QSC has begun shipping the Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface and released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software.
The newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces “provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with studio-grade microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante conversion,” the company says.
The inputs are available as either terminal blocks or DB25 connections.
The Synapse D32Mi’s “combination of exceptional performance, high channel density, flexible control capabilities and simple integration with the Q-SYS ecosystem makes it an excellent choice for studio, live event, and fixed installation applications,” the announcement says.
The newest Synapse model offers front panel and network control of mic preamp gain, phantom power and muting. Assignable front panel headphone volume control and source selection enable local input and Dante confidence monitoring at the rack position.
Redundant SFP expansion ports enable fiber connectivity for long-range signal extension, eliminating the need for media converters or switches in some applications.
The redundant SFP expansion combines with a fully redundant Dante interface to enable simplified networking infrastructure.
In addition, the DM32Mi can also be interfaced to an additional Synapse family I/O device creating a complete digital snake solution and eliminating the need for additional switches.
Inside the Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi
As with other many products in Attero Tech line, the Synapse D32Mi integrates into the Q-SYS ecosystem via its control plugin (available through the Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager within Q-SYS Designer Software) allowing for full device control.
The shipping announcement for the Synapse D32Mi comes in tandem with the release of unIFY v3.4.0 Control Panel software, which adds monitoring, device configuration and firmware update capabilities for the Synapse D32Mi and Axon C1 3rd Party Mode configuration.
QSC acquired Attero Tech in September in a move that “combines the rapidly growing portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) ecosystem with Attero Tech’s highly innovative portfolio of networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals,” according to the joint announcement.
It also “boost[s] QSC’s development capabilities with Attero Tech’s Fort Wayne-based engineering staff joining the multi-national QSC team,” the announcement says.