The RedNet HD32R 32-Channel Dante Networks Pro Tools|HD Bridge from Focusrite is a 1U, 19-inch rack-mount Dante interface that allows Pro Tools|HD users direct access to the full benefits of the Dante digital audio networking system. This includes its very flexible network topology and high-quality audio interfaces. The Pro Tools system is connected to the HD32R via standard Mini DigiLink ports.
The HD32R utilizes dual Ethernet ports with the provided locking etherCON connectors, and several operating modes, including daisy-chaining and redundancy, which are confirmed by front-panel indicators. Two separate power supplies with fault detection capability are included, with separate power input sockets (with retaining clips) on the rear of the unit. Additionally, its power status is indicated both remotely and on the front panel.
The HD32R features a rugged, roadworthy exterior and high internal build quality. In addition, it offers a compact 1U rack-mount form factor for a full 32 channels of I/O.
Focusrite’s RedNet was the first to offer IP networked audio interfaces for recording studios, education, live sound, and broadcast workflows, combining suitable audio interfaces with the time-tested reliability of the Dante Ethernet-based audio networking system from Audinate. Dante has been in use in the live sound industry for years in exacting applications without missing a single sample.
Dante networking offers a powerful combination of features that make it particularly useful for any Pro Tools|HD production environment. Focusrite’s well-respected DC-coupled mic preamplifiers and exacting digital conversion helps to ensure a very high audio quality I/O, while Dante allows it to interoperate fully with Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools|HDX.
Ethernet-based audio networking technology makes the need for complex, bulky and expensive analogue multi-way cables a thing of the past. Connected to Pro Tools|HD with RedNet HD32R, audio interfaces can be conveniently located anywhere an Ethernet port is available.
The HD32R acts as a 64-channel (32 in/32 out) digital break in/out box, operating in the same way as a standard interface, and supporting a wide range of Pro Tools|HDX and HD cards. Supported Pro Tools systems include Pro Tools|HDX, Pro Tools|HD Native, Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt, and Pro Tools|HD TDM. Up to six HD32R modules can be used with a Pro Tools|HDX system and three with Pro Tools|HD, allowing the maximum channel count for either. Simply connect theHD32R to Pro Tools|HD with standard Mini DigiLink connectors. Furthermore, the 32-channel bridge allows the use of the low-latency performance of Pro Tools|HD cards in place of a RedNet PCIe card, bringing the full benefits of Dante audio-over IP networking and the RedNet product range to a Pro Tools|HD system. The entire range of Dante-compatible products including the RedNet analogue and digital interfaces can then be used with a Pro Tools|HD system, all connected via Ethernet cable.
Finally, from complex multi-room systems to single installations, Dante and RedNet offer the ability to create a sophisticated and comprehensive high-quality audio production environment around a standard Ethernet network, with HD32R providing the bridge to any Pro Tools|HD system. Assign any available Dante source or destination via HD32R and it appears in Pro Tools exactly as it would with any other Pro Tools-compatible interface, maintaining traditional Pro Tools workflows.
Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC
Exclusively free for Clarett, Red, RedNet and ISA customers
Two of the most revered pieces of recording gear in the history of music production, the Focusrite ISA 110 Mic Pre and EQ, and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules helped to shape the sonic landscape of the 1980s and ’90s. They were key components in the original Focusrite Studio Console, their unique specification, exceptional build quality and impressive versatility delivering a beautifully open sound that found favour among audio engineers the world over. With only ten Studio Consoles ever made, even fewer still in existence, and the original ISA modules commanding sky-high prices on the second-hand market, their very special brand of audio magic has been utterly inaccessible to all but the most privileged of producers… until now!
Designed and coded by the DSP geniuses at acclaimed software house Brainworx, the new bx_console Focusrite SC VST/AU/AAX plug-in for Mac and PC faithfully captures the sound, feel and styling of our original studio icon. Since the plug-in’s launch in 2019, it’s been included for free with every Clarett and Red audio interface. Now, ISA and RedNet customers get the plug-in, simply by registering their equipment online.
Accurately modelling the full signal paths of of the ISA 110 and ISA 130, bx_console Focusrite SC brings all the analogue character and colouration of the Focusrite Studio Console to your DAW-based productions. Offering four bands of parametric and shelving EQ, high- and low-pass filters, compression/limiting, gating/expansion and de-essing, it’s as powerful a sound-shaping tool today as it ever was – indeed, it improves on the capabilities of the original with modifications including continuously variable THD and Gain controls. And with Brainworx’s Tolerance Modelling Technology providing 72 selectable modelled circuits, you can even recreate the subtle timbral variations between channels that you’d get with the real console.
With bx_console Focusrite SC retailing separately for $349, its inclusion for free with all Clarett, Red and RedNet interfaces and ISA hardware is a huge deal, and we’re deeply honoured to see and hear these two historic modules so brilliantly emulated in software. To download the plug-in, simply register your Clarett, Red, RedNet or ISA unit online, log into your Customer Portal page, where you’ll see bx_console Focusrite SC listed in the ‘My Software’ page among your registered products.
– Route up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs from your RedNet network direct into Pro Tools | HD via DigiLink
– Connect up to 3 RedNet HD32R units for 96 inputs and outputs – the max supported by Pro Tools | HD
– Redundant networking via two Neutrik Ethercon locking network connectors
– Redundant power supplies for maximum system reliability in any environment
– Upgrade to RedNet interfaces while remaining fully compatible with your saved sessions
– Synchronizes your RedNet system to any incoming digital clock or a word clock source
– JetPLLTM jitter-reduction technology
– Up to 6 RedNet systems can be connected to a Pro Tools | HDX system for a total of 192 tracks @ 96kHz
– Sample rate accuracy (internal sync source): <10ppm
– Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192kHz
– Word Clock input via BNC port
– Word Clock output via BNC port
– Dante Ethernet port
– 3-year warranty
Computer Connectivity: IP Network
Form Factor: Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O: 32 x 32
Digital Inputs: 1 x BNC (Loop Sync)
Digital Outputs: 1 x BNC (Loop Sync), 2 x DigiLink
Clock I/O: 1 x Word Clock (In), 1 x Word Clock (Out)
Data I/O: 2 x etherCON Ethernet
Rack Spaces: 1U