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Focusrite Updates RedNet Control

Focusrite updates RedNet Control app to support Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre and Red 16Line interface control over Thunderbolt.

New York, NY (March 1, 2019)—Focusrite has unveiled the latest version of RedNet Control, allowing the software to now control aspects such as configuration, status monitoring, metering and more for the company’s Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre and Red 16Line audio interfaces.

Version 2.3 is a free update, providing support for Thunderbolt control of the units, and effectively bringing to an end the need for the separate Focusrite Control application.

2.3, a free update that unifies RedNet Control with – Focusrite’s range of audio interfaces offering up to 64 in / 64 out Thunderbolt I/O with Pro Tools | HD and Dante network audio connectivity.

Other new features in the update include “Device View,” a graphical representation of each device on the local network, giving feedback such as signal metering, clock status, power supply state and primary/secondary network connection state. RedNet Control is customizable, which allows for several users on the same network to have completely different views.

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RedNet Control now also provides parameter control. This includes clock source selection, sample rate converter configuration and reference level setup. All the functions of Red mic pres can be controlled from the software: Gain, Phantom Power, Phase Invert, High-Pass Filter and Air Mode. Graphical control for Red range units is separated into five pages: I/O Control & Metering, Input Routing, Output Routing, Monitor Control and Custom Mixes.

From the Custom Mixes page, RedNet Control’s internal audio mixer allows users to create up to eight separate mono or stereo sub-mix signals. Up to 30 of all the available inputs can be selected as sources for the mixer. Once selected, these input signals will then become available to all Custom Mixes. Each mixer output can have an individual balance of fader levels, mute and channel pan settings.

Also new is a MIDI bridge, allowing any programmable CC-based or SysEx MIDI controller to manage up to 16 different devices with mic pres. This allows gain to be easily mapped to an encoder for tactile control. RedNet Control includes the option to use the Avid Pre CC protocol, meaning Red range devices can be controlled from Pro Tools and in turn with one of the Pro Tools controllers such as Artist series, S3 or S6.

RedNet Control 2.3 is available now for free download from the Focusrite Pro website.

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