Synthax, the Americas distributor for Ferrofish, has introduced the new Ferrofish Verto 32, Verto 64, and Verto MX Dante format converters.
The Verto 32 and Verto 64 offer ADAT (32 x 32 or 64 x 64 channels), while the Verto MX has MADI. With the ability to integrate ADAT and MADI into an existing Dante network, the Verto converters provide word clock I/O for external synchronization and can be remotely controlled.
The Verto series can be remotely controlled via the Dante Network. If all devices are connected via MIDI, Verto converts all Dante audio streams to ADAT or MADI and the control commands are sent over Dante into MIDI remote control messages.
The Verto MX offers an additional feature. Instead of a separate MIDI port, the MIDI messages are extracted from the MIDI-over-MADI port.
The Verto 32 and Verto 64 models support sampling frequencies ranging from 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz, while the Verto MX supports sampling frequencies from 44.1 kHz – 192 kHz.
Depending upon the sampling frequency one has selected, channel count varies with each Verto device. The Verto 32 supports 32 I/O channels at 48 kHz or 16 I/O channels at 96 kHz. By contrast, the Verto 64 supports 64 I/O channels at 48 kHz or 32 I/O channels at 96 kHz and the Verto MX supports 64 I/O channels at 48 kHz, 32 I/O channels at 96 kHz, or 16 I/O channels at 192 kHz.
All three devices offer one 5-pin MIDI port each for input and output, and they provide one BNC word clock input and one BNC word clock output for synchronization purposes. Each model is housed in a 1RU/half-space enclosure.
“The new Ferrofish Verto 32, Verto 64, and Verto MX make integration of digital ADAT and MADI into an existing Dante network easy,” states Mathias von Heydekampf, managing director at Synthax. “Each model addresses the most commonly encountered channel counts, provides word clock for synchronization, and are easily remote controlled. No matter what professional AD/DA convertor one uses, the new Verto Series digital converters connect easily via ADAT or MADI—making them very intuitive to use.”
MSRP pricing —
• Verto 32: $1299.
• Verto 64: $1599.
• Verto MX: $1999.
All three models will be available August 2017.