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Expand Your Audio Inputs

If you're putting together a podcasting studio or just need more mics, the Blackmagic Design ATEM Microphone Converter is the perfect solution. It allows you to expand the audio-inputs of your ATEM Television Studio by converting four analog XLR inputs to MADI. It's easy to use, with two BNC MADI I/O ports that simply plug into the ATEM Television Studio MADI port. You can even daisy chain additional units for more sources. The four XLR-1/4" combo analog inputs are mic-/line-selectable and provide 48V phantom power.

The ATEM Microphone Converter utilizes 32-bit float digital preamps and eight ADCs per input to capture clip-free, 24-bit / 48 kHz recordings with an extremely low noise floor, a wide dynamic range, and very low distortion—no matter how loud or quiet a performance gets. A convenient HDMI output with scrolling audio waveforms enables you to connect a display to monitor the status of your audio. USB and Ethernet ports allow for remote admin and software updates via the ATEM Software Control app.

Digital Preamplifier Design

With the four, wide-dynamic-range inputs that eliminate the need for analog preamplifiers, microphone levels are adjusted by a digital preamplifier gain stage that is extremely stable.

The analog audio levels of different microphone types and brands can vary widely, so this digital gain stage allows compensation for the specific brand of microphone you use. Best of all, the digital preamplifier is processed in the full internal 32-bit float RAW audio bit depth, so you're adjusting with much greater precision than the MADI audio standard can support. This results in an extremely clean and noise-free gain stage. Then, the final levels can be finessed on the ATEM audio mixer as you work.

High-End Analog-to-Digital Conversion

The ATEM Microphone Converter steps outside conventional audio industry design practice of using an individual audio ADC, as each input implements analog-to-digital conversion using eight high-dynamic-range audio ADCs that function collectively as one ultrahigh-dynamic-range audio ADC. This means each input channel delivers an impressive 131 dBA of dynamic range. Plus you get a remarkably low distortion of only 0.002%.

Extremely Low -129 dBV Noise Floor

A common problem with mic converters is the higher noise floor where electrical noise is generated in the preamplifiers. The ATEM Microphone Converter eliminates this problem by using a very different design. The input is converted directly using its ultrahigh-dynamic-range conversion, so you pass RAW audio to the switcher, and then let the switcher apply as much gain as required for the correct audio level.

This means you don't get an injection of noise caused by an analog gain stage, so you get an extremely low, fixed noise floor of -129 dBV, regardless of digital gain applied.

Precisely Matched Analog Inputs

The ATEM Microphone Converter features extremely precise matching between the four audio-input channels. The multi-ADC-per-input design technique means that each analog audio input has very similar specifications and tolerances, so all input channels are statistically more uniform. This means you get similar performance no matter what input you connect the microphone to—and even between multiple ATEM Microphone Converters.

Connects via MADI for Multichannel Audio

The ATEM Microphone Converter’s MADI output embeds the four analog inputs as MADI channels 1, 2, 3, and 4. The converter also includes a MADI input, which is used to loop multiple converters when you need more than four channels of audio on a single MADI link.

This means if a second converter is connected to the input of another, the upstream converter will stack its four channels above the four channels on the downstream converter.

HDMI Monitoring with Scrolling Audio Waveforms

The ATEM Microphone Converter also includes an HDMI video monitoring output, so you can connect a simple TV or computer monitor for a full status display. It enables you to display four scrolling waveforms over the last 60 seconds of recording time, which is informative to watch. There are also audio meters to show the levels at the input connectors. Each channel also includes a custom label set via the software utility.

There are also indicators to show the switch settings for mic-/line-input selection and phantom power. Plus if you daisy-chain converters, the monitoring output will adapt and display more than four channels. You can even set a converter name that will be displayed on the monitoring.

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ATEM MICROPHONE CONVERTER  
   
GENERAL  
   
Compatibility Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio
ADC 8 x per Input
Preamps Digital Preamps: 32-Bit Float
Bit Depth 24-Bit
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Dynamic Range 131 dBA
Noise Floor -129 dBV
THD 0.00%
MADI AES10-2020 Compliance
HD Video Standards 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p60
   
INPUTS / OUTPUTS  
   
USB I/O 1 x USB-C Female Input/Output
Video I/O 1 x HDMI Monitor Output
Audio I/O 4 x Combo XLR-1/4" Line/Mic Input (With 48 V Phantom)
MADI I/O 1 x BNC Input, Supports 64-Channel MADI Digital Audio
1 x BNC Output, Supports 64-Channel MADI Digital Audio
   
POWER  
   
Power Source AC Adapter with Power Brick (Included)
DC Input Power 12 to 17.5 VDC
Power Consumption 12 W (Maximum)
   
ENVIRONMENTAL  
   
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
   
PHYSICAL  
   
Dimensions 19.99 x 12.5 x 4.1 cm
Weight 0.85 kg


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Blackmagic ATEM Microphone Converter
  • 12 VDC Power Supply

Manufacturer Warranty


This product comes with a

12month Australian warranty

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