Following the recent announcement of their collaboration, DirectOut and Vivivaldy have introduced ViViD, a customised service that enables audio professionals to easily set up remote productions using standard internet connections. 


DirectOut: ViViD packages include Vivivaldy VPN solutions combined with DirectOut products supporting Ravenna

The increasing demand for remote interaction of artists and sound engineers has led the two companies to offer consultancy and turn-key packages to address these applications.

ViViD packages include Vivivaldy VPN solutions combined with DirectOut products supporting Ravenna, such as PRODIGY.MP and EXBOX.RAV. DirectOut’s Ravenna implementation allows uncompressed real-time audio-over-IP transmission with ultra-low latency or with buffer times all the way up to 500ms.

PRODIGY.MP is used in ViViD packages equipped with microphone pre-amplifier modules to collect analogue audio signals at the artists’ locations while the headphone’s outputs serve for monitoring purposes. The built-in DSP also allows local equalisation and mixing at zero latency.

The Vivivaldy infrastructure is capable of connecting distant locations and allows them to communicate at ultra-low latency of less than 15ms 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, commented: “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, said: “We see great opportunities thanks to the co-operation 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 optimise audio production processes.”