Dante Training at NAMM 2019 - Anaheim, CA

Jan 24 – Jan 25, 2019


On January 24th, and again on January 25th, Audinate hosted Dante audio networking training at the Hilton Anaheim for all experience levels.

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Introductory Networked Audio Applications
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  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Dante Certification Program - Level 1
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  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Kat Taub (Audinate)
Dante Certification Program - Level 2
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  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Kat Taub (Audinate)

Dante Resources Referenced in Presentations
   Getting Started with Dante Videos
   Dante Controller Videos
   So You're Adding Dante to Your Network...
   Dante Clock Election Chart
   Dante Network Blacklisted EEE Switches
   Advanced Dante Configuration


This event is over.

Date: January 24 & 25, 2019 (classes repeat)
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am: Introductory Networked Audio Applications

10:30 am - noon: Level 1 Dante Certification Training

1:30 - 5:00 pm: Level 2 Dante Certification Training (Hands-on)

All of the classes have reached capacity on both January 24 and 25

Venue: Hilton Anaheim
Level 4, C8 (Laguna Room)
777 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Cost: Free


Introductory Networked Audio Applications

Note: This class has reached capacity for both January 24 and 25.

Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am (both days)

This 2-hour course is recommended for those people who are brand new to audio networking or who are unsure if they should delve into a full Dante Certification course. This course will useful for individuals whose audio experience has primarily been with analog hardware and/or computer-based consumer/prosumer audio applications using USB, Firewire, and/or Thunderbolt interfaces.

Attending this session will provide an understanding of digital audio, Dante audio networking and it’s use and real world applications in today’s audio systems

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Digital Audio Becomes Reality
  • Computers Enter the Music Industry
  • Audio Networking History
  • Present Day Digital Audio Technology
  • Real World Application 1: Bar Band – Part Time “Weekend Warriors”
  • Real World Application 2: Home/Project Studio
  • Real World Application 3: House of Worship
  • Q&A

Level 1 Dante Certification Training

Note: This class has reached capacity for both January 24 and 25.

Time: 10:30 am - noon (both days)

This 90-minute course is part of the full Dante Certification Program, a multi-level training program offered by Audinate. It is designed to provide a useful background in audio networking for audio professionals, and does not assume any previous background in computer networking.

Level 1 is an introductory course for users who are new to networking. This session provides a foundation in audio and networking concepts and may be all that is required to assemble and operate a small, stand-alone Dante audio system. To complete Level 1 Certification, an online test must be passed after completing this course.

Course Topics

  • What is Dante?
  • Digital audio basics: a review of fundamentals as they related to networked audio.
  • IP Networking basics: a high level look at basic networking.
  • Using Dante: using the Dante Controller to connect and manage devices on a Dante network.
  • Dante Controller Basics
  • Dante Virtual Soundcard

Level 2 Dante Certification (Hands-on)

Note: This class has reached capacity for both January 24 and 25.

Time: 1:30 - 5:00 pm (both days)

This course is part of the full Dante Certification Program, a multi-level training program offered by Audinate. It is designed for intermediate Dante users, and should only be taken once Level 1 has been completed. To complete Level 2 Certification, you must pass an online skills test and a knowledge test.

Due to popular demand, Audinate has designed a “hands-on” experience of its popular Level 2 certification courses. This hands-on experience will allow attendees to have a synchronous practical experience with Dante as they are learning basic Dante concepts. These training sessions will begin with an introduction and demonstration of Dante AVIO adapters, then followed by Dante Certification Level 2 – hands-on experience.

Course Topics

  • Dante Controller - Configuration and Diagnostics Tools
  • Dante redundancy
  • Clocking
  • Latency
  • Unicast & Multicast
  • Dante Flows
  • Dante Via

Who should attend?

This “hands-on” experience course is designed for beginner-intermediate users who learn best by ‘doing’. Following along with the course lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to try out what they are learning in real time.

What to bring

  • Laptop
  • Ethernet adapter if the laptop doesn’t have an ethernet port