Current Version: 7.3.8.
Coded By: Shelly Kantrow
Manual By: Susanne Clampett & Charlie Richmond
All Rights Reserved, Copyright ©2007
Developed and Distributed by:
Richmond Sound Design Ltd.
2. SYSTEM HARDWARE
3. USING THE PROGRAM
6. REFERENCE SECTION
8. REFERENCE INDEX
This manual is for use with the AudioBox models AB1616 & 1616HD and SoundMan-AB software only! Please read and study this guide thoroughly - it is the key to satisfaction in the use of your AudioBox with ABEdit. We highly recommend that the Windows Reference Guide, supplied with the operating system, be read and studied thoroughly as well. Although this guide provides complete information about the use of ABEdit software, it is not a substitute for the information provided by other manuals supplied with the system.
Even highly knowledgeable designers, programmers and operators will save time and confusion if they follow Section 4. completely to learn the most efficient way to program and operate the ABEdit system.
Throughout this guide, we attempt to consistently use words with specific meanings as defined in the glossary. Please consult the glossary to clarify the meaning of any word.
The latest version of ABEdit is always available for downloading at RSD's web
Required ABEdit computer system hardware:
Interface all components correctly for total system control. If desired, you may run ABEdit to program shows without restriction on the computer without being connected to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD, but of course nothing can be changed on the AudioBox until it is connected. At that time, you will be automatically prompted by ABEdit to update and refresh the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD.
Recommended system hardware for ABEdit is always up to date at:
We recommend the following computer equipment, properly connected and
installed, for ABEdit and the FirmwareInstaller
Windows firmware loader utility, as periodically upgraded and available free on
our web site:
|1||233MHz Pentium class with Windows 2000 or XP|
|20GB||free hard disk space recommended|
|1||Digital Audio Workstation software capable of playing and recording 48K sample .wav files|
|misc||Additional external system hardware connected to the computer is detailed in Section 2. ), above|
We recommend a minimum of 256 Megabytes of RAM - more, depending on the size
and number of .wav files being
manipulated by associated sound editing software not provided by RSD. The
minimum amount of RAM is enough to run
most basic Digital Audio Workstation software. Please refer to your DAW
software's documentation for specific advice.
AudioBox AB1616/1616HD hard disks can contain many hours of audio, so there should be enough computer hard disk space to store these as original .wav files. The computer must have enough storage device space to store all original .wav files. A computer network with a large server is an ideal solution for most production requirements.
Recommended computing equipment for ABEdit is always up to date at:
DO NOT CONNECT OR DISCONNECT ANYTHING WHILE POWER IS APPLIED!
Please consult the Computer and Windows Reference Manuals for all mouse, keyboard, printer and monitor interconnection and power-up procedures.
Attach the MIDI interface Adapter Cable (DB15) to the Game port of the Sound Card. The MIDI OUT and IN (DIN-5) connectors to all equipment being controlled (see Section 2.2.2. ).
Attach a compatible SCSI cable to the separate SCSI Port. The other end connects to either AudioBox AB1616/1616HD SCSI connector. Connect the terminator to the remaining AudioBox AB1616/1616HD SCSI connector. The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD is set to SCSI device ID 4 at the factory. If SCSI conflicts occur, please consult the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD user manual to change the ID number. If more than one AudioBox AB1616/1616HD is connected simultaneously via SCSI, all ID numbers must be unique (see Section 2.2.3. ).
Use the following third party devices (available from RSD) to interface more
than one AudioBox AB1616/1616HD with the ABEdit computer:
|1||"MIDI Merge Box" or "MIDI Merger" with sufficient number of MIDI IN ports.|
|1||"MIDI Splitter" with sufficient number of MIDI OUT ports.|
Connect each MIDI OUT port of every AudioBox AB1616/1616HD to a MIDI IN port on a standard MIDI Merge Box. Connect each MIDI OUT port uniquely via a standard MIDI cable to each merge box MIDI IN port.
If interfacing only one AudioBox AB1616/1616HD, connect its MIDI OUT directly to the MIDI IN port of the MIDI interface Adapter cable. The MIDI Merge Box is not necessary.
Connect the MIDI OUT port of the MIDI interface Adapter cable to the MIDI IN port of the nearest AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. Connect the MIDI THRU port of that AudioBox AB1616/1616HD to the MIDI IN port of the next AudioBox AB1616/1616HD.
Connect MIDI THRU ports to MIDI IN ports in a "daisy chain" fashion provided all devices receive MIDI messages reliably. We do not recommend this method of MIDI signal distribution because it may result in erroneous data transmission.
The recommended and superior method of sending a single MIDI OUT signal to
multiple MIDI IN ports is as follows:
Connect the MIDI OUT of the MIDI interface Adapter cable to the MIDI IN of the MIDI Splitter.
Connect each MIDI OUT of the MIDI Splitter one-to-one to each MIDI IN of each MIDI unit in the system.
If there are more controlled units than OUTS on the Splitter, connect one of the Splitter's MIDI OUT ports to the MIDI IN of another Splitter.
Connect the MIDI IN of each additional device to a MIDI OUT of the splitter.
Connect each MIDI IN uniquely via a standard MIDI cable to a single MIDI OUT.
Do not merge MIDI OUT from the ABEdit computer with other MIDI OUTs and return
it to the MIDI IN of the interface.
This can cause a condition in which MIDI messages pass continuously around in a
closed loop and will very quickly cause
the system to freeze.
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD works with SCSI-2 or Ultra SCSI, 50- or 68- pin
interfaces do not require the installation
of adapters and are therefore preferred. A SCSI hard drive with a 68-pin
interface can be used if a 68-pin to 50-pin adapter is
plugged into the disk drive data interface.
For more details, please refer to the instructions included with your AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. Current information is always available on our web site in the Frequently Asked Questions section. The URL for this page is http://www.RichmondSoundDesign.com/faq.html
If using the USB port on the computer, a USB to SCSI adapter is required. Please refer to the instructions included with your AudioBox AB1616/1616HD for further SCSI information. Current information is always available on our web site in the Frequently Asked Questions section. The URL for this page is http://www.RichmondSoundDesign.com/faq.html
IMPORTANT: NEVER REMOVE PORTABLE MEDIA UNTIL TWO SECONDS AFTER THE DISK DRIVE LIGHT GOES OUT!
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD and ABEdit work together as backups for each other.
that is on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD is presumably
already on the computer. The only way this is not so is if the user deletes the
files on the computer. Also, when reviewing the
contents on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD, the program will automatically check to
there is a copy of each selection and show on
the computer using the preferred path. If there is no backup of the designated
file, a message will indicate that those files
cannot be found. But before copying from the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD back on to
the computer's hard drive, make sure the project paths
However, in order to safeguard against power failure, equipment failure or operator errors, periodically make at least two backup copies of your project using 'Back Up Current Project' in the File menu.
RSD supplies the ABEdit program by Internet only.
With an Internet browser, go to RSD's software web page http://www.richmondsounddesign.com/downloads.html and save the current version of ABEdit (AbedVxxx.EXE) to a temporary folder on your hard disk.
The current version of this User Manual can be obtained from our Manuals page http://www.richmondsounddesign.com/manuals.html
Installation should proceed without incident. In case of difficulty, please copy all errors reported and advise us immediately so that we may assist.
IT IS HIGHLY ADVISABLE TO FREQUENTLY MAKE AT LEAST TWO BACKUP COPIES OF EVERY PROJECT
This guide assumes ABEdit is installed on the computer's internal hard disk drive.
If not, follow the instructions in Section 2.3.4., above.
After connecting all equipment according to Section 2., connect the computer to the AC mains supply and switch on the power.
The standard Desktop soon appears.
To put ABEdit on the desktop:
There is no need to manually create project and show folders since ABEdit performs this task automatically during setup.
All necessary files copy automatically during the backup process if the backup instructions are followed faithfully. ABEdit will automatically find them when the project is loaded.
To copy projects, selections and shows between computers, follow the backup procedures outlined in Section 2.3.2.
If this is the first time the program is run and the computer is NOT connected to an AudioBox AB1616/1616HD
If this is the first time the program is run and the computer IS connected to an AudioBox AB1616/1616HD
ABEdit is a multi document interface, in which all desired windows open and close within the confines of the main AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window.
The Toolbar line of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window displays various Project characteristics: the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD's Serial Number, firmware version, Device ID, Default Show file name and current operating status.
Running additional programs with ABEdit requires more memory than 128MB. Determine the exact amount of memory required in advance of critical show programming and with adequate time for thorough testing.
To open the ABShow window, select Show Editor in the View menu. If the ABShow window is already open, it can be brought to the foreground by selecting ABShow in the Window menu.
ABShow automatically creates a show folder for each show inside the Shows folder of the C:\Program Files\RSD\ABEdit folder and the user can quickly load all shows into the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. Within each show folder, it creates an individual list folder for each of the up to 128 cue lists per show. ABShow also creates cue path(s) within each list. Each cue path provides up to 32KB of cue storage space, normally enough for about 1000 cues of average size.
The third line of the ABShow window in the left 'tree' column displays the currently selected level (show, list, path or cue) within the Show:
'Show Tracksheet' is a way to view all messages within a show in different orders. This will be discussed in detail in Section 184.108.40.206.
The menus available in the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window change depending upon the selected level of the Show.
The left side of the ABShow window displays the various levels of a show: Lists, Paths and Cue. Right-clicking on any item provides a menu of options.
The same choices are available in the Show menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window.
The same choices are available in the List menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window.
The same choices are available in the Path menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window.
The same choices are available in the Cue menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window.
The right side of the ABShow window displays the properties of the level below the one on the left: Lists, Paths, Cues and Messages. Messages can be created, manipulated and edited using the toolbar that appears when messages are displayed.
The following menus and menu items are only available in the AudioBox
window when the ABShow window is highlighted:
The last four menus are only displayed when the appropriate show level is selected.
The File Menu contains:
The View menu contains:
The Project menu contains:
The AB Contents menu contains:
The Windows menu contains the names of all currently open windows - select the one you want to bring to the front.
The Show Control menu contains all function key options which control AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control operations. See Section 3.5.
The Show menu contains:
The List menu contains:
The Path menu contains:
The Cue menu contains:
If the ABShow window is not visible, select Show Editor in the View menu.
To illustrate the show making process, we will make a show that will be used in one of the tutorials. See Section 4. Choose New Show in the File menu. A dialog box appears stating 'When creating a new show, it is necessary to select an AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Device ID for the show.' Click OK.
Another dialog box appears: 'You are about to set the Device ID for this show. If it is changed, the device ID in every AudioBox AB1616/1616HD message in the Show will need to be changed. Please consider this choice carefully. When copying messages, cues, paths, or lists into the Show from Shows with a different device ID, you will have to change the device ID in every message copied. For this reason, it is advisable to use the same device ID whenever possible. It is recommended to use Device ID # 0.' Click 'ID 0'. The Show Properties window then comes to the foreground.
Click the Show Name field and type 'Tutorial Show 1'. Three fields which set global settings appear in the Show Properties window.
The MIDI Echo box defines whether the MIDI messages received by the MIDI IN of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD will be merged with any MIDI data generated by the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show and passed through to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD MIDI OUT port. If this box is not ticked, only the internal AudioBox AB1616/1616HD processes will receive the messages from the MIDI IN port. Make sure this box is ticked.
The MIDI LoopBack box defines whether the show's cue data will be internally sent to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. This allows shows to self-modify or control themselves as well as control the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD sound playback and matrix controls. If this box is not ticked, the show data will not affect any internal AudioBox AB1616/1616HD processes. Make sure this box is ticked.
The SCSI Echo box defines whether the MIDI messages received by the SCSI port of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD will be merged with any MIDI data generated by the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show and passed through to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD MIDI OUT port. If this box is not ticked, only the internal AudioBox AB1616/1616HD processes will receive the messages from the SCSI port. Make sure this box is NOT ticked.
The Auto Clock Start menu provides the following choices: Off, On, MSC GO, and Zero Clock. This determines when a stopped list clock will automatically start again by itself:
The safest setting for this is 'On' since that will automatically start the Clock when any Cue GOes. This causes auto follows and internally timed messages to execute even if the Clock has been temporarily turned off.
Click the 'Save' button and a dialog box appears stating 'Show "Tutorial Show 1" is not in the current project. Use "ABContents->Shows - Add New" or "ABContents->Shows - Add to Project" to add the show to the project.' For the moment click OK but do not follow the dialog box instructions. Tutorial Show 1 appears in the left column of the ABShow window. The Tutorial_Show_1 folder will automatically be created in the Shows folder. However, it will not automatically be added to the current project as the dialog box indicated. We will do this later as the show needs to have at least one cue in it before it can be successfully added to the project.
Left-click the show's name and click the Show menu or right-click the show's name. Click the New List menu item. The Set List Number window appears. Select the number 1 and click OK. The List Properties window opens. Eight parameters appear and the defaults are typical for many shows:
Click OK and a + appears to the left of the Tutorial Show 1 in the left column of the ABShow window. Click the + (making it a -) and Tutorial List appears below the new show. Left-click the list's name and click the List menu or right-click the new list's name. Click the New Path menu item. The Set Path Number window appears. Select number 1 and click OK. The Path window opens. Two parameters appear:
Click OK and a + appears to the left of the new list in the left column of the ABShow window. Click the + (making it a -) and Tutorial Path appears below the new list. Left-click the path's name and click the Path menu or right-click the path's name. Click the Make New Cue menu item. The Cue Properties window appears. Four parameters appear:
Click OK and a + appears to the left of the Tutorial Path in the left column of the ABShow window. We can now add this show to the current project. Go to ABContents and select Shows. Click OK to all messages (if they appear) until the ABContents window is in the foreground. Click 'Add New'. Select 'Tutorial Show 1' and when the window appears with the show number information, click OK. The show has now been sent to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD and is in the current project. Click 'Exit'.
Click the + (making it a -) and cue 1 appears below the new path. Left-click the new cue's number and a toolbar appears in the right side of the ABShow window. The tools in the toolbar are (L to R):
Some of these options are greyed because there is no message within the cue yet.
220.127.116.11. NEW MESSAGES
Click the New Message icon and the Choose Message Type window appears. There are 17 choices:
Five parameters appear on all message editors in the top of the window:
Many specific AudioBox AB1616/1616HD commands cannot easily be created as 'New Messages' in the show editor since many of these more complex commands would be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to generate and 'New Messages' editing only deals with the large category of general commands more easily chosen from scratch. In many cases, such as Set Stop Notification, it is almost impossible to get to the custom editor that comes up in the ABShow window when one simply double clicks on such commands after they have been initially created in the live action windows.
Four buttons appear in the right portion of all Edit Message windows:
18.104.22.168.1. SET INPUT/OUTPUT LEVEL
This window allows you to create a message that sets the parameters of one input or output channel. Start by selecting 'Input' or 'Output'. Then select a channel number from the drop-down menu. Drag the fader to the desired level. Enter a ramp time and type if this is to be a timed fade. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
22.214.171.124.2. SET SUBMASTER LEVEL
This window allows you to create a message that sets a submaster level. Select a submaster number from the drop-down menu. Drag the fader to the desired level. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
126.96.36.199.3. SET CROSSPOINT LEVEL
This window allows you to create a message that will set the parameters for a crosspoint. Select an input channel number and an output channel number from the drop-down menus. Drag the fader to the desired level. Enter a ramp time and type if this is to be a timed fade. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
188.8.131.52.4. SET CROSSPOINT POLARITY
This window allows you to create a message that will set the polarity of a crosspoint. Select an input channel number and an output channel number from the drop-down menus. Select 0 degrees or 180 degrees. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
184.108.40.206.5. SET DELAY
This window allows you to create a message that will set the delay time of an input or output channel. Start by selecting 'input' or 'output'. Then select a channel number from the drop-down menu. Drag the fader to the desired number of milliseconds for the delay time. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
220.127.116.11.6. ENABLE/DISABLE DELAY
This window allows you to create a message that enables or disables the delay on an input or output channel. Start by selecting 'input' or 'output'. Then select a channel number from the drop-down menu. Click on the big red button to enable or disable the delay for the specified channel. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
18.104.22.168.7. MUTE/UNMUTE CHANNEL
This window allows you to create a message that mutes or unmutes an input or output channel. Start by selecting 'input' or 'output'. Then select a channel number from the drop-down menu. Click on the big red button to mute or unmute the specified channel. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
22.214.171.124.8. SOLO/UNSOLO CHANNEL
This window allows you to create a message that solos or unsolos an input or output channel. Start by selecting 'input' or 'output'. Then select a channel number from the drop-down menu. Click on the big red button to solos or unsolos the specified channel. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
126.96.36.199.9. SET EQ
This window allows you to create a message that sets the equalization for an input or output channel. Start by selecting 'input' or 'output'. Then select a channel number from the drop-down menu. Select the number of bands to be used. Then choose the type of equalization to be used (bandpass, highpass, lowpass.) Then choose from left to right the center frequency, bandwidth, and the decibel boost or cut. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
188.8.131.52.10. PLAYBACK (GO, STOP, LOAD, RESUME)
This window allows you to create a playback message. Select whether you want a selection to GO, STOP, LOAD, or RESUME. Select either 'specific location' or 'current location.' If 'specific location' is selected, a window pops up that allows you to choose a selection to be played. Select an input channel from the drop-down menu. In 1616HD, only inputs 9 through 16 are available in the drop-down menu. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
184.108.40.206.11. PLAYBACK (GO CHANNEL SET)
This window allows you to create a message that will assign a group of loaded playback channels to GO simultaneously. Select which playback channels you want to GO. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
220.127.116.11.12. MIDI SHOW CONTROL EVENT
This window allows you to create a message for a MIDI Show Control event. It is used when the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD is controlling other MSC devices. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
18.104.22.168.13. SET MATRIX
This window allows you to create a message that sets the entire mixer to one of the five common matrix settings. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
22.214.171.124.14. SET INPUT CHANNEL MODE
This window allows you to create a message that sets the input mode of a channel. Select an input channel number from the drop-down menu. Select what mode that input channel is to be in. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
126.96.36.199.15. SET MIDI ECHO
This window allows you to create a message that sets the MIDI echo status. These settings are discussed in detail in Section 3.2.2. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
188.8.131.52.16. MTC GENERATOR
This window allows you to create a message that sets the commands for the MIDI Time Code generator. In the left column choose a command and in the box on the right, choose a frame rate. Clicking 'OK' will automatically paste this message into the currently opened cue.
184.108.40.206.17. HEX EDITOR
The Hex Editor is for MSC or MIDI messages other than what is provided in ABEdit.
Any valid MIDI hex message can be entered in the bottom field:
Tracksheets are convenient way of viewing all messages in a particular show. Within each show, the messages can be viewed by groups and subgroups in the left column. Each Device ID number is master group. The main sub-groups are Live messages (inputs, outputs, crosspoints, and submasters), Playback messages, and Show Control messages.
Under each main sub-group, you can either view ALL Live messages or Playback messages or Show Control messages at once or you can go deeper into the sub-groups by clicking on the '+' sign in the tree. For example, for the Live group you can view just the messages that involve level changes for input 10. For the Playback group you can view just the messages that are LOAD commands input 9. For the Show Control group you can view just the messages that say OPEN CUE LIST.
Within all of these windows on the right-hand side, messages are sorted by List
number, then Path number, then Cue
number, then ID number. These messages can also be sorted by Cue number which
is really useful when you are using
multiple lists and the Cues are jumping from one list to the other.
By right-clicking on the show icon and selecting Edit Show Defaults, the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Setup window appears as well.
Click the specific Command you wish to program and edit. Each Command opens a window which provides its unique editing tools.
SET SUBMASTER ZERO
The value chosen represents the submaster amplitude step value at which each submaster neither adds nor subtracts from the gain of the channel(s) it is assigned to. Default is 64.
SET SUBMASTER GAIN
Four choices are available:
Each submaster has 128 amplitude steps, controlled by the continuous MIDI controller assigned to it. This provides a theoretical total control range of 24dB (default), 48dB, 96dB and 192dB, respectively. The gain structure of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD limits the maximum overall gain to 0dB (unity gain), however, so sending commands to rise above this level will be ignored.
Click View by Submaster to see which Input and Output channels are currently
assigned to that Submaster. Click Input
and/or Output channel boxes to change assignments.
Click View by Channel to see which Submasters are currently assigned to that channel. Click Submaster boxes to change assignments.
Any combination of Submasters may be assigned to AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Input and Output channels. As each submaster level is changed live via MIDI controller messages (as assigned in the Assign Controller window, below), the volume of the channels they are assigned to change appropriately.
3.3.2. CONTROLLER ASSIGNS
SET MIDI CHANNEL
Each MIDI Continuous Controller can control one submaster. Each submaster can be controlled by one Controller.
Click the Controller-> Submaster number to select a MIDI Continuous Controller. Select the MIDI channel of the Controller at the top. Click the Submaster box below to choose which one is controlled by that Controller. Any previously stored assignments are displayed in the Controller field. Click any Submaster box to change the assignment.
3.3.3. ALL_ACTIONS OFF
This opens the SET ALL_OFF ACTIONS window. This window indicates what functions will be affected when an ALL_OFF command is sent to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD.
3.3.4. GPI - GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT PARAMETERS
This opens the General Purpose Input Parameters window. This allows the setting of four modes for the action of the Playback Trigger GPI port:
The left side of the window displays a slider which sets the Cue and Playback Trigger Lockout times (preventing double triggering of both GPI triggers within a specified period of time) in milliseconds from 0 to 16383
These are all advanced functions which are only used when interfacing the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD with a controller using the GPI port. Please refer to the detailed command set document for full details on the meanings of these settings.
Select either menu item in the AB Contents menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window and the AB Contents window appears with alternate tabs preselected.
The AB Contents window completely manages the contents of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD in conjunction with the needs of all Projects. All coordination between Project editing and operation and the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD, whether connected to the computer or not, is managed automatically and the user is prompted to refresh the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD contents whenever necessary and possible.
The AB Contents window communicates with the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD via SCSI only (or USB to SCSI adaptor.) It downloads 48K sample rate audio (.WAV) files created by audio editing software (not provided by RSD) and shows created in the ABShow window to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD.
The Shows section displays:
Select menu item AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control in the View menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window and the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control window appears with all currently operating show lists and cues displayed along with an interactive Show tree.
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control window completely monitors and can interactively manage the live show operation of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. All live cue actions within the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD are displayed and can be modified by the user as required. The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD will simultaneously respond to operator commands executed from this window as well as MSC commands received by the MIDI IN port of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD.
All commands generated in the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control, Playback or any Live window can be recorded with the ABShow Begin Recording Cue tool and individual commands can be captured into the Message Edit window and the Set Stop Notification window.
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control window communicates with the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD via SCSI only (or USB to SCSI adaptor.)
The top left area of the window displays:
The top right area of the window displays:
The lower left portion of the window displays the status of an open list. The top part displays the List and Path number being displayed and the number of cue sequences currently running in that list. Below that is displayed:
Tree views of additional lists can be viewed by clicking on the '+' sign above the original tree. In this particular show, two lists are displayed in the bottom right portion of the window.
Select menu item VU Meters in the View menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window and the VU Meter window appears. All 16 Audio Input and Output levels are displayed separately in this window. This window will not display unless an AudioBox AB1616/1616HD is connected via SCSI.
Input VU Meters 1-16 display the actual audio levels of the internal Hard Disk playback system. If inputs 1 through 8 are set to LIVE, then input VU 1-8 will display the actual audio levels at XLR input connectors 1-8. Output VU meters display the actual audio levels at the XLR output connectors.
Select menu item AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Status in the View menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window and the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Status window appears at the bottom of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window. The following key operational statistics are displayed continuously in this window:
Buffer and message tallies are accumulated by the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD so they will not be reset until the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD is reset.
Select menu item Import Show File/File in the File menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window while the ABShow window is highlighted and a file browser appears. Select any ABShow .sho type file obtained from any ABEdit installation and click OK. The Import Show window appears.
Select menu item Import Show File/From AudioBox AB1616/1616HD in the File menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window while the ABShow window is highlighted and a window appears in which all available AudioBox AB1616/1616HDes can be selected by serial number. Select the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD and the Show desired and click OK. The Import Show window appears.
Select menu item Playback in the View menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor
the Playback window appears. The
Playback window is divided into two sides: Live on the left and Setup on the
right. Tooltips are provided for every icon,
button and display function in the Playback window.
All buttons on the Live side instantly control the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD audio selection playback functions and the MIDI commands generated can be captured in the ABShow cue message editor so they can be put into a show as desired.
The top section ('ALL Channels') contains a Review, Stop, Go and Cue button. These buttons act on all enabled channels 1-16 as indicated. To enable any channel in the Live side, click LOAD then 'Click for Selection' in the corresponding Setup area's display. Make a selection in the window that appears then click the 'load' icon at the lower left of that channel's setup area.
The very top of the left column has buttons entitled Synchronous LOAD, LOAD and GO, and GO. These buttons act on all enabled channels as indicated.
Each channel 1-16 in the Live side can be controlled independently with its transport buttons once it is enabled as described above. The MIDI commands generated can be captured in ABShow. Each channel displays the current selection number, name playback status and time.
The top section of the Setup side provides a convenient way to instantly make a chosen selection play and stop at a chosen selection on all playback channels simultaneously. To start or stop playing at a time other than 00:00:00.00, click in the time display area and enter the desired number or move the mouse up and down.
Each channel 9-16 in the Setup side provides for individual selections and times for GO, STOP, LOAD & RESUME. GO starts the selection whereever it is currently unless a specific time is inserted. Likewise, STOP makes the selection stop whereever it is currently unless a specific time is inserted. To make a selection simply start and stop use GO and STOP. Select the function desired before choosing the selection and setting the time. Clicking the 'Right Arrow' at the left of each display inserts the current live selection and time into the current setup display.
RESUME specifies the exact point in any selection from which playback continues without pause when the current selection stops for any reason (including ending normally, receiving a live stop command or an appropriate playback STOP command with a specific location in a cue which gets executed while the selection is playing). RESUME is the command to use when wanting to make selections loop seamlessly: insert a RESUME message that specifies the start point of the loop repeat into the cue after the playback GO (and STOP) message(s). RESUME stays resident until it is cancelled with a RESUME CLEAR command. For more information on RESUME see the command set document: http://www.hfi.com/commandset.htm#resume
The bars on the right hand side links the two adjacent channels so when playing back one channel of a linked stereo file, the other channel will play as well.
The 'stop sign' icon brings up the SET STOP NOTIFICATION (SSN) window. This allows you to have the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD send virtually any message you want whenever the selection stops. While the SSN window is open, simply generate the message you wish by performing the desired action in ABEdit and that message will be encapsulated in the SSN message which can then be saved in a cue. SET STOP NOTIFICATION stays resident until it is cancelled with a SET STOP NOTIFICATION CLEAR command. For more information on SET STOP NOTIFICATION see the command set document: http://www.hfi.com/commandset.htm#set%20stop%20notification
For more details, see the quick reference section.
Select menu item LIVE/Submasters in the View menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD
and the Submasters window appears.
All 32 submasters are displayed and can be moved with the mouse. The current
volume level of each submaster is always
displayed correctly. Each submaster can be controlled by a MIDI controller as
chosen in ABSetup.
The submaster last clicked is displayed in red and the Input and Output level controls which are assigned in ABSetup to that submaster have their 'Assigned to Current Submaster' indicator illuminated, if the Inputs and/or Outputs windows are visible.
Select menu item LIVE/Inputs in the View menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD
Editor window and
the Inputs window appears. Live
control functions for all input channels are accessible in the Inputs window.
These include: Volume level, Auto-Pan rate and
ramp, Mute, Solo, Delay & Link controls. There is also an indicator which
displays current submaster assignments.
Once Auto-Pan fade rates have been set, an automatic fade can be initiated by double-clicking at the desired volume level point. For more details, see the quick reference section.
Select menu item LIVE/Outputs in the View menu of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD
and the Outputs window appears. Live
control functions for all output channels are accessible in the Outputs window.
These include: Volume level, Auto-Pan rate
and ramp, Mute, Solo, Delay, EQ & Link controls. There is also an indicator
which displays current submaster assignments.
Once Auto-Pan fade rates have been set, an automatic fade can be initiated by double-clicking at the desired volume level point. For more details, see the quick reference section.
Select menu item LIVE/Crosspoints in the View menu of the AudioBox
window and the Crosspoints window
appears. Live control functions for all crosspoints are accessible in the
Crosspoints window. These include: Volume level,
Auto-Pan rate and ramp.
Once Auto-Pan fade rates have been set, an automatic fade can be initiated by double-clicking at the desired volume level point.
More information can be found on crosspoints in the quick reference section.
This section describes some typical ABEdit programming procedures but is not intended to provide examples of every show situation. RSD can provide suggestions on how to do more complex programming or we can provide a consultant programmer at extra cost. Please be aware, however, that we cannot solve every show programming puzzle over the phone or by email.
Since each individual show setup is different, it will be difficult to describe precisely how to program your particular system but we will provide some typical examples.
We'll begin with simple procedures and work our way to more advanced exercises in show control. We will be working with the Default show 'Tutorial Show 1'.
Since, upon startup of the program a default show was created automatically, we will now change some of the defaults to suit our need. Right Click on the icon in the left column and select 'Edit List Defaults.' The three options (Auto CuePath Sequencing, Clock Running when list opened, and Open List when Show opens) on the right all need to be selected. Refer to section 3.2.2. for details.
To prepare for this tutorial, we will have to put some audio selections on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. Using your CoolEdit (or equivalent) software, record at least nine 48K sample rate audio selections and save them as PCM format .wav files in the C:\Program Files\RSD\ABEdit\Selections folder.
In the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window, select the AB Contents/Audio Selections menu item. In the Audio Selections window, click Add New and select the first .wav file then click OK. If the file is stereo, ABEdit will automatically split it into two mono files and download them to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. Repeat this process for all nine .wav files. ABEdit will also automatically add the selections to the current project.
First we'll simply play the first selection on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD hard drive. We will route the audio to output one of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. Before beginning, we will make sure all of the live mixer windows are normalized (set to zero.) Select LIVE/Inputs under the View menu. Click on 'Set Matrix.' Click on 'Send' on the first option (all input, output, and crosspoint levels full off.) Then click 'Done.'
We'll set things up to record our actions at the same time so that in the next section of the tutorial we can make a cue that does automatically what we first do manually:
Until you click Save in the Capture ABEdit Actions window all your actions will be recorded so make sure everything you do is what you want to into the cue. If you make a mistake, you can either click 'Clear' or remove unwanted messages after they have been saved into the cue.
Now let's set some volume levels:
Finally, we'll specify selection one to play and specify it to stop at the beginning of selection two.
The SCSI LED on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD should flash and selection one will be audible on audio output one.
Now we'll make that cue that automatically does what we just did manually.
Now we can test the whole cue:
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD should do everything that cue 1 is supposed to make it do. If something does not perform correctly, recheck the messages to make sure they are all correct.
Highlight Cue 1 and select Edit Cue Defaults in the Cue menu. Type 'Play Selection 1 routed to Output 1' in Cue Description. Edit the Cue Time in the Cue Properties window so it now reads 00 hours, 00 minutes, 30 seconds, 00 frames and 00 fractional frames. This will make the cue automatically GO 30 seconds after the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD list clock starts.
The list clock is set to start automatically when the list opens and the list is set to open automatically when the show opens. The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD automatically opens the default show when it powers up.
To make 'Tutorial Show 1' the default show, click on the top right button that has a show name already on it. Click on 'Select a show from the current project.' Click on Tutorial Show and click OK. This means that Cue 1 will go automatically after the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD powers up - but first we have to refresh the show.
To update Tutorial Show 1 on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD at any time, highlight Tutorial Show 1 in the ABShow window, right click and select Refresh Show in the Show menu OR open up the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control window. Make sure the Tutorial 1 show appears, then click 'Refresh'
Power down the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD and observe the audio playback automatically GO approximately 42 seconds after it is powered back on. The list clock will begin once the status light on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD starts flashing approximately once every second. Cue 1 can also be triggered at any time with a show controller or any MIDI system or via the live controls in the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control window.
Now we'll simultaneously play all eight audio selections on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD hard drive. We will route each selection one through eight to outputs one through eight of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD, respectively. We will do this by assigning selections 1-8 to inputs 9-16 respectively.
We'll call this Cue 2:
Now we'll set and 'snapshot' the input volumes:
Those input levels are now in Cue 2.
For the outputs, we will follow the same procedure:
Those input levels are now in Cue 2.
We will now set the crosspoint volumes:
At the bottom of the crosspoints window, click on the camera icon and select 'Edit Snapshot Templates.'
Those input levels are now in Cue 2.
Now we'll load the Audio Playback selections: Open the Capture ABEdit Actions window. Every move you make will be recorded into the Capture ABEdit window until you click Save in that window
Each selection normally plays out, but if you want it to stop before the end, set stop points like this:
Finally we can execute the GO:
The SCSI LED on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD will flash and simultaneously selections one through eight will be audible on audio outputs one through eight, respectively.
Now we'll make a cue that automatically does what we just did manually.
Now we can test the whole cue:
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD should do everything that cue 2 is supposed to make it do. If something does not perform correctly, recheck the messages to make sure they are all correct. If something does not perform correctly, recheck the messages to make sure they all have the desired commands in them. Highlight each message one at a time and send it to confirm its actions by clicking on the 'Send Selected Messages' icon.
Highlight Cue 2 and select Edit Cue Defaults in the Cue menu. Edit the Cue Time in the Cue Properties window so it now reads 00 hours, 00 minutes, 30 seconds, 00 frames and 00 fractional frames. This will make the cue automatically GO 30 seconds after cue 1 goes.
Select AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control in the Tutorial Show 1 will soon appear in the Show Control window which appears. 'Show Requires Refresh' will flash if a change has been made to the show. Click 'Refresh'
Power down the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD and in the Show Control window observe cue 1 automatically GO approximately 42 seconds after it is powered back on then 30 seconds later cue 2 will go, starting all 8 selections as programmed. Cues 1 and 2 can also be triggered at any time with a show controller, any MIDI system or with the Show Control buttons in the Show Control window.
Make sure the input, crosspoint, and output windows are all open (View Menu- Live, make sure they are each checked). Plug your sound generating or playback device (Mixer output, CD, cassette, etc.) into the balanced XLR inputs 1 and 2 on the back of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD.
Normalize the mixers. This can be done quickly by going to the input, output, OR crosspoint window, clicking on 'Set Matrix' and clicking on 'all input, output, and crosspoint levels full off "Send."' If you just finished stepping through Tutorial Show 1, you will also need to unlink all the input and output channels.
Test the routing
In the crosspoint window, set input 1 to outputs 1, 3, 5, etc. and set input 2 to outputs 2, 4, 6, etc. up to 16. For most applications, it is probably safest to set the crosspoint levels to full so you have one less level variable to think about. Set your inputs 1 & 2 to a nominal level (approximately 100). Once music is playing, make sure you, in fact, have signal on your input faders. Now bring up your output faders up one at a time to confirm signal and speaker assignments.
Please take not as to what output levels are nominal levels for the room. This will come in handy when we begin programming output levels into Tutorial Show 2.
Note: You can always bring a window to the foreground from the Window menu.
While audio is being playing, it is a good idea at this point to experiment with the features on the faders. AutoPan function, mute, solo, EQ (Output only), and delay. With the AutoPan function, when you have changed the fade time and clicked OK, just double click at a different point on the fader and you will see the fader slide to your new level over time. Note that the breakdown is hh:mm:ss.ff. FYI the table ramp is generally a smoother sounding fade. The exponential ramp is better for crossfades of similar material (wind, crickets, other subtle ambiences).
FYI, the stock table ramp is simply a linear fade and exponential is logarithmic.
Internal Input Audio Playback To prepare for this section of the tutorial, we will need to make sure there are selections on the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. Using your CoolEdit (or equivalent) software, record at least a few 48K sample rate audio selections of varying lengths as PCM .wav format files in the C:\Program Files\RSD\ABEdit\Selections folder.
In the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window, select the ABContents/ Audio Selections menu item. In the Audio Selections window, click Add New and select the first .wav file then click OK. If the file is stereo, ABEdit will automatically split it into two mono files and download them to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. For the tutorials, it would be more useful if these first eight selections are longer than one minute (preferably ambience type stuff like birds, street sounds, etc.) Repeat this process for eight .wav files. ABEdit will also automatically add the selections to the current project.
In the crosspoint window, assign input 9 to output 1 & 2. Bring outputs 1 & 2 to full. Open up the playback window (View Menu). In channel 9 set-up column on the right, click on Go. Click for selection. Choose the s longer wav file and click OK. Click on the Play icon. You should be seeing level on the input mixer. Bring up the level on input 9 and you should be hearing the audio in outputs 1 & 2. In the playback window in the left column you can shuttle through the sound file. Keep in mind for future reference that this is the only window from which you can shuttle through an individual or group of sound files. In other words, if you need to stop in the middle of a sound file and pick up from that spot or start from anywhere else in the middle of the sound file, you must do it from the playback window.
We will be working with Tutorial Show 2. Refer to section 3.2.2. SETTING UP to make a 'Tutorial Show 2' prior to beginning and make sure the show created in that section is loaded into the ABShow window. The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD must be connected and configured properly and the MIDI and SCSI connections established. Make sure the Tutorial Show 2 is the default show by clicking on the show button in the top right portion of the Show Editor and selecting on 'Select a show from the current project.'
We are going to make a sequence of cues. There are several ways to make the same types of cues which will be demonstrated. After making the cues, we will go back to edit them as one would do under normal theatre tech circumstances.
To begin, we will make a cue that normalizes the mixers. In section 3.2.2. a new list, path and cue were created for Tutorial Show 2.
Right-click on Cue 1 and select 'Edit Cue Defaults'. Under description, type 'Normalize mixer.'
Now, we are ready to do some programming:
Click on 'Cue 1'
This cue will set all inputs, outputs and crosspoints to 0
The following cues will include playback of audio selections and auto-panning. Each cue will demonstrate a different method of making cues.
Cue 5 is now complete and should look something like this:
Make a new Cue 10. This cue will use the ABEdit Capture Window.
Cue 10 should look something like this:
Cue 15 will utilize the Snapshot function when possible as well as the New Message window.
Cue 15 should look something like this:
The next cue will be a fade up or down of inputs 9 through 16
Cue 20 should look like this:
*Note: As stated before, there are several ways to create cues and their corresponding messages. It is obviously up to the individual operator on how he/she prefers to work.
You are now ready to send these cues as a show to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD.
*Note: When changes are made to the show, a message will flash 'Show Requires Refresh' in the MSC window.
*Note: You can always send individual or groups of messages to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD by selecting one or more messages and clicking on the MIDI connection icon. This sends those messages immediately to the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. If you want to hear the entire cue including any timings related to it (fade times, start times within the cue), you can click on the icon that has musical notes and click Play.
There are four basic equipment categories into which troubleshooting can be placed: SCSI Hardware, MIDI Hardware, the Computer and the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD. SCSI Hardware problems are constantly monitored by RSD and we recommend you check our web site FAQ page for the latest information we have on known problems and solutions.
If the ABEdit computer or the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD does not respond to commands or responds unreliably, the problem will almost certainly be solved by the following procedures.
The most effective way to proceed with troubleshooting is to perform the following tasks one at a time, each time powering down the system before hand, then reassembling all functioning elements, powering up and testing:
If the ABEdit windows seem to be too big to display properly, the display may be set incorrectly. We recommend 1280x1024. There is no particular advantage to using a higher resolution unless you want to display other programs simultaneously.
If you experience difficulty with the software itself - if it fails to load or fails during operation - a variety of system message windows may appear when the problem occurs. If this happens, please make a detailed note of the contents of any messages which appear and report this to us immediately, along with a description of what was happening and/or what you were doing at the time.
Apparent software problems may be a result of defective or inadequate hardware. Check with your local authorized computer repair facility to determine if the computer should be repaired or upgraded.
If you upgrade or add any equipment to your computer, this may be the cause of problems which did not previously occur.
If you have done everything in this tutorial, you will have a very good feel for ABEdit's basic capabilities.
We have tried to present a typical but not exhaustive tutorial.
We hope you will have a chance to try all the features of this software.
Our goal is to make all our users proficient in the use of ABEdit in the shortest time possible.
If you feel we have missed some essential point or that something could be explained or exemplified in a better manner, or that certain areas need to be more thoroughly covered, please let us know.
As responsible providers we are always pleased to assist. We prefer to communicate via email for a variety of reasons but are aware of the sometimes urgent nature of show production so we will assist by telephone if necessary.
Email for technical support is: CharlieR 'at' RichmondSoundDesign 'dot' com
Our telephone support hours are 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call +1-604/715-9441.
This section includes:
NOTE:COMMAND NORMALLY APPLIES TO WINDOW SELECTED OR TO ALL OPEN CUE LISTS IF AudioBox AB1616/1616HD SHOW CONTROL WINDOW IS SELECTED
Use the following format to create a keyboard label strip:
|ALT||TOP OF SHOW|
|CTRL||PLAY BACK RESTORE||PLAY BACK ALL OFF||BEGIN LOOP||END LOOP|
|SHIFT||RESTORE||RESET||UNMUTE ALL OUTPUTS||PREVIOUS SEQUENCE||NEXT SEQUENCE|
|NONE||START CLOCK||STOP CLOCK||ZERO CLOCK||ALL OFF||MUTE ALL OUTPUTS||PLAY BACK STOP||GO/JAM CLOCK||PREVIOUS CUE||NEXT CUE||GO CUE|
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Show Control engine responds to MIDI Show Control (MSC) Sound and All Types Command_Format messages for the Device Number as set in the Device ID Number field of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window.
The AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Audio Playback engine responds to MIDI Show Control (MSC) EPROM Playback and All Types Command_Format messages for the Device Number as set in the Device ID Number field of the AudioBox AB1616/1616HD Editor window.
Please refer to the MSC 1.0 specification as published by the International MIDI Association for more detailed information on this standard. A copy of this specification is available on our web site.
AudioBox AB1616/1616HD MSC implementation is subject to change without notice. The current implementation is available via the RSD web site under 'Technical Information' in the index.
AudioBox AB1616/1616HD MSC implementation is subject to change without notice. The current implementation is available via the RSD web site under 'Technical Information' in the index.
In the following table, 'GO cue' indicates that there is no cue number specified. 'GO cue 0' means that Cue number '0' is specified. 'GO cue A' indicates that a number besides '0' is specified.
|MSC 'SOUND' MESSAGE||LIST SPECIFIED||PATH SPECIFIED||AudioBox AB1616/1616HD PRECONDITION||RESULTING ACTION|
|GO cue||none||none||no lists open||nothing|
|GO cue||none||none||lists open||standby cue goes, all open lists|
|GO cue 0||none||none||no lists open||nothing|
|GO cue 0||none||none||lists open||standby cue goes, all open lists|
|GO cue A||none||none||no lists open||nothing|
|GO cue A||none||none||lists open||all cues A go, all open lists|
|GO cue 0||B||none||list B closed||nothing|
|GO cue 0||B||none||list B open||next cue goes in list B|
|GO cue A||B||none||list B closed||nothing|
|GO cue A||B||none||list B open||cue A goes in list B|
|GO cue 0||B||C||list B closed||nothing|
|GO cue 0||B||C||list B path C open||next cue goes in list B|
|GO cue 0||B||C||list B path D open||nothing|
|GO cue A||B||C||list B closed||nothing|
|GO cue||B||C||list B path C open||cue A goes in list B|
|GO cue A||B||C||list B path D open||go cue A path C|
|LOAD cue 0||none||none||no lists open||nothing|
|LOAD cue 0||none||none||lists open||reset lists to top of show|
|LOAD cue A||none||none||no lists open||nothing|
|LOAD cue A||none||none||lists open||load all cues A, all open lists|
|LOAD cue 0||B||none||list B closed||nothing|
|LOAD cue 0||B||none||list B open||load first cue, current path|
|LOAD cue A||B||none||list B closed||nothing|
|LOAD cue A||B||none||list B open||load cue A in list B|
|LOAD cue 0||B||C||list B path C open||nothing|
|LOAD cue 0||B||C||list B path D open||open path C, load first cue|
|LOAD cue A||B||C||list B closed||nothing|
|LOAD cue A||B||C||list B path C open||load cue A in list B|
|LOAD cue A||B||C||list B path D open||open path C, load cue A|
|OPEN||B||none||list B open||set 'last list opened' to 'B'|
|OPEN||B||none||list B closed||open list B, former path & cue; set 'last list opened' to 'B'|
|OPEN OPEN||B||C||list B closed||open list B path C|
|OPEN OPEN||B||C||list B open||open path C list B|
|OPEN||C.B||none||list B closed||open list B path C|
|OPEN||none||C.B||list B open||open path C list B|
In the following table, 'GO' indicates that there is no selection number specified. 'GO selection 0' means that selection number '0' is specified. 'GO selection A' indicates that a selection number besides '0' is specified.
|MSC 'EPROM PLAYBACK' MESSAGE (CUE=SELECTION)||LIST SPECIFIED (LIST=CHANNEL)||AudioBox AB1616/1616HD PRECONDITION||RESULTING ACTION|
|GO||none||no channels open||nothing|
|GO||none||channels open||next selections play in all open channels|
|GO selection 0||none||no channels open||nothing|
|GO selection 0||none||channels open||next selections play in all open channels|
|GO selection A||none||no channels open||nothing|
|GO selection A (<512)||none||channels open||selection A plays in all open channels|
|GO selection A (>512)||none||channels open||stops playback and sets no selection to play next in all open channels|
|GO selection 0||B||channel B closed||nothing|
|GO selection 0||B||channel B open||next selection plays in channel B|
|GO selection A||B||channel B closed||nothing|
|GO selection A (<512)||B||channel B open||selection A plays in channel B|
|GO selection A (>512)||B||channel B open||stops playback and sets no selection to play next in channel B|
|LOAD selection 0||none||no channels open||nothing|
|LOAD selection 0||none||channels open||sets next selections to play next in all open channels|
|LOAD selection A||none||no channels open||nothing|
|LOAD selection A (<512)||none||channels open||sets selection A to play next in all open channels|
|LOAD selection A (>512)||none||channels open||sets no selection to play next in all open channels|
|LOAD selection 0||B||channel B closed||nothing|
|LOAD selection 0||B||channel B open||sets next selection to play next in channel B|
|LOAD selection A||B||channel B closed||nothing|
|LOAD selection A (<512)||B||channel B open||sets selection A to play next in channel B|
|LOAD selection A (>512)||B||channel B open||sets no selection to play next in channel B|
|OPEN||B||channel B open||set 'last channel opened' to 'B'|
|OPEN||B||channel B closed||open channel B, former selection; set 'last channel opened' to 'B'|
|PRIMARY REFERENCE||SECONDARY REFERENCES||SECTION|
|ABShow||add snapshot events||3.2.2.|
|ABShow||back to parent||3.2.2.|
|ABShow||capture incoming MIDI||3.2.2.|
|ABShow||send selected messages||3.2.2.|
|Auto||cue path sequencing||3.2.2.|
|Clock||menu/F key control||6.1.|
|Clock||zeroed by cue||3.5.|
|Clock||zero, setting in editor||3.2.2.|
|Cue||path auto sequencing||3.2.2.|
|Cue||time, entering value||3.2.2.|
|Edit||MIDI Cue Editor||3.2.2.|
|Edit||MIDI Message Editor||3.2.2.|
|EQ||set gain table||3.3.1.|
|Inputs||GPI - general purpose||3.3.4.|
|Live||input channel mode||3.9.|
|MIDI||Time Code (MTC)||3.2.2.|
|Playback||set stop notification||3.9.|
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