Audinate - Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS)

Dante Virtual Soundcard is a simple, easy-to-use software application that turns a Windows or Mac OS X computer into a Dante-enabled device, enabling you to instantly connect to any Dante network. No special hardware or modification is required — Dante Virtual Soundcard uses your computer’s Ethernet port to communicate with other Dante-enabled devices on the network.

Case Studies

As a four-year public university offering 64 degree programs to more than 5,500 students, Governors State University (GSU), in University Park, IL, has an intensive video mission that encompasses producing thousands of hours of video for media programs and video libraries on behalf of such high-profile publishers as the American Psychological Association. 

Leading visitor experiences company Merlin Entertainments has revealed that it is making extensive use of Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology at a variety of its London attractions. These include a number of popular sites on the city’s South Bank, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure! London.

The Synchron Stage in Vienna, Austria required an audio systems upgrade that could accommodate traditional large-scale recording and mixing, film scoring, modern production and workflow approaches, and Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL) itself. Ultimate flexibility was key - a way to connect every room to every other room, including the VSL offices, without compromising audio quality and allowing straight forward ad hoc configuration depending on client need. Every audio channel needed be available anywhere in the building.

The greater Chicago area is home to Willow Creek Community Church, an inter-denominational community of seven worship facilities. The main church in South Barrington, Illinois serves as the core location for distribution of video and audio content to the church’s six satellite locations. At the center of Willow Creek's recent technical transformation is a Dante network to simplify the process of routing, distributing and managing multiple audio channels across four distinct venues on campus.

The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents programs that transform lives through exploration and engagement with the arts and the creative process. A significant part of this experience is The Cube, a unique, four-story, state-of-the-art Theater and high tech laboratory that serves multiple platforms of creative practice by faculty, students, and guest artists and researchers from around the world.

Beltway Park Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas, has enjoyed tremendous growth since 1996, doubling its original building (South Campus) to 80,000 square feet in 2009 and expanding again with the opening of a newly constructed 48,000-sq.-ft. satellite North Campus in March 2015. Both locations use Dante audio networking through Focusrite RedNet interfaces, which enable the distribution, routing and recording of services, praise bands and religious and secular events anywhere within the respective locations.

AV Concepts, a corporate and entertainment event production specialist, remains on the cutting edge of technological and creative advances to deliver outstanding experiences for their customers. As a company that is always pushing the envelope and leveraging new technologies, the convergence of audio, video and lighting technologies on the network plays a significant role in how AV Concepts creates immersive experiences. 

The Gravesend Inn is a popular “Haunted Hotel” attraction at the Voorhees Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. New York City College of Technology professors’ John Huntington and Bruce Ellman have supervised the sound design and operation since 2008, and they have most recently found a way to move uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio across the standard Ethernet network built within the Voorhees Theatre.

Founded in 1968, The Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center remains closely tied to the cultural identity of Atlanta, growing as the city has grown. The theatre strives to set the highest artistic standards and create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience. Looking to the raise the theatre's audio systems standards, Resident Sound Designer Clay Benning sought out Dante.

River Hills Baptist Church is a growing, vibrant 1500 member congregation in Corpus Christie, Texas. The church expanded into new facilities in February 2011, and the decision was made to invest in state-of-the-art audio and video presentation and recording tools for this new home. They requested the ability to record services and events, and to utilize the power of the popular Pro Presenter software to display worship media at stations around the facility. 

Millikin University is a four-year undergraduate university in Decatur, Illinois with a student body of 2,400. Millikin's mission is to offer an education that integrates the traditional liberal arts and the practical arts of the professions. The School of Music supports students by providing recording facilities, and as a second control room was being added to expand the Commercial Music program, digital solutions became the clear path.

Faith Center Church is a non-denominational church located in Vancouver, Washington with an ongoing vision to build strong families, equip people for successful living & reach out to the world. With the ambition of recording original music for their own members and for the world at large, a cost-effective upgrade to their analog audio system became necessary to allow real time recording of services and performances while maintaining use of their existing infrastructure.