Yamaha launches RMio64-D Dante/MADI converter at IBC 2014

The third incarnation of Yamaha’s Dante R-series i/o units has received its worldwide launch at IBC 2014, with the introduction of the RMio64-D rack unit for Dante/MADI conversion in broadcast and live sound applications.

Launched with the CL series digital mixing consoles in 2012, Yamaha’s Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D i/o units were followed in 2013 by the Ri8-D and Ro8-D.

Scheduled to be available in late 2014, the new RMio64-D allows audio from a CL/QL live sound (or other Dante-equipped) system, to be converted to MADI and fed to an OB vehicle or other recording facility.

Alternatively, it can allow a MADI-based console to be integrated into a Nuage system for post-production.

Word clock synchronisation can be an issue when converting between different audio formats, but the inputs and outputs of the RMio64-D feature built-in sample rate conversion, meaning sources with differing word clocks can be connected without causing noise or dropouts. In addition to redundant Dante network connections, the RMio64-D supports MADI redundancy through simultaneous coaxial and optical connections.