First Japanese customer for Focusrite RedNet

AS Project Co. Ltd. – located in Shinjyuku, Tokyo – has become the first user of Focusrite‘s RedNet system in Japan.

The company specialises in live and event sound, and has recently been using Yamaha’s CL live console range in conjunction with Pro Tools|HD. AS Project Co. decided to take advantage of the consoles’ built-in Dante functionality by choosing a RedNet 5 system – two RedNet 5 units are connected to Pro Tools|HD and the Dante network, allowing 64 channels of high-quality, uncompressed digital audio to pass between the console and the recording system.

"RedNet 5 is recognised immediately as two 192 Digital I/O units from the Pro Tools side and therefore the routing is very straightforward," sound engineer Masahiro Fukuhara told Focusrite. "RedNet Control and Dante Controller are installed in the MacBook Pro with Nuendo Live. Pro Tools|HD is installed on the main Mac Pro machine and Nuendo Live works as a backup for recording.

"Within the Dante network, digital audio signals for recording are connected through a Gigabit Luminex Giga Switch 8 Ethernet switch. Long distance cabling requirements are taken care of by high-quality Cat5e cable.

"The master clock from the system is taken from a black burst generator converted to word clock by a SYNC I/O into the Yamaha CL5, which is then the master clock for the Dante network. RedNet 5 provides the loop sync for an additional 192 I/O. I’ve had experience with Dante, but installing RedNet 5 was easy – just connect and power-on. We’ve already used it for some live recordings and it’s worked well every time."

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