Multichannel Audio Digital Interface [MADI]

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(n.) An Audio Engineering Society (AES) standard that provides for 56 simultaneous digital audio channels that are conveyed point-to-point on a single coaxial cable fitted with BNC connectors, along with a separate synchronization signal. Fiber optic implementation is specified in the standard. The interface multiplexes 56 of the original AES/EBU interfaces into one sample period.