QCONP PD3V101
User manual
MIDI/Audio control surface with motorized
faders for production
N1630
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read this manual thoroughly before using this unit.
2. Keep this manual for future reference.
3. Take notice of and comply with all warnings included in the user's manual or indicated
on the appliance.
4. Follow all instructions included in this manual.
5. Do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. Avoid having water or other liquids spilled
on this unit.
6. When cleaning the cabinet or other parts of this appliance, use only a dry or slightly
damp soft cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings or interfere with the proper ventilation of this unit.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8. Do not use or store near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other heat-producing appliances.
9. Do not interfere with 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 h
as two blades and a third grounding prong. These are designated for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or otherwise damaged by items placed
on or against them. Particular attention should be given to the plugs, receptacles, and
the point where the cord exits the appliance.
11. To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not touch any exposed wiring while the unit is
in operation.
12. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
13. Unplug this unit and all connected electrical equipment during lightning storms or when
left unused a long period of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
appliance has been damaged in any way or fails to operate normally.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to
rain or moisture
Contents
Introduction
What's in the package
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Features
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Top Panel Layout
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Front Panel Layout
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Rear Panel Layout
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Getting Started
Connecting Your Qcon Pro Controller
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iMapTM Software for Mac OS X
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Installing iMapTM Software for Windows
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iMapTM Qcon Pro software panel
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Firmware upgrade
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Qcon Pro Connections
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Qcon Pro Connections
(Umix 1008 Satellite installed)
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Specifications
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Services
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the ICON Qcon Pro Midi/Audio control surface. We sincerely trust
this product will provide years of satisfactory service, but if anything is not to your complete
satisfaction, we will endeavor to make things right.
In these pages, you'll find a detailed description of the features of the Qcon Pro, as well as
a guided tour through its front and side panels, step-by-step instructions for its setup and
use, and full specifications.
You'll also find a warranty card enclosed - please don't forget to fill it out and mail it so that
you can receive online technical support at: www.icon-global.com, and so we can send you
updated information about these and other ICON products in the future. As with most
electronic devices, we strongly recommend you retain the original packaging. In the
unlikely event the product must be returned for servicing, the original packaging (or
reasonable equivalent) is required.
With proper care and adequate air circulation, your Qcon Pro will operate without any trouble
for many years. We recommend that you record your serial number in the space provided
below for future reference.
Please write your serial number here for future reference:
Purchased at:
Date of purchase:
What's in the package?
Qcon Pro USB-MIDI Controller x 1pc.
Software CD / User’ Manual x 1
Quick Start Guide x 1
USB2.0 Cable x 1
AC adaptor x 1pc
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Features
1 touch-sensitive motorized channel faders
12-segment LED level metering for channels
1 touch-sensitive motorized fader for master channel
8 x dual function encoder knobs (Enter & rotate)
11-segment LED surrounding the encoders to indicate the rotating position
Large backlit LCD to display channel name, control values etc. for each channel
12-segment LED display showing time location of your project in either SMPTE
or BBT format
18 assignable buttons
Jog wheel shuttle for fast search and control
Illuminated buttons for each channel including Rec-enable, Solo, Mute, Select
and Monitor
6 illuminated transport buttons including Play, Stop, Rec, Rewind, Fast forward
and Loop
Illuminated zoom key with 4 direction keys
9 illuminated assignable MIDI function buttons
Expandable to 32-channel control surface with 3units of Qcon EX.
Expansion slot for ICON's “Umix” series USB audio interface
User A & User B RCA connectors for connecting with pedals
Class-compliant with Windows XP, Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit),
and Mac OS X (IntelMac)
USB 2.0 high speed connectivity
Mackie control build-in for Cubase, Nuendo, Samplitude, Logic Pro and Ableton Live
Mackie HUI protocol build-in for Pro Tools
User self-define mode (MIDI Learn) for other DAW’s such as Sonar
Firmware upgrade available simply via USB connection and iMap software
Template labels are included for different popular DAW’s such as Cubase, Nuendo,
Samplitude, Logic Pro and Ableton Live
Robust aluminum and metal casing with Kensington lock port
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Top Panel Layout
Note: Functions operate slightly differently between DAWs. Please refer to your DAW
manual for each function and overlap the provided labeling template according to your
current used DAW. The following description is based on the functions that operate in
Apple LogicTM.
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LCD backlit display
The two-line backlit LCD display shows the parameter values as you adjust them
and also provides feedback about channel selections, operating modes, and more.
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Channel faders
The eight 100mm motorized faders are generally used for controlling the track
volume of your DAW. Depending on your DAW, you may use the “Flip” button to
switch the function of these faders to change other settings. They are all touch
sensitive to allow override automation the moment you touch a fader. Also, they
are motorized; they will automatically move to reflect the current level of the
selected channels in your DAW application. Any automation recorded in a project
will be reflected by the fader positions. Any parameter adjustments made with
these faders will be displayed directly above on the LCD display.
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Master fader
This 100mm motorized fader operates the same as the other 8 faders. It controls
your DAW software's master channel fader. Any parameter adjustments made
with this fader will be displayed directly above on the LCD display.
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Channel level metering
The 12-led shows the associated channel level.
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Dual function encoders
The dual function encoders act as a push-button and a rotary control.
When an encoder is pressed, it may be used to change modes of operation or to
change what appears in the display above the channel strips. When an encoder
is rotated, depending on its assigned function, it can be used to adjust a channel's
pan, send level, or plug-in parameters.
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Encoder LED
The 11-LED’s surrounding the encoder light up to indicate the relative position
of the rotation without having to look at your computer.
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Time display
This display shows the time location of your project in either SMPTE or Midi beat
clock format.
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Control buttons
8a) Recording channel control buttons section
REC buttons - Activate and deactivate the recording state of the associated
channel. The switch will light red when the channel is armed.
SOLO buttons -Activate and deactivate the solo state of the associated channel. The
switch will light green when the channel solo state is on and other channels will
be muted. You can solo multiple channels by pressing SOLO buttons on additional
channels.
MUTE buttons - Activate and deactivate the mute state of the associated channel.
The switch will light blue when the channel is muted.
SEL buttons -The SEL buttons activate the associated channels in the DAW software
in order to perform a specific operation (for example, when adjusting EQ with the
ASSIGNABLE ENCODERS, the SEL switch will be used to choose the channel you
want to adjust). The switch will light red when the channel is selected.
8b)Motorized fader control buttons section
LOCK button - Activate to lock all motorized faders.
FLIP button - Press the FLIP button to swap the parameter settings of the
motorized faders and the rotary encoder knobs.
UP button - Shift “one” channel up for all faders (except the master channel).
DOWN button - Shift “one” channel down for all faders (except the master channel).
BANK UP button - Shift “eight” channels up for all faders (except the master channel).
BANK DOWN button - Shift “eight” channels down for all faders (except the master
channel).
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8c) Zoom control buttons section
ZOOM button - The ZOOM button is typically used in conjunction with the ARROW
buttons described below to zoom in and out within windows in the DAW application.
UP button - The UP button is used to navigate (up movement) through the
Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the DAW application.
DOWN button -The DOWN button is used to navigate (down movement) through
the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the DAW application.
LEFT button - The LEFT button is used to navigate (left movement) through the
Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the DAW application.
RIGHT button - The RIGHT button is used to navigate (right movement) through
the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the DAW application.
8d) Jog wheel section
Jog wheel -The jog wheel is used for various purposes specific to the DAW
application, including shuttle and scrubbing functions.
Scrub button -The SCRUB button is typically used in conjunction with the jog
wheel to scrub selected audio tracks for editing and auditioning purposes.
8e) Transport control buttons section
PLAY button -Activate the play function of the DAW.
STOP button -Activate the stop function of the DAW.
REC button -Activate the record function of the DAW.
REWIND button -Activate the rewind function of the DAW.
FAST FORWARD button - Activate the fast forward function of the DAW.
LOOP button -Activate the loop function of the DAW.
Marker button -Toggle small Marker mode.
Nudge - Toggle small Nudge mode.
Click - Toggle playback or record metronome click.
Drop - Toggle Drop.
Replace - Toggle Replace.
Solo - Toggle track solo (of selected track).
8f) DAW Selector section
Qcon Pro has built-in Mackie Control protocols & HUI for different DAW’s such as
CubaseTM, SamplitudeTM, Ableton LiveTM, Logic ProTM and ProToolsTM By selecting the
correct DAW and Mackie control (HUI) protocol, Qcon Pro will automatically map
the major functions and work seamlessly with that DAW.
<< / >> buttons -These arrow buttons are used to scroll through the DAW list.
The name of the DAW will display on the LCD.
DAW button - Press to enter the DAW selection.
To change your Qcon Pro DAW mode, turn the power switch off and on to enter
the DAW selection mode. Select your desired DAW from the list with the
“<<” / “>>” buttons.
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Tips: DAW button cannot be activated if a DAW software is running.
(Note: We will update Qcon Pro firmware from time to time to support additional DAW’s apart from
the current existing list. Please check our official website to download and upgrade your Qcon Pro
firmware).
Tips: Qcon Pro will memorize your last selected DAW mode and re-enter the same mode a few
seconds after it has been switched on. (i.e. DAW mode selection is not needed if the last mode is
being used.)
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Sub-control buttons
This section of control buttons varies in different DAWs. Qcon Pro is based on
LogicTM for the settings.
(Note: For different DAWs the labeling may not be perfectly matched.)
9a) Assignment section
TRACK button -Activate the track parameters of the software.
PAN/EQ/Send/Plug-in/Instrument buttons -These buttons are used to activate
the corresponding effect function of the DAW. They are typically used in
conjunction with the rotary encoder knobs. The button illuminates when pressed.
Then rotate the rotary encoder knob to adjust the value, which will
display on the LCD directly above.
9b) Automation section
GROUP - Press to enter “Group” edit mode.
READ/Off button - Press the READ button to activate the read function of the
current audio track.
WRITE button - Press the WRITE button to activate the write function of the
current audio track.
TOUCH button - Press to set selected track's automation to Touch.
LATCH - Press to set selected track's automation to Latch.
TRIM - Currently unassigned.
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User-defined control buttons
This section of control buttons is user-defined in Mackie control mode (HUI mode).
You may set their parameters according to your personal needs. PVC labeling
mask is included for noting the set parameters.
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Front Panel Layout
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Monitor HP 1 / HP 2 headphone outputs
Each of these output jacks accepts a standard 1/4" stereo TRS headphone connector.
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Monitor HP 1 / HP 2 headphone level controls
Each of these potentiometers controls the output level of its associated
headphone output.
(Note: These outputs and control knobs will not be functional unless Umix 1008 Satellite
USB2.0 audio interface add-in is installed.)
Rear Panel Layout
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Umix1008 Satellite 10x8 (24-bit/192kHz) USB2.0 high-speed audio
interface add-in slot
Expansion slot for connecting Umix 1008 Satellite 10x8 (24-bit/192kHz) USB2.0
high-speed audio interface add-in.
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User A / User B RCA connectors
These RCA connectors are able to connect to foot pedals to activate your selected
functions. To set their parameters, select USER A and USER B parameters at Mackie
control mode.
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USB port
Connect your Qcon Pro to your Mac/PC via this USB port.
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12V/5A power adapter
Connect the provided power adapter here.
(Note: Qcon Pro is not able to work without the provided power adapter connected.
The USB bus power is not able to provide sufficient power supply for Qcon Pro.)
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Getting Started
Connecting Your Qcon Pro Controller
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Connect the Qcon Pro to your Mac/PC via the USB port.
Choose a USB port on your Mac/PC and insert the wide (flat) end of the USB cable.
Connect the cable's other end to the Qcon Pro. Your Mac/PC should automatically
“detect” the new hardware and notify you that it is ready to use.
USB
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Press <</>> to scroll through the DAW list after pressed the “DAW” button to
make the selection.
Tips: Qcon Pro will memorize your last selected DAW mode and re-enter the same mode
a few seconds after it has been switched on. (i.e. DAW mode selection is not needed if
the last mode is being used.)
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Setup your DAW
Activate the ICON Qcon Pro controller in your
DAW or MIDI software using “MIDI Setup” or
“MIDI Devices”.
iCON Qcon Pro Ver1.00
iCON Qcon Pro Ver1.00
For LogicTM, CubaseTM and NuendoTM, choose
Mackie Control at the “Device List”.
(Note: Every application does this a little differently,
so refer to your software user manual for the settings.)
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iMapTM Software for Mac OS X
Please follow the procedures below step-by-step to launch your iMapTM
software in Mac OS X
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Insert the Utility CD in your CD-Rom and double click “Qcon Pro iMap” icon.
iMap
Tips: By “dragging and dropping” the “Qcon Pro iMap” icon into the “Applications” folder,
you can create an “iMap” shortcut on your Mac's desktop.
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Installing iMap Software for Windows
Please follow the procedures below step-by-step to install your iMapTM
software.
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Turn on your PC.
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Insert the Utility CD in your CD-Rom
After you have inserted the CD into
your CD-Rom, an installation screen
should appear as shown in diagram 1;
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click "iMap installation".
(Note: If the installation screen does not
appear automatically go to the CD
folder and double click on "Setup")
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Diagram 1
The Setup Wizard will appear.
Setup wizard appears, please click
"Next"
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Choose Install Location
Choose your preferred install
location for iMapTM or use the
default location and click "Next"
Diagram 3
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Select shortcut
Select the start menu folder in
which you would like to create
the iMapTM shortcut. Then click
"Next"
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Create a shortcut on your desktop
Please uncheck the box if you do
not want to place a shortcut icon
on your desktop for iMapTM,
otherwise click "Next"
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The iMapTM installation has now
started, wait for it to finish. Then
click "Finish"
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Installation finished
Click "Finish" to complete the
iMapTM software installation.
Diagram 7
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iMapTM Qcon Pro software panel
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“Firmware Upgrade” button
Click this button to enter into the firmware upgrade window for Qcon Pro.
Please refer to P.11 for the firmware upgrade procedure.
Firmware upgrade
Step 1: Connect the ICON product using a USB connection. Press the “MIDI
Device” button at the top to select your connected ICON product as the
“MIDI In and Out” device in the pull-down menu.
Note: If your connected ICON product model name does not appear on the
pull-down menu, select “USB Audio” as the MIDI In and Out device.
Step 2: Click the “Update” button.
Step 3: Press the “MIDI Device” button at the top to select your connected
ICON product as the “MIDI In and Out” device at the pull-down menu.
Step 4: Click the “Open File” button to browse the new firmware file.
Step 5: Click the “Download” button to upload the firmware.
Warning:The firmware upload process MUST be completed and not be interrupted
during the file upload, otherwise the firmware may not be rewritten again.
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Qcon Pro Connections
Monitors
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Specifications
Connector:
USB connector (standard type)
Power supply:
12V/6A DC
Current consumption:
Qcon Pro only
Qcon Pro with Umix Satellite audio interface
3A or less
6A or less
Weight:
7.0kg (15.4lb)
Dimensions:
510(L) X 475(W) X 82(H)
20.1”(L) x 18.7”(W) x 3.2”(H)
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Services
If your Qcon Pro needs servicing, follow these instructions.
1. Ensure the problem is not related to operation error or external system devices.
2. Keep this owner's manual. We do need it to repair the unit.
3. Pack the unit in its original packaging including end card and box. This is very
important. If you have lost the packaging, please make sure you have packed
the unit properly. ICON is not responsible for any damage that occurs due to
non-factory packing.
4. Ship to the ICON tech support center or the local return authorization.
U.S. OFFICE:
ICON Digital Corporation
8001 Terrace Ave., Suite 201
Middleton, WI, 53562
USA
ASIA OFFICE:
ICON (Asia) Corp.
Unit 807-810, 8/F., Sunley Centre,
No. 9 Wing Yin Street, Kwai Chung, NT.,
Hong Kong.
5. For additional update information please visit our website at:
www.icon-global.com
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info@icon-global.com
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