Electronics Workshop Royal Conservatory Den Haag, Holland

Studio Bea-7

General information


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Start Up Procedure:

  1. Turn on the main power and light switch near the door.

  2. Turn on the MacPro if necessary, located on the left side of the table.

  3. Turn on the Tascam DM-3200 mixer if necessary, the ON/OFF button is in the right back side.

  4. Load the BEA7Default project in the DM-3200. Press ALT+PROJECT, MANAGE PROJECT at the bottom of the screen, use the Jog to select the project and arrows to select LOAD, press ENTER.

Routing to Speakers and Subwoofer

  1. In BEA7 Default project the routing to the speakers is set on the output assign panel of the mixer, following the bus to speaker scheme (1=FL, 2=FR, 3=BL, 4=BR, 5=FC, 6=BC, 7=SL, 8=SR), adjust these settings if necessary.

  2. To use the Subwoofer choose Aux1 or Sum on the switch under the Volume 8 controller. If you choose Aux1 than you need to make sure you send the channels you need to Aux1. If you use SUM than all 8 channels are sent to the Subwoofer.

Using your own Laptop with Mini-Jack

  1. Use the Mini Jack cable to connect your own laptop to the mixer.

  2. The Mini Jack is connected on Analog Inputs 15-16 which can be found on LAYER 1 on the mixer.

  3. Adjust the volume on the mixer faders and the Volume 8 controller.

Playback from ProTools using the Digidesign HD Hardware:

  1. Launch Pro Tools and make sure HD TDM is selected as main interface (Setup>Playback Engine).

  2. Make sure the Clock source is set to INTERNAL on the DM-3200  (Tascam DM-3200 manual, page 44), Word Clock in ProTools (Setup>Hardware), External and ADAT A on the MOTU 828.

  3. In Pro Tools select the appropriate Mixer Channel Output (17-24). If these are not available, go to Setup>I/O and use the Import Settings button to import ‘BEA7 default IO’.

  4. The ProTools hardware outputs are connected to the mixer on LAYER 2, channels 17-24.

  5. Adjust the level on the mixer faders, unmute and adjust the volume on the Volume 8 controller.

Recording with ProTools using the Digidesign HD Hardware:

  1. The mixer busses 9-16 are connected to ProTools HD. Route the channels  you want to record on the mixer on the output assign panel of the mixer to Mixer Bus 9-16.

  2. Select the inputs “Tascam Bus output 9-16” in ProTools.

Playback & Recording using the DM-3200 as a audio interface:

  1. When using the Tascam DM-3200 with your own laptop, download and install the appropriate dirvers (http://tascam.com/product/if-fw-dmmkii/downloads/).

  2. Using a Firewire cable, connect to the IF-FW/DMmkII interface at the back of the mixer.

  3. Select the IF-FW/DMmkII as the Input/Output device in your computer/application preferences. (ProTools:Setup>Playback Engine).

  4. Outputs 1-16 from the IF-FW/DMmkII audio interface can be found on LAYER 3channels 33-48 on the mixer. (ProTools: Setup>I/O>Import Settings>‘BEA6 DM3200 IO’, Select Outputs: Tascam Channel 33-48).

  5. The Bus Outputs 1-16 from the mixer can be found as Inputs 1-16 in your DAW. (ProTools: Select the inputs ‘Tascam Bus Output 1-16’).

  6. Adjust the level on the mixer faders, unmute and adjust the volume on the Volume 8 controller.

Shut Down Procedure:

  1. Put the volume down on the Volume 8 controller and press the "Mute" button.

  2. Quit all programs and shut down the computer.

  3. If you made any changes to the BEA7 Default project, save the project with your own name.

  4. Turn off the mixer by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ALT and press enter when prompted, (Wait for the message “Turn off the mixer now”, then press the ON/OFF button at the right side back of the mixer.

  5. Turn off the main switch and lights in the studio.

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