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Old 07-19-2018, 07:54 PM
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Default Managing the Monitoring Page

Let's take a closer look at the Monitoring page on the Master Module. We are monitoring with a Pro Tools | MTRX bound to the monitor section of the S6. This is also applicable for XMON - however the sources and assignments are more fixed. So for this example - this will be dedicated to MTRX and S6. We are also going to create a scenario where by default, no sources show up in the top Source row scroller.

We're first going to touch the little arrow on the first source block to choose which of my Control Room sources from the MTRX (Set EuCon Mode = Control Room) are going to be associated. Simply select Sources from the list which appears in the center area of the monitoring window. Sources turn Blue to indicate that they are Active. Choose the order to arrange your source inputs into. Blanks and duplicates are allowed. Swipe the horizontal source row from Right to Left to expose more blocks if you have a large number of sources. In summing mode, press the ALL switch to enable summing of all sources. Head down to the Local Options (Gear Icon) to change the Source Mode logic from Summing to Intercancel.

Touching one of the yellow blocks for Monitors A - D will allow you to feed sources into these monitors. These 4 monitors in the column correlate to the monitors in DADman that are assigned with "Set EuCon Mode" to Monitor A, B, C, D. These can be discrete talent mixes for example. Each of the monitors in my example are set to logic mode Sum so multiple sources can be fed to talent simultaneously.

The bottom row of blocks represents the primary Control Room speaker outputs. For this example, I am representing a 7.1 set where in Sum mode individual speakers can be enabled and disabled simply by touching the blocks. Again, visit the Local Options (Gear Icon) to change the logic mode for Speakers. Select Enable Speaker Label Editing to alter the default names of your individual speaker channels. We will shorten "Low Freq Effects" to "LFE". For Dolby Atmos or configurations with more speakers than are visible in the interface, simply swipe the speaker scroller from Right to Left to expose the additional channels. Finally, the bottom yellow buttons will populate if you have assigned Fold Down presets to your Control Room outputs created from the Fold Down tab of the DADman monitor profile window.

Jeff Komar
Applications Specialist, Pro Audio
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