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RedNet System Diagrams

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Composer Workflow

The Problem

The customer wants an alternative to Avid HD I/O to interface with the analogue console, and is aware that audio-over-IP is the future of the audio industry

The Solution

RedNet’s superior digital conversion provides a clean, excellent sound. Because RedNet uses Dante, the customer can integrate any other Dante hardware in future. Since the system is now audio-over-IP based, the customer can now move the noisy computer into the machine room, yet have minimal analogue cable runs to the console.

The Products

  • 1x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge
  • 2x RedNet 2 – Analogue I/O

Live Sound – Touring Setup

The Problem

Front of house engineer for a major recording artist needed 96 mic inputs at 96kHz capable of being distributed to FOH, Pro Tools|HD multitrack recording system and a backup multitrack recording system. They wanted a higher quality mic amp and the cleanest signal path possible.

The Solution

RedNet’s superior mic pre quality, with low noise, coupled with extremely simple-to-use and effective bridging interfaces

The Products

  • 12x RedNet 4 – Mic Pre
  • 3x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge
  • 3x RedNet 6 – MADI Bridge
  • 1x RedNet PCIe – Sound Card

Location Recording

The Problem

Customer needs a high-quality yet very portable recording system. Analogue multicore is too expensive, heavy and unreliable to continue using.

The Solution

RedNet 4 provides superb quality microphone preamplification coupled with superb A-D conversion. A single Cat 6 cable links the mobile mic pre rack with the laptop which can be anywhere on site. The long Cat 6 could be replaced with fibre to create an even longer distance, and lighter system. Dante Virtual Soundcard allows the onboard Ethernet port of the laptop to act as an ASIO or Core Audio soundcard that connects to the network. A Studio Technologies 5202 gives a headphone output for monitoring.

The Products

  • 4x RedNet 4 – Mic Pre
  • 1x DVS – Virtual Soundcard (free with RedNet units)
  • 1x Studio Technologies 5202

Long Distance Recording and Mixing for Broadcast

The Problem

The university needed to both mix for broadcast and record concerts in a local concert hall. Wanting to use their well-established and familiar recording studios, they needed a system which could traverse the 10km distance between the two locations.

The Solution

Since it uses standard IP hardware and interconnects, RedNet was able to provide a solution to the distance problem. A 10km single mode fibre connection was established between concert hall and studio. 40 channels of RedNet 4 mic pres provide pristine signal quality, whilst being entirely remote controlled. RedNet 5 bridges to Pro Tools|HD, and RedNet 2 and RedNet 1 give them the 40 analogue lines into the console

The Products

  • 1x RedNet 1 – Analogue I/O
  • 3x RedNet 2 – Analogue I/O
  • 5x RedNet 4 – Mic pre
  • 2x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge

Post Production Theatres

The Problem

The facility has two mixing theatres or stages, each one has an Avid D-Control surface which controls two Pro Tools|HD systems. Previously the facility used AES connections to get audio from one Pro Tools system to the other, and then had long analogue lines to the mixing theatres and ADR theatres from the machine room. However their old interfaces were soon to be out of support with the software. As a result they were looking for a high-quality system to recreate their workflow.

The Solution

Rather than going for a like-for-like replacement, the customer opted for a RedNet solution. All channels between the two Pro Tools systems are carried with single Cat 6 cables – which also ensure synchronisation between all parts of the system. RedNet 2s are deployed in the theatres where the outputs are needed rather than running long multicore analogue lines for the speaker sends. Finally RedNet 4 was deployed in the ADR theatre giving remote-controlled pristine mic preamps which can be controlled from either D-Control surface.

The Products

  • 3x RedNet 2
  • 1x RedNet 4
  • 4x RedNet 5

Pro Tools studio setup - 24 channels

The Problem

The customer wants an alternative to Avid HD I/O to interface with the analogue console, and is aware that audio-over-IP is the future of the audio industry

The Solution

RedNet’s superior digital conversion provides a clean, excellent sound. Because RedNet uses Dante, the customer can integrate any other Dante hardware in future. Since the system is now audio-over-IP based, the customer can now move the noisy computer into the machine room, yet have minimal analogue cable runs to the console.

The Products

  • 1x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge
  • 1x RedNet 2 – Analogue I/O
  • 1x RedNet 1 – Analogue I/O

Pro Tools studio setup - 32 channels

The Problem

The customer wants an alternative to Avid HD I/O to interface with the analogue console, and is aware that audio-over-IP is the future of the audio industry

The Solution

RedNet’s superior digital conversion provides a clean, excellent sound. Because RedNet uses Dante, the customer can integrate any other Dante hardware in future. Since the system is now audio-over-IP based, the customer can now move the noisy computer into the machine room, yet have minimal analogue cable runs to the console.

The Products

  • 1x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge
  • 2x RedNet 2 – Analogue I/O

Pro Tools studio setup - 48 channels

The Problem

The customer wants an alternative to Avid HD I/O to interface with the analogue console, and is aware that audio-over-IP is the future of the audio industry

The Solution

RedNet’s superior digital conversion provides a clean, excellent sound. Because RedNet uses Dante, the customer can integrate any other Dante hardware in future. Since the system is now audio-over-IP based, the customer can now move the noisy computer into the machine room, yet have minimal analogue cable runs to the console.

The Products

  • 1x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge
  • 3x RedNet 2 – Analogue I/O

Pro Tools studio setup - 64 channels

The Problem

The customer wants an alternative to Avid HD I/O to interface with the analogue console, and is aware that audio-over-IP is the future of the audio industry

The Solution

RedNet’s superior digital conversion provides a clean, excellent sound. Because RedNet uses Dante, the customer can integrate any other Dante hardware in future. Since the system is now audio-over-IP based, the customer can now move the noisy computer into the machine room, yet have minimal analogue cable runs to the console.

The Products

  • 1x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge
  • 4x RedNet 2 – Analogue I/O

University of Michigan

The Problem

The University needed to streamline the access and teaching of multiple DAWs on one computer in a control room while using the same I/O for each DAW. Additionally, that I/O had to be connected to a single console. Analogue parallel patching was not an option due to complexity and signal degradation. Secondly the facility has multiple rooms which they wanted to connect. Again using analogue patching would make this a complex and laborious process. They needed a system which would be easy to use and configure by experienced staff members and novice students alike.

The Solution

RedNet’s Dante audio-over-IP infrastructure allows the University to use integrate multiple machine rooms and live rooms and patch from anywhere in the facility to any other area with a network connection. Furthermore RedNet’s comprehensive compatibility enables the use of any DAW with the same I/O connected to their consoles.

The Products

  • 1x RedNet 1 – Analogue I/O
  • 7x RedNet 2 – Analogue I/O
  • 5x RedNet 5 – HD Bridge
  • 2x RedNet D16 – AES I/O