LS9 StageMix User Guide
Welcome:
Thank you for downloading the “LS9 StageMix” iPad app for the Yamaha LS9-16 and
LS9-32 digital mixing consoles.
StageMix provides remote control of LS9 functions via a simple, intuitive
graphical interface from anywhere within wireless range. The software has
been specifically designed to allow engineers to adjust monitor mixes from
the performers’ positions on stage, directly controlling mix parameters via the
iPad rather than having to rely on verbal directions to a second engineer.
The result is better mixes in less time: a huge advantage during high-pressure
pre-show setup. StageMix does not provide remote control of all LS9
parameters, but is focused on the requirements for adjusting monitor mixes on
stage.
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LS9 StageMix V1.0 User Guide
CONTENTS
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1.0
System Requirements
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2.0
WiFi Settings
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3.0
Getting Started
3.1
LS9 Network Setup
3.2
iPad WiFi Settings
3.3
StageMix Setup
3.3.1 OFFLINE DEMO Mode
3.3.2 Configure StageMix to Work with an LS9
3.3.3 Select a Mixer and Begin Working
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StageMix Operation
4.1
Mixer Window
4.1.1 Channel Bank Navigation
4.1.2 Layer Navigation
4.1.3 Channel Names and Colors
4.1.4 Faders
4.1.5 Channel ON
4.1.6 CUE
4.1.7 Master Bank
4.2
SETUP
4.2.1 Fader Delay
4.2.2 Filled EQ Graph
4.2.3 Set EQ band to 0dB with Double-Tap
4.2.4 Channel Select – StageMix Follows Console
4.2.5 Channel Select – Console Follows StageMix
4.3
Long Faders
4.4
SENDS ON FADERS
4.4.1 Mix Sends ON
4.5
EQ Editing
4.6
Parametric EQ Editing Screen
4.6.1 HPF
4.6.2 EQ Bands 1 & 4
4.6.3 EQ ON
4.6.4 EQ FLAT, EQ DEFAULT
4.7
Graphic EQ Editing Screen
4.7.1 Navigation in the GEQ Overview Section
4.7.2 Rack Position
4.7.3 GEQ Type
4.7.4 Editing GEQ Bands
4.7.5 Navigation in the GEQ Editing Section
4.7.6 GEQ ON
4.7.7 GEQ FLAT
4.7.8 Copy/Paste
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Troubleshooting
5.1
No Wi-Fi Available
5.2
Connection Error
5.3
Connection Lost
5.4
Graphic EQ Doesn’t Affect the Sound
5.5
Problems Moving Multiple Faders
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Special Notices
• The software and this Owner’s Manual are the exclusive copyrights of Yamaha
Corporation.
• Copying of the software or reproduction of this manual in whole or in part by any
means is expressly forbidden without the written consent of the manufacturer.
• Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the
software and documentation and cannot be held responsible for the results of the use
of this manual and the software.
• The company names and product names in this Owner’s Manual are the
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
• The screen displays as illustrated in this Owner’s Manual are for instructional
purposes, and may appear somewhat different from the screens which appear on
your computer.
• Future upgrades of application and system software and any changes in
specifications and functions will be announced separately.
• Apple, the Apple logo, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
• Windows® is the registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation.
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1.0 System Requirements
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Apple iPad (any model)
Yamaha LS916 or LS9-32 digital mixing console
WiFi access point (preferably with 802.11n, 5GHz capability, though 2.4GHz
and 802.11g will also work)
CAT5 cable (to connect LS9 to WiFi access point)
2.0 WiFi Settings
Configure the WiFi access point, following the manufacturer’s instructions. No
special settings are needed, but using security such as WPA is highly recommended,
to prevent unwanted devices from joining the network. Here are some suggested
settings to assist less experienced WiFi users:
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Give the wireless network a name (this is the “SSID”).
Choose a security mode (such as WPA) and password.
Select the wireless mode (802.11g or n).
In the case of “n”, select the wireless band (2.4 or 5GHz).
If available, enable “Auto Channel Selection” so the wireless channel with the
least interference will be selected.
802.11n networks at 5GHz are preferred because they allow faster communication
between the iPad and the WiFi access point. Practically, this could result in more
accurate level metering with the StageMix app. Also, with 802.11n being a new
standard, it is less prone to interference from other wireless networks. Using a WiFi
access point with 2 or more external aerials is recommended to increase potential
signal range. Booster aerials could be connected for a further increase in
performance.
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3.0 Getting Started
3.1
LS9 Network Setup
I. Connect the WiFi access point to the LS9’s network port via a CAT5 cable.
Note that a cross-over cable will be needed with older access points that don’t
have the “auto MDIX” function. Most recent devices will support “auto MDIX”,
in which case a straight CAT5 cable can be used.
II. Note the IP address and MAC address of the LS9 - they will need to be
entered into the iPad later. They can be found in the console as follows:
Press the [SETUP] button on the LS9 to access the MISC SETUP screen
3.2
iPad WiFi Settings
The iPad needs to be given a static IP address in the same range as the LS9’s
IP Address.
a. Open the iPad “Settings” menu
b. Select “Wi-Fi”, and choose the correct network
c. Press the blue circle with the white arrow to the right of the selected
network to edit the IP address.
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d. Select [Static].
e. Write an IP Address similar to the one for the LS9, but with just the last
number different. (For example, if LS9 is 192.168.0.128, give an
address to the iPad such as 192.168.0.127).
f. Enter “255.255.255.0” for the Subnet Mask.
g. Press the iPad’s Home button to exit the Settings menu.
3.3
StageMix Setup
Launch the “LS9 StageMix” App
The “Select Mixer” screen will appear. From this screen, you can do any of
the following things:
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Access the OFFLINE DEMO mode to explore the features and user
interface of LS9 StageMix.
Configure StageMix to work with an LS9 console.
Select an LS9 console that has already been configured to work with your
iPad and begin using StageMix.
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3.3.1 OFFLINE DEMO
If [OFFLINE DEMO] is pressed in the “Select Mixer” screen, all the functions of
StageMix will operate independently of any mixing console. It is a useful way
to demonstrate and learn how to use the app without the need for a mixer.
Level meters will not work in this mode.
3.3.2 Configure StageMix to Work with an LS9
i. Press [ADD MIXER] to open the following screen:
ii. Tap on the blank Name field and enter a name for your LS9 using the
iPad’s onscreen keyboard.
iii. Enter the LS9 IP address noted in 3.1. The default IP Address may not
need to be changed but confirm this in the Network Setup screen of the
LS9 console (refer to 3.1). If you need to modify the IP Address in
StageMix, make sure you include the dots between the sets of numbers
(as shown above).
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iv. Enter the LS9 MAC address noted in 3.1. When entering the MAC
Address, the colons between sets of characters will be automatically
added by StageMix.
v. Select the Model of LS9 console from the choices of LS9-32 or LS9-16.
vi. Press the [ADD MIXER] button at the bottom of the screen
3.3.3 Select a Mixer and Begin Working
If your iPad has been configured to work with an LS9 console, select the mixer
from the list and press [CONNECT]. (The model of mixer (LS9-32 or LS9-16)
will appear in smaller text below the mixer’s name.)
The message “Syncing With LS9…” will appear while StageMix is obtaining
parameters from the console. This process will normally take about 10 seconds.
After this process is complete, the Mixer window will appear and StageMix is
ready to be used.
If StageMix cannot connect with your LS9, refer to the Troubleshooting section
(5.0) at the end of this document for possible solutions.
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4.0 StageMix Operation
4.1
Mixer Window
The main page of the StageMix is called the “Mixer” window. It shows the EQ
curve, CUE and ON buttons, fader and level meters, and channel names and
colors for eight adjacent channels.
Across the top of the screen, level meters and faders are displayed in blocks
for mono Input Channels 1-32, Stereo Input Channels 1-4, Mix and Matrix
busses, and the Master Stereo and Mono busses. This is the
“Navigation/Meter Bridge”.
4.1.1 Channel Bank Navigation
Press any of the “Navigation/Meter Bridge” blocks to select which bank of
channels is viewed and controlled in the fader strips below.
4.1.2 Layer Navigation
Press the [CH 1-32] or [CH 33-64] button to make those banks of channels
available in the first four blocks in the “Navigation/Meter Bridge”.
The Layer Navigation button displays black text on a white background to
indicate the active Layer.
Note: these buttons do not appear when using an LS9-16 console as only
channels 1-32 are available in the first four blocks.
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4.1.3 Channel Names and Colors
The channel names are
obtained from the LS9 mixer.
They cannot be edited in
StageMix. The names are
dimmed if the channel is
switched off. A bar above
each channel name displays
the color for each channel as
assigned in the LS9.
4.1.4 Faders
Each fader has its channel number displayed on its cap. The fader cap
must be touched to allow the level to be adjusted. The fader will not
“jump” or “ramp” to a new position on the slider. When a fader cap is
touched, its background will lighten and its current dB value will be
displayed. Using the iPad’s multi-touch facility, up to eight faders can
be moved simultaneously.
4.1.5 Channel ON
Press [ON] to change the on/off status of the channel. The button is
green when the channel is on. When a channel is off, its name and
level meter will go dim, and its fader position shown in the
“Navigation/Meter Bridge” will also go dim.
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4.1.6 CUE
The [CUE] buttons for each channel control the mixer’s cue functions.
Their operation mode corresponds to the status of the [LAST CUE]
button on the left side of the Mixer Overview.
When the [LAST CUE] button is highlighted yellow, only one channel
can be cued at a time. When this button is grey, multiple channels can
be cued simultaneously. This is equivalent to Mix Cue mode in the LS9
console.
The [CUE CLEAR] button will cancel any cues that have been activated.
This is useful when there are multiple cues to cancel, and when some
are hidden in other layers.
4.1.7 Master Bank
Pressing the [Master] block in the “Navigation/Meter Bridge” will cause
channels from the master section to appear in the fader strips.
Included in this block are the Stereo Master channel, Mono Master
channel and the Monitor Level and On control.
Note: there are two EQ thumbnails above the Stereo Master channel.
Parametric EQ is always linked for the left and right sides of the Stereo
Master channel. However it is possible to have independent GEQs
assigned to the left and right side of the Stereo Master.
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SETUP
Press the [SETUP] button below the StageMix logo to open a new window
which allows user preferences to be selected.
iPad Status Bar
The iPad’s Status Bar is visible in this screen, allowing the WiFi signal
strength and the battery charge status to be viewed.
Press [Done] in the top-right corner to return to the Mixer window.
4.2.1 Fader Delay
This is a safety function to avoid accidental fader movements. The
value set here is the time needed to wait between touching a fader and
being able to move it.
4.2.2 Filled EQ Graph
When this preference is ON, the EQ graph will be filled in, as it is on the
LS9 screen. When it is off, only the outline of the graph will be shown.
4.2.3 Set EQ band to 0dB with Double-Tap
When this preference is ON, Parametric and Graphic EQ Gains can be
set to 0dB by double-tapping on the EQ band.
4.2.4 Channel Select – StageMix Follows Console
When this preference is ON, the currently selected channel in the
StageMix Parametric and Graphic EQ screens will follow the Selected
Channel in the LS9.
4.2.5 Channel Select – Console Follows StageMix
When this preference is ON, the Selected Channel in the LS9 will follow
the currently selected channel in the EQ screens of StageMix.
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Long Faders
Press the [LONG FADERS] button at the bottom-left corner of the Mixer
window to allow more accurate adjustment of the currently selected fader
block. In this view, EQ curves and the “Navigation/Meter Bridge” are not
visible.
Press the [LONG FADERS] button in the bottom-left corner again to return to
the Mixer Overview.
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SENDS ON FADERS
Press the [SENDS ON FADERS] button in the left column of the Mixer screen
to access sends to Mix busses. In “SENDS ON FADERS” mode, each fader
controls the send level from its channel to the currently selected Mix.
A large button will appear to show the currently selected Mix bus, and its
name. The color of this button matches those used on the LS9 console.
[CUE] and [ON] buttons appear below, allowing the currently active Mix bus to
be Cued and turned On/Off.
Press the colored [MIX ON FADERS] button to select a new target Mix Bus:
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Choose from Mix 1-16. The currently selected Mix will appear as a white
button with a check mark. Stereo pairs appear as single large buttons.
4.4.1 Mix Sends ON
In “SENDS ON FADERS” mode, the [ON] button in each channel strip
is used to turn On/Off the Mix Send from each channel to the currently
selected target Mix bus.
When a Mix, Matrix or Master block is selected in the “Navigation/Meter
Bridge”, the [SENDS ON FADERS] button is not available.
To exit “SENDS ON FADERS” mode, press the [SENDS ON FADERS] button
in the left column.
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EQ Editing
Every channel in the LS9 has a dedicated Parametric EQ (PEQ). The LS9
also has Graphic EQs (GEQs) that can be assigned (inserted) on input or
output channels.
Note: assignment of GEQs to channels must be done on the console and
cannot be done in StageMix.
EQ Curve in Mixer Screen
The EQ curve section on the Mixer Screen will show the user whether a GEQ
is available on any channel. If GEQ is available on a channel in addition to
PEQ, the user will be able to view the curve for either of these EQs and
access the editing screen for either type of EQ.
Green and blue dots below each EQ curve indicate the types of EQ available
on that channel, and the type of EQ (PEQ or GEQ) that is currently displayed
for that channel. A green dot indicates PEQ and a blue dot indicates GEQ.
When only PEQ is currently available on a channel, no dots will appear below
the curve. (In Demo mode, GEQs appear on Mix busses 1, 7 and 8).
In the example above:
• Mix Bus 1 has both PEQ and GEQ available, and GEQ is currently being
displayed (the blue dot is solid and the curve is blue).
• Mix Bus 2 has both PEQ and GEQ available, and PEQ is currently being
displayed (the green dot is solid and the curve is green).
• Mix Busses 3-8 have only PEQ available so no dots are displayed below
their EQ curves.
Changing the EQ Curve Display between PEQ and GEQ
On any channel displaying both a green and blue dot below the EQ curve, the
user can select either of those EQ types to be displayed by using a swipe
gesture in the EQ curve area.
If a PEQ curve is currently displayed, swiping from right to left will cause the
GEQ curve to be displayed.
If a GEQ curve is currently displayed, swiping from left to right will cause the
PEQ curve to be displayed.
Accessing the EQ Editing Screens
To access the PEQ or GEQ Editing Screens, tap on the EQ curve to open the
appropriate EQ Editing screen.
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If a PEQ curve is displayed, the PEQ Editing Screen will be accessed.
If a GEQ curve is displayed, the GEQ Editing Screen will be accessed.
Note: the EQ editing screen will be accessed when the finger is removed from
the curve. Swipe gestures will not cause the Editing screen to be accessed.
4.6
Parametric EQ Editing Screen
The current channel’s Name, Color, Fader, Level Meters, [ON] and [CUE]
buttons are shown in the left column. At the bottom-left, there are “previous”
and “next” arrow buttons for navigating to different channels.
Note: the In/Out meters display the levels going In and Out of the EQ section.
One band of Parametric EQ can be adjusted at a time. Press one of the green
circles to select the band, and it will be highlighted yellow. EQ bands in
StageMix are labelled as follows:
HP = HPF (input channels only)
1 = Low Band
2 = Low-Mid Band
3 = High-Mid Band
4 = High Band
The current values for Freq, Gain and Q will be displayed for the currently
selected EQ band.
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Gain and Frequency can be adjusted by dragging the circle around the graph.
Q is adjusted by using the iPad’s “pinch” gesture: hold one finger (or thumb)
on the screen while moving another finger closer to or further away from the
first.
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The most comfortable and accurate way of adjusting Q is to use a vertical
pinch movement with the thumb and forefinger.
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While an EQ band is being moved, the
parameter value will turn yellow to
indicate that it has changed. The little
yellow arrows show which direction the
band should be moved to return to its
previous position.
In some cases, it may be necessary to adjust the gain without altering the
frequency. Or to adjust the frequency without changing the gain. In this case,
the “Gain Lock” or “Frequency Lock” functions can be used. These buttons
are located at the top of the EQ graph.
The “Lock” buttons affect all 4 bands (but not the HPF). When a band is
adjusted, the locked parameter value becomes red.
4.6.1 HPF
When the HPF is selected, an extra [HPF] button appears at the top of
the EQ graph. Press this button to switch the HPF on/off. When the
button is green, the HPF is On. HPF has no Gain or Q parameter: only
frequency.
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4.6.2 EQ Bands 1 & 4
EQ bands 1 & 4 have additional choices of band-type. Both these
bands can be a shelf or a bell, and band 4 can also be a Low Pass
Filter. Band 1 can also be a HPF for Mix, Matrix and Stereo/Mono
Master channels. When one of these bands is selected, the relevant
additional buttons are shown above the EQ graph.
4.6.3 EQ ON
The channel EQ can be switched on/off with the [EQ ON] button
towards the top-right of the EQ graph. It is green when the EQ is on.
When the EQ is switched off, the EQ curve will be grey.
4.6.4 EQ FLAT, EQ DEFAULT
These two buttons, above the EQ curve perform the same function as
those on the LS9 console. [FLAT] will set the Gain of bands 1-4 to 0dB,
but will not change the Q and Frequency values. [DEFAULT] will reset
all EQ parameters for the selected channel back to their default values,
including HPF.
After pressing one of these buttons, an “Are You Sure?” pop-up will be
displayed before the action is executed (or cancelled).
To exit from the EQ window and return to the Mixer window, press the
[MIXER] button at the top-right of the display.
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Graphic EQ Editing Screen
GEQ Overview
In the upper portion of the GEQ Editing Screen, the complete GEQ curve is
displayed along with the gain positions for all 31 bands. White dots represent
the position for each of the 31 bands. (These dots change to yellow and
become larger when they are being touched in the Editing section below.)
The current channel’s Name, Color, Fader, Level Meters, [ON] and [CUE]
buttons are shown in the left column. At the bottom-left, there are “previous”
and “next” arrow buttons for navigating to different channels. Pressing these
buttons will only access other channels that have GEQs assigned to them.
Note: the In/Out meters display the levels going In and Out of the EQ section.
4.7.1 Navigation in the GEQ Overview Section
Tapping anywhere in the GEQ Overview will cause the GEQ sliders in
the Editing section to jump to that range of the GEQ (represented by a
light grey area in the overview). Touching the selected range in the
Overview and dragging it left / right will scroll the range of GEQ sliders.
4.7.2 Rack Position
In the upper-left area of the GEQ screen, the Rack position of the
channel’s GEQ will be displayed. In the screenshot above, this GEQ is
located in rack position 1B.
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4.7.3 GEQ Type
Next to the Rack position, the type of GEQ is identified as either “31
Band” or “Flex 15”. In the case of a Flex 15 GEQ, a larger-sized
number indicates the remaining number of available bands for that
GEQ. As each band is adjusted away from 0dB, the number of
available bands will decrease. This number will turn red when no
further bands are available to be edited.
4.7.4 Editing GEQ Bands
Sliders in the lower portion of the GEQ screen allow each band of EQ
to be edited. Multiple bands can be edited simultaneously with up to 10
bands appearing at any one time. Touch the silver sliders for one or
more bands and move them vertically to adjust the gain for each band.
The gain parameter value will appear in a floating display above any
GEQ slider while it is being touched.
Note: sliders will become transparent and cannot be operated
when there are no remaining bands available for a Flex 15 GEQ.
4.7.5 Navigation in the GEQ Editing Section
In addition to navigation in the upper GEQ Overview section, swipe
gestures can be used to navigate through the GEQ bands in the lower
editing section.
4.7.6 GEQ ON
The [GEQ ON] button in the upper-right part of this screen turns the
GEQ On or Off. The button appears blue when GEQ is On and turns
grey when GEQ is Off. When Off, the GEQ display curve will also turn
light grey.
4.7.7 GEQ FLAT
The [FLAT] button will reset all GEQ bands to 0dB. A confirmation
dialog will appear before this function is executed.
4.7.8 Copy/Paste
GEQ parameter settings can be copied and pasted from one GEQ to
another. Press the [COPY] button to capture the parameter settings of
the current GEQ. Navigate to another channel that has a GEQ
assigned and press [PASTE].
Note: the [PASTE] button will only be available when a suitable
GEQ has been selected. Only 31 Band GEQs that use up to 15
bands can be copied to a Flex 15 GEQ. Settings copied in the LS9
console cannot be pasted in StageMix.
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5.0 Troubleshooting
5.1
No Wi-Fi Available
If this message appears after launching StageMix, this indicates that the iPad
is not connected to a WiFi access point or that WiFi may be switched off in the
iPad. Refer to sections 2.0 and 3.2 for details about WiFi hardware
configuration and iPad WiFi settings.
5.2
Connection Error
If this message appears after selecting a mixer and pressing [CONNECT],
this indicates that StageMix cannot connect to the LS9 console. This may be
due to incorrect IP Address or MAC Address settings in either the LS9 or
StageMix. Verify that the settings in the LS9 match the settings in StageMix.
Refer to 3.1 and 3.3.2 for details about these settings. This problem will also
occur if the LS9 console is not turned on or if StageMix is quit and immediately
re-launched (wait at least 30 seconds before re-launching StageMix).
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5.3
Connection Lost
If StageMix loses its connection to the LS9, the following message will appear.
Operation of StageMix is not possible while this message box is onscreen.
StageMix will automatically attempt to reconnect to the LS9. If this is
successful, StageMix will re-synchronize with the console data and operation
will become available again.
5.4
Graphic EQ Doesn’t Affect the Sound
If a Graphic EQ is assigned to an input or output channel but it doesn’t seem
to be affecting the sound on that channel, it could be that the Insert for that
channel has been switched Off. Check the state of the Insert ON switch in the
LS9 console.
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Problems Moving Multiple Faders
If Multitasking Gestures (in iOS 4.3 or higher) is ON, it may not be possible to
move more than three faders simultaneously in StageMix. When using
StageMix, it is recommended that Multitasking Gestures be turned OFF.
a. Open the iPad “General” menu
b. Set the button for “Multitasking Gestures” to OFF
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