Multichannel between 2 computers, and Dante


    Jul 26 2021 | 3:53 pm
    Hi there, We need to stream 32 audio channels from one computer to another one. Same network. Just an ethernet Gigabit connection between them.
    Dante Via seems to be limited to 16 channels, but it works (very) fine. Dante Virtual Soundcard seems to be ok for up to 64. We tried this one (trial version) but it seems we miss something.
    Do we need more than Dante Virtual Soundcard to stream 32 channels between our two computers ?
    Of course, there are Jack Audio for networking too etc. But I already rely on Dante and it is very solid so, it was my first bet.
    Thanks a lot.

    • Jul 26 2021 | 4:32 pm
      Dante Virtual Soundcard doesn't provide a master clock (or to use the new, inclusive, terminology, a leader clock), it won't work without some Dante hardware device on the network set as master. AFAIK, Via is limited to 16 channels, and works only at 48kHz. But it does work without a hardware clock.
    • Jul 26 2021 | 5:11 pm
      Hi Julien, as you know, we constantly stream 64 channels of audio and Dante Virtual Soundcard has always been working very reliably for us. The only limitation being that you need a Dante hardware clock acting as a master on the network.
    • Jul 27 2021 | 3:46 pm
      Hi pdelges & Luigi, thanks a lot for your answer. I totally got the point here.