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Dante Via: What is a ‘destination’?

In Dante Via, a destination is any hardware device or software application that can receive audio from the computer / network system.

Destinations can be physically in the computer, connected to the computer, or connected to the Dante network.

Hardware destinations include:

  • Loudspeakers
  • Internal (built-in) soundcards
  • External (e.g. USB or Firewire) soundcards
  • Computer monitors with built-in speakers
  • USB headsets
  • Dante audio devices (such as mixing consoles)
  • Any Dante Via-installed computers on the Dante network

Software destinations include:

  • Digital Audio Workstations (Cubase, Protools, GarageBand etc.)
  • Skype
  • Video calling / conferencing apps

Devices and applications that can receive audio from the system and add audio to the system are both destinations and sources, so they appear in both lists.