Aviom 6416M Music Mixer User Manual

6416 m
Mic Input Module
RCI
Remote Control Interface
Mic Control Surface
User Guide
P/N 9310 1013 0001F rev. 2.00
© 2009 Aviom, Inc.
Certifications
ETL/cETL Listed EMC:
EN 55013, EN 55020, SAA AS/NZS 1053
Conforms to:
IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL 6500-2001
Certified to:
CAN/CSA E60065, KETI
RoHS Status:
Pb-free
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Notice of Rights
All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy,
recording, or otherwise—without written permission of Aviom, Inc.
Trademarks
Aviom, A‑Net, the A‑Net icon, Pro16, Pro64, and Virtual Data Cable are
trademarks of Aviom, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© 2009 Aviom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Information subject to change without notice.
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READ THIS FIRST
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particu‑
larly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by
the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as when
the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
No on/off power switches are included in the system. The external
power supply should be used to control power to an Aviom device.
This power supply should remain readily operable.
The solid line over dashed line symbol (
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input voltage must be a DC voltage.
The box within a box symbol (
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supply is double insulated.
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WARNING!
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TO REDUCE THE DANGER OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVERS.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this
product to rain or other types of moisture.
To avoid the hazard of electrical shock, do not handle the
power cord with wet hands.
Replace fuse with same type and rating.
Operating Temperature: 10˚C to 50˚C (50˚F to 122˚F)
Risque de choc électrique – ne pas ouvrir. Pour réduire le risque de feu ou de choc
électrique, ne pas exposer cet équipement à la pluie ou la moisissure. Pour réduire
le risque de choc électrique, ne pas retirer le couvercle. Pièces non remplaçables
par l’utilisateur. Confier la réparation à une personne qualifiée. Attention – utiliser
seulement un fusible de rechange de même type.
Cet appareil est conforme à la section 15 de la norme FCC. Son fonctionnement est
soumis aux conditions suivantes : (1) cet équipement ne doit pas causer des interférences
nocives, et (2) cet équipement doit accepter toute interférence captée incluant les
interférences pouvant causer des opérations indésirables.
Cet appareil numérique de Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
CAUTION:
• Using any audio system at high volume levels can cause permanent
damage to your hearing.
• Set your system volume as low as possible.
• Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive sound pressure levels.
IMPORTANT:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to the product not expressly approved by Aviom, Inc. could
void the user’s FCC authority to operate the equipment.
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Aviom, Inc. Limited Warranty
Aviom, Inc. warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of the original retail purchase.
This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged due to misuse,
abuse, accident, or problems with electrical power. The warranty also does not apply
if the product has been modified in any way, or if the product serial number has been
damaged, modified, or removed.
If a defect is discovered, first write or call Aviom, Inc. to obtain a Return Authorization
number. No service will be performed on any product returned without prior
authorization. Aviom, Inc. will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no charge
to you. The product must be returned during the warranty period, with transportation
charges prepaid to Aviom, Inc., 1157 Phoenixville Pike, Suite 201, West Chester, PA
19380. You must use the product’s original packing materials for shipment. Shipments
should be insured for the value of the product. Include your name, address, phone
number, description of the problem, and copy of the original bill of sale with the
shipment. The Return Authorization number should be written on the outside of the
box.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION).
AVIOM’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS
LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY
AFTER SUCH PERIOD.
AVIOM, INC. DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT. AVIOM, INC.’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT, AT OUR OPTION, OF ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT, AND SHALL IN NO
EVENT INCLUDE INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Warranty Information
Please record the following information for future reference:
Your Authorized Aviom Dealer:
Name:
Address:
Phone: Serial Numbers of Your Aviom Products:
Date of Purchase:
Your Authorized Aviom Dealer is your primary source for service and support.
The information recorded above will be helpful in communicating with your
Authorized Aviom Dealer should you need to contact Aviom Customer
Service. If you have any questions concerning the use of this unit, please
contact your Authorized Aviom Dealer first. For additional technical support,
or to find the name of the nearest Authorized Aviom Repair Station, check
the Aviom web site at www.aviom.com.
To fulfill warranty requirements, your Aviom product should be serviced
only at an authorized Aviom service center. The Aviom serial number label
must appear on the outside of the unit, or the Aviom warranty is void.
This manual and its contents are copyrighted by Aviom, Inc. All rights are
reserved by Aviom, Inc. This document may not, in whole or in part, be
copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, or reduced to any electronic
medium or machine-readable form without prior written consent from
Aviom, Inc.
The software and/or firmware contained within Aviom products is
copyrighted and all rights are reserved by Aviom, Inc.
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the text
and illustrations in this manual, no guarantee is made or implied as to the
accuracy of the information contained within.
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Table of Contents
Welcome���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
Features����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
The EtherCon Connector �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
AC Power �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
AC Line Conditioning ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
Rack Mounting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
Transporting the 6416m in a Rack���������������������������������������������������������� 4
Ventilation ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Cleaning���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
About A-Net ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
Clocking ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Control Data �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
A-Net Ports������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6
Support For Pro16 Series Products ������������������������������������������������������� 7
Firmware Notice������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8
Pro64 Interface Conventions ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Cat-5e �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Button Presses ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Changing Values ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 9
Selecting Values ����������������������������������������������������������������������������10
DIP Switches������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
Pro64 User Interface ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11
Basic Actions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11
A-Net Slot �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
Slots versus Channels������������������������������������������������������������������12
Slots and Sample Rate ����������������������������������������������������������������13
A-Net Slot Example ����������������������������������������������������������������������16
Network Modes������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Auto Mode���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Manual Mode ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Pro64 Network Concepts ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
Control Master �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
Setting Control Master Status����������������������������������������������������������������21
Control Master Functions������������������������������������������������������������������������21
Enumeration������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������21
Adding Pro64 Modules to a Network ������������������������������������22
Changing Settings�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������22
Control Master and Clock Source ��������������������������������������������������������23
Clock Errors �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
Network Sample Rate ������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
Changing the Sample Rate��������������������������������������������������������25
Auto/Manual Mode Selection����������������������������������������������������������������25
Changing the Network Mode ��������������������������������������������������26
Managed Mode ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
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Password Protection ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������27
6416m Front Panel Components������������������������������������������������������������������29
6416m Rear Panel Components��������������������������������������������������������������������32
6416m Network Settings ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������34
Control Master ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������34
Control Master Errors�������������������������������������������������������������������34
A-Net Slot Range Configuration ����������������������������������������������������������35
Setting the A-Net Slot Range ����������������������������������������������������������������35
Network Mode ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������36
A-Net Transmit ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������36
Changing the A-Net Transmit Port ����������������������������������������37
Clock Master ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������37
Sample Rate�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������37
Changing the Sample Rate��������������������������������������������������������38
Sample Rates and A-Net Slots��������������������������������������������������39
6416m Front Panel Features����������������������������������������������������������������������������40
A-Net Slot Configuration ������������������������������������������������������������������������40
A-Net Transmit ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������40
Clock Master ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41
Sample Rate�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41
Function Button�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41
Control Master LED������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41
VDC Slot and Port Configuration ���������������������������������������������������������42
Enter/Cancel Buttons ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������42
A-Net LED �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������42
Managed Button ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������43
Edit Lock Button ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������43
Query Functions (Get Info) ������������������������������������������������������� 44
Control Group ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������45
6416m Channel Strip Functions ��������������������������������������������������������������������46
Channel Activation Button ��������������������������������������������������������������������46
Channel Activation Rules������������������������������������������������������������47
Level Meter LEDs����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������47
Stereo Link Button ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������47
Mute Button ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������48
Edit Button ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������49
Phase Button������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������49
Low Cut Button ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������50
Pad Button ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������50
+48V Phantom Power Button ��������������������������������������������������������������51
Channel Gain ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������52
Gain Display ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������52
Control Group ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������52
Mic Preamp Presets ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������54
Save a Preset������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������54
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Recall a Preset ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������55
Preset Rules��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������55
6416m Rear Panel Features ����������������������������������������������������������������������������56
AC Power ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������56
Fuse����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������56
Backup DC Power ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������56
6416m DC Requirements ����������������������������������������������������������56
A-Net Ports����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������57
Balanced Mic/Line Inputs ����������������������������������������������������������������������57
DB25 Audio Thru/Alternate In ��������������������������������������������������������������58
Alternate Input ������������������������������������������������������������������������������58
DB25 Pinout ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������58
Virtual Data Cables ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������60
Configuring a VDC�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������60
GPIO ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������61
GPIO Configuration DIP Switches ������������������������������������������61
GPIO Terminal Blocks ������������������������������������������������������������������62
MIDI In, MIDI Out ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������62
RS-232 Port ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������62
RS-232 Configuration DIP Switches ����������������������������������������63
RS-232 Baud Rates ������������������������������������������������������������������������63
RCI Front Panel Components �������������������������������������������������������������������������66
RCI Rear Panel Components����������������������������������������������������������������������������68
RCI Front Panel Features ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������69
Headphone Input Jack�����������������������������������������������������������������������������69
Monitor Volume Control ������������������������������������������������������������������������69
Network Mode Selection������������������������������������������������������������������������69
A-Net Slot ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������70
Sync Indicator ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������71
Control Group Selection �������������������������������������������������������������������������71
A-Net LED �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������71
Controller Input for MCS �������������������������������������������������������������������������72
Cables Connecting the RCI and MCS �������������������������������������72
RCI Rear Panel Features������������������������������������������������������������������������������������73
AC Power ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������73
Fuse����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������73
Backup DC Power ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������73
Balanced Line-Level Monitor Output�������������������������������������������������74
Output Pad Switch ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������74
A-Net Ports����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������74
MCS Components ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������76
MCS Features ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������78
Channel Level Meters �����������������������������������������������������������������������������78
Numeric Keypad ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������78
Inc/Dec Selection Buttons����������������������������������������������������������������������78
A-Net Slot Display��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������79
Select a Slot�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������79
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No Control Indicator���������������������������������������������������������������������������������80
Save and Recall Buttons ������������������������������������������������������������������������80
Cancel and Enter Buttons ����������������������������������������������������������������������81
MCS Channel Strip ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������81
Gain Display ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������81
Gain Control ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������82
Mute Button ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������82
Phase Button������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������82
Low Cut Button ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������83
+48V Phantom Power Button ��������������������������������������������������������������84
Controller Connector��������������������������������������������������������������������������������85
Cables Connecting the MCS and RCI �������������������������������������85
Building a Pro64 Network ������������������������������������������������������������������������������86
Choosing a Network Mode ��������������������������������������������������������������������86
Connecting Pro64 Modules��������������������������������������������������������������������86
Basic Routing������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������86
Auto Mode Connections�������������������������������������������������������������������������87
Digital Copies in Auto Mode ����������������������������������������������������88
Adding a Merger Hub in Auto Mode �������������������������������������89
Manual Mode Connections ��������������������������������������������������������������������90
Digital Copies in Manual Mode������������������������������������������������94
VDC Configuration ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������97
VDC Slot Display����������������������������������������������������������������������������97
VDC In Use LED
����������������������������������������������������������������������98
Assigning a VDC Slot��������������������������������������������������������������������99
Deactivate an Active VDC Slot �������������������������������������������������99
Advanced Functions������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 100
Function Button ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 100
Clear A-Net Resources���������������������������������������������������������������101
Mute/Unmute all Channels������������������������������������������������������101
Password Lock������������������������������������������������������������������������������101
Password Unlock������������������������������������������������������������������������� 102
Set a New Password ������������������������������������������������������������������ 102
Sample Alignment ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 103
Measure New Sample Alignment Value����������������������������� 104
Use Stored Sample Alignment Value���������������������������������� 104
Use Default Sample Alignment Value ������������������������������� 105
Restore Factory Defaults ��������������������������������������������������������� 105
Firmware Update������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 107
Update Connections ����������������������������������������������������������������� 107
Firmware Update - Local ��������������������������������������������������������� 107
Error Recovery����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 108
Firmware Update - via A-Net ������������������������������������������������� 108
6416m Block Diagram��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������110
6416m Specifications��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 111
Dimensions - 6416m ������������������������������������������������������������������������������113
RCI Specifications����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������115
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Dimensions - RCI ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������116
MCS Specifications��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������118
Dimensions - MCS �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������119
Mounting the MCS ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������121
GPIO Specifications ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 122
GPIO Plugs������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 123
MIDI/GPIO Cable Lengths ������������������������������������������������������� 123
DB25 Audio Connections �������������������������������������������������������������������������������124
Wiring an Analog DB25 Cable��������������������������������������������������������������124
DB25 Panel-Mount Connector Pinout ��������������������������������������������124
Using DB25 Jacks������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 125
RS-232 Cables and Pinout ����������������������������������������������������������������������������126
RS-232 Connections��������������������������������������������������������������������������������126
Wiring a Crossover Cable ����������������������������������������������������������������������127
Warranty Registration��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������135
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the 6416m Mic Input Module, RCI Remote Control
Interface, and MCS Mic Control Surface. All Pro64 products are powered by
A-Net®, Aviom’s proprietary data transmission protocol designed especially
for the unique demands of live streaming audio.
In developing the Pro64 Series, we have made every effort to make the
user interface as easy to use and understand as possible. This User Guide
is designed to familiarize you with the features and functions of your new
Pro64® products. We encourage you to read the manual completely, as
some of the powerful features of your new product may not be immediately
apparent.
This combined User Guide covers the use and operation of the 6416m, RCI,
and MCS.
Features
All Pro64 Series products provide a host of professional features designed to
make A-Net audio networking with Pro64 Series products easy to set up and
configure in a variety of professional audio situations.
6416m Mic Input Module Features:
Sixteen state-of-the-art mic preamp channels
• Remote controllable using the optional RCI Remote Control
Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface
• Support for m-control™ for Yamaha® digital consoles with
the 6416Y2 A-Net Interface Card installed
• XLR input jacks
• DB25 Audio Thru/Alternate In connections
• Mute, phase, low cut, +48V phantom power, and pad per
channel
• Link switches for stereo channel pairing
• Four Control Groups
• Individual A-Net Slot activation buttons per channel
• Save and recall 16 preset configurations
• Virtual Data Cable™ connectivity for GPIO, MIDI, and RS-232
• Two A-Net ports
• EtherCon® RJ45 network connectors
• Backup DC power connector
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RCI Remote Control Interface Features:
• Any number of RCI modules can be installed in a Pro64
network
• Four Control Groups
• Headphone monitor with level control
• Rear-panel XLR line-level output for monitoring selected
mic preamp channel
• Pad switch for XLR line-level output
• Backup DC power connector
MCS Mic Control Surface Features:
• Full real-time control of the selected channel’s gain, phase,
mute, pad, +48V phantom power, and low cut filter
• Real-time metering of 64-channel network stream
• Intuitive user interface with numeric keypad
• High resolution metering of selected channel
• Access to all Pro64 network audio resources
• Switchable peak hold
• Save and recall of 6416m presets
• Monitor up to 64 active Pro64 network channels
simultaneously
• Simple Cat-5e connection to RCI
• Can be used simultaneously with m-control
The EtherCon Connector
Pro64 Series products feature locking connectors for all network I/O. The
Neutrik® EtherCon connector is a dual RJ45-type connector that can receive
a standard Category 5e cable or a cable fitted with the special locking
EtherCon connector.
When using a standard Cat-5e cable, plug the cable into the center of the
EtherCon jack; release the cable by pressing on the small plastic tab built into
the cable connector.
The locking EtherCon connector is similar to an XLR plug, the kind commonly
used on microphone cables. Insert an EtherCon-equipped cable into the
jack until it clicks and locks in place. To remove the cable, press on the metal
release tab at the top of the panel-mounted EtherCon jack and pull the
connector outward.
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AC Power
Always plug the unit into a properly grounded (earthed) outlet. Always use
the AC line cord that was shipped with the unit. Grasp the power cable by the
connector and never by the cord itself when connecting and disconnecting
it from the power source.
Do not expose the Pro64 device to moisture, rain, or excessively damp
environments.
AC Line Conditioning
Aviom products are digital devices and as such are sensitive to sudden spikes
and drops in the AC line voltage. Changes in the line voltage from lightning,
power outages, etc., can sometimes damage electronic equipment.
To minimize the chance of damage to your equipment from sudden changes
in the AC line voltage, you may want to plug your equipment into a power
source that has surge and spike protection. Power outlet strips are available
with built-in surge protection circuits that may help protect your equipment.
Other options for protection of your equipment include the use of an AC
line conditioner or a battery backup system (sometimes referred to as an
uninterruptible power supply, or UPS).
Rack Mounting
Pro64 products are designed to be mounted in a 19-inch equipment rack.
The rack ears on each side of the device are designed to support the weight
of the product without additional hardware. Each rack ear contains holes for
two screws per side. Always support the unit with all four screws to avoid
damage to the unit.
To rack mount the Pro64 product, position it in the equipment rack at the
desired location. Use standard rack-mounting screws (10-32 size) to attach
the unit to your rack hardware. Tighten all four screws firmly, but avoid
overtightening.
Aviom suggests the use of non-metallic washers between the rack-mounting
screws and the device’s finished surface to avoid marring the finish on your
Aviom products.
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Transporting the 6416m in a Rack
The 6416m Mic Input Module has attachment points for rear support
hardware built into the product’s sides. If the 6416m is to be rack mounted
and transported frequently, be sure to support the rear of the unit with
appropriate mounting hardware that matches the size of the rack used to
avoid damage to the product.
Ventilation
The 6416m is convection cooled and does not require a built-in fan. Always
allow adequate ventilation for devices mounted in equipment racks. Avoid
placing your Pro64 product directly above or below other rack-mounted
devices that produce high levels of heat, such as power amplifiers.
Do not block the side and back vented openings in the product’s case. The
openings in the top may be blocked as long as the temperature immediately
around the unit remains below 50°C. Although use in ambient temperatures
exceeding 50°C isn’t recommended, leaving an open rack space above the
unit will provide additional margin in extreme temperature conditions.
Cleaning
Before cleaning a Pro64 product, turn off the power switch and unplug the
unit from the AC power source.
To clean the surface of the Pro64 product use a clean, soft lint-free cloth that
has been slightly moistened with water only. For tougher dirt, use a cloth
slightly dampened with water or with a mild detergent. Always be sure to dry
the surface of the unit before proceeding with use.
When cleaning your Aviom products, never spray cleaners directly onto the
product surfaces. Instead, spray a small amount of the cleaning solution onto
a clean cloth first. Then use the dampened cloth to clean the product.
Never use solvents or abrasive cleaners on the finished surfaces of your
Aviom products.
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About A-Net
Aviom’s A-Net® is the only networking technology conceived, designed, and
optimized for managing and distributing audio using ordinary Cat-5e cables
(or fiber by adding the MH10f Merger Hub). As implemented in the Pro64®
Series products, A-Net can transmit up to 128 channels of uncompressed
24-bit audio with the reliability and fidelity of analog, and the power and
flexibility of a true digital network.
Pro64 A-Net allows variable sample rates in three ranges, from 44.1kHz±
to 192kHz±, with ultra-low latency, jitter, and wander. Pro64 devices can
be connected in any combination of serial (daisy-chain) or parallel (star)
topologies. Cable runs between Pro64 devices can be up to 400 feet (120
meters) on Cat-5e1, and miles on fiber optics (with Aviom fiber-capable
equipment).
Because A-Net is designed specifically for audio, the technological limitations
of Ethernet and Ethernet-based products are removed, while audio
performance and system flexibility are increased. A-Net incorporates Aviom’s
unique patented and patent-pending algorithms for controlling clock jitter
and wander, as well as system-wide latency—regardless of an installation’s
size, design, or clocking setup. A-Net offers significant advantages in fidelity,
performance, and flexibility over Ethernet-based products.
A-Net uses the “physical” layer of Ethernet, but it eliminates all the protocol
elements that are designed for computers and IT-style networking. In
audio applications, these other layers reduce efficiency, impose system
restrictions, and introduce latency and timing instability. By eliminating
Ethernet data structures, A-Net creates a superior network with enhanced
audio performance. With A-Net and the Pro64 Series, Aviom continues to
break new ground in the design and development of innovative digital audio
networking technologies and solutions.
Pro64 Series Supported Sample Rates
Sample Rate
Minimum
Maximum
1x 44.1/48kHz
39.7kHz
52kHz
2x 88.2/96kHz
79.4kHz
104kHz
4x 176.4/192kHz
158.8kHz
208kHz
Clocking
The Pro64 network offers the most flexible clocking and synchronization
options in the industry. Pro64 devices support three ranges of variable sample
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Cat-5e, Cat-6, or better, Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable
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rates, from 44.1/48kHz± to 192kHz±. Because no sample rate converters are
used, audio transmission is kept fast and clean, eliminating the audio artifacts
and signal degradation inherent to sample rate conversion—even when
syncing to an external clock source.
Any Pro64 I/O module can be designated the Clock Master for the network,
generating and distributing its internal clock. Digital I/O modules are capable
of syncing to and distributing an external clock from a Word Clock or AES3
source to the network.
Control Data
The Pro64 Series has built-in, dedicated bandwidth for 14 channels of
non-audio control data through the use of Aviom’s innovative Virtual Data
Cables™. These data streams are always available to carry MIDI, RS-232, RS422, or GPIO (General Purpose I/O), and they never compete with the audio
channels for network resources, regardless of the system configuration. (Not
all VDC™ data types are supported on every Pro64 module.)
Because VDC inputs are simply incorporated into the A-Net stream, these
control signals can be transmitted over very long cable runs and even across
an entire Pro64 network, significantly expanding the applications possible
with MIDI, RS-232/422, and GPIO. And as with audio signals, VDC control data
can be input anywhere and output anywhere else in the network.
A-Net Ports
Pro64 I/O modules have dual A-Net ports, labeled A and B. Both ports carry
a bidirectional A-Net stream at all times. (That is, both ports are always
transmitting and receiving A-Net data.) Pro64 networks can be configured in
one of two operational modes, Auto Mode or Manual Mode, depending on
the requirements of a particular system.
In Auto Mode, there are no connection rules; connect a Cat-5e cable to either
the A or B port and the system does the rest. Auto Mode provides a true
audio network with 64 available “Slots” for transporting audio (at 44.1/48kHz).
Every audio Slot is available everywhere in the system, with no upstream/
downstream restrictions.
In Manual Mode, the Pro64 network becomes a 64x64 system (at 48kHz),
similar to a traditional stage-to-FOH snake. At every point in the Manual
Mode network, two 64-channel streams are available on the cable and in
each module. The configuration of the cables and ports has an impact on
the makeup of the network and the distribution of audio signals. The user
can direct A-Net data from an input module to a specific port (A, B, or both).
Output modules can be configured to output audio signals received from a
specific A-Net port (A or B).
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Support For Pro16 Series Products
Pro64 Series products can be combined with Pro16™ Series output products
such as the Pro16 Monitor Mixing System by adding the Pro64 ASI A-Net
Systems Interface. This 1U module converts Pro64 data to Pro16 data,
providing up to four streams of 16-channel data (depending on the Pro64
sample rate) that can be used with A-16II and A-16R Personal Mixers, A-Net
Distributors, and AN-16/o Output Modules.
The ASI is not compatible with the A-Net output of Pro16 input modules such
as the AN-16/i, AN-16/i-M, the Y1 console interface card (for Yamaha® digital
products), and A-Net console cards built by third-party manufacturers for
their digital console products.
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Firmware Notice
All Pro64 devices in a network should be updated to use the most recent
firmware version to ensure trouble-free operation.
As new Pro64 modules are released, older Pro64 products need to be
updated so that they recognize the features and functions of the newer
modules—something that is especially important if one of the older devices
will be used as the network’s Control Master. (If for some reason you cannot
update the firmware on older Pro64 devices before using them, set the
newest module to be the network Control Master.)
Pro64 Update Tool is a free Windows software application for updating the
operating firmware in Pro64 Series products.
The Pro64 Update Tool requires a direct RS-232 (serial) connection between
the computer and the Control Master device on the Pro64 network. Normally
this is accomplished by connecting a null modem DB9 cable between the
RS-232 jack on the computer and the Pro64 device. Complete information on
using RS-232 (and USB-to-RS-232 adapters) is available on the Aviom website.
Updates take just a few minutes per module.
Pro64 Update Tool is designed to run on a PC under Microsoft® Windows® XP.
It has also been tested and found to be compatible with Microsoft Windows
Vista®. Mac users can run Pro64 Update Tool using Windows XP running
under Apple’s Boot Camp program on Intel-based Macs.
Get the Pro64 Update Tool and firmware update files from the Aviom website:
http://www.aviom.com
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Pro64 Interface Conventions
Many Pro64 Series products have similar user interface components,
including buttons, LEDs, and switches. When describing the features and
functions of Pro64 Series products, the following conventions will be used.
Cat-5e
All Cat-5e connections between A-Net devices should use Unshielded
Twisted Pair (UTP) cable. The cable can be of the stranded or solid type; solid
wire performs better over long distances, while stranded wire is more flexible
and easier to manipulate and therefore easier to work with in a performance
situation where short cables are required.
Cables designated as Cat-5e in Pro64 documentation can be interchanged
with any Cat-6 (or better) cable. Cables will be referred to simply as “Cat-5e.”
Connectors on Cat-5e cables can be of the standard RJ45 variety or locking
Neutrik EtherCon type.
Button Presses
When referring to specific front-panel labels, LEDs, and buttons, or when
describing a Pro64 function that requires the press of a button on the front
panel of a device, a special typeface will be used. For example, “Press the
E nter button to confirm the sample rate change.”
Buttons that work in combination, giving the user a choice when performing
an operation, will be referred to as one unit. For example, “Changing the
sample rate requires the user to confirm the change using the Enter/Cancel
buttons.“
Changing Values
When editing values on the front panel of a Pro64 device, some operations
will require the use of the inc/dec buttons (short for increment/decrement) .
These buttons scroll up and down through a list of available values. Holding
the button down does not accelerate scrolling. The front panel of a Pro64
module is marked only with indicator arrows.
Pro 64 Interface Conventions
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The buttons with up/down indicator
arrows are used for the inc/dec
functions.
Buttons of this type will be referred to as “inc/dec” buttons.
Selecting Values
Some settings, including Sample Rate, Network Mode (Auto or Manual), and
Virtual Data Cable type, require the user to select from a range of values.
The button that controls the selection of a value is referred to generically as
the “selection button” for that function. For example, “Use the Sample Rate
selection button to scroll through the available rates.”
Pressing a selection button repeatedly will scroll through the available
settings and will wrap around when the end of the list is reached.
Pressing the selection button will cycle
through the available values.
DIP Switches
Illustrations of Pro64 DIP switch components indicate the switch handles in
black, as seen below.
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Pro64 User Interface
This section outlines some basic concepts of operation for Pro64 products.
Pro64 I/O devices have some common user interface elements that make
setting up an audio network easy to understand.
Common elements include:
• A-Net Slot selection
• Network Mode (Auto/Manual)
• Sample Rate display
• Managed button
• Edit Lock button
• Enter button
• Cancel button
• Virtual Data Cable (VDC) configuration
In addition, each I/O module has the ability to be set as the Control Master
and/or Clock Master (depending on the actual makeup of the analog/digital
modules in the audio network). Only one device can have control of these
functions at a time in a properly configured Pro64 network.
Basic Actions
Most system-level operations in the Pro64 user interface require the use of
the Enter button to confirm an action. For example, assigning a Virtual Data
Cable port to a VDC Slot or choosing a new sample rate (on the Clock Master
device only) will require the user to press the E nter button to confirm the
request. If no press of the Enter button is detected within a predetermined
time frame, the system will automatically cancel the request and return the
device (or entire network) to the previous state.
Operations that do not require the use of the Enter/Cancel buttons include:
• Stereo channel link (input modules)
• Channel activation (input modules)
• Channel on/off (output modules)
• Gain settings (input modules)
• Output level settings (output modules)
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16 m
e
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
ENTER
Pad
Pad
+48V
+48V
GPIO Out
The LED between the Enter and Cancel buttons flashes when a button press
Edit
is required to continue.
Edit
Edit
Edit
13
14
15
Low Cut
GPIO In
16
Gain (dB)
Any operation that requires the use of the Enter/Cancel buttons will flash the
LED that is located between the two buttons to indicate that a button press
Pad
+48V
is required
to
complete the action. To confirm an operation, press E nter . To
exit an operation without completing it, press the Cancel button.
A-Net Slot
Pro64 I/O devices come in a variety of configurations. To allow a large
number of hardware audio input devices to be available to the Pro64 audio
network, Aviom has implemented the concept of the A-Net Slot to simplify
the configuration of potentially complex audio networks.
A Pro64 audio network will always have a finite number of A-Net Slots
available that can be addressed by an unlimited number of hardware
channels. The actual number of available Slots is determined by the current
sample rate.
Slots versus Channels
You might be wondering why Aviom chose to refer to the audio I/O resources
in the Pro64 Series products as ‘’Slots.” Why not just call them “channels”?
We did this to avoid confusion between references to hardware audio
resources and network audio resources. The word ‘’channel’’ is ambiguous
and may cause confusion when configuring an audio network. “Channel”
appears in many contexts, including audio mixing consoles, mic preamps,
DSP processors, and DAW software.
We use the word ‘’channel’’ when referring to the physical audio inputs—
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analog or digital—on a piece of hardware (such as the 16 mic/line XLR input
jacks on the 6416m Mic Input Module). Each of these audio inputs can be
made active and added to the network individually, and it is only when
activated that they use any network resources (the A-Net Slots). To enable this
powerful feature, Pro64 products separate the hardware resources from the
available network resources with a button that allows each hardware input
channel it to be added to the network as needed.
It is these activated hardware resources that are being referred to as “Slots.”
Pro64 audio networks can potentially have a greater number of audio
channels and hardware I/O devices connected than the network can make
use of at one time. This provides flexibility without requiring constant repatching or complicated computer programming.
Keep in mind that a Pro64 A-Net network can only manage a specific number
of Slots at a time, and this number varies with the sample rate being used.
The maximums are 64 Slots in Auto Mode at the 48kHz sampling rate and
64x64 Slots in Manual Mode at 48kHz.
In summary, think of “channels” as hardware resources that can be added
to the network as needed and “Slots” as locations within the digital audio
network pipeline that A-Net uses to move data throughout the network.
Slots and Sample Rate
The current system-wide sample rate will determine the number of A-Net
Slots that are available. Auto Mode and Manual Mode have the same number
of Slots at each sample rate; only the direction of the data is different.
Sample Rate
44.1kHz
48kHz
88.2kHz
96kHz
176.4kHz
192kHz
A-Net Slots
64
64
32
32
16
16
Even though the network sample rate may change the available number of
A-Net Slots, the capacity of a hardware device does not change. That is, a
16-channel input module in a 192kHz network can still have all of its channels
activated; all of its physical inputs can operate at 192kHz.
The current sample rate will also affect the display of available A-Net Slot
ranges. Slot ranges will always have the same maximum number as seen in
the sample rate chart. At 96kHz, for example, only Slots numbered 1 through
32 are available; the Slot range from 33 to 64 is inactive and unavailable at
that sample rate. Slot ranges outside the maximum for the current sample
rate can be selected, but attempting to activate a channel in an unavailable
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range will result in an error message (the selected channel button, A-Net Slot
range, and sample rate LEDs will all flash).
A-Net Slot Display
Since the capacity of the Pro64 network could be as high as 64 A-Net Slots,
Pro64 hardware I/O devices need a way of routing a selected hardware
channel to a selected network Slot. In the upper left corner of the front panel
of a Pro64 I/O device, the A-Net Slot display and its associated inc/dec buttons
are used to select a range of Slots that the hardware device will address.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
5
Group 3
Group 2
The A-Net Slot display and its inc/dec buttons are used to set the base Slot
for a Pro64 I/O module.
The A-Net Slot display will show the base number that is associated with the
first hardware input or output channel on an I/O device.
To select an A-Net Slot range, use the inc/dec buttons below the display. Press
one of the buttons until the desired base Slot range is displayed, and then
press the E nter button. To return to the current selection without making a
change, press the Cancel button.
The following tables show examples of the channel-to-Slot correlation for
16-channel Pro64 Series modules in a network running at the 48kHz sample
rate. The numbers in the Slot column will appear in the A-Net Slot display.
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The numbers seen to the right of each gray base Slot number correspond to
the channel buttons on the front panel of the interface.
16-Channel Pro64 Module Hardware Channels
1
2
3
4
5
6
Base
Slot
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
A-Net Slot
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
33
33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64
The use of Slot assignments allows for easy reconfiguration of audio
networks and sharing of hardware I/O resources and data without physical
re-patching.
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A-Net Slot Example
The following example shows the power of the Pro64 network and the A-Net
Slots concept.
The range of A-Net Slots used in the example has been limited to the group
from 1 to 16 for simplicity.
This graphic represents a Pro64 product set to a base Slot range of 1.
Slot Channel
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
One 16-channel input module is placed in each of four rooms of a production
facility, designated as Locations A, B, C, and D. One 16‑channel output
module is installed in the facility’s Location E. All modules are set to a base
Slot range of 1.
Location A Inputs
Base
Slot Channel
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
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9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Location E Outputs
Base
Slot Channel
1
7
Location D Inputs
Base
Slot Channel
1
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Location C Inputs
Base
Slot Channel
1
8
Location B Inputs
Base
Slot Channel
1
7
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
16
By activating a group of channels on each of the four input modules, a total
of sixteen inputs are used (indicated by reverse text). All of these inputs
are available on the network at every Pro64 output module. The operator
in Location E can use the sixteen inputs from Locations A, B, C, and D
simultaneously.
The order in which the Pro64 devices are connected is irrelevant.
Location A Inputs
Base
Slot
1
Channel
1
1
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Location D Inputs
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Location E Outputs
Base
Slot
1
5
Location C Inputs
Base
Slot
1
4
Channel
Base
Slot
1
3
Location B Inputs
Base
Slot
1
2
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
This makeup of this network can be reconfigured simply by activating a
different set of channels. The input modules can be any mix of line-level,
mic-level, digital, or Yamaha format console cards.
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Network Modes
A Pro64 audio network can be set to operate in one of two modes, Auto or
Manual. The network mode can be selected on the front panel of the device
designated as the system’s Control Master.
Both modes are fully bidirectional at all times, regardless of the system layout
or design.
Auto Mode
Pro64’s Auto Mode takes most of the work out of managing resources in an
audio network. This is the “everything everywhere” mode. Channels are sent
into the network and can be shared by all devices in the network, regardless
of how the modules are connected and regardless of the physical location
of any module. Output modules do not need to follow input modules as in a
traditional analog system. In Auto Mode, both A-Net ports (A and B) function
identically.
Once configured for Auto Mode, the system ensures that only one hardware
input channel is activated into a given A-Net Slot. There is no limit to the
number of hardware output channels that can use a given A-Net Slot. The
actual number of available Slots is determined by the current sample rate.
The maximum number is 64 active channels at the 44.1/48kHz sample rate.
Sample Rate
44.1/48kHz
88.2/96kHz
176.4/192kHz
Available A-Net Slots in Auto Mode
64
32
16
Manual Mode
When more than 64 channels are needed in a network, Manual Mode can
be used to provide configurations of up to 64x64 channels. Two unique
64-channel streams are available at each module. In Manual Mode, the A and
B A-Net port connections can be used to direct and route A-Net data.
Pro64 input modules can send their audio inputs to either or both A-Net
ports, while output modules can listen to data from either port. For a
traditional stage-to-FOH snake system, this allows the user to configure a
system with up to 64 sends from the stage and another unique stream of up
to 64 returns to the stage.
Manual Mode operation removes the restrictions of unique channel-to-Slotrange relationships found in Auto Mode. Slots can be overwritten, allowing
the user to replace channels from one part of the network with new data.
This means that, while no more than 128 channels can be in the network at
a particular location, there is no practical limit to the total number of audio
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channels in the system.
The number of available Slots in Manual Mode is dependent upon the current
sample rate.
Sample Rate
44.1/48kHz
88.2/96kHz
176.4/192kHz
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Available A-Net Slots in Manual Mode
64x64
32x32
16x16
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Pro64 Network Concepts
Configuring a Pro64 network involves a few simple steps. This section details
some of the global settings and network concepts that you should be familiar
with when setting up a Pro64 system.
Control Master
In every Pro64 network, one device will always be designated as the Control
Master, the device that manages all A-Net resources for the network. The
Control Master can be any I/O module in the network, and can be assigned or
changed by the user as needed. Only one device can be assigned as Control
Master in an audio network at a time; an A-Net network cannot function
without a Control Master.
The functions of the Control Master include:
• System resource and information management
• Setting network mode (Auto or Manual)
• Management of active channels in Auto Mode
• System-level command and control functions
• Keeping track of all Pro64 devices in the network (by type
and quantity)
• Control of the current system-wide sample rate
• Clock Master (analog modules only)
• System lock via password on/off
• Management of Virtual Data Cable (VDC) resources
• Management of stereo link status
• Requests to enter Managed Mode
The Control Master status is identified with a red LED on the front panel
of the device currently assigned as the Control Master.
16 m
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDIbe
Out designated as the Control Master.
Only one device in a Pro64 network can
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
ENTER
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
Control Master
Edit
Edit
Edit
GPIO In
GPIO Out
20
Edit
6
5
Setting
Control
Master4 Status 3
7
2
1
Setting the 6416m to be the Control Master is done using the DIP switches
found on the rear panel. The Control Master switch is part of the Virtual Data
Cable port section of the interface.
1– 8 THRU (ALT. IN)
Mic Input Module
DATA CABLE PORTS
RS-232
OUT
B
A
1– 8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
10 CONTROL MASTER
ON
Switch 10 in the RS-232 configuration group is used to set the Control Master
status. (DIP switch handles shown in black.)
In the VDC section, locate the 10-position DIP switch in the RS-232 area of
the rear panel. Switch #10 will set the 6416m to be the Control Master for the
Pro64 network when the switch is in the on (up) position (the up position is
shown in black in the diagram above).
Control Master Functions
This section describes the individual functions that the designated Control
Master device in a Pro64 network controls.
Enumeration
When the Control Master is powered on, its first job is to identify and count
all connected A-Net modules in the network in a process called enumeration,
similar to a PC booting up and loading its operating system. The time for this
process will vary based upon the number of modules in a system.
Enumeration is an automated process performed by the command and
control portion of the A-Net software. There are no user-controllable
functions or settings.
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21
te
it
During the enumeration process, all connected A-Net modules will flash their
A-Net LEDs, indicating that a request to be added to the network is being
made. Once granted entry by the Control Master, the individual module’s
blue A-Net LED will light solid to indicate that it is now receiving valid A-Net
packets and is part of the network.
6416 m
Link
Link
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
The blue LED in the A-Net icon is used to indicate network status.
Edit Lock
Mute
Edit
9
If valid A-Net packets are not received, the module will reset and wait until a
valid
is detected.
Mute
MuteA-Net stream
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
CANCEL
During enumeration, any conflicts will also be resolved. For example, consider
Ø
Ø
Ø
Ø
a new Auto Mode installation using eight input modules set to the same
ENTER
with all channels activated
during a bench
configuration.
Pad
Pad
PadA-Net Slot range Pad
When all these input
modules are connected
and then
+48V
+48Vpowered up, only
+48V
+ 48V
one of them will be allowed to have all 16 channels activated. The remaining
seven
channels
deactivated.
Edit modules
Edit will have
Edit their audio
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
10
11 Modules
12 to a Network
13
Adding
Pro64
14
15
16
Gain (dB)
When a new device is added to an existing network, the new device makes a
Phase for inclusion
Low Cut
Pad network.
+ 48V During this time,
requestRECALL
to the Control Master
in the
the new module’s blue A-Net LED will flash. When the new module has been
enumerated by the Control Master, its blue A-Net LED will then light solidly
to indicate that the Control Master has granted the module access to the
network. Adding a new module will interrupt network operation briefly.
SAVE
Changing Settings
Most operations on Pro64 modules that make system-wide changes require
the use of the Enter and Cancel buttons. For any operation that requires
confirmation, the LED between the Enter and Cancel buttons will flash
to indicate that the user needs to press one of these buttons in order to
continue.
Press E nter to complete the operation or press Cancel to exit without making
a change. This rule applies to all functions that can be changed by only the
Control Master.
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22
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
MIDI In
MIDI Out
GPIO In
GPIO Out
6m
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
ENTER
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
GPIO Out
Edit LED will flash when the user is required to press one of
The Enter/Cancel
these buttons in order to complete an operation.
Edit
Edit
Edit
13
14
15
Low Cut
GPIO In
16
Gain (dB)
Control
Master
and Clock Source
Pad
+48V
By default, the device designated as Control Master in a network consisting of
all analog modules is also the device in control of the network master clock.
The front-panel yellow Clock Master LED lights to indicate that a module is
designated as the master clock device.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
The yellow Clock Master LED lights
a Pro64 device is the Clock Master.
Portwhen
A
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
When an analog I/O module such as the 6416m is the ControlPad
Master, there is
+ 48V
no other analog module that can be used as a clock source. When
a digital I/O
CONTROL
module such as the 6416dio is part
of an audio network, the digital I/O device
4
Edit
Edit device is
can be used as a Clock Master forGroupthe
network, even if Edit
this digital
Group 3
not the network’s Control Master.
Pad
+48V
Edit
Group 2
1
Control Master
2
3
23
4
External clock sources on the 6416dio Digital I/O Module can include:
• Word Clock - via the dedicated BNC Word Clock jack
• AES3 (AES/EBU) - from AES3 digital stream 1/2
When the 6416m is set to be the Clock Master, only its internal clock source is
available; there is no external clock input on analog Pro64 modules.
Clock Errors
If a clock error occurs, the Clock Master LED will blink indicating that an error
has occurred. Common causes for a clock error include:
• Attempting to change the sample rate on an analog device
other than the Clock Master in an all-analog network
• Attempting to change the clock source when the network
is password protected
• Removing or changing external clock sources on a digital
I/O module
• Incorrect configuration of an external clock source on a
digital I/O module
Network Sample Rate
When the 6416m is the Control Master in an all-analog network, it is
automatically designated as the Clock Master. It will remain the Clock Master
until a different analog module is made the Control Master or until a digital
module such as the 6416dio Digital I/O Module is added to the network and
is set to be the Clock Master.
The Clock Master LED will light automatically on the Control Master when
that module is powered on. (Only a digital I/O module can be the source of
the network’s master clock without being the Control Master.)
The system’s internal master clock is derived from the sample rate currently
in use. The sample rate also affects the total number of available A-Net Slots
available for use in the network.
The Sample Rate section of the 6416m front-panel interface includes a group
of LED indicators for displaying the current network sample rate. One LED
will be lit at all times.
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A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
Pad
Pad
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
+48V
Press the selection button to cycle through the
available sample rates. +48V
+48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
The current sample
rate for the network
will be displayed
on all I/O Edit
modules
Group 3
in the network. Only
one
sample
rate
can
be
used
at
a
time.
Group 2
1
2
3
4
Changing the Sample Rate
To set or change a network-wide sample rate from the Clock Master, use the
button below the Sample Rate LEDs to select a new rate. Pressing the Sample
Rate selector button will cycle through all available sample rates, flashing
the value for the new rate. At the same time, the LED between the Enter and
Cancel buttons will flash, indicating that pressing one of these buttons is
required to confirm and complete (or cancel) the operation.
Changing the sample rate will affect the number of available A-Net Slots
when the sample rate changes from the 1x range (44.1/48kHz), to the 2x
range (88.2/96kHz), to the 4x range (176.4/192kHz) or vice versa.
Note that Yamaha devices are not compatible with sample rates above 96kHz
when a 6416Y2 card is included in a Pro64 network.
Auto/Manual Mode Selection
The Control Master can be used to set the current network mode for the
system to Auto or Manual. As with the system-wide sample rate, the network
mode is also a global setting.
The network mode selection controls are in the same part of the user
interface as the A-Net Slot selection.
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Edit
Edit
5
6
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+48V
CONTROL
Group
4
The selection button in the A-Net
Transmit
section of the interface
is used toEdit
Edit
choose Manual Mode options. Group 3
Edit
Edit
3
4
Group 2
1
2
Changing the Network Mode
The button beneath the Auto/Manual Mode LEDs is used to select the
network mode and to set the transmit port in Manual Mode. Pressing the
selection button will cycle through the available settings and will flash both
the mode LED and the Enter/Cancel LED. To confirm and change the network
mode, press the E nter button. The Control Master will update the display on
all modules in the network to reflect the change. Press the Cancel button to
exit the mode change and return to the current state.
Managed Mode
Managed Mode requires the use of a computer with the Pro64 network for
tasks such as firmware updates, system monitoring, control, and editing.
The Control Master is the only module that can allow the network to enter
Managed Mode.
Entering Managed Mode requires the user to press the E nter button after
pressing the Managed button on the Control Master. Once the network
enters Managed Mode, all modules will light their Managed LEDs.
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6m
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
e
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
ENTER
t
Edit
3
14
Low Cut
Edit
GPIO In
GPIO Out
Managed
Mode allows the network to be controlled from a computer and
Edit
can only be entered from the Control Master.
15
16
Gain (dB)
To manage a Pro64 network with a PC, the PC needs to be connected to the
Control Master using a DB9 null modem cable connected to the RS-232 port.
PadThe RS-232
+ 48V baud rate DIP switches must also be set to the same rate as the
PC application.
Exiting Managed Mode is also done from the Control Master. Pressing the
lit Managed button followed by the E nter button will return the network to
local control. Attempting to enter or exit Managed Mode from any module
other than the Control Master will cause the Managed button LED to blink to
indicate the error.
Password Protection
All Pro64 devices ship with a default password. However, a Pro64 network
can be password protected from the Control Master only. Once protected,
the front-panel interface on all modules is locked, preventing changes to
A-Net Slots, sample rate, clock source, channel activation, stereo links, and
Virtual Data Cable assignments. Hardware switches, such as gain settings
on input and output modules, and rear-panel DIP switches are in the analog
domain and are not affected.
Password protection remains in force even when a system is power cycled.
When a network is password protected, the front panel interface can be used
to get information on channel Slot assignments and VDC routings. Pressing
a channel button will display its Slot assignment in the A-Net Slot display.
Pressing the VDC inc/dec buttons will cycle through the fourteen VDC Slots,
displaying any port assignments on the current module, as well as the In Use
LED for all active VDC Slots in the network. This query behavior is similar to
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the behavior of an individual module when it is edit locked.
See the section on Advanced Functions for a detailed description of the
password protection commands.
Control Master
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6416m Front Panel Components
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate

A-NET
TRANSMIT


Link
Link

Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Ø
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
CONTROL
Group 4

Link

Pad
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+48V
+ 48V
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Group 3
Group 2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
A-Net Slot Configuration
A-Net Transmit; Auto/Manual Mode Selection
Control Group
Clock Master
Sample Rate
Function Button
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29
6416m Front Panel Components
A-NET SLOT
641
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
Link

Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
MuteMute
Manual
Ø
Port A
Ø
Port B
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
+48V
+48V
Edit
Group
Edit 4
Edit

Edit Edit
Group 3
Group 2
2
3
4
5
MuteMute
6
1
MuteMute

Ø
Ø
CONTROL
Edit
Link
Link
MuteMute
MuteMute
MuteMute
MuteMute
Ø
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
P
+ 48V
+48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
+4

Edit Edit

7
2
Edit Edit
8
3
Edit Edit
9
4
Edit Edit
Edit Edit
Edit Edit
10 5
11 6
12 7

RECALL
Phase
Level Meter LEDs
Stereo Link Button
Mute Button
Phase, Low Cut, Pad, and +48V LEDs
Edit Button
Channel Activation Button
Mic Pre Preset Save/Recall
6416m Components
L
Link
Ø
Ø
Ø
SAVE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Link

A-NET
TRANSMIT
Mute
Link
30
6416m Front Panel Components
6416 m 

Link
Link
Link


ute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
CONTROL
MASTER

VDC SLOT
Managed
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
GPIO In

Ø
GPIO Out
ENTER
Pad
Pad
Pad
+48V
+48V
+48V
dit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
0
11
12
13
14
15
16
RECALL
Phase

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Low Cut
Pad

Gain (dB)
+ 48V
A-Net LED
Control Master LED
VDC Slot and Port Configuration
Managed Mode Button
Edit Lock Button
Enter/Cancel Buttons and LED
Gain Knob and Readout
Phase, Low Cut, Pad, and +48V Buttons
6416m Components
31
6416m Rear Panel Components

16
15
14
13
Mic/Line Inputs (Bal) Pin 2 Hot
AC POWER
12
11
10
9 –16 THRU (ALT. IN)
1.75 AMP
PIN 1 = GND
PIN 4 = 24VDC

GPIO INPUT
UP = ISOLATED
DN = TTL

5
4 FUSE: 250VAC-F4AL
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
– 8 THRU (ALT. IN)

1
BACKUP POWER
1
2 3 4
XLR mic/line inputs
Power On/Off Switch
IEC Power Inlet
Fuse Holder
Backup DC Power Inlet
Control Master DIP Switch (#10)
A-Net Ports, EtherCon Jacks
Mic Input Module
RS-232
2
B
1– 8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
10 CONTROL MASTER
ON
6416m Components

A

32
1
2
6416m Components
BACKUP POWER
1.75 AMP
PIN 1 = GND
PIN 4 = 24VDC
13
11
2 3 4

1

10
2
3

9
4
OUT
IN

DB25 Audio Thru/Alternate In, x2
Virtual Data Cable Ports
GPIO Configuration DIP Switches
GPIO Terminal Blocks
MIDI In, MIDI Out
RS-232 Port
RS-232 Configuration DIP Switches (1-8)
1
UP = ISOLATED
DN = TTL
GPIO INPUT
9–16 THRU (ALT. IN)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
12
7
IN

OUT
VIRTUAL DATA CABLE PORTS
8
6

RS-232
4
ON

1–8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
10 CONTROL MASTER
Mic Input Module
1 – 8 THRU (ALT. IN)
5
3
B
2
6416m Rear Panel Components
33
1
6416m Network Settings
There are a few basic concepts that need to be understood when setting
up a Pro64 network. Some of the functions described below do not need to
be set on every Pro64 device in the network as they only need to be set up
on the network’s Control Master, the module in charge of network resource
management.
Control Master
One Pro64 module in every network must be designated as the Control
Master. To set the 6416m as the Control Master, DIP switch #10 in the Virtual
Data Cables™ section is used. Set this DIP switch to the up position with the
power off to avoid conflicts with network resources.
When the 6416m module is then powered up, the network will be enumerated
and the blue A-Net LEDs on all connected Pro64 devices will be lit. On the
Control Master device, its red Control Master LED will also be lit. The Control
Master LED will be off on all remote/slave modules in the network.
Control Master Errors
The following rules apply to the Control Master and active Pro64 networks.
If a slave module in an active network is incorrectly switched to be a Control
Master (in addition to the network’s already functioning Control Master), that
module’s Control Master LED will light and the blue A-Net LED will go out to
indicate the error. The Control Master LED will remain lit until the module is
returned to slave status, at which point the A-Net LED will light to indicate
that the module is now part of the network.
If a new module set to be the Control Master is added to an active running
network (one that already has a valid Control Master), the new module’s
Control Master LED will light but its A-Net LED will not. Its audio I/O resources
will remain unavailable until the module is returned to slave status. All audio
on this module will be muted until the module is set to be a slave.
If the Control Master is removed from a functioning network (by being
disconnected, power failure, etc.), all slave units will reset and audio will be
muted. Slave units will wait for a new Control Master to be designated and at
that point will begin the enumeration process. Once the network has valid
A-Net communication, audio resources will become available.
Network Settings
34
A-Net Slot Range Configuration
The A-Net Slot section of the interface is used to set the range of A-Net Slots
that the 6416m will use to send its active audio channels into the network.
There are two components: the A-Net Slot display and the inc/dec buttons
used to select a value.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Press the up/down buttons
to select an A-Net Slot range.
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
The A-Net Slot display will move in increments of sixteen Slots and the A-Net
Port A
Ø
Slot range display will wrap as it reaches
the end of the list of available
values.
Port B
The number shown in the display correspondsFUNCTION
to the base Slot in a group of
Pad
sixteen sequential Slots, one per channel button. The available base Slots are
+ 48V
1, 17, 33, and 49.
Ø
Pad
+ 48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Base Slot Displayed Group 3
01
Group 2
17
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
A-Net Slot Range
Slots 1-16
Slots 17-32
33
Slots 33-48
49
Slots 49-64
Keep in mind that the number of available Slots is determined by the current
network sample rate as set by the Clock Master.
Setting the A-Net Slot Range
To set a base range for the 6416m, use the inc/dec selection buttons found
below the A-Net Slot display to select the desired range. When the selection
button is pressed, the new base Slot number will start to blink in the display,
as will the Enter/Cancel button’s LED. This indicates that confirmation is
required to complete the change. Press E nter to set a new base Slot or press
Cancel to exit without changing the base Slot and return to the previous
setting. If no press of the Enter/Cancel button is detected within a brief
period of time, the interface will automatically cancel the change request,
returning to the previous state.
Setting a new base Slot range on the 6416m will deactivate any currently
active channels.
Network Settings
35
Network Mode
The LEDs in the A-Net Transmit section show information about the current
network mode, which can be set to Auto Mode or Manual Mode only at the
network’s Control Master. When the Pro64 network is operating in Auto
Mode, the red Auto LED will be lit on all modules, and no user settings are
available on a per-module basis. When using Auto Mode, it does not matter
which rear-panel A-Net port (A or B) is used when connecting I/O devices to
the network.
A-Net Transmit
CLOCK
A-NET SLOT
The A-Net Transmit section
of the 6416m
interface is used when the network
MASTER
is in Manual Mode. In Manual Mode, the red Manual LED will be lit and user
Sample Rate
Link
can direct the active channels from
the 6416m to a Link
specific rear-panel A-Net
port.
L
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
P
+ 48V
+ 48V
+4
CONTROLto choose a Transmit Port when operating the
Use the selection button
4
Edit
Edit
network in Manual Group
Mode.
Edit
Edit
Edit
Group 3
Group 2
1
2
In Manual Mode, the user has the option of directing
A-Net
data3to either4
or both A-Net ports on the rear of the 6416m Mic Input Module. Once the
Control Master has set the network to operate in Manual Mode, the red
Manual LED and at least one of the yellow Port LEDs will be lit on every Pro64
I/O module.
Three options are available:
• Port A - the 6416m transmits data from its active channels
only out of port A on the rear panel
• Port B - the 6416m transmits data from active channels
only out of port B
• Port A and B - (both LEDs are lit) the 6416m transmits
its active channels out of both the A and B ports.
Network Settings
36
5
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mut
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
Ø
A-Net data is set to transmit out
of Port B in Manual Mode
in this
Pad
example.
+ 48V
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Changing the A-Net Transmit Port
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
5
6
Group 3
Group 2
2
3
This applies to Manual Mode only; no 1user settings
are available
in4 Auto
Mode.
Use the selector button below the Auto/Manual Mode LED readout to cycle
through the three options. When a new configuration is selected, the selected
Port LED and the Enter/Cancel LED will blink; confirmation is required. Press
E nter to set a new transmit Port or press Cancel to exit without making a
change and return to the previous setting.
Changing the transmit Port settings in Manual Mode has no effect on the
current channel activation settings. The VDCs are not affected by the
network mode.
Clock Master
One device in a Pro64 network will always be set as the network’s Clock
Master. In a network with only analog I/O modules, the module set as the
Control Master is also set to be the Clock Master by default. The Module set
as the Clock Master will have its Clock Master LED lit.
When digital I/O modules are used in a network, incoming Word Clock or
AES3 (also referred to as AES/EBU) digital data streams can also be used as
clock sources. It is only when a digital module is part of the network that the
Control Master and Clock Master can be separate devices.
Set the 6416m to be the network Control Master using DIP switch #10, found
on the rear panel.
Sample Rate
Pro64 networks can operate at sample rates in three ranges without the use
of sample rate converters. The current network sample rate also determines
the number of available A-Net Slots.
Network Settings
37
Sample Rate
A-Net Slots Available
44.1/48kHz
64
88.2/96kHz
32
176.4/192kHz
16
In an all-analog network, the sample rate can be set at the Control Master to
the following:
• 44.1kHz
• 48kHz
• 88.2kHz
• 96kHz
• 176.4kHz
• 192kHz
When an external clock is used with a Pro64 digital I/O device, the system
can lock to any sample rate within the range that is shown in the table below.
No sample rate converters are ever required when using an external clock.
When using an external clock the Sample Rate display on the 6416m and all
other Pro64 I/O modules will light the LED corresponding to the rate closest
to the incoming clock rate.
Pro64 Series Supported Sample Rates
Sample Rate
Minimum
Maximum
1x 44.1/48kHz
39.7kHz
52kHz
2x 88.2/96kHz
79.4kHz
104kHz
4x 176.4/192kHz
158.8kHz
208kHz
Changing the Sample Rate
The network sample rate can be changed only at the Clock Master. Changing
the sample rate is done with the selection button found below the Sample
Rate LED readout.
To choose a new sample rate when the 6416m is Clock Master, press the
selection button beneath the sample rate list. Pressing the button selects the
next sample rate in the list and immediately starts blinking the new rate’s
LED and the Enter/Cancel LED; confirmation is required. To confirm the new
sample rate, press the E nter button. To exit without changing the sample
rate, press Cancel .
Network Settings
38
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Pressing the selection
button will cycle through the
Mute
Mute
Mute
available
sample
rates. 96kHz
is shown in the example.
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Manual
Port A
Port B
Link
Link
Mute
Mute
Ø
Ø
Ø
Pad
Pad
Pad
Mute
Mute
Edit
Edit
6
7
FUNCTION
Attempting to change the sample+ 48V
rate on a module+ 48V
that is not the Clock
+ 48V
Master will cause the Sample Rate and Clock Master LEDs to flash to indicate
CONTROL
the error.
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Group 3
Sample Rates and A-Net Slots
1
Group 2
2
3
4
5
Changing the network sample rate has a direct effect on the availability of
A-Net Slots. For example, setting the sample rate to 96kHz makes only 32
Slots available, numbers 1 through 32. Slot numbers above 32 are no longer
available.
If at the 48kHz sample rate an input module such as the 6416m is set to the
Slot range starting at 33 or 49 and has active channels, these channels will be
deactivated when the sample rate changes to 96kHz. These Slot assignments
no longer exist in the network.
P Note: When using 6416Y2 A-Net cards in Yamaha® devices as part of your
Pro64 network, only sample rates up to 96kHz are valid; Yamaha
devices cannot utilize the 176.4/‑192kHz rate.
Network Settings
39
6416m Front Panel Features
This section describes the features and functions of all front-panel
components of the 6416m Mic Input Module. Many of the network-wide
settings are common to other Pro64 modules and will be familiar to users of
other Pro64 devices.
A-Net Slot Configuration
Each I/O module in a Pro64 network can be set to operate within a specific
part of the network, referred to as its Slot range. The actual number of Slots
available in a network is determined by the current sample rate; at 48kHz,
there are 64 Slots available, for example.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
The inc/dec buttons below theCONTROL
Slot readout are used to scroll through the
Group 4
Edit
available Slot settings.
Edit
Edit
Edit
2
3
4
Group 3
Group 2
1
A-Net Transmit
Each input module in a Pro64 network has the capability of transmitting
its input channels into the network. When using Auto Mode, the network
manages the access of these channels to the available Slots. Auto Mode is
indicated with a red LED in this section. No user options are available in this
part of the interface.
In Manual Mode, the user decides how input channels will be distributed to the
network. Inputs can be sent to the A port, B port, or to both ports at the same time.
Assigning the 6416m to send active inputs to the A-Net ports is done with the
A-Net Transmit selection button. Press the button to cycle through the various
choices.
6416m Front Panel
40
Clock Master
Every Pro64 network will have one Clock Master. The module designated as
Control Master will have its yellow Clock Master LED, found above the sample
rate section, lit. In a network that uses all analog modules, setting the 6416m
to be the network Control Master automatically assigns it to be the Clock
Master. See page 33 for more info.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
The Clock Master LED above the Sample Rate display will light when
Pad the
6416m is the network’s Clock Master.
+ 48V
Pad
+ 48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Sample Rate
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
Group 3
Group 2
The Sample Rate display will show the current network sample rate. If the
6416m is Control Master and Clock Master, changes to the current sample
rate can be made from the front panel of the device.
The selection button below the Sample Rate LEDs is used to choose a sample
rate (requires the use of the Enter button).
Function Button
The Function button located below the Sample Rate LEDs is used to access
the Advanced Functions, described in detail later in this document (see page
97).
Control Master LED
The red Control Master LED lights to indicate that a Pro64 module has been
set to be the network Control Master. Only one module can function as
Control Master at a time.
6416m Front Panel
41
VDC Slot and Port Configuration
There are 14 Virtual Data Cable Slots available to transport user control data
throughout the Pro64 network without impacting audio performance. See
page 94 for additional VDC setup information.
6m
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
ENTER
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+48V
GPIO In
GPIO Out
The Virtual Data Cables interface
Edit
Edit
13
14
Low Cut
Edit
Edit
Choose a VDC Slot with
the
Gain
(dB) inc/dec buttons below the Slot readout. Use
15
16
the selection button below the VDC LEDs to choose an input type for the
selected VDC Slot. Press E nter to confirm the selection.
Pad
+48V
Enter/Cancel Buttons
The pair of buttons marked E nter and Cancel are used to confirm functions
and mode changes or to exit a change request. The LED between the two
buttons will flash whenever the user is required to press one of these buttons
in order to continue with an operation or edit.
A-Net LED
The blue LED found within the A-Net logo functions as the network activity
indicator. When a Pro64 module is powered up, its A-Net LED will flash while
a request to enter the network is sent to and then processed by the device
designated as Control Master. Once a module is enumerated and is part of
the network, the blue A-Net LED will light solid. The LED will remain lit as
long as valid A-Net network data is received.
The A-Net LED will flash during a firmware update when the module being
updated is part of an active network. When a module is being bench configured
(it is not part of an active network), the A-Net LED will be off during the firmware
update. (Check the Aviom website for current firmware updates.)
6416m Front Panel
42
Managed Button
The Managed button is used to put the network under control of a computer
for firmware updates, system monitoring, etc. Managed Mode can only be
engaged from the network’s Control Master.
When using a PC for firmware updates, etc., a Pro64 module cannot have
its RS-232/422 or MIDI port assigned to a VDC when the PC is connected.
Deactivate these VDC assignments before entering Managed Mode.
Connecting a PC to the Control Master requires the use of the RS-232 port for
communication. The RS-232 baud rate DIP switches also need to be set to the
same rate as the computer application for data transfers.
To enter Managed Mode, press the Managed button; its LED will flash. The
Enter/Cancel LED will also flash. Press E nter to confirm the mode change or
Cancel to return to the previous state.
To exit Managed Mode, press the Managed button; its LED will flash and the
Enter/Cancel LED will flash. Press E nter to confirm the mode change. The
network returns to the previous local mode, Auto or Manual.
In Managed Mode, Virtual Data Cable and channel Active buttons behave as
if the module is edit locked; they provide information only when pressed. All
other front panel edits are prohibited.
Edit Lock Button
The front panel of the 6416m can be locked to prevent accidental changes
or low-level unauthorized access. Once edit locked, all front-panel functions
under digital control cannot be changed. Edit Lock can be used on a moduleby-module basis.
To lock a module’s front panel, press the E dit Lock button. The Enter/Cancel
LED will blink. Press E nter to lock the unit. No other Pro64 modules in the
network are affected. Press the Cancel button to exit the operation without
locking the device’s front panel.
To unlock a Pro64 device, press the E dit Lock button again. The Enter/Cancel
LED will blink. Press the E nter button to unlock the unit. Press Cancel to exit,
leaving the unit locked.
When a Pro64 module is edit locked, all front panel operations are inactive
with the following exceptions:
• The Edit Lock button, along with the Enter button, can be
used to unlock the unit.
• Gain switches on I/O modules such as the 6416i are analog
controls. These cannot be locked.
• Channel Active buttons can be used to get information
6416m Front Panel
43
about the channel-to-Slot relationships.
• The VDC inc/dec buttons can be used to get info about
Virtual Data Cable port assignments.
Query Functions (Get Info)
When a Pro64 module is edit locked, its front-panel channel buttons can be
used to get Slot info. Pressing any channel button will display the selected
channel’s A-Net Slot number in the A-Net Slot display.
For example, if an input module is set to the A-Net Slot range starting at 17,
pressing channel button 2 will display “18,” channel button 3 will display “19,”
etc.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+48V
+48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
5
6
Group 3
Group 2
On an input module set to the A-Net Slot range starting at 17, pressing the
Channel 2 button displays A-Net Slot 18 when the module is edit locked.
Pressing the Channel 3 button will display “19,” pressing the Channel 4
button will display “20,” etc.
Channel activation status is not affected by the use of the query function. It
is used for information only.
To Exit the query function, press E dit Lock followed by E nter to return to
normal operation.
6416m Front Panel
44
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Control Group
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
The Control Group functions are unique to the 6416m Mic Input Module and
Auto
Mute
Mute
the RCI Remote Control Interface.
Mut
Mute
Manual
Port A
Control Groups are useful when you want
to have multiple 6416m
Ø modules
Port B
in a network separated into specific zones
or when
more than one operator
FUNCTION
Pad
will be editing channel strip parameters remotely.
Ø
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
Group 3
Group 2
Press the select button to choose a Group.
The RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface are required
to make use of the Control Group functionality. The setting of the Control
Group section of the 6416m interface has no effect when the RCI/MCS
combination is not part of the Pro64 network.
Pressing the Control Group selection button will cycle through the five
settings: Groups 1-4 and off (no LED lit). The 6416m and RCI must be set to the
same Control Group to allow remote control commands to be recognized.
Setting the Control Group to the off position makes a 6416m module
unavailable for editing remotely from the RCI/MCS. Front panel edits are not
disabled.
The Control Group setting is not saved as part of a mic preamp Preset.
6416m Front Panel
45
T
6416m Channel Strip Functions
The features of the 6416m mic preamp channels are described in detail in
this section. Most of these features can also be remote controlled by adding
the optional RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface.
All operations described below apply to the currently selected mic pre
channel.
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
T
Channel Activation Button
Each of the
sixteen mic/line Link
input channels on the
6416m can be made
active
Link
Link
Link
on the network individually using the lighted Active button found above the
channel number. Activating a channel assigns it to an A-Net Slot, making it
part of the network and available to any output module or console interface
card in the Pro64 network.
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Ø
Mute
Pad
Pad
+48V
Mute
Mute
Mute
Channel activation buttons
Ø
are found above the channel
1,
Padnumber. Here, Channels Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
3, and 4 have been made
active on the network. (Active
channel
LEDs are shown
in Edit
Edit
Edit
black.)
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
+48V
Mute
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Ø
Pad
+ 48V
Edit
8
9
In Auto Mode, each A-Net Slot is unique. The Control Master manages the
availability of A-Net Slots and will grant or deny a channel activation request
from an input module based on the current makeup of the network, the
sample rate, and the Slots already in use.
To activate a 6416m input channel within a given A-Net Slot range, press
its numbered Active button. (Note that the word “Active” does not appear
on the front panel user interface.) If the Slot is available, the Control Master
will enable the Slot and the channel’s green LED will light. If the Slot is not
available, the LED will flash briefly, indicating that the requested Slot is in use
elsewhere in the network.
In Manual Mode, a channel can be activated at any time. Depending on how
the network is set up and configured, activating a channel can replace a
same-numbered Slot that was added to the network elsewhere.
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Link
46
SAVE
Channel Activation Rules
It is not necessary to press the E nter button to activate or deactivate a
channel.
Each Pro64 module remembers a unique set of active channels for Auto and
Manual Modes. For example, an input module could have channels 1-8 active
for an Auto Mode application and channels 5-6 and 12-16 active for a Manual
Mode application. Changing network modes will restore the active channel
status for each connected module.
P Note: The active state for the channels on a 6416m is not saved as part of
a mic pre Preset.
Changing the A-Net Slot range will clear the currently active channels on
an input module automatically to protect against channel/Slot conflicts or
unintentional overwriting in Manual Mode.
Level Meter LEDs
Each input channel on the 6416m Mic Input Module has its own set of six
level LEDs—green, yellow, and red. Green LEDs are used for all levels up to
-6dB. The yellow LED lights when the signal level reaches -6dB. Clipping is
indicated with the red LED, which lights when the level reaches 0dB. High
resolution metering with finer resolution and more LEDs is available when
CLOCK
A-NET SLOT
MASTER
using
the MCS.
Sample Rate
Link
Link
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
FUNCTION
Ø
Each input channel has its own LED level meter.
Ø
Ø
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
+48V
+48V
The
level meter LEDs will always show the level of the incoming analog audio
CONTROL
signal, even when the channel
is not
activeEditon the network.
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Group 4
Edit
Edit
7
8
Group 3
Always try to optimize input levels to assure proper gain staging throughout
1
2
3
4
5
6
the network and any connected audio devices.
Group 2
Stereo Link Button
Adjacent pairs of channels on the 6416m can be linked together as a stereo
pair. The channels must be an odd-even pair, such as 1-2, 13-14, etc. There is
one Link button for each channel pair, eight in all.
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47
To link a pair of channels, both channels must be active on the network
first; the Active button located below the Edit button must be lit on both
channels. Once the two channels are active, pressing the Link button will link
the two channels immediately; no confirmation is required.
Attempting to link channels that do not meet the requirements above will
cause the Link button and one or more channel button LEDs to flash to
indicate the error.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Sample Rate
Link
Link
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mu
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Ed
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Group 3
Group 2
To link a pair of channels, both channels must be active first.
Linked channels will be displayed on all Pro64 output modules. Link
information can be used by Pro16 output devices such as the A-16II and A-16R
Personal Mixers. Add the ASI A-Net Systems Interface to a Pro64 network in
order to make use of Pro16 output devices.
Mute Button
Use the Mute button to silence an active mic preamp channel while leaving
it active in the network. Press the Mute button once to activate the mute
function; press Mute again to release the channel from the muted state.
Each channel’s Mute state is saved as part of a mic pre Preset.
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Edit Button
The Edit button gives the user access to each channel’s settings for Phase,
Low Cut filter, Pad, +48V phantom power, and Gain.
Only one channel can be edited at a time, even if a channel is part of a stereo
pair.
To change the settings for a particular channel, press the E dit button found
above the channel’s Active button and then use the Phase, Low Cut filter,
Pad, and +48V phantom power buttons or the Gain knob as needed.
A-NET SLOT
CLOCK
MASTER
Note that some operations
will also require the use of the Enter button.
Sample Rate
Link
Link
Link
Link
A-NET
TRANSMIT
Auto
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
+48V
+48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Group 3
Group 2
Channel 2 is active and is selected for editing.
Changes to channel settings can be made at any time, even if the channel is
not active on the network.
Phase Button
Press the Phase button to invert the polarity of the input signal on the
selected mic preamp channel. Use the Phase button to eliminate anomalies
that occur when using two or more microphones on the same source (such
as a drum kit).
To change the phase, press the Phase button once; its yellow LED in the
selected channel strip will light to indicate that the function is enabled. It is
not necessary to press Enter. To return the audio on the selected channel to
its original state, press Phase again; the LED will go out.
The state of the Phase button is saved with a mic pre Preset.
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Low Cut Button
The Low Cut button applies a bass rolloff filter centered at 85Hz to the
selected channel. Use this to eliminate low frequency interference such as
microphone handling noise, rumble, etc.
Press the Low Cut button once; the yellow LED in the selected channel strip
will light to indicate that the function is enabled. Press Low Cut again to turn
the filter off. It is not necessary to press Enter.
The Low Cut filter can be controlled from a Yamaha device using m-control.
The filter on/off state is saved with a mic pre Preset.
6416 m
Link
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
Ø
Ø
ENTER
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
SAVE
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
RECALL
Phase
Low Cut
Pad
GPIO In
GPIO Out
Gain (dB)
+48V
Channel strip settings include Phase, Low Cut, Pad, and +48V.
Pad Button
To lower the level of the selected channel by 24dB, press the Pad button.
Since changes to the overall level of a channel caused by the use of the Pad
can cause abrupt changes in level, the use of Enter/Cancel is required to
confirm the operation.
To turn a channel’s Pad on, press the Pad button once. The Enter and Cancel
LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the Pad is on. Press the Cancel button to exit
without turning the Pad on.
To turn the Pad off for a channel when it is enabled, press the Pad button.
The Enter and Cancel LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the Pad is turned off. Press
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50
Mute
Cancel to exit without turning the Pad off.
When the 24dB pad is in use, the Pad LED in the selected channel strip will
be lit. When using m-control to control the 6416m from a Yamaha device,
the 6416m Pad will turn on/off automatically in response to gain change
messages from the Yamaha device.
Mic pre Presets save the Pad state for each channel.
+48V Phantom Power Button
Phantom power for devices such as condenser mics is available for each mic
preamp channel. Turning the +48V phantom power on or off for a channel
requires use of the Enter button.
Avoid potential damage to your hearing or audio equipment by muting the
mic channel first if you are unsure about the use of phantom power.
To turn phantom power on, press the +48V button once. The Enter and
Cancel LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the phantom power is on. Press the Cancel
button to exit without turning phantom power on.
To turn a channel’s phantom power off when it is enabled, press the +48V
button. The Enter and Cancel LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the phantom
power is turned off. Press Cancel to exit without turning the +48V phantom
power off.
CONTROL
VDC SLOT
6416 m
Link
MASTER
Link
Link
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
Ø
GPIO In
Ø
GPIO Out
ENTER
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
SAVE
RECALL
Phase
Low Cut
Pad
Gain (dB)
+48V
Channels 14 and 15 in this diagram are shown with the phantom power
activated. Channel 15 is selected for editing.
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51
When phantom power is enabled, the selected channel strip’s +48V LED will
be lit. The on/off state of the +48V phantom power is saved for every channel
in each mic pre Preset.
Phantom power on/off can also be controlled from a Yamaha device when
using m-control.
Channel Gain
Each input channel on the 6416m has an individual gain setting controlled by
the Gain knob. Press E dit to select a channel for editing and then rotate the
Gain knob to the desired setting. When the RCI/MCS is part of the network,
gain changes can be made from the front panel or the remote controller.
6416 m
CONTROL
MASTER
VDC SLOT
Gain is set in 1dB steps and has a range of 0-55dB. Channel gain can be
Managed
controlled
from aLink
Yamaha device using
m-control
when a 6416Y2 A-Net
Link
Link
Interface Card is installed.
Edit Lock
Each channel’s gain setting is saved as part of a mic
preamp ASSIGN
Preset.
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Gain Display
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
Ø
+ 48V
+ 48V
+ 48V
GPIO In
The two-digit gain display shows the level for the
ENTERcurrently selected mic
Pad
Pad
preamp
channel. Pad
GPIO Out
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
RECALL
Phase
Low Cut
Pad
Gain (dB)
+48V
The selected channel’s gain is displayed and can be edited. In this diagram
channel 16 is selected for editing.
Control Group
Each 6416m mic module in a Pro64 network can be set to one of four Control
Groups. This allows multiple zones of mics and preamps to be remote
controlled by different users if desired by adding the optional RCI Remote
Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface.
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52
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Manual
Port A
Port B
Ø
Ø
FUNCTION
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
CONTROL
Group 4
Edit
Edit
Edit
Edit
1
2
3
4
Group 3
Group 2
The 6416m is set to be part of Control Group 1.
A mic preamp must be set to one of the four Control Groups in order to be
remote controlled using an RCI and MCS.
Use the selection button to cycle through the selections, Groups 1-4 and
Off. Only active mic channels in the currently selected Control Group can be
edited with an MCS connected to an RCI.
When operating a Pro64 network that contains 6416m Mic Input Modules
but no RCI or MCS units, the Control Group setting has no effect.
Control Group settings are not saved as part of a Preset.
Refer to the information in the following section regarding how Presets and
Control Groups interact with and without the RCI/MCS in the network.
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53
Mic Preamp Presets
Each 6416m Mic Input Module has the ability to save 16 mic preamp Presets.
Parameters that can be saved per channel include:
• Channel Mute status, on/off
• Phase on/off
• Low Cut Filter on/off
• Pad on/off
• +48V Phantom Power on/off
• Channel gain
Note that each channel’s network activation status cannot be saved within
a mic preamp Preset. The network Control Master manages active channels.
Furthermore, an individual 6416m Mic Input Module cannot save information
about the makeup of the Pro64 network that it was connected to at the time
the preset was stored.
6416 m
Save a Preset
Link
Link
To save the current state of the parameters described above for all channels
of the 6416m from the front panel, press the Save button. The red LED in the
Save button and the one between the Enter/Cancel buttons will flash. Also,
CONTROL
the Edit button associated with the memory location last accessed
for preset
VDC SLOT
MASTER
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
save or Mute
recall willMute
flash. Mute
Link
Ø
Pad
+ 48V
it
8
Link
Link
Link
6416 m
Mute
te
Link
+ 48V
Mute
Edit
+ 48V
Mute
Edit
Edit
+48V
+ 48V
Mute
Mute
Edit
Mute
Edit
Mute
Edit
RS-232
Mute
Edit
5
Ø
Ø
6
7
8
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+ 48V
9
Edit
10
Edit
9
10
Edit
12
Edit
Edit
13
ENTER
MIDI OutEdit
GPIO Out
14
15
16
+ 48V
RECALL
Edit
Phase
Edit
Low Cut
Pad
Edit
As an example, to save the Preset to location 8, press Save, then Edit button
Gain (dB)
#8,11followed by12the Enter 13
button. 14
15
16
SavingRECALL
a Preset from thePhase
6416m front
panelPad
saves the
preset in flash memory
Low Cut
+48V
in the local 6416m only. Saving a preset from the MCS will save the samenumbered Preset in all 6416m modules set to the same Control Group,
making configuration of larger systems simple and intuitive.
SAVE
6416m Front Panel
Edit
Pad
+ 48V
SAVE
Edit
11
Pad
+48V
GPIO In
Ø
Pad
Ø
MIDI In
Edit
CANCEL
Ø
Mute
Managed
Link
Select a memory
location to store
the Preset inØ by pressing one Øof the 16
Ø
Ø
Edit buttons on the front panel of the 6416m. Press E nter to complete the
Edit
Lock
Pad
Pad
ASSIGN
operation orPadpress Cancel to exit
without storingPada Preset.
PORT
Mute
Edit
Link
Link
54
+ 48V
P Note: To save a mic preamp Preset from the MCS, remember that the
6416m needs to be set to the same Control Group as is currently
selected on the RCI that the MCS is connected to.
Recall a Preset
To recall a mic preamp Preset from the front panel of the 6416m, press the
Recall button. The Recall button’s red LED, the Enter/Cancel LED, and the
Edit button corresponding to the last Preset saved/recalled will flash. Choose
the memory location that contains the desired Preset by pressing the
corresponding channel Active button. Press E nter to complete the operation
and load the Preset, or press the Cancel button to exit without recalling a
Preset.
Recalling a preset will overwrite all channel parameters as described above;
save a mic preamp Preset first if you want to recall the current settings at a
later time. When a Preset is recalled, audio is muted briefly (a few milliseconds)
while the settings are changed. This is desirable, especially when large gain
changes or changes to pad and phantom power settings are included in a
Preset.
Remember that when using the MCS Mic Control Surface to recall a mic
preamp Preset, the 6416m needs to be set to the same Control Group as
the RCI/MCS combination. Using the MCS to recall a Preset causes all 6416m
preamps in the same Control Group to recall the same-numbered Preset
simultaneously.
Preset Rules
When saving or recalling a mic preamp Preset from the front panel of
an individual 6416m Mic Input Module, only that module is affected. For
example, to save the channel strip settings for a 64-input system that includes
four 6416m mic modules in a network without an RCI/MCS combination, you
need to perform the save/recall operation on each module separately.
The Control Group has no bearing on the preset save/recall function when a
preset is saved or recalled from the 6416m front panel.
When an RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface are part
of a Pro64 network, the setting of the Control Group will affect the behavior
of the save/recall functions. Only modules set to the same Control Group can
be addressed from the RCI/MCS combination.
When a Preset is saved (or recalled) from the RCI/MCS combination, all
6416m modules set to the same Control Group will save or recall the same
numbered Preset simultaneously.
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55
6416m Rear Panel Features
All 6416m rear-panel features and functions are described in this section.
AC Power
Pro64 modules use switching power supplies that can operate at 100-240V
and from 50-60Hz, meaning that they can be used with most of the world’s
AC power systems by simply changing the line cord. The 6416m is equipped
with a standard grounded IEC power inlet (with fuse), which can accept the
interchangeable IEC power cord.
Fuse
The fuse holder is spring-loaded and has space for two fuses, one main and
one spare (optional). Press the fuse holder cover to access the fuse. When
checking or replacing a fuse, always power off the Pro64 unit and remove the
15
14
13
12
11
line cord from the16AC power source.
Always replace the fuse with one with the same rating as that being
changed.
Mic/Line Inputs (Bal) Pin 2 Hot
Backup DC Power
9 –16 THRU (ALT. IN)
For applications where a backup power source is required, the 6416m is
equipped with a DC power inlet using a locking 4-pin XLR jack. A DC power
supply capable of outputting 24VDC ±5% at 1.75 amps is required. In the
locking XLR plug, connect pin 1 to ground and pin 4 to the 24VDC source.
Nothing should be connected to pins 2 and 3.
AC POWER
1.75 AMP
PIN 1 = GND
PIN 4 = 24VDC
GPIO INPUT
UP = ISOLATED
DN = TTL
FUSE: 250VAC- F4AL
BACKUP POWER
1
The 6416m can be powered via its internal power supply or an optional
external 24 volt supply.
6416m DC Requirements
Like most electronic devices, the 6416m will draw more than its rated current
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56
2 3 4
10
for a very brief period of time at power up. This is called in-rush current. This
also happens when powering the unit through its DC Backup power input.
A power supply connected to this input should be capable of sourcing 5A of
in-rush current for 5ms (0.1ms rise time).
Alternately, some power supply manufacturers indicate in-rush current
sourcing capability by specifying a maximum capacitive load. In the 6416m’s
case, a supply should be chosen that can handle a 2500μf load.
However, many power supplies have no specification concerning transient
current capability. In this case, a 100 watt (24V @ 4A) or greater, power supply
should be utilized. Although a 65 watt power supply is adequate to power
the 6416m, a 100 watt or greater power supply should be capable of meeting
the 6416m’s in-rush current requirements.
Both internal AC and external DC power sources can be connected
simultaneously. The AC power switch controls the AC power source only.
A-Net Ports
Two EtherCon jacks are provided for A-Net connections, labeled A and B.
Connections can use standard RJ45-style cables or cables outfitted with
the locking EtherCon connector. Refer to the section on network modes for
additional information about using these jacks (page 17).
Balanced Mic/Line Inputs
The sixteen female XLR mic/line input jacks on the 6416m can accept
balanced mic or line-level audio signals. (Using line-level sources may require
the use of the channel pad to avoid clipping.)
6
5
4
1–8 THRU (ALT. IN)
3
2
1
Mic/line input jacks on the 6416m rear panel
Mic Input Module
1–8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
Features
RS-232 6416m Rear10Panel
CONTROL MASTER
ON
B
A
57
DB25 Audio Thru/Alternate In
Two female DB25 multipin connectors are provided for audio throughput on
the 6416m, creating a passive split of the source signals. Channels 1-8 appear
on one DB25 jack and channels 9-16 on the other. The DB25s are wired to the
industry accepted Tascam® compatible analog wiring standard. Do not use
DB25 cables wired for AES3 digital connections.
The DB25 Audio Thru connection allows audio signals connected to the
6416m XLR input jacks to be connected to another input device such as
a mixing console or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) interface without
interrupting the signals connected to the Pro64 network.
Alternate Input
The DB25 Audio Thru connections can also be used as an optional main input
path. Signals connected to the DB25 connections will be metered and can be
made active on the network in the same manner as the XLR inputs.
When used in this manner, the XLR connectors would have no signals
connected to them, but could be used as a passive split output if appropriately
wired cables are provided.
For input connections, always use DB25 cables wired to analog audio
standards; never connect multipin cables wired for AES3 digital connections.
P Note: Do not use the XLR jacks and DB25 Alternate In connections for
inputs to the same set of channels on the 6416m simultaneously.
DB25 Pinout
Breakout cables for DB25-to-TRS, DB25-to-XLR connections, etc., are readily
available. To create a custom cable for the Audio Thru/Alternate In function,
use the following table and diagram.
Note that there are several DB25 pinouts commonly in use, including two
used for AES3 digital connections. The digital pinouts are not compatible
with the analog outputs of the 6416m Audio Thru connectors. Use only those
cables wired for the Tascam analog audio pinout.
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DB25 Pin Number
Hot
24
10
21
7
18
4
15
1
13
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
No Connect
Cold
12
23
9
20
6
17
3
14
Ground
25
11
22
8
19
5
16
2
­
13
12
25
11
24
10
23
9
22
8
21
7
20
6
19
5
18
4
17
3
16
2
15
1
14
The pins on the panel-mounted DB25 jacks are
numbered according to the diagram above.
The DB25 panel-mount connectors have #4-40 UNC thread.
P Note: Strain relief is suggested when using DB25 cable assemblies. DB25
breakout cables should always be supported when connected to a
Pro64 product to reduce the risk of damaging the Pro64 product’s
rear panel.
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Virtual Data Cables
Three types of Virtual Data Cable (VDC) ports are available on the rear panel
of the 6416m Input Module. Fourteen VDC Slots are available system-wide,
regardless of the current network mode (Auto or Manual). Virtual Data Cables
are not affected by the network sample rate, channel activation settings, or
gain settings.
When a module requests to activate a Virtual Data Cable, the Control Master
checks the entire network to ensure that the requested VDC is available.
Depending on the type of VDC requested, one or more VDC Slots must be
available before the request can be granted.
When a VDC Slot has a valid input assignment, the Control Master broadcasts
this information to the entire network. Each module in the network will
display the In Use LED for any valid Virtual Data Cable input.
See the VDC info elsewhere in this User Guide for help configuring and using
the fourteen available Virtual Data Cables.
Configuring a VDC
To assign a Virtual Data Cable Slot to one of the VDC ports on the 6416m rear
panel, first select an available VDC Slot using the inc/dec buttons below the
VDC Slot readout. (VDC Slots with inputs that are currently in use somewhere
in the network will have the In Use dot lit.) Use the selector button to scroll
through the choices in the Assign Port list. The control data type LED and the
Enter/Cancel LED will flash. Press the E nter button to assign the port, or press
Cancel to exit.
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60
VDC Slot 14 on the 6416m is set to input GPIO
data from the rear-panel jack to the network.
A remote Pro64 device is set to
output GPIO data.
To output control data that originates at the 6416m from another Pro64
module elsewhere in the network, select the same numbered VDC Slot on
the remote Pro64 device that contains the data from the 6416m. Set the
remote device’s VDC type by pressing the selection button to highlight the
data type and light its LED. Press E nter to complete the VDC assignment.
14
To13deactivate 12
a VDC Slot, use
button 9to scroll through 8the data
11 the selection
10
types until none of the LEDs is lit, and then press the E nter button.
7
GPIO
Hot
GPIO (General Purpose
Input/Output)
can be used to send contact closure
9 –16 THRU
(ALT. IN)
or voltage-type control signals through the network. Four input and four
output blocks are provided. Each terminal block can be individually wired.
GPIO inputs can be individually configured to be either Isolated or TTL.
GPIO Configuration DIP Switches
Each of the four GPIO Input blocks can be set to either Isolated or TTL
1.75 AMP
operation
PIN 1 = GNDusing the configuration switches to the left of the terminal blocks.
PIN 4 = 24VDC
VIRTUAL DATA CABLE PORTS
GPIO INPUT
IN
UP = ISOLATED
DN = TTL
BACKUP POWER
IN
OUT
OUT
1
2 3 4
1
2
3
4
The Isolated/TTL configuration switches only apply to the GPIO inputs.
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61
With the switch in the down position, the input is set to TTL. Use this setting
for voltage-type signals. GPIO inputs set for TTL operation can handle signal
voltages up to 5 Volts.
11
The up position (Isolated) sets the input to accept on/off switch signals.
Do not use the Isolated setting with voltage-based signals. See the
GPIO Specifications later in this document for additional configuration
10
9
8
7
6
5
information.
4
GPIO Terminal Blocks
THRU (ALT. IN)
Each GPIO input or output has a positive and negative contact that can
be wired as needed. Four of each are provided. Only a small
screwdriver is
1–8 THRU (ALT. IN)
required.
MIDI In, MIDI Out
Two MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) ports, In and Out, are provided
on the 6416m. Each is capable of transferring any type of MIDI-compatible
data. Pro64 devices do not process or filter MIDI data in any way.
Mic Input Module
VIRTUAL DATA CABLE PORTS
NPUT
IN
ATED
IN
OUT
RS-232
1–8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
10 CONTROL MASTER
ON
OUT
1
2 3 4
1
2
3
4
Both MIDI ports in the VDC section can be used simultaneously.
One MIDI In per Pro64 device can be assigned to a VDC Slot. An unlimited
number of Pro64 modules can make use of the MIDI data by assigning MIDI
Out to the VDC Slot with the same number as the input source.
RS-232 Port
The Pro64 RS-232 VDC ports allow a pair of devices to transfer control data
at rates up to 57.6k baud across the Pro64 network. Using Virtual Data Cables
for RS-232 always requires two VDCs because RS-232 data transfers require
communicating devices to be set up in a handshaking pair. Note that RS-232
communication is point-to-point, meaning that a maximum of seven RS-232
sessions (14 total devices) are possible when using Pro64 Virtual Data Cables.
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Mic Input Module
VIRTUAL DATA CABLE PORTS
IN
RS-232
OUT
B
A
1– 8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
10 CONTROL MASTER
ON
The first eight switches on the DIP switch block are used to set the RS-232
baud rate.
The RS-232 port is also used for computer communication with Pro64 devices
for firmware updates and other Managed Mode applications.
The RS-232 port on the 6416m uses a 9-pin DB9 connector and eight of the ten DIP
switches in the DIP switch block (the remainder are used for system functions).
RS-232 Configuration DIP Switches
RS-232 communication is configured using the first eight switches in the DIP
switch block. Switches 1-4 set the baud rate and switches 5-8 are used to set
data, parity, and stop bit options. Switches 9 and 10 are reserved for system
use.
Switch
Function
Off
On
1
Baud Rate bit 3
2
Baud Rate bit 2
3
Baud Rate bit 1
4
Baud Rate bit 0
5
Data Bits
7
8
6
Parity Low/High
No parity
Parity
7
Parity Even/Odd
Even
Odd
8
Stop Bit
1
2
9
Reserved
10
Control Master
See Baud Rate chart
To set a DIP switch to the O n position, push it upwards.
RS-232 Baud Rates
To set a baud rate, determine the appropriate baud rate for data transfer
by referring to the external send/receive devices’ documentation. Set both
devices to communicate using the same baud rate. Finally, set the Pro64
devices to the same baud rate and activate the VDCs using the front-panel
interface.
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Mic Input Module
B
VIRTUAL DATA CABLE PORTS
IN
RS-232
OUT
A
1– 8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
10 CONTROL MASTER
ON
Here, the 6416m is set for a 57,600 baud RS-232 transfer with 8 data bits, no
parity, and stop bit set to 2. (Black indicates the switch handle.)
The following table lists the DIP switch settings for the available RS-232 baud
rates.
Switch
Baud Rate
8
1
2
3
4
1200
off
off
off
off
2400
off
off
off
on
4800
off
off
on
off
7200
off
off
on
on
9600 7
off 5
on
4
off
3
2off
14400
off
on
off
on
19200
off
on
on
off
28800
off
on
on
on
38400
on
THRU (ALT.
off
off
off
6
1–8
IN)
57600
on
off
off
on
31250 (MIDI)
on
off
on
off
1
Control Master DIP Switch
In the RS-232 DIP switch block on the 6416m, switch #10 is used to set the
module as the network’s Control Master. Only one module can be designated
as Control Master in a Pro64 network.
Mic Input Module
B
VIRTUAL DATA CABLE PORTS
IN
OUT
RS-232
1– 8 RS-232
9 RESERVED
10 CONTROL MASTER
ON
When switch #10 is in the up position, the 6416m becomes the network’s
Control Master. (Black indicates the switch handle.)
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64
A
To set the 6416m as the Control Master, start with Pro64 network devices
powered off. Set switch #10 to the up position. Power up the 6416m and the
rest of the network devices. The red Control Master LED on the front panel
of the 6416m should be lit indicating that it is now the network’s Control
Master.
P Note: Be sure that only one Pro64 device is set to be the network Control
Master.
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RCI Front Panel Components

HEADPHONES

Port A
Port B
1. Headphone Input Jack
2. Headphone Monitor Volume Control


A-NET SLOT
CONTROL
Group 2
Sync
Port A
Port B

Group 3

Group 4

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Network Mode Selection
A-Net Slot
Inc/Dec Slot Selection
Sync Indicator
Control Group Selection
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ONTROL
3
Group 2

Group 4

CONTROLLER
1. A-Net LED
2. Controller Input for MCS
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RCI Rear Panel Components
AC POWER
BACKUP POWER

0.75 AMP


PIN 1 = GND
PIN 4 = 24VDC
FUSE: 250VAC-F4AL
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power On/Off Switch
IEC Power Inlet
Fuse Holder
Backup DC Power Inlet
B
+4dBu LINE�LEVEL OUTPUT �BAL�

A

PAD


PIN 2 HOT
5. Balanced Line-Level Monitor Output, XLR
6. Output Pad Switch
7. A-Net Ports, EtherCon Jacks
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RCI Front Panel Features
The RCI provides a network access point for remote control of the 6416m.
Any number of RCI Remote Control Interfaces can be installed anywhere in
a Pro64 network, providing multiple control access and monitor points. The
Control Group function on the 6416m and RCI allows control of active mic
channels to be divided among up to four different simultaneous users and
control points. The RCI can also be used simultaneously with m-control for
Yamaha digital console to provide multiple points of control.
The RCI can also be used as a stand-alone monitor station; any Pro64 network
audio resource can be selected (from the RCI or MCS) and monitored using
the built-in headphone and/or line-level XLR mono outputs. MCS Mic Control
Surfaces can be connected and disconnected from the RCI without affecting
network behavior.
This section describes the features and functions of all front-panel
components of the RCI Remote Control Interface.
Headphone Input Jack
The 1/4-inch TRS headphone input jack accepts any stereo headphone or
earphone. The mono audio signal monitored here is determined by the
currently selected A-Net Slot as shown on the RCI front panel. The selected
A-Net Slot being monitored is always available at both the headphone jack
and the rear-panel XLR line-level output. Only one Slot can be monitored at a
time; the headphone jack always monitors a mono signal.
Monitor Volume Control
This knob controls the volume for the headphone jack and has no effect on
the fixed level of the rear-panel line-level monitor output.
Network Mode Selection
The Network Mode section of the interface has a set of LEDs that indicate
the current network mode being used: Auto or Manual Mode. The current
network mode is set at the Control Master. In Auto Mode, no network settings
are available, the Pro64 network manages all channel allocation and VDC
resources. It does not matter which rear-panel A-Net port is used to connect
the RCI to the network.
In Manual Mode, the user can select a specific A-Net port from which to draw
channel information.
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A-NET SLOT
CONTROL
HEADPHONES
Group
Sync
Port A
Group 3
Port B
Auto and Manual Mode LEDs and Port selection options on the RCI
A-Net Slot
The A-Net Slot display shows the network Slot that is currently available to
be monitored by the headphone and rear-panel XLR outputs. Any active
network Slot can be monitored, even if its content is not coming from a
microphone input module.
The display will scroll sequentially through all available Slots (as determined
by the current network sample rate) with two variations: double dashes with
and without the Sync dot on.
The display will show a double dash (––) when no Slot is selected. No audio is
monitored at the headphone and XLR outputs in this case.
The display will show a double dash with a dot (––.) to indicate that the RCI
Slot to be monitored is selected remotely from the MCS Mic Control Surface.
The display will reflect the Slot being monitored plus the dot when Slots are
selected from the MCS. The RCI and MCS will remain in sync until the user
selects a channel directly from the RCI front panel.
Inc/Dec Slot Selection
Use the inc/dec button below the numeric Slot display to select an active
Slot to be monitored.
Selecting a Slot directly from the front panel of the RCI while the RCI and
MCS are in sync causes the synced operation to stop.
A-NET SLOT
CONTROL
Group 2
Port A
Sync
Group 3
Group 4
Port B
A-Net Slot selection and sync indication
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Group
Sync Indicator
The dot in the Slot Selection display is used to indicate that Slot selection is
being controlled from the MCS Mic Control Surface. Slot selection will remain
in sync until the user selects a Slot directly from the RCI front panel.
To activate the sync function and allow Slot selection to be controlled from
the MCS Mic Control Surface, use the inc/dec buttons on the RCI to scroll
until “--.” (double dash with a dot) is shown in the display. At this point, sync
is activated and the MCS has control of Slot selections. Slot numbers recalled
from the MCS will be reflected on the RCI display and that Slot’s audio will be
output to both the headphone and XLR connectors for monitoring.
Control Group Selection
Each 6416m Mic Input Module in a Pro64 network can be set to one of four
Control Groups. This allows multiple zones of mic modules to be controlled
by different users if desired.
A-NET SLOT
CONTROL
Group 2
Port A
Sync
Group 3
Group 4
Port B
CONTROLLER
Control Group selection
A mic preamp must be set to one of the four Control Groups in order to be
controlled by an MCS. An RCI must also be set to the same Control Group as
the mic preamp you wish to control.
Use the selection button to cycle through the selections, Groups 1-4 and Off.
Setting an RCI or 6416m Control Group to the Off state will stop it from being
accidentally changed or edited by any remote device. (Its front panel still can
be edited locally, however.)
Only mic channels in the currently selected Control Group can be edited with
an MCS Mic Control Surface connected to an RCI.
A-Net LED
The blue LED found within the A-Net logo of the RCI functions as the network
activity indicator. When a module is powered up, its A-Net LED will flash
while a request to enter the network is sent to and then processed by the
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device designated as Control Master. Once a module is enumerated and is
part of the Pro64 network, the blue A-Net LED will light solid. The LED will
remain lit as long as valid A-Net network data is received.
The A-Net LED will flash during a firmware update when the module being
updated is part of an active network. When a module is being bench
configured (it is not part of an active network), the A-Net LED will be off
during the firmware update. (Check the Aviom website for current firmware
updates.)
Controller Input for MCS
Plug the optional MCS Mic Control Interface into the Controller port on any
RCI in the network to monitor and edit active channels on mic modules set to
the currently selected Control Group.
The Controller input sends bidirectional data plus power to the connected
MCS Mic Control Surface.
Do not plug Pro64 A-Net signals into the Controller Input port.
NTROL
Group 2
Group 4
CONTROLLER
Controller port for the MCS
Cables Connecting the RCI and MCS
Use any standard Cat-5e UTP (or better) cable to connect the MCS to the RCI.
Cable length can be up to 400 feet (120 meters). Use cables with standard
RJ45 plugs or those equipped with the heavy-duty locking EtherCon
connector.
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RCI Rear Panel Features
All RCI rear-panel features and functions are described in this section.
AC Power
Pro64 modules use switching power supplies that can operate at 100-240V
and from 50-60Hz, meaning that they can be used with most of the world’s
AC power systems by simply changing the line cord. The RCI is equipped
with a standard grounded IEC power inlet (with fuse), which can accept the
interchangeable IEC power cord.
Fuse
The fuse holder is spring-loaded and has space for two fuses, one main and
one spare (optional). Press the fuse holder cover to access the fuse. When
checking or replacing a fuse, always power off the Pro64 unit and remove the
line cord from the AC power source.
Always replace the fuse with one of the same rating as that being changed.
Backup DC Power
For applications where a backup power source is required, the RCI is
equipped with a backup DC power inlet using a locking 4-pin XLR jack. A DC
power supply capable of outputting 24VDC ±5% at 0.75 amp is required. In
the locking XLR plug, connect pin 1 to ground and pin 4 to the 24VDC supply.
Nothing should be connected to pins 2 and 3.
AC POWER
FUSE: 250VAC-F4AL
BACKUP POWER
0.75 AMP
PIN 1 = GND
PIN 4 = 24VDC
The RCI can be powered via its internal power supply or an optional external
24 volt supply.
Both internal AC and external DC power sources can be connected
simultaneously. The AC Power switch only controls the AC inlet.
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73
Balanced Line-Level Monitor Output
The RCI outputs the currently selected Slot as a +4dBu line-level audio signal
that can be connected to a mixing console or any other device capable of
taking in a line-level audio signal.
+4dBu LINE�LEVEL OUTPUT �BAL�
RCI
B
A
PAD
ntrol Interface
PIN 2 HOT
The RCI outputs the currently selected Slot as a +4dBu mono line-level
audio signal.
The output of this jack is a fixed level and is not affected by the front-panel
headphone monitor output level control.
Output Pad Switch
The Pad switch lowers the output level of the +4dBu line-level signal present
at the monitor output jack by 21dB. Move it to the right to enable the 21dB
pad.
The output pad switch has no effect on the front-panel headphone monitor’s
output level.
A-Net Ports
Two EtherCon jacks are provided for A-Net connections, labeled A and B.
Connections can use standard RJ45-style cables or cables outfitted with
the locking EtherCon connector. Refer to the section on network modes for
additional information about using these jacks.
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NE�LEVEL OUTPUT �BAL�
B
A
PIN 2 HOT
Two A-Net ports are provided, labeled A and B.
When configuring a system, connect a Cat-5 cable to either the A or B port
when using Auto Mode. In Manual Mode the user must set the front panel
Receive Port settings to reflect where the cables are connected on the rear
panel in order to get the desired result.
Do not plug the MCS Mic Control Surface into the rear panel A-Net ports
of the RCI Remote Control Interface. Plug the MCS into the RCI front
panel Controller port only.
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MCS Components





1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

No
Control


Bicolor LED Channel Level Meters
Numeric Keypad
Inc/Dec and Up/Down Selection Buttons
A-Net Slot Display
“No Control” Indicator Dot
Save and Recall Buttons
Cancel and Enter Buttons
EtherCon Control Port Connector (on the rear panel)

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
No
Control








1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
MCS Features
Phase Button
Low Cut Button
Mute Button
Pad Button
+48V Phantom Power Button
High Resolution Meter
Peak Hold Button
Gain Display
Gain Control
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MCS Features
The MCS is used to edit 6416m mic preamp settings and save/recall presets
remotely. A single MCS connected to an RCI can be used to control up to 64
channels of 6416m input channels, regardless of their location in the Pro64
network. Multiple control points can be provided by installing more than one
RCI Remote Control Interface in a Pro64 network.
All changes made from the MCS are immediately reflected on the front panel of
all 6416m modules in the same Control Group. The MCS can be disconnected
from the network as needed without affecting network behavior. Its features
are described in detail below.
Channel Level Meters
The MCS has 64 channel level meters that use bicolored LEDs. Green LEDs are
used for normal signal levels and red is used to indicate channel clipping.
The MCS will show the current level of all active network channels regardless
of whether the channel is a microphone signal or not.
Numeric Keypad
The numeric keypad can be used to select an active Slot for monitoring or
editing and is also used to select a mic pre Preset for save/recall.
You can enter a single digit for numbers below 10 or enter a leading zero (02,
07, etc.).
If you make a mistake when entering a Slot number, you can continue to enter
numbers any time prior to pressing the E nter button. The interface will move
digits to the left in the numeric display as they are entered. For example,
entering 4, 2, 3, 7, E nter will recall Slot 37, the last two digits entered.
When saving or recalling a mic pre Preset, only numbers from 1 to 16 are valid.
Inc/Dec Selection Buttons
The two arrow buttons in the numeric keypad area are used for inc/dec or
up/down functions when selecting Slots and Presets.
To select a Slot, press inc or dec to scroll sequentially through the available
Slots (the exact numbers displayed will be determined by the current
network sample rate). Follow the selection rules above; press E nter or simply
wait for the Slot to be automatically selected. Press Cancel to return to the
last selected Slot.
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No
Control
The numeric keypad with inc/dec buttons
A-Net Slot Display
The two-digit A-Net Slot display shows the currently selected active network
Slot. Remember that any Slot can be selected for level monitoring, but only
mic preamp channels in the same Control Group can be edited from the MCS.
When selecting a new Slot, this display will show Slot numbers as they are
entered from the keypad; only the last two digits entered are used according
to the numeric keypad rules described above. Press E nter to recall a Slot or
press Cancel to return to the previously selected Slot.
The Slot display is also used to show Preset numbers when saving or
recalling a mic pre Preset. Only numbers from 1 to 16 are used for preset
management.
No
Control
The A-Net Slot display is next to the numeric keypad
Select a Slot
To select a Slot to be monitored or edited, enter a number corresponding to
the Slot you wish to select and do one of the following:
• Press E nter to immediately display the selected channel/
Slot number, or
• Do nothing; after a short pause, the channel/Slot will be
selected automatically.
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79
Only Slot numbers from 1-64 (at 44.1/48kHz), 1-32 (at 88.2/96kHz), or 1-16 (at
176.4/192kHz) are valid. Entering any invalid number (for example, an out-ofrange Slot) will return the display to the last legal Slot number displayed.
No Control Indicator
The No Control indicator dot in the lower right corner of the A-Net Slot
display will light to indicate that the currently selected Slot cannot be edited.
Active input channels assigned to Slots in the Pro64 network that are not
coming from mic input modules can be monitored but cannot be controlled
or edited.
No
Control
The No Control indicator dot will be displayed whenever the selected Slot
cannot be edited from the MCS.
The No Control indicator dot will also light when a selected mic preamp
Slot is not in the same Control Group that is set on the RCI you are currently
connected to.
Save and Recall Buttons
The Save and Recall buttons on the MCS are used to store or recall one of the
sixteen available presets in controllable mic input modules. Remember that
the Presets are saved in the 6416m modules and not in the RCI or MCS.
No
Control
Save/Recall and Enter/Cancel buttons are below the Slot display.
To use the Save and Recall functions from the MCS, any 6416m Mic Input
Modules that you want to control need to be set to the same Control Group
that the RCI Remote Control Interface is set to.
When using the Save and Recall functions from the MCS, all 6416m Mic Input
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Modules will save or recall the same numbered Preset simultaneously.
6416m Mic Input Modules set to different Control Groups will ignore Save/
Recall requests from any RCI/MCS set to a different Control Group number.
See page 54 for additional information on the use of Presets and the
interaction of the Control Group settings.
Cancel and Enter Buttons
Some mic pre editing operations, such as using the pad or phantom power
features, require the use of the Enter button to confirm an action.
The pair of buttons marked E nter and Cancel on the MCS will be used to
confirm Slot selections, edits, saving/recalling mic pre Presets, or to exit an
edit request. The buttons’ LEDs will flash whenever the user is required to
press one of these buttons in order to continue with an operation or edit.
MCS Channel Strip
The channel strip section of the MCS includes the high resolution meter and
the individual controls for the preamp channel parameters. All operations
described below apply to the currently selected mic pre channel. Changes to
channel strip parameters made from the MCS will be reflected on the front
panel of the 6416m Mic Input Module where the channel originates.
Note that editing channels that do not originate on Pro64 mic preamp
modules is not possible. Non-mic channels from Pro64 line-level, digital, or
console card modules can be monitored but cannot be edited.
Gain Display
The two-digit Gain display shows the amount of gain being applied (in dB)
for the currently selected mic preamp channel. Remember that only Slots
originating on 6416m Mic Input Modules can be edited; the Gain display will
be blank for non-controllable Slots.
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81
No
Control
The current gain setting is displayed for any active mic preamp channel when
its Slot is selected.
Gain Control
The rotary gain control sets the amount of gain applied to the currently
selected mic preamp channel and can be changed in 1dB increments. The
gain display will flash until the 6416m has processed the command sent from
the MCS. Gain settings for each channel of the 6461m are saved within a mic
preamp Preset.
Mute Button
Use the Mute button to silence an active mic preamp channel while leaving
it active in the network. Press the Mute button once to enable the mute
function; press Mute again to release the channel from the muted state.
The Mute state is saved as part of a mic pre Preset.
Phase Button
Press the Phase button to invert the polarity of the input signal on the
selected mic preamp channel. Use the Phase button to eliminate anomalies
that occur when using two or more microphones on the same source (such
as a drum kit).
To change the phase, press the Phase button once; its yellow LED will light
to indicate that the function is enabled. It is not necessary to press Enter. To
return the audio on the selected channel to its original state, press Phase
again, the LED will go out.
The state of the Phase button is saved with a mic pre Preset.
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No
Control
The channel strip, high resolution meter, and gain settings
Low Cut Button
The Low Cut button applies a bass rolloff filter centered at 85Hz to the
selected channel. Use this to eliminate low frequency interference such as
microphone handling noise, rumble, etc.
Press the Low Cut button once; its yellow LED will light to indicate that the
function is enabled for the selected channel. Press Low Cut again to turn the
filter off. It is not necessary to press the Enter button.
The Low Cut filter’s state for each channel is saved with a mic pre Preset.
Pad Button
To lower the level of the selected channel by 24dB, press the Pad button.
Since changes to the overall level of a channel caused by the use of the Pad
can cause abrupt changes in level, the use of Enter/Cancel is required to
confirm the operation. The use of the pad will generally be required when a
line-level signal is connected to a 6416m input.
To turn a channel’s Pad on, press the Pad button once. The Enter and Cancel
LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the Pad is on. Press the Cancel button to exit
without turning the Pad on.
To turn the Pad off for a channel when it is enabled, press the Pad button.
The Enter and Cancel LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the Pad is turned off. Press
Cancel to exit without turning the Pad off. Mic pre Presets save the Pad state
for each channel.
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+48V Phantom Power Button
Phantom power for devices such as condenser mics is available for each
6416m mic preamp channel. The use of Enter/Cancel is required to confirm a
change when using +48V phantom power.
To turn phantom power on, press the +48V button once. The Enter and
Cancel LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the phantom power is on. Press the Cancel
button to exit without turning phantom power on.
To turn a channel’s phantom power off when it is enabled, press the +48V
button. The Enter and Cancel LEDs will blink. Press E nter; the phantom
power is turned off. Press Cancel to exit without turning the +48V phantom
power off.
The on/off state of the +48V phantom power is saved for every channel in
each mic pre Preset.
Using the phantom power and pad functions requires the use of the Enter/
No
Cancel buttons.
Control
P Note: Consult the documentation that came with your phantom powered
mic or other device to avoid damaging the product. Improper
application of +48V phantom power can damage the circuitry of
some older ribbon microphones, for example.
High Resolution Meter
Channel level is displayed in the high resolution meter for the selected Slot
even when the selected Slot does not originate on a Pro64 mic preamp
module.
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84
No
Control
The high resolution meter and Peak Hold button
Peak Hold Button
When on, the Peak Hold function will show and hold the highest level
(including any clips) that has occurred on the high-res meter as well as any
clips that may have occurred on active Slots (displayed using the 64 bicolor
LEDs). To use the Peak Hold function, press the Peak Hold button once; its
LED will light.
Press the Peak Hold button again to clear the last displayed peaks and turn
the hold function off.
Controller Connector
The rear panel of the MCS contains an EtherCon® connector for connecting
the MCS to an RCI Remote Control Interface. The cable connected to this port
supplies data and DC power for the MCS.
Cables Connecting the MCS and RCI
Use any standard Cat-5e UTP (or better) cable to connect the MCS to the RCI.
Cable length can be up to 400 feet (120 meters).
Avoid damage to the product. Do not plug the MCS Mic Control Surface
into anything other than the RCI Remote Control Interface front-panel
control port.
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85
Building a Pro64 Network
Configuring a Pro64 network involves connecting input and output modules
with Cat-5e cables, setting A-Net Slot ranges, and activating input channels.
Any number of 6416m Mic Input Modules and RCI remote Control Interfaces
can be connected and located anywhere in a Pro64 network.
Choosing a Network Mode
When designing a network, deciding which network mode to use—Auto
or Manual—can be made simpler by assessing the total audio channel
requirements for an application at a given sample rate first.
If you want to build a 48kHz network, for example, that requires no more than
64 total audio channels, choose Auto Mode; this is the easiest to implement.
The network takes care of most of the management tasks automatically.
If the network is larger than 64 channels at 48kHz—for example, a 56x16
digital snake for a live stage to front-of-house application—choose Manual
Mode. Pro64’s Manual Mode offers the most flexibility but requires more
care when connecting modules and configuring input and output routing.
Connecting Pro64 Modules
Start by setting one (and only one) device to be the network Control Master.
Because there are some operations that can only be executed at the Control
Master, be sure that the module designated as the Control Master is accessible.
Once all modules in the network are enumerated (indicated by illuminated
A-Net LEDs), choose a network mode (Auto/Manual), set A-Net Slot ranges
on each module, and activate audio channels and VDCs as needed.
When adding input modules to an existing audio network running in Manual
Mode, it is best to add modules that are not pre-configured with active
channels and/or VDC Slots in use to avoid unwanted overwriting of A-Net
Slots. Pro64 output modules’ audio settings do not cause conflicts with the
configuration of audio input resources but its VDC settings can impact the
network.
Basic Routing
To output the mic/line audio inputs connected to the 6416m, the module
must be connected to another Pro64 device somewhere in the network that
can output its data. This Pro64 device can be a standalone analog or digital
module or a console interface card such as the 6416Y2 console card for use in
Yamaha® digital products supporting the MY expansion card format.
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The diagrams that follow use generic input and output module icons. Any
Pro64 I/O device can be substituted
unless otherwise noted. Connect the RCI
Input
at any convenient location in the diagrams thatBfollow
to provide a monitor
A
station and remote control of 6416m mic preamp parameters.
Input
Input
B
B
Auto Mode Connections
A
A
Input
In Auto Mode, the 6416m’s A-Net Input
ports on the rear panel can be connected
to other Pro64 devices interchangeably. In the following
examples, network
B
A
B
A
performance and functionality are unaffected by the changes in cabling.
Input
Input
Example 1: Port A connected to Port B
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
Input
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
The A-Net cable can be connectedOutput
to either Port A or Port B. Reversing the
A-Net connections causes the same results. Either port
B canA
Abe used to
B
expand the network.
Merger
Up to 16 inputs can be
on 6the76416m
1 activated
2 3 4 5
8 B9 Mic
10A Input Module. Other
Pro64 devices can be connected using either Port A or Port B to expand the
network. In both cases, the activeMerger
channels will be available at the output
module.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Remember that the entire 64-channel A-Net stream (at 48kHz) is always
received and transmitted through every Pro64 module. The A-Net Slot
Transmit or Receive settings simply tune a module in to a specific range of
Slots within the network.
When using remote control via the RCI and MCS, the RCI can be connected to
any open A-Net port.
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Input
Input
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
Input
Input
Example 2: Port B connected to Port A
Input
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
In this diagram, note that additional Pro64 modules can be connected to any
available port as indicated by theMerger
dotted line.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 B9 10A
Here, Port B of the input module is connected to Port A of the output
module, the opposite of ExampleMerger
1. The same results can be achieved by
3 module
4 5 6 to7Port
8 A9on10the output module and
connecting Port A on 1the2input
by connecting Port B on the input module to Port B on the output module.
Since the network is operating in Auto Mode, all A-Net ports carry the full
bandwidth of the network. There is no “input” or “output” A-Net port on I/O
modules or hubs.
Digital Copies in Auto Mode
Any number of digital copies (also referred to as digital splits) can be created
by simply connecting additional Pro64 output devices and setting them
to the same A-Net Slot range. In Auto Mode, the order and location of the
modules in the network does not matter; output modules can be connected
before or after any input module. Optionally, Pro64 modules can be
connected in parallel using a Pro64 merger hub such as the MH10 or MH10f.
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Output
Input
Input
Input
B
B
A
A
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
Output
Input
Input
Example 3: One input module and
three digitalB copies
in Auto Mode
Input
A
Output
Input
Output
Input
Input
Output
Output
1
2
3
Merger
Output
Output
4 Output
5 6 7
Output
Output
B
B
B
A
A
A
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A
Output
In this example, note that theMerger
A-Net connections between devices can be
A be used to connect
any combination
can
1 2of the3 A and
4 B5ports.
6 Any
7 open
8 B
9 10
Bport
A
additional Pro64 devices.
Merger
B
A
The order of the Pro64
1 2modules
3 4 5connected
6 7 8 in 9series
10 in Example 3 above can
be changed without affecting the ability of the network to distribute the
same incoming audio channelsMerger
to all three output modules shown. A-Net
1 2and3 receive
4 5 the
6 entire
7 8 network
9 10
ports always transmit
(audio and VDC data)
at all times.
The rules are the same when larger networks are created. Simply set a
different A-Net base Slot on the I/O modules to use more A-Net Slots as
needed. Cables can be connected to any available A-Net port, A or B.
Remember that in Auto Mode that the maximum number of active channels
at 48kHz will be 64. I/O modules can be mic, line, digital, or console cards as
needed.
Adding a Merger Hub in Auto Mode
For more wiring options, an A-Net Merger Hub such as the MH10 or fibercapable MH10f can be added to a network. Using a merger hub enables
parallel connection of A-Net devices. Multiple merger hubs can be used
to simplify gear rack wiring and distribution of digital signals amongst the
various subsections of a digital audio network.
P Note: Standard Ethernet networking products are not compatible with
Pro64 products. Use only A-Net compatible devices.
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Input
Output
Input
Input
Input
B
B
B
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
Example 4: One input Output
module and three output modules connected using an
Input
Input
Input
MH10/MH10f in Auto Mode
B
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
1
Output
Input
Output
Input
B
B
B
2
3
Output
3
4
5
6
7
8 B9 10A
Note that in the example, it does not matter which A-Net port (A or B) on the
Merger
I/O modules is connected to the MH10.
on the MH10, the choice of
B Likewise,
A
1
2
3
4
5 6does
7 not
8 matter.
9 10 Any audio channel made active
A-Net port (1 through 10)
on the input module in
the diagram will be available to all output modules.
Merger
Remember
that
the
modules
shown in the diagrams can be analog, digital,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
or console interface cards as needed. Likewise, the RCI can be connected to
any available port to add remote control capabilities.
Manual Mode Connections
When creating bidirectional networks that require more than 64 channels
(at 48kHz), Manual Mode is the answer. Unlike Auto Mode, Manual Mode
requires that the user pay attention to which A-Net port (A or B) is used
when connecting network cables to each module. As implemented in the
Pro64 Series of products, A-Net is a truly bidirectional stream of up to 64x64
channels at all times.
In the examples that follow, the diagrams will indicate the specific A-Net port
on an I/O module that is in use. Input modules such as the 6416m can send
active audio channels to Port A, Port B, or both Ports A and B.
Input
B
A
Input
Port A is being used to send active audio inputs into the network, indicated
B
A
by the square surrounding the “A” Port.
Input
B
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2
B
1
A
Output
Merger
In Auto Mode, modules can be connected
to
B
A any port on the MH10.
B
A
A
A
A
B
9 10
B
B
B
8
8 B9 10A
B
A
B
A
Output
Output
Merger
7
3
6
2
5
1
Merger
Output
Output
Output
4 5 6 7
4
Input
Output
Output
Input
Input
Input
B
A
B
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
A
B
B
A
A
B
A
Example 5: One input module and two output modules
B
A in Manual Mode
Output
Input
Output
Input
Output
Input
Input
Output
1
2
3
Input
Merger
4 Output
5 6 7
Input
8
9 10
B
A
B
A
Input
B
A
Output
B
A
B
A
B
A
Output
The input module transmits its audio data via Port A (marked with a square
surrounding the port name). Only the lower Pro64BoutputA module can make
use of those audio channels.
In the example above, showing I/O modules in the middle of a Pro64
Merger
network, the input module in the center of the diagram is set to transmit
Output
1
2
3
4
5 6the7 A-Net
8 9Slot
10 range starting at 1. The
its active audio data to Port A, using
B
A data that arrives on its
output module below it is set to listen to any A-Net
Port B. The output module at the top of the diagram is set to listen to data
Output
arriving at its Port A.
Since the input module is directing its data to Port A, only the bottom
module can output the audio channels made active on the input module.
Again, the example assumes that all modules are set to the same A-Net Slot
B
A
range. Remember that all network audio is always
transmitted
and received
at each A-Net port. The module’s Slot Range selection simply tunes into a
Merger
specific range of channels.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
A-Net merger hubs can be added as need to simplify cabling, extend the
distance between Pro64 modules, and to provide split points and redundant
cable paths.
Remember that when using Manual Mode the RCI Remote Control Interface
also needs to have its A-Net Receive ports set properly in order to edit
channel strip parameters of 6416m modules in the Pro64 network.
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Input
Input
B
B
A
A
Input
Example 6: Two input modules andInput
two output modules,
16x16
B
A
Output
Input
Output
Input
Input
Output
Output
Input
Output
Input
1
2
3
Merger
4 Output
5 6 7
Input
Input
8
Output
B
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
A
B
B
A
A
B
A
B
B
A
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A
9 10
B
A
B
B
A
A
B
A
Audio from the Pro64 input module
at the bottom ofB the diagram
is heard at
Input
A
the output module shown at the Merger
top of the diagram.B
A
1
2
3
4 Output
5 6 7
8
9 10
In this example, two input modules
are set to Bthe same
A-Net Slot range.
Input
A
Both are set to transmit their A-Net data out of BPort AA. Unique data flows in
each direction in a 16x16 configuration.
OutputEach output module will receive data
from only one of the input modules
in the configuration.
Input
B
A
B specific
A
The next example refines this drawing by adding
locations for the
modules in a traditional stage-to-FOH snake system.
Output
B
A
As mentioned previously, the input and output
B
Amodules can be any
combination of mic/line analog, digital AES3, or Yamaha format modules and
Merger
console cards.
Output
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
B
A
Output
B
A
B
A
Merger
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Input
B
A
Input
Inputis output at
Example 7: Audio from the stage
front-of-house mixing console;
B the A
audio from the FOH console is output on the Bstage.A
Input
Input
STAGE
Output
Input
Output
Input
Input
Output
Output
Input
Output
Input
1
2
3
Merger
4 Output
5 6 7
Input
Input
8
Output
Input
FRONT OF HOUSE
Merger
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
A
B
A
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A
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9 10
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A
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A
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B
A
B
A
B
A
B
A
The dotted arrows show the
relationship between the input and output
1 2 3 4 Output
5 6 7 8 9 10
modules.
Input
By defining the uses of the Output
audio data from the two input modules in the
previous example as stage and
FOH, the picture is clearer. Audio from the
Input
B
A
input module seen at the bottom of the diagram
(at FOH) travels up through
B
A
all the modules in the network; its audio is available at the output module at
the top of the diagram.
Output
Audio from the input module on the stage
travels
through the network
B
A
to the FOH position where itMerger
is output to the mixing console by the Pro64
output module there.
1 2 3 4 Output
5 6 7 8 9 10
Output
Merger
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Input
Digital Copies in Manual Mode
B
A
Creating a digital split in Manual Mode
Input follows most of the rules defined
for Auto Mode splits. Any output module connected
in
series to an existing
B
A
output module can output the same audio as long as the A-Net Slot range
and A-Net Receive Port settings areInput
configured properly, and as long as no
other input modules overwrite the audio.
Input
B
Example 8: Adding a digital split of the FOH signalsB
Input
Input
STAGE
Output
Input
Output
Input
Input
Output
Output
Input
Input
Input
Output
1
2
3
Input
Input
Merger
Input
4 Output
5 6 7
Input
Input
Input
Output
Input
Input
Merger
FRONT OF HOUSE
1
2
3
4 Output
5 6 7
Output
Output
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
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10
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8 9 10
Output
Output
Output
RECORDING
A
A
B
B
B
A
A
A
B
B
B
A
A
A
The input module at FOH transmitsOutput
its audio data out of both A-Net ports,
B
A
providing a digital split.
Output
B
B
Merger
A
A
In the previous example of a stage and front-of-house system, adding a
2 3 4 mix
5 inputs
6 7 for
8 a
9 recording
10
digital copy of the FOH1engineer’s
system can be
B
A
accomplished by connecting a Pro64 output module
to
B
A the input module at
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4
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Merger
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5 6 7
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front of house. Unlike Auto Mode, however, this input module needs to be
set to send audio data to its A-Net Port B in order to make the digital split
work.
The example assumes that all modules are set to the same A-Net Slot range.
By setting the FOH input module to transmit its A-Net data to Port A and B,
the A-Net data flows in two directions: to the output module on stage and
to the output module in the recording area. Both output modules are set to
receive A-Net data via Port A.
Digital audio arriving at the front of house location from the stage is replaced
with the content generated by the FOH engineer that is connected to the
Pro64 input module at FOH when those same Slots are transmitted to the
recording area via the same Slot range.
To send the stage audio to the recording system instead, set the input
module at front of house to transmit its data on Port A only. By doing this, the
audio from the stage flows through all the modules to the recording system.
Remember that A-Net merger hubs such as the MH10/MH10f can be added
as needed to simplify cabling, extend the distance between Pro64 modules,
and to provide split points and redundant cable paths.
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Input
Input
Example 9: A digital copy of the stage signals
Input
Input
STAGE
Output
Input
Output
Input
Input
Output
Output
Input
Input
Output
Input
1
2
3
Merger
Input
4 Output
5 6 7
Input
Input
Input
Output
Input
Input
Merger
FRONT OF HOUSE
1
2
3
4 Output
5 6 7
Input
Output
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
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B
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A
8 9 10
Output
Input
Output
RECORDING
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
B
B
B
A
A
A
The input module at the front-of-house position is set to transmit its A-Net
Output
B
A of the input
data out of Port A only. The dottedOutput
lines show the relationship
B
A
and output modules.
B
A
Merger
Output
2 3 port
4 5settings
6 7 on
8 the
9 input
10
By changing the A-Net 1Transmit
module at front of
A can be output in the
house to transmit only on Port A, audio from theBBstage
A
recording area.
Output
Merger
1
2
3
4
5
6
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B
A
9 10
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A
Merger
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Pad
VDC Configuration
Pro64’s Virtual Data Cables provide an easy way to distribute control
signals throughout a network, greatly expanding the possibilities for using
and distributing MIDI, GPIO, and RS-232/422 control signals. (Not all Pro64
modules have the same VDC complement.)
A-Net provides the ability to send these control data over greater distances
than previously possible with traditional analog connections. And with MIDI
and GPIO connections, infinite numbers of copies of the control data are
available everywhere in the network.
Fourteen VDC Slots are available at all times; VDCs are not affected by the
current sample rate or network mode. The makeup of the VDC Slots is user
defined; no VDC Slots are reserved for specific data types.
The VDC interface includes the numeric VDC Slot display, the inc/dec buttons
used for VDC Slot selection, the Assign Port list of VDC data types, and a
selection button for choosing a VDC data type for the currently selected VDC
Slot.
CONTROL
MASTER
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
VDC Slot display
In Use LED
inc/dec button
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
ENTER
GPIO In
VDC Port
assignments
GPIO Out
Pad
+ 48V
VDC Port selection
Edit
Edit
15
16
+ 48V
The VDC section of the user interface is used to assign VDC ports and data
types.
Gain (dB)
VDC Slot Display
The two-digit VDC Slot display shows the currently selected VDC Slot (1
through 14). The In Use LED within the display indicates that a selected
VDC Slot has an active input somewhere in the network. If only an output is
assigned to a particular VDC, its In Use LED will not be lit.
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6m
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
VDC SLOT
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
ASSIGN
PORT
RS-232
Mute
Mute
Mute
MIDI In
MIDI Out
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
ENTER
Pad
Pad
+ 48V
+48V
Low Cut
Edit
Edit
14
15
Pad
GPIO In
GPIO Out
When a rear-panel VDC port has been assigned to a VDC Slot, its In Use
Edit
LED will be on.
16
Gain (dB)
Selecting a VDC Slot is done with the inc/dec buttons below the display.
Pressing the inc/dec buttons will cause the display to scroll up or down, and
+48V at the end of the numeric list.
will wrap
As the VDC Slots are displayed, any VDC Slot with an active input will light
the In Use LED. If the In Use LED is not lit for a selected VDC Slot, no input is
assigned to that VDC Slot and all of the VDC type LEDs in the Assign Port list
will be unlit when the VDC out has been assigned locally.
The available VDC data types for the 6416m are:
• RS-232
• MIDI In
• MIDI Out
• GPIO In
• GPIO Out
VDC In Use LED
The VDC In Use LED serves to indicate that a Virtual Data Cable Slot has a
current active input assignment. Output assignments for MIDI Out or GPIO
Out will not light the In Use LED.
The In Use LED will light whenever a valid assignment (GPIO In, MIDI In, or
RS-232) has been made anywhere in the network. The VDC Slot can only be
used for the assigned data type until it has been deactivated at the point in
the network where the input source has been assigned.
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Assigning a VDC Slot
The act of assigning a VDC Slot maps one of the rear-panel hardware VDC I/O
ports to a Virtual Data Cable. To assign a VDC port to a VDC Slot, two actions
are required. First an available VDC Slot must be selected, and second, one
of the VDC data types from the Assign Port list must be assigned to that VDC
Slot.
To select a VDC Slot to activate, scroll through the list to a numbered location
that does not have the In Use LED lit.
To assign a data type, use the selector button below the Assign Port list to
select the desired VDC data type, for example MIDI In. The LED next to the
selected type will light; the Enter/Cancel LED will also start to flash. Press
E nter to enable the VDC Slot; press Cancel to exit without assigning a VDC
port.
To output VDC data from the network to a rear-panel VDC port, choose a VDC
Slot with the appropriate data type for the application (for example, MIDI).
Active network VDC Slots are displayed with the In Use LED on.
Once selected and configured, the rear-panel I/O connection for the selected
VDC can be used to transfer control signals.
Deactivate an Active VDC Slot
To release an active input assigned to a VDC Slot, use the inc/dec button
to scroll to the active VDC Slot. (Its In Use LED should be on.) Press the
selector button below the Assign Port LEDs until no VDC data type LED is
lit. The Enter/Cancel LED will be flashing. Press E nter to deactivate the VDC
Slot assignment and make that VDC Slot available to other modules in the
network.
 Note: Only VDC inputs need to be deactivated to free Virtual Data Cable
resources. VDC outputs do not reserve any of the fourteen Virtual
Data Cable resources.
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Advanced Functions
The available advanced functions for the 6416m Input Module are listed in
the table below. No Advanced Functions are available on the RCI or MCS
modules.
Number
Function
1
Clear A-Net Resources - Active Audio Channels and Virtual
Data Cables
2
Mute all input channels
3
Unmute all input channels
4
Reserved for future use
5
Reserved for future use
6
Reserved for future use
7
Reserved for future use
8
Reserved for future use
9
Password Lock/Unlock
10
Password Edit - Set New Password
11
Sample Alignment - Get Info
12
Sample Alignment - Measure New Value
13
Sample Alignment - Use Stored Value
14
Sample Alignment - Use Default Value
15
Pro64 Operating System Update
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Restore Factory Defaults
Function Button
The Function button is used in combination with other front-panel buttons
to access features of the user interface such as setting/changing the module’s
password, network-wide password protection, and other Control Master
settings. Functions are mapped to the channel activation buttons; the exact
labeling of the buttons is determined by the I/O configuration of the module
(8-channel versus 16-channel, etc.).
To access the advanced functions, press the Function button; its button LED
will light. Next, press the channel activation button that corresponds to the
desired function, followed by the E nter button to activate it.
To exit without selecting a Function, press the Cancel button. Pressing any
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front-panel button other than a channel activation button after the Function
button will also cancel the Function request.
Clear A-Net Resources
This Function clears currently active audio channels, stereo links, and VDC
assignments on a module for the current network mode, Auto or Manual.
The module must be unlocked to use this feature. The network cannot be in
Managed Mode.
To clear A-Net resources, press the Function button. The Function button and
Enter/Cancel LEDs will flash. Press the channel 1 Active button; the channel
1 Active button, VDC port assignment list, and all currently active channels
flash. Press E nter . The A-Net resources are cleared.
To exit without clearing the current A-Net resources in use, press the Cancel
button.
Mute/Unmute all Channels
Functions 2 and 3 can be used to mute and unmute the 6416m audio
channels.
To mute all 16 channels of the 6416m, press the Function button. The
Function button and Enter/Cancel LEDs will flash. Press the channel 2 Active
button and then press E nter . All channels are muted simultaneously.
To exit without muting the 6416m channels press the Cancel button.
Once the 6416m channels have been muted by using Function 2, use
Function 3 to unmute all channels.
To unmute all 16 channels of the 6416m, press the Function button. The
Function button and Enter/Cancel LEDs will flash. Press the channel 3 Active
button and then press E nter . All channels are unmuted simultaneously.
Active channels will then be available to all output modules in the network
that are set to the same Slot range.
To exit without unmuting the 6416m channels press the Cancel button.
Password Lock
Every Pro64 network can be password protected. Each module in the network
stores a unique password which can be used to lock the network when that
module is set to be the network Control Master. A password consists of a
four-number sequence based on the channel active buttons, for example
“2-13-7-10.” The default password for all I/O modules is “1-1-1-1.”
To lock the network, press the Function button on the Control Master
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module. The Function button and Enter/Cancel LEDs will flash. Press the
channel 9 Active button; a unique LED pattern flashes to warn the user that
the network is about to be locked. Key in the four-number network password
using the channel Active buttons. Press E nter to complete the operation. A
special forward sweeping LED sequence is displayed in the channel meters
to confirm that the network is being locked.
Press Cancel to exit without locking the network.
The network will be locked until the network password is provided. The E dit
Lock button will light to indicate that the network is locked.
Password Unlock
When a Pro64 network is password protected, a specific four-number
password code is required to unlock it. The network can be unlocked only at
the Control Master.
To unlock the network, press the Function button on the Control Master
module. The Function button and Enter/Cancel LEDs flash. Press the channel
9 Active button. Key in the four-number network password using the channel
Active buttons and then press the E nter button. The channel level meters
display the reverse of the password lock LED sequence to confirm that the
network is now unlocked. Pro64 modules can be edited or reconfigured as
needed.
To exit the unlock request without unlocking the network, press Cancel to
exit.
Set a New Password
Each Pro64 module can store a four-number network password. However,
the password lock/unlock feature can only be used from the network Control
Master. Passwords can be changed only when the network is unlocked.
The password is a four-number sequence created using the numbered
channel activation buttons 1-16 on the front panel. Passwords can include
repeated numbers (such as the default factory-supplied password of 1-1-1-1).
When creating a password, any string of numbers can be used, but note that
only the last four button presses are stored.
To set a new password, press Function and then the channel 10 Active button.
Key in a four-number button sequence and then press E nter . The channel
buttons flash to indicate that the new password has been set. Pressing the
Cancel button will exit the function and leave the original password intact.
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Sample Alignment
All digital networks that allow daisy-chained connectivity need to
compensate for sub-millisecond latency build-up between devices when
data is retransmitted. In the majority of cases, there is no audible effect (as
the individual delays are very small), but without compensation, these small
variations in latency can become an issue in certain applications as the
network grows in size.
On power up, each device in the network will calculate a sample alignment
value based on the current sample rate and will apply it as long as the
network is running. The next time the network sample rate is changed or the
system is power cycled, a new value will be calculated and locked in. This
sample alignment value will be referred to as the default value in the text that
follows. Using the default value will offer the simplest method of operation.
However, to guarantee repeatable latency down to the microsecond, the
user has the option of measuring the sample alignment amount for a given
sample rate and then applying that measured value every time the network
is powered up. This is referred to as a stored value in the text that follows. By
using these stored values, the Pro64’s unique software guarantees consistent
delays between each component of the network.
Sample Alignment Status
The sample alignment query, Function 11, can be performed on the Control
Master or any remote unit in the network. The network can use the default
value (created at the time of power-up) or a stored value.
6416 m
Link
Link
CONTROL
MASTER
Link
Link
Managed
Link
Edit Lock
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
CANCEL
Ø
Ø
Ø
Ø
Ø
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
Pad
+48V
+48V
+48V
+48V
+ 48V
ENTER
Edit
Edit
7
8
Edit
In Advance
Function 11,
the red LEDEdit
indicates thatEditthe system Edit
default sample
Edit
Edit
Edit
alignment values are being used.
9
10
11
12
13
14
Edit
15
16
To get sample alignment info, press the Function button, followed by the
SAVE
Advanced Functions
RECALL
Phase
Low Cut
Pad
+48V
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Gain (dB)
11 Active button. Press E nter; the A-Net Slot display is used to
indicate the current value in use.
channel
• The A-Net Slot display reads “0” to indicate that the system’s
default values are being used. (This is set with Function
14.)
• The A-Net Slot display reads “1” to indicate that stored
values are being used. (This is set with Function 13.)
Measure New Sample Alignment Value
To generate a new sample alignment value, use Function 12. This Function
can only be performed at the Control Master when the network is unlocked.
Press the Function button, followed by channel 12 Active button. The sixteen
channel meter LEDs and the Enter/Cancel LED will flash, indicating that this
operation will replace the currently stored value. Press E nter to measure
and generate a new sample alignment value, or press Cancel to exit without
updating the stored value. A forward sweep of the level LEDs indicates that
the function is complete.
Values are stored in each module’s memory but are not put into use until
Function 13 (Use Stored Sample Alignment Values) is performed, which
activates the stored sample alignment values. The module must be the
network Control Master to use its stored value. Use Function 11 to get info on
the current values in use.
When the stored sample alignment value is being used, a new sample
alignment value should be calculated each time the network sample rate is
changed, or when the system configuration changes. (Changes include the
addition/subtraction of Pro64 modules, different wiring schemes, etc.)
Use Stored Sample Alignment Value
When a new sample alignment value has been generated and stored,
Function 13 can be used to activate and lock in this value for use throughout
the network. This Function can only be performed at the Control Master
when the network is unlocked.
To use the stored value, press the Function button, followed by the channel
13 active button. The Enter/Cancel LED and the sixteen yellow channel meter
LEDs will flash. Press E nter to use the stored value, or press Cancel to exit
without changing the sample alignment value (the system reverts to using
the default value).
The stored sample alignment value remains in force even when the network
is power cycled. When the network is reconfigured or when the sample rate
is changed, a new value should be calculated using Function 12 described
above.
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Use Default Sample Alignment Value
The system calculates a sample alignment value to be used as the default
every time the network is powered up, or when the sample rate is changed.
Function 14 can be used at the Control Master to set the network to use the
default value. (Function 13 is used to instruct the system to use a stored
value. )
To set the network to use the default sample alignment value, press Function,
followed by the channel 14 active button. The sixteen channel meter LEDs
and the Enter/Cancel LED will flash. Press E nter to use the default value, or
press Cancel to exit without changing the current value. A forward sweep of
the level LEDs indicates that the function is complete.
Use Function 11 (Get Sample Alignment Info) to display the current value in
use—default or stored.
Restore Factory Defaults
Function 16 restores the 6416m to its factory default settings.
To restore the factory default settings, press Function followed by the channel
16 Active button. The Enter/Cancel LED and the sixteen red channel level
LEDs will flash, indicating that this function will interrupt normal network
operation. Press E nter to continue and recall the factory default settings, or
press Cancel to exit, leaving the current settings in place.
The Factory Default settings are:
• A-Net Slot is set to 1.
• Auto Mode is selected.
• Sample Rate is set to 48kHz.
• All audio channels are deactivated for Auto, Manual, and
Managed Modes.
• All stereo links are deactivated for Auto, Manual, and
Managed Modes.
• Gain is set to 0dB.
• Phase is off.
• The Low Cut filter is off.
• The Pad is off.
• +48V phantom power is off.
• Managed Mode is deactivated.
• Edit Lock is set to off.
• Password protect is off.
• The system password value for the module being reset is
“1-1-1-1”.
• All Virtual Data Cables are deactivated.
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The 6416m Control Master status is controlled by the rear-panel DIP switch
#10 setting. This is not changed when the factory defaults are restored.
VDC configuration for GPIO type—Isolated or TTL—is not reset. VDC baud
rate, parity, and stop bit settings for RS-232 communication are not reset.
These are hardware settings configured via the DIP switches in the VDC
section of the rear-panel part of the interface.
Restoring factory defaults is a local function; only the module where the
function is engaged will be reset.
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Firmware Update
Pro64 modules can be updated in the field using a PC and the Pro64 Update
Tool application. Modules can be updated over A-Net, while part of an active
audio network, or in local mode where no other modules are connected at
the time the update is being performed (such as may be required for a bench
configuration when setting up modules prior to installation).
Updating a module requires the Aviom Pro64 Update Tool application, a PC
host computer with RS-232 connection capability, a null modem DB9 cable,
and the update file for the particular Pro64 device being updated. Refer to the
Aviom website for information about the availability of the latest firmware
upgrades and feature updates. See page 62 for baud rate information.
Update Connections
To update modules via A-Net, a host computer is connected to the network’s
Control Master via the RS-232 port in the Virtual Data Cable section of the
rear panel. Individual modules are then selected and updated from within
the Pro64 Update Tool. Updates can be applied to the Control Master or a
slave device.
To update via A-Net, make sure that no RS-232/422 or MIDI VDC resources are
configured on the Control Master. (Refer to the Virtual Data Cable information
elsewhere in this document.) Then, enter Managed Mode by pressing the
Managed button on the Control Master.
To update modules locally, the computer is connected directly to the module
being updated, via the RS-232 port as described above. The Pro64 Update
Tool application must also be set to its local update mode. (See the Pro64
Update Tool Help file for more information.)
Baud rates for data transfer must be set the same on the Pro64 device and PC
host running the Pro64 Update Tool. Refer to the VDC RS-232 baud rate info
elsewhere in this document to learn how to set the baud rate parameters. On
the Pro64 module, RS-232 must be configured for 8 data bits, no parity, and
one stop bit. Also, refer to the firmware update instructions that come with
the Pro64 update application for additional information on setting up the PC
host.
Firmware Update - Local
Function 15 enables a Pro64 module to receive new firmware from a host PC
connected to the RS-232 port on the module’s rear panel. Updates can be
applied to a Pro64 module set to be a Control Master or slave device.
To enable firmware updates on the module, press Function, followed by
the channel 15 Active button. The Enter/Cancel LED and the channel level
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LEDs will flash to indicate that this function will interrupt normal network
operation. Press E nter to enable the module to receive new firmware from
the PC host. Send the firmware update following the instructions that came
with the Pro64 Update Tool. During the update the sixteen red, yellow and
green channel meter LEDs will flash in sequence.
When the firmware update has been sent successfully, the module will
reset and normal front panel operation will be restored. If for some reason
the firmware update fails, refer to the error recovery information below for
instructions on how to recover and complete the update.
When a module is being updated locally, the dot in the VDC Slot display will
be on, indicating that a local firmware update is in progress.
When a module is waiting for a firmware update to begin, you can exit the
firmware update state by pressing the Cancel button. If the firmware update
has not yet started, the module will attempt to reset, returning it to normal
operation.
 Note: Do not press the Cancel button while a firmware update is in
progress.
Error Recovery
In case of a partial firmware download or interruption to the firmware
transfer (as would happen because of a power failure, computer crash, or by
pressing the Cancel button in the middle of a firmware update), the module
can still be updated but will need to be powered up directly into the firmware
load mode. To do this, hold the VDC Slot decrement (down arrow) button
while powering up the unit. Then send the firmware from the computer as
described previously.
Firmware Update - via A-Net
To enable a Pro64 module to receive new firmware via A-Net on an active
network, the PC must be connected to the RS-232 port on the Control Master.
The network must be in Managed Mode to update firmware via A-Net. All
network audio will be muted, and front-panel functions will be disabled on
the module being updated.
To enable firmware updates, a module must be selected from within the
Pro64 Update Tool application, at which point it will be set up to receive
new firmware. Send the firmware update following the instructions that
came with the update firmware. During the update, the module’s sixteen
red, yellow, and green channel meter LEDs will flash in sequence. When the
firmware update has been sent successfully, the module will reset and audio
will be restored.
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When a module is being updated via A-Net in an active network, the dot in
the A-Net Slot display will be on, indicating that a network firmware update
is in progress.
When a module is waiting for a firmware update to begin, you can exit the
firmware update state by pressing the Cancel button. If the firmware update
has not yet started, the module will attempt to reset, returning it to normal
operation.
 Note: Do not press the Cancel button or exit the Pro64 Update Tool
application while a firmware update is in progress.
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Specifications
DB25 Female (x2)
Alternate Input/
Passive Splits
XLR Balanced (x16)
Audio Input 1-16
Pad (24dB
Attenuator)
0–55dB
Programmable
Gain
+48V phantom
Low Cut
Filter (85Hz)
0
-6
-12
-18
-30
-48
A/D
Converter
Mute
RS-232
MIDI In
MIDI Out
GPIO
Level meter
Phase
Virtual
Data
Cables
User
Config.
Settings
A-Net
to/from
network
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6416m Specifications
Channels
16 inputs
XLR Inputs
Pin 1: Shield; Pin 2: Hot; Pin 3: Cold
Passive Splitter/
Alternate Inputs
DB25 multipin; audio pinout
Differential Input
Impedance
3.6k ohms
Input Gain Range
0–55dB, variable, in 1dB increments
Maximum Input Level
resulting in 0dBFS
0dB gain, Pad on = +24dBu
0dB gain, Pad off = 0dBu
55dB gain, Pad on = -31dBu
55dB gain, Pad off = -55dBu
Pad
-24dB, switchable per channel
Low Cut Filter
Per channel; -3dB @ 85Hz, 18dB per octave
Phantom Power
+48V, individually selectable per channel
Preset Memory
16; saves all channel strip audio parameters
Sample Rates
1x: 39.7–52kHz;
2x: 79.4–104kHz;
4x: 158.8–
208kHz
Frequency Response
+/- 0.3dB 20-23kHz at 48kHz
+/- 0.3dB 20-45kHz at 96kHz
+/- 0.3dB 20-53kHz at 192kHz
-3dB @ 2Hz (at all sample rates)
THD +N
0.0015% @ 1.0kHz, -10dBFS
0.007% @ 1.0 kHz, -1dBFS
Dynamic Range
(noise floor)
112dB
Crosstalk
-110dB @ 1kHz, 35dB gain
Equivalent Input Noise
(EIN)
-127dBu
CMRR (common mode
rejection ratio)
78dB @ 1.kHz / 75dB @ 10kHz, typical
Specifications
Mic- or line-level
24-bit resolution
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Virtual Data Cables
MIDI In, MIDI Out
5-pin DIN
RS-232
DB9 connector; DIP switch configuration
GPIO
In (x4), Out (x4); terminal block connectors;
DIP switch configuration; TTL or isolated
A-Net
2 EtherCon RJ45 connectors
A-Net Cable Length
400 feet (120 meters) Cat-5e between
devices
Latency
Analog input to analog output: <800µs
Maximum Ambient
Operating Temperature
+50°C
Power Supply
100–240VAC
50–60Hz, 55W
Internal switching type; IEC connector
Backup DC Power
24VDC +/-5%, 1.6A typical, 2.A max.
4-pin XLR
Pin 1: Ground; Pin 2/3: no connect; Pin 4:
24VDC
Capable of sourcing 5A of in-rush current
for 5ms (0.1ms rise time)
Dimensions
3U; 19”w x 13”d x 5.25”h
(482.6 x 330.2 x 133 .3 mm)
Weight
15 pounds (5.44 kg)
All Aviom products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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Dimensions - 6416m
Specifications
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Specifications
114
RCI Specifications
Controller Port
Front panel; EtherCon RJ45, Accepts MCS
Headphone Monitor
1/4-inch TRS, mono, with level control
Monitor Output
XLR jack, balanced line level, mono
XLR Output
Pin 1: Shield; Pin 2: Hot; Pin 3: Cold
XLR Output Pad
21dB
XLR Max. Output Level
+4dBu (Pad off), -17dBu (Pad on);
rear-panel switch
Max. Ambient Temp.
50°C
A-Net
2 EtherCon RJ45 connectors
A-Net Cable Length
400 feet (120 meters) Cat-5e between
devices
Power Supply
100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 16W
Internal switching type; IEC connector
Backup DC Power
24VDC +/-5%, 0.55A typical, 1.A max.
4-pin XLR
Pin 1: Ground; Pin 2/3: no connect; Pin 4:
24VDC
Dimensions
1U: 19"w x 8"d x 1.75"h (482.6 x 203 x 44
mm)
Weight
7 pounds (3.17 kg)
Specifications
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Dimensions - RCI
Specifications
116
Specifications
117
MCS Specifications
Controller Port
EtherCon RJ45, Connects to RCI
Channel Level
64 bicolor LEDs
High Resolution Meter
10-segment, -48 to 0dB
Peak Hold
On/Off
Gain Control
Rotary, per channel, in 1dB steps
Channel Controls
Phase On/Off
Low Cut Filter On/Off
24dB Pad On/Off
+48V Phantom Power On/Off
Mute On/Off
Preset Management
Save/recall 16 presets; stored in the 6416m
Mic Input Module
Cable Length between
the RCI and MCS
400 feet (120 meters) Cat-5e between
devices
Dimensions
6"w x 5"d x 1.5"h (152.4 x 127 x 38.1 mm)
Weight:
2 pounds (0.91 kg)
Specifications
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Dimensions - MCS
Specifications
119
Specifications
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Mounting the MCS
The underside of the MCS has two keyhole openings that allow the MCS to
be attached to another surface using only two screws (not included). The
diagram below shows the size and location of the two keyhole openings.
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GPIO Specifications
The following table lists the specifications for the General Purpose Input/
Output (GPIO) terminal blocks found on Pro64 Series products.
ISOLATED
TTL
INPUT
MODE
Parameter
Input isolation to
chassis
Conditions
within +/-24V of
chassis ground
Rating
1 Mohms
Maximum Low
Maximum High
VIL
VIH1
BW
2V
17V
200Hz
Outputs are
overcurrent
protected with
PTCs.
PW=100 msec
(1 shot)
IL2
330 mA
Ifp
1.5A
Rout iso
1.00E+09
ohms
0.85 - 2.5
ohms
60V
Use only with on/off switch-type signals.
Input Voltage
Bandwidth
Output Current
(Continuous)
ISOLATED/TTL
Symbol
Rin iso
Output Current
(Peak)
Output isolation
to chassis
Output On-State
Resistance
Output
Breakdown
Voltage
IL = 500 mA
Ron
Vbr
Ratings subject to change without notice.
Inputs are reverse polarity protected up to 17VDC.
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GPIO Plugs
Plugs used with the GPIO terminal blocks have the following
specifications.
Pitch
3.81 mm
Number of positions
8
Type of connection
Screw
Screw thread
M2
Conductor cross section
AWG/kcmil
minimum 28
maximum 16
Plugs used with Pro64 products are compatible with Phoenix
Contact™ part number 1803633 or equivalent.
MIDI/GPIO Cable Lengths
To meet the EN55103-2 (Electromagnetic Susceptibility/Immunity)
Specification, any cables connected to the MIDI and/or GPIO ports
must not exceed three meters in length. Use of cables longer than three
meters will not guarantee equipment conformance to EN55103-2.
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DB25 Audio Connections
Aviom analog input and output modules with DB25 multi-pin connectors are
wired to the analog pinout that has become standard in the audio industry
(which is sometimes referred to as the Tascam® DA-88 or DTRS pinout). This
wiring standard allows easy interfacing with a variety of audio equipment
using readily-available multi-pin breakout cables or by incorporating Aviom’s
PB28 Modular Patch Bay products. Each DB25 jack on an Aviom product
carries eight balanced audio channels.
Note that digital devices that transmit AES3 digital audio data (sometimes
referred to as AES/EBU) use a different wiring pinout; analog and digital
multi-pin breakout cables and/or patch bays are not interchangeable.
Wiring an Analog DB25 Cable
To wire a custom cable for use with the analog DB25 jacks on an Aviom
product, use the following table:
DB25 Pin Number
Hot
24
10
21
7
18
4
15
1
13
Channel Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
No Connect
Cold
12
23
9
20
6
17
3
14
Ground
25
11
22
8
19
5
16
2
DB25 Panel-Mount Connector Pinout
The pins on panel-mounted DB25 jacks found on Aviom products are
numbered according to the diagram below.
13
12
25
Specifications
11
24
10
23
9
22
8
21
7
20
6
19
5
18
4
17
3
16
2
15
1
14
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Using DB25 Jacks
The DB25 panel-mount connectors on Aviom products have #4-40 UNC
threads. Be sure to get DB25 breakout cables with the correct thread type;
forcing the connectors by using the wrong thread type will strip one or more
of the mating components rendering them unusable.
Strain relief is suggested when using DB25 cable assemblies. DB25 breakout
cables should always be supported when connected to an Aviom product to
reduce the risk of damaging the product’s rear panel.
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RS-232 Cables and Pinout
Using an RS-232 device with Pro64 devices requires a female-to-female DB9
null modem cable (also referred to as a crossover cable).
The RS-232 jack in the VDC section of the 6416m has the following pinout.
1 2
6
3 7
4
8
5
9
The DB9 connector on a Pro64 device has the pinout seen above.
The table below describes the pinout for the RS-232 and how to build a
crossover-type cable. Note that some of the pins are not connected.
RS-232 Connections
Pin
Signal
1
Data Carrier Detect *
2
Received Data
3
Transmitted Data
4
Data Terminal Ready *
5
Signal Ground
6
Data Set Ready *
7
Request To Send *
8
Clear To Send *
9
Ring Indicator *
* Not supported, no connect
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Wiring a Crossover Cable
The following table can be used to create a crossover cable:
Crossover Cable
Pin #
Pin #
1 and 6
4
2
3
3
2
4
1 and 6
5
5
7
8
8
7
Pin 9 - no connect
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Index
Symbols
4-pin XLR 56, 73
24VDC supply 51
6416dio 57
6416i 43
6416m DC Requirements 56
6416m Specifications 1
A
A-16II, A-16R
Personal Mixer 7
A-16II, A-16R Personal Mixer 48
About A-Net 5
AC fuse
Changing 73
AC Line Conditioning 3
AC Power 56, 73
Activate a channel 47
Activate MCS/RCI sync 71
Active button 43, 44
Active channel 13, 20, 36, 39, 43, 47, 90
Active channels
Clear 47
Active VDC Slots 99
Adding Pro64 Modules 22
Advanced Functions 100
AES3 6, 24, 92, 124
DB25 58
AES3 (AES/EBU) 37
AES/EBU 24
Alternate In 1
Alternate Input
DB25 58
Alternate Inputs 111
AN-16/i 7
AN-16/i-M 7
AN-16/o Output Module 7
Analog input
Level Meters 47
Analog I/O 23
Analog wiring pinout 58
A-Net 1
Pro64 Series 5
Slot assignment 27
Transmit/Receive settings 87
A-Net base Slot 89
Index
A-Net Cable Length 115
A-Net Distributor 7
A-Net LED 22, 31, 42, 67, 71, 72
A-Net Port 6, 18, 88, 91, 94
A or B 90
Manual Mode 90
A-Net Ports 57
A and B 32, 68
A-Net Receive 94
A-Net Slot 12, 16, 18, 24, 37, 39, 46, 70
Inc/dec buttons 14
MCS 76
Query Functions 44
RCI 69
Unavailable, in Auto Mode 46
A-Net Slot Configuration 29, 35
A-Net Slot Display 14, 35, 79
During software update 109
A-Net Slot number 44
A-Net Slot range 35, 91
Selecting 14
A-Net Transmit 36
A-Net 36
A-Net Transmit Port
Changing 37
A Port 57, 74
Arrows
Up/down, inc/dec 9
ASI A-Net Systems Interface 7, 48
Assign a VDC input 99
Assign a VDC output 99
Assign Port
VDC 97, 98, 99
Audio Thru
DB25 33, 58
Auto LED 36
Auto/Manual Mode LEDs 26
Auto/Manual Mode Selection 25, 29, 40
Auto Mode 6, 18, 20, 40, 46, 69
Active channels 47
Available A-Net Slots 13, 18
Merger Hub 89
Auto Mode Connections 87
Available A-Net Slots 18
128
B
Backup DC Power 73, 112, 115
Backup DC Power Inlet 68
Backup Power Requirements 56
Balanced 74
Balanced Inputs 57
Base Slot 35, 89
Baud Rates 107
DIP switch 64
RS-232 63–65
Bench configure 42, 72
Bicolored LEDs 78
Bidirectional 6, 90
Block Diagram 110
Blue A-Net LED 22
BNC Word Clock jack 24
B Port 57, 74
Building a Pro64 Network 86
Button Presses 9
C
Cable Length
MCS to RCI 72, 85
MIDI, GPIO 123
Cable Length RCI-MCS 118
Cables
Cat-5e, Cat-6 5
Cables Connecting MCS & RCI 72, 85
Cable specification, Cat-5e 9
Cancel button 22, 31
Cancel/Enter Buttons 76, 81
Cat-5e 2, 9
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) 9
Cat-5e cable
Stranded vs. solid 9
Cat-5e Cable Distance 5
Cat-6 9
Certifications ii
Changing the Sample Rate 25
Changing Values 9
Channel 12
Mute 48
Slot assignment 27
Channel Activation Button 30, 43, 46,
102
Channel Activation Rules 47
Channel Controls, MCS 118
Channel gain 54
Channel info 27
Channel Level Meters 47, 76, 78
Channel pairing. See Channel Link
Index
Channel range 87
Channels
Clear 101
Channel-Slot relationship 14
Channel Strip Functions 46
MCS 81
Cleaning 4
Clear active channels 47
Clear A-Net Resources 100, 101
Clip LED 47
Clipping
Using Peak Hold 85
Clock 5
External 38
Jitter and wander 5
Clock Errors 24
Clock Master 6, 11, 20, 23, 24, 25, 37,
38, 39
Clock Master LED 23, 24, 37
Clock Source 24
AES/EBU 24
External 24
Sample Rate 21
Word Clock 24
CMRR 111
Computer 107
Configuring a Network 86
Configuring a VDC 60
Connecting Pro64 Modules 86
Console interface card 46, 86
Control Data 6
Control Group 45, 52, 55, 66, 71, 79,
80, 81
On RCI and 6416m 72
Save/recall Preset 55
Controller Connector 85
Controller Input 67, 72, 75, 76, 81
Controller Port 115, 118
Control Master 11, 18, 20, 26, 43, 46, 65,
71, 101, 102
Assigning 21
Clock 21
DIP switch 21, 34
DIP switch 10 37
Password 102
Reset 106
Sample Alignment Lock 104
Control Master DIP Switch 64
Control Master Errors 34
Control Master LED 20, 31, 41, 65
Control signals 97
GPIO 61
129
Convert Pro64 to Pro16 7
Crossover Cable 127
Crosstalk 111
D
Data Bits 63
RS-232 63–65
DB9
Null modem 107
pinout 126
DB25 1, 124
Alternate In 58
As Aux Input 58
Strain relief 59, 125
DB25 Audio Thru 33, 58
DB25 connector thread 59, 125
DB25 Pinout 58, 124
DC Power 56, 68, 115
Backup 73
Pinout 112
RCI 73
DC power supply
In-rush current, 6416m 112
DC Requirements 56
Deactivate a channel 47
Deactivate a VDC 61
Deactivate a VDC Slot 99
Default password 101
Default Settings 105
Default value 103
Digital Copies 88
Manual Mode 94
Digital I/O 23, 24, 37
Digital module 24
Digital split 94
Dimensions 113, 116, 119
DIP switch 10, 27, 33
Baud Rates 64
Control Master 21, 34, 64–65, 106
GPIO 61–65
GPIO, RS-232 33
RS-232 21, 63–65
DIP switch 10
Control Master 37
Dot
No Control 80
Dynamic Range 111
E
Edit button 49, 54
Edit Lock 28, 105
Index
Managed Mode 43
VDC query 44
Edit Lock Button 31, 43
Enter button 22, 31, 76, 81
Enter/Cancel button 9, 11, 42
Enter/Cancel LED 12, 22, 26
Enumeration 21, 34, 86
Equivalent Input Noise 111
Error Recovery
Software Update 108
EtherCon 1, 2, 9, 32, 57, 68, 74, 76
Ethernet 5
Compatibility 89
External Clock 24, 38. See also Clock
F
Fiber 89
Filter 50, 83
Firmware Update 42, 100, 107
Error Recovery 108
FOH 92
FOH snake 18
Frequency Response 111
Front Panel Components 29
Front panel lock 43
Function
Clear A-Net Resources 100
Mute/Unmute all 100
Operating System Update 100
Password Lock/Unlock 100
Restore Factory Defaults 100
Set New Password 100
Function 01 101
Function 02 101
Function 03 101
Function 09 101
Function 10 102
Function 11 103, 105
Function 12 104
Function 13 104
Function 14 105
Function 15 107
Function 16 105
Function Button 29, 41, 100
Function List 100
Fuse 56
AC 73
Fuse Holder 32, 68
G
Gain 52
130
Gain Control
MCS 77, 82
Gain Display 52, 81
MCS 77
Gain range 52
Gain Range 111
Gain settings 27
Gain switches
Edit lock 43
Gnome, lawn 34
GPIO 61–65, 97, 98, 106, 112
Cable Length 123
DIP Switch 61–65
General Purpose I/O 6
isolated 122
Reset 106
Specifications 122
TTL 122
GPIO Configuration DIP Switches 61
GPIO DIP Switches 33
GPIO Plugs 122
GPIO Plug size 123
GPIO Specifications 62
GPIO Terminal Blocks 33
Group 52, 71
H
Headphone Monitor 115
Headphone, RCI 66, 69
High Resolution Meter 77, 84
Hub
MH10 89
I
IEC power cord 56, 73
IEC Power Inlet 32, 68
Inc/dec buttons 9, 35
A-Net Slot 14
Inc/Dec Selection Buttons 78
Input channel 46
Input Impedance 111
Inputs 86
In-rush current 57
6416m DC power supply 112
Interface Conventions 9
Internal Clock 24. See also Clock
In Use LED
VDC 60, 98
Isolated 106
GPIO 61, 122
Index
J
Jitter 5
K
Keyhole
MCS 121
Keypad 78
L
Latency 5, 112
Level Meter
Analog input 47
LEDs 29, 41, 47
Level Meters
MCS 78
Line-level input 83
Line-Level Inputs 57
Line-Level Output, RCI 68, 74
Link button 47
Lock front panel 43
Lock the network 101
Low Cut 50, 54
Low Cut Button 77, 83
Low Cut Filter 111
M
Managed button 26, 27, 31, 43
Managed Mode 26, 43, 101
Enter/exit 43
Manual LED 36
Manual Mode 6, 18, 20, 36, 40, 46, 47,
69, 90
Active channels 47
Available A-Net Slots 13, 19
Master Clock 23, 24. See also Clock
Max. Ambient Temp. 115
Maximum Input Level 111
m-control 1, 2, 50, 51, 52, 69
MCS 47, 53, 55, 67, 71, 72
Save/recall Preset 55
Sync with RCI 71
MCS Controller Connector 85
MCS Front Pane 78
MCS Front Panel Components 76
MCS Mic Control Surface 45, 46, 52, 75
MCS/RCI sync 71
Merger Hub 89
Meter 78, 84
Meters
131
6416m 47
MH10f 88, 89
MH10 Merger Hub 88
Mic pre Preset 48, 50, 52, 54, 79, 82
MIDI 6, 33, 97, 112
Cable Length 123
MIDI/GPIO Cable Lengths 123
MIDI In 62
MIDI In/Out 98
MIDI Out 62
Mode Selection 25
Monitor 69
Monitor Mixing System
Pro16 7
Monitor Output 74, 115
Monitor Volume Control 66
Mounting, Rack 3
Mounting the MCS 121
Multipin
DB25 58
Mute 54
Mute all Channels 100, 101
Mute Button 48, 77, 82
Muted audio 34
N
Network
Configuring 86
Network audio resource 12
Network Mode 11, 18, 20, 26, 76, 78, 86
Auto/Manual 25
Defaults 105
Network Mode, RCI 66, 69
Neutrik EtherCon. See EtherCon
No Control Indicator 76, 80
Noise floor 111
Null modem cable 27, 126
DB9 27, 107
Numbered channel buttons
Password 102
Numeric Keypad 76, 78
O
Output Module 46, 94
AN-16/o 7
Output Pad
RCI 68
Output, RCI 68, 74
Index
P
Pad 54, 111
RCI 68
Pad Button 50, 83
MCS 77
Pad Switch
RCI 74
Parity 63
Passive split 58, 111
Password 20, 100
Default 102
Edit Lock button 102
Reset 105
Set New Password 100, 102
Password Lock 101
Password protected 24
Password Protection 27, 105
Password Unlock 102
PB28 Modular Patch Bay 124
PC 107
Connecting, Managed Mode 27
Firmware update 107
Peak Hold Button 77, 85
Personal Mixer
A-16II, A-16R 7
Phantom Power 51
MCS 84
Phase 54
Phase Button 49, 50, 77
MCS 82
Pinout
DB25 58, 124
DC power 112
RS-232 126
Plugs
GPIO 122
Polarity 49
Port 18
Port A and B 36
Port A, B 88, 90. See A-Net Ports; See ANet Port
Port assignments
VDC 44
Port LED 36, 37
Ports
A-Net 6
Power On/Off Switch 32, 68, 73
Power Requirements
DC, 6416m 56
Power Supply 56, 73, 115
DC 57
132
DC Backup 73
Preset 51, 80, 83, 118
Save/recall 54
What gets saved 54
Preset Rules 55
Pro16 output device 48
Pro16 Series 7
Pro64 5
Pro64 Modules 22
Pro64 Network 86
Pro64 Series 14
Pro64 to Pro16
Convert 7
Pro64 Update Tool 107, 108
Q
Query Functions
A-Net Slot, VDC 44
Channel and VDC info 27
Edit Lock 43
In Managed Mode 43
R
RCI 55, 90
Sync with MCS 71
RCI and MCS sync 70
RCI Front Panel Components 66
RCI Output Pad 74
RCI Rear Panel 73
RCI Rear Panel Components 68
RCI Remote Control
Manual Mode 91
RCI Remote Control Interface 45, 46,
52, 85
RCI Slot display 70
RCI Specifications 115
Rear support hardware 4
Recall a Preset 55
Recall Button 76, 80
Redundant cable 91, 95
remote control 90
Remote control 52
Restore Factory Defaults 100
RJ45 2, 9, 57
RoHS ii
Routing 86
I/O hardware 14
RS-232 6, 97, 98, 106, 107, 112, 126
And software update 107
DB9 63–65
Null modem cable 27, 107
Index
RS-232/422 33
And Managed Mode 43
RS-232 Baud Rates 63–65, 107
RS-232 DIP Switches 21, 33, 63–65
RS-232 Port 62
RS-422 6, 97
S
Sample Alignment 103, 104, 105
Sample Rate 5, 13, 19, 20, 24, 29, 37, 39,
41, 46, 105, 111
A-Net Slots 24
Available A-Net Slots 13
Changing 25, 38
Clock 21
Default 105
Minimum/maximum 5, 38
Sample rate conversion 6
Sample rate converter 37, 38
Sample Rate LED 14, 25
Save and Recall Buttons 76, 80
Save a Preset 54
Save/recall Preset
Control Group 55
Select a Slot
From MCS 78
Selecting Values 10
Selection button 10
Set New Password 100, 102
Slave module 34
Slot 6, 12, 14
Available 19
Base 35
Monitoring 69
Per Sample Rate 13
VDC 60
Slot assignment 15
Channel 27
Slot Configuration 29, 40
Slot Display 76, 79
Slot info 44
Slot range 16, 35, 40
Slot range display 13
Slots 24
Slot Selection 70
Slots versus Channels 12
Software update 72
Specifications, 6416m 111
Specifications, MCS 118
Specifications, RCI 115
Split 58, 88, 94
Stage-to-FOH snake 18, 92
133
Stereo Link 20
Stereo Link Button 30, 47
Stop bit 63
Stored value 103, 104
Strain relief
DB25 59
Stranded vs. solid Cat-5 9
Sync Indicator 66, 71
Sync RCI and MCS 70
System examples 87, 90, 91, 94, 96
System-wide changes 22
T
Tascam, DB25 124
Tascam pinout 58, 124
Temperature 112
Terminal Blocks
GPIO 62
GPIO Specs 123
THD +N 111
Thread type
DB25 connector 59, 125
Transmit 37, 40
Transmit/Receive settings
A-Net 87
Transporting in a rack 4
TRS headphone jack 69
TTL 106
GPIO 61, 122
U
Unlock network 102
Unmute all Channels 101
Unshielded Twisted Pair 9
Update
Operating System 100
Update firmware 107
Update Tool 107
Up/down, inc/dec
Arrows 9
UPS 3
User Interface 11
Using Peak Hold 85
UTP cable 9, 72
Cat-5e, Cat-6 5
deactivate 61
DIP switches 21
In Use 60
In Use LED 98
Query Functions 44
Reset 106
RS-232 pinout 126
VDC Configuration 31, 97
VDC inputs 99
VDC In Use LED 97, 98
VDC outputs 99
VDC Slot 11, 60, 97
Assigning 99
Selecting 98
Unassigning 99
VDC Slot display 97
During software update 108
Ventilation 4
Virtual Data Cable Ports 33, 60
Virtual Data Cables 6, 20, 112
Volume Control 69
RCI headphone out 66
W
Wander 5
Wiring a Crossover Cable 127
Wiring an Analog DB25 Cable 124
Word Clock 6, 24, 37
X
XLR 13, 58, 71
DC power 73
XLR line-level inputs 57, 57–65
XLR Output Level 115
XLR output, RCI 68
Y
Y1 card
Pro16 7
Yamaha 1, 25, 39, 86, 92
V
VDC 42
Assign Port 97, 99
Clear 101
Index
134
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