How many channels does Dante Via support?
Dante Via supports 2×2 channels (2 in and 2 out) for software applications, 32×32 channels for hardware devices, and a total of 48 source channels and 48 destination channels.
This means that you could theoretically run 24 stereo sources into 24 stereo destinations simultaneously, on a sufficiently-powerful computer. However, audio mixes (including the ‘default mix’) require their own additional channels, which deduct from the total supported source channel count.
On OS X, the stereo Channel Application Input occupies 2 source channels, and the 16-channel application input occupies 16 source channels.
Individual computer performance and tuning can affect the number of channels that are practically supported.