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Options Menu

Various user-defined global settings are found in Menu > Setup > Options. Options are divided into Console, System, Surface, User, Remote and Network tabs.

Console Options Tab

These relate to console-specific settings such as screen brightness, external screen options etc.

Mouse & Touch

The duration for on-screen press & hold buttons is adjusted in the Mouse & Touch area of the Options screen.

To change, drag the on-screen encoder or double-tap the text field. 400ms is a good starting place.

Time and Date (consoles only)

The console's internal time and date are displayed in the Time area of the Console Options screen.
To set the time or date, touch the Set button after the display of the current time or date and use the keyboard which appears to type the new value.

To place a clock display on the Main Screen, touch the Open button beside the clock time display. This display remains on top of whichever display is open in the Main Screen.
To close the clock display, touch the red X in the top right of the clock window.

External Overview Screen Display

The Overview screen VGA output on the rear of the console provides an additional screen output for displaying either the Overview or Automation page. This can be set using the Overview or Automation buttons respectively in the External Screen section of the Console Options page.
Select None to prevent either page being displayed on the external screen. Note that if either the Overview or Automation pages are set to display on the external screen but are then accessed from the Main screen, the external Overview screen will revert to None as these pages can only be viewed in one screen at a time.

External Keyboard Locale (consoles only)

Selecting the correct locale/region will ensure that keystrokes sent from any connected USB keyboards will be interpreted correctly by the console. Simply select the desired option from the External Keyboard section.

Surface Lock (consoles only)

It is possible to lock the control surface to prevent changes to the console's state. To lock the control surface, press & hold the Lock button in the Surface Lock section of the Console Options page.

The screens will show a padlock icon indicating that the surface is now locked. The hardware tiles will not respond to any input, but will continue to show the current state of any channels visible (meters, mute/solo status, fader position etc.).

To unlock the surface, press the three key symbols located in the lower left, lower right and top middle of the screen. You must press all three key areas within a 5 second period.

Console Brightness

The brightness of the Screens, Control Surface and LED Strip Lights can all be adjusted from the Brightness area of the options page.
The upper text field for each area of the console is the current brightness value and can be adjusted using the adjacent on-screen encoder.
The second field in each section is the Preset brightness for that area of the console. These can be recalled by pressing the Preset button for each area. To store a Preset value from the current brightness value, press & hold the Preset button and select the Store option.
Double-tapping any field will bring up the on-screen keyboard, which can be used to enter a specific brightness value.
Note: These controls duplicate the Brightness controls on the Channel Control Tile hardware (if fitted). Pressing the hardware encoder will recall the preset value; pressing & holding the encoder will store a new preset value.


System Options Tab

These relate to system-wide settings such as meter ballistics, clock source etc.

Meter Ballistics

The following timings can be adjusted:
  • Peak Hold Duration: The amount of time the highest signal level indication stays visible (0s to 10s);
  • Overload Hold: The amount of time overload lights stay lit after an overload takes place (0s to 60s);
  • Attack Ratio: The speed at which the meters respond to an increase in level, measured against the change in level (1 to 100ms/20dB);
  • Release Ratio: The speed at which the meters fall back down after a peak, measured against the change in level (100 to 1000ms/20dB).
To change a value, either drag the on-screen encoder, or double-tap on the value and edit it using the standard keypad which appears.
Note: The Attack and Release Ratio settings do not apply to the Overview screen meters as these use fixed ratios.

Meter Sources

You can define the meter source point for various path types:
Input (pre Trim), Post Trim, Pre Fader and Post All options are independently available for Input Channels, Aux Buses, Stem/Master Buses and Solo Channels.

Post Trim, Pre Fader and Post All options are available for Talkback channels.

Matrix Channel metering is always set to Post All.

Defining the Clock (Sync) Source (consoles only)

To select what clock source the console is locked to, select the appropriate button in the System Clock area of the Console Options screen, also selecting the port number if clocking to MADI or Blacklight II (BLII) connections. Press & hold the Apply button to set the clock source.
The clock source will only change if the requested source can be detected.
Note: The display above the source buttons indicates which source has been requested and which source is being used. More information about clocking the system can be found in the Setup: Clocking the System pages.

Timecode Source

The source for the console's timecode receiver can be set by touching the button under the Timecode label and selecting a source from the submenus which appear.

If a timecode source is not detected, buttons will appear to manually set the frame rate, so that timecode values entered can be interpreted correctly.

Compatibility Mode

A showfile created on a larger console may be loaded onto a smaller one (e.g L500 Plus show onto an L300). The system will automatically enter 'Compatibility' mode if the showfile cannot fit within the resources available. The Compatibility Mode button will turn red to indicate that some processing has been disabled. The button will light green if no disabled processing remains, at which point Compatibility mode can be turned off.
It's possible to enter Compatibility mode manually by engaging the Compatibility Mode button. This may be used to create a showfile destined for a larger console on a smaller one that doesn't necessarily have the amount of processing that will ultimately be used.
Mode information on Compatibility mode can be found in the Setup: Show Management section.

Console Model (SOLSA only)

The SSL Off-Line Setup Application (SOLSA) can be configured to operate as an L200, L300, L500 or L500 Plus console. This allows SOLSA to emulate a particular console model for showfile editing and remote access (see Remote Options below). Press & hold the L200, L300, L500 or L500 Plus button to switch between models.
Important: Changing the model setting will cause the current showfile to be unloaded.

Folddown

Folddown is applied when routing 4.0 and 5.1 formatted Channels and Stems to Stereo and Mono Stems, Auxes and Masters. Settings are also available for folding down Stereo to Mono routes. A choice of two global user preset folddowns can be selected with variable Centre to Left/Right, Surround Left/Right to Front Left/Right, plus overall Left/Right level trims.
Each path can be configured to use the Default or Alternative settings using the Use Alt Folddown button in the Channel Config page. Note: The Overall Output Trim parameter only applies when folding down a source with surround channels to a destination with only front channels.

Channel Direct Output

This is where the default output feed point of an Input Channel is customised. New Input Channels will be created with the default output feed point.

The options are Post Trim, Pre Fader, Post Fader and Post All.

To change the Direct Output Feed Point on a per channel basis, go to the Input/Routing page of the channel's Detail View and tap Out Feed:, located to the right.

Surface Options Tab

These settings relate to control surface-specific options such as button configuration.

Tile Setup

Fader Tiles

Enabling Screen Follow Select causes the Fader Tile on which the last Select button was pressed to be automatically called to the main screen.

Focus Fader Lock

The Focus Fader in the Master Tile may be locked to a specific channel path, as described in the Channel Control Tile Tutorial section. The Channel Control Tile may also be locked to that channel if the Link Channel Control Tile button is enabled in the Focus Fader Lock section of the User Options page.

Keypad

The Lock To User Keys button prevents the keypad on the Master Tile from becoming a numeric keypad when the on-screen keyboard is enabled. This allows any user-defined functions assigned to the keypad to be available at all times.

Path Label LCD

The bottom line of text on the path label LCD can display either information about the path assigned to that channel strip (path type, number and format) or solo bus routing information. Use the Show Info and Show Solo buttons to toggle between the two displays.

Query Setup

Query Mode options determine whether the result of the Query is Compressed to show only the paths turned on to/from the Queried path on the other Fader Tiles, or Expanded to keep the user-defined layers and banks on the Fader Tiles. In Expanded mode, the Q button of any contributing path is lit green if it's an input to the Queried path or red if it's an output from the Queried path.

The Q button of the Queried path flashes green if in Compressed mode or purple if in Expanded mode.

The Control Mode determines how the result of the Query is displayed on the Fader Tiles. Showing the Query in Routes mode displays the channel strips of the paths in the Query, with the faders remaining as the main fader for each of the paths and the Quick Controls assigned to the last selected path processing parameter.

Showing the Query on Quick Controls provides access to the contributing level of the Queried path to/from the other paths on the Quick Control encoders. Querying an Aux will assign the send levels from each channel to that Aux onto the Quick Control encoders. Querying an Input Channel will assign the send levels from that channel to any Stems or Auxes it is assigned to.

Showing the Query on Faders is similar to the Quick Controls mode, but instead provides access to the send levels to/from the Queried path on the faders of each source/destination. In this mode the Quick Control encoders default to the Pan control for each send (if applicable).

The concept of Query is explained in further detail in the Channel Query section.

Select/Solo/Query Follow Options

The Follow Setup section allows linking, or Following, of various button combinations on the Fader Tiles. This allows, for example, paths to be Soloed automatically whenever their Select button is pressed (or vice versa).

To configure Follow modes, first enable the Edit button.

Three rows correspond to the hardware Select, Solo and Q (Query) buttons on the Fader Tiles. The columns refer to which button should follow, on press of the hardware button. Columns are arranged by path type (Channels, Stems, Auxes etc.), allowing different Follow modes for different path types.

Enable the buttons in the grid corresponding to which function (column) you would like to follow on press of a hardware button (row). For example, to enable Solo Follow Select for Auxes, locate the Solo column in the Aux / *Aux section and press the button in the intersection between that column and the Select row.

Use the buttons in the Edit row and column of the grid to select entire rows and columns, then use the Set All, Clear All or Toggle buttons to alter the state of the selection.

User Options Tab

These settings relate to user-specific options such as Solo modes.

Solo Setup

Solo In Place

Solo In Place (or SIP) mode can be used to listen to channels 'in place' of the main mix, by muting all other channels from the Master mix outputs. Certain channels can be excluded from this (e.g. effects channels) by using the SIP Isolate button found in each channel's Fader section.
Turn SIP mode on and off using the Solo In Place button in the Solo Setup section. This will also add a flashing yellow 'S' icon to the status bar at the top of the Main screen when SIP mode is active.

Additive Solo Mode

By default, Solo buttons are inter-cancelling (also known as auto-cancelling or single solo mode) - pressing one will cancel all other Solo buttons. This can be turned on and off using the Additive Solo Mode buttons for Solo Bus A and Solo Bus B independently. When switched on, the Solo buttons will then become additive (when you press a second one, the first one stays active, and so on).

Notes:
It is possible to Solo two or more channels even in inter-cancelling solo mode; simply press their Solo buttons simultaneously.

Single solo mode will override Additive solo mode, so if channels are set to go to both Solo buses but only one Solo bus is set to Additive Solo mode, the solo operation will remain inter-cancelling.

Input Solo Priority

Input Solo Priority allows Channel Solos to temporarily override Stem and Aux solos.

When the user solos a Stem or Aux, followed by one or more channels, the bus Solo is temporarily overridden. When the channel Solos are cleared, the bus will be soloed again.

To turn on Input Solo Priority go to MENU > Setup > Options > USER tab. In the SOLO SETUP section to the left, tap Input Solo Priority to engage it.

Now press the SOLO button on a Stem or an Aux. The Stem/Aux's signal will be sent to the solo buses. The bus' SOLO button will turn yellow to indicate this.

Now press SOLO on a Channel. Only the Channel's signal will be sent to the solo buses. The Channel's SOLO button will turn yellow to indicate this. The Stem/Aux's SOLO button will turn orange to indicate that it was the most recently soloed bus.

Press the Channel's SOLO button again to un-solo it, and the Stem/Aux will be soloed again. The Stem/Aux's signal will go to the SOLO buses again and the Stem/Aux's SOLO button has turned yellow to indicate this.

Press the Stem Aux's SOLO button again to clear the Solo.

The Solo CLEAR button on the Master Tile can be used to clear solos in Input Solo Priority. When Input Solo Priority is engaged the CLEAR button will clear the most recent solo. So if a bus is soloed, then a Channel is soloed, the CLEAR button will need to be pressed twice to clear both solos.

Notes:
To use Input Solo Priority with Solo in Place , first solo the bus using the SOLO button on the Fader Tile. Now solo the channel using the SOLO buttons on the Main Screen in the Fader section of the Channel View or Detail View.

To turn off Input Solo Priority return to MENU > Setup > Options > USER tab and tap Input Solo Priority again to disengage it.

Follow Pan Options for Solo Sends

The Follow Pan Solo option controls whether signal that feeds the Solo Buses follows the pan of the path.

Notes:
Panning from SSL Live console paths can be configured for each send individually. For this reason, the panner is not part of the fader in the signal chain, and therefore sending to a Bus Post Fader does not also mean Post Pan.

To adjust the Follow Pan settings go to MENU > Setup > Options > USER tab.

In the SOLO SETUP section to the left are two buttons: Follow Pan: Pre Fader Sends and Follow Pan: Post Fader Sends.

Follow Pan: Pre Fader Sends affects all Pre Fader sends to the Solo Buses. Engaging Follow Pan: Pre Fader Sends means for Pre Fader sends to the Solo Buses, the path's main Pan will be followed. Disengaging Follow Pan: Pre Fader Sends means for Pre Fader sends to the Solo Buses, the path's main Pan will be ignored. The signal will be sent to the Solo Bus using the default Folddown settings. These are adjustable in MENU > Setup > Options > SYSTEM tab.

For example, Channel 1 is mono, and is feeding to Solo Bus A Pre Fader. Solo Bus A is sending to Solo Channel 1, which is stereo. Channel 1 is panned hard left. Engaging Follow Pan: Pre Fader Sends will mean the signal is sent to Solo Channel 1 hard left. Disengaging Follow Pan: Pre Fader Sends will mean the signal is sent to Solo Channel 1 centre.

Follow Pan: Post Fader Sends works in the same way as its Pre Fader equivalent. Engaging Follow Pan: Post Fader Sends means for Post Fader sends to the Solo Buses, the path's main Pan will be followed. Disengaging Follow Pan: Post Fader Sends means for Post Fader sends to the Solo Buses, the path's main Pan will be ignored. The signal will be sent to the Solo Bus using the default Folddown settings.

Broadcast Solo Mode

When active, the functions of the Solo channels are reconfigured so that the outputs can be used as traditional monitor outputs feeding a mono, stereo, or 5.1 speaker setup according to the Solo Channel format.

The Solo Channel output level is controlled directly from the Solo Channel Fader, which becomes the main Monitor level control. The Solo A and Solo B controls on the Master Tile continue to trim the level of their respective Solo Buses when routed to a Solo Channel and a path Solo is active. However, the Solo A and B controls no longer affect the level of the default monitor source assigned to a Solo Channel and there is no requirement to route a Solo Bus to a Solo Channel in order to hear the default or external inputs.

A Solo Channel DIM function has been added, controlled by the Solo Channel Solo button. Dim level can be set from 0 to -40dB, from the Solo Channel Fader section, either from the touch screen or the Channel Control Tile via the Fader TB button.

If a separate solo speaker is in use, the main monitor feed can be dimmed when a path Solo is active using the Auto Dim function. This is also enabled from the Solo Channel Fader section.

Default Feed Point

Solo Buses A and B default feed points can be customised here.

The options are Pre Fader, Post All, or None.

New paths will be created with both Solo Bus feed points set to the Bus Default.

Notes:
None does not turn the Solo Bus off. Paths can still be sent to the Solo Bus individually from the path's Fader section of the Detail View.

Rehearse Mode (consoles only)

Setting up the Live Recorder and Rehearse Mode is described in detail in the Setup: I/O Configuration section.
Rehearse Mode can be switched on and off globally (press & hold the Global Rehearse Mode button) or for each individual Live Recorder module from the Rehearse Mode section of the User Options page.
Each individual Live Recorder button lists the I/O port it is connected to.

Keypad and Mute/User Buttons

The ten numeric keypad buttons and the ten Mute/User buttons on the Master Tile can be assigned to user-defined functions for quick access. Use the button to the right of each user key field to select a function from the the list available (listed below).
User Key Assignments
Menu Select Setup Options Console Console options tab to main screen
System System options tab to main screen
Surface Surface options tab to main screen
User User options tab to main screen
Remote Remote options tab to main screen
Console Configuration Console Configuration page to main screen
Layer Manager Layer Manager page to main screen
I/O I/O page to main screen
XY Routing XY Routing to main screen
Showfiles Showfiles page to main screen
Presets Presets page to main screen
Automation Automation page to main screen
Overview Overview page to main screen
Effects Effects Rack page to main screen
Matrix Matrix page to main screen
Channel View Channel View to main screen
Function Select Solo Setup SIP Toggle Solo In Place mode on/off
Additive Solo A Toggle Additive Solo mode for Solo bus A on/off
Additive Solo B Toggle Additive Solo mode for Solo bus B on/off
Solo A Default Feed Point None Change default feed point of Solo Bus A to None (no send)
Pre Fader Change default feed point of Solo Bus A to Pre Fader
Post All Change default feed point of Solo Bus A to Post All
Toggle Pre/Post Toggle the default feed point of Solo Bus A between Pre Fader and Post All
Solo B Default Feed Point None Change default feed point of Solo Bus B to None (no send)
Pre Fader Change default feed point of Solo Bus B to Pre Fader
Post All Change default feed point of Solo Bus B to Post All
Toggle Pre/Post Toggle the default feed point of Solo Bus B between Pre Fader and Post All
Tile Setup Fader Tiles Screen Follow Select Toggle Screen Follow Select mode on/off
Focus Fader Lock Link Channel Control Tile Toggle Link Channel Control Tile mode on/off when Focus Fader is locked
Keypad Lock To User Keys Toggle keypad Lock To User Keys mode on/off
Path Label LCD Show Info Set Path Label LCDs to display path info
Show Solo Set Path Label LCDs to display Solo bus info
Follow Setup Follow Mode On/Off Toggle Select/Solo/Query Follow Modes on/off
External Screen Overview Set External Screen to Overview page
Automation Set External Screen to Automation page
Rehearse Mode Global* Toggle Global Rehearse Mode on/off
1 - 8 Toggle Rehearse Mode on/off for Live Recorder N
Surface Lock* Engage Control Surface Lock
Effects Tempo Link Rack 1 - 6 Tap Tempo (Tempo Link) for Rack N
Automation Fire Scene Scene N Fire scene N from the Automation list
Scene Name Rename the selected scene
Group Mode Toggle Group Mode states (Group Mode/Group All/Disabled)
Showfile Save* Save over the current showfile
Save As Save the current show as a new showfile
Auto Mute Safe Engage Auto Mute Safe
Path Functions Input Select Channel N Input A* Switch Channel N to Input A
Input B* Switch Channel N to Input B
Input B Toggle* Toggle Channel N between Inputs A & B
Path Select Channel/Stem/Aux etc. N Select path N (abides by Follow Modes)
Quick Controls Routing Input Input Switch Quick Controls to Input section
Mic Gain Switch Quick Controls to control Mic Gain
Mute Groups Switch Quick Controls to Mute Groups section
VCA Switch Quick Controls to VCA section
Fader/TB Switch Quick Controls to Fader/TB section
Master Switch Quick Controls to Master section
Stem Switch Quick Controls to Stem section
Aux Switch Quick Controls to Aux section
Processing EQ Switch Channel View & Quick Controls to EQ section
Dynamics Switch Channel View & Quick Controls to Dynamics section
Pan Switch Channel View & Quick Controls to Pan section
Time Switch Channel View & Quick Controls to Time (Delay & All Pass) section
Insert A Switch Channel View & Quick Controls to Insert A section
Insert B Switch Channel View & Quick Controls to Insert B section
FX Slot Select Rack 1-6 Slot 1-16 Switch main screen to the selected FX rack slot
Mute Group Masters MG Master 1-10 Toggle Mute Group Master N
* = Press & Hold to engage

Remote Options Tab

Options for remote control of the console can be found in this tab.

Up to two other remote console control surfaces or computers running SOLSA may be connected to the main console over an Ethernet network to share its audio processing capabilities. Up to 10 iPads or Android tablets running the SSL Live TaCo app may also be connected to the console for remote control. More information on these features is located in the next section - Console Remote Control. See below for connection instructions.

Please note that L200 can only be remote controlled from a PC running SOLSA, but not from another console. L200 also cannot remote control other SSL Live consoles.

Note: This feature increases the number of control surfaces able to control the audio processing; it does not increase the amount of audio processing available. Configuring a console as a Remote will disable its internal audio engine.

Connecting to another console, Remote Surface or PC running SOLSA
  • Connect the main console's Network port to one of the following using a shielded Ethernet cable (max 100m):
    • A Network port on the Remote Expander or second console (direct connection).
    • A network port on your PC if using SOLSA (direct connection).
    • A network port on a switch, router or wireless access point, into which the Remote Expander, second console or PC should also be connected.
  • Restart the main console if its IP address has changed (e.g. due to being assigned one by a DHCP server on the network).
  • If connecting to another console or Remote Expander, set its Network Settings mode to match that of the main console; DHCP or Manual (static IP - ensure each device has a unique IP address).
  • Restart the second console/Remote Expander if its IP settings have changed.
  • If connecting to a PC running SOLSA, set its network settings to DHCP or static IP to match the console's addressing scheme. In SOLSA go to Menu > Setup > Options > Network tab and select an Adapter, either Wireless or select the ethernet port that the console is plugged into on the PC.
  • On the remote surface (either another console or a PC running SOLSA) go to Menu > Setup > Options > Remote tab and press & hold the Remote Surface button in the Remote options tab.
  • The SSL Live Connections area lists all consoles visible on the network. Locate the console you wish to connect to. Its name will be the console model (e.g. "L500Plus"), followed by the name you entered earlier.
  • The Status column lists the connection status of each console in the network. Tap the Discovered button and select Connect from the drop down list.
  • Enter your chosen password into the Password field that appears and press OK.
  • The remote's Status button will now display Waiting for server response.
  • On the main console, navigate to the Remote tab (Menu > Setup > Options > Remote) and locate the device in the SSL Live Connections area that is awaiting authorisation. Press the Awaiting authorisation button and press one of the Accept buttons. Both 'slots' will initially be empty until remote surface data is saved in a showfile.
  • Two remote surfaces can be connected and configured independently. The Accept buttons will include the name of the previously connected surface. Pick the appropriate data set when connecting to multiple surfaces.
  • Use the Disconnect button to decline the connection request.
  • Use the Ban button to decline the request and prevent the device requesting further access.
  • Once connected, both SSL Live Connections areas of the main console and remote should now show the other device as Connected OK.
  • To disconnect once connected, press the Connected OK button and select Disconnect.
Connecting to an iPad or Android tablet running TaCo mix app
  • Install the SSL Live TaCo app from the Apple app store/Google Play store.
  • Connect the main console's Network port to a wireless router or access point.
  • Restart the main console if its IP address has changed (e.g. due to being assigned one by a DHCP server on the network).
  • Connect the tablet to the wireless router/access point.
  • Open the TaCo app on the tablet. Any consoles detected on the network will be listed.
  • Enter your chosen password into the Password field in TaCo and tap Connect
  • The Status area will now display Awaiting authorisation.
  • On the main console, navigate to the Remote tab (Menu > Setup > Options > Remote) and locate the device in the Tablet Controllers area that is awaiting authorisation. Press the Awaiting authorisation button and select one of the options presented.
  • Accept as Engineer will provide control of master fader levels and mute status for all paths on the console as well as send levels to Stems and Aux mixes from TaCo.
  • Use the Accept with button to select a specific Aux. TaCo will be limited to control of the selected Aux mix (e.g. for giving to a performer to control their own mix).
  • The Recent button provides a list of Auxes that have been connected to most recently.
  • Use the Disconnect button to decline the connection request.
  • Use the Ban button to decline the request and prevent the device requesting further access.
  • Once accepted, the console and tablet connection areas should now show Connected.
  • Select Menu > Mix in TaCo to navigate to the main faders mix page.
  • Multiple tablets can be connected to the console simultaneously. Simply repeat the steps above to connect additional devices running TaCo.
  • To disconnect once connected, press the Connected OK button in the Console's Remote options tab and select Disconnect, or tap Disconnect in the tablet's Setup page.

Once connected, refer to the Console Remote Control section for further details.

Network Options Tab

The Network Options Tab is where the console's local network and Dante IP configuration is made. Double tap on any field to edit it.

Setting the IP addresses of the console

The connectivity network is used to connect devices running SOLSA (SSL On/Offline Setup Application for PC/tablet PC) or TaCo (Tablet Control App for iPads or Android tablets).

The device connecting to the console will need to have its IP address set in the same subnet as the console in order to communicate with it. By setting both devices to DHCP (or Obtain IP Address Automatically), appropriate addresses will be automatically self-assigned.

Setting Dante IP addresses in the console

The IP addresses set here define the addresses of the adapters used by the console to send control data to the Dante network, not the address of the Dante audio connections.

The following instructions explain how to configure the IP settings when connecting to a Dante network:

If there is a DHCP server on the primary network
  • Set the primary adapter's IP address to DHCP. An IP address will be assigned automatically by the DHCP server.
  • Press and hold Apply
  • Set all other Dante devices on the network to DHCP.
If there is a DHCP server on the secondary network
  • Set the secondary adapter's IP address to DHCP. An IP address will be assigned automatically by the DHCP server
  • Press and hold Apply
  • Set all other Dante devices on the network to DHCP.
Automatic IP address configuration with no DHCP server on the primary network
  • Set the primary adapter's IP address to DHCP. In the absence of a DHCP server on the network, the console will revert to a link local address.
  • Press and hold Apply
  • Set all other Dante devices on the network to DHCP and they will do the same.
Automatic IP address configuration with no DHCP server on the secondary network

I/O devices set to DHCP mode will automatically assign themselves an address within a special range. However, the console's secondary adapter must be provided with an address in this range manually.

  • Set the console's secondary adapter to Fixed
  • Set its IP address within the range of 172.31.x.x (choose any address within the range, provided it is not already in use by another device on the network)
  • Set its Netmask to 255.255.0.0
  • Do not change the Gateway settings.
  • Press and hold Apply
  • Set all other Dante devices on the network to DHCP
Fixed IP address configuration
  • Set both adapters (primary and secondary) to Fixed
  • Complete the fields as specified by your network administrator
  • Press and hold Apply

Useful Links

Faders
Metering
Solos
Clocking The System
Index and Glossary
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