Dante Training at NAMM Show 2018 - Anaheim, CA


On Thursday, January 25th, Friday, January 26th, and Saturday, January 27th, Audinate offered a free Dante training and certification at NAMM 2018 to over 300 attendees spanning a wide array of expertise, from beginner to intermediate to advanced Dante users.

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First Steps with Digital Audio Networking
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  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Patrick Killianey (Yamaha Commercial Audio)
Dante Certification Program - Level 1
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  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Dante Certification Program - Level 2
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Beyond Certification: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices with Dante
 - Advanced Dante Networking - Bernie Farkus, Audinate
 - Introduction to AES67 - Patrick Killianey, Yamaha Commercial Audio
 - Why AV Teams Want Networked Infrastructure & How to Help Them - Patrick Killianey, Yamaha Commercial Audio
 - A Short Study of Latency - Patrick Killianey, Yamaha Commercial Audio
 - Network Optimization - Patrick Killianey, Yamaha Commercial Audio

  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Patrick Killianey (Yamaha Commercial Audio)
Dante Certification Level 3
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Dante Resources Referenced in Presentations
   Getting Started with Dante Videos
   Dante Controller Videos
   So You're Adding Dante to Your Network...
   Dante Clock Election Chart
   Dante Network Blacklisted EEE Switches
   Advanced Dante Configuration

Date: January 25-27th, 2018

Free. A NAMM Badge is not required to attend Dante training at NAMM Show 2018. However, if you are interested in attending the NAMM 2018 exhibition, you will receive information on applying for a badge after you register for Dante training.


Hilton Anaheim
California Ballroom (2nd floor)
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


Day One (Thursday, January 25)

8:30 - 10:30 am Introductory Networked Audio Applications
10:30 am - noon Level 1 Dante Certification Training
1:30 - 5:00 pm Level 2 Dante Certification Training

Day Two (Friday, January 26)

9:00 - 11:00 am Introductory Networked Audio Applications
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Beyond Certification: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices with Dante 

Day Three (Saturday, January 27)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Level 3 Dante Certification Training


Session Descriptions

Introductory Networked Audio Applications

Thursday, January 25: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Friday, January 26: 9:00 - 11:00 am

This 2-hour course is recommended for those people who are brand new to audio networking or who are unsure if they should delve into a full Dante Certification course. This course will useful for individuals whose audio experience has primarily been with analog hardware and/or computer-based consumer/prosumer audio applications using USB, Firewire, and/or Thunderbolt interfaces.

Attending this session will provide an understanding of digital audio, Dante audio networking and it’s use and real world applications in today’s audio systems

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Digital Audio Becomes Reality
  • Computers Enter the Music Industry
  • Audio Networking History
  • Present Day Digital Audio Technology
  • Real World Application 1: Bar Band – Part Time “Weekend Warriors”
  • Real World Application 2: Home/Project Studio
  • Real World Application 3: House of Worship
  • Q&A

Dante Level 1 Training

Thursday, January 25: 10:00 am - noon

This 90-minute course is part of the full Dante Certification Program, a multi-level training program offered by Audinate. It is designed to provide a useful background in audio networking for audio professionals, and does not assume any previous background in computer networking.

Level 1 is an introductory course for users who are new to networking. This session provides a foundation in audio and networking concepts and may be all that is required to assemble and operate a small, stand-alone Dante audio system. To complete Level 1 Certification, an online test must be passed after completing this course.

Course Topics

  • What is Dante?
  • Digital audio basics: a review of fundamentals as they related to networked audio.
  • IP Networking basics: a high level look at basic networking.
  • Using Dante: using the Dante Controller to connect and manage devices on a Dante network.
  • Dante Controller Basics
  • Dante Virtual Soundcard

Dante Level 2 Training

Thursday, January 25: 1:30 - 5:00 pm

This 3-hour course is part of the full Dante Certification Program, a multi-level training program offered by Audinate. It is designed for intermediate to advanced Dante users, and should only be taken once Level 1 has been completed. To complete Level 2 Certification, you must pass an online skills test and a knowledge test.

Course Topics

  • Dante Controller - Configuration and Diagnostics Tools
  • Dante redundancy
  • Clocking
  • Latency
  • Unicast & Multicast
  • Dante Flows
  • Dante Via

Beyond Certification: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices with Dante

Friday, January 26: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(includes Introductory Networked Audio Applications from 9:00 - 11:00 am)

"Beyond Certification" is a new program designed for intermediate attendees that have completed Level 1 and Level 2 certification, but don't have a need for more complex topics and systems covered in Level 3 Certification. This course will teach attendees problem-solving skills for the most common mistakes in system design. This course is ideal for reinforcement of Dante Certification topics along with new approaches to IT convergence, system design and more

Course Topics

  • Traditional IT Ethernet Lessons (Taught for Audio Professionals)
    • Optimization: TCP vs UDP, QoS, Unicast/Multicast, IGMP Snooping
    • Topology: VLANs, Trunks, STP/LAGs, WiFi SSIDs targeting VLANs
    • Infrastructure: Choosing a Good Audio Network Switch
  • Audio System Design Concepts
    • Simple Design Tips for Durable Audio Networks with Easy Maintenance
    • Concepts for Integrating Audio Networks with Larger Property IT Infrastructure
    • Latency - A Short Study on How Longer Latency Impacts Performers
    • Implications of Open Standards (AES67, SMPTE 2110)
    • Troubleshooting and Maintenance (for Audio Professionals)
      • Dante Controller Error Messages & What To Look for When Troubleshooting
      • Dante Presets - Using Selective Save/Recall in Commissioning and Updates
      • Audio Clocks - Often Blamed, Rarely the Problem (and How I Know)
      • Redundant Networks - How to Avoid Getting Tangled in the Safety Net

Dante Level 3 Training

Saturday, January 27: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This full day course is geared toward attendees that are already using Dante, and who are looking to create more advanced systems and learn best practices. This course should only be taken once Level 1 and Level 2 have been completed. 

Course Topics

  • Advanced networking concepts
  • Mixed use networks
  • Networking best practices
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Dante Domain Manager​


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