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IBC 2012: Wohler introduces AMP1-MADIe in-rack portable MADI mixer

Daniel Gumble
IBC 2012: Wohler introduces AMP1-MADIe in-rack portable MADI mixer

Wohler Technologies has today (Tuesday September 21st) announced the release of its new AMP1-MADIe, an in-rack portable MADI mixer with Ethernet control and configuration that will make its debut in September at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam.

The AMP1-MADIe can be connected in series with a 56 or 64-channel MADI stream for individual volume adjustment, mixing, and audible monitoring of any eight selected MADI channels at once. Designed to provide unique functionality equivalent to a MADI audio ‘hot mic’ mixer, Wohler's AMP1-MADIe aims to simplify rapid selection and monitoring of MADI signals in fast-paced live-to-air production environments.

To support fast configuration and use of multiple distributed units within a MADI network, Wohler has equipped the AMP1-MADIe with an Ethernet connection and offers a free, downloadable software GUI, allowing multiple units to be controlled and configured from a single PC workstation. Users can also store and retrieve their own system configurations via a front-panel USB connector.

"Initially engineered for large broadcast facilities looking to economise by routing audio signals over MADI, the AMP1-MADIe serves as a perfect solution for any application that requires a simple, compact system for monitoring MADI-delivered audio," said Don Bird, chief marketing officer at Wohler. "An added benefit is the mixer's ability to convert between optical and BNC."

The AMP1-MADIe incorporates a clear, LED-backlit LCD display that shows simultaneous metering and monitoring of any eight user-selected channels, with instant access to eight stored configurations of any eight channels for navigation among all 64 channels in a MADI stream. Meanwhile, the mixer is packaged in a compact four-inch deep, 1-RU chassis with level metres, master volume, and channel volume, offering quick muting of selected channels, as well as menu access, which can be enabled or disabled via external software control.

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Also included on the front panel are balance control, monitor channel select, channel assignment and preset select buttons, built-in speakers, USB port, and headphone jack. Rear panel connectors include both optical and BNC inputs reclocked to optical and BNC outputs, Ethernet connection, stereo L/R analog outputs, a mono mix on XLR, and built-in universal power supply.

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Tags: Broadcast, amsterdam, wohler, wohler AMP1-MADIe

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