Dante Via is a software application that allows you to quickly and easily connect high-quality audio between audio-capable hardware devices and software applications, both locally and across a Dante network.
Free 30-Day Trial
To start your free 30-day trial of Dante Via, just download the software and follow the instructions to start the trial. Please note that you can only activate a 30-day trial of Dante Via once per computer.
Please note that Dante Via occasionally needs to access the Internet to validate the license. If your computer is not continually connected to the Internet, you may be prompted to connect it from time to time to keep the license active.
Refer to the Dante Via user guide for more information on new features.
In macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and macOS 11 (Big Sur), Dante Via may need to be granted permission to route audio from audio input devices (see 'Audio Routing Permission in macOS' in the user guide).
macOS 11 - Big Sur (Intel only)
macOS 10.15 - Catalina
macOS 10.14 - Mojave
All operating systems should be updated to the latest available version.
Minimum System Requirements
Core i5 CPU
4 GB RAM
1 GB storage
1Gbps network interface / adaptor
1Gbps network switch (Wi-Fi is not supported)
Note: Dante Via is not supported on virtual machines
Installing Dante Via
Ensure you are logged on to your computer as an administrator.
Ensure that Dante Virtual Soundcard is not running.
Double-click the downloaded Dante Via installer file.
A drive icon will appear on your Desktop Finder window. Double-click it to open.
Double-click the Dante Via.pkg file. This will run the installer.
Read the license text, and if you accept the terms of the agreement, click Agree.
If you do not accept these terms, click Disagree to terminate the installation.
In order to complete the Dante Via installation process, you will be required to reboot your computer. It is advised that you do not install Dante Via until you are in a position to reboot your computer immediately after installation.
PCS-37: Dante Via would show channels that have an incompatible encoding
PCS-507: If an application was hidden in the Dante Via UI, the default mix mute button may not function
PCS-538: Some older macOS computers would fail to pass audio to any audio devices
PCS-610: If a Dante Via device had configuration prevented in a DDM, it could still grant access to external devices
PCS-989 / PCS-990: A link to the EULA has been added to the Dante Via GUI
PCS-2414: Audio devices with more than 32 channels will not function on macOS
PCS-2443: On macOS, if two audio devices with the exact same name are connected to Dante Via, audio streams may fail
PCS-2562: Not all configuration was cleared when a device is cleared during DDM enrolment / unenrolment
PCS-2564: Disabled macOS Dark Mode
PCS-2584: Fixed GUI size issues with the Start/Stop button on macOS
SODA-656: Dante Via will request permission for recording input devices on macOS 10.15 and higher
SODA-736: Icons for Local Audio Devices were not shown in the Dante Via GUI on macOS 10.14 and above
SODA-750: The Via UI could crash if the network cable is removed
SODA-763: Sometimes audio output devices would not play audio after initial subscription was made
SODA-804: Dante Via virtual soundcard would sometimes not return when Via was stopped and started
SODA-826: On macOS, Dante Via did not support soundcards with 192khz sample rate
SODA-828: Volume control button was missing on macOS 11
VIA-2354: Duplicate application names can cause duplicate channels on the Dante network.
VIA-2641: Subscriptions between Dante Via devices may not automatically recover after rebooting DDM. Workaround: Resubscribe the affected channels.
VIA-2642: Enrolled Dante Via starts up unenrolled if restarted with DDM offline. Workaround: Stop and restart Dante Via.
VIA-2171: On OS X 10.9.5, Dante Via does not automatically become the default audio device after installation. Workaround: After installing Dante Via on OS X 10.9.5, manually set Dante Via as the default output and input devices in the System Sound Preferences.
VIA-2639: When enrolled in a domain, Dante Via might not display the correct domain manager hostname if it has changed.
VIA-2638: When enrolled in a domain, application icons may not appear if Dante Via is on a different subnet.
VIA-2612: When two (or more) network interfaces are available on the computer, Dante Via may still appear on the network that is not currently selected.
VIA-2583: Listening device names may be truncated for long lists of audio sources.
VIA-2582: Application icons in a multi-channel device are sometimes not displayed correctly if subscribed from Dante Controller.
SODA-757: The Dante Via licenser application may appear in the notification list under the name 'nwjs'
SODA-886: On some older machines running macOS 11, the Dante Via soundcard may not be available after a reboot. To fix, Stop and Start Dante Via.
SODA-972: Unable to get clock synchronisation using the built-in 10GbE connection on some Mac Minis. Another interface can be used instead.
SODA-1016: Sometimes a network device subscription to an application will show as "Unresolved: Cannot find this channel on the network". To fix, restart the application.
DS-29: On macOS, Dante Via may fail to access soundcard devices if the current user account name and/or home path includes spaces. Workaround: Remove any spaces from the user account name and home path.
Audinate’s Support for Inclusive Language
To our customers: some of the terminology used in Dante products has been changed to align with modern usage. Specifically, areas related to Dante clocking now refer to “Primary Leader Clock”, “Leader Clocks” and “Follower Clocks” to describe the functions of each role more clearly.