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RedNet Getting Started Guide
01/07/2014
RedNet Installation Guide 1.1
24/01/2014
RedNet French Safety Instructions
05/09/2013
RedNet Brochure
08/05/2013
RedNet 1 User Guide 1.0
21/12/2012
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This user guide covers the installation and operation of RedNet 1.

RedNet System User Guide 1.0
21/12/2012
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This user guide covers the main elements of the RedNet Digital Audio Networking system.

Software

RedNet Control 1.3
30/06/2014
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RedNet Control 1.3 Release Notes

New Features

  • Introduced support for RedNet D16 AES
  • Two-stage updater for RedNet PCIe firmware
  • Updated Brooklyn firmware
  • Brooklyn 1: v604 (3.4.26/3.3.6)
  • Brooklyn 2: v604 (3.6.9.3/3.4.2.69)
  • General stability and performance of device discovery improved
  • Thunderbolt chassis support for RedNet PCIe (Mac OS X)
  • MIDI Control for RedNet 4 (see MIDI Control user guide)
  • Updated Dante API
  • Updated Dante Controller to 3.5.2 (Mac) and 3.5.3.1 (Win)
  • Updated PCIe firmware to 3.7 (3.7.1.3/4.1.6.1)
  • Updated PCIe OS X driver to 1.7.5.14
  • Updated PCIe Windows driver to 1.7.1.2
  • RedNet 4: All input types now have gain starting from 0dB

Bug fixes:

  • RedNet 5 now retains clock source selection on power cycle
  • RedNet 6 SRC clocking to Word Clock with no MADI Input error resolved
  • RedNet 4 will now remember channel names in RedNet Control
  • Issue where multiple applications accessing Core Audio driver caused unstable audio performance has been fixed
  • Other minor bug fixes

Important notes:

The new RedNet PCIe driver is not compatible with old PCIe device firmware. Thus the latest version of firmware is required.
Change to RedNet PCIe Driver installation (Mac)
RedNet PCIe drivers are now installed by running a separate package, which is located in the RedNet Control installer dmg. If you do not use RedNet PCIe, then there is no need to install the driver.

Supported Thunderbolt Chassis (Mac)

The following Thunderbolt chassis are supported for use with RedNet PCIe and Mac OS X:

Magma

  • ExpressBox 1t
  • ExpressBox 3t

Sonnet

  • Echo Express SE

Other Thunderbolt chassis have not been tested by Focusrite but may well work.

Please note, it is recommended to power your chassis after starting the host computer and to power cycle the chassis when restarting your computer. 

Known Issues:

  • After switching host mode an error dialog may appear when changing routings. To alleviate this, restart RedNet Control
  • The on-screen size of the RedNet 5 area is not remembered between sessions, or after switching host mode
  • When switching RedNet 5 to Expansion Mode the GUI will not update until the unit's virtual panel is collapsed and expanded again
  • Defaults message from Pro Tools does not clear linked channels on RedNet 4
  • RedNet Control can return a "Firmware failure" notification after running a firmware update. Firmware update may have been successful but will not be evident until unit is power-cycled.
  • It's possible for RedNet Control GUI to display values of 1–7dB for RedNet 4 when controlled via SysEx. The gain on the unit will still be 0dB or 8dB
  • During installation, a dialog can appear from Audinate's "Dante Control and Monitoring Installer" about firewall settings on Windows 8. Please manually confirm your firewall settings allow Dante Control & Monitoring through the firewall

Supporting Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X
    • 10.7.x (Lion)
    • 10.8.x (Mountain Lion)
    • 10.9.x (Mavericks)
  • Windows
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
RedNet Control (Legacy)
09/08/2013
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New Features and Fixes for RedNet Control 1.2

• Support for RedNet 6 MADI Bridge

• Firmware update for RedNet 6 MADI Bridge

Updates affecting all users:

• Firmware update to v.566 for all RedNet units except RedNet PCIe

• When setting an external clock source, relevant unit is made Preferred Master even if it is currently master

• Bundled version of Dante Controller updated to v.3.4.0

• Improved RedNet Control stability and performance

• Minor bug fixes

Notes for Windows users

Unless you Run as Administrator, settings are forgotten between sessions. Please start RedNet Control by right-clicking on the application icon and choosing Run as Administrator.

Notes for Mac users

The discovery of a new RedNet unit will cause any collapsed GUI panels to expand

Known Issues

• After switching host mode an error dialog may appear when changing routings. To alleviate this, restart RedNet Control

• The on-screen size of the RedNet 5 area is not remembered between sessions, or after switching host mode

• When switching RedNet 5 to Expansion Mode the GUI will not update until the unit's virtual panel is collapsed and expanded again

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New Features and Fixes for RedNet Control 1.1

Updates affecting all users:

• Addition of Host Mode options
    • RedNet 5: Use this for routing and controlling RedNet 5 units in a Pro Tools HD workflow
    • PCIe/DVS: Use this for routing to/from RedNet PCIe or DVS
• RedNet interface firmware update
    • Fixes distortion/silence issue when receiving audio from DVS at 96kHz

Updates affecting RedNet 5 users since RedNet Control 1.1b:

• RedNet 5 units are now discovered following a switch of Host Mode to RedNet 5 mode

• The RedNet 5 pane no longer displays in PCIe mode

Notes for Windows users

Unless you Run as Administrator, settings are forgotten between sessions. Please start RedNet Control by right-clicking on the application icon and choosing Run as Administrator.

Notes for Mac users

The discovery of a new RedNet unit will cause any collapsed GUI panels to expand

Known Issues

• After switching host mode an error dialog may appear when changing routings. To alleviate this, restart RedNet Control

• The on-screen size of the RedNet 5 area is not remembered between sessions, or after switching host mode

• When switching RedNet 5 to Expansion Mode the GUI will not update until the unit's virtual panel is collapsed and expanded again