Electronics Workshop Royal Conservatory Den Haag, Holland

Studio Bea-5

 


General Information

Electronic studio Bea-5 is the Analog studio of Sonology. Administrator is Kees Tazelaar.

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Instructions

Start Up Procedure:

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

  2. Turn on the MacPro located on the left side of the studio.

  3. Unmute the SPL volume controler.

 

Playback from ProTools:

  1. The ProTools returns are connected directly to the mixer in the stereo channels 1-4, "Line A".

  2. Route the channels to the appropriate speakers (Master LR = FL-FR, Bus 3-4 = BL-BR, Bus 5 = FC and Bus 6 = SUB) or to the patch bay if you want to process them.

  3. Adjust the volume on the the output buses and the SPL Volume controller.

 

Playback from the Analog Devices:

  1. All the analog devices/modules in the studio are patched to the patch bay.

  2. You can connect them to the "Mixer Inputs 1-12" on the patch panel and then use the mono channels 1-12 on the mixer.

  3. Route the channels to the appropriate speakers (Master LR = FL-FR, Bus 3-4 = BL-BR, Bus 5 = FC and Bus 6 = SUB) or to the patch bay if you want to process them.

  1. Adjust the volume on the the output buses and the SPL Volume controller.

 

Recording in ProTools:

  1. The Bus outputs 1-8 are connected with ProTools. Route the channels you would like to record to Bus 1-8 and select inputs 1-8 in ProTools.

  2. Be careful to what you are sending because the same busses are used for sending the signal to the speakers. Use different buses for monitoring and recording to avoid feedback. If necessary record on buses 1-8 and monitor only on Master LR while you are recording.

 

Using your own Laptop:

  1. Use the mini jack cable or the RCA inputs under the computer monitor to connect your own laptop to the mixer.

  2. If you use the mini jack cable select “Input D” on the SPL Volume controler.

  3. If you use the RCA inputs use the mono channels 9-12 and make sure "Line B" is pressed at the at the top of the channel strip.

  4. Adjust the volume on the SPL Volume controller.

 

Shut Down Procedure:

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

  2. Quit all programs and shut down the computer.

  3. Reset the Mixer (Faders down to zero, reset the output routings, sends and the matrix.

  4. Clean up the cables from the patch bay and sort them.

  5. Turn off the main switch.

 

General Studio Rules:

  • No drinks or food in the studio.

  • If you need a password ask the EWP or the studio administrator/teacher or other students.

  • Keep your files in a folder with your name in the appointed hard drive/folder.

  • Do not instal any software without consent from the EWP or the studio administrator/teacher.

  • Do not repatch/remove cables without consent from the EWP or the studio administrator/teacher.

  • Keep the studio tidy and restore it in the previous condition, if you used a screen, sound card or cables connected to you laptop reconnect it as it was before.

  • If you encounter any problem or malfunction please report it to the EWP.

 

 

Signal Flow Chart

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