Digital Audio Labs LIVEMIX AD-24 User guide

TM
MIX-16
CENTRAL MIXER
USER GUIDE
1266 Park Road
Chanhassen, MN 55317
952-401-7700
support@digitalaudio.com
www.digitalaudio.com
Version 1.0
March 2014
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. CONTACT DIGITAL AUDIO LABS FOR SERVICING.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the
user to the presence of un-insulated and/or potentially dangerous voltage within the products
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
POWER CORD NOTICE FOR INTERNATIONAL OPERATION
Please call Digital Audio Labs Support at 952-401-7700.
Important Safety Instructions
1.
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6.
Read and understand this entire manual.
Keep this manual available for reference.
Heed all warnings and precautions in this manual and notices marked on the product.
Do not use this product near water or damp environments.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Provide for proper airflow around product. Do not install near products that produce high levels
of heat. Do not expose the unit to direct sun light or heating units as the internal components’
temperature may rise and shorten the life of the components.
7. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong.
8. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they connect to the product. Do not use the unit if the electrical
power cord is frayed or broken.
9. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
10.Unplug this product during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
11.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. There are no user serviceable components inside
the product.
12.The product shall not be exposed to moisture. Do not touch the unit with wet hands. Do not
handle the unit or power cord when your hands are wet or damp.
13.The product should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the product.
Care
• From time to time you should wipe off the front and side panels and the cabinet with a dry soft
cloth. Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or other chemical solvents or cloths since this
may damage the finish or remove the panel lettering.
• The Livemix system is capable of delivering high levels of volume. Please use caution with
volume levels, listen with the lowest possible volume for proper operation and avoid exposure to
prolonged high volume levels.
• The manufacture cannot be held responsible for damages caused to persons, personal
possessions, or data due to an improper or missing ground connection.
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CONTENTS
Safety Instructions................................................................................................. ii
Important Safety Instructions.................................................................... ii
Care.......................................................................................................... ii
Digital Audio Labs Limited Warranty..................................................................... 1
Repair Policy............................................................................................. 1
Warranty Service....................................................................................... 1
Non-Warranty Service............................................................................... 1
Contents of Box..................................................................................................... 2
Introduction........................................................................................................... 2
Anatomy of the MIX-16............................................................................ 2
Setup Diagrams..................................................................................................... 4
Analog Input to MIX-16............................................................................ 4
Digital Input to MIX-16............................................................................. 4
MIX-16 to CS-DUO Control Surfaces....................................................... 5
Setup and Operation............................................................................................. 6
Using the USB Output........................................................................................... 6
Livemix System Overview...................................................................................... 7
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................... 8
Livemix Support..................................................................................................... 9
Technical Specifications......................................................................................... 9
Open Source Statement......................................................................... 10
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DIGITAL AUDIO LABS LIMITED WARRANTY
Digital Audio Labs warrants their products against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two
years from date of purchase. During this period, Digital Audio Labs will, at its option, repair the defective unit
or replace it with a new or rebuilt one.
The warranty does NOT cover:
• Damage due to abuse, misuse, or accident.
• Damage due to operation contrary to the instructions in the product instruction manual.
• Units on which the product serial number has been removed or altered.
• Units that have been serviced by unauthorized personnel.
All implied warranties, including warranties on merchantability and fitness, are limited in time to the length of
this warranty. Some states do not allow time limitations on implied warranties, so this limitation may not apply
to you. Digital Audio Labs’ liability is limited to the repair or replacement of its product. Digital Audio Labs
shall in no way be held liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of their product
or its software, including, without limitation, damages from loss of business profits, business interruption,
loss of business information or other pecuniary loss. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Repair Policy
Please do not return the product without obtaining an RMA number first. Contact Digital Audio Labs at
support@digitalaudio.com to acquire an RMA number. Do not return the product to the place of purchase.
Please write the RMA number on the outside of the shipping carton. Any product sent to us without a valid
RMA number will be refused. Include the following with the product: a brief description of the problem, your
name, return shipping address, phone number and the RMA number. Do not include any accessories. DAL
is not responsible for any damage to or loss of the product during transit. We recommend that customers
obtain a receipt and tracking number for all packages shipped to us. Turnaround time on repairs is generally
ten business days. If you live outside of the United States, please contact your local distributor for warranty
service.
Please return product to:
Digital Audio Labs
Attn: RMA Number
1266 Park Road
Chanhassen, MN 55317
USA
Warranty Service
You will be required to pay the shipping charges when you ship your product to DAL. DAL will pay for return
shipping via UPS ground. We reserve the right to inspect any product that may be the subject of any warranty
claim before repair is carried out. For warranty service, we may require proof of the original date of purchase
if you have not registered your product with DAL. Final determination of warranty coverage lies solely with
Digital Audio Labs.
Non-Warranty Service
If it is determined that the product does not meet the terms of our warranty, you will be billed for labor,
materials, return freight and insurance. There is a $50 USD minimum charge for materials and labor.
Appropriate shipping charges will be applied. We require payment in advance of repair by credit card; we
accept Visa and Master Card. In the event the charges are over the minimum charge, DAL will contact you
and inform you of the cost of the repair before any work is completed.
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CONTENTS OF BOX
• MIX-16
• External Power Supply
INTRODUCTION
The MIX-16 is the Central Mixer of the Livemix system. Although the Control Surfaces are where
most of the mixing is controlled, the actual mixing happens in the MIX-16. The MIX-16 contains the
following features:
• 24-channel digital input
• 24-bit digital mixing and processing
• Provides power and audio to attached control surfaces over a single cable
• Provides 16 separate monitor mixes
• USB Connection to Windows PC or Apple OS X computer
Anatomy of the MIX-16
FRONT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
MIX-16
REAR
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6
7
MIX-16
4
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DATA OUT
STEREO MIXES 17-32 (MIX-32 ONLY)
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LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
LIVEMIX
DATA IN
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2
STEREO MIXES 1-16
5
24VDC
3.75A
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1. External Power Supply Connector: Connect the included power supply to this jack. Only
use the power supply that is supplied with your MIX-16 (24V / 3.75A). Contact support for a
replacement power supply.
2. Livemix Data In: This is the input for the MIX-16. Connect a shielded CAT5 cable from the
Livemix Data Out port on the AD-24 to the Livemix Data In. This will be unused if using the Dante
Option Card.
3. Power Switch: This switch turns power on/off to the MIX-16 unit. The MIX-16 supplies power
to connected Control Surfaces. Turning the power on/off will also power on/off all connected
Control Surfaces.
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4. Control Surface Ports: Each port supplies both power and
audio to connected Control Surfaces through a standard CAT5
cable.
Two indicator lights on each port report device status
information.
• The green light will illuminate when a CS-DUO has a
valid connection with the MIX-16.
• The yellow light is a fault indicator. It may illuminate
briefly when each control surface is powered on. If it
remains lit, this indicates a problem with the port, the
CAT5 cable or the CS-DUO.
NOTE:
If power is ever interrupted to
the MIX-16, the CS-DUO will
automatically return to the last
loaded mix when it powers back
on. Additionally, the MIX-16 will
automatically return to the last
loaded Global Template. 5. Option Card Bay: This bay is used to provide access to additional input formats. When using an
option card, such as the LM-DANTE-EXP Dante card, the system must be configured for digital
input. This can be done on the CS-DUO (see CS-DUO guide for more information).
6. Livemix Data Light: This light will change color to indicate the audio and power status of the
MIX-16. With both analog and digital inputs, if the light is off, there is no power to the MIX-16.
Any illuminated light color means that power is on to the MIX-16.
If using the AD-24 with analog inputs:
• The light will illuminate green when the MIX-16 is receiving audio data
• The light will illuminate red when there is no audio data present
If using the Dante Option Card:
• A green light means there is no “problem” with the audio; this could also mean no
connections have been made (See LM-DANTE-EXP manual for more information)
• A yellow light means at least one Dante channel is not connected properly (See LMDANTE-EXP manual for more information)
• A red light means that at least one channel is reporting an error (See LM-DANTE-EXP
manual for more information)
7. USB Port: The USB port connects to a Windows PC or Apple OS X computer, and allows
the computer to record a 2-channel stereo mix of one of the mixes generated by a CS-DUO.
Common uses for this type of recording include:
• Recording a worship service for a later podcast
• Documenting a band performance for later
evaluation
8. Livemix Data Out (Mixes 1-16): This port is intended to
connect to future Livemix products, it is currently inactive.
9. Livemix Data Out (Mixes 17-32): This port is intended to
connect to future Livemix products, it is currently inactive.
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NOTE:
When using the MIX-16 USB port
with a computer, please keep in
mind that the audio provided has
the following characteristics:
• 48 Khz sample rate
• 16-bit bit rate
• Stereo signal 3
DB25 CABLE
(TASCAM PINOUT)
TRS CABLE
SETUP DIAGRAMS
LIVEMIX
DATA
AD-24
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
Analog Input to MIX-16
AD-24
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
LIVEMIX
DATA
AD-24
12VDC
3.33A
12VDC
3.33A
SHIELDED
CAT5
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
MIX-16
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
STEREO MIXES 17-32 (MIX-32 ONLY)
LIVEMIX
DATA IN
STEREO MIXES 1-16
AD-24
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
24VDC
3.75A
12VDC
3.33A
SHIELDED
CAT5
DANTE ENABLED MIXER/SNAKE/INTERFACE
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
MIX-16
AD-24
GIGABIT NETWORK SWITCH
STEREO MIXES 17-32 (MIX-32 ONLY)
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
LIVEMIX
DATA IN
STEREO MIXES 1-16
24VDC
3.75A
Digital Input to MIX-16
CAT5/CAT6
DANTE ENABLED MIXER/SNAKE/INTERFACE
MIX-16
CAT5/CAT6
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
LM-DANTE-EXP
DANTE
NETWORK
STEREO MIXES 17-32 (MIX-32 ONLY)
LINK/ACT
1G
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
LIVEMIX
DATA IN
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
LIVEMIX
DATA IN
STEREO MIXES 1-16
24VDC
3.75A
Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
GIGABIT NETWORK SWITCH
CAT5/CAT6
MIX-16
1
2
3
4
5
CAT5/CAT6
6
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
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8
LM-DANTE-EXP
DANTE
NETWORK
STEREO MIXES 17-32 (MIX-32 ONLY)
LINK/ACT
1G
STEREO MIXES 1-16
24VDC
3.75A
MIX-16
Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
CAT5/CAT6
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
1
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
MIX-16
4
CAT5/CAT6
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PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
PUSH TO SETUP
PUSH TO SETUP
PUSH TO SETUP
PUSH TO SETUP
PUSH TO SETUP
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
MIX-16
MIX-16 to CS-DUO Control Surfaces
1
2
3
4
5
6
LINK/ACT
7
LM-DANTE-EXP
DANTE
NETWORK
STEREO MIXES 17-32 (MIX-32 ONLY)
1G
LIVEMIX
DATA IN
LIVEMIX
DATA OUT
STEREO MIXES 1-16
24VDC
3.75A
Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
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MIX-16
CAT5/CAT6
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
MASTER OUT
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
PUSH TO SETUP
ME & GROUP
MIX B OUT
MIX A HEADPHONES
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AUX IN
USB
CS PORT
FOOTSWITCH
MIX A OUT
MIX B HEADPHONES
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SETUP AND OPERATION
Although the MIX-16 is the Central Mixer of the Livemix
system, there are no direct controls. Setting up the MIX-16
is simple and all configuration is done through an attached
Control Surface (covered in the CS-DUO manual).
1. If using the analog input, connect the Livemix Data Out
port on the AD-24 to the Livemix Data In port on the
MIX-16. Please use shielded CAT5 or CAT6 cable to
make this connection. If using an option card, you will
not use the Livemix Data In port.
2. Connect each Control Surface to a Control Port on
the front of the MIX-16. These do not have to be
sequential.
NOTE:
The audio data sent over the
Livemix system is a proprietary
data format. It will not work with
a switch or a standard Ethernet
network. When using an Option
Card designed for networked
audio use, such as the LMDANTE-EXP, consult the Option
Card manual for information on
how to connect to the network.
3. Connect the Power Supply on the back of the MIX-16 to
an appropriate power source.
4. Turn on the MIX-16.
NOTE:
Networking cable comes in
a variety of “flavors”. For the
purposes of Livemix, either CAT5e
or CAT6 cabling is appropriate.
USING THE USB OUTPUT
The MIX-16 is equipped with a USB port for connection to a
computer. When connected, the MIX-16 will show up on the
computer as a USB audio class device. When used with recording
software, the stereo output of any single CS-DUO can be
recorded.
All configuration for this feature is performed on an attached
Control Surface.
• Select a CS-DUO mix to assign to the USB Port and select
the Mix Tools menu on that mix
• Press Global Setup
• Press the MIX-16-/32 USB Mix Assign button
• You will see a message that says “Send your mix to the MIX-16
USB record port?” Press “Yes” to assign or “No” to cancel
The stereo mix from that CS-DUO will now be sent to the USB port
of the MIX-16. Connect to a Windows PC or Apple OS X computer
and record the stereo signal into the audio recording software of
choice.
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LIVEMIX SYSTEM OVERVIEW
There are three components required to make a Livemix system. Each system will have either an
analog or digital input unit, a central mixer unit, and at least one attached control surface.
Input Options
Users with analog source material will use the AD-24. Using the TRS or DB-25 inputs, audio from the
source material is made available to the Livemix system.
Users with digital source material will use the Dante Option Card (LM-DANTE-EXP). This is an option
card that is installed in the MIX-16 and allows the Livemix system to receive audio from a Dante
based network.
Central Mixer Options
The Livemix Central Mixer processes and distributes digital audio and power to connected Control
Surfaces. Control up to 16 personal mixes with the Livemix MIX-16.
Control Surface
Livemix needs at least one connected controller to make a mix. Livemix Bundles (both Analog and
Digital) come with 4 Livemix CS-DUO units for a total of 8 personal mixes. Each Livemix CS-DUO
connects via network cable to one of the ports of the MIX-16. Using various controls on the unit, two
users can each create their own custom mix, which is then output to headphones, in-ear monitors or
stage monitors, right from the CS-DUO unit.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
My MIX-16 is not powering on correctly.
• Verify that you have connected the external power supply to a working power outlet
• Verify that the front panel power switch is set to ON.
I am not seeing the “Livemix Data” light illuminate.
If the Livemix Data light is not illuminating, there is a problem with the power to the MIX-16.
Check to make sure that the power supply is connected to the MIX-16 and that all the cables are
secure. Also check to ensure that the power supply is plugged into an appropriate power source
and that the power cable from the source to the power supply transformer is securely attached.
I have connected the USB port to my computer but am not receiving any audio into my
recording software.
• Verify that you have properly assigned a specific CS-DUO monitor mix to the USB port (see CSDUO user’s manual for more details)
• Verify that you have configured your Windows PC or Apple OS X computer properly to use the
MIX-16 as the desired audio input to your software
I was planning on feeding the MIX-16 from my digital mixer, but do not see the right
connector to use on the MIX-16.
• The MIX-16 interfaces with digital consoles through the use of an option card that inserts into a
slot and offers the necessary connectors.
• Verify that you have the correct digital option card installed.
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LIVEMIX SUPPORT
Phone Support: Toll Free:
Email Support: Website:
952-401-7700
844-DAL-INFO
support@digitalaudio.com
www.digitalaudio.com/support
DIGITAL AUDIO LABS
1266 Park Rd
Chanhassen, MN 55317
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MIX-16 SPECIFICATIONS
Max Cable Length from CS-DUO
100 ft
CAT5 Cable
Max Cable Length from AD-24
300ft
Shielded CAT5 Cable
Bit Rate
24-Bit Digital Mixing
and Processing
Sample Rate
48 Khz
USB Output
16-bit / 48 Khz Stereo
Digital Format
Expansion
Proprietary in System
Option Card Bay
LIVEMIX SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
.03% (100mW, 22Ω Load)
THD+N
(18 dBu 1KHz input)
.014% (100mW, into 32Ω Load )
.005% (100mW into 64Ω ohms)
.003% (100mW into 300Ω)
S/N Ratio
103dB
Frequency Response
20Hz-22KHz ± 3dB
Crosstalk
(Left to Right)
Latency
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1.5 mS
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Open Source Statement
The Livemix MIX-16 firmware includes the open source software module FreeRTOS, which is licensed
under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 2) AND MODIFIED BY the FreeRTOS
exception, as outlined in the FreeRTOS license. In accordance with those licensing terms, we must
provide you the source code for the version of FreeRTOS used in the MIX-16. You may download
the FreeRTOS source code at http://www.digitalaudio.com/open-source-center.
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