Operation Manual
Document Revision: 1.5
Software Version: 1.5.0
Part Number: 840-08718-05
Release Date: December, 2006
Euphonix, Inc.
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Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will
be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Caution:Any changes or modifications made by the user that are not expressly approved by Euphonix could void the user’s right to operate the equipment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The lighting flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electrical shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with a dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wider blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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liquids, such as vases, are placed on the equipment.
17) To completely disconnect this equipment from the AC Mains, disconnect the power supply
cord plug from the AC receptacle.
18) The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain readily operable.
19) This unit is provided with a power supply cord set suitable for 120V AC input only (for U.S.A.
and Canada). For other than U.S.A. and Canada, a qualified person must provide for use with
this unit, an appropriate, approved power supply cord set which is in compliance with the end
use country requirements and has a minimum cross-sectional area of 1.0mm2.
20) For units with more than one power cord:
Caution: This unit has more than one power supply cord. Disconnect two power supply
cords before servicing to avoid electrical shock.
Attention: Cet appareil comporte plus d’un cordon d’alimentation. Afin de prévenir les
chocs électriques, débrancher les deux cordons d’alimentation avant de faire le
dépannage.
21) Operator Accessible Fuse:
Caution: For continued protection against risk of fire, replace only with same type and
rating of fuse.
Attention: Pour ne pas compromettre la protection contre les risques d’incendie, remplacer
par un fusible de même type et de même caractéristiques nominales.
Euphonix Max Air Mixing Console Operation Manual
Table of Contents
List of Figures ....................................................................................................................... xi
Chapter 1: Introduction .................................................................................................15
1.1
How to Use This Manual.........................................................................15
1.2
Overview of the System Components .....................................................17
1.2.1
DF64 Digital Audio Frame .......................................................17
1.2.2
Analog and Digital I/O..............................................................17
1.2.3
Control Surface .........................................................................19
1.3
Additional Hardware Components ..........................................................20
1.4
Max Air Startup Sequence.......................................................................21
Chapter 2: New Features in Version 1.4...............................................................23
Chapter 3: Quickstart to Common Tasks ............................................................25
3.1
Create a Title ...........................................................................................25
3.2
Initial Router and Patchbay Setup ...........................................................26
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.2.1
Name Ports................................................................................26
3.2.2
Assigning the Mic Preamps to Hubs.........................................27
3.2.3
Label Destination Ports and Signals .........................................28
3.2.4
Label Individual Signals ...........................................................28
Channel to Strip Layout...........................................................................29
3.3.1
Setting up Stereo Channels using MF Masters .........................29
3.3.2
Assign Channels to Strips .........................................................30
Busses ......................................................................................................31
3.4.1
Create Main Sections and Audio Subgroups ............................31
3.4.2
Route to the Main Sections and Busses ....................................34
3.4.3
Using the 24 Group Busses.......................................................35
Meters ......................................................................................................36
3.5.1
Setting the Fader Meters On Each Strip....................................36
3.5.2
Screen Meters on the Touchscreen ...........................................36
Knobsets ..................................................................................................38
3.6.1
Creating a Custom Knobset for Mono Channels ......................38
3.6.2
Creating a Custom Knobset for Stereo Channels......................39
External Device Setup .............................................................................39
3.7.1
Patching External Devices into the External Inputs..................39
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3.7.2
Assign External Inputs a Format and a Button .........................40
3.8
Monitors ..................................................................................................40
3.9
Save a Default Title .................................................................................41
Chapter 4: Touchscreen................................................................................................43
4.1
Introduction to the Touchscreen..............................................................43
4.2
File...........................................................................................................47
4.3
4.4
4.2.1
Projects......................................................................................47
4.2.2
Titles..........................................................................................49
4.2.3
Operations on the Current Title ................................................50
4.2.4
Default Titles.............................................................................51
Patch ........................................................................................................52
4.3.1
Destinations and Sources ..........................................................53
4.3.2
Console I/O ...............................................................................53
4.3.3
Cabling ......................................................................................58
Patching Examples ..................................................................................61
4.4.1
Patch 12 Mics Into Channels 25–36 .........................................61
4.4.2
Main Bus Send/Return ..............................................................65
4.4.3
Monitor Patching.......................................................................66
4.4.4
Solo Bus and Utility Patching...................................................66
4.4.5
Talkback Signal Patching..........................................................66
4.5
Busses ......................................................................................................67
4.6
System .....................................................................................................67
4.7
4.6.1
Externals....................................................................................67
4.6.2
*Knobset ...................................................................................68
4.6.3
Mixer Model .............................................................................69
4.6.4
Preferences ................................................................................70
4.6.5
About.........................................................................................71
Channels ..................................................................................................72
4.7.1
Multi Format Masters................................................................72
4.7.2
Control Groups..........................................................................72
4.7.3
Assign........................................................................................72
4.7.4
Layouts and Snapshots..............................................................73
4.7.5
Spill Area ..................................................................................74
4.7.6
Lock Strips ................................................................................74
4.7.7
Fader Unity ...............................................................................75
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4.8
Status .......................................................................................................76
4.9
Super Channel .........................................................................................77
4.10
4.11
4.9.1
Process Order ............................................................................78
4.9.2
Main and Group Bus Routing ...................................................79
Meters ......................................................................................................80
4.10.1
Presets .......................................................................................80
4.10.2
Screen........................................................................................81
4.10.3
Fader..........................................................................................82
4.10.4
Setup..........................................................................................83
Events ......................................................................................................83
Chapter 5: Channels and Strips ...............................................................................85
5.1
Strips........................................................................................................85
5.1.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Assign Channels to Strips .........................................................87
Channel Control Features ........................................................................89
5.2.1
Channel Name...........................................................................89
5.2.2
Fader..........................................................................................90
5.2.3
Meters........................................................................................91
5.2.4
Status LEDs...............................................................................91
5.2.5
Wave Key..................................................................................91
5.2.6
Channel On Key........................................................................91
5.2.7
Channel Select Key...................................................................92
5.2.8
Solo Key....................................................................................92
5.2.9
Copy and Paste..........................................................................92
5.2.10
Rotary Knobs ............................................................................92
5.2.11
Knobset Select Keys .................................................................93
5.2.12
In/Out Keys ...............................................................................94
5.2.13
Expand ......................................................................................94
Channel Processing Functions.................................................................94
5.3.1
Inputs.........................................................................................94
5.3.2
Dynamics ..................................................................................96
5.3.3
EQ .............................................................................................97
5.3.4
Filters ........................................................................................98
5.3.5
Pan...........................................................................................100
5.3.6
Aux Busses..............................................................................102
Channel Processor Order and Patch Points ...........................................103
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5.5
5.6
5.4.1
Channel Processor Order ........................................................103
5.4.2
Insert Point ..............................................................................103
Channel Routing Functions ...................................................................104
5.5.1
Group Bus Routing .................................................................104
5.5.2
Main Bus Routing ...................................................................105
Mix Minus .............................................................................................106
Chapter 6: Busses ..........................................................................................................107
6.1
Introduction to Max Air Busses ............................................................107
6.2
Configuring Main and Group Busses ....................................................108
6.2.1
6.3
Format Selector .......................................................................109
Configuring Aux Busses........................................................................112
6.3.1
Aux to Faders ..........................................................................112
6.3.2
Toggle On/Off.........................................................................113
6.3.3
Toggle Pre/Post .......................................................................113
6.3.4
Copy Fader to Aux..................................................................113
6.3.5
Copy Aux to Aux ....................................................................114
6.3.6
Set Unity .................................................................................114
6.3.7
Toggle Stereo ..........................................................................114
6.4
Mix Minus .............................................................................................115
6.5
Bus Centric Views.................................................................................116
6.6
6.5.1
Goup Bus View.......................................................................116
6.5.2
Aux View ................................................................................116
6.5.3
Main View...............................................................................118
Bus Masters ...........................................................................................119
6.6.1
Main Section Masters..............................................................119
6.6.2
Group and Aux Bus Masters...................................................120
6.6.3
Bus Inserts...............................................................................120
Chapter 7: Center Section ..........................................................................................121
7.1
Super Channel .......................................................................................122
7.1.1
Assign a Channel to the Super Channel..................................123
7.1.2
Input Section ...........................................................................124
7.1.3
Pan...........................................................................................124
7.1.4
Filters ......................................................................................125
7.1.5
Insert........................................................................................125
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7.2
7.3
7.1.6
EQ ...........................................................................................125
7.1.7
Dynamics ................................................................................126
7.1.8
Fader........................................................................................126
Monitors and Control Room..................................................................127
7.2.1
Monitors ..................................................................................128
7.2.2
Control Room..........................................................................129
Talkback/Slate .......................................................................................132
7.3.1
Talkback..................................................................................133
7.3.2
Listenback ...............................................................................134
7.3.3
Slate.........................................................................................135
7.4
Oscillator ...............................................................................................135
7.5
Solo........................................................................................................137
7.6
7.5.1
Solo Mode ...............................................................................138
7.5.2
Solo Level ...............................................................................138
7.5.3
Clear Solo................................................................................138
7.5.4
Solo Switch Mode...................................................................138
7.5.5
Speaker Selection....................................................................139
7.5.6
Solo Speaker Dim ...................................................................139
7.5.7
Solo-Safe.................................................................................139
7.5.8
Backstop PFL..........................................................................140
Soft Knobs .............................................................................................140
7.6.1
Soft Knob Setup Popup...........................................................141
7.7
Center Section Faders............................................................................142
7.8
Keypad...................................................................................................143
7.9
Global Functions ...................................................................................145
7.10
Custom Keys .........................................................................................146
Chapter 8: Control Groups and Multi Format Masters ..............................147
8.1
8.2
Control Groups ......................................................................................147
8.1.1
Create a Control Group ...........................................................147
8.1.2
Assign Control Group Master to Strip ....................................148
Multi Format Master Channels..............................................................149
8.2.1
Create a Multi Format Master Channel...................................149
8.3
Control Groups or Multi Format Masters..............................................150
8.4
Spill........................................................................................................151
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Chapter 9: Layouts and Snapshots ......................................................................153
9.1
9.2
Layouts ..................................................................................................153
9.1.1
Store ........................................................................................154
9.1.2
Recall ......................................................................................154
9.1.3
Name .......................................................................................154
9.1.4
Clear ........................................................................................154
Snapshots...............................................................................................155
9.2.1
Store ........................................................................................155
9.2.2
Recall ......................................................................................157
9.2.3
Name .......................................................................................157
9.2.4
Clear ........................................................................................157
9.2.5
Scene Automation ...................................................................158
Chapter 10: Event System ............................................................................................161
10.1
Input Types............................................................................................162
10.2
Output Types .........................................................................................163
10.3
Logical Operators ..................................................................................164
10.4
Event Configuration Display.................................................................165
10.5
Event List...............................................................................................165
10.6
Input.......................................................................................................166
10.7
Output ....................................................................................................167
10.8
Deleting Events .....................................................................................167
10.9
GPI Examples........................................................................................167
10.9.1
Move a Fader to Turn Off the Floor Monitors........................168
10.9.2
Move a Fader to Turn On the Floor Monitors ........................171
10.9.3
Move a Fader to Start a Cart Machine ....................................173
10.9.4
Move a Fader to Stop a Cart Machine ....................................175
10.9.5
Video Switcher Turns a Specific Camera and Channel On ....177
10.9.6
Video Switcher Turns a Specific Camera and Channel Off ...178
10.9.7
Audio Follow Video................................................................180
Index .........................................................................................................................................183
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List of Figures
1-1
Typical Max Air Hardware Configuration .......................................................................18
1-2
Max Air Control Surface ..................................................................................................19
3-1
Console Sources ................................................................................................................26
3-2
Main Section A signal flow ..............................................................................................33
3-3
Monitor Routing ...............................................................................................................40
4-1
Keyboard Popup ...............................................................................................................43
4-2
Touchscreen Main Menu Buttons .....................................................................................44
4-3
Touchscreen Main View ...................................................................................................45
4-4
Touchscreen Navigation ...................................................................................................46
4-5
Drives View ......................................................................................................................47
4-6
Projects View ....................................................................................................................48
4-7
Titles View ........................................................................................................................49
4-8
Save Current Data Popup ..................................................................................................50
4-9
Current Title Buttons ........................................................................................................50
4-10
Simplified MADI routing diagram ...................................................................................52
4-11
Sources and Destinations with respect to Max Air ...........................................................53
4-12
Console I/O -A and B Inputs View ...................................................................................54
4-13
Sources and Destinations Selected ...................................................................................55
4-14
Patch Complete .................................................................................................................56
4-15
Source input naming .........................................................................................................57
4-16
Sources patched to channels .............................................................................................57
4-17
Cabling: MADI Out Port ..................................................................................................59
4-18
Cabling: MADI In Port .....................................................................................................60
4-19
Sources View with 12 Mic-Line Sources Selected ...........................................................61
4-20
Selecting Destination Channels ........................................................................................63
4-21
Mic Patch Complete ..........................................................................................................63
4-22
Sources Selected ...............................................................................................................64
4-23
R-1 and Mics Patched .......................................................................................................65
4-24
Main Bus Send and Return ...............................................................................................65
4-25
Externals View ..................................................................................................................67
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4-26
*Knobset View .................................................................................................................68
4-27
Mixer Model View ............................................................................................................69
4-28
Preferences View ..............................................................................................................70
4-29
Channels Tabs ...................................................................................................................72
4-30
Assign View ......................................................................................................................72
4-31
Spill Area function ............................................................................................................74
4-32
Lock Strips View ..............................................................................................................75
4-33
Fader Unity popup ............................................................................................................75
4-34
Status View .......................................................................................................................76
4-35
Super Channel View .........................................................................................................77
4-36
Channel Selector Popup ....................................................................................................78
4-37
Process Order Popup .........................................................................................................78
4-38
Channel Routing Popup ....................................................................................................79
4-39
Meters-Presets Popup .......................................................................................................80
4-40
Meters-Screen Popup with Meters Display ......................................................................81
4-41
Meters-Fader Popup ..........................................................................................................82
4-42
Meters-Setup View ...........................................................................................................83
5-1
Console Strip and Bus display with block diagrams for Main and Swap channels ..........86
5-2
Channel Assign View .......................................................................................................87
5-3
Channel Selector ...............................................................................................................89
5-4
Main and Swap Channel displays .....................................................................................89
5-5
Strip Fader .........................................................................................................................90
5-6
Rotary Knob Controls .......................................................................................................93
5-7
Strip Function Switches ....................................................................................................93
5-8
Mono Input knobsets ........................................................................................................94
5-9
Stereo Input Knobsets .......................................................................................................96
5-10
Dynamics knobsets ...........................................................................................................96
5-11
EQ knobsets ......................................................................................................................97
5-12
Filters knobsets .................................................................................................................98
5-13
Pan Knobsets ...................................................................................................................100
5-14
Aux bus Knobset .............................................................................................................102
5-15
Channel processor order and patch points ......................................................................103
5-16
Group Bus Routing Knobsets .........................................................................................104
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5-17
Main Section Routing Knobset .......................................................................................105
5-18
Mix Minus Processing ....................................................................................................106
6-1
Main Bus View ...............................................................................................................108
6-2
Group Bus View .............................................................................................................109
6-3
Format Selector ...............................................................................................................110
6-4
Aux Bus Settings View ...................................................................................................112
6-5
Mix Minus Configuration-Strips View ...........................................................................115
6-6
Group Bus View-Strips ...................................................................................................116
6-7
Aux Bus View-Channels ................................................................................................117
6-8
Main View: A-Channels .................................................................................................118
6-9
CM404 Center Section with Soft Knobs ........................................................................119
7-1
CM404 Master Module ...................................................................................................121
7-2
CM404 Super Channel Controls .....................................................................................122
7-3
Super Channel: Selected Channel, Pan, Filters, and Input .............................................123
7-4
Super Channel: EQ, Insert ..............................................................................................125
7-5
Super Channel: Dynamics ..............................................................................................126
7-6
Monitoring Matrix ..........................................................................................................127
7-7
CM404 Monitor Controls ...............................................................................................128
7-8
Monitors Setup Popup ....................................................................................................128
7-9
Control Room Setup: CR Source ....................................................................................130
7-10
Control Room Setup: CR Output ....................................................................................130
7-11
CM404 Talkback/Slate ...................................................................................................132
7-12
Talkback/Slate Setup Popup ...........................................................................................133
7-13
Listenback Setup Popup ..................................................................................................134
7-14
Slate Setup Popup ...........................................................................................................135
7-15
CM404 Oscillator ...........................................................................................................136
7-16
Oscillator Setup Popup ...................................................................................................136
7-17
CM404 Solo Controls .....................................................................................................137
7-18
Solo Setup Popup ............................................................................................................137
7-19
Solo Safe Popup ..............................................................................................................139
7-20
CM404 Soft Knobs .........................................................................................................140
7-21
Soft Knobs Setup Popup .................................................................................................141
7-22
CM404 Center Section Faders ........................................................................................142
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7-23
CM404 Keypad ...............................................................................................................143
7-24
Keypad Directory Popup ................................................................................................144
7-25
Global Function Keys .....................................................................................................145
7-26
Custom Keys ...................................................................................................................146
8-1
Control Groups View ......................................................................................................147
8-2
Assign Channels to CG View .........................................................................................148
8-3
MF Masters View ...........................................................................................................149
9-1
Layouts View ..................................................................................................................153
9-2
Store Layout Popup ........................................................................................................154
9-3
Snapshots View ...............................................................................................................155
9-4
Store Snapshot: Strip View .............................................................................................156
9-5
Store Snapshot: Channel View .......................................................................................157
9-6
Scenes Touchscreen ........................................................................................................158
10-1
Event View .....................................................................................................................165
10-2
Add Input Event Popup ...................................................................................................166
10-3
Add Output Event Popup ................................................................................................167
10-4
Monitor Off: Inputs Set ...................................................................................................169
10-5
Action Popup ..................................................................................................................170
10-6
Monitor Off: Outputs Set ................................................................................................170
10-7
Monitor On: Inputs Set ...................................................................................................172
10-8
Monitor On: Outputs .......................................................................................................173
10-9
Machine Popup ...............................................................................................................174
10-10 Start Cart: Inputs and Outputs Set ..................................................................................175
10-11 Stop Cart: Inputs and Outputs Set ...................................................................................176
10-12 Camera/Channel On: Inputs and Outputs Set .................................................................178
10-13 Camera/Channel Off: Inputs and Outputs Set ................................................................179
10-14 Audio Follow Video Configuration ................................................................................180
10-15 Input and One Output Set ...............................................................................................182
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of Max Air, a compact high-performance digital
mixing console intended for on-air broadcast and live applications. Max Air has been
designed to satisfy broadcast audio professionals who demand the highest quality standards. Max Air is the perfect choice for serious broadcast audio production facilities that
require a powerful digital mixing system with an easy-to-use interface.
1.1
How to Use This Manual
Euphonix has dedicated substantial time and resources to the Max Air documentation.
We recognize the diverse range of experience among our customers and have written
and organized the manual to be accessible to everyone. Of course it is more fun to use
Max Air than read about it but we assure you that your time reading this manual will be
well spent.
Manual Structure
We recommend that everyone read this introduction in its entirety. The manual contains
the following chapters:
•
Chapter 3: Quickstart to Common Tasks: Provides the fastest way to begin using Max Air’s basic features. Since this chapter depends on using the Touchscreen, read page 43–46 to acquire introductory knowledge before beginning.
•
Chapter 4: Touchscreen: Since Max Air uses Touchscreen software to implement its ground-breaking user-interface, it is important to get acquainted with
this new technology. We recommend reading this chapter in its entirety.
•
Chapter 5: Channels and Strips: Discusses the physical area of the console used
to control channels and the channel processing functions.
•
Chapter 6: Busses: Discusses Max Air’s bus system consisting of 24 Main busses, 24 Group busses, 16 Aux busses, and a stereo solo bus.
•
Chapter 7: Center Section: Discusses Max Air’s center section including the
Super Channel, monitors, talkback/slate, oscillator, solo, Soft Knobs, faders,
keypad, global functions, and Custom keys.
•
Chapter 8: Control Groups and Multi Format Masters: Discusses how to use
Control Groups and Multi Format Masters and the difference between them.
•
Chapter 9: Layouts and Snapshots: Discusses how to store/recall channel-tostrip mappings (layouts) to the console and how to store/recall channel functions (snapshots).
•
Chapter 10: Event System: Discusses how to use the event system to program
Max Air.
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Introduction
How to Use the PDF
The Acrobat PDF version of this manual provided in your system can be a valuable “online help” learning tool while using Max Air. We have included some amenities that we
wish to explain for those not familiar with Acrobat:
•
The Bookmarks on the left serve as a continuously visible table of contents
while reading. Click on a subject heading to jump to that page. Click a + symbol to expand that heading to show subheadings. Click the - symbol to collapse
the subheadings.
•
The manual’s table of contents and list of figures are “active links” to their pages.
Select the “hand” cursor, allow it to hover over the heading and turn into a “finger.” Then click to locate to that subject and page.
•
All cross references are active links. Allow the “hand” cursor to hover over the
reference, turn into a “finger,” and click to follow the reference.
•
Use the left and right arrow keys on the top bar to go back and forth between
views. This is a great way to follow a cross reference and return to the page
from which you were reading.
•
Select the Find item from the Edit menu (Ctrl-F) to search for a subject. This
can be used as an “index on the fly.”
•
Use the magnifying glass tool or the zoom edit box on the top bar to zoom in/
out. This is helpful when examining a complex graphic or setting the text size
for easy reading online.
Acrobat Reader version 4 or later is required to open the PDF. This can be downloaded
for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
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1.2
Overview of the System Components
1.2.1
DF64 Digital Audio Frame
Introduction
The DF64 Digital Frame performs all Max Air audio processing: dynamics and EQ;
Main, Record, Aux, and Monitor busses. Max Air can employ two Mixer Models that
utilize one DF64 (one with and one without an SH612 Studio Hub), both of which have
the following characteristics: 96 channels, 24 groups/clean feeds, 16 Aux busses, 24
Main busses and 24 external inputs).
1.2.2
Analog and Digital I/O
The engineer has complete freedom to decide how to route sources and destinations to
the console from the Touchscreen Patch View, which easily handles 224 digital and analog sources. Max Air can be expanded to accommodate 672 sources, suitable for large
commercial installations.
Digital and analog I/O units connect all of the devices in the studio via MADI. All audio
signals are converted to and from the MADI format through analog and digital converters. The basic Max Air system includes four MADI Inputs and three Outputs to connect
I/O devices. Additional MADI ports can be added by expanding the system with an
SH612 Studio Hub MADI Router. Each 75-Ω coaxial MADI cable can carry up to 56
channels of 24-bit digital audio at 44.1 or 48 kHz. These MADI inputs and outputs appear at the console’s internal router/patchbay. See Console I/O on page 53 for more information.
Microphone Inputs
Microphone inputs are handled by the ML530 Mic/Line Interfaces. Each unit contains
24 remote-controlled microphone preamps. Each ML530 is connected to a dedicated
AM713 Analog to MADI Converter. A system can include up to seven ML530s.
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Introduction
Monitoring
The MC524 Monitor Controller provides analog monitor outputs. This unit provides
Main (7.1), Alt 1 (5.1), and Alt 2 (stereo) control room monitoring, SLS (7.1), and Cues
1–3 (each stereo) studio monitoring, two talkback preamps, and four listen microphone
preamps. The MC524 is connected to a dedicated MA703 MADI to Analog Converter.
CM416
Sixteen Fader Module
GPI/O
MIDI I/F
24
24
ML530
Analog Mic/Line
AM713
Analog to MADI
AM713
Analog to MADI
CM404
Center Section
System
Computers
A
B
DF64
Core
56 Digital
FC726
Digital
56 Digital
FC726
Digital
Ethernet
Control
MADI
Analog Audio
Digital Audio
C
CM416
Sixteen Fader Module
Speakers Talk & Listen
Mics
MC524
Monitor Interface
MA703
MADI to Analog
D
A
B
C
D
MA703
MADI to Analog
Typical Max Air Configuration
96 Full Channel Signal Paths
Inputs: 112 Digital, 24 Mic, 24 Line = 160
Ouputs: 112 Digital, 24 Line = 136
Figure 1-1 Typical Max Air Hardware Configuration
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1.2.3
Introduction
Control Surface
Max Air features a professional modular control surface that can be easily configured
to suit a variety of operational layouts. The CM416 module contains sixteen identical
strips, the physical area on the console that contains keys, knobs, displays, and a fader.
Channels perform all of the signal processing (EQ, dynamics, routing, gain, etc.). The
control surface connects to the DF64 via ethernet and the EuCon Hub; audio does not
pass through the control surface.
The Max Air control surface consists of a CM404 center section with Touchscreen (1),
Super Channel (4), Soft Knobs (2) and 8 center section faders (3). The channel strips
(5), of which there can be a total of 48 (3 CM416 modules), contain a function select
area (6), four assignable knobs (7) and a fader (8).
6
6
1
7
5
2
4
8
3
Figure 1-2 Max Air Control Surface
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Channels and Strips
A CM416 module contains sixteen identical Strips. The Strip is the physical control
area on the console that contains keys, knobs, displays, and a fader. A Channel performs all of the signal processing (EQ, dynamics, routing, gain, etc.). Max Air has 96
channels, each of which may be assigned to a Strip. A Strip has room for Swap and
Main channels that can be switched with one button press. Max Air allows tremendous flexibility with how Strips are assigned channels and how they are controlled.
Channel Format
Most analog consoles are limited to mono or stereo channels. Max Air supports mono
and stereo channels as well as LCRS, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 Multi Format Masters (Chapter
8: Control Groups and Multi Format Masters).
1.3
Additional Hardware Components
The following hardware devices are also used in the Max Air system:
•
System Computer (SC261): Runs the Max Air Touchscreen software application; all file management and system setup is done from this computer.
See Chapter 4: Touchscreen.
•
Interface Pilot Computer (PC253i): Supervises control functions for the analog monitor controller, remote microphone preamps, and transport control.
•
Digital Pilot Computer (PC253d): Controls a digital audio frame (DF64).
•
Studio Hub (SH612): This optional device can be used to add additional MADI
ports to route digital audio to and from the DF64 and the system I/O devices.
NOTE: This brief description to the Max Air hardware components is intended to introduce the reader to the audio path in and out of the system. More detailed information about all of the hardware is covered in the Max Air Technical
Manual.
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1.4
Introduction
Max Air Startup Sequence
With all system components turned off:
1.
Turn on all of the surface modules.
2.
Turn on the SC261 System Computer
3.
Make sure the system digital sync source is on.
4.
Turn on the SH612 Studio Hub (if present), all I/O units, the MOTU MIDI Interface and the GP132.
5.
The System Computer will finish booting to the Windows desktop.
With the system computer booted and the SH612 Studio Hub (if present), all I/O units,
the MOTU MIDI Interface and the GP132 turned on:
1.
Double-click the Max Air icon on the desktop.
2.
Turn on the PC253i Interface Pilot, the PC253d Digital Pilot and the DF64.
3.
If the modules on the system have previously been saved as default, Max Air
will continue to boot when all modules reach 100%.
4.
If modules appear as Unexpected, the user can select all of the modules by
holding down the Ctrl key on the keyboard and selecting each of them. When
all modules are selected, touch Save selected as default, and confirm the selection by clicking OK.
5.
Click Continue to finish booting.
Since Max Air has been designed for live, on-air applications, the system is designed
to tolerate variations in the startup sequence. The system will boot properly if power is
applied to all components simultaneously. If this occurs, be sure to check that all components are properly locked to a valid master digital sync source.
To restart the system:
1.
Shutdown the System PC with the Shutdown button in the About View.
2.
Reset the CM404 and CM408 surface modules.
3.
Power off the Digital Pilot, Interface Pilot, and DF64 core.
4.
Power on the System PC.
Since this takes the longest to boot, power it up first.
5.
Power on the Digital Pilot and Interface Pilot.
6.
Power on the DF64.
The DF64 must be off for 5 s before powering back on to discharge the PSUs.
7.
The system will boot the rest of the way by itself.
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Chapter 2: New Features in Version 1.4
Mix Bus Terminology
Newer Max Air surface hardware now uses the term Main Bus instead of Mix Bus. The
manual has been updated to reflect this change. The two terms can be used interchangeably.
Mixer Model
A new Mixer Model now supports 24 Aux busses.
USB Support
The Max Air System Computer now supports removable USB memory devices and
drives. Removable USB devices can be used to save titles and configuration data.
Router Mnemonics
Max Air now provides support for displaying router mnemonics on channels which are
fed from a facility router (see page 56).
Preferences
The Preferences tab in the System View has several new items (see page 70).
Aux Bus Configuration
Aux bus parameters can now be quickly set for multiple Aux busses (unity, pre-/postfader, on/off, stereo/mono). Level settings can be copied from Faders to Aux and from
Aux to Aux. It is also possible to control Aux busses from the faders. Aux busses now
have a gain range from off to +12 dB to match the range of the channel fader (see page
112).
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Chapter 3: Quickstart to Common Tasks
Since this chapter depends on using the Touchscreen, please read page 43–46 to acquire
introductory knowledge before beginning.
3.1
Create a Title
We will begin by creating a Title that allows you to save console and patch settings for
later recall.
On the Touchscreen:
1.
Select File from the Main Menu buttons.
2.
Select the Drives tab.
3.
Select the C: drive (the C: Local Disk drive).
4.
Select the Projects tab.
5.
Create a new Project by touching the New button.
A Project is a folder that contains titles for a show, location, or operator.
6.
Name the project using the keyboard popup and press Enter.
7.
Select Titles tab.
8.
Create a new Title by pressing the New button.
A Title can contain all settings for a show, each engineer can have their own
Title, different Titles can be used for different versions of the same show.
9.
Name the Title using the keyboard popup and press Enter.
10. To save the current console setup into the newly created Title, press Yes when
prompted to Save Current Data. To clear the console setup back to the Default
Title settings, press No to save the new title without the current console settings.
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Quickstart to Common Tasks
Initial Router and Patchbay Setup
Max Air has an internal router that acts as a digital patchbay, allowing connection to
Sources, Console I/O and Destinations.
24 Line
AM713
Analog to MADI
USED
56 Digital
FC726
Digital
Analog 1-24
56 Digital
FC726
Digital
24 Mic
ML530
Analog Mic/Line
AM713
Analog to MADI
Digital In 1
Digital In 2
Mic 1-24
Unused
Unused
Unused
Unused
Unused
Unused
Figure 3-1 Console Sources
Each button along the left of the Patch view (Figure 3-1) represents a MADI connection
to an I/O device. These MADI “Ports” are initially labeled as Hubx-x. We will start by
renaming these inputs and outputs and the individual sources and destinations to meaningful labels. This is like labelling a patchbay with the equipment available for patching. Once this is done these settings can be saved as the Default Title and used for newly
created Titles. Commonly used patches can be added to the Default Title setup in the
same way a traditional patchbay can be normalled.
3.2.1
Name Ports
1.
Select Patch from the Main Menu buttons on the right of the Touchscreen.
2.
Select the Sources tab in the Patch view.
We will rename ports to match the connections of the system shown in Figure 1-1. The
first MADI input (Hub1-1) is connected to 24 Mic Preamps.
3.
Select Hub1-1 on the left of the screen.
4.
Touch Rename Port. Type USED (Mics 1-24) using the keyboard popup.
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5.
Select Hub1-2 and touch Rename Port. Type Analog 1-24.
6.
Select Hub1-3 and touch Rename Port. Type Digital In 1.
7.
Select Hub1-4 and touch Rename Port. Type Digital In 2.
8.
If any of the MADI inputs are not connected, rename them UNUSED. Use the
keyboard commands <Ctrl-C> and <Ctrl-V> to copy and paste UNUSED to
save time.
NOTE: Systems with a SH612 Studio Hub will display additional ports.
3.2.2
Assigning the Mic Preamps to Hubs
In the above example the first MADI input port is used for the Mic Preamps. The patch
system must be informed which MADI input each ML530 (24-Channel Mic Pre) connects to so their input controls appear on the corresponding input channel knobset.
1.
In the Patch view, select the Cabling tab.
2.
Select MADI Out Ports from the list on the left.
These refer to the MADI output of external mic preamps, each with 24 channels. In our example, we only have one.
3.
Select the green MADI Out box next to Mic1 Port.
It is displayed in the Sources list on the right.
4.
Select MADI In Ports from the list on the left.
5.
Select the blue MADI In box next to Hub1-1.
It is displayed in the Destinations list on the right.
6.
Touch Patch Selected to make the connection.
The console now knows how the mic/line interface is connected so the proper input
controls appear at the top of the channels they are connected to.
Because Hub1-1 has been designated as a MADI connection to the Mic/Line interface,
selecting the Hub1-1 sub-category in Sources shows Device Patch in the first 24 cells
and will not allow selection unless they are unpatched.
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Quickstart to Common Tasks
Label Destination Ports and Signals
Select the Destinations tab to name the output MADI ports and their individual signals.
Their names will depend on how these MADI ports are connected to the outside world.
In the system diagram (Figure 1-1), four ports are shown. One of these ports is always
used for the monitor outputs that connect to the MC524 Monitor Interface so only three
ports appear in the destinations list as Hub1-1, Hub1-2, Hub1-3. In the above example,
Hub1-1 is connected to 24 analog outputs, the other two to 56-channel digital format
converters. Rename the Hub1-1, Hub1-2, Hub1-3 ports and their individual signals.
3.2.4
Label Individual Signals
From the Patch view:
1.
Select the Sources tab.
2.
Select Mic Line 1 from the list on the left.
3.
Select Rename Port and enter Mic 1-24 using the keyboard popup.
This enters meaningful names into each of the 24 mic input name slots.
4.
Each mic can now be individually named. Touch the first beige box in the
Name column that shows Mic 1-24-1. Use the keyboard popup to rename it
Mic 1. You can use the hardware keyboard’s down arrow to tab to the next
name field.
5.
Touch the gray Analog 1-24 button (the second gray button from the top-left,
originally labeled Hub 1-2).
6.
The names in the beige Name list can now be changed to reflect the actual
sources connected to these 24 analog inputs (VTRA1, VTRA2, TEL1, etc.).
7.
Touch the gray Digital In 1 gray button (the third from top-left) to rename the
individual digital inputs from the third MADI port. Do the same for the fourth
Hub input we earlier named Digital In 2.
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Quickstart to Common Tasks
Channel to Strip Layout
Euphonix digital consoles allow the user to adjust the relationship between the 96 logical channels (logical channels are the actual channel signal paths) and the 16–48 physical channel strips on the surface.
Each channel strip has a Swap button that switches the Strip between the Main and
Swap channels. Backup mics are often connected to the Swap channel to allow swift
changeover at the push of a dedicated button.
To create an easy starting point, we will assign 96 logical channels to the 32 physical
strips as shown in Table 3-1.
Table 3-1 Mapping Logical Channels to Physical Strips
Physical Strips
3.3.1
Logical Channels
Main Strips 1-16
Logical Channels 1-16
Swap Strips 1-16
Logical Channels 17-32
Main Strips 17-32
Logical Channels 33-64 (16 stereo channels)
Swap Strips 17-32
Logical Channels 65-96 (16 stereo channels)
Setting up Stereo Channels using MF Masters
Table 3-1 shows that the first 32 logical channels are mono channels, 33–96 are stereo
channels.
A Multi Format Master is a single control strip that can control more than one channel.
It can be setup as a stereo master (controlling 2 channels) with a balance control and
Left/Right to Mono selection. The MF Master Strip controls both channels: adjusting
the EQ on a Stereo MF Master adjusts the EQ’s of the two channels assigned to it.
Setup Stereo Multi Format Masters for Channels 33-96
1.
Select Channels from the Main Menu buttons.
2.
Select the MF Masters tab, and the Masters 1-8 tab under the bank of buttons.
3.
In the Format Selector, press the arrows to display Stereo.
The eight boxes below show the channels controlled by this format (two for stereo, L and R).
4.
In the list of logical channels to the left, press the arrows to display the third
page (channels 33–48).
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To make the first MF Master (labeled M1) control channels 33 and 34 simply
select buttons 33 and 34 in the first row and press the Set Format button.
The format displayed (in this case Stereo) on these channel buttons is St L and
St R, showing that these two channels can now be controlled as a stereo pair
from MF Master 1.
To set six channels to be controlled as a 5.1 format is identical: just select the
5.1 format from the Format Selector and select six rather than two channels.
3.3.2
6.
The MF Master can be named to correspond to the actual source. Touch the MF
Master’s button (they default to M1, M2, etc.) on the left and name them with
the keyboard popup (ST1, ST2 or with actual source names such as VTR1).
7.
To assign the rest of channels to MF masters, repeat the process for each MF
master button.
Assign Channels to Strips
1.
Touch the Channels menu button on the right side of the screen
2.
Select the Assign tab.
3.
Select the Select Range button.
To assign Channels to Strips:
4.
Select the 1–48 tab beneath the left bank of buttons called Channels. Select
channels 1–16 from the bank by pressing channel 1 button and then 16.
All 16 channels are selected.
5.
Select the Main tab beneath the right bank of buttons called Strips. Touch the
Strip 1 button to select and assign the 16 channels on the left to the 16 main
strips on the right.
The next 16 Strips starting at Strip 1 were automatically assigned to save time.
The first 16 Strips light up on the control surface.
6.
Select channels 17–32 from the left channel bank of buttons. Select the Swap
tab beneath the right bank of strip buttons. Touch Strip 1 to assign channels 17–
32 to the first 16 Swap channels.
The Swap designations light up just beneath the Swap button on each of the
first 16 Strips on the control surface.
To assign MF Masters to Strips:
7.
Select the MF Masters tab from beneath the left bank of buttons
8.
Select MF Masters 1–16 and select the Main tab button beneath the right Strips
bank of buttons.
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Touch the Strip 17 button in the right bank to assign the first 16 MF Master to
Main Strips 17–32.
10. Select MF Masters 17–32 and assign them to Swap Strips 17–32.
NOTE: To simply and quickly assign channels 1-x to Strips 1-x, press the 1:1 button.
However, use caution because this overwrites previous assignments!
3.4
Busses
3.4.1
Create Main Sections and Audio Subgroups
Max Air has 24 individual Main busses that can be grouped into 16 sections labeled A–
H and J–U (I, L, M, N, and O have been omitted to avoid being confused with one another). Main sections can be setup in the following formats:
mono (M)
mono LR (M, M)
stereo (L, R)
LCRS (L, C, R, S)
5.1 (L, C, R, SL, SR, B)
6.1 (L, C, R, SL, SR, SC, B)
7.1 (L, LC, C, RC, R, SL, SC, SR, B)
Main sections can be set to different formats (i.e., A = stereo, B = mono, C =5.1). These
are the Main output groups of the console which can be monitored directly from the
control room monitor section. They can also be used as audio subgroups and clean
feeds.
Setup Subgroups and Main Program Output
This example creates four stereo subgroups using Main sections A–D and sets the main
stereo program to Main section E.
1.
Select Busses from the Main Menu buttons.
2.
Select the Main tab at the bottom.
3.
Select the A–H Sections tab beneath the bank of buttons.
4.
Make sure Main busses 1–16 are shown by using the arrows to locate page 1 of 2.
5.
Select Stereo in the Format Selector.
6.
Touch Main Bus buttons 1 and 2 in the first row (Main section A).
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Touch Set Format to make busses 1 and 2 into a stereo pair assigned to Main
section A.
The Main Section Master Level control can be mapped to the Soft Knobs just
below the screen by pressing the Main Masters key just below the screen in
the Soft Knobs section. This allows the main section to be switched on/off and
level trimmed.
8.
Assign Main busses 3 and 4 as Stereo to main section B, 5 and 6 to main section
C, 7 and 8 to main section D, 9 and 10 to main section E.
9.
Since main section E is the main stereo program bus, press the E button on the
left and name it Prog in the keyboard popup. Name the other main sections
SubA, SubB, etc.
Setup Four Output Faders for Main Sections A–D
Create four stereo MF Masters to act as Subgroup Master Channels fed from Main sections A–D. This allows fader level control and full output processing.
1.
Select Channels from the Main Menu buttons.
2.
Select the MF Masters tab.
3.
Since MF Masters 1–32 are already used, select the Masters 33–40 tab beneath
the bank of channel buttons.
4.
Page through the channels to show Page 7 of 7.
This brings up bonus channels 97–106. These extra channels are very useful as
processing channels for group masters. Max Air only allows the first 96 channels to be assigned to Strips, so these bonus channels are always available for
subgroup masters.
5.
Assign channels 97 and 98 as a stereo pair to MF Master 33, channels 99 and
100 to MF Master 34, channels 101 and 102 to MF Master 35 and channels 103
and 104 to MF Master 36.
6.
Touch the four MF Masters buttons (M33, M34, etc.) to name them in the keyboard popup (SubA, SubB, SubC and SubD).
Patch the Main section outputs A–D into these channels.
7.
Select Patch from the Main Menu buttons.
8.
Select the Console I/O tab.
9.
Select the Main Busses gray button on the left and the 1–16 tab to show the
first 16 Main busses.
10. Touch and drag through the first eight bus outputs in the green Out column to
select Main Bus Outputs 1–8 (used by Main sections A–D, labelled Sub A, etc.).
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11. Select the A and B Inputs gray button on the left and the 97–106 tab.
12. Touch and drag through the blue A Input column to select the A inputs of
channels 97–104.
13. Touch the Patch Selected button to make the patch.
Channels
Main Section A - Sub A stereo
Control
Channels 97 and 98
MF Stereo Master
Main Section E - Prog Bus
Center Fader
Figure 3-2 Main Section A signal flow
Bring up the Subgroups on the Center Faders
1.
Select Channels from the Main Menu buttons.
2.
Select the Assign tab at the bottom.
3.
Select MF Masters beneath the left bank of buttons.
4.
Select the four MF Masters from the left bank of buttons that control the A, B,
C and D Subgroups (MF Masters 33–36).
The Select Range button must be selected.
5.
Touch the Center tab under the right bank of buttons and touch the first button
labeled 1 to assign the four MF Masters to the first four faders in the center.
Their designations light up on the surface to show they have been assigned.
It is also possible to use two channels (105 and 106) controlled by another MF Master
to act as main signal processing stereo channel for the program bus E if required. These
would be set up as above fed from Main section E. The main program output would be
the channel output of channels 105 and 106. These patch points are found within the
Console I/O tab of the Patch view under Channel/Main- Outs from the list of buttons
on the left.
In the above examples we used the Main sections as subgroups because it is easy to assign channels to these Main sections: simply select Main section A and the channel is
routed to this stereo bus. It is also easy to Monitor these subgroups because the Monitor
section directly monitors the Main sections.
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Quickstart to Common Tasks
Route to the Main Sections and Busses
Route Channels
1.
Press All key on center section just below the left of the screen.
2.
Press the Main button at the top of any strip to select Main section routing on
all strips.
The WX keys at the bottom of the knobsets allow paging if there are more than
four Main sections.In this case the Prog (Main section E) appears on the 2nd
page.
3.
The four Main sections are shown as SubA, SubB, SubC and SubD in each
Strip. To route the channel to SubA, press the On key next to the knob labeled
SubA.
The routing LED at the top of the Strip shows the channel is routed to Main
section A. Do this for the first 16 Strips.
4.
Press any Strip’s Swap button and repeat steps 2 and 3 so that the backup mics
plugged into channels 17–32 are also routed to Main section A.
Route Subgroups A–D, to the E Main Section (Program Output)
1.
Press the blue Wave key next to the first center section fader which controls
MF Master SubA.
This brings the MF Master’s parameters into the Super Channel to the right of
the Touchscreen.
2.
Select Super Channel from the Main Menu buttons to display this same MF
Master’s parameters on the screen.
3.
Route this MF Master, which controls SubA, to the program Main section E by
pressing the Setup button in the top left routing box on the screen.
4.
Select the Main sections tab Section A–H and then select the Prog Main section (fifth from top: Main section E).
5.
Repeat for the remaining three the Main sections B–D.
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Alternate Method of Routing to Main Sections – Busses/Main View Screen
1.
Select the Busses Main Menu button.
2.
Select the Main View tab.
3.
Touch the Strip View button and select Main from the arrow keys at the top.
4.
Select Main section B from the row of buttons along the bottom.
5.
Touch the top knob bank to highlight 16 channels.
The knob bank highlighted corresponds to center section’s 16 Soft Knobs.
3.4.3
6.
Touch the On key using the buttons just below the screen for the applicable
channels to send to sub B.
7.
The arrow keys at the top allow routing for Main Strips, Swap Strips and the
Center Section’s eight faders (which have the MF Master Subgroups A, B, C
and D assigned to them).
Using the 24 Group Busses
Max Air includes 24 Group busses. These are very useful for additional clean feeds or
extra stereo outputs. As an example we could use Groups 1 and 2 as a stereo foldback
output.
1.
Select Busses from the Main Menu and the Group tab.
2.
Check that 1 and 2 are set to stereo. If not select the stereo format from the Format Selector, select busses 1 and 2, and press the Set Format button.
For mono mix minus, these could be set as mono busses.
3.
To route a channel to these busses, press the Group button at the top of a Strip.
The group pairs show next to the four knobsets.
4.
Press the two buttons below the 1/2 group display next to the top to route the
channel to these busses.
The routing LEDS at the top of the channel light to show routing to Groups 1
and 2.
5.
The output level of the groups can be brought up on the Soft Knobs below the
screen by pressing the Group Bus Masters button on the surface just below
the right edge of the Touchscreen.
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3.5
Quickstart to Common Tasks
Meters
After channels are assigned to the surface, set the meters to suit your needs.
3.5.1
Setting the Fader Meters On Each Strip
We recommend beginning here since you will be able to see signal when you patch into
the channel.
1.
Select Meters from the Main Menu.
2.
Select the Fader tab.
This view shows all available Strips on your Max Air Console.
3.
Touch Select All, then choose Fader in the Meter Display area to the right to
enable the meter next to each fader on the Strips.
When you begin patching audio into console, you will now see signal on each
channel as you patch.
3.5.2
Screen Meters on the Touchscreen
There are eight meter banks across the top and down the right side of the Touchscreen.
You can choose from a wide variety of signals to display here. Since there are meters
set up on every channel, it is probably best to select the screen meter area to display
Subgroups, Aux Masters, Solo, and Program. In this example we will place the meters
for these busses on the screen.
1.
Select Meters from the Main Menu.
2.
Select the Screen tab.
3.
Select the left-most meter bank area (selected bank shows a yellow outline
box).
4.
To select the four stereo subgroup masters we created earlier, press the Main
Sections button in the Function area.
5.
Select Main section A (labeled SubA in the Main Section box).
You will see the SubA stereo meters appear in the selected bank.
6.
Select the adjacent meter bank to the right and repeat above steps until SubA,
SubB, SubC, and SubD meters are visible.
On the fifth meter bank from the left, place eight Aux masters:
7.
Select the fifth meter bank area from the left.
8.
Select Aux Busses from the Function area – the available aux busses buttons
appear on the right area of the screen.
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Touch the Select Range button in the Aux Busses view. Touch 1, then 8.
This places the first eight aux meters in the fifth bank.
10. Repeat above steps for the Solo (in Solo Bus), Program (in Main sections by
selecting Main section E), and Control Room Meters (in Control Room).
The names that appear below the meters are the names assigned to the busses earlier.
Metering Multiple MF Masters in One Block
The previous example used four meter blocks to show four Main sections A–D. Because these four Main sections are assigned to four MF Masters (33–36) and to the center faders, it is possible to place all four of these stereo meters in one bank.
1.
Select the bank for the meters.
2.
Select the Strips function then select the Center tab.
3.
Select a meter bank and touch the first four buttons to bring the four MF Masters into one block.
Channel/Strip Metering
You can put channel meters along the top of the Touchscreen. There are 48 meter spaces available along the top row, not including the right corner section. Note that there are
two options with the Channels and Strips buttons: channels are the actual logical channels, Strips are the physical position of the Strips on the console. If you set the meters
to show channels, these will not necessarily match what is on the actual console Strips.
When you select the Strips button you will notice that you can set the meters to look at
just the Main or the Swap or whatever is on the Fader by selecting the appropriate tab
below the bank of buttons. If you select Fader, the meters change when you press the
Swap button on a Strip. The meters will read the signal path that is being controlled by
the actual fader. Also note that the position of the meter point in a channel can be individually set to one of seven positions, so it can meter pre- or post-fader, pre- or postEQ, etc. The position of the meter in the channel signal path can be set by selecting the
Super Channel Main Menu button, then the Setup button in the Process Order box to
the left.
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3.6
Quickstart to Common Tasks
Knobsets
Knobsets allow users to customize the four rotary controls on the surface to suit their
individual requirements. There are six buttons at the top of each strip (Pan, Filt, EQ,
Dyn, Inp and *) that determine which parameters the knobset controls. In this example,
we will configure the * custom knobsets for mono and stereo channels. From bottom to
top, we will configure mono channels to have mic gain, pan, aux 1 and aux 2. Stereo
channels will have line trim, balance, aux 1 and aux 2.
3.6.1
Creating a Custom Knobset for Mono Channels
1.
Select System from the Main Menu.
2.
Select the *Knobset tab.
The * in front of Knobset in the tab indicates that this custom set of knobs is
accessible by pressing the * key at the top of each channel strip.
3.
The view shows two boxes, the one on the left is a set of rotary controls and
keys found on the strip. The boxes on the right are buttons that indicate the
channel functions.
4.
Select the bottom box on the left.
It highlights yellow to show it is selected.
5.
Select the Input function in the middle column.
The grid on the right shows all input functions of the channel strip.
6.
Select the A input Gain situated in the bottom-left of the bank of buttons.
There are two inputs per channel each with Impedance, 48 V phantom, HighPass Filter, Mic Gain, digital input Trim, and Phase controls. The Delay settings and the Input key (between the A and B Inputs) are common to both inputs. Note that the Impedance, 48 V phantom, High-Pass Filter, and Mic Gain
controls appear only on channels that have been connected to a Mic Preamp
(Channels 1–24 in the example at the beginning of the Quickstart).
You have just configured the Mic Gain control to appear on the bottom control
on the channel strip when the * key is selected on any strip.
7.
Repeat the above steps choosing Pan F (Front pan) for the panner and Aux 1
and Aux 2 for the auxes. From bottom to top the four knobs will show Mic
Gain, Pan, Aux 1 and Aux 2.
8.
By paging to the next set of knobs using the arrow keys at the top you can set
a total of 16 custom knobs.
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3.6.2
Quickstart to Common Tasks
Creating a Custom Knobset for Stereo Channels
1.
Select System from the Main Menu.
2.
Select the *Knobset tab.
3.
Scroll to Page 2 using the arrow button on the top-left.
4.
Select the bottom area in the left box.
It highlights yellow to show it is selected.
5.
Select the Input function in the middle column.
The grid on the right shows all input functions of the channel strip.
3.7
6.
Select the A input Atrim
7.
Select the second knob area on the left and select Input, then Balance.
8.
Repeat for the other knobset positions choosing Aux 1 and Aux 2.
External Device Setup
Max Air includes 24 external inputs that can be directly monitored at the touch of a button. These individual inputs need to be grouped together, assigned a format, named and
attached to External Device buttons to match the external sources (i.e., Off Air Stereo,
Dolby E Decoded 5.1, CD player, etc.).
3.7.1
Patching External Devices into the External Inputs
Decide the sources to be patched into external inputs. For example, the first 24 digital
sources coming into the console that we labeled Digital In 2 are external sources.
1.
Select Patch from the Main Menu.
2.
Select the Sources tab.
3.
Select the fourth gray button which should now be labeled Digital In 2.
4.
Select the 1–32 tab.
5.
Touch and drag through the green Digital In 2 column to select the first 24 sources.
These appear in the green Sources list to the right.
6.
Select the Console I/O tab and select the Externals button on the left.
7.
Touch and drag through the blue External column to select all 24 External inputs.
8.
Touch the Patch Selected button to make the patch.
The first 24 devices coming into the fourth MADI input (in this case the second Digital
Format Converter) are patched to the 24 External Inputs of the console. Note that it is
also possible to patch these into channels: the router allows any patch output to be sent
to more than one source.
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Quickstart to Common Tasks
Assign External Inputs a Format and a Button
1.
Select System from the Main Menu.
2.
Select the Externals tab.
3.
Select Sets 1–8
4.
Set the format to Stereo L R.
5.
To assign Ext Mon Inputs 1 and 2 to Device 1 button as a stereo pair, touch the
buttons labeled 1 and 2 in the first row and touch Set Format.
6.
Touch the Device 1 button on the far left and name the device Off Air.
7.
Repeat the steps above for all externals.
The system allows any combination of formats. For example, a 5.1 Dolby E monitor set
of six inputs could be assigned as a 5.1 format to device button 2.
3.8
Monitors
Setting up the monitors is the final step to getting sound to the speakers. Note that only
certain monitor outputs can handle surround outputs.
Externals Main Sections Aux Snds
Out
Main
8 Out (max 7.1)
Rtn
Alt 1
6 Out (Max 5.1)
CR
Monitors
8 Out (max 7.1)
Alt 2
Stereo
Mon A
8 Out (max 7.1)
Mon B
Stereo
Mon C
Stereo
Mon D
Stereo
Monitor Selector
Figure 3-3 Monitor Routing
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Control Room Monitors
1.
Press the Setup button in the Control Room Monitor area of the Super Channel
on the surface.
2.
Select the CR Source tab.
3.
Select the appropriate source from the screen.
In our example the fifth Main section should be labeled Prog and has the main
program output.
The three buttons labeled Main Spkrs, Alt 1, and Alt 2 allow using three different
speaker sets in the control room.
Monitor A–D
The four speaker sets labeled Mon A–D can be used for additional monitoring including green room feeds, floor foldback, etc. Setup is simple: press the Setup button at the
top-right of the Super Channel section to bring up the source options for these monitors.
3.9
Save a Default Title
Once you have completed this setup process, you should save this Title.
1.
Touch the File menu button and select the Title tab.
2.
Touch the Save button in the Current Title box to save all the changes you
have made. Do this frequently when making changes.
3.
If you touch the Save As Default button, the current settings will become the
default settings and will be loaded when a new Title is created.
WARNING: Do not do execute step 3 if your technical or operational department has
already set up the console and saved a Default Title.
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Chapter 4: Touchscreen
4.1
Introduction to the Touchscreen
The Max Air Touchscreen allows you to touch items on the screen that you would normally click with a mouse. The software can still be operated with a mouse and keyboard
but we will confine our instructions to the “touch” interface because most users are unfamiliar with it. The main difference between a touch and conventional interface is that
there is no “double-touch” corresponding to a double-click to launch or open an item.
The term View is used for a screen of information that is activated by touching a menu
button or tab. There is no Close button to a View. Change Views by selecting another
View.
The term Popup is used for a window of topical information that is opened by touching
a button and closed by touching a Close button. A Popup is similar to a dialog box in
other systems.
When a keyboard popup is presented to name something (Figure 4-1), either touch the
letters onscreen or type them on the system computer keyboard. Either touch the Enter
button onscreen or hit the Enter key on the system computer keyboard.
Figure 4-1 Keyboard Popup
We will use the word select to refer to items that stay selected or illuminated when
touched, or that activate a new mode.
We will use the word touch to refer to items that are activated when touched but do not
persist or activate a new mode.
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Touchscreen
The Max Air Touchscreen application has 10 Main Menu buttons along the right side
of the screen that access its functions:
Figure 4-2 Touchscreen Main Menu Buttons
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File: file management
•
Patch: digital patchbay
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Channels: configure Multi Format Masters, assign and name Control Groups,
assign channels to Strips, configure Layouts and Snapshots, lock Strips, and set
faders to unity gain
•
Busses: configure and assign group, main, and aux busses
•
Super Channel: shows all settings of the Super Channel
•
Events: GPI/O event configuration
•
Meters: configure meters and meter presets
•
System: configure external monitor inputs, configure custom knobset, view
Mixer Model, and set Preferences
•
Status: view the status of any installed module; also performs some diagnostic
functions
•
Help: view Max Air Help files
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Touchscreen
1
4
2
5
6
3
Figure 4-3 Touchscreen Main View
Four important types of information are displayed on the Touchscreen:
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Permanent Display: Consists of the Soft Knobs Display (3), the Main Menu
buttons (5), a Keypad Function Viewer (6) and a display of the current Title and
Time of Day Clock (4).
•
Meters (1): The area at the top and upper-right of the display is used for level
meters.
•
View Area (2): The majority of the screen area between the meters and the permanent display is used for context-sensitive Views.
•
Popups: These are like dialog boxes used for a specific task (i.e., oscillator parameters, keyboard, etc.) that remain on screen until their task is completed or
canceled.
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Touchscreen
3
4
1
2
Figure 4-4 Touchscreen Navigation
Views are selected from the Main Menu buttons on the right side of the screen (1). Several views have multiple sub-views accessed by tabs (2). Within a view, Ranges Tabs
(3) select additional values and Screen Buttons (4) control various functions.
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4.2
Touchscreen
File
Select the File button to navigate the Max Air file system. Three tabs along the bottom
of the view list the main subjects: Drives, Projects, and Titles. The order of these tabs
also represents their hierarchy (i.e., a Title is within a Project located on a Drive). File
operations are almost identical to those in Windows or the Macintosh.
Figure 4-5 Drives View
Select the Drive on which to begin a new Project or open an existing Project. The Drive
name highlights but the Open button is dim because it is not necessary to open the
drive; just select the Projects tab to find the project to open on that Drive.
4.2.1
Projects
Select the Projects tab to view the Projects on the selected Drive. A Project must exist
before you can create a Title. A Project is essentially a folder in which Titles are stored.
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Figure 4-6 Projects View
Create a New Project
Touch the New button in the Selection area along the right side of the Projects View.
Type a name in the view that appears and touch Enter.
Open an Existing Project
Select a Project name. The name highlights and there is no need to touch the Open button for the Project (since it is dim, you cannot). Just touch the Titles tab to see the Titles
within the selected Project (see Titles on page 49 to learn how to open a Title).
Rename, Copy, Paste, or Delete Project
The Rename, Copy, Paste and Delete buttons are located in the Selection area on the
right side of the Projects View. The easiest way to backup a Project is by copying and
pasting it to another Drive.
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Select a Project from the Projects View.
•
Touch the Copy button to copy the selected Project.
The Paste button remains dim until the Copy button is used. Note that you cannot copy a project to a CD-RW or CD-R drive from the application.
•
Touch the Paste button to paste the copied Project. Of course, you can navigate
to another Drive before pasting.
If the selected Project’s name is Test, the copied Project is Copy of Test.
•
Touch the Rename button to rename the selected Project in the keyboard popup that appears. Touch Enter to complete the process or Cancel to leave the
name unchanged.
•
Touch the Delete button to delete the selected Project.
The Project is deleted and cannot be pasted.
4.2.2
Titles
A Project must exist before selecting, opening, or creating a new Title. The Rename,
Copy, Paste, and Delete buttons work the same on Titles as described above for
Projects.
To open or create a Title, a Project must first be selected (see Projects on page 47).
Figure 4-7 Titles View
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Create New Title
Touch the New button in the Selection area along the right side of the Titles View. Type
the Title name in the New Title Name View that appears. Touch Enter to complete the
process or Cancel to exit without creating the Title. The following popup appears:
Figure 4-8 Save Current Data Popup
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Yes: Saves the settings from the current title into the new title.
•
No: Uses settings for Default Title to reset console. See page 51 to see how to
change the default settings.
Open Existing Title
Select the Title name and touch the Open button in the Selection area.
4.2.3
Operations on the Current Title
Figure 4-9 Current Title Buttons
The three buttons in the Current Title area provide an easy way to operate on the currently open Title from any File view. They are dim if a Title is not open.
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Save: Performs both regular Save and Save As functions. A keyboard popup
appears with the current Title’s name in the edit box. Touch Enter to save
changes to the current Title. Save a copy under a different name by typing a
new name. The new Title becomes the currently open Title.
•
Save as Default: Uses the settings in the current Title for new Titles. See Default Titles on page 51 for more information about what is saved.
•
Close: Prompts you to save changes before closing the current Title.
Select Current
Touch the Select Current button to instantly navigate back to the currently open Title
in the Titles View. This is a convenient way to browse the File system without losing
your place.
Edit Notes
Touch the Edit Notes button to enter any information about the Title. The notes are displayed below Title names in the Title View.
4.2.4
Default Titles
The settings stored in the Default Title are automatically included with each new Title.
Each Mixer Model has a Default Title file. The following settings are contained in the
Default Title:
•
Patch settings and names
•
Bus Setup: names and formats
•
Externals Setup: names and formats
•
SnapShots
•
Layouts
•
Meter setups
NOTE: The Default Title is a file on the System Computer but does not appear in the
Directory.
Setting the Default Title
The Default Title can be set by touching the Save As Default button in the Titles View.
This copies all settings listed above from the currently open Title into the Default Title
for the current Mixer Model. A warning view appears to confirm this action.
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4.3
Touchscreen
Patch
The Patch View allows connections between the console and external devices in exactly the same way as a conventional analog patchbay. The most significant difference is
that patches can be created then saved and recalled with the Title.
The Patch View implements a digital patching system that uses a MADI routing hub to
connect sources to the console and its destinations.
System
Computer
Speakers
Talk & Listen
Mics
ML530
MC524
Analog Mic/Line
Monitor Interface
AM713
Analog
MA703
SH612
MADI to Analog
Studio Hub
A
B
C
AM713
Analog
DSP
Core
D
A
B
MA703
Analog
C
D
DM714
MD704
Digital
Digital
FC727
FC727
Digital
Digital
Figure 4-10 Simplified MADI routing diagram
The following devices provide a robust and complete I/O interface:
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The Euphonix DM714 (AES/EBU-to-MADI) and MD704 (MADI-to-AES/
EBU) converters provide 26 channel inputs and outputs.
•
The Euphonix AM713 (analog-to-MADI) and MA703 (MADI-to-analog) provide 24 fixed-gain channel inputs and outputs.
•
The Euphonix ML530 provides 24 remote, variable gain, analog, mic/line
preamps that can be controlled from the Strip.
•
The Euphonix FC727 and FC726 provide 56 channels of digital format conversion.
Some equipment, such as the Euphonix R-1, the Sony 3348HR recorder and some high
end consoles, offer a MADI interface. Most equipment, however, (i.e., mics, speakers,
DAWs that support AES/EBU and vintage gear) must convert to and from MADI using
the appropriate Euphonix converter.
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Touchscreen
Max Air must be initially setup so that all the studio equipment is displayed and correctly labelled and normalled ready for a session. This basic wiring information is
stored in the Default Title so these settings can be used when starting a new session with
a new Title. To setup Max Air studio wiring, see Chapter 3: Quickstart to Common
Tasks.
Select Patch from the Main Menu buttons. The Patch View has four categories represented by tabs on the bottom of the screen: Console I/O, Destinations, Sources, and
Cabling.
4.3.1
Destinations and Sources
Figure 4-11 shows that sources and destinations refer to the Max Air console. Sources
are signals sent to the console (i.e., signals from the analog to MADI and digital to
MADI converters, microphones, tape/VTR outputs). Destinations are signals sent from
the console (i.e., signals sent to the MADI to digital converters, VTR inputs).
Sources
Max Air Console
Destinations
Figure 4-11 Sources and Destinations with respect to Max Air
If you have purchased an SH612 Studio Hub, there are up to 12 MADI device input
ports and 11 MADI output ports on the console, each carrying up to 56 channels. If you
do not have a Studio Hub, there are four MADI input ports and three MADI Output
ports available.
4.3.2
Console I/O
Select the Console I/O tab on the bottom of the Patch View, then select the A and B
Inputs sub-category on the left (Figure 4-12). This is where connections to the channel’s
A and B inputs are made. Touch the Name field (1 in Figure 4-12) and type a name for
a channel.
Touch and drag through the A Input cells (2 in Figure 4-12) for which you would like
to assign. Figure 4-12 shows the result of selecting the A Input cells for channels 1–5.
Note that the channel names appear in the Destinations column (3 in Figure 4-12) in
the Selected Sources and Destinations area. The numbered tabs (4 in Figure 4-12) display additional pages of patchpoints.
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1
2
3
5
4
Figure 4-12 Console I/O -A and B Inputs View
The four buttons (5 in Figure 4-12) on the lower-right perform the following functions:
•
Patch Selected: Patches selected patchpoints (3 in Figure 4-12)
An error message appears if the sources are not properly matched to the destinations. There must be an equal number of sources and destinations or one
source to multiple destinations.
•
Unpatch Selected: Unpatches selected patchpoints
•
Select None: Deselects all patchpoints
•
View Log: Shows a log of failed patches
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To complete this Patch example:
1.
Select the Sources tab (1 in Figure 4-13).
2.
Touch and drag through the first five cells in the Hub 1-1 column (2 in Figure
4-13).
Note that these names appear in the Sources column of the Selected Sources
and Destinations area next to their counterparts in the Destinations column (3 in
in Figure 4-13).
2
3
4
1
Figure 4-13 Sources and Destinations Selected
3.
Touch the Patch Selected button (4 in Figure 4-13) to make the Patch.
Note in Figure 4-14 that the Selected Sources and Destinations area is cleared
(1 in Figure 4-14) and the A Input names appear next to their source channels
(2 in Figure 4-14).
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2
1
Figure 4-14 Patch Complete
Router Mnemonics
Max Air supports importing router mnemonics to name channels. See page 72 to enable
this feature in Preferences.
NOTE: This function will only work as described if the console has been integrated
with the router system as described in the Max Air Installation Guide.
To enable importing of names to channels, enter “%X” as the Source Input name on the
Touchscreen. “%” indicates that the input is a router input or output. “X” indicates the
number associated with that router destination (console input).
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Figure 4-15 Source input naming
The channel displays on the console surface are updated as the names associated with
the sources patched to the channels are changed and sent from the router.
Figure 4-16 Sources patched to channels
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4.3.3
Touchscreen
Cabling
This category handles MADI cable connections for the ML530 Mic/Line Interfaces.
Mic/Line Interface Patching
For mic inputs and analog inputs not at +4 dB, the Euphonix ML530 provides 24
preamps each with gain, phantom power, high-pass filter, and hiz/loz switching. The
analog outputs are connected to an AM713 Analog to MADI converter which then connects to one of the MADI inputs.
The patch system must be informed which MADI input each ML530 connects to so
their input controls appear on the corresponding input channel knobset. Note how each
Mic/Line Interface is connected.
In the example that follows, the MADI output from the Analog to MADI converters of
two ML530 Mic/Line interfaces have been connected to the inputs of Hub1-1 and
Hub1-2.
NOTE: We recommend patching each ML530 channel to only one channel input.
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1.
Select the Cabling tab (1 in Figure 4-17).
2.
Select the MADI Out Ports sub-category (2 in Figure 4-17).
The list shows seven Mic/Line Interfaces but configure only those wired to the
SH612 Studio Hub (i.e., Mic1 and Mic2).
3.
Touch and drag through the cells next to Mic1 and Mic2 in the MADI Out
column (3 in Figure 4-17).
The cells highlight green and the names appear in the Sources column of the
Selected Sources and Destinations area (4 in Figure 4-17).
3
4
2
1
Figure 4-17 Cabling: MADI Out Port
4.
Select the MADI In Ports sub-category (1 in Figure 4-18).
5.
Touch and drag through the cells to the right of the two Hub1 inputs Hub1-1
and Hub1-2 (2 in Figure 4-18).
The cells highlight green and the names appear in the Destinations column of
the Selected Sources and Destinations area (3 in Figure 4-18).
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1
2
3
4
Figure 4-18 Cabling: MADI In Port
6.
Touch the Patch Selected button (4 in Figure 4-18) to make the patch.
The Patch system now knows how the two mic/line interfaces are connected so the
proper input controls appear at the top of the channels they are connected to.
Because Hub1-1 and Hub1-2 have been designated as MADI connections to the Mic/
Line interfaces, touching Hub1-1 and Hub1-2 in Sources shows Device Patch in the
first 24 cells and will not allow selection unless they are unpatched.
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4.4
Touchscreen
Patching Examples
These examples assume that the steps in Mic/Line Interface Patching on page 58 have
been successfully completed.
4.4.1
Patch 12 Mics Into Channels 25–36
Select the Sources
1.
Select the Sources tab (1 in Figure 4-19).
2.
Select Mic-Line 1 from the sub-categories (2 in Figure 4-19).
This displays all inputs from the first Mic-Line Interface in the Name column.
The Mic-Line Interface is connected as part of the initial studio setup.
3.
Select Mic1-1–Mic1-12 from the Mic-Line column by touching and dragging
through the cells (3 in Figure 4-19).
These entries are highlighted in green in the Sources column of the Selected
Sources and Destinations area (4 in Figure 4-19). If there were more than 24
sources, additional tabs would appear to the right of the 1–24 tab.
3
4
2
1
Figure 4-19 Sources View with 12 Mic-Line Sources Selected
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Select the Destinations
There can be:
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one source to one destination;
•
an equal number of sources to destinations;
•
one source to multiple destinations.
Multiple sources cannot be routed to one destination.
To set the destinations for the 12 mics:
4.
Select the Console I/O tab (1 in Figure 4-20), then select the A and B Inputs
sub-category (2).
5.
Select the 17–32 tab to display those channels.
6.
Select channels 25–32 by touching and dragging through the A Input column
next to C25–C32.
7.
Select the 33–48 tab to display those channels.
8.
Select channels 33–36 by touching and dragging through the A Input column
next to C33–C36 (3 in Figure 4-20).
The entries are highlighted in green and the list of A input channels appears
in the Destinations column in the Selected Sources and Destinations area
(4 in Figure 4-20).
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2
3
4
5
1
Figure 4-20 Selecting Destination Channels
9.
Click the Patch Selected button (5 in Figure 4-20) to make the connection.
The sources and destinations appear in the A Input and Name columns, respectively (1 in Figure 4-21). The sources and destinations are cleared from
the Selected Sources and Destinations area (2 in Figure 4-21).
2
1
Figure 4-21 Mic Patch Complete
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Patch the Multitrack Returns Into Channels 1–24
1.
Select the Sources tab (1 in Figure 4-22).
2.
Select the Hub1-3 sub-category (2 in Figure 4-22).
3.
Touch and drag through the first 24 cells in Hub1-3 column (3 in Figure 4-22).
These cells are highlighted and their names appear in the Sources column in
the Selected Sources and Destinations area on the right (4 in Figure 4-22).
2
4
3
1
Figure 4-22 Sources Selected
4.
Select the Console I/O category.
5.
Select the A and B Inputs sub-category.
6.
Touch and drag through the first 24 cells in the A Input column.
These cells are highlighted and their names appear in the Destinations column
in the Selected Sources and Destinations area on the right.
7.
Touch the Patch Selected button to make the connection.
The sources and destinations appear in the A Input and Name columns, respectively (1 in Figure 4-23). The sources and destinations are cleared from the
Selected Sources and Destinations area (2 in Figure 4-23).
After connecting the 12 mics and the R-1 returns, the Console I/O A and B Inputs View is shown in Figure 4-23.
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2
1
Figure 4-23 R-1 and Mics Patched
4.4.2
Main Bus Send/Return
Select the Console I/O category and then select the Main Busses sub-category. Each
Main bus has a send and return. Figure 4-24 shows the first six sends (a 5.1-channel
Main section) routed to channels 41–46 A inputs. The insert is switched in/out from the
Bus Masters Config Page (see Bus Inserts on page 120).
Figure 4-24 Main Bus Send and Return
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For every Main section, there is a corresponding return in the same format, which allows patching the Main section recorder output back into the console. The Main section
return can be routed to the monitors from the Main Section page in the CR Source Panel
(see Control Room on page 129).
4.4.3
Monitor Patching
The monitor outputs are automatically routed to the analog patch unit supplied with
Max Air and are ready to be normalled to the speaker inputs. The monitor feeds are also
available within the Patch View for routing to other destinations if necessary.
Select the Console I/O category and the Monitor Busses sub-category. This window
shows all 22 monitor feeds:
Table 4-1 Monitor Busses
Monitor
Busses
Format
1–8
Control Room
L, C, R, Sl, Sr, Bm, X, Y
9–16
Mon A
L, C, R, Sl, Sr, Bm, X, Y
17–18
Mon B
L, R
19–20
Mon C
L, R
21–22
Mon D
L, R
The Cascade inputs allow for direct bus injection prior to the insert point into all monitor signal paths.
4.4.4
Solo Bus and Utility Patching
The Solo Busses sub-category in Console I/O allows custom patching into the stereo
Solo Bus.
The Utility Sources sub-category includes the Oscillator output. The Utility Destinations sub-category includes the Slate In which must be patched to the Talkback mic
feed from the Monitor Interface.
4.4.5
Talkback Signal Patching
The talkback mics are wired to the MC524 Monitor Controller. They are amplified to
produce a single talkback signal. This analog signal must be fed into the system through
an Analog to MADI converter.
To send talkback to the busses, this signal must be patched to the Slate-TB Input (in the
Utility Destinations subcategory of the Console I/O category). Note which analog to
MADI converter input the talkback signal has been patched to and connect that channel
to the Slate-TB Input.
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Touchscreen
Busses
See Chapter 6: Busses.
4.6
System
The System View has five tabs: Externals, *Knobset, Mixer Model, Preferences, and
About.
4.6.1
Externals
Select the Externals tab from the System View to configure the Externals in the same
way as Main and Group busses.
Figure 4-25 Externals View
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*Knobset
Select the *Knobset tab from the System View. The *Knobset View allows a customized set of 16 knob parameters to be displayed on the Strip when the channel’s * key is
pressed at the top of the Strip.
4
1
3
2
Figure 4-26 *Knobset View
1.
Select the page (1 in Figure 4-26) and knob position (2) for the function parameter from the Custom (*) Knobset area on the left.
2.
Select a Function from the center of the View (3).
3.
Select the parameter from the Function Parameters section on the right (4).
4.
Repeat for each of the four knob positions and pages.
The Fader button can be used to put the Swap channel’s fader on a knob. This can provide simultaneous control of the Main and Swap fader level controls.
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4.6.3
Touchscreen
Mixer Model
Select the Mixer Model tab from the System View. Max Air currently supports two
Mixer Models: one with and one without a Studio Hub. To activate a different Mixer
Model, touch the Max Air Models button on the left of Figure 4-27. The two Mixer
Models are displayed in the area below. Select the desired Mixer Model and touch the
Activate button.
Figure 4-27 Mixer Model View
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Touchscreen
Preferences
Select the Preferences tab from the System View.
Figure 4-28 Preferences View
Knob Text Display Mode
The Knob Text Display Mode buttons intercancel between three values:
•
Show value when touched, name otherwise: Displays the value of the knob
parameter when touched and reverts to the name afterwards.
•
Always show name: Displays the parameter name even when touched.
•
Always show value: Displays the parameter value even when touched.
Fader Text Display Mode
The Fader Text Display Mode buttons intercancel between the same three values described above but the setting applies to touching the faders instead of knobs.
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Safety
The Safety section includes two buttons that can be set independently:
•
Bus Lock: Disables the following functions when activated: Bus Levels (Main
Master, Master Trims, and Leg Trims), Bus Inserts, Bus On/Off keys.
While these functions are disabled, their values may still be interrogated.
•
Monitor Lock: Disables the Control Room and Monitor levels. Dim and Cut always remain active.
Clock Source
The on-screen clock can be set to Internal or External.
Select External to synchronize to a facility called “Time of day” clock using LTC.
1.
Connect LTC to the LTC input of the system MIDI interface.
2.
From the Main Menu, press System.
3.
Set the Clock Source to External.
4.
Select the desired display format from Clock Display Format.
Clock Display Format
Allows the clock to be displayed in three formats: 12, 24 hour, HH:MM:SS:FF.
Misc
Show Router Names: This enables the router mnemonics feature (see page 56).
Group Bus as Mix Minus: Activating this button inverts the group bus assignment indicators so channels NOT assigned to the bus are lit.
4.6.5
About
Select the About button in the lower-right corner of the System View to display software version information and a Shutdown button. Touching the Shutdown button does
not prompt you to save changes, so be sure to save before exiting the program (see Operations on the Current Title on page 50). You can also use the keystrokes Ctrl-Alt-*
simultaneously. The * is from the numeric keypad not Shift-8.
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4.7
Touchscreen
Channels
Select Channels from the Main Menu buttons. There are seven views that are accessed
by tabs along the bottom of the screen.
Figure 4-29 Channels Tabs
4.7.1
Multi Format Masters
See Chapter 8: Control Groups and Multi Format Masters.
4.7.2
Control Groups
See Chapter 8: Control Groups and Multi Format Masters.
4.7.3
Assign
Select the Assign tab from the Channels View to assign channels to strips in the Assign
View (Figure 4-30 shows the Assign View with channels 1–8 selected).
Figure 4-30 Assign View
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Select the channels to assign by touching them individually, touching and dragging
through a continuous set, or by using the three utility buttons (Select All, Select None,
Select Range) on the bottom-left of the Assign View (see below for a discussion of
these buttons). Select the Main, Swap, or Center tabs to assign the channels to the desired strip type.
Touch a single strip to assign the selected channels sequentially from that strip upwards.
If the channels are not contiguous (i.e., 2–3, 5), they will still be assigned to sequential
strips, even if some of the strips already have channel assignments.
To control the Super Channel from the Center Strip, select the Super Channel button
and select a strip.
Touch the 1:1 button to assign channels 1–48 to Strips 1–48 Main.
Select Range
Use the Select Range button at the bottom-right of the Assign View to select a channel,
then select a higher or lower numbered channel to select all channels in between. The
range can include channels in another tab (i.e., C25–C55, C15–M25). The range is set
by each pair of selections.
When a channel is selected in a tab other than the selected tab, that tab highlights dimly
around the edges. In the figure below, 49–96 is the selected tab but channels are also
selected in 1–48.
Select All
Use the Select All button to select all channels across all tabs (1–48, 49–96, Grp Masters, and MF Masters).
Select None
Use the Select None button to deselect all selected channels.
4.7.4
Layouts and Snapshots
See Chapter 9: Layouts and Snapshots.
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4.7.5
Touchscreen
Spill Area
Spill allows Control Groups and Multi Format Masters to spill their slaves to a defined
area so they can be individually accessed. See Spill on page 151 for details.
To create a Spill area:
1.
From the Main Menu, press the Channels button.
2.
Select the Spill tab.
3.
Select the strips to include in the Spill area.
Figure 4-31 Spill Area function
4.7.6
Lock Strips
Select the Lock Strips tab to display the Lock Strips View (Figure 4-32), which provides the ability to prevent strips from being affected by Layout recall.
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Figure 4-32 Lock Strips View
Select one or more Strips to lock. Use the Main and Center tabs to select the strip type
(Main locks both Main and Swap). Use the Select All, Select None, and Select Range
buttons (see page 73) to assist your selection. There is no Close button; just select another view and this information is retained.
4.7.7
Fader Unity
Select the Fader Unity tab to display the Fader Unity popup (Figure 4-33), which allows setting the fader on designated strips and channels to 0 dB.
Figure 4-33 Fader Unity popup
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Select Strip View or Channel View to view strips or channels, respectively. Select one
or more Strips or channels to set to unity gain. Use the Main, Swap, and Center tabs
to select the strip/channel type. Use the Select All, Select None, and Select Range buttons (see page 73) to assist your selection. Touch the Set Unity button to set the selected
faders to 0 dB.
4.8
Status
Touch the Status Main Menu button to display the Status View.
When a system error occurs and the user is not in the Status View, the Status Main
Menu button turns red, alerting the user to inspect the Status View.
Figure 4-34 Status View
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4.9
Touchscreen
Super Channel
The Super Channel provides a way to view and edit the most important functions of a
channel. Select the Super Channel Main Menu button to display the settings of the
channel currently assigned to the Super Channel.
Figure 4-35 Super Channel View
Assign a channel to the Super Channel by any of the following methods:
•
Press the Wave key on any Strip;
•
Enter the channel number on the numeric keypad on the Center Section. See
Keypad on page 143.
•
Press the arrow keys in the Selected Channel area of the Super Channel on the
console surface to select a channel.
•
Press the Setup button in the Selected Channel area of the Super Channel on
the console surface. The Channel Selector popup appears (Figure 4-36).
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Figure 4-36 Channel Selector Popup
Select the Strip View button to assign the Main or Swap channel on a Strip to the Super
Channel. Select the Channel View button to assign any channel, Group Master, or
Multi Format Master to the Super Channel by selecting the 1–48, 49–96, Grp Masters,
or MF Masters tabs, respectively.
4.9.1
Process Order
The process order for the channel assigned to the Super Channel can be changed by
touching the Setup button on the left of the Touchscreen.
Figure 4-37 Process Order Popup
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Select a Processes button and then touch one of the Positions buttons to assign that
process to the position pointed to by the arrow. The processes move left or right depending on the position vacated relative to the new position selected. For example, in
Figure 4-37 if EQ is selected and assigned the fourth Positions button, it becomes the
third process with Mtr sliding one position to the left. If Dyn is selected and assigned
the fourth Positions button, it becomes the fourth process with Ins sliding one position
to the right.
4.9.2
Main and Group Bus Routing
The Main and Group bus routing for the channel assigned to the Super Channel can be
set by touching the Setup button on the upper-left of the Super Channel View (Figure
4-35).
Figure 4-38 Channel Routing Popup
Touch the Group Busses buttons to assign the channel to those busses (Figure 4-38
shows 1–4 selected). Touch the Main sections to assign the channel to them. Figure 438 shows Main section A selected and set to a 5.1-channel format. Use the Select All,
Select None, and Select Range buttons to assist your selection (page 73). Use the Soft
Knobs to route to the Aux Busses.
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Touchscreen
Meters
Select the Meters Main Menu button to display the Meters View. There are four tabs
along the bottom: Presets, Screen, Fader, and Setup.
4.10.1
Presets
After configuring the meters using the Screen, Fader, and Setup tabs discussed below,
the configuration can be captured as a preset, named and recalled for later use.
Figure 4-39 Meters-Presets Popup
Select a numbered preset button. Touch the Store button to store the current meter configuration to that preset. Touch the Name button to assign an 8-character name in the
keyboard popup.
To recall a preset, touch the desired preset button and then touch the Recall button.
To delete a preset, touch the desired preset button and then touch the Clear button.
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Screen
Select the Screen tab to configure the meters that will appear across the top and right
side of the Touchscreen. There are eight meter banks, each of which can contain up to
eight channels.
4
2
1
3
Figure 4-40 Meters-Screen Popup with Meters Display
The Function section (1 in Figure 4-40) lists the types of meters that can be displayed.
The Channels function (2) is shown in Figure 4-40, which is representative of the interface for the other functions. The Strips, Channels, Group Masters, and MF Masters
functions have a Show Gain Reduction button (3) which, when activated, displays the
amount of gain reduction applied by the compressor.
Select a meter bank on the top or right of the Touchscreen to assign the meter characteristics to. The meter bank highlights with a yellow rectangle (4).
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4.10.3
Touchscreen
Fader
Select the Fader tab to display the Meters-Fader View. This configures the meter display next to the fader (Figure 4-41).
Figure 4-41 Meters-Fader Popup
Select a Strip button from the Strips section. Use the Main or Center tabs and the Select All, Select None, Select Range to assist your selection (page 73). Touch a Meter
Display button to configure the selected Strip.
•
Fader: The Main or Swap channel is displayed, depending upon the state of the
strip’s Swap button. When the Swap button is pressed to change from the Main
to Swap channel, the meter follows this change.
•
Fader with Gain Reduction: The Main or Swap channel is displayed with
gain reduction.
•
Main and Swap: The Main and Swap channels are always displayed in the left
and right meters respectively, regardless of whether the Swap button is pressed
or not.
•
None: No meter is displayed.
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Touchscreen
Setup
Select the Setup button to display the Meters-Setup View, which determines the meter
ballistics for all currently displayed meters. Select Peak or Average to display the desired meter ballistics.
NOTE: This setting, although not saved with the preset, is saved between system
shutdown and restart.
Figure 4-42 Meters-Setup View
4.11
Events
See Chapter 10: Event System.
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Chapter 5: Channels and Strips
5.1
Strips
A CM416 module contains sixteen identical strips. The strip is the physical control
area on the console that contains keys, knobs, displays, and a fader. A Channel performs all of the signal processing (EQ, dynamics, routing, gain, etc.). Max Air has 96
channels, each of which may be assigned to a strip. A strip has room for Swap and
Main channels that can be switched with one key press. Max Air allows tremendous
flexibility with how strips are assigned channels and how they are controlled:
•
Any channel can be assigned to any strip; assignments need not be consecutive.
•
Channels with related functions, such as all VTRs, can be assigned to neighboring strips.
•
Two strips can control one channel, allowing convenient access to that channel
from two locations.
•
Channel-to-strip assignments can be named, stored, and recalled as Layouts
(see Layouts on page 153).
•
Channel settings (EQ, dynamics, routing, gain, etc.) can be named, stored, and
recalled as Snapshots (see Snapshots on page 155).
•
Max Air channels are mono unless they are defined as stereo, LCRS, 5.1, 6.1,
7.1 formats through Multi Format Masters (see Chapter 8: Control Groups
and Multi Format Masters).
A 96-channel, 48-strip configuration could assign all channels to the control surface:
Main (channels 1–48 to strips 1–48); Swap (channels 49–96 to strips 1–48). A 96channel, 32-strip Max Air configuration cannot assign all channels to the console at
once but could use two Layouts to easily interchange the channels. Figure 5-1 shows a
strip with its bus displays that appear on the surface above the channel, and block diagrams for the Swap and Main channels.
NOTE: The term “active channel” will be used throughout the manual to refer to the
Main or Swap channel currently assigned to the fader.
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Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
A
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
B
33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Aux
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Channel Inputs
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Mix
Pre-Fader
Output
Trim & Phase
A B C D E F G H
Knobset
Select
Channel Output
Any
Order
Function
2 of 7
8
1
Delay
Mix Minus
Processing
Function
2 of 7
Meter
Solo
PFL/AFL
Function
3 of 7
Insert
Function
4 of 7
EQ
Aux Sends
Pan
Function
5 of 7
Filters
Key
Function
6 of 7
DYN
Dyn
Mix Minus Output
Pan
Group Busses
Expand
EQ
In Out
Filt
System Buses
Input Select
*
Ins Inp
Aux
Pan
Main
Group
Mix-
Bus
Matrix/Clean Feeds
Select
Main Busses
Program/Sub Groups
Link
On
Function
7 of 7
Select
Fader
& Mute
On
A
B
Select
Channel Inputs
On
Pre-Fader
Output
Trim & Phase
Select
Channel Output
Input Select
Any
Order
Mix Minus Output
On
Copy
Function
2 of 7
8
1
Delay
Mix Minus
Processing
Function
2 of 7
Meter
Solo
PFL/AFL
Function
3 of 7
Insert
16 Aux
Sends
Function
4 of 7
EQ
24 Group Busses
Function
5 of 7
Filters
Function
6 of 7
DYN
Pan
Key
Pan
Matrix/Clean Feeds
System Buses
Talk
Paste
Swap
Swap Channel
Main Channel
Chan
Select
Solo
24 Main Busses
Program/Sub Groups
Link
On
Select
Function
7 of 7
Fader
& Mute
0
6
12
clip
18
0
6
12
3
24
6
48
12
72
24
24
30
36
42
48
60
72
Figure 5-1 Console Strip and Bus display with block diagrams for Main and Swap channels
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Channels and Strips
Assign Channels to Strips
Each strip can control a Main and Swap channel. One or both of the channels can be a
Control Group Master or Multi Format Master instead of a normal channel (see Chapter
8: Control Groups and Multi Format Masters). Channels can be assigned individually
using the strip controls or to multiple strips using the Channels - Assign View (see
Channels on page 72) from the Touchscreen.
Channel Assign View
The Channels - Assign View on the Touchscreen is most commonly used to assign
channels to multiple strips but can also be used for a single assignment.
1.
Select Channels from the Main Menu buttons.
2.
Select the Assign tab.
Figure 5-2 Channel Assign View
3.
In the Channel Assign View, select the channel to assign from the Channels
bank.
4.
Select the strip to assign the selected channel to from the Strips bank.
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Assign Multiple Channels
Use the following procedure to assign multiple, consecutive channels to the console
surface:
1.
In the Channel Assign View, select Select Range.
2.
Select the first and last channel of a range of channels from the Channels bank.
3.
Select the first strip from the Strips bank.
The selected range of channels is assigned to strips starting at the first selected
strip.
Assign Channels Sequentially
Select 1:1 to automatically assign channels, starting with channel 1, to the main layer
of all strips starting at strip 1.
Super Channel
To assign a strip to follow the Super Channel:
1.
Select Super Channel (below the channels bank).
2.
Select a strip from the strips bank
Any channel assigned to the Super Channel is now controlled by that strip.
Using the Strip to Assign Individual Channels
The Chan Select key can be used to assign individual channels to the console surface:
1.
Press the Swap key to assign the Main or Swap channel.
2.
Press and hold down the Wave key and press the Chan Select key.
The Channel Selector appears on the Touchscreen.
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Figure 5-3 Channel Selector
3.
Select the channel (1–48, 49–96), Grp Master (Control Group Master), or MF
Master (Multi Format Master) to assign to the strip.
5.2
Channel Control Features
5.2.1
Channel Name
The Main and Swap channels are designated by a number (C# by default) or by an
eight-character name assigned in the Patch View (see Patch on page 52). The Main
channel is below the Swap channel. Press the Swap key to key between the Swap and
Main channels. The strip functions control only the active channel.
Swap
Swap Channel
Main Channel
Main
n Channel
Figure 5-4 Main and Swap Channel displays
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Channels and Strips
Fader
Chan
Select
Chan Select key
Channel On
Select key
Fader select
key
Solo key
Solo
On
Channel On key
M S L
Status LEDs
Select
Select
Wave Key
12
48V
Status LEDs
Lock ST
6
Mix-
Touch-sensitive fader
0
6
12
Meters
clip
18
0
6
12
3
24
6
48
12
72
24
24
Gain reduction LEDs
30
36
Figure 5-5 Strip Fader
Each strip has a touch-sensitive moving fader. The fader has 12 dB headroom from the
0 dB position.
Fader Select Key
The fader Select key is used to select the fader for copy (page 92) and clear operations
(page 145).
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Backstop PFL
The Max Air faders have a backstop key past the bottom of their travel. Pull a fader
back to route the channel’s PFL signal to the solo bus. Releasing the fader cancels that
fader’s routing to the solo bus. Backstop PFL can be used on group masters to solo a
control group. See page 140 for more information.
5.2.3
Meters
The meter can show the active channel, or Main and Swap, and can also show gain reduction
in the bottom four LEDs on the right meter (see Meters on page 80). Stereo channels
display the left and right channels on the left and right sides of the meter, respectively.
5.2.4
Status LEDs
The following explanations pertain to the LED being illuminated.
5.2.5
•
48 V: phantom power is on for the mic preamp of the active channel.
•
Phase: phase is inverted for the active channel.
•
Lock: strip is locked (page 74).
•
ST: active channel is stereo (page 149).
•
Mix Minus: mix minus key is pressed (page 106).
•
Fader Touch Sensor LED: fader is being touched.
•
M: active channel is Group or Multi Format Master (Chapter 8: Control
Groups and Multi Format Masters).
•
S: active channel is a slave to a Group or Multi Format Master (Chapter 8: Control Groups and Multi Format Masters).
•
L: reserved for future use
Wave Key
Pressing the Wave key has two functions:
5.2.6
•
brings the channel to the center Super Channel (see page 122).
•
modifies other keys like a shift key.
Channel On Key
The On key turns the channel on and off.
Channel On Select Key
The Select key is used to include the channel On key in copy and clear operations.
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5.2.7
Channels and Strips
Channel Select Key
The Chan Select key is used:
5.2.8
•
to include the entire channel in a copy or clear operation.
•
in conjunction with the Wave key to assign channels (page 88).
Solo Key
The Solo key is used to solo the active channel (page 137).
5.2.9
Copy and Paste
Settings from one channel may be copied and pasted to others.
To copy the settings:
1.
Press and hold the Wave key down and press the Copy key.
The strip dims and the Copy key flashes.
2.
Press the Chan Select key to select the entire channel, or press any Knobset
Select key at the top of the strip to copy that function to the copy buffer. Other
functions can be added to the buffer by pressing their Knobset Select keys.
3.
Press and hold the Wave key down and press the Copy key to stop it from
flashing and exit the mode.
To paste the settings to a new channel:
1.
Select the Swap or Main channel within the desired strip.
2.
Press and hold the Wave key down and press the Paste key on the new channel.
The buffered information is pasted to the channel on the new strip.
5.2.10
Rotary Knobs
Each strip has four rotary knobs each with a four-character display and two keys. The
knob is a continuous controller; as the knob turns, the LEDs on the outer ring light. The
display shows the knob’s current function or parameter value.
•
The lower key to the left of the knob toggles the knob’s function In/Out.
•
The upper key to the left of the knob is the Select key for the In/Out key below
it. This key is also used to select the On/Off key for inclusion in a Snapshot
and pages to a second knobset function, if it exists.
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Select
On
Figure 5-6 Rotary Knob Controls
5.2.11
Knobset Select Keys
The Input, Dynamics, EQ, Filters, Pan, Aux, and Routing functions can be assigned
to a strip’s four rotary knobs by the Knobset Select keys above the knobs. If the function
has more than four parameters, the WX keys (below the first knob) page backward and
forward to display the additional settings. The Ins/Inp, Dyn, EQ and Filt keys double
as process in/out keys when the In/Out key is selected.
Knobset
Select
*
Ins Inp
Dyn
Expand
EQ
In Out
Filt
Aux
Pan
Main
Group
Mix-
Bus
Figure 5-7 Strip Function Switches
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Channels and Strips
In/Out Keys
There is one In/Out key for each set of eight strips. When this key is on, the Ins/Inp,
Dyn, EQ and Filt keys act as function in/out keys. When the In/Out key is off, the Ins/
Inp, Dyn, EQ, and Filt keys return to their knobset selection mode but remain half-lit
if the function has been switched in.
5.2.13
Expand
There is one Expand key for each set of eight strips. Expand has not been implemented
in v1.0 software.
5.3
Channel Processing Functions
Max Air provides flexible and complete processing functions for each channel: Input,
Dynamics, EQ, Filters, Panning, Aux Busses and Routing.
5.3.1
Inputs
Press the Ins/Inp Knobset Select key to display the input controls on the knobs. Press
the X key to display the B input page with the same controls as the A input.
Each channel has an A and B input. The Inpt knob (bottom) can feed A, B, or A+B to
the channel. These two inputs can be used in many ways but a common application is
one Mic and one Line. Another common use is for backup mic inputs: Channel 1A is
from the main mic while 1B is from the backup. The Inpt knob then acts as a main/
backup mic key.
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Atrm
Btrm
Select
Select
Select
A Input Trim
B Input Trim
On/Off
On
Aphs
Bphs
Select
Select
Select
On/Off
On/Off
On
On/Off
On
On
HPF
Dly
Select
Select
Dly
Select
Delay
On/Off
On/Off
On
Delay
On/Off
On
On
Gain
A Input
On
On
48v
Inpt
Inpt
Select
Select
Input Select
Mic Gain
Select
Input Select
B Input
On
Copy
On
On
Paste
Copy
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Figure 5-8 Mono Input knobsets
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Analog Controls
If an ML530 Mic/Line Interface is patched to the input, the knobs show the analog mic/
line controls:
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HiZ: Press the lower key to the left of the knob to toggle the input between high
and low impedance. When the key is lit, the input is high impedance.
•
48V: Press the lower key to the left of the knob to toggle phantom power on/
off. When the key is lit, phantom power is on.
•
HPF: Press the lower key to the left of the knob to toggle the high-pass filter
on/off. When the key is lit, the high-pass filter is on.
•
Gain: Rotate the knob to adjust the analog input gain between -12 and +72 dB.
The upper key toggles the A input on/off, and the lower key toggles the B input
on/off. Press both keys down to mix the A and B inputs together.
If an ML530 Mic/Line Interface is not patched to the input, the first page does not appear.
Digital Controls
The second page controls the digital parameters of the A and B inputs:
•
Atrm: This knob adjusts the digital trim ±15 dB.
•
Aphs: Press the lower key to the left of the knob to toggle the phase. The key
lights to indicate phase reversal. There is also a phase reversal light next to the
fader.
•
Dly: Press the lower key to the left of the knob to enable the delay. The key
lights to indicate the delay is active. Rotate the knob to adjust the delay in the
range 0–2160 samples.
•
Inpt: This knob selects between inputs A, B, and A+B (mixes both inputs).
Atrm and Aphs have corresponding controls for the B input; Dly and Inpt adjust one
parameter that applies to both inputs.
Stereo Controls
There are two additional controls used for stereo channels (see Multi Format Master
Channels on page 149).
•
Balance: Rotate the Bal knob left to hear more of the left channel; rotate right
to hear more of their right channel. Rotate left or right until the display reads
100L or 100R to hear only the left or right channel.
Left-to-mono: Press the upper key next to the Bal knob to send the left channel
equally to both the left and right sides of the stereo channel.
Right-to-mono: Press the lower key next to the Bal knob to send the right
channel equally to both the left and right sides of the stereo channel.
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Both-to-mono: Press both keys next to the Bal knob to send a mono mix of
both channels equally to both sides of the stereo channel. The Bal knob then
adjusts the mix between left and right channels.
•
Swap: Press the lower key to reverse the left and right channels.
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Trim
Select
Select
Swap
Select
Input Trim
On/Off
On/Off
On
On
On
48v
Bal
Select
Left to Mono
On/Off
Select
Select
Balance
Right to Mono
On
On
On
HPF
Dly
Select
Select
Aphs
Select
Delay
On/Off
On/Off
On
A Input Phase
On/Off
On
On
Gain
A Input
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Inpt
Select
Select
Input Select
Mic Gain
B Input
Select
B Input Phase
On/Off
On
Copy
On
On
Paste
Copy
Copy
Paste
Paste
Figure 5-9 Stereo Input Knobsets
5.3.2
Dynamics
Each channels dynamics processor can be configured as a compressor/limiter or an expander/gate. Press the Dyn Knobset Select key to assign Dynamics to the knobs.
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Depth
Select
On
Compressor
Gain Makeup
Select
On
Expander
Depth
Compressor
Ratio
Select
On
Sidechain
Source
Select
Compressor
Threshold
Select
On
Paste
Expander
in/out
Expander
Ratio
Select
Expander
Attack
Select
cRel
Compressor
Release
Select
On
xThr
Expander
Threshhold
Select
cAtk
Compressor
Attack
Select
On
On
Copy
xAtk
On
xRat
On
cThr
Expander
Release
Select
On
SC
On
cRat
Copy
xRel
xDpt
Select
On
cGM
Compressor
in/out
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Figure 5-10 Dynamics knobsets
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The lower key next to the cThr knob switches the compressor in/out.
The lower key next to the xThr knob switches the expander in/out.
The dynamics function consists of the following controls (see Figure 5-10).
cDpt: compressor depth limits the maximum gain reduction in the compressor
cGM: gain makeup (dB)
cRat: ratio (infinity:1 = hard limiter)
cThr: Compressor threshold (dB)
xDpt: expander depth limits the maximum gain reduction in the expander
SC: sidechain source (channel, key, link)
xRat: ratio (infinity:1 = gate)
xThr: Expander threshold (dB)
xRel: Expander release time
xAtk: Expander attack time
cRel: Compressor release time
cAtk: Compressor attack time
5.3.3
EQ
Each channel has a four-band, parametric equalizer. Press the EQ Knobset Select key
to display the EQ controls on the knobs.
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HiQ
HiF
Select
Select
On
On
HmQ
HmF
Select
Select
On
On
Peak/Shelf
HiG
HmG
Select
Select
Band in/out
Band in/out
On
On
LoQ
LoF
Select
Select
On
On
LmQ
LmF
Select
Select
On
On
Peak/Shelf
LoG
LmG
Select
Select
Band in/out
Band in/out
On
On
Copy
Copy
Paste
Figure 5-11 EQ knobsets
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Each parametric EQ band has two knobs: one shared between frequency and Q and another for gain. Press the upper key to the left of any of the frequency knobs to toggle
between Q and frequency. Use the gain knob to adjust the gain for that band. The lower
key to the left of the gain knob switches that band In/Out.
The four bands are identical (20.5 Hz – 21 kHz) except the HiF and LoF bands can be
switched between peak or shelf filters. Press the lower of the keys to the left of the HiF
or LoF knob to toggle between shelf (no light) and peak (key lights green).
The gain can be adjusted in 1/8 dB increments in a range from -24 to +24 dB. As the
gain is changed from 0, the LEDs light dimly from the center LED in the direction
turned (clockwise = boost); the level is indicated by a bright LED.
Q can be adjusted in the range from 0.2 to 12 (higher number corresponds to narrower
bandwidth). At a given Q setting, changing the gain affects the bandwidth slightly: the
bandwidth decreases as gain increases. This creates a wider area of boost/cut at low
gain and allows a more natural sound as gain changes without altering the Q. At full
boost or cut, the bandwidth is measured 3 dB down from the center frequency.
Since Q and Frequency share the same knob, both parameters are indicated on the knob
LEDs: Frequency is indicated by a bright LED at its proportional position from first to
last LED. For example, 10 kHz would be approximately in the middle. Q is indicated
by dim LEDs extending to either side of the frequency LED.
5.3.4
Filters
Each channel has two filters with four filter types available: high-pass filter, low-pass
filter, band-pass filter and a notch filter. Press the Filt Knobset Select key to display the
Filter controls on the knobs.
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Select
On
On
F1tp
F2tp
Select
Select
Filter 1 in/out
Filter 2 in/out
On
On
F1Q
F2Q
Select
Select
On
On
F1fr
F2fr
Select
Select
Listen
Listen
On
Copy
On
Paste
Copy
Figure 5-12 Filters knobsets
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Filter Type (F1tp, F2tp): Select from four filter types low-pass filter (LPF), high-pass
filter (HPF), band-pass filter (BPF), and notch filter (NTCH). The lower key to the left
of the filter type knob switches each filter in/out.
Filter Q (F1Q, F2Q): The band-pass and notch filters have a variable Q from 0.2 to 12.
This function has no effect on high- or low-pass filter types.
Filter Frequency (F1fr, F2fr): The frequency range is 20.5 Hz to 21 kHz.
Listen: To help find problematic frequencies, the Notch filter can be put into a bandpass mode by pressing the Listen key to the lower left of the Filter Frequency knob. The
boost setting is not saved in the Title and defaults to Off.
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5.3.5
Channels and Strips
Pan
Max Air is not limited to a single pan format and one pan control per channel imposed
by the traditional analog console. Max Air allows the following pan formats (also called
pan laws): mono, stereo, LCRS, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1. The limit is 16 multi format main sections each with up to eight busses. See Configuring Main and Group Busses on page
108 to learn how to assign main and group bus formats. A single pan knob can control
several different main or group busses at once, each with different formats.
Press the Pan Knobset Select key to assign the Pan parameters to the knobs. See Pan
on page 124 for information about engaging the panner to the busses.
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Select
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Rot8
DivS
Select
Select
Boom Level
On/Off
Rotate
On/Off
On
On
On
PanR
FocS
FocF
Select
Select
Select
Front Focus
Rear Pan
On/Off
On/Off
On
On
DivR
DivF
Select
Select
Select
Frond Divergence
Surround Pan
On/Off
On/Off
On
On
FocR
nonB
Select
Select
Non Boom Level
Front Pan
in/out
On/Off
On
Paste
Select
Rear Focus
On/Off
On
On
Copy
Rear Divergence
On/Off
On
PanF
Surround Focus
On/Off
On
Srnd
Width
Surround Divergence
On/Off
Copy
Copy
Paste
Paste
Figure 5-13 Pan Knobsets
Boom Level (Boom): The level to only the Boom channel. For example, in 5.1-channel
format, the Boom level applies to only the Sub.
Pan Rear (PanR): Same as PanF for rear speakers.
Surround Pan (Srnd): Controls the front-to-surround levels without changing the individual front or surround pan settings.
Pan Front (PanF): Controls the front channel levels only (i.e., in 5.1-channel format,
pan applies to LCR). This is the familiar pan control for a stereo Main bus.
Rotate (Rot8): Allows circular panning.
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Focus Front (FocF): This parameter requires at least three speakers to function. Focus
ranges from 0–100%. At 100%, the signal has a pinpoint image: as the signal is panned,
it crossfades directly from one channel to the next, completely fading from the first before entering the third. As Focus decreases, the signal blurs across multiple channels:
the signal moves from channel one into two, and then begins crossfading into channel
three before channel one has completely faded out. This results in smoother, dynamically panned objects across the sound field.
0% Focus eliminates the center channel from the pan range entirely. The pan control
still functions, although the signal crossfades directly from bus one to bus three. One
use of 0% Focus is to create phantom-centered images, where the signal is sourced
equally from the left and right front speakers instead of directly from the center speaker.
Divergence Front (DivF): This parameter requires at least three speakers to function.
Divergence ranges from 0–100%. At 100%, panning works as expected: Panned to
maximum left, there is no signal present in the right or center channels; at the center
position, no signal is present in the left or right channel, etc. As the Divergence is decreased, the degree of panning is decreased: The signal level increases in channels that
previously had no signal and the difference in signal level between channels decreases.
The purpose of Divergence is to allow someone listening on the extreme left or right to
hear a sound panned fully to the other side. For example, at 50% Divergence, a sound
panned fully left will retain approximately half its signal level in the right channel compared to the left.
Non Boom Level (nonB): The level to all channels except the Boom channel. For example, in 5.1-channel format, the Non-Boom level applies to L, C, R, Sl, Sr.
Divergence Surround (DivS): Same as Divergence Front.
Focus Surround (FocS): Same as Focus Front.
Divergence Rear (DivR): Same as Divergence Front.
Focus Rear (FocR): Same as Focus Front.
Width (Wdth): Available only on Multi Format Masters (see page 149). Controls the
front channel width.
SmartPan
The Max Air panner has an automatic function called SmartPan that prevents the disappearance of the audio signal during panning if some of that Main Section’s busses are
not assigned. For example, if a channel is assigned to a 5.1 Main Section output but
does not send anything to the center Main bus, SmartPan automatically uses a stereo
pan law so the signal is still present when panned to the center. SmartPan is always on
and cannot be disabled by the user.
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5.3.6
Channels and Strips
Aux Busses
The CM404 Center Section has Bus Master functions. See page 114 to configure Aux
busses as stereo pairs.
Aux busses can be mono or stereo pairs. Each Aux bus can be configured as pre- or
post-fader. Press the Aux Knobset Select key to assign the Aux bus parameters to the
knobs. Aux bus assignments are displayed at the top of the strip. Pre-fader sends are displayed in yellow; post-fader sends are in green.
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Aux 1/2 Pan
Select
Pan in/out
On
1/2
pre/post
Aux 1/2 Gain
Select
on/off
On
3
pre/post
Aux 3 Gain
Select
on/off
On
4
pre/post
Aux 4 Gain
Select
on/off
On
Copy
Paste
Figure 5-14 Aux bus Knobset
Figure 5-14 shows the first four Aux busses with 1/2 set to a stereo pair and others to
mono. Press the X key to display additional busses. Stereo busses use two knobs:
•
The Pan knob (top) adjusts the stereo Pan and its lower-left key switches Pan
in/out.
•
The Gain knob (labeled with the send numbers) adjusts the overall Gain for
both sends and its lower-left key switches the pair in/out. The upper-left key
switches the send from post- to pre-fader.
•
Mono busses use one Gain knob and its lower-left key switches the send in/out.
The upper-left key switches the send from post- to pre-fader.
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5.4
Channels and Strips
Channel Processor Order and Patch Points
The seven channel processors can be placed in any order to suit different applications.
The default order is Delay, Metering, Insert, EQ, Filters, Dynamics, and Fader. The ten
patch points are A Input, B Input, Insert Send/Return, Pre-fader Output, Post-fader
Channel Output, Dynamics Key Input, Dynamics Side-Chain Link In/Out and Mix Minus Output. All patching can be done from the Patch View (see Patch on page 52).
A
B
Channel Inputs
Pre-Fader
Output
Trim & Phase
Channel Output
Input Select
Any
Order
Function
2 of 8
1
7
Delay
Mix Minus
Processing
Function
2 of 7
Meter
Solo
PFL/AFL
Function
3 of 7
Insert
Aux
Sends
Function
4 of 7
EQ
Function
5 of 7
Function
6 of 7
Pan
Filters
Pan
Key
DYN
Group Busses
System Buses
Mix Minus Output
Matrix/Clean Feeds
Main Busses
Program/Sub Groups
Link
Function
7 of 7
Fader
& Mute
Figure 5-15 Channel processor order and patch points
5.4.1
Channel Processor Order
See Process Order on page 78 for information on changing the processor order.
5.4.2
Insert Point
Each channel has an insert point with a send and return that can be patched within the
Patch View. The insert point can be anywhere among the six other processors (Delay,
Metering, EQ, Filters, Dynamics, and Fader).
The insert point can be switched in/out using the Ins/Inp Knobset Select key when In/
Out is selected.
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5.5
Channel Routing Functions
5.5.1
Group Bus Routing
Max Air’s group busses can be used for sub-groups, clean feeds and matrix outputs. The
CM404 center section has bus master functions (see Chapter 6: Busses).
Route a Channel to a Group Bus
To route the post-fader channel signal to a group bus, press the Group Knobset Select
key. This assigns the group bus routing parameters to the knobs. Two group busses are
displayed per knob (i.e., 1/2, 3/4, etc.). Since the display shows only four characters,
group busses 11/12 are displayed as 11/2.
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Assign Grp 1
Select
Select
Assign Grp 1&2
Assign Grp 2
On
On
3/4
Assign Grp 3
Select
Select
Assign Grp 3&4
Assign Grp 4
On
On
5/6
Assign Grp 5
Select
Select
Assign Grp 5&6
Assign Grp 6
On
On
7/8
Assign Grp 7
GSL
Select
Select
Assign Grp 7&8
Group Send Level
on/off
Assign Grp 8
On
Copy
On
Paste
Copy
Paste
Figure 5-16 Group Bus Routing Knobsets
The upper key to the left of each knob assigns the first of the two group busses in the
display, the lower key assigns the second (i.e., for 1/2, the upper key assigns 1 and the
lower key assigns 2). The keys light to indicate this channel is assigned to that group bus.
Group busses can be assigned in pairs by pushing the knob.
Hold the Group key and press the Pan key to engage the Pan for the group busses. The
Pan key lights dimly in other modes to show that Pan is active in main and/or group
bus routing. The Group key also lights dimly in other modes to show that the channel
is assigned to one or more group busses.
Press the X key to display additional Group Bus Routing pages or the last page, which
has the GSL (Group Send Level) controls on the bottom knob. The lower key to the left
of the GSL knob is the Group Send on/off key. The knob adjusts the master level to
all the Group busses from that channel.
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5.5.2
Channels and Strips
Main Bus Routing
There are 16 Main sections each comprised of individual main busses in a pan format.
For example, one section with a stereo format uses two busses, another section with a
5.1 format uses six busses. See Configuring Main and Group Busses on page 108 for
main section setup. The CM404 center section has bus master functions (see Chapter 6:
Busses).
Main Sections
Main Busses
D
Select
Select
Assign
Section D
Expand Section
On
On
C
Select
Select
Assign
Section C
Expand Section
On
On
B
R St
Select
Select
Assign
Section B
Expand Section
To Main Sections
Assign R
On
On
A
L St
Select
Select
Assign
Section A
Expand Section
To Main Sections
Assign L
On
Copy
On
Paste
Copy
Paste
Figure 5-17 Main Section Routing Knobset
To route the post-fader channel signal to a Main section, press the Main Knobset Select
key. This assigns the first four Main sections to the knobs if they have been defined. If
they have not been defined, the knob display is blank. Press the X key to display additional Main Section Routing pages if there are more than four.
•
The lower key to the left of each knob turns that section on/off.
•
Pressing the knob displays the individual busses of that main section on the
knobs. The lower key to the left of the knob toggles that bus on/off.
Hold the Main key and press the Pan key to key Pan in/out for the Main sections. The
Pan key lights dimly in other modes to show that Pan is active in main and/or group bus
routing. The Main key also lights dimly in other modes to show that the channel is assigned to one or more Main sections.
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Channels and Strips
Mix Minus
Each channel has a mix minus output that can be used to send a unique feed to an announcer. The Mix Minus Reference Bus is the console’s single mono mix minus bus.
A channel is routed to it by pressing the Bus key. Pressing the Main- key creates a feed
for an announcer’s ear piece on the channel’s mix minus output. The channel’s signal
is subtracted from the mix minus bus, allowing the announcer to hear all voices on the
bus except their own.
To enable talkback functions:
1.
Physically connect the CM404’s rear panel External or Internal Talkback
Mic XLR to the MC524’s Talkback 1 input.
2.
Physically connect the MC524’s Talkback 1 output to a spare A/D input on an
AM713.
3.
In the Patch view, patch the A/D Source into the Utility Destinations/SlateTB_In.
Holding down the Talk key (located to the left of the Swap key above the fader) switches the talkback mic into the channel’s mix minus output.
Mix Minus Processing
Pre
Fader
Post
Processing
On
-
From
Mix Minus
Ref Bus
+
Subtract
Off Pre
Switch
On
Off
MixSwitch
Off
On
Off
On
Talk
Switch
Gain
Bus Switch
Mix Minus Output
From
Talkback
Mic
To
Mix Minus
Ref Bus
Figure 5-18 Mix Minus Processing
The Pre/Post Selector is set from the Mix Minus Bus Configuration view on the Touchscreen (see Mix Minus on page 115). It is not controlled from the channel strip.
There is a gain control just before the Mix Minus Output. This is controlled from the
Mix Minus Bus Configuration view on the Touchscreen. It is not set from the channel
strip.
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Chapter 6: Busses
6.1
Introduction to Max Air Busses
Max Air has 24 Main busses, 24 Group busses, 16 Aux busses, and a stereo Solo bus.
See page 71 to learn about the Bus Lock feature.
Main Busses
Max Air has 24 Main sections, each with between one and eight individual busses. For
example, a stereo main section contains two busses and a 5.1-channel main section contains six busses. Main busses have playback returns, aux and groups do not.
Group Busses
Group busses are used to route channels to multitracks, DAWs, complex mix-minus
feeds that require more than one channel being subtracted (see page 106 for conventional mix minus bus routing), and sub-groups. Group busses can be configured to any format but are usually set to odd/even stereo pairs. With Pan switched out, they act as
mono busses.
Aux Busses
Aux busses are used for effects, foldback, and complex mix-minus feeds that require a
separate level control for each channel (see page 106 for conventional mix minus bus
routing). Aux busses can be configured as mono or stereo pairs and can be set pre- or
post-fader.
Solo Bus
The Solo bus is fixed at stereo. After Fader Listen (AFL) and Pre-Fader Listen (PFL)
route signals to the solo bus. Each strip’s fader also has a Backstop PFL function: move
the fader past the bottom of its travel to activate the PFL solo mode (see Backstop PFL
on page 91). Solo In Place (SIP) is a destructive solo mode and does not use the solo
busses. See Solo Mode on page 138 for more information on SIP.
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6.2
Busses
Configuring Main and Group Busses
Select the Busses Main Menu button. Select either the Group or Main button to configure the Group or Main busses, respectively (Figure 6-1 shows the Main busses; Figure 6-2 shows Group busses). Group and Main busses differ in three ways:
•
There are 24 Main busses but only one set of Group busses.
•
Main busses have associated recorder playback returns.
•
Main busses can be named but Group busses cannot.
Figure 6-1 Main Bus View
NOTE: There are 16 Main Sections: A–H, J–U. The letters I, L, M, and N were not
used to avoid confusion.
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Busses
Figure 6-2 Group Bus View
The letters on the left of Figure 6-1 denote the 16 Main sections. The letters I, L, M, N,
and O have been omitted to avoid being confused with one another. Touch the cell to
the right of the letter to name the section.
The Main sections are the main mix outputs of the console. A Main section consists of
one or more Main busses. There are 24 busses available.
6.2.1
Format Selector
To set the pan format for a Main section:
1.
Select the busses to configure.
2.
Touch the right arrow in the Format Selector to scroll through the formats.
Touch the left arrow to scroll backwards.
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Busses
Figure 6-3 Format Selector
The possible formats are:
none (remove a format from a bus)
mono (M)
stereo (L, R)
LCRS (L, C, R, S)
5.1 (L, C, R, SL, SR, B)
6.1 (L, C, R, SL, SR, SC, B)
7.1 (L, LC, C, RC, R, SL, SC, SR, B)
3.
Touch the Set Format button when the desired format appears.
If the number of bus cells selected is less than the number of channels in the format, the
first channels in the format are used. For example, if two bus cells are selected and the
LCRS format is selected, the two lower numbered cell receives LCRS L and the higher
numbered cell receives LCRS C.
It is also possible to set busses to a format and then reformat some of those busses to
None. For example, if four busses receive the LCRS format, three could be selected and
set to None, leaving just LCRS S.
If there are more selected bus cells than channels in the format, the first channels are
re-used for the additional cells, For example, if six bus cells are selected and the
LCRS format is selected, the first four cells are labeled as expected (LCRS), but the last
two are LCRS L and LCRS C.
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Busses
A useful application of the Format Selector is to change the order of channels used to
accommodate different standards (i.e., L,R,C,B,Sl,Sr instead of L,C,R,Sl,Sr,B). Any
format can be re-ordered but the following example sets a 5.1-channel mix to an arbitrary order:
1.
Select a Main bus.
2.
Select the 5.1 format from the Format Selector.
3.
Touch all channels except the first channel in your new order in the Format Selector to de-select them.
4.
Touch the Set Format button to set that channel to the selected bus.
5.
Repeat steps 1–4 for each Main bus to reorder.
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6.3
Busses
Configuring Aux Busses
Select the Busses Main Menu button, then select the Aux tab to display the Aux Bus
Settings shown in Figure 6-4. Each button pertains to a specific Aux function, which is
discussed in the following sections.
Figure 6-4 Aux Bus Settings View
NOTE: The number of Aux busses (16 or 24) depends on the Mixer Model.
6.3.1
Aux to Faders
It is now possible to control a selected Aux bus from the faders. Aux busses now have
12 dB of gain to match the range of the channel fader.
1.
Touch the Aux to Faders button.
The button illuminates.
2.
Touch the desired Aux bus to map onto the faders.
The button illuminates.
3.
When finished, select another Aux or select a different Aux function.
This stays enabled if you navigate to a different Touchscreen so touch Aux to
Faders again to disable when finished.
This effects all channels including those not on the surface.
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6.3.2
Busses
Toggle On/Off
Selected Aux busses can now be toggled on/off from this View.
1.
Touch the Toggle On/Off button.
The button illuminates.
2.
Touch the desired Aux busses to toggle.
3.
When finished, select a different Aux function.
This effects only those channels on the surface.
6.3.3
Toggle Pre/Post
Selected Aux busses can now be toggled pre-/post-fader from this View.
1.
Touch the Toggle Pre/Post button.
The button illuminates.
2.
Touch the desired Aux busses to toggle.
3.
When finished, select a different Aux function.
This effects only those channels on the surface.
6.3.4
Copy Fader to Aux
The CM416 fader levels (and pan for those faders controlling stereo channels) can be
copied to a selected Aux bus from this View.
1.
Touch the Copy Fdr2Aux button.
The button illuminates.
2.
Touch the Aux bus to which the fader settings are copied.
3.
When finished, select a different Aux function.
This effects only those channels on the surface.
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6.3.5
Busses
Copy Aux to Aux
The settings from one Aux bus can be copied to another from this View.
1.
Touch the Copy Aux2Aux button.
The button illuminates.
2.
Touch the Aux bus from which the settings are to be copied.
3.
Touch the Aux bus to which the copied settings are to be pasted.
4.
When finished, select other Aux busses to copy or select a different Aux function.
This effects only those channels on the surface.
6.3.6
Set Unity
Selected Aux busses can be set to unity from this View.
1.
Touch the Set Unity button.
The button illuminates.
2.
Touch the Aux busses to set to unity.
3.
When finished, select a different Aux function.
This effects only those channels on the surface.
6.3.7
Toggle Stereo
Pairs of Aux busses can be set to stereo or toggled back to mono from this View.
1.
Touch the Toggle Stereo button.
The button illuminates.
2.
Touch an odd numbered Aux bus followed by an even numbered Aux bus to
toggle them to or from stereo.
The Aux busses indicate their new status.
3.
When finished, toggle additional odd/even numbered pairs or select a different
Aux function.
This effects all channels including those not on the surface.
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6.4
Busses
Mix Minus
Select the Mix Minus tab to display the Mix Minus Configuration View. Touch the
Strip View or Channel View buttons (1 in Figure 6-5) to display strips and channels,
respectively. The Mix Minus feature allows a broadcaster to hear all channels except
their own (see page 106 for a complete explanation of this feature).
3
2
1
4
Figure 6-5 Mix Minus Configuration-Strips View
Touch the arrows to select the Main, Swap, or Center levels (3).
Touch one of the four banks of 16 channels/strips to assign them to the Soft Knobs. The
top bank (2) is selected in Figure 6-5. The Soft Knobs are represented by the lowest two
rows labeled Mix Minus View (4). The knob sets that channel’s level sent to the mix
minus bus.
Push the Pre button down (illuminates) to set the level to pre-fader. When the Pre button is up (not illuminated), the level is post-fader.
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6.5
Busses
Bus Centric Views
Max Air provides easy access to visually inspecting which channels are routed to the
busses. This allows finding and correcting why sounds are on the bus that should not be
there and vice versa.
6.5.1
Goup Bus View
Select the Group View button to display and set how channels are mapped to group
busses. Touch the Strip View or Channel View buttons (1 in Figure 6-6) to display
strips and channels, respectively. Figure 6-6 shows the Strip View.
Touch the arrows to select the page to view more strips (2). Select the group bus to view
in the buttons at the bottom (3). Touch the strips to assign to the selected bus.
2
4
3
1
Figure 6-6 Group Bus View-Strips
6.5.2
Aux View
Select the Aux View button to display and set how channels are mapped to the aux busses.
Touch the Strip View or Channel View buttons to display strips and channels, respectively.
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Busses
Figure 6-7 Aux Bus View-Channels
Figure 6-7 shows the pan settings for channels 1–48 routed to aux bus 5/6.
Touch a bank of 16 knobs to assign them to the Soft Knobs to edit aux level, pre/post
setting, and in/out.
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6.5.3
Busses
Main View
Select the Main View button to display how channels are mapped to the Main busses.
Touch the Strip View or Channel View buttons (1 Figure 6-8) in to display strips and
channels, respectively. Figure 6-8 shows the Main A Channels View.
Select a Main section from the bottom lettered buttons (2) to view channels mapped to
that section. Touch the arrow buttons (3) to display the channels or strips to view.
3
2
1
Figure 6-8 Main View: A-Channels
Touch a bank of 16 knobs to assign them to the Soft Knobs to assign or de-assign a
channel from a Main bus.
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6.6
Busses
Bus Masters
Each Group bus, Aux bus, and Main section has a Bus Master level control. The Soft
Knobs in the CM404 Center Section are used to control bus masters.
Soft Knobs
Aux
Masters
Aux
Sends
Group Bus
Masters
*
Main
Masters
To
Faders
Function
Select
Setup
Figure 6-9 CM404 Center Section with Soft Knobs
6.6.1
Main Section Masters
Each Main section has its own level control as well as trim controls for each Main bus
in its selected format (see Busses on page 67 to see how to set the format).
Press the Main Masters key to display the Main section masters on the Soft Knobs. The
16 Soft Knobs can then be used to change the level control for the 16 Main sections.
•
Adjust the knob to control the overall level of the Main section.
•
Press the lower key to the left of the knob to toggle the Main section on and off.
The key is lit if the Main section is on.
Master levels for each individual Main bus contained in a Main section can also be adjusted.
•
Press a Main section knob to display its individual Main bus level controls on
the Soft Knobs.
•
Adjust the knob to control individual Main bus level.
•
Press the lower key to toggle the Main bus on and off.
•
Press any knob to return the Soft Knobs back to displaying Main sections.
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6.6.2
Busses
Group and Aux Bus Masters
The Group and Aux bus masters have bus master level controls. Press the Group Bus
Masters key to display the first 16 group bus masters on the Soft Knobs. Use the T key
to display the remaining eight group bus masters. Use the S key to get back to the first
16 group bus masters. Press the Aux Masters key display the 16 aux bus masters on the
Soft Knobs.
The knobs control the bus levels and the lower button to the left of the knob turns that
bus on/off.
6.6.3
Bus Inserts
Each group, main, and aux bus has an insert point. See Patch on page 52 to patch the
busses. Switching the insert in/out works the same for aux, main, and group busses.
•
Press the Aux Masters, Group Bus Masters, or Main Masters key to display
those master level controls on the Soft Knobs.
•
Press both the S and T keys simultaneously. You can now use the lower key
to toggle the insert for that bus on and off. The insert is on when the key is lit.
•
Press the Aux Masters, Group Bus Masters or Main Masters keys to display
those master level controls on the Soft Knobs.
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Chapter 7: Center Section
PUSH
Talkback Mic
Oscillator
Monitors
On
Setup
RWG
Solo
Control Room
Dim
Setup
Cut
Main
Spkrs
Level
Alt 1
Spkrs
Clear
Solo
Alt 2
Spkrs
RWG
Setup
Setup
Dyn
Comp
Exp / Gate
Attack
Release
Depth
Threshold
Ratio
Gain
Dyn
Select
Soft
Knobs
In
Dyn In
EQ
Soft Knobs
All
Aux
Masters
Aux
Sends
Clear
Group Bus
Masters
*
Copy
Mix
Masters
Function
Select
Chan
Select
Setup
Chan
Select
Chan
Select
Chan
Select
Chan
Select
Chan
Select
Chan
Select
Lo Mid Q
Hi Mid Q
Low Freq
Lo Mid Freq
Hi Mid Freq
High Q
Solo
Solo
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Solo
Solo
On
On
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Select
Select
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Select
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Select
M S L
Select
Select
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Select
Select
M S L
Select
Select
M S L
Select
Setup
Talk To
All
Custom
Talk To
Mon A
Talk To
Mon B
Band
In
M S L
Select
High Freq
Talkback / Slate
Solo
M S L
Select
Chan
Select
Solo
Select
Custom
AA
Shelf
Low Q
To
Faders
Link
Workstation
Shelf
Snapshots Knobsets
Layouts
Band Lo Mid Gain
In
Low Gain
Band
In
Insert
Custom
Pan
Filters
Band
In
Hi Mid Gain
EQ
In
In
Setup
EQ
Select
LPF HPF BPF NCH
Type
High Gain
Soft
Knobs
LPF HPF BPF NCH
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Filters
Select
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Figure 7-1 CM404 Master Module
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Filter 2
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Input B
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EE
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LTM
Front Pan
Balance
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Soft
Select Knobs
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7.1
Center Section
Super Channel
The Super Channel provides a way to view and edit the most important functions of a
channel. Select the Super Channel Main Menu button on the Touchscreen to display
the settings of the channel currently assigned to the Super Channel. Any channel, control group, or Multi Format Master can be assigned to the Super Channel.
Dyn
Comp
Exp / Gate
Attack
Release
Depth
Dyn
Select
Soft
Knobs
Dyn In
In
Threshold
Ratio
Gain
EQ
Shelf
Band
In
Shelf
Low Q
Lo Mid Q
Hi Mid Q
Low Freq
Lo Mid Freq
Hi Mid Freq
Low Gain
Band Lo Mid Gain
In
Band
In
Insert
Pan
Filters
High Freq
Band
In
Hi Mid Gain
EQ
In
In
EQ
Select
LPF HPF BPF NCH
Type
High Q
High Gain
Soft
Knobs
LPF HPF BPF NCH
Type
Filters
Select
Soft
Knobs
In
In
Surround
In
Filter 1
In
Filter 2
LTM
Input A
Input B
Input
RTM
In
Front Pan
Balance
A On
Hi Z
B On
48 V
Pan
Soft
Select Knobs
Selected
Channel
Input
Select
HPF
Mic Gain
Trim
Soft
Knobs
Setup
Figure 7-2 CM404 Super Channel Controls
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7.1.1
Center Section
Assign a Channel to the Super Channel
Assign a channel to the Super Channel by any of the following methods:
•
Press the Wave key on the channel strip.
•
Enter the channel number on the numeric keypad on the center section. See
Keypad on page 143.
•
Press the arrow keys (2 in Figure 7-3) in the Selected Channel area of the Super
Channel on the console surface to select a channel.
•
Press the Setup button (3) in the Selected Channel area of the Super Channel
on the console surface. See page 77.
The selected channel display (1 in Figure 7-3) includes the channel number and eightcharacter name of the channel currently selected for the Super Channel. The left and
right arrow keys (2) select the previous or next channels in numeric order.
Filters
Pan
LPF HPF BPF NCH
Type
LPF HPF BPF NCH
Type
Filters
Select
5
7
6
Soft
Knobs
11
In
In
Surround
In
In
Filter 1
Filter 2
4
LTM
8
9
RTM
Input A
Input B
Input 13
A On
Hi Z
Input
Select
HPF
11
In
12
Front Pan
Balance
B On
14
48 V
Soft
Knobs
Mic Gain
Trim
Pan 10 Soft
Select Knobs
Selected
Channel
16
15
1
Setup
2
3
Figure 7-3 Super Channel: Selected Channel, Pan, Filters, and Input
The Setup button (3) displays the Channel Selector popup on the Touchscreen.
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7.1.2
Center Section
Input Section
The A On and B On buttons (12) select A, B, or A + B. They intercancel except that
they can be pressed together to turn them both on.
The Input Edit key (13) selects the A or B input for editing using the input controls (14
and 15). The Input A and Input B displays show which input is selected.
The Hi Z, 48 V, ∅ (phase), and HPF keys (14) toggle those functions on/off for the
selected input.
The key below the knob (15) sets the selected input to control either Mic Gain or Trim
on the knob. The Mic Gain or Trim legend lights to show which is selected. If the channel has a mic preamp attached, the setting defaults to Mic Gain, otherwise it defaults
to Trim.
The Input Select key (16) selects the entire input section for a Clear function. The Soft
Knobs (16) key maps all input functions (including functions not shown on the Super
Channel) onto the Soft Knobs.
7.1.3
Pan
This section controls front and surround pan for the selected channel. Front pan is used
for balance if the Super Channel contains a stereo channel. In this case, the Balance legend under the knob is lit, otherwise the Front Pan legend is lit (8 in Figure 7-3). Surround is used if the Super Channel has surround channels.
LTM (Left to Mono) operates on a stereo channel only. Press the LTM key (9) to place
the left channel, reduced in level 3 db, on both the left and right channels. RTM (Right
to Mono) operates on a stereo channel only. Press the RTM key (9) to place the right
channel, reduced in level 3 db, on both the left and right channels. If both the RTM and
LTM buttons are pressed, the left and right channels, each reduced 3 db, are summed
and sent to both the left and right channels. The Balance knob then varies the mix between 100% left to 100% right. The LTM and RTM keys illuminate when active.
The Soft Knobs key (10) maps all pan parameters, including those not displayed in the
Super Channel, onto the Soft Knobs. The Pan Select key (10) selects the entire pan section for the Clear function. The In key to the left of the knob (11) switches that particular
pan control in/out.
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7.1.4
Center Section
Filters
The filters section controls two filters for the selected channel. The In key (6) switches
the entire filters section in/out. The In key to the left of the knob (7) switches that individual filter in/out. The Filter 1 and Filter 2 knobs control the frequency of filter 1 and
2, respectively. The Type key toggles through the filter types: LPF (low-pass), HPF
(high-pass), BPF (band-pass), NCH (notch). The Soft Knobs key (4 in Figure 7-3)
maps all filter parameters onto the Soft Knobs. The Filters Select key (5) selects the
entire filter section for a Clear function.
7.1.5
Insert
Each channel has an insert point with a send and return that can be patched in the Patch
View. Press the In key (1 in Figure 7-4) to toggle the insert on/off for the selected channel.
EQ
4
Shelf
4
Low Q
Lo Mid Q
Hi Mid Q
Low Freq
Lo Mid Freq
Hi Mid Freq
Low Gain
Band Lo Mid Gain
In
Shelf
High Q
High Freq
5
Band
In
Insert
Band
In
Hi Mid Gain
Band
In
High Gain
3
1
In
2
EQ
In
EQ
Select
Soft
Knobs
Figure 7-4 Super Channel: EQ, Insert
7.1.6
EQ
This section controls the four-band EQ for the selected channel. The EQ In key (2) toggles the entire EQ section in/out. The Band In key (5) toggles each of the four EQ bands
in/out. Each band has knobs to control gain, frequency, and Q. The Soft Knobs key (3)
maps all EQ parameters onto the Soft Knobs. The EQ Select key (3) selects the entire
EQ section for a Clear function. The Shelf key (4) toggles the Low Q and/or High Q
band to a shelf rather than a bell filter.
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7.1.7
Center Section
Dynamics
This area provides control over the most commonly used dynamics parameters for the
selected channel.
Dyn
Comp
Exp / Gate
5
4
Attack
Release
Depth
Dyn
Select
Soft
Knobs
Dyn In
In
1
2
Threshold
Ratio
Gain
3
Figure 7-5 Super Channel: Dynamics
The Dyn In key (1) toggles the entire Dynamics section in/out. The Dyn Edit key (5)
toggles the knobs and In key (2) between controlling the compressor or expander/gate.
The In key (2) toggles either the compressor or expander/gate (whichever is selected)
in/out. The knobs control Attack, Release, Depth, Threshold, Ratio, and Gain (used
only when compressor is selected).
The Soft Knobs key (3) maps all dynamics parameters (including those not shown on
the Super Channel) onto the Soft Knobs. The Dyn Select (4) key selects the entire Dynamics section for a Clear function.
7.1.8
Fader
Although there is no dedicated hardware fader to control the channel selected for the
Super Channel, any CM404 center section strip can be assigned to control the Super
Channel. Use the Touchscreen to configure a strip to follow the Super Channel (see
page 72). This assigns the channel selected for the Super Channel to that strip.
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7.2
Center Section
Monitors and Control Room
The Max Air monitor system accommodates multi format outputs up to 7.1 channels.
There are seven monitor outputs (Figure 7-6):
•
The Main Control Room and Mon A (7.1 max)
•
Alt 1 (5.1 max)
•
Alt 2, Mon B, C, and D (stereo)
Mon A, B, C, and D are used for studio speaker/Cue feeds.
Externals Main Sections Aux Snds
Out
Main
8 Out (max 7.1)
Rtn
Alt 1
6 Out (Max 5.1)
CR
Monitors
8 Out (max 7.1)
Alt 2
Stereo
Mon A
8 Out (max 7.1)
Mon B
Stereo
Mon C
Stereo
Mon D
Stereo
Monitor Selector
Figure 7-6 Monitoring Matrix
Source selection for the monitor output can either intercancel (allows only one source
to a monitor output), or sum (allows multiple sources).
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7.2.1
Center Section
Monitors
Monitors
1
2
RWG
Control Room
Dim
Main
Spkrs
6
Cut
Setup
3
5
Alt 1
Spkrs
7
Alt 2
Spkrs
RWG
Setup
4
Figure 7-7 CM404 Monitor Controls
Mon A–D each has a level control and LCD display (2 in Figure 7-7) that shows the
source. The knobs (2) are level controls. Use the S and T page keys (1) to control
Monitors A and B or Monitors C and D. Pressing the knob toggles the monitor on/off.
Monitors Setup
Figure 7-8 Monitors Setup Popup
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Center Section
The sources for Mon A–D outputs are selected using the Touchscreen. Press the Setup
key in the Monitors section (3 in Figure 7-7 shows the setup key) to display the source
selection popup (Figure 7-8).
Use the different sections in the popup to select the type of source: external (CD, VTR,
etc.), Aux busses, or Main sections. The active source key lights and the name appears
in the LCD display for that monitor output.
The Intercancel key is active by default, which means that selecting a new source
automatically cancels the previous one. When the Sum key is lit, multiple sources can be
selected simultaneously and he + symbol appears to the left of the first source selected
in the LCD display. After selecting multiple sources, pressing the Intercancel key
does not deselect theses sources until a new source is explicitly selected.
Activate the Follow CR key so the Mon A–D outputs follow the source selected for the
Control Room monitors (see Control Room on page 129).
Each main section also has a return that allows bus/tape monitoring. The returns can be
patched from the record machine’s outputs using the Patch View (see Main Bus Send/
Return on page 65). It is not possible to select a Main section and its return at the same
time; they intercancel even in Summing mode.
Aux busses appear in the popup as mono or stereo pairs.
The Enable Insert button allows insertion of a Surround Matrix, equalizer, or compressor
across the monitors.
7.2.2
Control Room
Control Room Level
The Control Room speakers (Main, Alt1, Alt2) have a dedicated level knob (7 in Figure
7-7) and output level LCD display. The knob LEDs also indicate the current level.
Dim and Cut
The Dim key reduces the control room monitor level by 20 dB or by a user-specified
amount.
The Control Room Monitors may be switched off/on by pressing the output level
knob’s center key or the Cut key.
Control Room Speakers
There are three speaker outputs within the Control Room Monitors: Main (7.1), Alt1
(5.1) and Alt2 (stereo). The Main, Alt1, and Alt2 keys are used to select these speakers;
these keys are after the control room level, dim, and cut functions which affect all three
speaker sets.
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Center Section
Control Room Setup
Press the Setup key (4 in Figure 7-7) to display the Control Room Setup popup (below).
Setting up the Control Room source is similar to setting up the Monitors source. Select
a source by touching a button and see page 128 for more information.
Figure 7-9 Control Room Setup: CR Source
Figure 7-10 Control Room Setup: CR Output
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Folddown Format
The Main control room outputs may be folded down from their original format to one
with fewer outputs using the keys on the left of the Control Room Output popup (see
Figure 7-10).
Cut Individual Control Room Speakers
The Control Room speakers can be individually switched on and off. The Left, Center,
Right, Surround Left, Surround Right, Boom, X and Y buttons in the Control Room
Output popup are lit when on.
Phase Reversal for Left and Right Control Room Speakers
The phase of the left Control Room speaker (Main, Alt1, Alt2) can be reversed by
touching the Reverse Phase of Left Speaker button in Figure 7-10. The button lights
to show the left speaker’s phase is reversed with respect to the right.
Dim Level
The Dim level can be set in the Control Room Setup popup by moving the fader to adjust the level (Figure 7-10). This is the reduction in level (dB) that occurs when the Dim
key is active.
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7.3
Center Section
Talkback/Slate
Max Air’s talkback/slate system includes:
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Two talkback microphone inputs
The surface has an XLR connector for mounting a goose-neck mic and an internal mic. Each input has 111 dB gain, phantom power, and compressor. Talkback can be routed to Mon A–D, the aux busses and the Main sections via the
Slate function. Talkback mic 2 shares the same routing as Talkback mic 1 when
it is turned on. Talkback can be remotely triggered using the Event system (see
Chapter 10: Event System).
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Four listenback mic inputs
Each input has a level control, automatic gain control, and phantom power.
Each input can be routed to the monitors. The Listenback mics are routed directly within the Monitor Interface (MC524) so they do not appear in the Patch
View.
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Slate facilities
The Slate function combines Talkback mic 1 and Talkback mic 2 with the userselectable frequency (see Oscillator on page 135) to identify takes.
Talkback / Slate
Talk To
All
Custom
Talk To
Mon A
Talk To
Mon B
Setup
Figure 7-11 CM404 Talkback/Slate
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Talk To All: Routes the talkback mics to Mons A–D.
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Talk To Mon A: Routes the talkback mics to Mon A only.
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Talk To Mon B: Routes the talkback mics to Mon B only.
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Custom: Use with the Event system to control talkback or other functions (see
Chapter 10: Event System).
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Setup: Press to display the Talkback/Slate Setup popup (Figure 7-12 shows the
Talkback section). The popup has three tabs that divide it into three sections:
Talkback, Listenback, and Slate.
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7.3.1
Center Section
Talkback
Touch the Talkback tab to display the Talkback section.
1
2
3
4
Figure 7-12 Talkback/Slate Setup Popup
Monitors
Talkback Mic 1 and Talkback Mic 2 can be routed to Mon A–D by touching the buttons
at the top of the Talkback Setup popup (1 in Figure 7-12). These buttons are momentary
unless the Talkback Button Latch button (4) is lit, in which case they can be toggled
on/off each time they are touched. The Talkback Button Latch button also latches the
four Talkback/Slate keys on the surface (Figure 7-11). More than one monitor can be
active by pressing multiple buttons and all can be active by pressing the Talk to All button.
When a talkback button is pressed, the monitors receiving talkback and the main control
room speaker are dimmed by the level set for the Dim key (see Dim and Cut on page
129).
Set Talkback Mic 1 and Talkback Mic 2 levels using the faders (2). Talkback Mic 1 and
Mic 2 can be turned on/off by toggling their On buttons.
Aux Busses
The same rules apply to the aux busses as monitors. Select the aux busses (single or
pairs) to route the talkback signals (3). They latch or are momentary based on the Talkback Button Latch button.
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Center Section
Listenback
Touch the Listenback tab to display the Listenback section.
1
2
4
3
Figure 7-13 Listenback Setup Popup
The listen mics can feed any combination of the control room, Main, Alt1, Alt2, or Mon
A–D speakers by activating their keys (1 in Figure 7-13). Activate the Follow CR button to route the listen mics to the active control room speaker. These keys are momentary unless Listenback Button Latch button (4) is lit, in which case they can be toggled
on/off each time they are touched.
Activate Dim Control Room when Listenback is on (4) to dim the control room
speaker by the level set for the Dim key when the listen mics are on (see Dim and Cut
on page 129).
Turn each listen mic on/off by touching their On keys above the faders (2). Turn all listen
mics on by activating the All Mics On button. The on/off keys are momentary unless Listenback Button Latch is active. Set the listen mic levels by moving the faders (2).
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Center Section
Slate
Touch the Slate tab to display the Slate section.
Figure 7-14 Slate Setup Popup
Set the Slate frequency by moving the Frequency fader.
Set the Slate level by moving the Level fader (111 dB of gain).
Activate the Group Busses and/or Main Busses keys to route the Slate to Group and/
or Main busses, respectively. Activate the Group & Main button to route the Slate to
group and main busses.
Since the Slate section uses the same oscillator as the Oscillator section, they cannot be
used at the same time.
7.4
Oscillator
The oscillator has three fixed frequencies at 100 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz and a user-selectable
frequency. The oscillator can also generate pink or white noise and can be routed to the
group, aux, or main busses, or to all busses simultaneously. The oscillator can also be
routed to any channel or other destination using the Patch View (Patch on page 52).
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Oscillator
On
Setup
Figure 7-15 CM404 Oscillator
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On: Toggles the oscillator on/off.
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Setup: Displays the Oscillator Setup popup.
1
4
3
2
Figure 7-16 Oscillator Setup Popup
Set the Oscillator destination by touching the Group Busses, Main Busses, Aux Busses, or All Busses keys (4).
Turn the oscillator on by activating the Osc On button (1). Select the oscillator type by
touching the Sine Wave, White Noise, or Pink Noise keys (2). These keys intercancel
so only one type can be selected at a time.
Select the oscillator frequency by touching the 100 Hz, 1 kHz, or 10 kHz keys to the
right of the faders (3). In addition, there is a Variable frequency button above the
10 kHz button. Activate this button and use the Frequency fader to set the frequency
(20 Hz to 21 kHz). All of the frequency keys intercancel.
Set the oscillator level by moving the Level fader (111 dB of gain).
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7.5
Center Section
Solo
Max Air has an extensive solo system that is accessed from the Solo area in the center section.
Solo
Level
Clear
Solo
Setup
Figure 7-17 CM404 Solo Controls
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The Level knob controls the solo level (AFL and PFL modes) sent to the speakers or the Solo Bus output in Patch View. Press the knob to clear all solos.
•
The Clear Solo button clears the solo on all channels just like pressing the Level knob. It blinks red when any channel is soloed.
•
Press the Setup key in the solo section to display the Solo Setup popup
(Figure 7-18).
1
2
3
5
4
6
Figure 7-18 Solo Setup Popup
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7.5.1
Center Section
Solo Mode
The three solo modes can be selected by pressing their respective keys (1 in Figure 718) in the Solo Setup popup. Selecting one mode deselects the last mode.
AFL (After-Fader Listen): Signal is post-fader and pan (stereo)
PFL (Pre-Fader Listen): Signal is pre-fader in mono
Solo-In-Place: Allows solo channels through to the main busses. Mutes all channels not
soloed but not channels designated Solo-Safe (page 139). Solo-In-Place allows monitoring soloed channels with panning and effects if the effects returns have been designated
Solo-Safe. Because this is a destructive solo mode, we do not recommend Solo-InPlace for live broadcast or for recording.
7.5.2
Solo Level
The Solo Level fader (3) controls the solo level (AFL and PFL modes) sent to the
speakers or the Solo Output in the Patch View. This controls the same level as the Level
knob in Solo area of the center section (Figure 7-17).
7.5.3
Clear Solo
Touch the Clear All Solos (5) button in the Solo Setup popup to clear all solos on all
channels. This can also be done by pressing the Level knob or the Clear Solo key in
the Solo area in the center section (Figure 7-17).
7.5.4
Solo Switch Mode
There are three options available (2) in the Solo Setup popup that control the Solo key
on a strip:
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Intercancel: Pressing each new Solo key clears the last solo channel and activates the new one.
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Momentary: The Solo key must be held down but multiple channels can be active at a time.
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Sum: Multiple channels can be soloed by pressing additional Solo keys; they
must be explicitly cleared.
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7.5.5
Center Section
Speaker Selection
The AFL and PFL solo signals can be routed to the following speakers by activating
their respective keys (4 in Figure 7-18) in the Solo Setup popup:
7.5.6
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None: The solo signal is not sent to a speaker but the solo bus can be routed to
other destinations using the Patch View.
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Alt 1: The solo signal is sent to the Alt1 speaker.
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Alt 2: The solo signal is sent to the Alt2 speaker.
•
Control Room: The solo signal follows the active control room speaker selection (Main, Alt1, or Alt2).
Solo Speaker Dim
In AFL and PFL modes, the speakers not fed by the solo signal can be dimmed. Touch
the Dim Control Room when Alt1 or Alt2 is selected button (5 in Figure 7-18) in the
Solo Setup popup.
7.5.7
Solo-Safe
Figure 7-19 Solo Safe Popup
Solo-Safe is used with the Solo-In-Place mode and has no effect in AFL or PFL modes.
Solo-In-Place mode effectively mutes all channels except the soloed channel. Designating a channel Solo-Safe allows it through to the Main busses even when another signal
is soloed. Solo signals can be heard with effects if the effects returns are designated
Solo-Safe.
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1.
Touch the Solo Safe button (6 in Figure 7-18) in the Solo Setup popup.
2.
Select the channels or strips from the Solo-Safe popup (Figure 7-19) to be made
Solo-Safe.
The channel’s Solo key lights dimly when in Solo-safe mode.
3.
7.5.8
Press Close to exit the popup.
Backstop PFL
The Max Air faders have a backstop PFL switch past the bottom of their travel. Select
Enable Backstop PFL (5 in Figure 7-18) to enable this feature. Pull a fader past the
bottom of its travel to route the signal’s PFL level to the solo bus. Releasing the fader
cancels that fader’s routing to the solo bus. Backstop PFL does not affect normal solo operations and can be used on group and master faders to PFL a group of channels. Deactivating Enable Backstop PFL cancels the mode.
7.6
Soft Knobs
A variety of different channel and bus master functions can be assigned to the Soft
Knobs. They are most commonly used to control the Aux busses of the channel assigned to the Super Channel.
Soft Knobs
Aux
Masters
Aux
Sends
Group Bus
Masters
*
Main
Masters
To
Faders
Function
Select
Setup
Figure 7-20 CM404 Soft Knobs
The two keys to the left of each knob are used identically to the keys next to the knobs
in the channel strip.
The S and T page keys are provided to accommodate more than 16 parameters for a
function. These keys scroll through a full page of 16 knobs at a time. Press the T key
to scroll to the next page and the S key to scroll to the previous page.
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•
Press the Aux Sends key to display the selected Super Channel’s aux sends on
the Soft Knobs.
•
Press the Aux Masters key to display the aux bus master level controls on the
Soft Knobs.
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Press the Group Bus Masters key to display the group bus master level controls on the Soft Knobs.
•
Press the Main Masters key to display the Main section master level controls
on the Soft Knobs.
•
Press a Soft Knobs key in the Dynamics, EQ, Filters, Pan, or Input sections of
the Super Channel to assign all of those parameters to the Soft Knobs.
•
The * and the To Fader keys are currently unused.
When a Soft Knobs assignment key is pressed, it remains lit until a new assignment replaces it. There is always a lit key on the surface to indicate the function assigned to the
Soft Knobs.
If Aux Masters, Group Bus Masters, or Main Masters are displayed on the Soft Knobs,
pressing both S and T keys simultaneously displays the Bus Insert controls (see page
120).
Press the Setup key to display the Soft Knobs Setup popup.
7.6.1
Soft Knob Setup Popup
This popup provides an alternate method to assign function to the Soft Knobs. Press a
button to assign that function to the Soft Knobs.
Figure 7-21 Soft Knobs Setup Popup
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7.7
Center Section
Center Section Faders
Chan
Select
Chan
Select
Solo
On
Select
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On
Select
M S L
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Chan
Select
Solo
On
Select
M S L
Select
Chan
Select
Solo
On
Select
M S L
Select
Chan
Select
Solo
On
Select
M S L
Select
Chan
Select
Solo
On
Select
M S L
Select
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Select
Solo
On
Select
M S L
Select
Chan
Select
Solo
On
Select
M S L
Select
12
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M S L
Select
12
48V
Lock ST
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6
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6
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6
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Figure 7-22 CM404 Center Section Faders
The center section faders are similar to faders and displays in the channel strip section
except there is no Swap key and only one eight-character display per fader (see Chapter
5: Channels and Strips). Any channel, control group master, or Multi Format Master
can be assigned to the faders. Any fader can be assigned to control the selected Super
Channel (page 88).
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7.8
Center Section
Keypad
The keypad is used to recall Layouts, Snapshots, custom (*) channel strip Knobset pages, trigger Custom events, or recall channels to the Super Channel.
Layouts
Snapshots Knobsets
7
8
9
4
5
6
1
2
3
Clear
0
Enter
One Shot
Custom
Setup
Figure 7-23 CM404 Keypad
Press the Layouts, Snapshots, Knobsets, or Custom keys to recall those respective
functions. That key remains active (lit) until another key is pressed or that key is pressed
again. If none of the four keys are lit, then the keypad assigns a channel to the Super
Channel.
If the One Shot key is off, the keypad acts as a normal numeric keypad. Press the desired number and then press the Enter key. Press Clear to cancel all entered numbers.
The numbers display in the lower-right Keypad area of the Touchscreen.
If One Shot is on, the 1–9 keys immediately recall without pressing Enter. The Keypad area of the Touchscreen shows the first nine layouts, snapshots, custom knobset
pages, or Custom key names.
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Figure 7-24 Keypad Directory Popup
Press the Setup key to view the Keypad Directory popup with Layouts, Snapshots, Knobsets, and Custom Keys. This provides an alternate method to recall these functions.
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7.9
Center Section
Global Functions
All
Clear
Copy
Link
Workstation
Setup
Figure 7-25 Global Function Keys
All Key
Press the All key so it is lit. Now pressing any channel strip’s Swap key, Knobset Select
key (*, Ins/Inp, Dyn, EQ, Filt, Pan, Aux, Main, Group), or W X keys causes all strips
to perform that function.
For example, when All is on, hitting Swap on any single channel strip causes all strips
to swap. Hitting an EQ key assigns the EQ knobset to all strips.
Note that All only works with knobset selection. It does not apply to a bank of 8 strips
if In/Out key is pressed on those strips. It also does not work on a bank of 8 strips if
Expand is on those strips.
All stays lit and active until pressed again, at which point it toggles off.
Clear
Clear works with the function on the Super Channel or any channel strip to clear a function. Clear lights when active. Pressing a Select key of any type on either a channel
strip or the super section clears the parameter or function. The Clear key turns off after
each use; it is a one-shot key.
Copy, Link, and Workstation
Reserved for future use.
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7.10
Center Section
Custom Keys
The Max Air center section has eight Custom keys that can be programmed using the
Event system (i.e., start a cart machine, turn speakers on/off, and single-button recall of
both a Snapshot and Layout). See Chapter 10: Event System for more information.
Custom
AA
BB
CC
DD
EE
FF
GG
HH
Figure 7-26 Custom Keys
Keys A–H operate as momentary keys with two events reported: key pressed and key
released. They light when pressed down, and unlight when released.
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Chapter 8: Control Groups and
Multi Format Masters
8.1
Control Groups
Max Air supports Control Groups which allow a Group Master channel to control multiple slave channels. Control Groups are similar to traditional VCA Groups. The Group
Master channel can be assigned to a strip just like any other channel. The most common
use of a Control Group is to control similar channels from one strip. For example, a single master fader can be used to change the fader level of all announcer mics. Max Air
allows up to 48 Control Groups, each of which can control the following channel settings: Fader, On/Off, Pan, Aux, Filters, EQ, Dynamics and Input.
The relative fader level of each slave channel can be individually set and the master
channel preserves these relative fader levels as the master fader is altered. This allows
all slave channels to be smoothly faded out by bringing down the master fader.
8.1.1
Create a Control Group
From the Touchscreen, select the Channels Main Menu button, then select the Control
Groups tab to display the Control Groups View (Figure 8-1).
Figure 8-1 Control Groups View
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Select a Control Group button and touch the Name button to assign a name in the keyboard popup.
Select a Control Group button and touch the Assign button to display the Assign Channels to CG View (Figure 8-2).
Figure 8-2 Assign Channels to CG View
Select the slave channels to assign to the group. Select each channel by touching it explicitly or by dragging across a range of channels. Deselect a selected channel by touching it again. If the slave channels are assigned to a strip on the console, their S LED
lights above the fader.
You can also use the three utility buttons (Select All, Select None, Select Range) at the
bottom of the Assign Channels to CG View to select the desired channels. See page 73
in Chapter 4: Touchscreen for information on these buttons.
8.1.2
Assign Control Group Master to Strip
Control Group Master channels are assigned to strips just like any other channel (see
Assign Channels to Strips on page 87). When the Control Group Master is assigned to
a strip, the M LED lights above the fader on the console. If the slave channels are assigned to a strip on the console, their S LED lights above the fader.
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8.2
Control Groups and Multi Format Masters
Multi Format Master Channels
A Multi Format Master allows stereo, LCRS, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 channels to be built from
mono channels. The Multi Format Master channel can be assigned to a strip just like a
normal channel. There can be up to 48 Multi Format Master channels.
The most common use of Multi Format Masters is to implement stereo channels. Stereo
channels have several special features:
8.2.1
•
If the Master is assigned to a strip, the ST LED to the left of the fader lights,
making it easy to see at a glance which strips are stereo channels.
•
Stereo channels have the following additional controls: Balance, LTM (Left
to Mono), RTM (Right to Mono), Left/Right Swap. A both-to-mono function
is available by pressing both the RTM and LTM keys. For more information,
see Stereo Controls on page 95.
Create a Multi Format Master Channel
In the Touchscreen, select the Channels Main Menu button and the MF Masters tab
to display the Multi Format Masters Configuration View.
Figure 8-3 MF Masters View
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There are 48 Multi Format Masters accessed by six tabs below the channels. Touch the
Page buttons to the left of the Format Selector to display additional banks of 16 channels. Channels 97–106 on Page 7 are bonus channels. Use caution utilizing them because, although they are present in this and several other views, they are not available
in all views.
Select one or more channels in the same row (they can occur across pages) and use the
Format Selector to apply a format (see Format Selector on page 109). Touch a MF button to name it in the keyboard popup that appears.
All Multi Format channels have a pan width control activated by the upper key to the
left of the PanF knob (see Pan on page 100).
8.3
Control Groups or Multi Format Masters
This section presents general information to help decide whether to use a Control Group
or Multi Format Master for a given task.
If you need to adjust individual parameters on the slave channels, use a Control Group.
Multi Format Master channels are set up with all functions on the slave channels
switched in. Therefore, adjusting the EQ on the Multi Format Master channel affects all
the slave channels. Adjusting parameters on the Control Group Master affects the slave
channels only if that function is switched in at the slave when the Control Group was
created or subsequently. For example, adjusting EQ on a Control Group master has no
effect on the slave channel unless the slave channel’s EQ is switched in.
If a VT is playing a stereo format, use a Multi Format Master because they include dedicated stereo functions: LTM, RTM, Balance and Swap (see Stereo Controls on page
95).
If the VT is playing dual mono signals (i.e., dialog and music), use a Control Group or
just two mono channels because you may want to apply different EQ and compression
settings to each signal. Use a Control Group to control multiple mics on a similar source
(i.e., crowd or drums).
To summarize:
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True stereo source: Multi Format Master (do not adjust the slave channels)
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Dual mono: Control Group (adjust functions on the slave channels)
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Multiple similar signals: Control Group (adjust functions on the slave channels)
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8.4
Control Groups and Multi Format Masters
Spill
The Spill function temporarily assigns the slave’s channels of a Control Group or Multi
Format Master to predefined Strips. See also Spill Area on page 74.
1.
From the Main Menu, press the Channels button.
2.
Select the Spill tab.
3.
Select the strips to include in the Spill area.
4.
Press the Chan Select key of a Group or Multi Format master to spill its slaves
into the specified Spill area.
5.
To unspill the slave channels from the Spill area and restore the Strip’s previous
channels, press any master or slave Chan Select key.
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Chapter 9: Layouts and Snapshots
9.1
Layouts
Layouts are used to store a mapping of channels to strips on the console. A system with
24 strips and 96 channels cannot map all channels to the console surface at once. Since
each strip can have two channels (Main and Swap), two Layouts are required to map all
96 channels:
1.
Channels 1–24 to strips 1–24 Main
Channels 25–48 to strips 1–24 Swap
2.
Channels 49–72 to strips 1–24 Main
Channels 73–96 to strips 1–24 Swap
A group of channels sharing a common attribute that are normally required on the console at the same time (i.e., drums, vocals, or dialogue) are ideally stored in a Layout.
Select the Layouts tab to display the Layouts View (Figure 9-1), which provides the
interface to name, store, clear, and recall up to 48 channel-to-strip maps.
When no Layout is selected, all the function buttons are dim.
Figure 9-1 Layouts View
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9.1.1
Layouts and Snapshots
Store
Select a Layout button to create or modify. If it is an empty Layout (labeled only with a
number), only the Store button is illuminated while Recall, Name, and Clear are disabled.
Touch the Store button to create or modify the selected Layout in the Store Layout popup.
Figure 9-2 Store Layout Popup
Select the Main and/or Center channels to store in the Layout (Main includes both Main
and Swap). Use the Select All, Select None, and Select Range buttons (see page 73) to
assist your selection. Touch the Close button to store the Layout or Cancel to abort.
The Store button can also be used to query the contents or modify a Layout.
9.1.2
Recall
Select an existing Layout (those with names or L#) and touch the Recall button to
remap the console with that Layout.
9.1.3
Name
Touch the Name button to name the Layout in the keyboard popup (eight characters
maximum).
9.1.4
Clear
Select an existing Layout (those with names or L#) and touch the Clear button to delete
the Layout and return the name to a number.
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Layouts and Snapshots
Snapshots
A Snapshot stores the settings of selected channel functions, even if they are not currently
assigned to the console surface. These settings can then be recalled to reset the console.
For example, a Snapshot that contains Channel 3’s EQ and Dynamics will restore the
values to both functions, regardless of the current function assigned to the knobset.
Snapshots and Layouts naturally complement each other because their information,
while related, does not overlap: Layouts map channels to strips and Snapshots determine
all, or part of, their channel settings. Max Air can store a maximum of 240 Snapshots.
When no Snapshot is selected, all the function buttons are disabled.
Figure 9-3 Snapshots View
9.2.1
Store
Select a Snapshot button to create. If it is an empty Snapshot (labeled only with a number), only the Store button is illuminated while Recall, Name, and Clear are disabled.
Touch the Store button to create the selected Snapshot in the Store Snapshot popup.
From the left of the Store Snapshot popup (Figure 9-4 and Figure 9-5), select the functions to include in the Snapshot (1 in Figure 9-4). Use the Select All and Select None
buttons to assist your selection (2). Use the Select all functions on all channels button
to include the entire system (3). Select either the Strips View or Channels View buttons (discussed below).
Although a Snapshot cannot be modified, use the following technique to achieve the
same functionality:
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To modify SS 1:
1.
Recall SS 1.
2.
Adjust parameters on the desk to the desired settings.
3.
Clear SS 1.
4.
Select the same channels and functions as stored previously.
5.
Store SS 1.
Strip View
Select Strip View to view strips instead of channels (4 in Figure 9-4). Use the Main,
Swap, and Center tabs to select the desired number, level, and type of strips (5).
1
5
4
2
3
Figure 9-4 Store Snapshot: Strip View
Use the Select All, Select None, and Select Range buttons (see page 73) to assist your
selection. Touch the Close button to store the Snapshot.
Channel View
Select Channel View to view channels instead of strips (1 in Figure 9-5). Use the 1–
48, 49–96, Grp Masters, and MF Masters tabs to select the desired type of channels
(2). Channels can be selected across tabs. A partially illuminated tab (1–48 in Figure 95) indicates channels are selected there although that is not the active tab.
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2
3
1
Figure 9-5 Store Snapshot: Channel View
Use the Select All, Select None, and Select Range buttons (3) to assist your selection
(see page 73). Touch the Close button to store the Snapshot.
9.2.2
Recall
Select an existing Snapshot (those with names or SS#) and touch the Recall button to
assign the stored values to the designated strips/channels.
9.2.3
Name
Touch the Name button to name the Snapshot in the keyboard popup (eight characters
maximum).
9.2.4
Clear
Select an existing Snapshot (those with names or SS#) and touch the Clear button to
delete the Snapshot and return the name to a number.
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Layouts and Snapshots
Scene Automation
Scene Automation allows precisely timed, sequential Snapshot recall or event execution.
Presently, 240 scenes can be named and configured. The Scene List and Scene Properties
can be viewed and changed without recalling the scene.
Figure 9-6 Scenes Touchscreen
Scene List
Touch <Press to Add Scene> to creat a new scene at the end of the list.
The scene Number represents the scene’s sequential position in the Scene List.
Enter a scene Description.
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Scene Properties
Touch <Press to Add Scene> to creat a new scene or select an existing scene from the
Scene List to configure its Scene Properties:
•
Name: Touch the field and enter an 15-character name.
•
Scene ID: This unique number is automatically generated upon creation and is
not editable.
•
Glide Time: The time to smoothly transition from the current console settings
to those in the Snapshot. There is no limit to the Glide Time (0.1 s increments).
•
Snapshot #: The Snapshot number to execute for this scene.
•
Auto Follow: Toggle (yes/no) determines if the next scene in the list is executed automatically.
•
Auto Follow Time: The time after starting the current scene to execute the next
scene. There is no limit to the Auto Follow Time
Insert Scene
Inserts the Scene configured in Scene Properties after the currently selected scene in the
Scene List.
Delete Scene
Deletes the currently selected scene in the Scene List.
Next/Previous
The Next/Previous buttons navigate forward/backward through the Scene List to cue a
scene for editing or execution. They do not execute the scene.
Finish
Completes all current glides immediately. This is useful if the scene ends earlier than
expected or to quickly jump to a scene’s snapshot values for editing.
Take
Touch Take to execute a scene. This is the only button that can execute a scene. Navigate to the desired scene with the Next or Previous buttons and touch Take. When the
scene starts to execute, the next scene in the list is selected. This allows touching Take
repeatedly to run through all the scenes.
NOTE: It is not necessary to touch Take each time to automatically execute consecutive
scenes if Auto Follow is selected.
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•
Instantaneous parameters (e.g., switches) change immediately upon Snapshot
recall.
•
The current console settings are faded into the stored snapshot settings over the
specified Glide Time.
•
There are no restrictions on recalling snapshots while another snapshot is still
gliding to its final setting.
If scene 1 has fader A gliding from off to 0 dB in 10 s, and scene 2 executes 1 s
later with fader B gliding off to 0 dB in 2 s, fader B finishes 7 s before fader A.
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Chapter 10: Event System
The event system can program many Max Air features:
•
use a fader to start a cart machine or turn speakers on/off;
•
use Custom key to recall a Layout and Snapshot together;
•
turn a channel on/off in response to a camera turning on/off.
An event consists of a set of input conditions governed by a logical operator that determines the output condition. Inputs can be surface parameters (i.e., channel on, fader,
Custom keys, etc.) or external inputs via the GP132. Outputs can be Max Air parameters or external outputs via the GP132.
GP132
The GP132 (General Purpose Input/Output Relay System) is used to communicate to
devices that use tallies and relays. Although the GP132 is shipped with all systems,
many events do not require it.
The following special considerations should be noted when using the GP132:
•
MIDI cables are used to connect GP132 to Max Air. The MIDI specification
for maximum cable length is 10 m. Cables over this length may cause data loss.
•
If power fails on the GP132, none of the relays will function. After restoring
power, the GP132 resets ALL relays.
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10.1
Event System
Input Types
Table 10-1 GP Input Types, Settings, and Activation Values
Input Type
Settings
Activation Values
Control Room
Monitor A
Monitor B
Monitor C
Monitor D
Control Room
Control Room Dim
On
Off
Custom Switch
Switch A-H
Press
Release
Fader
Channel #
Level (dB)
Activation Type (Above/Below)
GP Input
Relay Input # (1-32)
Machine: GP132 One
GP132 Two
GP132 Three
GP132 Four
GP132 Five
Open
Closed
Switch Input
Transport Ctrl
Dynamics
EQ
Filters
Pan
In
Out
Channel
On/Off
Stop
Play
Rewind
Fast Forward
Press
Release
Custom Talkback
Keypad Input
1-96
Press
Scene Automation
Scene
Scene Number
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Event System
Output Types
Table 10-2 GP Output Types, Settings, and Activation Values
Output Type
Settings
Activation
Values
Control Room
Monitor A
Monitor B
Monitor C
Monitor D
Control Room
Control Room Dim
On
Off
GP Output
Relay Output # (1-32)
Pulse length (0 to latch) 0 -1000 ms
Machine: GP132 One
GP132 Two
GP132 Three
GP132 Four
GP132 Five
Open
Closed
Switch Output
Dynamics
EQ
Filters
Pan
Channel
Transport Ctrl
Stop
Play
Rewind
Fast Forward
Layout Recall
1-48
Snapshot Recall
1-240
Talkback Control
Mon A-D
All Mons
Aux Bus
Scene Automation
Take
Finish
Next
Previous
GoTo
Recall
In
Out
On/Off
On
Off
SceneNumber
SceneNumber
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10.3
Event System
Logical Operators
The logical operators process input event conditions to determine if the output event is
executed.
Table 10-3 Logical Operators Used for GPI/O Event Processing
Logical
Operator
Required Input Conditions for
Output Event Execution
Truth Tables
1 AND 1 = 1
1 AND 0 = 0
0 AND 0 = 0
AND
All input events must be true
OR
Any input event true
XOR
Any input event true, but not all true
1 OR 1 = 1
1 OR 0 = 1
0 OR 0 = 0
1 XOR 1 = 0
1 XOR 0 = 1
0 XOR 0 = 0
NOTE: All logical operators are transitive: 1 AND 0 = 0 AND 1
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10.4
Event System
Event Configuration Display
Access the Events View by selecting the Events Main Menu button. The Events View
has three sections: Inputs (1 in Figure 10-1), Event List (2), and Outputs (3).
1
3
2
5
4
Figure 10-1 Event View
10.5
Event List
An event is composed of an input description and type, a logical operator, and an
output description and type. Add an event to the list by touching the <Press to Add
Event> field at the bottom of the Description column. Name the event in the keyboard popup. Select the logical operator from the Logic popup that appears (AND, OR,
XOR).
CAUTION: Be aware that events can form a logic feedback loop.
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10.6
Event System
Input
The input area has two sections: the top contains a list of inputs for all events in the
Event List (1 in Figure 10-1), the lower shows the properties of the selected input (5).
Create a new input by touching the <Press to Add Input> field at the bottom of the list.
The Add Input Event popup opens to select the input type.
Figure 10-2 Add Input Event Popup
Select the Input Type button and touch Close. Touch the Edit Name button (4 in Figure
10-1) and enter a description in the keyboard popup; be sure to identify the event it pertains to.
The properties area (5 in Figure 10-1) displays the settings for the selected input type
(see Table 10-1 and Table 10-2 for settings for each input/output type). Modify the settings by touching it and selecting a setting from the popup.
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Event System
Output
The output area has two sections. The top contains a list of output actions for all events
in the Event List. These actions occur only if the input conditions for the selected event
combined with their logical operator yield True. The lower area shows the properties of
the selected output. Set the outputs using the same methods as the inputs.
Figure 10-3 Add Output Event Popup
10.8
Deleting Events
Delete an event by selecting the event, input, or output and pressing the Delete Selection button at the bottom-center of the Events screen.
10.9
GPI Examples
If an event consists of just one input, AND and OR deliver the same result and may be
used interchangeably.
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10.9.1
Event System
Move a Fader to Turn Off the Floor Monitors
This example demonstrates how to turn off the floor monitors by moving any one of
several faders above a selected level.
1.
Touch the Events Main Menu button to display the Events View.
2.
In the Event List area, touch the <Press to Add Event> field. Type something
descriptive in the keyboard popup.
3.
Touch the Logic field to the left of the description and select OR as the logical
operator from the Logical Operator Popup.
4.
In the Inputs area, touch the <Press to Add Input> field and select Fader
from the Add Input Event Popup (see Figure 10-2).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
5.
Touch the numerical field next to Channel and type 1 in the keyboard popup.
6.
Touch the numerical field next to Activation level and type -50 in the keyboard
popup.
7.
Touch the field next to Activation Type and select Above from the Activation
Type Popup.
8.
Repeat steps 4–7 for any additional channel faders and set the Channel in step
5 to the new channel number. The Event View should now look similar to Figure 10-4 (outputs not configured yet so not shown).
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Figure 10-4 Monitor Off: Inputs Set
9.
In the Outputs area, touch the <Press to Add Output> field and select Control Room from the Add Output Event Popup (see Figure 10-3.
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
10. Touch the value to the right of Action and select Monitor A from the Action
Popup.
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Figure 10-5 Action Popup
11. Touch the value next to Active State and select Off from the Active State Popup.
The Outputs should now appear as in Figure 10-6.
Figure 10-6 Monitor Off: Outputs Set
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10.9.2
Event System
Move a Fader to Turn On the Floor Monitors
This example demonstrates how to turn on the floor monitors by moving any one of
several faders below a selected level.
1.
Touch the Events Main Menu button to display the Events View.
2.
In the Event List area, touch the <Press to Add Event> field. Type something
descriptive in the keyboard popup.
3.
Touch the Logic field to the left of the description and select OR as the logical
operator from the Logical Operator Popup.
4.
In the Inputs area, touch the <Press to Add Input> field and select Fader
from the Add Input Event Popup (see Figure 10-2).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
5.
Touch the field next to Channel and type 1 in the keyboard popup.
6.
Touch the field next to Activation level and type -50 in the keyboard popup.
7.
Touch the field next to Activation Type and select Below from the Activation
Type Popup.
8.
Repeat steps 4–7 for any additional channel faders and set the Channel in step
5 to the new channel number. The Event View should now look similar to Figure 10-7 (outputs not configured yet so not shown).
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Figure 10-7 Monitor On: Inputs Set
9.
In the Outputs area, touch the <Press to Add Output> field and select Control Room from the Add Output Event Popup (see Figure 10-3).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
10. Touch the field to the right of Action and select Monitor A from the Action
Popup (Figure 10-5).
11. Touch the field next to Active State and select On from the Active State Popup.
The Outputs area should now appear as in Figure 10-8.
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Figure 10-8 Monitor On: Outputs
10.9.3
Move a Fader to Start a Cart Machine
This example demonstrates how to start a Cart machine by moving a fader above a
selected level.
1.
Touch the Events Main Menu button to display the Events View.
2.
In the Event List area, touch the <Press to Add Event> field. Type something
descriptive in the keyboard popup.
3.
Touch the Logic field to the left of the description and select AND as the logical operator from the Logical Operator Popup.
4.
In the Inputs area, touch the <Press to Add Input> field and select Fader
from the Add Input Event Popup (see Figure 10-2).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
5.
Touch the field next to Channel and type 2 in the keyboard popup.
6.
Touch the field next to Activation level and type -50 in the keyboard popup.
7.
Touch the field next to Activation Type and select Above from the Activation
Type Popup.
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8.
Event System
In the Outputs area, touch the <Press to Add Output> field and select GPO
from the Add Output Event Popup (see Figure 10-3)
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
9.
Touch the field next to Output Number and type 1 in the keyboard popup.
10. Touch the field next to Active State and select Closed from the Active State
Popup.
11. Touch the field next to Pulse Length and type 10 in the keyboard popup.
12. Touch the field next to Machine and select GP132 One from the Machine Popup
(Figure 10-9).
The Events View should now look similar to Figure 10-10.
Figure 10-9 Machine Popup
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Figure 10-10 Start Cart: Inputs and Outputs Set
10.9.4
Move a Fader to Stop a Cart Machine
This example demonstrates how to stop a Cart machine by moving a fader below a selected level.
1.
Touch the Events Main Menu button to display the Events View.
2.
In the Event List area, touch the <Press to Add Event> field. Type something
descriptive in the keyboard popup.
3.
Touch the Logic field to the left of the description and select AND as the logical operator from the Logical Operator Popup.
4.
In the Inputs area, touch the <Press to Add Input> field and select Fader
from the Add Input Event Popup (see Figure 10-2).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
5.
Touch the field next to Channel and type 2 in the keyboard popup.
6.
Touch the field next to Activation level and type -50 in the keyboard popup.
7.
Touch the field next to Activation Type and select Below from the Activation
Type Popup.
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8.
Event System
In the Outputs area, touch the <Press to Add Output> field and select GPO
from the Add Output Event Popup (see Figure 10-3)
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
9.
Touch the field next to Output Number and type 2 in the keyboard popup.
10. Touch the field next to Active State and select Closed from the Active State
Popup.
11. Touch the field next to Pulse Length and type 10 in the keyboard popup.
12. Touch the field next to Machine and select GP132 One from the Machine Popup
(Figure 10-9).
The Events View should now look similar to Figure 10-11.
Figure 10-11 Stop Cart: Inputs and Outputs Set
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10.9.5
Event System
Video Switcher Turns a Specific Camera and Channel On
1.
Touch the Events Main Menu button to display the Events View.
2.
In the Event List area, touch the <Press to Add Event> field. Type something
descriptive in the keyboard popup.
3.
Touch the Logic field to the left of the description and select AND as the logical operator from the Logical Operator Popup.
4.
In the Inputs area, touch the <Press to Add Input> field and select GPI from
the Add Input Event Popup (see Figure 10-2).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
5.
In the Inputs area, touch the field next to Input Number and type 1 in the keyboard popup.
6.
Touch the field next to Active State and select On from the Active State Popup.
7.
Touch the field next to Machine and select GP132 One from the Machine Popup
(Figure 10-9).
8.
In the Outputs area, touch the <Press to Add Output> field and select
Switch Output from the Add Output Event Popup (see Figure 10-3).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
9.
Touch the field next to Channel and type 3 in the keyboard popup.
10. Touch the field next to Switch Function and select Channel from the Switch
Function Popup.
11. Touch the field next to Active State and select On from the Active State Popup.
The Events View should now look similar to Figure 10-12.
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Figure 10-12 Camera/Channel On: Inputs and Outputs Set
10.9.6
Video Switcher Turns a Specific Camera and Channel Off
1.
Touch the Events Main Menu button to display the Events View.
2.
In the Event List area, touch the <Press to Add Event> field. Type something
descriptive in the keyboard popup.
3.
Touch the Logic field to the left of the description and select AND as the logical operator from the Logical Operator Popup.
4.
In the Input area, touch the <Press to Add Input> field and select GPI from
the Add Input Event Popup (see Figure 10-2).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
5.
In the lower part of the Inputs area, touch the field next to Input Number and
type 1 in the keyboard popup.
6.
Touch the field next to Active State and select Off from the Active State Popup.
7.
Touch the field next to Machine and select GP132 One from the Machine Popup
(Figure 10-9).
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8.
Event System
In the Outputs area, touch the <Press to Add Output> field and select
Switch Output from the Add Output Event Popup (see Figure 10-3).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
9.
Touch the field next to Channel and type 3 in the keyboard popup.
10. Touch the field next to Switch Function and select Channel from the Switch
Function Popup.
11. Touch the field next to Active State and select Off from the Active State Popup.
The Events View should now look similar to Figure 10-13.
Figure 10-13 Camera/Channel Off: Inputs and Outputs Set
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Event System
Audio Follow Video
In this example, there are four cameras each with a microphone configured with a video
switcher, GP 132, and Max Air console (Figure 10-14).
Camera Inputs
12 3 4
Tally Inputs 1 - 4 to GP 132
12 3 4
Figure 10-14 Audio Follow Video Configuration
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The goal is to enable the following functionality:
•
When the video switcher takes camera 1, channel 1’s audio is on while channels
2–4 are muted.
•
When the video switcher takes camera 2, channel 2’s audio is on while channels
1, 3, and 4 are muted.
•
When the video switcher takes camera 3, channel 3’s audio is on while channels
1, 2, and 4 are muted.
•
When the video switcher takes camera 4, channel 4’s audio is on while channels
1–3 are muted.
The following procedure explains how to turn channel 1 on and mute the other channels
when the video switcher takes camera 1.
1.
Choose a tally input to use on the GP 132.
For example, tally input 1 uses pins 1 and 14 on connector RT1 of the GP 132.
1.
Touch the Events Main Menu button to display the Events View.
2.
In the Event List area, touch the <Press to Add Event> field. Type something
descriptive in the keyboard popup.
3.
Touch the Logic field to the left of the description and select OR as the logical
operator from the Logical Operator Popup.
4.
In the Input area, touch the <Press to Add Input> field and select GPI from
the Add Input Event Popup (see Figure 10-2).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
5.
In the Inputs area, touch the field next to Input Number and type 1 in the keyboard popup.
6.
Touch the field next to Active State and select On from the Active State Popup.
7.
Touch the field next to Machine and select GP132 One from the Machine Popup
(Figure 10-9).
8.
In the Outputs area, touch the <Press to Add Output> field and select
Switch Output from the Add Output Event Popup (see Figure 10-3).
Enter a description by selecting the Description field and touching the Edit
Name button.
9.
Touch the field next to Channel and type 1 in the keyboard popup.
10. Touch the field next to Switch Function and select Channel from the Switch
Function Popup.
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11. Touch the field next to Active State and select On from the Active State Popup.
This turns channel 1 on when camera 1 is selected by the video switcher. The
Events View should now look similar to Figure 10-15.
Figure 10-15 Input and One Output Set
12. Repeat Steps 8–11 to create additional output events to mute channels 2, 3, and
4 but set the Channel to 2, 3, and 4, respectively, and set the Active State to
Off for each.
So far, you have achieved the following functionality: When the video switcher selects
camera 1, channel 1 turns on and channels 2–4 mute.
Repeat the entire procedure with appropriate channel numbers to:
•
program channel 2 to turn on when the video switcher selects camera 2 and
mute channels 1, 3, and 4.
•
program channel 3 to turn on when the video switcher selects camera 3 and
mute channels 1, 2, and 4.
•
program channel 4 to turn on when the video switcher selects camera 4 and
mute channels 1, 2, and 3.
Each tally input requires a discrete connection at the GP 132.
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Index
name 89
On Key 91
Patch Points 103
Routing Functions 104
Select Key 92
Solo Key 92
Status LEDs 91
swap 85
Wave Key 91
Clear 145
Clear key 145
Clock 45
Configuring Aux Busses 112
Configuring Main and Group Busses 108
Control Group
Assign 148
Assign channels to 148
Create 147
Name 148
slave channels 147
tab 147
View 147
Control Room 127
Cut Speakers 131
Dim and Cut keys 129
Dim Level 131
Level 129
Setup key 130
Speaker Phase Reversal 131
Speakers 129
Converters
AM713 52
DM714 52
FC726 52
FC727 52
MA703 52
MD704 52
ML530 52
Copy 92, 145
Custom Knobset 38, 39, 68
Cut 71
A
All key 34, 145
Aux Busses 94, 107, 112, 113, 129, 140
configure 112
Aux Masters 36, 120
Aux Masters key 120
B
Backstop PFL. See Solo
Bus formats 110
Bus Lock 71
Bus Masters 119
Busses 31, 34, 35, 44, 66, 107
configure 108
Inserts 120
C
Center Section
Clear key 145
Custom Keys 146
Faders 142
Global Functions 145
Channel 85
active 85
Assign to Strip 87
Backstop PFL 91
bonus channels 32
Control Features 89
copy and paste 92
Expand key 94
Fader 90
Fader Select key 90
Group Bus Routing 104
Group key 104
Group Knobset Select key 104
In/Out Keys 94
Main 85
Main Bus Routing 105
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G
Default Title
Save 41
setting 51
Destinations 53
selecting 62
tab 28
Dim 71
Control Room when Listenback is on 134
Dynamics. See Processing
Group Bus Masters 35, 120, 141
Group Bus Routing 104
Group Busses 35, 107, 108, 116
H
Help 44
I
inputs 17
Insert Point 103, 120, 125
E
K
EQ. See Processing
Events 44, 83, 161
Configuration Display 165
Deleting Events 167
GP132 161
GPI Examples 167
Input 166
Input Types 162
List 165
Logical Operators 164
Output 167
Output Types 163
View 165
Externals 67
Device Setup 39
Patching devices 39
Keypad 143
One Shot 143
Knobsets 38, 92
creating custom 39
Select Keys 93
L
Layouts 153
Clear 154
Name 154
Recall 154
Store 154
Store Layout Popup 154
tab 153
View 153
Level 32
Lock 74
Bus 71
Monitor 71
F
Fader 19, 90, 91, 103, 107
meters 36
tab 36
Unity 75
File System 20, 47
Drives 47
Projects 47
Titles 47
Filters. See Processing
Folddown 131
Format Selector 109, 111
M
Main Bus 65
Routing 105
Main Busses 107, 108, 118, 135, 138
Main Masters key 119
Main Menu 29, 44
Main Section Masters 119
Main Sections 31, 105, 109
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Divergence Front 101
Divergence Rear 101
Divergence Surround 101
Focus Front 101
Focus Rear 101
Focus Surround 101
Non Boom Level 101
Pan Front 100
Pan Rear 100
Rotate 100
Surround Pan 100
Width 101
Paste 92
Patch 44
Examples 61
Mic/Line Interface 58
multitrack 64
Selected 55
PFL. See Solo
Preferences 70
Presets 80
Processing 94
Analog Controls 95
Aux Busses 102
Dynamics 96
EQ 97
Filt Knobset key 98
Filter Q 99
Filter Type 99
Filters 98
Frequency 99
Inputs 94
Pan 100
Process Order 78
Processor Order 103
Stereo Controls 95
Project. See File System
Meters 36, 44, 45, 91
screen 81
MF Master. See Multi-Format Master
Mic Preamps 27
Assign to Hubs 27
ML530 27
Mic/Line Interface 58
Mic-Line Interface 27
Mix Minus 106, 115
Mixer Model 69
Monitor Lock 71
Monitoring
Matrix diagram 127
Monitors 40, 127, 128
A-D 41
busses 66
Control Room 41
Follow CR key 129
Intercancel key 129
patching 66
setup 128
Setup Popup 128
Sum key 129
Multi Format Master 149
Create 149
MF Masters tab 149
N
Name 148
O
Oscillator 135
destination 136
frequency 136
level 136
On key 136
Setup key 136
type 136
R
Route 34, 79
Router 26
Routing 79
P
Pan 100
Boom Level 100
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Group Bus 79
Main Bus 79, 105
Speaker Dim 139
Speaker Selection 139
Switch Mode 138
Intercancel 138
Momentary 138
Sum 138
Sources 53
selecting 61
Speakers 129
Spill 74
Spill Area 151
Status 76
stereo 29, 32, 33, 38, 91, 96, 100, 102, 107,
110, 124, 127, 129, 149
Strips 85
Subgroups 31
Route 34
Super Channel 34, 44, 122
assign channel to 123
Dynamics 126
EQ 125
Fader 126
Filters 125
Input Section 124
Insert 125
Pan 124
Swap 29
S
Save. See File System
Screen Buttons 46
setup 41
Slate 132, 135
Frequency fader 135
Group & Main 135
Group Busses 135
Level 135
Main Busses 135
Setup Popup 135
Snapshots 155
Clear 157
Name 157
Recall 157
Store 155
View 155
Soft Knobs 140
Aux Masters key 141
Aux Sends key 141
Group Bus Masters key 141
Main Masters key 141
Setup Popup 141
SoftKnobs
Main Masters key 32
Solo 137
Bus 66, 107
Clear 138
Clear Solo button 137
Level knob 137
Mode 138
AFL 138
PFL 138
Solo-In-Place 138
Setup key 137
Setup Popup 137
Solo Safe 139
Solo Safe button 140
Solo Safe Popup 139
T
Talkback 66, 132
Aux Busses 133
Monitors 133
signal patching 66
Talk to All button 133
Talkback Button Latch 133
Title. See File System
Touchscreen 25, 43
Aux View 116
Channel Assign View 87
Channel View 76
Create New Title 50
Current Title 50
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Default Title 51
edit notes of Title 51
Events View 165
Group Bus View 116
Main View 118
Open Existing Title 50
Operations on Current Title 50
Patch View 28
Strip View 76
W
Wave key 91
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