mymix FAQs - Full Compass

mymix FAQs - Full Compass
Question: Is there a maximum number of myMix units in a system?
Answer: Yes, the maximum number of myMix on a system is eight.
Question: How long can I record for?
Answer: Recording time for myMix systems based on media storage size, manufacturer of SD card and
number of units. Times are in hours:minutes (rounded).
Storage Size
Number of myMix units
These times are approximates only. Check display of myMix unitfor actual time available.
Question: What is the largest SD card supported?
Answer: 32GB SD card
Question: We are a band with four musicians, how many myMix do we need?
Answer: We highly recommend one myMix per musician, and have found in our testing with musicians
that once they experience the ability to create their very own mix they aren’t very excited about going back
to previous monitoring methods. That doesn’t mean you can’t share a myMix. Just know that you will be
forced to compromise your ideal mix, the very problem myMix aims to solve.
Question: Can I use the headphone outputs and the line level outputs at the same time?
Answer: Yes. The signal being fed to the headphone and line outputs are identical. So if you want to use
an in-ear monitoring system in addition to wedges, go for it.
Question: We are four musicians with seven mics/instruments, but the keyboardist needs three channels.
There are only two inputs per myMix, how would we connect his third input?
Answer: If one of the musicians is only using one of his inputs simply plug the keyboardist’s third input
into a spare channel.
Question: If we connect our instruments/mics directly to myMix, how do we get the signal to the FOH
Answer: There are a few of ways to get your inputs to a console. You can use a Y-cable coming from the
source where one end of the Y-cable plugs into your myMix and the other plugs into the console. Or, if you
have a stage splitter box, you can connect the source to the split and send one output to myMix and the
other to the FOH console. Depending on the situation you can even use an additional myMix as the FOH
mixer and completely eliminate the console and snake.
Question: What kind of headphones do you recommend, is there something special to look for?
Answer: Headphone selection is a very personal choice. Besides the obvious preferences you may have
regarding brand, size, color etc, you should look for headphones that have an impedance rating between
**** and *** to ensure you have enough level to satisfy your tastes. During our beta testing, when
musicians opted to monitor through headphones, we witnessed everything from high end studio
headphones in use to the cheapest stock mp3 player headsets. The Master Equalizer in myMix allows you
to dial in the stereo output to maximize your particular headphones.
Question: Our singer uses an in-ear system, but our guitar player wants to use his wedge, can we use both
for myMix?
Answer: Absolutely. The great thing about myMix is that it doesn’t limit you to a silent rehearsal
environment where everyone is forced to use headphones. Again, the Master Equalizer in each myMix unit
lets your guitar player optimize his wedge and your singer dial in his in-ears.
Question: Can I plug my guitar directly into myMix, or do I need a guitar amplifier?
Answer: You can, but it isn’t recommended. The impedance of the myMix inputs is really for mic and
line level sources, not instrument level sources. In our experience we have found very few guitar players
who prefer the sound of a direct guitar sound over an amp or even an amp modeler. So we would suggest
some of the following alternatives: use a mic on your amp and plug it into myMix, use an amp modeler
directly into myMix, use the recording output or your amp (if it has one) directly into myMix, or plug your
guitar into a direct box, then into myMix.
Question: Does myMix require an Ethernet switch?
Answer: A system that only uses two myMix units does not require an Ethernet switch. Simply connect
the units directly to each other with an Ethernet cable. Three or more myMix units require an Ethernet
Question: What type of Ethernet switch do I need for a myMix system? I want to buy a POE switch for
myMix, what should I look for?
Answer: myMix uses standard, off-the-shelf Ethernet switches, not pricey proprietary switches used by
other products. You can use either standard switches, or, if you want to completely eliminate the power
supply, you can use a switch that provides Power-Over-Ethernet (POE). While POE switches are more
expensive than normal switches they provide an additional level of convenience. Just make sure the POE
switch you choose is capable of providing 15 continuous (not max) watts to each myMix connected to the
switch. We’ve found that you really need to pay attention to the specs provided by the POE switch
manufacturer. If you aren’t sure, contact the manufacturer and make sure the switch is capable of providing
a continuous 15 watts to each myMix. Due to the constantly evolving nature of network products we have a
hard time recommending any one particular POE switch. We can, however, confidently say that you get
what you pay for.
Question: Can I use have a myMix system where some units are powered by the included power supply
and some are powered by POE?
Answer: If you are using a switch that is half POE and half non-POE it is no problem to mix them on a
system. (top)
Question: I see a lot of switches with 4 POE ports and 4 non-POE ports. Are there any POE switches with
8 POE ports?
Answer: They exist, you just need to take a little time to search. Most computer supply retailers carry a
wide variety of switches at numerous price points. We can’t stress enough the need to check the specs and
make sure you are getting 15 continuous watts to each myMix requiring POE. (top)
Question: How do I save my settings to profiles?
Answer: Once you have recalled a profile, any change you make to your myMix is automatically updated
in the current profile. So, you don’t really have to do anything to save your settings. (top)
Question: Why would one ever want to select Input type Mono, and not just leave dual mono and simply
not using the spare input?
Answer: Because in mono only one input channel appears in every unit. It just keeps the user interface
free of any extraneous unused channels. (top)
Question: How does the master EQ work?
Answer: The Master Equalizer is a four band parametric with selectable high and low shelving,
adjustable Q and frequencies. It affects both the line and headphone outputs. (top)
Question: Do I need the master EQ?
Answer: If you didn’t understand any of the language in the answer to the question above, then you don’t
need it. If you do understand, then you will realize the Master Equalizer gives you the opportunity to ring
out wedges, add bass to sub-par headphones, liven up a dull set of in-ear buds, or even tune a main PA
system to a room. Save it in a different profile so you don’t have to repeat the process every time you
change output devices, or rooms. (top)
Question: How many effects are on myMix?
Answer: There is one global effect in myMix that has the option of small, medium, or large room or hall
reverbs, or adjustable delay. You can send as much of each channel into the effect as you desire on the
main mix page.
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