Following the recent announcement of their collaboration, DirectOut and Vivivaldy have introduced ViViD. ViViD is a customized service designed to provide audio professionals with the means of setting up remote productions using standard internet connections.
ViViD packages include Vivivaldy VPN hardware/software combined with DirectOut products supporting RAVENNA such as PRODIGY.MP and EXBOX.RAV. DirectOut’s RAVENNA implementation is designed to allow uncompressed real-time audio over IP transmission with low latency or with buffer times all the way up to 500 milliseconds.
PRODIGY.MP is used in ViViD packages equipped with microphone pre-amplifier modules. These modules will collect analog audio signals at the artists’ locations while the headphone’s outputs serve for monitoring purposes. The built-in DSP also allows local equalization and mixing at very low latency. The Vivivaldy infrastructure is stated as being capable of connecting distant locations. Consequently, this allows them to communicate at latency of less than 15 ms to enable live cross-monitoring.
EXBOX.RAV, DirectOut’s new RAVENNA to MADI converter, is collecting broadcast feeds. The audio packets are sent through the network at higher latency to grant secure and reliable transmission, assured also by Vivivaldy’s re-transmission mechanism. With the control software globcon, the entire setup can be managed remotely at any location on the network.
Luca Giaroli, responsible for ViViD at DirectOut, says, “Before the spreading of Covid-19 the demand for internet remote productions was already there, but the pandemic has definitely increased it. In this evolving scenario ViViD allows audio professionals to achieve this, no matter their IT knowledge.”
Luca Di Chio, founder of Vivivaldy, adds, “We see great opportunities thanks to the cooperation between our two technologies, each one empowering the other and allowing our customers to keep on working together as though they were all present in the same room or studio. In our opinion this is the future, as it is not only a question of overcoming the limits currently imposed by the pandemic, but also to optimize audio production processes.”
ViViD packages can be purchased or rented. For more info contact DirectOut at firstname.lastname@example.org.