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Mix Rack Remote Conversion
This guide shows how to convert your Mix Rack for remote operation with Stage 48 remote stage boxes.
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See the Stage 48 Guide in the Stage 48 package for information on
how to configure your remote system, and for instructions on removing Mix Rack stage I/O cards and installing them in Stage 48.
Remove the Mix Rack’s front panel cover by unscrewing its
mounting screws (#1 Phillips).
Mounting screws (remove all)
Converting your Mix Rack consists of the following steps:
• Preparing the Mix Rack for installation
• Installing the Ethernet Snake card
• Connecting the 40-pin High Density ribbon cable
• Testing Mix Rack
Mix Racks with two (2) HDx TDM Option cards, or one (1)
HDx card and one (1) VENUE MADI card, are not compatible with the Ethernet Snake card.
Required Materials
The following materials are required to complete this procedure:
Figure 1. Mix Rack front panel
• Ethernet Snake Card package, which includes the following:
• Ethernet Snake card
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On Mix Rack’s back panel, identify each input/output card slot
(A–E).
• One (1) 40-pin High Density (HD) ribbon cable
• Two (2) 50-pin ribbon cables (not used in Mix Rack)
IO card
• Screws (not used in Mix Rack)
A
• Cable ties (not used in Mix Rack)
B
• SC48 (-20) Remote Conversion Guide (not used for Mix
Rack)
C
• This guide
D
• Phillips #1 screwdriver
E
• Blank I/O slot covers (blank covers from Stage 48 are compatible with Mix Rack)
Prepare the Mix Rack
First, prepare the Mix Rack for installation.
To prepare the Mix Rack:
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Shut down the VENUE system, and turn off power to the
Mix Rack.
Disconnect all cables from Mix Rack.
Figure 2. Mix Rack back panel I/O card slots A–E
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If necessary, remove the I/O cards from Mix Rack that you
want to use in Stage 48. See the Stage 48 Guide for instructions.
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Installing the Ethernet Snake Card
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Next, install the Ethernet Snake card and connect ribbon cables.
The Ethernet Snake card must be installed in slot C of Mix Rack,
and no card can be installed above it in slot B.
• If you moved the third AI16 card to a Stage 48, connect ribbon cable “C” to port C on the Ethernet Snake card.
– or –
The stage I/O card ribbon cables that were disconnected from the
stage I/O cards in Mix Rack are connected to the Ethernet Snake
card according to how the cables are marked.
The 50-pin ribbon cables included in the Snake card package
are not used in Mix Rack.
• If the third AI16 card is located in the rack (in slot D) to provide local stage I/O, connect cable “C” directly to the card.
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If applicable, connect cable “D” to port D on the Ethernet
Snake card for the first remote output card. These outputs appear as Stage outputs 1–16 in VENUE (under “Analog Card
D” in the VENUE Patchbay).
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If applicable, connect cable “E” to port E on the Ethernet
Snake card for the second remote output card. These outputs
appear as Stage outputs 17–32 in VENUE (under “Analog
Card E” in the VENUE Patchbay).
To install the Snake card:
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Hold the Ethernet Snake card by its edges and gently slide it
into slot C of Mix Rack.
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Secure the Ethernet Snake card to the back of the console using the included back panel screws.
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Inside the open front panel of Mix Rack, tighten the two captive thumbscrews to secure the card to the Mix Rack chassis.
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On the top of the Ethernet Snake card, locate the five I/O card
ports. In the figure below, the ports labeled “A,” “B,” and “C”
are for connecting remote input cards to the system, and the
ports labeled “D” and “E” are for connecting remote output
cards.
If any remote output cards are used in the system, port D on
the Ethernet Snake card must be connected to the Hub 48
card. If the system includes one remote output card and one
local output card, and you want the remote output card to
appear as Stage Outputs 17–32, connect the ribbon cable
from port D on the Ethernet Snake card to port E on the
Hub 48.
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A
E
B
D
C
Front Panel of Mix Rack
Figure 3. Ethernet Snake card I/O ports, when viewed from above
Stage I/O card ribbon cable connections to the Ethernet
Snake card must be “alphabetically justified.” For example, Ethernet Snake card connector A must always be populated. If two remote input cards are in use, then connectors A and B must be populated. The same rule applies to
outputs. Connector D must always be populated for any
output cards installed in a Stage 48.
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Connect the ribbon cable marked “A” to port A on the Ethernet
Snake card. This connection corresponds to Stage inputs 1–16
in VENUE (under “Analog Card A” in the VENUE Patchbay).
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Connect cable “B” to port B on the Ethernet Snake card. This
connection corresponds Stage inputs 17–32 in VENUE (under
“Analog Card B” in the VENUE Patchbay).
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Connect cable “C” as follows for Stage inputs 33–48 (under
“Analog Card C” in the VENUE Patchbay), depending on the
local/remote input configuration of the system:
Proceed to “Installing the 40-Pin HD Cable” on page 3.
Installing the 40-Pin HD Cable
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Next, install the 40-pin High Density (HD) cable (part number
7070-30357-00, included in the Ethernet Snake card package). It
is connected from the second Mix Engine card on the Ethernet
Snake card.
Connect the 40-pin HD cable to the port labeled “FireWire” on
the second Mix Engine card. Make sure the cable is properly
seated and locked to the connector.
To install the 40-pin HD cable:
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On the Ethernet Snake card, locate the blue 40-pin port to the
left of the output card ports, and connect the 40-pin HD cable
to the port, making sure the cable is secure.
Figure 6. FireWire port on the second Mix Engine card.
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Figure 4. The 40-pin port on the Ethernet Snake card
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Locate the second Mix Engine card in Mix Rack. The second
Mix Engine card is the card adjacent to the back most card in
the rack.
Use available back panel card slot covers (9420-31812-01) on
any empty stage I/O card slots on the back of Mix Rack.
Stage 48 card slot covers are compatible with Mix Rack I/O
card slots.
Do not reattach the front panel of Mix Rack until you have
finished all diagnostic and audio tests.
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to “Testing Mix Rack” on page 4.
Back Panel of Mix Rack
Figure 5. The second Mix Engine card
The location of the Mix Engine cards vary depending on
the version of your Mix Rack. However, the second Mix Engine card is always adjacent to the rear most card in the
rack.
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Testing Mix Rack
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In the Troubleshooting section, locate the RUN DIGITEST button.
After installing all parts, first verify Mix Rack, then run diagnostic and audio tests.
Verifying Mix Rack
To verify Mix Rack:
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Connect and power on your VENUE system according to the
connection and power-on procedures outlined in the Stage 48
Guide.
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In VENUE, go to the Options > Devices page to verify both
Mix Engine cards and all stage I/O. Remote stage I/O cards appear as locally installed I/O cards in the back panel graphic on
the Options > Devices page in VENUE.
Any stage I/O located remotely in Stage 48 units will not
appear unless the proper connection and power-up procedures for Stage 48 are followed. For any stage I/O cards
that do not appear, make sure I/O card ribbon cables in
Mix Rack and/or Stage 48 are properly connected.
Figure 8. Options > Systems page showing the RUN DIGITEST
button
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Confirm that you want to run the DigiTest by clicking the RUN
DIGITEST button. The DigiTest diagnostic screen is displayed
showing installed Mix Engine cards (LS Engine).
Figure 7. Options > Devices page showing installed I/O (left) and Mix
Engine cards (right)
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Proceed to “Diagnostic and Audio Tests.”
Diagnostic and Audio Tests
Diagnostic Tests
Make sure that no audio monitoring systems are connected to the
system before running the diagnostic tests.
To perform diagnostic tests:
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Put your VENUE system into Config mode by double-clicking
the Mode display in the Status Bar, located in lower-right hand
corner of the screen.
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Go to the Options > System page.
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Figure 9. The DigiTest Diagnostics screen
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Click Run. For each card that passes the test, Passed is displayed in the Status column. If any cards fail, please check
connections on all cards, including connections to both Mix
Engine cards and the Hub 48. If problems persist, contact
VENUE support:
www.avid.com/US/support/support-contact#venue
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On-screen, click Quit to exit Digitest mode.
Audio Tests
If the Stage 48 units being used with the system are present, you
can test them to make sure I/O is configured properly.
Channel order for remote I/O is determined by the order in which
cards are installed in Stage 48 (top to bottom), and which snake
port on the Ethernet Snake card a Stage 48 is connected to (“Stage
1 A/B” is first, and “Stage 2 A/B” is second), as described in the
following examples:
Inputs In a system with two AI16 cards installed in the top and
middle slots of a Stage 48 connected to the “Stage 1 A” port of the
Ethernet Snake card, the inputs on the topmost card correspond to
Stage inputs 1–16 in VENUE. The inputs on the second AI16
card correspond to Stage inputs 17–32.
If a third remote AI16 card is present, located in either the bottom
slot of the first Stage 48, or in any slot of a second Stage 48 connected to the “Stage 2 A” port of the Ethernet Snake card, then the
card’s channels correspond to Stage inputs 33–48.
Outputs In a system with two output cards installed in two separate Stage 48 units, the output card installed in a Stage 48 connected to the “Stage 1 A” port on the Ethernet Snake card correspond to Stage outputs 1–16, and the output card installed in the
Stage 48 connected to the “Stage 2A” port correspond to Stage
output channels 17–32.
When testing remote I/O, make sure that Stage 48 ID
switches are set correctly, and that each Stage 48 is connected to the corresponding Ethernet Snake port on the
Ethernet Snake card, as shown in the Stage 48 Guide.
To perform audio tests:
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Go to the Patchbay > Inputs page and make sure Stage inputs
are assigned to Input Channels one-to-one.
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Connect an audio source to input channel 1 on the first AI16
card.
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Connect an output destination such as a powered speaker to
output channel 1 and commence playback from your audio
source to confirm audio.
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Proceed to test each remote AI16 card input.
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If an AI16 card is installed in Mix Rack, test the inputs by connecting a source to the first input on the card. This input should
correspond to Stage input 33 in VENUE. Test the rest of the
inputs on the card.
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After testing all AI16 card channels, proceed to test all output
card channels.
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When all tests are complete, reattach the Mix Rack front panel
using the original screw.
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