Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet System
Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, has installed a comprehensive system of Focusrite RedNet Dante™-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, which is home to the university’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program. Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel Mic Pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridges, RedNet HD32R Pro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system not only provides networking throughout the facility, but also offers students practical experience with the Dante Audio-over-IP protocol.
Full Sail Live 1 encompasses a large production space and a variety of ancillary show production-related rooms in a facility where students learn about sound reinforcement, lighting, live video and multimedia, automated lighting, concert touring and audio measurement systems. “We were looking for a solution to connect all those different rooms together over IP. RedNet was that solution for us,” says Vince Lepore, Course Director of the Show Production Systems course at Full Sail University.
The RedNet system allows diverse live audio production equipment from a variety of manufacturers to interoperate on the Dante network, including Yamaha CL5, DiGiCo SD7, SD8 and SD9, and Avid Profile mixing consoles, Lepore elaborates. “We also have a Calrec Summa console that has a Hydra 2 I/O box with a Dante card installed, so that’s on the network as well. And we have Lab.gruppen LM44 and BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-806 loudspeaker processing on the network,” which in turn feed loudspeaker systems by Dynacord, Meyer, JBL or L-Acoustics, he says.