RedNet is Focusrite's new flagship range of Ethernet-networked studio interfaces, based around the tried and tested Dante Ethernet audio networking system from the Australian company Audinate. Focusrite's RedNet is the first to offer IP network audio interfaces for the recording studio—or any application that requires moving high-quality audio around with ultra-low latency.
RedNet forms a scalable system that comprises high-quality, versatile interfaces that deliver traditional Focusrite quality sound and performance, with exceptional value for the money. Fundamentally, RedNet is a near zero-latency audio distribution system. It is highly expandable; Audinate's Dante technology enables a single link on the network to handle up to 512 channels (I/O) at 48kHz.
Every analog interface delivers dynamic range of 119dB, with 24-bit resolution at sample rates up to 192kHz. Each embodies the most advanced digital audio conversion designs available, including the latest A-D and D-A components, to provide exceptional quality. And with RedNet, you don't need additional cabling and complexity to sync to a master clock: the system takes care of that automatically as rock-steady clocking between units is carried over Ethernet with JetPLL™ for ultra-low-jitter.
RedNet 1 connects to your network with a single Ethernet cable. It's remotely controlled via the network and can be placed anywhere in your facility. It offers eight channels of line-level analog in and out, with Focusrite's precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion for superb audio performance, and 119dB dynamic range at sample rates up to 192kHz. The rear panel includes standard DB25 connectors for analog patchbay or breakout cable interfacing.
RedNet 2 adds 16 remote-controlled analog channels in and out to your RedNet network and can be located anywhere you can run an Ethernet cable. Featuring Focusrite's precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion for superb audio performance, it delivers 119dB dynamic range at sample rates up to 192kHz. The rear panel includes standard DB25 connectors for analog patchbay or breakout cable interfacing.
RedNet 3 interfaces your existing digital audio systems and components to the RedNet network, with up to 32 inputs and outputs and full software remote control. The unit includes support for AES/EBU, S/PDIF and ADAT (16 ADAT optical ports support 32 digital channels in and out – even at 96kHz, with S-MUX2) digital audio formats and allows the RedNet system to be synchronised to incoming signal clock or a word clock source.
RedNet 4 adds eight of the latest remote-controlled Focusrite mic preamps/line inputs to your RedNet system through a single Ethernet cable. With two selectable DIs, RedNet 4 provides an effective range of analog inputs for your system. The unit includes Focusrite's world-class precision A-D conversion. Mic/line/DI selection, gain, phantom power, HPF and metering are also accessible from the front panel. The benefit of remote control microphone preamp gain is that you can keep the mic pre close to the source (so the analog cable run is minimal) while still setting gain stages from the control room.
RedNet 5 connects your RedNet system to Pro Tools HD®. Up to six units can be connected to one Pro Tools HDX system, supporting up to 192 channels at 96 kHz or 96 channels at 192 kHz. Pro Tools HD® Native and Pro Tools HD® (TDM) are also supported. RedNet 5 is interoperable with other Pro Tools interfaces and no RedNet PCIe card is required.
No patchbay required.
Providing a bridge between MADI/AES10 systems and your RedNet system, RedNet 6 supports up to 64 channels of coax and optical MADI with complete bi-directionality. With asynchronous sample rate converters on every input and output, you never have to worry about conflicting sample rates causing audio problems.
No patchbay required.
RedNet PCIe Card
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 card fits into a Windows or Mac computer with a standard PCIe card slot and delivers up to 128 channels I/O with under 3ms latency*. A standard RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector links your audio computer to the rest of the network via a GigE switch.