Focusrite‘s RedNet Ethernet audio interfaces give you the ability to set up a near-zero-latency audio-distribution system that can be accessed and shared across a network. Perfect for large production houses, educational facilities, churches, and more, RedNet interfaces deliver audio to multiple locations instantly. Recently, Northwestern Michigan College installed a RedNet Ethernet system for their new audio technology program.
The RedNet installation consisted of one RedNet 2, two RedNet 4s, and a RedNet PCIe card. The goal was to connect a recording space, a large classroom, and a control room to a central audio network. These rooms weren’t adjacent to one another; in fact, the control room was located across the hall from the recording space. Traditional studio wiring was not possible, so RedNet was the perfect solution. After installation was complete, audio could be recorded and played back to and from any of the Ethernet-enabled rooms in the facility.
The recording space houses the three main RedNet units. The two RedNet 4 units offer a total of 16 high-quality XLR preamps. The RedNet 2 delivers 16 outputs to feed studio speakers, headphones, talkback, guitar-track re-amping, and more. The brains of the operation, the control room’s Mac Pro tower, sports a single RedNet PCIe card that supports up to 128 inputs and 128 outputs. This system is extremely flexible and easy to expand when needed.
Steve Quick, the college’s audio technology program coordinator, had this to say about their RedNet system: “I’m a big fan of Focusrite gear, and based on my previous experience, I expected high-quality sound. But RedNet blew those expectations out of the water! RedNet gives us the flexibility to make any space our studio — and to connect with our control room from anywhere in our facility. As the needs and physical layout of our programs change, RedNet will allow us to change our audio setup without expensive and time-consuming rewiring. Wherever we go, RedNet goes with us.”
Focusrite’s RedNet audio interfaces make connecting and accessing your audio easier than ever. Whether you’re using multiple mixing rooms, have long cable runs, or just need to send your audio over long distances, RedNet is a top-of-the-line solution. Contact your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to learn more about networking your studio or facility with Focusrite’s RedNet Ethernet interfaces.