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New version of Dante Via offers increased channel support

A new version of Dante Via audio networking software is available, which increases application support to 16 x 16 channels, and adds ASIO device support, adjustable source mixes and new Device Lock protection.

Dante Via connects all computer-based audio, including USB, Thunderbolt and PCIe devices as well as audio applications, to any Dante audio network. Fast and easy to use and sporting an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it features automatic discovery of all audio applications, devices and Dante network endpoints.

Dante Via 1.1 supports up to 16 x 16 channels of audio for each application and up to 32 x 32 for each connected device. Users can now make audio connections between multiple applications and devices within one computer, or between multiple computers using Dante audio networking. By extending existing, cost-effective computer-based I/O over a Dante network, systems for overflow rooms in schools, business and houses of worship are easily created and deployed as needed, with only a few mouse clicks.

The Device Lock feature prevents unwanted changes to Dante Via from other computers on the network, while a new Mixer panel that enables level adjustments of multiple sources that are combined at stereo destinations. Another new feature, Append Channels, automatically assigns sources to available channels when connecting to multichannel destinations, allowing for quick and logical routing to DAWs and mixers.

“Dante Via has already changed the way that integrators, sound engineers and consumers use computer-based audio devices and programs,” commented Joshua Rush, VP of marketing & product for Audinate. “With support for multichannel audio applications and ASIO devices, the latest version unlocks a host of new possibilities for computer-based audio.”

The software runs on PCs running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, and Macs running OS X10.9.5 or higher. It supports up to 48 source and 48 destination channels, and 16-channel I/O for as many as 4 simultaneous applications.

Dante Via 1.1 is a free upgrade for existing users of Dante Via. The price for new users is (US)$49.95 – a 30-day free trial of Dante Via is available.

Installation wrote about the original release of Dante Via in its ‘Demo of the Month’ slot last year.