Dante Virtual Soundcard is a software application that turns your PC or Mac into a Dante-enabled device, allowing Dante audio traffic to be transmitted and received between other Dante-enabled devices using the standard Ethernet port. No additional hardware is required, and that means significant cost savings.
Easy to set up and use
Dante Virtual Soundcard is simple to set up and use on a computer and can be ready only minutes after downloading. It is the software implementation of Audinate’s patent pending Dante™ audio transport, a flexible Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet-based digital AV network technology that provides unprecedented flexibility, and eliminates the need for bulky cables that provide point-to-point wiring in analog AV installations.
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.
Dante Virtual Soundcard is designed to work with popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) such as Nuendo®, Cubase®, Reaper®, and Logic®, as well as consumer applications like iTunes®, Windows Media Player® and Skype®. Dante Virtual Soundcard appears on computers as an ordinary Core Audio, ASIO or WDM device, no special settings are required.
- Standard sound device: Appears as a standard ASIO or WDM Sound device on Windows, and as a Core Audio sound device on Mac OS X with no additional hardware or software required
- Intuitive interface: Simple to set up, easy to control. Even with the DVS Control Panel closed, Dante Virtual Soundcard remains running as a background service until it is proactively switched off
- Dante synchronization: Dante uses audioindependent clocking and the IEEE1588 precision time standard to guarantee superb performance
- Supports 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz† and 192kHz† sample rates († not supported on WDM)
- Supports sample rate pull-up / down on ASIO and Core Audio
- Supports 16, 24 and 32-bit audio
- Flexibility: Dante easily integrates into existing network infrastructure, and automatically discovers other Dante-enabled devices on the network
- Configurable latency: Latency can be set by the user to meet the needs of the individual computers and networks