Focusrite Connects at Belmont

Nashville’s Belmont University, home of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, offers majors in music business, audio engineering technology, entertainment industry studies, songwriting and motion pictures. In August, when the College moved into its brand-new home—the R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center—much of the well-appointed facility was connected via Focusrite RedNet Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces.
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Nashville, TN (November 19, 2015)—Nashville’s Belmont University, home of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, offers majors in music business, audio engineering technology, entertainment industry studies, songwriting and motion pictures. In August, when the College moved into its brand-new home—the R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center—much of the well-appointed facility was connected via Focusrite RedNet Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces.

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A total of 25 RedNet devices—two RedNet 1 eight-channel A-D/D-A interfaces, five RedNet 2 16-channel A-D/D-A interfaces, three RedNet 3 32-channel Digital I/O interfaces, four RedNet 4 Mic preamp/line & D.I. interfaces, seven RedNet 5 32-channel Pro Tools|HD/Dante Network Bridge interfaces and four RedNet 6 MADI Bridge interfaces—connect production rooms, recording spaces, classrooms, two theaters and other educational spaces. The gear was sourced through the Nashville office of Vintage King.

The new four-story Johnson Center is fitted with two 25-seat audio-based computer labs, two DAW studios with Avid Pro Tools and S6 consoles, and two theaters, including a 250-seat venue that has the only Dolby Atmos audio authoring and playback systems in the city. These are all connected with two-way audio, with RedNet 6 units as the I/O interfaces for the consoles, RedNet 5 interfaces for the Pro Tools systems, RedNet 4 mic pre-amps to capture performances and RedNet 3 devices for additional I/O. Also, a Foley studio, which supports the school’s film production education, employs RedNet 1, 2 and 4 interfaces.

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