For situations in which low-latency performance is critical, such as tracking, the RedNet PCIe card provides the best possible performance for your system. This dedicated and tested card fits into a Windows or Mac computer with a standard PCIe card slot and delivers RedNet’s full 256 channels with under three milliseconds latency*. The complete range of standard sample rates is supported from 44.1 to 192kHz. A standard RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector links your audio computer to the rest of the network via a GigE switch.
KEY FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE
• Enables ultra-low-latency performance in RedNet - less than 3ms latency at any sample rate*
• 128 inputs / 128 outputs at 44.1, 48 and 96kHz (64 I/O at 192kHz)
• Supports high-quality 24-bit/192kHz audio
• Compatible with most modern computers via a standard 4-lane PCI Express card slot
*Latency performance under 3ms assumes a DAW buffer setting of 32 samples or less.
The Dante advantage
Audinate’s DanteTM technology provides the perfect infrastructure for RedNet, providing a robust and reliable network architecture with easily-sourced, standard components, most of which will already be familiar to audio engineering professionals. It delivers a guaranteed 128 input and 128 output channel architecture at 44.1, 48 and 96kHz or 64 I/O at 192kHz. Using the RedNet PCIe card, extremely low latency can be achieved, under three milliseconds at any sample rate. Interfaces can be remotely controlled from the host computer, and added or relocated easily. Dante allows interfaces to be located a significant distance away from the host computer, and thus placed in locations determined by requirement and not by technical limitation. A single audio network can span the largest facility – and in many cases the physical networking infrastructure will already be in place.
Dante also allows system components to be controlled remotely via a software application on the host computer or even via external hardware control surfaces. Interfaces can be installed anywhere on the network and hot-swapped: RedNet automatically recognises and configures them as soon as they appear.
The RedNet Range
The RedNet range will initially comprise five products. Four high-quality, versatile interfaces that deliver the traditional Focusrite ethos and performance, where sound is everything, while providing exceptional value for money. Accompanying these will be the optional RedNet PCI Express card, enabling low-latency audio – under three milliseconds at any sample rate.*
Every analogue interface delivers dynamic range of 120dB, with 24-bit resolution at sample rates up to 192kHz. And each embodies the most advanced digital audio conversion designs on the market. Each RedNet I/O device also includes JetPLLTM for ultra-low-jitter clock recovery. Focusrite conversion systems incorporate the latest AD and DA components. Analogue circuit design and implementation is given as much importance as digital design, resulting in quality that is, quite literally, second to none.