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Audinate’s Dante is an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology, with near-zero latency and synchronization.
Dante is also now the preferred audio networking solution adopted by more pro-audio AV manufacturers than any other networking technology, including Yamaha, SSL, Focusrite and even Microsoft
Dante makes the future dream of interoperability a reality that can be utilised today.

We decided to show how Dante can be used to great effect in a real live-audio environment.

On the 20th of February 2015 the Conservatorium (a part of the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle) hosted Reprise, an performance event for high school music students in the Hunter region.

90 Degree Studio, as a part of Musos Corner, were heavily involved in supporting the event, specifically in supplying and running production, backline equipment and staging for the event. With the generous help of Yamaha Commercial Audio Australia, we provided a Yamaha Installation Series PA System with DME series processing and PC1N series amplifiers in addition to a Yamaha QL5 digital mixing console for mixing duties.

We supplemented this system with two additional Yamaha DXR12 powered speakers, two Yamaha RIO1608D Dante equipped stage boxes, a QL1 digital mixing console and a Focusrite Rednet 5 Dante to Pro Toolds HD conversion unit. We also added an Apple Macbook Pro using Dante Virtual Soundcard running Avid Pro Tools 11HD.

Our goal was to prove the incredible flexibility and reliability of a Dante network.

Everyone was happy with the results.

Watch the video


The Future of Live Sound with DanteEver heard about the new digital audio protocol from Audinate called Dante?This is some mind-blowing new Audio technology using standard network infrastructure to pipe high resolution audio all around a building and we managed to try this out at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music with the help of Yamaha Music Australia – Commercial Audio and Musos CornerHere’s what we did, and how we did it.

Posted by 90 Degree Studio Training Academy on Tuesday, 31 March 2015


1x Yamaha QL5 Digital Mixing Console

2x Yamaha RIO1608D

4x Yamaha IF2112/AS Passive Speakers

2x Yamaha IS1118 Passive Subwoofers

Yamaha PC1n Series Amplifiers

1x Yamaha DME24N /w MY16 Dante Card

2x Yamaha IF2208 Foldback Speakers

2x Yamaha DXR12 Foldback Speakers

1x Yamaha QL1 Digital Mixing Console

1x Focusrite RedNet 5 Pro Tools Bridge



2x Guitar Speaker Isolation Cabinet

2x VOX AC15

1x SWR Bass Amp

1x Yamaha Club Custom 20″ 5 Piece Drumkit

1x Yamaha Stage Piano

1x Conservatorium Steinway Grand Piano


Track List

1 – Kick – Audio Technica AT250DE Condenser

2 – Kick – Audio Technica AT250DE Dynamic

3 – Snare Top – Sennheiser e904

4 – Tom 1 – Sennheiser e904

5 – Tom 2 – Sennheiser e904

6 – Floor – Sennheiser e904

7 – Overhead Left – AKG C451b

8 – Overhead Right – AKG C451b

9 – Bass DI – Direct

10 – Guitar Left – Sennheiser e906

11 – Guitar Right – Sennheiser e906

12 – Stage Piano Left – DI

13 – Stage Piano Right – DI

14 – DI Left – DI

15 – DI Center – DI

16 – DI Right – DI

17 – Grand Piano Left – Earthworks Piano Mic

18 – Grand Piano Right – Earthworks Piano Mic

19 – Grand Piano Left – AKG C414 XL-II

20 – Grand Piano Right – AKG C414 XL-II

21 – Spot Mic 1 – AKG C451b

22 – Spot Mic 2 – AKG C451b

23 – Spot Mic 3 – Neumann KM184

24 – Spot Mic 4 – Neumann KM184

25 – Vocal 1 – Sennheiser e945 Wireless Handheld

26 – Vocal 2 – Sennheiser e945 Wireless Handheld

27 – Vocal 3 – Sennheiser e945 Wireless Handheld

28 – Vocal 4 – Sennheiser e945 Wireless Handheld

29 – Room L – Schoeps CMC3

30 – Room R – Schoeps CMC3

31 – FOH Stereo Mix Left

32 – FOH Stereo Mix Right