having read most of the Dante posts in this forum, it seems that latency and Dante was a problem of the past.
However, here is my challenge and maybe some outside the box thinking can help me:
My little basement studio consists of two rooms (10 m distance from each other, but given the architecture of the house 18m cable required).
One room is for recording loud stuff (Brass, Drums) and one is serving as a control room. So roughly this means up to six microphones from this room out and maybe three cues for headphones in.
How to connect them best? Analog mulitcore is not an option, as the required holes in the walls are just not bearable. Optical ADAT does not make the distance. USB cables neither. So I have started to try out Ethernet. I am on a budget but I had some spare equipment to start with
So I decided to connect the rooms as follows
A RME babyface and a fast desktop PC for Microphones and Headphone.
Connected via a gigabit switch to the control room PC (using an RME UC as audio device)
Dante Via and Dante Controller for routing.
DAW: Cubase 10.5 with Dante VIA as a soundcard. Everything clocked to 48khz
Good news: It works.
Bad news: The latency is killing me. According to Cubase it is 30ms (or roughly an 8th note at 120 bpm). So when I record, Cubase receives the recording just a little bit too late. SO I have to manually move the file on the timeline to sync playback and recording)
I have found very little advice on this, so I assume latency could be much lower, it is only my own dismal set-up that’s wrong.
Here are my questions:
- Is there a smarter way to use DANTE Via for this (I cannot be the only person connecting two rooms with Dante)
- Can Cubase itself accomodate? (There is a button called recording latency compensation)
- Is there a smarter, better way to connect these two rooms? I tried VST Connect but this a different story (buggy software, disgruntled users in the forums etc.)
Thanks so much for any advice and ideas