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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Artist Series Media Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What’s Included . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
System Requirements and Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
About This Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
About www.avid.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2. Setup and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Unpacking and Elevating the MC Mix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Attaching an MC Mix to Additional Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installing Software and Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Chapter 3. Common Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Fader Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Chapter 4. Surface Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
SHIFT Key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fader Strips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fader Navigation Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
APPLICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
WORKSTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Chapter 5. EuControl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Assign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Layouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Soft Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Chapter 6. Setting IP Adresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Appendix A. Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Environmental Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
EMC (Electromagnetic Compliance). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Safety Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Chapter 1: Introduction: The Artist Series Media
Controller
The MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport comprise the Artist Series family of media controllers. They use a 100 Mbs Ethernet
EUCON™ connection to control audio and video applications running on a workstation computer. EUCON is a high-speed communication protocol and enables control of virtually every application feature.
Each Artist Series media controller can run as a standalone device. Up to four MC Mixes can be used with an optional MC Control
and/or MC Transport to create a larger control surface. Artist Series media controllers borrow many features from the Euphonix
MC Pro and System 5-MC.
Artist Series Media Controllers
The MC Mix supports two types of applications:
• EUCON-aware applications (such as Pro Tools™ 9.0 and higher, Cubase, Logic Pro, and Nuendo) directly support the
EUCON protocol. They provide the highest level of integration, high-resolution controls, and high-speed connectivity.
• Non-EUCON-aware applications that support Mackie Control or HUI (such as Pro Tools 8.x and lower, Live, and Reason) can
use many functions but are less integrated than EUCON-aware applications.
EuControl Software
The EuControl software application is responsible for finding, linking, and communicating with all Artist Series controllers on
the network. EuControl must be installed on the computer that runs the applications you want to control before using Artist
Series controllers.
What’s Included
• MC Mix, with riser brackets
• EuControl software installer disc
• 1 Ethernet Crossover cable
• Power supply
• MC Mix Quick Setup
• Registration Information Card
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System Requirements and Compatibility
Avid can only assure compatibility and provide support for hardware and software it has tested and approved.
For downloads and other Artist Series resources, visit:
www.avid.com/artistsupport
Registration
Review the enclosed Registration Information Card and follow the instructions on it to quickly register your purchase online.
By registering, you become eligible to receive the following:
• Technical support information
• Software update and upgrade notices
• Hardware warranty information
About This Guide
Conventions Used in This Guide
All of our guides use the following conventions to indicate menu choices and key commands:
:
Convention
Action
File > Save
Choose Save from the File menu
Control+N
Hold down the Control key and press the N key
Control-click
Hold down the Control key and click the mouse button
Right-click
Click with the right mouse button
The names of Commands, Options, and Settings that appear on-screen are in a different font.
The following symbols are used to highlight important information:
User Tips are helpful hints for getting the most from your system.
Important Notices include information that could affect your data or the performance of your system.
Shortcuts show you useful keyboard or mouse shortcuts.
Cross References point to related sections in this guide and other Avid guides.
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Hardware Keys on Artist Series Units
The names of keys on Artist Series hardware are in bold (such as SEL).
The SHIFT key on Artist Series hardware is indicated by bold text, in all-caps (SHIFT) to distinguish it from references to the Shift
key on your QWERTY keyboard.
SHIFT and SHIFT Lock
The SHIFT key on Artist Series units is used in conjunction with other keys to access secondary functions that are labeled in blue
above the primary function. MC Transport provides a single SHIFT key at the bottom-right. Two SHIFT keys are located at the bottom-left and -right on both MC Control and MC Mix.
The following terminology is used to describe SHIFT functions.
Example:
• “Press and hold the SHIFT key then press the AUX key”
is written as
• “Press SHIFT+AUX/GROUP”
How to Use this PDF Guide
The Acrobat PDF version of this manual can be a valuable online resource. These are some useful features of the PDF:
• The Bookmarks on the left serve as a continuously visible table of contents. Click on a subject heading to jump to that page.
Click a + symbol to expand that heading to show subheadings. Click the – symbol to collapse a subheading.
• The manual’s table of contents provides active links to their pages. Select the hand cursor, allow it to hover over the heading
until it turns into a finger. Then click to locate to that subject and page.
• All cross references are active links. Allow the hand cursor to hover over the reference until it turns into a finger and click
to follow the reference.
• Use the left and right arrow keys on the bottom bar to go back and forth between views. This is a great way to follow a cross
reference and return to the page from which you were reading.
• Select the Find item from the Edit menu to search for a subject. This can be used as an “index on the fly.”
• Use the magnifying glass tool or the zoom edit box on the top bar to zoom in/out. This is helpful when examining a complex
graphic or setting the text size for easy reading online.
About www.avid.com
The Avid website (www.avid.com) is your best online source for information to help you get the most out of your system.
The following are just a few of the services and features available.
Product Registration Register your purchase online.
Support and Downloads Contact Avid Customer Success (technical support); download software updates and the latest online
manuals; browse the Compatibility documents for system requirements; search the online Knowledge Base or join the worldwide
Pro Tools community on the User Conference.
Training and Education Study on your own using courses available online or find out how you can learn in a classroom setting at
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Chapter 1: Introduction: The Artist Series Media Controller 3
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Chapter 2: Setup and Installation
Unpacking and Elevating the MC Mix
Unpack MC Mix, power supply, Installer disc, Ethernet crossover cable, and riser brackets.
MC Mix can be elevated or angled using small foldout legs on the bottom of the unit, or elevated and angled by attaching the
larger riser brackets. Since both methods require turning the unit upside down, do this before attaching any cables. Turn the unit
over and place it on a soft surface.
Pull out all four of the small foldout legs to moderately elevate the unit; pull out only the back two to angle the unit towards you.
Pull out the metal clips from the same area as the legs and move them until they snap into the legs.
The two larger, detached riser brackets elevate and angle the unit more than the foldout legs. Use moderate force to snap them
into the bottom panel.
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Attaching an MC Mix to Additional Units
Up to four MC Mixes can be physically attached to each other to form a larger and more stable control surface. An MC Control
and MC Transport can also be joined to MC Mix.
If you are using multiple units, see “Surfaces” on page 26 to use EuControl to link the units in the desired order.
To join two MC Mixes (or other Artist Series unit):
1 On one of the MC Mixes, use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two silver screws. The screws may be tight, so you may
have to use some force.
Removing screws from the bottom panel
2 Lift the black plastic connecting part and side panel up and out of the MC Mix.
Removing connecting part and side panel
3 On the second MC Mix, remove the side panel on the end where it will attach to the first MC Mix.
4 Slide the connecting part of the second MC Mix into the first MC Mix to attach them together.
MC Mixes attached by connecting at side panel
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Installing Software and Hardware
EuControl software must be installed before using any Artist Series media controller.
To install EuControl software for Artist Series media controllers:
1 Do one of the following:
• Download the EuControl installer for your computer platform from www.avid.com/artistsupport. After downloading, make
sure the installer is uncompressed (.dmg on Mac or .ZIP on Windows).
– or –
• Insert the Installer disc into your computer.
2 Double-click the EuControl installer application.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
If prompted to download the most current version of EuControl, follow the onscreen instructions.
4 When installation is complete, click Quit (Mac) or Finish (Windows). EuControl will launch automatically and is running when
its icon appears as follows:
EuControl icon in Menu bar (Mac)
• On Mac, the icon is shown in your menu bar.
• On Windows, the icon appears in the System tray (or alongside other Hidden Icons in the lower tool bar if you do not have
your system configured to always show icons in the System tray).
5 Shut down your computer.
6 Plug one end of the AC power cord into the power adapter and the other into a power outlet. Make sure the AC power cord is
pushed all the way into the adapter.
7 Connect the DC output cable from the power adapter to the DC In jack on the left side of the rear panel.
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8 Plug one end of the Ethernet crossover cable into the Ethernet jack on the back panel of the MC Mix.
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Ethernet cable and rear panel jack
9 Plug the other end of the Ethernet crossover cable into an available Ethernet jack on your computer, router, or Ethernet switch.
• Note that connecting directly to the computer may require removing your Internet cable. If you have a Mac with two Ethernet ports, use Ethernet 1, rather than Ethernet 2.
• An Ethernet router or switch is required to connect additional MC Mix or other Artist Series unit such as an MC Transport,
or to connect units to a local area network.
10 Turn on your router (if applicable), then turn on your computer and wait until it finishes starting up.
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11 Press and release the POWER switch on MC Mix. Do the following, as appropriate for your operating system:
Mac Wait up to 60 seconds. A green icon in the menu bar indicates correct installation.
EUCON icon on Mac
Windows Wait up to 60 seconds. A green icon appears in the System tray (or, in Hidden Icons if your system is not configured to
show all icons in the System tray).
EUCON icon on Windows
12 If you did not see the green icon, do the following:
• See “Surfaces” on page 26 and add MC Mix manually.
• Shut down MC Mix and your computer, then turn them on (computer first, then MC Mix).
• If your Mac is pre-2002 and you are using an Ethernet router or switch, you need to purchase a normal straight-through
Ethernet cable (instead of the crossover Ethernet cable supplied) from a computer store.
• See www.avid.com/artist/support for the most current troubleshooting information.
13 If you downloaded the latest software from the web, you may need to update the firmware on your Artist Series controllers.
See “Update Firmware” on page 27 for instructions.
14 Launch your application and open a session or project (such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, or Digital Performer).
15 To set up your application to work with the MC Mix, see the EuCon Application Setup Guide that you downloaded at the be-
ginning of this section.
Controlling a Second Workstation
The MC Mix can control applications running on a second computer, referred to in this guide as a workstation. Most users will not
need to do this because EuControl will only be needed on the same workstation as the their audio or video applications.
To be able to control a second workstation:
1 Do one of the following:
• Download the EuControl installer from www.avid.com/artistsupport onto the second computer. After downloading, make
sure the installer is uncompressed (.dmg on Mac or .ZIP on Windows).
– or –
• Insert the Installer disc into the second computer.
2 In the Extras folder, double-click the Install EuCon Workstation installer.
3 Follow the instructions to install the EuCon software.
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Connecting a Footswitch
The MC Mix has a ¼-inch FOOTSWITCH input on the back panel. The footswitch can be used to punch in and out of recording.
Plug the footswitch in before powering on the MC Mix. See “Footswitch” on page 30 for more information.
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ITC
TSW
FOO
DC
5
In 1
V
FOOTSWITCH input on rear panel
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Chapter 3: Common Tasks
If you completed the installation steps in Chapter 2, “Setup and Installation”, you are ready to start learning more about MC Mix.
The following examples demonstrate several common tasks.
Fader Strip
To select tracks, adjust volume and pan, and bank tracks to the faders:
1 Press the MC Mix strip 1 fader SEL key. The corresponding track is selected in your application.
TOP
BACK
CFG
ON
CFG
SOLO
PAGE
ON
PAGE
12
FLIP
CHAN
AUTO
REC N
6
INPUT
INSERTS
0
5
DYN
EQ
ASSIGN
SEL Y
10
GROUP
AUX
20
MIX
PAN
30
Strip 1 fader SEL key
2 Move the MC Mix strip 1 fader up and down. You are now controlling the level of your application’s first track with MC Mix.
The display at the top of strip 1 shows track information.
3 When the MC Mix is first powered up, the PAN key is lit by default. If it is not press the PAN key. Each strip’s Soft Knob now
controls pan for its corresponding track.
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FLIP
CHAN
AUTO
REC N
6
INPUT
INSERTS
0
5
DYN
EQ
ASSIGN
SEL Y
10
GROUP
AUX
20
MIX
PAN
30
PAN key
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4 Press the NUDGE > key to move all eight tracks over one strip. If tracks 1–8 were assigned to strips 1–8, tracks 2–9 are now as-
signed to strips 1–8.
SEL
MIXER
CLOSE
NUDGE
ON
SOLO
ON
PLAY
REC
NUDGE
HOME
END
BANK
BANK
NUDGE and BANK keys
5 Press the HOME key to restore tracks 1–8 to strips 1–8.
The SHIFT key is used in conjunction with other keys to access secondary functions labeled in blue above the primary function.
In this case, the HOME function is accessed by pressing SHIFT + <BANK.
Two SHIFT keys are located at bottom-left and -right of MC Mix.
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6 Press the BANK> key to shift tracks over eight at a time. If tracks 1–8 were assigned to strips 1–8, tracks 9–16 are now assigned
to strips 1–8.
The <NUDGE and <BANK keys perform the same operations in the opposite direction.
Inserts
To access and edit plug-ins:
1 Add a plug-in on track 1 of your application.
2 If tracks 1–8 are not assigned to strips 1–8, press the HOME key to restore tracks 1–8 to strips 1–8.
3 Press the MC Mix strip 1 fader SEL key.
4 Press the CHAN key to enter channel mode.
5 Press the INSERTS key.
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CFG
CFG
SOLO
PAGE
ON
PAGE
12
FLIP
CHAN
AUTO
REC N
6
INPUT
INSERTS
0
5
DYN
EQ
ASSIGN
SEL Y
10
GROUP
AUX
20
MIX
PAN
30
INSERTS key
The names of the plug-ins on that track spill across the display screens.
6 Press the Soft Knob below the desired plug-in name to select it. The parameters of that plug-in spill across the display screens.
7 Turn the Soft Knob below the desired parameter to adjust its value. The Soft Knobs can be turned like a conventional knob and
pressed like a switch to access an additional function.
8 Press the PAGE keys to access more parameters.
SEL
TOP
BACK
CFG
ON
CFG
SOLO
PAGE
ON
PAGE
BACK and PAGE keys
9 Press the BACK key to exit that plug-in.
10 Press the CHAN key to exit channel mode.
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Chapter 4: Surface Controls
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NEXT
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REC N
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FF
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REC N
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STOP
PLAY
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REC N
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END
BANK
REC
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HOME
BANK
ON
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RTZ
NUDGE
WORKSTATION
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INSERTS
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MC Mix surface controls
1 Soft Key navigation
2 Display screens
3 Power
4 Fader Navigation
5 SHIFT key
6 Knob Set selectors
7 Fader strips
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Power Switch
Press and release the POWER switch to turn the MC Mix on or off.
SHIFT Key
The SHIFT key is used in conjunction with other keys to access secondary functions labeled in blue above the primary function.
Two SHIFT keys are located at the lower-left and -right of MC Mix.
The SHIFT key can be locked on like caps lock on a computer keyboard by pressing both SHIFT keys simultaneously. This is useful
if you plan to access several Shift functions consecutively. Press either SHIFT key to unlock.
Fader Strips
MC Mix provides eight fader strips, each with a touch-sensitive fader and a touch-sensitive knob, that control tracks in audio and
video application.
Display Screens
At the top of each fader strip is a 128 x 64 pixel Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display that shows the following:
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Fader display indicators
1 Meter Shows clip, peak, and normal values. It can show mono, stereo, or surround sound tracks.
2 Track Name Shows the name of the track. When a fader is touched, it shows the value of the fader. After releasing the fader it
reverts to showing the track name.
3 Knob Name Shows the name of the parameter currently on the knob. When a knob is touched, it shows the value of the parameter. After releasing the knob it reverts to showing the parameter name.
4 Knob Position Graphically shows the value of the knob.
5 Auto Mode Shows the track’s automation mode (blank = neither read nor write, r = read, w = write, rw = read/write).
6 Attention Indicator Is a line under the track name that shows this strip contains the attentioned (or focussed) track (see “Channel Mode” on page 20).
OLED Dimming
To preserve OLED life, the channel displays dim when not in use. The time until dimming begins can be set in Preferences (see
“MC Mix and MC Transport Display Screen Dim Time” on page 31).
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Fader
The fader controls the track assigned to this strip. It is motorized so it reflects changes made in the application, such as automation. It is also touch sensitive, which some applications use for automation.
SEL
TOP
BACK
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ON
CFG
SOLO
PAGE
ON
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CHAN
AUTO
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INSERTS
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DYN
EQ
ASSIGN
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AUX
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PAN
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Fader strip
When the Select by Touch General preference is selected, touching a fader selects that track in the application and attentions it
on that strip. This is the same as pressing the fader SEL key. Holding down the SHIFT key and touching a fader sets it to unity gain.
ON
The track is on (unmuted) when the strip On key is lit and off (muted) it is not lit.
SOLO
The SOLO key lights red when that track is soloed.
Transport Controls
MC Mix provides Transport controls on strips 5–8, using the SHIFT layer for the track SOLO and ON switches:
SOLO
ON
RTZ
PREV
SOLO
NEXT
ON
REW
SOLO
FF
ON
SOLO
ON
STOP
PLAY
REC
Transport Controls in fader strips 5–8
RTZ (Return To Zero) Press RTZ to move to the beginning of the session or project.
PREV (Previous) Press PREV to move to the previous marker. Not all applications support markers.
NEXT Press NEXT to move to the next marker. Not all applications support markers.
REW (Rewind) Press REW to rewind. This function varies with the application. Common functions include:
• Rewind until STOP or another key is pressed.
• Rewind a fixed amount.
• Rewind until the REW key is released.
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FF (Fast Forward) Press FF to fast forward. This function varies with the application. Common functions include:
• Fast forward until STOP or another key is pressed.
• Fast forward a fixed amount.
• Fast forward until the FF key is released.
STOP Press STOP to stop all other functions.
PLAY Press PLAY to play the project from the current location.
REC Press REC begin recording at the current location. All tracks armed for recording are punched into record.
SEL
Pressing a fades SEL key selects that track in the application and focusses it on MC Mix.
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Some applications allow selecting multiple tracks if the Shift key on the QWERTY keyboard is held down while selecting tracks.
In this case, the focussed (attentioned) track is the last one selected.
ASSIGN
Press the ASSIGN key to display the Assign tab in the EuControl Settings dialog (see “Assign” on page 31).
REC
Press the REC key to enable recording on a track. The REC key lights red to indicate that track is enabled (armed) for recording.
Press the REC key to cancel a track enabled for recording. Some applications blink the REC LED when armed but not recording
and light solid when recording.
AUTO
To change track automation mode, press the AUTO key until the desired automation mode appears in the channel display.
Fader Navigation Controls
Scroll through tracks using the BANK and NUDGE keys. HOME and END are shortcuts to the first and last banks, respectively.
SEL
MIXER
CLOSE
NUDGE
ON
SOLO
NUDGE
HOME
END
BANK
BANK
ON
PLAY
REC
Fader navigation controls
BANK and NUDGE
The BANK and NUDGE keys change which tracks are assigned to the strips. The eight strips can be thought of as a window that
moves in the direction indicated by the arrow over the application’s tracks.
Tracks
Window
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Strips window moves over application tracks
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Moves the window one track to the left. If strips 1–8 are assigned to tracks 9–16, they are now assigned to tracks 8–15.
NUDGE >
Moves the window one track to the right. If strips 1–8 are assigned to tracks 9–16, they are now assigned to tracks 10–17.
BANK <
Moves the window one bank (eight tracks) to the left. If strips 1–8 were assigned to the bank starting at track 9, they are now assigned to the bank starting with track 1. Pressing < BANK again does nothing because the first bank is already shown.
BANK >
Moves the window one bank (eight tracks) to the right. If strips 1–8 had the bank starting at track 9, they now have the bank starting with track 17.
MIXER and CLOSE
Not all applications support these keys.
MIXER
Opens and closes the application’s mixer window.
CLOSE
Closes any open window or dialog box on the application.
HOME and END
HOME
Moves to the first bank with tracks 1–8 assigned to strips 1–8.
END
Moves to the last bank.
Navigating Among Multiple MC Mixes
Multiple MC Mixes act as one big control surface with a bank size of eight tracks. For example, three linked MC Mixes can show
24 contiguous tracks. The BANK and NUDGE keys perform the identical actions on the combined set of tracks.
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Knobs
Each fader strip has one touch-sensitive knob along with two knob switches (SEL and ON), shown in the figure.
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Knob controls
1 Each fader strip has one touch-sensitive, continuously rotating knob that adjusts parameters such as pan and aux send levels.
Each knob can also be pressed from the top. This is called the Knob Top key and is typically used to access sub-menus but also to
turn parameters on and off.
2 The SEL key changes the knob function or toggles a secondary function’s value, such as an aux send pre/post fader.
3 The ON key toggles two-state parameters, such as EQ Band 1 on/off.
Basic Knob Use
When the MC Mix is first powered on, the knobs are in normal mode (see Knob Modes on page 34). Each knob controls the pan
parameter for its track on the strip.
The knob selector keys can quickly access common parameters in normal mode:
• Press AUX to assign each track’s first aux send to each knob. Press PAGE> to assign the next aux send to the knob. Pressing
<PAGE returns to the previous aux send.
• Press PAN to assign the track’s pan control to each knob.
It is also possible to edit plug-ins, EQ, dynamics, and other functions on the knobs.
Knob Modes
The eight knobs can be in normal or channel modes.
Normal Mode
Each knob controls the same parameter for every track on the strips.
Normal mode
Channel Mode
Channel mode is useful for editing EQs and plug-ins that have many parameters. The eight knobs control up to eight different
parameters on a single focussed track. Press a fader SEL key to focus that track. Channel mode is denoted in the display by a grid
of small yellow dots around each parameter name and knob position indicator. The focussed track is further distinguished by
these dots around its entire area including the track name.
Channel mode
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CHAN Key
The CHAN key toggles between normal mode (CHAN key unlit) and channel mode (CHAN key lit). In normal mode, the focussed
track name is underlined to show which track’s parameters will be expanded in channel mode.
FLIP Key
The FLIP key toggles what is currently assigned to the knobs (such as plug-in or send parameters) to the faders. A vertical double
arrow appears in the OLED display when the faders and knobs are flipped. Press the FLIP key again to toggle the faders and knobs
back to normal. Flip mode is a great way to be able to adjust plug-in parameters as an alternative to using the knobs.
Flip indicator in OLED display
Knob Set Selector Keys
A knob set is an array of knobs used by EuControl-compatible applications to control plug-ins, EQs, dynamics, aux sends, and
similar. One of the eight Knob Set Selector keys is always selected and lit and displays its knob set until another Knob Set Selector
key is pressed. When the MC Mix first starts, the PAN knob set is selected by default.
INPUT
INSERTS
DYN
EQ
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GROUP
AUX
MIX
PAN
Knob Selector keys
The Knob Set Selector keys enter the MC Mix menu system. Some of these knob sets can display another knob set called a
sub-menu. For example, the Inserts knob set shows the names of every plug-in inserted on the track, one plug-in name per knob
(in Channel mode). Pressing a plug-in’s Knob Top key displays its parameters on the knobs for editing. This new knob set is a
sub-menu of the Inserts knob set. Press the BACK key to return to the top of the Inserts knob set.
Sub-menus are not directly supported in normal mode. When a sub-menu is entered in normal mode, MC Mix automatically
changes to channel mode and that track is focussed and selected. When the top of that knob set is displayed again, normal mode
resumes. Since sub-menus can be more than one level deep, this can be accomplished by pressing the TOP key once or the BACK
key repeatedly. However, you can simply press another Knob Selector key to navigate directly to another knob set.
INSERTS
Pressing the INSERTS key displays the inserts knob set for editing plug-ins. In normal mode, the first plug-in is displayed on the
knob. Pressing one of these Knob Tops in normal mode toggles MC Mix into channel mode and displays the first eight plug-in
parameters for editing. Pressing a plug-in’s Knob Top displays its parameters for editing.
EQ
Press the EQ key to display the EQ knob set to configure equalization controls and filters. This automatically toggles MC Mix into
channel mode and shows four EQ bands on eight knobs.
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AUX
Press the AUX key to display the Aux knob set to control auxiliary sends. In normal mode, the first aux send is displayed. In normal mode, press the PAGE > key to advance to the second aux send. In channel mode, up to eight aux sends can be shown at once.
PAN
Press the PAN key to display the Pan knob set to configure stereo or surround panning. In normal mode, the stereo pan control
is typically displayed. In channel mode, the first page of eight pan knobs is shown.
INPUT
Press the INPUT key to display the Input knob set to configure input routing, mic gains, phantom power, and other application-specific parameters.
DYN
Press the DYN key to display the Dynamics knob set to configure compressors, limiters, expanders, and gates.
GROUP
Press the GROUP key (SHIFT+AUX/GROUP) to display the Group knob set to configure group bus routing or control group (VCA)
membership.
MIX
Press the MIX key to display the Mix knob set to configure output routing.
Dual-Function Knobs
Some knobs have two functions that are toggled by pressing the knob SEL key (such as EQ Frequency and Q). The knob name
changes in the display to show the current function. Dual-function knobs are supported in normal mode.
Knob Set Navigation Keys
Since a knob set may have more parameters than knobs, use the two < PAGE > keys scroll among them.
SEL
TOP
BACK
CFG
ON
CFG
SOLO
PAGE
ON
PAGE
Knob Set navigation keys
<PAGE
Press the <PAGE key to scroll to the previous page. When on the first page, pressing <PAGE key does nothing. The <PAGE key
lights yellow when there is a previous page to go to.
PAGE>
Press the PAGE> key to scroll to the next page. When on the last page, pressing the PAGE> key does nothing. The PAGE> key lights
yellow when there is a next page to go to.
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Configuration Pages (CFG)
Many knob sets have a configuration page to set up that knob set. The configuration page for the Inserts knob set, for example,
is used to assign plug-ins to a track. The configuration page for the Aux knob set assigns aux sends to a track. Some applications
can configure presets for plug-ins and EQs.
Press the < PAGE > keys simultaneously to display a knob set’s configuration page, if it has one. When on the configuration page,
both the < PAGE > keys light.
Configuration pages work only in Channel mode.
BACK
Press the BACK key once to return to the previous knob set. Press the BACK key repeatedly to back out of all sub-menus and display the top of the current knob set.
TOP
Press the TOP key to immediately back out of all sub-menus and display the top of the current knob set. This is equivalent to pressing the BACK key repeatedly.
Knob Sets and Multiple MC Mixes
Up to four MC Mixes can be linked to form one large surface. See “Surfaces” on page 26 to learn how to order the linked surfaces.
Press the CHAN key on any MC Mix to toggle all surfaces between normal and channel mode.
In channel mode, a knob set is displayed across all linked surfaces. For example, with two linked surfaces, a knob set is displayed
on 16 knobs instead of eight. If the knob set has more knobs than the linked surfaces can display, navigate among them with the
PAGE keys.
Press a Knob Set Selector key on any MC Mix to select that knob set on all MC Mixes.
APPLICATION
Press the APPLICATION key to toggle between the two most recently used open applications. Hold down the APPLICATION key and
press BANK > to toggle between all open applications in a circle. Hold down the APPLICATION key and press <BANK to cycle
through applications in the opposite direction.
WORKSTATION
MC Mix can control applications running on a second computer, referred to in this guide as a workstation. Press the WORKSTATION key (SHIFT + Application/Workstation) to attach the MC Mix to another workstation. You must first use EuControl to create
a list of workstations that this key switches between (see “Workstations” on page 27).
While attached to a second workstation, your computer keyboard and mouse can be configured to control that workstation and
not your primary computer (see “Redirect Keyboard and Mouse Control to Attached External Workstation” on page 28).
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Chapter 5: EuControl
EuControl is launched automatically upon starting your computer and runs in the background. EuControl is responsible for finding, linking, and communicating with all Artist media controllers on the network.
Accessing EuControl Settings
To open the EuControl Settings window:
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Do one of the following:
• On Mac, click the green icon on the taskbar and select EuControl Settings.
• On Windows, click the green icon in the Task or System tray (Windows) and select EuControl Settings. Unused icons will be
shown in the Hidden icons view.
Selecting EuControl Settings on Mac (left) and Windows (right)
Only one instance (installation, or copy) of EuControl can run on a workstation. However, multiple workstations on a single network can each run EuControl. Each EuControl-equipped workstation can connect one MC Transport, one MC Control, and up
to four MC Mixes on the network. These multiple devices act together as a single control surface. Once connected, Artist Series
media controllers are not available to EuControl on other systems until relinquished.
Some EuControl features pertain only to MC Mix and MC Control, not MC Transport. These are called out at the beginning of each
of the following sections.
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Surfaces
The Surfaces tab shows all Artist media controllers on your network and those connected to your instance of EuControl.
Surfaces tab
Control Unit Banks Independently
This option is only available when an MC Control is selected in the My Surfaces list. Multiple MC Mix units always bank as a single unit.
All Surfaces
All Surfaces shows all Artist media controllers on the network. A device shown in light gray is already connected either to your
own or another instance of EuControl running on a different workstation. In both cases, it is not selectable. Y
My Surfaces
My Surfaces shows the Artist media controllers connected to your instance of EuControl. There can be one MC Control, one
MC Transport, and up to four MC Mixes in the My Surfaces list, linked together as a single large surface.
The top-to-bottom order corresponds to the left-to-right order of the surfaces, respectively. The left-most surface is assigned to
fader strip 1. Use the + and – buttons to reorder the list.
Each Artist media controller can be renamed by double-clicking the existing name and typing a new name.
Add
Click Add to add the selected All Surfaces entry to My Surfaces. This connects the selected Artist media controller to your instance
of EuControl. You can also click and drag an Artist media controller from All Surfaces to My Surfaces.
Add is disabled if all Artist media controllers in All Surfaces are connected to any instance of EuControl.
Remove
Click Remove to remove the selected surface from My Surfaces and make it available to other instances of EuControl.
Remove is disabled if no surface is selected.
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Automatically Add
The Automatically Add menu has two settings that control what happens to stored Surfaces between shutdown and startup.
All Surfaces (Default) This setting is best used when you are the only person running EuControl in your home or studio. It provides an easy plug-and-play experience by automatically adding your All Surfaces list to your My Surfaces list so you never have
to manually edit the My Surfaces list.
My Surfaces Only This setting is useful in facilities where other EuControl users are on your network. When EuControl starts,
only the surfaces from your My Surfaces list are added. Because a surface can only be claimed by one user at a time, this avoids
claiming another user’s surfaces.
Update Firmware
Each time a new version of EuControl is installed, it checks each MC Transport, MC Control, and MC Mix in your system to determine if any firmware updates are required. The firmware is embedded in EuControl so an Internet connection is not required.
Select each Artist media controller in the My Surfaces list (Shift-click to select multiple devices). Click Update Firmware to update
their firmware. If a dialog displays a message that the firmware is up to date, no further action is necessary.
Follow the instructions in the EuControl dialog box.
• The Artist Series controllers must be plugged into a working power source.
• Do not power off any Artist Series controllers during the update or attempt to interrupt the update.
• The status for each Artist Series controller being updated is displayed on that device as well as in the EuControl dialog box.
Show Info
Select an Artist Series controller and click Show Info to display the name of the unit, and hardware and software information.
Workstations
An Artist Series controller can control applications running on a second computer, referred to in this guide as a workstation. The
Workstations tab establishes the list of workstations that the WORKSTATION key cycles through. Any workstation running
EuControl software can be in this list, including those controlled by the System 5-MC, MC Pro, and MC Control.
Workstations tab
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All Workstations
All Workstations lists all EUCON-enabled workstations on the network. If the workstation is already in the My Workstations list,
it is shown in gray and cannot be selected.
My Workstations
My Workstations lists the workstations that can be attached to by pressing the WORKSTATION key.
It is possible to put a workstation in the My Workstations list that is already attached to another instance of EuControl running
on another computer. It cannot be attached here until it is unattached from the other instance of EuControl. This was done to
allow multiple users to share workstations without having to frequently edit their My Workstation list.
Add
Click Add to add the selected workstation from the All Workstations list to the My Workstations list. If the workstation is already
in the My Workstations list, it is grayed out and cannot be selected.
Remove
Click Remove to remove the selected workstation from the My Workstations list.
Attach/Detach
Select a workstation in the My Workstations list and click Attach. A check mark appears in the Attach column next to that workstation. This workstation is now communicating with the Artist media controller(s) connected to your instance of EuControl.
If the selected workstation is already attached, the button displays Detach. Click it to detach the workstation.
Redirect Keyboard and Mouse Control to Attached External Workstation
Your computer keyboard and mouse can control a second external workstation, if desired. Select this option before adding a
workstation to the My Workstations list to redirect keyboard and mouse control to the attached workstation. Note that the keyboard and mouse will no longer control your primary workstation. If this option is not selected (default setting), your keyboard
and mouse control your primary computer.
You can manually toggle control back and forth between your primary workstation and the attached external workstation by
pressing Control+Option+\ (Mac) or Control+Alt+\ (Windows).
The Redirect Keyboard and Mouse Control to Attached External Workstation option must be checked before adding the workstation to
the My Workstations list. If it is toggled ON after adding the workstation it will have no affect. Only workstations added with the
option checked will respond.
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General
The General tab controls how the Artist media controller and application software work together.
General tab
Workstation Tracks Knob Set Changes
Lets supported workstations follow selection of knob sets on the Artist Series unit.
Open Plug-ins on Workstation When Editing
Lets supported workstations open plug-in windows on-screen when a plug-in is selected for editing on an Artist Series unit.
Close Plug-ins on Workstation When Exiting
Lets supported workstations close plug-in windows on-screen when you press BACK or exit Inserts mode on an Artist Series unit.
Select by Touch
Lets supported workstations attention (focus) tracks on-screen when their fader is touched on Artist Series units.
Auto-bank to Selected Track
Lets Artist Series units bank to tracks when the tracks are selected on-screen.
Display Track Numbers on Surface
Lets Artist Series units show track numbers as assigned by the current workstation (if supported).
Solo Mode
Lets you configure Artist Series units for the following Solo modes as (if) available in the current workstation:
• Solo-in-Place
• After-Fader Listen (AFL)
• Pre-Fader Listen (PFL)
See the documentation for your specific workstation for details on Solo modes.
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Wheel Sensitivity Sliders
The sensitivity of the Jog Wheel and Shuttle Ring can be precisely adjusted using the Wheel Sensitivity sliders. The top two sliders
pertain to MC Transport, the bottom is the Jog Wheel for MC Control.
The center position is the default for each control. Click and drag a slider to move it right for faster response or left for a slower,
more controlled movement. Click the Reset button to restore the center position.
Preferences
Preferences tab
Footswitch
MC Mix lets you connect a footswitch for hands-free punch in/out. Connect a footswtich to the 1/4-inch FOOTSWITCH input
on the back panel.
To configure the Footswitch in EuControl:
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In the Footswitch section of the Preferences tab, click to select the desired Punch In and Punch Out assignments:
Record | Record When the application is rolling, pressing the footswitch once punches into recording on record enabled tracks.
Pressing the footswitch again takes the track(s) out of record but does not stop the transport.
Record | Play Pressing the footswitch once punches into recording on record enabled tracks. Pressing the footswitch again stops
the record pass (your DAW may or may not automatically take the track out of record on stop; see the documentation for your
application).
Status Shows whether the footswitch state is currently on or off.
Shift + Fader Sets Level to 0dB
When enabled, holding SHIFT and touching a fader sets the fader to 0dB. SHIFT-lock does not apply (SHIFT must be pressed).
MC Control Display
This feature only applies to MC Control. See the MC Control User Guide.
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MC Mix and MC Transport Display Screen Dim Time
Drag the slider to set the amount of inactive time before the display screens of any MC Mix(es) and MC Transport in your system
dims to half intensity.
Assign
The Assign tab manages how tracks are assigned to strips on the MC Mix and MC Control. By default, tracks are automatically
assigned in banks of four.
Assign tab
Display Application’s Track Numbers
Enabling this option lets EuControl display track numbers as assigned by the currently selected (in focus) application (if that application supports track numbers).
Clear All Assignments
Clears all currently displayed assignments.
Lock to Application
This feature lets the transport controls or the entire surface to stay locked to the application listed at the top-left of the dialog even
when that application is not top-most.
Entire Surface Select this checkbox to lock the entire surface, including those of all linked Artist media controllers, to the listed
application.
Transport Select this checkbox to lock the transport controls (MC Mix and MC Control) to the listed application.
Monitor and Control Room See the MC Control User Guide.
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Layouts
The Layouts tab pertains to MC Mix and MC Control only. Use the Layouts tab to store and recall assignments. For example,
you can use the Assign tab to “lock” (or “bank safe”) important tracks to specific faders, so they ignore banking. You can save that
assignments as part of a Layout, so that you can easily switch between your “bank safed” layout and default banking, or other
assignments.
Layouts tab
Layouts are created and temporarily stored in EuControl as long as the current session or project is open. To be able to recall your
layouts, be sure to save your session or project in your workstation application.
Soft Keys
The Soft Keys tab provides Soft Key options for MC Transport, MC Control, and MC Color, only.
Soft Keys tab
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Chapter 6: Setting IP Adresses
Most MC Mix users will never have to set a static Internet Protocol (IP) address but in the rare cases that require it, MC Mix does
allow for it.
Normally MC Mix uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to obtain its IP address, typically from a router. MC Mix
reverts to link-local addressing to generate an IP address if a DHCP server is not found on the network, such as when an MC Mix
is connected directly to a computer with an Ethernet cable. Both of these methods of obtaining IP addresses can be overridden
by supplying a static IP address, which MC Mix uses in all cases when powered on.
Attempt this only if you have prior experience configuring a network.
To set a static IP address:
1 While holding down the left-most two Soft Keys simultaneously, press and release the POWER switch. Continue to hold the Soft
Keys down until the display lights.
2 Press the left-most ON and SEL buttons simultaneously (or press the left-most PAN knob).
Use DHCP yes (left); Use DHCP no (right)
3 Press the <PAGE> keys simultaneously to move the cursor to the next screen, in this case the first field of the IP Address screen.
Press the <Page or PAGE> keys to cycle the cursor back to a previous field or screen to change a parameter to a different value.
To change the value for the Subnet Mask or IP Address, place the cursor under the current value and press the left-most SEL and
ON keys (or press the left-most PAN knob).
4 Press <Page or PAGE> to scroll through the fields of the IP Address.
5 Press the left-most SEL and ON keys (or press the left-most PAN knob) to set the second field of the IP address.
IP Address displays
6 To change the value for the Subnet Mask or IP Address, place the cursor under the current value and press the left-most SEL and
ON keys (or press the left-most PAN knob).
7 Repeat the previous steps to set the remaining IP Address fields.
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8 After setting the last IP Address field, press the <PAGE> keys to move the cursor to the first field of the Subnet Mask screen.
Subnet Mask display
9 Use the techniques described to set the Subnet Mask.
10 Press the two left-most Soft Keys simultaneously to save this static IP address. Power MC Mix off and on to use the new IP address. To cancel any changes made to the IP address at any time, power off the MC Mix before pressing the two left-most Soft Keys
simultaneously.
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Appendix A: Compliance Information
Environmental Compliance
Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in the
European Union
EMC (Electromagnetic Compliance)
This model MC Mix complies with the following standards regulating interference
and EMC:
• FCC Part 15 Class B
• EN 55022 Class B
• EN 55024 Class B
• AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class B
• CISPR 22 Class B
FCC Compliance for United States
Communication Statement
This symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not
be disposed of with other waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of
your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the
recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection
and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help conserve
natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off
your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city recycling office
or the dealer from whom you purchased the product.
Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains chemicals, including lead,
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands
after handling.
Perchlorate Notice
This product may contain a lithium coin battery. The State of California requires
the following disclosure statement: “Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Any modifications to the unit, unless expressly approved by
Avid, could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Recycling Notice
Appendix A: Compliance Information 35
Australian Compliance
Important Safety Instructions
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
Canadian Compliance
5) Do not use this equipment near water.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
CE Compliance
(EMC and Safety)
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other equipment (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect power cords from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the equipment.
Avid is authorized to apply the CE (Conformité Europénne) mark on this compliant
equipment thereby declaring conformity to EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and Low
Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
Safety Compliance
This equipment has been tested to comply with USA and Canadian safety
certifications in accordance with the specifications of UL Standards:
UL60950-1:2007, 2nd Edition and canadian CAN/CSA C22.2 60950-1-07, 2nd
Edition. Avid Inc. has been authorized to apply the appropriate UL and CUL mark
on its compliant equipment.
Warning
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) For products that are not rack-mountable: Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the equipment.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/equipment combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this equipment during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the equipment has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the equipment,
the equipment has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
15) For products that are a Mains powered device:
The equipment shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled
with liquids (such as vases) shall be placed on the equipment.
Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
equipment to rain or moisture.
16) For products containing a lithium battery:
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type.
17) For products with a power switch:
The main power switch is located on the top panel of MC Mix. It should remain
accessible after installation.
18) The equipment shall be used at a maximum ambient temperature of 40° C.
36 MC Mix User Guide
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