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V 2.0
Console Manager 1.3
For Soundscape R.Ed, SSHDR-1, And Mixtreme
Setup Guide
Revised: 04-12-00
Digital 328 and
Soundscape Console
Contents:
1
Connecting The System
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Digital 328 Setup
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3
Console Manager Setup
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Connecting The System
This guide deals only with the setup and use of the Soundscape Console Manager
remote control system using the Spirit Digital 328 as the remote controller. It does
not cover audio setup of the compatible Soundscape units, the SSHDR, SSHDR Plus,
R.Ed and Mixtreme PCI audio card. For audio configuration and setup, the other
available Digital 328 / Soundscape setup guides should be consulted.
With the introduction of Digital 328 software version 2.0x it has become possible to
disable automation of internal parameters and switch to allow the automation of the
MIDI controller bank, as defined by the user. This enables the use of a ‘Closed Loop’
system between the 328 MIDI controller bank and the Soundscape Console Manager
so that the communication is bi-directional. The 328 MIDI controller bank will then
at all times reflect the position of the faders, pan controls and mute and solo switches
of the Soundscape mixer. ‘Open Loop’ continues to refer to the uni-directional
control of the Soundscape mixer from the 328, as possible in software versions 1.6x
and earlier.
MIDI Connections
Connect a MIDI cable as shown in the diagram below. For ‘Open Loop’ operation the MIDI Out
of the 328 must be connected to a MIDI In port connected to the host IBM compatible PC. Both
the MIDI In and MIDI Out ports must be connected for ‘Closed Loop’ operation. Either both the
MIDI In and Out of a single port MIDI interface must be dedicated to the Digital 328, or the
console may occupy a MIDI In and Out port on a multi-port MIDI interface.
PC MIDI Out Î 328 MIDI In
328 MIDI Out Î PC MIDI In
If ‘Open Loop’ is to be used, the 328 MIDI In may also be connected to a MIDI output port from
the PC if dynamic automation of the 328 internal parameters is also to be achieved. The Digital
328 setup guides available for individual sequencers should be consulted for such operation.
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Digital 328 Setup
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The Digital 328 must be set up to transmit/receive the MIDI controllers that the Console Manager
software requires.
Enter the MIDI controller setup menu by pressing the <MENU> switch on the right hand side of
the LCD display. Using the encoder beneath the display, scroll up or down until the ‘MIDI
Controllers’ menu is highlighted, and press <ENTER>.
The display should then indicate the following:
Digital 328
MIDI controller
number (1-32)
Controller No: 1
Chan:1
Id:OFF
MIDI
channel
(1-16)
Continuous
controller ID
(0-127)
At software version 1.6x the 328 boasts 16 MIDI faders and 16 MIDI encoders, each of which can
be assigned a continuous controller ID and MIDI channel. At software version 2.0x the 328 also
offers 32 MIDI switches (16 mute, 16 solo). Controller numbers 1-16 in the above display refer
to the faders within the 328 MIDI Controller Bank, controllers 17-32 refer to the encoders along
the E-Strip and controllers 33-64 to the mute and solo switches. The left and right cursor keys
allow you to move between the MIDI channel and continuous controller ID while the up and
down cursor keys allow you to select the active 328 controller.
The controllers should be set as in the table below:
328
Controller
Fader 1
Fader 2
Fader 3
Fader 4
Fader 5
Fader 6
Fader 7
Fader 8
Fader 9
Fader 10
Fader 11
Fader 12
Fader 13
Fader 14
Fader 15
Fader 16
Controller
No:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Chan:
Id:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
328
Controller
Encoder 1
Encoder 2
Encoder 3
Encoder 4
Encoder 5
Encoder 6
Encoder 7
Encoder 8
Encoder 9
Encoder 10
Encoder 11
Encoder 12
Encoder 13
Encoder 14
Encoder 15
Encoder 16
Controller
No:
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Chan:
Id:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
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328
Controller
Solo 1
Solo 2
Solo 3
Solo 4
Solo 5
Solo 6
Solo 7
Solo 8
Solo 9
Solo 10
Solo 11
Solo 12
Solo 13
Solo 14
Solo 15
Solo 16
Controller
No:
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
Chan:
Id:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
328
Controller
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Controller
No:
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
Chan:
Id:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
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Once the controllers have been defined they should be stored as a MIDI controller preset. Press
<ENTER> while still in the controllers setup menu and you will be prompted for a location in
which to store the setup as a preset. Press <ENTER> again to confirm the location. To rename
the presets you should leave the MIDI Controllers menu by pressing <EXIT>, scroll down
and enter the MIDI Ctl Presets menu. Highlight the preset and press the < and > cursor keys
simultaneously. The PARAM encoder and < and > cursor keys will enable you to rename the
preset. Press <ENTER> to confirm.
To load the preset at a different time, enter the MIDI Ctl Presets menu, highlight the preset and
press <ENTER>.
The preset is also available for download from the Spirit website.
Automation Mode
For Open Loop operation the dynamic automation of 328 internal parameters may be left active
but for Closed Loop operation, the Digital 328 must be put into the correct automation mode.
Press <MENU> and scroll up or down until Automation Setup is the highlighted menu. Press
<ENTER> and with the PARAM encoder set MIDI dynauto to ON, press the down cursor key and
set the automation mode to ‘CONTROLLER’:
<Automation Set>
MIDI Dynauto: ON
<Automation Set>
Mode: CONTROLLER
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Console Manager Setup
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Software Setup
The Soundscape software must first be set up to communicate with the Console Manager. The
Mixtreme mixer is used here to illustrate this. For SSHDR and R.Ed software, the relevant
manuals should be consulted.
Once the Soundscape software is connected to the Console Manager, it should be started by
double clicking the icon on the Windows taskbar:
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Console Manager Setup
On entering Console Manager, a MIDI device must first be added. Right click in the MIDI Devices
window and select ‘Add’ or click the ‘Add MIDI Device’ button to the left of the MIDI Devices
window:
‘Add MIDI
Device’ button
Clicking on ‘Add’ or ‘Add MIDI Device’ should enable you to configure the MIDI port settings for
the connected Digital 328. Enter the MIDI In and Out ports to which the 328 is connected and
create a name for the MIDI device and click ‘OK’:
Once the MIDI device has been defined, a controller can be added. Right click in the Controller
Interfaces window and select ‘Add’ or click the ‘Add Interface’ button above the Controller
Interfaces window:
‘Add Interface’
button
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Clicking on ‘Add’ or ‘Add Interface’ should enable you to select the remote controller as defined
by Soundscape. From the drop down list of controllers select ‘Spirit Digital 328 Open Loop
Interface’ or ‘Spirit Digital 328 Closed Loop Interface’ depending on your chosen automation
mode:
The Digital 328 should now appear in the list of installed controllers:
‘Change Device’
button
Select the Spirit Digital 328 Interface in the Console Interfaces window and click the ‘Change
Device’ button above. This will enable you to assign the defined MIDI input to the controller:
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From the drop down list select the Digital 328 MIDI interface defined earlier and click ‘OK’.
Check the Spirit Digital 328 Interface box to activate the input:
The Soundscape mixer and Digital 328 should now be configured to allow the 328 MIDI controller
bank to act as a control surface. Return to the Soundscape mixer window. The faders and pan
controls should be displayed in red, indicating that the 328 controller has not yet taken control of
the virtual controls.
NOTE
Open Loop: The Soundscape mixer employs a latching mode on the
faders and pan controls. The 328 physical control must pass through
the value at which the Soundscape control is in order for control to be
taken.
Closed Loop: On opening a project the Soundscape software will
transmit the controller values to the 328 so that the two devices are
synchronized.
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Cranborne Road, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3JN, England.
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