Recording engineer/producer David Bowles used the NTP Technology DAD AX32 AD/DA converter for a recent Swineshead Productions project: Christmas music performed by the Cappella SF choir recorded at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco.
The DAD AX32, which was purchased from distributor plus24, uses Audinate Dante IP audio and features enhanced sonic conversion performance, up to 48 analog audio channels, plus a digital signal interface, routing and distribution structure, says the company.
The optional Dante IP interface allows third party equipment to be connected via Ethernet. The Dante controller enables users to route audio and configure devices on a Dante network, featuring automatic device discovery, one-click signal routing and user-editable device and channel labels.
Housed in a 2U chassis, the DAD AX32 allows multi-mic arrays to be accommodated without a second processor. Up to 48 mic feeds can be connected along one Cat 5 cable via IP Ethernet. NTP says the optional mic preamp provides up to 72 dB of analog gain, 123 dB dynamic range and an equivalent noise floor of -133 dB. The AX32 comes as standard with interface for Avid Pro Tools and eight AES/EBU and MADI inputs and outputs. It can be fitted with a Dante IP audio interface and two optical MADI interfaces.