Leveraging the flexibility of Dante™, Focusrite’s audio-over-IP devices deliver a modular approach to building up your audio solution, whether for Post Production, Broadcast, Live Sound or the Recording Studio. The range includes our finest remote-controlled mic pres, best conversion and a wide selection of PC interfacing options.
Since designing the original Mbox for Pro Tools | LE, Focusrite has been a market leader in audio interface design. Our approach to audio interface design is summarised with “Better, faster and easier”. We believe that audio-quality should be effortlessly excellent, latency should be kept to a minimum, and that ultimately it should be easy to achieve the results you demand.
Our Red range offers the ultimate in digital conversion, remote-controlled mic pres and built-in monitor controls coupled with very low latency Pro Tools | HD™, Thunderbolt™ and Dante interface technology. With very low noise, low distortion and ultra-linear design, the Red Evolution mic pres will give extremely accurate representation of the original acoustic performance being recorded. Our low-latency, highly-reliable drivers provide seamless integration with many DAWs while the DigiLink Mini ports allow connection directly to Pro Tools | HDX, Pro Tools | HD native and even older Pro Tools | HD TDM systems.
Our RedNet PCIe and Pro Tools | HD interfaces provide the simplest option for integrating Dante audio-over-IP networks with the digital audio workstation. Again offering very low latency and rock-stable driver performance, RedNet interfaces are fully remote controlled across the network.
With the request to “make the show sound like the album” always there, it’s more important than ever to consider the entire signal flow from stage, to front of house and back to the speakers. Focusrite’s modular range of audio-over-IP interfaces allows you to bring that goal closer to reality. Studio-grade mic pres built for stage, coupled with Dante®, MADI, AES3, analogue line and Pro Tools | HD™ interconnectivity deliver pristine audio quality in any workflow, with any console. Featuring redundant power supplies, dual etherCON connectors and rugged all-metal construction married to pristine 119dB dynamic range converters Focusrite’s RedNet will deliver night after night.Leverage the power of Dante audio-over-IP technology to simplify audio distribution from front of house to amp world, providing AES3 or analogue outputs to directly feed amps or powered speaker arrays, or add networked audio to a MADI capable console using our bridge. Create your own stage racks by incorporating the inputs and outputs you need, while adding additional I/O is as simple as plugging in an Ethernet cable. Adding recording or playback capabilities is straightforward using Focusrite’s audio interfaces for Pro Tools | HD, ASIO or Core Audio.
The shift to “in-the-box” workflows has reduced our reliance on analogue consoles. As a result the requirement for mic pres, monitoring control and cue mixes has moved to a combination of the DAW and the audio interface. However not everyone uses the same audio workstation software, with many adopting dedicated DSP options for mixing such as Pro Tools | HD while others use a Core Audio-based application such as Logic or Pro Tools software for tracking and composing tasks.
Use an all-in-one Red solution and augment it with additional network I/O, or build a fully modular, scalable RedNet network tailored to your needs.
Reduce installation times, cabling complexity and cost by using the existing network infrastructure.
Anywhere with a network connection becomes a potential recording space.
A wide range of connectivity options are available, including analogue, MADI, AES3, Mac, Windows, Pro Tools | HD and of course other Dante products.
House Of Worship
Traditional audio wiring requires feet upon feet of expensive, hard-to-install copper cabling. However, with Focusrite’s RedNet, one discreet Ethernet cable acts as a substitute for multiple copper audio cables – streamlining your installation and substantially reducing setup and maintenance costs. RedNet can be installed in any room equipped with an Ethernet port. Simply tap into your facility’s existing infrastructure – without having to undergo a major installation – to easily distribute audio from and to performance areas, overspill rooms, cry rooms or any other location on your campus. Remotely controllable from any computer on the network, RedNet is extremely easy-to-use and offers new levels of flexibility for routing audio around your House of Worship.
With audio-over-IP being adopted into every facet of the professional audio industry, the next generation of audio engineers needs a solid grounding in modern networked audio. Focusrite’s audio-over-IP products are based on the industry-standard Dante network technology, making them the perfect choice to build your university, college, or school’s audio infrastructure; and with options including mic pres, AES3, MADI, analogue line, ADAT, Pro Tools | HD, PCIe and Thunderbolt audio interfaces, all existing equipment can be incorporated into the IP workflow, extending the return of your existing investment.
Since Dante is based on standard network traffic and hardware – Ethernet cabling/fibre, layer 3 switches – Focusrite’s audio-over-IP products can leverage your existing network infrastructure too, meaning cost saving on conventional multicore cabling, patch bays and interconnects as well as the time it takes to install and maintain such cabling. No longer are expensive Digital audio routers needed to give you the flexibility to route audio throughout your facility.
Recording studios, practice rooms, edit suites and computer labs all take up a large amount of space on campus, so it can be frustrating when they are left vacant during the day. By using Focusrite’s audio-over-IP solutions, it’s easier than ever to utilise multiple rooms simultaneously, even with one musical performance. Students can divide up into smaller groups and gain more contact time with equipment, all recording and mixing the same audio sources. Additionally, there’s often a need to quickly expand recording facilities. Traditionally this would require extensive planning and the use of contractors to install audio cabling and associated patch panels. With audio-over-IP, any space with an Ethernet cable or fibre can instantly be added to the audio network, creating new recording possibilities.
The modern post production facility has become a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing needs. The difficulty is that the traditional model for audio connectivity and distribution – point-to-point analogue or digital – struggles to keep up with that pace. With an audio-over-IP solution, patching can be rapidly reconfigured through software, including the recalling of preset routes, mic preamp gains and settings and more. Focusrite’s audio-over-IP products are based on the industry-standard Dante network technology, making them the perfect choice for any Post Production facility.
Since Dante is based on standard network traffic and hardware – Ethernet cabling/fibre, layer 3 switches – Focusrite’s audio-over-IP products can leverage your existing network infrastructure, meaning cost saving on conventional multicore cabling, patch bays and interconnects as well as the time it takes to install and maintain such cabling. No longer are expensive digital audio routers needed to give you the flexibility to route audio throughout your facility. Furthermore, our audio and control data is fully compatible with all other network traffic including control surfaces or synchronisation such as Pro Tools Satellite Link.
Resources can be easily shared throughout the facility allowing the changing needs of projects to be quickly accommodated, while adding additional audio workstations to a room becomes as simple as plugging in an Ethernet cable. Patches to ADR suites can be accommodated in seconds and sending a mix to a producer suite is equally as straightforward. Connectivity options include mic pres, AES3, MADI, analogue line, ADAT, Pro Tools | HD, PCIe and Thunderbolt for Core Audio.
The flexibility of RedNet’s modular approach means you can add audio I/O wherever it is needed within the facility, while the all-in-one approach to our Red interfaces makes the perfect choice for editing suites with outputs for surround monitoring including 7.1.2 and beyond.