Note Regarding Virtual Machines: Dante Virtual Soundcard does not support virtual machines on a standard DVS license. For information about virtual machine support for DVS, please contact Audinate Sales.
International. The Dante virtual sound card powers audio applications, whether on a PC or Mac, providing instant access to any audio device on the network, to record, process and play back up to 64 two-way channels of lossless audio.
Then, the operation of Dante Virtual Soundcard consists of integrating it into the computer, through the Ethernet port and, once this connection is ready, the user can record, process and play back using any audio application and any combination of Dante-enabled devices. In that sense, a great advantage of this virtual soundcard is that it does not require snakes, converters, cables, special connectors or additional external devices.
This software, along with the Dante network, are an integrated solution for recording and distributing audio, whether in an installed location, such as a conference room, government procedure space, religious gatherings or at a live sound event. Thus, Dante Virtual Soundcard is designed to work with popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Nuendo, Cubase, Reaper and Logic. Similarly it operates with consumer applications such as iTunes, Windows Media Player and Skype. In addition, this virtual sound card appears in computers as an ordinary Core Audio, ASIO or WDM device, so it does not require special settings.
Using Dante Virtual Soundcard in Applications Whether in an installed location or a live sound event, a Dante network coupled with Dante Virtual Soundcard creates a powerful audio distribution and recording solution with incredible ease-of-use, giving users the ability to record and playback up to 64x64 channels of audio using a standard computer*. Dante Virtual Soundcard can be used for recording live events such as concerts, worship services, conference room meetings, corporate events, courtroom minutes, government proceedings and more.
Anyway, don't think it's a good idea to implement a virtual soundcard in a WO system. Obvious network issues aside. But that's my personal opinion of course! Could you elaborate on the specific benefits? Or is it more like a "we do it because we can" kind of thing? ;-)
We have had some success with Dante virtual sound card and Watchout and indeed many other media severs. We have a sister sound company Dimension Audio who are using the Dante system extensively now and we have been working with them on testing our Watchout systems with Dante. 2b1af7f3a8