BrikWorm connecting performers

  • OptiX Notes
  • OptiX In
  • OptiX Out
  • TosCAT
  • Power Magic
  • Control
  • Features Matrix

OptiX Keynotes

Every form of optical interface to date has stood the test of time – madi, midi (optically coupled), ADAT, s/pdif.

This is because the optical interface galvanically isolates each end from any possible interference, including thunderstorms, which makes it fundamentally reliable. People like that kind of reliability.

The BrikWorm OptiX (Optical-to-XLR) takes advantage of this built-in robustness, using 2 light pipes per unit, one to send data and one to receive. Each light pipe carries audio, control and synchronisation information as required.

As well has having some great remote-controllable features, there is one thing about the OptiX modules which makes them incredibly flexible - each 1u module is only 5cm deep (even the 80W power supply), making it possible to wall-mount in stud walling, assemble in a briefcase, etc, limited only by your imagination.

Trad, Live and ProLive modules may be mixed and matched as you require.

OptiX In

Pro-Live

optixin front

Features

  • analogue gain
  • phantom power
  • -20dB input pad
  • phase invert
  • switchable high-pass filter: 80Hz, 18dB per octave
  • status LED for pad/phantom/phase/high-pass filter
  • LED VU meter with PeakFade
  • metal connectors
  • local and remote midi control
  • micro SD card
  • BlinkOn: instant-on without needing to save data
  • up to 96kHz
  • word clock out

Live

optixin front

Features

  • analogue gain
  • phantom power
  • plastic connectors
  • -20dB input pad
  • phase invert
  • status LED for pad/phantom/phase
  • remote midi control
  • BlinkOn: instant-on without needing to save data
  • 44.1/48.0kHz

Trad

optixin front

Features

  • 12dB stepped gain
  • phantom power
  • plastic connectors
  • remote midi control
  • status LED for phantom power
  • 44.1/48.0kHz

OptiX Out

Pro-Live

optix out frontoptix out front

Features

  • output attenuation 0.5dB steps
  • phase invert
  • phantom power detectors
  • metal connectors
  • local and remote midi control
  • micro SD card
  • LED VU meter with PeakFade
  • BlinkOn
  • 96 kHz

Live

optix out frontoptix out front

Features

  • output attenuation 0.5dB steps
  • phase invert
  • plastic connectors
  • remote midi control
  • BlinkOn

Trad

optix out frontoptix out front

Features

  • plastic connectors

TosCAT

TosLink (POF Plastic Optical Fibre) to CAT5 converter: used to extend the range of the optical cables, using all four pairs of the CAT5 as transmission lines.

The TosCAT has 8/16/24 optical interfaces to allow a total of 32/64/96 audio channels, including DMX, to travel down a single CAT5.

An additional auxiliary optical port is provided on the Live and Pro-Live versions for additional features, like the DMX.

Example formats illustrated below - for the full listing see the Features Matrix.

96-channel - Pro-Live version

Features

  • metal connectors
  • local and remote and variable midi control
  • micro SD card
  • BlinkOn: instant-on without needing to save data
  • auxiliary optical port (for DMX)
  • redundant cable

64-channel - Live version

Features

  • plastic connectors
  • local and remote and variable midi control
  • micro SD card
  • BlinkOn: instant-on without needing to save data
  • auxiliary optical port (for DMX)

32-channel - Trad version

Features

  • plastic connectors
  • local midi control
  • micro SD card

Power Magic

The BrikWorm system is powered down the cable, therefore the power supply Brik can be located anywhere in the daisy chain.

If you inject power through the RJ11s on the rear of the TosCAT, it comes out of the Ethercons on the front; if you inject through the Ethercons, it comes out via the RJ11s.

Control

 

 

MIDI

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Features Matrix

 
Trad
Live
ProLive
Inputs Stage
12dB Stepped gain
x
Plastic connectors
x
x
44.1/48.0kHz
x
x
x
Phantom power
x
x
x
Status LED for phantom power
x
x
x
Remote midi control
x
x
x
Analogue gain
x
x
BlinkOn (instant-on)
x
x
-20dB Input pad
x
x
Phase invert
x
x
Status LED for pad/phase invert
x
x
Switchable high-pass filter    
x
96kHz
x
Status LED for high-pass filter
x
LED VU meter with PeakFade
x
Local midi control
x
Metal connectors
x
Micro SD card
x
Word clock out
x
Inputs Mixer
Trad
Live
ProLive
Plastic connectors
x
x
44.1/48.0kHz
x
x
x
BlinkOn
x
x
Phase invert
x
x
96kHz
x
LED VU meter with PeakFade
x
Local midi control
x
Metal connectors
x
Micro SD card
x
Word clock out
x
Outputs Stage
Trad
Live
ProLive
Plastic connectors
x
x
44.1/48.0kHz
x
x
x
BlinkOn
x
x
Output attenuation 0.5dB steps
x
x
Phase invert
x
x
96 kHz
x
LED VU meter with PeakFade
x
Metal connectors
x
Micro SD card
x
Outputs Mixer
Trad
Live
ProLive
Plastic connectors
x
x
44.1/48.0kHz
x
x
x
BlinkOn
x
x
Output attenuation 0.5dB steps
x
x
Phantom power detectors
x
x
Phase invert
x
x
96 kHz
x
LED VU meter with PeakFade
x
Metal connectors
x
Micro SD card
x
Power Supply
Trad
Live
ProLive
80W
x
x
x
Power meter
x
x
Ethercons
option
option
option
TosCAT (32/64/96)
Trad
Live
ProLive
Plastic connectors
x
x
Local midi control
x
x
x
Micro SD card
x
x
x
BlinkOn
x
x
Variable midi control
x
x
Auxiliary port
x
x
Metal connectors
x
Redundant cable
x

 

 

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