Owner’s Manual
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT
NOTES” (p. 3–4; p. 5–6).
These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your
new unit, Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a
convenient reference.
Copyright © 2007 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of
ROLAND CORPORATION.
For the U.K.
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
BLUE:
NEUTRAL
BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances must either of the above wires be connected to the earth terminal of a three pin plug.
For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
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.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
For the USA
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Compliance Information Statement
Model Name :
Type of Equipment :
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
M-16DX
Digital Mixer
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S.Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938
(323) 890-3700
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
002c
•
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
Do not open (or modify in any way) the unit or its
AC adaptor.
The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
009
•
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003
•
Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts
within it (except when this manual provides
specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer
all servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information” page.
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010
•
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004
•
Never use or store the unit in places that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct
sunlight in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating
duct, on top of heat-generating equipment); or
are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors); or
are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
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007
•
Make sure you always have the unit placed so it is
level and sure to remain stable. Never place it on
stands that could wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
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008c
•
Be sure to use only the AC adaptor supplied with
the unit. Also, make sure the line voltage at the
installation matches the input voltage specified on
the AC adaptor’s body. Other AC adaptors may
use a different polarity, or be designed for a
different voltage, so their use could result in
damage, malfunction, or electric shock.
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008e
•
Use only the attached power-supply cord. Also,
the supplied power cord must not be used with
any other device.
Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord,
nor place heavy objects on it. Doing so can damage
the cord, producing severed elements and short
circuits. Damaged cords are fire and shock
hazards!
This unit, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be
capable of producing sound levels that could cause
permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for a long
period of time at a high volume level, or at a level
that is uncomfortable. If you experience any
hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should
immediately stop using the unit, and consult an
audiologist.
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011
•
Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material,
coins, pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft
drinks, etc.) to penetrate the unit.
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012b
•
Immediately turn the power off, remove the AC
adaptor from the outlet, and request servicing by
your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or
an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the
“Information” page when:
• The AC adaptor, the power-supply cord, or the
plug has been damaged; or
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been
spilled onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise
has become wet); or
• The unit does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance.
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013
•
In households with small children, an adult should
provide supervision until the child is capable of
following all the rules essential for the safe
operation of the unit.
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014
•
•
Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord to share
an outlet with an unreasonable number of other
devices. Be especially careful when using extension
cords—the total power used by all devices you
have connected to the extension cord’s outlet must
never exceed the power rating (watts/amperes) for
the extension cord. Excessive loads can cause the
insulation on the cord to heat up and eventually
melt through.
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016
•
Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” page.
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023
•
•
DO NOT play a CD-ROM disc on a conventional
audio CD player. The resulting sound may be of a
level that could cause permanent hearing loss.
Damage to speakers or other system components
may result.
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The unit and the AC adaptor should be located so
their location or position does not interfere with
their proper ventilation.
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102c
•
Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
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015
101b
Always grasp only the plug on the AC adaptor
cord when plugging into, or unplugging from, an
outlet or this unit.
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103b
•
At regular intervals, you should unplug the AC
adaptor and clean it by using a dry cloth to wipe
all dust and other accumulations away from its
prongs. Also, disconnect the power plug from the
power outlet whenever the unit is to remain
unused for an extended period of time. Any
accumulation of dust between the power plug and
the power outlet can result in poor insulation and
lead to fire.
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104
•
Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming
entangled. Also, all cords and cables should be
placed so they are out of the reach of children.
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106
•
Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on
the unit.
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107c
•
Never handle the AC adaptor or its plugs with wet
hands when plugging into, or unplugging from, an
outlet or this unit.
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108b
•
Before moving the unit, disconnect the AC adaptor
and all cords coming from external devices.
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109b
•
Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and
unplug the AC adaptor from the outlet.
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110b
•
Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning
in your area, disconnect the AC adaptor from the
outlet.
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118c
•
Always keep the following parts including with
the M-16DX and small components that may be
removed out of the reach of small children to avoid
accidental ingestion of the parts.
• Ground terminal (screw)
• Screws used in attaching the rack mount adaptor
• Rubber feet
• Ferrite core
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120
•
Always turn the phantom power off when
connecting any device other than condenser microphones that require phantom power. You risk
causing damage if you mistakenly supply
phantom power to dynamic microphones, audio
playback devices, or other devices that don’t
require such power. Be sure to check the specifications of any microphone you intend to use by
referring to the manual that came with it.
This instrument’s phantom power:
(per channel) 48 V DC, 5 mA Max
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IMPORTANT NOTES
291a
In addition to the items listed under “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on page 3–4, please read and observe the following:
Power Supply
301
• Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet that is
being used by an electrical appliance that is controlled by
an inverter (such as a refrigerator, washing machine,
microwave oven, or air conditioner), or that contains a
motor. Depending on the way in which the electrical
appliance is used, power supply noise may cause this unit
to malfunction or may produce audible noise. If it is not
practical to use a separate electrical outlet, connect a power
supply noise filter between this unit and the electrical
outlet.
302
• The AC adaptor will begin to generate heat after long
hours of consecutive use. This is normal, and is not a cause
for concern.
307
• Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the
power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions
and/or damage to speakers or other devices.
Placement
351
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment
containing large power transformers) may induce hum. To
alleviate the problem, change the orientation of this unit; or
move it farther away from the source of interference.
352a
• This device may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of such
receivers.
360
• Depending on the material and temperature of the surface
on which you place the unit, its rubber feet may discolor or
mar the surface.
You can place a piece of felt or cloth under the rubber feet
to prevent this from happening. If you do so, please make
sure that the unit will not slip or move accidentally.
Maintenance
401a
• For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a soft, dry cloth
or one that has been slightly dampened with water. To
remove stubborn dirt, use a cloth impregnated with a mild,
non-abrasive detergent. Afterwards, be sure to wipe the
unit thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth.
402
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any
kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or deformation.
Repairs and Data
452
• Please be aware that all data contained in the unit’s
memory may be lost when the unit is sent for repairs.
Important data should always be written down on paper
(when possible). During repairs, due care is taken to avoid
the loss of data. However, in certain cases (such as when
circuitry related to memory itself is out of order), we regret
that it may not be possible to restore the data, and Roland
assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
352b
• Noise may be produced if wireless communications
devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the vicinity of
this unit. Such noise could occur when receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing. Should you experience
such problems, you should relocate such wireless devices
so they are at a greater distance from this unit, or switch
them off.
354a
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near
devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed
vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes.
Excessive heat can deform or discolor the unit.
355b
• When moved from one location to another where the
temperature and/or humidity is very different, water
droplets (condensation) may form inside the unit. Damage
or malfunction may result if you attempt to use the unit in
this condition. Therefore, before using the unit, you must
allow it to stand for several hours, until the condensation
has completely evaporated.
Additional Precautions
551
• Please be aware that the contents of memory can be
irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or the
improper operation of the unit. To protect yourself against
the risk of loosing important data, we recommend that you
periodically save a backup copy of important data you
have stored in the unit’s memory written down on paper.
552
• Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the contents
of data that was stored in the unit’s memory and hard disk
(computer) once it has been lost. Roland Corporation
assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
553
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s
buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when using its jacks
and connectors. Rough handling can lead to malfunctions.
554
• Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
556
• When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the
connector itself—never pull on the cable. This way you will
avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s internal
elements.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
558a
• To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s
volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer to use
headphones, so you do not need to be concerned about
those around you (especially when it is late at night).
559a
• When you need to transport the unit, package it in the box
(including padding) that it came in, if possible. Otherwise,
you will need to use equivalent packaging materials.
562
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use cables
that incorporate resistors for connecting to this unit. The
use of such cables can cause the sound level to be
extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information on
cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable.
927
• Depending on the circumstances of a particular setup, you
may experience a discomforting sensation, or perceive that
the surface feels gritty to the touch when you touch this
device, microphones connected to it, or the metal portions
of other objects, such as guitars. This is due to an infinitesimal electrical charge, which is absolutely harmless.
However, if you are concerned about this, connect the
ground terminal (see figure) with an external ground.
When the unit is grounded, a slight hum may occur,
depending on the particulars of your installation. If you are
unsure of the connection method, contact the nearest
Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information” page.
Handling the CD-ROMs
801
• Avoid touching or scratching the shiny underside
(encoded surface) of the disc. Damaged or dirty CD-ROM
discs may not be read properly. Keep your discs clean
using a commercially available CD cleaner.
Copyright
852a
• This product can be used to record or duplicate audio or
visual material without being limited by certain technological copy-protection measures. This is due to the fact
that this product is intended to be used for the purpose of
producing original music or video material, and is
therefore designed so that material that does not infringe
copyrights belonging to others (for example, your own
original works) can be recorded or duplicated freely.
853
• Do not use this unit for purposes that could infringe on a
copyright held by a third party. We assume no responsibility whatsoever with regard to any infringements of
third-party copyrights arising through your use of this
unit.
Unsuitable places for connection
• Water pipes (may result in shock or electrocution)
• Gas pipes (may result in fire or explosion)
• Telephone-line ground or lightning rod (may be
dangerous in the event of lightning)
204
*
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
206e
*
The screen shots in this document are used in compliance with the guidelines of the Microsoft Corporation.
206j
*
Windows® is known officially as: “Microsoft® Windows® operating system.”
207
*
Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
209
*
Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Inc.
213
*
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
220
*
All product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
985
• The explanations in this manual include illustrations that depict what should typically be shown by the display.
Note, however, that your unit may incorporate a newer, enhanced version of the system, so what you actually see in the
display may not always match what appears in the manual.
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Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY .................................................. 3
IMPORTANT NOTES.......................................................... 5
Main features .................................................................. 9
Block diagram ............................................................... 10
Names of things and what they do................................ 12
Mix controller .............................................................................................................12
Channel control section..................................................................................................... 12
Output section .................................................................................................................... 15
Rear panel............................................................................................................................ 17
I/O module ..................................................................................................................18
Front panel .......................................................................................................................... 18
Rear panel............................................................................................................................ 19
Signal flow ..................................................................................................................20
Basic use ....................................................................... 21
Connecting the mix controller to the I/O module....................................................21
Main connections.......................................................................................................21
Example 1) Home studio .................................................................................................. 22
Example 2) Simple PA....................................................................................................... 23
Example 3) Computer music............................................................................................ 24
Turning the power on ................................................................................................25
Turning the power off ................................................................................................25
Basic operation ..........................................................................................................26
[SOLO] (PRE FADER) switches ....................................................................................... 27
[MUTE] (ALT) switches .................................................................................................... 27
[SEL] buttons ...................................................................................................................... 27
Using the M-16DX with your computer ....................................................................28
What is a driver? ................................................................................................................ 28
Advanced use................................................................ 29
Making detailed equalizer settings...........................................................................29
Using the dedicated vocal/narration effect (Insert Effect) .....................................30
Editing the effect settings.................................................................................................. 30
List of effects ....................................................................................................................... 31
Applying echo/reverb (FX) ........................................................................................33
Editing the effect settings.................................................................................................. 33
List of effects ....................................................................................................................... 34
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Contents
Adjusting the output signal
appropriately for your environment (Room Acoustic Control) .............................35
Automatic adjustment (Room Acoustic Auto Control)................................................ 35
Manual adjustment ............................................................................................................ 39
Calling up adjustment settings ........................................................................................ 39
Using the 16-band graphic equalizer .......................................................................40
Creating a well-balanced sound (Finalize) ..............................................................41
Editing the effect settings.................................................................................................. 41
List of effects ....................................................................................................................... 42
Saving and calling up mixer settings (Scenes).......................................................43
Saving a scene..................................................................................................................... 43
Calling up a scene .............................................................................................................. 43
Clearing the settings of a scene ........................................................................................ 43
Other functions.............................................................. 44
Changing the function switches...............................................................................44
Switching the adjustment range of the SENS knobs (SENS RANGE) ....................... 44
Switching the room acoustic sensor (RAC SOURCE) .................................................. 44
Changing the system settings (UTILITY).................................................................44
Basic procedure .................................................................................................................. 44
Adjusting the brightness of the screen (LCD Contrast) ............................................... 45
Specifying the M-16DX’s sampling frequency (Sample Freq)..................................... 45
Outputting the
CONTROL ROOM jacks signal from ALT OUT jacks (CTRL to ALT) ...................... 45
Selecting the output
to which Room Acoustic Control and Finalize will apply (RAC - FINALIZE) ........ 45
Specifying the frequency range analyzed
by Room Acoustic Auto Control (RAC Freq >= / RAC Freq <=)............................... 45
Specifying the channels to which phantom power is supplied (Phantom)............... 45
Initializing the settings (Initialize)................................................................................... 46
Restoring the factory settings (Factory Reset).......................................................46
Troubleshooting............................................................. 47
Problems with the M-16DX........................................................................................47
Problems related to the special driver.....................................................................50
Deleting the USB driver.............................................................................................52
Main specifications ........................................................ 53
Attaching the rack-mount adaptor ...........................................................................55
Attaching the rubber feet ..........................................................................................55
Index ............................................................................ 56
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Main features
The M-16DX is a 24-bit, 96 kHz full-digital 16-channel mixer.
It delivers high audio quality and sophisticated functionality at an amazing cost/benefit ratio, giving you the
sound and operability of a full-digital mixer for an ideal mixing environment.
Mix controller and I/O module
The M-16DX has been designed as two separate units, one of which is a free-standing mix controller
(operating console). You can connect your peripheral equipment to the I/O module (connector box), and use
a single special cable to connect the I/O module with the mix controller. The I/O module can be rack
mounted.
This gives you a neat and tidy operating environment, free of tangled cables.
A rich array of input/output jacks
A full complement of input/output jacks are provided, including phone jacks and RCA pin type input/
output jacks.
For mic input, the unit offers four XLR type connectors. Phantom power is also provided.
For digital input/output, both optical and coaxial jacks/connectors are provided.
Use dedicated effects to create the perfect sound
Also included are special “insert effects,” designed to be used on vocal sources input via microphone, such as
narrations and announcements; a “finalize” effect, which improves the overall volume and loudness balance
to create your final sound; and “FX,” which provides spatial-type effects, such as echo and reverb to simulate
the acoustics of a club or hall.
Automatic compensation for room acoustics
The M-16DX’s “Room Acoustic Auto Control” function analyzes the acoustical characteristics of the room and
automatically adjusts the output signal so that it will be appropriate for that room.
Graphic display
A backlit graphic LCD display is provided, letting you adjust the channel levels while viewing the settings in
the display. The display also shows information about each channel and about the effect settings, giving you
visual confirmation of the current status while you operate the mixer.
Built-in USB 2.0 audio interface
The M-16DX can be readily integrated with your computer. A total of eighteen channels—sixteen input
channels plus the main output—can be recorded simultaneously on your computer.
This capability takes the M-16DX beyond the realm of a simple mixer, letting you mix and record on your
computer-based system.
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Block diagram
10
11
Names of things and what they do
Mix controller
Channel control section
fig.Cpanel-1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
8
10
1. LO CUT Switches
Switch on/off the low cut filters.
When a switch is pressed (
), the low-cut filter is turned
on, and the range of frequencies below 75 Hz are cut.
Use this to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise.
2. SENS Knobs (channels 1–4)
Allow you to adjust the sensitivity as appropriate for the level
of the input signal.
Connector
MIC connector (XLR)
LINE IN jack (TRS)
Range of adjustment
+10– +60 dB
+10– -40 dBu
If you’re using the MIC connector, you can change the setting
of the function switch to further specify the range of
adjustment.
➝ “Switching the adjustment range of the SENS knobs
(SENS RANGE)” (p. 44)
* If this is set to NARROW, you’ll be able to make detailed
adjustments.
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When you turn the SENS knob, it may seem as though the
change does not occur smoothly, but this is not a malfunction.
3. EQ Knobs (HI, MID, LOW)
Provide for three-band equalization, with high, mid, and low
frequency controls for each channel.
The corresponding frequency range will be boosted when you
turn a knob toward the right, be cut when you turn it toward
the left, and made flat when the knob is in the center (U)
position.
When you turn a knob, the equalizer screen will appear in the
display, showing the current settings both numerically and
graphically.
fig.02-EQ.bmp
Names of things and what they do
You can change the center frequency of the high, mid, and low
frequency ranges, and the width of the mid-frequency range
(MID Q).
➝ “Making detailed equalizer settings” (p. 29)
When you turn an EQ knob, the [SEL] button of that channel
will light.
4. PAN Knobs
Allow you to localize a mono input signal between L and R.
The signal will be located in the center when a knob is in the
(
) position.
8. AUX 2 Button
If you press this button so it’s lit, the AUX knobs will function
in adjusting AUX 2 levels.
* When the effect (FX) is on, turning an AUX knob will
simultaneously adjust the AUX 2 level as well as the effect depth
of the channel.
The display will show the AUX 2 screen, indicating the AUX 2
level of each channel.
This is convenient when you want to check the current AUX
level of each channel.
fig.02-AUX2.bmp
5. BAL Knobs
Adjust the volume balance of a stereo input signal (channels
5–12). The left and right channels will be at the same volume
when a knob is in the (
) position.
6. AUX Knobs
Adjust the levels of the signals sent from the channels to the
AUX 1 bus and AUX 2 bus.
For stereo input signals (channels 5–12), the signals from oddnumbered inputs (L) and even-numbered inputs (R) are
mixed and sent to the AUX bus.
You can select whether the pre-fader signal (before passing
through the channel volume) or the post-fader signal (after
passing through the channel LEVEL knob) will be sent to the
AUX 1 bus.
* Press the DISPLAY button to return to the level meter screen.
9. SEL Buttons
If you press one of these buttons (the button will light), the
parameters of the selected channel will appear in the display
as the “parameter screen.”
When calling up a scene (p. 43), this is a convenient way to
check the settings of each channel.
This button can be pressed at any time to toggle between the
“parameter screen” and “equalizer screen.”
fig.02-SEL-e
Parameter screen
➝ “PRE Switch” (p. 15)
The post-fader signal is sent to the AUX 2 bus.
7. AUX 1 Button
If you press this button so it’s lit, the AUX knobs will function
in adjusting AUX 1 levels.
Equalizer screen
The display will show the AUX 1 screen, indicating the AUX 1
level of each channel.
This is convenient when you want to check the current AUX
level of each channel.
fig.02-AUX1.bmp
* Press the DISPLAY button to return to the level meter screen.
10. SOLO (PRE FADER) Switches
* Press the DISPLAY button to return to the level meter screen.
If you turn a switch on (
), the MUTE MAIN MIX button
will blink, and the pre-fader signal (from before the channel
volume) of the corresponding channel will be sent to the
headphones (PHONES) and control room (CONTROL
ROOM).
* The output level meter (p. 16) will show the pre-fader signal level.
For channels 1–4, you should watch this level indication while
you use the SENS knob to adjust the volume.
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Names of things and what they do
fig.Cpanel-2
15
11
13
12
14
11. MUTE (ALT) Switches
Determine whether the signal of the channel will be sent to the
ALT bus or to the MAIN bus.
On (
Off (
)
)
The signal of the channel will be sent to the
ALT bus, and muted for the MAIN bus.
The signal of the channel will be sent to the
MAIN bus.
* If a channel is being sent to the ALT bus, its channel number is
highlighted in the level meter screen.
fig.02-MUTE-ALT
Button blinking
Button unlit
If no digital signal is being input, or if
its sampling frequency is not supported by the M-16DX, the button will
blink, and the signal from the LINE IN
jacks will be input to channels 11/12.
The signal from the LINE IN jacks will
be input to channels 11/12.
The sampling frequency at which the mixer operates will
automatically switch to the sampling frequency of the digital
signal that is being input at DIGITAL IN (jack/connector), and
will synchronize completely to this sampling frequency.
* The current sampling frequency is shown in the utility screen (p.
44).
Caution when using a USB connection
12. INSERT FX Switch (channels 1, 2)
When the insert effect is on (INSERT FX button lit), these
switches determine whether the insert effect will be used for
channels 1 and 2, respectively.
If a switch is on (
input signal.
), the insert effect will be applied to the
13. Channel LEVEL Knobs
Adjust the levels of the signals input to the channels.
* In order to reduce the amount of noise in your mix, channels
you’re not using should be set to the minimum level.
14. DIGITAL Button (channels 11/12)
Specifies whether the signal from the LINE IN jacks or the
signal from DIGITAL IN (jack/connector) is to be input to
channels 11/12.
Button lit
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When you press the DIGITAL button,
the button will light if a valid digital
signal is being input to DIGITAL IN
(jack/connector), and the signal from
DIGITAL IN (jack/connector) will be
input to channels 11/12.
* You can’t change the sampling frequency while the M-16DX
is connected via USB.
If the mixer’s operating sampling frequency is different
than the sampling frequency of the digital signal being
input to DIGITAL IN (jack/connector) when you press
the DIGITAL button, the button will blink, and the input
to channels 11/12 will switch to the signal from the LINE
IN jacks.
In this case, you can either select the appropriate
sampling frequency on the digital device that’s
connected, or temporarily disconnect the USB cable and
then reconnect it after the button has changed to steadily
lit.
15. USB Button (channels 13/14)
Use this when you want to input signals from USB connector
into channels 13/14.
Button lit
Button unlit
If the USB connection is valid, the button
will light automatically, and the signal
from USB will be input to channels 13/14.
Only the signals from LINE IN will be input
to channels 13/14.
Names of things and what they do
Output section
21. FX to PHONES/CTRL ROOM Switch
fig.Cpanel-3
If you turn this switch on (
), the signal from FX will be
sent via the PHONES/CTRL ROOM knob and output from
the PHONES jack and CONTROL ROOM jacks.
If you turn the FX to MAIN MIX switch off and this switch on,
the sound with FX (echo, reverb) applied will be output to the
PHONES jack and CONTROL ROOM jacks, and the sound
without FX applied will be output to MAIN OUT jacks. This is
convenient when you want to check the FX depth.
20 21
24
23
19
25
22
26
17 18
16
22. MUTE MAIN MIX Button
If you hold down this button for one second or longer so it’s
lit, the signal after passing through the MAIN MIX LEVEL
knob will no longer be output from the PHONES jack and
CONTROL ROOM jacks.
When you press the button to turn off its illumination, the
signal after passing through the MAIN MIX LEVEL knob will
once again be output from the PHONES jack and CONTROL
ROOM jacks.
23. AUX 1 MASTER Knob
16. MAIN MIX LEVEL Knob
Adjusts the level of the signal that is output from MAIN OUT
jacks.
17. ALT to MAIN MIX Switch
If you turn this switch on (
), the signal of the ALT bus
will also be sent to the MAIN bus.
Adjusts the level of the signal that is output from the AUX
SEND 1 jack.
24. PRE Switch
Selects whether the AUX SEND 1 jack will output the prefader signal or the post-fader signal.
On (
)
Off (
)
18. FX to MAIN MIX Switch
If you turn this switch on (
), the signal from FX (echo,
reverb) will also be sent to the MAIN bus.
19. PHONES/CTRL ROOM Knob
Adjusts the volume of the signal that is output to the PHONES
jack and the CONTROL ROOM jacks.
20. ALT to PHONES/CTRL ROOM Switch
If you turn this switch on (
), the signal of the ALT bus
will be sent via the PHONES/CTRL ROOM knob and output
from the PHONES jack and CONTROL ROOM jacks.
The pre-fader signal (before passing
through the channel LEVEL knob) will be
output.
The post-fader signal (after passing
through the channel LEVEL knob) will be
output.
25. AUX 2 MASTER Knob
Adjusts the level of the signal that is output from the AUX
SEND 2 jack.
* The same signal that is output from the AUX SEND 2 jack is also
sent to FX (echo, reverb). This means that if you use the AUX 2
MASTER knob to adjust the output level of the AUX SEND 2
jack, the FX send level will also be adjusted to the same level.
26. FX Button
If you press this button so it’s lit, FX (echo, reverb) will be
turned on, and the signal processed by the effect will be sent
to the MAIN bus and the PHONES jack/CONTROL ROOM
jacks.
➝ “Applying echo/reverb (FX)” (p. 33)
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Names of things and what they do
31. GAIN Knob
fig.Cpanel-4
Use this to adjust the level of the currently selected frequency.
35
34
37
36
You can also use the FREQ knob and LEVEL knob to adjust
the MID frequency and MID Q of the three-band equalizer.
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➝ “Making detailed equalizer settings” (p. 29)
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27
29
32. INSERT FX Button
Press this when you want to edit the Insert Effect settings.
30
32
31
33
When you press the button it will light, and the Insert Effect
screen will appear.
➝ “Using the dedicated vocal/narration effect (Insert
Effect)” (p. 30)
33. FINALIZE Button
Press this when you want to edit the Finalize settings. When
you press the button it will light, and the Finalize screen will
appear.
➝ “Creating a well-balanced sound (Finalize)” (p. 41)
34. Liquid Crystal Display
27. Output Level Meter
This graphically shows the input level of all channels, or
displays parameters and their values.
Indicates the level of the signal that is output from MAIN
OUT jacks.
35. CURSOR Buttons (BWD/FWD)
* If the SOLO (PRE FADER) switch is on (
), this indicates
the level of the pre-fader signal (from before passing through the
channel volume) of each channel. It’s convenient to use this when
you’re using the SENS knobs to adjust the input sensitivity.
Use these buttons to move the cursor when you’re editing
parameters shown in the screen. Pressing the FWD button will
move the cursor forward, and pressing the BWD button will
move the cursor backward.
28.
ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL Button
You can access the Utility screen by pressing the BWD button
and FWD button simultaneously.
The output from the M-16DX’s MAIN OUT jacks or
CONTROL ROOM jacks can be automatically adjusted to
optimize the frequency response for your acoustical
environment.
36. VALUE Buttons (-/+)
➝ “Adjusting the output signal appropriately for your
environment (Room Acoustic Control)” (p. 35)
29. 16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ Button
You can use a 16-band graphic equalizer to adjust the output
from the M-16DX’s MAIN OUT jacks or CONTROL ROOM
jacks.
➝ “Using the 16-band graphic equalizer” (p. 40)
30. FREQ Knob
Use this to select the frequency.
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The parameter or value at the cursor location is highlighted.
When editing parameters shown in the screen, use these
buttons to modify the value.
If you press the [+] button while holding down the [-] button,
or press the [-] button while holding down the [+] button, the
numerical value will change more quickly, allowing you to
edit the value efficiently.
Names of things and what they do
37. DISPLAY Button
38. SCENE Button
When you press this button, the level meter screen will
appear, indicating the input levels (pre EQ) of all input
channels.
Press this when you want to register the current settings as a
“scene” or call up a previously registered scene.
➝ “Saving and calling up mixer settings (Scenes)” (p. 43)
fig.02-DISPLAY.eps
The DISPLAY button’s light will go out when you press
another button to switch to something other than the level
meter screen.
From any screen, you can press the DISPLAY button to access
the level meter screen.
* In order to mix with the least possible noise and distortion,
adjust the SENS knob so that the top “
” of the level meter
in the display does not light when the input signal is loudest.
Rear panel
fig.C-rear
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
39. PHONES Jack
43. ROOM ACOUSTIC SENSOR
This is a stereo 1/4” phone jack for connecting stereo
headphones.
This sensor detects the frequency response of the room
acoustic auto control.
40. CONTROL ROOM Jacks (L, R)
➝ “Automatic adjustment (Room Acoustic Auto Control)”
(p. 35)
These are 1/4” phone jacks that output the same sound as the
PHONES jack.
* A mic connected to channel 1 can also be used as the sensor.
Connect to these if you're using nearfield powered monitors
instead of headphones.
➝ “Switching the room acoustic sensor (RAC SOURCE)” (p.
44)
41.
LINE IN (AUX RETURN 2) Jacks (15L, 16R)
44. DX BUS Connector
These are 1/4” phone line input jacks. If you’ve connected the
AUX SEND 2 jacks to an external effects processor, use these
jacks to input the output signal from the external effects
processor.
42. LINE IN (STEREO) Jack (15/16)
This is a 1/8” stereo mini-type line input jack that’s
convenient for connecting a portable audio device such as an
MP3 player.
Use the included cable to connect this to the DX BUS
connector of the I/O module.
Do not connect it to a computer or display.
45. Function Switches
You can make various settings using these switches.
➝ “Changing the function switches” (p. 44)
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Names of things and what they do
I/O module
Front panel
fig.Box-Front
1
5
6
3
8
4
7
2
1. MIC Connectors (channels 1–4)
4. PHANTOM Switch
These are balanced (XLR) mic input jacks. 48V phantom
power can be supplied via these jacks, allowing you to connect
phantom powered condenser mics.
If you turn this switch on (
), phantom power will be
supplied to the MIC connectors (1–4).
* You may connect either balanced or unbalanced sources.
* The MIC connectors are wired as follows. Check how your audio
equipment is wired before you connect it.
fig.02-XLR-e
You must leave phantom power turned off unless you’ve
connected a condenser mic that requires a phantom power
supply. Supplying phantom power to a dynamic mic or an
audio playback device will cause malfunctions.
For details on the specifications for your mic, refer to the
instruction manual that came with the mic you’re using.
2. LINE IN Jacks (channels 1–4)
These are 1/4” TRS balanced line input jacks.
GND (SLEEVE)
HOT
(TIP)
COLD (RING)
* You can also connect standard (unbalanced) 1/4” plugs to these
jacks.
You can’t use the MIC connector and LINE IN jack of the same
channel simultaneously. Connect only one or the other.
3. Hi-Z Switches (channels 1, 2)
When one of these is switched on (
), the corresponding
LINE IN jack becomes a high-impedance jack, allowing an
electric guitar to be connected directly.
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* The M-16DX’s phantom power:
(per channel) DC 48 V, 5 mA Max
* You can specify whether phantom power will be supplied to all
MIC connectors or just to MIC connectors 3–4.
➝ “Specifying the channels to which phantom power is
supplied (Phantom)” (p. 45)
5.
DIGITAL IN Jack/Connector (channels 11/12)
These connectors accept the input of digital signals. Both
optical and coaxial-type connectors are provided.
If you press the mix controller’s DIGITAL button so it’s lit, the
digital signal will be input to channels 11/12.
* You can’t use the optical and coaxial inputs simultaneously. The
M-16DX will use the first signal that it detects after you pressed
the DIGITAL button.
* When inputting a digital signal, the sampling frequency of the
input signal must match the sample rate of the M-16DX.
➝ “Specifying the M-16DX’s sampling frequency (Sample
Freq)” (p. 45)
Names of things and what they do
6. DIGITAL OUT Connector/Jack
7. DX BUS Connector
These digitally output the same signal as the MAIN OUT
jacks.
Use the included controller cable to connect this to the DX
BUS connector of the mix controller.
Both optical and coaxial-type connectors are provided, and
both can be output simultaneously.
Do not connect this to a computer or display.
8. POWER Switch/Indicator
Turns the power on/off. When the power is on, the indicator
will light.
Rear panel
fig.Box_Rear-e
Ground terminal
9
10
13
11
14
15
16
12
9. DC IN (AC adaptor) Jack
14. ALT OUT Jacks (L, R)
Connect the included AC adaptor to this jack.
These are balanced TRS 1/4” output jacks that can be
connected to a sampler or recorder. You can use these freely as
appropriate for your situation.
10. Cord Hook
Wrap the cord of the AC adaptor around this hook to prevent
the cord from being accidentally unplugged.
11. USB Connector
Use a USB cable to connect this to your computer.
➝ “Specifying the M-16DX’s sampling frequency (Sample
Freq)” (p. 45)
12. LINE IN Jacks (channels 5–16)
Channels 5–14 are balanced TRS 1/4” phone input jacks.
Channels 15 and 16 are RCA pin-type input jacks.
If you’ve connected the AUX SEND 1 jacks to an external
effects processor, input the signals output by the external
effects processor to 13L and 14R.
* You can also connect standard 1/4” (unbalanced) plugs.
You can use ALT OUT jacks as CONTROL ROOM outputs.
➝ “Outputting the CONTROL ROOM jacks signal from ALT
OUT jacks (CTRL to ALT)” (p. 45)
15. AUX SEND Jacks (1, 2)
These are balanced TRS 1/4” output jacks that you can
connect to an external effects processor or other device.
* You can also connect standard 1/4” (unbalanced) plugs.
* If plugs are inserted into the AUX SEND 2 jacks, the FX switch
will be turned off.
If you’ve connected the AUX SEND 2 jacks to an external
effects processor, input the signals output by the external
effects processor to 15L and 16R.
16. MAIN OUT Jacks (L, R)
13. 2 TRACK OUT Jacks (L, R)
Connect these jacks to your power amp or other device.
You can connect these RCA pin-type output jacks to a cassette
deck or other recording device.
* You can also connect standard 1/4” (unbalanced) plugs.
These are balanced TRS 1/4” output jacks that output the final
signal produced by mixing.
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Names of things and what they do
Signal flow
The overall flow of audio signals in the M-16DX is shown in the following diagram. For a more detailed illustration of signal flow,
refer to “Block diagram” (p. 10).
fig.02-SignalFlow
USB
MAIN OUT
MULTIPLE INPUT
1–16
PHONES /
CONTROL ROOM
B
U
S
ALT OUT
AUX SEND
MULTIPLE INPUT
PHONES/CONTROL ROOM
These are the input channels that receive audio signals from
external devices.
This is the output route used to monitor the signals of MAIN
OUT and ALT OUT. By making the appropriate setting on the
mix controller, you can switch this to the output route for
signals sent from the SOLO bus.
This includes mic inputs, line inputs, and digital input
(optical/coaxial), and also allows you to receive digital audio
signals via USB.
USB
BUS
A “bus” is a signal route to which multiple signals within the
mixer are combined.
There are four buses—MAIN, ALT, AUX, and SOLO—and the
signals combined to each bus are sent to the corresponding
output route.
MAIN OUT
This is the output route for signals sent from the MAIN bus.
ALT OUT
This is the output route for signals sent from the ALT bus. You
can also send these signals to the MAIN bus by making the
appropriate setting on the mix controller.
AUX SEND
This is the output route for signals sent from the AUX bus.
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Signals can be received from a USB-connected computer or
sent to the computer.
Signals from the computer are input to channels 13/14. From
the M-16DX, the pre-fader signals of all input channels, as
well as the signal following the MAIN MIX LEVEL knob are
sent to the computer.
Basic use
Connecting the mix controller to the I/O module
Use the included cable to connect the mix controller to the I/O module.
fig.D-BUS-Connect
For connecting, you must use the included cable or optional controller cable (DXC-7).
If you use any other cable, it may cause deterioration of sound quality.
Main connections
The M-16DX provides a large number of connectors, making it possible for a wide variety of equipment to
be connected. Here, we will explain how to connect the M-16DX to speakers, mics, audio equipment, and
a computer.
● To prevent malfunction and/or speaker damage, you must turn down the volume on all equipment
and switch off their power before making connections.
● Secure the cord from the AC adaptor by looping it around the cord hook, as shown in the illustration.
This will prevent the cord from being unplugged, even if it gets tugged on inadvertently, and will
avoid excessive strain on the AC adaptor jack.
fig.CordHook
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Basic use
Example 1) Home studio
fig.Connection-1-e
CD player
or other audio device
2 OUT
18 IN
Computer
Keyboard 1
Included
AC adaptor
Condenser mic
*1
Keyboard 2
Acoustic
guitar
*2
DIGITAL OUT
Digital powered monitor
Stereo
headphones
Condenser mic
Bass guitar
Guitar with Multiple effects
*3 *4
*1
If you’re connecting a bass guitar directly, turn the channel 2 [Hi-Z] switch on. If you’ve connected an
effects processor between the bass guitar and the LINE IN jack, turn the [Hi-Z] switch off.
*2
If you’re connecting a condenser mic that requires phantom power, turn the [PHANTOM] switch on.
With the default settings, phantom power is supplied to all the MIC connectors, channels 1–4.
However, you can change a system setting (p. 45) so that phantom power is supplied only to channels
3 and 4.
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*3
If you’ve digitally connected a device to the DIGITAL IN jack, turn the [DIGITAL] button on (lit).
You’ll need to match the sampling frequency of the connected device and the M-16DX (p. 45).
*4
The audio signals from your computer are input to channels 13/14. Press the [USB] button so it’s lit.
Basic use
Example 2) Simple PA
fig.Connection-2-e
Multiple effects
Monitor speaker
Monitor speaker
Portable
recorder
Power amp
18 IN
Power amp
Computer
Keyboard 1
Included
AC adaptor
Rhythm machine
Keyboard 2
Stereo
headphones
*2
Portable
audio player
DIGITAL
OUT
Electric
acoustic
guitar
Dynamic mic for vocals
Bass
guitar
Bass amp
Direct
Box
*1
Guitar amp
Guitar with
Multiple effects
*1
If you’ve digitally connected a device to the DIGITAL IN jack, turn the [DIGITAL] button on (lit).
You’ll need to match the sampling frequency of the connected device and the M-16DX (p. 45).
*2
If you’ve connected a dynamic mic, turn the [PHANTOM] switch off.
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Basic use
If you've connected a dynamic mic, turn the [PHANTOM] switch off.
Example 3) Computer music
fig.Connection-3-e
Sound module
2 OUT
Portable recorder
18 IN
Computer
Keyboard
Powered monitor
Included
AC adaptor
Sound module
MD player/recorder
*1
Dynamic mic
for vocals
Condenser mic
for vocals
Powered monitor
Stereo
headphones
*2
Portable audio player
Electric guitar
CD player
Condenser mic
Acoustic guitar
*3
*1
If you’re connecting a electric guitar directly, turn the channel 2 [Hi-Z] switch on. If you’ve connected
an effects processor between the electric guitar and the LINE IN jack, turn the [Hi-Z] switch off.
*2
If you’re connecting a condenser mic that requires phantom power, turn the [PHANTOM] switch on.
With the default settings, phantom power is supplied to the MIC connectors of all channels 1–4, but in
the connections shown above, channels 1 and 2 do not require phantom power. Change the system
settings (p. 45) so that phantom power is supplied only to channels 3 and 4.
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*3
If you’ve digitally connected a device to the DIGITAL IN jack, turn the [DIGITAL] button on (lit).
You’ll need to match the sampling frequency of the connected device and the M-16DX (p. 45).
*4
The audio signals from your computer are input to channels 13/14. Press the [USB] button so it’s lit.
*4
Basic use
Turning the power on
Once the connections have been completed (p. 21 — p. 24),
turn on power to your various devices in the order specified.
By turning on devices in the wrong order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices.
1.
5.
Turn on the M-16DX’s [POWER] switch (I/O
module).
The POWER indicator will light.
After the power is turned on, the display will show the
level meter screen.
fig.03-Setup
Set the channel LEVEL knobs to the “U”
position.
fig.Adj-Ch-Level
6.
2.
Switch on the power to your amp and powered
monitors.
Turning the power off
Set the MAIN MIX LEVEL knob and PHONES/
CTRL ROOM knob to the “-∞” position.
* Minimize the MAIN MIX LEVEL and PHONES/CTRL
ROOM volume controls before you turn the power on. Even if
the volume is minimized, you may hear some noise when you
turn on the power, but this is not a malfunction.
1.
• The M-16DX’s MAIN MIX LEVEL knob has been set to
the “-∞” position.
• The volume of the connected equipment has been
minimized.
fig.Adj-MAIN MIX
3.
Switch on the power to your digitally connected
equipment.
4.
Switch on the power to your analog-connected
equipment (musical instruments, sound
modules, effects processors, mics, CD players,
etc.).
Make sure you’ve done the following before you
turn off the power.
2.
Switch off the power to your amp and powered
monitors.
3.
Turn the M-16DX’s [POWER] switch (I/O
module) off.
4.
Switch off the power to your analog-connected
equipment (musical instruments, sound
modules, effects processors, mics, CD players,
etc.).
5.
Switch off the power to your digitally connected
equipment.
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Basic use
Basic operation
fig.Basic Operation
2
5
4
7
3
1, 6
1.
Slowly turn the MAIN MIX LEVEL knob toward
the right to an appropriate position.
2.
Use the SENS knobs to adjust the input
sensitivity of channels 1–4.
fig.03-EQ-e
Center frequency
* In order to mix with the least possible noise and distortion,
adjust the SENS knob so that the top “
Width of the mid-range band
” of the level meter
in the display does not light when the input signal is loudest.
You can change the center frequency of the high, mid,
and low ranges, and also change the width of the midrange band (MID Q).
If you press the [SOLO (PRE FADER)] switch, you’ll be
able to view the level in the output level meter while you
adjust the input sensitivity.
3.
Use the channel LEVEL knobs to adjust the
volume of each channel.
4.
For channels 1–4, use the PAN knobs to adjust
the pan. For channels 5–12, use the BAL knobs
to adjust the L/R volume balance.
5.
Use the EQ knobs to adjust the high, mid, and
low-frequency ranges.
When you turn these knobs, the equalizer screen will
appear in the display, showing the current settings
numerically and graphically.
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➝ “Making detailed equalizer settings” (p. 29)
6.
When you’ve finished adjusting the level of all
connected devices, raise the MAIN MIX LEVEL
knob until the overall volume is at an
appropriate level.
* Adjust the knob so that the “20” (dB) segment of the level
meter blinks occasionally when the signal reaches its maximum
input level.
7.
If you want to listen to the sound through
headphones or monitors connected to the
CONTROL ROOM jacks, use the PHONES/CTRL
ROOM knob to adjust the volume.
Basic use
[SOLO] (PRE FADER) switches
[SEL] buttons
If you turn this switch on (
), the pre-fader signal (from
before it passes through the channel volume) of the
corresponding channel will be heard from the headphones or
from monitors connected to the CONTROL ROOM jacks.
If you press this button (lit), the “parameter screen” of the
selected channel will appear in the display.
Even if the channel volume is minimized, this method lets you
listen to the channel whose [SOLO] switch you turn on.
The screen will show the current settings of the selected
channel.
* If even one [SOLO] switch is on, the [MUTE MAIN MIX]
switch will blink.
In this screen you can edit the settings while watching the
numerical values.
* The level meter will show the level of the pre-fader signal. In the
case of channels 1–4, you should watch this level indication while
using the SENS knob to adjust the input sensitivity.
This button can be pressed at any time to toggle between the
“parameter” screen and the “equalizer” screen.
* You can return to the level meter screen by pressing the
DISPLAY button.
fig.03-SEL-e
Parameter screen
(1)
(2) (3)
[MUTE] (ALT) switches
(6)
(7)
If you turn this switch on (
), the signal of the
corresponding channel will not be output from MAIN OUT
jacks, but will be output from ALT OUT jacks. This allows you
to temporarily mute the sound of specific channels.
(8)
(4)
If a channel is being output from ALT OUT jacks, its channel
number will be highlighted in the level meter screen.
(5)
Equalizer screen
fig.02-MUTE-ALT
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Equalizer settings
AUX1 setting
AUX2 setting
Channels 1–4: Pan setting
Channels 5–12: Volume balance setting
Channel LEVEL knob setting
[SOLO (PRE FADER)] switch on/off
[MUTE (ALT)] switch on/off
[INSERT FX] switch on/off (channels
1 and 2 only)
(on)
(off)
This is a convenient way to check the settings of each
channel when you call up a scene (p. 43).
For details on how to change the center frequencies and
MID Q of the equalizer, refer to “Making detailed
equalizer settings” (p. 29).
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Basic use
Using the M-16DX with your
computer
The M-16DX provides a USB connector for connection to your
computer.
If it is connected to your computer via a USB cable, audio
signals output from your computer can be input into the M16DX and mixed, and the audio signals mixed by the M-16DX
can be sent to your computer.
After using the M-16DX to mix and effect-process the sound,
you can use your music production software or wave editing
software on your computer to produce original audio data.
* The M-16DX supports USB 2.0, allowing sixteen input channels
plus the MAIN OUT (a total of eighteen channels of signals) to be
sent to your computer.
* If the M-16DX is connected to your computer when operating at
the 24-bit/96 Hz setting, you won’t be able to use Finalize (p. 41).
In order to use the M-16DX via a USB
connection, you must install the driver.
Install the driver as described in the separate
“Driver installation and settings.”
What is a driver?
fig.Driver-e
Application
software
USB connector
Driver
Computer
M-16DX
USB cable
I/O module
The driver is software that passes data between the M-16DX
and the application software running on your computer when
the M-16DX is connected via a USB cable.
The driver sends data from the application software to the M16DX, and passes data from the M-16DX to the application
software.
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Advanced use
Making detailed equalizer settings
In addition to adjusting the equalizer’s high, mid, and low-frequency levels, you can also change its Mid Q
and the center frequency of each band.
fig.EQ-01
1.
Press the [SEL] button several times for the
channel whose equalizer settings you want to edit,
until the equalizer screen appears.
fig.EQ-02
2.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to select
the parameter you want to edit.
The selected parameter is highlighted.
3.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to edit the value.
Parameter
H
M
L
MIDQ
Description
Center frequency of the high range
Center frequency of the mid range
Center frequency of the low range
Width of the mid-frequency range
When the equalizer screen is displayed, you can use the FREQ knob of the 16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ
section to adjust the MID frequency, and the LEVEL knob to adjust the MID Q.
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Using the dedicated vocal/narration effect (Insert Effect)
The M-16DX provides five types of dedicated vocal/narration insert effects based on COSM technology.
These effects can be applied directly to channels 1 and 2.
You can edit the settings of the insert effect to obtain the result that’s appropriate for your input source or
situation.
The edited settings are remembered even when the power is off.
What is COSM (Composite Object Sound Modeling)?
This is Roland’s proprietary modeling technology, which analyzes the various elements that affect
sound—such as electrical circuits, structures, and materials—and assembles them to reconstruct the
desired sound.
Editing the effect settings
fig.INSFX-01
1.
Press the [INSERT FX] button so it’s lit, turning the
insert effect on.
The insert effect screen will appear.
* If a different screen is shown even though the [INSERT FX] button
is lit, pressing the [INSERT FX] button will display the insert
effect screen.
fig.INSFX-02
If the insert effect screen is already shown, pressing the
[INSERT FX] button will turn off the insert effect and turn off
the button’s illumination.
Selecting an effect type
fig.INSFX-01
2.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the effect type.
3.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to select an effect
type.
Editing the parameters
fig.INSFX-03
4.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the parameter you want to edit.
5.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to edit the value.
If you press the [+] button while holding down the [-] button, or press the [-] button while holding down the
[+] button, the value will change more rapidly, allowing you to edit more efficiently.
If the [INSERT FX] button is lit, you can hold down the [DISPLAY] button and press the [INSERT FX] button
to turn the insert effect off at any time.
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List of effects
■ Power Cmp1
This controls a COSM effect that simulates a vacuum tube amp, and a compressor. It boosts thin sounds that
are lacking in low range, giving them greater weight and power.
■ Power Cmp2
This controls a COSM effect that simulates a vacuum tube amp, and a compressor. It boosts the mid-range,
creating a fat-sounding vocal.
■ Power Cmp3
This controls a COSM effect that simulates a vacuum tube amp, and a compressor. It boosts the high range.
This is ideal for delicate acoustic guitar sounds.
This is also a way to obtain greater clarity for sounds that tend to be buried by other loud sounds around
them.
Parameter
NS
Range
Explanation
-90.0– -40 dB
Cuts the noise that occurs at low volumes in the background of the
voice.
With higher values for this setting, louder noises will be cut.
* If you apply this too strongly, the beginning (attack) and end (decay) of the
voice may be cut off unnaturally, or the voice may be less intelligible.
(Power Cmp1)
BASS
0–100
Mainly adjusts the loudness of the low-frequency range.
Raising this setting will boost the low-frequency range.
(Power Cmp2)
TONE
0–100
Mainly adjusts the loudness of the mid-frequency range.
Raising this setting will boost the mid-frequency range.
(Power Cmp3)
BRIGHT
0–100
Mainly adjusts the loudness of the high-frequency range.
Raising this setting will boost the high-frequency range.
TUBE
0–100
This is a COSM effect that simulates a vacuum tube amp.
It produces the natural-sounding distortion typical of a vacuum tube.
Raising this setting will increase the distortion.
* Since this models the subtle characteristics of a vacuum tube amp, it may
be difficult to notice the result in some cases.
COMP
0–100
Lowers the threshold of the compressor (i.e., the volume level at which
the compressor begins to operate), and simultaneously raises the volume.
The result is to even out the volume levels of the loud and soft sounds,
raising the overall loudness. Raising this setting will increase the level.
Unlike simply raising the volume, this produces a thicker and heavier
sound.
The compressor threshold is common to channels 1 and 2. This means
that you can use COMP either in stereo for channels 1 and 2, or for just
one or the other channel.
* You should be careful not to over-apply effects. Doing so may increase noise, or cause the sound to be muffled when loud
sounds are excessively suppressed.
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■ Vocal Enh. (Vocal Enhancer)
This effect controls a four-band equalizer to give the voice brightness and clarity.
It works on the basic components of a voice as well as the components that define its character, boosting or
reducing these components. This can be used to emphasize or modify the character of spoken lines in a stage
play, or when recording a vocal.
Parameter
Range
NS
-90.0– -40 dB
TONE
0–100
BRIGHT
0–100
Explanation
Cuts any low-volume noises that occur in the background of the vocal.
Raising this setting will cut progressively louder noises.
* If you apply this too strongly, the beginning (attack) and end (decay) of the
voice may be cut off unnaturally, or the voice may be less intelligible.
Boosts the frequency range that is the basic component of the voice.
Raise this value to make the vocal more rich-sounding, or lower it to reduce unwanted resonance or loudness.
Increases the brightness.
The higher the value, the brighter the sound.
■ Narration
This effect controls a de-esser and enhancer to give the voice greater clarity and intelligibility.
It will minimize the sibilants (*1) that are heard when vocalizing into a mic, making the voice more listenable.
When editing video, it’s convenient to use this while recording a voice-over, narration, or reading.
(*1) Sibilants are the “s” sounds within words.
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Parameter
Range
NS
-90.0– -40 dB
ATTACK
0–100
CLARITY
0–100
DEESSER
0–100
Explanation
Cuts the low-volume noises that occur in the background of the voices.
Raising this setting will cut progressively louder noises.
* If you apply this too strongly, the beginning (attack) and end (decay) of the
voice may be cut off unnaturally, or the voice may be less intelligible.
Emphasize the sense of attack for the voice.
Raising this setting will produce a stronger sense of attack.
Specifies the strength of the effect that clarifies the voice. Raising this
setting will apply the effect more strongly.
* If this effect is applied excessively to a voice that is already clear, the sound
may become unpleasant or distorted.
Cuts the sibilance.
Raising this setting will apply the effect more strongly.
Advanced use
Applying echo/reverb (FX)
As effects that process the output signal, the M-16DX provides two types of echo and five types of reverb.
You can edit the parameters of the echo/reverb effect to your needs and taste.
Use the AUX 2/FX knobs to adjust the depth of echo/reverb for each input (p. 13).
The edited settings are remembered even when the power is off.
Editing the effect settings
fig.FX-01
1.
Press the [FX] button so it’s lit, turning the effect
on.
The FX screen will appear.
* If a different screen is displayed even though the [FX] button is lit,
you can press the [FX] button to access the FX screen.
fig.FX-02
If you press the [FX] button when the FX screen is already
displayed, the effect will be turned off and the button’s light
will go out.
Selecting the effect type
fig.FX-01
2.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the effect type.
3.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to select the effect
type.
Editing the parameters
fig.FX-03
4.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the parameter you want to edit.
5.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to edit the value.
If you press the [+] button while holding down the [-] button, or press the [-] button while holding down the
[+] button, the value will change more rapidly, allowing you to edit the value more efficiently.
If the [FX] button is lit, you can hold down the [DISPLAY] button and press the [FX] button to turn the effect
off at any time.
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Advanced use
List of effects
■ SHORT ECHO
This is an echo effect that repeats the sound at short intervals.
Parameter
DELY
REPT
Range
10–200 (ms)
0.0–6.0 (s)
Explanation
Adjusts the spacing of the repetitions.
Adjusts the length (time) of the repetitions.
■ ECHO
This is an echo effect that repeats the sound at longer intervals.
Parameter
TIME
Range
0.0–6.0 (s)
DAMP
315–8k (Hz), BYP
Explanation
Adjusts the length (time) of the repetitions.
Specifies the frequency at which the repeated sound will begin to
be attenuated. With the “BYP” setting, the repeated sound will
not be attenuated.
■ ROOM
This simulates the reverberation of a room such as a live house or club.
■ SMALL HALL
This simulates the reverberation of a small concert hall.
Parameter
P.DLY
TIME
Range
0.0–160 (ms)
0.0–6.0 (s)
DAMP
315–8k (Hz), BYP
Explanation
Adjusts the time at which the reverberation starts being heard.
Adjusts the length (time) of reverberation.
Specifies the frequency at which the reverberation will begin to be
attenuated. With the “BYP” setting, the reverberation will not be
attenuated.
■ LARGE HALL
This simulates the reverberation of a large space such as a concert hall or gymnasium.
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Parameter
P.DLY
TIME
Range
0.0–160 (ms)
0.0–6.0 (s)
DAMP
315–8k (Hz), BYP
Explanation
Adjusts the time at which the reverberation starts being heard.
Adjusts the length (time) of reverberation.
Specifies the frequency at which the reverberation will begin to be
attenuated. With the “BYP” setting, the reverberation will not be
attenuated.
Advanced use
Adjusting the output signal appropriately for your
environment (Room Acoustic Control)
“Room acoustics” refers to the overall acoustical characteristics of the environment in which you’re
reproducing sound, including the response of the speakers you’re using.
The M-16DX provides a “Room Acoustic Auto Control” function, which automatically compensates for the
acoustics of a room. At the touch of a single button, this function performs the following operations:
(1) Outputs a test signal from the M-16DX, and plays this signal through the connected monitors.
(2) Detects the sound played by the monitors with the Room Acoustic Sensor, and analyzes its
frequency response.
(3) Based on the results of the analysis, automatically adjusts the response of the output signal.
The results of this automatic adjustment can be further edited manually if you wish.
When using the room acoustic control, the settings for the 16-band graphic equalizer (P.40) will be ignored.
Depending on the environment in which you are located, the automatic adjustment may not be enough to
provide the optimal response. In this case, you can perform manual adjustments in conjunction with the
automatic adjustment.
You can select whether room acoustic control will be applied to MAIN OUT jacks or PHONES/CONTROL
ROOM jacks.
➝ “Selecting the output to which Room Acoustic Control and Finalize will apply (RAC - FINALIZE)” (p. 45)
You can specify the upper and lower limits of the frequencies that will be automatically adjusted.
➝ “Specifying the frequency range analyzed by Room Acoustic Auto Control (RAC Freq >= / RAC Freq <=)” (p. 45)
Automatic adjustment (Room Acoustic Auto Control)
In order to obtain the best possible results from this function, please observe the following points.
fig.RAC_Caution-e
• Place your equipment so that the room acoustic
sensor or mic (if the function switch is set to
EXT) is at the listening point.
• Place your equipment so that the left and right
monitors (speakers) are the same distance to the
sensor/mic.
Same
distance
• To the extent possible, place the sensor/mic at
the height of your ears at the listening point.
• Do not place obstructions near the sensor/mic.
• While the adjustments are being performed, do
not place the mix controller or mic on an object
that could resonate easily (such as a hollow box
or stand).
* Such an object could resonate with the test signal, causing slight vibrations that might interfere with accurate
measurement.
With monitors (speakers) that have a low output level, the test signal may not be detected, and the analysis
may fail to start. In this case we recommend that you perform the analysis manually (p. 39).
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Advanced use
1.
Using the MAIN MIX LEVEL knob and the volume controls of your amp or speakers, adjust
the volume of the sound from the speakers so it’s at a suitable level.
Adjust the volume as you would for normal playback when listening to the music.
If the speaker volume is too high the test signal will be produced at a loud volume, and if the volume is too
low the sensor will be unable to detect the test signal. Either situation will prevent the automatic adjustment
from occurring correctly.
fig.RAC-01_Left-e
2.
Press the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL]
button.
Displayed
channel
Range of frequencies
being analyzed
The [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL] button and [16
BAND GRAPHIC EQ] button will light, and the Room
Acoustic Control screen will appear.
* In the system settings (p. 45) you can change the range of
frequencies that will be analyzed.
Amplitude
Frequency response curve
fig.RAC-02
If you press the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL]
button while this screen is displayed, the Room Acoustic
Control function will turn off and the button’s light will go
out.
ffig.RAC-03
3.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the response curve.
4.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to select the
response curve that will be the index for the
adjustment.
FLAT 1–4
BUMPY 1–4
WARMY 1–4
Flat response.
Response curves that boost the low and high-frequency regions, producing the so-called
“scooped” sound.
Response curves that boost the mid-range, producing a rich and warm sound.
* You can create four variations for each frequency response curve. With the factory settings, 1–4 all have the same
settings. You can adjust the amplitude of the curves as suitable for different uses.
The room acoustic control function uses four screens to display a variety of information.
To switch screens, use the
CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons
to move the cursor to the
display channel, and use the
VALUE [-] [+] buttons to select
the desired screen.
* You can’t modify the amplitude of the
response curve while “FREQ” is
selected.
* The next time you access the Room
Acoustic Control screen, the lastselected display will appear.
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LEFT
RIGHT
View the L channel’s frequency
response and graphic equalizer
settings
View the R channel’s frequency
response and graphic equalizer
settings
L&R
FREQ
View the graphic equalizer
settings of both L and R channels
View the frequency response of
both L and R channels
Advanced use
fig.RAC-04
5.
Press the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the amplitude of the response curve.
6.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to adjust the
amplitude of the response curve.
* If you’ve selected FLAT as the response curve, you won’t be able to adjust the amplitude.
Range
70–100–130%
If the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL] button is lit, you can hold down the [DISPLAY] button and
press the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL] button to turn off room acoustic control at any time.
Analysis and automatic adjustment
fig.RAC-Lstart
7.
Hold down the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO
CONTROL] button for at least one second to start
the analysis.
The [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL] button will
blink, and all input channels of the mixer will be muted.
A test signal will be output. Raise the output level if the
screen indicates “Turn Up Level,” or lower the output level if
it indicates “Turn Down Level.”
When the sensor/mic detects the test signal, the screen will
indicate “Measuring,” and analysis of the L channel will start
automatically.
* If you decide to cancel the operation, press the [DISPLAY] (EXIT) button.
If the screen does not indicate “Measuring” (i.e., if the test signal cannot be detected), check or adjust the
following settings.
•
Could the MAIN MIX LEVEL knob be set too low?
Ideally, the knob should be set near the “U” position.
•
Could the amp or speaker volume be set too low?
Adjust the playback volume to the level you would normally use when listening to music.
* Raising the volume too high may cause your speakers to malfunction. Keep the volume setting within the
range of normal playback volume.
•
Could the sensor/mic be positioned too far away from the speakers?
•
Is the sensor/mic pointing toward the speakers?
If analysis still fails to start automatically, the test signal cannot be detected in your setup.
Press the [DISPLAY] button to end the analysis. We suggest that you perform the analysis manually.
Press the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL] button so it’s lit, and then perform the procedure
described in “Graphic equalizer settings” (p. 39).
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fig.RAC-Rstart
When the L channel analysis and adjustment have been
completed, the analysis will proceed to the R channel.
Raise the output level if the screen indicates “Turn Up
Level,” or lower the output level if it indicates “Turn Down
Level.”
When the sensor/mic detects the test signal, the screen will
indicate “Measuring,” and analysis of the R channel will
start.
Finishing the adjustment
fig.RAC-14
When analysis and adjustment have been completed for both
channels, the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL] button
and [16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ] button will change from
blinking to lit, and the screen will show the result of the
adjustment.
When the adjustment has been completed, the input channels
will be unmuted, and the M-16DX will return to normal
operation.
8.
Listen to the adjusted sound.
The frequency response curve and its amplitude is stored together with the adjustment results (graphic
equalizer settings) as a set. (This is remembered even when the power is turned off.)
* If you want to return to the default settings, execute the Initialize operation.
➝ “Initializing the settings (Initialize)” (p. 46)
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Advanced use
Manual adjustment
Depth of the adjustment results
9.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move the cursor to the percentage indication,
and use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to change the percentage by which the results of the
automatic adjustment will be applied.
Range
70–100–130%
Explanation
With a setting of 100%, the adjustment results will be applied without further change.
Settings below 100% will reduce the effect of the adjustment results, and settings above
100% will apply the results more strongly.
fig.RAC-13
The graphic equalizer settings will also change according to
the percentage you specify.
Graphic equalizer settings
While you actually listen to the sound, make corrections to the frequency response by (for example) lowering
levels that had been raised excessively.
fig.RAC-15
1.
2.
Use the FREQ knob to select a frequency.
Turn the GAIN knob to adjust the level.
The selected frequency and its level are shown in the left of
the screen.
Calling up adjustment settings
fig.RAC-16
When you press the [ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL]
button so it’s lit and turn the Room Acoustic Control function
on (the [16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ] button will also light), the
most recently selected settings will be called up.
At this point, use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to
move the cursor to the frequency response curve, and use the
VALUE [-] [+] buttons to switch curves; the amplitude and
adjustment result (graphic equalizer settings) stored as a set
with the response curve will be called up.
You can use this as a sixteen-memory preset equalizer.
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Advanced use
Using the 16-band graphic equalizer
If you’re not using the Room Acoustic Control function, you can use a sixteen-band graphic equalizer to
adjust the output signal.
This will not affect the Room Acoustic Control settings.
fig.GEQ-01
1.
Press the [16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ] button so it’s lit.
The graphic equalizer will be turned on, and the equalizer
screen will appear.
* The most recently assigned graphic equalizer state will be called up.
fig.GEQ-02
If you press the [16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ] button while the
equalizer screen is displayed, the graphic equalizer will be
turned off and the button’s light will go out.
fig.GEQ-03
2.
3.
Use the FREQ knob to select a frequency.
Turn the GAIN knob to adjust the level of that
frequency.
The selected frequency and its level are shown in the left side
of the screen.
You can also perform these steps using the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons and VALUE [-] [+] buttons.
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Advanced use
Creating a well-balanced sound (Finalize)
After you’ve mixed the sounds from each channel, you can create a well-balanced sound by making the
overall volume and loudness more consistent.
This process is called “finalizing,” and is done using a multi-band compressor and an enhancer.
The M-16DX provides six types of Finalize effects.
You can adjust the Finalize settings to create the result that’s suitable for your needs.
The Finalize function is not available if you’re using a USB connection and the M-16DX is operating at a
sampling frequency of 96 kHz.
You can choose whether to apply Finalize to the MAIN OUT jacks or to PHONES/CONTROL ROOM jacks.
➝ “Selecting the output to which Room Acoustic Control and Finalize will apply (RAC - FINALIZE)” (p. 45)
The edited settings are remembered even when the power is off.
Editing the effect settings
fig.FINAL-01
1.
Press the [FINALIZE] button so it’s lit, turning the
effect on.
The Finalize screen will appear.
* If a different screen is displayed even though the [FINALIZE]
button is lit, you can press the [FINALIZE] button to access the
Finalize screen.
fig.FINAL-02
If you press the [FINALIZE] button when the Finalize screen
is already displayed, the effect will turn off and the button’s
light will go out.
Selecting an effect type
fig.FINAL-01
2.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the effect type.
3.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to select an effect
type.
Editing the parameters
fig.FINAL03
4.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to move
the cursor to the parameter you want to edit.
5.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to edit the value.
The value will change more rapidly if you press the [+] button while holding down the [-] button, or press the
[-] button while holding down the [+] button, allowing you to edit more efficiently.
If the [FINALIZE] button is lit, you can hold down the [DISPLAY] button and press the [FINALIZE] button to
turn off the effect at any time.
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List of effects
■ Natural
This effect adds a natural finish that does not impair the original character of the sound.
Parameter
CROSS
Range
10.0–14k (Hz)
COMPRESS
0–100
CLARITY
0–100
Explanation
Specifies the frequency at which the low and high ranges will be divided.
Lowers the threshold of the multi-band compressor (the volume at which
the compressor begins to apply), and simultaneously raises the volume.
The result is that the level differences between high volume and low
volume will be smoothed out, making the overall volume more consistent and raising the overall loudness. Increasing this value will intensify the result. Unlike simply raising the volume, this produces a thicker
and denser sound.
Controls the enhancer to specify the degree to which the sound is clarified. Higher settings will produce a stronger effect.
* If you excessively apply this to a sound that is already clear, it will make
the sound unpleasant or distorted.
■ FAT Comp
This effect produces a thick, robust sound.
Parameter
Range
L COMPRESS
0–100
H COMPRESS
0–100
Explanation
Lowers the low-frequency threshold for the multi-band compressor,
and simultaneously increases the volume. This will thicken the sound
of the low-frequency range. Increasing this value will set this to a higher level. Unlike simply raising the volume, this produces a thicker and
denser low-frequency range.
Lowers the high-frequency threshold for the multi-band compressor,
and simultaneously increases the volume. This will thicken the sound
of the high-frequency range. Increasing this value will set this to a higher level. Unlike simply raising the volume, this produces a thicker and
denser high-frequency range.
■ Final 1/2/3/4
These effects let you make more detailed settings as necessary. With the factory settings, these effects are set
as follows.
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Final 1
Final 2
Final 3
Final 4
Improves the overall balance.
Boosts the low-frequency range.
Clarifies muddy sound.
Smoothes out inconsistencies in the sound.
Parameter
Range
Cross
10.0–14k (Hz)
ThrsL
-50–0
GainL
-50–24
ThrsH
-50–0
GainH
-50–24
Clarity
0–100
Explanation
Specifies the frequency at which the multi-band compressor’s low and
high frequency ranges will be divided.
Specifies the volume at which the low-frequency range compressor begins to apply.
Specifies the amount of boost or cut for the low-frequency range.
Specifies the volume at which the high-frequency range compressor begins to apply.
Specifies the amount of boost or cut for the high-frequency range.
Controls the enhancer to adjust the strength of the effect that clarifies
the sound. Increasing this value will produce a stronger effect.
* If you excessively apply this to a sound that is already clear, it will make
the sound unpleasant or distorted.
Advanced use
Saving and calling up mixer settings (Scenes)
The M-16DX lets you save eight different sets of mixer settings including the effects. Each set of mixer settings is called a “scene,”
and can be called up instantly whenever needed.
A scene saves the settings of the enclosed area shown in
the illustration below.
2.
fig.SCENE-memorized
If you want to change scenes, use the CURSOR
[BWD] [FWD] buttons to select the scene you
want to call up.
The settings of the selected scene will be called up
immediately.
Depending on the settings of the scene you call up, the
volume may be higher than the current setting. Use this
function with caution, and be aware of the volume of
your speakers or headphones.
Room acoustic control stores only the response curve and
the amplitude.
If the [SCENE] button is lit, only the settings of the called
up scene are valid. Panel operations won’t be reflected in
the sound. If you operate the panel knobs or other
controls, a message will appear in the screen.
fig.SCENE-04
Saving a scene
1.
Hold down the [SCENE] button for at least one
second.
The button will blink, and the Scene Save screen will appear.
fig.SCENE-01
2.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to
select the scene number that you want to save.
By holding down the [DISPLAY] button and turning the
LEVEL knob of a channel, you can adjust the volume of
that channel.
By pressing the following buttons you can check the
settings you’ve called up.
[SEL], [16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ], [INSERT FX],
[FINALIZE], [AUX 1], [AUX 2/FX], [FX]
fig.SCENE-02
Clearing the settings of a scene
3.
Press the [SCENE] button to write the settings
into memory.
The settings will be saved, the screen will indicate “Save
Complete,” and you’ll be returned to the level meter screen.
Calling up a scene
1.
If the [SCENE] button is lit, you can hold down the
[DISPLAY] button and press the [SCENE] button to turn
the scene off at any time.
Press the [SCENE] button so it’s lit.
The settings of scene 1 will be called up.
fig.SCENE-03
If you press the [SCENE] button so its light is turned off, all
settings of the currently selected scene will be cleared, and
you’ll be returned to the normal operating state (the position
of the panel knobs and the state of the switches will be
reflected in the sound).
Depending on the settings of the front panel, the volume
may be higher than the current setting. Use this function
with caution, and be aware of the volume of your
speakers or headphones.
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Other functions
Changing the function switches
In this case, the indication “RAC” is shown in the channel 1
position of the level meter screen.
fig.Func-CH1
fig.FunctionSW
Switching the adjustment range of
the SENS knobs (SENS RANGE)
If you turn the channel 1 EQ knobs or press the [SEL] button,
the following message will appear.
fig.Func-CH1-Caution
You can choose one of the following two ranges.
Switch
REGULAR
NARROW
Range
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
Explanation
10–60 dB
+10– -40 dBu
40–60 dB
-20– -40 dBu
Normal setting
Optimal setting for a mic
After you change the setting of the function switch, the new
setting will actually take effect when you move the SENS
knob.
* If this is set to NARROW, you’ll be able to make detailed
adjustments.
When you turn the SENS knob, it may seem as though the
change does not occur smoothly, but this is not a malfunction.
Changing the system settings
(UTILITY)
You can change various system settings in order to perform
mixing operations more conveniently and efficiently.
You can also restore the settings of the M-16DX to their
original state.
Basic procedure
1.
Switching the room acoustic sensor
(RAC SOURCE)
Press the CURSOR [BWD] and [FWD] buttons
simultaneously.
The Utility screen will appear.
fig.UTIL-01
This selects the sensor used by Room Acoustic Control.
Before you switch from EXT to INT, you must disconnect the
mic that’s connected to channel 1. If you fail to disconnect the
mic, a feedback loop may occur, possibly damaging your
speakers.
2.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to
select the setting you want to change.
The value of the selected parameter will be highlighted.
fig.UTIL-02
Switch
INT
EXT
Setting
Use the sensor built into the M-16DX.
Use the mic connected to channel 1 as the
sensor.
If you select EXT, channel 1 will not function as a mixer
channel.
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3.
Use the VALUE [-] [+] buttons to change the
setting.
Other functions
Adjusting the brightness of the
screen (LCD Contrast)
You can adjust the contrast (brightness) of the LCD display.
Selecting the output to which Room
Acoustic Control and Finalize will
apply (RAC - FINALIZE)
You can select whether Room Acoustic Control and Finalize
will apply to MAIN OUT jacks or PHONES/CONTROL
ROOM jacks. (refer to Block diagram.)
Range
0–19
Specifying the M-16DX’s sampling
frequency (Sample Freq)
You can specify the M-16DX’s sampling frequency.
When inputting a digital signal via the M-16DX’s DIGITAL IN
jack, the M-16DX’s sampling frequency must match the
sampling frequency of the digital input signal. If they do not
match, it will not be possible to input the signal.
* If you change this setting while connected via USB, the change
will not take effect immediately. The change will take effect when
you disconnect, then reconnect the USB cable or cycle the power
to the unit.
Settings
44.1, 48, 96 (kHz)
Setting
MAIN
CTRL
Explanation
Room Acoustic Control and Finalize will apply to the signal sent from MAIN OUT jacks,
2 TRACK OUT jacks, DIGITAL OUT jack/
connector, CONTROL ROOM jacks, and
PHONES jack.
Room Acoustic Control and Finalize will apply to the signal sent from CONTROL
ROOM jacks and PHONES jack.
Specifying the frequency range
analyzed by Room Acoustic Auto
Control (RAC Freq >= / RAC Freq <=)
You can specify the lower and upper limits of the frequency
range that is automatically analyzed by Room Acoustic
Control.
Outputting the CONTROL ROOM
jacks signal from ALT OUT jacks
(CTRL to ALT)
You can output the same signal as CONTROL ROOM jacks
from ALT OUT jacks.
Setting
OFF
ON
Explanation
The signal from the ALT bus will be output
from ALT OUT jacks.
The same signal as CONTROL ROOM jacks
will be output from ALT OUT jacks.
If you’re using a mic connected to channel 1 as the sensor for
Room Acoustic Control, adjusting this setting as appropriate
for the frequency response of your mic will allow the
adjustment to occur more optimally.
Parameters
RAC Freq >= (lower limit)
RAC Freq <= (upper limit)
Range
25, 40, 63, 100 Hz
10, 16, 20 kHz
* If the function switch is set to “INT,” use the following settings:
RAC Freq >= 40 Hz
RAC Freq <= 16 kHz
Specifying the channels to which
phantom power is supplied
(Phantom)
You can specify the channels 1–4 to which phantom power
will be supplied.
Setting
1-4
3-4
Explanation
Phantom power will be supplied to channels
1–4.
Phantom power will be supplied to channels
3–4.
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Other functions
Initializing the settings (Initialize)
Here’s how you can return various settings to their initial
state.
1.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to
select “Initialize.”
The [SCENE] (ENTER) button will blink.
2.
Press the [SCENE] (ENTER) button.
The Initialize screen will appear.
fig.INIT-01
Restoring the factory settings
(Factory Reset)
This operation will restore all settings, including the UTILITY
settings, to their factory-set state.
This is called “Factory Reset.”
1.
Turn the power off.
2.
While holding down the [FINALIZE] button and
[ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL] button,
press the [POWER] switch to turn the power on.
3.
Use the CURSOR [BWD] [FWD] buttons to
select the settings you want to initialize.
Setting
ALL
Ins
FX
GEQ/RAC
Finalize
Scene
(*)
4.
Explanation
All settings of the M-16DX
* Except for UTILITY settings
Insert effect (*)
Echo/Reverb (*)
Graphic equalizer/
Room Acoustic Control
Finalize (*)
Scene
The effect type is not initialized; only the parameters
are initialized.
Press [SCENE] (ENTER) button.
A confirmation message will appear in the screen.
fig.INIT-02
5.
To execute the initialization, press [SCENE]
(ENTER) button.
* If you decide to cancel, press the [DISPLAY] (EXIT) button.
When initialization is finished, the display will indicate
“COMPLETE.”
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The screen will indicate “Factory Reset...” and the factory
reset will be executed.
After the factory reset is completed, the level meter
screen will appear.
Troubleshooting
If you experience problems, read this chapter first/ It contains tips for solving most problems.
Problems with the M-16DX
Sound is crackly or distorted
❏ Could the input volume be too high?
The sound may be crackly or distorted if the input volume (level) is too high. If you’re inputting audio from
an input jack, adjust the M-16DX’s input volume (level).
➝ “Basic use” (p. 21)
❏ Are you mixing multiple channels?
Even if the input volume (level) of a single channel is appropriate, the sound may be louder when you mix
several channels, possibly causing crackling or distortion. Please re-adjust the input level of each channel.
❏ Are the equalizer levels appropriate?
If you turn an EQ knob (HI/MID/LO) too far toward the right, the sound may be crackly or distorted. Use the
EQ knobs (HI/MID/LO) of each channel to re-adjust the equalizer levels.
❏ Is there a problem with the level indications in the level meter?
If the sound is crackly or distorted even though there is no problem with the level indications in the level
meter, the output volume is appropriate but the input volume is too high. Please adjust the M-16DX’s input
volume (level).
➝ “Basic use” (p. 21)
❏ Are the insert effect, finalize, room acoustic control, and FX
settings appropriate?
Depending on the settings of each effect, the level may increase, causing the sound to be crackly or distorted.
Check these settings and re-adjust them if necessary.
Audio signals from computer not being reproduced (no sound)
❏ Is the [USB] button lit?
❏ Could the channel 13/14 LEVEL knob be set to “-∞”?
Audio signals from the computer are input to channels 13/14. Use the channel LEVEL knob to adjust the
volume.
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Troubleshooting
Noise can be heard
❏ Could you have raised the level of unused channels?
For the channels you‘re not using, minimize the input level by turning the SENS knob or the channel LEVEL
knob all the way to the left.
❏ Could numerous audio devices be connected?
Noise may occur if a large number of audio devices are connected. Don’t connect audio devices that you're
not using.
Loud noises such as “howls,” “whines,” or “buzzes” occur
❏ Is a mic connected?
Depending on the position of the mic and speakers, acoustic feedback (a whine or howl) may occur. In this
case, take the following steps.
1.
Change the direction of the mic
2.
Move the mic away from the speakers
3.
Lower the volume
❏ Is an audio device connected to the M-16DX?
If the input and output of the audio device are both connected to the M-16DX, the signal may be creating a
feedback loop. Please check the connections.
A low-volume buzz or hum is heard
❏ Is other equipment connected?
This noise is called “hum.” The M-16DX and the connected equipment may pick up electromagnetic
interference and emit this noise as a result. This noise can be caused by the power supply frequency (50/60
Hz) or by high-output motors.
Try moving your equipment away from the device that contains a motor, or connecting the M-16DX to a
different AC outlet. You can also try connecting your equipment to a different input jack on the M-16DX.
❏ Is the I/O module installed in a rack?
If the I/O module is installed in a rack, and the device above or below it contains a transformer, the I/O
module may pick up noise from this device. Try installing the I/O module in a different location.
Insert effect is not applied
❏ Could the channel 1 or 2 [INSERT FX] button be off?
Even if the [INSERT FX] button is on (lit), the channel 1 or 2 [INSERT FX] button needs to be on (
insert effect to be applied.
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) for the
Troubleshooting
FX (echo/reverb) is not applied
❏ Could the send level be too low?
The effect may not be applied if the send level is too low. Turn the AUX 2/FX button (lit), and then turn the
AUX knob toward the right to gradually increase the level.
❏ Could a plug be inserted into the AUX SEND 2 jack?
If a plug is inserted in the AUX SEND 2 jack, the [FX] switch will automatically turn off.
❏ Are the [FX to MAIN] switch and [FX to PHONES/CTRL ROOM]
switch on?
Turn the [FX to MAIN] switch and/or [FX to PHONES/CTRL ROOM] switch on (
).
Finalize is not applied
❏ Could the M-16DX’s sampling frequency be set to 96 kHz?
When using a USB connection, the Finalize function is not available if the M-16DX’s sampling frequency is set
to 96 kHz. Either set the sampling frequency to 48 kHz, or disconnect the USB connection.
Volume of a device connected to the LINE IN jacks is too low
❏ Could you be using a connection cable that contains a built-in
resistor?
Use a connection cable that does not contain a built-in resistor.
Can’t hear the sound from a mic connected to a MIC connector (1–4)
❏ Could you have connected a condenser mic that requires
phantom power?
If you’re connecting a condenser mic that requires phantom power, turn the [PHANTOM] switch on (
).
* With the default settings, phantom power is supplied to all the MIC connectors, channels 1–4. However, you can
change a system setting (p. 45) so that phantom power is supplied only to channels 3 and 4.
An input sound is heard only from the left or right
❏ Could the PAN knob or BAL knob be set all the way to the left or
right?
Set the PAN knob or BAL knob to the center position.
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Troubleshooting
Problems related to the special driver
Can’t install the driver
❏ Could another USB device be connected?
All USB devices other than a mouse and keyboard must be disconnected from your computer before you
install the driver.
❏ Could other applications or resident software (such as antivirus
programs) be running?
Installation may not occur correctly if other programs are running. Be sure to close all other programs before
you install the driver.
❏ Is power management turned off for your computer?
If power management or energy-saving settings are enabled on your computer, turn them off. For details on
how to do this, refer to your computer’s owner’s manual.
❏ Is there sufficient space on your hard disk?
Delete unneeded files to increase the amount of free space. After deleting the unneeded files, empty the
Recycle Bin.
❏ Does the Device Manager show “Other Device,” “Unknown
Device,” or a device marked with “?/!/x”?
If the driver was not installed correctly, the installed driver may remain in an incomplete state. Delete the
driver as described in “Deleting the USB driver” (p. 52), and then install the M-16DX driver once again as
described in “Driver installation and settings.”
You are asked for the driver file even though you’ve already installed
the driver
❏ Could you have connected the M-16DX to a USB connector that’s
different than the one used when you installed the driver?
The USB driver must be installed for each USB connector to which you connect the M-16DX. If you have a
USB hub or a computer that has more than one USB connector, you should normally connect the M-16DX to
the USB connector for which you installed the driver.
If you want to connect the M-16DX to a USB connector other than the one for which you installed the driver,
you’ll need to install the USB driver as follows.
1.
Connect the M-16DX to your computer.
The “Found New Hardware Wizard” dialog box will appear.
2.
If you are asked whether you want to connect to Windows Update, choose “No, ...” and click [Next].
3.
Choose “Install the software automatically (recommended)” and click [Next].
4.
If a dialog box with a “!” or “X” symbol appears, click [Continue] to proceed with installation.
* If you are unable to proceed, click [OK] and re-install the driver.
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Troubleshooting
Noise or pops are heard when recording/playing on your computer
● Noise is heard during audio playback
● Pops/clicks occur during audio playback
● Noise is heard in the recorded sound
❏ In Windows, did you make the setting described in “Giving
priority to background services”?
In order to ensure that audio/MIDI processing occurs smoothly, make the setting described in “Giving
priority to background services.”
➝ “Giving priority to background services” (separate sheet)
❏ In Windows, Power Management settings in the Control Panel
may cause clicks or pops to occur in the audio playback.
The power management properties that appear when you double-click Power Management will differ
depending on your computer system. The explanation that follows is for a typical situation, but you should
refer to the owner’s manual for your computer to verify these settings.
Some computers may not have the following items.
1.
In the Windows “Control Panel,” double-click the “System” icon.
The “System Properties” dialog box will appear.
2.
Click the “Hardware” tab.
3.
Click “Device Manager” to see the “list of devices.”
4.
From the list, choose “Advanced Power Management Support,” and click “Properties.”
The “Advanced Power Management Support Properties” dialog box will appear.
5.
Click the “Settings” tab, and in “Troubleshooting,” check the “Don’t Poll Power Supply Status”
check box. Then click [OK].
6.
In the “System Properties” dialog box, click [OK].
7.
Restart Windows.
❏ Are you using a USB device in addition to the M-16DX?
Try switching off USB audio devices other than the M-16DX.
❏ You may be able to solve the problem by adjusting the buffer
size in the M-16DX Driver Settings dialog box.
Adjust the buffer size as described in “Adjusting the audio latency” (separate sheet).
* After changing the buffer size, you must restart any software that uses the M-16DX.
If your software has an audio device test function, execute the test function.
❏ Are numerous software programs running?
Playback may be interrupted if numerous software programs are running at the same time, or when you start
up another software program. Close any unneeded software, and try again. If this does not solve the problem,
try restarting your computer.
❏ Clicks or pops may occur in the sound if a LAN is operating.
Try disabling the LAN in the Device Manager. If this eliminates the clicks or pops, you may be able to solve
the problem by updating your LAN driver or BIOS.
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Troubleshooting
❏ Is the sample rate setting in your software the same as the
M-16DX’s sample rate setting?
Set your software and the M-16DX to the same sample rate.
If you change the sample rate of the M-16DX, you will need to reconnect the M-16DX in order for the setting
to take effect.
❏ Try adding memory.
Adding memory will improve the processing capability of your computer. For details on how to add
memory, refer to the owner’s manual of your computer.
❏ Is the M-16DX connected to a USB hub?
Try connecting the M-16DX directly to the USB connector of your computer itself.
❏ Are you using the included USB cable?
You must use the included USB cable when using the M-16DX. Some commercially available USB cables do
not meet the requirements of the USB standard, and this may prevent the M-16DX from operating correctly.
Computer is sluggish
❏ Have you updated Windows XP?
If you have not updated Windows XP, a heavy processing load will be placed on the CPU when recording or
playing back audio, and the system will not operate correctly. Please update to Windows XP SP2.
Deleting the USB driver
If you were unable to install the USB driver using the procedure given, it is possible that your computer did
not recognize the M-16DX’s USB driver correctly. In this case, you’ll need to delete the incorrectly installed
USB driver. Follow the procedure below to delete the USB driver, and then re-install it.
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1.
Disconnect all USB cables from your computer except for your USB keyboard and USB mouse (if used). Also
disconnect the M-16DX. Start up your computer, and log on using a user account that has administrative
privileges.
2.
Insert the CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
3.
Choose [Start]-[My Computer], and select the [M16DX].
4.
Select the [DRIVER] folder.
5.
Double-click the [UNINSTAL] icon.
6.
Proceed with the uninstallation as directed by the instructions that appear.
Main specifications
M-16DX
Number of Input Channels
16 channels
AD/DA Conversion
Sample Rate: 44.1/48.0/96.0 kHz
Signal Processing: 24 bits
Frequency Response
96.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+3/-3 dB)
48.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+3/-3 dB)
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+3/-3 dB)
Residual Noise Level
(IHF-A, typ.)
MAIN MIX LEVEL knob = -∞, Channel LEVEL knobs = -∞
MAIN MIX LEVEL knob = U, Channel LEVEL knobs = -∞
-96 dBu
MAIN MIX LEVEL knob = U, Channel LEVEL knobs = U
-83 dBu
MIC connectors 1–4: -60 to -10 dBu
LINE IN jacks 1–4: -40 to +10 dBu
* Maximum input level: Nominal input level + 22 dB
Nominal Input Level
LINE IN jacks 5–16: +0 dBu
LINE IN jacks 15–16 (RCA pin type, Stereo miniature phone type): -10 dBu
* Maximum input level: Nominal input level + 18 dB
Input Impedance
Nominal Output Level
MIC connectors 1–4: 1.5 kΩ
LINE IN jacks 1–4: 20 kΩ
LINE IN jacks 5–16: 20 kΩ
LINE IN jacks 15–16 (Stereo miniature phone type): 14 kΩ
MAIN OUT jacks/ALT OUT jacks/AUX SEND jacks 1–2: +0 dBu
2 TRACK OUT jacks L–R: -10 dBu
CONTROL ROOM jacks: -6 dBu
* Maximum output level: Nominal Output Level + 22 dB
Output Impedance
MAIN OUT jacks/ALT OUT jacks/AUX SEND jacks 1–2: 600 Ω
2 TRACK OUT jacks L–R: 1 kΩ
Recommended
Load Impedance
10 kΩ or greater
Display
Graphic LCD 122 x 32 dot (with back-light)
MIC connectors 1–4: XLR type (balanced / phantom power +48 V)
LINE IN jacks 1–14: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
* LINE IN jacks 1–2: supports use of hi-impedance
Connectors
<I/O module>
LINE IN jacks 15–16: RCA pin type
MAIN OUT jacks L–R: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
ALT OUT jack L–R: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
AUX SEND jacks 1–2: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
2 TRACK OUT jack L–R: RCA pin type
DIGITAL INPUT jack/connector: Optical type, Coaxial type
DIGITAL OUTPUT jack/connector: Optical type, Coaxial type
USB Connector
DX BUS Connector: D-SUB 15 pin
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Main specifications
Connectors
<MIX controller>
LINE IN jacks 15–16: 1/4 inch phone type (unbalanced), Stereo miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
CONTROL ROOM jacks L–R: 1/4 inch phone type (Impedance balanced)
DX BUS Connector: D-SUB 15 pin
DSP processing
Room Acoustic Control (Built-in Microphone)
16 Band Graphic EQ
Finalize: Enhancer/Multi-band Compressor-Limiter
Insertion effects: Power compressor/Vocal enhancer/Narration enhancer
Echo/Reverb: Short echo/Echo/Room reverb/Small hall reverb/Large hall reverb
Number of USB Audio
Record/Playback
Channels
Record: 18 channels, Playback: 2 channels
Full duplex
* When using the mixer as a USB audio interface, the Finalize effects are not available in
96 kHz mode.
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
Current Draw
1.4 A
Phantom Power
+48 V/5 mA (each input)
Dimensions
I/O module:
280.0 (W) x 219.0 (D) x 44.0 (H) mm
11-1/16 (W) x 8-5/8 (D) x 1-3/4 (H) inches
MIX Controller:
311.0 (W) x 215.9 (D) x 45.9 (H) mm
12-1/4 (W) x 8-1/2 (D) x 1-13/16 (H) inches
Weight
I/O module: 1.6 kg/3 lbs 9 oz (only this unit)
MIX controller: 1.2 kg/2 lbs 11 oz (only this unit)
Accessories
Owner’s manual
Read this first/M-16DX driver installation (driver installation manual)
Controller cable (D-SUB 15 pin, 2 m)
USB cable
Driver CD-ROM
SONAR LE CD-ROM
AC Adaptor
Rack-mount adaptor
Rubber feet (I/O module)
Option
Controller cable: DXC-7 (D-SUB 15 pin, 7 m)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 V rms
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to
change without prior notice.
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Main specifications
Attaching the rack-mount adaptor
1.
Remove three screws (on each side) from
the right and left panels of the I/O module.
2.
Using the screws you removed in step 1,
attach the rack-mount brackets to the I/O
module.
* You must use the screws that you removed. Do not use
any other screws.
Rack mounting (important notes on heat radiation)
When you are mounting the unit on a rack or the like, give attention to the following points to ensure efficient
cooling.
• Install in a well-ventilated location.
• Avoid mounting in a sealed rack. Warm air within the rack cannot escape and is sucked into the unit again, making
efficient cooling impossible.
• When you are using a stacked mounting arrangement, be especially sure to provide for adequate ventilation within
the rack to keep discharged air from being sucked back into the unit. If the back surface of the rack cannot be kept
open, then provide a ventilation port or ventilation fan at the upper area of the back surface of the rack, where warm
air accumulates.
• When you are using the unit in a portable case or rack, remove the covers from the front and back surfaces of the
case, so that the front and back surfaces of the unit are not obstructed.
* When placing the unit on the rack, be careful not to pinch your fingers.
* For more information about installation, also see “Placement” (p. 5).
Attaching the rubber feet
Attach these as required, such as when you’re using the
I/O module without mounting it on a rack or the like.
Peel off the double-sided tape from the rubber feet and
affix the rubber feet at the locations shown in the
following figure.
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Index
Numerics
16 BAND GRAPHIC EQ ...................................................... 16, 40
16-Band Graphic Equalizer ........................................................ 40
2 TRACK OUT ............................................................................. 19
A
AC Adaptor ................................................................................. 21
ALL ............................................................................................... 46
ALT ................................................................................... 14–15, 27
ALT OUT ................................................................................ 19–20
ALT to MAIN MIX ..................................................................... 15
ALT to PHONES/CTRL ROOM ............................................... 15
ATTACK ...................................................................................... 32
AUX .............................................................................................. 13
AUX 1 ........................................................................................... 13
AUX 1 MASTER .......................................................................... 15
AUX 2 ........................................................................................... 13
AUX 2 MASTER .......................................................................... 15
AUX RETURN 2 .......................................................................... 17
AUX SEND ............................................................................ 19–20
B
BAL ......................................................................................... 13, 26
BASS .............................................................................................. 31
BRIGHT .................................................................................. 31–32
BUMPY ......................................................................................... 36
BUS ................................................................................................ 20
BWD .............................................................................................. 16
BYP ................................................................................................ 34
C
Channel LEVEL ............................................................... 14, 25–26
CLARITY ................................................................................ 32, 42
Clarity ........................................................................................... 42
COMP ........................................................................................... 31
COMPRESS .................................................................................. 42
Computer ..................................................................................... 28
CONTROL ROOM ...................................................................... 17
Cord Hook ............................................................................. 19, 21
COSM ........................................................................................... 30
CROSS .......................................................................................... 42
Cross ............................................................................................. 42
CTRL ............................................................................................. 45
CTRL to ALT ............................................................................... 45
CURSOR ....................................................................................... 16
D
DAMP ...........................................................................................
DC IN ............................................................................................
DEESSER ......................................................................................
DELY .............................................................................................
DIGITAL ......................................................................................
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34
19
32
34
14
DIGITAL IN ................................................................................. 18
DIGITAL OUT ............................................................................. 19
DISPLAY ...................................................................................... 17
Display .......................................................................................... 16
Driver ................................................................................ 28, 50, 52
DX BUS ................................................................................... 17, 19
E
ECHO ............................................................................................ 34
Echo ......................................................................................... 15, 33
ENTER .......................................................................................... 46
EQ ............................................................................................ 12, 26
EXIT .............................................................................................. 46
EXT ................................................................................................ 44
F
Factory Reset ................................................................................ 46
FAT Comp .................................................................................... 42
Final ............................................................................................... 42
FINALIZE .............................................................................. 16, 41
Finalize ................................................................................... 41, 46
FLAT ............................................................................................. 36
FREQ ................................................................................. 16, 39–40
Function Switch ..................................................................... 17, 44
FWD .............................................................................................. 16
FX ....................................................................................... 15, 33, 46
FX to MAIN MIX ......................................................................... 15
FX to PHONES/CTRL ROOM .................................................. 15
G
GAIN ................................................................................. 16, 39–40
GainH ............................................................................................ 42
GainL ............................................................................................ 42
GEQ/RAC .................................................................................... 46
Graphic Equalizer ....................................................................... 39
H
H ....................................................................................................
H COMPRESS ..............................................................................
HI ...................................................................................................
Hi-Z Switches ..............................................................................
29
42
12
18
I
I/O Module ............................................................................ 18, 21
Initialize ........................................................................................ 46
Ins .................................................................................................. 46
Insert Effect .................................................................................. 30
INSERT FX ....................................................................... 14, 16, 30
INT ................................................................................................ 44
Index
L
L ..................................................................................................... 29
L COMPRESS .............................................................................. 42
LARGE HALL ............................................................................. 34
LCD Contrast ............................................................................... 45
LEVEL ........................................................................................... 14
Level Meter .................................................................................. 16
LINE IN .................................................................................. 17–19
LINE IN (AUX RETURN 2) ....................................................... 17
LINE IN (STEREO) ..................................................................... 17
LO CUT ........................................................................................ 12
LOW .............................................................................................. 12
M
M .................................................................................................... 29
MAIN ............................................................................................ 45
MAIN MIX ................................................................................... 15
MAIN MIX LEVEL ......................................................... 15, 25–26
MAIN OUT ............................................................................ 19–20
Measuring .............................................................................. 37–38
MIC ............................................................................................... 18
MID ............................................................................................... 12
MIDQ ............................................................................................ 29
Mix Controller ....................................................................... 12, 21
MUTE (ALT) .......................................................................... 14, 27
MUTE MAIN MIX ...................................................................... 15
N
Narration ...................................................................................... 32
NARROW .................................................................................... 44
Natural .......................................................................................... 42
NS ............................................................................................ 31–32
P
P.DLY ............................................................................................ 34
PAN ........................................................................................ 13, 26
PHANTOM .................................................................................. 18
Phantom ....................................................................................... 45
PHONES ....................................................................................... 17
PHONES/CONTROL ROOM .................................................. 20
PHONES/CTRL ROOM ...................................................... 15, 25
POWER ................................................................................... 19, 25
Power Cmp1 ................................................................................ 31
Power Cmp2 ................................................................................ 31
Power Cmp3 ................................................................................ 31
PRE ................................................................................................ 15
PRE FADER ........................................................................... 13, 27
REPT ............................................................................................. 34
Reverb ..................................................................................... 15, 33
ROOM ........................................................................................... 34
ROOM ACOUSTIC AUTO CONTROL ....................... 16, 36, 39
Room Acoustic Auto Control .................................................... 35
Room Acoustic Control ........................................................ 35, 44
ROOM ACOUSTIC SENSOR .................................................... 17
S
Sample Freq ................................................................................. 45
SCENE .................................................................................... 17, 43
Scene ....................................................................................... 43, 46
SEL .......................................................................................... 13, 27
SENS ....................................................................................... 12, 26
SENS RANGE .............................................................................. 44
SHORT ECHO ............................................................................. 34
SMALL HALL ............................................................................. 34
SOLO ....................................................................................... 13, 27
SOLO (PRE FADER) ............................................................. 13, 27
STEREO ........................................................................................ 17
T
ThrsH ............................................................................................ 42
ThrsL ............................................................................................. 42
TIME ............................................................................................. 34
TONE ...................................................................................... 31–32
TUBE ............................................................................................. 31
Turn Down Level .................................................................. 37–38
Turn Up Level ....................................................................... 37–38
U
USB .................................................................................... 14, 19–20
UTILITY ........................................................................................ 44
V
VALUE ......................................................................................... 16
Vocal Enh. .................................................................................... 32
Vocal Enhancer ............................................................................ 32
W
WARMY ....................................................................................... 36
X
XLR ................................................................................................ 18
R
RAC ...............................................................................................
RAC - FINALIZE ........................................................................
RAC Freq ......................................................................................
RAC Freq >= ................................................................................
RAC SOURCE .............................................................................
REGULAR ....................................................................................
44
45
45
45
44
44
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EUROPE
EDIROL (Europe) Ltd.
Studio 3.4 114 Power Road
London W4 5PY
U. K.
TEL: +44 (0)20 8747 5949
FAX:+44 (0)20 8747 5948
http://www.edirol.com/europe
Deutschland
TEL: 0700 33 47 65 20
Italia
TEL: 02 93778329
NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Roland Canada Ltd.
(Head Office)
5480 Parkwood Way Richmond
B. C., V6V 2M4 CANADA
TEL: (604) 270 6626
Roland Canada Ltd.
(Toronto Office)
170 Admiral Boulevard
Mississauga On L5T 2N6
CANADA
TEL: (905) 362 9707
U. S. A.
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938,
U. S. A.
TEL: (323) 890 3700
AFRICA
EGYPT
Al Fanny Trading Office
9, EBN Hagar A1 Askalany
Street,
ARD E1 Golf, Heliopolis,
Cairo 11341, EGYPT
TEL: 20-2-417-1828
REUNION
Maison FO - YAM Marcel
25 Rue Jules Hermann,
Chaudron - BP79 97 491
Ste Clotilde Cedex,
REUNION ISLAND
TEL: (0262) 218-429
SOUTH AFRICA
Paul Bothner(PTY)Ltd.
Royal Cape Park, Unit 24
Londonderry Road, Ottery 7800
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (021) 799 4900
ASIA
CHINA
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
5F. No.1500 Pingliang Road
Shanghai 200090, CHINA
TEL: (021) 5580-0800
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
(BEIJING OFFICE)
10F. No.18 3 Section Anhuaxili
Chaoyang District Beijing
100011 CHINA
TEL: (010) 6426-5050
When you need repair service, call your nearest EDIROL/Roland Service Center or authorized
EDIROL/Roland distributor in your country as shown below.
HONG KONG
BRAZIL
TRINIDAD
IRELAND
Parsons Music Ltd.
8th Floor, Railway Plaza, 39
Chatham Road South, T.S.T,
Kowloon, HONG KONG
TEL: 2333 1863
Roland Brasil Ltda.
Rua San Jose, 780 Sala B
Parque Industrial San Jose
Cotia - Sao Paulo - SP, BRAZIL
TEL: (011) 4615 5666
AMR Ltd
Ground Floor
Maritime Plaza
Barataria Trinidad W.I.
TEL: (868)638 6385
Roland Ireland
G2 Calmount Park, Calmount
Avenue, Dublin 12
Republic of IRELAND
TEL: (01) 4294444
INDIA
CHILE
URUGUAY
ITALY
Rivera Digitec (India) Pvt. Ltd.
409, Nirman Kendra
Mahalaxmi Flats Compound
Off. Dr. Edwin Moses Road,
Mumbai-400011, INDIA
TEL: (022) 2493 9051
Comercial Fancy II S.A.
Rut.: 96.919.420-1
Nataniel Cox #739, 4th Floor
Santiago - Centro, CHILE
TEL: (02) 688-9540
Todo Musica S.A.
Francisco Acuna de Figueroa 1771
C.P.: 11.800
Montevideo, URUGUAY
TEL: (02) 924-2335
INDONESIA
PT Citra IntiRama
J1. Cideng Timur No. 15J-150
Jakarta Pusat
INDONESIA
TEL: (021) 6324170
KOREA
Cosmos Corporation
1461-9, Seocho-Dong,
Seocho Ku, Seoul, KOREA
TEL: (02) 3486-8855
MALAYSIA/
SINGAPORE
Roland Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd.
45-1, Block C2, Jalan PJU 1/39,
Dataran Prima, 47301 Petaling
Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA
TEL: (03) 7805-3263
PHILIPPINES
G.A. Yupangco & Co. Inc.
339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati, Metro Manila 1200,
PHILIPPINES
TEL: (02) 899 9801
TAIWAN
ROLAND TAIWAN
ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
Room 5, 9fl. No. 112 Chung
Shan N.Road Sec.2, Taipei,
TAIWAN, R.O.C.
TEL: (02) 2561 3339
THAILAND
Theera Music Co. , Ltd.
330 Soi Verng NakornKasem,
New Road, Sumpantawongse,
Bangkok 10100, THAILAND
TEL: (02) 224-8821
AUSTRALIA/
NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA/
NEW ZEALAND
Roland Corporation
Australia Pty.,Ltd.
38 Campbell Avenue
Dee Why West. NSW 2099
AUSTRALIA
For Australia
Tel: (02) 9982 8266
For New Zealand
Tel: (09) 3098 715
CENTRAL/LATIN
AMERICA
COLOMBIA
VENEZUELA
Centro Musical Ltda.
Cra 43 B No 25 A 41 Bododega 9
Medellin, Colombia
TEL: (574)3812529
Instrumentos Musicales
Allegro,C.A.
Av.las industrias edf.Guitar
import
#7 zona Industrial de Turumo
Caracas, Venezuela
TEL: (212) 244-1122
CURACAO
Zeelandia Music Center Inc.
Orionweg 30
Curacao, Netherland Antilles
TEL:(305)5926866
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Instrumentos Fernando Giraldez
Calle Proyecto Central No.3
Ens.La Esperilla
Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
TEL:(809) 683 0305
ECUADOR
Mas Musika
Rumichaca 822 y Zaruma
Guayaquil - Ecuador
TEL:(593-4)2302364
GUATEMALA
Casa Instrumental
Calzada Roosevelt 34-01,zona 11
Ciudad de Guatemala
Guatemala
TEL:(502) 599-2888
HONDURAS
Almacen Pajaro Azul S.A. de C.V.
BO.Paz Barahona
3 Ave.11 Calle S.O
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
TEL: (504) 553-2029
MARTINIQUE
Musique & Son
Z.I.Les Mangle
97232 Le Lamantin
Martinique F.W.I.
TEL: 596 596 426860
Gigamusic SARL
10 Rte De La Folie
97200 Fort De France
Martinique F.W.I.
TEL: 596 596 715222
MEXICO
Casa Veerkamp, s.a. de c.v.
Av. Toluca No. 323, Col. Olivar
de los Padres 01780 Mexico
D.F. MEXICO
TEL: (55) 5668-6699
NICARAGUA
Bansbach Instrumentos
Musicales Nicaragua
Altamira D'Este Calle Principal
de la Farmacia 5ta.Avenida
1 Cuadra al Lago.#503
Managua, Nicaragua
TEL: (505)277-2557
ARGENTINA
PERU
Instrumentos Musicales S.A.
Av.Santa Fe 2055
(1123) Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA
TEL: (011) 4508-2700
Audionet
Distribuciones Musicales SAC
Juan Fanning 530
Miraflores
Lima - Peru
TEL: (511) 4461388
BARBADOS
A&B Music Supplies LTD
12 Webster Industrial Park
Wildey, St.Michael, Barbados
TEL: (246)430-1100
EUROPE
Roland Italy S. p. A.
Viale delle Industrie 8,
20020 Arese, Milano, ITALY
TEL: (02) 937-78300
NORWAY
Roland Scandinavia Avd.
Kontor Norge
Lilleakerveien 2 Postboks 95
Lilleaker N-0216 Oslo
NORWAY
TEL: 2273 0074
POLAND
ROLAND POLSKA SP. Z O.O.
UL. Gibraltarska 4.
PL-03664 Warszawa POLAND
TEL: (022) 679 44 19
PORTUGAL
AUSTRIA
Roland Elektronische
Musikinstrumente HmbH.
Austrian Office
Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 8,
A-6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
TEL: (0512) 26 44 260
BELGIUM/FRANCE/
HOLLAND/
LUXEMBOURG
Roland Central Europe N.V.
Houtstraat 3, B-2260, Oevel
(Westerlo) BELGIUM
TEL: (014) 575811
CROATIA
ART-CENTAR
Degenova 3.
HR - 10000 Zagreb
TEL: (1) 466 8493
CZECH REP.
CZECH REPUBLIC
DISTRIBUTOR s.r.o
Voctárova 247/16
CZ - 180 00 PRAHA 8,
CZECH REP.
TEL: (2) 830 20270
Roland Iberia, S.L.
Portugal Office
Cais das Pedras, 8/9-1 Dto
4050-465, Porto, PORTUGAL
TEL: 22 608 00 60
ROMANIA
FBS LINES
Piata Libertatii 1,
535500 Gheorgheni,
ROMANIA
TEL: (266) 364 609
MOCO INC.
No.41 Nike St., Dr.Shariyati Ave.,
Roberoye Cerahe Mirdamad
Tehran, IRAN
TEL: (021) 285-4169
ISRAEL
Halilit P. Greenspoon & Sons
Ltd.
8 Retzif Ha’aliya Hashnya St.
Tel-Aviv-Yafo ISRAEL
TEL: (03) 6823666
JORDAN
MUSIC HOUSE CO. LTD.
FREDDY FOR MUSIC
P. O. Box 922846
Amman 11192 JORDAN
TEL: (06) 5692696
KUWAIT
EASA HUSAIN AL-YOUSIFI
& SONS CO.
Abdullah Salem Street,
Safat, KUWAIT
TEL: 243-6399
SLOVAKIA
OMAN
DAN Acoustic s.r.o.
Povazská 18.
SK - 940 01 Nové Zámky
TEL: (035) 6424 330
TALENTZ CENTRE L.L.C.
Malatan House No.1
Al Noor Street, Ruwi
SULTANATE OF OMAN
TEL: 2478 3443
SPAIN
Roland Iberia, S.L.
Paseo García Faria, 33-35
08005 Barcelona SPAIN
TEL: 93 493 91 00
Roland Scandinavia A/S
SWEDISH SALES OFFICE
Danvik Center 28, 2 tr.
S-131 30 Nacka SWEDEN
TEL: (0)8 702 00 20
FINLAND
SWITZERLAND
Roland Scandinavia As, Filial
Finland
Elannontie 5
FIN-01510 Vantaa, FINLAND
TEL: (0)9 68 24 020
Roland (Switzerland) AG
Landstrasse 5, Postfach,
CH-4452 Itingen,
SWITZERLAND
TEL: (061) 927-8383
GERMANY
UKRAINE
Roland Elektronische
Musikinstrumente HmbH.
Oststrasse 96, 22844
Norderstedt, GERMANY
TEL: (040) 52 60090
EURHYTHMICS Ltd.
P.O.Box: 37-a.
Nedecey Str. 30
UA - 89600 Mukachevo,
UKRAINE
TEL: (03131) 414-40
Roland East Europe Ltd.
Warehouse Area ‘DEPO’ Pf.83
H-2046 Torokbalint,
HUNGARY
IRAN
MuTek
Dorozhnaya ul.3,korp.6
117 545 Moscow, RUSSIA
TEL: (095) 981-4967
SWEDEN
HUNGARY
Moon Stores
No.16, Bab Al Bahrain Avenue,
P.O.Box 247, Manama 304,
State of BAHRAIN
TEL: 17 211 005
Chahine S.A.L.
Gerge Zeidan St., Chahine
Bldg., Achrafieh, P.O.Box: 165857
Beirut, LEBANON
TEL: (01) 20-1441
RUSSIA
Roland Scandinavia A/S
Nordhavnsvej 7, Postbox 880,
DK-2100 Copenhagen
DENMARK
TEL: 3916 6200
STOLLAS S.A.
Music Sound Light
155, New National Road
Patras 26442, GREECE
TEL: 2610 435400
BAHRAIN
LEBANON
DENMARK
GREECE/CYPRUS
MIDDLE EAST
UNITED KINGDOM
Roland (U.K.) Ltd.
Atlantic Close, Swansea
Enterprise Park, SWANSEA
SA7 9FJ,
UNITED KINGDOM
TEL: (01792) 702701
QATAR
Badie Studio & Stores
P.O. Box 62,
Doha, QATAR
TEL: 423554
SAUDI ARABIA
aDawliah Universal
Electronics APL
Corniche Road, Aldossary
Bldg., 1st Floor, Alkhobar,
SAUDI ARABIA
P.O.Box 2154, Alkhobar 31952
SAUDI ARABIA
TEL: (03) 898 2081
SYRIA
Technical Light & Sound
Center
Rawda, Abdul Qader Jazairi St.
Bldg. No. 21, P.O.BOX 13520,
Damascus, SYRIA
TEL: (011) 223-5384
TURKEY
ZUHAL DIS TICARET A.S.
Galip Dede Cad. No.37
Beyoglu - Istanbul / TURKEY
TEL: (0212) 249 85 10
U.A.E.
Zak Electronics & Musical
Instruments Co. L.L.C.
Zabeel Road, Al Sherooq Bldg.,
No. 14, Grand Floor, Dubai,
U.A.E.
TEL: (04) 3360715
TEL: (23) 511011
As of November 1, 2006 (EDIROL-1)
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