Winter Park, FL (July 20, 2016)—Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, has installed a system of Focusrite RedNet Dante-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, home to the Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program.
Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel mic pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-channel MADI-Dante bridges, RedNet HD32RPro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system provides networking throughout the facility while also offering students practical experience with the Dante AoIP protocol.
Full Sail Live 1 encompasses a large production space and a variety of ancillary show production-related rooms in a facility where students learn about sound reinforcement, lighting, live video and multimedia, automated lighting, concert touring and audio measurement systems. “We were looking for a solution to connect all those different rooms together over IP. RedNet was that solution for us,” says Vince Lepore, course director of the Show Production Systems course at Full Sail University.
The RedNet system allows diverse live audio production equipment from a variety of manufacturers to interoperate on the Dante network, including Yamaha CL5, DiGiCo SD7, SD8 and SD9, and Avid Venue Profile mixing consoles, Lepore elaborates. “We also have a Calrec Summa console that has a Hydra 2 I/O box with a Dante card installed, so that’s on the network as well. And we have Lab.gruppen LM44 and BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-806 loudspeaker processing on the network,” which in turn feed loudspeaker systems by Dynacord, Meyer, JBL or L-Acoustics, he says.
There was previously a networking solution installed in the building, according to Mark Johnson, program director for the degree course. “We had some reliability issues, so just getting the RedNet solution in place was a real benefit for us. The bonus was that it is a contemporary, well-known networking system that is used prominently in the professional industry.”