Getting Started with Dante Technology Overview

Dante Overview by Audinate

Audinate’s Dante interface is one of the best audio network interfaces and allows for a high channel count, complex routing and offers very low latency down to 125 microseconds. KLANG’s 3D in-ear monitoring products, e.g. KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:vier offer both a 64 x 64 Dante module for audio over IP network functionality. Network topology and the administration of networks is not really the focus of sound engineers and musicians. Although the Dante interface is kept fairly simply and user friendly questions arrise often if people are finding themselves to deal with such a network and its tools. Please watch this tutorial by Audinate to get a good overview.

The Tools – Download & Install

Dante is different than e.g. MADI, ADAT or AES50. When you connect two Dante devices that have not been paired before with a network cable no audio transmission will happen. This is the main and most important difference to understand. In order to control Dante devices and of course to route audio between them you need to download and install the Dante Controller for Windows or Mac OS X.

See User Guide for Dante Controller (PDF)…

Over standard IP networks a computer or laptop can be used to record and playback multichannel audio (up to 64 x 64 channels at 44.1 or 48kHz) e.g. for virtual sound checks, with Dante devices attached by a network cable. Please Download & Install the Dante Virtual Soundcard V. for Windows or Mac OS X. This software is not free and be purchased here. A fully functional time limited test version is available as well.

See User Guide for Dante Virtual Soundcard – DVS (PDF)

Dante Tutorials and FAQ

Please take a look at the FAQ and the Tutorials.

For further info how to route audio via Dante to KLANG products proceed to our Getting Started with Dante post.

Dante Routing to KLANG products - Getting Started

We hope this tutorial helped you. If you have any remarks or if you are missing a topic please let our support team know, we are happy to receive your feedback—Your KLANG support team.