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Remote Control from SOLSA PC software, other Consoles & Remote Expander

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. A remote control surface could be another Live console or a Remote Expander (see below for details).

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.
Remote Expander

Unlike other control surfaces in the Live range, the Remote Expander does not include any audio processing capability; it is purely a control surface for attaching to a Live console. The Remote Expander is available with either 24 or 36 faders, a main touch-screen and a VGA output for an external screen.

Follow the instructions in the Console and User Options section to connect your remote surface(s).

Once connected, settings from the main console can be copied to the remote surface using the Remote Sync buttons in the main console's Layer Manager (Menu > Setup > Layer Manager). One Remote Sync button is included for each remote surface connected to the main console. These buttons will be disabled during synchronisation; if sync'ing two remote surfaces wait for one to complete before starting the other. These settings will be stored in the main showfile independently of the main console's settings. Note that updating the main console's settings will not update the remote surfaces unless the relevant Sync button is pressed again.


Certain elements are always controlled in 'parallel' from the separate control surfaces. These include any functions that affect the processing of audio, such as Solo, Mutes, bus routing, automation changes etc.

Other items are independent for each surface. Fader Tile Layers and Banks can be configured independently for each surface. Brightness settings, External Screen selection, Mouse & Touch settings and all items in the Surface Options tab (Tile setup, Query and Follow modes) can also be configured independently. Pressing the Remote Sync button described above will copy the main console's settings to the remote surface.
Note that User keys can also be configured independently if connecting another console as a remote surface. However, these must be configured on the main console then sync'ed across to the remote using the Remote Sync button. The main console User keys can then be changed as desired.

Remote Control from TaCo Tablet Controller Mix App

The console can also be controlled wirelessly using the TaCo (Tablet Controller) iPad and Android tablet app. The app can be limited to control an individual Aux mix for artists or unlocked to quickly and easily control all fader levels, sends and mutes from a single screen. Up to 10 tablets can be connected simultaneously for providing mix capabilities to each performer on stage.

Follow the instructions in the Console and User Options section to connect your tablet(s).

Aux Mode

TaCo utilises the same Query technology as the Live console, meaning only the channels turned on to the selected Aux are displayed. Using the Live console's Stem groups, input channels can be combined into logical sub groups to provide the performer with a simplified set of faders. This allows, for example, a dozen drum channels to be combined into a single "Drum" Stem fader in the artist's TaCo mix app, while full control of the individual channels is maintained at the console.

Once the tablet is connected to the console, tap Awaiting Authorisaton and tap Accept with then choose the desired Aux to control.

On the tablet tap Menu > Mix.

The tablet will list all paths contributing to the Aux, and provides control over send levels and Mute status to that specific Aux.

The tablet displays 12 paths at a time. For large lists, use the bank icons to the right to cycle through paths.

Engineer Mode

In Engineer Mode the console can remote control the master fader level and mute status of all paths, as well as send levels to Stems and Auxes.

Once the tablet is connected to the console, tap Awaiting Authorisation and tap Accept as Engineer.

On the tablet tap Menu > Mix.

Tap Layers to open the navigation window. Overview shows all the banks available, and Layers shows the banks laid out as they are on the console, divided into Tiles and Layers. The up/down arrows to the right of the main view can also be used to cycle through layers.

Back in the main view, path master fader levels and mute status can be remotely controlled.

To remote control send levels to Stems and Auxes, turn on Mix mode. To do this engage the Mix button.

All Stems and Auxes on the console are now displayed at the top of the screen. Tap a Stem or an Aux to adjust send levels to that bus.

Paths can be displayed in two different ways, Query Mode or User Layers. This is selected using the corresponding buttons in Menu > Setup.

Query Mode behaves similarly to Compressed Query mode on the console, displaying only the assigned paths.

User Layers behaves similarly to Expanded Query mode on the console, displaying the User Layers with the IN buttons displaying the assignment status.

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