Los Angeles, CA (April 24, 2015)—The installation of a Dante-networked Focusrite RedNet at Cedar Valley College in Texas has provided a digital connection between the school’s theater and its recording facilities.
AV systems integrator Audio DAWg in Irving, TX sold and installed the RedNet system. According to company owner Spunky Brunone, “RedNet was the perfect way to connect the theater and the studio. It’s simple yet very robust and reliable. Plus, we are able to take the RedNet units out of the building they normally reside in and use them elsewhere on campus to route audio.”
That, says Steve Browne, professor of recording technology at Cedar Valley College, which is part of the Dallas County Community College District, in Lancaster, TX, greatly expands how students can learn audio production. Plus, he says, “With the growing adoption of Dante networking and RedNet components in facilities all over, familiarity with the gear will give them an advantage in the competitive job market.”
Browne continues, “I wanted to do more than just hook up a laptop next to the live console in the Performance Hall without having to run all that copper overhead and mess with all those headaches. So I looked at several options, and the Focusrite RedNet system quickly became the standout.
“Ultimately, we ended up with three RedNet 4 Mic Preamp units being fed from an analog splitter off the main stage snake. They in turn feed a RedNet 5 in our Studio A Pro Tools|HD room, which shows up in the I/O as two more 192’s. We elected to run a dedicated Ethernet line between the two rooms, and now we have a perfect setup and, coupled with a laptop, we now also have a 24-track remote recording rig that we can take anywhere to do multitrack recordings. This adds another dimension to what students can learn here, which, of course, is the end goal.”