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==Instroduction==
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There are two independent sound systems.
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The stereo sound system and the [[GMU:Tutorials/Performance_Platform/Sound_System_Multi_Speaker | surround sound]] systems.
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Both are controlled by the same audio work station.
  
  
In the Digital Lab you could find two kind of sound playing system: 『'''Stereo Sound System』'''and '''『Multi-Channels Sound System』'''. In this case, I will introduce how to set up and playing your sound with Stereo sound system and some about trouble-shooting.
 
  
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== Connection Diagram ==
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Here is an overview of how the components are connected:
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[[File:DBL_stereo.jpg|400px|thumb|left|stereo system]]
  
== Hardware Setup ==
 
 
There are totally four workstations in Digital Lab, and the right most one is used for dealing with sound playback.
 
Location is shown below:
 
 
[[Image:venuediagram.png|thumb|center|900px]]
 
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== Audio-Workstation ==
 
 
- Enigma (Mac-Pro on the left side of the right table)
 
 
== Audio-Interfaces ==
 
 
=== RME Fireface UFX ===
 
- [https://www.rme-audio.de/products/fireface_ufx.php Fireface UFX Product Page]
 
 
=== RME Fireface 800 ===
 
- [https://www.rme-audio.de/products/fireface_800.php Fireface 800]
 
 
=== MPS-488 HP (I) ===
 
- Power supplier for 8 Surround-Speakers
 
 
=== MPS-488 HP (II) ===
 
- Power supplier for 2 Stereo Speakers and 2 Bass-Speakers
 
 
=== Surround Speakers ===
 
- 8 ... Speakers
 
 
=== Stereo Speakers ===
 
- 2 ... Speakers
 
- 2 ... Bass-Speakers
 
 
== Let's play the Sound ==
 
'''Step 1- Connect the 3.5 phone jack wire(already connected with workstation) to your sound player'''<br>
 
[[File:Sound Cable.jpg|thumb|left|400px]]
 
 
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'''Step 2- Turn on 『Power supplier for multiple speakers』'''<br>
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For more images see [[GMU:Tutorials/Performance_Platform/Sound_System_Stereo#Gallery| Gallery]] bellow
The power supplier is located behind the right sight of video wall.
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== Components ==
 
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* Audio-Workstation (Enigma; Mac-Pro on the left side of the right table)
[[Image:power supplier.jpg|thumb|center|900px]]
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* Audio-Interface [https://www.rme-audio.de/products/fireface_ufx.php RME Fireface UFX]
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* Audio-Interface [https://www.rme-audio.de/products/fireface_800.php RME Fireface 800]
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* 2 Meyer Sound Speakers
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* 2 Meyer Sound Bass-Speakers MM-10XP ([http://www.meyersound.de/product/mm-10/ product page])
  
[[File:power1.png|thumb|left|225px |power supplier]]
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<gallery>
[[File:backpower2.png|thumb|left|250px|power supplier]]
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File:dbl-grafik_4Kanal.jpg | sound system connection sketch
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File:sound-station1.jpg | Enigma sound station cables
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File:RME Fireface UFX und 800 front.JPG | RME Fireface UFX and 800 front
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File:RME Fireface UFX und 800 back.JPG | RME Fireface UFX and 800 back
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File:stereo speaker.JPG | right stereo speaker
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File:Subwoofer.JPG|Subwoofer
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</gallery>
  
'''Step 3- Turn on 『RME Fireface UFX, FireFace 800 Audio Interface and the right side MacPro  』.'''<br>
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== Using Stereo Sound System ==
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===Hardware===
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Turn on equipment:
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*Audio work station (Enigma)
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*Audiointerfaces (RME Fireface UFX and 800)
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*Power supply (488 back room, next to the video wall)
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*Check if the USB cable connected (Work station to Fireface UFX)
  
[[Image:audiointerface2.png|thumb|left|350px|Fireface UFX & Fireface 800 ]]
 
[[File:macpro2.png|thumb|left|380px| Mac Pro workstation]]
 
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p.s.Make sure following the ordering of first turn on power supplier then audio interface, but '''turn off audio interface at first''' then power supplier. If you break this rule, the electrical peak will harm the audio system. We believe that this definitely is a bad news for all users.<br>
 
p.s.Make sure following the ordering of first turn on power supplier then audio interface, but '''turn off audio interface at first''' then power supplier. If you break this rule, the electrical peak will harm the audio system. We believe that this definitely is a bad news for all users.<br>
 
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'''Step 4- Setting up on RME Fireface UFX'''
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File:power supplier.jpg|Power supply
(For those who only want to play stereo sound, they don’t need to download the drivers and control panel. In the other word, you will need to install them if you want to play multiple sound tracks.)
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File:power1.png|Power supply
* Download link:[https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/driver/fireface.php Fireface 800]<br>
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File:backpower2.png|Power supply
Example of control panel:
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File:audiointerface2.png|Fireface UFX & Fireface 800
TotalMix(For signal manage and post-mix. Stereo playing is Channel 1/2)
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File:macpro2.png|Mac Pro workstation
[[File:Mixing2.png|thumb|left|800px|TotalMix]]
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- There are there main playback modes:
 
* Phones output 11/12(extra monitor using)
 
[[File:phones2.png|thumb|left|500px|phone output]]
 
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* Main output('''What we use!''')
 
[[File:mainout2.png|thumb|left|500px|Master output]]
 
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* ADAT output 13/14(Only for digital Optical system)
 
[[File:Adat2.png|thumb|left|500px|Adat optical ouput]]
 
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- You could press the Volume knob to switch between the above three modes, and spin it to adjust the volume as you wish.
 
[[Image:main out.jpg|thumb|left|350px|Volume adjust]]
 
 
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===Software===
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====TotalMix====
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For signal manage and post-mix. Stereo playing is Channel 1/2
  
== Done!! Enjoy the Sound ==
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<gallery>
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File:Mixing2.png|TotalMix
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File:phones2.png|Phones output 11/12(extra monitor using)
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File:mainout2.png|Master output (What we use!)
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File:Adat2.png|ADAT output 13/14(Only for digital Optical system)
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File:main out.jpg|press the Volume knob to switch between the different modes, and spin it to adjust the volume
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</gallery>
  
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== Using Stereo Sound System from laptop==
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For those who only want to play stereo sound, they don’t need to download the drivers and control panel. In case if giving a try:
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* Download [https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/driver/fireface.php Drivers for the Fireface 800]
  
== Trouble shooting ==
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==Trouble shooting ==
  
 
Situation 1: You've already plug in sound cable but nothing happened?
 
Situation 1: You've already plug in sound cable but nothing happened?
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* Open up the totalmix control panel, sending sound signal from your playing device, then check it there has signal in the stereo channal(Default is 1/2).
 
* Open up the totalmix control panel, sending sound signal from your playing device, then check it there has signal in the stereo channal(Default is 1/2).
 
* Check if you have already chose the "Main out" as output mode correctly, and of course, volume up until you could listen somthing.
 
* Check if you have already chose the "Main out" as output mode correctly, and of course, volume up until you could listen somthing.
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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File:DBL_Sound.jpg|Sound system scheme
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File:dbl-grafik_4Kanal.jpg | sound system connection sketch
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File:sound-station1.jpg | Enigma sound station cables
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File:sound-station2.jpg | Enigma sound station cables
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File:RME Fireface UFX und 800 back.JPG | RME Fireface UFX and 800 back
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File:RME Fireface UFX und 800 front.JPG | RME Fireface UFX and 800 front
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File:RME Fireface UFX und 800 power supply front.JPG | RME Fireface UFX und 800 power supply front
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File:RME Fireface UFX und 800 to dreitec stagebox.JPG | RME Fireface UFX und 800 to dreitec stagebox
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File:sound system power supply  back.JPG | sound system power supply  back
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File:dreitec stagebox.JPG | dreitec stagebox
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File:stereo speaker.JPG | stereo speaker
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File:multichanel speaker.JPG | multichanel speaker
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File:subwoofer.JPG| Subwoofer
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</gallery>

Latest revision as of 18:06, 19 February 2017

There are two independent sound systems. The stereo sound system and the surround sound systems. Both are controlled by the same audio work station.


Connection Diagram

Here is an overview of how the components are connected:

stereo system


For more images see Gallery bellow

Components

  • Audio-Workstation (Enigma; Mac-Pro on the left side of the right table)
  • Audio-Interface RME Fireface UFX
  • Audio-Interface RME Fireface 800
  • 2 Meyer Sound Speakers
  • 2 Meyer Sound Bass-Speakers MMMedienmanagement-10XP (product page)

Using Stereo Sound System

Hardware

Turn on equipment:

  • Audio work station (Enigma)
  • Audiointerfaces (RME Fireface UFX and 800)
  • Power supply (488 back room, next to the video wall)
  • Check if the USB cable connected (Work station to Fireface UFX)
p.s.Make sure following the ordering of first turn on power supplier then audio interface, but turn off audio interface at first then power supplier. If you break this rule, the electrical peak will harm the audio system. We believe that this definitely is a bad news for all users.

Software

TotalMix

For signal manage and post-mix. Stereo playing is Channel 1/2

Using Stereo Sound System from laptop

For those who only want to play stereo sound, they don’t need to download the drivers and control panel. In case if giving a try:

Trouble shooting

Situation 1: You've already plug in sound cable but nothing happened?

Answer:

  • Check if you have turned both power supplier for speaker system and sound workstation(Mac pro)on.
  • Check if you have already turned on the Fireface UFX and Fireface 800.

Situation 2: All are truned on but still no sound?

Answer:

  • Check the Mac Pro and go to RME setting application(within the deck of desktop)to see if the sound card is selected to "Fireface 800" correctly.
  • Open up the totalmix control panel, sending sound signal from your playing device, then check it there has signal in the stereo channal(Default is 1/2).
  • Check if you have already chose the "Main out" as output mode correctly, and of course, volume up until you could listen somthing.

Gallery