Los Angeles, CA (January 14, 2014)—Focusrite’s new RedNet 6 MADI Bridge proved to be the solution for multi-award-winning film scoring mixer Dennis Sands, who went looking for a way to connect his new Dolby Atmos processor to his monitor controller.
Sands recently created the first dedicated film music mix room in the world with Dolby Atmos capability, at the same time making an investment in a new multi-channel speaker setup to support the format. But the outputs of the Dolby Atmos Rendering and Monitoring Unit, the system’s processing core, are on MADI optical and coaxial connectors, while the inputs to the BSS London that Sands uses to manage his monitoring set-up and switch between multi-channel formats accepts a Dante input.
When Sands and his design consultants, Ron Lagerlof of Visioneering Design and Andy Potvin from Dolby Laboratories, Inc., learned that Focusrite would shortly begin shipping the RedNet 6 MADI Bridge, which provides a bi-directional link between any 64-channel MADI and a Dante-based audio network, they knew they had found that solution. Sight unseen, they ordered and installed one of the first units to be produced at his Sound Waves SB studio in Santa Barbara, CA.
“Of all the options, the RedNet 6 was the pre-eminent choice, because it did the job elegantly, simply and at a very, very reasonable price. It was a fraction of the cost of the other options, which would have been a combination of units—and every time you start combining units there's obviously a possibility for failure or difficulty or confusion.”
“I have unit number one,” he reports. “Ron picked it up from GC Pro, brought it in, connected it, and it worked beautifully. It's the perfect device for the application.”