Amp Editor
Version 1.3
Owner’s Manual
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What is Amp Editor?
Amp Editor is software that enables network-compatible amplifiers (such as the TXn series and XMV series);
amp control devices (the ACD1); and compatible amplifiers connected to amp control devices to be assembled
into a system, and then be monitored and controlled from a computer.
Amp Editor allows centralized monitoring and control of multiple connected devices.
Special Notices
 The software and this manual are the exclusive copyrights of Yamaha Corporation.
 Use of the software and this manual is governed by the license agreement which the purchaser fully agrees to
upon breaking the seal of the software packaging. (Please read carefully the Software Licensing Agreement at
the beginning of Installation Guide before installing the application.)
 Copying of the software or reproduction of this manual in whole or in part by any means is expressly forbidden without the written consent of the manufacturer.
 Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software and documentation and
cannot be held responsible for the results of the use of this manual and the software.
 The illustrations and screens as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may appear
somewhat different from those on your instrument.
 For information on modification of system software, certain functions, or specifications due to version update
of the application, please visit the following website:
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
 Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and other countries.
 The company names and product names in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Preparing for operation
4
Chapter 6
Tree View window
102
Terms............................................................................................ 6
Tree structure............................................................................104
Installing and setting up Amp Editor ............................................. 7
Operations in the Tree View window .........................................105
Chapter 2
An overview of Amp Editor
8
Chapter 7
Main Panel window ....................................................................... 9
Detail View window
114
Device Detail View .....................................................................115
Tree View window .......................................................................10
Detail View window ..................................................................... 11
Chapter 8
Device Properties window
127
Chapter 9
Signal Path View window (TXn only)
141
Projects....................................................................................... 12
Chapter 3
Setup
15
Opening the component editor ..................................................142
Device ID settings .......................................................................15
Switching a function or signal on/off.........................................142
IP address settings...................................................................... 17
Chapter 10
Component editor (TXn only)
143
Chapter 4
Basic operations in Amp Editor
23
Chapter 5
Main panel window
33
Context menu ............................................................................149
Objects in the window and their function .................................... 33
Snap ..........................................................................................150
Menus in the main panel window................................................36
Library.......................................................................................152
Preferences ................................................................................. 39
Parameter link / Component link ...............................................156
Event Log ....................................................................................43
Component guide ......................................................................162
Objects in the window and their function ..................................143
Operation mode and Design mode ............................................148
Device Information...................................................................... 49
Custom control panels
176
Scene Manager ...........................................................................51
Chapter 11
Alert Setup ..................................................................................55
Creating a new custom control panel ........................................177
Word Clock (TXn only) ................................................................59
Operation mode and Design mode ............................................177
Speaker Processor Library Manager (TXn only)..........................61
Context menu ............................................................................178
Clock ...........................................................................................66
Tool palette................................................................................180
Language (TXn only)................................................................... 67
Placing controls.........................................................................183
GPI (ACD1 only).......................................................................... 68
Editing controls .........................................................................187
Utility...........................................................................................76
Control properties .....................................................................189
IP Address................................................................................... 84
Changing the tab order..............................................................201
IP Control Port No....................................................................... 85
Size and background settings for a custom control panel .........202
Firmware Update (Updating the internal firmware) ..................... 86
Full-screen display.....................................................................203
Scene Link Manager (for devices other than XMV) ..................... 89
Network Setup.............................................................................91
Appendix
Synchronization (Synchronization with devices) ......................... 94
Alert message list ......................................................................204
Custom Control Panel Manager...................................................96
Troubleshooting ........................................................................210
System View Creator................................................................... 98
Speaker Processor Library Converter........................................101
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As of August 2013, the following devices and functions can be used with Amp Editor.
 Network-compatible amplifiers
• TXn series (subsequently called TXn): TX6n, TX5n, TX4n
• XMV series (subsequently called XMV) : XMV4140, XMV4280, XMV8140, XMV8280, XMV4140-D,
XMV4280-D, XMV8140-D, XMV8280-D
 Amp control devices
• ACD1
 Amplifiers compatible with amp control devices
• XP series (subsequently called XP) : XP7000, XP5000, XP3500, XP2500, XP1000
• XM series (subsequently called XM) : XM4180, XM4080
• XH series (subsequently called XH) : XH200
• PC-1N/PC-N series (subsequently called PC-N) : PC9501N, PC6501N, PC4801N, PC3301N, PC2001N,
PC9500N, PC4800N, PC3300N
• Tn series (subsequently called Tn) : T5n, T4n, T3n
* For the most recent information, refer to the following URL.
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
Functions available on each device
TXn
ACD1
(Tn/PC-NXP/XM/XH)
XMV
Page
Event Log



43
Device Information



49
Scene Manager


—
51
Scene Link Manager


—
89
Alert Setup


—
55
Word Clock

—
—
59
Clock



66
Language

—
—
67
GPI
—

—
68
Utility



76
IP Address



84
IP Control Port No.



(Display only)
85
Firmware Update



86
Recovery Update



88
Synchronization



94
Custom Control Panel Manager



96
Functions
System View Creator



98
Speaker Processor Library Manager

—
—
61
Global Link



158
Local Link

—
—
159
 : Available
— : Not available
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Parameters that can be monitored/controlled
ACD1
Parameter
Signal Path View*
Analog Input
Slot Input
Speaker Output
Slot Output
General
TXn
XMV
Tn/PC-N
XP/XM/XH
Component parameter editing

—
—
—
Level meter


—
—
Mute switching

—
—
—
Pre Input meter

—
—
—
Mute switching

—
—
—
Level meter (output voltage)




Power meter


—
—
Impedance meter


—
—
Attenuation operations


—

Attenuator’s Link switching


—
—
Mute switching




Solo switching



—
Polarity (phase reversal) switching
**

—

Level meter

—
—
—
Power Standby/On operations




Temperature meter


—
—
Protection monitor




Amp Output mode detection


—

Amp Output mode switching

—
—
—
Fan meter

—
—
—
 : Available
— : Not available
* For more about the Signal Path View, refer to page 141.
** Polarity switching for the TXn is performed in the Signal Path View.
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Terms
Term
Definition
Workspace
The set of devices that can be simultaneously monitored and controlled by Amp Editor is called
a workspace.
Online/Offline
“Online” is the state in which the devices are connected to the computer and network, and are
synchronized with Amp Editor so that they can be monitored and controlled. “Offline” is the
state in which the devices and computer are not physically connected, or connected but not
synchronized.
Scene
01
Amplifier A
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Scene
Scene link
Recalle
01
01
Amplifier B
02
04
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01
Amplifier C
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Term
Definition
Scene
A settings for each amplifier is called a “scene.” By recalling a scene, the saved settings can be
immediately applied to the amplifiers.
Scene link
Settings for simultaneously recalling scenes for multiple amplifiers within a workspace are
called a “scene link.” By recalling a scene link, scenes can be simultaneously recalled for multiple amplifiers. Scene links can be created and recalled using Amp Editor.
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Installing and setting up Amp Editor
In order to use Amp Editor to monitor and control your system, you must install Amp Editor in your computer,
and then specify IP addresses and IDs for the computer and devices.
For details on installing Amp Editor, refer to the “Amp Editor Installation Guide.” For details on making settings
in your computer, refer to “Setup” (page 15).
For details on making settings in your devices, refer to the owner’s manual or reference manual for each device.
You can download these manuals from the Yamaha Pro Audio website (http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/downloads/)
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An overview of Amp Editor
Broadly speaking, Amp Editor consists of three windows: the Main Panel window, the Tree View window,
and the Detail View window.
Main Panel window
Tree View window
Detail View window
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Main Panel window
The Main Panel window is the main window of Amp Editor.
NOTE
• You can open a project file (filename extension .yae) by dragging and dropping it onto the Main Panel
window.
Menu bar
Toolbar
 Menu bar
Here are the functions that can be executed by Amp Editor, grouped by category.
Click to see a list of functions. For details, refer to “Main Panel window” (page 33).
 Toolbar
This area contains buttons for the most frequently used functions of Amp Editor, and also shows the current status. For details, refer to “Main Panel window” (page 33).
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Tree View window
The Tree View window is a hierarchical view of the connection status of the devices connected to the network.
By double-clicking an icon shown in this window, you can access the Detail View window to see detailed information. For details, refer to “Tree View window” (page 102).
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Detail View window
The Detail View window lets you monitor/control the amplifier that is specified in the Tree View window.
The following four types of screen are shown.
Screen name
Content
Device Detail View
(page 115)
This will appear when you double-click an amplifier icon. Here you can monitor
the amplifier’s status such as its level meters, or control the attenuation and Mute
status of an amplifier.
Signal Path View
(TXn only) (page 141)
This will appear when you click the [Signal Path View] button in the TXn’s Device
Detail and the Tree View window, or when you choose [Show]  [Signal Path
View] from the context menu that appears when you right-click the TXn icon. Here
you can edit the parameters of the TXn’s components.
Device Properties
(page 127)
This will appear when you click the [Device Properties] button in the Tree View
window and the Detail View window, or when you choose [Show]  [Device Properties] from the context menu that appears when you right-click the amp icon.
Here you can make various settings, such as the amplifier’s output mode, gain/
input sensitivity, and alerts/protection settings.
I/O Card Editor
(TXn only) (page 173)
This will appear when you choose [Show]  [I/O Card Editor] from the context
menu that appears when you right-click the TXn or I/O card icon. This lets you
specify the input/output mode of a digital I/O card inserted in the slot.
You cannot select I/O Card Editor for cards other than a digital I/O card (e.g., an
AD card or a DA card).
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Projects
A system constructed by Amp Editor is saved in a folder as a “project.”
A project contains settings for workspace, components, and parameters.
Only one project can be opened at a time; when you open a different project, the currently-open project will be
closed.
The commands for opening, creating, or saving a project are found on the [File] menu of the main panel window.
 Creating a new project
Here’s how to create a new project.
1.
In the main panel window, click [File] menu  [Name].
The currently-open project will be closed when you create a new project, so a dialog box will ask whether
you want to save the current project.
2.
Click [Yes] if you want to save the project, or [No] if you don’t want to save it.
If you click [Yes], the “Project Save As” dialog box will appear if the project has never been saved
before. Enter the name under which you want to save the project, and click the [OK] button. In the folder
selection dialog box that will then appear, select or create the folder in which to save the project, and click
the [OK] button.
The new project will be created.
 Saving a project
In Amp Editor, projects are saved in units of folders.
To save a project, use the main panel window [File] menu [Save] or [Save As...] command. The [Save] command
will overwrite the previously-saved version of the project. The [Save As...] command will save the project under
a different name.
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 Saving a project
1.
In the main panel window, click [File] menu  [Save].
The currently-open project will be overwritten.
 Save as a specified name
The main panel window [File] menu  [Save As...] command lets you save the currently-open project with
the name you specify. If you’re saving for the first time, a project will be created. If the project has already
been assigned a name and saved, it will be saved as a different project.
1.
In the main panel window, click [File] menu  [Save As...].
The “Save Project As” dialog box will appear.
When saving the library file with a project, select the [Copy library data from the user library folder.]
check box. If you click the [OK] button, the [Select Library] dialog box will appear. This dialog box
shows the library files are saved to the User Library folder. Select the library file to be copied to the project folder, and then click the [OK] button.
NOTE
2.
• If a library file of the same name already exists in the destination for the project, the dialog box
will ask whether you want to overwrite, or save the library file as a specified name with numbers. When you save it as a specified name with numbers, a list of the library files that were
most recently saved (starting with the same letters as that specified name) will be displayed.
Enter the name under which you want to save the project, and click the [OK] button.
The folder selection dialog box will appear.
3.
Select or create the folder in which you want to save the project, and click the [OK] button.
The project will be created.
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 Opening a project
Here’s how to open a previously-saved project.
The currently-open project will be closed when you open a new project, so a dialog box will ask whether you
want to save the current project.
 [Open] command
1.
In the main panel window, click [File] menu  [Open].
The folder selection dialog box will appear.
2.
Select the folder of the project that you want to open.
3.
Click the [OK] button.
 Open a project from [Recently used projects]
The [File] menu of the main panel window will list the recently used projects.
You can open a project by clicking its project name.
Recently used projects
 Double-click the icon of a project file
You can open a project by double-clicking the icon of the project file (file name
extension .yae) in a project folder. If Amp Editor is not running, Amp Editor will
start up and the project will be opened.
 Drag and drop a project file onto the main panel window
You can open a project by dragging and dropping a project file (or its shortcut) from a project folder into the
main panel window.
 Closing a project
Amp Editor is not able to open multiple projects simultaneously. To close the currently open project, either create
a new project or open a different project.
NOTE
• When copying a project to another folder or another computer, you must copy the entire project folder.
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To use Amp Editor to monitor and control your equipment, you must first specify the IP address for your
computer and devices, and the ID for your devices.
NOTE
• A Device ID is a unique number assigned to each device to be recognized by the network. Depending on the
product, the Device ID might be represented differently. For example, on the TXn or ACD1, it is called “Device
ID” and expressed in decimal numbers. On the XMV, it is called “UNIT ID” and expressed in hexadecimal numbers. In this manual, the term Device ID or UNIT ID will be used depending on the product.
Device ID settings
Here’s how to set the Device ID so that Amp Editor can distinguish each unit. If multiple devices exist on the
same network, you must assign a unique ID to each device.
 For the TXn
1.
Power-on the TXn.
After approximately ten seconds, the unit’s front panel display will show the HOME screen.
2.
On the front panel of the unit, hold down the [ENTER] button for one second or longer.
The Device ID setting screen will appear.
3.
Use encoder B on the front panel of the unit to select the Device ID. You can select a
value in the range of 0–255.
If multiple ACD1 and/or TXn units are connected to a single network, set each unit to a different Device
ID.
4.
On the unit’s front panel, press the [ENTER] button.
The value you specified will be applied to the unit.
NOTE
5.
• The value you edit will blink until you press the [ENTER] button. If you move to a different
screen while the value is still blinking, the change you made will not be applied.
Repeat steps 1–4 to specify the Device ID for each connected TXn unit.
NOTE
• You can also change the Device ID on Amp Editor’s [Change Device ID] dialog box (page 108)
after the devices are synchronized with Amp Editor.
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 For the ACD1
1.
Power-on the ACD1.
After approximately ten seconds, the unit’s front panel display will show the HOME screen.
2.
On the front panel of the unit, hold down the [BACK] button for one second or longer.
The Device ID setting screen will appear.
3.
Use the [sINC/YES] or [tDEC/NO] button on the front panel of the unit to select the
Device ID. You can select a value in the range of 0–255.
If multiple ACD1 or TXn units are connected to a single network, set each unit to a different Device ID.
4.
Press the front panel [NEXT] button.
The cursor moves to
5.
.
Press the front panel [sINC/YES] button.
The value you specified will be applied to the unit.
NOTE
6.
• If you move to a different screen without pressing the [sINC/YES] button, your change will not
be applied.
Repeat steps 1–5 to specify the Device ID for each connected ACD1 unit.
NOTE
• You can also change the Device ID on Amp Editor’s [Change Device ID] dialog box (page 108)
after the devices are synchronized with Amp Editor.
 For the XMV4140/XMV4280/XMV8140/XMV8280
1.
Power-off the XMV.
2.
Use the DIP switches (1–3) to specify the upper digit, and use the rotary switch to specify
the lower digit to select the UNIT ID value from a maximum of 127 combinations in the
range of 01 through 7F (127).
NOTE
• To change the switch settings, turn off the power to the unit. If you change the settings while the
power is on, the change will not be effective until you turn the unit off and then on.
• Do not use “00” as the UNIT ID.
 For the XMV4140-D/XMV4280-D/XMV8140-D/XMV8280-D
1.
Power-off the XMV-D.
2.
Use the rotary switch (HIGH) to specify the upper digit, and use the rotary switch (LOW)
to specify the lower digit to select the UNIT ID value from a maximum of 254 combinations in the range of 01 through FE (254).
NOTE
• Do not use “00” or “FF” as the UNIT ID.
• To change the switch settings, turn off the power to the unit. If you change the settings while the
power is on, the change will not be effective until you turn the unit off and then on.
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IP address settings
Here’s how to set the IP address of the computer and of the devices so that Amp Editor can communicate with the
devices.
 Accessing the Control Panel
The way to access the Control Panel will depend on your operating system.
 Windows XP / Vista / 7
Select [Start]  [Control Panel].
 Windows 8
1.
In the Start screen, click [Desktop].
The desktop will appear.
2.
Move the cursor to the upper right or lower right corner of the desktop.
The Charms bar will appear.
3.
Select [Settings]  [Control Panel].
 IP address settings for the computer
NOTE
• Unless you have a specific need to do otherwise, you should set the IP address to a private address
(192.168.0.2–192.168.255.253). If you need to specify a global address, please consult your network
administrator before doing so.
• Do not connect to the same network as an audio network such as EtherSound or CobraNet. If you do
so, communication may be interrupted, and the system may stop operating correctly.
• The explanation that follows will assume that the Windows network connection is named “Local area
connection.” The name may differ according to your environment.
If the control panel appears as category view, switch the view as follows:
 For Windows XP
Click [Switch to Classic View] in the upper left of the control panel.
 For Windows Vista
Click [Classic View] in the upper left of the control panel.
 For Windows 7 / 8
Click [View by : Category] in the upper right of the control panel, and select “Large icons” or “Small icons”.
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 Windows Vista / 7 / 8 users
1.
Access the Control Panel, then click or double-click [Network and Sharing Center] or
[View network status and tasks].
The “Network and Sharing Center” is displayed.
2.
Click [Manage network connection] or [Change adapter settings] from the “Tasks” list
located in the left side of “Network and Sharing Center” window, then double-click [Local
Area Connection].
The “Local Area Connection Status” dialog box will be displayed.
NOTE
• The “User Account Control” dialog box may appear. Click [Continue].
• If the “Local Area Connection properties” dialog box appears, skip ahead to step 4.
3.
Click [Properties].
The “Local Area Connection properties” dialog box will be displayed.
NOTE
4.
• The “User Account Control” dialog box may appear. Click [Continue].
Select [Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)], then click [Properties].
The “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) Protocol” dialog box will be displayed.
5.
Select [Use the following IP address], and set the [IP address] and [Subnet mask].
We recommend an [IP address] value of “192.168.0.253” and a [Subnet mask] value of “255.255.255.0”.
6.
Click the [OK] button to close the dialog box.
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 Windows XP users
1.
Chose [Control Panel]  [Network connections], and double-click [Local area connections].
The “Local area connection status” dialog box will appear.
2.
In the [General] tab, click [Properties].
The “Local area connection properties” dialog box will appear.
3.
In the [General] tab, double-click [Internet protocol (TCP/IP)].
The “Internet protocol (TCP/IP) properties” dialog box will appear.
4.
Select [Use the following IP address], and set the [IP address] and [Subnet mask].
We recommend an [IP address] value of “192.168.0.253” and a [Subnet mask] value of “255.255.255.0”.
5.
Click the [OK] button to close the dialog box.
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 Setting the device IP address (example for a TXn or ACD1)
On a TXn or ACD1, the Auto IP Address Assignment function of Amp Editor (page 92) automatically assigns an
IP address to each device. The following procedure is based on the assumption that these IP address settings are
used for communication between the devices and Amp Editor.
1.
Before turning on the power to the devices, use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer’s Ethernet connector to the network switch, and then start up the computer.
2.
Click [Start]  [All Programs]  [Yamaha Amp Editor]  [Amp Editor] to start Amp Editor.
3.
From the Amp Editor menu bar, choose [System]  [Network Setup].
The “Network Setup” dialog box will appear.
4.
In [Network Interface], select the network adapter you’re using.
As the network adapter, select the same card as you used in “Computer’s IP address setting.”
5.
If necessary, click the [Change Range] button to edit the range of the IP address to be
assigned to the device.
6.
If the [Enable] checkbox in the Auto IP Address Assignment section is not checked,
check it to enable the Auto IP Address Assignment function.
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7.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect the [NETWORK] connector of the XMV to a network
switch, and then power-on all devices.
8.
Verify that all connected devices are shown in the Tree View window.
NOTE
• Make sure that all devices are displayed in the Tree View, then click the [Manual Mode] button.
In this way, the IP address assigned to the devices by the Auto IP Address Assignment function
will become static. This is a convenient way to assign a static IP address, especially if you want
to facilitate assignment of the IP address when the system starts up, or if you want to control
the devices using a remote controller, such as AMX/Crestron.
• Once the device IP address becomes static, uncheck the [Enable] checkbox in the Auto IP
Address Assignment section (page 92).
• It may take some time for IP addresses to be assigned to the devices. Correspondingly more
time will be required for a larger number of devices.
• If the network settings of a device are not the factory settings, it might not appear in the Tree
View window. In this case, operate the device’s front panel to change the IP Address Mode to
[DHCP], or initialize the device’s memory.
On the TXn unit, use [Utility]  [Network Setup] to change the IP Address Mode to [DHCP],
and then press the unit’s front panel [ENTER] button.
On the ACD1 unit, use [6.Network Setup]  [IP Address Mode] to change the IP Address
Mode to [DHCP]. For details on initializing the memory, refer to the owner’s manual or reference manual for each device.
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 Setting the device IP address (example for an XMV)
On the XMV, the IP address is automatically specified based on the unique UNIT ID of each device. The following procedure is based on the assumption that these IP address settings are used for communication between the
devices and Amp Editor.
1.
Before turning on the power to the devices, use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer’s Ethernet connector to the network switch, and then start up the computer.
2.
Click [Start]  [All Programs]  [Yamaha Amp Editor]  [Amp Editor] to start Amp Editor.
3.
From the Amp Editor menu bar, choose [System]  [Network Setup].
The “Network Setup” dialog box will appear.
4.
In [Network Interface], select the network adapter you’re using.
As the network adapter, select the same card as you used in “Computer’s IP address setting.”
5.
If you are using the XMV4140-D, XMV4280-D, XMV8140-D, or XMV8280-D, and if the
[Enable] checkbox in the Auto IP Address Assignment section is checked, uncheck it to
disable the Auto IP Address Assignment function (page 92).
6.
Make sure that the device setting DIP switch (IP SETTING) on the XMV’s rear panel is set
to UNIT ID.
7.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect the [NETWORK] connector of the XMV to a network
switch, and then power-on all devices.
8.
Verify that all connected devices are shown in the Tree View window.
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As examples of how amplifiers can be controlled from Amp Editor, this chapter explains the process of
editing the basic settings of each amplifier, creating a custom control panel from which you can monitor
and control multiple amplifiers, and then using Scene Link to switch multiple amplifiers together.
NOTE
• Before you continue with the procedure described below, you must make IP address and Device ID settings for
your computer and devices as described in “Setup” (page 15).
• For details on how to connect the ACD1 to an amplifier and set the AMP ID, refer to the ACD1 Owner’s Manual.
 Synchronizing Amp Editor and the devices
Here’s how to perform synchronization so that the devices can be monitored and controlled from Amp Editor.
1.
After you’ve powered-on your equipment, start up Amp Editor.
The main panel window and the Tree View window will appear.
The connected devices are shown in the workspace of the Tree View window.
NOTE
2.
• If a connected device is not shown in the workspace, refer to “Troubleshooting” (page 210).
In the main panel window, click the [OFFLINE] button.
The “Synchronization” screen (page 94) will appear. Verify that the connected TXn(s) and/or ACD1(s)
are shown.
NOTE
• Amplifiers connected to the ACD1 are not shown. To verify that the amplifiers are connected to
the ACD1, follow the steps below:
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3.
Use the Direction field to specify the direction of synchronization, and then click the [Go
Online] button.
Amp Editor and the devices will synchronize, and the indication in the main panel window will change to
[ONLINE].
NOTE
• If you choose [Amp Editor  Device], synchronization will occur by sending data from Amp Editor to the devices. In this case, please take care that unexpected high volume does not damage
your speakers or cause hearing damage.
When you switch to [ONLINE], the amplifier icons shown in the workspace of the Tree View window
will turn green.
NOTE
• If synchronization with the devices is not possible due to a network problem, information about the
devices that were unable to synchronize will be displayed. Check the network cable connections, and
try again from step 2 of the procedure.
• If the Amp Editor does not recognize the synchronized devices, a dialog box which indicates the devices
that were unable to be recognized will appear.
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 Making basic settings for each amplifier
Here you’ll make basic settings such as the amplifier’s Gain and Power Amp Mode.
4.
Click an amplifier icon in the workspace of the Tree View window.
[Device Properties] button
5.
Click the [Device Properties] button (
).
The Device Properties window will appear.
w
q
e
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6.
Make basic settings for the amplifier.
In the “General” tab you can make the following basic settings. For details, refer to Device Properties
window (page 127).
q Input Redundancy
Here you can make settings for a redundant connection (duplicate audio connections) that uses both
the analog input signal and the digital (slot) input signal. If the digital input audio is interrupted by a
broken connection or other problem, the amplifier can automatically switch to the analog input
(Redundant Backup), or the amplifier can automatically switch to the analog input simply when an
analog audio input signal is detected (Redundant Override).
By default, this is Off.
w Amp Mode
This specifies the amplifier’s output mode (Stereo/Bridge/Parallel).
The default setting is [Stereo].
e Input Sensitivity and Amp Gain
This specifies the gain (Amp Gain) and input sensitivity (Sensitivity) for each channel. Gain and
input sensitivity settings are linked.
The default settings are “Amp Gain” [32.0 dB], “Sensitivity” [11.8 dBu] (for the Tx6n) / [10.4 dBu]
(for the Tx5n) / [9.2 dBu] (for the Tx4n).
• Gain Mode
This specifies whether the gain / input sensitivity settings will be linked between
channels A/B when the Amp Mode is Stereo.
The default setting is Link On.
7.
Click the [Close] button to close the dialog box.
8.
Repeat steps 4 through 7 to make basic settings for the other amplifiers.
NOTE
• You can copy basic settings as described in “Copying settings” (page 106).
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 Monitoring and controlling multiple amplifiers
By using the “System View Creator” dialog box you can create a System View custom control panel that enables
centralized monitoring and control of multiple amplifiers.
9.
From the [Tools] menu, choose [System View Creator...].
The “System View Creator” dialog box will appear.
10. In the [Name] field, enter the name of the custom control panel that you want to create.
11. In this example, select [Type A] for the [Type] field.
[Type A] displays more controllers than [Type B].
NOTE
• If you select [Type B], you’ll be able to monitor and control a larger number of amplifiers in a single screen, but there will be fewer controllers.
12. From the Device list, drag an amplifier that you want to monitor and control, and drop it
into the desired cell.
The amplifier will be placed at that location. Place the other amplifiers in the same way.
NOTE
• By default, the cell layout will be 4 x 4. Use [Rows] and [Columns] to edit the layout if desired.
• If the [Standby/On] check box or the [Mute] check box is selected, a button will be added, allowing you to switch the power status or muting of all amplifiers registered in the custom control
panel.
13. When you’ve finished placing the amplifiers, click the [Create] button.
The “System View Creator” dialog box will close, and the System View custom control panel you created
will open. You can use this custom control panel to monitor and control multiple amplifiers.
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Type of TXn has the following structure.
w
i
q
e
r
t
y
u
q Amplifier name
Indicates the name of the amplifier.
w Scene name
Indicates the amplifier’s scene number and scene name.
e Channel name
Indicates the amplifier’s channel name.
r Amplifier control section
Here you can monitor and control the following items.
• Level meter / GR meter indication
• MUTE on/off
• SOLO on/off
• Alert indication (This will light if any alert indicator in the
Device Detail View is lit.)
• Attenuator operation
t Library name
Indicates the amplifier’s Speaker Processor library name.
y [EQ] icon / [Delay] icon / [SP] icon
You can click these to access the following component editors.
• 8 Band EQ
• Input Delay
• Speaker Processor
u [Signal Path View] button (
)
This opens the Signal Path View window. In the Signal Path View window you can access all component editors.
i [STBY]/[ON] button
Monitors and controls the status (Standby/On) of the amplifier’s power supply.
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 Editing an amplifier’s Speaker Processor component settings
(TXn only)
For each channel of the amplifier, you can edit the settings (the parameter set) of the Speaker Processor component for the speaker you’re using.
14. Click the [SP] icon of the channel whose Speaker Processor component settings you
want to edit.
The “Speaker Processor” dialog box will open.
15. Click the [RECALL] button to select the library item for the speaker you’re using.
The parameter set for the Speaker Processor component will be switched.
NOTE
• If you want to use a library file created in DME Designer (file name extension “.cel”), use the
“Speaker Processor Library Converter” (page 101) to convert it to a library item file for TXn.
• If the library is created with an extension, the file name extension “.ce2” indicates “without security” and “.cep” means “with security.”
16. Click the [X] button located in the upper right of the dialog box to close it.
17. Repeat steps 14 through 16 to change the Speaker Processor component library item for
each channel of each amp.
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 Using Scene Link to switch the settings of multiple amplifiers simultaneously
If you use Scene Link to associate the scenes of multiple amplifiers, the scenes of multiple amplifiers can be
stored/recalled simultaneously.
18. In the main panel window, click the [Scene Link Manager] button.
The “Scene Link Manager” dialog box will open.
[Change Scene Link] button
[Scene Link Manager] button
19. In the Scene Link list, click [01 [No Data]] to select it.
If 01 is not [No Data], select any scene link that indicates [No Data].
20. Select the [Store Amp Scenes When Storing a Scene Link] check box.
When you store the scene link, the scene of the corresponding amplifiers will also be stored.
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21. Click the [Store] button.
A dialog box will appear, allowing you to enter a name for the scene link.
22. Enter the scene link name, and click the [OK] button.
The current settings will be stored into each amplifier unit as scene 01, and scene link 01 will be registered in Amp Editor.
The scene link you stored here can be recalled from the [Change Scene Link] button in the main panel
window.
NOTE
• If the amplifier’s scene 01 is [No Data], the same name as the scene link name will be stored as
the scene name.
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 Saving a project
Here’s how to save the project containing the various settings you created.
23. In the main panel window, click [File] menu  [Save As...].
A dialog box will appear, allowing you to enter a name for the project name.
When using the project with a different computer, if you select the [Copy library data from the user
library folder] check box, the library file will also be conveniently saved in the project’s save destination
folder.
24. Enter the project name, and click the [OK] button.
A dialog box in which you can specify the project’s save destination will appear.
NOTE
• Projects are saved in units of folders.
25. When you’ve specified the save destination for the project, click the [OK] button.
The project will be saved.
This completes the introduction of basic operations.
For more details about Amp Editor operations, refer to the appropriate chapter of this document.
If you’ve restarted Amp Editor, choose the main panel window [File] menu and click [Open]; then specify the
saved project and load it to reproduce Amp Editor’s settings.
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Objects in the window and their function
The Main Panel window is the main window of Amp Editor.
Menu bar
Title
Shortcut buttons
• You can open a project file (filename extension .yae) by dragging and dropping it onto the Main Panel
window.
NOTE
 Title
The name of the currently-open project is shown. When a new project has been created or if the project has not
yet been saved, this will indicate “Untitled.”
 Menu bar
The commands that can be executed by the application are grouped here into categories.
Click here to see lists of commands.
At the right side, a [DEVICE BUSY] indicator will be displayed. If the device is busy processing, such as when
writing data, the [DEVICE BUSY] indicator will light. Do not turn off the device while the indicator is lit.
 Shortcut buttons
Frequently-used commands are placed here as buttons. If the corresponding window or dialog box is not displayed, the button will be dimmed. If the corresponding window or dialog box is displayed, the button will turn
green.
[Show/Hide Tree] button
[Show/Hide Scene Manager] button
[Custom Control Panel] button
[Show/Hide Device Information] button
[Show/Hide Event Log] button
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 [Show/Hide Tree] button
Shows or hides the Tree View window (page 102).
 [Custom Control Panel] button
Clicking this will display a popup menu from which you can select a custom control panel. By selecting [New
Custom Control Panel] you can create a new custom control panel (page 177). By selecting [System View
Creator...], you can create a new custom control panel using the “System View Creator” dialog box, which
provides templates for frequently-used parameters (page 98).
NOTE
• The “System View” you created using the “System View Creator” dialog box can also be accessed
from the [Custom Control Panel] button.
 [Show/Hide Event Log] button
Shows or hides the “Event Log” dialog box (page 43).
 [Show/Hide Device Information] button
Shows or hides the “Device Information” dialog box (page 49).
 [Show/Hide Scene Manager] button
Shows or hides the “Scene Manager”dialog box (page 51).
 ONLINE/OFFLINE (communication status)
This indicates the status of communication between the computer and the devices in the workspace.
“Online” is the state in which the devices are connected to the computer and network, and are synchronized
with Amp Editor so that they can be monitored and controlled. “Offline” is the state in which the devices and
computer are not physically connected, or connected but not synchronized.
: Online status in which at least one device in the workspace can be monitored and
controlled
: Status in which all devices in the workspace are offline
When you click this button, the “Synchronization” dialog box will appear. By synchronizing Amp Editor with
your devices, you will then be able to monitor and control the amplifiers in realtime (page 94).
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 Scene Link
This shows scene link information. By recalling a scene link, you can switch the scenes of multiple amplifiers in
a single action.
[Show/Hide Scene Link Manager] button
Scene link number / Scene link name
[Change Scene Link] button
 Scene link number / Scene link name
This shows the number and name of the last-recalled scene link.
 [Change Scene Link] button
Click to [t] display a list from which you can select a scene link to recall. The selected scene link will be
recalled.
 [Show/Hide Scene Link Manager] button
Opens the “Scene Link Manager” dialog box (page 89). In order to use scene link to recall the scenes of multiple amplifiers in a single operation, you must first register the scenes to be recalled as a scene link.
NOTE
• The XMV does not support scenes.
 SOLO (Solo Master)
You can enable or disable the solo function (Solo Master) for the workspace. When online, clicking the [SOLO]
button will display a confirmation dialog box, allowing you to enable or disable the function.
You can click [t] to access a list that lets you switch between Mix mode and Last mode. Select “Mix” if you
want to select multiple channels for solo output, or “Last” if you want only the last selected channel to be soloed.
: Enabled
: Disabled
NOTE
• The XMV does not support the solo function.
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Menus in the main panel window
 [File] menu
Command
Operation
New
Creates a new project (page 12). This cannot be selected when online.
Open...
Opens a saved project (page 14). This cannot be selected when online.
Save
Saves (overwrites) onto the existing project (page 13).
Save As...
Saves the project to a different folder (page 13).
Preferences...
Opens the “Preferences” dialog box (page 39).
Recently used projects
Lists projects that were saved recently. You can open a project by clicking its
project name. This cannot be selected when online.
Exit
Quits Amp Editor.
 [View] menu
Command
Operation
Tree
Shows or hides the Tree View window (page 102).
Custom Control Panel
Clicking this will display a popup menu from which you can select a custom control
panel (page 176). By selecting [New Custom Control Panel] or [System View Creator] you can create a new custom control panel (page 177). A screen you created
using the “System View Creator” dialog box can also be shown as a custom control
panel.
Event Log
Shows or hides the “Event Log” dialog box (page 43).
Device Information
Shows or hides the “Device Information” dialog box (page 49).
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 [Device] menu
Command
Operation
Scene Manager
Shows the “Scene Manager” dialog box (page 51).
Alert Setup...
Shows the “Alert Setup” dialog box (page 55).
Word Clock...
Shows the “Word Clock” dialog box (page 59).
Speaker Processor Library
Manager
Shows the “Speaker Processor Library Manager” dialog box (page 61).
Clock...
Shows the “Clock” dialog box (page 66).
Language...
Shows the “Language” dialog box (page 67).
GPI...
Shown the “GPI” dialog box (page 69).
Utility...
Shows the “Utility” dialog box (page 76).
IP Address...
Shows the “IP Address” dialog box (page 84).
IP Control Port No....
Shows the “IP Control Port No.” dialog box (page 85).
Firmware Update
Click this to access a sub-menu from which you can access the “Firmware
Update” dialog box (page 86) or the “Recover Update” dialog box (page 88).
 [System] menu
Command
Operation
Scene Link Manager
Shows the “Scene Link Manager” dialog box (page 89).
Parameter Link
Shows the “Parameter Link” dialog box (page 160).
Network Setup...
Shows the “Network Setup” dialog box (page 91).
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 [Tools] menu
Command
Operation
Synchronization
Shows the “Synchronization” dialog box (page 94).
Solo
Click this to access a sub-menu from which you can enable or disable the solo
function (Solo Master) for the workspace.
You can also switch between Mix mode and Last mode. Select “Mix Solo” if you
want to select multiple channels for solo output, or “Last Solo” if you want only the
last selected channel to be soloed.
Both of these items can be switched only while online.
Custom Control Panel
Manager...
Shows the “Custom Control Panel Manager” dialog box (page 96).
System View Creator...
Shows the “System View Creator” dialog box (page 98).
Speaker Processor
Library Converter...
This allows a Speaker Processor component library item (2Way–6Way) created by
DME Designer to be converted for use with TXn (1Way) (page 101).
 [About] menu
Command
About Amp Editor
Operation
Shows software version and copyright information for Amp Editor.
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Preferences
Click the [File] menu command [Preferences...] to access the “Preferences” dialog box. Here you can make preference settings for Amp Editor. Click the [OK] button to apply the modified settings and close the dialog box.
 [General] tab
Here you can make overall preference settings.
 On Startup
Choose what will happen when the application is started and when you log on.

[Load the last file opened]
Opens the project that had last been open. If the project folder cannot be found because it has been moved,
deleted, or renamed, a new project will be opened.

[Create an empty file]
A new project will be opened.
 User Library Folder
Here you can specify a default folder when storing the library.
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 Auto Save
Here you can make settings for saving the project automatically. This does nothing if the project has never
been saved.
NOTE

• Auto Save does not copy a library file to the project folder. If you want to save the library file to the
project folder, execute the [Save] or [Save As...] function from the File menu (page 32).
[Enable] check box
If this is selected, the current project will be saved automatically. The project file will be overwritten onto
the existing one.

[Interval in minutes]
Specifies the interval in minutes at which the file will be automatically saved.
 Device Matching
Specifies how the devices in the project will be associated with the actual devices if the Device IDs or MAC
addresses of the devices in the project differ from those of the actual devices when you open a project.

[Strict Matching (by MAC address)]
Matches the devices based on their MAC address. Choose this if you want to manage the devices strictly
based on their MAC address.

[Loose Matching (only by Device ID)]
Matches the devices based on their Device ID. Normally you will choose this setting.
NOTE
• The direction in which synchronization is performed will determine whether the settings of the
devices in the project or the settings of the actual devices will take priority.
• Matching will not be performed if the models differ between the project and the actual devices.
If the models are different, you’ll need to synchronize, and then perform matching (Device
Matching) (page 112) in the Tree View window.
 Scene
Here you can make settings for dialog boxes that appear when storing or recalling a scene.

[Confirm Scene Store] check box
If this is selected, a confirmation dialog box will appear when storing the scene.

[Close progress dialog after scene recall] check box
If this is selected, a progress dialog box that appears when recalling a scene will be automatically closed
after scene recalling.

[Close progress dialog after scene edit] check box
If this is selected, a progress dialog box that appears when editing a scene will be automatically closed
after scene editing.
 Device ID Display
Here you can switch the Device ID display between decimal and hexadecimal.

Decimal
Choose this to display the Device ID in decimal.

Hex (Hexadecimal)
Choose this to display the Device ID in hexadecimal. In the hexadecimal display, an “h” appears after the
value.
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 [Component Editor] tab
Here you can specify how the component editor’s knobs and sliders and the edit boxes will operate.
 Knob Mode
Specifies how knobs will be operated.

[Circular]
Drag in a circular motion following the shape of the knob.

[Linear]
Drag upward to increase the value, or downward to decrease the value.
 Slider Mode
Specifies what will happen when you click on the bar of a slider.

[Ramp]
When you click on the bar of a slider, the knob will move by a fixed amount in the direction of where you
clicked.

[Touch]
Clicking will not move the knob.

[Jump]
The knob will jump to the location where you clicked.
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 [Meter Unit] tab
For each type of amplifier, you can specify the index and parameter units of the meters shown in the Detail View
window and the Device Properties window.
 [Analog Input]
Here you can select the units of the Analog Input level meter as “dBFS,” “dBu” or “V.”
 [Speaker Output]
Here you can select the units of the Speaker Output level meter as either “dBu” or “V.”
 [Peak Hold] check box
If this is checked, peak hold will be enabled for the level meter. The peak hold setting is valid only within
Amp Editor. It is not linked with the settings of the amplifier itself.
 [Enable Level Meters] check box
The level meter will be enabled if this is checked.
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Event Log
Here you can view the event log of a device, write to a log file on the computer, and specify the event log that will
be saved on the device itself.
 “Event Log” dialog box
To access the “Event Log” dialog box, click the [View] menu [Event Log] command, or click the [Show/Hide
Event Log] shortcut button. If the dialog box is open while online, a new event log for all devices connected
online will be displayed in realtime. If [Enable] is turned on in the “Log Setup” dialog box, the events will simultaneously be written to the log file on the computer.
NOTE
Event log list
• The event log that is shown can be specified for each device in the “Alert Setup” dialog box (page 55).
Show/Hide buttons
(Information/Warning/Error/Fault)
 Show/Hide buttons (Information/Warning/Error/Fault)
These buttons switch each type of event between shown and hidden.
 [Log Setup...] button
Shows the “Log Setup” dialog box (page 47). Here you can make event log settings.
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 Event log list
This shows the events that have occurred.
When you double-click on a displayed event, the “Individual Event Log” dialog box for the device that generated that event will appear, showing detailed information.
When you right-click the name indication of an item, a context menu will appear, allowing you to switch each
item between visible and hidden.
NOTE

• If the same event occurs in succession, all instances will be folded into one line.
[Alert]
Shows an event icon and the content of the event. The event icon will be one of the following five types.
: Other events
: Warning events
: Error events
: Fault events
: A continuing event has ended

[Status]
Indicates the status of the event.
This will indicate Occurred when the event occurs. When a continuing event has ended, this will indicate
Resolved. A continuing event is a continuously occurring event, such as when a parameter exceeds a specific threshold value.

[Device]
Indicates the name of the device.

[ID]
This shows the log ID of the event that occurred. A new ID is assigned each time a new event occurs or the
event type changes. If the same type of event occurs successively, the same ID will be assigned.

[Model]
Indicates the model of the device.

[First]
Indicates the date and time that Amp Editor first received the event.

[Last]
Indicates the date and time that Amp Editor last received the continuing event.

[Count]
Indicates the total number of times that the same event occurred since Amp Editor was started.
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 “Individual Event Log” dialog box
To access the “Individual Event Log” dialog box, double-click an event in the “Event Log” dialog box, or rightclick a device item in the workspace of the Tree View window and choose [Individual Event Log] from the shortcut menu that appears.
The [Individual Event Log] dialog box shows the events that have occurred on the selected device.
 Device
Indicates the name of the device whose events are shown.
 Network Status
Displays icon indicating network status for the device whose events are shown.
 IP Address
Indicates the IP address of the device whose events are shown.
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 Event log list
This shows the events that have occurred on the device.
If you accessed this from the “Event Log” dialog box, the selected events will be expanded and shown.
If you accessed this from the Tree View window, all events of that device will be shown.
NOTE

• This log list will not be updated in real time. However, it will be updated to the latest status if you
close, then re-open the “Individual Event Log” dialog box.
Alert
Indicates the content of the event. You can click [Alert] to sort the list in order of the event’s content.

Status
Indicates the status of the event.
This will indicate Occurred when the event occurs. When a continuing event has ended, this will indicate
Resolved. You can click [Status] to sort Occurred and Resolved separately.

Date/Time
Indicates the date and time of occurrence for the event saved in the device.

Log ID
This shows the log ID of the event that occurred. A new ID is assigned each time a new event occurs or the
event type changes. If the same type of event occurs successively, the same ID will be assigned. You can
click [Log ID] to sort the list in order of ID.

Last
Indicates the date and time that Amp Editor last received the continuing event. You can click [Last] to sort
the list in order of time.
 [All logs] button
When this button is pressed, all events generated in the device will be shown in Event log list. When this button is not pressed, events selected in the “Event Log” dialog box will be expanded and shown in the Event log
list.
This is available when you call it up from the “Event Log” dialog box. If you call it up from the Tree View
window, the [All logs] button (in its pressed down condition) will appear.
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 “Log Setup” dialog box
In the “Event Log” dialog box, click the [Log Setup] button to access the “Log Setup” dialog box. Here you can
automatically obtain an event log from a device and save it as a file, or manually obtain and save an event log.
Click the [OK] button to apply the modified settings and close the dialog box.
[Log file setup] tab
 [Enable logging] check box
Turns on/off the function that automatically writes the obtained event log to a file. If this is checked, the obtained
event log will be written to a file in the specified folder at the following timing.
• When you quit Amp Editor
• When midnight occurs while Amp Editor is running
• When the number of obtained log events exceeds 2,560.
Even if this check box is cleared, the event log will still be saved in the device itself; however when the capacity
of the device itself is exceeded, the old log events will be overwritten by newer log events.
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
[Automatically delete log files after __ days]
If this is selected, log files older than the specified number of days will automatically be erased. Specify
the number of days after which log files will automatically be erased.

[Log file folder]
Specifies the folder in which the log file will be saved. If you click the [Browse] button, the operating system’s standard folder selection dialog box will appear, allowing you to select a folder.
The log file is saved with a file name of “LOG+starting date.txt”. If the file size exceeds the specified size,
a number will be appended to the end of the file name, and the data will be saved as a separate file. (Example: LOG20091024-2.txt)
[Get Log from Devices] tab
 Target Device (device list)
This shows the names and types of the devices connected to the network. Click to add a check mark to the
devices for which you want to get the event log.
 [Output File Name]
Specifies the file name and location in which the log file will be saved. If you click the [Browse] button, a
folder selection dialog box will appear, allowing you to specify the location in which the file will be saved.
 [Get Log and Save] button
Writes the event log from the device to the specified log file.
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Device Information
To access the “Device Information” dialog box, click the [View] menu [Device Information] command, or click
the [Show/Hide Device Information] shortcut button.
Regardless of the online status, this lists the status of the devices that are connected to the network within the
workspace. When a problem occurs or when performing system maintenance, this provides conveniently centralized management of the operating state of the devices.
NOTE
• Amplifiers connected to the ACD1 are not shown.
 [Reboot] check box
By selecting the desired check boxes and clicking the [Reboot] button, you can reboot multiple amplifiers in a
single operation. When you turn on a check box, the [Device] check box for the corresponding devices in the
“Firmware Update” dialog box (page 86) will also turn on.
 [Device]
Indicates the name assigned to the device.
 [Model]
Indicates the model name of the device (e.g., TX6n).
 [ID]
Indicates the Device ID of the device.
 [Serial No.] (TXn/XMV only)
Indicates the serial number of the device.
 [Network Status]
Shows an icon to indicate the communication status of the device.
: Online state in which the device can be monitored and controlled
: Offline state, not synchronized with the device
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 [IP Address]
Indicates the IP address.
 [MAC Address]
Indicates the MAC address.
 [Firmware Ver.]
Indicates the firmware version.
 [MY Card Type]
If an I/O card is installed in the slot, indicates the card name.
 [Message]
Displays messages generated by the amplifier itself. Only the single most recent message is displayed; older
messages are not shown.
 [Reboot] button
Reboots all of the amplifiers whose [Reboot] check box is selected in the list.
 [Firmware Update...] button
Opens a dialog box allowing you to select the folder containing the update file. When you select a folder, the
“Firmware Update” dialog box will appear (page 86). Here you can update the firmware.
 [Utility...] button
Shows the “Utility” dialog box for the device selected in the list (page 76).
 [Event Log] button
Shows the “Event Log” dialog box (page 43).
 [Save...] button
Saves the displayed information as a CSV file (comma-delimited text file).
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Scene Manager
 What is a scene?
Settings such as power Standby/On and muting can be named and saved for each amplifier as a “scene.” The
operation of saving a scene is called “scene store.” You can store multiple sets of parameter settings for different
situations, and recall them as necessary.
The operation of recalling a scene (to make it the current scene) is called “scene recall.” To recall a scene, use the
“Scene Manager” dialog box.
Each amplifier has one preset memory and 49 user memories. Scene #00 is a read-only scene that returns the
amplifier to its initial settings, and is specified by default in the preset memory. Scenes #01–#49 are user memories to which you can store settings.
NOTE
• The XMV does not support scenes.
 “Scene Manager” dialog box
To access the “Scene Manager” dialog box, click the [Device] menu command [Scene Manager], or right-click a
device icon in the workspace of the Tree View window and choose [Scene Manager] from the shortcut menu that
appears. Here you can store, recall, or edit scenes. You can edit the scene name, the protect setting, and perform
copy and paste editing.
NOTE
• When online, editing operations such as store/recall and rename can be performed, but operations such
as copy and paste cannot be performed.
• The “Scene Manager” dialog box does not have an [OK] button or [Cancel] button. To close the dialog
box, click the [Close] button located at the upper right of the dialog box.
• Editing operations such as storing or recalling a scene or editing the name or content are applied immediately to the device.
• You can leave this dialog box opened, and make the Detail View window active to edit various settings
of the amplifier.
Scene list
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 [Device]
Selects the amplifier in the workspace for which changes will be made.

Network Status
The icon indicates the network status of the amplifier.

IP Address
Indicates the IP address of the amplifier.

Current Scene
Indicates the scene number and scene name of the amplifier.
 Scene list
This shows the scene contents.

[Scene No.]
Indicates the scene number. Click here to select a scene.

[Name]
Indicates the scene name. Click the [Name] box and enter a name for the scene. A maximum of 18 singlebyte characters can be entered. Double-byte characters such as Japanese can also be used.
If the scene has not been stored, this will indicate “No Data.” You can enter a name when storing the
scene. By default, this will automatically be given a name such as “Scene 01” or “Scene 02.” The twodigit number will be the same as the stored scene number (the number shown in [Scene No]).
NOTE
• You can enter up to 18 single-byte characters, but the number and type of characters that can
be displayed will depend on the device. Characters other than single-byte alphanumeric characters cannot be shown on the display of the device, even if they appear in Amp Editor. Please
refer to the Owner’s Manual of the corresponding device for details. “\” (backslash) is displayed
as “¥” (yen symbol).
• The display of the TXn itself can show a scene name in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese. The language to be displayed must be selected beforehand in the “Language” dialog box (page 67).
• For information about characters that the ACD1 can display, refer to the “List of supported characters” in the “ACD1 Reference Manual.”

[Protect]
Specifies the protect setting. You can select “ON” or “OFF.” If this is “ON,” it will not be possible to
delete, overwrite, edit, or rename scene data.
 [Cut] button
Cuts the scene selected in the list. When online, or for scene 00 or the current scene, the button will be gray
and cannot be used.
NOTE
• If the scene number to be recalled when an EMG signal is received is located after the scene number you cut, you’ll need to re-specify the EMG Scene No. if necessary (page 79).
 [Copy] button
Copies the scene selected in the list. When online, the button will be gray and cannot be used.
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 [Paste] button
Pastes the contents of the copied or cut scene to the scene selected in the list. The selected scene will be overwritten. When online, or when scene 00 or the current scene is selected, the button will be gray and cannot be
used.
 [Insert] button
Inserts the contents of the copied or cut scene at the position of the scene selected in the list. When online or
for scene 00, the button will be gray and cannot be used.
Scenes following the selected scene will be moved downward by one. For example if a scene named “Conference” is stored in scene number “05,” and you select scene number “05” and click the [Insert] button, the
inserted scene will be scene number “05,” and the “Conference” scene will move to scene number “06.”
If a scene is stored in the bottom scene of the list, this button will be gray, and it will not be possible to insert
a scene. Delete the contents of the bottom scene of the list before you insert a scene.
NOTE
• If the scene number to be recalled when an EMG signal is received is located after the scene number you inserted, you’ll need to re-specify the EMG Scene No. if necessary (page 79).
 [Clear] button
Erases the contents of the scene selected in the list. When scene 00 or the current scene is selected, the button
will be gray and cannot be used.
 [Recall Safe...] button
Opens the “Recall Safe” dialog box (page 54).
 [Scene Link Manager] button
Opens the “Scene Link Manager” dialog box (page 89).
 [Store] button
Stores the current parameter settings to the scene selected in the list. If an empty scene is selected when you
store, a new scene will be created. If a scene is already stored in the selected scene number, a confirmation
dialog box will appear, and then the existing scene will be overwritten.
NOTE
• If you store a scene in Amp Editor when online with the device, the scene will also be stored in the
device itself regardless of the settings on the device.
• If the [Confirm Scene Store] check box is cleared in the “Preferences” dialog box (page 39), the
confirmation dialog box will not appear.
 [Recall] button
Recalls the scene selected in the list, making it the current scene.
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 “Recall Safe” dialog box (TXn only)
In the “Scene Manager” dialog box, click the [Recall Safe] button to access the “Recall Safe” dialog box. For
each amplifier, you can specify the components that you want to be unaffected by a scene recall. Click the [OK]
button to apply the modified settings and close the dialog box.
NOTE
• This setting can be edited only when the unit is offline.
• Scene data other than that for components (such as power Standby/On) will be recalled regardless of
the settings in this dialog box.
Component list
 Component list
This shows all the components included in the scene. There is a check box at the left of each component; use
these to select the components that you want to be unaffected by a scene recall.
 [Select All] button
Selects the check boxes of all components.
 [Deselect All] button
Clears the check boxes of all components.
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Alert Setup
To access the “Alert Setup” dialog box, click the [Device] menu command [Alert Setup], or right-click a device
icon in the workspace of the Tree View window and choose [Alert Setup] from the shortcut menu that appears.
Here you can enable or disable alerts and specify their types for each device. You can lock the alert settings by
specifying a password. Alerts can be viewed and saved in the event log (excluding the Information), and are used
as trigger signals when a fault occurs.
• Since the XMV does not support the Alert Setup function, all alerts that occur will be displayed.
NOTE
 Device List
Lists the amplifier for which the alert settings are displayed and/or modified.

Alert Group
Selects the type of amplifier for which you will make the alert settings.

Device List
Displays information for the ACD1 and the amplifiers that are registered in the workspace and selected by
the Alert Group.
• [Device]
Indicates the name of the device.
Also indicates AMP ID of each amplifier connected to the ACD1.
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• [ID]
Indicates the Device ID of the device.
• [IP Address]
Indicates the IP address of the device.
• [From Device]
The amplifier in the Alert Group that loaded the alert settings most recently will be marked with “*”.
If you use the [Import from File…] button to load the alert settings, the “*” mark will disappear.
 Alert
Displays and enables you to change the alert settings for the amplifier selected in the Device list.

[Alert]
Here you can enable or disable each alert. The alert that can be specified will depend on the Alert Group.

[Type]
This shows the type of alert. Click here to view a list from which you can select the type. You can choose
[Information], [Warning], [Error], or [Fault].
If you select [Information], no alert pop-up window will be displayed.

[GPI Out]
When this alert is received, a signal will be sent from the GPI OUT connector. Click here to view a list
from which you can select the output destination GPI OUT connector port. If the amplifier is connected to
the ACD1, a signal will be sent from the GPI OUT connector on the ACD1.
NOTE

• The polarity of the signal sent from the GPI OUT connector can be specified in the Output Type
field of the “GPI” dialog box (page 69).
[Fault Out]
When this alert is received, the NO and C contacts of the FAULT OUTPUT connector will change to the
Closed state. If the amplifier is connected to the ACD1, a signal will be sent from the FAULT OUTPUT
connector on the ACD1.

[Import from File...] button
This button loads an alert setup file (file name extension: .al0, .al1, .al2, .al3) into the alert settings of the
selected amplifier. The file name extension varies depending on the type of amplifier selected by the Alert
Group.
When you click the button, a dialog box enabling you to load a file is displayed.

[Export to File...] button
Exports the current alert settings to an alert setup file. The file name extension varies depending on the
type of amplifier selected by the Alert Group.
When you click this button, a dialog box enabling you to specify the save destination is displayed.
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 Data Transfer
Transmits and receives the alert settings to and from the amplifier selected in the Device list.

[From Device] button
Transmits the amplifier alert setting to Amp Editor.

[To Device] button
Transmits the alert settings enabled in the Alert field to the amplifier.
If a password has been established, a dialog box requiring you to enter the password is displayed.
 [Change Alert Setup Password...] button
Enables you to change the password that is required when you click the [To Device] button.
Click this button to display a dialog box requesting the current password. When you enter the correct password, a dialog box enabling you to enter a new password is displayed.
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 “Alert” dialog box
If an alert specified as “Warning,” “Error,” or “Fault” occurs, the “Alert” dialog box will appear, indicating the
content of the alert. The single most recent alert is displayed; when a new alert occurs, it will replace the old alert.
To check the details of the alert that occurred, open the “Event Log” dialog box (page 43).
 Icon
The icon indicates the type of alert that occurred.
: Warning
: Error
: Fault
 Device
Indicates the name (label) of the device for which the alert occurred.
 Message
Indicates the content of the alert.
For details of massages, refer to “Alert message list” (page 204).
 Status
Indicates the status of the alert.
This will indicate Occurred when the alert occurs. When a continuing alert has ended, this will indicate
Resolved.
 [Locate This Device] button
When you click this button, the corresponding device will be selected in the Tree View window.
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Word Clock (TXn only)
 What is word clock?
In order for digital audio signals to be transmitted and received between multiple devices, all of the devices must
process the audio signals with the same timing. For example even if two devices are set to the same sampling frequency, signals will not be transmitted correctly or unpleasant noise will occur if the timing at which they process
audio signals is not synchronized.
The signal used to synchronize the processing of digital audio signals is called the “word clock” signal. Normally, one device transmits a word clock signal that is used as a reference, and all other devices will synchronize
to that received word clock signal. (The transmitting device is called the “word clock master,” and the receiving
device is called the “word clock slave.”
 “Word Clock” dialog box
Click the [Device] menu command [Word Clock...] to access the “Word Clock” dialog box. Here you can make
word clock settings for amplifiers that support a digital audio input/output slot.
NOTE
• The TXn is the only supported amplifier. This dialog box will not open if you’ve selected an amplifier that
is not supported.
Clock status
Clock frequency
Slot information (Card)
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 Device
Selects the amplifier for which word clock settings will be made.
 Clock frequency
Indicates the word clock frequency of the selected amplifier.
When offline, you can click the [t] button located at the right to change the word clock frequency.
 Clock status
This indicates the color-coded word clock status.
Status
Meaning
A valid word clock is not being input (and cannot be selected as the master
clock).
There is an input signal, and it is synchronized with the current word clock.
There is an input signal, but it cannot be synchronized with the word clock (the
clock is different).
This channel of the slot is invalid, an analog I/O card is installed, or no card is
installed.
 Slot information (Card)
This indicates the name of the card installed in the slot.
 Master clock select buttons (Card/Internal)
Select one word clock to use for synchronization. The clock that can be selected will depend on the amplifier.
Clock buttons shown in gray cannot be selected.
Status
Meaning
Card
Synchronize to the clock information included in the input signal from the digital I/
O card installed in the slot. Select this either by two-channel units or by the card
(depending on the type of I/O card).
Internal
The internal word clock will be the master clock. You can also select the frequency of the internal word clock.
 Auto Scan Mode
This specifies whether the master clock will be switched automatically when a valid word clock is no longer
being input to the port that’s assigned as the master clock, or when a port of the slot is found to have a valid
word clock being input while the internal word clock is selected.
If this setting is ON, the master clock will automatically be switched according to the following order of priority.
1. The selected port of the slot
2. The internal word clock
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Speaker Processor Library Manager (TXn only)
From the [Device] menu, choose [Speaker Processor Library Manager] to access the “Speaker Processor Library
Manager” dialog box.
Here you can edit the amplifier unit’s Speaker Processor component library or add an item.
The edit/add/copy procedure is described below.
 Editing the library
1.
In the Device list, click the amplifier that you wish to edit.
2.
Click the [From Device] button.
The Library list displays data from the Speaker Processor component library.
3.
Edit the settings.
Select an item from the Library list. Use the [Move Up] and [Move Down] buttons to modify the order of
the item list if desired. Use the [Delete Item] button to delete the selected item. Press the [Export
Library...] button to save the Library list data as a file. Press the [Import Library...] button to apply the file
content to the settings.
4.
After you finish editing, click the [To Device] button.
The Library list data is applied to the amplifier settings.
 Adding an item (file) to the Library
1.
In the Device list, click the amplifier that you wish to add to the Library.
2.
Click the [From Device] button.
The Library list displays data from the Speaker Processor component library.
3.
Click the [Add Item...] button.
Items that can be added are displayed in the list. Select an item you wish to add to the Library.
4.
Click the [Add selected...] button.
The added item appears in the Library list.
Use the [Move Up] and [Move Down] buttons to modify the order of the item list if desired.
5.
Click the [To Device] button.
The Library list data is applied to the amplifier settings.
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 Copying the Library data between amplifiers
1.
In the Device list, click the copy source amplifier.
2.
Click the [Copy] button.
3.
In the Device list, click the copy destination amplifier.
You can select multiple amplifiers by holding down the <Shift> key or <Ctrl> key while making your
selection.
4.
Click the [Paste] button.
Amp Editor pastes the Library list data.
5.
Click the [To Device] button.
The copied Library list data is applied to the copy destination amplifier.
 Device list
Lists the amplifiers that support the Speaker Processor component.
NOTE

• Amplifiers that are not online in the network will also be listed. However, be sure to keep the amplifier that you want to edit online.
Device/ID/Model/IP Address
Indicates the name, Device ID, model name, and IP address of the amplifier.

Edit
If the changes you made by editing the library data in Amp Editor have not been applied to the amplifier
itself, an “E” will be shown here.

From Device
If the amplifier Library data was sent correctly to Amp Editor, “*” will be displayed.
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 [Copy] button
This button copies the library of the selected amplifier.
 [Paste] button
This button pastes the library data copied by the [Copy] button onto (overwriting) the selected amplifier. You
can overwrite the settings for multiple amplifiers by holding down the [Ctrl] key or [Shift] key while you
select amplifiers, and then clicking the [Paste] button.
 [From Device] button
This button obtains library data from the amplifier unit selected in the Device list. If an amplifier not connected to the network is selected, this is shown in gray.
 [To Device] button
This button sends the library data from Amp Editor to the amplifier unit. When you click the [Amp Editor 
Device] button, a dialog box will appear, and transmission will begin when you click the [OK] button.
If an amplifier not connected to the network is selected, this is shown in gray.
NOTE
• When you transmit the library data, the library data of the amplifier unit will be overwritten.
 Library list
This area lists the items stored in the library of the amplifier selected in the Device list.
If you drag an item from the Library list and drop it onto an amplifier in the Device list, that item will be
added at the end of the library items of the copy-destination amplifier.
NOTE

• If an item of the same name already exists in the amplifier to which you dragged the item, a check
box will ask whether you want to overwrite it. If you click the [Yes] button, the existing item will be
overwritten.
Name
Indicates the name of the item. By default, this will be the name of the library file without the file name
extension. If you add or move an item, library items other than those received from the amplifier unit itself
will be shown in red. You can double-click an item name to edit it. You cannot edit a multiple selection.
NOTE
• An item name can consist of up to twenty single-byte characters.
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 [Add Item...] button
This button adds an item to the Library list. When you click the [Add Item...] button, the “Add Item” dialog
box will appear.

Library add item list
Here you can select the items that you want to add to the Library list. To select an item, add a check mark
to the check box shown at the left of the item file name.

[Browse...] button
This button lets you add an item file (extension “.ce2” or “.cep” (with security)) to the Library add item
list. When you click the [Browse...] button, a dialog box will appear, allowing you to select a file. Select
an item file, then click the [Open] button; the item will be added to the Library add item list. You can
select multiple files by holding down the [Ctrl] key or [Shift] key while making your selection.

[Add selected] button
Click this button to add the selected items to the Library list, and then close the “Add Item” dialog box.

[Cancel] button
Press this button to cancel the operation, and then close the “Add Item” dialog box.
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 [Delete Item] button
This button deletes the selected item from the library.
 [Move Up]/[Move Down] buttons
These move the selected item up or down in the Library list.
NOTE
• You can move multiple files simultaneously by holding down the [Ctrl] key or [Shift] key while making your selection.
 [Import Library...] button
This button loads a library archive file (file name extension .sla) into the Library list of the currently selected
amplifier.
 [Export Library...] button
This button saves the library data of the currently selected amplifier as a library archive file (file name extension .sla).
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Clock
Click the [Device] menu command [Clock...] to access the “Clock Setup” dialog box.
Here you can set the internal clock of the connected device. You can also enable daylight saving time. Click the
[OK] button to apply the modified settings and close the dialog box. Clicking the [OK] button will send the computer’s date and time to the devices to set them, regardless of the Automatically Adjust Device Clocks setting.
 Automatically Adjust Device Clocks
Here you can synchronize the device’s internal clock to the computer’s clock time. There are two ways to set
this.

[When Synchronized] check box
The time will be set when synchronizing with the device.

[Daily (works only while online) at :]
If Amp Editor is always running, the clock will be set each day at the specified time. Use the box at right
to specify the time at which the clock will be set. To change the value, use the upward [s] button and
downward [t] button located at the right side of the box.
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 Clock Data

System Clock in This Computer :
Indicates the time of the computer’s clock.

[Send] button
Specifies the time of the computer’s clock sent to the connected device. The setting can be made also
when in offline status.

[Enable Daylight Saving Time] check box
Daylight saving time display will be enabled if this is selected. An indication of “DST” will be shown in
the “Clock Setup” area of the device’s own display.
• [Offset]
Specifies the length of time by which to advance for daylight saving time.
• [Start time]
Specifies the time at which to start using daylight saving time.
• [End time]
Specifies the time at which to stop using daylight saving time. If this is the same as the Start time,
select the [Same as Start time] check box.
NOTE
• The format in which the date and time are shown can be changed using the Windows control panel “Region and Language Options.” The display format in other dialog boxes such as
“Utility” and “Event Log” will also be changed in the same way.
• [Day of the week]
If this is selected, you can specify the start and end of daylight saving time as a day of the week. Use
the [Start] fields to specify the desired weekday of the month on which daylight saving will begin,
and [End] to specify the day on which it will end. For example, you can specify [First][Sunday][April] for the first Sunday in April and [Last][Sunday][October] for the last Sunday of October.
• [Day]
This lets you specify the start and end of daylight saving time as a day of the month. Use [Start] to
specify the day of the month on which it will begin, and [End] to specify the day on which it will end.
NOTE
• If you set the current time or the ending time within two hours before or after the start of
daylight saving time, or if you set the current time or the starting time within two hours
before or after the ending time, the setting will not be made correctly. Events specified two
hours before or after the start or end of daylight saving time will not be executed correctly.
Language (TXn only)
Click the [Device] menu command [Language...] to access the “Language” dialog box. Here you can select the
language for the scene names shown in the display of the TXn itself. The languages that can be displayed are
English, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese.
Click [OK] to apply the modified settings and close the dialog box.
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GPI (ACD1 only)
 What is GPI?
GPI stands for General Purpose Interface, and allows you to use GPI input/output for remote control of compatible devices from a custom-made controller or an external device. For example, input signals via GPI IN can be
used to switch scenes or to edit the parameters of a component.
For details on GPI connections, refer to the owner’s manual of each device.
The following items can be specified.
Parameter
Tn/PC-N
XH
XP/XM
No Assign



Scene Recall



Mute



Standby/On



AttenuationLink
Link

—
—
ThermalMeter (*)
AlertMaxTH

—
—
AnalogInputVoltage (*)
AlertMaxTH

—
—
Enable

—
—
Mute



Attenuation

—
—
Polarity

—
—
Power
PowerSwitch



SpeakerOutputImp (*)
AlertMaxTH

—
—
AlertMinTH

—
—
Enable

—
—
AlertMaxTH

—
—
Enable

—
—
AlertMaxTH



Enable



AmpMode

—

Emergency Scene Recall (GPI IN only)



Alert (GPI OUT only)



Parameter Value Edit /
Direct Parameter Value
Output (*)
SpeakerOutputPower (*)
SpeakerOutputVoltage (*)
Mode (**)
 : Available
— : Not available
* The number of these items equals the number of channels.
** The amplifier mode will not be switched via GPI IN signals. The XM model features two amplifier modes.
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 “GPI” dialog box
Click the [Device] menu command [GPI...] to access the “GPI” dialog box. Here you can make GPI input/output
settings for the device. Click the [OK] button to apply the modified settings and close the dialog box.
 [Device]
From the list, select the device whose settings you want to edit.
 GPI IN
For each port, you can specify which parameter of the device will be modified by a signal input to GPI IN.
The column at the far left indicates the port number.

Function
Specifies the function that will be controlled by GPI IN. Click here to access a list from which you can
select the function to be assigned to the GPI IN port. You can select one of seven functions: [No Assign],
[Scene Recall], [Mute], [Standby/On], [Parameter Value Edit], [Direct Parameter Value] and [Emergency
Scene Recall]. The editable content of [Device], [Parameter], [Min], [Max], and [Trigger Type] will
change according to the function you select.
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[No Assign]
No function will be assigned. This is the default value. Select this if you want to clear the function
assigned to a GPI IN port. The [Device], [Parameter], [Min], [Max], and [Trigger Type] fields are
unavailable.
[Scene Recall]
The specified scene will be recalled. Use [Device] to select the amplifier that will be controlled. If you
select “ALL,” all amplifiers connected to that device will be selected.
Use [Parameter] to specify the scene number that you want to recall.[Min] and [Max] are unavailable.
Use [Trigger Type] to specify how the input voltage from GPI IN will be applied to the parameter.
When
is selected
The scene specified by [Parameter] will be recalled when the GPI IN input voltage changes from
below the center voltage to above it.
GPI IN input voltage
max
Center
voltage
GPI IN input voltage
min
Triggering occurs
When
is selected
The scene specified by [Parameter] will be recalled when the GPI IN input voltage changes from
above the center voltage to below it.
Triggering occurs
GPI IN input voltage
max
Center
voltage
GPI IN input voltage
min
When
Same as
When
Same as
is selected
.
is selected
.
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[Mute]
Turns muting on/off. Use [Device] to select the amplifier that will be controlled. If you select “ALL,”
all amplifiers connected to that device will be selected.
[Parameter], [Min], and [Max] are unavailable. Use [Trigger Type] to specify how the input voltage
from GPI IN will be applied to the parameter.
When
is selected
Muting will turn on when the GPI IN input voltage is above the center voltage, and will turn off
when it is below the center voltage.
GPI IN input voltage
max
Center
voltage
Mute ON
GPI IN input voltage
min
When
Mute OFF
Mute OFF
is selected
Muting will turn off when the GPI IN input voltage is above the center voltage, and will turn on
when it is below the center voltage.
GPI IN input voltage
max
Center
voltage
Mute OFF
GPI IN input voltage
min
When
Mute ON
Mute ON
is selected
Muting will alternately turn on/off when the GPI IN voltage changes from below the center voltage to above it.
GPI IN input voltage
max
Center
voltage
GPI IN input voltage
min
ON
When
OFF
ON
is selected
Muting will alternately turn on/off when the GPI IN voltage changes from above the center voltage to below it.
ON
OFF
GPI IN input voltage
max
ON
Center
voltage
GPI IN input voltage
min
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[Standby/On]
The power will be switched between Standby and On. Use [Device] to select the amplifier that will be
controlled. If you select “ALL,” all amplifiers connected to that device will be selected.
[Parameter], [Min], and [Max] are unavailable. Use [Trigger Type] to specify how the input voltage
from GPI IN will be applied to the parameter.
[Parameter Value Edit]
Edits a parameter of the component. Use [Device] to select the amplifier that will be controlled.
Use [Parameter] to specify the name of the parameter that will be edited. Use [Min] and [Max] to specify the range in which the parameter will be controlled. Use [Trigger Type] to specify how the input
voltage from GPI IN will be applied to the parameter.
Use the
settings if you want to use a device such as an external fader or knob to control a
parameter that has a continuous value.
Use
if you want to use an external switch device to control a binary parameter such as on/off.
When
is selected
The specified parameter will change proportionally with the input voltage to GPI IN. The value
will be at the [Min] setting when the GPI IN input voltage is at the minimum, and at the [Max] setting when the GPI IN input voltage is at the maximum.
Example: How the input voltage is related to the Attenuation when “Attenuation” is specified as the
parameter
GPI IN input voltage
max
[Max] value
[Min] value
GPI IN input voltage
min
When
is selected
The specified parameter will change inversely proportionally with the input voltage to GPI IN. The
value will be at the [Max] setting when the GPI IN input voltage is at the minimum, and at the
[Min] setting when the GPI IN input voltage is at the maximum.
Example: How the input voltage is related to the Attenuation when “Attenuation” is specified as the
parameter
GPI IN input voltage
max
[Min] value
[Max] value
GPI IN input voltage
min
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