Live has four matrix groups that feed 36 matrix output paths. This allows reduction in the number of visible crosspoints, focusing on relevant parts of the 'full matrix' rather than sifting through a large page of redundant controls. Matrix paths are mono.
To access, touch Matrix in the main screen menu.Definition: A matrix provides the final stage of routing and control before signals leave the console. You might use a matrix to split off and configure separate mix sends to different locations, such as delayed speakers, camera crews, and recording devices.
Matrices may naturally be put to creative uses such as injecting signals into sends which you do not want to hear on the console. Inserts in the matrix paths allow introduction of effects (such as delays) to each specific output.
Press Matrix A, B, C, or D on the right to choose which matrix is displayed.
Each row is one mono input, and each column is the mono summed output path:
If the matrix is larger than 8 x 12, the navigation arrows scroll to see the rest.
To route a signal to a matrix input:
- Select the row whose input you wish to route, either by touching it or by navigating to it using the selection arrows to the right.
- Activate the Routing button below the arrows; the standard routing dialogue will appear.
- You may also route sources from their channel detail routing menu.
Note: Multichannel signals must use two matrix inputs, routed as left and right signals.
The selected input will appear in the text box above the controls for each output column in the selected row.
Output Activation and Level Control
If Unlocked, touching In will activate that crosspoint; you can then drag the adjacent Gain encoder to alter the level.
If Locked, the crosspoints cannot be altered on screen, but will be available on the Fader Tile:
- Touch to highlight the crosspoint row you wish to alter.
- Controls for that row will be assigned to the Fader Tile Quick Controls
- The upper key toggles crosspoint in, turning the encoder adjusts the level.
Note: This Quick Control operation requires Follow Detail mode to be active.
Touch the Follow Detail button (bottom right corner of the main screen) to toggle between Follow Channel (button inactive) and Follow Detail (button active).
The up/down selection arrows select which row of controls is assigned to the Quick Controls, and the left/right arrows select which crosspoint is assigned to the Focus Quick Control on the right of the main screen.
Matrix Output Routing
Matrix path faders allow for master level control before leaving the console. Matrix paths have all full path processing except dynamics, plus access to Eyeconix, naming, inserts, and output routing.
Matrix outputs are routed using the standard routing display accessed via Route Output in the Input/Routing detail dialogue: