Dante Training at NAMM Show 2017 - Anaheim, CA

Jan 20 – Jan 21, 2017


On both Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st, Audinate offered free Dante™ training and certification at NAMM 2017. Attended by over 300 people over two days,  these training courses spanned a wide array of expertise, from beginner to intermediate to advanced Dante users.

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First Steps with Digital Audio Networking
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  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Patrick Killianey (Yamaha Commercial Audio)
Dante Certification Program - Level 1
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  Bernie Farkus (Audinate)
Dante Certification Program - Level 2
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  Bernie Farkus (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

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Date: January 20th & 21st, 2016 Earn 4 InfoComm CTS RU Credits

First Steps With Digital Audio Networking
Jan 20 & 21: 8:30 - 10 am

Dante Certification Level 1
Jan 20 & 21: 10:30 am - noon

Dante Certification Level 2
Jan 20  & 21: 1:30 - 5 pm

Cost: Free (registration required)

Hilton Anaheim, 4th Floor
Laguna Room
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 928027

First Steps With Digital Audio Networking

This 90-minute 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

Dante Level 1 Training

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

Dante Level 2 Training

This 3-hour course is part of the full Dante Certification Program, a multi-level training program offered by Audinate. It is designed for intermediate to advanced Dante users, and should only be taken once Level 1 has been completed. To complete Level 2 Certification, you must pass an in-person skills test and an online test.

Course Topics

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