The Livemix LM-DANTE-EXP2 is a user installable option card for the MIX-16 and MIX-32. This input option card is for connecting to your Dante digital network. Audinate’s Dante technology is a widely accepted and highly reliable standard for networked audio, especially in live and studio sound applications. When using the Dante input option card (LM-DANTE-EXP2), the Livemix system integrates seamlessly into a Dante network. All the network subscriptions can be made using the touchscreen on the Livemix CS-SOLO or CS-DUO for quick and easy setup. Channels can be setup with a single “Import 1-24” button or each channel can be individually subscribed across multiple devices. Using the Import Names feature, channel names can be assigned to the Livemix channels.
The Dante Option Card for the MIX-16 and MIX-32 makes it incredibly easy to connect your Livemix system to a Dante™ network. It is preinstalled in a Livmix digital system and can be user installed if upgrading from the Livemix AD-24 analog input.
With the built-in Dante™ setup on the Livemix CS-DUO and CS-SOLO personal monitor mixers, connecting Livemix to a Dante network is simple. The system will identify available devices and allow users to select and assign channels with minimal hassle.
Livemix can receive audio from any published Dante™ stream. Assign Dante channels from a single device or multiple devices to make up the 24 channels available for personal monitor mixing.
The LM-DANTE-EXP2 receives 24-bit audio at up to 96kHz digital audio directly from the Dante™ network.
A single press on the CS-DUO or CS-DOLO LCD touchscreen will immediately assign the first 24 channels on your selected device to the 24 Livemix channels.
If you have a device that supports Dante channel labels, or are using Audinate’s Dante Controller, a single button press on the CS-DUO or CS-SOLO LCD touchscreen will assign the channel names from the Dante device to the individual Livemix channel names.
|Bit Depth||24 bit|
|Supported Sample Rates||44.1kHz|
Only the LM-DANTE-EXP is updatable at this time. The LM-DANTE-EXP has a single network port on the back. Please do not update the LM-DANTE-EXP2.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
With the LM-DANTE-EXP2 option card, Livemix supports Dante network sample rates up to 96K.
Dante Controller is not needed for setting up Livemix on the Dante Network. However, you will need to use Dante Controller to set the Master Clock for the Dante Network. See the LM-DANTE User Guide pg. 8 for assigning Dante Channels.
AES67 is an interoperability protocol that promises the ability to share digital audio from non-compatible networks. As the AES67 standard is not fully implemented at this time, AES67 is not yet supported.
A switch is not required for a Dante Network. You can connect the LM-DANTE card directly to the Dante output of the console. It is recommended that if you use a switch, you adhere to the Audinate requirements for a switch.
We recommend to make the Master clock the console or Dante card in the console. NOTE: There are two ways this can be done. 1) Set the console’s internal clock as Master, then using Dante Controller, set the console’s Dante card as Master clock (for the Dante Network) and also check box “Sync to External”. This will allow the card to stay sync’d to the console’s master clock. 2) Set the console’s internal clock to be slave of the console’s Dante card. Using Dante controller, set the console’s Dante card as Master clock.
You will need to select Sync to External if your console’s clock is not set to slave. Or if you are using any other clock source. i.e Madi, AES50 etc.