Today Avid has added an MTRX compatible version of the successful SQP Speaker Processor Card that DAD has produced for their AX32 and DX32 units. This brings all the power and features that were only available in the DAD units to the Pro Tools | MTRX interface.
What Can The SPQ DSP Speaker Processor Card Do?
The SPQ DSP Speaker Processor card is now a hardware option for the Pro Tools MTRX. It brings comprehensive EQ and bus management to the, already very capable, MTRX and has been designed to strike the right balance between flexibility and ease of use. Rob D’Amico, who is Director, Market Solutions Pro Audio & Digital Business Development at Avid told us...
Immersive formats are now commonplace in film and television and becoming popular in music as well, and engineers need to monitor their work in multiple formats. With the Pro Tools | MTRX SPQ Speaker Processing Card, customers can maintain a consistent, high-quality sound when switching between different audio formats and speaker sets—enabling them to keep pace with increasing session complexity.
Using the SPQ Speaker Processing Card in your Pro Tools MTRX you can now optimise your speakers and subs. You can save and recall configurations for any audio format, from stereo up to immersive audio, including Dolby Atmos, to fine-tune rooms, manage bass, and EQ monitor and cue signals, with access to 1,024 IIR filters across 128 channels (up to 16 filters per channel).
- 128 Channels @48kHz
- 64 Channels @96kHz
- 16 Channels @ Sample rates up to 384kHz, making the SPQ DSP Speaker Processor card suitable for DSD and high res workflows.
- 1024 filters assignable across all channels - typically 8 filters per channel. Maximum of 16 filters on any individual channel.
The analysis is done using third-party tools, Typically Smaart. The correction curve is then inputted manually using the filters. Unfortunately, this part isn't an automated solution
Delays on channels - up to 150 ms and a global delay for video sync.
Integrate monitor and source control with EUCON
With the Pro Tools MTRX, you can now take full remote control of all sources (with up to 48 mic preamps) and monitors directly from Pro Tools S6, other EUCON-enabled control surfaces, and the included DADman software. The Pro Tools MTRX also includes the Pro Mon 3 software, enabling you to be able to control the complete monitoring system including talkback, summing, and fold-down control, whether you’re mixing in mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, or even 64-channel immersive audio for Dolby Atmos.
Setting Up The DAD SPQ DSP Speaker Processor Card For Speaker Correction And Bus Management
Check Out The Options Now Available For The Avid Pro Tools MTRX
|Base Unit||Please note that the base unit does not come with any pre-installed expansion cards.|
|Pro Tools MTRX Base Unit with MADI and Pro Mon||MTRX Pro Tools interface with 16 AES I/O, coaxial MADI I/O pair, mini DigiLink, Pro|Mon 3 Eucon Monitoring, and DADMan application||$4,499.00||9900-71247-00|
|AES/EBU I/O||2 x DB25 (8 AES pairs, 16 mono)|
|MADI I/O||Coaxial interface with 64 I/O channels via BNC connectors|
|Option card slots||8 available for I/O customisation, up to six slots can be used to mix and match analog (AD/DA) cards, providing up to 48 analog channels per MTRX interface|
|System Sync||Word Clock/video black burst (VBB) I/O via BNC connectors; AES11 input|
|Pro Tools interface||2 x 32-channel DigiLink Mini connectors (64 channels total)|
|Sample rate||Supports 44.1 kHz–384 kHz, as well as DSD 64/DSD 128
with high precision internal clock and PLL
|Power||Dual power supplies (internal)|
|Chassis||2U 19-inch rack-mountable unit (482.6 mm)|
|Analog Input Modules|
|Pro Tools MTRX 8 Line Pristine AD Card||8-channel analog in card for Pro Tools MTRX
Add eight channels of line-level analog inputs
|Pro Tools MTRX 8 Mic/Line Pristine AD Card||8-channel mic/line preamp card for Pro Tools MTRX
Add eight channels of analog inputs and mic preamps with relay-based gain circuit
|Pro Tools MTRX 2 Mic/Line Pristine AD Card||2-channel mic/line preamp card for Pro Tools MTRX
Add two channels of analog inputs and mic preamps with relay-based gaincircuit—an ideal low-cost option for talkback and tracking
|Analog Output Modules|
|Pro Tools MTRX Pristine 8 DA Card||8-channel analog out card for Pro Tools MTRX
Add eight channels of line-level analog outputs with an output level control
|MADI I/O Modules|
|Pro Tools MTRX Dual MADI I/O Card w/o SFP||Dual MADI I/O card for Pro Tools MTRX
Add 128 channels of MADI inputs and outputs through two optical SFP ports
|Pro Tools MTRX MADI Module for Base Unit||64-channel MADI module for Pro Tools MTRX
Add an additional one or two 64-channel I/O coaxial or optical MADI module to the chassis
|Pro Tools MTRX SFP Coax MADI Tranceiver w/ HD/mini-BNC||Coaxial MADI transceiver with HD MADI compatible, mini-BNC connectivity for Pro Tools MTRX||$ 335.00||9900-71262-00|
|Optical I/O Modules|
|Pro Tools MTRX SFP/LC Opt Module Multimode 850 nm LED||Optical SFP module single/multi mode for Pro Tools MTRX MARD card - 850 nm, laser||$259.00||9900-71259-00|
|Pro Tools MTRX SFP/LC Opt Module Multimode 1300 nm LED||Optical SFP module single/multi mode for Pro Tools MTRX MARD card - 1300 nm, laser||$ 259.00||9900-71260-00|
|Pro Tools MTRX SFP/LC Opt Module Single/Multimode Laser||Optical SFP module single/multi mode for Pro Tools MTRX MARD card - laser||$ 259.00||9900-71261-00|
|Digital I/O Modules|
|Pro Tools MTRX 8 AES3 I/O Card w/ SRC and Cable||8-channel AES I/O expansion card for Pro Tools MTRX
Add eight line AES3 inputs and outputs (16 channels), with built-in sample rate conversion
|Pro Tools MTRX 64 Channel IP Audio Dante Module||64-channel IP audio Dante module for Pro Tools MTRX
Add up to 64 channels of low-latency digital audio using Dante (64 channels at 44.1 kHz or 16 channels at 192 kHz)
|Pro Tools MTRX Dual SDI/HD/3G emb/de-embed. Card w/ SRC||I/O for Pro Tools MTRX
Add 2 x 16 channels of SDI/HD/3G connections (embed/de-embed) with built-in sample rate conversion
|Pro Tools MTRX SPQ Speaker Processing Card||Tune your room's speaker system with 128 EQ channels and 1,024 filters that provide comprehensive equalization and bass management||$2,199.00||9900-74054-00|