Dante Via v1.2.0.8 (macOS)

Dante Via is a software application that allows you to quickly and easily connect high-quality audio between audio-capable hardware devices and software applications, both locally and across a Dante network.

Free 30-Day Trial

To start your free 30-day trial of Dante Via, just download the software and follow the instructions to start the trial. Please note that you can only activate a 30-day trial of Dante Via once per computer. 

Please note that Dante Via occasionally needs to access the Internet to validate the license. If your computer is not continually connected to the Internet, you may be prompted to connect it from time to time to keep the license active.


What's New: 

Refer to the Dante Via user guide for more information on new features.

  • Support for Dante Domain Manager
    Dante Via can now be enrolled in Dante domains.
  • Support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
Supported Platforms: 
macOS 10.13.6
macOS 10.12.6
OS X 10.11.6

All operating systems should be updated to the latest available version.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Core i5 CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB storage
  • 1Gbps network interface / adaptor
  • 1Gbps network switch (Wi-Fi is not supported)

Note: Dante Via is not supported on virtual machines

Note: If you have a pre-2011 computer, please see issue VIA-2644 in the known issues.


Installing Dante Via

  1. Ensure you are logged on to your computer as an administrator.
  2. Ensure that Dante Virtual Soundcard is not running.
  3. Double-click the downloaded Dante Via installer file.
  4. A drive icon will appear on your Desktop Finder window. Double-click it to open.
  5. Double-click the Dante Via.pkg file. This will run the installer.
  6. Read the license text, and if you accept the terms of the agreement, click Agree.
  7. If you do not accept these terms, click Disagree to terminate the installation.
Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
File downloads: 


In order to complete the Dante Via installation process, you will be required to reboot your computer. It is advised that you do not install Dante Via until you are in a position to reboot your computer immediately after installation.


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Bug Fixes: 
  • VIA-2440: The Dante Via audio engine can crash when audio resource usage is very high.
Known Issues: 
  • VIA-2644: For Apple Mac computers with older (pre-2011) hardware – specifically, computers with chipsets that do not support AVX – the current GA version of Dante Via for macOS (v1.2.0.8) will fail to pass audio to/from external physical soundcards, with the message ‘the audio device was unable to initialize’.
    These older computers are supported by the previous release of Dante Via (v1.1.1.1 – available here), on macOS v10.12.6 or earlier. For pre-2011 computers running macOS 10.13, Dante Via does not currently support external physical soundcards. This issue will be addressed in an upcoming release. For more information, please contact support@audinate.com.
  • VIA-2354: Duplicate application names can cause duplicate channels on the Dante network.
  • VIA-2641: Subscriptions between Dante Via devices may not automatically recover after rebooting DDM. Workaround: Resubscribe the affected channels.
  • VIA-2642: Enrolled Via starts up unenrolled if restarted with DDM offline. Workaround: Stop and restart Dante Via.
  • VIA-2171: On OS X 10.9.5, Dante Via does not automatically become the default audio device after installation. Workaround: After installing Dante Via on OS X 10.9.5, manually set Dante Via as the default output and input devices in the System Sound Preferences.
  • VIA-2639: When enrolled in a domain Dante Via might not display the correct domain manager hostname if it has changed.
  • VIA-2638: When enrolled in a domain application icons may not appear if Dante Via is on a different subnet.
  • VIA-2614: Access control request may not appear when config is Prevent in DDM.
  • VIA-2612: When two (or more) network interfaces are available on the computer Dante Via may still appear on the network that is not currently selected.
  • VIA-2592: Muting a local application that is currently hidden in the Dante Via UI may not work.
  • VIA-2583: Listening device names may be truncated for long lists of audio sources.
  • VIA-2582: Application icons in a multi-channel device are sometimes not displayed correctly if subscribed from DC.