The Logitek NET-67 card on the JetStream Plus only supports one Dante network, so connect us to your primary Dante network.
Key things to remember:
- In Dante, whenever you change the name of a source, Dante deletes the stream and creates a new one. This means you should delete the existing entry in JetSet (web browser config, Network IP page, streams from network tab) or JetStream Server (System Info, Streams From Network) before you rename it in Dante.
- You have to name the stream in Dante Controller in order for the JetStream to know it is there. As soon as you name it in Dante Controller, it sends a message to JetStream Server to create a network source.
- A key difference between how Dante does things and how we do things is stereo sources. In Logitek, a stereo source is a single device number that encompasses both channels. In Dante, every channel is handled individually, so we must go through extra steps to make the two Dante devices act as a single Logitek device. We will need to edit the left channel source in the Logitek editor to create a flow in Dante to get left and right when we route the source on the console.
- In the Logitek GUI (both JetStream Server and the JetSet web GUI, it is normal for Dante sources to appear in red. Ignore the part about sources in red not being available. That applies only to Logitek network sources, not Dante sources.
Create A Dante Output
Note: In the Dante world, every input is defined as channel label@device name. If you would like to change the default names of your Dante devices, do it in Dante controller before you start labeling channels and creating routes; when you change the label all routes throughout the network are destroyed.
Go to Dante Controller and click on Device Info. Double-click on the device. Another window appears. Click on the Transmit tab. Click in the Channel Label box. Type in the source name. Logitek will display the first 16 characters you enter here. Hit enter when done. When you hit enter, the Dante network module will send this immediately to Logitek.
Tip: when entering stereo sources, for the left channel type in the source name and for the right channel type in source name R. That way you can tell which is left and right
Now that you’ve done this, the channels have been sent to Logitek. If we need to combine channels for stereo sources, do the following: Open the web browser on the JetStream, log in, and click on the Network IO button. Click on the Sources From Network tab. Click to edit the source that’s the left channel. In the UDP stop string, enter chan=2 (all lowercase, no spaces). Ensure there is not a space between the beginning of the field and the c of chan. Click Upload to JetStream. Repeat for all stereo pairs. When complete, go to JetStream Server and click refresh.
In the Logitek JetSet, you will assign only the left channel source of a stereo pair to the surface. When we make the route, we’ll see the chan=2 text and know to ask Dante to make a flow to combine the left and right channels and you will get stereo audio.
If the source in question is something that you usually sum left and right together, edit the left channel source in Logitek JetSet and set the mode to Mono. Click upload to JetStream. Do a refresh. (If you remember you’ll need this for certain sources like remotes and servers, you can set the mode at the same time that you are doing the chan=2.
Sending A Stereo Output From Logitek To Dante
- Open JetSet (the web browser on the JetStream) and log in
- Go to Network IO. You will be on the Sources to Network tab. Click Add New Output.
- Enter the Surface Label. This will be transmitted to the other Dante devices. You have 16 characters (2 fields of 8)
- In the unique name field, the first 2 characters must be D| The | character on most keyboards is shift + backslash (\). After the | character you can label the source so you know what it is. It’s easier to read if you put a dash or a space after the |. Just don’t forget the first 2 characters must be D|
- Set the dropdown for the Default Source to the audio you wish to route to Dante.
- Click Upload to JetStream.
What happens here is we look for the D| to know this is information we need to send to the Dante networking module inside the engine. Any network sources without the D| are sent to a different Ethernet card to be processed using a Logitek AoIP protocol.
Sending A Mono Output From Logitek To Dante
This is almost exactly the same as a stereo. It’s a long story as to why we have to jump through this hoop…
- Open the JetSet web browser and log in
- Click on Network IO. You will be on the Outputs to Netowrk tab. Click Add New Output.
- Enter the Surface Label information and change the number of channels to 1. DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE.
- Click Upload to Jetstream.
- Now click on the output you just created. Set the Unique Name (including the D| as explained above in the stereo section). Set the Default Source. Click Upload to JetStream again to finish.