MADI to USB Interface

Madicon is a USB digital interface connecting up to 64 inputs and 64 outputs via USB to the computer.

Madicon introduces SmartMADI®, which allows daisy chaining Madison 16-ch AD/DA converters and communicating sample rate changes through the MADI stream.

It features an additional optical Toslink output for channels 1/2 to allow connection to a DAC in the control room while the Madisons operate in the recording rooms. Instead of many analog wires with expensive wall connectors only two tiny MADI cables are required.


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  • USB Audio Interface
  • Up to 64 input & output channels via MADI
  • Additional optical TOSLINK stereo output (Ch1/2)
  • 24 Bit / up to 192 kHz
  • Hi-Speed USB with Detector-LED
  • USB bus powered
  • Internal/external clock switch
  • External clock Lock-LED
  • Windows & Mac
  • Zero-latency monitoring (FPGA Monitoring Mixer)
  • World-class monitor mixer with innovative features
  • Control room mixer and six headphones mixers
  • Intuitive and fast workflow
  • Talkback
  • Activity Monitor: 128 channels MADI stream metering and routing display
  • MADI-Splitter – one signal can distributed to up to 63 channels
  • Plus many game-changing features
  • Recording without DAW - direct to drive
  • Automatic Rec Enable
  • Display of remaining recording time
  • Automatic file labelling
  • Solo pre listen
Madicon features SmartMADI®:
  • MADI becomes more user friendly, easier to setup and more modern
  • SPL's Madicon and Madisons can be daisy-chained like Audio-Over-IP products, but are much easier to configure and more reliable in operation
  • No additional MADI router required
  • Sample rate changes are now communicated over MADI and Madison follow automatically - very convenient
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Optical MADI port. Standard 64/High.
Toslink. Max 192kHz.
USB Port

USB 2.0 High Speed, Bus-Powered.
Power consumption: max. 2.5 Watt

Although the Madicon is a USB 2 device, in some cases older computers do not recognize the Madicon correctly.
Older USB ports and its drivers (e.g. Core Audio) do not fully support the high speed and midi communication which are mandatory for a reliable 64 channel mixing and recording.

For the best performance connect the Madicon direct to an USB 3 Port of your computer.
Do not use an USB hub.


MADI Stream Latency

In:1-2 samples
Out:1-2 samples
Madicon Monitor Mixer (FPGA):1 sample
 3-5 samples

Madicon/Madison AD/DA Roundtrip Latency

< 100 samples
48kHz = 2ms
96kHz = 1ms
192kHz = 0.5ms

WIN PC Roundtrip Latency

192kHz < 6ms (128 samples)

iMac Roundtrip Lantency

192kHz < 5ms (128 samples)
Dimensions & Weight (incl. feet)
  • (WxHxD) 3.94 x 1.65 x 4.25 in (100 x 42 x 108 mm)
  • 0.44 lbs (0.2 kg), unit only
  • 1 lbs (0.45 kg), shipping

Subject to change without notice.


Mac Madicon Mixer Software Download

Ver. 1.0.0

Release date: April 19, 2018
Mac OS X 10.6 and higher

Windows Madicon Mixer Software Download

Ver. 1.1.0

Release date: December 14, 2018
Windows 7 and higher
With version 1.1 you can change the samplerate with the Madicon Mixer.

Legacy Madicon Mixer Software

Ver. 1.0.0

Release date: April 19, 2018
Windows 7 and higher

Windows Driver Download

Ver. 4.82.0

Revision History
Release date: January 16, 2020

Legacy Driver Win

Firmware Update V3 (01.08.2018)

Download and unzip the file (firmware updater program only for Mac OS X). Read and follow the instructions of the READ ME PDF file:

Firmware Update V3 DMG File

Firmware Update V3 ZIP File

Release date: August 01, 2018

Release notes