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MediaMatrix and d&b audiotechnik launch amp plug-in

ISE 2017 News

Published: 03/05/2017

Renowned loudspeaker manufacturer d&b launch an amplifier plug-in for the Peavey MediaMatrix NION DSP and nControl PC at ISE 2017. This latest push by the German system manufacturer to improve third party integration makes a complete d&b sound reinforcement system accessible via any MediaMatrix control method, and completely interoperable with the MediaMatrix networking approach.


MediaMatrix is a networked DSP and control system that is scalable, efficient and exactly tailored to the needs of the user. Integration with MediaMatrix allows system designers to achieve high performance d&b sound quality in installation applications that require detailed, customized remote control features. The complete system is designed and managed via PC with the MediaMatrix NWare software, and then accessed and controlled wirelessly with any smart device supporting HTML5 via the Kiosk2Go remote control platform. The system can also be controlled using wall panels, touch screen devices and GPIOs.

The new d&b amplifier plug-in for MediaMatrix provides control parameters to adjust the mute status, levels, power On/Off, and alter the AmpPreset. This enables the complete system to be configured as a highly intelligible system for speech reproduction, and, via a simple button, reconfigured for full program material. Critical status information can be monitored, ensuring the same is suitable as a PA-VA system in an emergency situation. MediaMatrix logs all audio connections to amplifiers, and the operating state of connected loudspeakers.

“The key topic here is interoperability, and total integration between the control system, and the sound reinforcement system, whatever the application type,” explains Wolfgang Schulz, Product Manager for Installation at d&b. “The system design for many permanent installations now starts with the method for control and management, so d&b is looking to support system designers with complete interoperability with a MediaMatrix system , which guarantees easy planning and operation.”

Amsterdam ArenA has recently become the first large project to incorporate a d&b loudspeaker system with MediaMatrix as the audio distribution and control backbone. The system complies with the strict voice alarm requirements for the stadium, while also fulfilling the expectations of international touring artists and performers.

“Adding d&b to the MediaMatrix plug-in library gives our customers another great option when specifying and designing NION based solutions,” states Lee Freer, Applications Engineer for Peavey Commercial Audio. Lee, who worked closely with the d&b team during development and implementation, adds: “The amplifier plug-in gives the programmer and end user alike a seamless, reliable and intuitive control interface which can also be easily integrated into an overall MediaMatrix Kiosk and Kiosk2Go GUI.”

 The d&b plug-in for MediaMatrix is available now on the d&b and Peavey MediaMatrix websites. More information is available at ISE, at the d&b stand 7-C173, and presentation room E103.