User Guide
9310 1027 0001F rev 1.1
© 2013 Aviom, Inc.
READ THIS FIRST
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. 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. The wide blade or third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. No on/off power switches are included in the system. The external power supply should be used to
control power to an Aviom device. This power supply should remain readily operable.
16. The solid line over dashed line symbol (
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voltage.
17. The box within a box symbol (
) indicates that the external power supply is double insulated.
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WARNING!
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TO REDUCE THE DANGER OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVERS.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY.
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this product to rain or other types of moisture.
To avoid the hazard of electrical shock, do not handle the power cord with wet hands.
Replace fuse with same type and rating.
Operating Temperature: 0˚C to 50˚C (32˚F to 122˚F)
Risque de choc électrique – ne pas ouvrir. Pour réduire le risque de feu ou de choc électrique, ne pas exposer cet équipement
à la pluie ou la moisissure. Pour réduire le risque de choc électrique, ne pas retirer le couvercle. Pièces non remplaçables par
l’utilisateur. Confier la réparation à une personne qualifiée. Attention – utiliser seulement un fusible de rechange de même type.
Cet appareil est conforme à la section 15 de la norme FCC. Son fonctionnement est soumis aux conditions suivantes : (1) cet
équipement ne doit pas causer des interférences nocives, et (2) cet équipement doit accepter toute interférence captée incluant les
interférences pouvant causer des opérations indésirables.
Cet appareil numérique de Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
IMPORTANT:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to the product not expressly approved by Aviom, Inc. could void the user’s FCC
authority to operate the equipment.
CAUTION:
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Using any audio system at high volume levels can cause
permanent damage to your hearing.
Set your system volume as low as possible.
Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive sound pressure levels.
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Certifications
EMC:
EN55103-1:2009
EN 55103-2: 2009
EN 55022:2006 / CISPR 22:1997
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22:02
FCC 47 CFR, Part 15
Safety: UL 60065, 7th Edition, Rev.: 09/21/2012;
CAN/CSAC22.2 No. 60065:03 (R2012)
ETL/cETL Listed and RoHS Compliant
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Pb-Free
Notice of Rights
All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise—without written permission of
Aviom, Inc.
Trademarks
Aviom, A-Net, the A-Net icon, Pro16, Pro16e, Pro64, Virtual Data Cables, m-control, One-Touch Ambience,
Dual Profile Channel, Network MixBack, and AllFrame are trademarks of Aviom, Inc. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.
©2013 Aviom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Information is subject to change without notice.
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Aviom, Inc. Limited Warranty
Aviom, Inc. warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year
from the date of the original retail purchase.
This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged due to misuse, abuse, accident, or
problems with electrical power. The warranty also does not apply if the product has been opened or
modified in any way; if the product serial number has been damaged, modified, or removed; or if the
original Quality Assurance label has been damaged, modified, or removed.
If a defect is discovered, first write or call Aviom, Inc. to obtain a Return Authorization number. No service
will be performed on any product returned without prior authorization. Aviom, Inc. will, at its option, repair
or replace the product at no charge to you. The product must be returned during the warranty period,
with transportation charges prepaid to Aviom, Inc., 1157 Phoenixville Pike, Suite 201, West Chester, PA
19380. You must use the product’s original packing materials for shipment. Shipments should be insured
for the value of the product. Include your name, address, phone number, description of the problem, and
copy of the original bill of sale with the shipment. The Return Authorization number should be written on
the outside of the box.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). AVIOM’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR
MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH
IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. NO
WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER SUCH PERIOD.
AVIOM, INC. DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
DOCUMENT. AVIOM, INC.’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT, AT OUR OPTION, OF
ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT, AND SHALL IN NO EVENT INCLUDE INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
OF ANY KIND.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Warranty Information
Please record the following information for future reference:
Your Authorized Aviom Dealer:
Name:
Address:
Phone: Serial Numbers of Your Aviom Products:
Date of Purchase:
Your Authorized Aviom Dealer is your primary source for service and support. The information recorded
above will be helpful in communicating with your Authorized Aviom Dealer should you need to contact
Aviom Customer Service. If you have any questions concerning the use of this unit, please contact your
Authorized Aviom Dealer first. For additional technical support, or to find the name of the nearest
Authorized Aviom Repair Station, check the Aviom web site at www.aviom.com.
To fulfill warranty requirements, your Aviom product should be serviced only at an authorized Aviom
service center. The Aviom serial number label must appear on the outside of the unit, or the Aviom
warranty is void.
This manual and its contents are copyrighted by Aviom, Inc. All rights are reserved by Aviom, Inc. This
document may not, in whole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, or reduced to any
electronic medium or machine-readable form without prior written consent from Aviom, Inc.
The software and/or firmware contained within Aviom products is copyrighted and all rights are reserved
by Aviom, Inc.
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the text and illustrations in this manual, no
guarantee is made or implied as to the accuracy of the information contained within.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Certifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Aviom, Inc. Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Warranty Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
A360 Personal Mixer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Feature Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Conventions Used in this Document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Personal Mixers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cat-5 Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-Net Distributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Button Presses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
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Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About A-Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Pro16 Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Pro64 Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
About Category 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cat-5e Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cable Lengths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
AC Line Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Power Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Cleaning and Maintenance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
A360 Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Mix Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Channel Label Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Mix Channel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Channel Mute LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Dual Profile Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What Gets Stored in a Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting Up a Channel Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Dual Profile Channel as a Mix Channel . . . . . . . . 12
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One-Touch Ambience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Onboard Mic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Ambience Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Network Audio For One-Touch Ambience. . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Channel Controls Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Channel Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Reverb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Tone Control — Bass and Treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Channel Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Stereo Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mono Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stereo Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using a Pro16 Input Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a Pro16e Input Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Understanding Pan and Spread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Panning Stereo Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Editing Controls Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Digital Signal/Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Solo Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Mute Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Group Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Configure a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mixing With Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edit a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stereo Links and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Trim All Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Master Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Master Section Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Master Volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Mono Mix Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Bass Tone Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Treble Tone Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Enhance Tone Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
A-Net LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Mix Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Saving Mix Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Save Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Save a Mix Preset to a Standard Location . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Instant Mix Recall Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Save to an Instant Mix Recall Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
To Recall an Instant Mix Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Recall Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
To Recall a Standard Mix Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Clear a Mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
What Gets Saved in a Mix Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Settings Not Saved in a Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
A360 Personal Mixer Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Rear Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Stereo Mix Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Mono Mix Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
A360 Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Mode Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Pro16 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How Stereo Links Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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USB Data Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving a Mixer Configuration to a USB Device . . . . . . . . . .
Loading a Mixer Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Warnings While Loading and Saving. . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firmware Update Error Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A-Net In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
DC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Personal Mixing System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Adding the A360 to an Existing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Daisy Chain Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Parallel Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Slot Range Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using Legacy Input Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Connecting Monitoring Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Connecting to the Stereo Mix Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headphones and Earbuds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stereo Wireless In-Ear Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stereo Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Connecting to the Mono Mix Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mono Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subwoofers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tactile Shaker Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Mixer Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Cat-5 Cable Pinout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
T568A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
T568B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Warranty Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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A360 Personal Mixer
Thank you for purchasing the Aviom A360 Personal Mixer. This User Guide is designed to
familiarize you with your new product’s features and to have your personal mixing system up
and running as quickly as possible.
Feature Overview
The A360 Personal Mixer is part of Aviom’s Pro16® Series of products; it can be combined with Pro16® and
Pro16e™ analog input devices, console cards, and/or the Pro64® ASI A-Net® Systems Interface to create
personal mixing systems for applications in live performance, recording, and broadcast.
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The A360 Personal Mixer features:
•• Advanced 36-channel mix engine
•• Programmable channel selection and layout from a 64-channel network
•• 16 mono or stereo standard mix channels
•• Dual Profile Channel™
•• Advanced Stereo Placement controls for improved sonic clarity
•• Per-channel volume, tone, reverb, and Pan-Spread™
•• Three-band master tone controls with Enhance™, optimized for in-ear monitors
•• One-Touch Ambience™ control using onboard mic or network audio channels
•• 20 Mix Presets including 4 Instant Mix Recall™ presets
•• USB storage for saving and loading mixer configurations
•• Seamless integration with existing Aviom personal mixing systems
Conventions Used in this Document
Using Personal Mixers
When referring to the use of the Personal Mixers in a personal mixing system in general, the term
Personal Mixer is used to describe a case where an A360 Personal Mixer, A-16II Personal Mixer, or an A-16R
Rack-mount Personal Mixer (with or without the optional A-16CS Control Surface) can be used.
Cat-5 Cables
In most cases unshielded Cat-5e, Cat-6, and Cat-6e UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cables can be
interchanged. When speaking about interconnections between components in a system, the term Cat-5 is
used generically to indicate the use of any of the applicable cable types.
A-Net Distributors
The D800, A-16D and A-16D Pro A-Net Distributors are referred to generically as A-Net Distributors. Both
are used to copy an A-Net digital signal and split it into multiple copies so that devices may be connected
in parallel.
Button Presses
When instructed to press a specific button on the A360 Personal Mixer, a special font style is used. For
example, “Press the Solo button.”
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Package Contents
The A360 Personal Mixer box includes:
•• One A360 Personal Mixer
•• Documentation
Options for your personal mixing system include:
•• Cat-5e/Cat-6 UTP interconnect cables
•• MT-1 or MT-1a Mic Stand Mount
•• PS-120 Power Supply
•• D800, A-16D, or A-16D Pro A-Net Distributors
•• A360 Channel Manager software, available free from the Aviom website
Also included with the system is a Warranty Registration, found within this User Guide. Be sure to fill out
the form and return it to Aviom, Inc. via mail or fax as soon as possible.
About A-Net
A-Net® is a proprietary high-speed data transmission protocol developed by Aviom, capable of sending
and receiving high-quality digital audio using readily available Cat-5 cables.
A-Net is based on the physical layer of Ethernet, a Local Area Network (or LAN) technology. This provides
A-Net with a mature and robust base on which to build. However, it is important to note that A-Net devices
are not compatible with Ethernet devices.
Some of the benefits of using A-Net to transmit digital audio are:
•• Virtually no latency; analog in to analog out is always less than one millisecond
•• No ground loops
•• Easy cabling using readily available components
•• An unlimited number of A-Net devices can be used in a system
•• Ease in spanning long distances between system components
There are two versions of Pro16 A-Net: the original Pro16 A-Net signal carries sixteen channels of digital
data while the enhanced Pro16e® version of A-Net is capable of carrying up to 64 channels of digital audio
data. Like standard Pro16 A-Net, Pro16e is a point-to-point digital audio protocol.
Pro16e A-Net data is intended for use with the A360 Personal Mixer which can take advantage of the higher
network channel count that Pro16e provides.
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Compatibility
The A360 Personal Mixer is compatible with Pro16, Pro16e, and Pro64 A-Net devices as detailed below.
Pro16 Products
The A-Net Out from the following Pro16 devices may be connected to the A360 Personal Mixer’s
A-Net In port:
•• AN-16/i v.2 Input Module
•• AN-16/i Input Module
•• AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module
•• AV-M8 Mic Input Module
•• Aviom16/o-Y1 A-Net Card for Yamaha® devices
•• A-16D and A-16D Pro A-Net Distributors
•• D800 A-Net Distributor
•• A-16II Personal Mixer
•• A-16R Rack-mount Personal Mixer
•• AN-16/o Output Module
•• AV-P2 Output Module
•• Third-Party Pro16 A-Net digital console cards
Pro64 Products
Adding the ASI A-Net Systems Interface to a Pro64® digital snake or audio network allows Pro64 channels
to be translated into Pro16 data. The ASI separates the 64-channel Pro64 stream into up to four 16-channel
Pro16 outputs, depending on the Pro64 sample rate being used. Any of the four Pro16 A-Net outputs from
the ASI may be connected to the A-Net In on the A360 Personal Mixer either directly or by adding an A-Net
distributor to the signal path between the ASI and A360.
The ASI’s Pro16 A-Net outputs can also be connected to the A-Net In on the AN-16/i v.2 Input Module when
creating a personal mixing system that uses the enhanced Pro16e version of A-Net for increased channel
count.
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About Category 5
The term Category 5 (also referred to as Cat-5) is broadly used to describe a type of high performance
network cabling used for data transmission purposes to connect computer networks and other devices.
A standard patch cable consists of four twisted pairs of copper wire terminated by RJ45 male connectors.
The cable assembly is used to provide connectivity between any two Cat-5 female RJ45 jacks.
A variation of the cable, called Category 5e (or Cat-5e), has largely replaced Cat-5 in the field; it uses additional
twists in the cable’s wire pairs to reduce interference in high-speed network applications. Additional
wire pair variations are found in Cat-6 and Cat-6e cables, typically used with gigabit networking devices.
Use Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables for all A-Net applications.
RJ45 Jack
Cat-5e Cable
P Note: While the Cat-5e cables and connectors used on your Aviom products look like typical
computer Ethernet network connections, do not connect computers, routers, or other home
and business networking equipment to your Aviom products.
Cat-5e Cables
Any standard Cat-5e UTP cable may be used with your Aviom products. If you need a longer cable for
a particular application, any computer store should be able to supply you with an appropriate cable. A
qualified technician should be able to build custom cables to any length.
For fixed or permanent installations, you have the option of running Cat-5e cables inside walls and
terminating them with readily available wall panel connectors that include the RJ45 jack. (Solid wire is
recommended for permanent installations.)
In addition to standard Category 5e cables, Cat-6 and Cat-6e cables may also be used.
P Note: When purchasing Category 5e cables, be sure to buy only standard Cat-5e UTP cables,
not those sold as crossover cables. A crossover cable is used for file transfer between two
computers and is not compatible with your Aviom equipment.
Cat-5 cables outfitted with the heavy-duty Neutrik EtherCon® connector may also be used in addition to
those that use the standard RJ45 cable connector.
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Cable Lengths
For Pro16 applications—connecting one Pro16 device to another—the Cat-5e cables used with your Aviom
products may be up to 500 feet (approximately 150 meters) in length between devices. For example,
connecting an AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module to an AN-16/o Output Module is a Pro16-to-Pro16 connection.
Total Pro16 A-Net cable length: 500 feet (150 meters)
Passive
Coupler
Passive
Coupler
Passive
Passive
Pro16e A-Net Out
Passive
Coupler
Passive
Coupler
Pro16 or
Pro16e A-Net In
Pro16e A-Net Out
Passive
Coupler
Passive
Coupler
Pro16 or
Pro16e A-Net In
Pro16 A-Net Out
Pro16 A-Net In
Total Pro16 A-Net cable length: 500 feet (150 meters)
Pro16 A-Net Outas theCoupler
A-Netdevice—Cat-5e
In
When using Pro16e—such
A-Net Out from an AN-16/i v.2 to anyCoupler
other Pro16Pro16
or Pro16e
cables may be up to 400 feet (approximately 122 meters) in length between compatible devices due to the
Total
Pro16e A-Net
cable length:Pro16e’s
400 feethigher
(122 meters)
larger amount of data being
transmitted
to accommodate
channel count.
Total Pro16e A-Net cable length: 400 feet (122 meters)
The maximum cable length specification applies to the total cable length between an A-Net Out port on
one device and the A-Net In port on the next A-Net capable device in your system.
Your cable length performance will be affected by a number of factors including the quality of the cables
used, and the number of passive devices such as cable couplers or passive wall panel interconnections in
use.
Stranded or solid Cat-5e cable may be used; stranded cable is easier to deploy on a stage while solid
core cable provides slightly better maximum distance performance. Solid core wire is typically used in
permanent installations in walls and across ceilings.
When using the optional AN-16SBR or SB4 System Bridge with Pro16 and Pro16e devices, the cable length
specification applies to the total cable length between the two active A-Net devices being connected with
the passive AN-16SBR System Bridge, plus all cables. This is also true when using a passive inline coupler to
extend cable lengths.
Pre-made cables in a variety of lengths and colors are available at most computer outlets. Cables may be
extended by using a simple passive device called an inline coupler to add length to existing cables (as long
as you do not exceed the specified maximum cable length). If you need a longer cable on occasion, this is
a simple solution. Note that the maximum cable length performance can be compromised by using inline
couplers or other passive connection devices.
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AC Line Conditioning
Aviom products are digital devices and as such are sensitive to sudden spikes and drops in the AC line
voltage. Changes in the line voltage from lightning, power outages, etc. can sometimes damage electronic
equipment.
To minimize the chance of damage to your equipment from sudden changes in the AC line voltage, you
may want to plug your equipment into a power source that has surge and spike protection. Power outlet
strips are available with built-in surge protection circuits that may help protect your equipment.
Other options for protection of your equipment include the use of an AC line conditioner or a battery
backup system (sometimes referred to as an uninterruptible power supply, or UPS).
Power Supplies
The A360 Personal Mixer is intended to be connected to an A-Net Distributor such as the D800 or A-16D
Pro when creating a personal mixing system. A-Net Distributors provide both parallel A-Net connections
for up to eight devices as well as the DC power required to run them.
The A360 can also be powered with an optional DC power supply, the PS-120, which is a universal switching
type supply capable of working with voltages from 90 to 240 volts AC.
Should you need to add or replace a power supply, we recommend using only a power supply that meets
the following specifications.
Type
Switching
Input Voltage
90-240
volts
50/60Hz
30VA
Output
24Vdc
0.5A
Polarity
Outer = negative;
Inner = positive
Plug Size
2 mm
Note that the polarity of the plug found on the DC power supply needs to match that of the power supply
specified to work with your Aviom equipment. Aviom products use a center positive power supply. The
outer contact is negative, the inner contact is positive.
+
Power Supply Polarity
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Cleaning and Maintenance Information
The exterior of your Aviom products should be cleaned with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. For tougher dirt,
you can use a cloth slightly dampened with water or with a mild detergent.
When cleaning your Aviom products, never spray cleaners directly onto the product surfaces. Instead,
spray a small amount of the cleaning solution onto a clean cloth first. Then use the dampened cloth to
clean the product.
P Note: Never use solvents or abrasive cleaners on the finished surfaces of your Aviom products.
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A360 Front Panel
Mix Channels
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Function
1
Channel Label Strip
2
Channel Buttons with LED – green
3
Channel Mute LEDs – yellow
4
Dual Profile Channel™ Button
5
Profile Select Buttons for the Dual Profile Channel
6
One-Touch Ambience™ Button and Built-in Ambience Mic
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Channel Label Strip
The channel label strip is designed to accept 1/2-inch (13 mm) wide artist’s tape or custom-made labels.
A spreadsheet style channel label template is available on the Aviom website. Do not use permanent
adhesives or tapes with your Aviom product. A sample appears on page 71.
Mix Channel Buttons
The 16 standard mix channel buttons can hold either a mono or stereo source (stereo links are assigned at
the Pro16 or Pro16e input device with the stereo link switches). To select a channel and make it active for
editing, press one of the 16 mix channel buttons; its green LED will light. Make channel-level changes as
needed using the Reverb, Tone, Channel Volume, Pan, Spread (stereo channels only), and Mute controls.
While editing, the Solo function is also available to isolate the selected channel from the mix. See page 27
for information about using Solo.
When connected to a Pro16e source with the A360 rear-panel mode switch set to Default or Custom, stereo
input sources are mapped to a single mix channel button. When a stereo channel is selected, the yellow
Stereo LED in the Stereo Placement section of the interface lights and the Stereo Placement controls can
be switched between Pan and Spread.
Channel 2 is selected.
When used with a single 16-channel Pro16 A-Net input device or when the A360 rear-panel mode switch is
set to Pro16, a stereo source will be mapped to two adjacent channel buttons (in odd-even pairs). Pressing
either channel button will light both buttons, and the stereo channel pair may be edited using the Reverb,
Tone, Channel Volume and Pan/Spread controls.
The 16 mix channel buttons also double as Mix Preset storage locations. See page 38 for information on
saving and recalling Mix Presets.
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Channel 5-6 are stereo linked at a Pro16 input device; the rear panel mode switch is set to Pro16.
Channel Mute LEDs
Each standard mix channel plus the Dual Profile Channel has a Mute LED below its channel select button.
The yellow Mute LED indicates that a channel is muted in the current mix. To mute the selected channel,
removing it from the current mix, press the Mute button; the Mute LED below the channel button will light.
To unmute a channel, select the channel first (its green LED will light) and then press the Mute button. The
channel can be heard again in the mix. While muted, a channel’s Reverb, Tone, Volume, Pan, and Spread (if
stereo) can still be edited.
Channels 4 and 6 are already muted. Channel 3 is selected; press the round Mute button to mute it.
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Any number of mix channels may be muted while making a mix. Channel mutes are saved when a Mix
Preset is created.
P Tip: To quickly mute all mix channels temporarily, double-click the Mute button. The yellow LED in
the Mute button and those under the channel buttons will blink. Press the Mute button again
to return to normal operation. The Ambience channel is not affected, allowing the onboard
mic to be used. Channels that were muted in the mix prior to using the temporary Mute All
function will still be muted once the Personal Mixer is returned to its normal mix state.
Dual Profile Channel
The Dual Profile Channel™ is a powerful feature that can be set up in two different ways. First, the Dual
Profile Channel can mirror one of the 16 mix channel buttons, allowing a performer to place a favorite or
important channel in an easy-to-reach position on the A360 Personal Mixer. Second, when the A360 mode
switch is set to Custom, the Dual Profile Channel may be assigned as a 17th mono or stereo mix channel
using the A360 Channel Manager software. See page 45 for information about the rear-panel mode switch
and its operation.
As its name implies, the Dual Profile Channel has two independent groups of channel-level settings—
Reverb, Tone, Channel Volume, and Pan/Spread—stored as two Profiles, labeled A and B. This allows a
performer to store the settings for two different performance situations and recall them with a single
button press without affecting anything else in the current mix. It’s like a mini preset for a single channel.
For example, a singer may want to save different settings for ensemble singing versus lead singing, or a
drummer may want to assign a click track to the Dual Profile Channel and have two variations on its level
instantly available.
Piano
Vocal 1 Vocal 2 Vocal 3 Vocal 4 Bkd Vox Click
Vocal 2
In this example the Dual Profile Channel is assigned to mirror channel 12; Profile B is selected.
The Dual Profile Channel may be selected by pressing the Dual Profile Channel button, its channel mirror
equivalent (in Pro16 or Default modes), or the A or B Profile buttons.
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What Gets Stored in a Profile
The A and B Profiles save all channel-level settings per Profile, including:
•• Channel Volume
•• Reverb level
•• Tone level
•• Spread positioning for stereo channels
•• Pan position for mono and stereo channels
Changes to the channel settings can be made at any time: simply press the Profile A or B button and begin
editing. If another mix channel is selected, pressing either the A or B button acts as a shortcut, selecting
the Dual Profile Channel and making the selected Profile ready for editing.
The Dual Profile Channel cannot be assigned to a channel that is already part of a Group. If you wish to
assign the Dual Profile Channel to a channel that is part of a Group, you must first remove that channel
from the Group. See page 28 for information about creating and using Groups.
Setting Up a Channel Mirror
The A360 allows any one of the 16 standard mix channels to be assigned to the Dual Profile Channel with
a single button press, using the Dual Profile Channel as a shortcut to that mix channel. This is the behavior
when the A360 rear-panel mode switch is set to either Pro16 or Default.
To assign the Dual Profile Channel to mirror one of the standard mix channel:
1. The A360’s rear panel switch must be in Pro16 or Default mode.
2. Press and hold the Dual Profile Channel button.
3. While holding the Dual Profile Channel button, press and then release one of the standard
mix channel buttons 1-16 to make the assignment.
4. Release the Dual Profile Channel button.
Once assigned, pressing the Dual Profile Channel button will also light its mirrored channel’s LED. Likewise,
if you select the standard mix channel that has been assigned to be the Dual Profile Channel, both the mix
channel button and the Dual Profile Channel button LEDs will light in sync. The mirrored channel’s mix
settings are copied to both the A or B Profiles as starting points for editing.
To edit one of the Profiles:
1. Select the Dual Profile Channel (or the channel it mirrors); its green LED should be lit.
2. Choose either the A or B Profile (the A Profile has a green LED and the B Profile has a red
LED).
3. Make changes to the Reverb, channel-based Tone, Channel Volume, and Pan/Spread
controls as needed. The settings are automatically preserved as you switch between the A
and B Profiles. Remember that Spread is only available on stereo sources.
The Dual Profile Channel’s mirror assignment is not saved when a Mix Preset is created; the channel-level
settings for the A and B Profiles are saved when a Mix Preset is created. This means that if you save Mix
Presets and then change the Dual Profile Channel mirror assignment, the Mix Presets will recall only
settings into the A Profile; the Profile B settings will be set to default values.
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Using the Dual Profile Channel as a Mix Channel
The A360’s powerful Custom mode allows the user to go beyond the sequential channel mapping of
Default mode, allowing each Personal Mixer’s channel assignments to be customized to suit the needs of
the performers. This becomes especially powerful when the network has input channel counts above 32
channels (or a combination of 16 mono and stereo sources) using 3 or 4 input devices.
A custom channel configuration created using the A360 Channel Manager software can include the
mapping of a network slot to the Dual Profile Channel. Once this configuration is loaded into the A360 and
the A360 rear-panel mode switch is set to Custom, the Dual Profile Channel functions as a very powerful
and flexible 17th mix channel.
The Dual Profile Channel is using custom channel mapping as seen in the A360 Channel Manager software.
When a network slot has been assigned to the Dual Profile Channel as additional mix content and the rearpanel mode switch is set to Custom, you cannot use the channel mirror feature described previously.
P Note: Every A360 Personal Mixer in the personal mixing system can have a different network slot
assigned to its Dual Profile Channel.
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One-Touch Ambience
A common complaint amongst in-ear monitor users on stage (and headphone users in the studio) is that
they feel cut off from their surroundings, and that it’s more difficult to interact with other performers
and hear audience reactions. Removing a monitoring device like custom ear monitors is somewhat time
consuming and not always practical in a performance situation. Adding an ambient mic to bring outside
sounds into the monitor mix can be a solution to these problems. The A360 offers two ways to do this:
first, with its onboard mic and second, with the ability to assign room mics to the Ambience channel that
have been set up by an engineer and made part of the network. Ambience can simply be turned on or off
as needed with a single button press.
Onboard Mic
The A360 Personal Mixer includes a built-in microphone as part of the One-Touch Ambience™ feature. The
onboard mic is designed to provide performers wearing earbuds or headphones a simple way to bring
outside sounds into their mix, making it easy to have a conversation during rehearsal, for example. The mic
has been specially optimized for speech intelligibility.
The One-Touch Ambience button turns the onboard mic on/off with a single button press. The button
lights green when the mic is on.
The ambience mic is on when the green LED is lit.
P Warning:
The onboard Ambience mic can cause feedback if the mic level and Master Volume levels are
set too high. Use caution when using the mic with an open-air speaker or stage wedge and/or
when removing earbuds or headphones after performing.
As a precaution, turn off the Ambience mic and/or lower the Master Volume level before
removing your earbuds or headphones.
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Setting the Ambience Level
To set the One-Touch Ambience level:
1. Hold the Ambience button down; its LED will be on.
2. Within a second, the Channel Volume LEDs will start to blink, displaying the current level
(if no level is shown, the Ambience level is currently set to zero).
3. While still holding the Ambience button down, turn the Channel Volume knob to raise or
lower the level; the red Channel Volume LEDs update to reflect the new level.
4. Release the Ambience button when the desired level is set.
While setting the mic level, the Tone, Reverb, and Pan LEDs will not be lit, and the active mix channel LED
will also go out.
The One-Touch Ambience level and its on/off state are saved as part of each Mix Preset.
Hold Ambience and then turn the Channel Volume knob to set the level.
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Using Network Audio For One-Touch Ambience
As with the Dual Profile Channel, the A360’s Custom mode allows the user to go beyond the sequential
channel mapping of the Default mode, customizing each Personal Mixer’s channel assignments to suit
the needs of the performers. With the A360 rear-panel mode switch set to Custom, One-Touch Ambience
can also be assigned to any available network source from the (up to) 64-channel Pro16e A-Net stream.
One-Touch Ambience may have network audio assigned with or without the Dual Profile Channel being
assigned, bringing the total available mono/stereo audio sources on the A360 to 18.
P Note: Custom channel mappings for each mix channel button, the Dual Profile Channel, and
One-Touch Ambience must be unique; no duplicate mappings are allowed. The same
network slot cannot appear on multiple buttons in Custom mode.
Ambience is using custom channel mapping as seen in the A360 Channel Manager software.
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Once assigned as a network audio channel, the One-Touch Ambience retains the mix-level properties of the
onboard mic—only its Channel Volume can be changed. Reverb, Tone and Pan/Spread are not available.
See the previous section, starting at page 16. Assigning the Ambience channel to network content is ideal
if you need to bring a mix of mono or stereo ambient microphones hung in a performance space into the
Personal Mixers. Properly configured, positioned, and processed room mics can be a powerful addition to
an in-ear mix, bringing audience reaction into the monitoring environment.
While the onboard mic in the A360 can be used to bring audience sound into the local monitor mix,
remember that the onboard mic is not always going to be in an ideal location to pick up ambience and
imaging from the performance space as a stereo pair of room mics can. And this is especially true if all the
performers need to hear the same ambience mics; for this application only a dedicated mono or (better
yet) stereo ambient mic in a single location properly set up by an audio engineer is appropriate.
A pair of mics can be hung on the left and right sides of a stage (top) or as an X/Y stereo pair above the center of the
stage (right) to bring ambient sound of the hall and audience reaction into all Personal Mixers.
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Channel Controls Section
Each mix channel has separate Reverb, Tone, Volume and Pan/Spread settings available.
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Function
1
Reverb Knob and Reverb Level LEDs
2
Bass/Treble Tone Knob and Tone LEDs
3
Channel Volume Knob and Level LEDs
4
Stereo Placement Pan Knob and Pan/Spread LEDs
5
Stereo LED
6
Spread Button
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Channel Controls
The individual channel control functions are available whenever one of the 16 standard mix channels or
the Dual Profile Channel is selected. All channel settings are saved with a Mix Preset.
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Volume, pan, tone and reverb can be set for each mix channel.
Reverb
Reverb can be added to any mix channel (including the Dual Profile Channel) to provide added space and
depth to the mix. Used sparingly, reverb is especially useful for horn players and singers wearing earbuds
whose monitoring experience changes dramatically when earbuds are worn.
To add reverb, first select the desired channel and then turn the Reverb knob clockwise to increase the
Reverb level. The current Reverb level is displayed on the red Reverb LEDs. Two LED brightness levels are
used­—low and high. Each LED turns on first at its low level and then at its high level; only one LED will be
at its full level while editing.
The A360 Personal Mixer’s reverb algorithm is preset and is designed as an easy-to-use live monitoring
tool. As such, no editable reverb parameters are available to the user.
Tone Control — Bass and Treble
Each mix channel as well as the Dual Profile Channel has a tone adjustment available in the channel controls
section. This feature is designed to allow the user to enhance individual channels in a mix by adding either
more low frequency or more high frequency EQ. It is a positive-only control specifically designed for the
needs of live monitoring with 12 boost steps in each direction. A channel may have more bass or more
treble added, but not both simultaneously; no cutting of these frequencies is available.
The Tone control setting for the selected channel is indicated with the Tone LEDs. The default setting is
indicated with a green LED at the center point where the Tone control is flat—no bass or treble is added.
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To add a bass boost to the selected channel, turn the Tone knob to the left. Two LED brightness levels are used­for
the red LEDs to allow for the maximum number of boost amounts to be displayed. To remove a bass boost turn
the Tone knob to the right which will move the Tone LEDs back towards the green center (flat) position.
To add a treble boost instead of a bass boost, turn the Tone knob to the right; the red LEDs to the right of center
will light. Turn the Tone knob left and return the Tone LEDs to the green center (flat) position to remove a treble
boost that has been applied.
The Treble and Bass boosts are per-channel controls and are part of the overall digital mix. Adding excessive
amounts of these EQ parameters to each channel can reduce fidelity and cause clipping which will be indicated
with the Digital Signal/Clip LED to the left of the channel controls section of the mixer.
Channel Volume
Each channel’s level in the current mix is set with the Channel Volume knob and its current level is displayed on
the 12 LEDs associated with the control.
To set a mix channel level, select the channel to be changed and then turn the Channel Volume knob. The red LEDs
indicate the current volume for the channel. As with the Reverb and Tone LEDs, two LED brightness levels are
used­—low and high. Each LED turns on first at its low level and then at its high level. (Only one LED will ever be at
its maximum brightness.)
To turn a channel off, turn the Channel Volume knob fully left until no LEDs are lit. To silence a channel temporarily,
use the Mute function.
Set each channel’s level with the Channel Volume control.
The Channel Volume setting for each of the 16 standard mix channels as well as for the Dual Profile Channel and
Ambience is saved with each Mix Preset.
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Stereo Placement
The A360 Personal Mixer offers a unique treatment of the stereo positioning controls for each channel
in a mix. Every audio source can be heard in full stereo fidelity without taking up additional space on
the mixer, creating a more realistic monitor mix environment for performers wearing stereo earbuds and
headphones. Using stereo sources allows every channel to be positioned precisely in the mix’s stereo
image and provides a clearer, more accurate mix at a lower volume with no loss of fidelity.
P Note: The pan controls have no effect on the Mono Mix Out.
Mono Channels
The Stereo Placement section controls the selected channel’s position within the mix’s stereo image. A
mono channel’s position in the stereo field is indicated with a single green LED (when centered) or with
one or two red LEDs (when panned left or right).
When a mono channel is selected, the yellow Stereo LED will always be unlit and the Spread function is
unavailable. Pressing the Spread button when a mono channel is selected will cause the yellow LEDs in
both the Spread button and the Stereo indicator to flash briefly as an indication that the feature is not
available for the current mono channel.
The default centered Pan position for a mono channel (left), and a mono channel shown panned (right)
To position a mono channel, turn the Pan knob left or right. The Pan LEDs have two brightness levels each,
high and low.
To return the selected channel to its default position, turn the Pan knob until the green Pan LED is shown
in the center of the Stereo Placement display.
Stereo Channels
Each channel button (including the Dual Profile Channel) on the A360 Personal Mixer can host either a
mono or stereo channel. The advantage to this approach is in the simplicity afforded the user. A stereo
source such as a piano, drum submix, or the left/right outputs of a stereo guitar processor are easily
accessible with a single button press. This powerful feature makes it easy to keep stereo sources intact in a
monitor mix rather than forcing the performer to listen in mono to save input channels.
Stereo sources are set up at the Pro16 or Pro16e input device feeding the A360 Personal Mixers by simply
setting the stereo/mono Link switch for a pair of channels. On the A360, the stereo channel behavior is
slightly different for the two variations of A-Net it can receive. The Pro16 version has a fixed 16-channel
maximum, while the Pro16e version offers an assignable pool of up to 64 source channels, connected to
up to four input devices, that may be mapped to the A360’s sixteen mix channel buttons, the Dual Profile
Channel, and the Ambience button.
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Using a Pro16 Input Device
When a single 16-channel Pro16 input device (including the original AN-16/i Input Module, AN-16/i-M
Mic Input Module, Y1 A-Net Card for Yamaha®, or the console cards built by Aviom partners that use the
Pro16 A-Net technology) is connected to an A360 Personal Mixer, stereo channels are mapped to adjacent
channel pairs. Odd-even adjacent mixer channels behave as one. For example, linking inputs 3-4 on an
Y1 A-Net Card will cause an A360 mixer’s channels 3 and 4 to light together when either is pressed. The
Stereo LED on the A360 will light and the Spread function is also available when the Spread button is
pressed.
The rear panel mode switch should be set to Pro16 for this application.
Using a Pro16e Input Device
When at least one Pro16e input device (such as the AN-16/i v.2) is used for inputs to the network, stereo
sources will be mapped to a single A360 channel button when the input device’s mono/stereo link switches
are set to stereo. This is especially powerful when systems use multiple input devices* to get 32 inputs or
higher (up to 64 maximum). As with the Pro16 input device example above, the Stereo LED on the A360 will
light when a stereo channel is selected, and the Spread function will be available when the Spread button
is pressed. When the A360 is receiving the enhanced Pro16e version of A-Net in a system of 32 or higher
inputs, the rear-panel mode switch should be in the Default or Custom position.
If a single AN-16/i v.2 Input Module is used to create a personal mixing system of 16 inputs or less, the A360
rear-panel mode switch should be set to Pro16 so that even-numbered mono channels are not ignored.
Remember, the A360 treats the odd-even channel pairs on the AN-16/i v.2 as a stereo left/right input when
the A360 is set to Default mode and will ignore the right side input if the stereo/mono link switch on the
input device is set to Mono.
* When at least one AN-16/i v.2 is used to create a system with multiple input devices, the first 16 channels
of the network may come from any device that outputs the Pro16 version of A-Net including: the original
AN-16/i, AN-16/i-M, AV-M8, Y1 A-Net Card, partner console cards, or the Pro64 ASI A-Net Systems Interface.
Stereo links for the ASI are set from the front panel of Pro64 I/O devices or by using the Pro64 Network
Manager software.
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Understanding Pan and Spread
On the A360, Spread is used to indicate the distance between the left and right sides of a stereo channel.
The default spread for a stereo source is full left and full right.
The default spread for a stereo source
To change the Spread for a stereo channel, press the Spread button; its yellow LED lights. Turning the Pan
knob left will now change the distance between the two sides bringing them closer together; the red left
and right LED indicators will move in sync. Eventually the stereo signal will collapse to mono, indicated by
a single LED in the Pan display.
P Note: The Stereo LED and Spread button’s LED remain lit even when the signal has been collapsed
to mono by the Spread control.
A stereo channel’s Spread has been made narrower (left) and collapsed to mono (right).
Panning Stereo Channels
Stereo channels can be positioned in the stereo field by using the Pan control. This is an extremely powerful
feature for those monitoring in stereo using in-ears or headphones.
Placing stereo source channels in the stereo field in the same relative positions that they are on stage or
in the studio allows more realistic monitoring and uses sonic placement to improve clarity and imaging
rather than relying on just volume.
The example graphics below show the powerful effects of using stereo panning and placement to enhance
imaging in a stereo mix.
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Stereo Guitar
LEFT
RIGHT
R
L
Stereo Piano
LEFT
L
R
RIGHT
Stereo Drums
LEFT
RIGHT
R
L
Three stereo channels are shown panned to various locations within the stereo image.
Stereo Guitar
LEFT
L
L
Stereo Piano
Stereo Drums
R
L
R
R
RIGHT
The effects of stereo Spread plus panning: a stereo guitar is panned left, a stereo piano is panned right. With stereo
drums panned less than full left/right, the stereo imaging is improved.
To pan a stereo channel, make sure that the Spread button’s LED is not lit (press the Spread button to turn it
off if necessary) and then turn the Pan knob to position the channel within the stereo field.
Continuing to turn the Pan knob left or right will start to collapse the image of the stereo channel to mono.
Reversing directions will restore the spread between the left/right sides of the channel only while editing.
If another mix channel is selected while that channel is collapsed to mono, the previous channel’s spread
is set to mono. Its stereo spread can be restored by reselecting the channel and reactivating the Spread
button and setting a new Spread amount.
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Editing Controls Section
The Mute, Solo, Group, and the Trim All functions are available in this section, along with the
Digital Signal/Limit LED indicator.
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



Function
1
Digital Signal/Limit LED, bi-color green/red
2
Solo Button
3
Mute Button
4
Group Button
5
Trim All Function (Mute + Group buttons)
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Digital Signal/Limit
The A360 includes custom limiting circuitry to maximize headroom and minimize clipping in the digital
domain. A bi-color Digital Signal/Limit LED is provided to help maintain a high fidelity, distortion-free
mix. The LED lights green under normal circumstances. As channel mix levels begin to increase, peaks
(especially those from percussive sources) will begin to light the red LED to indicate that some limiting has
started to occur.
When the red LED is on frequently, this is an indication that your mix headroom is being compromised.
Turning down the Master Volume knob will not reduce clipping or eliminate distortion in this case; the
Master Volume changes the output level after the digital mix has already been created. The solution is
to use the Trim All function which lowers all channel mix volumes uniformly. (See the explanation that
follows on page 31.)
Solo Button
To hear a mix channel (or Group) isolated from the mix without changing the mix settings, press the Solo
button; the green Solo LED blinks. While the Solo LED is on, select any channel to hear it in solo and make
channel-level edits to its volume, Reverb, Tone, and Pan/Spread settings; pressing another mix channel
button while in Solo puts the newly selected channel into solo and silences the previous channel. Doubleclick channels or Groups to add them to the existing solo channels. Exit the Solo state by again pressing
the Solo button; the Solo LED stops blinking and goes out; the A360 returns to the normal mixing state.
Solo, Group and Mute buttons with their LEDs
The following rules apply when the Solo button is engaged:
•• Channel-level settings (Tone, Reverb, Channel Volume and Stereo Placement) can be
changed for the selected channel (its channel button LED is lit solid).
•• The Mute button is ignored on the selected channel that is in solo.
•• Groups can be auditioned in solo but individual channels within a Group cannot.
•• The Trim All function (Mute plus Group) is unavailable.
•• Standard Mix Presets cannot be saved or recalled.
•• Pressing one of the Instant Mix Recall buttons will exit Solo mode and load the selected
Mix Preset.
•• Ambience cannot be placed in Solo.
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Mute Button
Use the Mute function to silence a channel or Group in a mix without having to edit its volume. Mute is a
simple way to eliminate elements from a mix; the state of the channel mute for each mix channel (including
the Dual Profile Channel) is saved when a Mix Preset is stored. Any number of channels may be muted. The
One-Touch Ambience channel remains available so that its mic may be used for communication during
rehearsals, etc.
To mute a channel, press the Mute button. The yellow LED in the Mute button itself lights yellow as does
the yellow Mute LED below the mix channel button. While muted, the channel may still be edited. Pressing
any other unmuted channel button will cause the Mute button’s LED to go out.
To unmute a channel, start by selecting the channel. The yellow LED in the Mute button should be lit. Press
the Mute button; the yellow LED in the Mute button and the associated channel’s Mute LED go out. See
page 11 for additional Mute LED information.
Group Button
A Group allows any combination of mono or stereo channel buttons to be joined together for simplified
volume control. For example, grouping five vocal channels allows the levels of all five channels to be raised
or lowered together while maintaining their relative volume offsets and stereo placement.
Four user-defined Groups are available within each Mix Preset stored in the A360 Personal Mixer. By default,
no Groups exist. A Group may contain any combination of the 16 mono or stereo channel buttons, but
note that a channel button cannot be a member of more than one Group. The Dual Profile Channel cannot
be included in a Group, and a Group cannot be configured while the Dual Profile Channel is selected.
Configure a Group
To create and configure a Group:
1. Select any mix channel except the Dual Profile Channel.
2. Press the Group button to enter the Group editing mode. The button’s green LED blinks.
3. Select the first mix channel (1-16) that you want to be in the Group. Its channel button LED
will light solid.
4. Make any adjustments to the channel’s Reverb, Tone, Channel Volume, and Stereo
Placement setting.
5. Add mix channels to the Group by double-clicking their channel buttons. The LED in each
channel button added to the Group will stay lit, indicating that it is selected; adjust its
channel-level controls as needed. Other mix channels already in the Group blink.
6. Double-clicking the selected channel within a Group (while its LED is lit solid) removes it
from the current Group and selects it as the first channel in a new Group. The old Group is
preserved and can be selected for editing by pressing any mix channel button that is still
a member of the previously defined Group.
7. To remove a mix channel that is not the currently selected channel (its LED is blinking, not
lit solid) from a Group, simply double-click the channel button.
8. After the last Group member has been added and adjusted, press the Group button again
to exit the Group edit mode. Groups are ready to use in your mix.
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When using Pro16 Mode on the A360, stereo links are treated as pairs of adjacent odd-even channels.
Double-clicking either the left or right side of the stereo pair will add or remove it from a Group. It is not
possible to add only one side of a stereo pair to a Group.
In this example, mix channels 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 are grouped together. The Channel Volume knob controls the Group volume.
The Dual Profile Channel (and the mix channel assigned as a channel mirror to the Dual Profile Channel in
Pro16 Mode and Default Mode) cannot be included in a Group. The Group button’s LED will blink rapidly
as an error indication if you attempt to start creating a Group with the Dual Profile Channel (or its channel
mirror) selected. Choose a different channel button and try again.
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Mixing With Groups
Once a Group has been configured, pressing any mix channel button that is part of a Group will light
the channel button LEDs in all Group members plus the Group button LED. The Channel Volume knob on
the A360 will then adjust the overall level for the selected Group. Pressing the Mute button will mute all
members of the Group; the Solo button will place the entire Group in solo mode.
You can create up to four Groups for the current mix. The Group configurations as well as their volume and
mute status are saved as part of a Mix Preset.
When a Group is selected while mixing on the A360, the Reverb, Tone, and Stereo Placement controls are
disabled. These settings can only be changed when in the Group edit mode. See the explanation that
follows.
Edit a Group
Once a Group has been defined, the individual channel components of the Group can still be edited.
To make changes to a Group:
1. Select one of the of four defined Groups to be edited by pressing any channel button that
is included in the Group. The Group button’s LED should be lit solid.
2. Press the Group button to enter the Group edit mode. The Group button’s LED blinks.
3. Note that in the Group, one of the channel buttons has its LED lit solid while all others are
blinking. This is the mix channel that is selected for editing.
4. Press any channel button within the Group that you want to edit. Its LED lights solid, all
others will be blinking.
5. Make channel-level changes to the Channel Volume, Reverb, Tone, and Stereo Placement
settings for the selected channel.
6. Select other channels in the Group and edit their channel-level settings as needed.
7. Add or remove channels from the Group by double-clicking their channel buttons.
Adding a channel to the current Group being edited that is already a member of another
Group removes the original Group association.
8. Press the Group button again when finished editing. The Group is ready for use in the
current mix.
Channel 5’s LED is lit solid, meaning it is selected for editing within the Group. All other LEDs are blinking.
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Stereo Links and Groups
The following rules apply when using Pro16 mode and working with stereo channels in Groups.
•• Turning a stereo link on when only one channel of the new stereo pair is in a Group will
cause the companion channel to be added to the Group.
•• When a stereo link is turned on while the channel pair is split between two Groups, the
right (even) channel will be removed from its Group and added to the Group containing
the left (odd) channel of the stereo pair.
•• When a Group contains only two channels and those channels are an adjacent odd-even
pair, turning on the stereo link at the input device will cause those channels to become a
single stereo mix channel on the A360; the Group is cleared.
•• If a stereo link is activated causing a channel to be removed from a Group so that it leaves
a single channel in the old Group, that Group will be cleared since a Group requires two or
more channels.
•• If channels in a Group are removed so that only one channel (mono or stereo) remains in
the Group, that Group is eliminated; the channel will behave normally.
Trim All Function
The Trim All function is an easy way to turn down the volume of all 16 channels in a mix by a uniform
amount with a single command. Use Trim All to clean up a mix if the red Digital Signal/Limit LED is lit solid,
or if a channel being edited is already at its maximum level and you want to continue to raise its volume
relative to the other elements in the current mix.
To use Trim All, simultaneously press the Mute and Group buttons. Each press of this button combination
lowers all channel volumes (including the Ambience channel) by 3dB. Trim All is not available if a channel
is in Solo.
Press Mute plus Group to trim all channel volumes by 3dB.
Once the mix has been trimmed the desired amount, you can continue making mix adjustments as needed;
save the mix as a preset to retain the changes.
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After using the Trim All function to eliminate clipping as described above, you may need to raise the Master
Volume level to compensate for the lower overall mix level.
The effect of using the Trim All function is seen for channel 6. All other mix channel levels are reduced by the same amount.
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Master Section
The master section of the A360 Personal Mixer’s interface includes the A-Net LED and the
global master volume and tone controls.






Function
1
A-Net LED, bi-color green/red
2
Mono Mix Out Volume Control
3
Bass Tone Control
4
Treble Tone Control
5
Enhance Tone Control
6
Master Volume Control
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Master Section Functions
Master Volume
The Master Volume control sets the level for the 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch Stereo Mix Out jacks on the rear
panel. It also sets the level of the mix sent to the Mono Mix Out jack on the rear panel. When using only the
Mono Mix Out, start with the Master Volume at 12 o’clock and adjust the Mono Mix Out knob as needed.
The Master Volume level is not saved as part of a Mix Preset.
Mono Mix Out
The A360 generates a balanced line-level mono mix that makes connecting a subwoofer, bass shaker,
or powered speaker easy. The Mono Mix Out knob controls the level of the mono mix being sent to the
Mono Mix Out XLR jack on the rear panel. The output level of the mono mix is determined by the overall
Master Volume level, which must be turned up to hear the mono mix even if no stereo monitoring device
is connected to the A360.
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Master Volume determines the mix level available to the Mono Mix Out.
The A360 automatically generates a mono mix regardless of any stereo placement and/or panning used
in the stereo mix heard at the Stereo Mix Out jacks. The Mono Mix Out level is not saved as part of a Mix
Preset.
Bass Tone Control
The master section’s Bass tone control adds or subtracts low frequencies from the mono and stereo mix
outputs. It is designed as overall tone compensation for the headphones, earbuds, or speaker systems
connected to the A360 Personal Mixer.
The default setting for the Bass tone control is at 12 o’clock (flat). The Bass tone control’s position is not
saved as part of a Mix Preset.
Treble Tone Control
Use the Treble tone control to add or subtract high frequencies from the mono and stereo mix outputs.
The default setting for the Treble tone control is at 12 o’clock (flat). Like the Bass tone control, the Treble
tone control’s position is not saved with a Mix Preset.
Enhance Tone Control
The Enhance control is a specially developed bass and treble EQ curve designed to increase low-end punch
and high-end brilliance in a mix. It is especially useful for performers listening through in-ear monitors.
The default position for the Enhance control is fully left—off. To use the Enhance control, start by creating
a mix with the control in the full off (counterclockwise) position. Then start raising the Enhance knob slowly
while listening to the mix until you find an amount that’s pleasing.
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To experience the Enhance feature, slowly rotate the Enhance knob while listening to a mix.
The amount of the Enhance tone control is a global setting and is not saved in a Mix Preset.
A-Net LED
The A-Net LED lights whenever a valid Pro16 or Pro16e A-Net signal is connected to the A360. When
the 16-channel Pro16 version of A-Net is connected, the LED lights green; when the enhanced (up to)
64-channel Pro16e version of A-Net is connected, the LED lights red. The rear-panel mode switch must be
set accordingly. See page 45.
The A-Net LED lights red when it receive a valid Pro16e A-Net signal.
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Mix Presets
Mixes created on the A360 can be saved to the four Instant Mix Recall locations or to the
sixteen mix channel button locations— for a total of 20 mixes.




Function
1
Save Button
2
Instant Mix Recall™ Buttons A, B, C, and D
3
Recall Button
4
Channel Button Memory Locations
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Saving Mix Presets
The A360 Personal Mixer can save up to 20 Mix Presets—16 are stored using the channel select buttons
numbered 1-16 as storage locations while an additional four can be saved in the Instant Mix Recall™
locations A-D. Mixes are retained in the A360 even when the mixer is powered down.
When a Mix Preset is created, the A360 stores the channel-level settings for the 16 standard mix channels
and the Dual Profile Channel, plus the level setting for the One-Touch Ambience button. See page 42 for a
complete list of what does and does not get saved in a preset.
All 20 Mix Presets in the A360 can be backed up to a PC or copied to another A360 by saving the A360’s
configuration to a USB memory stick in Program mode. See page 51 for information on saving to USB.
P Note: It is important to remember that the position of the rear-panel mode switch and the type of
A-Net data (original 16-channel maximum Pro16 or enhanced 64-channel maximum Pro16e)
that is in use when Mix Presets are created will have an impact on presets. This is because
the two types of A-Net use different channel mapping schemes and treat stereo channels
differently. Pro16 Mix Presets cannot be used in Pro16e mode and vise-versa. The Recall
button and the mix storage location’s button will blink as an error warning if a mix cannot be
recalled.
Save Button
The Save button is used to store a Mix Preset to either a channel button location (1 through 16) or one of
the four Instant Mix Recall locations (A, B, C, and D).
Save a Mix Preset to a Standard Location
To save a mix to one of the channel button locations:
1. Hold down the Save button
2. The red LED in the Save button will blink.
3. While still holding the Save button, press one of the 16 standard channel buttons.
4. Release the Save button.
5. As a confirmation, all 16 channel buttons will blink briefly.
While holding the Save button, you can store a mix to multiple locations if desired. Each save action will
display the confirmation message (all 16 channel buttons blink briefly).
P Tip:
To determine which Mix Preset was last recalled or saved, hold the Save button. The preset
location’s LED will blink as a reminder. Release the Save button to return to the mix.
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The Save button is used for both Instant Mix Recall locations and standard mix locations.
P Note: The Save button cannot be activated if a channel is in Solo.
Instant Mix Recall Buttons
As their name implies, the four Instant Mix Recall™ locations allow a mix to be recalled with one button
press. The four locations, labeled A, B, C, and D, save the same mix-level data as when a mix is saved to a
standard preset location associated with a channel button.
Save to an Instant Mix Recall Location
To store a mix to a Instant Mix Recall location:
1. Hold down the Save button.
2. The red LED in the Save button will blink.
3. Continue to hold the Save button and then press Instant Mix Recall button A, B, C, or D.
4. Release the Save button.
5. The channel mix buttons will flash to confirm the save operation and the Instant Mix
Recall button where the mix was just stored will light green.
After saving a mix to an Instant Mix Recall location, its LED will remain lit as a reminder until another Mix
Preset is stored.
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A mix is saved to Instant Mix Recall location B.
To Recall an Instant Mix Preset
Once mixes have been saved to one of the four Instant Mix Recall locations, they can be instantly recalled
by simply pressing the A, B, C, or D buttons. The new mix may be used immediately.
Recall Button
The Recall button is used only with the Mix Presets that have been saved to one of the 16 channel button
locations, it is not required when using the Instant Mix Recall presets.
To Recall a Standard Mix Preset
To recall a mix that has been stored in one of the A360 Personal Mixer’s standard mix locations (the channel
buttons 1-16):
1. Press and then release the Recall button; its yellow LED will blink.
2. Press the channel button that corresponds to the mix you wish to recall.
3. The mix is recalled and the yellow LED in the Recall button goes out.
P Note: Remember that Mix Presets created in Pro16 mode cannot be recalled when the Personal
Mixer is in the Pro16e Default or Custom modes and vice versa. The Recall button and the mix
channel will flash as an error warning if you try to recall an invalid Mix Preset.
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Press the Recall button followed by a channel button to recall a mix.
P Note: Mixes cannot be saved or recalled if a channel is in Solo mode, as indicated by the flashing
green Solo LED.
Clear a Mix
The current mix can be cleared and reset by holding the Recall button and then pressing the Mute
button, returning all channel level settings to their default values. Resetting a mix does not erase the mix
parameters stored in memory for a standard Mix Preset or Instant Mix Recall location. To overwrite a mix
after performing a reset, use the Save button procedures described previously. See page 38.
This command resets the following:
•• Channel volumes are set to zero
•• All channels are unmuted
•• Pan for all channels is set to center
•• Spread for all stereo channels is set to full
•• Channel Tone settings are set to center (flat)
•• Reverb levels for all channels are set to zero
•• Groups are cleared
•• The Dual Profile Channel’s mix values are reset for Profiles A and B
•• Profile A is selected
•• Channel Button 1 is selected
•• Ambience is reset to its default level
Channel mapping assignments, the Mode switch position, and all saved Mix Presets are unaffected.
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What Gets Saved in a Mix Preset
The following settings are saved when a Mix Preset is created:
•• Channel Mapping type - Pro16 or Pro16e
•• Channel Volume
•• Channel Reverb level
•• Channel Tone setting
•• Channel Pan
•• Channel Spread (stereo channels only)
•• Channel Mute on/off
•• Channels assigned to Groups
•• Last selected mix channel
•• A/B Profile channel-level settings and selection of either A or B Profile
•• Ambience level
•• Ambience on/off
Settings Not Saved in a Preset
The following are not saved when a Mix Preset is created:
•• Master Volume level
•• Mono Mix Out level
•• Master Bass tone control amount
•• Master Treble tone control amount
•• Enhance tone control amount
•• Rear-panel mode switch position
•• Stereo Link settings (links are created at the input device)
•• Channel mirror assignment for the Dual Profile Channel
•• Channel mapping (network slot assignments) for the 16 channel buttons created with the
A360 Channel Manager software and loaded in Program mode
•• Custom Mode channel mapping (network slot assignments) for the Dual Profile Channel
and Ambience button
P Note: Remember that a Mix Preset does not store custom channel mappings created with the
A360 Channel Manager software. Mix presets are designed to work with the specific channel
mapping configuration that was in use at the time the Mix Preset was saved. Therefore, if a
different mixer configuration is loaded, there is no guarantee that the new channel map will
work with the channel-level settings saved in the Mix Presets.
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A360 Personal Mixer Rear Panel
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out



Data

PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA

Function
1
Stereo Mix Out – 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch TRS
2
Mono Mix Out – XLR male
3
USB Data Port
4
Mode Switch – 4-position
5
A-Net In – EtherCon® RJ45
6
DC Power in
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Rear Panel Features
This section details the function of each of the rear panel features on the A360 Personal Mixer.
Stereo Mix Out
Both 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch TRS Stereo Mix Out jacks are provided for simplified connections to earbuds
and headphones. Both outputs can be used at the same time if needed, but note that the impedance of
both devices should be similar to avoid a volume imbalance.
The TRS output may also be used as a line-level output when connecting the Stereo Mix Out to a wireless
in-ear transmitter or a set of powered stereo speakers. A TRS to dual TS splitter cable is required for
this application (sometimes referred to as an insert cable or Y-cable). A splitter cable provides separate
unbalanced TS left and right signals to the inputs of the receiving device.
P Note: Do not connect the TRS output from the Stereo Mix Out jacks to a balanced mono input. A
balanced audio input is differential—it subtracts the positive signal from the negative signal
to remove any noise and interference picked up in the cable. The TRS Stereo Mix Out is not a
balanced signal.
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
The Stereo Mix Out with 1/8” and 1/4” TRS jacks are shown along with the XLR Mono Mix Out.
Mono Mix Out
The Mono Mix Out XLR male jack provides a one-cable solution to users of subwoofers, tactile bass and
throne shakers, and mono powered speakers. The A360 automatically mixes down the current stereo mix
to mono, so the user need only connect a cable from the Mono Mix Out jack to the inputs of the next
device.
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P Note The A360 Master Volume must be up in order to hear the mono mix even if the only audio
connection is via the XLR mono output.
A360 Modes
The A360 can be integrated into new or existing Aviom personal mixing systems along with A-16II and
A-16R Personal Mixers, or it can be used in a system specifically designed to take advantage of the higher
channel count that Pro16e A-Net offers. In order to maintain the unit’s flexibility in a variety of contexts,
the four-position mode switch is used.
The position of the mode switch will have an impact on Mix Presets created on the A360. See page 38 for
more information about creating Mix Presets.
Mode Switch
The four-position mode switch on the rear of the A360 is used to select Pro16 or Pro16e A-Net operation.
One mode is dedicated to Pro16, the remaining three to Pro16e.
From right to left the positions are:
•• Pro16 Mode
•• Default Mode
•• Program Mode
•• Custom Mode
A-Net In
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
The Mode Switch has four settings: Pro16, Default, Program, and Custom.
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Pro16 Mode
Set the mode switch to Pro16 for systems with 16 or fewer channels when a single Pro16 input device is
used. Channels are laid out on the A360 as they are on the A-16II and A-16R Personal Mixers. There is a oneto-one correspondence between the input device’s channel patching assignment and the Personal Mixer’s
channels, and this channel order cannot be changed. Stereo links set on the system’s input device appear
as adjacent channels on all Personal Mixers.
The Dual Profile Channel may be used to mirror any mono channel or stereo channel pair. The One-Touch
Ambience must use the onboard microphone.
Default Mode
Set the mode switch to Default when two or more input devices—up to four AN-16/i v.2 Input Modules,
or one Pro16 input device (AN-16/i-M, AN-16/i or console card) with up to three AN-16/i v.2—are used to
create a personal mixing system with more than 16 input channels.
In Default mode the A360 expects to receive the enhanced Pro16e A-Net packet and will assign channels
that are stereo linked at the input device under a single A360 mix channel button. If a 16-channel Pro16
A-Net source is connected while the A360 is set to Default mode, the A360 will automatically detect the
difference and will place the 16 channels one-to-one across the 16 channel buttons with stereo pairs
appearing on adjacent buttons as described above for Pro16 mode.
In Default mode, channels are assigned to the A360 mix buttons in the default order (see the table that
follows); the odd/even audio channels on the input devices are treated as stereo pairs. When the input
device’s stereo link switch is set for mono, only the odd (left) input of the pair is used and the A360 mix
channel button is mono. With the stereo link switch at the input device set for stereo, the channels are a
left/right pair, the corresponding A360 mix channel button is stereo and the Spread function becomes
available.
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L
R
Mono
L
R
Mono
L
R
Mono
L
R
Mono
L
R
Mono
L
R
Mono
L
R
Mono
L
R
Mono
A-Net In
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
v.2
Stereo
Power
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Each channel pair of an input module provides either a mono or stereo source for an A360 mix button, as determined
by the Mono/Stereo link switch on the AN16/i v.2. When set to mono, the right side input is ignored by Pro16e devices
unless custom mapping is used.
In Default mode the Dual Profile Channel may be used to mirror any mono channel or stereo channel
pair and cannot be used as a 17th mix channel. The One-Touch Ambience must come from the onboard
microphone.
P Note: The A360 must be set to Custom mode to use any non-default channel assignments.
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How Stereo Links Work
When channels are stereo linked on an input module, both channels appear on the A360 as a stereo pair,
using one mix channel button. The table shows the default mapping of 32 input sources to an A360.
AN-16/i v.2
17-32
1-16
Bank
Channel
Default A360 Channel
If Stereo
1
1 (left)
2
1 (right)
3
2 (left)
4
2 (right)
5
3 (left)
6
3 (right)
7
4 (left)
8
4 (right)
9
5 (left)
10
5 (right)
11
6 (left)
12
6 (right)
13
7 (left)
14
7 (right)
15
8 (left)
16
8 (right)
1
9 (left)
2
9 (right)
3
10 (left)
4
10 (right)
5
11 (left)
6
11 (right)
7
12 (left)
8
12 (right)
9
13 (left)
10
13 (right)
11
14 (left)
12
14 (right)
13
15 (left)
14
15 (right)
15
16 (left)
16
16 (right)
If Mono
1
Ignored
2
Ignored
3
Ignored
4
Ignored
5
Ignored
6
Ignored
7
Ignored
8
Ignored
9
Ignored
10
Ignored
11
Ignored
12
Ignored
13
Ignored
14
Ignored
15
Ignored
16
Ignored
If the channels are not stereo linked, then only the odd (left) input module channel is utilized by the A360,
and the even (right) input module channel is ignored (but may be used by A-16II mixers in the system or by
A360 Personal Mixers that are running in Pro16 or Custom mode).
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Program Mode
Setting the A360 mode switch to Program temporarily suspends all front-panel mix functions so that USB
disk-based save and load operations can be performed.
The free A360 Channel Manager application (available from the Aviom website) is used to create and save
mixer configurations as well as back up Mix Presets. Once saved, mixer configurations can be copied to a
USB memory stick for loading into the A360 Personal Mixer. Configurations and user-created Mix Presets
that are already loaded into an A360 can be saved to a USB device for backup or loading into other A360
Personal Mixers (see page 51).
Saving a configuration from the A360 Personal Mixer to the USB memory device copies the current channel
configuration plus all Mix Presets. The 20 Mix Preset files in an A360 can be copied to a PC for backup, but
cannot be edited.
P Note: The free A360 Channel Manager software must be used to map network channels to the
A360 mix channel buttons. Custom mixer configuration can then be loaded from a USB
memory stick into the A360.
Custom Mode
A custom channel map allows any network slot to be assigned to any A360 mix channel button; each A360
in a personal mixing system may be set independently, adding flexibility and customization for each user.
A-Net
In In
A-Net
24VDC
24VDC
Regulated
Regulated
500 500
mA mA
DataData
PROGRAM
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
CUSTOM DEFAULT
DEFAULT
Pro16
Pro16
Place the mode switch in the Custom position to use channel mapping.
Moving the mode switch to Custom sets the A360 to use the custom channel map (created using the A360
Channel Manager software and loaded from a USB memory stick in Program Mode) for mixing.
In Custom mode, the Dual Profile Channel cannot be used to mirror another mix channel button; it
is intended to be used as an independent mix channel. The One-Touch Ambience feature may use the
onboard microphone or may be assigned to use any mono/stereo network channel, a feature which
becomes especially powerful when ambient mics are set up in the performance space to allow performers
to better interact with an audience. See page 15 for additional information about using the One-Touch
Ambience feature.
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A custom channel configuration is shown in the A360 Channel Manager software.
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USB Data Port
The A360’s USB data port is designed to use a PC-formatted USB memory stick (thumb drive) to update
its firmware and save/recall mixer configurations and Mix Presets. It is not designed to work with external
hard drives or any other types of peripherals that connect via USB. See page 52 for information about
creating and loading mixer configurations.
Saving a Mixer Configuration to a USB Device
Mix Presets created in an A360 may be saved to a USB memory device for backup or loading into another
A360 Personal Mixer in the form of a mixer configuration. This allows a user’s Mix Presets to be backed up
to a computer or transferred to another A360 Personal Mixer.
A mixer configuration includes:
•• the 16 standard Mix Presets stored in the mix channel button locations
•• the 4 Mix Presets stored in the Instant Mix Recall locations
•• custom channel mapping assignments for the 16 mix channels, Dual Profile Channel, and
One-Touch Ambience buttons
To save the current A360 mixer configuration to a USB memory stick:
1. Insert a USB memory stick device into the USB port on the A360.
2. Place the A360 in Program mode using the rear-panel switch. All Reverb, Tone, Volume,
Pan, and channel button LEDs go out; all mixing functions are disabled.
3. The Save and Recall buttons start blinking.
4. Press the Save button; it lights solid and all mix channel buttons start blinking.
5. Select a channel button (1-16); the button number corresponds to the mixer configuration
number that will be saved to the USB device.
6. The selected channel button’s LED lights solid, all other channel button LEDs stop
blinking.
7. Remove the USB memory stick.
8. Return the rear-panel mode switch to the desired position: choose the Custom position to
use a custom channel map, choose Default to use the standard Pro16e channel mapping,
or choose Pro16 to use the A360 with Pro16 channel mapping.
P Note: There is no warning if a mixer configuration will be overwritten when saving from the A360 to
a USB device. Always back up your mixer configurations to avoid losing important data.
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Loading a Mixer Configuration
A USB memory stick can hold up to 16 different mixer configurations, numbered 1 through 16, that
have been created using the A360 Channel Manager software or saved directly from an A360 Personal
Mixer. Custom channel maps and Mix Presets travel together as a single unit—the configuration file; the
underlying components of a configuration cannot be individually loaded.
Mixer configurations make it easy to copy Mix Presets from one A360 to another. They are also used to
assign a unique set of network slots for each performer and then quickly load those custom channel maps
into each A360 Personal Mixer in a personal mixing system.
To load one of the mixer configurations from a USB memory stick into an A360:
1. Insert a USB memory device into the USB port on the A360.
2. Place the A360 in Program mode using the rear-panel switch. All Reverb, Tone, Volume,
Pan, and channel button LEDs go out; all mixing functions are disabled.
3. The Save and Recall buttons start blinking.
4. Press the Recall button; it lights solid and all mix channel buttons start blinking.
5. Select the channel button (1-16) that corresponds to the mixer configuration you wish to
load. That channel button’s LED lights solid, all other channel button LEDs stop blinking.
6. Set the rear-panel mode switch in the desired position: Pro16, Default, or Custom. You
must choose the Custom position to use channel mapping created with A360 Channel
Manager.
7. Remove the USB memory stick.
P Note: When a configuration is loaded into the A360, any previously loaded channel map is replaced;
Mix Presets stored with the configuration are also loaded and will replace any user-created
mixes saved in the A360. Always back up important data in a Personal Mixer before loading
configurations.
Error Warnings While Loading and Saving
While recalling a configuration, if you select a mix channel button that does not correspond to a valid
mixer configuration file stored on the USB device, the Recall button will blink as an error warning. The
A360 will then revert to blinking the Save and Recall buttons as described above. As in the steps above,
press the Recall button and select a different channel button.
If you place the mode switch into the Program position when no USB device is connected, or remove the
USB device prior to performing a save or load operation, the A-Net LED will blink as an error indication.
Simply reconnect the USB device to continue.
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Updating Firmware
The A360 Personal Mixer can be updated to add new features and functionality. During a firmware update
the mixing and audio output portions of the A360 user interface are temporarily disabled. The process
takes only a few minutes per device; the actual amount of time for a firmware update will vary based on
the complexity of the current firmware file being applied. Firmware updates are available from the Aviom
website (at www.aviom.com).
A USB memory stick formatted for FAT32 (standard PC formatting) is required. USB devices formatted with
Mac NTFS formatting are not supported. USB devices partitioned with PC and Mac volumes may be used;
the Mac partition will be ignored.
Once a firmware update has been downloaded from the Aviom website, extract the files from the .zip
archive and copy the contents to the root level of the USB memory stick (the extracted archive will have all
files in a folder named Aviom).
P Note: Firmware updates are delivered with a specific folder structure in place which must remain
intact in order to work. Do not move, re-name, or otherwise alter the files delivered with the
firmware update.
To update the A360 Personal Mixer firmware:
1. Start with the power to the A360 off. (If powering the unit over the Cat-5 cable, turn off
the A-Net distributor or remove the Cat-5 cable from the Personal Mixer’s A-Net In port).
2. Plug the USB device into the A360 Personal Mixer’s USB port.
3. Simultaneously hold the Save and Solo buttons while powering up the A360.
4. The Channel Volume LEDs will light in an alternating pattern to indicate that the firmware
update process has started.
5. Release the Save and Solo buttons.
6. After a few seconds the channel button LEDs will be used to display a progress bar as the
firmware update is applied.
7. If further firmware update stages are included with a particular update, the Channel
Volume LEDs are used to indicate the progress of this stage of the update.
8. Once the new firmware is installed and verified, the LEDs will stop blinking, and the A360
will return to its normal state, ready to be used. The audio outputs are available again.
9. The USB device can be safely removed.
P Warning:
Do not press any of the user interface buttons, remove the USB stick, or turn off the A360
Personal Mixer while its firmware is being updated.
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Firmware Update Error Warnings
Warning
Description
After pressing the Save and Solo buttons,
the channel select button LEDs light briefly,
and the Personal Mixer returns to the
pre-update (normal mixing) state.
The A360’s firmware is up to date; the
current version of the firmware is already
installed.
After pressing the Save and Solo buttons,
the Tone LEDs light momentarily, and the
Personal Mixer returns to the pre-update
(normal mixing) state.
No USB drive is connected to the USB port.
After pressing the Save and Solo buttons,
the Reverb LEDs light momentarily, and
the Personal Mixer returns to the preupdate (normal mixing) state.
The firmware update file is missing; make
sure that the firmware archive was extracted
correctly and copied exactly to the root level
of the USB drive.
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A-Net In
The Cat-5 A-Net In port is fitted with a Neutrik® EtherCon® RJ45, and accepts either Pro16 or Pro16e A-Net
data. Cables used with the A360 can be the standard Cat-5e UTP cable with RJ45 ends commonly used
with computer systems or those fitted with the heavy-duty locking Neutrik EtherCon plug.
When connected to an A-Net distributor such as the D800 or A-16D Pro, the A360 also receives DC power
over the same Cat-5e data cable. In this case an external DC power supply is not required.
P Note: When the A360 is connected to an A-Net distributor, the type of A-Net received (Pro16 or
Pro16e) is dependent on the input device that is supplying A-Net to the distributor. Both data
types are compatible with the A-Net distributors.
A-Net
In In
A-Net
24VDC
24VDC
Regulated
Regulated
500 500
mA mA
DataData
PROGRAM
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
CUSTOM DEFAULT
DEFAULT
Pro16
Pro16
A-Net In and DC power connections
DC Power
The DC Power jack accepts a 24VDC power supply when the A360 is not being powered over the Cat-5
cable from an A-Net distributor. Use only an approved 24VDC, regulated 500mA supply such as the
optional Aviom PS-120 Power Supply.
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Personal Mixing System Setup
This section explains how the A360 Personal Mixer integrates with other Pro16 devices (sold by
Aviom or third-party partners) to create a personal mixing system. See the detailed User
Guides that came with the Aviom products mentioned in this section for complete information
about their use, features, and setup.
Adding the A360 to an Existing System
The A360 Personal Mixer can be added to existing 16-channel personal mixing systems that use the A-16II
Personal Mixer (and/or the rack-mount version, the A-16R). Most of these systems use the same basic
layout—an input device (analog or a digital console card) is used to generate an A-Net digital signal which
is connected to Personal Mixers either in a daisy chain or with the addition of an A-Net distributor such as
the A-16D Pro for parallel connections and power over A-Net.
In addition to Pro16 analog devices and console cards, the Pro64 ASI A-Net Systems Interface may be
substituted for the input devices seen in the diagrams that follow. Any of the ASI’s four Pro16 A-Net outputs
may be used.
A-Net
A-NetInIn
Mono
MonoMix
MixOut
Out
24VDC
24VDC
Regulated
Regulated
500
500mA
mA
Stereo
StereoMix
MixOut
Out
Data
Data
PROGRAM
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
Pro16
A360 rear panel with the mode switch set to Pro16
Daisy Chain Connections
In a daisy chained Pro16 personal mixing system, the A-Net signal generated by the input module or
console card is passed from one Personal Mixer to the next, using the combination of the A-Net In and
A-Net Out jacks found on the Personal Mixers. Personal Mixers are powered locally with a DC power
supply.
The rear-panel mode switch on the A360 should be set to Pro16 when it is used with the A-16II and A-16R
in a Pro16 personal mixing system with 16 or fewer channels. See page 45 for more information about the
mode switch and its use.
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Analog input module or
digital console card
To Additional
Personal
Mixers
A typical daisy chained Pro16 personal mixing system with six A-16II mixers is shown.
One A360 Personal Mixer may be added to a daisy chain personal mixing system, but only at the end of the
daisy chain—the A360 has only an A-Net In port and must be the last device in a daisy chain. Adding more
than one A360 Personal Mixer to such a system requires the addition of an A-Net distributor.
The A360 must be the last device in a daisy chain.
If an A360 Personal Mixer is connected in a daisy chain, an external power supply such as the PS-120 Power
Supply is required. No power supply ships with the A360.
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Parallel Connections
An A-Net distributor simplifies the connection or expansion of an existing Pro16 personal mixing system
with A360 Personal Mixers. As with the daisy chained system, a single analog input module or digital
console card is used to generate a 16-channel A-Net signal that is distributed to the Personal Mixers.
Using one or more A-Net distributors allows any number of A360 Personal Mixers to be integrated into a
personal mixing system along with A-16II and A-16R Personal Mixers. As with the daisy chain system, the
rear-panel mode switch on the A360 should be set to Pro16 when it is used with a Pro16 personal mixing
system made up of 16 or fewer input channels.
Analog input module or
digital console card
An A-Net distributor allows Personal Mixers to be connected in parallel.
The A360 Personal Mixer can be powered over the Cat-5 cable when connected to an A-Net distributor.
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Pro16e Personal Mixing Systems
The A360 Personal Mixer can make use of the enhanced version of A-Net, Pro16e, which allows up to 64
audio slots to be included in the network pool by using up to four input devices. Each A360 in a personal
mixing system may be programmed to use any combination of these network slots. The A360 Channel
Manager software is used to assign network slots to the individual mix channel buttons of an A360.
Custom channel configurations can be loaded into the A360 from a USB memory stick. The A360 uses
its Custom mode to access channel mappings other than the default layout. See page 49 for information
about mapping channels.
up to 32 channels d
to all Personal
Channels 1-16
AN-16/i v.2
Channels 17-32
AN-16/i v.2
Use any combination of A-16II, A-16R, and
A360 Personal Mixers (DEFAULT or CUSTOM mode)
A-16D PRO
A360s utilize
all channels in
the system
dditional
onal Mixers
to additional
Personal Mixers
A-16II
A-16II
A-16IIs and A-16Rs utilize Channels 1-16 only
A 32-input personal mixing system with A-16II and A360 Personal Mixers
When using multiple input devices for inputs to a personal mixing system, each device provides one
16-channel bank of slots to the network. The Slot Range switches on the rear panel of the AN-16/i v.2
control the bank assignment. Up to four input devices may be used to create a pool of 64 channels.
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Aviom16/o-Y
Slot Range Setup
Each input device in a Pro16e-based personal mixing system supplies one bank of 16 channels to the
network. The Slot Range switches on the AN-16/i v.2 are used to set the assignment for each; the physical
location of the device within the daisy chain does not matter as long as the Slot Range switch settings are
correct. Each input module is daisy chained, connecting a Cat-5 cable from its A-Net Out to the A-Net In of
the next input device in the chain.
Slot Range switches for each input device in a 64-input system are shown. A legacy Pro16 device may be substituted
for the first bank of 16 channels.
Connect the A-Net Out of the last input device in the chain to the A-Net In of the A-Net distributor. The
A360 Personal Mixers are then connected to the distributor’s A-Net Out ports.
A legacy Pro16 device may be substituted for the first bank of 16 channels in a daisy chain of input devices.
It will automatically default to supplying the first 16 slots to the network pool. See page 62.
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Channels 1-16
AN-16/i v.2
Channels 17-32
AN-16/i v.2
up to 32 channels dis
to all Personal M
Channels 33-48
AN-16/i v.2
AN-16/i v.2
Channels 49-64
Select A360 mix channels from all
64 network channels (CUSTOM mode)
A-16D PRO
dditional
sonal Mixers
A-16II
A-16D PRO
A-16IIs and A-16Rs
utilize Channels
1-16 only
to additional
Personal Mixers
A 64-input system using two A-Net distributors is shown.
A-16II or A-16R Personal Mixers may be used in a Pro16e-based system, but note that they can only access
Listen through your choice of...
the first
16 network slots.
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Using Legacy Input Devices
One legacy input device or Pro16 console card may be used in a multiple input device configuration—it
will default to supplying the first 16 slots to the network and must be connected to the A-Net In of the first
Pro16e device in the system. The Pro16e input devices (such as the AN-16/i v.2) should be set to Slot Range
17 and above for this application.
AN-16/i v.2
*
AN-16/i v.2
AN-16/i v.2
AN-16/i v.2
64-channel
64-channel
Pro16e stream
Pro16e stream
Four AN-16/i v.2 Input Modules can provide up to 64 audio sources for A360 Personal Mixers to select from.
* A Pro16 device—original AN-16/i, AN-16/i-M, Y1 A-Net card, ASI, or a third-party console card—may be
substituted for the first AN-16/i v.2 in a daisy chain of input devices; a legacy device automatically defaults to Slot
Range 1-16.
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Connecting Monitoring Devices
Headphones, wired in-ear monitors, wireless in-ear transmitter systems, powered speakers,
subwoofers, and tactile bass shakers can be connected to the A360 Personal Mixer separately
or in combination. This section details the connection of these devices to the A360’s outputs.
A-Net
A-NetInIn
Mono
MonoMix
MixOut
Out
24VDC
24VDC
Regulated
Regulated
500
500mA
mA
Stereo
StereoMix
MixOut
Out
Data
Data
PROGRAM
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
Pro16
The A360 has 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch stereo and XLR mono mix outputs available.
Connecting to the Stereo Mix Output
The A360 has a pair of jacks—1/4-inch and 1/8-inch TRS—dedicated to the stereo mix coming from the
Personal Mixer. Both jacks are always active.
Headphones and Earbuds
Connect headphones or wired earbuds to the A360. For best performance, choose low impedance
headphones or earbuds whenever possible. High impedance devices will not harm the A360, but note that
the mix output level may be lower with these devices.
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
Headphones or earbuds are connected to the Stereo Mix Out jack.
The 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch outputs may be used simultaneously. See page 44 for additional information.
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Stereo Wireless In-Ear Systems
The A360’s Stereo Mix Out may be connected to the left/right inputs of a wireless transmitter used for
in-ear monitoring. A Y-cable that splits the TRS stereo output to a pair of TS mono left and right outputs
is required. Note that the connection from the left and right TS cables is unbalanced. If the inputs to
the wireless transmitter are XLR only, a special cable may need to be made. Consult the transmitter’s
documentation for information about properly connecting unbalanced signals to its XLR inputs.
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
The Stereo Mix Out can be connected to a wireless in-ear transmitter with a Y-cable.
If you need to create a custom adapter cable, note that the TRS tip connector carries the left audio signal,
the ring carries the right signal, and the sleeve provides ground for both. The left and right signals are
unbalanced in this case.
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Stereo Speakers
The Stereo Mix Out may be connected to a set of powered stereo monitor speakers using a Y-cable that
splits the TRS stereo output to a pair of TS mono left and right outputs.
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
24VDC
Regulat
500 mA
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
A Y-cable is required to connect the A360 to stereo powered speakers.
If the powered speakers have XLR inputs, a custom cable may be required. Check the speaker’s
documentation for information about properly connecting the unbalanced left and right signals from the
A360 Stereo Mix Out to the balanced inputs of the powered speakers.
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Connecting to the Mono Mix Out
In addition to the 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch Stereo Mix Outs, the A360 has a dedicated Mono Mix Out that is
always available. The Mono Mix Out can be used alone—connected to a powered wedge, for example—or
in conjunction with a stereo monitoring device such as headphones where the mono out is connected to a
subwoofer or tactile bass shaker device.
P Note: The Mono Mix Out level is determined by the A360’s Master Volume knob, which must be up
to generate a mono mix even when nothing is connected to the Stereo Mix Out jacks.
Master Volume must be up to feed the Mono Mix output.
Mono Speakers
The A360 Personal Mixer’s Mono Mix Out is ideal when you need to connect the A360 to a mono device
such as a powered speaker or wedge. The balanced line-level XLR output supplies a mono version of the
mix being created on the A360, even when the stereo outputs are also being used.
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
The mono out is connected to a powered wedge’s input with an XLR cable.
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No editing is required to create the mono output. The A360 automatically sums stereo channel and pan
information to mono, even if the inputs have been stereo linked at the input modules.
Subwoofers
When a subwoofer is used to supplement a performer’s monitor mix, the Stereo Mix Out and Mono Mix
Out are used simultaneously. Connect wired earbuds, headphones, or a wireless in-ear transmitter system
to the Stereo Mix Out jack, and then connect the Mono Mix Out jack to the line-level input of the subwoofer
with an XLR cable.
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
Headphones and a subwoofer are connected to the A360.
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Tactile Shaker Devices
In addition to subwoofers, which are speakers designed to output primarily low frequencies, there is
another category of low frequency devices designed to supplement a mix and enhance the listening and
mixing experience of the user. These tactile devices are known as bass shakers, butt kickers, or throne
shakers depending on how they are implemented.
Typically, the frequency range of these devices is restricted to 500Hz and below, so it is most likely they will
be used in conjunction with headphones or earbuds. The Stereo Mix Out and the Mono Mix Out jacks of
the A360 will be used simultaneously in this case.
Connect earbuds or headphones to the Stereo Mix Out; connect an XLR cable from the Mono Mix Out of
the A360 to the input of the bass shaker device. An adapter cable may be required if the shaker device
cannot accept a line-level balanced XLR signal.
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
The A360 is shown connected to earbuds plus a drum throne shaker device.
As when using the mono output alone, the Master Volume knob on the A360 determines how loud the
Mono Mix Out is in relation to the stereo mix output.
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Specifications
Audio Outputs
1/4” TRS stereo, headphone or line level;
1/8” TRS stereo, headphone or line level;
XLR balanced mono, line level
Stereo Mix Outputs,
Headphone/Line
Tip: Audio Left; Ring: Audio Right;
Sleeve: Ground
Mono Mix Output
Pin 2: Hot, Pin 3: Cold; Pin 1: Ground; impedance balanced
A-Net I/O
1 A-Net In, Neutrik EtherCon RJ45 connector;
Supports Pro16 and Pro16e
D/A Conversion
44.1/48kHz, 24-bit
Stereo Operation
Stereo Link, per channel pair;
Set at the input module;
Variable pan per mono channel or pan/spread per stereo
channel pair
USB Storage
Save/load mix configuration data, mix presets; firmware
updates
Headphone Output
1.0 watt maximum at 100 ohms
divided between both channels
Headphone Output
Impedance
32 ohms
Line Output Impedance
226 ohms
Freq. Response
2-22kHz +0.2dB/-3dB
THD +N
< 0.003%
Signal to Noise
(unweighted)
-106dB (measured with zero data into all channels)
Latency
0.880 msec (measured from analog input to analog output)
A-Net Cables
Use unshielded Cat-5e UTP (or better) cable
A-Net Cable Length
400 feet (122 m)
A-Net Pro16e Protocol
Supports original Pro16 16-channel data;
Supports Power Over A-Net
Optional Power Supply
Input Voltage
Output Voltage
Plug Size
External, DC, universal switching type
100-240 volts, 50/60Hz
24 VDC, 0.5 amp
2 mm
Dimensions
11” (279.4 mm) wide x 6.9” (175.26 mm) deep;
1.835” (46.61 mm) high
Weight
3.4 lb. (1.54 kg)
Options
MT-1a Mic Stand Mount (uses 6-32 1/4-inch screws);
EB-1 Extension Bracket;
PS-120 Power Supply
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Dimensions
7.154 in.
181.712 mm
6.900 in.
175.26 mm
11.000 in.
279.4 mm
1.835 in.
46.609 mm
1.155 in.
29.337 mm
A-Net In
Mono Mix Out
Stereo Mix Out
24VDC
Regulated
500 mA
2.049 in.
52.0446 mm
Data
PROGRAM
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
Pro16
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16
0.539 in.
13.69 mm
9
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8.7639 in.
222.603 mm
10
11
12
13
14
15
Use this template as a starting point for creating
custom Personal Mixer labels for the A360. It is
shown actual size.
0.5607 in.
14.2418 mm
Mixer Label
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Cat-5 Cable Pinout
The tables below detail the two wiring pinout variations for Cat-5 cables. When making custom cables,
either pinout can be used, but both ends of a cable must use the same wiring pattern.
T568A
RJ45 Pin
Wire Color
1
White/Green
2
Green
3
White/Orange
4
Blue
5
White/Blue
6
Orange
7
White/Brown
8
Brown
T568B
RJ45 Pin
Wire Color
1
White/Orange
2
Orange
3
White/Green
4
Blue
5
White/Blue
6
Green
7
White/Brown
8
Brown
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Index
Symbols
1/4-inch Stereo Mix Out 44
1/4” TRS stereo 69
1/8-inch Stereo Mix Out 44
1/8” TRS stereo 69
1-16 Slot Range 62
3dB
Trim All 31
16-channel bank 59
17-32 Slot Range 48
17th mix channel 14
A
A-16CS Control Surface 2
A-16D 2
A-16D Pro 2
A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor 3, 4, 7, 55, 56, 57, 58
A-16II Personal Mixer 2, 4, 45, 46, 48, 56, 58, 61
A-16R Personal Mixer 46, 56, 61
A-16R Rack-mount Personal Mixer 2, 4
A360 Channel Manager 3, 12, 14, 17, 42, 49, 59
A360 Master Volume
Mono Mix Out 45
A360 mixer buttons 48
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A and B Profiles 13
A, B, C, and D buttons
Instant Mix Recall 37, 38, 40
A/B Profile 42
AC Line Conditioning 7
Add a channel to a Group 30
Ambience 15, 17, 31, 42, 49
assigning 18
level 21
Solo 27
with Mute All 12
Ambience button 22
Ambience Mic 9, 15, 18, 42
ambient mics 15
X/Y stereo pair 18
AN-16/i Input Module 4, 23
AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module 4, 6, 23, 46, 62
AN-16/i v.2 Input Module 4, 23, 46, 47, 60, 62
AN-16/o Output Module 4, 6
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AN-16SBR System Bridge 6
A-Net 3, 69
Pro16 vs. Pro16e 38
A-Net Cable 69
A-Net Distributor 2, 4, 56, 57, 60
A-Net In 4, 43, 55, 56
A-Net In port 6, 57
A-Net I/O 69
A-Net LED 33, 36, 52
A-Net Out 56
AN-16/i 43, 45
A-Net Out port 6
ASI A-Net Systems Interface 1, 4, 23, 56, 62
assign Dual Profile Channel 13
assignment 17
network slot 42
Aviom16/o-Y1 A-Net Card 4
AV-M8 23
AV-M8 Mic Input Module 4
AV-P2 Output Module 4
B
backup
mixer configurations 51
balanced 66, 68
balanced line-level 34
balanced mono input 44
Bank
channel 48, 59, 60
bass boost 21
bass shaker 34, 63, 66, 68
Bass Tone Control 20
Bass/Treble Tone amount 42
Bass/Treble Tone Knob 19
brightness levels 22
LEDs 21
built-in mic 15
C
Cable Length 6, 69
Pro16e 6
Cables 5
73
Cat-5 5
Cat-5 A-Net In 55
Cat-5 Cable Pinout 72
Cat-5e 2
Unshielded Twisted Pair 2
UTP 5
Cat-5e cable
solid v. stranded 6
Cat-5e UTP 55
Cat-6 2, 5
Cat-6e 5
Category 5e
5
Certifications iv
change a Group 30
channel assignment 17, 47
Channel Button 9, 10
Memory Locations 37
channel button LED
in a Group 30
Channel Controls 20
Channel Label Strip 9, 10
channel-level settings 13
Channel Manager 12
channel mapping 59
Channel Mapping 14, 17, 38, 41, 42, 48, 49, 51
Loading a Mixer Configuration 52
Channel Mirror 13, 14, 29, 46, 49
Channel Mute LED 9, 11
channel pairs 23
channel select 11
Channel Volume 10, 12, 42
in a Group 28
Channel Volume Control 21
Channel Volume Knob 19
Cleaning and Maintenance 8
Clear a Mix 41
Clip LED 21, 27
Compatibility 4, 6, 23, 55, 56, 60, 61, 62
with Pro64 5
computer network 5
configuration 42
Configuration
Loading from USB 52
confirmation
save preset 39
Connecting Listening Devices 63
console card 4, 23, 46, 58, 62
Create a Group 28
crossover cables 5
custom channel mapping 17
Custom Mode 12, 14, 17, 23, 40, 42, 45, 47, 48, 49, 59
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D800 A-Net Distributor 2, 3, 4, 55
D/A Conversion 69
Daisy Chain 56, 57
input devices 62
Data Port 51
DC power 55
DC Power
Plug Size 69
DC Power Jack
AN-16/i 43
DC Power Supply 7
Plug Size 7
Polarity 7
Default
mode switch 10
Default A360 Channel 48
Default Mode 10, 14, 17, 23, 29, 40, 45, 46, 47, 52
default setting
Enhance control 35
tone control 35
default settings
Mix 41
default Slot Range
Pro16 62
Digital Signal/Limit 27
Digital Signal/Limit LED 21, 26
Dimensions 70
mixer label 71
Distributor 55
A-16D Pro 55
drum throne
shaker 44
drum throne shaker 68
Dual Profile Channel 2, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 22,
28, 29, 42, 46, 47, 49
in a Group 29
E
earbuds 15, 63, 68
EB-1 Extension Bracket 69
Edit a Group 30
Editing Controls 26
Enhance 2
Enhance Tone Control 33, 35, 42
default setting 35
EQ 20
Error Warning 40
Firmware 54
mix recall 38
Program mode 52
USB 52
EtherCon 5, 43, 55, 69
74
Ethernet 3
exit Solo 27
expanding a system 56
external DC power supply 55
external power supply 57
Instant Mix Preset 40
Instant Mix Recall 2, 27, 38, 51
A, B, C, and D 38
Instant Mix Recall Buttons 37, 38, 39
invalid mix preset 40
F
L
FAT32 53
feedback 15
Firmware 53
Error Warning 54
flat
tone control 35
Tone EQ 21
folder structure 53
Frequency Response 69
LAN
Local Area Network 3
Last selected mix channel 42
Latency 69
LED
Channel Mute 9
LED brightness levels 21
left/right pair 46
legacy device 60, 62
Legacy Input Hardware 62
level
Ambience 21
Level Trim 31
Limit 31
Limit LED 27
line-level 66
Line Out 69
Link 42
Stereo 10, 48
linked channel 10, 46
link switch 23, 46
Loading a Mixer Configuration 52
Local Area Network 3
low impedance 63
G
Group 27, 42
Dual Profile Channel 28, 29
Mix Channel Volume 28
Stereo Placement 28
Group button 30
Group Button 26, 28
Group button LED 30
H
Headphone/Line 69
Headphone Output 69
headphones 15, 63, 68
headroom 27
How Stereo Links Work 48
I
imaging 24
impedance 44, 63
Impedance
headphone 69
line out 69
in-ear monitor 2
in-ear monitors 64
wired 63
In-Ear System 64
inline coupler 6
certified 6
input device 22
Input Module 4
Input Voltage 7, 69
insert cable 44
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Mac 53
mapped
stereo channels 10
Mapping
channel 48
Loading a Mixer Configuration 52
Master Bass tone control 42
master section
Tone Control 42
Master Treble tone control 42
Master Volume 15, 27, 32, 33, 34
Master Volume knob 66, 68
Master Volume level 15, 42
maximum cable length 6
Memory Location 37
Memory Locations 37
memory stick 53
Mic 12, 15, 28
Mic Level 16
Mic on/off 15
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Mic Stand Mount 3
mirror 12, 13, 14, 49
Mix
default settings 41
Mix Channel 9, 10, 13, 48
mix channel button 12, 17
stereo 46
Mix Channel Volume
Group 28
mixer configuration 51
Mixer configuration 49
mixer configurations
backup 51
Mixer Label 71
template 71
mix headroom 27
Mix Out 33, 44
Mix Output 69
mix preset 2
Mix Preset 10, 27, 35, 37, 38, 40, 42, 49, 51
A, B, C, and D 38
last recalled or saved 38
not saved in a mix 42
What Gets Saved 42
mix recall
error warning 38, 40
Mode 40, 45
Mode Switch 10, 12, 14, 23, 38, 41, 42, 45, 49, 52, 56, 58
Default 10
Monitoring Device 63
mono 46
Mono Channel 22
mono input 44
Mono Mix Out 22, 33, 34, 44, 66, 67, 68
A360 Master Volume 45
Mono Mix Out knob 34
Mono Mix Out level 42, 66
Mono Mix Output 69
Mono Speaker 66
MT-1a Mic Stand Mount 3, 69
Mute 10, 27, 42
Mute a channel 21
Mute All 12
Mute Button 11, 26, 28
Mute + Group 26, 31
Mute LED 11
N
network 5
Network Audio 17
Network slot assignment 42, 49
network slots 52, 59
Neutrik 55
Neutrik EtherCon 5
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O
odd-even channel pairs 23
onboard microphone 12, 15, 18, 46, 49
One-Touch Ambience 2, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 42, 46, 47, 49
Operating Temperature iii
Options 69
original AN-16/i 62
Output Impedance 69
output level
Mono Mix Out 66
Output Voltage 69
P
Package Contents 3
Pan 24, 42
Pan knob 22, 24, 25
Pan Knob 19
Pan LEDs 22
Panning Stereo Channels 24
Pan-Spread 2
Pan/Spread 10, 12, 18, 46
Parallel Connections 58
partition 53
PC format 53
permanent installation 5
Personal Mixer 46
pinout
TRS 64
Pinout 72
Plug Size
DC Power 7, 69
Polarity
DC Power Supply 7
pool 59
Power 55
powered speaker 34, 44, 63
powered wedge 66
Power Over A-Net 69
power over Cat-5 53, 55, 56, 58
power supply 57
Power Supply 69
PS-120 7
replacing 7
Preset 37
storage locations 10
What Gets Saved 22, 42
Pro16 1, 3, 4, 10
default Slot Range 62
Pro16 A-Net 36
Pro16e 1, 3, 23
cable length 6
76
Pro16e A-Net 36, 45
Pro16 Input Device 23
Pro16 Mode 13, 23, 29, 31, 40, 45, 46, 48, 51, 52, 56, 58
Pro16 vs. Pro16e 38, 55
Pro64 1, 4, 56
Pro64 Network Manager 23
Profile 42
Profiles A and B 12, 13
Profile Select Button 9
Program mode
error message 52
Program Mode 38, 42, 45, 49
progress bar 53
PS-120 Power Supply 3, 7, 55, 57, 69
R
Range switch 60
rear-panel mode switch 10
Recall 37
Recall an Instant Mix Preset 40, 41
Recall a Standard Mix Preset 40
Recall Button 37, 40
Recall configuration 52
Recall LED 40
recall mix
error warning 38
red LEDs 21
Remove a channel from a Group 30
replace the power supply 7
reset a mix 41
Reset a Mix 41
Reverb 10, 12, 18, 20, 28, 42
in a Group 30
Reverb Knob 19
Reverb LEDs 54
Reverb level 13
RJ45 5, 43, 55
room mics 18
router 5
S
Sample Rate 69
Save Button 37, 38, 39
save preset 41
confirmation 39
save to USB
Mix Preset 38
Saving a Mixer Configuration 51
Saving Mix Presets 38, 51
SB4 System Bridge 6
Setup 56
shaker 44
Shaker 63, 66, 68
Signal/Clip LED 21, 31
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Signal LED 33, 35
Signal to Noise 69
slot assignment 17
Network 42
Slot Range 62
Slot Range Setup 60
Slot Range switch 59, 60
software 12, 52
solid v. stranded Cat-5e 6
Solo 10, 31, 39, 41
Ambience 27
Han 2
Solo a Group 30
Solo Button 26, 27
Solo button rules 27
Solo LED 27, 41
splitter cable 44
Spread 10, 13, 42
Spread amount 13
Spread button 22, 23, 24
Spread Button 19
Standard Mix Preset 40
stereo
mix channel button 10, 46
Stereo Channels 22, 24, 38, 46
in Pro16 mode 10
Panning 24
Stereo LED 10, 19, 22, 23, 24
Stereo Link 10, 29, 42, 48
in a Group 31
Stereo Mix Out 35, 43, 44, 65, 68
Stereo Mix Output 63
stereo/mono Link switch 22
Stereo Placement 2, 10, 19, 22
in a Group 28, 30
Stereo Speakers 65
Storage
USB 69
storage locations
Preset 10
store a mix 39
subwoofer 34, 44, 63, 67
sum to mono 67
surge protection 7
Switching Power Supply 7
System Bridge 6
T
T568A 72
T568B 72
tactile shaker 44
Tactile Shaker 68
template
Mixer Label 71
throne shaker
77
drum 68
Thru jack
AN-16/i 43, 55
Tone 10, 12, 18, 28, 33, 42
flat 21
in a Group 30
Tone amount 13
Tone Control 35
channel 20
default setting 35
flat 35
master section 42
Tone knob 21
Tone LEDs 20, 54
transmitter 64
treble boost 21
Treble Tone Control 20, 33, 35
Trim All 27, 32
Trim All Function 26, 31
TRS 44, 63
TRS Stereo 44
TRS to TS
Y-cable 64, 65
TRS to TS cable 44
TRS wiring 64
U
unbalanced 44, 64
unmute 11, 41
unshielded Cat-5e 69
Unshielded Twisted Pair 5
Cat-5e 2
Updating Firmware 53
UPS 7
USB 2, 49, 51, 69
Error Warning 52
Loading a Mixer Configuration 52
USB memory stick 49, 53, 59
USB port 51, 52
Using a Pro16 Input Device 23
UTP 2, 5, 55
Cat-5e 69
What Gets Saved 42
wired in-ear monitors 63
Wireless In-Ear System 64
wireless in-ear transmitter 44
wireless transmitter system 63, 64
woof 67
X
XLR balanced 69
XLR cable 67, 68
XLR input 64
XLR mono out 34, 43, 45
XLR output 66
X/Y stereo pair
ambient mics 18
Y
Y1 A-Net Card 4, 23, 62
Yamaha 23
Y-cable 44, 64, 65
Z
zero
mic level 16
zero a mix 41
V
Voltage 7
Volume 33
Master vs. Mono 45
Volume LEDs 53
W
Warranty Registration 3
wedge 66
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