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Originally posted by Biggsounds

…Did foobar require additional plug-ins to run asio?…

Foobar2000 seems to support ASIO by default. You may want to use the resampler option (to convert everything to 48kHz, won’t work otherwise) So far, it’s the only free player I found that allowed me to configure the ‘virtual devices’. That allowed me to send the players output to channels 31 and 32 of my Mixrack for instance. Dante tx30 and tx31, that is.

It would be nice to see Dante numbering starting at 1 and not with 0 however. Otherwise, no complaints.

My experience is that this network technology works perfectly stable. All the network set-up where we combine editor and Dante networks is running with DVS at the lowest latency setting of 4ms. I’m going to ask Audinate once more to allow for lower settings (to use at our own risk). See Audinate’s anwer below

Combining Dante and Editor doens’t induce any risk. Audinate do suggest to use gigabit network. This is no problem as long you make sure that the network between the sender and receiver is all gigabit. Since Dante and Editor network are combined on a gigabit router and the line to my Dante computer is also gigabit there really is zero risk involved.
I my case, as I’m using 32×32 at this moment even 100Mb/s network would be more than enough.

A happy customer,


Audinate support told me:

“We are currently working on a website re-design to incorporate FAQs for partner products in a clearer way. I am glad that this will be valued when it is launched.”

Audinate, regarding lower latency settings:

“Lower latency settings are a tricky subject.

Whilst it would appear that in general your computer’s audio interface can cope with lower latency settings, we have to consider the transfer system as a whole. The NIC on a computer is controlled by the main CPU- the demands on this are at best dynamic moment-by-moment, and therefore the Latency settings available on DVS reflect the performance that can be achieved on a machine that the CPU will be called upon to deliver a variety of tasks. It is not desirable to have a recording glitch or fail in the middle, due to a process starting or becoming more processor intensive.
For this reason there is the Dante PCIe card, that will be available later in the year. The principal difference is that it has a dedicated processor controlling its own NIC, which in turn delivers audio directly to the PCIe bus, just like any other ASIO or Core Audio soundcard. On this platform a latency setting of 150 micro seconds is achievable.