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Focusrite RedNet: New Units, Yamaha CL/QL Firmware

Latest 4 units now shipping; v3.1 provides remote preamps via live mixers.

RedNet, Focusrite’s range of modular audio-over-IP interfaces featuring Dante digital audio networking, now provides remote controlled preamp capabilities via new firmware releases for Yamaha CL and QL live mixing consoles. Yamaha’s CL/QL version 3.1 firmware update adds specific support for RedNet 4 and RedNet MP8R preamps (the latter is pictured).

Additionally, Focusrite’s latest four entries to the RedNet lineup are now shipping, each 1U in size: the D16R AES/EBU interface, HD32R Pro Tools bridge, D64R MADI bridge, and the aforementioned MP8R 8-channel remote-controlled mic pre. Dual Ethernet ports, fitted with locking etherCON connectors, are incorporated, featuring operating modes including daisy-chaining and redundancy confirmed by front panel indicators. Two separate power supplies with fault detection capability are also fitted, with separate power input sockets on the rear panel. Power state for each supply is indicated both remotely and on the front panel.

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