An EXP2x Dante Input block represents a single channel of digital audio signal received at a Dante port on the EXP2x device.
note: An EXP2x does not appear in the I/O palette until it has been added to the system in the Hardware Workspace.
tip: Hold down Shift then select multiple Dante input channels, one at a time, to drag in groups of blocks.
note: Unlike other input blocks, you cannot change a Dante input block name or channel name from Halogen. These names come from the Dante network and you use the Dante Controller software supplied by Audinate to configure the EXP2x device properties. https://www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-controller
note: Unlike the property dialogs for other types of HAL system input channels, which show information for a single channel, the Dante Input properties dialog shows all of the input channels that you are using for a particular EXP2x.
Dante device name
(EXP2x-Hotel in this example)
|The Dante device name of the EXP2x connected to the corresponding EXP port on the HAL device.|
(Satellite TV Audio in this example)
|The Dante network supplied name for the input channel.|
note: Even though the Dante device name and channel name are provided by the Dante network, Halogen saves them in the configuration file for convenience when you are working offline with Halogen.
Sync Status LED
Shows green when the Dante network clock sync status is locked, otherwise is off.
This LED corresponds to the LOCK LED on the front panel of the EXP2x device.
note: This LED is functional only when you are connected to a HAL device which has an attached and configured EXP2x on a Dante network.
The Dante Input properties dialog shows the set of input channels that you have placed on the processing map for a particular EXP2x device.
Each input channel contains the following properties:
Channel Name - the Dante-supplied name for the input channel.
Channel status LED and status label - This LED is functional only when you are connected to a HAL device which has a configured EXP2x on a Dante network. The LED and label indicates the Dante network status for the input channel and can have the following values:
note: The LED and Label are functional only when you are connected to a HAL device which has an attached and configured EXP2x on a Dante network.
Meter data - When connected to a HAL device, shows signal meter data for the input channel.
Some warnings and errors are listed below. Use Dante Controller to investigate and troubleshoot problems: