Digital Audio Denmark (DAD) has simplified workflows between its Core 256 and AX64 products and Mac/Windows operating systems with the launch of its new Thunder | Core technology.
DAD says its new Thunder | Core technology removes the requirement for additional interfacing between its Core 256 and AX64 products and external computers. The company claims it provides up to 256 bidirectional channels and near-zero latency to ensure a steady flow of audio channels across Dante, MADI and ADAT.
“We’re breaking the last barrier between our audio conversion and routing solutions and computers,” says Mikael Vest, sales director, NTP technology.
“Core 256 and AX64 have Thunder | Core in common but are developed with different application purposes. AX64 builds on the legacy of our AX32 unit, and has eight expansion slots that you can fill with any of our expansion cards. Core 256 is purely digital and much smaller, and can act as a digital bridge for any purpose, such as a DAW audio interface.”
The AX64 adds Thunderbolt connectivity and ADAT, as well as onboard Pro|Mon summing by default, and supports an internal routing matrix of up to 4096 x 4096. Core 256 has a total of 592 IO channels across Thunderbolt, Dante, MADI and ADAT, and can be expanded with a MADI module to add 128 extra channels. It has built-in 512×64 channels of Pro|Mon summing, SPQ Speaker EQ processing and 1500 x 1500 channels of internal routing.
Core 256 and AX64 come with two Thunderbolt ports, utilize 32 bit floating point processing, can be controlled via the Avid Eucon protocol and support Apple Silicon M1 and Intel processors. Both new Thunder | Core-powered units were launched at the NAB 2022 show in Las Vegas.