PSR1212
Digital Matrix Mixer with
Audio Processing
Installation & Operation Manual
Perfect Communication through Technology, Service, and Education.®
PSR1212 Installation and Operation Manual
Gentner Part No. 800-155-001
June 2001 (Rev. 4.0)
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manual is subject to change without notice.
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able of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Installation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
LCD Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
G-Ware Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Pre-Installation Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
G-Ware Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
G-Ware Software Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Create New Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Adding a PSR1212 Unit to a Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Pull-Down Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
View Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Units Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Connect Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Tools Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Help Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Copy Menu (Right Mouse Click) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Toolbar Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Create New Site Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Open Site File Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Add PSR1212 Unit to Current Site Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Gating Control Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Macro Editor Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
GPIO Builder Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Control Panel Builder Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Command Strings Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Execute a Preset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Run a Macro Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Define PA Adapt Expansion Bus Ref Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Gating Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Meters Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Signal Generator Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Connect to Site Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Disconnect from Site Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Site Roll Call Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Refresh Unit Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
C, P, and M Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Message Log Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Compare Utility Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
G-Ware Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Cross Point Attenuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Inputs 1-8 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Matrix Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Inputs 9-12 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
From Expansion Bus Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
From Processing Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Outputs 1-12 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
To Processing Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
To Expansion Bus Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Advanced Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Preset Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Preset Configuration Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Macro Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Gate View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Signal Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Meter Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
G-Ware Document Compare Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Application Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Hotel/Convention Center Room Combining Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Step 1. Establish a PSR1212 Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Step 2. Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Step 3. Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Step 4. Save and Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Step 5. Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Executing Presets Through the RS-232 Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Appendix A: Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Appendix B: Connector Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Appendix C: Control Panel Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Appendix D: Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Appendix E: Serial Port Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Warranty, Compliance, and Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
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INTRODUCTION • OVERVIEW
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Introduction
Overview
Congratulations on purchasing the PSR1212, a highly advanced twelveby-twelve digital matrix mixer with audio processing. It utilizes an
internal macro language and 32 user-definable presets to quickly adapt
to a variety of sound reinforcement and room-combining applications in
auditoriums, stadiums, theatres, gymnasiums, hotel/convention centers,
conference rooms, training rooms, and boardrooms.
The PSR1212 facilitates local and remote PC setup and diagnostics,
logic outputs, and automatic gated microphone operation. Microphone
inputs can be individually customized to gate on and off as you wish,
while automatic gain control keeps the overall sound level consistent.
Eight of the 12 channels can be configured as an automatic
microphone mixer.
All microphone mixing parameters can be customized and any
combination of inputs can be routed to any combination of outputs,
with attenuation adjustments at each cross point. This allows flexibility
in accommodating different applications and customer requirements.
Adjustments in routing, level, and other functions can be made through
presets activated through a closure on the rear panel, an RS-232 serial
interface, or a control panel on the Expansion Bus data channel.
The PSR1212 features eight audio processing blocks, each with 15
filters. Each filter can be configured as a parametric equalizer, high
pass, low pass, CD horn, high shelving, low shelving, all pass, or
crossover. This allows you to tailor the PSR1212’s audio response to
optimize the audio quality and fidelity characteristics of a wide variety of
sound reinforcement systems.
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INTRODUCTION • OVERVIEW
The GPIO (general purpose input/output) allows switching among any
of 32 user-stored presets. This gives you real-time flexibility to meet a
variety of audio reinforcement requirements.
Network-based interconnectivity allows up to eight PSR1212s to be
connected and controlled as a single unit, allowing microphone
coverage in applications requiring up to 64 mics.
The PSR1212’s Macro Pro™ scripting language allows the unit to
function without the need for an external controller. However, it can be
easily interfaced to an external controller or PC via one of the two RS485 ports or through the RS-232 port.
If you have questions about the installation or use of the PSR1212 which
aren’t answered in this manual, please contact us at:
Phone: 1.800.283.5936 (USA) or 1.801.974.3760
Fax: 1.800.933.5107 (USA) or 1.801.977.0087
Internet: www.gentner.com
E-mail: tech2@gentner.com
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INSTALL ATION AND SETUP • UNPACKING
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Installation and Setup
Unpacking
PSR1212
PSR1212 Part No. 910-155-001
Phoenix 3-Pin
Push-On Blocks (x24)
Part No. 673-016-003
18- inch Expansion Bus
Jumper (x1)
Part No. 830-150-004
Phoenix 4-Pin
Push-On Blocks (x2)
Part No. 673-016-104
AC
Power Cord
Part No. 699-150-006
NEW
NEW
Digital Matrix Mixer with
Audio Processing
Installation and Operation Manual
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Perfect Communication through Technolog y, Ser vice, and Education.
PSR1212 Manual
Part No. 800-155-001
Audio/Video Products
CD
Part No. 800-000-001
Expansion Bus Terminator (x1)
Part No. 830-150-003
Equipment included with the PSR1212 unit
Check to ensure that the equipment shown above was received with
your shipment. Inspect the shipment for damage. Gentner
Communications is not responsible for product damage incurred
during shipment. You must make claims directly with the carrier.
For instructions on how to install the unit and make connections, refer
to Installation on page 7.
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INSTALL ATION AND SETUP • FRONT PANEL
Front Panel
The PSR1212’s front-panel controls (see Figure 1) perform the following
functions described below.
1
2 3 4
Figure 1. Front Panel
✍
All front panel buttons are
also used to enter the front
panel passcode. See
Security (page 11) for more details.
5
6
7
1. LCD This display is for PSR1212 setup in conjunction with the four
associated front-panel buttons [2, 3 and 4]. Functions accessed via the
front-panel LCD include system options, RS-232 configuration,
troubleshooting, and level readings.
2. Enter This button is used when programming the PSR1212 via the
LCD window. To move deeper in the menu or execute a selected
parameter, press the Enter button.
3. ▲/▼ These buttons scroll up and down through vertical
programming options within a specific PSR1212 programming
parameter or increases/decreases a numeric value.
4. ESC This button, when used in programming the PSR1212 with the
LCD window, steps you out of a selected parameter or moves you up
one level in the menu. When a parameter has been displayed with the
arrow buttons [3], you can select it with the ENTER button [2] to modify
it. Then, you can step out of the menu with the ESC button.
5. LED Meter This assignable, peak-level LED bar meter is used to
display the audio level of an input, output, or processing channel of the
PSR1212.
6. Meter Takes you directly to the Meter branch of the PSR1212’s LCD
menu tree.
7. LED 1-8 These LEDs indicate Inputs 1-8 gate status.
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INSTALL ATION AND SETUP • REAR PANEL
Rear Panel
2
1
3
4
Expansion Bus
In
Out
5
5
6
1. Power This power module (see Figures 2 and 3) accommodates power
ranging from 100–240VAC, 50/60Hz. The module uses an IEC-type
connector. No switching is required.
2. Inputs 1-8 This bank of Phoenix™ block connectors (see Figures 2 and
4) is for connection of eight mic-level or line-level (selectable) inputs. This
bank of connectors is typically used for mics, but can be configured for
use with VCRs, CD players, etc. These inputs can be mixed in any gated or
non-gated combination and routed to any of the 12 outputs. Default input
level is -55dBu. For more information about input adjustments, see page
36. For electrical specifications, see Appendix A: Specifications.
7 8
9
Figure 2. Rear Panel
Figure 3. Power Plug
3. RS-485 Remote Panel A/B Port These four-pin Phoenix connector ports
(see Figures 2 and 5) allow you to control the PSR1212 with the Gentner
Control Panel.
Power is supplied through the RS-485 ports to the remote control devices
from the PSR1212. This power is limited to a total of 300mA at 15 volts for
each connector. Over-current protection is provided on the +15V pins to
prevent damage in the event of shorting. External power can be provided
to control devices when more current is required. See page 86 for
maximum cable run distances when using Gentner Control Panels.
4. Control/Status Ports A and B These two female DB25 connectors (see
Figures 2 and 6) are for connecting control devices to the PSR1212. The
control devices have access to the command set for the PSR1212 and can
be used for common functions such as volume control, muting, preset
change, room combining, etc. Devices can be connected to either port.
For instructions on how to program the control and status pins, see the
GPIO section on page 59. The default settings allow control and status of
inputs, outputs, volume, and presets. These pins are active low. The 32
presets can also be activated via these connectors. For pinout and default
information, see Appendix B.
Figure 4. Inputs 1-8
Figure 5. RS-485 Remote Panel A/B Ports
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25
1
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Figure 6. Control/Status Ports A and B
5. Outputs 1-12 These three-pin Phoenix connectors (see Figures 2, 7, and
8) is for connection of eight line-level balanced outputs with three-pin
Phoenix connectors. These outputs are typically used for connection to
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VCRs, tape recorders, amplifiers, and other audio devices. These outputs may
be configured to contain any combination of gated and non-gated inputs. The
nominal output level is 0dBm.
Figure 7. Outputs 1-8
Figure 8. Outputs 9-12
Figure 9. Inputs 9-12
Expansion Bus
In
Out
Figure 10. Expansion Bus
Connectors
5
9
1
6
Figure 11. RS-232 Port
6. Inputs 9-12 These Phoenix connectors (see Figures 2 and 9) are for
connection of up to four line-level inputs. These are typically used for
connection of VCRs, tape players, CD players, and other audio sources. They
can be routed to any output or multiple outputs. Nominal level is 0dBu.
7. Expansion Bus In This RJ45 connector (see Figures 2 and 10) is used for
connecting additional PSR1212 units. The first PSR1212 unit in the local
Expansion Bus network must have the EXPANSION BUS IN connector
terminated with an Expansion Bus terminator. The first PSR1212’s EXPANSION
BUS OUT connector is attached to the EXPANSION BUS IN connector on the
next PSR1212, forming a daisy-chain network.
8. Expansion Bus Out This RJ45 connector (see Figures 2 and 10) is used for
connecting additional PSR1212 units. The last PSR1212 in the local Expansion
Bus network must have the EXPANSION BUS OUT connector terminated with
an Expansion Bus terminator. The first PSR1212’s EXPANSION BUS OUT
connector is attached to the EXPANSION BUS IN connector on the next
PSR1212, forming a daisy-chain network.
9. RS-232 This female DB9 serial port (see Figures 2 and 11) is for
interconnection between the PSR1212 and a PC, modem, or other custom
remote controller. For serial protocol, see Appendix B: Connector Pinouts.
Expansion Bus Networking
This digital mix-minus bus allows audio routing between destinations on the
Expansion Bus network. It contains 12 independent digital audio buses
labeled O-Z and four PA Adapt reference buses. Each audio bus can route
mic or line-level inputs in any combination across the Expansion Bus network.
These buses are divided into two groups—O-R buses and S-Z buses—based
on their capabilities and default settings.
O-R Buses These audio buses are defaulted routed to the O bus as the mic
mix buses; they can communicate the NOM count across the network to other
PSR1212s. Otherwise, these buses are identical to buses S-Z.
S-Z Buses These eight buses are defaulted as auxiliary mix buses. They are
used to route auxiliary audio, such as from a CD player or VCR, to and from
other units on the network. These buses are also used as mic mix buses when
NOM count is not required.
PA Adapt Reference Buses These buses provide a system-wide bus for input
channels to receive a reference input for PA Adaptive Mode. See page 41 for
more information about PA Adaptive Mode.
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In addition, there are four global mixer groups (A-D). They support first-mic priority,
maximum number of mics, etc., and work across all linked PSR1212s. Unlike the
audio buses, they contain only mic status and gate parameters. All gated mics are
default routed to the A mixer and to the O bus for routing.
Global Mixer Groups A-D These mix-minus buses are defined as microphone mixing
buses which support first-mic priority, maximum number of mics, etc. and work
across all linked PSR1212s. Unlike the audio buses, they contain only mic status and
gate parameters. All mics are assigned to the A mixer group by default.
PA Adapt Buses E1-E4 Allows an input from a PSR1212 to reference an output on
another linked PSR1212. See PA Adaptive Mode on page 41 for more information.
Network Requirements
The Expansion Bus (RS-485 LAN) lets you connect up to eight PSR1212s. The
maximum distance between interconnected Gentner units is 80 feet (24 meters).
Gentner recommends that category five twisted-pair (10BaseT LAN) cable be used.
Equipment Placement
The PSR1212 is designed to mount in a 19" (48.26cm) equipment rack. Do not block
the ventilation holes. With a desktop kit, it can be adapted for tabletop use.
Environmental Requirements
The PSR1212 can be safely operated in a room with varying temperatures between
32° F (0° C) and 110° F (43° C).
Installation
Follow the step-by-step instructions on the following pages to install your PSR1212(s).
A complete PSR1212 installation example is shown below.
PSR1212 Typical Installation
Microphones
PSR1212
Inputs
Control
Panel
(optional)
PC (for set up;
not necessary for
system operation)
RS485
RS232
Logic Out
Status and
Control
PA870 Amplifier
Outputs
Tape Recorder
Inputs
CD
L R Inputs
Expansion Bus
Expansion Bus
PSR1212
PSR1212
PSR1212 Complete Installation Example
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INSTALL ATION AND SETUP • REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
Step 1—Rear Panel Connections
Review the equipment placement and environmental requirements
sections (page 7) before installing the unit. Also, refer to the Rear Panel
section (page 5) to make all the equipment connections necessary for
your particular application.
Step 2—Expansion Bus Connections
Begin by placing the PSR1212s in their proper locations. The Expansion
Bus In and Expansion Bus Out RJ45 connectors (see Figure 2) on the
back panels are designed for setting up your Expansion Bus network.
Expansion Bus connections between units are made in a daisy-chain
fashion using category five twisted-pair cable.
If networked PSR1212s are
stacked vertically, connect
them using the short RJ45
jumper. When networking between
PSR1212s, Gentner Communications
recommends that category five twisted-pair (10BaseT LAN) cable be
used. The maximum cable run
between PSR1212 units is 80 feet (24
meters).
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The first Gentner unit in the chain (see diagram below) must have the
Expansion Bus In connector terminated with an Expansion Bus
terminator.
First PSR1212
Second PSR1212
Expansion Bus
In
Out
Expansion Bus
Out
In
Expansion Bus
Terminator
Expansion Bus
In
Out
Third PSR1212
Expansion Bus
Terminator
Expansion Bus Network Connections
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An Expansion Bus network
will allow interconnection of
up to eight PSR1212 units.
The first PSR1212’s Expansion Bus Out connector is then attached to
the Expansion Bus In connector on the next PSR1212 in the chain.
The last PSR1212 unit’s Expansion Bus Out connector is terminated
with an Expansion Bus terminator.
The LEDs will flash if there is a device ID conflict. Each PSR1212 on the
network should have a unique device ID (see Step 3 – Device ID).
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If the error is in the Expansion Bus connection, the front panel LEDs will
flash on the units that are not physically connected to the network. To
correct the problem, check for broken connections and reconnect the
Expansion Buses.
Step 3—Device ID
Once your physical Expansion Bus is established (and if you have more
than one PSR1212 at a site), you need to set up unique Expansion Bus
Device ID numbers for each PSR1212 on the network. As shipped from
the factory, all PSR1212s default as Device ID 0.
To set Device ID numbers for each PSR1212 unit, press the front-panel
Enter button, then scroll through the menu until the System menu is
visible. Press Enter, then scroll through the menu until Device ID is
visible. Press Enter, then scroll through the eight (0–7) options. When
the desired Device ID is visible, press Enter to select it.
Repeat this process for each PSR1212 on the Expansion Bus network.
Step 4—Mixer Mode
Once you establish the physical Expansion Bus network and unique
Expansion Bus Device ID numbers for each networked PSR1212, set
the Mixer Mode.
There are two Mixer Mode settings: slave (default) and master. The
slave setting is used in most circumstances. Master is used to split
audio on a linked PSR1212 system; global control of the system is still
maintained with the first PSR1212 unit in the system. For example, if you
wanted to block audio flow between units three and five in a five-unit
linked system, you would set the Mixer Mode setting on the third unit to
master.
To choose the mixer mode, press the front panel Enter button, then
scroll through the menu until the system menu is visible. Press Enter,
then scroll through the menu until Mixer Mode is visible. Press Enter,
then scroll to the desired option. Press Enter again to select it.
Repeat this process for each PSR1212 on the Expansion Bus network.
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If the same DEVICE ID is
assigned to more than one
unit on the Expansion Bus
network, Meter LED “+12” will flash
red and Mic LEDs “1,” “2,” “4” and
“8” will flash green on the affected
units. To correct the problem, it is
necessary to change the DEVICE ID
on one of the conflicting units.
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INSTALL ATION AND SETUP • LCD PROGRAMMING
LCD Programming
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The PSR1212’s front panel is intuitive to operate, thanks to its simple
interface: a 2x16 character LCD, menu buttons (described previously),
and a peak-level LED bar meter. Most of the PSR1212’s features are
programmed with G-Ware software. See Chapter 3: PR1212 G-Ware
Software for more information.
G-Ware software is required
to complete system setup.
When power is applied to the PSR1212, the LCD panel will first read
INITIALIZING. If an error is displayed, contact technical support. When
initialization is completed, “PSR1212” is displayed on the top line and
“Unit 0” is displayed on the bottom line.
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Pressing ESC at the top of
the tree does nothing.
Menu Tree
The menu tree features three main menus, each with submenus. These
branches typically end when an adjustable parameter or viewable value
is reached. The diagram below shows the LCD menu tree.
Power-Up Screen
Gentner PSR1212
Version X.X
System
Meter
RS232
Select Preset
Baud Rate
Inputs
Lock Panel
Flow Control
Outputs
Set Passcode
Enable Modem
Processing
Device ID
Clear Password
Default Meter
Unit ID #
Mixer Mode
Firmware Version
LCD Menu Tree
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The three main menus are: System, RS-232, and Meter. All submenu
items are arranged under these menus. Use the ENTER button to
descend into a menu and its submenus and ESC to ascend back out.
Use the ▲ and ▼ buttons to select between items within a specific
menu or submenu group. When the last menu item is reached, the
display scrolls back to the beginning of the list, and vice-versa. Holding
down an ▲/▼ button increases the scrolling repeat rate.
Power-Up Screen
To adjust a parameter, first verify that the LCD shows the parameter
flashing. If the parameter is not flashing, it cannot be adjusted until
ENTER is pressed. If the parameter is flashing, adjust the value with the
▲ and ▼ buttons. As the value is adjusted, the parameter is updated
immediately. To store the new value, press ENTER. To discard the
change and revert back to the old value, press ESC. If the METER
button is pressed while a parameter is being adjusted, the LCD will
switch to the Meter menu.
Gentner PSR1212
Version X.X
System
Select Preset
Lock Panel
Set passcode
Device ID
Mixer Mode
Unit ID
Firmware Version
Parameters that toggle between two values (or are a list of values) will
wrap around. Holding down an ▲/▼ button longer than two seconds
will engage a faster repeat rate through menu items.
Security
There are two aspects to PSR1212 security (see the System-Level LCD
Parameters figure at right): locking the front panel and the passcode.
Lock Panel
Locking. The front panel may be locked to prevent unauthorized
adjustments to the PSR1212. To lock the front panel, use the ▲/▼
buttons to select the System menu, then press ENTER. Then scroll
through the menu items to select LOCK PANEL and press ENTER.
Select ON and press ENTER again.
Unlocking. To unlock the front panel, attempt to adjust a parameter. The
PSR1212 will prompt for the passcode. Upon entering the fifth character
(if entered correctly), the front panel will unlock. The default passcode
for all boxes is ▲▲▼▼ENTER.
Set passcode
Once the PSR1212 is unlocked, the passcode may be changed. Before
the PSR1212 will allow passcode changes, the new passcode must be
entered, then re-entered to validate the new passcode.
The front panel passcode can also be set (and reset) within G-Ware.
See page 24 for more information.
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System-Level LCD Parameters
Menu items can still be
scrolled through when the
panel is locked. However,
settings cannot be entered until the
panel is unlocked with the appropriate passcode.
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System Menu
There are seven system-level parameters (see System-Level LCD
Parameters figure on previous page): Select Preset, Lock Panel, Set
passcode, Device ID, Mixer Mode, Unit ID, and Firmware Version. The
latter two are read only; they cannot be changed.
Select Preset
The SELECT PRESET menu item allows for one of 32 preprogrammed
presets to be selected for PSR1212 use. These preset configurations
can be easily loaded via serial commands to the RS-232 port. For
example, the PSR1212 may be set up for different room microphone
configurations (i.e. Preset 1 for a two-mic presentation, Preset 2 for an
eight-mic conference, Preset 3 for a three-mic priority panel discussion
with 20 mics for audience questions, etc.). To select a preset, scroll
through the numbered presets (1-32) until the desired preset is visible,
then press ENTER. The preset will immediately be loaded into the
PSR1212 memory for active use.
Device ID
The PSR1212’s device ID is set from this menu. There are eight device
ID selections to choose from (0–7). Select the network position you
wish to use. Within a single site, you must designate different device ID
numbers for each PSR1212 unit. See Step 3—Device ID, page 9.
Unit ID
The UNIT ID menu selection allows you to access the read-only address
set at the factory. This unique ID number identifies your particular
PSR1212 unit and cannot be changed.
Firmware Version
This menu selection allows you to view which firmware version is being
used. This information cannot be changed.
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RS-232 Menu
There are four submenus under the RS-232 Menu (see figure at right):
Baud Rate, Flow Control, Enable Modem, and Clear Password.
Power-Up Screen
Gentner PSR1212
Version X.X
Baud Rate
This parameter allows you to set the PSR1212’s baud rate to 9.6kbps,
19.2kbps, 38.4kbps, 57.6 kbps, or 115.2kbps. Default is 38.4kbps.
Select the baud rate you wish to use, then press ENTER.
RS-232
Baud Rate
Flow Control
Enable Modem
Clear Password
Flow Control (hardware)
The Flow Control options are On and Off. The PSR1212 will use the RTS
and CTS pins on the port to regulate the transmission and reception of
data. When None is selected, the PSR1212 ignores flow control, making
the connected device ensure that data is not lost. Software flow control
(Xon/Xoff) is not provided. Default is On.
Modem Mode
This parameter configures the RS-232 port for connection of a modem.
When On is selected, the PSR1212 will send an initialization string to
the modem on power-up and require a password before data transfer is
allowed through the port. When Off is selected, the password is
disabled and the port is left in a passive mode. Default is Off.
RS-232-Level LCD Parameters
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Gentner recommends that
you enable Flow Control.
The modem configuration must be performed as follows:
1. Forced connect speed must match that of the PSR1212.
2. Echo must be turned off.
3. Response mode must be turned off (i.e., no OK messages, Ring, etc.).
4. Auto answer must be enabled.
5. Caller must select the baud rate of the local PSR1212 for the mode
rate.
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The modem initialization
string can only be set via
the MINIT serial command
(see page 140) or the G-Ware™ software. It cannot be set through the
front panel LCD.
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INSTALL ATION AND SETUP • METER MENU
Clear Password
This parameter allows you to erase the serial port password in case it
has been forgotten. Select YES to keep the current password or NO to
erase it. Press ENTER to enable your selection.
Meter Menu
There are four submenus under the Meter Menu (see Meter-Level LCD
Parameters figure at left): Inputs, Outputs, Processing, and Default
Meter. The Meter menu selects what is shown on the front panel LCD
and peak-level LED display. Both displays show peak level indications.
Use the ▲ and ▼ buttons to select the Meter menu, then scroll through
the options and press ENTER when you reach the desired option. For
more information about the LCD and LED displays, see page 8 and the
information below.
Inputs
This submenu allows you to select which input (1-12) you want to
monitor on the LCD and LED display. Scroll to the input you wish to
monitor, then press ENTER.
Outputs
This submenu allows you to choose which output (1-12) you want to
monitor on the LCD and LED display. Scroll to the output you wish to
monitor, then press ENTER.
Power-Up Screen
Gentner PSR1212
Version X.X
Meter
Input
Output
Processing
Default Meter
Processing
This submenu allows you to choose which processing channel (A-H)
you want to monitor on the LCD and LED display. Scroll to the output
you wish to monitor, then press ENTER.
Default Meter
This submenu determines what is displayed on the LED meter when a
meter is not specifically selected elsewhere in the Meter menu. The
default can be set to monitor the input, output, or processing channel
you choose.
On page 15 is a Meter Reference Point diagram. It shows where the
meter pick-up points are in the signal path through the PSR1212.
Meter-Level LCD Parameters
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Mute
NOM
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Output
Gain
Mute
M
NOM
Output
Gain
M
NOM
Mute
Off
On
Off
On
Output
Gain
Output 3
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Input 1
Input Gain
Mic 55, 25
Line
Phantom
Power
On/Off
M
Input 2
Input Gain
M
On Off
Mute
Phantom
Power
On/Off
M
Mic 55, 25
Line
M
Mic 55, 25
Line
Phantom
Power
On/Off
All Pass
Low Pass
High Pass
PEQ
Notch
4 Filters
Input 3
Input Gain
NOM
Mute
Mute
NOM
Off
On
Off
On
Output
Gain
Off
On
M
Off
On
Output
Gain
Output 5
Input 4
Input Gain
On Off
AGC
Input 5
Phantom
Power
On/Off
Phantom
Power
On/Off
Mute
NOM
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Output
Gain
Off
On
M
Output 7
Automixer
System-Wide
Automixing
Parameters
Input 6
Phantom
Power
On/Off
M
Mic 55, 25
Line
Input Gain
Input 7
Input Gain
NOM
Mute
Off
On
Off
On
Output
Gain
Output 8
M
Input 8
Gated Audio
Non-Gated Audio
Mic 55, 25
Line
Input Gain
M
M
Off
On
M
Input 9
Off
On
Off
On
Input 10
Input Gain
AGC
Mute
Off
On
Off
On
Input Gain
Off
On
Off
On
M
M
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Input Gain
Mute
AGC Off
On
NOM
Mute
Output
Gain
Output 11
Input 11
Matrix
NOM
Mute
Output
Gain
AGC
Off
On
M
Output 10
Mute
NOM
Mute
Output
Gain
Output 9
M To Matrix
Input
Processing
M
Phantom
Power
On/Off
Chairman Override
On/Off
Adaptive Ambient
Microphone Activation
Auto gate/Manual gate/On/Off
M
Mic 55,25
Line
M
Mic 55, 25
Line
NOM
Mute
Output
Gain
Output 6
Input
Input
Processing Processing
M
M
Input Gain
Input
Input
Processing Processing
M
Output 4
Meter Reference Point Diagram
Input Processing
Mic 55, 25
Line
Phantom
Power
On/Off
M
Input
Input
Input
Processing Processing Processing
M
Output 2
M
M
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
15 Filters
M
Attenuation
H
= Meter Reference Point
500 mS
Delay
Comp/Limiter
Assignable Processing
G
A
Assignable
Processing
F
B
Assignable
Processing
E
C
Assignable
Processing
D
D
Assignable
Processing
C
E
Assignable
Processing
B
F
Assignable
Processing
A
H
G
Assignable
Processing
Outputs of Processing are looped back into the matrix.
Assignable
Processing
All Pass
PEQ
Low Pass
CD Horn
High Pass
Bessel Crossover
Low Shelving Butterworth
High Shelving Linkwitz-Riley
Notch
From Matrix
Input 12
Input Gain
Mute
AGC
NOM
Mute
Output
Gain
Output 12
Control/Status
M
To Matrix
Mute
B
Front Panel
Control
Control
Network
RS485
Control
Logic
Control/Status
Expansion Bus
RS485
RS232
A
Expansion Bus In/Out
O Mixing Bus
P Mixing Bus
Q Mixing Bus
R Mixing Bus
S Mixing Bus
T Mixing Bus
U Mixing Bus
V Mixing Bus
W Mixing Bus
X Mixing Bus
Y Mixing Bus
Z Mixing Bus
Output 1
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Control Bus
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INSTALL ATION AND SETUP • OPERATION
A complete set of worksheet templates for configuring various
PSR1212 functions are located in the PSR1212 White Paper document
on the AP Products CD provided.
Operation
The PSR1212 is operated with G-Ware software. A few parameters can
be changed through the LCD panel on the front of the unit, as
discussed in the LCD Programming section (page 10).
A remote controller can be used to operate the PSR1212, but is not
necessary.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • INSTALL ATION
3
PSR1212 G-Ware
Software
G-Ware software must operate on computer equipment that meets the
following minimum requirements:
Operational Requirements
Operating system: Windows 95T OSR 2.1/98/2000/NT
PC Hardware Requirements
Pentium 200MHz
20MB free hard drive space
PCI or AGP video card with 2MB RAM (minimum); 4MB RAM recommended
Video monitor with 800x600 video resolution, 256 colors, and 16-bit
color depth (minimum); 1024x768 video resolution recommended
RS-232 COM port
CD-ROM drive
Mouse
Creating Floppy Disk Copies
Depending upon the computer equipment you have available, you
might need to install G-Ware software from floppy disks rather than the
included CD. To do this, a Disk Copy program is provided in G-Ware that
allows you to transfer G-Ware to floppy disks. You will need a PC with a
CD-ROM drive to make the transfer. After installing G-Ware on the CDROM-equipped computer (see Installation Procedure on page 18), you
can access the Disk Copy program in the following way:
After installing G-Ware, go to the WindowsT Start menu, select
Programs, then Gentner G-Ware, then Create Install Floppy Disks.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete creation of the floppy disks.
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Pre-Installation
Information
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • INSTALL ATION
Installation
Procedure
To select an alternate destination directory, click
Browse and use the
Choose Directory window to find
the desired location. Click OK to
return to the previous window.
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1. Boot the PC to the Windows operating system. Ensure that all other
programs or applications are closed. Insert the Audio and Video
Products CD into the CD-ROM drive.
If the Autorun feature is enabled on the PC, the Gentner Welcome
window opens. Click the Software tab to continue setup. Two dropdown tabs appear—AP-Ware and G-Ware. Click the G-Ware tab.
If the Autorun window does not open, open the Windows Start menu
and choose Run. Type “<drive>:\\gentner.exe:” where <drive> is the
letter of the CD-ROM drive (e.g., D:\\gentner.exe).
2. At the G-Ware window, click Install G-Ware near the bottom of the
window.
3. The InstallShield Wizard opens, and guides you through the
Welcome and License Agreement windows. At the Choose Destination
Location window, choose the directory where G-Ware will be installed.
We recommend that you use the default directory.
4. Click Next or Yes to move to proceed through the windows that
follow or No or Cancel to end the installation process. You must enter a
serial number at the User Information screen if one is not automatically
inserted.
Choose Destination Location Window
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5. The Select Program Folder window shows which Program Folder
starts the G-Ware software.
Select Program Folder Window
6. Click Next. The Install Summary window shows the current install
settings.
7. Click Next to begin installation. After a few moments, a window
appears indicating that installation is complete.
8. You must restart your computer to finalize the installation process.
You can restart now or wait until later. Click Finish to complete the
installation procedure.
The G-Ware Program Folder is now installed in your Start menu.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • CONFIGURATION
G-Ware Software
Configuration
G-Ware Main Screen
G-Ware is the configuration software for the PSR1212. Virtually every
parameter of the PSR1212’s operation is programmed with G-Ware.
When you complete the software installation described on the previous
pages, launch G-Ware by going to the Start menu, selecting Gentner GWare, then G-Ware - Main Program. The G-Ware Main Screen (shown
below) appears.
G-Ware Main Screen
Note the G-Ware Communicator software icon next to the clock at the
bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
G-Ware Communicator Icon
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • NEW SITE CREATION
Create New Site
You should begin G-Ware configuration of your PSR1212 by clicking on the
Create New Site button. This opens the Site Properties — New Site/General Tab
window. The General tab is selected. Note that a default File Name and Path
appear, and that nothing appears next to the Created and Modified fields.
To establish a file name and path, click OK, then select Save As from the File
menu. This opens the Save As window, where you enter a file name and path.
Click Save, then select Site Properties from the File menu. The Site Properties—
New Site/General Tab window reappears, with the File Name and Path you’ve
chosen. Note that the Created and Modified fields reflect the date and time you
saved this information.
Whenever a
mouse click is
indicated in this
manual, it refers to the
left mouse button unless
otherwise indicated.
✍
Create New Site Button
G-Ware will allow only four
sites to remain open at a
time. If you have established more than four sites, you will
be able to select only four site icons
at a time for use.
✍
Site Properties — New Site/General Tab Window
Next, select the Site tab. Enter the site name, author, company, location, room,
and description, using the Tab key or mouse to select each field.
Site Properties — New Site/Site Tab Window
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • NEW SITE CREATION
Next, click the Comm (Communications) tab. Select which COM port, baud
rate, and flow control you wish to use (Gentner recommends that you leave
Flow Control set to Hardware). Ensure that the appropriate connections are
made on the rear of the PSR1212. If you plan to use a modem, select the
Use Modem box and enter the phone number, initialization string, and reset
string. If you wish to configure the PSR1212 for Panja operation, select the
Use Panja box and choose which Panja port you wish to use.
Site Properties — New Site/Comm Tab Window
When entering and confirming a password in the
Change File Password window, it is represented with asterisks
to maintain security.
✍
Select the Security tab. If you wish to enter a modem password, enter it
in the Modem Password field. If you wish to set a file password, click
Change File Password. Enter the password in both fields of the
Change File Password window and click OK.
Site Properties — New Site/Security Tab and
Change File Password Windows
Click OK to confirm the settings you’ve entered in the Site Properties —
New Site window.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • ADDING A PSR1212 UNIT TO A SITE
The next step is to add a PSR1212 unit to the site setup you’ve created.
This step also applies to adding a Gentner XAP 800, using the
corresponding XAP 800 toolbar button.
Adding a PSR1212
Unit to a Site
In the G-Ware Main Screen, click the Add PSR Unit to Current Site
button. This opens the Unit Properties — New Unit window.
Add PSR1212 Unit to Current Site Button
Unit Properties — New Unit/General Tab Window
note that the General tab is selected. Enter the Unit Name you wish to
use for the unit. Next, select the Device ID (default is 0). If you’re using
two or more networked units, enter the appropriate number the
PSR1212 unit will be in the sequence.
Then, select the Unit Type (default is slave) and Default Meter (default
is Output 12) settings you wish to use.
Next, select the Meter Refresh Rate, which determines how quickly
the PSR1212 updates meter information (default is 100ms, range is 501000ms).
Next, click the Comm tab.
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For most applications, you
should set the Unit Type to
Slave. The Master setting is
used to split audio on a linked
PSR1212 system; global control of
the system is still maintained
through the first PSR1212 unit in the
system.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • SECURIT Y
The Baud Rate and Flow Control must be configured from the
front panel of the PSR1212 unit. If you have already done this, these
two parameters will display in the Unit Properties—New Unit/Comm tab
window. See the LCD Menu Tree on page 10 for the location of the
Baud Rate and Flow Control in the LCD menu structure. Set the Serial
Echo (default is On) and Serial Mode (default is Text) you wish to
configure. The Serial Echo feature enables the PSR1212 to echo back
the commands you send over the PSR1212 network. The serial mode
determines the format in which the commands return—text or binary.
Note that the serial echo defaults to Binary when G-Ware is connected
to a unit. It defaults back to Text when G-Ware is disconnected.
If a modem is connected to the PSR1212 unit, select the Use Modem
box and enter the initialization string. Click OK; the PSR1212 will
initialize the modem.
Unit Properties — New Unit/Comm Tab
Next, click on the Security tab.
Unit Properties — New Unit/Security Tab
Enter the modem password you wish to use, then select the panel’s time out lock mode and minutes
(how many minutes of standby until the unit locks). The range is from 0-15 minutes; 5 minutes is the
default. If the unit is in the “Lock When Timed Out” mode, the PSR1212’s panel will lock if no panel
buttons are depressed during the designated amount of time. If it is in the “Lock Panel” mode, it is
locked immediately. When locked, the front panel can be accessed only after entering the proper front
panel button sequence (described below) or unlocking the panel using G-Ware.
Next, click any sequence of the five front panel buttons displayed. Your choices will be displayed in the
column on the right. Click Clear if you wish to reset your choices. When you are finished, click OK to
enable your selections.
This completes the initial unit properties configuration. The G-Ware Flow Screen window will now be
displayed (see page 25).
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • MATRIX SELECTION WINDOW
G-Ware Flow Screen
G-Ware Flow Screen
The G-Ware Flow Screen is the main access window for G-Ware’s
features and functions. Simply move the cursor over the button you
wish to select or label you wish to edit, then click.
When you click on a button, the window for the selected item opens
while leaving the G-Ware Flow Screen open in the background. The
exception is when you select Matrix. This opens the G-Ware
Configuration Matrix window and closes the G-Ware Flow Screen
window. Click the Flow Screen button in the Matrix window to return to
the G-Ware Flow Screen.
We recommend that you become familiar with G-Ware’s menus and
toolbar button functions before proceeding to configure the software. A
description of these menus and toolbar buttons appears on the
following pages.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • PULL-DOWN MENUS
Pull-Down Menus
G-Ware’s pull-down menus provide easy access to the software’s
functions and features. Several menu items can also be accessed
directly with the toolbar buttons. Below is a description of each menu.
File Menu
New Site opens the Site Properties—New Site window. This window can
also be opened with the Create New Site toolbar button. See page 21
for more information.
Open Site opens the Open Site window. This window can also be
opened with the Open Site File toolbar button. See page 29 for more
information.
Close Site closes the site currently open.
Save saves a site in its current state of configuration.
File Menu
Save As opens the Save As window. This allows you to choose or
establish a location to store a G-Ware site file.
Site Properties opens the Site Properties—Site 1 window. This window
allows you to configure site and security parameters. See page 21 for
more information.
Print opens the Print Reports window. Here, you can select a variety of
G-Ware configuration reports to print. Select the item(s) you wish to
print, then click Print Preview to view a preview of the report or Print to
print the report(s).
1 Site 1.psr and 2 Site 2.psr are sites created in G-Ware, and are
named whatever names you have assigned to them. You can select
them from the File menu.
Print Reports Window
Exit closes G-Ware software. If you have not made changes to a site,
the program closes. If you have made changes, a Warning window
opens, asking you if you wish to save changes. If you click Cancel, the
exit process stops and you are returned to the software.
View Menu
In 1-8 displays the Inputs 1-8 window. This window can also be opened
with the In 1-8 button on the matrix. See page 36 for more information.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • VIEW MENU
In 9-12 displays the Inputs 9-12 window. This window can also be opened
with the In 9-12 button on the matrix. See page 44 for more information
about these inputs.
Outputs 1-12 displays the Outputs 1-12 window. This window can also be
opened with the Outputs 1-12 button on the matrix. See page 52 for more
information about the outputs.
Processing opens the Processing window. This window can also be
opened with the From Processing button on the matrix. See page 46 for
more information about From Processing.
Gating Control opens the Gating Controls window. This window can also
be opened with the Gating Controls toolbar button. See Gating Controls on
page 57 for more information.
Macro Edit opens the Macro Editor window. This window can also be
opened with the Macro Editor button on the toolbar. See page 63 for more
information about the Macro Editor.
View Menu
GPIO Builder opens the GPIO Builder window. This window can also be
opened with the GPIO Builder toolbar button. See page 59 for more
information about the GPIO Builder.
Panel Builder opens the Control Panel Builder window. This window can
be opened with the Control Panel Builder toolbar button. See page 60 for
more information about the Control Panel Builder.
Command Strings opens the Command Strings window, where you enter
command strings through the RS-232 port to execute functions such as
increasing volume.
Expansion Bus Ref opens the Define Expansion Bus Reference window.
This window can also be opened from within the PA Adaptive Reference
section of the software. See page 41 for more information.
Units Menu
Add opens the Unit Properties—New Unit window so you can add a
PSR1212 unit to a site. This window can also be opened with the Add
PSR1212 Unit to Current Site toolbar button. See page 23 for more
information about adding a PSR1212 unit to a site.
Remove Unit removes a PSR1212 unit from a site.
Unit Properties opens the Unit Properties—Unit 1 (or the name you have
given to the unit) window. This window is used for adjusting parameters for
a unit that has already been configured. Note that the parameters in this
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • CONNECT MENU
window, including those of the General, Comm, and Security tabs, are
identical to the Unit Properties—New Unit window. See page 23 for more
information about how to adjust these parameters.
Connect Menu
Connect connects G-Ware to the site directly or via a modem. However,
you must first set the appropriate parameters in the Site Properties
window before doing this. See page 21 for more information.
Disconnect disconnects G-Ware from the site.
Connect Menu
Site Roll Call sends a query over the Expansion Bus and connects new
units to the network.
Refresh Unit Screen refreshes the information on the screen, based on
the current configuration of the unit.
Tools Menu
Gating opens the Gate View window, which can also be opened with the
Gate View toolbar button. See Gate View on page 64 for information.
Meters opens the Meter Views window. This window can also be opened
with the Meter View toolbar button. See Meter Views on page 65 for more
information.
Signal Generator opens the Signal Generator window. This window can
also be opened with the Signal Generator toolbar button. See Signal
Generator on page 65 for more information.
Tools Menu
Execute Preset opens the Execute Preset window, where you select the
saved preset you wish to run, then click Execute.
Run Macro opens the Run Macro window. Here, you select which macro
you wish to run. Then click Run to initiate the macro.
Compare Utility opens the Document Compare Utility window. This
window allows you to compare information between two PSR1212 sites,
two units, or a site and a unit. See page 67 for more information.
Message Log opens the Message Log window, which displays
messages indicating successful or unsuccessful site connection and all
errors. The Message Log displays error information automatically.
Help Menu
Contents F1 opens the G-Ware Help File, where you can search for
information via a table of contents, index, or search.
Help Menu
About opens a window displaying G-Ware version information.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • COPY MENU
Copy Menu (Right Mouse Click)
In most areas of G-Ware software, right-clicking the mouse opens the
Copy Menu. There are various versions of this menu, which are
customized to help you configure G-Ware based on where you are in
the application.
For example, the version shown at left allows you to copy and paste
settings and sites, as well as add or remove units from a site. It also
opens the Unit Properties window (see page 23) and Site Properties
window (page 21).
Copy Menu
Once the Copy Menu is open, use the left mouse button to select the
function you wish to use.
Toolbar Buttons
The G-Ware toolbar features several buttons which provide immediate
access to key G-Ware functions and enhance your ability to configure
G-Ware quickly.
Create New Site Button
The first button on the G-Ware toolbar is the Create New Site button.
This opens the Site Properties—New Site/General Tab window. New site
creation is covered in detail starting on page 21.
Create New Site Button
Open Site File Button
Next is the Open Site File button. This button opens the Open Site
window, which allows you to open a particular site file.
Open Site File Button
Open Site Window
You can access stored files through a folder or a file name search.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • TOOLBAR BUTTONS
Add PSR1212 Unit to Current Site Button
Add PSR1212 Unit to Current Site Button
The Add a PSR1212 to a Site button opens the Unit Properties—New
Unit window, where you configure device ID and modem settings. This
section is covered in detail on page 23.
Add XAP 800 Unit to Current Site Button
Add XAP 800 Unit to Current Site Button
The Add a XAP 800 to a Site button opens the Unit Properties—New Unit
window. This is where you configure device ID and modem settings for
the Gentner XAP 800, if you are using one in this system. Adding a unit
to a site is covered in detail on page 23.
Gating Control Button
Gating Control Button
The Gating Control button opens the Gating Control window. This is
where you set parameters for internal and global PSR1212 mixers. The
Gating Controls window can also be accessed by clicking the Gating
Control button on the Preset Configuration Sidebar window. This
section is covered on page 57.
Macro Editor Button
The Macro Editor allows you to add new commands and remove
commands from existing macros. This function is described on page 61.
Macro Editor Button
GPIO Builder Button
GPIO Builder Button
The GPIO (general purpose input/output) Builder button opens the
GPIO window, where you can assign commands for the control/status
pins. This gives you real-time flexibility to meet a variety of audio
reinforcement requirements. See page 59 for more information.
Control Panel Builder Button
The Control Panel Builder button opens the Control Panel Builder
window, where you can program the operation of the Control Panel. See
page 60 for more information.
Control Panel Builder Button
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • TOOLBAR BUTTONS
Command Strings Button
The Command Strings button opens the Command String window,
where you enter command strings through the RS-232 port to execute
functions such as increasing volume.
Command Strings Button
Execute a Preset Button
The Execute a Preset button opens the Execute Preset window, where
you select the saved preset you wish to run. Then click Execute to run
the preset.
Execute a Preset Button
Run a Macro Button
The Run a Macro button opens the Run Macro window. Here, you
select which macro you wish to run. Then click Run to initiate the
macro. See the Macro Mode section on page 61 for information about
creating macros.
Run a Macro Button
Define PA Adapt Expansion Bus Ref Button
The Define PA Adapt Expansion Bus Ref button opens the Define
Expansion Bus Reference window. This window allows you to set the PA
adaptive reference for a particular Expansion Bus. This window also
becomes accessible when configuring specific parameters in the PA
Adaptive Reference section of the Gate configuration window. See
page 41 for more information.
Define PA Adapt Expansion Bus Ref Button
Gating Button
The Gating button opens the Gate View window, which allows you to
view gating activity at each mic input. See page 64 for more
information.
Gating Button
Meters Button
The Meters button opens the Meter Views window, which allows you to
monitor the level of any input, output, or processing signal of the
PSR1212. See page 65 for more information.
Meters Button
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • TOOLBAR BUTTONS
Signal Generator Button
Signal Generator Button
The Signal Generator button opens the Signal Generator window. The
signal generator allows the PSR1212 to generate test audio signals for
sound system calibration. See page 65 for more information.
Connect to Site Button
Connect to Site Button
The Connect to Site button connects G-Ware to the site directly or via
a modem. However, you must first set the appropriate parameters in the
Site Properties window before doing this.
Disconnect from Site Button
The Disconnect from Site button disconnects G-Ware from the site.
Disconnect From Site Button
Site Roll Call Button
The Site Roll Call button sends a query over the Expansion Bus and
connects new units to the network.
Site Roll Call Button
Refresh Unit Screen
The Refresh Unit Screen refreshes the information on the screen,
based on the current configuration of the unit.
Refresh Unit Screen Button
C, P, and M Buttons
These buttons select the Configuration, Preset, and Macro modes.
C Button
See page 34 for more information about the Configuration Mode.
See page 55 for more information about the Preset Mode.
P Button
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • TOOLBAR BUTTONS
See page 61 for more information about the Macro Mode.
M Button
Message Log Button
The Message Log button opens the Message Log window, which
displays messages indicating successful or unsuccessful site
connection and all errors. When error messages are generated, the
Message Log opens automatically to display them.
Message Log Button
Compare Utility Button
The Compare Utility button opens the Document Compare Utility
window. This window allows you to sample and compare configuration
information between two PSR1212 sites, two PSR1212 units, or a site
and a unit. See page 67 for more information.
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Compare Utility Button
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • G-WARE MATRIX
G-Ware Matrix
Click the Matrix button on the G-Ware Flow Screen. This opens the G-Ware
Configuration matrix window.
The G-Ware Configuration window is where you configure the routing and
adjustment of inputs, outputs, Expansion Buses, and processing buses.
Note that the C (for Configuration) button in the toolbar is selected.
G-Ware Configuration Matrix Window
Unit Data Light: This indicator illuminates in many windows of G-Ware to indicate the
status of the particular PSR1212 unit selected. It displays various colors, based on the
conditions listed below.
Site Data Light: This indicator illuminates various colors to indicate the status of a system
of linked PSR1212 units, based on the conditions listed below.
Solid Green: When the item being configured is synchronized with the hardware.
Solid Red: When the information being configured is saved in the hardware.
Flashing Red: When the information is not saved or there is no hardware connection.
Solid Yellow: When communications are pending.
Flashing Yellow: When there is a communication error. In this instance, you should
disconnect from the unit and reconnect. The Message Log will indicate the error that
occurred.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • CROSS POINT ATTENUATION
Note the yellow gated, blue non-gated, and green cross point boxes in
the Routing Key box (matrix area). Repeated clicking on any box in the
matrix (except the black boxes) alternately highlights the box as
selected for the following configurations: yellow (gated; Inputs 1-8 only),
blue (non-gated; Inputs 1-8 only), and green (cross point), depending
on what can be configured in a particular area of the matrix.
Referencing the input, output, Expansion Bus, and processing bus
intersections on the X and Y axes of the matrix, proceed to configure
the gating, non-gating, and cross point routing parameters.
✍
As you move the cursor
over the Input, Expansion
Bus, Processor, and Output
labels, note that the cursor
becomes a hand. Click on any of
these buttons to open a function or
labels window where you can
assign names for each parameter.
Cross Point Attenuation
Right-click on a box within the matrix to open the Cross Point menu.
Click Cross Point Enter to open the Cross Point Attenuation Dial
window.
Cross Point Menu
Cross Point Attenuation
Dial Window
Click the ▲ and ▼ buttons or click on the green indicator and rotate
the dial with the mouse to adjust the attenuation to the level you desire
(or enter the numerical value directly in the window). The attenuation
range is from 0 to -60dB. Click Close to exit.
By right-clicking the mouse, the Cross Point menu also allows you to
copy and paste the current Cross Point configuration, including the
attenuation adjust setting, to other cross points.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • MATRIX REPORT
Matrix Report
When you finish configuring a matrix in G-Ware, you can print a detailed
report of the matrix by right-clicking in the Routing Key to open the
Cross Point Menu, then selecting Print Matrix. This opens the Matrix
Report window.
The Matrix Report window displays all matrix cross point information.
Click the Print icon button to print the report.
Cross Point Menu — Print Matrix Selection
Matrix Report Window
Inputs 1-8 Configuration
To configure inputs 1-8, click the In 1-8 button on the matrix window or
Inputs 1-8 on the Flow screen. This opens the Inputs 1-8 configuration
window.
G-Ware Configuration Matrix Window, In 1-8
Button
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • INPUTS 1-8
Inputs 1-8
Configuration
Window
Configuration of inputs 1-8 is accomplished in the Input 1-8 configuration window. If
you have not done so, click In 1-8 on the Matrix screen or Inputs 1-8 on the Flow
screen. Then, click a blank area in the Input 1-8 panel area to adjust the parameters
for this channel. Note that the background color for Input 1 becomes light gray and
the label color changes from black to blue. Also, note the Gate Indicator in the upper
right-hand corner of the pane. This indicator turns green whenever this input is gated
on.
Move the cursor to the blue Input 1 label and click. This opens the Input 1-8 Labels
window. Proceed to name each input. When you are finished configuring these
inputs, click OK.
Mute mutes the input channel. The light on the button illuminates red when Mute is
activated. Default is Off.
AGC (Automatic Gain Control) toggles on and off the automatic gain control. AGC
keeps softer and louder input audio at a consistent level. It does so by attempting to
adjust the signal to a fixed +4dB target level. If the signal level and the +4dB target
level both fall within the AGC’s 12dB range, the AGC achieves the +4dB target level. If
the signal level is more than 12dB away from the +4dB target level, the AGC sets the
level 12dB closer to the target. AGC occurs after the gain and filter settings in the
audio signal path. AGC default is Off.
P Pwr (Phantom Power) toggles the phantom power on and off. Phantom power is
an auxiliary power source to power certain types of microphones. The PSR1212’s
phantom power voltage is 24VDC. Default is On.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • FILTERS
Inputs 1-8 Filters
Window
Inputs 1-8 Filters
To configure the filters for Inputs 1-8, click Filter. The Filter Graph setup window appears. Below is a
description of each feature in the window.
Active Filter selects among filters on the graph. Note that no filters exist until you click Add Filter (see
below) to add filters to the graph.
Type selects among the following input filters: all pass, high pass, low pass, notch, and PEQ. G-Ware
features other filters, but they are configured in the Processing section of the software (see page 46).
Frequency selects the center frequency (in Hertz) for the filter you are configuring. Range is from 20Hz
to 20kHz. Default is 1000Hz.
Gain adjusts the gain value from -18 to 18dB, in .5dB steps. Default is 0dB.
Q, or Quality factor, selects the ratio of the center frequency divided by the bandwidth. Q reflects an
inverse relationship to the bandwidth, and adjusts from .02:1 to 40:1 on the PSR1212.
Bandwidth establishes the difference between the upper and lower points of a filter’s audio passband.
The Bypass box, when selected, bypasses the selected filter.
Phase generates—on the graph— the phase relationship of the graphed frequency response.
Bypass All bypasses all filters.
Add Filter adds a filter to the graph, centered at 1kHz and 0dB.
Remove Filter removes the selected node from the graph.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • FILTERS
The Table View button toggles between the Filter Graph and the Filter Table views of the
Inputs 1-8 Filter window. The Filter Table view displays the active filter, filter type, center
frequency, gain, Q, and bandwidth parameters of the graph window, but in a table format.
You can modify these settings in the Filter Table view. You can configure filters from this view
as well as the graph view. Click Table View again to return to the Filter Graph view.
Filter Table Window
Filter Configuration
In either the graph or table view windows, select the filter type (Type pull-down menu) you
wish to use. Note that your selection determines whether or not the Gain, Q, and Bandwidth
menus are selectable.
To begin, click Add Filter to add a filter to the graph or table. In either the graph or table
view, you can then configure filter parameters with the pull-down menus along the top. Or, in
the graph view, you can click on the node and drag it to the location you desire on the
graph.
When you finish configuring filters, click Close to exit.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • GATING PARAMETERS
Inputs 1-8 Gating Parameters
Next, click OK to establish the gating parameters you wish to use for
the input. The Gate configuration window appears.
Gate Configuration Window
Input 1 Configuration
First, use the mouse to move the Activation selector to Auto Gate,
Manual–On, or Manual–Off. Then, click Chairman Override,
Adaptive Ambient, or PA Adaptive Mode if you wish to enable them;
below are descriptions of each feature.
Auto Gate prevents a mic from gating on until audio is present at the
mic. The PSR1212 determines to gate the mic on or off based on the
gate ratio, hold time, off attenuation, and ambient levels you set in the
Gate configuration window. Auto Gate is the Activation default setting.
Manual On activates a mic until it is manually deactivated.
Manual Off deactivates a mic until it is manually activated.
Chairman Override provides gating priority for this mic input and any
other mic inputs within the same gating control groups. When a mic
with Chairman Override enabled gates on, all mics which don’t have
Chairman Override enabled will gate off. Default is Off.
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • GATING PARAMETERS
Adaptive Ambient routes this input through the adaptive ambient
portion of the gating control groups, which monitors the varying
ambient noise level in the room and changes the threshold level at
which the microphone gates on. For example, if you turn on a projector
in a conference room setting, the ambient level increases. Adaptive
Ambient increases the microphone gate threshold to prevent mics from
gating on from the projector noise. Default is On.
PA Adaptive Mode uses loudspeaker audio level on a specified output
as the new ambient level when audio is present at the power amplifier.
This prevents loudspeaker audio from gating on the mic, while still
allowing people in the room to gate on microphones as they speak. For
example, you might decide to play background music from a CD player
during a presentation. PA Adapt Mode allows you to use the output
routed from the CD player as the ambient reference to prevent the CD
player’s audio from gating on microphones. An output must be
specified as the PA Adaptive Reference for each mic in the system.
Default is Off.
Next, set the Gate Ratio, Hold Time, Off Attenuation, and Ambient
Level in the appropriate fields by using the ▲/▼ buttons or by
highlighting each field with the cursor and typing in the appropriate
number. Then select the Decay Rate and which PA Adaptive
Reference output you wish to use. Refer to the descriptions of these
features below.
Gate Ratio specifies how much louder the audio level must be above
the ambient level before the channel gates on. The gate ratio range is
from 0 to 50dB. Default is 15dB.
Hold Time determines how long the channel stays gated on after the
audio is no longer present. The hold time range is from .1 to 8.0
seconds. Default is .3 seconds.
Off Attenuation sets the amount of level reduction applied to a
channel when it is gated off. The range is from 0 to 50dB. Default is
12dB.
Ambient Level manually sets the background noise level upon which
the PSR1212 bases gating protocols. Used only if the Adaptive Ambient
feature isn’t used. The range is from -80 to 0dB. Default is Off.
Decay Rate determines how fast a channel gates off after the hold
time expires. Default is Medium.
PA Adaptive Reference determines which (speaker) output is used as
a reference for this input. If you select an output located elsewhere on
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an Expansion Bus system, the Define PA Adapt Expansion Bus
Reference window appears. From this window, select the unit and
output you desire. See PA Adaptive Mode on page 41 for more
information.
Define PA Adapt Expansion Bus Ref Window
Clicking
on the G-Ware
toolbar also opens the
Define PA Adapt Expansion
Bus Reference window.
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At the bottom of the Gate configuration window is the Gating Group
Select pane. This is where you select the gating group to which you
want to assign this input channel. Select None if you don’t want to
assign a gating group.
Gating Group Select Pane
When you are finished making entries, click Close to exit this window.
Click Close again to exit the Gate window.
At the Inputs 1-8 Configuration window, continue to configure Input 1 by
setting the Gain, using the Coarse and Fine sliders or entering the
appropriate number in the field shown. The setting you select will
depend upon the type of input you are using. Note that adjustments in
gain are reflected in how the Input meter, just below the gain
adjustment area, is calibrated. See Gain Structure (below) for
information about how to properly set the gain controls.
Notice the yellow and green upper and lower limit arrows on the Fine
slider scale. Adjust these to establish minimum and maximum gain
levels for the input. The limits you set affect all relative gain commands
you establish for the input.
Gain Structure
How you adjust an input’s gain directly affects sound quality. The
optimal input gain setting is one which is adjusted as high as possible
above the noise floor without introducing clipping. Clipping can cause
distortion which can damage amplifiers and loudspeakers.
To adjust the input level properly, open the Input 1-8 window and select
the input for which you wish to adjust gain. Place a signal on the input at
the maximum level it will generate. Adjust the input gain until the peak
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level of the input, as shown on the Input meter, just begins to enter the
red (clipping) zone, then reduce the gain slightly until peaks no longer
climb into the red zone. This setting will ensure that the PSR1212
maximizes the signal-to-noise ratio without clipping the signal.
Pre-Gain Meter indicates the input’s level before gain.
Post-Gain Meter shows the input’s post-gain level.
Post-Processing Meter indicates the level of attenuation up to the
gating point in the system. It reflects the post-AGC signal.
Post-Gating Meter shows post-gating level.
All meters are peak-level meters.
Mic 1 Configuration
Copying and Pasting Settings
Right-clicking anywhere in the window opens the Copy menu, which
allows you to copy and paste all of the input settings to other inputs. To
do so, select the settings, click Copy, then select the input you wish to
apply the settings to. Then right-click and select Paste. If you wish to
copy all settings of an input to the rest of the inputs, select Apply to All.
Copy Menu
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • INPUTS 9-12
Inputs 9-12 Configuration
Configure Inputs 9-12 by clicking In 9-12 in the G-Ware Configuration
matrix window.
As with Inputs 1-8, you can click on the blue Input 9 text to open the
Label window to name the inputs.
G-Ware Configuration Matrix Window, In 9-12
Button
Input 9-12 Configuration Window
Select the input you wish to modify, then configure each parameter.
These controls operate the same as those for Inputs 1-8. However, note
that there are no phantom power, filter, gate, or coarse gain controls.
Also, there are no gated or non-gated meters.
Adjusting the input gain levels for these inputs is the same as for Inputs
1-8. See Gain Structure on page 42 for information about how to set the
input gain.
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Right-clicking anywhere in the window opens the Copy menu, which
allows you to copy and paste all of the Input 9 settings, for example, to
other inputs. To do so, click Copy, then select the input you wish to
apply the settings to. Then right-click and select Paste. If you wish to
copy all settings of an input to the rest of the inputs, select Apply to All.
When you finish configuring Inputs 9-12, click Close to exit the Input 912 configuration window.
Copy Menu
From Expansion Bus Labeling
Click the From Expansion Bus button in the G-Ware Configuration
matrix window. This opens the From Expansion Bus Labels window.
From Expansion Bus Labels Button, G-Ware
Configuration Matrix Window
From Expansion Bus Labels Window
Enter the names you wish to use for each Expansion Bus, then click OK
to save the information and return to the G-Ware Configuration matrix
window.
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From Processing Configuration
Begin by clicking From Processing in the G-Ware Configuration matrix
window. The Processing configuration window appears. Click the
channel in the upper-left corner to begin configuring this processor.
From Processing Button
Processing Configuration Window
Compressor Configuration
Select a processor. Click Mute if you wish to mute the processor. Click
CMPRS (Compressor) to open the Compressor setup window.
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Compressor Setup Window
To enable the compressor, select the box next to Enable Compressor.
If you wish to assign this compressor to a compressor group, slide the
Group control to the appropriate group. If you don’t want to assign this
compressor to a group, select None.
When you assign a compressor to a compressor group—such as a
group of three, configured for bass, midrange, and treble—the
compressors will monitor each other. When one compressor channel
compresses and is in a group with other compressor buses, all
compressors in the group compress together. When configured
properly, this results in a smooth audio response throughout the
frequency range, with no bass, midrange, or treble dropouts. A given
compressor group must be configured for a single PSR1212 unit; a
group cannot use compressors from multiple PSR1212 units.
Next, adjust the gain of the compressor with the Gain slide control or by
using the ▲ and ▼ buttons. Note how the graph reflects the
input/output decibel levels with the gain setting you select.
The Threshold, Ratio, Attack, and Release controls are for
configuring how the compressor engages and disengages within the
processor. Following are descriptions of each control.
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Compressors and compressor groups can be established only within the
PSR1212 unit being configured, i.e.,
they cannot be configured from a
single point across multiple units.
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Threshold determines the level at which the compressor begins to
operate. The range is from -30 to +20dB. Default is 0dBu.
Ratio changes the rate of compression applied to the input signal as
the signal exceeds the threshold level. The range is 1:1 to 1:20dB.
Default is 1:1.
Attack determines how quickly compression is enabled. It is calibrated
in milliseconds. The range is .5 to 100ms in .5ms steps. Default is 10ms.
Release determines how quickly compression is disabled. The range is
100ms to 2 seconds, in 5ms increments. Default is 500ms.
When you are finished, click Close to return to the Processor Setup
window.
Filter Configuration
The Filter button opens the Processing Filters window. Here, you can
configure all filters available in G-Ware: all pass, Bessel, Butterworth, CD
horn, high pass, high shelving, Linkwitz-Riley, low pass, low shelving,
notch, and PEQ.
Processing Filters Window
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G-WARE SOFT WARE • FILTER CONFIGURATION
To begin, click Add Filter. This adds a filter to the graph.
Select the filter Type in the Type drop-down menu. Note that the other
menus change, depending on which filter you select. You can use these
menus to customize the filter, or use the mouse to click and drag the
node on the graph to a location that reflects the changes you wish to
make.
You can continue to add filters to the graph, and track their relationships
to each other to design a system with the sound characteristics
necessary for good audio.
Phase plots the phase response of the frequency response of the
selected filter.
Bypass All bypasses all filters.
Add Filter adds a filter to the graph.
Remove Filter removes the selected filter from the graph.
Table View toggles between the Processing Filters Window graph view
and the Processing Filters Window table view. The table view allows you
to configure filters in a table format rather than on the graph, and
provides an easy way to check filter status.
Processing Channels allows you to display the graphs of various
processing channels together, so you can view and easily modify filter
and equalizer settings throughout the frequency range. Click the
respective letter to place a processor in the graph. Click the Active
processor you wish to modify; it appears in bold on the graph.
Refer to the example shown in the Low/Mid/High Loudspeaker Driver
window on page 50. Note that as you create filters across several
processing channels, you can observe their crossover points and
general shape of the frequency response. In this case, several LinkwitzRiley filters are being created across three processing channels to
establish a balanced frequency response from low-frequency,
midrange, and high-frequency transducers.
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Low/Mid/High Loudspeaker Driver Window
Processor Delay Configuration
Delay opens the Processor Delay configuration window.
Delay Window
The Delay calibrates the amount of signal delay introduced, based on
the length (the distance between the source and audience) and
temperature you input. For example, different speaker drivers within a
speaker enclosure might be located different distances from the
listening area because of design constraints within the box.
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Introducing an appropriate amount of delay to the forward-mounted
driver(s) re-establishes the acoustical alignment necessary for proper
sound imaging in a room. The same principle of introducing delay
applies to separate speaker enclosures located various distances from
the listening area.
If you don’t want delay
introduced to the
signal, click the Bypass
Delay box.
Other types of delay to consider when establishing delay parameters
are delays which occur naturally as a result of processing operations
within the PSR1212. Propagation delay is an example. This delay is
caused by operations such as the conversion of the signal between
analog and digital formats. Another type of delay, processing delay, is
caused by compressor activation and various input/output routing. See
Appendix A: Specifications (page 79) for propagation and processing
delay amounts.
The Calculated Delay reading reflects any changes
you make in the distance
and temperature fields.
When you are finished making changes in the Delay window, click
Close to return to the Processor window.
The Input meter indicates the input level into the compressor. The
Compression meter shows the level out of the compressor.
You can copy and paste these settings to other processors by rightclicking to access the Copy menu.
To name the processors, click Labels at the bottom of the window or
double-click on the label (or right-click to open the Copy menu, then
click Labels). This opens the Processor Labels window.
After naming each processor, click OK to save changes and exit back
to the From Processor configuration window.
If you are finished making changes in the From Processor configuration
window, click Close to exit back to the G-Ware Configuration matrix
window.
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Outputs 1-12 Configuration
At the G-Ware Configuration matrix window, click Outputs 1-12. This
opens the Outputs 1-12 configuration window.
G-Ware Configuration Matrix Window,
Outputs 1-12 Button
Outputs 1-12 Configuration Window
Select Output 1. Then, enable Mute if you wish to mute this output.
Default is Off.
NOM (constant gain) maintains a constant gain level as inputs routed
to the output are gated on and off. Enable NOM if you wish to place this
output in a constant gain mode. Default is Off.
Gain establishes the gain level for this output. Select a level between
-65 and 20dB.
The Level Meter, when enabled, shows the signal level when a signal is
present.
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Copying and Pasting Settings
If you wish to copy and paste the settings for Output 1 to other outputs,
right-click to open the Copy menu and proceed to copy and paste to
the outputs you wish. To name each output, click Labels to access the
Output Labels window. Click OK when you are finished. Then, click
Close to exit to the G-Ware Configuration matrix window.
To Expansion Bus Labels
Next, click To Expansion Bus to open the To Expansion Bus Labels
window. Proceed to name each Expansion Bus. Names up to 20
characters long can be entered in each field.
To Expansion Bus Labels Window
When you finish, click OK to save the
information and return to the G-Ware
Configuration matrix window.
To Processing Configuration
Click To Processing. This opens the To
Processing Configuration window. Note that
the To and From Processing buttons access
the same window. Configure these settings as
described in the From Processor section.
Click Close to return to the G-Ware
Configuration matrix window.
The G-Ware software is now set up for
operation. See Chapter 4 for advanced GWare operation.
To Processor Configuration Window
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Advanced Operation
Preset Mode
G-Ware includes advanced operational features which allow you to
tailor the system to meet a wide variety of needs—instantly. The first of
these features covered here is the Preset Matrix configuration.
Click the P (Preset Mode) button on the top of the G-Ware Matrix. The
G-Ware Preset Configuration window appears.
Preset Configuration Window
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The Preset Configuration window is used for establishing presets to enable you to
make programming changes on the fly. It writes the gate, non-gate, and cross point
settings, as well as any input, output, or processing parameters associated with the
cross points, into a Preset memory. You can establish up to 32 presets, and switch
between them to accommodate changes in room configuration or audio
source(s)—instantly.
A good way to think of presets is to consider each one as a single room
configuration. A preset does not indicate the state of the PSR1212 unit; it
represents a self-contained group of customized parameters that operates
independently of other operations in the unit. This means you can use different
presets for separate sound venues simultaneously without conflicts.
In the Preset mode, the Routing Key is grayed out because no cross points within
the matrix are selectable with the cursor at this point. However, buttons 1-12, O-Z,
and A-H down the left side of the matrix can be selected. Also, the Input, Output,
Expansion Bus, and Processing buttons can be selected.
Begin preset configuration by selecting which preset to configure in the Preset
Configuration pane. Next, configure the Preset Routing Key by establishing the
routing parameters in the matrix.
The number of cross points you select for a preset can be affected by the number
of nested macros you configure for the preset. If you exceed the preset storage
space, G-Ware will alert you when you try to save the preset. You will be asked to
reduce the number of cross point changes or the number of macros in the preset.
As a general rule, if you make cross point changes to three-fourths of the matrix,
you can establish a maximum of 128 nested macros for a given preset.
Preset Configuration Pane
Stand-alone presets are configurable only for
use within the local
PSR1212 unit. However, if
a preset is part of a
macro, another macro can
be used to activate that
preset in another
PSR1212 unit.
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Click the number or letter of each input, Expansion Bus, and processor you wish to
place in your first preset. Note that each row selected becomes white. These
highlighted areas reflect the gate, non-gate, and cross point settings you
established in the G-Ware Configuration Routing Key. You can customize these
settings by clicking the boxes you wish to change. As with the G-Ware
Configuration matrix, you can right-click on a box to open the Cross Point menu,
allowing you to set the attenuation level.
When you finish configuring the routing parameters, click the In 1-8 button and set
the Mute, AGC, Filter, and other controls, as described in the G-Ware Configuration
section. Also configure the other input, output, Expansion Bus, and processing
parameters for the Preset Matrix as described in the G-Ware Configuration section.
When you have established Preset 1, click Save Preset to save the settings.
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Preset Configuration Pane
The Preset Configuration pane, to the left of the Preset matrix (see graphic on page 56), allows
preset programming of the DB25 Control/Status Ports A and B on the rear of the PSR1212 unit, as
well as provides options for running and saving presets.
Preset Selection
Beginning at the top of the window, the Preset Selection menu allows you to select which preset
you wish to make changes to.
Preset Description
Use the Preset Description window for entering information about the preset.
Preset Mask Control/Status Port B Configuration
The Preset Mask allows you to enable each Command/Status Port B pin with either an active high
(H), active low (L), or off (left blank) status.
A typical application using the Preset Mask is a group of conference rooms with removable
partitions between them. For the first partition, an automatic switch would be connected between
Pin 1 and the partition (or, a manual switch would be connected to Pin 1 and be located on the
wall near the partition). You would configure the Preset Mask Pin 1 setting to H (high) for when
the partition is closed, and L (low) for when the partition is opened. This would trigger different
presets based on the room-combining needs of each situation. See the description of Preset
Mask Control in the Application Example on page 73 for more information.
The Change Preset Label button opens the
Change Preset Labels window, where you can
name or rename each preset. Click Close to
save changes and return to the Preset
Configuration pane.
Gating Controls opens the Gating Controls
window. This window displays three parameters
for each of four internal and four global gating
groups. The three parameters are Max # of
Mics, First Mic Priority, and Last Mic Mode.
Gating Controls Window
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When accessed with the Gating Control toolbar button
,
the Gating Controls window does not feature Use in Preset
boxes, and all items are immediately selectable.
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Max # of Mics sets the maximum number of microphones that can be
gated On at any one time. This range can be set from one to eight
microphones or Off. To set the maximum number of microphones,
scroll through the number range (one through eight) in the pull-down
menu and select the desired number. Default is 4.
First Mic Priority helps maintain maximum audio intelligibility by only
allowing one microphone to gate on when one person is speaking.
Gentner recommends leaving this setting On. When turned Off, usually
two or more microphones gate on when only one person speaks.
However, when this parameter is turned on, one person will usually be
able to gate on only one microphone. It does this by determining the
audio level received by all microphones when the first microphone is
gated on. This audio level is then used as the ambient level for all other
mics. This mode can be enabled or disabled by clicking the box.
Last Mic Mode selects between three modes of last-mic operation:
Last On, Mic 1 and Off. Last On leaves the microphone that was
activated last full On until another microphone input is gated On. Mic 1
allows the PSR1212 to revert back to a mic 1 input when all
microphones gate off. The default setting for mic mode is Off. To select
one of the last-mic mode options, access the pull-down menu and
select the mode you wish.
To enable a particular internal or external mixer for use in a preset,
select the Use in Preset box above it.
To name each mixer, click Labels at the bottom of the window to open
the Mixer Labels window. Enter a name for each mixer, then click OK to
save changes and return to the Mixer Control window.
When you have finished making changes in the Mixer Control window,
click Close to save changes and return to the Preset Configuration
pane.
Preset Macros Window
Macro Selection
The Macro Selection button opens the Preset Macros window, where
you assign specific macros to the preset you’re creating. Select the
macros you wish to use with this preset, then click OK to save changes
and return to the Preset Configuration pane. See Macro Mode on page
61 for more information about establishing macros.
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Preset GPIO Builder/GPIO Command Assignment
GPIO stands for general-purpose input/output. The GPIO Builder is
where you establish the pin assignments for Control/Status Port A.
These pins are used to provide control via contact closure and status
via open collector functions in the unit. Note that the pins numbered in
blue are command pins; the pins numbered in green are status pins.
Click the GPIO Builder button in the Preset Configuration pane (or the
button in the G-Ware toolbar). The Preset GPIO Builder window
appears.
Using the mouse, select the Control/Status A pin(s) for which you wish
to set commands. Select the Use in Preset box for each one you wish to
use in the preset.
Note that the Active (Low) Command pane reflects the default
command string for the pin selected. To make changes to the
command string, enter them directly in the Active Command pane or
select the desired parameters in the pull-down menus along the bottom
of the window.
When you select a different command in the Command menu, the
other pull-down menus change to reflect changeable parameters.
The Command Description and Argument Description panes
reflect command and argument information. You can modify this
information in the panes as desired.
Apply applies the changes you have made to the selected pin. Clear
resets the window to default parameters.
Click Close to save changes and return to the Preset Selection pane.
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Preset GPIO Builder Window
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GPIO commands can be
configured only for the
local PSR1212 unit.
Pins 17-25 are not userdefinable. See Appendix B
for Control/Status Port A
pinout information.
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Odd-numbered pins are
control pins. Even-numbered pins are status pins.
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Control Panel Builder
The Control Panel Builder window is for configuring the optional
Gentner Control Panel. The Control Panel is an interface module that
provides remote control of volume, mute, presets, and macros for the
PSR1212. The Control Panel can be configured within the context of
establishing presets or independently of presets.
Click the Control Panel Assignment button in the Preset
Configuration pane (or the button in the G-Ware toolbar in the
Configuration Matrix mode). The
Control Panel Builder window appears.
Use the Control Panel Selection menu
to select the Control Panel you’re
configuring.
If you opened the Control Panel
Builder with the toolbar button, the
Change Name button is visible. Click
it to change or assign the panel’s
name.
Next, select the Control Panel Type.
The Volume Control is designed for
volume control. The Select Control is
designed for source selection or
configuration control. Notice that the
Control Panel represented on the right
side of the window changes to reflect
each control panel as it is selected.
Control Panel Builder Window
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The control panel buttons
can be customized to meet
a variety of venue requirements through selection of the wide
variety of commands available in
the Command menu.
Use the Button/LED Selection menu to configure the button or LED for
which you wish to set command descriptions or actions. Note that you
can also click on the LED or button in the panel depiction to make your
selection. Depending on the command you select, each Control Panel
button can respond like a momentary or latching button.
The default numbers on the left of the Volume Control Panel’s LEDs
represent attenuation levels in decibels. To change a level, click on the
LED and then select or enter the change in the Gain menu at the
bottom of the window. You can also set the upper and lower limits of
attenuation you desire (on LEDs L2 and L8) and then click Auto Scale,
which automatically assigns values to LEDs L3-L7 on a distributed
scale. The Select Control Panel can be similarly configured.
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If you opened the Control Panel Builder from the Preset Configuration pane, the
Use in Preset box appears below the Button/LED Selection menu. This box allows
you to use specific button and/or LED settings within a preset you’re establishing
without altering how the remaining buttons and LEDs are configured.
Next, select the Unit Type, Device, and Command you wish to use from the menus
at the bottom of the window. Other menus specific to the command will appear so
you can tailor the command to meet the requirements of your system and venue.
Note that the Command Description pane shows the description for the
command you have selected. Click the Apply button to apply the selected
command to the Active or Inactive command button.
If you opened the Control Panel Builder with the toolbar button, the Active
Command and Inactive Command buttons are selectable. Click the Active
Command or Inactive Command button to set the command for operation when
the button is active or inactive. If you opened the Builder with the Control Panel
Assignment button (Preset Configuration mode), clicking Use in Preset activates
the Active Command and Inactive Command buttons so you can configure
commands for an active or inactive state for a given preset.
The Argument Description pane reflects argument information.
The remaining buttons in the Preset Configuration pane do the following:
The Print Preset button in the Preset Configuration Pane prints the currentlyselected preset. Note that a preset must be saved before it can be printed.
The Save Preset button saves the current preset to G-Ware.
The Clear Preset button clears the current preset from G-Ware.
Macro Mode
The Macro Mode lets you establish macros—lists of commands—in
G-Ware software. Macros streamline the operation of the PSR1212,
allowing you to make quick configuration changes once the PSR1212
unit is running a given preset. For example, you can use a macro to
change the volume level of speakers in various areas of an arena when
a particular preset is used. Macros can also contain commands on
other PSR1212 units. See Serial Commands on page 88 for a list of
commands which can be used in macros.
Macro Record Window
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Each macro you create can be stored and executed whenever desired.
Up to 255 macros can be configured, with an average of 150
commands per macro. If you exceed G-Ware’s capacity, you will be
notified with a warning upon saving a macro. The warning will indicate
the command line at which memory is exceeded. This warning also
displays during the macro record function if memory is exceeded while
recording a macro.
To begin creating a macro, click the M button on the G-Ware toolbar.
The Macro Record window opens.
Select the Macro to Record you wish to edit, then click Start. The GWare Macro matrix window appears. Note the Macro Record window in
the center of the screen.
G-Ware Macro Window
When you record to a saved
macro, the new recording is
appended to the end of the
saved macro.
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Proceed to configure the routing information on the Routing Key that
you wish to establish for this macro (see the G-Ware Configuration
Matrix section on page 34 for information about how to configure the
matrix). When you finish, click Stop in the small Macro Record window
in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This stops the macro
recording and opens the Macro Editor window.
The macro you just created displays in the Macro Editor window. If you
wish to edit the macro, do so as described in the Macro Editor section
on page 63.
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Macro Editor
The Macro Editor allows you to add and remove commands from
existing macros. To edit a macro, click the Macro Editor button in the
G-Ware toolbar. The Macro Editor window appears.
Macro Editor Button
Macro Editor Window
Begin by selecting the macro you wish to edit in the Macro pull-down
menu at the top of the window. If you wish to establish or change the
name of a macro at this point, click Change Name to open the Macro
Name window. Enter the new macro name, then click OK. This saves
the new name in the Macro pull-down menu and returns the software to
the Macro Editor window.
Next, select the Line # of the command you wish to edit by doubleclicking it (note that the line you select is indicated in the Current Line
Number box). This puts the command line in the pull-down menus for
editing. Proceed to edit the macro. If you wish to delete it, click Delete.
Or, edit the Command Description in the field provided. Add information
to the Macro Description and Argument Description fields as desired.
Add places the current macro into the next available Line #.
Insert places the current macro into the Line # above the one currently
selected.
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Delete removes the selected macro.
Replace replaces the selected macro with the one you’re editing.
You can also move commands simply by clicking on them and dragging them
to the location you desire.
Note that the pull-down menus below the Insert and Replace buttons change
as necessary to reflect editable variables for each command you select in the
Command menu. Also note that when you select one of the command
variables, the Argument Description field displays the description. Use these
menus to tailor the macro to suit the requirements of your application(s).
Run Macro runs the selected macro so you can check for problems. The
macro must be saved before you can run it (see Save As and Save below).
An asterisk (*)
appears before
the name of a
saved macro.
✍
Clear Macro erases the macro from the window.
Save As opens the Save Macro window. Here, you select which macro
number you wish to use. Then click Save, which saves the macro and returns
G-Ware to the G-Ware matrix window.
Save saves the macro changes you have made.
Close returns G-Ware to the G-Ware matrix window.
Gate View
The Gating button opens the Gate View window, which allows you to view
gating activity at each mic input.
Gating Button
Gate View Window
Select the Enabled box for each PSR1212 unit you wish to observe
input gating information for. Note that the window shows gating activity
only for units which have been added to G-Ware. The gate indicator for
each input is dark green in the gate-off condition and light green if the
input is gated on. Click Close to save the settings and exit.
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Meter Views
The Meter Views window allows you to monitor the level of any input,
output, or processing signal of the PSR1212. Click the Meters button
on the G-Ware toolbar to open this window.
Meters Button
Meter Views Window
To enable a meter, click the adjacent Enabled button, then set the unit
number, meter type, and channel you wish to use. Note that you can
configure the meters such that you can monitor the same input signal
as it makes its way through various stages in the PSR1212.
When you have finished making changes, click Close to return to the
G-Ware Configuration window.
Signal Generator
The Signal Generator window allows you to generate test audio signals
for sound system calibration. Click the Signal Generator toolbar
button to open this window.
Signal Generator Button
The Signal Generator window can also be opened by
selecting Signal Generator
from the Tools menu.
✍
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The signal generator creates test audio signals for sound system
calibration. The test signal is assigned to a particular input, and allows
you to verify the operation of the processor settings you have selected.
Begin by selecting the PSR1212 Unit and Input Channel you wish to
use. Next, use the Amplitude control to select the amplitude (volume)
of the signal you wish to use. The amplitude range is from -60 to +20dB.
Default is 0dB.
Signal Selection
Next, select Pink (default), White, or Tone for the type of reference
audio you wish the PSR1212 to generate on the selected input.
If you select Pink or White, click Signal On to generate the noise signal.
Click Signal On again to terminate the noise signal.
Pink Noise—An audio test signal containing all the frequencies in a
given audio spectrum, with equal energy in each octave. Pink Noise is
the default signal.
White Noise—An audio test signal which is distributed evenly
throughout a given frequency range.
Tone—Activates the tone configuration portion of the window.
Signal Generator Window
If you select Tone, and you wish to use a single tone for reference,
configure the tone generator by selecting the frequency of the tone you
want generated with the slide control. Or, enter the frequency in the
window next to the Auto Sweep button. Then click Signal On to
generate the tone. Click Signal On again to terminate the noise signal.
If you wish the tone generator to automatically sweep through a
designated frequency range, set the Begin Frequency, End Frequency,
Increment (of frequencies sampled), and Rate (of the sweep) in the
appropriate fields. Then click Auto Sweep, which begins the frequency
sweep. Note that the Frequency slide control and readout reflect the
progress of the Auto Sweep function. Click Auto Sweep again to stop
the frequency sweep. Auto Sweep turns off automatically upon
completion of the sweep. The sweep range is 20Hz—20kHz, and the
increment range is 10Hz—20kHz. The rate range is 10ms—2000ms.
Default is 100ms.
Select the Repeat box if you want Auto Sweep to continue in cycles.
Click Close to return to the G-Ware Configuration window.
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ADVANCED OPERATION • DOCUMENT COMPARE UTILIT Y
G-Ware Document Compare Utility
The G-Ware Document Compare Utility samples and compares
configuration information between two PSR1212 sites, two PSR1212
units, or a site and a unit. These can exist as actual sites/units or as
documents saved to your computer. It shows you where differences are
between the two and allows you to copy and paste settings between
them.
To launch the utility, click the Compare Utility toolbar button.
The Compare Utility window appears.
Gentner G-Ware Menu (Windows
Start/Programs/Gentner G-Ware menu)
The Document
Compare Utility
can also be
opened by selecting GWare Document
Compare Utility from the
Gentner G-Ware menu in
the Programs section of
the WindowsO Start
menu.
✍
Compare Utility Window 1
The Compare Utility window above shows two PSR1212 sites being compared
for differences. The items listed in the white Site 1 and Site 2 table show where
the differences are.
To compare differences between sites or units, click the Find File button
at the right end of the Site 1 Document Name pane. This opens the G-Ware
Open window (see page 68).
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In the G-Ware Open window, you can select files to
compare through the G-Ware Files tab or select
connected units or sites through the G-Ware
Connections tab. When you have made a selection,
click Refresh to update the status of the unit, site, or
connection. Then click Open.
Repeat this process with the Site 2 Find File button
to select the second unit, site, or document for
comparison.
G-Ware Open Window
When you make your selection and click Open in the Site 2 Open
window, G-Ware automatically compares information from the selected
items and displays a table of parameters which differ (note that the
actual differences are not displayed at this point). This process can take
a minute or two.
To view the difference(s) between two
sources on a single parameter, select the line
in the table you wish to examine, then click
Preview. This opens the Print Preview
window, which shows what the differences
are.
To print the report, click Print (you can also
click Print in the Compare Utility window to
print the report). The other buttons in this
window allow you to tailor the view of the
report and browse sequentially through each
page.
When you finish viewing or printing the report,
close the Print Preview window.
Print Preview Window
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Note that in Document Compare Utility Window 2 (below), the Copy to
Site, Paste, and Copy buttons underneath the table are selectable.
These buttons become selectable only when two sites or units—actually
connected or existing in G-Ware—are being compared. In the example
shown below, clicking Site 1 transfers settings from a line selected in
the Site 1 panel to the corresponding line in the Site 1 panel. The Copy
button copies the settings of the Site/Line above it, allowing you to
paste (with the Paste button) settings to another site, unit, or even to a
particular G-Ware parameter, such as an input.
Document Compare Window 2
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The remaining buttons in the Document Compare window do the
following:
The Refresh button updates the connection status to site(s) or unit(s).
Select All selects everything in the Site 1/Site 2 table.
Select None deselects anything highlighted in the table.
Click Close to exit the Document Compare Utility.
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5
Application Example
The PSR1212 can be adapted to a wide variety of sound reinforcement
applications, ranging from auditoriums and gymnasiums to paging
systems and conference rooms. This chapter shows you how to set up a
PSR1212 in a hotel or convention center room-combining system, a
typical application that uses many of the PSR1212’s powerful features.
A hotel/convention center application requires a well-designed roomcombining system whose sound system must adapt quickly to a variety
of meeting scenarios. This is necessary to accommodate the changing
needs of the group(s) throughout a meeting session or series of
sessions.
By configuring the presets on the PSR1212, the system can be quickly
reconfigured in a way that accommodates the changing of room
configurations in some meeting areas without disturbing meetings in
other rooms where no room configuration changes are necessary. The
PSR1212’s presets operate independently; using various presets
simultaneously in separate sound venues does not present problems.
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Control Panel
Mic 1
Mic 2
Speaker A
Room A
Removable
room partition
Mic 3
Speaker B
Mic 4
Room B
Control Panel
Removable
room partition
Hotel/Convention Center
Room C
Control Panel
Speaker C
Mic 5
Mic 6
The Hotel/Convention Center diagram above shows three rooms with
removable partitions separating the rooms. The PSR1212 can be pre-set
to route microphone audio to one room or any combination of rooms.
For example, say all three rooms are closed off for separate meetings;
you can configure a preset to route the microphone audio only to the
speaker in the same room, with microphone gating properties applied
as desired. Then, say the divider between Rooms A and B is removed
for a combined meeting. You can use a preset that gates off
microphones 3 and 4, while the audio from microphones 1 and 2 are
routed to all speakers in Rooms A and B—while retaining the settings for
the ongoing meeting in Room C. Later, when all partitions are removed
for a final group meeting, you can use a preset that gates on only
microphones 1 and 2, but routes audio to all speakers.
The use of other audio sources can be configured using the PSR1212’s
parametric equalizers and filters to enhance audio quality.
After you have installed the PSR1212 unit and software, and made the
necessary connections, follow the steps below to set up the PSR1212
for this application.
Step 1. Establish a PSR1212 Site
In G-Ware software, establish a new PSR1212 site and then add the
PSR1212 to the site, as described on pages 21-24.
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Step 2. Configuration
Click the C (Configuration Mode) button on the G-Ware toolbar to
configure the matrix parameters. Establish the routing (including cross
point), input, output, Expansion Bus, and processing bus settings. See GWare Matrix on page 34 for more information.
Step 3. Presets
A hotel/convention center application involving several adjoining meeting
rooms separated by removable partitions presents numerous technical
challenges. These challenges include rerouting audio quickly when room
configurations change—without disturbing the audio routing of an ongoing
meeting in a room which does not require a reconfiguration. These
challenges are easily solved through the use of presets.
For purposes of the PSR1212, presets should be thought of as
independent single-room configurations. A preset does not indicate the
current state of the PSR1212 unit; it represents a self-contained group of
customized parameters that functions independently of other operations
in the unit. This means you can use different presets for separate sound
venues simultaneously without conflicts.
To establish presets for this scenario, click the P (Preset Mode) button in
the G-Ware toolbar. Proceed to establish six presets for various roomcombining situations, as described on the following pages and depicted in
the Room-Combining Scenarios diagram on page 74. An alternate way of
configuring preset commands (to be executed through the serial
port rather than using the GPIO) is described on page 77.
Preset Sidebar Window
When you click the P button in the G-Ware toolbar, the Preset
Configuration window opens, with the Preset Sidebar window appearing
on the left side.
Preset Configuration Sidebar Window
Preset 1
In the Preset Sidebar window, select 1 in the Preset Selection menu to
begin configuring Preset 1.
The Preset Mask Control/Status B panel is used for setting the Port B
pin assignments according to the preferences you wish to use. Port B
allows you to enable and disable presets remotely from a contact closure
switch or button.
Before you set the Preset Mask assignments for Preset 1, refer to the Room
Combining Scenarios diagram on page 74. Note that there are six different
room-combining possibilities in the scenario. You will eventually need to
create six presets, based on the requirements of each. For Preset 1, refer to
P1 (Room A) in the diagram.
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P1
P1
Room A
Room A
S1
Room B
P2
S2
P1, P2, etc. represent presets established for each
room in the system. S1 and
S2 represent switches 1 and 2 for
the wall partitions.
✍
Removable
S1
Partition 1
Room B
Removable
P3
Room B
P4
Rooms B and C combined
Room C
Room A
S1
Partition 1
S2
Partition 2
Room C
Removable
Room A
P5
S1
Rooms A and B combined
Room B
P6
Rooms A, B, and C combined
S2
Room-Combining Scenarios
Removable
P3
Room C
S2
Partition 2
Room C
To accommodate all six configurations, two removable wall partitions
are used. For Preset 1 (P1), Removable Partition 1 is connected, via
Switch 1 (an automatic switch), to Pin 1 of the Control/Status Port B.
The automatic switch enables/disables presets depending on if the
partition is open or closed. Or, you can use a manual switch, connected
to Pin 1 and located on the wall near the partition. The Gentner Control
Panel is ideal for this. Click the Preset Mask Pin 1 setting to H (high) for
when the partition is closed, and L (low) for when the partition is open.
This enables/disables Preset 1 based on the position of the partition.
Room A contains Microphones 1 and 2, as well as Speaker 1. In the
Preset Configuration matrix, route the appropriate inputs to the
appropriate output, such that Mics 1 and 2 route to Speaker 1. Set other
cross point and gating parameters as desired in the matrix. See Preset
Mode on page 55 for more information about how to set these
parameters.
Continue configuring Preset 1 by establishing the Change Preset Label,
Mixer Controls, etc. as desired in the Preset Sidebar window. These
functions are described in detail in the Preset Mode section, starting on
page 55.
Preset 2
Begin by selecting 2 in the Preset Selection menu.
Pin Assignment for Preset 2
Preset 2, which is for Room B, is set up much like Preset 1 is, with some
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key differences. For Preset 2, Switch 1 (Preset Mask) is still set to High
because the first partition is still closed. Switch 2, which would be used
for Removable Partition 2, would be controlled through Pin 3. In this
case, it would be set to High because the partition is closed.
Room B uses Microphones 3 and 4, as well as Speaker 2. Set the
appropriate routing parameters in the Preset configuration matrix.
Continue configuring Preset 2 by establishing the Change Preset Label,
Mixer Controls, etc. as desired in the Preset Sidebar window.
Preset 3
Select 3 in the Preset Selection menu.
Preset 3, which is for Room C, requires the Preset Mask Pin 3 to be set
to High, as Partition 2 is closed. Note that Pin 1 and Switch 1 are
irrelevant (and therefore not used) for Preset 3.
Room C uses Microphones 5 and 6, as well as Speaker 3. Set the
appropriate routing parameters in the Preset Configuration matrix.
Pin Assignment for Preset 3
Continue configuring Preset 3 by establishing the Change Preset Label,
Mixer Controls, etc. as desired in the Preset Sidebar window.
Preset 4
Select 4 in the Preset Selection menu.
For Preset 4, Rooms B and C are combined. In this case, Preset Mask
Pin 1 is set to High because Partition 1 between Rooms A and B is
closed. Pin 3 is set to Low because Partition B is open.
When Rooms B and C are combined, you will want to gate off the mics
in either Room B or C and route one or both of the other two mics to
Speakers 2 and 3. Make the appropriate routing and gating changes in
the Preset configuration matrix to do this. Note that Preset 1 in Room A
is unaffected; an ongoing meeting in that room is not disturbed when
Preset 4 is activated.
Pin Assignment for Preset 4
Continue configuring Preset 1 by establishing the Change Preset Label,
Mixer Controls, etc. as desired in the Preset Sidebar window.
Preset 5
Select 5 in the Preset Selection menu.
For Preset 5, Rooms A and B are combined. In this case, Preset Mask
Pin 1 is set to Low because Partition 2 between Rooms A and B is open.
Pin 3 is set to High because Partition B is closed.
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When Rooms A and B are combined, you will want to gate off the mics
in either Room A or B, and route one or both of the other two mics to
Speakers 1 and 2. Make the appropriate routing and gating changes in
the Preset Configuration matrix to do this. Note that Preset 3 in Room C
is unaffected; an ongoing meeting in that room is not disturbed when
Preset 5 is activated.
Continue configuring Preset 5 by establishing the Change Preset Label,
Mixer Controls, etc. as desired in the Preset Sidebar window.
Preset 6
Select 6 in the Preset Selection menu.
Preset 6 is for an all-rooms combined scenario. This requires Pins 1 and
3 to both be set to Low, as both partitions are open.
Pin Assignment for Preset 6
If the “front” of the combined room is in Room A, gate off Mics 3-6 in the
other rooms and route audio to all speakers via the Preset
Configuration matrix.
Step 4. Save and Check
After you finish configuring the presets, you can save them by clicking
Save Preset.
Step 5. Macros
When you have finished establishing the presets, Click M in the G-Ware
toolbar to configure or edit the macros you wish to use. See Macro
Mode on page 61 for more information.
A Room Preset/Configuration worksheet is provided on page 84.
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Executing Presets Through the RS-232 Serial Port
You can configure presets such that one or more will remain on continuously
without interruption while other presets change to accommodate changing
room configurations. This is accomplished by tailoring the Preset
Execution/Reporting command (see page 149).
Referring to the Room-Combining Scenarios diagram below, note that if you
want to switch from Configuration 1 (upper-left box) to Configuration 2, you
would most likely want P1 (preset 1) to remain on continuously without
resetting and rerunning again. This is because manual adjustments to gating,
muting, etc. might have been made in the P1 preset room during a meeting in
progress, and you don’t want to reset the preset to its original settings at that
moment.
P1
P1
Room A
Room A
S1
Removable
S1
Room B
Partition 1
Room B
1
P2
Removable
Partition 1
2
S2
Removable
P3
P4
S2
Rooms B and C combined
Partition 2
Room C
Room C
Room-Combining Scenarios
Room A
S1
Room B
Room A
P5
S1
Rooms A and B combined
Room B
3
P6
Rooms A, B, and C combined
S2
Removable
P3
Room C
4
S2
Partition 2
Room C
The same rule would apply for P3 if you were switching between
Configurations 1 and 3—you would want P3 to remain on without
interruption.
To set up presets this way, set the argument commands based on the
following:
0 sets the preset state to Off.
1 executes the preset and sets the state to On.
2 executes the preset and sets the state to Off.
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Therefore, you would establish the arguments for Configuration 1 as
follows:
#40 Preset 1 1
#40 Preset 4 0
#40 Preset 2 1
#40 Preset 5 0
#40 Preset 3 1
#40 Preset 6 0
For Configuration 2, you would establish the arguments as follows:
#40 Preset 1 1
#40 Preset 4 1
#40 Preset 2 0
#40 Preset 5 0
#40 Preset 3 0
#40 Preset 6 0
For Configuration 3, you would establish the arguments as follows:
#40 Preset 1 0
#40 Preset 4 0
#40 Preset 2 0
#40 Preset 5 1
#40 Preset 3 1
#40 Preset 6 0
For Configuration 4, you would establish the arguments as follows:
#40 Preset 1 0
#40 Preset 4 0
#40 Preset 2 0
#40 Preset 5 0
#40 Preset 3 0
#40 Preset 6 1
Note that P1 is set to On in both Configurations 1 and 2, so that when
you switch between them, P1 will not be executed again (because it is
already running). When changing to Configuration 1 from Configuration
3 or Configuration 4, P1 will execute because it was set to Off in 3 and
4.
You would build these preset commands into macros for on-the-fly
execution. See Macro Mode on page 61 for information about how to
create macros.
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APPENDIX A • SPECIFICATIONS
A
Appendices
G-Ware (setup/diagnostics software)
Dimensions (WxHxD):
171/4” x 23⁄4” x 101⁄4” (43.8 x 7.0 x 26.0cm)
Weight:
4.5 kg dry
5.9 kg shipping
Power Requirements:
Auto-adjusting power module
Fuse: 2 amp, 250VAC, slow-blow type
Input Range:
100-240VAC; 50/60Hz
Power Consumption:
30W, typical
95 BTU/Hr
Phantom Power:
24V, input selectable
Audio Performance
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ± 1dB
Noise: (EIN 20Hz to 20kHz) -125dB
THD: <0.02%
Dynamic Range: >100dB
Audio Functions
Filters: All pass; low pass; high pass; low shelving; high shelving; PEQ; notch; CD
horn EQ; and Bessel, Butterworth, and Linkwitz-Riley crossovers; compressors;
matrix mixer w/cross point level control; automatic gain control; and automatic
microphone mixer.
Signal Delay: Adjustable up to 500ms. G-Ware calculates distances.
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Propagation Delays
Input 1-8 to Output: 1.15ms
Input 9-12 to Output: 1.02ms
Processing: Dependent upon # of filters used
Expansion Bus: 50ms
Gated Cross Points: 800ms
Sampling: 24-bit, 48kHz
Maximum Input Level: 20dB
Maximum Output Level: 20dB
Meters
G-Ware Software: Peak-Level
Front Panel: Peak-Level
Automatic Mic/Line Inputs:
Connector: Removable terminal block; balanced, bridging
Impedance: 7kOhms
Non-Automatic Line Inputs:
Connector: Removable terminal block; nominal adjustable, balanced, bridging
Impedance: >20kOhms
Line Outputs:
Connector: Removable terminal block; nominal level adjustable, balanced
Impedance: 50 Ohms
Expansion Bus Requirements:
Cat 5 twisted-pair (10BaseT LAN)
Maximum distance between units: 80 feet
Other Connectors:
RS-232: DB9 female (DCE) 9,600/19,200/38,400/57,600 baud
Control/Status A: DB25 female
Inputs A: active low (pull to ground)
Outputs A: Open collector, 20V max, 40mA each
Control/Status B: DB25 female
Inputs B: active low (pull to ground)
Outputs B: Open collector,
20V max, 40mA each (2)
Operating Temperature:
32 - 100ºF / 0 - 38ºC
Approvals: FCC Part 15, CSA NRTL/C, CE
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Appendix B:
Connector Pinouts
Table 1: RS-232 COM DCE Port Pinout (female)
Pin Number
Control
Pin Number
Control
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
TXD
7
CTS
3
RXD
8
RTS
4
DTR
9
No connection
5
Ground
5
9
1
6
RS-232 Connector
DB-25/DB-9 Pinout for PSR1212-Modem Connection
DB-9 Pinout for PSR1212-PC Connection Example
PSR1212
DB-25
Female
DB-9
Male
DB-9
Female
DB-9
Male
Pin 1
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 2
TXD (Pin 2)
TXD (Pin 2)
Pin 3
Pin 3
RXD (Pin 3)
RXD (Pin 3)
Pin 5
Pin 7
DTR (Pin 4)
Pin 4
GND (Pin 5)
GND (Pin 5)
Pin 6
Pin 6
CTS (Pin 7)
CTS (Pin 7)
RTS (Pin 8)
PC
PSR1212
Modem
RTS (Pin 8)
Pin 9
Pin 9
Gray connections are optional.
PSR1212 to Modem RS-232 Connections
PSR1212 to PC RS-232 Connections
DB-9 Pinout for PSR1212-Panja Connection Example
DB-9
Female
DB-25/DB-9 Pinout for Panja-Modem Connection
DB-25
Female
Phoenix
Connectors
DB-9
Male
TXD (Pin 2)
RX2 (White)
TXD (Pin 2)
TXD (Pin 2)
RXD (Pin 3)
TX2 (Red)
RXD (Pin 3)
RXD (Pin 3)
GND (Pin 5)
GND (Black)
Modem
DTR (Pin 4)
CTS (Pin 4)
GND (Pin 5)
CTS (Pin 7)
RTS2 (Green)
GND (Pin 6)
RTS (Pin 8)
CTS2 (Blue)
RTS (Pin 20)
PSR1212 to Panja RS-232 Connections
GND (Pin 5)
RTS (Pin 7)
Panja
PSR1212
(You may or may not need
to make these connections,
depending on modem.)
CTS (Pin 7)
RTS (Pin 8)
Modem to Panja RS-232 Connections
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13
1
Control/Status Ports A, B
25
14
Table 2: Control/Status A Port Pinout (female)
Pin Number
User Definable*
Status Momentary/Latching
1
Yes
C
M
2
Yes
S
3
Yes
C
M
4
Yes
S
5
Yes
C
M
6
Yes
S
7
Yes
C
M
8
Yes
S
9
Yes
C
M
10
Yes
S
11
Yes
C
M
12
Yes
S
13
Yes
C
M
14
Yes
S
15
Yes
C
M
16
Yes
S
17
No
S
18
No
S
19
No
S
20
No
S
21
No
S
22
No
S
23
No
S
24
No
S
25
No
Ground
Default Description
Lock front panel toggle
Status of front panel lock
Mute all mics toggle
Status of mute all mics
Mute Output 9 toggle
Status of Output 9 mute
Mute Output 10 toggle
Status of Output 10 mute
Mute Output 11 toggle
Status of Output 11 mute
Mute Output 12 toggle
Status of Output 12 mute
Volume Up D Output 1 (1dB)
Not programmed
Volume Down D Output 1 (1dB)
Not programmed
Mic #1 Gate Status
Mic #2 Gate Status
Mic #3 Gate Status
Mic #4 Gate Status
Mic #5 Gate Status
Mic #6 Gate Status
Mic #7 Gate Status
Mic #8 Gate Status
Ground
Table 3: Control/Status B Port Pinout
Pin Number
User Definable*
Status
1
No
C
2
No
S
3
No
C
4
No
S
5
No
C
6
No
S
Default Description
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 1
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 3
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 5
Latching
L
L
L
L
L
L
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Pin Number
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
User Definable*
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No connection
No connection
No
No
No
Status
C
S
C
S
C
S
C
S
C
S
C
S
C
S
Momentary/Latching
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
-
Default Description
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 7
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 9
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 11
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 13
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 15
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 17
Preset select bit
Preset select status for Pin 19
+5VDC 100mA
+5VDC 100mA
Ground
*Control/Status Pinout Note:
The first 16 pins on the Control/Status Port A are programmable via the G-Ware software.
Table 4: RS-485 Remote Control Port Pinout (for Remote Panel A and B connectors)
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
Control
+15VDC 300 mA (over-current protected)
Data+
DataGround
4 3 2
1
4 3
2
1
RS-485 Remote Control Ports
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3
5
7
9
Key:
11 13 15 17 19
Room Preset/Configuration Worksheet
Each configuration is recalled by
activating its listed presets.
Configuration’s Presets:
Room Configuration No. / Name and
Description:
Room Configuration Setup
Preset Mask =
DB-25 Remote Control
Port "B" Setup
DB-25 Port "B" Pin #
Refer to macro
worksheet for details
on all listed macros.
For extra large presets,
continue commands in
next column.
Command List:
Preset #
Description:
Preset Setup
3
5
7
9
11 13 15 17 19
H = Pin Active/High State
1
3
5
7
9
11 13 15 17 19
L = Pin Inactive/Low State
1
PSR1212 Room Preset / Configuration Worksheet
3
5
7
9
11 13 15 17 19
X = Pin state is irrelevant
1
1
3
5
7
9
11 13 15 17 19
1
3
5
7
9
11 13 15 17 19
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APPENDIX C • CONTROL PANEL INSTALL ATION
The optional Control Panel is available as the Volume Control Panel,
designed for remote volume control; and the Select Control Panel, for
remote source selection. Either fits inside a standard electrical wall box*.
The unit connects to either the Remote Panel A or B Phoenix connector of
the PSR1212, and works by triggering the execution of programmed
commands from the PSR1212. Each button on the control panel is
programmable to execute a single command or a series of commands.
Button function is programmed using G-Ware software that comes with the
PSR1212 (see Control Panel Builder on page 60 for more information).
Appendix C: Control
Panel Installation
This equipment must be
installed according to
applicable local electrical codes.
!
This equipment complies with the requirements of
the European guidelines: 89/336/EEC
"Electromagnetic Compatibility" and 93/68/EEC
"Electrical operating material for use within specific
Each Control Panel button can be programmed to respond like a
momentary or latching button. A command can be programmed to
activate or deactivate a particular function.
voltage limits."
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two condi-
Step 1 Ensure you received a facia plate; a Control Panel assembly with
mounting bracket and two RS-485 Phoenix four-pin connectors; two connector terminator blocks; a faceplate; two flat HD screws; two pan-head
screws; and an electrical wall box. Refer to Figures 3, 4, and 5 for depictions of these parts. If any parts are missing, please contact Gentner.
tions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
*The Gentner Control Panel must not be used with
Step 2 Set the Control Panel DIP switches so each panel has a unique
address recognized by the PSR1212. DIP switch settings follow a binary
protocol, using switches 1-4. Refer to Figure 2 for proper DIP switch settings. If you set an invalid address, all LEDs on the Control Panel will illuminate. Set switch 8 to ON if you are using just one Control Panel; if you
are using more than one Control Panel with a given rear-panel
Remote Panel Phoenix connector, set ONLY the LAST Control
Panel’s DIPs switch 8 to ON (multiple Control Panels on a PSR1212
Remote Panel connector must be connected daisy-chain style).
Switches 5-7 are nonfunctional.
an AC power switch or plug in the same box.
ON
1
2
3
Control Panel Number
Step 4 Plug a connector terminator block into one of the PSR1212’s
Remote Panel connectors. Next, connect a Cat 5 twisted-pair cable to the
connector terminator block. Referring to Figure 3, use one twisted wire
pair for the center - and + connections (pins 2 and 3) and the other twisted pair for the ground and +15V connections (pins 1 and 4). Failure to
do so can result in incorrect control and status due to crosstalk.
5
6
7
Figure 1. Dip switches
Up to 12 Control Panels can be used with a PSR1212—up to six Control
Panels on each of the Remote Panel A and B rear-panel connectors.
Step 3 Turn off the PSR1212 unit if it is on.
4
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Dip Switch
1
2
3
4
On On On On
Off On On On
On Off On On
Off Off On On
On On Off On
Off On Off On
On Off Off On
Off Off Off On
On On On Off
Off On On Off
On Off On Off
Off Off On Off
Figure 2. Dip switch settings
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Route the other end of the cable through the back of the electrical wall box. Plug the other connector terminator block into either Phoenix connector on the Control Panel, then connect the Cat 5 cable to it, observing
the twisted-pair procedure described previously. Ensure proper wiring; cross connections can cause damage to the PSR1212 unit and Control Panel.
If you are using a second Control Panel, you can connect it to the unused Remote Panel connector on the
PSR1212 or the unused connector on the first Control Panel. You can daisy-chain up to six Control Panels
from each PSR1212 Remote Panel connector. Do not wire more than one Control Panel directly to a
PSR1212 Remote Panel connector; use the daisy-chain method for additional panels. Total Control Panel
system cable run depends on the number of Control Panels used. The distance information in the table
below is based on Cat 5 cable with a nominal resistance of 27 Ohms per 1,000 feet. All distances refer to
total cable runs from a single PSR1212 Remote Panel connector. For information about extending beyond
800 feet (total) with six Control Panels, call Technical Support at 1-800-283-5936 or 1-801-974-3760.
Step 5 As shown in Figures 4 and 5, use the supplied pan-head screws to install the Control Panel PCB
assembly to the electrical wall box.
Step 6 To install the facia plate, position it over the conductive rubber switch pads on the PCB assembly, as
shown in Figures 4 and 5.
Step 7 Mount the faceplate over the rubber switch pads, using the two flat HD screws.
460-155-002 WALL ENCLOSURE 2.25 X 3.25 INCHES
# of Control Panels
1
2
3
Maximum Distance*
3,000 ft/914 meters
2,500 ft/762 meters
1,600 ft/488 meters
4
5
6
1,200 ft/366 meters
1,000 ft/305 meters
800 ft/244 meters
681-010-616 SCREWS (2) 6-32 X 1 INCH PPH
740-155-050 FACIA PLATE
460-155-001 FACEPLATE
FLAT HEAD SCREWS (2)
INCLUDED WITH FACEPLATE
Figure 4. Select
Control Panel
Assembly
Gentner Unit Rear Panel
REAR PANEL A
REAR PANEL B
Control Panel Phoenix Connectors
673-016-104
CONN TERM BLOCK/
F EURO 4 P
(2 EACH)
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
915-155-050
820-155-050
740-155-052
625-100-006
ASSEMBLY, SELECT CONTROL PANEL INCLUDES:
CONTROL PANEL PCB ASSEMBLY W/TWO FOUR-PIN PHOENIX CONNECTORS
CONTROL PANEL MOUNTING BRACKET
ELASTOMER CONDUCTIVE RUBBER SWITCH PADS (4 EACH)
SELECT CONTROL PANEL 910-155-050
460-155-002 WALL ENCLOSURE 2.25 X 3.25
(connector terminator blocks not shown)
915-155-051
820-155-051
740-155-052
625-100-006
Figure 3. RS-485 Phoenix Connector
ASSEMBLY, VOLUME CONTROL PANEL INCLUDES:
VOLUME CONTROL PANEL PCB ASSEMBLY W/TWO FOUR-PIN PHOENIX CONNECTORS
CONTROL PANEL MOUNTING BRACKET
ELASTOMER CONDUCTIVE RUBBER SWITCH PADS (3 EACH)
740-155-051 FACIA PLATE
460-155-001 FACEPLATE
FLAT HEAD SCREWS (2)
INCLUDED WITH FACEPLATE
Figure 5. Volume Control
681-010-616 SCREWS
(2) 6-32 X 1 INCH PPH
Panel Assembly
673-016-104
CONN TERM BLOCK/
F EURO 4 P
(2 EACH)
VOLUME
CONTROL PANEL 910-155-051
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APPENDIX D • ACCESSORIES
Accessory
Tabletop Omni Microphone
Tabletop Uni Microphone
Tabletop Omni Microphone
Tabletop Uni Microphone
Delta Microphone
Acc. Kit, Side Trim
Ceiling Speaker
Wall Mount Speaker
Select Control Panel
Volume Control Panel
Appendix D:
Accessories
Gentner Part Number
910-103-160 (with cable)
910-103-161 (with cable)
910-103-162 (black button)/910-103-163 (white button)
910-103-164 (black button)/910-103-165 (white button)
910-103-340
860-150-002
910-103-004 (4")/910-103-006 (pair, 6")
910-103-010
910-155-050
910-155-051
The PSR1212 accepts serial commands through the serial port. The
commands are then channeled along the Expansion Bus network to all
interconnected PSR1212 units. The following commands pertain only to
the PSR1212.
RS-232 serial port protocol is 9,600, 19,200, 38,400 (default), or 57,600,
baud; 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
The structure of serial commands is as follows:
# (indicating the start of a command line), device ID, command, then
any additional options in the order that they appear in the command
descriptions on the following pages.
Commands can be either UPPER CASE or lower case. Return values
are always in upper case. In order for a command to be recognized by
the serial port, the command must be terminated by a carriage return.
For example, a command to disable Automatic Gain Control for Mic 2
on a PSR1212 device "0" would have the command line: #40 AGC 2 M
0. In this command line, 4=PSR1212, 0=unit 0, AGC=command,
2=channel, m=mic group, 0=off state. If a command calls for a "null"
value, leave a blank in the command line (for example, "#40 AGC 2 M
O" would return the current AGC state of Mic 2 on device 40).
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PSR1212 Serial Commands
Command
Command
Function
Selects/reports Adapt Ambient setting
LVL
Reports in, out, or processor level
Enables/disables AGC
LVLREPORT
Selects/reports level status report frequency
Selects/reports Ambient Level
LVLRRATE
Sets the level report rate for the unit
Sets/reports RS-232 port baud rate
MACRO*
Executes macro or reports last macro executed
CGROUP *†
Selects/reports compressor group setting
MASTER*
CHAIRO*
Selects/reports chairman override settng
MAX*
AAMB*
Function
†
AGC*†
AMBLVL*
†
BAUD
†
†
†
Reports the mode of the unit
Changes/rprts max gain sttng for in, out, prcs block
COMPRESS*
Sets/reports compressor on audio proc. channel MDMODE
Enables/disables modem mode
COMPSEL*
Selects/reports compressor activity for procs.
Changes/rprts min gain sttng for in, out, prcs block
†
MIN*
Sets/reports decay rate
MINIT
Sets/reports modem initialization string of serial port
Sets/reports delay rate
MLINE*†
Selects/reports coarse gain adj. on inputs 1-8
Selects/reports processor channel delay
MMAX*†
Selects/reports max # mics for each mic gating grp
DFLTM
Sets/reports default meter
MPASS
Sets password setting when using modem mode
DID
Selects/reports device ID
MTRX*
Selects/reports matrix routing of an input to output
EREF*†
Selects output/reports Exp. Bus out. ref.
MTRXLVL*
FILTER*
†
Selects/reports input/processor chnl filter setting MUTE*
†
NOM*
Enables/disables filters on input/proc channel
DECAY*
DELAY*
†
†
DELAYSEL*†
FILTSEL*†
Selects/reports matrix level at the cross point
Sets/reports mute status
Selects/reports the NOM setting on output channels
Selects/reports flow control of serial port
OFFA*
Sets/reports 1st Mic Prior. for mic gating group
PAA*†
Sets/reports current passcode setting
PP
Changes/reports gain for in, out, or processing
PRESET*
GATE
Reports gate status of channels 1-8
PRGSTRING
Sets/reports a programmed string
GHOLD*†
Selects/reports hold time setting
REFSEL*
Selects/rprts outputs for mixer(s) for PA adapt mode
GMODE*†
Selects/reports gating mode setting
SERECHO
Selects/reports the serial echo of the RS-232 port
GOVER*
FLOW
FMP*
†
FPP
GAIN*
†
†
Selects/reports Off Atten. mode for inputs 1-8
Selects/reports PA Adapt mode for specified input
Selects/reports phantom power setting
†
†
†
Executes preset or reports last executed preset
Selects/reports gating override setting
SERMODE
Selects/reports the serial mode of the RS-232 port
GRATIO*†
Selects/reports gate ratio setting
SIGGEN*
Selects/reports signal generator activation
GREPORT
Selects/reports gate status report frequency
STRING*†
Sends the specified string out the serial port
GRPSEL*
†
Sel/reports input gating group assignments
TOUT
Selects/reports the title screen inactivity time-out
LABEL
Selects/reports label of chnnl specified
UID
Reports unit ID
LFP†
LMO*†
Sets/reports status of front panel access
Selects/reports Last Mic On mode
VER
Reports unit version
†
* Command available for macro use.
†
Command available for Control Panel use.
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Error Codes
The following are error messages and their explanations:
ERROR 1
Memory error. The box is out of internal memory. Power cycle the
unit.
ERROR 2
No command found. A command was not found in the string.
ERROR 3
Unknown response. Connect with current G-Ware to upgrade
dictionary.
ERROR 4
Not implemented. The command was not implemented.
ERROR 5
Argument error. The command has an argument that is out of range.
ERROR 6
Unknown command. The command is unknown to this unit.
ERROR 7
Bad checksum. The binary command’s checksum is wrong.
ERROR 8
Preset or macro invalid. A preset or macro failed to program because
it is too large or because its command list contained an invalid
command.
ERROR 10
Queue error. The internal command queue is full. Enable flow control
and use all five pins on the serial port.
ERROR 11
Command too big. The binary command is too large.
Note: Commands can be upper or lower case. Also, extra spaces or tabs between
arguments in text commands is allowed. For a command to be recognized by the
serial port, the command must be terminated with a carriage return.
The command string will then be explained (where necessary), followed by the
returned values and (where necessary) an example.
Conventions
This definition uses the following typographic conventions used in this document:
Convention
Description
<X>
Parameters enclosed in < > indicate and mandatory parameter.
[X]
Parameters enclosed in [ ] indicate and optional parameter.
1-8
Parameters separated by a - indicate a range between the values.
4,7,9
Parameters separated by a , indicate a list of available values.
MREF
Words in uppercase bold indicate command text.
DEVICE
Indicates the device type and device number on the Expansion Bus
network. It is composed of a device type character and a device
number. The device type for the PSR1212 is always 4 and the device
number will always be 0 - 7.
Command Summary
Two formats of commands are available in the PSR1212: Text and Binary. All
commands are supported in a binary format and are intended to be used with the
software provided with the unit. Commands that are primarily used to control the unit
are available in text format to support easy interfacing with an external control system
such as those provided by Crestron or Panja.
The RS-232 Serial Port Protocol is 9,600, 19,200, 38,400 (default), or 57,600 baud; 8
bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
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General Binary Command Form Description
The PSR1212 product accepts serial commands through the RS-232 serial port. The commands are then
channeled along the Expansion Bus network to all interconnected PSR1212 products. The commands provide
the same control as the LCD menu structure, plus many other additional controls.
The RS-232 Serial Port Protocol is 9,600, 19,200, 38,400 (default), or 57,600 baud; 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
The PSR1212 accepts the commands outlined in the Command table. The binary command structure is
defined in Hexadecimal. The structure of serial commands is as follows:<Header><Argument 1>[ARGUMENT
N] – in binary format without characters or spaces.
Word 0 (32 bits)
Word 1 (32 bits)
Word 2 (32 bits)
Command Type
Port
Flags
Type ID Device ID Command ID
Word Count
Check Sum
0x40
16 bits
8 bits
8 bits
16 bits
16 bits
8 bits
16 bits
The port bits are arranged as follows:
Bit
Port
15 (msb)
Serial (RS-232)
14
Expansion Bus
13
Front Panel
12
Command Execution
11
Wall Unit
10
GPIO
9–1
Reserved (must be zero)
0 (lsb)
Reserved (must be zero)
The flag bits are arranged as follows:
Bit
Port
7 (msb)
Response
6
Query
5
Absolute
4-1
Reserved (must be zero)
0 (lsb)
Reserved (must be zero)
When the Response bit is set, the unit will return a response only to the port that generated the command.
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When the Query bit is set, the unit will report the current state of the
command. It will not execute the command.
When the Absolute bit is set, the value portion of the command is
interpreted to be absolute to the current value. When cleared, the value
portion of the command is interpreted to be a relative setting. For example,
if the current value of the gain for a specific group and channel is -20dB and
a gain command for that group and channel is sent as 5 with the absolute
bit cleared, the gain would change to -15dB. If the same command were
sent with the absolute bit set, the gain would change to 5dB.
The Type ID and Device ID have the following definitions:
Type ID
0x4
Ox5
Unit type
PSR1212
XAP 800
Device ID Range
0x0 - 0x7, 0xff
0x0 - 0x7, 0xff
If the number 0xff is placed in the Type ID or Device ID fields, the command
is to apply to all units or all devices respectively. For example a command
with the Type ID of 4 and a Device ID of 0xff would mean that the command
is to be applied to all PSR1212 units. A command with a Type ID of 0xff and
a Device ID of 6 would mean that the command is to be applied to all #6
devices of all unit types.
The Command ID is a unique number identifying the command. These IDs
are specified in the detail section for each command.
The word count is the number of 32-bit words that follow the header—that is
the number of arguments.
The checksum calculation is the checksum of the entire command, both
header and all arguments. The calculation formula is the unsigned sum of
all 16-bit words in the command.
The ARGUMENT(s) are also 32-bit words. Their contents are command
dependent and are specified in the detail section for each command. All of
the fields in the argument for a binary command are required. There are no
optional fields in a binary command.
As part of the argument, floating-point numbers are represented as a signed
or unsigned integer with an implied decimal point before the next to last
digit. For example, the number 1234 in the binary command field would be
interpreted as 12.34. The field can be either 16 or 32 bits long, but always
has this implied decimal point. Whether the number is to be interpreted as
signed or unsigned is indicated in the specific command definition.
For example, a command to enable Phantom Power on Mic 1 (Input
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channel #1) on PSR1212 device "5" would have the following three words
on the command line: (data shown in hex format)
Word 0: 40000000
Word 1: 04050025
Word 2: 00010020
Word 3: 01030001
General Text Command Form Description
The RS-232 Serial Port Protocol is 9,600, 19,200, 38,400 (default), or 57,600
baud; 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
The PSR1212 accepts the commands outlined in the Serial Commands
table. The structure of serial commands is as follows:
# (indicates the start of a command line), Unit ID, Device ID, Command,
then any additional options in the order that they appear in the command
descriptions on the following pages. Commands can be either UPPER
CASE or lower case. Return values are always in upper case. For a
command to be recognized by the serial port, the command must be
terminated by a carriage return.
For example, a command to disable mute for Mic 2 (input channel 2) on
PSR1212 device "0" would have the command line: #40 MUTE 2 I 0. In this
command line, 4=PSR1212, 0=unit 0, MUTE=command, 2=channel 2,
I=input channel, 0=off state.
If a command calls for a "null" value, leave a blank in the command line (for
example "#40 MUTE 2 I" would return the current mute state of Mic 2 on
device 40).
Designations
The following tables define the relationship between alpha and numeric
representations. Text commands use the alpha designation and binary
commands use the numeric. In addition, different groups have different
allowable channel ranges.
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Table 1. Group and Channels
Group
Alpha
Numeric
Inputs
I
1
Outputs
O
2
Mic Input
M
3
Gating Group G
4
Processing
P
5
Ambient
A
6
Line Inputs
L
7
Expansion Bus E
8
Unit
U
9
GPIO
Y
10
Matrix
X
11
Wall plates
W
12
Presets
S
13
Macros
C
14
Unknown
N
0
Channel Range
1-12
1-12
1-8
1-8
1-8
1-8
9-12
1-16
0
0
0
0
1-32
1-255
N/A
If a channel has a numeric value of 0xff or an alpha value of ‘*’, the
command is to be applied to all channels. For example, a group value of
0x3 and a channel value of 0xff would mean that the command is to be
applied to all channels of group 3 (mic inputs).
Table 2. Gating Channel Definitions
Alpha
Numeric
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
A
5
B
6
C
7
D
8
Table 3. Processing Channel Definitions
Alpha
Numeric
A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4
E
5
F
6
G
7
H
8
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Table 4. Expansion Bus Audio Channel Definitions
Alpha
Numeric
O
1
P
2
Q
3
R
4
S
5
T
6
U
7
V
8
W
9
X
10
Y
11
Z
12
Table 5. Expansion Bus Reference Channel Definitions
Alpha
Numeric
1
13
2
14
3
15
4
16
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Adaptive Ambient Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of adaptive ambient.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
1
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic Input in Group and
Channels (Table 1, p. 93)
Units
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic input)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
N/A
N/A
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed adaptive ambient selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
AAMB
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> AAMB <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
adaptive ambient off
adaptive ambient on
adaptive ambient to toggle
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of adaptive ambient in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Adaptive ambient is to be set on channel 1
DEVICE AAMB 1 1
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Ambient Level Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of the ambient level.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
3
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic Input in Group
Channels (Table 1, p. 93)
Units
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3(Mic)
Value
16 bits
Signed Float
-80.0 to 0
N/A
dB
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed ambient level on selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> AMBLVL <Channel> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
AMBLVL
Text Command
Channel
See Mic Input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
-80.0 to 0
Ambient level in dB
Null
return the current level
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of ambient level in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The ambient level of channel 1 is -50 dB
DEVICE AMBLVL 1 -50
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Automatic Gain Control
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of automatic gain control.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
2
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Unit
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
1, 3, 7 (I, M, L)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0–2
N/A
N/A
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed automatic gain control selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
AGC
Channel
Group
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> AGC <Channel> <Group> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
Depends on Group. See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
I, M, L, See Group and Channels
automatic gain control off
automatic gain control on
automatic gain control to toggle
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the automatic gain control in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Automatic gain control is set to be on for input channel 1
DEVICE AGC 1 I 1
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Baud Rate
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the baud rate of the serial port on the unit.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
4
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
9600, 19200, 38400, 57600
Unit
baud
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed baud rate selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> BAUD [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
BAUD
Text Command
Value
9600
Select baud rate of 9,600
19200
Select baud rate of 19,200
38400
Select baud rate of 38,400
57600
Select baud rate of 57,600
null
Return the current baud rate
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of baud rate in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Baud rate is selected to be 38400
DEVICE BAUD 38400
Baud rate of current unit is returned.
BAUD
38,400 is the default baud rate.
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Chairman Override Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of chairman override.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
6
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic Input
3 (Mic input)
in Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed chairman override selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
CHAIRO
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> CHAIRO <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic Input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select chairman override off
select chairman override on
select chairman override to toggle
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of chairman override in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Chairman override is set to be on for channel 1
DEVICE CHAIRO 1 1
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Compression Select
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the compressor activation of each assignable processing channel.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
8
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
See Processing in
5 (processing)
Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed compressor selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
COMPSEL
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> COMPSEL <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Processing in Group and Channels
Parameter to disable the compression on specified channel
Parameter to enable the compression on specified channel
Parameter to toggle the compression on specified channel
Parameter to return the current state
RETURN VALUES
The command returns the current or updated compressor selection of the channel
If
Command Returns
Compressor selection for channel A is enabled
DEVICE COMPSEL A 1
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Compressor Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of the compressor on audio processing channels.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>
COMMAND ID:
7
ARGUMENT SIZE:
3 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group Threshold
Ratio
Attack
Release
Size
8 bits
8 bits
8 bits
8 bits
16 bits
16 bits
Type
Unsigned intgr
Unsigned intgr
Signed intgr
Unsigned intgr
Unsigned Float Unsgnd intgr
Range
See Processing
5 processing
-30 – 20
1 - 20
0 – 100.0
100 - 2000
N/A
milliseconds
milliseconds
Gain
32 bits
Unsgnd float
0 - 20
in Group and Channels, p. 93
Unit
N/A
N/A
N/A
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed compressor adjustment in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
<DEVICE>COMPRESS<Channel> [Threshold Ratio Attack Release Gain]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
COMPRES
Text Command
Channel
See Processing in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Threshold
30 to 20
Select the threshold value
Null
Return current compression
Ratio
1-20
Select the ratio between 1 and 20
Attack
0 to 100
Select the attack time between 0ms and 100ms in 0.5ms intervals
Release
100 to 2000
Select the release time between 100ms and 2000ms in 5ms intervals
Gain
0 to 20
Select the post gain between 0 and 20dB
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the compressor in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The compressor on channel A is set to have a
DEVICE COMPRESS A 5 5 20.00 200 0.00
threshold of 5, ratio of 5, attack time of 20ms,
a release time of 200ms, and a gain of 0
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Compressor Group Select
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of the compressor group on each assignable processing channel.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
5
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Processing in
Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
(processing)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-4
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed compressor group selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> CGROUP <Channel> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
CGROUP
Text Command
Channel
See Processing in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
Value =0
select compressor group disabled
Value =1
select compressor group 1
Value =2
select compressor group 2
Value =3
select compressor group 3
Value =4
select compressor group 4
Value =Null
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of compressor group in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Assignable processing channel A
DEVICE CGROUP A 2
is desired to be in the compressor group 2
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Decay Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of the decay rate for a specified input.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
9
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic Input in
Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic input)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
1–3
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed decay rate selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
DECAY
Channel
Value
1
2
3
Null
<DEVICE> DECAY <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic Input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
set decay rate to slow
set decay rate to medium
set decay rate to fast
return the current decay rate
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of decay rate in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The decay rate of channel 1 is slow
DEVICE DECAY 1 1
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Delay Select
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the delay activation of each assignable processing channel.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
69
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
See Processing in
(processing)
Group 5 and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed delay selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
DELAYSEL
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
[DEVICE] DELAYSEL <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Processing in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Parameter to disable the delay on specified channel
Parameter to enable the delay on specified channel
Parameter to toggle the delay on specified channel
Parameter to return the current state
RETURN VALUES
The command returns the current or updated delay selection of the channel
If
Command Returns
Delay selection for channel A is enabled
DEVICE DELAYSEL A 1
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Default Meter
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of the default meter.
The position values are:
Alpha
Numeric
I
1
A
2
N
3
G
4
Level position
input level
after gain adjustment, but before filter
after filter but before gate (non-gated level)
after gate (gated level)
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
11
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group and Channels
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
1, 2, 3, 7
(I, O, M, L)
Position
16 bits
Unsigned integer
Group
Value
1 (ch1-8)
1-4
(ch 9-12)
1-2
2
1-2
3
1-4
7
1-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed default meter selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
DFLTM
Channel
Group
Position
<DEVICE> DFLTM [Channel] [Group Position]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
‘I’, ‘O’, ‘M’, ‘L’. See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Position in the channel of the meter. See the tables above.
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the default meter in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Default meter is selected for input channel 1 position 2
DEVICE DFLTM 1 I A
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Delay Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of delay adjust on the assignable processing channels.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
10
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Processing in
Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Unit
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
5 (processing)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned Float
0.0 – 500.00
N/A
milliseconds
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed delay selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> DELAY <Channel> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
DELAY
Text Command
Channel
See Processing in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
0.00 to 500.00
delay in milliseconds
Null
return the current delay in milliseconds
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the delay in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Delay is set to be 140ms on audio processing channel A
DEVICE DELAY A 140
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Device ID
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the device ID.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
12
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
0-7
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed device ID selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
DID
Value
0-7
Null
<DEVICE> DID [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
device ID
return the current device ID
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the unit ID in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The device ID is 0
DEVICE DID 0
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Expansion Bus Reference
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects an output or reports which output is the Expansion Bus reference.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
24
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
13-16
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
8 (E)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-12
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
EREF
Channel
Value
<DEVICE> EREF <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
1-4; (see Expansion Bus Reference Channels in Group and Channels, Table 1, page 93)
Outputs 1 –12; 0 for none
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Expansion Bus reference 1 is set to be output 1
DEVICE EREF 1 1
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Filter
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of filters on input and audio processing channels.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>[ Argument 3]
COMMAND ID:
14
ARGUMENT SIZE:
3 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Node
Size
8 bits
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
See Grp and Chnnls
3, 5
Grp 3: 1-4
(Mic Processing)
Grp 5: 1-15
Name:
Size
Type
Range/value
Frequency
32 bits
Unsigned Float
Types 1-6 8-11,
20-20,000
Type 7
500-5,000
Units
6
Hz
Gain/Slope
16 bits
Float
Type Range
1-3
N/A
4-5
-15 to +15 dB
-15 to +15 dB
6
7
N/A
8-9
12, 18, 24 dB/octave
10
12, 24 dB/octave
11
N/A
dB/dB per octave
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed input filter selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> FILTER
Where:
DEVICE:
FILTER
Channel
Groups
Node
1-4
1-15
<Channel> <Group> <Node> [Type Frequency Gain Bandwidth]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
‘M’, ‘P’ See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
node of a Mic input filter
node of an audio processing filter
(filter serial command descriptions on next page)
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Type
8 bits
Unsigned integer
1-11
Bandwidth/SubType
16 bits
Unsigned Float
Type Range
1-3
N/A
4-5
N/A
.05 to 5.0
7
N/A
8-10 2=low pass
3=high pass
11
0.05 to 5.00
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Type
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Null
None
select All Pass
select Low Pass
select High Pass
select Low Shelving
select High Shelving
select Parametric Equalizer
select CD Horn
Bessel Crossover
Butterworth Crossover
Linkwitz-Riley Crossover
Notch = -80
return the current mode
Frequency
Parameter to select the corner frequency (Hz) of the filter
Type
Range
0
N/A
1-6, 8-11
20-20,000
7
500-5,000
Gain
Type
1-3
4-5
6
7
8-9
10
11
Bandwidth
Type
1–3
4-5
6
7
8-10
11
Range
N/A
-15 to +15 dB
-15 to +15 dB
N/A
12, 18, 24dB/octave
12, 24dB/octave
-80; nonadjustable
Range
N/A
N/A
.05 to 5.00
N/A
2 = low pass
3 = high pass
.05 to 5.00
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RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the filter in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
the filter of input channel 1 node 1
DEVICE FILTER 1 M 1 2 200
is not known and it is set as a low pass filter at 200Hz.
<DEVICE> FILTER 1 M 1
The filter of audio processing channel B node 2 is set
for low shelving at 3K with a gain of -10dB
DEVICE FILTER B P 2 4 3000 -10
The filter of input channel 3 node 3 is set to be a PEQ
with center frequency of 5K BW of 1 octave and gain
of -15dB
DEVICE FILTER 3 M 3 6 5000 -15 1.00
The filter of audio processing channel 2 node 2 is a CD horn
with center frequency of 4K
DEVICE FILTER B P 2 7 4000
The filter of all audio processing channels node 3 is a high
pass Linkwitz-Riley crossover with corner frequency of
12K and slope of 24dB/octave
DEVICE FILTER * P 3 10 12000 24 3
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Filter Select
DESCRIPTION:
This command turns on and off the filters on input and audio processing channels.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
68
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned intgr
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group
3, 5
and Channels
(Mic Processing)
(Table 1, page 93)
Node
8 bits
Unsigned integer
Grp 3: 1-4
Grp. 5: 1-15
0xFF for all
Type
8 bits
Unsigned integer
0 for Off
1 for On
2 to toggle
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed filter selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> FILTSEL
Where:
DEVICE:
FILTSEL
Channel
Group
Node
1-4, *
1-15, *
Type
0,1,2
<Channel> <Group> <Node><On/Off>
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
‘M’, ‘P’ See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
node of a Mic input filter (* for all)
node of an audio processing filter (* for all)
0 for Off, 1 for On, 2 to Toggle
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the filter in the same format as the command.
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First Mic Priority Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports first Mic priority mode for a gating group.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
16
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group
4
and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed first Mic priority selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
FMP
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> FMP <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Gating Group in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select first Mic priority mode to be disabled
select first Mic priority mode to be enabled
select first Mic priority mode to toggle
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the first Mic priority mode in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
First Mic priority mode is enabled for gating group A
DEVICE FMP A 1
First Mic priority mode is disabled for gating group A
DEVICE FMP A 0
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Flow Control
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the flow control of the serial port on the unit. Hardware flow control is implemented
using DTR and DSR.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
15
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
<Value>
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value 0 - 2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed flow control selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
Where:
DEVICE:
FLOW
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> FLOW [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
disable flow control
enable hardware flow control
to toggle
return the current flow control setting
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of flow control in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Flow control is disabled
DEVICE FLOW 0
Flow control is set to hardware (DTR/DSR)
DEVICE FLOW 1
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Front Panel passcode
DESCRIPTION:
This command sets and reports the current passcode setting for the unit. Each character in the password
represents a button on the front panel. See button assignment table below. When the user is requested to unlock
the front panel, they must press the buttons in the sequence of the stored password.
BUTTON ASSIGNMENT TABLE:
Value Button represented
1
Up arrow button
2
Enter button
3
ESC button
4
Down arrow button
5
Meter button
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>
COMMAND ID:
17
ARGUMENT SIZE:
2 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Char1
Char2
Char3
Char4
Size
— — — — 8 bits each — — — —
Type
— — — Unsigned Integer — — — —
Range
— — — — 1-4 — — — —
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns new value of passcode in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
FPP
char1 - char5
1–4
CLEAR
Null
<DEVICE> FPP <char1> <char2> <char3> <char4> <char5>
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See button assignment table above for description
Parameters to clear the passcode
parameter to return current passcode
RETURN VALUES
The command returns the current or updated condition of the front panel passcode.
If
Command Returns
Front panel passcode is set to UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, ENTER DEVICE FPP 11442
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Char5
Reserved
24
Unsgnd Int
0
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Gain Adjustment
DESCRIPTION:
This command changes or reports back the input gain for an input, output or assignable processing block.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
18
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group and Chnnls
(Table 1, p. 93)
Unit
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
1, 2, 3, 5, 7
(I, O, M, P, L)
N/A
Value
16 bits
Signed Float
-99.9 to 99.9
dB
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the value of gain adjustment command in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> GAIN <Channel> <Group> [Value A/R]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
GAIN
Text Command
Channel
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Group
‘I’, ‘O’, ‘M", ‘P’, ‘L’ See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
X=-99 to 99 ** Parameter to set the gain
X= Null
Parameter to return the current gain
A/R
X=R
Parameter to indicate relative
X=A
Parameter to set the gain to an absolute value
X= Null
Parameter will default to R (relative)
** Note: Values indicate entry range only. Actual internal range of the gain stage is from -65 to 20. Absolute values
will be limited to the internal gain range and values below –65 will mute the channel.
RETURN VALUES
The command returns the current or updated condition of the gain adjustment command.
If
If the gain is to be lowered by 3dB on input channel 2 and the actual gain is at –3dB,
send device gain 2 I-3 R
The gain is to be set to 12dB on output channel 4
Command Returns
DEVICE GAIN 2 I -6 A
DEVICE GAIN 4 O 12 A
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Gate Hold Time Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of hold time.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
20
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic input in
Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic input)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned Float
.10 to 8.00
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed hold time selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> GHOLD <Channel> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
GHOLD
Text Command
Channel
See Mic input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
0.10-8.00
select hold time of 0.10 to 8.00 seconds
Null
return the current hold time
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the hold time in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Hold time is set for 1 second on channel 1
DEVICE GHOLD 1 1.00
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Gate Status
DESCRIPTION:
This command reports the gate status of channels 1-8. This command is read only.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
19
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
<Value>
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
bits 7 – 0 represent gate on status for Mic inputs 8 – 1 respectively
Bit 7
Mic in 8
Bit 6
Mic in 7
Bit 5
Mic in 6
Bit 2
Mic in 3
Bit 1
Mic in 2
Bit 0
Mic in 1
Bit 4
Mic in 5
Bit 3
Mic in 4
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed gate status selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
<DEVICE> GATE
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
GATE
Text Command
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the signal presence status of line inputs 9-12 and gate status of
channels 1-8. Represented as a hex number.
If
Channels 1 and 2 are gated on
Channels 1 and 3 are gated on
Channels 1, 4 and 7 are gated on
Command Returns
DEVICE GATE 03
DEVICE GATE 05
DEVICE GATE 49
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Gate Ratio Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of the gate ratio.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
23
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic Input in
Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Unit
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic input)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-50
N/A
dB
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed gate ratio selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
GRATIO
Channel
Value
0-50
Null
<DEVICE> GRATIO <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic Input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Parameter to set gate ratio (dB)
Parameter to return the current gate ratio (dB)
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the gate ratio in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The gate ratio of channel 1 is 15dB
DEVICE GRATIO 1 15
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Gate Reporting
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the gate status.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
25
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Mode
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
0-2
Unit
0 = Off
1 = On
2 = Toggle
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the current gate status reporting frequency in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
GREPORT
Mode
<DEVICE> GREPORT <Mode>
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
0 = Off, 1 = On, 2 = Toggle
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the gate status reporting in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The gate status is reported
DEVICE GREPORT 1
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Gating Group
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports which gating group each input is assigned. There can only be one selection per
input.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
35
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic in Group and 3 (Mic)
Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
1–8
See Gating Group in Grp and Chnls
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed gating group selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
GRPSEL
Channel
Value
<DEVICE> GRPSEL <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
See Gating Group in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93). If the value is null, the current
state is returned.
RETURN VALUES
The command returns the current or updated gating group selection of the channel
If
Command Returns
Gating group selection for channel 1 is A
DEVICE GRPSEL 1 A
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Gating Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of gating mode.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
21
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Channel>
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic input in
Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic input)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
1-3
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed gating mode selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
GMODE
Channel
Value
1
2
3
Null
<DEVICE> GMODE <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic Input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select gating mode to auto
select gating mode to manual on
select gating mode to manual off
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the gating mode in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Gating mode is set for auto on channel 1
DEVICE GMODE 1 1
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Gating Override
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of gating override.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
22
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic Input in
Group and Channel
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic input)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed gating override selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
GOVER
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> GOVER <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic Input in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select gating override to off (does contribute)
select gating override to on (does not contribute)
toggle gating override
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the gating mode in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Gating override is set for on for channel 1
DEVICE GOVER 1 1
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Label
DESCRIPTION:
This selects/reports the label of the specific channel identified in the unit.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>…[Argument n]
COMMAND ID:
26
ARGUMENT SIZE:
5 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
See Grps and Chnnls 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8,
(Table 1, p. 93)
9, 12-14
Name
Size
Type
Range
Input/Output to Matrix
16
Unsigned integer
Group
Value
1-7, 9-15
0
8
0 for Input
1 for Output
Char 1 – Char 20
8 bits each
Unsigned integer
0 – 255
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the label command in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE>
LABEL <Channel><Group>[In/Out String]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
LABEL
Text Command
Channel
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Group
‘I’, ‘O’, ‘M’, ‘G’, ‘P’, ‘L’, ‘E’, ‘U’, ‘W’, ‘S’, ‘C’
In/Out
For Expansion Bus groups specifies input to the matrix or output from matrix. For other
groups this parameter is not used.
String
String of up to 20 characters representing the label text. NULL to query and CLEAR to clear
the label.
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the label in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The label for input channel 3 is "Gentner Mic" DEVICE LABEL 3 I Gentner Mic
The label for the unit is Room 1
DEVICE LABEL Ø U Room 1
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Last Mic On Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports last Mic on mode for the specified gating group. There can be only one selection per
gating group.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
28
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Gating Group in
Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
4
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0 – 8, 0x00ff
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed last Mic on selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> LMO <Channel> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
LMO
Text Command
Channel
See Gating Group in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
Value =0
Parameter to select last Mic mode to be disabled
Value =1-8
Parameter to select last Mic mode to be enabled on a specified channel between
1–8
Value =*
Parameter to select last Mic mode to be last Mic
Value =Null
Parameter to return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the last Mic mode in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Last Mic mode is enabled for gating group A as last Mic
DEVICE LMO A *
Last Mic mode is disabled for gating group A
DEVICE LMO A 0
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Level
DESCRIPTION:
This command reports the level of an input, output, processing block or ambient level. This command is read only.
The position values are:
Alpha
Numeric
Level position for groups 1 (ch. 1-8) & 3
Level position for groups 1 (ch. 9-12) & 7
Level pos. for grp 2
Level position for group 5
I
1
input level
input level
input level
level into processor
A
2
after gain adjustment, before filter
input level after gain adjustment
level after gain adj.
amount of compression
N
3
after filter but before gate (non-gated level)
N/A
N/A
level after compressor & filters
G
4
after gate (gated level)
N/A
N/A
N/A
R
5
echo return loss
N/A
N/A
N/A
E
6
echo return loss enhancement
N/A
N/A
N/A
T
7
ERL + ERLE
N/A
N/A
N/A
D
8
impulse duration (tail time)
N/A
N/A
N/A
C
9
AGC
AGC
N/A
N/A
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>
COMMAND ID:
29
ARGUMENT SIZE:
2 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsgnd intgr
Range
See Grp and Chnnls
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7,
(Table 1, page 95)
(I, O, M, P, A, L)
Position
16 bits
Unsigned integer
Group
Value
1 (Ch 1-8)
1-9
(Ch 9-16)
1-2, 9
2
1-2
3
1-9
5
1-3
6
0
7
1-2, 9
<Value>
32 bits
Float
-60 to +20
measured in dB
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed LVL selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
<DEVICE>:
LVL
Channel
Group
Position
Value
<DEVICE> LVL <Channel> <Group> [Position Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 95)
‘I’, ‘O’, ‘M’, ‘P’, ‘A’, ‘L’
Position in audio channel. See position table above.
Returned level value measured in dB
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RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated level of the selection in the same format as the command was issued. All
return gain values are absolute and reflect the actual internal gain.
If
Command Returns
The level of Input 9 is desired
DEVICE LVL 9 I I –10
The level of the non-gated Input 3 is desired
DEVICE LVL 3 I N –6
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Level Report
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects level status reporting.
The position values are:
Alpha
Numeric
Level position for groups 1 (ch. 1-8) & 3
Level position for groups 1 (ch. 9-12) & 7
Level pos. for grp 2
Level position for group 5
I
1
input level
input level
input level
level into processor
A
2
after gain adjustment, before filter
input level after gain adjustment
level after gain adj.
amount of compression
N
3
after filter but before gate (non-gated level)
N/A
N/A
level after compressor & filters
G
4
after gate (gated level)
N/A
N/A
N/A
R
5
echo return loss
N/A
N/A
N/A
E
6
echo return loss enhancement
N/A
N/A
N/A
T
7
ERL + ERLE
N/A
N/A
N/A
D
8
impulse duration (tail time)
N/A
N/A
N/A
C
9
AGC
AGC
N/A
N/A
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>
COMMAND ID:
30
ARGUMENT SIZE:
2 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned intgr
Range
See Grp and Channels 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7,
(Table 1, page 95)
(I, O, M, P, A, L)
Position
16 bits
Unsigned intgr
Group
1 (Ch1-8)
(Ch 9-16)
2
3
5
6
7
Mode
32 bits
Ungnd integer
Value 0-2
1-9
1-2, 9
1-2
1-9
1-3
0
1-2, 9
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the current level reporting frequency in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
LVLREPORT
Channel
Group
Position
Mode
0
1
2
<DEVICE> LVLREPORT <Channel> <Group> [Position Mode]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 95)
‘I’, ‘O’, ‘M’, ‘P’, ‘A’, ‘L’
Position in audio channel. See position table above.
Delete level from list of levels to be reported
Add specified level to list of levels to be reported
Toggle
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RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the level reporting in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The level of the non gated Input 3 is to be reported
DEVICE LVLREPORT 3 I N 1
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Level Report Rate
DESCRIPTION:
Sets the level report rate for the unit and activates/deactivates level repeating.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
60
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned Int
Range
0 to stop reporting but leave statuses set, 1 to stop reporting and clear all report statuses, 50
– 1000ms (one meter (lvl) repeated every 50-1000ms)
RETURN VALUES:
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
Where:
DEVICE:
LVLRRATE
Value
DEVICE LVLRRATE [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
0 to stop reporting but leave statuses set, 1 to stop reporting and clear all report statuses, 50
– 1000ms
RETURN VALUES
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
Example
#40 Lvlrrate 100 repeats a meter every 100ms
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Lock Front Panel
DESCRIPTION:
This command sets and reports the status of front panel access for the unit. When the unit is locked, access is not
allowed to the unit until the unit is unlocked either by a serial command or by entering in the front panel password.
ARGUMENT TABLE:
Value
0
1
2
3
Action
Unlock Panel
Lock panel
Toggle value
Lock when timed out
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
27
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
<Value>
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value
0-3
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the current state in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> LFP [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
LFP
Text Command
Value:
Value = 0-3
See argument table for description
Value = Null
Parameter to return current passcode
RETURN VALUES
The command returns the current or updated condition of the Front panel lock.
If
Command Returns
Front panel is unlocked
DEVICE LFP 0
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Macro Execution/Reporting
DESCRIPTION:
This command executes a specified macro or reports the last macro executed. There are 255 macros that can be
specified.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
31
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value 1 – 255
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed macro in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
Where:
DEVICE:
MACRO
<Value>
1-255
<DEVICE> MACRO <Value>
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
Value to execute user macros
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the macro that is to be executed and then execute the macro after completion of the
macro.
NOTE: The response indicates execution of the macro, but does not indicate that each command within the macro
was executed.
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Master
DESCRIPTION:
This command reports the mode of the unit. The mode can be Master or Slave.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
32
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
<Value>
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value 1, 2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the master command in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
MASTER
Value
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> MASTER <Value>
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
select master unit
select slave unit
return the current mode of the unit
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the mode of the unit in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Selection is for a single unit
DEVICE MASTER 1
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Matrix
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the matrix routing of an input to an output. The values allowed are:
Alpha
Numeric
Description
0
0
Cross point disabled
1
1
Cross point enabled
2
2
Cross point toggle
N
3
Non- Gated (Mic ch. 1 –8 only)
G
4
Gated (Mic ch. 1 – 8 only)
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2]
COMMAND ID:
39
ARGUMENT SIZE:
2 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
SrcChannel
SrcGroup
Dest Channel
Dest Group
Size
8 bits
8 bits
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned intgr Unsigned integer Unsigned integer
Range
See Grp and Chnnls
1, 3, 5, 7, 8
See Grp and Chnnls
2, 5, 8
(Table 1, p. 93)
(I, M, P, L, E)
(Table 1, p. 93)
(O, P, E)
Value
32 bits
Unsigned integer
See Above Table
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed MTRX selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> MTRX < SrcChannel > < SrcGroup > < Dest Channel > <Dest Group> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
MTRX
Text Command
SrcChannel
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
SrcGroup
‘I’, ‘M’, ‘P’, ‘L’, ‘E’ See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Dest Channel See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
SrcChannel
‘O’, ‘P’, ‘E’ See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
See table at beginning of command. A value of null returns the current mode.
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the MTRX information in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
The cross point of Input 9 is selected to be present on Output 4
DEVICE MTRX 9 I 4 O 1
The gated audio of Input 1 is selected to be present on Expansion Bus W
DEVICE MTRX 1 I W E G
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Matrix Attenuation Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the matrix level at the cross point.
** Note: Values indicate entry range only. Actual internal range of the gain stage is from –60 to 0 and absolute values
will be limited to the internal gain range. Absolute levels below –60 will mute the gain stage.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>
COMMAND ID:
40
ARGUMENT SIZE:
2 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
SrcChannel
SrcGroup
Size
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned intgr
Range
See Group and Chnnls 1, 3, 5, 7, 8
(Table 1, page 93)
(I, M, P, L, E)
Dest Channel
Dest Group
8 bits
8 bits
Unsigned integer
Unsgnd intgr
See Grp and Chnnls
2, 5, 8
(Table 1, page 93)
(O, P, E)
Value
32 bits
Signed Float
-99 to 99.0
use absolute/
relative flag in
header
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed MTRXLVL selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> MTRXLVL < SrcChannel > < SrcGroup > < Dest Channel > <Dest Group> [Value A/R]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
MTRXLVL
Text Command
SrcChannel
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
SrcGroup
‘I’, ‘M’, ‘P’, ‘L’, ‘E’ See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Dest Channel See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
SrcChannel
‘O’, ‘P’, ‘E’ See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Value
Selects the amount of attenuation at cross point in dB. If null command returns current
attenuation
A/R
X=R
parameter to indicate relative
X=A
parameter to set the gain to an absolute value
X=Null
parameter will default to R (relative)
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated level of the matrix for the selected source and destination in the same format
as the command was issued. All return gain values are absolute and reflect the actual internal gain in the matrix.
If
Command Returns
Input 9 and Output 9 cross point level is desired (level was previously set to –10dB) DEVICE MTRXLVL 9 I 9 O –10
Input 3 and Expansion Bus W cross point level is desired to be –6dB
DEVICE MTRXLVL 3 I W E –6
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Maximum Gain Setting
DESCRIPTION:
This command changes or reports back the maximum gain setting for an input, output or assignable processing
block.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
125
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group and Channels
Unit
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
1, 2, 3, 5, 7
N/A
Value
16 bits
Signed Float
-65.00–20.00
DB
RETURN VALUES:
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
DEVICE MAX <Channel> <Group> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
MAX
Text Command
Channel
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Group
I, O, M, P, L
Value
-65.00 – 20.00
Parameter to set the maximum gain setting
Null
Parameter to return the current setting
RETURN VALUES
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
If
Command Returns
The maximum gain setting on input channel 2 is 10 dB
DEVICE MAX 2 I 10
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Maximum Number of Microphones
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the maximum number of microphones for each gating group.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
37
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group and
Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
4
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-8
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed maximum number of microphones selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
MMAX
Channel
Value
0
1-8
Null
<DEVICE> MMAX <Channel>[Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mixer in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select maximum number of microphones to unlimited
select maximum number of microphones to 1-8
return the current maximum number of microphones
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the maximum number of microphones in the same format as the
command.
If
Command Returns
MMAX is 4 for gating group A
DEVICE MMAX A 4
MMAX is unlimited for gating group A
DEVICE MMAX A 0
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Mic/Line Adjust
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of coarse gain adjustment on the input channels 1-8. The three settings
are 0dB, 25dB, and 55dB.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
36
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned Integer
Range
See Mic in Group and
Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned Integer
3 (Mic)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0 -2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed coarse gain adjustment selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
MLINE
Channel
Value
1
2
0
Null
<DEVICE> MLINE <Channel>[Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select coarse gain adjustment to 55dB
select coarse gain adjustment to 25dB
select coarse gain adjustment to 0dB (Line Level)
return the current coarse gain adjustment
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the coarse gain adjustment in the same format as the command.
If the command sent changes the state for that channel, the new updated state is returned.
If
Command Returns
Coarse gain is set to be 55dB on input channel 1
DEVICE MLINE 1 1
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Minimum Gain Setting
DESCRIPTION:
This command changes or reports back the minimum gain setting for an input, output or assignable processing
block.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
124
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Group and Channels
Unit
N/A
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
1, 2, 3, 5, 7
N/A
Value
16 bits
Signed Float
-65.00–20.00
DB
RETURN VALUES:
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
DEVICE MIN <Channel> <Group> [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
MIN
Text Command
Channel
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Group
I, O, M, P, L
Value
-65.00 – 20.00
Parameter to set the minimum gain setting
Null
Parameter to return the current setting
RETURN VALUES
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
If
Command Returns
The minimum gain setting on input channel 2 is –10 dB
DEVICE MIN 2 I –10
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Modem Initialization String
DESCRIPTION:
This command sets/reports the modem initialization string of the serial port when in modem mode.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>…<Argument 10>
COMMAND ID:
34
ARGUMENT SIZE:
20 32-bit words (80 8-bit characters)
ARGUMENT FORM:
each word of form
Name:
Char1
Char2
Char3
Char4
Size
— — 8 bits each — —
Type
— — Unsigned Integer — —
Range
— — 0 – 0xff — —
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed modem initialization string in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> MINIT [String]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
MINIT
Text Command
String
String =1-80 characters
Parameter to select string characters to be sent to the modem when the
unit is initialized
String=CLEAR
Parameter to clear the modem initialization string
String =Null
Parameter to report the current string
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of MINIT in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Modem initialization string is ATZ
DEVICE MINIT ATZ
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Modem Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command enables or disables the modem mode for the unit. When the modem mode is enabled, the modem
initialization string is sent out the serial port and the serial port now requires a password before a command is
processed. After five minutes of serial inactivity the passcode will be requested to continue serial activity.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
33
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value 0 - 2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed modem mode in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
MDMODE
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> MDMODE [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
select modem mode to off
select modem mode to on
toggle modem mode state
report current modem mode state
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of MDMODE in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Modem mode is enabled
DEVICE MDMODE 1
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Modem Password
DESCRIPTION:
This command sets the current password setting for the unit when using modem mode. The password must be
entered in twice.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header> <Argument 1> <Argument 2> <Argument 3>
COMMAND ID:
38
ARGUMENT SIZE:
3 32-bit words (12 8-bit char)
ARGUMENT FORM:
3 words, each of the format:
Name:
Char1
Char1
Char1
Size
8 bits
8 bits
8 bits
Type
Unsigned Integer
Unsigned Integer
Unsigned Integer
Range
0 – 0xff
0 – 0xff
0 – 0xff
Char1
8 bits
Unsigned Integer
0 – 0xff
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed modem password in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> MPASS [String]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
MPASS
Text Command
String
String =0-12 characters
Parameter to select up to 12 string characters as the modem
password
String=CLEAR
Parameter to clear the current password
String =Null
Parameter to report the current password
RETURN VALUES
Once the command is given, the unit responds by echoing back the command, followed by "RE-ENTER
PASSWORD" string. The command must then be re-entered exactly as entered previously. Then, the command will
be echoed back, followed by an "OK," indicating that the password has been changed.
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Mute
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of mute on input, output or processing channels.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
41
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value
See Grp and Chnnls
(I, O, M, P, L)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
1, 2, 3, 5, 7
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed mute selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
<DEVICE>:
MUTE
Channel
Group
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> MUTE <Channel> <Group> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
‘I’, ‘O’, ‘M’, ‘P’, ‘L’. See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select mute off
select mute on
select mute to toggle
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of mute in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Mute is set to be on for input channel 1
DEVICE MUTE 1 I 1
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Number of Open Microphones Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of Number of Open Microphones (NOM) on output channels.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
42
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Output in Grp and Chnnls
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
2 (output)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed NOM selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
NOM
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> NOM <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Output in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select NOM off
select NOM on
select NOM to toggle
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of NOM in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
NOM is set to be on for output channel 1
DEVICE NOM 1 1
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Off Attenuation Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the off attenuation mode of input channels 1-8.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
43
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic in Grp and Chnnls
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned float
0.0 – 60.0
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed off attenuation selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
<DEVICE>:
OFFA
Channel
Value
0-60
Null
<DEVICE> OFFA <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select off attenuation level (dB)
return the current off attenuation level
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the off attenuation level in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Off attenuation mode for channel 1is set for 15dB
DEVICE OFFA 1 15
Off attenuation mode for channel 1 is set for 0dB
DEVICE OFFA 1 0
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PA Adaptive Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports PA adaptive mode for the specified mixer. There can be only one selection per mixer.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
44
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic in Grp and Chnnls
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
4 (Mic)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed PA adaptive selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
<DEVICE>:
PAA
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> PAA <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select PA adaptive mode to be disabled
select PA adaptive mode to be enabled
select PA adaptive mode to toggle
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the PA adaptive mode in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
PA adaptive is enabled for Mic 1
DEVICE PAA 1 1
PA adaptive is disabled for Mic 1
DEVICE PAA 1 0
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PA Reference Select
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports which output is used for each mic as a reference for power amp adaptation mode.
There can be only one selection per mixer.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
48
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic in Group and
Channels (Table 1,
page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
2, 8
(O, E)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0; see Group and
Channels (p. 93)
E: see Expansion
Bus Reference
Channels Group
and Channels
(p. 93)
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed REFSEL selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> REFSEL < Reference Channel > < Reference Group > [Channel]
Where:
<DEVICE>:
See General Text command form Description
REFSEL
Text Command
Channel
See Mic in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Reference Group
‘O’, ‘E’. See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Reference Value
O: see Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
E: see Expansion Bus Reference channels in Group and Channels (Table 1,
page 93)
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the REFSEL mode in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
REFSEL is set for output channel 1 for Mic 1
DEVICE REFSEL 1 O 1
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Phantom Power
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the setting of phantom power.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
45
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Size
8 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
See Mic in Group and Channels
(Table 1, page 93)
Group
8 bits
Unsigned integer
3 (Mic)
Value
16 bits
Unsigned integer
0-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed phantom power selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
<DEVICE>:
PP
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> PP <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
See Mic in Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
select phantom power off
select phantom power on
select phantom power to toggle
return the current phantom power mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the phantom power in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Phantom power is set to be on for channel 1
DEVICE PP 1 1
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Preset Execution/Reporting
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the state of a preset.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
46
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Channel
Group
Value
Size
8 bits
8 bits
16 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Unsigned integer
Range
0 to set to none
0 with Query to find last Preset Ran
(If query and not zero, will query the state of that channel)
See Group and Channels
13
0–2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
PRESET
Channel
Value
0
1
2
Null
DEVICE PRESET <Channel> [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
NULL to Query Last Preset; See Preset in Group and Channels
Set the preset state to off
Execute the preset and set the state to on
Execute the preset and set the state to off
Return the current preset state
RETURN VALUES
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
If
Command Returns
Preset 1’s state is active (on) DEVICE PRESET 1 1
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Program String
DESCRIPTION:
This command sets/reports a programmed string.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1><Argument 2>…<Argument 11>
COMMAND ID:
47
ARGUMENT SIZE:
21 32-bit words (1 ID word + 80 8-bit characters)
ARGUMENT FORM:
each word of form
Name:
ID:
Char1
Char2
Char3
Size
32 bits
— —8 bits each — —
Type
Unsigned integer
— — Unsigned Integer — —
Range
0-7
— — 0 – 0xff — —
Char4
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the specified program string in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<DEVICE> PRGSTRING <ID> [String]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
PRGSTRING
Text Command
ID
string identifier 0 - 7
String
String =1-80 characters
Parameter to select string characters to be sent when the execute string
command is issued
String=CLEAR
Parameter to clear the current string
String=Null
Parameter to report the current string
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the specified program string
If
Command Returns
Program string #3 is MUTE
DEVICE PRGSTRING 3 MUTE
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Serial Echo
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the serial echo of the RS-232 port.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
50
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
0–2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
DEVICE SERECHO [Value]
Where:
DEVICE:
See General Text command form Description
SERECHO
Text Command
Value
0
Select serial echo to off
1
Select serial echo to on
2
Toggle the serial echo
Null
Return current serial echo
RETURN VALUES
Unit will return the updated state of the last selection in the same form as the command.
If
Command Returns
Serial echo is to be set to echo all ports
DEVICE SERECHO 1
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Serial Mode
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the serial mode of the RS-232 port.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
51
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
1-2
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed serial mode selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
<DEVICE>:
SERMODE
Value
1
2
Null
<DEVICE> SERMODE [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
select serial mode as text
select serial mode as binary
return current serial mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the serial mode in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Serial mode is to be set for text
DEVICE SERMODE 1
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Signal Generator
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports of the signal generator activation.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header> <Argument 1> <Argument 2> <Argument 3>
COMMAND ID:
52
ARGUMENT SIZE:
3 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Channel
Group
Type
Size
8 bits
8 bits
16 bits
Type
Unsigned Integer
Unsigned Intgr Unsigned Intgr
Range
See Group and Chnnls 1, 3, 7
0-3
(Table 1, page 93)
(I, M, L)
Unit
N/A
N/A
N/A
Amplitude
32 bits
Signed Float
-60 to +20
dB
Frequency
32 bits
Unsigned Float
Type Range
1-2
0
3
20-20,000
Hz
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last signal generator activation in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
<DEVICE> SIGGEN <Channel> <Group> [Type Amplitude Frequency]
Where:
<DEVICE>:
See General Text command form Description
SIGGEN
Text Command
Channel
Null to return current setting; See Group and Channels (Table 1, page 93)
Group
‘I’, ‘M’, ‘L'
Type
0
Turn signal generator off
1
select pink noise generator
2
select white noise generator
3
select tone generator
Amplitude
-60 to +20
amplitude in dB; NULL for type 0
Frequency
20 to 20,000 frequency in Hz (only needed when using tone generation)
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of the last signal generator activation in the same format as the
command.
If
Command Returns
Signal Gen is Pink noise for microphone channel 1 with level of 20dB DEVICE SIGGEN 1 M 1 20
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String Execution
DESCRIPTION:
This command sends the specified string out the serial port.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
53
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value 0 - 7
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns ID of the string in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
Where:
DEVICE:
STRING
Value
0-7
Null
<DEVICE> STRING [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
String to execute
Parameter to return last executed string
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the last string executed. If the command executed a string, the string that was executed is
returned.
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Time Out Select
DESCRIPTION:
This command selects/reports the inactivity time out before returning to the unit title screen.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
54
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
<Value>
Name:
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
1 – 15 (minutes)
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed timeout selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
TOUT
Value
0
1-15
Null
<DEVICE> TOUT [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
select disable unit time out
select time out of 1 to 15 minutes
return the current mode
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the updated condition of time out in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
Time out is set to 3 minutes
DEVICE TOUT 3
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Unit ID
DESCRIPTION:
This command reports the unit ID. This command is read only.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
55
ARGUMENT SIZE:
1 word
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Value
Size
32 bits
Type
Unsigned integer
Range
0 – 0xffffffff
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the last executed unit ID selection in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
Where:
DEVICE:
UID
Value
<DEVICE> UID [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
UID of box in hex
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the unit ID in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
UID
DEVICE UID XXXXXXXX
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Version
DESCRIPTION:
This command reports the version of the unit. This command is read only.
BINARY FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM:
<Header><Argument 1>
COMMAND ID:
56
ARGUMENT SIZE:
2 words
ARGUMENT FORM:
Name
Char 1-8
Size
8 bits each
Type
Unsigned integer
Range/value
version string mm.mm.rr
RETURN VALUES:
Unit always returns the version command in the same form as above.
TEXT FORM DETAILS
COMMAND FORM
Where:
DEVICE:
VER
Value
<DEVICE> VER [Value]
See General Text command form Description
Text Command
command issued with null, command returns the current version in the form MM.mm.rr
where MM is major version
mm is minor version
rr is release ID
RETURN VALUES
The command will return the version in the same format as the command.
If
Command Returns
VER
DEVICE VER X.X
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GLOSSARY
G
lossary
Glossary
Adaptive Ambient This portion of the mixer monitors the varying ambient
noise level in the room and changes the threshold level at which a
microphone gates on.
Ambient Level The manually-set background noise level upon which the
PSR1212 bases gating protocols. Used only if the Adaptive Ambient feature
isn’t used.
Ambient Noise The existing room-level noise, such as that caused by
ventilation systems, paper shuffling, and background chatter.
Amplitude Plot A plot of amplitude (-18 to 18dB) vs frequency (20Hz to
20kHz) on a logarithmic scale.
Attack This signal parameter determines how quickly compression is
enabled. It is calibrated in milliseconds.
Attenuation A reduction of signal amplitude.
Audio Processor A device that modifies an audio signal in response to
certain requirements.
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Automatically increases or decreases
audio gain to maintain a consistent audio level.
Automatic Gating Automatically gates microphones on or off based on
input levels and other parameters programmed into the PSR1212.
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Bandwidth The difference between the lower and upper 3dB endpoints of
an audio band. Also, the range or differences between the limiting
frequencies of a continuous frequency band.
Baud Rate Data speed in bits per second.
Chairman Override Provides gating priority for all microphones selected
for the chairman override group. When a mic in this group gates on, all
microphones not included in this group gate off.
Clipping A condition in which a signal levels off at a predetermined level.
Clipping is usually caused by overdriving a signal, and can result in
distortion.
Compression An induced reduction in the dynamic range of part or all of
an audio signal. Compression is usually used to tailor the frequency
response of a signal and to protect individual loudspeaker components
from the damaging effects of transients.
Constant Directivity Horn Equalizer (CD Horn EQ) Horn drivers
commonly used in arrays in arenas and auditoriums have an inherent
6dB/octave high frequency rolloff. The PSR1212’s CD Horn EQ
compensates for this characteristic.
Crossover A device that passes designated frequency segments of an
audio signal to various loudspeaker elements in a sound system.
Crossover, Bessel A crossover using a low-pass filter design
characterized by a linear phase response. This results in a constant time
delay throughout the passband.
Crossover, Butterworth A crossover using a low-pass filter design
characterized by a maximally flat magnitude response. This results in no
amplitude ripple in the passband.
Crossover, Linkwitz-Riley A fourth-order crossover consisting of a
cascaded second-order Butterworth low-pass filter. Offers a vast
improvement over the Butterworth crossover and is the de facto standard
for professional audio active crossovers.
Decay Rate (slow, medium, fast) Programs how quickly the audio level is
attenuated once a channel has been gated off.
DSP Digital signal processor.
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Expansion Bus Consists of two RJ45 connectors on the rear panel of the
PSR1212. An Expansion Bus allows multiple PSR1212s to be networked
together using category five twisted-pair (10BaseT LAN) cable.
Filter A device that passes and blocks audio signals based on
requirements of the system.
Filter, All Pass A filter that provides only phase shift or phase delay without
appreciably changing the magnitude characteristic. The filter produces a
flat amplitude response. It is useful in custom crossover applications to
compensate for speaker driver deficiencies.
Filter Display A group of nodes plotted on a logarithmic scale. The
PSR1212’s filter display can be accessed through the Inputs 1-8, From
Processing, or To Processing windows.
Filter, High Pass A filter that passes high signal frequencies while
attenuating low frequencies.
Filter, High Shelving Provides boosting or attenuation of frequencies
above a designated frequency. The transition between the spectrum above
and below the designated frequency occurs at a fixed 6dB/octave rate.
Filter, Low Pass A filter that passes low frequencies while attenuating high
frequencies.
Filter, Low Shelving Provides boosting or attenuation of frequencies
below a designated frequency. The transition between the spectrum above
and below the designated frequency occurs at a fixed 6dB/octave rate.
First Mic Priority Increases the audio level required to gate on additional
microphones after the first mic is on.
Gain The amount a signal is increased over a given reference, typically 0.
Normally specified in dB (decibels). On the PSR1212, gain is adjustable
from -65 to 20dB in .5dB increments.
Gain Structure The configuration of parameters which define gain
adjustment of a signal. The optimal input gain setting is one which is
adjusted as high as possible above the noise floor without introducing
clipping.
Gate Ratio Specifies how much louder the microphone audio level must
be above the ambient sound level before a microphone gates on.
GPIO (general purpose input/output) The Control/Status Ports A and B
on the rear of the PSR1212 unit.
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G-Ware Software The PSR1212’s setup and configuration software.
Hold Time The length of time that a microphone remains on after the
voice (input) level drops below the gate ratio. This prevents the microphone
from gating off during brief pauses in speech.
Last On Mode Sets the last-activated mic to Last On, Mic 1-8, or Off. The
Last On setting leaves the last-activated mic gated on until another mic
input gates on.
Macro A computer command consisting of a sequence of other
commands.
Macro Mode The section of G-Ware that allows you to customize and
execute macro commands for a PSR1212 unit or network.
Manual Gating Provides the ability to gate a microphone on or off
manually.
Matrix Mixer A mixer that allows routing of any input or combination of
inputs to an output or any combination of outputs. In the case of the
PSR1212, the matrix mixer permits level control at each cross point in the
matrix.
Maximum Number of Mics/Filibuster Sets the maximum number of
mics that can be gated on simultaneously.
Microphone Activation A condition in which a microphone is gated on.
Microphone Mixing A scenario where microphone inputs are combined
and used as a group.
Microphone 1 Mode Reverts mic assignment to a designated mic when
all mics gate off.
Mute A condition in which an audio signal is attenuated below the audible
threshold.
Number of Open Mics (NOM)/Constant Gain Mode Adjusts the output
level based on the number of mics gated on and routed to an output.
Off Attenuation The amount of level reduction a microphone is given
when the microphone is not gated on.
PA Adaptive Mode The PSR1212 recognizes how much loudspeaker
audio is picked up by the microphones and then uses this level as the new
ambient level when audio is present at the power amplifier. This prevents
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GLOSSARY
loudspeaker audio from gating ON a microphone, while still allowing
people in the room to gate ON microphones as they speak.
PA Adaptive Reference This G-Ware setting determines which output
(typically for a loudspeaker) is used as a reference for an input.
Paging Zone A subset of a paging system. Intended to isolate paging
system outputs to specific geographical areas.
Parametric Equalizer (PEQ) A multi-band variable equalizer with control
of gain, center frequency, and bandwidth. A properly configured PEQ
enables the PSR1212 to offset speaker or room acoustic deficiencies.
Phantom Power Power supplied by the PSR1212 to power most
condenser microphones. The PSR1212 provides 24 volts of phantom
power. This feature can be switched off for devices not requiring phantom
power.
Phase Plot A plot of phase angle (-180 to 180 degrees) vs frequency
(20Hz to 20kHz) on a logarithmic scale.
Pink Noise An audio test signal containing all the frequencies in a given
audio spectrum, with equal energy in each octave.
Preset One of 32 configurable memories in the PSR1212. A preset can be
programmed with a variety of routing, level, gating, delay, filter, and
equalizer settings to meet specific application requirements.
Q Quality factor. It is the ratio of the center frequency divided by the
bandwidth. Q reflects an inverse relationship to the bandwidth, and adjusts
from .02:1 to 40:1 on the PSR1212.
Ratio The amount of compression applied to the output signal compared
with the input signal as the signal exceeds the threshold level.
Release Release is a parameter which determines how quickly
compression is released after the input signal drops below the threshold.
Reverberation Reflections of sound waves in a room or other acoustical
venue.
Serial Command A bit description designed to execute an instruction or
command.
Signal Delay Used for acoustically aligning speakers in an audio system to
provide balanced sound throughout the room.
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Signal Generator A device for generating a reference tone for sound
system calibration purposes.
Table View Displays the numerical values of the filter parameters for all
nodes of the active filter display.
Threshold The upper or lower level at which a signal processing
mechanism begins or terminates operation.
White Noise Acoustical noise with equal energy throughout a given
frequency range.
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WARRANT Y
Warranty,
Compliance, and
Safety Information
Warranty
Gentner Communications Corporation (Manufacturer) warrants that this product is free of
defects in both materials and workmanship. Should any part of this equipment be defective,
the Manufacturer agrees, at its option, to:
A. Repair or replace any defective part free of charge (except transportation charges) for a
period of one year from the date of the original purchase, provided the owner returns the
equipment to the Manufacturer at the address set forth below. No charge will be made for
parts or labor during this period;
B. Furnish replacement for any defective parts in the equipment for a period of one year from
the date of original purchase. Replacement parts shall be furnished without charge, except
labor and transportation.
This Warranty excludes assembled products not manufactured by the Manufacturer whether
or not they are incorporated in a Manufacturer product or sold under a Manufacturer part or
model number.
THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF:
A. The equipment has been damaged by negligence, accident, act of God, or mishandling, or
has not been operated in accordance with the procedures described in the operating and
technical instructions; or,
B. The equipment has been altered or repaired by other than the Manufacturer or an
authorized service representative of the Manufacturer; or,
C. Adaptations or accessories other than those manufactured or provided by the
Manufacturer have been made or attached to the equipment which, in the determination of
the Manufacturer, shall have affected the performance, safety or reliability of the equipment;
or,
D. The equipment’s original serial number has been modified or removed.
NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE, APPLIES TO THE EQUIPMENT,
nor is any person or company authorized to assume any warranty for the Manufacturer or any
other liability in connection with the sale of the Manufacturer's products.
Manufacturer does not assume any responsibility for consequential damages, expenses, or
loss of revenue or property, inconvenience, or interruption in operation experienced by the
customer due to a malfunction in the purchased equipment. No warranty service performed
on any product shall extend the applicable warranty period.
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FCC COMPLIANCE
In case of unsatisfactory operation, the purchaser shall promptly notify the
Manufacturer at the address set forth below in writing, giving full particulars as
to the defects or unsatisfactory operation. Upon receipt of such notice, the
Manufacturer will give instructions respecting the shipment of the equipment, or
such other matters as it elects to honor this warranty as above provided. This
warranty does not cover damage to the equipment during shipping and the
Manufacturer assumes no responsibility for such damage. All shipping costs
shall be paid by the customer.
This warranty extends only to the original purchaser and is not assignable or
transferable.
Gentner Communications Corporation
1825 Research Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
FCC Part 15 Compliance
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/her own expense.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment complies with the requirements of the EU guidelines:
89/336/EEC “Electromagnetic Compatibility”
73/23/EEC
“Electrical operating material for use within
specific voltage limits”
Conformity of the equipment with the above guidelines is attested by the CE
mark.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gentner Communications
Corporation could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Safety Information
CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but
should contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority, or electrician, as
appropriate.
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INDEX
Index
A
E
adaptive reference 27
adding a PSR1212 unit to a site 23
baud rate 13, 22, 100
default meter 14, 23, 107
device ID 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 23, 30, 92
flow control 13, 22, 116
General Tab 23
modem password 22, 24, 140
serial echo 24
serial mode 24, 150
unit type 23
Use Modem box 22, 24
AGC 37, 43, 56
Attack 47, 48
Expansion Bus 1, 6, 8, 9, 31, 35, 42, 56, 73
Expansion Bus labels 45, 53
From Expansion Bus 45
O-R Buses 6
S-Z Buses 6
To Expansion Bus 53
B
bypass 38, 51
C
C Button 32
change file password 22
change preset label 57, 75, 76
coarse gain 45
command strings 27
compression 48, 51, 102
Connect Menu 28
Control Panel installation 85
Control Panel Builder 60
Control/Status A Port 82
Control/Status B Port 82
Copy Menu 29
cross point 1, 35, 56, 73, 74
Cross Point Attenuation Dial 35
Cross Point configuration 35
Cross Point Menu 35, 56
D
Data light 34
default meter. See adding a PSR1212 unit to a site
Define PA Adapt Expansion Bus Reference 27, 42
delay 50
device ID. See adding a PSR1212 unit to a site
F
File Menu 21, 26
filters 38
firmware version 11, 13
first mic priority 57, 58
G
G-Ware Software
advanced operation 55
Configuration 20
creating floppy disk copies 17
G-Ware Matrix 34
hardware requirements 17
installation procedure 18
Macro Mode 61
new site creation. See adding a PSR1212 unit
to a site
pre-installation information 17
Preset Mode 55
gain 38, 42
gain structure 42
gate ratio 40, 41, 121
Gate View 64
gating parameters 40
adaptive ambient 41
ambient level 41
auto gate 40
chairman override 40
decay rate 41
gate ratio 41
hold time 41
off attenuation 41
PA adaptive mode 41
PA adaptive reference 41
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global mixer group 7
GPIO Builder
argument description 59
command description 59
Control/Status A pin 59
H
Help Menu 28
I
Inputs 1-8 36
Inputs 9-12 44
installation and setup 3
L
Last Mic Mode 57, 58
M
Macro Editor 62, 63
macro selection 58
matrix report 36
max # of mics 57, 58
Message Log 28
meters 43, 65
mic input 31, 40, 64
Mixer Control 57, 58, 74, 76
modem 14, 22
mute 37, 52, 56
N
NOM 6, 52
INDEX
processing bus 34, 35, 73
processor labels 51
Q
Q 38
Q/BW 38
R
Ratio 48
Release 47, 48
RJ45 6
Routing Key box 35
RS-232 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 17
RS-485 2, 5, 6, 83
S
save preset 56, 76
serial port commands 87
signal generator 65
site
connect to site 32
disconnect from site 32
site properties 21, 26
unit properties 23, 27, 30
T
threshold 41, 47, 48
To Processing configuration 53
Tools Menu 28
U
Units Menu 27
O
Outputs 1-12 5, 52
V
View Menu 27
P
P Button 73
Panja 22, 81
password 13, 14, 22
phantom power 37
Phoenix connector 5, 6
Preset Mask Control 57, 73, 74, 75
Preset Mode. See G-Ware Software
preset selection 56
print reports 26
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