DONet Support


DONet is a multicast based system to automatically discover and control DirectOut devices on the local network with the DirectOut remote software. If the device that should be controlled does not have its own network port, the control data has to be bridged through other channels, e.g. MIDI-over-MADI or serial-over-MADI. The implementation in the M.1k2 uses serial-over-MADI.

Since the M.1k2 has a network port on the one hand and lots of MADI ports on the other hand, it can act as such a bridge and enables the user to control all via MADI connected DirectOut devices to be controlled over the network.


The DONet service uses the serial controller connection and has to be activated in the plugin panel. It acts as a transparent bridge between anything that is routed via the serial matrix to the controller and the network, and vice versa.

In order to use it, route the output of the controller in the serial matrix to the MADI port your DirectOut device is connected to. The MADI signal then has to be looped back into the M.1k2 and this input has to be routed back to the controller again.

The bitrate has to be set to 115.200 kBit/s.

Example: Single Port

Let us assume there is one Andiamo MC connected to MADI port 9 of the M.1k2. The following routing would connect the output of the controller to MADI port 9's output and the input of MADI port 9 to the controller's input:

DONet with one Andiamo MC at MADI port 9

In order to control devices connected to multiple MADI ports, simply daisy chain the input of the first MADI port to the output of the second etc., and the last input to the back to the controller's input. Keep in mind that a MADI disconnect on any of the ports leads to a broken control connection!

Example: Daisychaining MADI Ports

DONet daisy chained to multiple ports
Text and images © 2015 DirectOut Technologies, 25.11.2015