We received input from industry veterans, looked at many different applications, and then put our engineers to the test. The result is the PRICOM MCRX.
Start by loading your audio files onto the MCRX internal 128GB solid-state storage. Files can be loaded through a front panel USB jack or directly from your computer using a web browser from anywhere in the world! You can have hundreds of WAV files loaded at the same time. File names can be up to 64 characters long, no need to cryptically encode configuration featuers into the file name. All important file information including sample rate, channels, and bit depth are displayed on an easy to use web page. This allows quick and easy browsing of the files loaded into the MCRX.
Playback triggers, show events, and all other playback settings are configured into a "Slot". A Slot is what connects the audio file, the trigger events, and any control actions togeher into a cue. Using a Slot allows you to independently change the audio file, SMPTE or MIDI start time, SMPTE or MIDI generator configuration. Want to try several variations of the same audio file with different EQ or timing? Load them all onto the MCRX, then just change the Slot configuration to select each file, no need to rename or delete the files.
Any Slot can be triggered from any combination of SMPTE LTC, MIDI timecode, General Purpose I/O (GPIO), serial commands, or HTTP requests. Once a Slot is triggered, timecode can be generated on the SMPTE or MIDI output. You could also trigger playback at the specified SMPTE LTC location and generate MTC to a downstream controller with any time offset needed. Each of these configuration settings is made through a simple web interface.
Configuration settings that apply to the entire chassis such as Sample Rate, SMPTE and MIDI direction are set using the Web interface built into the MCRX, no special program is needed to generate configuration files. The configuration file can also be edited with a standard text file editor such as notepad.
Balanced Audio and SMPTE connections on the back panel utilize pluggable terminal strips for convenient wiring in a high-density situation. AES Digital Audio outputs are also on pluggable terminal strips. Ethernet, MIDI and Serial control use their appropriate standardized connectors.
The MCRX also features PNET connectivity to external Trigger Inputs and Control Outputs. PNET utilizes 6-wire RJ11/RJ12 modular cables for simple connections.
Use a motion sensor to trigger any GPIO input on the MCRX
Add the Button Board to simplify your control of the MCRX