Dante Routing | Getting Started

Route to Dante devices

First steps with Dante

In this article we will guide you through the first steps in Dante routing. As an example we use a Virtual Soundcard (or a mixing board) and route to KLANG:fabrik (or KLANG:vier) and the 3D in-ear mixes to KLANG:quelle headphone amp.

– Please make sure you are running the latest Dante Firmware. Click here to find out…  –

What you need

  1. PC/Mac with Dante Controller (DC)
  2. Either Dante-enabled mixing board or PC/Mac with Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS)
  3. KLANG:fabrik or KLANG:vier – 3D in-ear monitoring processor
  4. [optional – KLANG:quelle Dante headphone amplifier]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please make sure that your network switches are suitable for Dante and AES67. Yamaha provides a guide on switches and network cables.

Step 1: Connect Devices to Network

Connect Mac/PC with Dante Virtual Soundcard or Dante-enabled mixing board to KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:quelle

Connect Mac/PC with Dante Virtual Soundcard or Dante-enabled mixing board to KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:quelle.

If you connect a Dante-enabled mixing board, make sure to also connect your PC/Mac running the Dante Controller to the network. If you don’t have a mixing console at your fingertoes you can also use and configure KLANG equipment with the Dante Virtual Soundcard. DVS allows you to send and receive audio with your computer. With DVS, your computer can be routed with the Dante Controller just like any other Dante equipment.

– If you are unsure about the network switch setting of KLANG:fabrik or KLANG:vier connect your computer running Dante controller to the Dante port and set the switch configuration mode to “Switch attached Control” to start. Read more on how to chance and on what mode is suitable for your setup… – 

Step 2: Open Dante Controller

Open the Dante Controller on your PC/MAC and navigate to the Routing tab. Before starting to route audio streams let’s make sure that all devices are configured correctly.

Routing page of Dante Controller. Transmitting devices are shown at the top receiving devices are shown on the left

Routing page of Dante Controller. Transmitting devices are shown at the top receiving devices are shown on the left.

Step 3: Set Sampling Rate and Latency

Use the same sampling rate for all Dante devices that you want to connect with Dante audio streams. Choose the lowest latency available if you have a good Gigabit network connection. Choose higher latency if you feel your network cannot handle the traffic. It is highly recommended to optimize the network and choose the lowest latency possible.

Double click on any device in the Routing tab and navigate to Device Config to set Sampling Rate and Latency settings.

Double click on any device in the Routing tab and navigate to Device Config to set Sampling Rate (48 kHz in this example) and Latency settings (250 microseconds in this example).

Step 4: Route Audio to KLANG:fabrik

To route audio, click on the square at the crossing. In the screenshot this is the possition of the green check mark icon. You will notice that a blank square will turn to yellow first and then quickly to green if routing was successfull. A red icon signals a problem. Hover (mouse over) over the icon to get more information on the problem.

If your routing is ‘dioganal’ (Ch. 1 to 1, 2 to 2 etc.) you can also press the ctrl key and click on the minus checkbox between transmitter and receiver.

–Please note that the number in brackets is increasing and counting the physical channels, where as the label before the brackets uses a similar labeling than on the devices or in the KLANG:app. L stands for left, and R stands for right channel, respectively–

Routing from Dante Virtual Soundcard to KLANG:fabrik in Dante Controller

Step 5: Route Mixes from KLANG:fabrik to KLANG:quelle

In Dante Controller navigate to the Routing screen. In the first example we route the first 3D in-ear mix of KLANG:fabrik (User 1 left “Out 1 – L (1)” and User 1 right “Out 1 – R (2)”) to all four outputs of KLANG:quelle. Expand the KLANG:fabrik channels in the top view (Dante Transmitters, click on the + sign). Expand the channels of KLANG:quelle on the right view (Dante Receivers). KLANG:quelle’s output 1 left: Out 1 – L (1) will receive KLANG:fabrik’s Out 1 – L (1) and KLANG:quell’s right: Out 1 – R (2) will receive KLANG:fabrik’s Out 1 – R (2).

User 1 Mix to all KLANG:quelle outputs

Download the preset  to this first example and load the XML file with Dante Controller.

Step 6: Check for Problems (Optional)…

It is always good to quickly check for the status of the devices and the routing at this point, before proceeding to configuring mix settings in KLANG:fabrik. Click on the Clock Status Monitor indicator (green square in the lower right corner in the screen shot). A history of the last messages and warnings is shown. Click on clear. This indicator should now stay green. If it turns to red, there is most likely a problem and this should be investigated first.

Furthermore, by double-clicking on the Dante devices, the Receive and Transmit tab indicate whether audio is send or received on a particular channel. We recommend to check (in this example) if the Dante Virtual Soundcard is transmitting and the KLANG:fabrik is receiving audio. In some cases it is indicated that audio is transmitted, the clock status indicator is green but there is no indication that audio is received although the routing is correct. If this is the case, we recommend that you check your network switch and check if a device is in the state mute.

Step 7: Check Internal Routing in KLANG:fabrik

Since KOS 2.2 the routing screen looks different from the earlier ones. The Signals can be routed in a Dante common habit FROM:source TO:reciever.

In KLANG:fabrik, route the incoming signals, in our case the Dante channels 1-24 to the i3Diem. Afterwards you can choose where the 3D mixes can be used. In the picture below the mixes are routed to the Optical, Dante, MADI and Analog Outputs 1-8. Make sure that the clock is set to Dante. The routing menu only appears in Admin-Mode. You can change the modes by clicking the Config-label for a few seconds.In earlier KOS versions the routing screen looks this way. There you should route from Dante 1-3 to DSP 1-3.

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In KLANG:vier you only have to route Dante to the 3D In-Ear Processor (DSP). The outputs are always routed back to the Dante network. In the picture below we choose the ADAT inputs instead of Dante.That’s it. Take your KLANG:app and mix and connect your favorite pair of headphones to listen to 3D In-Ear mixing.

Proceed to Channel Naming in KLANG:app to start with icons, labels and color coding for your setup.

Edit CHANNEL and GROUP information

Read more…

Backup and Restore Dante Settings – Transfer Dante settings from one unit to another.

 

Find out how to connect KLANG products to your audio equipment 

Connectivity - KLANG - digital audio

Dante overview by Audinate:

KLANG network modes – switch configuration:

 

Update your KLANG Operating System (KOS)

KOS KLANG Operating System – Firmware Update

 

 

Learn more about the AES67 functionality of your KLANG products.

Activating AES67 support for KLANG products

KLANG:quelle Quick Start Guide.

KLANG:quelle Quick Start Guide

 


 

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