Software Update Brings DDM Compatibility, AES67 & AES70 Support, And Much More!


Join Focusrite Pro at IBC 2019 for a demonstration of RedNet Control v2.4, which brings Dante Domain Manager (DDM) compatibility, among other new features, to Focusrite Red and RedNet devices.


RedNet Control v2.4 makes all Focusrite Red audio interfaces, plus RedNet devices with Audinate Brooklyn 2, Ultimo and Ultimo X architecture, compatible with Dante Domain Manager. (The list of compatible devices is as follows: Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre, Red 16Line, RedNet 6, A8R, A16R, MP8R, D16R, D64R, PCIeR, HD32R, AM2 and X2P. RedNet 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 can be retrofitted with Brooklyn 2 cards to become compatible.)


This new functionality brings advantages to administrators of large networked audio systems, who can now assign the privilege structure of Dante Domain Manager within RedNet Control. Specifically, RedNet Control v2.4 recognises the four distinct levels of system access granted within DDM: Site Administrator, Domain Administrator, Operator and Guest. As a result, users can be granted access only to the RedNet Control features necessary for their workflow; those who just need to record audio from an existing subscription, for example, will not be able to make admin-level changes such as sample rate or new audio subscriptions.


Also new in RedNet Control v2.4, is AES3 Kill Switch control for RedNet D16 and RedNet D16R. Currently a RedNet D16R always sends information (a series of zeroes) on its AES3 outputs, making it impossible for downstream devices, such as amplifiers, to distinguish between 'mute' and 'fault' status. With the new Kill Switch feature, users can set channel pairs to automatically cut the AES3 transmission from the D16R in certain conditions, meaning that downstream devices can identify a failure and deal with it appropriately.


Another new feature in RedNet Control v2.4 is AES67 compatibility for RedNet and Red interfaces. This enables interoperability between Dante (on which RedNet devices operate) and different audio networking standards, including RAVENNA. The update also provides AES70 compatibility for RedNet devices.


Finally, RedNet Control v2.4 now runs as a background application, so MIDI control continues to function when the software window is closed. The application can be shut down from the tray icon or by quitting the app from the menu.


For a full demonstration of the new features, plus the chance to talk to the Focusrite Pro team, visit Focusrite in Hall 8 on booth 8.C01 at IBC in Amsterdam between the 15-17th September 2019.


Also, don't miss the chance to attend the live-taping of the Focusrite Pro Podcast, which will occur throughout the course of the show direct from the Focusrite Pro booth.