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eMotion LV1 Tutorial 3.9: Channel Window – Talkback

Mar 01, 2017 | 3,261 Views

In this video you will learn how to send the signal of assigned I/Os to selected busses, using the Talkback function of the eMotion LV1 live mixing console.

The TALKBACK function sends the signal of an assigned I/O to selected Busses, which are then routed to Output I/Os.

In a live setting, TALKBACK is used mostly to communicate between the FOH and the artists or staff. It can also be used to distribute a reference signal for calibration or to check that stage equipment is working properly.

TALKBACK is activated with the TALK switch in the Top Bar. Click and hold to talk. Double click to latch the switch on.

When TALKBACK is ON, the top part of the button is Blue.
TALKBACK is configured in the Talkback channel. Click the Gear icon under the TALK button on the Top Bar to access it.

The TALKBACK INPUT section can patch to any I/O that’s assigned to the mixer. Just like the input channels, the TALKBACK channel can control a preamp: Analog level (GAIN), 48V, and Ø Phase. The talkback channel can be Mono or Stereo.

The INPUT section includes input meters and peak value indicators, as well as TRIM controls, a filter section, and delay control.

The TALKBACK channel can have up to 8 plugins. Use the plugin menu to assign them.

Plugins are controlled directly on the plugin pane. To return to the main Talkback view, click ‘BACK TO MAIN’.

The grid is used to determine which

The Source Grid is used to determine which Busses the Talkback channel is being sent to. Any number of busses can be selected.

If ALL is selected, then Talkback is sent to all the Busses.

You can save up to 8 Talkback routing configurations as PRESETS. To create a preset:

  • 1. Select a preset button.
  • 2. Configure Talkback buss assignments.
  • 3. Click SAVE.

The CLEAR button removes all patches on the grid. It does not affect saved presets.

The TALKBACK Output section controls talkback level and pan for all assigned I/Os. The Talkback buss can be patched to any available I/O. It can also be routed to Mixer Busses, including Main Outs and Matrixes.

The TALK button next to the fader is the same as the button in the Top Bar.

To assign I/Os, click ‘OPEN LIST’ and choose from among the devices:

  • 1. Set the I/O’s TRIM.
  • 2. Choose a SOURCE.

Since TALKBACK can be sent to any I/O or Buss, it’s a convenient way to broadcast a reference tone or other test signal.

Insert a signal generator in the Talkback Plugins Rack. Select the Busses that you want to distribute this signal to. The TALKBACK switch can be mapped to a control surface or assigned to user-assignable keys, which are set up in the U/I Settings window.

In this lesson we learned about the eMotion LV1 Talkback function. Use this to broadcast to any or all of your busses and I/Os. You can use it for communication or to distribute a signal, such as a reference tone, throughout the system.

In the next lesson we’ll learn about the Matrix, which is used to send specific mixes to PA, backstage, producers, outside feeds, and more.