Dante Sq

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  • #80002
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    Fabbabo
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    Anyone using Dante for multitrack recording? Could you please share your experiences and tell me how reliable is? Cheers

    #80009
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    GregTheGrate
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    I used it over the weekend. 16 channels to 2 computers. Worked flawlessly. I confess to having breathed a huge sigh of relief. I should have been more trusting as I used it on a smaller gig the previous weekend. So far, steady as a rock.

    #80013
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    Thx Greg happy to hear 🙂
    I tried few times to do a multitrack recording on a USB drive. The results were discouraging.

    #80015
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    GregTheGrate
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    Yes. 1.3 SQ drive doesn’t work. Didn’t have problems with the USB interface to my computer though. Didn’t run more than 6 channels, but it’s supposed to handle many more

    #80017
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    For me the USB stuff never was a serious option. The SQ can handle 48 input at once. so the SQ-Drive with 16 tracks and the USB-B interface with 32 tracks are both not able to allow me to record all 48 inputs. I also had some troubles with the USB-B in firmware 1.1 or so as well as with the SQ-Drive with some mass storage devices without finding a reliable workflow with both. So for me it was clear that I want to go the Dante route. And after I have installed the Dante card I can work as I want it. And because the routing of Dante is far more flexible I can use for instance on PC for recording and another to play the backing tracks without leaving the digital domain. Just to mention one of the advantages of Dante.

    #80028
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    Fabbabo
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    It looks like Dante is the way to go. Reliability is paramount in a recording session. I cannot hope that everything will work. When I hit the red button I must be sure that all channels are there recorded in a proper way or I will lose time and clients.

    #80039
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    Stretch480
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    Dante is def the way to go.. Been using the Card for I/O and Recording. I love the Console Network Tunneling. Very handy for using the DAW control while also running Dante.

    #80044
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    Gyuri
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    I’ve recorded 4 live concerts by now with Dante / MacBook pro / Waves Tracks Live / 48 channels / 48kHz-24bit. Each concert had a duration of 2 hours approximately. Everything went flawlessly.

    #80047
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    Fabbabo
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    thanks for the replys guys I appreciate it very much 🙂

    #80058
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    robashard
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    Dante multitrack for me too. Around 29 tracks, using Boomrecorder on my Mac Book Pro, with 48k locked to video too, and timecode stamped.
    Also in a 2.5 hour test I did, it phased with a second multitrack recorded on a Joeco when a track from each were out on atimeline and sent to their origin timecode.
    It all seems pretty solid.

    Rob

    #80077
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    Gyuri
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    I only forgot to say that it didn’t work with Pro Tools. PT did recognize but did not record the audio on channels 33 to 48. Anybody can help with this?

    #80090
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    Stretch480
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    Is there a 100mbps Switch in line? Dante limits to 32×32 within a 100mbps network. 1000mbps network provides full bandwidth.

    #80106
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    Nicola A&H
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    @gyuri
    You need PT HD to record more than 32 simultaneous channels.
    https://www.avid.com/en/pro-tools/comparison

    #80119
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    Gyuri
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    hey Nicola, thanks for your answer but I use PT HD (named Ultimate by now)

    #80123
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    Mfk0815
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    What about…

    Pro Tools | Ultimate software supports up to 64 channels of I/O with HD Native hardware through DigiLink, and up to 32 channels of I/O through Core Audio and ASIO

    For me that means that PT do not support more than 32 inputs when using Core audio.

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