ControlSpace® Designer v3.244 Release Notes

ControlSpace® Designer v3.244 Release Notes
ControlSpace® Designer v3.244
Release Notes
This release of ControlSpace Designer includes the following major new feature and function
improvements; most notably support for the new PowerMatch™ amplifier models (PM8250/N,
PM4500/N, and PM4250/N), as well as support for the new Auto-Standby power saving feature added
to the PowerMatch line of products..
This release includes updated firmware for the PM8500/N (v1.250) and ESP-88 (v3.092), and CC-64 (v1.117). No
update to CC-16 firmware is required.
This release of ControlSpace Designer requires Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 to be installed for Windows XP and
Windows Vista®, available for download here. Windows 7 includes .NET Framework 3.5 so no additional
installation is required.
Support for the new PowerMatch amplifier models
This release adds support for the new PowerMatch™ amplifier models. There are now a total of eight
PowerMatch™ amplifiers supported in ControlSpace Designer; Four available via a network connection and four
available via a USB connection..
While signal processing between networked and USB-only versions of PowerMatch™ amplifier models are
identical, USB versions do not include and Ethernet network connection and may only be configured using their
USB connection.
New Auto-Standby power saving feature
The Auto-Standby function detects the presence of an input signal on any available input channel. When AutoStandby is active, the absence of and input signal for a specified time period causes the unit to place itself into
This function is available in all PowerMatch™ amplifier models.
Network Setup Modifications to accommodate switching between Network Interface Cards.7190
Prevented long delay on Digital card selection for large projects. 7155
Changed Output Config strings: "V Br.." to "V-Br...", "I Sh..." to "I-Sh..." 7211
Fixed Load Sweep range error. 7228
Changed the tabbing order on the Settings Transfer Dialog. Note that the "Get From Device" now has
focus by default. 7239
ControlSpace Designer now forces the Main DSP project file upload (unless the project file upload is
deselected in the system menu). 7208
Changed the PowerMatch display brightness strings from "High/Low" to "Normal/Dim." 7210
Changed the Output configuration strings displayed at the top of the PowerMatch output control panel
and the monitor panel. 7211
Now closing all open application/device windows when connecting via Ethernet or USB. 7068
CC-64 simulator now correctly displays '---' or 'off' when an assigned volume is reduced below minimum
volume. 7052
The close button on the FW Update progress bar has been disabled. 7144
On scan, new PMs with duplicate IP addresses are removed from the Project View. 6293
Set the PowerMatch Signal Generator NodeID properly on a design remap. 7163
Now using the last tuple on Hardware/Software device comparison on upload to USB-only PowerMatch
Parameter Sets are now removed from stored UI assignments when assigned Parameter Set is
cleared/deleted. 5160
Added Load Impedance Sweep Cancel option and progress bar. 6123
The Digital Card Display name has been changed from "PMESPLink" to "ESPLink"
Controlling grouped PEQs/X-overs via CC-64 custom mode no longer causes an ESP disconnect. 6443
Adding PowerMatch CobraNet Tx to an output group no longer causes output issues and Defaults
Restored on reboot. 7030
Added the Load Test Panel's Auto-Scale Sweep graph toggle/checkbox. 7059
CSD no longer allows users to paste (Ctrl+R) digital input parameters from a PM with digital card to a PM
without a digital card. 7108
Allow the user to select devices for project file send, even when going offline; Flash. 7109
Added a “Select All” toggle/checkbox to multi-device selection dialogs such as Firmware Update, Go
Online Send Netlist, and Go online.
Send Project File when there are multiple items in the list of detected devices. 7113
Changed "V+I Quad" to "Quad" on output config variant names. 7119
The Firmware Update utility's "Update" checkbox no longer becomes out-of-sync with [Update] button
leading to CSD crash via USB. If the USB plug is removed before Firmware Update or EQ Update are
complete, CSD now prevents attempts to reconnect on completion. 7147
.NET Unhandled Exception no longer occurs after selecting the [Update] button in FW Update utility
following a USB cable disconnect. 7148
Removed more obsolete preset code to improve file compatibility with older .csp design files in the field.
Fixed an Unhandled Exception that occurred when adjusting CSD Temperature by not registering spinners
for properties without owners.7099
Added an alert dialog to fix mismatches between project and scanned hardware. 7100
Fixed an issue where the Retrieve Saved Design options are incorrectly enabled after switching from
Ethernet to USB by enabling/disabling tools menu items based on whether the USB connection is present.
Fixed handling of hardware PowerMatch IP collisions with projects gracefully by displaying an appropriate
alert dialog. 7102
Fixed Device Connection Failure when pushing designs with mismatched hardware/software device types
but same IP/IDs. 7090
PM8500 signal generator's frequency spinners no longer stick when held down while online via USB. 6907
Added LoudspeakerData folders into the installer for the Windows 7 32bit operating system.
Changed the Device List hierarchy and CC device order.
When going online via USB, if block device views or panels from other devices are open, they now get
closed. 6638
In PM8500N Properties, IP address down arrow now skips to the next available address. 6660
Improved performance: now giving users a choice to bypass upload design file to all, or all but main/rtc
DSP. 7061
Added Upper/Lower ( [1-4]/[5-8] ) digital range for 4-Channel PowerMatch amps
Disabled the Open Model item when online
Fixed an issue that caused the same IP Address to become assigned to multiple CC-64s that are pasted
into the Project View 5700
Support for PM8250/N, PM4500/N, and PM4250/N added to Network Setup and Firmware Update
Fixed an issue whereby PEQ 'snapshot' label will remain visible despite changes to the PEQ settings 4855
Including the input wires in a copy/paste region no longer prevents connection to the pasted module
Timers have been updated to use 1-12AM/PM or 24Hr Clock not 0-11 AM/PM 5549
ControlSpace Designer now indicates the Show Grid state within the application menu item text by cycling
from a) Show Grid to b) Line Grid to c) Hide Grid 5688
ControlSpace Designer now indicates that the Hidden Wires view is on or off 5689
CC-16 connections are now properly reset when copy/pasting ESP-88 with CC-16s connected to them.
ControlSpace Designer now shows a match for all IP Address unmatched devices in file on download. 6359
When PM8500 (USB-only) is in the project and USB cable plugs into PM8500N with a matching ID, Go
Online no longer connects. 6396
CCxx devices are now grayed out if they're not connected while CSD is online. 6489
ControlSpace Designer now warns users loading a locked Bose Speaker EQ Preset that programming will
be removed. 6603
In network setup, after setting a PM to DHCP at the front panel, and before next scan, IP address is
displayed as unknown. 6650
The CobraNet Tx options are no longer available for Parameter Sets or Groups via Node List or the Project
Directory after going offline(or before). 7030
A maximum of 32 (not 34) options can be added to CC-64 selector/bank controls. 4870
The ESP Signal Processing Toolkit is now sorted alphabetically. 5235
Loudspeaker .seq files are now divided into sub-folders for each series within the installed destination
directory. 5971
During Project Device Association when connecting via USB, there is now the option to change your
hardware IP/ID to match your project. Once the association is made, the PowerMatch amp(s) will
automatically reboot quickly returning users online with the new IP/ID. 5854
For all PowerMatch amplifier types, both the output control panel and the monitor panel now have all
secondary channels as a lighter gray meter bar. 6032
Increased the size of matrix mixer gain sliders where possible to allow for finer adjustment/resolution.
The Scan panel/window has been removed from ControlSpace Designer
Users now have the option to upload the project file to select ESP or PowerMatch devices during Go
The Read-only IP Address property is no longer visible to non-networked PM8500 devices in within the
Property Panel/Window 5492
Timers, Groups, and Parameter Sets windows now open by default at the bottom position of the Project
View Window as expected. 5734
If the network address differs from the project file address, the warning notification now indicates both
the CSD network and the project file network address. 6946
67. Duplicate PowerMatch Input & Output block labels are now changed to '----' on save and re-open. 5473
68. ESP-88 Fatal error (red power LED) no longer occurs if a design is uploaded without input cards installed in
the ESP. 5738
69. Changing multiple CC64 IPs to match device in Project View no longer causes temporary duplicate IP
addresses in Network Setup 6928
70. ControlSpace Designer only warns of different project network address once instead of for each device in
a project when opening a design file with a different project network address than current settings. 6938
71. CC-16 assignment is now cleared correctly when blanked via a parameter set. 7015
72. ControlSpace Designer now handles '-?' when opening a design with -inf value from Russian Windows
Operating System 4850
1. The remaining incompatibility resulting from changes to the file-compression options available
under Windows is between Windows 7 64-bit PCs and older installations/designs uploaded using
XP. For these situations the ‘Save Retrieved Design to File’ option on the ‘System’ menu can be
used to retrieve the compressed .cab to the desktop. From there the file can then be extracted
and once the file extension has been changed from .xml to .csp the file can be opened in
ControlSpace Designer as normal. To change the extension you’ll need to ensure that ‘Hide
extensions for known file types’ is unchecked in the Windows folder options.
2. Firmware update may fail when using Win 7 64-bit OS with certain PC and network switch
combinations, connecting directly using a crossover cable is a workaround. (#6344)
3. We have also seen firmware update failures via Ethernet if the PC network adaptor has the
‘Large Send Offload (IPv4) = enabled. Disabling this setting appears to resolve the issue (#6841))
4. Changing PM8500N Array EQ parameters via Parameter Set is not currently supported.
5. Currently Band Pass bypass parameters are not recalled correctly via Parameter Set without
ControlSpace Designer on-line. (#6035)
6. Whilst most signal processing groups that span multiple PM8500Ns are now maintained when
ControlSpace Designer is disconnected, Input PEQ, Array EQ and Band Pass modules are not.
7. It is possible that ControlSpace Designer can become out-of-sync or lose communication with the
hardware if Parameter Sets are recalled in quick succession. Hardware functions correctly when
ControlSpace Designer is disconnected. (#6426/6912)
8. Loading a locked loudspeaker preset to a SpeakerPEQ module stored in a Parameter Set or
Group whilst online can cause undesirable side-effects. In this situation it is best to go offline,
make the change and re-send the design to the hardware. (#6366)
9. The volume levels displayed on CC-64s can get out-of-sync if the same PM8500N output is
assigned to multiple CC-64s. This issue does not occur when using an ESP. (# 6312)
10. It is possible in larger systems that changing the CC-64 control assignments dynamically may
result in the LED ladders being un-lit and the level jumping to -60db when the encoder is rotated
one-click left. This no longer occurs in smaller systems. (#6106)
11. In systems with multiple ESPs, dynamically re-assigning a CC-64 or CC-16 control from a Group
to an individual module, such as a selector or a gain can result in unexpected behavior. The CC64 or CC-16 may continue to display updates to the Group value even after the control has been
changed. The issue does not occur when changing the assignment from one Group to another, or
an individual module to another. (#6442/5165)
12. When changing CC-16/64 assignments via Parameter Set the stored ‘Off at Minimum’ property is
currently ignored by the hardware, but the change is made correctly in ControlSpace Designer.
13. An issue can occur with grouped selectors in multiple ESP systems, whereby the CC-16 can
appear locked or frozen. A workaround is to assign one of the group members to the CC-16
instead. (#6611)
14. Depending on the number of ESPs in a project it is possible for Group volume adjustment via CC16 to become a little ‘jumpy’. (#6525)
15. Mute-only group labels are not displayed correctly on the CC-64 when assigned to the control
dynamically. Level+Mute groups behave as expected and using Parameter Sets is an alternative.
16. Recalling Parameter Sets that include the CC-lock parameter in quick sucession may cause the
ESP to become un-responsive and disconnect. In normal operation it should be fine. (#6912)
17. Currently some PM8500N modules assigned directly to ESP timer events may not invoke
parameter changes or update ControlSpace Designer correctly. It is recommended that changes
are made via Parameter Sets for the time-being. (#6838-9, #6833-4)
18. Using ‘undo’ after moving or making changes to the PM8500/N may be problematic, it is
recommended that you avoid using ‘undo’ with PM where possible. (#6878)
19. If a PM8500N firmware update via Ethernet is interrupted during the initial stages a reboot may
be required to fully re-establish communications. (#6009)
20. The X-Curve function in the Surround Sound Card remains un-operational in this release.
21. It is possible that some paths may not pass audio correctly when there are more than 3-4 AMM
blocks in an ESP system design. (#)
22. When an input channel of the AMM module is set to ‘Use Channel Settings’ from another the
values are not correctly updated if the properties window is open. Either close and re-open the
channel properties window, or re-select the source channel from the list. (#4787)
23. With certain configurations it is possible that the DSP resource requirement is underestimated
which can result in audible distortion if a design is loaded with greater than 97% usage. Try to
keep DSP resource requirement under 95% or add the DSP expansion card. (#4789)
24. Gains set to –inf are not saved correctly when using Polish or Russian operating systems which
results in an error when trying to re-open the file. (#4850)
25. Performing load measurements on channels with grouped delays will cause metering to stop
operating, and will generate a network error when going offline.
26. ESP Limiter PeakRMS attack/release settings do not behave like PowerMatch settings. 6926 P1
27. ESP disconnects and CC-16 is freezing when trying to invoke Parameter Sets via CC-16 (hardware
or simulator) on a large system. 7073 P1
28. CC-64 LED ladders disappear when assignment changed and PowerMatch amplifier is present
with ESPs. 6106 P2
29. Incorrect parameter set values will be shown in CSD if parameter sets are recalled 'quickly' when
online with PowerMatch amplifiers. 6426 P2
30. CC64 is blank after upload when a PowerMatch amplifier is present. 6631 P2
31. A CC-64 that’s not on the network can cause PowerMatch amplifiers to not respond for up to 3
minutes. 6875 P2
32. Need to change metering priority to try to prevent CSD from hanging in large systems w/ lots of
traffic. 7021 P2
33. Need to change metering rate to reduce network traffic. 7022 P2
34. PowerMatch amplifiers and ESPs are disconnected from CSD and/or metering fails after high
CC64 traffic in large systems. 7031 P2
35. ESP can become disconnected after multiple CC64 reassignments take place. 7042 P2
36. PM8500N doesn't respond correctly to analog GPI changes from the ESP. 7063 P2
37. PM8500/N & PM8250/N Quad mode meters display "standby" text vertically instead of
horizontally within wide meters on the front panel. 7106 P2
38. May receive multiple timeout errors on upload of a 20 device design file to ESP. 7116 P2
39. System Memory Exceptions may occur with repeated opening of large system files - CSD
memory cleanup limitations. 7131 P2
40. Long timeout time where CC64s can become unresponsive for 30s to 2min. 7133 P2
41. Multiple CC64 control issues can occur after power-cycling system, especially if CC64s powered
on last. 7134 P2
42. Connecting with CSD may cause the ESP to drop 3rd party Ethernet connection (e.g.
AMX/Crestron). 7141 P2
43. The Bypass All button in the Parametric EQ control panel does not work as expected. 7180 P2
44. Saving settings via CC-64 Custom Mode result in PM System Halted Fault (all PowerMatch
amplifier variants). 7248 P2
45. CSD doesn't remove all ESPs with duplicate IP addresses from Project View. 7255 P2
46. PM and ESP mutes assigned to CC-64 via parameter set not updating CC-64 simulator after file
save/reopen. 7047 P3
47. PM Front Panel displays "Firmware Update Complete..." whenever CSD presents the "Firmware
Update failed." Alert. 7128 P3
48. Ethernet disconnect may occur during an upload after the netlist is sent to some devices
successfully, ControlSpace Designer can fail to disconnect correctly in this case. 7154 P3
49. The Power up State / Restore Last Settings PowerMatch property is not enabled within CSD
properties if connecting via USB following enabling it via Ethernet. 7165 P3
50. Copy/paste of CCxx with programming breaks control rules, unlocks adding multiple
groups/inputs/outputs to CC control. 7188 P3
51. Redraw/Repaint issue when dragging the Firmware Update window on WinXP only.7193 P3
52. Unhandled Exceptions and Various issues with groups within CCxx within Dynamic Reassignment
Parameter Sets can occur if a group/block is deleted. 7203 P3
53. Grouped ESP SP blocks are inaccessible in CC64 Custom Mode. 7204 P3
54. Holding in the CC64 Bank 1 button locks the CC64, rendering the CC64 unusable requiring power
cycle. 7205 P3
55. Sometimes receive incorrect response when querying ArrayEQ/Crossover via serial command
after changing via CSD. 7217 P3
56. Snapshot index on Parametric EQ blocks get reset on open file. 7273 P3
57. The PowerMatch 4 Channel Matrix Mixer properties for the Signal Generator row are not set to
read-only. 7274 P3
58. PM 4 Channel Matrix Mixer properties for Signal Generator are not prevented from being
programmed into Parameter Sets. 7275 P3
59. CSD does not recover if USB connection is broken during a firmware update. 5696 P4
60. PM Grouped master Input "Levels" can be adjusted via serial command SG n,l even though they
are of "Grouping Type " Mute”. 7126 P4
V3.145 (May, 2012)
New Features
1. Support for PM CobraNet card
This release adds support for the new CobraNet expansion card for the PowerMatch™ PM8500/N
amplifier. This new card type is detected automatically when connecting to hardware with the card fitted
or can be added ‘offline’ via the PM8500/N properties window.
PM CobraNet cards will be supplied pre-configured with the receive bundle set to ‘100’ and the first ESP
CobraNet transmit block added to the project will also default to bundle ‘100’ allowing simple out-of-the
box operation from one ESP-88/00 to one or more PM8500/Ns. For more advanced configurations the
bundle assignment for the PM CobraNet card can be changed using the CobraNet Discovery utility.
Further information available in the updated ‘Using CobraNet with ControlSpace and PowerMatch
products’ tech note.
2. New PM8500/N Status Panels
To allow a larger number of PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers to be monitored simultaneously a new
‘Status Panel’ is available. The panels are available whilst online and can be tiled, or displayed in a
minimized view to make best use of available screen space.
Collapsed View
3. PM8500/N USB connection lock
Unauthorized users can now be restricted from connecting to the PM8500/N via USB through an
extension of the front panel lock. When the front panel lock is active the code will be required in order to
establish a connection to the amplifier via USB. For networked systems the existing password security is
4. Expanded serial protocol for PM8500N
A number of device specific serial commands have been added for the PM8500N including:
• External query or unsolicited notification of alarm and fault conditions
• Clearing alarm conditions
• Query of output configuration
• Query of input and output levels
Full details are available in the updated Serial Protocol Document (v3.1).
5. CC-16/CC-64 user interface improvements
A number of improvements have been made to the behavior of CC-16 and CC-64 user interfaces
including the addition of a new ‘Off at Minimum’ property that gives users the option of whether the
volume level should cease decrementing once the programmed minimum level is reached or should turn
‘Off’ (go to –inf) with the next push.
6. Updated Bose Bulk USB driver (also released in 3v060 Beta)
The updated driver supports both x86 and 64-bit processors running the Windows XP and Windows 7
operating systems. The files required for the new Bose Bulk USB driver are installed as part of application
installation and then the driver is installed automatically the first time a PM8500/N is connected to the PC
via USB.
Note: An internet connection maybe required when installing the driver on Windows XP and is preferable
for Windows 7 so the driver signing can be verified by the Windows operating system.
Windows 7:
When a PM8500/N is connected for the first time the driver will be installed automatically and you will
receive a pop-up notification when it is complete.
Windows XP:
When a PM8500/N is connected for the first time the ‘Found New Hardware Wizard’ will be launched. On
the first page you should opt not to check Windows for an update, on the second page you should opt to
‘Install the software automatically (Recommended)’ and then ‘Finish’ once the installation has completed.
Changes/Bug fixes
1. Incompatibilities caused by changes to the file-compression options available under Windows 7 have
been reduced. Windows XP and Windows 7 can now be used interchangeably on new projects and
Windows 7 32-bit PCs are able to retrieve designs from older installations directly. The only remaining
incompatibility is between Windows 7 64-bit PCs and older installations/designs uploaded using XP. For
these situations the ‘Save Retrieved Design to File’ option on the ‘System’ menu can be used.
2. Support for ESP timer events has been added to the PM8500N allowing changes to made via a
parameter set in response to a timed event from the ESP. Adding PM modules directly to ESP timers is
not recommended at this time. (#5271)
3. An issue whereby pressing Scan with a PM8500/N in the design caused the PM8500 input labels to be
lost or reset has been fixed. (#6511)
4. Use of CC-16s and GPI (connected via an ESP) to control the output attenuation of PM8500Ns is now
supported and works as expected. (#5443)
5. Previously, if CC64s were missing from the network at power-up or when the design is sent to
PM8500N hardware, communication with the amplifier could be disrupted for couple of minutes, this has
now been reduced to 20 seconds. #6875 (
6. Operation of the CC-64 in PM8500N only systems has been further improved and the LED ladders
should no longer become out-of-sync if the volume is adjusted quickly. (#6209)
7. An issue with the CC-16/64 lock feature has been resolved and they should now function in mixed ESP
and PM systems; however changing lock status repeatedly via Parameter Set may cause a disconnect
whilst online. (#4949/6912)
8. The ability to dynamically re-assign CC-64 controls has been improved and now works with mixed
ESP/PM systems; however the issue of LED ladders being unlit and the level jumping to -60db as the
encoder is rotated left may still occur on larger systems. (#6106)
9. Previously the first push of the CC-16 ‘Select’ buttons (with the backlight off) was being stored in
addition to turning on the backlight, which meant the assigned selector would change 2 steps with the
second push. This has now been corrected. (#4807/6821)
10. An issue whereby two or more CC16s dynamically assigned to the same selector object could
become out-of-sync when using the ‘Select’ buttons on the CC-16 simulators in ControlSpace Designer
has been fixed. (#4823)
11. Several issues related to the behavior of CC-16s and CC-64s have been resolved and the level of –inf
is now displayed consistently as ‘Off’ to the end-user. Also, it is no longer possible for the CC-16 to
display ‘Mute’ when audio is passing. (#4712/4784/4887)
12. An issue which meant that CC-16/CC-64 simulators could display incorrect labels after the
assignment was changed via Parameter Set has been resolved. (#4954/4955)
13. Uploading a file with a CC lock assigned to GPI will no longer cause an error. (#5035)
14. The default step size for CC-64 has been changed to 1dB.
15. Several issues that affected CC-16/ 64 or serial operation in larger systems as a result of the Group
master and member levels becoming out of sync if the power or network connection for one of the
devices was disrupted have been resolved. (#6607-9/6614-16)
16. An issue whereby the maximum level for a CC-16/64 was not recalled correctly when the assignment
was changed via Parameter Set has been resolved. (#6711)
17. With the previous version it was possible to incorrectly assign PM8500 (USB only) outputs to a CC-16
or CC-64, this has now been corrected.
18. When recalling a parameter set that includes a user interface with a ‘blank’ assignment the smart
simulation windows in ControlSpace Designer are now updated correctly. (#4791)
19. Changes made via the CC-64 simulator to Groups that include members from devices other than the
‘main’ device are now correctly reflected in the hardware and the two no longer become out-of-sync.
20. In earlier versions Parameter Sets were not removed from stored CC assignments when
cleared/deleted resulting in errors when uploading, this no longer occurs. (#5160)
21. An issue whereby changes made to the EQ gain parameter of grouped PM8500/N SpeakerPEQ
modules were not reflected in the other group members is fixed. (# 6395)
22. The gain parameter of the ESP SpeakerPEQ module was internally limited to +12dB and did not
reach the maximum level of +15dB shown in ControlSpace Designer. This has been resolved (#6916)
23. An issue that meant the alignment delay from the factory preset .seq files was not displayed correctly
in the PM8500/N SpeakerPEQ control panel following a download has been resolved. (#6915)
24. Previously it was possible that changes made to PM8500/N output levels via Parameter Set, Group or
serial command without Designer were not correctly reflected in the limiter module and incorrect gain
reduction may have been applied. This is resolved (#6332-5)
25. An issue whereby grouped PM8500/N limiters would cause output settings to become coupled whilst
online has been resolved. (#6581)
26. Previously Group master and member levels could become out of sync following a download and
save to flash in multiple ESP projects, this no longer occurs. (#6615)
27. When a Group is changed from a PM8500N volume group to an ESP volume group the maximum
level is now correctly reset to +12dB. (#6854)
28. In earlier versions Groups were not removed from Parameter Sets when cleared/deleted resulting in
errors when uploading, this no longer occurs. (#6969)
29. PM8500/N SP modules accessible via the front panel (excluding Array EQ) grouped in Designer will
now maintain that relationship whilst offline. Hence changing the parameter on one group member will
cause other group members to be updated. (#6107)
30. When PM8500/N output Group levels were recalled via Parameter Set offline it was previously
possible for the relationship between master and members to become skewed. This no longer occurs
31. An issue that could cause Group levels or Parameter Set recalls to become out-of-sync between
devices when recalled via Designer has been resolved. (#6819)
32. When a PM8500N is connected via USB the correct network address is now displayed in the update
utilities. (# 6277)
33. The ‘Network Setup’ utility now correctly displays all devices ‘visible’ according to the settings of the
network adaptor rather than only showing those using the project or default network addresses.
34. Levels stored at –inf in a Parameter Set are no longer incorrectly changed to -8dB when the file is
saved and re-opened. (#5041)
35. An issue whereby PEQ high and low pass slope controls were not working correctly has been
resolved. (#6644)
36. Setting the AMM module ‘RMS Avg’ parameter to ‘0’ will prevent the channel from gating correctly and
may lock out other channels if the channel ‘priority’ is engaged. This is now prevented in CS Designer,
however users should manually check older designs. (#5548)
37. Support for system-wide serial commands has now been implemented in the PM8500N which means
Parameter Set and Group commands (SS/GS/SG/GG) issued to any network device will be echoed to all
other devices. Module commands (SA/GA) should still be sent to each PM8500N individually.
38. An issue that prevented ControlSpace Designer from reflecting changes made to numerical
parameters of the PM8500N via serial command has been corrected (#6364)
39. The Group increment/decrement command (SH) is working again and can correctly increment the
level from –inf. (#4830)
40. Previously, changes made to the min/max/step properties of the CC-16/64 would not trigger a re-send
of the design file and could be lost. This has now been corrected (#6853)
41. Continuous errors on a CobraNet network (such mismatched latencies) should no longer cause the
ESP to become unresponsive if left unresolved. (#6538)
42. A previous fix that corrected the reversed Up/Down buttons for the ESP GPI module left the test
buttons reversed. This has now been corrected. (#6595)
43. An issue that could result in the labels for the ESP CobraNet modules being mixed up following a
download has been resolved. (#6882)
44. In Project View, ESP Link is now represented as a single connection between an ESP and PM rather
than eight discreet connections.
45. Previously when a PM firmware update via USB was initiated whilst online it was possible for the
connection state to become confused on some PCs, this no longer occurs. (#6798)
46. The recently introduced FreeSpace® IZA and ZA amplifiers have been added to the devices available
in Project View.
47. In ControlSpace Designer v3.0 some MA12EX+Bass presets were missing from the ESP
SpEQ+Xover module. These have been restored.
48. An issue that could result in ‘clicking’ or audible distortion when a PowerMatch was powered up with a
PMESP Link card fitted has been resolved. #7033
49. Occasionally, the PMESP Link card in the PowerMatch Amplifer was not detected correctly at powerup, this has now been resolved. #7020
50. A number of the factory preset (.seq) files used for the PowerMatch and ESP SpeakerPEQ modules
have been updated to more closely match the SpEQ reference in the ESP. It is possible that when reloading factory presets some minor re-tuning of the system will be required.
V3.060 Beta (February, 2012)
Changes/Bug fixes
1. Modifications to application installer to remove old BoseBulk USB driver installed with older versions of
ControlSpace Designer software.
2. Modifications to application installer to install new BoseBulk USB Driver and properly define Registry
settings for its use./6496)
V3.050 (January, 2012)
Changes/Bug fixes
1. Firmware update of PM8500/N via USB and Ethernet has been improved and is now more robust and
tolerant of different networking hardware. (#6344/6629/6496)
2. The PM8500/N Recovery Mode is now correctly supported via USB allowing a new firmware image to
be sent in the event of corruption or update failure. (#6519)
3. When performing a firmware update with multiple devices, should one fail, the process now continues
and successfully updated devices are automatically rebooted. (#6497)
4. An issue that could occasionally cause PM8500/Ns to enter a 'FAULT – Amp x (or Power Supply)
Temp Above Max’ state shortly after power up has been resolved. (#6558/6582)
5. PM8500/N limiter settings are now changed automatically when changing outputs between High-Z
(70/100V) and Low-Z operation, even when a loudspeaker preset is loaded. (#6543)
6. Several issues that could result in limiter and protection gain reduction being applied incorrectly have
been resolved. (#6537/6544/6332/6333/6334)
7. Limiter values are now correctly constrained to the maximum permissible value for the mode when
adjusting limiters or loading EQ presets from front panel. (#6623/6522)
8. Copy/paste of a CC16 in Project View no longer causes an error when attempting to send the design to
an ESP-88/00 (#6506)
9. An earlier issue that caused CC-16s or CC-64s not to unlock correctly when controlled Parameter Set
has now been resolved (#4949)
10. An issue whereby volume levels displayed on CC-64s can get out-of-sync if the same PM8500N
output is assigned to multiple controls/CC-64s has been resolved. (# 6312)
11. Update of CC-64 LED ladders and displayed values has been significantly improved for PM8500N
only systems (#6209)
12. Issues that could result in CC-64 labels being lost or not being updated correctly in PM8500N only
systems have been resolved. (#6549/6583)
13. PM8500N signal processing modules that could incorrectly be added to the CC-64 Custom Mode are
now restricted as expected. (#6546)
14. An issue that could result in ESP-88/00 mute states becoming out-of-sync between CC-64 hardware
and simulator if encoders were push simultaneously has been resolved. (#6007)
15. The default step-size for a volume control on a CC-64 has been returned to 0.5dB for this release.
16. Previously it was possible to store conflicting values for the PM8500N Band Pass and Speaker PEQ
modules in a parameter set which could lead to unexpected results. This is no longer possible because
the high/low pass parameters are now only stored with the Band Pass module, not with the Speaker PEQ
module. (#6617)
17. Changes made to the EQ gain parameter of a grouped Speaker PEQ module in the PM8500N are
now reflected in the other group members as expected. (# 6395)
18. The correct loudspeaker preset label for the PM8500N Speaker EQ module is now displayed when
downloading irrespective of whether changes were saved to flash (#5571)
19. Copy/Paste of an unlocked PM8500/N Speaker PEQ module no longer pushes attack/release settings
to limiter unexpectedly. (#6437)
20. Open circuit detection relies on program material for impedance testing, and due to varying program
material may not always work on some channels with only high frequency program content. False
detection of open faults on outputs connected to RoomMatch HF modules has been reduced. (#6178)
21. Performing PM8500N load measurements on channels with grouped delays could cause metering to
cease and an error when going offline, this has now been resolved. (#6491)
22. An issue that caused the USB connection to break following a load measurement on the PM8500/N
has been corrected. (#6601)
23. Management of load measurement data in the design file has been improved a little to reduce file size
issues for larger systems. (#6490)
24. Performing a scan with a PM8500/N in the design no longer causes the PM8500/N input labels to be
lost/reset . (#6511)
25. An earlier issue whereby Groups were not included in a Parameter Set copy/paste has been resolved.
26. An issue whereby levels stored at –inf in a Parameter Set would be incorrectly changed to -8dB when
the file is saved and re-opened has been resolved. (#5041)
27. When the ESP-88/00 Comp/Lim ratio was set to inf:1 (or stored in a parameter set) it was incorrectly
changed to 8:1 when the file was re-opened, this no longer occurs. (#6598)
28. PM8500N Signal Generator routing is no longer included when adding the Matrix Mixer to a
Parameter Set (#5609)
29. It is no longer possible to group incompatible limiter modules on the PM8500N via the Add to Group
option. (#6625)
30. An issue whereby Parameter Set recall could fail, or two identical devices could appear in the
Parameter Set after starting a new file and downloading has been resolved. (#6619)
31. An issue whereby a PM8500N could return to factory defaults if groups were being used and the IP
address of the hardware was changed without also changing the address within the design file has been
resolved. (#6513)
32. Previously changing the PM8500/N output configuration from Mono to Quad to Mono on some
channels could cause the hardware to freeze. This has now been resolved (#
33. Following changes to output configuration it was previously possible for the Signal Generator routing
on the PM8500/N to be shown incorrectly in the Matrix Mixer, this is resolved.(#6346)
34. The Device list is now displayed correctly when restarting ControlSpace Designer in full- ‘Designer’
mode after having used 'Monitor Mode' (#6282)
35. When connecting via USB you are no longer presented with the "Settings have changed" dialog when
going offline if the option to auto-save settings to flash is checked. (#6389)
36. An issue whereby PM8500s (USB only) were incorrectly reported as missing when connecting via
Ethernet has been partially resolved. Now only occurs for quick-reconnect. (#5465)
37. When a PM8500N is connected via USB and the network address of the hardware and ControlSpace
Designer differ, the actual hardware network address is now displayed in the update utilities as expected.
(# 6277)
38. It is no longer possible to set the network address in CSD to an inaccessible range. (#6589)
39. When power to the PM8500/N was lost the ‘AC power loss’ entry to the alarm log could sometimes be
missed, this has now been corrected (#6540)
40. It was possible for the polarity indication within the PM8500/N output panel to become out-of sync
when changing from V-bridge/Ishare to Quad-bridge with the polarity reversed. This is resolved.
v3.044 (November, 2011)
Changes/Bug fixes
1. Recovery mode supported for PowerMatch supported via USB4865)
v3.043 (October, 2011)
New Features
1. PowerMatch PM8500/N Configurable Multi-Channel Professional Amplifiers
This version of ControlSpace Designer includes many additions and enhancements to support the new
PowerMatch PM8500 and PM8500N Professional Power Amplifiers.
• Output Configuration
Each channel pair can be configured for individual, voltage bridged or current sharing operation to match
different loads. In addition two channel pairs can be combined in QuadBridge™ mode to deliver 4x the
power of a single channel. The output configuration is defined in the PM8500/N properties.
• Connection via USB
Direct connection to a single PM8500/N using a standard USB connection.
• DHCP (PM8500N only)
By default, the PM8500N uses DHCP to obtain an IP address automatically on power-up. DHCP can be
disabled from CSD.
• Standby Control (PM8500N only)
Allows the PM8500N amplifier to be put into standby or turned on remotely via Parameter Set recall.
• Limiter Link Groups
When linked, gain reduction is applied equally to all members of the Link Group when limiting on any of
linked channels occurs.
• Load measurement
The load impedance of each PM8500/N output may be measured and recorded using ControlSpace
Designer for diagnostic or documentation purposes. Reference sweeps are stored within the
ControlSpace Designer project file for future comparison.
• Monitoring and Alarms
The PM8500/N maintains an internal log of alarm and fault conditions that maybe retrieved, viewed and
cleared via ControlSpace Designer.
2. New Signal Processing Modules
In addition, to the features described above, new signal processing modules have been added for both
PowerMatch and ESP processors to support the new RoomMatch Array Module loudspeakers and our
existing loudspeaker range.
• SpeakerPEQ Module (with Band Pass)
A combined loudspeaker and parametric EQ module with band-pass and alignment delay. Factory preset
files are provided for all current Bose Professional loudspeaker products in parametric EQ format
(including limiter settings) that can be unlocked and modified if required.
• Array EQ Module
A new array EQ module can be used to provide array compensation for a RoomMatch loudspeaker array,
or to provide room equalization for other types of loudspeaker.
• Peak/RMS Limiter Module
A new, combined Peak and RMS limiter module has been created for PowerMatch to simultaneously
protect loudspeakers from excessive cone-excursion (peak) and excessive long-term power (RMS).
When loading a factory preset EQ file in PowerMatch the optimized limiter settings for the loudspeaker
are also applied. A version is also provided for use in ESP processors.
3. Windows 7 Support
This version of ControlSpace Designer supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows 7
operating system, however 64-bit installations are limited to Ethernet only at this time.
4. Monitor Mode
With this latest version of ControlSpace Designer comes the option of launching in ‘Monitor Mode’
whereby all design and control programming functions are disabled and the application can be used as a
stand-alone graphical user interface for monitoring the system. When launched in ‘Monitor Mode’
ControlSpace Designer will automatically locate and connect to ControlSpace hardware on the network
and synchronize to the ‘running’ settings. To launch ControlSpace Designer in Monitor Mode you add a
“[space]-m” switch to the shortcut properties.
5. Refresh of Project View devices
The palette of devices available in Project View has been refreshed with many new devices added and
loudspeakers re-organized into product families. Compatibility with the standard devices included in
previous releases has been maintained, but any custom devices would need to be added manually to the
new installation. Additional region specific devices can be added by switching the device list in the
Bose\ControlSpace x.xx\bin folder. For example: to add Europe only devices to the list rename
‘DeviceList.xml’ to ‘Default.DeviceList.xml’ and then rename ‘Europe.DeviceList.xml’ to ‘DeviceList.xml’
and restart ControlSpace Designer.
6. Retrieve Saved Design
To simplify the connection process the option to download the ‘Saved’ settings when going on-line has
been removed and replaced with a separate function in the ‘System’ menu called ‘Retrieve Saved
Design’. This menu option performs the same function and retrieves the ‘power-on settings’ but remains
off-line so settings can be changed if required before the design is re-sent to the hardware.
7. Presets retired, use Parameter Sets
In order to simplify and streamline the available programming options Presets have been removed and
are no longer supported. These were originally introduced as a method for dynamically changing the
control assignments for CC-64 and CC-16 user interfaces, but since version 2.x this can be achieved
more simply and efficiently using Parameter Sets.
8. ESP Link Card/PM-ESP Link Card
A new ESPLink card is available for the ESP to provide a single cable connection which carries 8
channels of digital audio between the ESP processor and a corresponding PM-ESPLink card available for
PowerMatch amplifiers.
9. CobraNet™ Network Audio Card – This version of ControlSpace Designer adds support for the
CobraNet network audio expansion card for the ESP. This industry-standard technology allows multiple
channels of high quality digital audio to be passed across a standard Ethernet network.
The ControlSpace CobraNet expansion card has the flexibility to support any of the following input/output
channel combinations:
Card Variant
Routing Slots Used
Additional Card Capacity
16 in, 16 out
16 in, 8 out
8 in, 16 out
16 in, 0 out
0 in, 16 out
8 in, 8 out
8 in, 0 out
0 in, 8 out
* Limited by the physical expansion slots available
The internal architecture of the ESP is designed to support up to 64 audio channels divided into 8 routing
slots of up to 8 channels each. Typically most expansion cards occupy one physical expansion slot and
have four or eight channels so the routing and physical slots are the same. The only current exception is
the standard 4x4 input/output expansion card which occupies two physical expansion slots (to allow
enough space for the connectors) but only requires one routing slot (8 channels total).
The CobraNet expansion card is different because it only occupies one physical slot but can support up to
32 channels (16in, 16 out) and therefore can utilize up to four of the eight available routing slots.
Depending on the channel capacity allocated to the CobraNet card the number of additional expansion
cards (other than the standard 4x4 card) that can be added may be less than the physical expansion slots
available as demonstrated in the table above.
Bug Fixes
1. The ‘High Q’ EQ algorithm option is now the default option for any new projects. If the lower- resource
option is desired this can be selected in the ESP properties. (#4865)
2. The default step-size for a volume control on a CC-64 is now 1dB. (#5741)
3. A condition whereby the operation of Groups or the recall of Parameter Sets could slow significantly
with Project Directory open has been resolved. (#5278/5764)
4. With multiple ESPs in the project and groups controlled via a CC-64, the CC-64 display could be slow
to update if the encoder was turned quickly. This has been improved significantly for ESP systems, but
can still occur in PM8500N only systems. (#4937)
5. Under certain conditions it was possible for the CC-64 to appear frozen and operating the encoders
would have no effect. This issue has been addressed, however similar symptoms can also be observed if
the network connection between the CC-64 and the ESP/PM is lost. (#xxxx)
6. If a volume Group was set to the same level by multiple Parameter Set recalls (without the level being
changed in-between) it was possible for the members of the Group to become out-of-sync with the
master. This has now been resolved. (#4871)
7. When opening configuration files that originated in v1.001 with ControlSpace Designer v2.200 (or
v2.075) it was not possible to add additional devices or processing modules. This has now been
corrected. (#4809)
8. Previously, uploading a design that contained a 402-II full-range loudspeaker EQ or selecting the 402-II
full-range option in the loudspeaker EQ module would cause an audible ‘pop’. This has now been
resolved. (#4946)
9. An issue that caused selectors dynamically assigned to CC-64s to revert back to their stored value
when ControlSpace Designer was on-line has been fixed. (#4753)
10. An issue that caused CC-64 LED ladders not to light when the assignment was changed dynamically
(with no change to the volume levels) has been partially fixed. The LED ladders now light correctly when
assignments are changed, but the CC-64 may need to be rebooted after the initial upload. Note that use
of dynamic reassignment with PM8500Ns in the project is not currently supported. (
11. The CC-64 would occasionally enter ‘Custom Mode’ unintentionally when processing modules were
assigned in the ‘Custom Mode’ tab and Parameter Sets were recalled. This no longer occurs. (#4853)
12. An issue whereby a selector module from any ESP other than the ‘RTC’ ESP assigned to a CC-64 in
a multi-ESP project could cause the ‘RTC’ ESP to halt when the selector was changed via ControlSpace
Designer has been resolved. (#4792)
13. An issue that caused selectors assigned to CC-16s to revert back to their stored value when the reassignment parameter set was recalled via ControlSpace Designer has been resolved. (#4797)
14. Previously, unlocking a CC-16 or CC-64 via Parameter Set also removed the control assignments.
This has now been resolved for the ESP. Note that locking or unlocking user interfaces in PM8500N only
systems is not supported in this release. (#4949)
15. Once CC-16s are linked to an ESP they move from the top of the Project Directory to their new
location under the appropriate ESP. In previous versions this move did not occur until the file was reopened; it now happens immediately. (#4867)
16. An issue whereby the Group increment serial command (SH) did not function correctly if the gain was
set to –inf has been resolved. With the gain set to –inf the first increment command changes the gain to 60dB and then subsequent commands increment the gain as expected. (#4830)
17. Actions assigned to the ‘Off’ state (or minimum volume) of a GPI contact are now correctly invoked at
power-up. (#4840)
18. The pop-up faders in the AMM and Surround card modules now correctly sync to the current level
when opened. (#4802/4807)
19. In previous versions when multiple devices or modules were copied and pasted the labels were
assigned in an unexpected order. This has now been resolved. (#4779)
20. In Up/Down mode on the GPI module the arrows indicating increment and decrement were reversed,
this has been corrected. (#4844)
21. Under certain circumstances it was possible for the data in the Project Directory to become ‘stale’ and
not be updated correctly. This has now been fixed. (#4772/5234)
22. Previously, it was not possible to connect to an ESP when the hardware IP address had been
changed after the design file was loaded. Now you are given the option of correcting this when
downloading the file. (#xxx)
23. When opening a configuration file that contains custom or unknown devices, you now have the option
to remove the unknown objects and continue opening the file.
v2.200/v2.075 (June, 2009)
New Features
1. Automatic Mic Mixer NOM Limit – The Automatic Microphone Mixer processing modules have been
enhanced and now include a NOM (Number of Open Mics) limit option allowing the designer to limit the
number of microphones that can be active simultaneously.
2. Automatic Mic Mixer Gate Active Indicators – Each input to the Automatic Microphone Mixer block
now has an ‘Active’ indicator on the gate. This allows the installer to visually see which input channels are
active at any time whilst on-line. The indicator differentiates between a channel that is fully open (light
blue) and one that is open but ducked due to an active priority input (dark blue).
3. Serial-over-IP Support – Support has been added to allow the ESP to be controlled externally using
the existing serial protocol commands via a TCP/IP Ethernet connection. This allows for easier integration
with third-party control systems or for customized control programs to be written for controlling the ESP88.
4. New Wire Styles – Additional wire styles have been added to give designers flexibility to create neater,
more organized designs. The new default wire style is ‘Orthogonal’ (Rounded wires with jump-overs) but
other styles can be selected via the ‘Wire Style’ option in the ‘View’ menu. For compatibility,
configurations created in older versions of the software shall automatically open with the previous straight
‘Line’ style.
5. Enhanced EQ Processing – The EQ processing blocks have been enhanced and include an
improved low-frequency, high Q, anti-aliasing algorithm. As this by nature consumes additional DSP
resources and for most applications the previous algorithm was sufficient the designer can decide which
algorithms to use under the ESP properties dialog.
6. Surround System Tuning Mode – To aid installers setting up surround sound systems a ‘System
Tuning Mode’ has been added to the surround decoder card. This allows a choice of test sources to be
quickly routed to individual output channels while making system adjustments. The surround card
requires v6 firmware for the tuning mode to function correctly.
7. Surround Card Master Fader in Parameter Sets – The surround card master fader can now be
stored and recalled via a parameter set along with individual channel adjustments.
8. CC-16 and CC-64 Backlight Timeout – It is now possible to adjust the backlight timeout on the CC-16
in addition to the CC64. The backlight for the displays can be set to remain on (0 seconds) or turn off after
1 to 30 seconds of inactivity. The timeout property for the CC16/64 can be found in the properties dialog
accessed by right-clicking on the device in project view. To maintain backwards compatibility the default
timeout values are 10 seconds for a CC16 and 30 seconds for a CC64. The backlight time for a CC64
can still be adjusted on the hardware by pressing banks 1+4 simultaneously but any changes made here
will be overwritten when a file is uploaded.
9. ESP IP Address Changes - Changing the ESP’s IP address no longer requires a hardware powercycle. After changing the IP address the user is presented with the option of rebooting the ESP, following
the reboot the new IP address is active.
10. Improved CC-4/Potentiometer GPI Mapping – The operation of the CC-4 user interface has been
improved to make better use of the low volume regions of the control. Previously the 8-12 o’clock region
produced a minimal increase in volume. The CC-4 can also attain a minimum volume of –inf dB versus 59.5db and can break out of a mute state at minimum volume.
11. Meter Blocks Optimized – The signal meter blocks have been optimized and use fewer DSP
12. DS16 Pendant EQ – EQ curve for pendant mounted DS16s has been added.
Bug fixes
1. An issue with the serial protocol “Get Level” command reporting incorrect data has been resolved.
2. Incorrect CC-64 labels when the bank controls were assigned with level- or mute-only have been
resolved. (#270)
3. Help File now opens correctly when using Windows Vista (#306)
4. The ‘Network Setup’ and ‘Update Firmware’ utilities now operate correctly when using Windows Vista
5. Issues with ControlSpace Designer minimizing have been fixed (#307)
6. An issue whereby uploading a file could cause the system to hang when using Windows Vista has
been resolved (#302)
7. An issue with CC-64 controlling selectors across multiple ESPs has been resolved (#286)
8. An issue with CC-64 not correctly changing group levels that were set to –inf at power-up has been
resolved (#278)
9. Incorrect reporting of surround card status via the serial port has been resolved (#190)
10. The CC-64 lock property now functions properly in multi-ESP designs (#238)
11. An issue whereby gain levels set to –inf would be saved as -8dB has been resolved (#291)
12. The sequence in which the Room Combining Mixer properties were recalled by a parameter set
caused the ‘Local Select’ value to be overwritten. This has now been corrected (#315)
13. An issue with the serial Group Mute (SN/GN) command not operating correctly across multiple ESP88s has been resolved
v2.050 (November, 2008)
New Features
1. Serial Get/Set IP Address command - The IP address of an ESP can now be read and set via the
serial port using the command “IP”. See Serial Protocol v2.6 for details.
2. Serial commands for AMM and Surround Card – Serial control and monitoring of the automatic
mixer block and surround card, including the reporting of the current decoding format has been added.
See Serial Protocol v2.6 for details.
3. Mixer algorithms optimized. - All mixer processing modules have been optimized and now use fewer
DSP resources. Improvements range up to 15% for some modules.
4. Support for 57,600 baud added - The ESP now supports serial communication at 57,600 baud.
Bug fixes
1. A communication issue that caused timeout errors whilst trying to upload configuration files using
certain types of network hardware has been resolved. Error messages included ‘Receive Timeout
:XMLFileSendReq’ or ‘SendNetList’ and when subsequently trying to connect a GetProjectFile
(EXTRACT) error.
2. An upload issue when attempting to send a design using three or more ESPs that included timers has
been resolved.
3. An issue whereby a certain configuration of mixers could cause audio to be routed to an incorrect audio
path has been fixed.
4. An issue where the value in blue display area of the CC-16 smart simulator did not match the project
tree (white area) has been fixed.
5. An issue causing the CC-16 on one ESP to freeze when controlling a selector module in another ESP
has been resolved.
6. Project directory now displays level and mute in input modules correctly after downloading running.
7. An issue where the CC-64 label properties did not match those displayed on the smart Simulator when
the CC-64 is stored in a parameter set has been fixed.
8. An issue where the CC-64 max level property was functioning correctly has been fixed.
9. Selectors assigned to CC-64s not displaying the first entry has been resolved.
10. An issue that caused ControlSpace Designer to become slow and unresponsive when surround audio
was playing has been resolved
v2.042 (August, 2008)
New Features
1. Automatic microphone mixer – Three new signal processing blocks have been added for automatic
microphone mixing applications. Inputs can be configured to gate on/off automatically with signal level or
manually using PTT contacts. Output can be set to attenuate automatically as the number of active
microphones increases thus maintaining feedback stability.
2. Surround decoder card – Support for our industry-unique surround sound decoder card was added to
the ESP. The card supports decoding of Dolby, DTS and PCM (CDs) digital audio streams.
3. Copy/Paste Parameter Sets - Functionality has been added to allow parameter sets to be copied and
pasted to create new parameter sets with the same blocks.
Bug Fixes
1. EQ groups that span multiple ESPs now track correctly when off-line.
2. A carriage return (CR) is no longer automatically appended to line feeds in the serial output.
3. Fixed an issue where some files experienced a timeout error during uploading.
4. An issue whereby changes to a locked CC16 took effect after the CC16 was unlocked has been
5. An issue where an ‘Out of Memory’ error could be generated under certain conditions has been
6. A CC-16 zone controller muted by another device or parameter set can now be un-muted by pressing
volume +
7. An issue in which the CC-16 asterisk preview updated incorrectly in a multi-ESP configuration has
been resolved.
8. An issue where the up button of the minimum volume field in CC-16/64 properties did not work properly
has been fixed.
9. Updates to the IP address in the properties window now propagate correctly to the ESP block.
10. An issue where module names required '#' in order for the GA serial command to work has been
11. The redundant ‘Change Network’ button in the ESP network setup utility has been removed. The ‘Set
Network Address’ option under ‘Tools’ should be used instead.
v1.241 (April, 2008)
New Features
1. Expanded Serial Control Protocol - Set/Get Module commands have been added to the serial
protocol. These allow full control of most signal processing modules & can provide automatic feedback
when module values change.
2. IP address flexibility – The IP address range of the ControlSpace hardware can now be changed to
any value to match clients’ sites.
3. Password protection - Optional password protection of configuration files and the ESP can be
activated for added security.
4. CC-16 Preview - CC-16 supports the “*” preview mode similar to CC-64. This allows parameter sets
and selector states to be scrolled through (previewed) without changing the audio. The change is occurs
after a period of time between 1 and 10 seconds specified by the designer. By default the timeout is set to
0 secs (changes made instantly) to maintain compatibility with older designs.
5. CC-16 Mute - The CC-16 will now display ‘Mute’ (instead of 00) when muted. The CC-16 will also enter
the mute state if the volume down button is pressed once the minimum volume is reached.
6. Daylight Savings Time - The system will automatically apply daylight savings time to your timers if
“Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes” is selected on your PC’s Date and Time
Bug Fixes
1. When a CC-16 or CC-64’s assignment is changed by invoking a parameter set, the settings of the
object are no longer changed but instead synchronize to the current value.
2. The EDR cards were not supported correctly in V1.101, this has been resolved.
3. CC-16 default min setting has been changed from -37 to -60dB and the default maximum setting is
changed from 0 to +12dB. This makes the CC-16 default settings the same as the CC-64.
4. Upload errors caused by characters such as ‘&’, ‘/, ‘<LF>’, ‘,’, ‘>’ and ’<’ have been fixed.
5. An issue where the DSP Resources button caused an error message if a parameter set's label ended
with double quotation mark has been fixed.
6. Some previous version files failed to open if a floating point value had been entered in a crossover.
This has been fixed.
7. An exception error caused when all modules in the ESP view were selected, copied, and then pasted
into another ESP has been fixed.
8. Preset and parameter set names can now accept ',' (comma).
9. Control of groups of input or output modules that span multiple ESPs has been fixed.
10. The CC-64 could not display labels with "&". This has been fixed.
11. The output connector of an output module can no longer be connected other modules.
12. An issue where the CC-64 smart simulator did not correctly update displayed gain values after
dynamic reprogramming has been fixed.
13. Various upload issues have been fixed
14. An issue with configurations that included groups stored in parameter sets that spanned multiple
ESPs has been resolved.
15. An issue with configurations that included groups of input/output modules stored in parameter sets
has been resolved.
16. An issue where “Bypass all” for a grouped PEQ did not synchronize to the other PEQs in the group
has been fixed.
17. PEQ settings from v1.001 will now import properly.
18. Bug fixed that incorrectly allowed a group of meters to be created.
19. Version 1.1 prohibited the CC-16 & CC-64 lock parameter from being added to a parameter set. This
has been fixed.
20. The labels of each ESP in the “Select ESP to Download” dialog box have been corrected to all be
21. An issue relating to the editing of PEQ snapshot labels has been fixed.
22. The GPI test button state was incorrect in simulator. This has been reversed so that OFF state relates
to an open input.
23. Group master fader now includes -∞ level to be consistent with gain blocks and input/output modules.
24. The 4x4 Mic/Line series II card and the original 4x4 Mic/Line card now appear as the same card in
ControlSpace Designer.
25. Parameter sets spanning multiple ESPs invoked via the serial port only affected the main (“RTC”)
ESP. This has been resolved.
26. Changing the CC-64 minimum or maximum volume levels could cause inconsistent behavior, this has
been fixed.
27. In certain circumstances the Matrix mixer display did not match the hardware state has been
28. A Mute level (-∞) has been added to the CC-16. Pressing “Vol -” when the CC-16 is at minimum
volume will cause the CC-16 to go into mute.
29. An issue where ControlSpace Designer was out of sync after uploading a design using GPI, with the
GPI contact active has been resolved.
30. Copying and pasting input & output slot parameters no longer overwrites the slot name.
31. An issue where recalling parameter sets that include groups on systems that have multiple ESPs’
caused settings in another chassis to be affected has been resolved.
32. An issue where DSP resources could sometimes display an incorrect (lower) value has been fixed.
33. An issue where copying parameters from one PEQ to another did not update the Q/BW setting has
been fixed.
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