Applies to: Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre, Red 8Line, Red 16Line
To configure the Dante inputs and outputs on a Red you must ensure that a Dante port on the Red in question and a standard network port on your computer are both connected to the rest of your Dante network.
The connection from an ethernet port on the computer to the network is for configuration only, no audio data will be sent over this connection. Once everything is configured you can disconnect the connection from the computer's network port to the Dante network if desired.
Routing in Dante Controller
In order to route signals to/from the Dante inputs/outputs on a Red you need to download and install Dante Controller to your computer:
Dante Controller allows you to route audio channels between Dante devices.
In order to get audio to and from a Red interface over Dante, you will need to make subscriptions to and from it from the Routing tab in Dante Controller.
In this section, devices are listed as Transmitters and Receivers. The Transmitter is the Dante device that will be sending audio and the Receiver is the device that will be receiving audio.
In this screenshot, Dante Virtual Soundcard is set as the device that will be sending audio to the Red 4Pre. The green bubbles that have check marks indicate that a proper subscription was made to the Red 4Pre from Dante Virtual Soundcard. Subscriptions can be made by clicking on the routing matrix.
Recording Dante Audio in a DAW
Once all the routing has been finished in Dante Controller you can record the signal coming into the Receive channels on the Red in a DAW.
The order in which input signals on the Red Range are presented to a DAW is user configurable so you'll need to check which DAW inputs are set to the Dante inputs on the Red using the "Input Routing" tab in RedNet Control:
In the above example, you would need to select Input 37 in a DAW to record the first Dante input on this Red 16Line.
Sending Signals from a DAW to the Dante Outputs
To send audio from your DAW to a device on the Dante network you will need to select one of the Red's Dante outputs in your DAW.
The output routing on Red devices is user configurable so you'll need to route the DAW output signal to the desired Dante output(s) using the Output Routing tab in RedNet Control:
In the example above, DAW outputs 1-2 have been routed to Dante outputs 1-2. DAW outputs 3-4 have been routed to Dante outputs 3-4.
Routing Red Inputs to the Dante Card
The Red range also has the ability to route the analogue, SPDIF and ADAT inputs of the interface directly to the Dante outputs, so that those signals can be routed directly to other Dante devices.
To do this, simply select the desired Hardware Input(s) next to the corresponding Dante Output(s) in the Output Routing tab in RedNet Control:
In the example above, Analogue Inputs 1-2 have been routed to Dante outputs 1-2.
Routing Dante Inputs to Analogue/Digital Outputs
You can route incoming Dante audio directly to the analogue, S/PDIF and ADAT outputs of the Red. This allows you to monitor audio straight from the Dante network:
In the example above, Dante Inputs 1-2 have been routed straight to the first Headphone Output on the Red.
There are two clocking domains with the Red Range: one for the Red interface itself and one for the built-in Dante Card.
If the clock source for the Red is set to "Dante" in RedNet Control then the Red will function like all other Dante devices and clock is taken care of automatically from the Dante network.
If you wish to use the Red's Internal clock, or clock from devices connected over SPDIF, ADAT, Wordclock or Loop Sync, then the 'Enable Sync to External' option in Dante Controller will be automatically selected and the Red will become the master for the Dante network as well.
The screenshot below shows a Red 4Pre as the Preferred Master, as well as the Enable Sync To External option, selected.