AS Project Co confirmed as first RedNet user in Japan
JAPAN: Live sound and event company AS Project Co Ltd in Tokyo recently became the first user of Focusrite's RedNet modular audio networking system in Japan.
AS Project Co has been using a Yamaha CL live console series in conjunction with Pro Tools HD. As existing Yamaha CL series users, AS Project Co decided to take advantage of the fact that the console has built-in Dante functionality by choosing RedNet 5.
Two RedNet 5 units are connected to Pro Tools HD and to 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,’ said sound engineer Masahiro Fukuhara. ‘RedNet control and Dante controllers 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 GigaSwitch 8 Ethernet switch. Long-distance cabling requirements are taken care of by high-quality Cat-5e 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.’