Audio: Ether and Fire

Networked digital audio systems may soon be serving a live venue near you

While Routing Digital Audio through networks in audio facilities is nothing new, the past decade has seen developments in the implementation of protocols that may profoundly influence sound diffusion and control at live events. Companies such as Gibson, Peak Audio, QSC, Rane, and Yamaha are but a few of the key players in this sector. Whether they use CAT-5 Ethernet, fiber optic, or FireWire runs, there is a desire to simplify and enhance signal routing, as well as to define a single standard

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