RedNet is Focusrite’s new professional audio networking system, delivering all the features required in a professional studio environment. Its robust, reliable networking technology makes design, installation and configuration easier than ever before. With RedNet, your audio computer system can be running any audio software you wish to use: you are not locked into a single system.
At its heart is the robust, tried-and-tested digital audio networking technology Dante™, by Australian company Audinate. Dante uses standard IP-based networking and components, such as Ethernet cables, routers and switches, to carry up to 256 channels (128 in and 128 out) of high-resolution digital audio over a standard Ethernet network. Dante has been in use for some time in the live sound field where it’s fast becoming a standard, endorsed by pro-audio companies such as Yamaha, and by sound reinforcement companies, including Britannia Row, who rely on it for major live events on a regular basis. Before deployment in live sound environments, Dante systems are routinely tested for up to a week without the loss of a single sample.
Now Focusrite brings Dante technology into the studio as part of a complete system. RedNet comprises a range of extremely high quality digital audio interfaces and components that do a great deal more than simply allow you to connect your digital studio through an Ethernet network: they will revolutionise the way you work in other ways too. Also, unlike other digital audio systems, it is non-proprietary, meaning it will work with any ASIO or Core Audio compliant DAW software, including ProTools 9, Logic and Nuendo.