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eMotion LV1 Tutorial 1.1: Setup Window – System Inventory

Mar 01, 2017 | 21,969 Views

Learn the very first steps of setting up the eMotion LV1 live mixing console: assign I/Os, configure your mixer network, choose mixer preferences and more.

In this video, we dive into the LV1’s System Inventory page. Here, you’ll be able to:

  • Add and manage your I/O devices
  • Manage network ports, speed, and server preferences
  • Assign and manage external control surface devices
  • Configure sample rate
  • Assign master/slave controls

Let’s get started!

The eMotion LV1 Setup window enables you to assign devices to the mixer, set up the network, and choose mixer preferences. There are three Setup pages. Use the tabs on the left side of the window to choose between these pages:

  • System Inventory
  • Mixer Settings
  • User Interface Settings

The System Inventory page is used to assign and manage I/Os, servers, drivers, and controllers. The top portion of the System Inventory page deals with network status. Devices are assigned in the racks below.

The Network Port drop-down menu shows all detected network ports on the host computer. Choose the port that connects your computer to the SoundGrid network switch. We recommend that you use this port for SoundGrid devices only.

Link reports the status of the Ethernet connection to the computer that’s running the eMotion LV1 software.

Speed reports the speed of the SoundGrid network.

The Sample Rate of a SoundGrid network is always determined by the Master I/O. The Sample Rate controls on the right set and display the network sample rate, and define the rules of sample rate selection.

The Sample Rate Master/Slave selector controls whether the mixer is the sample rate master or a slave.

The Sample Rate window displays the sample rate of the eMotion LV1 system.

When the mixer is the sample rate master, this menu sets the system sample rate. (We’ll discuss sample rate in detail in lesson 1.4).

The Quit button exits the application and prompts you to save your session. You can also quit the application by closing the window.

The Device Racks are used to assign hardware and software I/Os, servers, and controllers. Use them to set up a new configuration or to modify an existing one.

Racks A and B are used to assign I/O devices. These can be hardware devices, drivers, or a combination of these.

Use the Servers Rack to assign one or two servers to the system. And, use the Control Protocols rack to assign external control surface devices.

When a device has been assigned to a slot, its icon appears here (in the Device Rack). The icon contains information about the device.

This video was a tour of the System Inventory page, where you assign devices and manage the network. Watch the next video to learn how to configure I/O devices.