X-Dante card and AES50 Synchronization Issue
Hi, I am sending audio between two X32 consoles via AES50 successfully. Now, I want to add a Dante card at one console to use for send to Waves Multirack. But support said this isn't possible.
Here is my setup.
I have two full-size X32 consoles. I use one at the stage for monitors and the mics plug directly into the back of that console. I have another X32 at FOH and run AES50 between the two consoles.
On the Monitor X32 by the stage:
The inputs are set to local.
Synchronization is set to Internal
I run an AES50 A out to the second full size X32 console at FOH
On the FOH X32:
The inputs are set to AES50 A
That console’s Synchronization is set to AES50 A
Both Consoles have the gain split engaged
Both consoles have ver. 3.07 firmware installed
This configuration has worked flawlessly for over a year now.
-->Now here is my question/problem:
I want to run an X-Dante card at FOH (only) so I can run Dante out to my Waves Multirack computer with a Dante virtual sound card installed.
I see that you need to switch the Synchronization to Exp. Card at the FOH console when using the Dante card. Wouldn’t that break the sync between the FOH and Monitor consoles?
When I ran this by Behringer support they said there is no way that AES50 will work at the same time when using a Dante card due to having to switch the FOH Synchronization to the Dante expansion card. They said that it would negate communication to the other console or to a digital snake like an S16/32 via the AES50 protocol. They also said there is no work-around.
Can anyone shed some light on this? Does anyone have an idea on how I can get this to work? It seems strange that you wouldn’t be able to use any of the Behringer snakes or AES50 for anything while using the x-Dante card. Aren't the AES50 protocol and Dante two separate entities?
I was just about to purchase the X-Dante card but stopped cold when I received the email from support.