Focusrite RedNet 1
Dante Equipped 8 Channel Audio Interface for RedNet professional audio networking system
RedNet 1 connects to your network with a single Ethernet cable. It’s remotely controlled via the network and can be placed anywhere in your facility. It offers eight channels of line-level analogue in and out, with Focusrite’s precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion for superb audio performance, and 119dB dynamic range at sample rates up to 192kHz. The rear panel includes standard DB25 connectors for analogue patchbay or breakout cable interfacing.
RedNet 1 can be used simply as a means of converting 8 channels of audio and delivering it somewhere else on the network at near-zero latency. If you need to connect RedNet 1 to your computer there are three methods:
- The RedNet PCIeR card for Core Audio and ASIO applications such as Logic and Nuendo
- RedNet 5 for Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools HDX and Pro Tools HD Native via DigiLink connectors
- Directly to your computer’s Ethernet port using a standard Ethernet cable (with “Dante Virtual Soundcard”)
Focusrite RedNet Overview
RedNet is Focusrite’s flagship range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces that harnesses the power of Audinate’s tried and tested Dante digital audio networking system to bring studio quality sound to any modern audio application.
RedNet is a system that enables you to distribute audio at near zero-latency and high channel counts through standard Ethernet cabling. At its heart is DanteTM, the robust digital audio networking technology developed by Audinate. Dante uses standard IP-based networking components, such as Ethernet cables, routers and switches, to carry a virtually unlimited number of channels of high-resolution digital audio over a standard Ethernet network. Dante has been tried and tested in the live sound arena for years, where it is effectively a de facto standard.
Now Focusrite brings Dante into the studio as part of a complete audio system. RedNet comprises a range of extremely high-quality audio interfaces and components that do more than save you time and money on cabling: they revolutionise the way you work across the board.
Unlike other digital audio systems, RedNet is non-proprietary. Your audio computer system can run any audio software you want: you are not locked into a single system. RedNet is fully-compatible with any ASIO or Core Audio compliant DAW software, including Pro Tools®, Logic® and Nuendo®.
RedNet and Dante
Designed with multiple audio applications in mind – from Live Sound rigs to Multi-room Recording Studios, Houses of Worship, Audio Distribution Installations, Post Production environments and anything in-between – fundamentally RedNet is an extremely scalable, near zero latency audio distribution system that can be used to expand I/O channel count, interface digital components, and/or bridge between Pro Tools|HD or MADI and the Dante audio network.
Incorporating Focusrite’s most advanced AD/DA conversion to date, rock-stable JetPLL clocking and premium multi-layered board circuitry, RedNet is no exception to the company’s philosophy that ‘Sound is Everything’. With every design detail meticulously engineered, RedNet is a step above its I/O competition, providing some of the most transparent and pristine audio quality available – with the added benefit of the systems’ revolutionary networking capabilities.
Advanced A-D/D-A conversion, premium multi-layered board circuitry and rock steady JetPLL™clocking delivers extremely clean, transparent audio at a dynamic range of 119dB with 24-bit resolution at sample rates up to 192kHz.
Dante Audio Networking
Harnessing the power of Dante’s tried and tested digital audio networking system, RedNet forms an extremely scalable, modular audio distribution system that is compatible with any other Dante enabled products.
RedNet’s modular “building block” design means that each system can be specified with any combination of RedNet units to ensure your system has the right type and quantity of I/O exactly where you need them.
With many different options for interfacing with other hardware, whether it's MADI, AES 3, analogue, Mac, PC, Pro Tools|HD, or Dante-based products - RedNet will function with a huge range of devices and features multiple connectivity options.
Key System Features:
- Up to 512 channels I/O of Focusrite quality sound over a single Ethernet link at near zero-latency
- Reliable and scalable, robust digital audio networking for the studio
- 24-bit operation at up to 192kHz sampling rate (including 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz)
- PCIe card sends up to 128 inputs and 128 outputs to host computer at up to 96kHz
- Proven Dante networking technology uses standard networking components
- JetPLLTM technology provides ultra-low jitter in all I/O units
- Units are hot-swappable, detected and conﬁ gured automatically on plug-in
- DVS software is included with RedNet 1, 2, 3 and 4 units
Rednet gives you reliable, scalable, robust digital audio networking. Call or chat with an RSPE representative for more in-depth information, or assistance configuring Focusrite RedNet Networking for your studio.