input and three MIDI Thru.

Associated Products

The MADI converter is a very useful partner to DirectOut’s MADI Bridge. Its six coaxial inputs and outputs can be converted to optical, which is advantageous in live and installed setups, and for longer cable lengths. Placing the MADI Converter beneath the RME MADI Bridge the coaxial I/O of the two devices will be vertically aligned and can be connected with short patch cables.

Technical Specifications

  • Input MADI: 6 x BNC, 6 x optical
  • Output MADI: 6 x BNC, 6 x optical
  • MIDI input: 1 x 5-pin DIN
  • MIDI output: 3 x 5-pin DIN
  • Sync: not required
  • Varipitch: Yes
  • Sample rates: any
  • Power supply: internal switching mode ps, 100 V-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 15 Watts
  • Dimensions: 483 x 44 x 200 mm
  • Warranty: 2 years

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