Yamaha DME Designer Owner`s manual

DME Setup Manual
Version 3.8
This manual describes the process of setting up a DME system, from making the initial DME processor
settings (DME64N / DME24N / DME8i-C / DME8o-C / DME4io-C / DME8i-ES / DME8o-ES / DME4io-ES) to
synchronizing with the DME Designer application installed on a computer.
n In this document the term “DME” will refer to the DME64N, DME24N, DME8i-C, DME8o-C, DME4io-C, DME8i-ES, DME8o-ES
and DME4io-ES, while the term “DME Satellite” will refer only to the DME8i-C, DME8o-C, DME4io-C, DME8i-ES, DME8o-ES and
DME4io-ES.
n For details about the DME units refer to the manual supplied with the specific device, and for details about the DME Designer
application refer to the pdf-format DME Designer manual.
n If you will be using CobraNet™ for audio connections, the required bundle numbers and related settings must be made via the
DME Designer application.
n If you will be using EtherSound™ for audio connections, the routing and other EtherSound settings must be made via the
AuviTran AVSESMonitor software available from the AuviTran website:
http://www.auvitran.com/
Version Compatibility
• DME Designer cannot be used to upgrade DME firmware version 3.5 or earlier to version 3.8 or later (this
does not apply to the SP2060 or ICP1). Contact your Yamaha dealer or service center for this type of
upgrade.
• DME Designer cannot be used to downgrade DME firmware version 3.8 or later to version 3.5 or earlier
(this does not apply to the SP2060 or ICP1). Contact your Yamaha dealer or service center for this type of
downgrade.
• DME firmware versions 3.8 or later cannot be written using DME Designer version 3.5 or earlier.
• When DME units running firmware version 3.5 or earlier and DME or DME Satellite units running firmware
versions 3.8 or later are combined in the same device group, DME units running firmware version 3.5 or
earlier cannot be designated as the group master.
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Setup Flow
Software Installation (page 3)
 Install DME Designer and DME-N Network Driver (page 5)
 USB-MIDI Driver Installation (page 5)
Basic Setup (page 7)
Advanced Setup (page 13)
 Connecting a single DME unit
directly to a computer via USB
cable
 Connecting multiple DME units to a
computer via Ethernet cables
• Make all necessary Mini-YGDAI card
settings using DME Designer (when one or
more Mini-YGDAI cards are used).
• Place and connect the components.
• Going Online and Checking sound output
• Make the required DME unit network settings.
• Make the required computer network
settings.
• Setting the DME-N Network Driver
• Take the connection online and check the
sound output as described in the Basic Setup
section.
In-depth Information on DME Units (page 20)
 Connecting to External Controllers
This section covers connection to remote controllers via Ethernet or GPI.
 Setting up DME64N/24N Networks via Panel Operations
Describes how DME64N/24N network settings can be made via the control panel.
 Related web site on DME series and peripherals
This section serves as a guide to online information on Speaker Processor Components library data,
Mini-YGDAI cards, and touch-panel controllers (AMX/Creston).
DME-N Network Driver Setup Details (page 23)
Troubleshooting & Tips (page 26)
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Software Installation
Begin by downloading the DME Designer Combo Installer and the USB-MIDI Driver from the “Downloads”
page on the Yamaha Pro Audio website
(http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/downloads/firm_soft/index.html).
Select and download the appropriate driver for your computer’s operating system.
n DME Designer V3.8 supports Windows7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
Minimum System Requirements
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OS
Windows 7:
Ultimate / Professional / Home Premium
Windows Vista: Ultimate / Business / Enterprise
Windows XP: Professional / Home Edition
Hard Disk
300MB or more
Display
1280 x 1024 pixels or higher; High Color (16-bit) or higher
Other
Pointing device such as a mouse
Ethernet (100Base-TX/10Base-T) port or USB port
Windows Vista / Windows 7
CPU
32bit: 1.4GHz or higher Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron family processor
64bit: Intel 64 compatible processor
Available Memory
1GB or more (2GB or more on Windows 7 64-bit)
Windows XP
CPU
1GHz or higher Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron family processor
Available Memory
256MB or more
n The system requirements described above are applied to the DME Designer version 3.8.0. Keep in mind that the software is
often updated and the system requirements are subject to change. You can check the latest version information and its system
requirements at the following website.
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
The system requirements may differ slightly depending on the particular computer.
n Disable any power-saving mode on the computer.
n When using the Windows Vista operating system, use only USB-MIDI Driver V3.0 or later, and DME-N Network Driver V1.2 or
later.
When using the Windows 7 operating system, use only USB-MIDI Driver V3.0.4 or later, and DME-N Network Driver V1.2.1 or
later.
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Software Installation
 Download the DME Designer Combo Installer
Use this link to download
the required software.
n The DME-N Network Driver can be downloaded individually, but the DME Designer Combo Installer allows you to download
and install both DME Designer and the DME-N Network Driver in one operation.
DME Designer:
DME system settings can be made using this dedicated application.
n DME designer can be used in online mode even if a DME unit is not connected.
DME-N Network Driver:
This driver is needed in order for your computer and DME unit(s) to be connected via Ethernet.
 Download the USB-MIDI Driver
This driver is needed in order for your computer and a DME unit to be connected using a USB cable.
Select the correct driver for
your computer's OS.
When each has been downloaded, please expand it and place the expanded folder in an easy-to-find
location such as your desktop.
Then, follow the steps described below in order to install the software.
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Software Installation
Install DME Designer and DME-N Network Driver
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Follow the procedure outlined below to install the DME Designer application and the DME-N Network Driver
using the DME Designer Combo Installer.
1
After the downloaded compressed file is
properly extracted, double-click the
“setup.exe” file.
The setup wizard for the DME Designer Combo
Installer will be displayed.
2
Execute the installation by following the
directions appearing on the screen.
DME Designer will be installed first of all,
followed by the DME-N Network Driver.
n If a DME Designer or DME-N Network Driver version
other than the version being installed is already
present, it will be uninstalled before the new
installation begins. In this case it will be necessary
to restart the computer after the existing software
has been uninstalled. In all cases it will be
necessary to restart the computer after the new
software has been installed. Follow the on-screen
instructions.
USB-MIDI Driver Installation
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1
2
Disconnect all USB devices from the
computer except for the mouse and
computer keyboard.
4
Turn off the power of the DME unit.
Connect the USB connector of the
computer to the USB TO HOST
connector of the DME unit with a
standard USB cable.
When the “Found New Hardware Wizard”
window appears, click [Cancel].
n This screen will not appear on Windows 7. When
the message “Device driver software was not
successfully installed.” appears, continue the
installation procedure.
Start the computer and use the
“Administrator” account to log on
Windows.
Close all applications and windows that are
open.
3
6
n On some computers, it may take a few minutes
before this screen appears.
7
After the downloaded compressed file is
properly extracted, double-click the file
“setup.exe.”
The “Preparing to install” window appears. The
next window will appear after finishing this
preparation.
n (Windows Vista/Windows 7) If the “User Account
Control” window appears, click [Continue] or [Yes].
n Do not use a USB hub for connecting multiple USB
devices.
5
Turn on the power of the DME unit(s).
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Software Installation
8
When the “Welcome to the InstalShield
Wizard for Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver”
window appears, click [Next].
n When the number of installed USB-MIDI drivers
exceeds the Windows OS limit (10 instances) an
error message will appear. In this case reinstall
the Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver after uninstalling any
unnecessary USB-MIDI drivers (page 28).
If the warning message below appears during
the installation, click [Yes], [Continue Anyway],
or [Install].
Windows XP
Windows Vista / Windows 7
9
When a message appears indicating
that the driver has been successfully
installed, click [Finish].
n On some computers, it may take a few minutes
before this screen appears.
10 When a window appears prompting you
to restart the computer, do so.
Restart the computer by following the on-screen
directions.
n This display will not appear when using Windows
XP x64/Windows Vista/Windows 7. No restart is
necessary.
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Basic Setup
Connecting a single DME unit directly to a computer via USB cable
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This section covers the most basic configuration – that is, using a single computer to control a single DME unit.
USB cable
1
Preparation
Before launching DME Designer, it is critical that the DME unit is turned on and then connected to the computer
using a USB cable.
1-1
Once the DME unit has been connected, launch DME Designer.
When DME Designer is launched a new project is created and a new zone is displayed in the designer
window.
Main Panel window
Designer window
1-2
Place the desired DME unit in the designer window.
Double-click a connected DME unit shown in the list on the left side of the display (in this
case a DME24N), or select a DME unit and drag-and-drop it into the designer window.
Drag and drop
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In response to this action, the Device Group and Sampling Frequency Settings window will be displayed.
Click the [OK] button to proceed.
n Group settings are not necessary when only one DME unit is connected. The sampling rate can be changed later on.
2
Mini-YGDAI Card Settings (DME64N/24N only)
The following settings are used only when one or more Mini-YGDAI cards are installed in a DME24N or DME64N.
If this is not the case, proceed to Step (3. Component Layout and Connection) below.
2-1
With the Mini-YGDAI card already inserted into the DME unit, right-click on the
corresponding DME icon and select [Properties…] from the bottom of the menu
displayed.
Right-click  [Properties...]
2-2
In the DME Device Properties window that is displayed, select the currently-inserted
expansion card as shown below and click the [OK] button.
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Component Layout and Connection
3-1
Double-click the icon for your DME unit to display the Configuration window.
Double-click
3-2
Drag and drop the components that you require into the configuration area from the list
on the left-hand side.
Drag and drop
3-3
To connect components, click the required input or output port and drag the end of the
connecting wire to the required destination.
n Components can also be freely dragged around the configuration area using the mouse.
n To remove a component or an incorrectly connected wire, click the component or wire, confirm that it turns red, and
then press the [Delete] button on the computer keyboard.
When all necessary components have been arranged and connected in the same way, as shown in
the example below, next, create a scene and transmit the setup data to the DME unit.
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4
Creating scenes
5
Going On-Line
In order to transmit all data created thus far to a DME
unit, it is necessary to store at least one scene. The
scene store procedure is outlined below.
When synchronization with the DME unit has been
achieved and the connection is online, the DME
Designer settings are written to the DME unit.
4-1
5-1
4-2
4-3
Click the [Scene Manager] button from
the Main Panel window to display the
“Scene Manager” dialog box.
Click the [Store] button in the “Scene
Manager” dialog box.
5-2
Click the [Communication Port] button
from the Main Panel window to display
the “Communication Port” dialog box.
When the “Communication Port”
dialog box is displayed, ensure that the
Tx, Rx, and Device Group settings are
as shown below. When “No Assign” is
selected for Port 1, click the item and
select an appropriate option from the
list that appears.
n If the appropriate option list does not appear
even though the USB-MIDI driver is installed,
check that the DME unit is properly connected
to the computer.
Click the [OK] button.
5-3
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Click the [On-line] button from the Main
Panel window.
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5-4
When the Synchronization window is
displayed, the text “Select IP Address”
will be displayed in red. Click this
message and select the required IP
address from the drop-down menu.
5-8
n If the correct IP address is not displayed, check
that the DME unit is properly connected to the
computer.
5-9
When writing has been completed, the
message, “Saving the Designer file
after synchronization will enhance the
speed of the next synchronization. Do
you want to save now?” will be
displayed. If you want to save the file,
click the [Yes] button.
After returning to the Synchronization
window, click the [Close] button.
When synchronization processing has
finished and the connection is online, the
[On-line] button in the main panel window
will light.
5-5
5-6
5-7
Click the [Go On-line] button.
n To go offline, click the [On-line] button to turn it
off.
When the Sync Direction window is
displayed, ensure that [DME Designer
-> Device] is selected, and then click
the [OK] button.
In response to the prompt,
“Synchronizing will cause audio to
mute. Is this OK?”, click the [Yes]
button.
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6
Checking sound output
In the case of DME24N, DME8i-C, DME4io-C, DME8i-ES or DME4io-ES units, appropriate HA control
settings must be made prior to checking the
system’s sound output.
6-1
Right-click the [Analog Input]
component and select [Open HA
Editor] from the drop-down menu.
An “Analog” dialog box that allows head amp
settings will appear.
By default, the gain is set to +10 dBu (i.e.,
the lowest possible gain).
6-2
Adjust the sensitivity to the correct
level for the connected audio
equipment.
n The level displayed by [Gain] is the sensitivity level to be
matched. As the sensitivity of most professional audio
equipment (using XLR connectors) is +4 dBu, the level
shown by [Gain] should be set to “4” in such a case.
When using input from microphones or other similar
sources, turn the dial clockwise to adjust the input volume
to a suitable level. Specifically, it is recommended that
the level shown by the input meter be peaking at around
-18 dB.
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Advanced Setup
Connecting multiple DME units to a computer via Ethernet cables
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In the following two cases, a USB cable should not be used to connect your computer and DME units for
actual operation; instead, you should make the necessary connections via Ethernet cables.
• Two or more DME units are to be controlled in a single device group (using a Network switch).
• When the distance between the DME unit and computer is too great for a USB connection.
n If a company or office network is to be used for this purpose, it will be necessary to switch back and forth between the DME
network and the regular network. In such a case, we recommend connection via USB or the use of a commercially-available
Ethernet/USB interface.
Setting example
Device Group
Group Master
DME4io-C
(IP Address: 192.168.000.002)
Ethernet cable
Ethernet cable
Network Switch
Ethernet cable
Ethernet cable
Computer
(IP Address: 192.168.000.001)
DME8o-C
(IP Address: 192.168.000.003)
DME64N
(IP Address: 192.168.000.004)
n When multiple DME units are being used, the DME units are controlled in “device groups.” Since all DME units in a device group
are controlled via the group’s master DME unit, one DME unit in each group must be designated as the group master.
n When DME64N/24N units running firmware version 3.5 or earlier and DME64N/24N or DME Satellite units running firmware
versions 3.8 or later are combined in the same device group, DME64N/24N units running firmware version 3.5 or earlier cannot
be designated as the group master.
n The device group master DME unit can be connected to the computer via a USB cable. Slave DME units can be connected to
the group master via USB cables.
n Use a network switch that is capable of 100Base-TX operation.
n The maximum length of cables that can be used to connect DME units to a network switch is 100 meters. Proper operation at
this length, however, will depend on the quality of the network switch and cables used, and cannot be guaranteed.
n Use CAT5 STP (shielded twisted pair) type cable to maximize resistance to electromagnetic interference.
n If you are using multiple DME series units, set Link Mode on each unit to the same setting. Yamaha recommends that you select
100Base-TX for the Link Mode setting.
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Advanced Setup
DME Network Settings
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Before making the DME network connections, set the device group and IP address for each DME unit from
DME Designer via a USB connection.
By default, all DME units are assigned the IP address 192.168.000.002.
Please ensure that the USB-MIDI driver has been installed before proceeding.
n The same driver can be used for multiple DME units of the same type (DME64N, DME24N, DME Satellite). A common USB driver
can be used for multiple DME Satellite units.
n If using a DME64N or DME24N, setting can be performed directly via the front display (page 21). ICP1 settings can be made via
the unit’s control panel. Refer to “ICP1 settings and operation” of the DME Designer V3.8 Owner’s Manual.
1
Connect the computer to the DME unit via a USB cable, then turn the DME unit power ON.
USB cable
2
3
4
Click the [Communication Port] button from the Main Panel window to display the
“Communication Port” dialog box.
Select either “YAMAHA USB OUT 0-1” or “Yamaha DME NETWORK-1” for the [Tx] (transmit)
field, and “YAMAHA USB IN 0-1” or “Yamaha DME NETWORK-1” for the [Rx] (receive) field,
and click the [OK] button.
Click the [Network Setup] from the [Hardware] menu on the Main Panel window to display
the “Network Setup” dialog box.
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Make sure that the “Network Setup” dialog box settings are made as shown below, the
click the [OK] button.
Master/Slave
Master
IP Address
192.168.0.2
Master ID
–
Link Mode
100Base-TX
Group master settings (DME4io-C in the example).
n The default settings can be used for the group master.
6
Use the same procedure to set the slave (DME8o-C and DME64N in the example) settings
and IP address.
DME8o-C
Master/Slave
IP Address
DME64N
Slave
192.168.0.3
192.168.0.4
Master ID
192.168.0.2
Link Mode
100Base-TX
n The subnet mask is fixed at “255.255.255.0”.
n The host address can be set from 2 to 253 for the Master device, and from 3 to 253 for Slaves.
n Always use a private address (192.168.0.2. through 192.168.255.253) unless it is absolutely necessary to use a global
address. Consult with the network administrator if it is necessary to use a global address.
n Although an error will be displayed on DME units at this time, it can be ignored. (This message is output due to group
settings not yet having been made.)
Slave settings (DME8o-C in the example).
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Slave settings (DME64N in the example).
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Advanced Setup
Computer Network Settings
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The computer’s IP address and TCP/IP filtering must be set up to allow network communication with the DME
device(s).
 Windows Vista / Windows 7
1
6
Select [Start]  [Control Panel], then click
or double-click [Network and Sharing
Center] or [View network status and
tasks].
n The network address must be set to that same
address as the DME devices, while the host
address must be set to a different value.
The “Network and Sharing Center” is displayed.
2
Enter your computer’s IP address into
[IP address], the Gateway’s IP address
into [Default gateway], and
“255.255.255.0” into [Subnet mask].
n Set the IP address of the gateway when the gateway
exists. Set the vacant address when the gateway
does not exist. You should set the address in the
same subnet as IP address. The address should be
set in the same subnet as IP address within LAN in
which the subnet is set.
Click [Manage network connection] or
[Change Adapter settings] from the
“Tasks” list located in the left side of
“Network and Sharing Center” window,
then double-click [Local Area
Connection].
The “Local Area Connection Status” dialog box
will be displayed.
n The “User Account Control” dialog box may appear.
Click [Continue] or [Yes] button.
n If the “Local Area Connection properties” dialog box
appears, skip ahead to step 4.
3
Click [Properties].
The “Local Area Connection properties” dialog
box will be displayed.
n The “User Account Control” dialog box may appear.
Click [Continue] or [Yes] button.
4
In the [Network] tab, choose [Internet
Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)], and click
the [Properties] button.
7
Click [OK].
The “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
Properties” dialog box will be displayed.
5
Click [Use the Following IP Address] on
the [General] tab.
 Windows XP
1
Select [Start]  [Control Panel].
The “Control Panel” is displayed.
2
3
If the control panel appears as category
view, click [Switch to Classic View].
Double-click [Network Connections] 
[Local Area Connection].
The “Local Area Connection Status” dialog box
will be displayed
n If the “Local Area Connection properties” dialog
box appears, skip ahead to step 5.
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Click [Properties] on the [General] tab.
The “Local Area Connection Properties” dialog
box will be displayed.
5
Select [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)] on the
[General] tab, then click [Properties].
The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties”
dialog box will be displayed.
6
9
Enter your computer’s IP address into
[IP address], the Gateway’s IP address
into [Default gateway], and
“255.255.255.0” into [Subnet mask].
n The network address must be set to that same
address as the DME devices, while the host
address must be set to a different value.
n Set the gateway IP host address to 254.
Click [Detailed Settings], then in the
“TCP/IP Detailed Settings” dialog box
click [Properties] in the [Options] tab.
The “TCP/IP Filtering” dialog will be displayed.
7
Select “Permit All” for TCP Ports, then
click [OK].
10 Click [OK].
The display returns to the “Advanced TCP/IP
Settings” dialog. Click [OK] to return to the
“Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” dialog.
n Consult the network administrator if settings need to
be changed.
8
n If the computer is being used in an office, for example,
and already has an assigned IP address, either the
current settings will have to be changed or the computer
will have to be connected to the DME unit via a USB
cable.
Click [Use the Following IP Address].
DME4io-C
Network
Switch
USB
DME8o-C
DME64N
Computer
DME Network Connections
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When the necessary settings have been made, connect the DME units and computer via a switching hub
using Ethernet cables, as shown in the example on page 13.
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Advanced Setup
Setting the DME-N Network Driver
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In order for the computer to recognize the DME device(s), it is necessary to register the IP address and device
name of the DME device that is the Device Group Master.
n Refer to page 23 for details on DME-N Network Driver setup.
1
Select [Start]  [Control Panel].
The “Control Panel” will appear.
2
If the control panel appears as category
view, switch the view as follows:
For Windows XP
Click [Switch to Classic View] in the upper left
of the control panel.
For Windows Vista
Click [Classic View] in the upper left of the
control panel.
For Windows 7
Click [View by : Category] in the upper right of
the control panel, and select “Large icons” or
“Small icons”.
3
5
Double-click the [DME-N Network Driver]
icon.
Enter the IP address range over which you
would like to automatically detect connected
DME devices in the [Detect from] and
[Detect to] fields, and click [Start].
Automatic DME detection will begin.
n In this example the IP address of the first device is
192.168.0.2, the IP address of the second device is
196.168.0.3, and the IP address of the third device
is 192.168.0.4. In this case it is necessary to set the
last [Detect from] digit to 2 or lower, and the last
[Detect to] digit to 4 or higher. Note that setting an
excessively large detection range can result in long
detection times.
The “DME-N Network Driver” dialog box will
appear.
6
When automatic DME device detection has
finished, check the [Add] box of the DME
device that is to function as the Device
Group Master, and click [Add to Device List].
The “Advanced Settings” dialog box will close and
return to the “DME-N Network Driver” dialog box.
4
Click the [Advanced Settings] button to
open the “Advanced Settings” dialog box.
DME devices connected to the network can be
automatically detected via this dialog box.
n If the IP address was not automatically detected,
register the DME device manually (page 23).
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Advanced Setup
7
Device Name
Select the DME unit that is to function as
the Device Group Master from the Target
Device List, enter the Device Name and
Device Port No., and click the [Apply]
button.
Displayed as the port name in DME Designer.
Device Port No. (MIDI port number)
Set to “1.” “2” is also available for DME64N/24N
devices.
8
Click the [Save and Close] button to close
the dialog box.
Going On-Line
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1
2
3
Place and connect the required
components as described in the basic
setup procedure (page 7) beginning from
step 1-1.
4
When the Sync Direction window is
displayed, ensure that [DME Designer ->
Device] is selected, and then click the
[OK] button.
Click the [On-line] button from the Main
Panel window.
Click “Select IP Address”, ensure that the
IP addresses for all devices are
displayed collectly, and then click the
[Go On-Line] button.
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Check sound output as described in the Basic
Setup section (page 12).
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In-depth Information on DME Units
Connecting to External Controllers
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ICP1, CP4SF, CP1SF, and CP4SW controllers are available as optional extras for remote external control of
the DME units. For details regarding installation of a control panel and connection to the DME unit, please
refer to the owner’s manual that came with the control panel.
Connection via Ethernet
Intelligent Control Panel ICP1
Connection via General Purpose Interface (GPI)
Control Panel CP4SF, CP1SF, or CP4SW
ICP1
CP4SF
CP1SF
CP4SW
Tips
Check Input Signals via the GPI Page
Signals received at the GPI IN terminals can be monitored in real time via the Utility screen GPI page on the
DME64N/24N control panel display, or via the DME Designer Utility dialog box GPI monitor. If the DME unit is not
responding properly even though the appropriate signals are being received at the GPI IN terminals, there may be
a problem with the DME settings. If there is no problem with the DME settings there may be a problem with the
DME unit itself.
Maximum length of GPI cables
CPEV cables with a core diameter of 0.65 mm or more can be used over distances of up to 100 m.
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In-depth Information on DME Units
Setting up DME64N/24N Networks via Panel Operations
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Device group and IP address settings for DME64N and DME24N units can be made directly via their front
panels as follows.
1
2
Turn on the DME64N/24N.
2 IP Address
Press the [HOME] button to display the
main screen.
Set the IP addresses of the DME devices. All
DME devices in the same Device Group must be
set to the same network address.
n When only one DME unit (Master) is used, the IP
address should be set to “192.168.0.2”.
n The subnet mask is fixed at “255.255.255.0”.
n The host address can be set from 2 to 253 for the
Master device, and from 3 to 253 for Slaves.
3
n Always use a private address (192.168.0.2. through
192.168.255.253) unless it is absolutely necessary
to use a global address. Consult with the network
administrator if it is necessary to use a global
address.
Press and hold the [UTILITY] button for
at least 2 seconds to display the Utility
screen.
Network address
Host address
3 Master ID
4
Press the [UTILITY] button several times
until the Net page appears.
1
2
3
4
5
When a device is assigned as a Slave in Master/
Slave (1) above, this sets the host address for
the Master device in that group. This parameter
cannot be set for the Master device.
4 Link Mode
Ensure that “100Base-TX” is selected for this
parameter.
6
Press the [HOME] button to return and
save your changes.
Use the [U] and [D] buttons to move the
cursor to the parameters listed below
and press the [ENTER] button.
The corresponding editing dialog will appear.
Set each of the following parameters as
described and press the [ENTER] button each
time to confirm and enter the settings.
1 Master/Slave
This parameter sets device-group master or
slave status.
One DME unit must be assigned as the master
in each device group. All other DME units in the
group should be set to slave.
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In-depth Information on DME Units
Related web site on DME series and peripherals
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I The latest information about DME units is available from the Yamaha Pro Audio website:
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com
I The latest version of the DME unit firmware and DME Designer can be downloaded from the
Yamaha ProAudio website:
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/downloads/firm_soft/index.html
I Library data for DME series Speaker Processor Components and DME remote control protocol
specifications is available from the “Downloads” page of the Yamaha Pro Audio website:
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/downloads/documents/index.html
I For information on touch panel controllers by other manufacturers, visit:
AMX’s web site: http://www.amx.com/
CRESTRON’s web site: http://www.crestron.com/
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DME-N Network Driver Setup Details
“DME-N Network Driver” dialog box
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Select [Start]  [Control Panel]  [DME-N Network Driver] to open the “DME-N Network Driver” dialog box.
The parameters in this dialog box set up the device information of the DME on the network.
[Remove] Button
Deletes the selected device from the list. If the
removed device is not the lowest device in the list,
all devices below the removed device will be shifted
upward to maintain the continuity of the list.
1
[Remove ALL] Button
Deletes all devices from the list.
2
3
[Undo] Button
This button provides a one-step undo function that
allows you to undo a single operation and revert to
the previous state. The [Undo] button will be grayed
out and inaccessible immediately after an undo
operation or after the control panel is launched.
2 Device information
1 Target Device List
The name, IP address, MAC address, and MIDI port
number of all devices registered to communicate
with the DME-N Network Driver are shown in this list.
Click the title bars to sort accordingly.
When a device is selected in the list, information
related to that device will be viewed and edited in
the Device information (2) area below the list.
Device Name
Device IP Address
Device MAC Address
Device Port No.
These fields display the name, IP address,
MAC address, and MIDI port number of the
corresponding devices. Refer to the Device
information (2) area for more details.
[New] Button
Click this button to add a new device to the list.
Edit the device’s parameters as required via the
fields in the Device information (2) area below the
list, the click the [Apply] button to add the specified
device.
[Duplicate] Button
This button adds a device to the list by copying the
data from the currently selected device. Edit the
new device’s parameters as required via the fields
in the Device information (2) area below the list,
then click the [Apply] button to add the specified
device.
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When a device that is registered for communication
with the DME-N Network Driver is selected in the
Target Device List, the communication parameters
for that device can be viewed and edited in the
device information fields.
[Device Name]
This is the name of the device selected in the
Target Device List. The initial default settings are
“UNIT1” through “UNIT256”, but the name can be
edited as required in this field.
[Device IP Address]
The IP address of the device selected in the Target
Device List can be set via these fields. Refer to
page 16 for details on checking and setting its IP
address.
n The IP address must be set properly or
communication with the device will not be possible.
[Device MAC Address]
The MAC (Media Access Control) address of the
device selected in the Target Device List can be
set via these fields. The MAC address of each
device is permanently assigned when the device is
manufactured and cannot be changed. The MAC
address parameter is included to prevent data
from being sent to the wrong device if the IP
address in inadvertently set incorrectly.
n The MAC address must be set properly or
communication with the device will not be possible.
n The Device MAC Address setting cannot be
changed for the device connected to the network.
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[Device Port No.]
The MIDI port number of the device selected in the
Target Device List can be set via this menu. The
MIDI port number also functions as device ID
number. It can be set to “1” or “2” for DME64N/24N
units. It should be set to “1” for DME Satellite units.
n The MIDI port number must be set properly or
communication with the device will not be possible.
[Apply] Button
Click the [Apply] button after editing the Device
Name, Device IP Address, Device MAC Address,
or Device Port No. parameters to actually apply the
changes. Also, devices added to the Target Device
List (1) by pressing the [New] or [Duplicate]
buttons will only actually be registered for
communication with the DME-N Network Driver
when the [Apply] button is pressed.
3 [Advanced Settings] Button
Opens the “Advanced Settings” window. This
window provides access to advanced settings. For
details refer to the “Advanced Settings” dialog box
in the next section.
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“Advanced Settings” dialog box
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Click [Advanced Settings] in the DME-N Network Driver dialog box to display the Advanced Settings dialog
box. The parameters presented in this dialog box are used to setup automatic detection by the DME-N
Network Driver; furthermore, setup files can also be imported and exported here.
6 Detected Device List
This list shows all detected devices that are capable
of communication with the DME-N Network Driver. No
devices will be displayed initially.
1
2
3
4
5
[Add]
Checked devices will be added to the Target
Device List when the [Add to Device List] button
(below) is clicked. Devices that are already
registered cannot be checked.
6
[Device IP Address]
The IP address of the corresponding detected
device.
7
9
8
)
 Auto Detect
Allows automatic detection of connected devices
that can communicate with the DME-N Network
Driver. A maximum of 254 addresses (***.***.***.1
through ***.***.***.254) can be detected.
n Only MAC addresses of devices on the same subnet as
the computer can be detected. Before searching for
MAC addresses make sure that the computer is
connected to the subnet to be searched, and that an
appropriate IP address is assigned.
[Device Name]
If a name has been registered for the detected
device it will be displayed here, otherwise no name
will be displayed.
Device MAC Address
The MAC address of the corresponding detected
device.
7 [Add to Device List] Button
Devices with checked [Add] checkboxes will be
added to the Target Device List when this button is
clicked.
8 [Cancel] Button
Closes the dialog box without making any changes.
2 Detect to
Specifies the end IP address for automatic detection.
9 [Import Setup from File] Button
When working in a different environment it is possible
to load a previously saved setup file. Click to open the
“Open” dialog. Select a setup file and then click the
[Open] button to import the corresponding settings.
3 currently searching
Displays the IP address being checked during
automatic detection. No display when automatic
detection is not in progress.
) [Export Setup to File] Button
It is possible to save the setup data to a file that can
then be reloaded when working in a different
environment. Click to open the “Save As” dialog.
1 Detect from
Specifies the start IP address for automatic detection.
4 [Start] Button
Initiates automatic detection, and causes the detected
device list (6) to be updated accordingly. This button
is grayed out and is not accessible during automatic
detection.
Enter a file name and click the [Save] button to
save the setup file.
5 [Abort] Button
Aborts automatic detection. This button is grayed out
when automatic detection is not in progress.
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Troubleshooting & Tips
Problem
The DME unit does not operate
correctly in response to control
from DME Designer via USB.
Possible cause
Corrective action
DME Designer was launched before
connecting the USB cable and
turning on the DME unit.
Ensure that the USB cable is connected and the DME unit is
turned on before launching DME Designer.
The USB-MIDI Driver Thru ON/OFF
parameter is not set to “OFF”.
The USB-MIDI Driver Thru ON/OFF parameter is not set to “OFF”.
The same USB ports have been
selected for DME Designer and other
MIDI applications.
Change port settings so that DME Designer and the other MIDI
applications use different ports.
The number of registered MIDI
devices exceeds the Windows limit.
The Windows operating system allows a maximum of 10 MIDI
device drivers to be installed and registered. In certain cases,
connecting a device to a different USB port can lead to it being
recognized as a different device, thereby “artificially” exceeding
the limit. If MIDI does not work properly, therefore, try uninstalling
(page 28) and then reinstalling the USB-MIDI driver.
Your USB-MIDI driver is not the most
up-to-date version supported by DME.
Download and install the most up-to-date USB-MIDI driver from
the Yamaha website (http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/)
The MIDI port setting is “USB-1” or
“USB-2”.
If the Port setting in the DME64N/24N Utility screen MIDI page is
“USB-1” or “USB-2” (in the case of a DME Satellite this can be
confirmed in the DME Designer Utility dialog box MIDI tab), MIDI
data will be transferred via the USB connection, possibly
interrupting USB communication with DME Designer. Avoid this
type of setup.
DSP total resource consumption has
exceeded the upper limit.
Delete unneeded components. In addition, it may be possible to
ensure that compilation will be completed normally even when
total DSP resource consumption increases by replacing some
components with others using fewer resources or by dividing the
processing load between such components. The Analyze function
provides a handy way to check whether compilation will be
successfully completed prior to synchronization.
Wiring between components is
connected from multiple output ports
to a single input port.
Change the wiring configuration so that each output is connected
to a single input port. If necessary, a matrix mixer or similar
component can be used to combine multiple outputs into one
signal.
DME Designer is online.
Go offline by clicking [Go Off-line] in the Synchronization window.
The Designer Window is not in Edit
Mode.
Place a checkmark next to [Edit] on the [Tool] menu.
The current user is restricted from
editing.
Logoff and then logon again as a new user or as the
Administrator. To allow editing by the user, turn the [Edit] option
in the “Security” window ON.
No user modules appear in the
list.
The contents folder ([File] menu 
[Preference]  [ContentsFolder]) has
been changed, or the “UserModule”
folder has been moved.
Ensure that the user module files (.umf) are in the “UserModule”
folder and “ContentsFolder” folder's settings.
Configurations cannot be
switched in the Navigator
window.
While online, it is not possible to switch
to a configuration that does not match
the current scene.
Switch to a scene corresponding to the required configuration.
A User Module window does not
open when the user module is
double-clicked.
The user module in question has
been saved with [Open User Module
Design Window] selected.
Open the save dialog, select [Open User Module Editor], and
resave the user module.
An editor is not displayed when
a slot-in component is rightclicked and [Open] is selected
from its context menu.
An editor is not provided for the
corresponding slot-in component.
A compile error occurs during
synchronization.
A component or wiring cannot
be added.
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Troubleshooting & Tips
Problem
Possible cause
Corrective action
The message “Reset Config…”
is displayed for a long time in
the message area of the
Synchronization window.
Processing may take time when many
scenes have been stored.
–
The monitor output cannot be
set. (Applies to the DME64N
and DME24N only.)
Output ports that are already in use
(i.e. wired) cannot be selected as
monitor outputs.
Select an unused output port.
Caution
USB ports and driver installation
On computers featuring multiple USB ports, drivers are installed individually for each port. After
installation, therefore, if connection is made via a port other than that originally used, it will be necessary to
install the driver once again. To avoid this, either decide a dedicated port for DME connection in advance
or install the driver on all of your computer's ports.
It is also important to note that USB drivers differ depending on the model of DME used. Although the
same driver can be used for multiple DME units of the same model, different models – such as the
DME64N and DME24N – require different USB drivers. (The USB drivers themselves are identical, but the
INF files used upon installation differ.)
Avoid USB hubs
Connection should be made directly to one of your computer's built-in USB ports. Your computer may not
recognize the DME unit if connected via a USB hub.
Over-the-counter security
software
If antivirus, anti-spyware, or any other type of Internet security application is installed on your computer, its
firewall may block the DME-N Network Driver, making connection and remote operation of the DME unit
impossible. Care should also be taken with regard to compatibility with peer-to-peer applications and
other communication software remaining constantly on in the background.
PC power-saving options
With laptops, certain power saving options can result in network communication being automatically
turned off, which would lead to disconnection of the DME unit if online at the time. Should you become
aware of this type of behavior, please check your power saving options.
Wireless network
Over-the-counter wireless network access points can be used to establish connections with laptops
featuring wireless functionality. A good understanding of network will be required in order to do so, and the
access point's user manual should be referenced for setting-related details.
Word-clock settings
When a new file is created using DME Designer, the word clock is set to “INT48k” by default. In systems
where the DME unit operates as a word-clock slave, it will be necessary to change this word-clock setting
before going online.
If the DME unit were to be brought online with the default setting unchanged, it would not be word-clock
locked with the other units in the system, resulting in audible clicking and possibly damage to the other
units. Whenever possible, it is recommended that clock settings be made using DME Designer.
DME initialization
In certain cases, DME initialization can prove effective in resolving problems. In particular, this approach is
useful if a DME unit freezes upon scene recall (either during startup or when connected online).
Take care to avoid selecting option 02 (Delete All Data), as this will result in the DME device's firmware
also being deleted. It cannot be used the device until the firmware is reinstalled.
For details regarding initialization, please refer to the Owner's Manual that came with your DME device(s).
Specifically, this information can be found in the section “Initializing the DME64N/DME24N” of the
DME64N/DME24N manual, or in the section “Initializing the DME Satellite” of manuals for DME satellites.
Using the Analyze function
After a configuration has been created using DME Designer, we recommend that the Analyze function be
used to check it. Please note that unless this function is used it will not be possible to determine whether
the created configuration will be executable.
The resource meter alone does not provide an indication of whether it will be possible to go online. It is
important, therefore, that the Analyze function always be used to perform a final check. Also be sure to set
the sampling frequency properly before using the Analyze function. For example, even if the analysis
result is OK for 48 kHz, DSP resources may not be sufficient for operation at 96 kHz. Set the sampling
frequency via the [Hardware]  [Word Clock] dialog box in the main panel window.
Automatic backup function and
going online
If the [Store Project File into DME after synchronization] option at the bottom left of the Synchronization
window is ON, when going online with DME Designer version 3 or later, DME Designer will create a
backup of the computer's current data (.daf) within the DME unit's memory after going online. Please note
that if Wave files are being used, synchronization can take at least twice as long as usual.
Furthermore, if your original project file is accidentally deleted or lost, synchronization with DME devices
will no longer be possible. For safety's sake, therefore, it is advisable that a backup be made and that the
[Store Project File into DME after synchronization] option from the Synchronization window or the DME File
Storage function from the [File] menu be used to store a copy of this file also on the DME device(s).
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Troubleshooting & Tips
Uninstall the USB-MIDI Driver
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Windows XP
Windows Vista / Windows 7
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Disconnect all USB devices from the
computer except for the mouse and
keyboard.
Start the computer and log on to the
Administrator account.
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Exit from any open applications and close all
open windows.
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From the [Start] menu, select ([Settings]
) [Control Panel]  [Add or Remove
Programs] to display the Add or Remove
Programs panel.
Click “Change or Remove Programs”
located in the upper left, then select
“Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver” from the list
in the right panel.
A dialog box appears. Follow the instructions to
remove the software.
Start the computer and log on to the
Administrator account.
Exit from any open applications and close all
open windows.
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Click [Remove].
Disconnect all USB devices from the
computer except for the mouse and
keyboard.
From the [Start] menu, select the
[Control Panel]  [Programs and
Features] or [Uninstall a program] to
display the “Uninstall or change a
program” window.
Select “Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver” from
the list.
Click [Uninstall].
If the “User Account Control” window appears,
click [Allow] or [Continue].
A dialog box appears. Follow the instructions to
remove the software.
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