imgPortland, OR (April 21, 2014)—Nashville’s 12th and Porter concert venue recently upgraded its sound system with Audinate’s Dante, providing a simplified networking system for the label showcase venue.

The systems integration team at Morris Light & Sound, which handled the audio upgrades, significantly reduced labor costs in choosing Dante as its audio networking solution. John Mills, vice president, commented that Dante allowed his team to make connection terminations in the digital signal processing racks and eliminate an analog front-of-house snake. The presence of two separate networks gives house sound engineers and the band’s sound engineers more options in networking audio between front of house and the stage, while increasing channel capacity and contributing to sound quality improvements.

“We established two separate networks so that a band could easily patch its own console straight into the system DSP,” said Mills. “This ensures the owner doesn’t have to call me to the club to remove the main console every time a band wants to use its own. And the modularity of the Dante network gives the club owners plenty of room for expansion.”

The main network includes a Dante-enabled Yamaha CL3 console, with a Yamaha Rio stagebox, with the second network running between the System DSP and the Nexo amplifiers.