DiGiCo’s new compact 2U Orange Box is a simple-to-use audio format converter with multiple options allowing users to use DiGiCo Multichannel Interface (DMI) cards to create audio paths over a variety of interfaces.

With two PSUs for redundancy and two slots to accommodate any of the ten current interfaces available (Dante, Hydra2, BNC, CAT5, Optocore, Aviom, ADC, AES, DAC and SoundGrid), the “anything in, anything out” Orange Box allows conversion of almost any audio format to another.

“The Orange Box is our first technology release borne of the pro audio group we have formed with Calrec and Allen&Heath,” says DiGiCo Managing Director James Gordon. “But we have opened it up to other selected third party manufacturers as well, making it an incredibly useful device.”

And it’s extremely easy to use. If, for example, users wish to connect a product with MADI to one with a Hydra2 connection, all that’s needed is the Orange Box, a DMI card with Calrec’s Hydra2 and one with MADI, then simply connect them via the two slots on the Orange Box.

Gordon adds, “There are ten DMI cards available at the moment, but as with all things DiGiCo, we’re not content to stop there, so there will undoubtedly be more available in the future.”