Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Hardware > Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-11-2019, 02:51 PM
apasco apasco is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 5
Default Avid MTRX with Dante SRC Question

Hey All

I'm looking to use an Avid MTRX as a router to connect my pro tools hd rig & logic rigs to the A/D converters on a dante audio network.

Here's what I'm looking at:

2x Lynx Aurora(n) 32 channel converters with dante cards running at 44.1 sync'd to the dante network with one of them set as the preferred master.

Avid MTRX with 16x16 analog IO connected to the dante network with the 128 Channel IP Audio Dante Card (with sample rate conversion)

Logic computer connected via RME HDSPe MADI as clock master controlling MTRX Sample Rate.

Pro Tools computer connected via HDX.

I need logic to be able to control & change the sample rate of the MTRX when logic sessions open and sample rate changes session to session, automatically. The MTRX should stay connected to the dante audio sources even as sample rates change, using the built in sample rate converters...

If opening Pro Tools of different sample rates, I'd manually change the sample rate of the RME clock.

This all works in my mind.... Will this work in the real world? Is this crazy???
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-13-2019, 01:51 AM
ntp-jl's Avatar
ntp-jl ntp-jl is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 23
Default Re: Avid MTRX with Dante SRC Question

The short answer is that it will work perfectly fine in the real world.

Just be aware that the internal bus in the MTRX reduces the channel count when you increase the sample rate. Each card slot supports 128 ch. at 44.1/48 kHz, 64 ch. at 88.2/96 kHz and 32 ch. at 176.4/192 kHz.

This means that even though the Dante card can support 128 ch. as its interface operating at 44.1 kHz, you will only be able to use 64 of them if the MTRX is set to 96 kHz. That should however not be an issue for you since the RME MADI card also reduces the channel count if you increase the sample rate.
__________________
Jan Lykke
Business Development Manager
DAD - Digital Audio Denmark
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-14-2019, 04:12 PM
apasco apasco is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 5
Default Re: Avid MTRX with Dante SRC Question

Jan-

Thanks for the reply. Understood regarding the channel count limitation. That's not what I expected, but it's not a problem & good to know.

If that was the short answer, what is the long answer? Does the SRC introduce any additional latency? How good does the SRC sound? Any pitfalls to watch out for?

I'm really trying to make this system a combination of extremely flexible but also plug and play / easy for outside engineers with no Dante or IT experience. I'm very excited about the options that Dante can provide the studio, but I'm still having trouble trying to work around the Sample Rate issues it has. It seems like such a step backwards to make people globally change a sample rate manually just to open different sessions at different rates.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Avid MTRX DHS Buy & Sell 0 05-19-2019 02:59 PM
MTRX hookup question, Dante vs Digilink SomeOtherGuy Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 26 01-03-2019 12:29 PM
MTRX Dante latency stuck at 1ms LukeHoward Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 1 02-20-2018 12:13 AM
MTRX Sync Dante and Video laki Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 10 12-05-2017 03:26 AM
Avid MTRX Rpro System 5 2 10-12-2016 08:40 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:43 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com