[LAD] Audio over net - an observation

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sun Sep 28 16:11:30 UTC 2014

On Sun, 28 Sep 2014, Len Ovens wrote:

> Focusrite's RedNet series of interfaces uses Dante as the transport protocol. 
> Going to the Dante home page I find that an audio driver (mac/win) is 
> available for $30 or so (there is apparently a linux version available from 
> another party). Yet Focusrite sells a RedNet PCIe card for around $800... one 
> hopes it has more on it than an ethernet port :)  That looks like a sound 
> card to the computer. This card does not look like it has a special plug on 
> it (like the locking ones some of the snake/mixing boxes have). I am 
> wondering what other processing might be happening on this card to make it 
> worth Focusrite's effort to produce. Routing to be sure, but the Interface 
> boxes all have that anyway. DSP? Effects? maybe, but not useful on a Linux 
> box I am sure.

No effects at all just routing.

Len Ovens

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