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DMT Presenter Control User guide
S1 Radio Broadcast Mixer,
10 Channel Analogue-Digital
User Handbook
S1 USER H A N D BOOK
S1 USER HANDBOOK
Revision 1.00 ©Sonifex Ltd, 2010
All Rights Reserved
Sonifex Ltd, 61, Station Road, Irthlingborough,
Northants, NN9 5QE, England.
Tel : +44 (0)1933 650 700
Fax : +44 (0)1933 650 726
Email : sales@sonifex.co.uk or technical.support@sonifex.co.uk
Web : http://www.sonifex.co.uk
Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent
a commitment on the part of Sonifex Ltd. Sonifex Ltd shall not be liable for any loss or
damage whatsoever arising form the use of information or any error contained in
this manual.
No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage and
retrieval systems, for any purpose other than the purchaser’s personal use, without the
express written permission of Sonifex Ltd.
Unless otherwise noted, all names of companies, products and persons contained herein are
part of a completely fictitious adaptation and are designed solely to document the use of
Sonifex products.
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CO N T E N T S
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Warranty and Liability
Returning the Warranty Card
Unpacking the S1
Safety of Mains Operated Equipment
Fuse Rating
Power Cable and Connection
WEEE & RoHS Directives - Sonifex Statement
Reporting Faults
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1 Introduction
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Innovative Design
Superb Audio Quality & Unquestionable Reliability
Progress
Flexible
Atmosphere
Electromagnetic Radiation
Dimensions and Cut-Out Sizes
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User Guide – Section 2-1
System Block Diagrams
S1 Input Channels
Channels 1 and 2 Mic / Line Inputs
Channels 3 and 4 - Mic / Mono Line / Stereo Line Inputs
Channel 5 - Mic / Telco Input
Channel 6 – Stereo Line / Stereo Cleanfeed Input
Channel 7 and 8 – Stereo Line / RCA Inputs
Channel 9 and 10 - Stereo Line / Digital Inputs
External Inputs
User Guide – Section 2-3 Front Panel Channel Features
Input Selection
DROP-IN Jack
AUX Controls
Equalisation Controls
TRIM Control
PAN Control
Balance Control
CUE/PFL Selection
CUE/PFL & T/B Selection
ON Selection
Scribble Pad
Fader
User Guide – Section 2-4 Metering and Monitors
Monitor and headphone sockets
Presenter & Guest Headphones Connector
Control Room Monitors Connector
Monitor and Headphone Controls
Level controls
Auto CUE/PFL
Split CUE / PFL
Talkback
Mute
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Meter Controls
Program / Meters Follow Monitors
PPM / VU
User Guide – Section 2-5 Output Buses
PGM Output
Cleanfeed Outputs
Digital Outputs
Master Mode
Slave Mode
Auto Mode
Lock Indicator
Auxiliary Outputs
Auxiliary master gain and PRE / POST Selection
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Mixer Applications
Presenter Controlled Studio
Producer Controlled Studio With Seperate Presenter
Global Talkback
User Guide – Section 2-3 Making the most of auxiliary outputs
Auxiliary bus to record a session
Auxiliary bus to record an off air phone call
Log the presenter
Create a talkback source
Use an auxiliary bus to create a clean feed for a hybrid unit
User Guide – Section 3-4 External equipment and the S1
Headphone distribution amplifiers
Microphone amplifiers
Telephone hybrid
On-Air Light
Mic Cue Light
Voice Processors On Mic Channels
Use of the external inputs
Connect portable audio sources using DROP-IN
Meterbridge
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Advanced Configurations Remote Mode
Momentary/Continuous
Repeated Starts Mode
User Guide – Section 4-2 General purpose inputs and outputs
General Purpose Inputs
Options / Configuration
General Purpose Outputs
Options / Configuration
Tally Back
Automation Tally
User Guide – Section 4-3 SCi and the S1
Download the latest SCi Software
Connecting the RS-232 Serial Port:
Using SCi for the first time:
SCi for S1
Main Screen
Channel Configuration
Channel Information Box:
Global Talkback Box:
PFL Button Box
Cancel PFL on Fader:
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Connectors and Cabling
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XLR 3 Pin Connectors
RCA Phono Connector
BNC Connector
6.35mm ‘A’ Gauge Stereo Jack Plugs
D Type Connectors
List of ports:
External Inputs Connector
Meterbridge Port Talkback Port
Auxiliary Output Connector
Mono Remote Connector
Stereo Remote Connector
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Default Settings
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Serial Communication Protocol
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Serial Data Format
Remote Control Commands
Error Messages
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Glossary
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T/B Enabled (channels 5 & 6 only):
Button Lock Box:
Monitor Mute Box
Remotes Setup Box
Mode:
Start Function:
Stop Function:
Tally Back
ON Button Mode
Timers
GPIO Configuration
System configuration
Save Setup Box
Digital Outputs Box
AUX Buttons Box
Talkback Setup Box
Route Talkback
Source
Guest Headphones:
Information & Updates
System Information
Save/ Load Configuration:
Restore defaults:
Update Firmware:
RS-232 indicators
Options menu
Debug:
Launcher:
Connect/ Disconnect:
Properties:
Button Control:
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FI G U RE S
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Fig 1-1: S1 Top View
Fig 1-2: Dimensions & Cut-Out
Sizes For S1 Mixer
Fig 1-3: S1 Mixer Rear View
Fig 1-4: S1 Mixer Top View
Fig 2-1: Input Stages
Fig 2-2: Output & Power Board
Fig 2-3: Main Mix Stage
Fig 2-4: Monitors
Fig 2-5: Channels 1 and 2 Mic / Line Inputs
Fig 2-6: Channels 3 and 4 - Mic /
Mono Line / Stereo Line Inputs
Fig 2-7: Channel 5 - Mic / Telco Input
Fig 2-8: Channel 6 – Stereo Line / Stereo
Cleanfeed Input
Fig 2-9: Channel 7 and 8 – Stereo Line
/ RCA Inputs
Fig 2-10: Channel 9 and 10 - Stereo Line /
Digital Inputs
Fig 2-11: External Inputs
Fig 2-12: Input Selection
Fig 2-13: DROP-IN Jack
Fig 2-14: AUX Controls
Fig 2-15: Equalisation Controls
Fig 2-16: TRIM Control
Fig 2-17: PAN Control
Fig 2-18: Balance Control
Fig 2-19: CUE/PFL Selection
Fig 2-20: CUE/PFL & T/B Selection
Fig 2-21: ON Selection
Fig 2-21B: LINE HOLD
Fig 2-22: Scribble Pad
Fig 2-23: Fader
Fig 2-24: Monitor and headphone sockets
Fig 2-25: Presenter & Guest
Headphones Connector
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Fig 2-26: Level controls
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Fig 2-27: Program / Meters Follow Monitors 18
Fig 2-28: PPM / VU
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Fig 2-29: PGM Output
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Fig 2-30: Cleanfeed Outputs
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Fig 2-31: Digital Outputs
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Fig 2-32: Lock Indicator
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Fig 2-33: Stereo Aux Outputs
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Fig 2-34: Auxiliary master gain and PRE
/ POST Selection
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Fig 3-1a: Presenter In Studio - External
Equipment Connections
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Fig 3-1b: Presenter In Studio - Telephone
Line Connections
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Fig 3-1c: Presenter In Studio - Presenter
and Guest Connections
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Fig 3-2a: Presenter And Producer In Control
Room - External Equipment Connections 25
Fig 3-2b: Presenter And Producer In Control
Room - Telephone Line Connections
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Fig 3-2c: Presenter And Producer In Control
Room - Presenter and Guest Connections 27
Fig 3-3: On-Air Light
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Fig 4-1: RS-232 Serial Port
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Fig 4-2: SCi Launcher
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Fig 4-3: Main Screen
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Fig 4-4: Channel Configuration Screen
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Fig 4-5: GPIO Configuration Screen
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Fig 4-6: System Configuration Screen
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Fig 4-7: Information & Updates Screen
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Fig 5-1: XLR 3 Pin Connectors
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Fig 5-2: RCA Phono Connector
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Fig 5-3: BNC Connector
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Fig 5-4: 6.35mm ‘A’ Gauge Stereo Jack Plugs 45
Fig 5-5: D Type Connectors
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Warranty & Safety Information
Warranty and Liability
Important: the purchaser is advised to read this clause
(a) The Company agrees to repair or (at its discretion) replace Goods which are found to
be defective (fair wear and tear excepted) and which are returned to the Company
within 12 months of the date of despatch provided that each of the following are
satisfied:
notification of any defect is given to the Company immediately upon its
becoming apparent to the Purchaser;
(ii) the Goods have only been operated under normal operating conditions and
have only been subject to normal use (and in particular the Goods must have
been correctly connected and must not have been subject to high voltage or
to ionising radiation and must not have been used contrary to the Company’s
technical recommendations);
(iii) the Goods are returned to the Company’s premises at the Purchaser’s expense;
(iv) any Goods or parts of Goods replaced shall become the property of the
Company;
(v) no work whatsoever (other than normal and proper maintenance) has been
carried out to the Goods or any part of the Goods without the Company’s prior
written consent;
(vi) the defect has not arisen from a design made, furnished or specified by the
Purchaser;
(vii) the Goods have been assembled or incorporated into other goods only in
accordance with any instructions issued by the Company;
(viii) the defect has not arisen from a design modified by the Purchaser;
(ix) the defect has not arisen from an item manufactured by a person other than
the Company. In respect of any item manufactured by a person other than the
Company, the Purchaser shall only be entitled to the benefit of any warranty or
guarantee provided by such manufacturer to the Company.
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(i) (b) In respect of computer software supplied by the Company the Company does not
warrant that the use of the software will be uninterrupted or error free.
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The Company accepts liability:
(i) for death or personal injury to the extent that it results from the negligence of
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Company’s premises the Purchaser shall be responsible for any defect in the Goods
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particular the Company shall not be liable for any loss of profits or other economic
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(e) At the request and expense of the Purchaser the Company will test the Goods to
ascertain performance levels and provide a report of the results of that test. The report
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Company, and the Company accepts no liability in respect of its accuracy beyond that
set out in Condition (a).
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or implied (by statute or otherwise) is given by the Company that the Goods are of
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specific conditions or will provide any particular capacity, notwithstanding that the
requirement for such performance, result or capacity or that such particular purpose
or conditions may have been known (or ought to have been known) to the Company,
its employees or agents.
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single breach of contract, tort, representation or other act or default, the
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I N F O R M AT I O N
Returning the Warranty Card
In order to register the date of purchase so that we can keep you informed of any design
improvements or modifications, it is important to complete the warranty registration
document that is enclosed and return it to Sonifex Ltd in the UK, or register online at
www.sonifex.co.uk/register
For your own records you should write down the serial number of
Mixer Serial Number
Each product is shipped in protective packaging and should be inspected for damage.
before use. Where an item is found to have transit damage, notify your supplier immediately
with all the relevant details of the shipment. Packing materials should be kept for inspection
and also for if the product needs to be returned.
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Unpacking the S1
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Safety of Mains Operated Equipment
This equipment has been designed to meet the safety regulations currently advised
in the country of purchase and it conforms to the safety regulations specified by
use of the CE Mark.
The power supply is rated to 95 - 265VAC at 47 – 63Hz with a fuse of 2A.
WARR ANT Y & SAFE T Y IN FORMAT I ON
Warning: There are no user serviceably parts inside the machine. If you should ever
need to look inside the unit, always disconnect the mains supply before removing the
equipment covers.
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Fuse Rating
The product is supplied with a single fuse in the live conducting path of the power-in feed
at the power supply. For reasons of safety it is important that the correct rating and type of
fuse is used. Incorrectly rated fuses could present a possible fire hazard, under equipment
fault conditions.
Power Cable and Connection
An IEC power connector is supplied with the product, which has a moulded plug attached –
this is a legal requirement. If no moulded plug has been supplied with your product, please
contact your supplier, because an IEC connector is always supplied from the
Sonifex factory.
If for any reason, you need to use the product with a different power cable, you should use
the following wiring guidelines
Wire Colour
Green, or green and yellow
Blue, or Black
Brown, or Red
Connection
Earth (E)
Neutral (N)
Live (L)
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WEEE & RoHS Directives - Sonifex Statement
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was agreed on
13 February 2003, along with the related Directive 2002/95/EC on Restrictions
of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic
equipment (RoHS).
Sonifex Ltd will be happy to give you information about local organisations that can
reprocess the products, or alternatively all products that have reached “end of use” can be
returned to Sonifex and will be reprocessed correctly free of charge.
Sonifex Ltd has phased out the use of certain hazardous substances identified in the
European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. The RoHS directive
limits the use of certain hazardous substances currently used in EEE manufacture, including
lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and halide-containing compounds PBB
(polybrominated biphenyl) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether). Elimination of these
substances will result in more environmentally friendly recycling of electronic equipment.
For the products which Sonifex manufacture, the main area where products were affected
was in the use of lead for manufacturing and assembling electronics circuit boards.
Sonifex Ltd practices lead-free (LF) manufacturing processes. LF solder is used on the
surface-mount PCB manufacturing processes and for hand soldering. The printed circuit
boards (PCBs) used are either gold plated, or immersion tin plated, both of which use no
lead. Historically the PCBs were hot air solder levelled (HASL) PCBs which used tin/lead
based solder.
The manufacturing processes include the assembly of purchased components from various
sources. Product is offered as RoHS compliant, or LF, only after sufficient evidence is received
from the component manufacturers that their components are RoHS compliant. Sonifex
Ltd relies solely on the distributor, or manufacturer, of the components for identification of
RoHS compliance. Thus whilst every effort is made to ensure compliance, Sonifex Ltd makes
no warranty, or certification, or declaration of compliance concerning said components.
WA RR A N T Y & SAFE T Y IN FOR MATION
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) aims to minimise the
impacts of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment during their life times
and when they become waste. It applies to a huge spectrum of products. It encourages
and sets criteria for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and
electronic equipment. All products manufactured by Sonifex Ltd have the WEEE directive
label placed on the case. It gives a contact for individuals who are unsure about the correct
procedure when the product has reached its “end of use”.
Sonifex Ltd defines “Lead Free” as pertaining to any product, which has been manufactured
by Sonifex Ltd using components which have been declared by the manufacturers as
“Lead Free”. All statements by Sonifex Ltd of RoHS compliance are based on component
manufacturer documentation.
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R E P O R T I N G A FAU LT
Reporting Faults
REP ORTI N G A FAU LT
Although this Sonifex product is manufactured to the highest standards, it is possible that
minor faults may appear in the equipment over its normal lifetime. If you find any problems
with the product, please contact your Sonifex distributor, or contact Sonifex directly at the
following address, or fax with a copy of this completed sheet :
To :
Sonifex Ltd,
From:
Name
61, Station Road,
Position
Irthlingborough,
Company
Northants.
Address
NN9 5QE, UK
Tel : +44 (0)1933 650 700
Tel
Fax : +44 (0)1933 650 726
Fax
Email : technical.support@sonifex.co.uk
Email
For the Serial No. of your machine, see the
back panel of the unit.
Serial No.
Please describe the error in as much detail as possible (for example what you were doing
when the problem occurred, what actually happened, etc)
Description of Error
Also, if you have any suggestions for additions or upgrades to the unit , we would like to
hear what they are :
Additions that I Would Like to See
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1 Introduction
The Sonifex S1 Mixer is a compact, low cost, fixed format radio on-air mixing console
designed to cater for a wide and far reaching broadcast market. On the surface, it is simple
and easy to use but it also has hidden layer of variety and flexibility for those who like to get
into the heart of their products, tweak the engine so to speak. Using the latest technology
components, S1 offers digital audio quality with analogue reliability. S1 has both digital and
analogue input channels, together with simultaneous analogue and digital outputs.
I N T ROD U C T ION
Fig 1-1: S1 Top View
Innovative Design
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The S1 can be rackmounted or used as a desktop mixer
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The back panel connections can be rotated onto the back of the unit or onto the base
of the unit
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Large back-lit buttons allow you to see the status of the mixer at all times.
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Superb Audio Quality & Unquestionable Reliability
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The S1 uses the latest semiconductor technology to allow input of SPDIF & Toslink
digital audio signals up to 24bit,192kHz, and the output of AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital
audio signals up to 24 bit, 96kHz sample rate.
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The analogue signal paths use low noise circuitry to provide superb audio
performance well capable of satisfying radio listeners worldwide.
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The high reliability and build quality of the S1 minimises the chance of failure,
avoiding lost air-time.
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ALPS long-throw 100mm faders give a smooth, repeatable response and the XLR
Neutrik connectors used are an industry standard.
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The use of VCA’s controlled by the faders ensures tight stereo tracking and eliminates
mechanical and electronic noise.
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The S1 has an internal power supply providing regulated, ripple-free power, to the
mixer.
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High quality anodised aluminium is used for the chassis to…
Progress
Following on from the Sonifex Sovereign range of audio mixers, the S1 combines all the
features needed of a radio broadcast mixer in a stylish, flush-mounting chassis: a wide range
of input and output channels, CUE/PFL, fader-start operation of equipment, automatic
monitor muting on mic-live, light switching remote outputs, EQ on input modules, two
auxiliary busses,two external inputs and a main program audio bus.
Flexible
The S1 is a highly configurable unit and has been designed to be jumper free, allowing the
user to alter the configuration quickly whilst still on air rather than having to take apart the
unit armed with a pair of tweezers and a magnifying glass. The majority of the desk can be
setup and controlled using the Sonifex SCI Software. This opens up a world of options:
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Producer Controlled Environment – SCi allows the producer or engineer to control all
settings and parameters reducing the required skill set of the Presenter and leaving
them to focus on their broadcast.
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Remote Control – Control external equipment using the dedicated remote control
ports. These are great for starting or stopping CD players and other external
equipment and are fully configurable to suit most manufacturers and remove
limitations.
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Global Talkback – Allow all your guests to hear each other through their headphones,
alleviating the risk of Mic/ Headphone feedback. (for more details refer to page 28
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Automation Tally – Give a visual indication of an impending event to a presenter using
the versatile GPIO system.
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Many more examples covered in the user setup section.
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Installation Notes
Atmosphere
The S1 mixer should be installed in an area which is not subject to excessive heat or cold.
Also, you should avoid installing it in atmospheric conditions which are dusty, smoky, or
dirty, or where there is moisture or vibration. Do not use any liquids to clean the fascia of
the mixer: a soft dry brush is ideal. Use a clean cloth moistened with water or ethyl alcohol
to clean the trim and scribble pads. Other solvents may cause damage to paint or plastic
parts.
Electromagnetic Radiation
Dimensions and Cut-Out Sizes
The cut-out size is for reference only and should be checked with your mixer.
S1 cut out
viewed
from above
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Avoid using the S1 mixer close to strong sources of electromagnetic radiation such as, video
monitors or high power electric cabling. This may cause degradation of the audio quality
due to induced voltages in connecting leads and chassis. In all cases the S1 mixer should be
installed and serviced by qualified personnel.
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Fig 1-2: Dimensions & Cut-Out Sizes For S1 Mixer
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Fig 1-3: S1 Mixer Rear View
Fig 1-4: S1 Mixer Top View
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2 User Guide
Getting to know your mixer
The following section will display and explain the features of S1 Mixer from input through to
output. Please read this section thoroughly to acquaint yourself thoroughly with the myriad
of options available. However, if you are more interested in setting it up skip to the next
chapter - Mixer Applications.
The following section is divided into these parts:
System block diagrams – If you are electronically inclined, dive into the inner workings
of the S1. Page 6.
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Input channel types – Discover the type of Inputs available to you . Page 9.
3.
Front panel channel features – All channel knobs and buttons explained. Page 12.
4.
Metering, monitors and headphones – Explore the Metering options and find out
where to plug in your monitors and stick your headphone jack. Page 17.
5.
Output buses – Understand all the output options you have. Page 18.
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User Guide – Section 2-1
System Block Diagrams
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Stereo
XLR
Input
Stereo
Phono
Input
Stereo XLR
L
+10dB
Stereo XLR
R
+10dB
Phono
L
R
S/PDIF
Digital
Input
Optical
Aes Receiver
And
Digital Source Select
DAC
+48V
Mic
Input
Trim
+10dB
Transistor Pull Down
Signal Inverters
Remote Drivers
Mono
Line
Input
Mono Line
Remotes
Stereo Line
Remotes
Fig 2-1: Input Stages
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Transceiver
Wordclock
RS232
CPU
S/PDIF
AES/EBU
SYNC
S/PDIF
2
Output
Digital Audio
Transmitter
Digital Audio
Transceiver
AES/EBU
VCA
Limiter
PGM R
Mic Live
3 Output Contacts
Remote Relay
A/D
VCA
Meterbridge
Control
Limiter
Meter L
Meter R
PFL L
PFL R
PGM L
PGM R
Meterbridge
Interface
REV T/B
Talkback
Interface
TBOUT
L
R
L EXT 1
+10dB
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+10dB
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-
R EXT 1
L EXT 2
+10dB
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R EXT 2
From Monitor Selections
+
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To Monitor Selections
+10dB
External
Inputs
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PGM L
Monitor
Additional Connector
To F. Panel
L Presenter
R
Headphones
L
R
Guest
L
PGM Output
R
From Mix Busses
L
R
STCF Output
Cleanfeed
AUX 1
Stereo AUX
Outputs
AUX 2
Fig 2-2: Output & Power Board
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Input 1
Input 2
Channels
Pre
Post
Pre
Post
AUX
Cue/PFL PFL
On
Fader
Fader Up
Open
Logic
Pan
VCA
Channels
1-5
AUX 1
Send
HF EQ LF EQ TRIM
Pan
From Mono Inputs
VCA
Trim
Talkback
AUX 2
Send
Fader
Fader Up
From Stereo Inputs
Open
Logic
HF EQ LF EQ Trim
Bal
VCA
Channels
6-10
AUX 1
Send
Cleanfeed
STCF L
STCF R
TBOUT
PFL L
PFL R
PGM L
VCA
PGM R
AUX 2
Send
AUX 1L
To Output Drivers + Monitor Selection
Channel 1
Only
Analogue Audio Multiplexers Onto Mix Busses
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On
AUX 1R
Insert On
Channel 7 Only
AUX 2L
AUX 2R
Fig 2-3: Main Mix Stage
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Guest Headphone
Push Button
Control
Monitor
AUTO
AUTO
CUE/PFL
CUE/PFL
Presenters Headphones
Push Button
Control
AUTO
CUE/PFL
SPLIT
CUE/PFL
T/B
Left
Right
PPM
VU
Signal
Rectifier
PPM
VU
Led Ppm/vu Meter
Analogue
Multiplexers
Meter L
Meter
Follow
Meter R
Pfl L
Pfl R
Pgm L
Pgm R
Analogue
Multiplexers
EXT 1L
EXT 1R
EXT 2L
EXT 2R
Loudspeaker
Monitor
Analogue
Multiplexers
Monitor Level
Loudspeaker
Monitor
Analogue
Multiplexers
CUE/PFL
Selection
Headphone
Monitor
Headphone
Monitor
AUX 1L
AUX 1R
AUX 2L
AUX 2R
TBOUT
Analogue
Multiplexers
PFL L
Presenter
Headphone
Volume
Control
Guest Headphone
Volume Control
To Headphone/crm
Output Drivers
Analogue
Multiplexers
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Rev T/b
Analogue
Multiplexers
2
To Meterbridge
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Guest
Headphones
PFL R
PGM L
PGM R
Fig 2-4: Monitors
User Guide – Section 2-2 Input Channels
S1 Input Channels
The S1 has 10 fixed format channels with two selectable inputs on each channel:
2 x Mono XLR Mic / Mono XLR Line Inputs
2 x 1 Stereo Jack Line Input
1 x Mono XLR Mic / Mono XLR Telco Input
1 x Stereo XLR Line / Stereo XLR Cleanfeed Input
2 x Stereo XLR Line / Stereo RCA Inputs
2 x Stereo XLR Line / Stereo SPDIF & Toslink Digital Inputs
Each balanced line channel has the option of a coarse 10dB boost and each microphone
channel has the option of 48V phantom power. Both of these options are activated by
pressing a small push button close to the inputs on the rear connectors. These buttons
are recessed so that they can not be set accidentally. You will need a small screwdriver or
something similar to push these in or out.
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Channels 1 and 2 Mic / Line Inputs
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The Mic/Line Input channel is a mono input with
a button switch to select either Mic or Mono Line.
Channel 1 is used for the presenter’s mic and
is the source for talkback. The Talkback source
can be set to come from either the Mic or the
Line source irrespective of the channel input
selection.
Fig 2-5: Channels 1 and 2 Mic /
Line Inputs
Channels 3 and 4 - Mic / Mono Line /
Stereo Line Inputs
The Mic/Mono Line/Stereo line Input channel is
a stereo input channel with a button switch to
select either Mic, Mono Line or Stereo Line. The
stereo line is fed through a jack connector which
is found in the centre of the XLR line connectors.
Channel 5 - Mic / Telco Input
The telco channel is used to interface the S1
with a telephone hybrid unit. The hybrid unit is
connected through an XLR with a Microphone
channel provided as an alternative. The telco
channel connector group also contains a
cleanfeed output via XLR to return to the Hybrid.
Channel 6 – Stereo Line / Stereo
Cleanfeed Input
Fig 2-6: Channels 3 and 4 - Mic /
Mono Line / Stereo Line Inputs
Fig 2-7: Channel 5 - Mic /
Telco Input
The Stereo Cleanfeed channel has one balanced
stereo input and a balanced stereo cleanfeed
input, on XLR connectors. The channel is
intended for use where a remote stereo source,
such as another studio connected via ISDN,
requires a stereo cleanfeed return. The cleanfeed
is generated by a separate stereo cleanfeed bus
which follows the PGM output routing matrix.
Fig 2-8: Channel 6 – Stereo Line /
Stereo Cleanfeed Input
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Channel 7 and 8 – Stereo Line / RCA Inputs
Channels 7 & 8 have one balanced stereo input
and an unbalanced RCA stereo input. Channel 7
also has DROP IN connector which allows for an
input from a a 3.5mm jack connector.
Channel 9 and 10 - Stereo Line / Digital
Inputs
Fig 2-10: Channel 9 and 10 - Stereo
Line / Digital Inputs
External Inputs
Two external inputs are available to the S1
through a 9 pin D-Type connector located on the
rear panel. The external inputs are used for audio
which should be heard in the control room but
not on air. The pin out for this connector can be
found in Appendix B.
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The Digital Stereo Input channel has one
standard stereo XLR Analogue Input channel &
one 24-bit 192kHz digital inputs with a button
switch to select between them. The digital input
is auto sensing & can be connected via either
SPDIF or Toslink. The digital signals are converted
to analogue and from this point the channel
functions are the same as the Dual Stereo Line
Input channel.
Fig 2-9: Channel 7 and 8 – Stereo
Line / RCA Inputs
Fig 2-11: External Inputs
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User Guide – Section 2-3 Front Panel Channel Features
Input Selection
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Selecting the button changes the channel input connection between
Input 1 (Mic) and Input 2 (Line). The button is illuminated in red to
indicate when input 2 is selected. When the channel is routed, so that
the ON button glows green, the input selection cannot be changed.
Channels 3 and 4 have three selectable inputs; Mic, XLR Mono Line,
¼” unbalanced stereo line. The input selection button will glow red
when Mono Line is selected and Orange to indicate the stereo input is
selected. The button can be configured using SCi so that the button is
forced to a particular input or alternatively the selection of either the
Line input or the Stereo Line input can be inhibited so that the button
has only two options as two line sources cannot be simultaneously
connected.
Fig 2-12: Input
Selection
DROP-IN Jack
On Channel 7 only, there is a 3.5mm insert jack allowing the direct
connection of mp3 players or other portable consumer equipment.
When the INSERT jack is in use, it overrides the Input Selection Button.
Fig 2-13: DROP-IN
Jack
AUX Controls
Each channel is sent to both auxiliary buses at all times. The AUX
controls allow adjustment of the level of each channel on the bus to
achieve a perfect mix. The control changes the level between fully
attenuated and unity so to remove a mix from a particular auxiliary
bus, fully attenuate that particular channel.
Equalisation Controls
In some situations you made need to change the equalisation of your
audio. The HF and LF controls are used to adjust the equalisation of the
signal. The HF control boosts and cuts the signal by ±7dB at 6.5kHz.
The LF control boosts and cuts the signal by ±7dB at 100Hz. The
fundamental frequency of human voice generally sits between 100
and 150 Hz. Try lowering the LF control on microphone channels to
get rid of any unnecessary low frequency audio while slightly boosting
the HF to add clarity.
Fig 2-14: AUX
Controls
Fig 2-15: Equalisation
Controls
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TRIM Control
The Trim control is used to tweak the level of the channel on the PGM
output. It provides an additional ±12dB of gain to fine tune the input
signal level. It is a good idea to set up all your audio channels so that
they are all at the same reference level when the fader is fully up,
meaning the mix levels are determined solely by the position of the
faders. This is where to use the trim pots, for level adjustment which
remains constant through the mix.
Fig 2-16: TRIM
Control
PAN Control
Fig 2-17: PAN Control
Balance Control
The balance control is used to alter the stereo image of a stereo input
source on channels 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Turning the potentiometer
fully anti-clockwise shifts the signal to the left and increases the signal
by 6dB (right channel reduces by 6dB); fully clockwise shifts the signal
to the right and increases the signal by 6dB (left channel reduces
by 6dB).
CUE/PFL Selection
Selecting the CUE/PFL button routes the pre-fader input signal to the
monitoring system where the signal can be heard via headphones
and/or loudspeakers. The level may be checked on meters and
adjusted via the TRIM control and panned via the PAN control. The
button is illuminated in green when CUE/PFL is active. There is a
configuration option to cancel the CUE/PFL selection when the fader
is raised. This button works with both a momentary and latched
operation. If held down, the selection is cancelled when released,
otherwise the button is alternate action.
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The Pan control is used to pan the mono input signal on channels 1,2
and 5 in the stereo image. Fully anti-clockwise pans the signal to the
left and increases the signal by 3dB (right channel reduces by 70dB);
full clockwise pans the signal to the right and increases the signal by
3dB (left channel reduces by 70dB).
Fig 2-18: Balance
Control
Fig 2-19: CUE/PFL
Selection
CUE/PFL & T/B Selection
On channels 5 and 6 the CUE/PFL and T/B button operates similarly
to a standard CUE/PFL button except the talkback source is also routed
to the respective cleanfeed output when the channel input is set to
Input 2 (5. Telco or 6. Stereo Cleanfeed).
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Fig 2-20: CUE/PFL &
T/B Selection
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An additional option that is configurable using SCi allows the
presenter to CUE/PFL the Telco or STCF inputs whilst preventing the
talkback source from being routed to the cleanfeed outputs.
If Talkback routing on this channel is ‘disabled’, the CUE/PFL & T/B
button shall flash green when selected to indicate that talkback is not
routed to the cleanfeed bus. Talkback can be routed to the stereo
cleanfeed bus by holding the CUE/PFL & T/B button and the button
will glow solid. When the button is released, talkback will return to the
unrouted state & the button will return to flashing green. CUE/PFL can
be deactivated by a momentary press of the button. This option only
applies to Input B of this channel.
ON Selection
The ON (called LINE HOLD on channel 5) button works in conjunction
with the fader. It is used to control channel remote output logic,
channel routing, and timers. The button LEDs show the various
operational states of the channel.
Fig 2-21: ON Selection
Unlit
When unlit the channel is off.
On solid - red
Steady red indicates that the channel is ON and “armed”, ready for the
fader to be raised.
On solid - green
Raising the fader changes the illumination to green indicating that the
channel is live. With the button unlit the fader may be raised and the
channel can be operated simply by selecting ON. The illumination in
this case toggles between unlit and green. The channel remotes and
timers are triggered when the fader is up and the channel ON button
shows green.
Fig 2-21B: LINE HOLD
Flashing red
On channels 9 and 10 when Input 2 (Digital Input) is selected, the
channel ON button will flash red to indicate that the input is not
locked to a valid source. The channel cannot be opened if the Digital
input is not synchronised to a valid source.
The button can also flash green and flash orange. Please refer to the
tally back portion of section 4 (page 34) for more information.
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Scribble Pad
A scribble pad is provided at the bottom for user labelling of the
channel function . This is useful to remind a producer or presenter
which channels contain which segments of audio. It is advisable to use
a non-permanent pen or pencil in case of changes.
Fig 2-22: Scribble Pad
Fader
USER GUIDE
The 100mm VCA fader provides a method of dynamic in-show level
control and operates between fully attenuated in its lowest position
and unity gain when fully open. The channel input signal is routed
to the PGM output whenever the fader is open, and the ON button is
selected. If using the auxiliary bus post fade, the fader position also
affects the level of the channel on the auxiliary buses. The faders can
be forced up for remote control applications using one of the General
Purpose Inputs.
Fig 2-23: Fader
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User Guide – Section 2-4 Metering and Monitors
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Monitor and headphone sockets
The S1 provides a monitoring system to monitor all
output channels or the external inputs. The is useful for
setting up the mixer outputs or to simply listen to the
mix in a control room. There are four jack outputs in
total; two paralleled presenter outputs, one guest output
and one monitor output. The source which is heard on
the monitoring system is selectable via push button.
The buttons are set to interlocking mode by default,
which means the button pressed becomes the source,
cancelling all others. An alternative mode of operation is
mixing mode, which mixes the output sources onto the
monitor bus instead. All the buttons can be locked out in
either the off or on positions to stop accidental selection.
To find out how to set up these functions further please
view section 4 - SCi (page 32). The PGM, AUX1 and AUX2
buttons all illuminate in green. EXT1 and EXT2 both
illuminate in red.
Fig 2-24: Monitor and headphone
sockets
Presenter & Guest Headphones Connector
This standard 6.35mm jack socket is used for the control
room headphones and the guest headphones. The
presenter jack is wired in parallel with the headphone
connector on the front panel. Each connector is capable
of driving 35 ohm impedance headphones. Please see
section 3 – Applications (page 21) if you would like to use Fig 2-25: Presenter & Guest
more than one set of headphones on a particular output. Headphones Connector
Control Room Monitors Connector
This standard 6.35mm jack socket is the output for the
control room monitor loudspeakers. A suitable amplifier
should be used to send this signal to the loudspeakers, or
connect active loudspeakers directly to this output.
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Level controls
Each monitor output has it’s own
level control which operates ona
range of zero to ten. Zero represents
fully attenuated and ten represents
+6dB in the guest and presenter
headphones or unity in the monitor.
Auto CUE/PFL
Split CUE / PFL
Fig 2-26: Level controls
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When the green illuminated AUTO
CUE/PFL button is selected, any
input channels selected to CUE/
PFL are automatically routed to the
appropriate out. The selection of
this button can be locked if required.
The presenter headphones have the additional facility of SPLIT CUE/PFL. When this button is
selected, the monitor source will be heard in mono in the left headphone, and CUE/PFL will
be heard in mono in the right headphone. The button is illuminated yellow when selected.
The selection of this button can be locked if required.
Talkback
When pressed, the Talkback button will route talkback from the talkback microphone to
the guest headphones. The talkback signal can be configured to either cut or mix into the
headphones.
While the talkback button is pressed, the switch is illuminated RED and the talkback is
active. The buttons work with both a momentary and latched operation. If held down, the
selection is cancelled when released, otherwise the button is alternate action.
If necessary it is also possible to permanently route the talkback audio to the talkback
connector on the back panel irrespective of whether TALKBACK or CUE/PFL & T/B have
been pressed. This may be required if an additional talkback routing panel is used to route
talkback to multiple locations.
Mute
The red mute LED will illuminate whenever a mic channel, which has been designated
to Control Room mute, goes live. This will mute the control room monitors to prevent
feedback. Two pairs of contacts on the remote connector of the PGM output channel will
close whenever the mute function is active. These can be used to remotely illuminate “Mic
Live” lights.
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Dim / Mute
When a channel with the monitor mute option configured has PFL selected, the control
room monitors can be set to either dim or mute. If the fader is then opened, the monitors
will mute irrespective of this setting. The red mute LED will still illuminate if the monitors
are set to DIM rather than MUTE on PFL.
Meter Controls
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Program / Meters Follow Monitors
The PGM / MFM Button selects whether the meters should display
PGM only or display the selection that is heard in the presenters
headphones. The selection of this button can be locked if required.
This button is illuminated RED if MFM is selected.
PPM / VU
Fig 2-27: Program/
Meters Follow
Monitors
The meters can be configured
to display either PPM or VU. A
red LED is illuminated next to
the currently active scale. The
meter mode is a configuration
option available through SCi
The PPM meters have a 1-7 scale
and will be configured such
that a 1kHz signal, at 0dBu at
the PGM output, will indicate a
meter reading of 4. Each mark
on the PPM scale indicates a
4dB change in signal level.
Fig 2-28: PPM / VU
The VU meter operates between -20 and +3 Volume units and follows the standard
definition for a VU meter. Please see ANSI C16.5-1942, BS 6840 or IEC 60268-17 for more
details.
User Guide – Section 2-5 Output Buses
PGM Output
The PGM output provides stereo balanced XLR outputs. The PGM
Output is used as the main transmission bus. All channels that are on
and faded in are mixed on to this bus.
Fig 2-29: PGM Output
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Cleanfeed Outputs
The Telco cleanfeed is a mono balanced output
used to return a mono version of the program
bus back to telephone hybrid. All channels
except channel 5, input 2 (Telco) are routed to
this bus.
Digital Outputs
The S1 has two digital outputs that work at the
same time. The first is AES/EBU which is on a
balanced XLR connector. The second is S/PDIF
which is found on an unbalanced RCA connector.
These both carry the PGM output. The digital
output can be synced to either the on-board
master clock or either of the designated sync
inputs. There are three distinct synchronisation
modes:
Fig 2-30: Cleanfeed
Outputs
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The stereo cleanfeed output works in a similar
way to the to the telco cleanfeed. Essentially, it is
the same as the PGM output without channel 6,
input2 routed. This can then be used as a return
for an ISDN codec.
Fig 2-31: Digital Outputs
Master Mode
The digital outputs are locked to the on-board master clock and is therefore constantly
operating at the chosen sample rate. No sync signal is used or required. The internal clock
can be set to 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz.
Slave Mode
The digital outputs are locked to one of the three external sync inputs; AES/EBU, S/PDIF or
word clock. If the lock is lost, the digital PGM output is disabled until another lock is secured.
Auto Mode
The digital outputs are locked to one of the three external sync inputs but if the sync is lost,
the master clock replicates and resumes at the sample rate of the lost signal.
When the digital output of the mixer is set to either slave or auto modes, the desk will
automatically synchronise to the first available input source. The three sync inputs, AES/
EBU, S/PDIF and word clock are all auto sensing.
To learn more about the configuration of synchronisation options, read section 4 – SCi
(page 35).
Lock Indicator
The illuminated lock indicator shows that the
digital output is locked . If synchronisation is lost
then the indicator will flash.
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Fig 2-32: Lock
Indicator
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Auxiliary Outputs
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The S1 has two auxiliary buses so that alternative
outputs from the PGM can be created and used. The
mix that is created on these buses is available from
a 9 pin d-type connector which is located on the
rear panel. For more information on the use of the
auxiliary bus, please read section 3 – Making the most
of the auxiliary outputs (page 28).
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Fig 2-33: Stereo
Aux Outputs
Auxiliary master gain and PRE / POST
Selection
Each auxiliary bus has a master gain control. This
controls the level of the whole bus between fully
attenuated and unity. Each bus also has a global
setting of PRE or POST fader. If PRE is selected, each
channels audio is routed to the auxiliary bus before it
passed through the fader. This means that the fader
has no effect. If POST is selected, the audio is routed
to the auxiliary bus after it has passed through the
fader. This means that the fader now plays a part in
the overall level of that channel on the auxiliary bus.
This is true whether the channel is turned on or not.
If POST is selected, the button will be illuminated
red. Both buttons can be locked in either mode.
Additionally, by default, a POST auxiliary bus can
not be set to PRE until all the faders are down. For
more information on how to configure these options,
please read section 4 – SCi (page 35).
Fig 2-34: Auxiliary master gain and PRE /
POST Selection
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3 Mixer Applications
The following section will show you how to setup and use the mixer for most standard
applications. It is intended as a quick ‘how to’ guide to get you up and running as quickly
and efficiently as possible. If you are already comfortable with setting up the mixer, please
move on to the next chapter – Advanced Configuration to learn how to further configure
your desk and get the most from your equipment.
Before reading this section it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with all the
different types of connectors and cabling that is used on the S1. Please refer to appendix A.
1.
Standard setup and applications. Page 22.
2.
Making the most of Auxiliary Outputs. Page 28.
3.
The use of external equipment with the S1. Page 29.
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Presenter Controlled Studio
The following setup with a presenter in a studio controlling all aspects of the transmission is
ideal where space or resources are limited. This kind of setup would suit small radio stations
including university or hospital radio. The setup diagrams are divided into 3 figures
for clarity.
Flashcard/USB Player
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CD Player
Transmitter
TX
PC Running Sonifex
SCi For Setup & Control
PC Radio
Playout Software
S1 Mixer (Rear
View - Flipped
upside down)
Amplifier
Speakers
S1 Mixer
(Top View)
Sonifex SignalLED
Illuminated Signs
Studio
Fig 3-1a: Presenter In Studio - External Equipment Connections
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Telephone
Sonifex HY-03
TelephoneHybrid
S1 Mixer
(Rear
View Flipped
upside
down)
S1 Mixer
(Top View)
Studio
Fig 3-1b: Presenter In Studio - Telephone Line Connections
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Guest Headphones
Presenter
Microphone
Guest Microphones
Sonifex Redbox
RB-HD6 (or go
directly out of single
guest headphones)
Presenter
Headphone
S1 Mixer
(Rear
View Flipped
upside
down)
S1 Mixer
(Top View)
Studio
Fig 3-1c: Presenter In Studio - Presenter and Guest Connections
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Producer Controlled Studio With Seperate Presenter
Setting up the mixer in this way allows the presenter to present and hands the production
responsibility to someone else. This kind of setup would be ideal in situations where the
presenter is unskilled with mixing desks allowing an engineer to control the audio quality,
while the presenter concentrates on the audio content. Another case for this method is if the
presenter and guests are being filmed. The equipment can be discretely in another room,
rather than cluttering the video. Again, the setup diagram is split into 3 figures for clarity.
Flashcard/USB Player
Transmitter
TX
PC Running Sonifex
SCi For Setup & Control
PC Radio
Playout Software
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CD Player
S1 Mixer (Rear
View - Flipped
upside down)
Amplifier
Speakers
S1 Mixer
(Top View)
Sonifex SignalLED
Illuminated Signs
Control
Room
Fig 3-2a: Presenter And Producer In Control Room - External Equipment Connections
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Telephone
Telephone
Sonifex HY-03T
TelephoneHybrid
S1 Mixer
(Rear
View Flipped
upside
down)
S1 Mixer
(Top View)
Control
Room
Fig 3-2b: Presenter And Producer In Control Room - Telephone Line Connections
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Interview Room
Presenter
Microphone
Presenter
Headphones
Guest
Headphones
Sonifex Redbox RB-HD6
Producer
Headphone
S1 Mixer
(Rear
View Flipped
upside
down)
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Producer
Microphone
Guest
Microphone
3
S1 Mixer
(Top View)
Control
Room
Fig 3-2c: Presenter And Producer In Control Room - Presenter and Guest Connections
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Global Talkback
MIXER AP P LI C AT I ON S
The Global Talkback Mode provides a method of guests talking to each other when all
of their faders are down. The Global Talkback Mode, automatically activates the CUE/
PFL button on the respective channels awell as turning on AUTO CUE/PFL on the Guest
Headphones allowing the guests to hear and talk to eachother. The presenter can cancel
any of the channel CUE/PFL’s at any time. When a channel fader in the global talkback group
goes up, the global talkback mode deactivates and the CUE/PFL and AUTO CUE/PFL buttons
return to their original state. To Configure a Global Talkback please refer to the SCi chapter
of the handbook.
User Guide – Section 2-3 Making the most of auxiliary outputs
The auxiliary buses provide two alternative outputs to use as desired. This opens up several
practical options to the user.
Auxiliary bus to record a session
The user can connect the either auxiliary output to recording equipment and record what is
present on the bus. The producer decides what audio is on the bus by setting the volume on
each channel to the appropriate level, creating a totally new mix. Using PRE and POST allows
the producer to discriminate between recording all audio or just what is faded in at the time.
The producer can also decide what output level the mix should have by using the master
volume control for the particular AUX channel in use.
Auxiliary bus to record an off air phone call
It is possible to use an auxiliary bus to record a telephone conversation off air, whilst
transmitting from the PGM output. Before the conversation, chose an auxiliary bus and turn
down all of the individual channel gains. Turn the gain on the presenters channel (typically
channel 1) and the telco channel (typically channel 5) to the required levels and set the
bus to PRE. When the phone call is received, the presenter can press the CUE/PFL & T/B
button and talk to the caller. The conversation can be recorded using external equipment
connected to the specific auxiliary output on the back panel.
Log the presenter
The user can create content review material by logging all presenter dialogue. Chose an
auxiliary channel and turn down all individual channel gains for that channel. Turn the
presenters auxiliary channel gain to the required level, set the master gain and use in POST
mode. All on air material from the the presenters mic can be recorded from the auxiliary
output on the back panel.
To avoid the patches of silence that would occur while audio or jingles are playing, use the
remote control start and stop signals that are used to trigger the CD player, jingle player etc
to also trigger the logging equipment if this option is available. Find out more about the
remote control ports in chapter 4.
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Create a talkback source
If you require multiple talkback sources, create a custom talkback mix on an aux channel
and set is to PRE. Connect the Aux Output L to the channel 1 LINE input. After connecting
the presenters Mic to channel 1, Use SCi (to find out more about SCi, turn to section 4) to
configure the talkback source to channel 1 Line and lock the channel 1 source button to Mic
Input. This will prevent a loop back connection.
Use an auxiliary bus to create a clean feed for a hybrid unit
User Guide – Section 3-4 External equipment and the S1
Most of the equipment needed such as microphones, headphones and CD players are selfexplanatory. Occasionally you may need extra external equipment to really make the most
of the mixer. Here are a few suggestions:
Headphone distribution amplifiers
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If the user would like to use a second hybrid, an auxiliary channel can be used to create a
clean feed return. Turn the gain to all channels that are being broadcast to the required
levels except for the channel which is receiving the audio from the second hybrid. Select
POST so that everything that is heard has been mixed correctly. This channel should be
muted. Connect the left channel of the auxiliary output to the the second hybrids clean feed
input. If presenter would like to talk to the caller off air, turn off the presenter channel and
fade in. This will allow the the presenter to be heard on the auxiliary bus but not on the PGM
output. The presenter can press CUE PFL on the second hybrid channel to listen to
the caller.
If the application requires more than one set of guest headphones, then a headphone
distribution amplifier is required. This will take one headphone output and create multiple
new outputs from it, without affecting the signal or line impedance. Simply take the
output from the guest headphones socket and connect it to the distribution amplifier. It is
recommended that you use the SONIFEX RB-HD series.
Microphone amplifiers
Some applications may require more microphone inputs. If this is the case you could
use the Line inputs with dedicated microphone amplifier. Connect your microphone to
the amplifier’s input and connect the amplifier’s output to the required line input. It is
recommended that you use the SONIFEX RB-MA series.
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Telephone hybrid
Use a telephone hybrid to open the show up to interaction with the outside world. A
hybrid allows you to receive phone calls and send them to your mixer as audio. Connect
the hybrids audio output to the mixers telco channel (channel 5) and connect the channel’s
clean feed output to the line input on the hybrid. The mixer has been designed to work with
the SONIFEX HY-03.
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On-Air Light
The On-Air light, also known as Mic Live,
is used to indicate to everyone inside or
outside of the Control Room and/or Studio
that microphones are live and on-air. A set of
latching relay contacts, activated by a control
room mute, are available on the Talkback 9
way D type socket on the rear panel of the
mixer for the Control Room On-Air light.
See the pin-outs of the talkback interface
for details. Shown below is an example of
connecting the latching relay contacts on
the talkback interface to a SONIFEX RB-LC3.
The remote connection on the RB-LC3 is
active low.
S1 rear panel 9 way
D-Type Talkback connector
Lamp
Pin 4
Pin 2
Pin 9
Pin 14
Mains
Output 1
Remote External
Controls Inputs
Fig 3-3: On-Air Light
Mic Cue Light
The mic cue light is used to indicate to a guest, etc, situated in a talks studio, that they
should speak. The cue light is usually green, and there is usually one per microphone. This
should not be confused with a mic live light, which is red and there is one per studio or
control room, also known as “On Air light” (see above).
Open collector outputs for each channel are provided on the Remote Connectors. See the
remote connectors section for details
NOTE: It is vital that mains voltages are NOT connected to any of the connectors on the
mixer. If your On-Air light is to be mains operated then you should use a suitable optoisolated solid-state mains relay. The SONIFEX RB-LC3 Light/Power controller is a suitable unit
that will control up to three On-Air lights and/or Mic cue lights.
Voice Processors On Mic Channels
To use an outboard effects unit with a microphone, for example, a voice processor an
auxiliary bus could be used and returned through a spare input channel.
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Use of the external inputs
The external inputs found on the rear panel are used to send audio to the presenter and
guest headphones and to the monitor output. The external inputs can not be routed to
the PGM output. Theses should be used to relay information information or audio to the
presenter and guests which should be kept isolated from the transmission path.
Connect portable audio sources using DROP-IN
The drop in socket is used to add audio from an additonal external source such as a portable
MP3 player. Connect the source to the mixer and the source will over ride all audio on
Channel 7. This can be routed to the PGM output.
The meterbridge is an expansion port that allows external meterbridge components to
be connected. This includes a variety of different meter, timer and monitor panels. The
meterbridge port can also supply up to 15V @ 200mA to external equipment if required.
Appendix A (Page 44) contains the pin out and pin description for this port. For more
information on meterbridge components, please contact Sonifex.
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4 Advanced Configurations
The following section will show you how to truly maximise the mixers potential. Learn how
to control and trigger external equipment from your mixer, send visual messages to the
presenter enable off air group discussions and much more.
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The following section is divided into these parts:
1.
Remote Control – Control external equipment with fully configurable remote control
functions.
2.
General purpose inputs and outputs – Use a single or multiple combination of mixer
events to control external function. Page 33.
3.
SCi control interface – Learn how to configure your mixer using the dedicated
software interface, page 35.
User Guide – Section 4-1 Using the Remote Control
The remote control ports are available so that the user can control external equipment from
the mixer. The two remote connectors on the rear panel contain all of the START & STOP
outputs from the input channels. Each channel input has its own START and STOP remote
controls except the microphone inputs which only have START outputs. In the eventuality
that you require a microphone stop control signal, this could be configured using one of the
general purpose outputs.
Remote Mode
The remotes can be configured in a variety of different ways:
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Start from ON & Fader Up
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The start signal is generated when the channel is live (when the ON button is
solid green)
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A stop signal is generated when the channel is not live
Telco Mode
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The Telco mode sends the start pulse when the channel is initially armed (ON
button glows RED)
This allows a hybrid to connect before the channel goes live.
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glowing)
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Start from CUE/PFL & ON
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Aswell as the start signals being generated when the channel is live, a start
pulse can be configured to be sent when the CUE/PFL button is pressed. This
option would allow the automatic start of a cd player for example, when the
presenter prefades that particular channel.
Telco Mode with CUE/PFL
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This operates the same as the telco mode except the CUE/PFL button can also
generate start and stop remote signals
Momentary/Continuous
Repeated Starts Mode
It is possible to configure the ON button to operate in a Repeated Start Mode. If this option
is enabled, a start pulse will be sent when the channel initially goes live. If whilst the
channel is live (ON button is green), the ON button is pressed again, an additional start pulse
will be sent.
User Guide – Section 4-2 General purpose inputs and outputs
The S1 has five General Purpose Inputs/Outputs (GPIO) available. Each GPIO has been
designed to be very versatile & almost any operation with the mixer can be achieved when
utilising them.
General Purpose Inputs
Each GPI can be configured to perform up to 10 different operations from a single input. For
example, in a remote play out situation, you may want to:
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Force 4 channels ON with the faders forced up
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Force 4 channels to input 1
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Mute the Control Room Monitors
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Each remote output can be configured to operate in momentary or continuous modes.
This configuration would utilise 9 of the 10 operations available for an individual GPI.
Options / Configuration
The Input can be configured to operate in several different ways:
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Momentary / Continuous GPI
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Active High / Low GPI
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To Configure a GPIO please refer to the GPI: mode in the Serial Command Interface Section.
General Purpose Outputs
Each GPO can be configured to generate an output from up to 10 different internal controls.
For example, a GPO could be configured to generate a global talkback function. The GPO
would be setup so that:
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When microphones 2, 3 and 4 are all not live, generate a GPO continuous output
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The GPO could then be linked back into one of the GPI’s with the Input Configured to:
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Force PFL on Mics 2,3 & 4
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Enable Auto CUE/PFL Guest
This would allow the guests to freely talk to each other until one of their mics goes live.
Options / Configuration
The Output can be configured to operate in several different ways aswell:
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Momentary / Continuous GPO
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Active High / Low GPO
Tally Back
In addition to the telco remote mode, the channel can be configured to show the state of
the external equipment. Once the channel has been armed, the channel will flash green,
until a GPI signal (tally back) has been received back to confirm that the external equipment
is now online. This will then allow the channel to be opened. If the external tally is lost (ie a
tbu goes offline), the mixer will wait for 1 second before muting the channel & returning to
the green flashing state.
In telco mode, it is possible to use the telco mode to set up an external link and then
switch over to use the other input on that particular channel. If the tally is lost whilst still
monitoring the other side of the input channel, the on button shall flash orange at a 25%
duty cycle, to show that the external link has been lost.
To re-setup the link, the user must switch to the channel with the telco mode, turn the
channel off, & then turn it back on. When the tally is received from the external equipment,
the orange/green flashing will stop.
Automation Tally
An automation tally can be used as a visual indication to the presenter that something
is happening or about to happen. When an auto tally is configured on a playout system
channel for example, the auto tally could be used to indicate to the presenter that the
playout track is about to end. When the GPI becomes active the ON button will flash green.
To configure all GPIO and tally modes, please refer to the SCi section
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User Guide – Section 4-3 SCi and the S1
Sonifex SCi software is free of charge software available to
control and configure the S1 Mixer, as well as a plethora of
other Sonifex products, using RS-232 connections. The S1
Mixer is supported in version 1.110 and above.
Fig 4-1: RS-232
Serial Port
Download the latest SCi Software
This is located on the Sonifex website in the Sonifex
Downloads section: http://www.sonifex.co.uk/technical/
software
Connecting the RS-232 Serial Port:
Simply connect the S1 Mixer to your computer using a serial
cable, or USB to RS-232 adapter, to be ready for operation.
Using SCi for the first time:
Once the S1 Mixer is connected to the computer, launch SCi.
The first thing to appear will be the SCi Launcher.
Click on the large plus button and the software will try and
communicate with the relevant serial ports to discover any
Sonifex products connected. The S1 Mixer will be shown in
the list. If they are not listed, check the cable between the S1
Mixer and the computer. Close the device list and the S1 Mixer
should now be in the launcher.
Fig 4-2: SCi Launcher
Double click the S1 Mixer to launch the S1 SCi interface.
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Download and install the software.
SCi for S1
SCi allows the user control and configure the S1 Mixer remotely via RS-232. When using
SCi for the S1 Mixer, itshould not be run with a display resolution less than 1024x768.
1280x1024 is recommended.
The user interface consists of the main screen showing the status of the mixing desk and
configuration screens for individual channels, system settings and GPIO.
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Main Screen
Fig 4-3: Main Screen
The main screen is designed to emulate the user controls and displays on the physical
mixing console. It displays the live status of the buttons, faders, digital synchronisation and
control room monitor mute.
In addition, the main screen also has an indicator for the RS-232 connection. When red the
desk is connected, when yellow the desk is connecting and when white it is disconnected.
Button states can be modified by clicking on the button whereupon a menu will appear
with the relevant options for the button. Through the menu it is possible to turn buttons on
or off and also lock them to their current state.
The following buttons also have additional options:
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Set input to A or B (orC for channels 3 & 4)
Disable Mono or Stereo input (channels 3 & 4 only)
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CUE/PFL:
Turn button off when the fader is up
Enable Talkback (channels 5 & 6 only)
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AUX:
Lock button when it is set to POST and a fader is up
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Monitor Select:
Interlock or mix with other monitor inputs
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Note: The guest talkback button cannot be locked
Buttons can be controlled with a single click by enabling “Button Control” in the menu
described at the end of this chapter. In this instance the button menu can still be accessed
by right-clicking on the button.
Each channel has the ability to have an alias set and displayed in the virtual scribble pad.
This is set in the Channel Configuration screens. The monitor inputs (excluding PGM) also
have this capability. This is set in the System Configuration screen.
Channel Configuration
Each channel can be configured and tailored to your requirements through the Channel
Configuration screen. This is accessed via the “CONFIG” button bellow the virtual scribble
pad for each channel.
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The faders can also be set to “Forced Up” through the menu or by dragging the fader with
the mouse cursor (if Button Control is enabled)
Fig 4-4: Channel Configuration Screen
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Channel Information Box:
This displays the input options of the channel and allows you to change the alias text on the
main screen. To select another channel, use the drop down box.
Global Talkback Box:
This allows you to enable or disable Global Talkback mode for a particular input on the
channel. See page 28 for more information on global talkback.
PFL Button Box
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Cancel PFL on Fader:
When enabled, the PFL for the channel is turned off when the channel becomes routed (On
& fader up)
T/B Enabled (channels 5 & 6 only):
When disabled, the PFL is not routed to the talkback interface unless the CUE/PFL & TB
button is held down. If the CUE/PFL & TB button is on (routing to PFL), it will flash to indicate
this and solid to indicate it is being routed to the talkback interface.
Button Lock Box:
Locks the buttons on the desk in their current state. For channels 3 & 4 it is possible to
restrict the operator to Mic & Mono Line inputs or Mic & Stereo Line inputs.
Monitor Mute Box
This allows you to configure which inputs have the ability to mute the control room monitor
output when the channel is routed to the program output.
Remotes Setup Box
Remote input/output options are configured for inputs 1 & 2 independently. The current
input displayed can be changed using the drop down box.
Mode:
This allows you to set the conditions for the remote output to be active
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Remotes Disabled – Remote outputs are never started or stopped.
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Start from ON & Fader Up – Started when the ON button is active and the fader is up.
Stopped when the fader is down or the ON button is deactivated.
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Telco Mode (Starts on ON press) – Started when the ON button is activated. Stopped
when the ON button is deactivated.
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Start from ON & Fader Up or CUE/PFL – As per Start from ON & Fader Up but with the
addition of being started when the CUE/PFL button is activated and stopped when it
is deactivated.
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Telco Mode with CUE/PFL – As per Telco Mode but with the addition of being started
when the CUE/PFL button is activated and stopped when it is deactivated.
Start Function:
This sets whether the Start function is continuous (remains active) or momentary (active for
a approximately half a second)
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Stop Function:
This sets whether the Stop function is continuous (remains active) or momentary (active for
a approximately half a second). Please note, microphone inputs on channels 1-5 have no
stop function.
Tally Back
Telco Tally: Enable/ disable the Telco Tally Back input. If enabled, a GPI must be configured to
perform this task and the Remote Mode must be set to a Telco Mode
Automation Tally: Enable/ disable the Automation Tally Back input. If enabled a GPI must be
configured to perform this task.
This allows you to select how the ON button affects the remote signal
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ON/OFF: the remote starts when the button is turned on and stops when the button is
turned off
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ON/REPEAT/OFF: as per ON/OFF with an additional start signal being triggered when
the ON button is pressed again without being turned off i.e. when the channel is
routed.
Timers
This allows you to configure which inputs will trigger a timer signal when the channel
becomes routed. This is used with an external timer device such as the Sonifex S2-MT
Meterbridge Timer Panel.
GPIO Configuration
The GPIO screen allows the configuration of up to 10 functions for each GPI/GPO and also
options for the functions. Lists of common functions and options are provided by Sonifex
within SCi. For bespoke functions and options please contact Sonifex.
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ON Button Mode
Fig 4-5: GPIO Configuration
Screen
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System configuration
Fig 4-6: System Configuration Screen
Save Setup Box
This configures the internal memory of the S1
Auto Save Desk State to Memory:
This enables or disables the desk state tracking function within the S1. When enabled, the
state of the desk including buttons is saved every 10 seconds, unless a button is pressed
within those 10 seconds. This enables the desk to restore the state should the desk lose
power.
Digital Outputs Box
Here the Synchronisation Mode and the internal sample rate is set.
Sync Mode:
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Master: the output is always the sample rate specified by the Master Sample Rate
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Slave: the output always follows the sample rate of the Sync Input. When no Sync
signal is present, the digital output is disabled.
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Auto: The output follows the sample rate of the sync input. When no sync input is
present, the sample rate falls back to the Master sample rate.
Master Sample Rate
This is only available when in Master Mode. this allows you to set the sample rate used in
Master or when in Auto mode and the sync signal is not present.
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AUX Buttons Box
Lock on POST & Fader Up. When enabled, the AUX button is locked if it is set to post and any
of the channels are currently routed.
Monitor Set-up
Monitor Channels:
Alias
Set the text displayed in the virtual scribble pad on the main screen. Note: this feature is not
available for the PGM monitor channel.
Monitor Mute
It is possible to dim the volume of, instead of muting, the Control Room monitor output
when Control Room mute has been activated by an input channel
Metering:
Set the meter display method to either Peak Programme Meter (PPM) or Volume Unit (VU)
Button Lock:
Set which buttons, that do not form part of an input channel, are to be locked in their
current state.
Display Intensity
It is possible to adjust the brightness of the meter display and the buttons on the mixing
desk. Predetermined levels of intensity for the Meters and Buttons are independently
selected using the appropriate slide bar. The very top selects maximum intensity and the
very bottom selects the lowest intensity. For the meters the lowest intensity is off, this is
useful when using an external meter display such as the Sonifex S2-MPPT True PPM
Meter Panel.
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Interlock/ Mix
Select whether the monitor channel will interlock or mix with other monitor channels.
When set to interlock, the selection of the channel will deselect another channel also set to
interlock. When set to mix, the channel will mix with other monitor channels, including any
set to interlock.
Talkback Setup Box
Route Talkback
It is possible to configure when talkback audio should be routed to the rear talkback
connector output. This can either be permanent or only when the guest talkback button,
channel 5 CUE/PFL & TB button or channel 6 CUE/PFL & TB button is on.
Source
The talkback source is always channel 1 but the input that acts as the talkback can be set
to either Mic (Default) or Line. This is useful when using a line level input i.e. an external
microphone amplifier or voice processing unit.
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Guest Headphones:
When the Guest talkback button is pressed, select whether the talkback audio mixes with
the current guest monitor output or replaces the output.
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Information & Updates
Fig 4-7: Information & Updates Screen
System Information
The system information section displays the mixer identification, serial number, base code
version and firmware version. The firmware version shows 2 strings indicating the version of
the output board code followed by the stereo board code.
Save/ Load Configuration:
SCi provides the ability to configure the desk and store the configuration for later use.
For example, a presenter may have a specific set-up for their show, whilst the preceding
presenter may have their own desired set-up. Using this function, any number of
configurations and be saved and recalled with a few clicks.
First, configure the desk as desired. Secondly, click “Save Configuration” and save. To reload
the settings, click “Load Configuration” and select your configuration file.
Restore defaults:
This restores the S1 to factory defaults. Refer to the rest of the manual for
information.
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Update Firmware:
Occasionally, it may be necessary to upgrade the firmware on the S1 to add new
functionality and fix software bugs. New firmware updates will be made available from time
to time on the Sonifex website. Visit www.sonifex.co.uk for details. To install new firmware,
click “Update Firmware”, select the DWN file and click Open.
It is vital that neither the serial connection nor mains power to the S1 should be interrupted
during the update process. If this should happen or the update is unsuccessful for any other
reason, the S1 will enter a bootstrap mode. Another attempt at uploading the firmware can
be made from here.
RS-232 indicators
At the bottom of each screen, a red indicator will show when data is being received from the
S1 Mixer and a green indicator will show when data is being sent from SCi.
Options menu
At the top of each screen, the down arrow icon will display a menu when clicked.
Debug:
This displays the data that is being transferred between SCi and the S1 mixer. It is also
possible to enter RS-232 commands manually in this screen.
Launcher:
Displays the SCi Launcher
Connect/ Disconnect:
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There are 2 processors running firmware that can be updated: the output board and the
stereo board. Please ensure that you select the correct option and the correct file when
updating the S1 mixer code.
Enable/ Disable the RS-232 connection to the S1.
Properties:
Modify the RS-232 settings including Parity, Data Bits, Stop Bits and Baud Rate. Only the
following baud rates are available for use with the S1: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200.
The desk will automatically revert to 19200 when the desk is reset or turned on. Caution
should be taken when adjusting RS-232 settings and will never normally need to be
modified.
Button Control:
See the main screen section.
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5 Connectors and Cabling
Many of the problems associated with installing and maintaining a mixing console are due
to the use of poor cables or faulty connections. It is recommended that, wherever possible,
pre-wired cables are purchased from recommended manufacturers. If you need bespoke
cables making, please ensure that a qualified engineer carries out the work.
The main types of connectors used with the S1 mixers are the following:
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XLR 3 Pin Connectors
The following diagram shows the pin details for the 3 pin XLR sockets and plugs:
Line, Mic &
AES/EBU Inputs
C/F, L/R Stereo &
AES/EBU Outputs
Pin 2. Hot (In Phase) Signal
Pin 2. Hot (In Phase) Signal
Pin 1. Ground (Screen) Signal
Pin 1. Ground (Screen) Signal
Pin 3. Cold (Out Of Phase) Signal
Pin 3. Cold (Out Of Phase) Signal
3 Pin Socket
(Female)
3 Pin Socket
(Male)
Fig 5-1: XLR 3 Pin Connectors
RCA Phono Connector
This connector is used on the Stereo RCA Channels and the S/PDIF on the digital input/
output channels.
Stereo Left & Right & S/PDIF
Inputs
Inner. Hot (In Phase) Signal
Outer. Ground (Screen) Signal
RCA Phono
(Female)
Fig 5-2: RCA Phono Connector
BNC Connector
This connector is used for the Word clock inputs on the PGM output channel.
Word Clock
Inputs
Inner. Hot (In Phase) Signal
Outer. Ground (Screen) Signal
BNC (Female)
Fig 5-3: BNC Connector
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¼“ ‘A’ Gauge Stereo Jack Plug used for T/B in and T/B Out
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Tip - T/B Signal
6.35mm
‘A’ Gauge Stereo Jack Plugs
Ring - Control Signal (T/B In)
‘A’ Gauge Stereo
Jack Plugs can be connected as follows:
Sleeve - Common
¼“ ‘A’ Gauge Stereo Jack Plug
used for Headphones and Monitors
Tip - Left Signal
Ring - Right Signal
Sleeve - Ground (Screen) Signal
D Type Connectors
Several different D type connectors are used on the S1. A 25 pin plug is used for the
remotes. A 9 pin socket is use for the external inputs, Auxiliary outputs, RS232, & Talkback
Interface. A 15 pin socket is used for the meter bridge interface.
9 Pin D-Type Plug used
for Remotes and Ext Inputs
15 Pin D-Type Socket used for Analogue
Outpus and Mute Relays
9 Pin D-Type Socket used
for Remotes and Ext Inputs
Pin 5
Pin 1
Pin 6
Pin 15
Pin 9
Pin 8
Pin 9
Pin 14
Pin 25
Pin 1
25 Pin D-Type Socket
used for Remotes
Pin 1
Pin 13
Pin 9
Pin 6
Pin 5
25 Pin D-Type Plug
used for Audio Inputs
15 Pin D-Type Plug used for Analogue
Outpus and Mute Relays
Pin 25
Pin 14
Pin 9
Pin 1
Pin 15
Pin 8
Pin 1
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Fig 5-4: 6.35mm ‘A’ Gauge Stereo Jack Plugs
Pin 13
Pin 1
List of ports:
9 way d type socket
Fig 5-5: D Type Connectors
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Connector Pin Outs
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External Inputs Connector
Pin 1: Chassis ground.
Pin 2: Ext 1 left phase.
Pin 3: Ext 1 right phase.
Pin 4: Ext 2 left phase.
Pin 5: Ext 2 right phase.
Pin 6: Ext 1 left non-phase.
Pin 7: Ext 1 right non-phase.
Pin 8: Ext 2 left non-phase.
Pin 9: Ext 2 right non-phase.
Meterbridge Port
Pin 1: METER AUDIO LEFT
Pin 2: CUE PFL CONTROL
Pin 3: TIMER 2
Pin 4: TIMER 1
Pin 5: CUE / PFL AUDIO LEFT
Pin 6: +15V
Pin 7: AGND
Pin 8: PROGRAM AUDIO LEFT
Pin 9: METER AUDIO RIGHT
Pin 10: CONTROL ROOM MUTE
Pin 11: REVERSE TALKBACK AUDIO
Pin 12: AGND
Pin 13: CUE PFL AUDIO RIGHT
Pin 14: AGND
Pin 15: PROGRAM AUDIO RIGHT
Audio being displayed on the S1 meter
Logic output to indicate a pfl button is pressed
Used to start and stop timer modules. Can be used for timing voice-overs, for example
Audio for external metering
15v @ 200mA to power external equipment
Audio for external metering
Audio being displayed on the S1 meter
Logic signal to indicate control speakers are muted
Reverse talkback to presenter
Audio for external metering
Audio for external metering
Talkback Port
Pin 1: AGND
Pin 2: TALKBACK AUDIO OUT
Pin 3: TALKBACK OUT CONTROL
Pin 4: NORMALLY OPEN RELAY CONTACT
Pin 5: NORMALLY CLOSE RELAY CONTACT
Pin 6: TALKBACK AUDIO IN
Pin 7: TALKBACK IN CONTROL
Pin 8: DGND
Pin 9: WIPER RELAY CONTACT
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Auxiliary Output Connector
Pin 1: Chassis ground.
Pin 2: Aux 1 left phase.
Pin 3: Aux 1 right phase.
Pin 4: Aux 2 left phase.
Pin 5: Aux 2 right phase.
Pin 6: Aux 1 left non-phase.
Pin 7: Aux 1 right non-phase.
Pin 8: Aux 2 left non-phase.
Pin 9: Aux 2 right non-phase.
Pin 1: Channel 1 Mic Start
Pin 2: Channel 1 Line Start
Pin 3: GPIO 1
Pin 4: Channel 2 Line Stop
Pin 5: DGND
Pin 6: Channel 3 Mic Start
Pin 7: Channel 3 Line Start
Pin 8: GPIO 3
Pin 9: Channel 4 Line Stop
Pin 10: DGND
Pin 11: Channel 5 Mic Start
Pin 12: Channel 5 Telco Start
Pin 13: GPIO 5
Pin 14: Channel 1 Line Stop
Pin 15: DGND
Pin 16: Channel 2 Mic Start
Pin 17: Channel 2 Line Start
Pin 18: GPIO 2
Pin 19: Channel 3 Line Stop
Pin 20: DGND
Pin 21: Channel 4 Mic Start
Pin 22: Channel 4 Line Start
Pin 23: GPIO 4
Pin 24: Channel 5 Line Stop
Pin 25: DGND
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Mono Remote Connector
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CO NNEC TORS AN D C A BLI N G
Stereo Remote Connector
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Pin 1: Channel 6 Input 1 Start
Pin 2: Channel 6 Input 2 Start
Pin 3: DGND
Pin 4: Channel 7 Input 1 Stop
Pin 5: Channel 7 Input 2 Stop
Pin 6: Channel 8 Input 1 Start
Pin 7: Channel 8 Input 2 Start
Pin 8: DGND
Pin 9: Channel 9 Input 1 Stop
Pin 10: Channel 9 Input 2 Stop
Pin 11: Channel 10 Input 1 Start
Pin 12: Channel 10 Input 2 Start
Pin 13: DGND
Pin 14: Channel 6 Input 1 Stop
Pin 15: Channel 6 Input 2 Stop
Pin 16: Channel 7 Input 1 Start
Pin 17: Channel 7 Input 2 Start
Pin 18: DGND
Pin 19: Channel 8 Input 1 Stop
Pin 20: Channel 8 Input 2 Stop
Pin 21: Channel 9 Input 1 Start
Pin 22: Channel 9 Input 2 Start
Pin 23: DGND
Pin 24: Channel 10 Input 1 Stop
Pin 25: Channel 10 Input 2 Stop
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6 Technical Specification
Input / Output Impedances
> 1k5Ω electronically balanced
Mono Line Input:
> 20kΩ electronically balanced.
Stereo Line Input:
> 20kΩ electronically balanced.
PGM Output:
< 50Ω electronically balanced
Monitor Outputs:
< 75Ω unbalanced.
AES Input/Output:
110Ω
S/PDIF Input/Output:
75Ω
BNC Wordclock input:
50Ω
Input / Output Gain Range
Mic Input:
Preset pot +21dB to +64dB ref -50dBu,
TRIM pot ± 12dB
Mono Line Input:
Switch 0dB to +10dB ref 0dBu,
TRIM pot ± 12dB
Stereo Line Input:
Switch 0dB to +10dB ref 0dBu,
TRIM pot ± 12dB
Telco Input:
Switch 0dB to +10dB ref 0dBu,
TRIM pot ± 12dB
T E CH N I C A L SP ECIFIC ATIO N
Mic Input:
Telco Output:
Stereo Cleanfeed Input:
Switch 0dB to +10dB ref 0dBu,
TRIM pot ± 12dB
Stereo Cleanfeed Output:
Digital Input:
0dBFS = +18dBu on input;
TRIM pot ± 12dB
Digital Output:
0dBFS = +18dBu
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Frequency Response
Mic Input:
40Hz to 20kHz –1dB, +0dB
Line Inputs:
20Hz to 20kHz –0.5dB, +0dB
RCA Input:
20Hz to 20kHz –0.5dB, +0dB
TECHNIC AL SP E CI FI C AT I ON
Noise (20Hz to 20kHz)
Mic Input E.I.N.:
-130dB with 150Ω source.
Stereo Inputs (fader down, no
routing):
-92dBu ref 0dB
Stereo Inputs (fader down, one
channel routed):
-91dBu
Stereo Inputs (unity gain, one
channel routed):
-86 dBu
Stereo Inputs (unity gain, two
channels routed):
-83 dBu
Distortion
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.015% at 1kHz, 0dBu
0.015% at 10kHz, 0dBu
Crosstalk
Inter-channel:
> -80dBu typically
Equalisation
LF:
Shelving at 100Hz.
± 7dB
HF:
Shelving at 6.5kHz.
± 7dB
Range
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Pan Range
off/-3dB centre/off
Balance Range
± 6dB
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Common Mode Rejection Ratio
Mic Input:
>60dB typically
Digital I/O
32kHz – 96kHz
Output Sample Rates (Using
Onboard Clock):
32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, & 96kHz
Output Sample Width:
24 bit
Output
Headphone Output Load
>45 ohms, recommended 400
Maximum Output (Analogue)
+26dBu balanced into 2k or greater
Weight
Unit
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Sync Input Sample Rate Range:
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D E FAU LT S E T T I N G S
7 Default Settings
D EFAULT S E T T I N G S
The S1 Mixer is supplied with factory defaults set as follows. The unit can be returned to this
state via SCi (see page 43) or by holding down the AUX Pre/Post and the RM/MFM buttons
during power up. Hold the 3 buttons down and 3 lamps will flash for 5 seconds and then
switch fully on. Then release the buttons to return the unit to the factory default state.
Function
Options
Channel
Select
See CHS:
Command
Default Button
Selection
CUE/PFL
See PFL:
Command
Input 1 (Mic)
Channel
6-10
Input 1
Default Button
Selection
PFL Off
Lockout Button
Button
Enabled
Cancel PFL
on Fader Up
Input 1 off
Button
Enabled
Cancel PFL
on Fader Up
Input 1 off
Button
Enabled
Cancel PFL
on Fader Up
Input 1 off
Input 2 off
Input 2 off
Input 2 off
Start / Stop
Start / Stop
Button
Enabled
Start / Stop
Start / Stop
Button
Enabled
Start / Stop
Start / Stop
Button
Enabled
Auto Cancel PFL
Channel armed on
Input 1
Channel armed on
Input 2
Mode for Input 1
Mode for Input 2
Lockout Button
Button
Enabled
-
Channel 3,4
Button
Enabled
All 3 inputs
selectable
PFL Off
Limit Selection
ON
See CON:
Command
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Lockout Button
Channel
1,2,5
Input 1 (Mic)
Button
Enabled
PFL Off
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Function
Options
Remote
Input A
See RMA:
Command
Mode for Input 1
Control
Room Mute
See MCH:
Command
Timers
See TMR:
Command
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Start Operation for
Input 2
Stop Operation for
Input 2
Input 2 Tally Back
(GPI required)
Input 2 Auto Tally
(GPI required)
Enable on Input 1
Enable on Input 2
Timer 1 on input 1
Timer 1 on input 2
Timer 2 on input 1
Timer 2 on input 2
Channel 3,4
Start from
ON & Fader
Up
Continuous
Start
Continuous
Stop
Channel
6-10
Start from
ON & Fader
Up
Momentary
Start
Momentary
Stop
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Start from
ON & Fader
Up
Momentary
Start
Momentary
Stop
Disabled
Start from
ON & Fader
Up
Momentary
Start
Momentary
Stop
Disabled
Start from
ON & Fader
Up
Momentary
Start
Momentary
Stop
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
D E FAU LT S E T TIN GS
Remote for
Line Input
See RMB:
Command
Start Operation for
Input 1
Stop Operation for
Input 1
(a GPO must be
configured to use
a Mic Remote Stop
on channels 1-5)
Input 1 Tally Back
(GPI required)
Input 1 Auto
Tally Back (GPI
required)
Mode for Input 2
Channel
1,2,5
Start from
ON & Fader
Up
Continuous
Start
Continuous
Stop
7
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
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8 Serial Communication Protocol
Sonifex SCi remote control software handles all communication with the S1 via a convenient
graphical user interface. However, this protocol is provided for those users who wish
to develop their own remote control applications or communicate with the S1 using a
text-based terminal program. For more information on how to install and operate the SCi
software, please see page 35. Details of the protocol are available upon request. Please note
that protocol for the GPI and SRQ commands are not included.
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Connection is 19200,e,8,1 with XON/XOFF flow control.
Commands are case-insensitive and all parameters are in hex.
Commands should be terminated in a carriage return character, a line feed character may be
sent but it will be ignored.
Responses will be CR & LF terminated.
After power up a welcome string is sent – “Initialising S1 Mixing Desk…done”
Remote Control Commands
|| indicates a shorter command can be sent. The || indicates the point at which the command
can be terminated and will remain valid
On/off style options (1/0) can also be sent the value 2. This state is an ignore operation for
that parameter & does not make any changes to that particular setting.
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Command
Description
Response
ACP:a,b||c
Configure Auto CUE/PFL Buttons
ACK:
A = Channel number.
1 = Guest CUE/PFL
2 = Monitor CUE/PFL
3 = Presenter CUE/PFL
4 = Reserved
5 = Split CUE/PFL
B = Button Control
1 = on
0 = off
C = Lock Out Button
1 = Lock out
0 = Normal Operation
ACP:a?
Read Auto CUE / PFL Button Status
ACP:a,b,c
AUX:a,b,||c,d
Configure Auxiliary Buttons
ACK:
A = Aux Channel number.
1 selects Ch 1
2 selects Ch 2
B = Button Control
1 = on
0 = off
C = Lock Out Button
1 = Lock out
0 = Normal Operation
D = Lock Btn if set to Post when Fader is Up
1 = Lock
0 = Normal Operation
AUX:a?
Read Auxiliary Button Status
AUX:a,b,c,d
A = Channel number. (see above)
Bnn:
Baud Rate
ACK: (at old rate)
Nn=11 (115200)
Nn=57 (57600)
Nn=38 (38400)
Nn=19 (19200)
Nn=96 (9600)
BSV:
Base Firmware Version
BSV:x
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Command
Description
Response
CHS:a,b,||c
Configure Channel Select Buttons
ACK:
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
for Channels 1,2,5-10:
B = Button Control
2 = No Change
1 = Input 2
0 = Input 1
C = Lock Out Button
2 = No Change
1 = Lock out
0 = Normal Operation
for Channels 3,4:
B = Button Control
2 = Input 3
1 = Input 2
0 = Input 1
C = Lock Out Button
4 = No Change
3 = Disable Stereo Line Input
2 = Disable Mono Line Input
1 = Lock out
0 = Normal Operation
CHS:a?
Read Channel Select Button Status
CHS:a,b,c
A = Channel number. (see above)
N.B. On Channels 1-2 ,5-10:
C will return 3 for normal operation as effectively it has the “stereo input” selection mode disabled.
COL:a,b,c,d,e
Update Intensity
ACK:
A = Red
B = Green
C = Green / Orange
D = Red / Orange
E = 3MM RED LEDs
COL:?
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Hex Values for each colour can be in the range 0-f
Read Colour Values
COL:a,b,c,d,e
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Response
ACK:
D = Mode for Input 1
0 = ON / OFF
1 = ON / REPEAT / OFF
E = Mode for Input 2
0 = ON / OFF
1 = ON / REPEAT / OFF
F = Lock Button
0 = Normal Operation
1 = Button Locked
G = Force Fader Up
1 = Fader Forced Up
0 = Normal Operation
N.B. if button is forced on,(F=1) the B / C = Button Control has no effect.
N.B If Telco mode on Input 1 is enabled, option D shall be forced to 0 = ON / OFF
N.B If Telco mode on Input 2 is enabled, option E shall be forced to 0 = ON / OFF
CON:a?
Read ON Button Status
CON:a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i
A = Channel number. (see above)
H = Fader Position
0 = Fader Down
1 = Fader Up
I = Channel Routed
0 = Not Routed
1 = Routed
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Command
Description
CON:a,b,c,||d,e,f,g
Configure ON Buttons
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
B = Input 1 ON Control
1 = on
0 = off
C = Input 2 ON Control
1 = on
0 = off
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Command
Description
Response
DIM:a
Configure whether a channel with control ACK:
room mute selected should dim or mute
monitors when it has PFL selected
A = DIM / MUTE
1 = Dim Monitors on PFL
0 = Mute Monitors on PFL
N.B Monitors will always mute when a channel with mute enabled goes live (ON & Fader Up)
ACK:
DIM:?
Read DIM / MUTE on PFL Status
DIM:a,b
B = Mute Status
0 = Not Muting
1 = Muting
DIS:?
Read Digital Input Status
DIS:a,b,c,d
A = Channel 9 SPDIF / Optical Selection
1 = SPDIF
0 = Optical
B = Channel 9 Sync
0 = No Sync
1 = Sync
A = Channel 10 SPDIF / Optical Selection
1 = SPDIF
0 = Optical
B = Channel 10 Sync
0 = No Sync
1 = Sync
DST:
Upload Sub Processor Firmware
DWN:
Upload Processor Firmware
EEP:a,b Save Configuration
ACK:
A = Enable write
1 = any config updates will be written to eeprom
0 = config updates will not be written to eeprom
B = Enable Auto Save Settings
1 = Auto save desk state enabled
0 = Disabled
EEP:?
Read EEPROM Status
EEP:a,b,c
C = EEPROM Auto Save Error
GPI:a,b
Configure GPIO
A = GPIO Pin Number ( 1 – 5)
B = Data
ACK:
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MCH:a,b,c
Configure Control Room Mute
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
B = Input 1 Mute
1 = Mute Enabled
0 = Mute Disabled
C = Input 2 Mute
1 = Mute Enabled
0 = Mute Disabled
MCH:a?
Read Control Room Mute Status
A = Channel number. (see above)
MFM:a,||b
Configure Meter Follows Monitors
A = Button Control
1 = on
0 = off
B = Lock Out Button
1 = Lock out
0 = Normal Operation
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GPI:X,Y
ACK:
GTB:a,b,c
ACK:
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Command
Description
GPI:?
Read GPIO Data
X = GPIO Config Data
Y = GPI Register Control Data
GTB:a,b,c
Configure Global Talkback Mode
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
B = Input 1 Global Talkback Enable
1 = on
0 = off
C = Input 2 Global Talkback Enable
1 = on
0 = off
GTB:a?
Read Global Talkback Mode Status
A = Channel number. (see above)
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Command
Description
MFM:?
Read MFM Button Status
MON:a,b,||c,d
Configure Monitor Selection Buttons
A = Monitor Selection number.
1 selects PGM
2 selects Aux1
3 selects Aux2
4 selects Ext1
5 selects Ext2
B = Button Control
1 = on
0 = off
C = Lock Out Button
1 = Lock out
0 = Normal Operation
D = Interlock or Mix
0 = Source will Mix
1 = Source is Interlocking
MON:a?
Read Monitor Selection Button Status
A = Channel number. (see above)
MTR:a,||b
Configure Meter Mode
A = Meter Mode
2 = No Change
1= PPM
0 = VU
B = Intensity
0 = Meter Disabled
1 – 7 = Intensity Levels
8 = No Change
MTR:?
Read Meter Status
OPM:a
Configure Digital Synchronisation
a = Mode
0 = Internal
1 = External
2 = External with fallback to internal
Response
MFM:a,b
ACK:
MON:a,b,c,d
ACK:
MTR:a,b
ACK:
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N.B. Mode D is only available on Inputs 5 & 6.
If enabled the CUE/PFL Button will on flash when Input 2 is
selected.
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Command
Description
Response
OPM:?
Read Digital Sync Mode Status
OPM:a,b
B = Output Sync Status
0 = No Sync
1 = Sync
OPS:x
Configure Internal Operating Frequency of Digital Output
X = Frequency
0 = 32kHz
1 = 44.1kHz
2 = 48kHz
3 = Reserved
4 = 64kHz
5 = 88.2kHz
6 = 96kHz
N.B. This command is only valid when Digital sync is set to Internal
If Sync is not set to Internal, Err:07 shall be returned
ACK:
OPS:?
Read Internal SYNC Frequency
OPS:x
If Sync is not set to Internal, Err:07 shall be returned
PFL:a,b,||c,d,e
Configure CUE/PFL Buttons
ACK
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
B = Button Control
1 = on
0 = off
C = Auto Cancel PFL on Fader Up
1 = Auto Cancel on Fader Up
0 = Normal Operation
D = Talkback Disabled
0 = Talkback Disabled
1 = Normal Operation
E = Lock Out Button
1 = Lock out
0 = Normal Operation
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Command
PFL:a?
Response
PFL:a,b,c,d,e
RMA:a,b,c,d,e,f
Configure Input 1 Remotes
ACK:
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
B = Start Function
1 = Momentary
0 = Continuous
C = Stop Function
1 = Momentary
0 = Continuous
D = Mode
0 = Remotes Disabled
1 = Start from ON & Fader Up
2 = Telco Mode (Starts on On press)
3 = Start from ON & Fader Up or CUE/PFL
4 = Telco Mode with CUE/PFL
5 = no change
E = Tally
0 = Tally Back Disabled
1 = Tally Back Enabled
F = Automation Tally (End of Track ON Button Flash Mode)
0 = Tally Disabled
1 = Tally Enabled
N.B. Channels 1-5 on Input 1 do not have stop remotes
The ‘C’ parameter must still be supplied, but will be ignored for the
mic inputs 1-5A..
If B is changed from 1 to 0, the fader may need to be cycled
before the change is made
If C = 0, it will force the channel into START/STOP mode (see CON)
If D= 2, it will force the channel into START/STOP mode (see CON)
If E=1, a GPI must be configured as a tally back for this input
(see GPI)
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Description
Read PFL Button Status
N.B. Tally cannot be enabled if the Remotes are not set to
TELCO mode
If F=1, a GPI must be configured as an Automation Tally Input
(see GPI)
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Command
Description
Response
RMA:a?
Read Input A Remote Configuration
RMA:a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h
G = Automation Tally Input Status
H = Tally Back Input Status
RMB:a,b,c,d,e,f
Configure Input 2 Remotes
ACK:
See RMA: function for details
RMB:a?
Read Input B Remote Configuration
RMB:a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h
RST:
Reset Mixer
SER:
Unit Serial Number
SER:x
SFD:
Sets unit to Factory Defaults and reboots
SRQ:?
Status Request
SRQ:data
TAL:a,b,c,d,e
Tally Control
ACK:
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
B = Input 1 Tally Back
1 = Active Tally
0 = Inactive Tally
C = Input 2 Tally Back
1 = Active Tally
0 = Inactive Tally
D = Input 1 Auto Tally
1 = Active Tally
0 = Inactive Tally
E = Input 2 Auto Tally
1 = Active Tally
0 = Inactive Tally
TAL:a?
Read Tally Input Status
TAL:a,b,c,d,e;
A = Channel number. (see above)
TBK:a,||b,c,d
Configure Talkback
ACK:
A = Button Control
1 = on
0 = off
B = Mix / Cut into Guest Headpones
1 = Cut
0 = Mix
C = Talkback Source
1 = Channel 1 Line
0 = Channel 1 Mic
D = Talkback Permanently Routed to Talkback Connector
1 = Always Routed
0 = Only routed when a T/B button is pressed
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Command
Description
TBK:?
Read Talkback Status
TMR:a,b,c,d,e
Configure Timers
A = Channel number.
1 = Ch 1
2 = selects Ch 2
etc
a = selects Ch 10
B = Timer 1 on Input 1
1 = Enabled
0 = Disabled
C = Timer 2 on Input 1
1 = Enabled
0 = Disabled
B = Timer 1 on Input 2
1 = Enabled
0 = Disabled
C = Timer 2 on Input 2
1 = Enabled
0 = Disabled
TMR:a?
Read Channel Timer Settings
UID:
Unit Identification
UPD:
Update EEPROM with current configuration
If an Err:08 is received, then the command cannot save the current configuration
because write is disabled.
Write can be enabled by sending:
EEP:1,2
VER:
Firmware Version
Where x.xx is Output board firmware version
and Sy.y is the Stereo board firmware version
Response
TBK:a,b,c,d
ACK:
TMR:a,b,c,d,e
UID:S1-MIXER
Please Wait…
ACK:
VER:x.xx-Sy.y
Error Messages
Err:01 Command Not Found
Err:02
Missing Parameter
Err:04
Parameter out of Range
Err:06
Serial Number Write Error
Err:07
Command Not Valid in current mode
Err:08
EEPROM write is disabled
Err:09
TWI / Checksum Error
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9 Glossary
The reduction of a signal level. Attenuation is usually measured in dB.
AES
Audio Engineering Society.
AES/EBU
Professional digital audio standard covering frame format,
connections and interfaces. Interface is usually on XLR sockets and
plugs.
Balance
The relative levels of the left and right channels of a stereo signal.
Cleanfeed
A cleanfeed is the signal produced by the telco module, which is
used as the output to be fed back to a caller on a telephone line. A
true cleanfeed is the sum of all the other signals, which constitute the
programme output, except for the caller’s audio.
Clipping
The onset of severe distortion in the signal path, usually caused by
the peak signal voltage being limited by the circuit’s headroom.
Common Mode
Rejection Ratio
This is the ratio of the extent to which a differential amplifier will
cancel noise, which is present on both inputs, compared to its ability
to amplify the wanted signal.
Cross-talk
This is the amount of an unwanted signal which appears, or is
induced, on a different or unassimilated signal. The problem is usually
most prevalent with adjacent channels.
G LOS S A RY
Attenuation
CUE - See PFL.
dB (decibel)
A ratio of two voltages or signal levels, expressed by the equation:
dB=20LOG(V1/V2)
Adding the suffix “u” denotes that the signal is relative to 0.775V RMS.
Adding the suffix “v” denotes that the signal is relative to 1V RMS
EQ
EQualisation. This is the method of cutting or boosting selected
bands of frequencies in the signal.
Gain
The degree of amplification, or attenuation applied to a signal.
Hybrid
A device that allows a telephone line to be connected to a broadcast
desk in such a way that the caller may hear the programme output
without the caller’s voice being re-introduced onto the phone line.
Essentially a two to four wire converter.
LED Light Emitting Diode.
PAN
This controls the levels (usually of a mono signal) sent to the left and
right outputs and is an abbreviation of “panorama”.
PFL (CUE)
Pre Fade Listen, also called CUE. A function that allows the operator
to monitor the pre fader signal independently of the programme
output.
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S/PDIF
Sony/Phillips Digital Interface. Domestic digital audio interface
standard using phono connectors or optically using fibre-optic
connectors.
T/B
Talkback (and reverse talkback, Rev T/B). This is the ability for two or
more studios to communicate with each other off-air.
Telco
TELephone COmmunication. The telco channel is used by the
presenter to talk to telephone callers via a hybrid or TBU.
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