SSL and Soundcraft Integration for Riedel RockNet
Riedel Communications presents its new RockNet expansion solutions for SSL consoles and Soundcraft SI Compact consoles at this year's IBC.
Riedel Communications presents its new RockNet expansion solutions for SSL consoles and Soundcraft SI Compact consoles at this year’s IBC.
Solid State Logic and Riedel Communications developed in close collaboration the next generation RockNet firmware for the RockNet RN.334.MD MADI interface that allows intelligent interfacing between RockNet Digital Audio Networks and SSL mixing consoles. This makes the SSL console an integrated part of the RockNet system including remote control of all gains and the flexibility of RockNet’s renowned and unique Independent Gain feature. Independent Gain allows several mixing consoles to operate with the same mic pre-amps without affecting each other. While the master-console is controlling the analog gain of the pre-amps remotely, all other consoles operate with emulated pre-amps just as if they were also controlling the actual mic input. This makes multi-console and recording setups very convenient.
The new RN.344.SI card provides RockNet integration for any Soundcraft SI Compact console via the console’s expansion slot. In its first firmware release the card supports 32 inputs and 32 outputs to the RockNet system. A wordclock output is available at the front panel. A rotary switch is provided for device identification and selection of up to 16 programmable routing tables. The RN.344.SI enables the respective Soundcraft product to become a part of the RockNet digital audio network and enables remote control of any RockNet microphone pre-amplifier. The RN.344.SI also supports RockNet’s Independent Gain Feature.
The portfolio of RockNet interfaces for console integration includes dedicated solutions for Yamaha, Studer, Soundcraft and SSL consoles as well as a MADI unit for integrating consoles from additional brands. RockNet allows consoles from various manufacturers to operate simultaneously within the same audio network.
RockNet is a digital real-time audio network that provides up to 160 digital audio channels over a single counter-rotating CAT-5 ring. RockNet offers supreme audio quality with up to 96 kHz/24 bit and a dynamic range of up to 117 dB. Based on a redundant ring topology, RockNet forms a self-healing redundant network with no loss of audio in case of a connection fault between two devices.