this wildfire was surely a mess and very challenging, so welcome back to more "normal" conditions (except Corona which is a plague for us all).
You put a lot of requirements from different areas into one thread. In my opinion, this is beyond the scope of what a forum/internet consultation can achieve.
If you are looking for consulting for such a big solution, I think it would be better to work with a system house like e.g. Synthax, that can continuously support a project of this size in terms of know-how and execution.
If I were you, I would separate the areas of internet connection, data and audio network and consider them separately.
Audio applications over the Internet are also a very special topic in itself. Here it depends on the distances between you and your communication partner, how many ms delays you will have on a line at least and what you are planning to do there at all, also about the mode of operation, the flows, which all have a certain latency over the WAN. And depending on how your counterpart is connected or how the routing between the transport providers works, the quality will also be very variable.
I think it would be easier to just talk to you about what kind of equipment you need for audio in the studio.
At the moment I see two basic options if you want to get all devices from RME, MADI or AVB based solutions.
You prefer optical cabling, which is IMHO a very good flexible solution because of ...
a) galvanic isolation
b) allows for separation of audio and data network (also doable with AVB)
c) allows for long and even very long distances cabling:
- multimode up to 2km
- single mode (special order @RME) up to 10 km between each of the devices
So with MADI you can build e.g. a nice optical fiber ring installation. As already mentioned from device to device distances of up to 2km or even 10km (single mode) are possible and you can connect up to 8 devices with 8 channels each to a MADI bus.
In case you are using a MADI bus, a UFX+ (USB3/TB) would be a good choice, because you have the possibility to make backup recordings with DURec. Other very nice MADI interfaces (for PCIe) are the HDSPe MADI FX with the special driver that optimizes resource consumption at the computer.
You can find more information about these devices in these blog articles:
About UFX+ and MADI setup:
https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/ind … 8-RME-UFX/
https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/ind … -DURec-DE/
https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/ind … Cber-MADI/
About HDSPe MADI FX
https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/ind … Pro-FS-BE/
In contrast to MADI here something different with some basic information to MADI and AVB and MADI integration into AVB.
So should you have already some MADI equipment, then you can integrate it into AVB, like shown in the PDF article:
https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/ind … XTC-DE-EN/
In combination with the MADI Router you can do a lot of things, but I have not yet evaluated the full range of possibilities of the MADI Router. Here I would also use the experience of a system house (wzB Synthax), which also takes care of larger installations: https://www.rme-audio.de/de_madi-router.html
Synthax can certainly contribute from their experience and maybe even tell you whether AVB could have further advantages for you at this point or to simply show it as an alternative and then compare costs / benefits ...
It all depends also a bit on how many channels of what type you need per room and how the rooms are distributed around the house.
Hope this helps to get break up such big request into management pieces for a forum.
For the big picture -> integrator
For questions in terms of particular devices or what could be used you can ask of course here as well. But don't expect a big concept out of here, this is not manageable via forum.
X10SRi-F, E5-1650v4, Win10Pro20H2, Cub11Pro, UFX+ (v0.9734), XTC, 12Mic, ADI-2 Pro FS R BE