Focusrite RedNet system diagrams

System Diagrams

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Recording Studio with RedNet PCIe host

This setup provides low latency recording for a typical two-room studio. Here, control room monitoring and line inputs are catered for by RedNet 2. In the live room, three RedNet 4 units provide 24 channels of remote control mic pres and RedNet 1 provides line level monitoring sends and eight line inputs.

RedNet Control System

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Pro Tools HD with RedNet

RedNet 5 allows any Pro Tools HD system to integrate seamlessly with the Dante network. Here, the Avid OMNI is used for control room monitoring and local input signals. It is connected to one of two RedNet 5 units via Loop Sync. Note that the second RedNet 5 does not require a Loop Sync connection as it receives its clocking signal over the network. The two RedNet 5 units provide up to 64 channels I/O to/from the Pro Tools HD system and RedNet. Any number of RedNet interfaces could be connected to the switch. In this scenario, three RedNet 4 units are providing 24 channels of remote controlled mic preamps, a RedNet 2 unit provides 16 channels of line level I/O, and RedNet 3 allows the connection of up to 32 channels I/O of ADAT signals, even at 96 kHz.

RedNet Control Room System

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Basic Location Recording Setup using DVS (without PCIe card)

Dante Virtual Soundcard provides a great solution for the mobile recording engineer. Simply plug into your onboard Ethernet port with a CAT 6 cable, and connect to RedNet interfaces via a switch. Here, two RedNet 4 units provide 16 channels of remote controlled mic pres (which could be placed under/near the stage) and a single RedNet 1 unit provides the line I/O for monitoring the recording. Remember that as RedNet uses standard Ethernet hardware, each CAT 6 cable can be up to 100m (109 yards) in length, perfect for location recording.

RedNet Control Room System 2

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The possibilities are endless…

Of course the basic systems (previously shown) are just the tip of the RedNet iceberg. Multiple computers, and any number of interfaces can exist on the same network, allowing you to truly embrace the power of networked audio. In addition to this, RedNet can integrate with Dante based equipment from other manufacturers, such as mixing consoles, speaker management systems, power amplifiers and more.
This system could be in a University or Theatre for example. Here, as the building is very large, the backbone of the network system is based on fibre optics. Each switch in the system provides breakout/in on Ethernet ports to which CAT 6 cabling is connected. The main Front of House sound for the auditorium is mixed using a Dante-enabled mixing console, with a locally positioned computer equipped with RedNet PCIe to record the show. RedNet 4 and RedNet 2 units are used to form a stage box solution, piping audio to and from the main stage. RedNet 6 is also used here to provide MADI I/O which could be used to feed a broadcast stream, or indeed any other MADI-based equipment.

The two recording studios from diagrams one and two are on the same network, one Pro Tools HD based and one RedNet PCIe based. These studios could either be operated independently from the rest of the network, or could receive audio from, and route it to any other location on the network. Finally RedNet 1 provides foldback in the green room for artists to hear the performance live from the stage.

RedNet Control Room System 3

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