Audinate, creator of the audio networking technology Dante, has announced the worldwide availability of Dante Via version 1.1, an update to the audio networking software. New features of this update include multichannel application support of up to 16×16 channels per application, support for high performance ASIO device drivers on Windows PCs, source mixes with individual level controls for stereo destinations, ability to append channels when adding sources to multichannel destinations and Device Lock, which prevents unwanted changes to Dante Via 1.1 from other network users.
Dante Via connects all computer-based audio, including USB, Thunderbolt and PCIe devices as well as audio applications, to any Dante audio network. With automatic discovery of all audio applications, devices and Dante network endpoints and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it is fast and easy to use. Version 1.1 supports ASIO-connected devices on Windows, full multichannel functionality for audio applications, level controls on source mixes, and channel appending for multichannel audio destinations.
Composers, performers and recording engineers can now make audio connections between multiple applications and devices within one computer, or between multiple computers using Dante audio networking. By extending existing, cost-effective computer-based I/O over a Dante network, systems for overflow rooms in schools, business and houses of worship are easily created and deployed as needed, with only a few mouse clicks.
The new Append Channels feature automatically assigns sources to available channels when connecting to multichannel destinations, allowing for quick and logical routing to DAWs and mixers. “Dante Via has already changed the way that integrators, sound engineers and consumers use computer-based audio devices and programs.” said Joshua Rush, VP of Marketing and Product for Audinate. “With support for multichannel audio applications and ASIO devices, the latest version unlocks a host of new possibilities for computer-based audio.”