Audio network for theatre
Focusrite is a big name in audio electronics for studio applications. Its microphone preamplifiers in particular are famous, and its great studio mixing consoles of the past also still enjoy fame throughout the audio industry.
Today, Focusrite is especially famous for audio interfaces, which are available in all shapes and sizes: from usb interfaces for home producers to network interfaces for broadcast studios... Read more
Audio Net Weeks
With the introduction of the Rednet series, audio interfaces specifically for use in networks, Focusrite's products, with their outstanding sound quality, have also become of interest to theatres, larger concert venues, convention centres and event venues. Since RedNet products in the Focusrite Pro series also support Dante, a world of applications opens up. Audio over IP is unmissable in contemporary pro-audio.
Dante allows equipment from different manufacturers to be linked together over long distances and routed software-wise. In other words, you can remotely connect mixing consoles, stage blocks with inputs and outputs, individual microphones and other input devices and, in specific cases, also control them. In the process, audio can be guaranteed to arrive on time at any location in the network. Because Dante is supported by such a large number of manufacturers, it is currently the most attractive choice for audio networks.
Dante devices in the network are automatically recognised and configured, making use comparatively simple. Important steps have now been taken to also integrate video into the same network and within the same protocol.
An important application of Dante is the creation of redundant networks in situations where maintaining connections is particularly critical, such as large events and TV broadcasting. Dante offers the ability to detect and seamlessly take over the function of failed components at lightning speed.
The combination of RedNet equipment with Yamaha's current generation of digital mixing consoles provides special advantages, as control of the Focusrite interfaces can be done via the mixing consoles' control interface.Collapse