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Digital Powered Mixer
SRP-X700P
RS-232C Interface Manual
2nd Edition
Issued: Oct. 2003
 2003 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 Digital Powered Mixer SRP-X700P RS-232C Interface Manual 2nd Edition Issued: Oct. 2003  2003 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview ... 4 Connecting Computer ... 4 Communication Format ... 4 Communication Protocol ... 5 Handshake Code ... 5 Communication Packet Format ... 5 Command Reference ... 6 Basic Control Commands ... 6 CONTROL S Command ... 6 FADER LEVEL Command ...
  • Page 3 LINE OUTPUT1,2 PARAMETER REQUEST Command ... 39 LINE OUTPUT3-8 Command ... 39 LINE OUTPUT3-8 PARAMETER REQUEST Command ... 41 MIC INPUT Command ... 41 MIC INPUT PARAMETER REQUEST Command ... 44 MUTING/LINE4 SELECT Command ... 44 MUTING/LINE4 SELECT PARAMETER REQUEST Command ... 46 PANEL LOCK Command ...
  • Page 4: Overview

    Powered Mixer from an externally connected computer. Read this manual together with Operating Instructions. Caution The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual.
  • Page 5: Communication Protocol

    Communication Protocol The communication protocol is described below. • When the SRP-X700P has received a command from computer successfully, the SRP-X700P returns “ACK” (Acknowledge). When the SRP-X700P fails to process the command due to reception error or others, it returns “NAK” (Not Acknowledge). •...
  • Page 6: Command Reference

    Command Reference Basic Control Commands The group of the Basic Control Commands contains 12 commands that enable you to perform the basic operations such as changing the sound volume, switching the LINE4 SELECTOR of the SRP-X700P and others. CONTROL S: 43[H] 52[H] 43[H] 53[H] (‘CRCS’) This command is used to control an external equipment that is connected to the CONTROL S terminal of the SRP-X700P.
  • Page 7: Remote Command

    • Remote command Specify the command that you want to send. REMOTE COMMAND Stop sending PLAY PAUSE STOP F. F. REW. NEXT PREV. POWER ON POWER STANDBY Because the SRP-X700P keeps sending the CONTROL S signal since its starts sending the “REMOTE COMMAND” of 31[H] - 3A[H] until it the “Stop sending command”...
  • Page 8 • Fader level (2nd byte) Set the fader level [dB]. LEVEL LEVEL ∞ 30[H] (‘0’) -20.0 -70.0 31[H] (‘1’) -19.0 -60.0 32[H] (‘2’) -18.0 -55.0 33[H] (‘3’) -17.0 -50.0 34[H] (‘4’) -16.0 -45.0 35[H] (‘5’) -15.0 -40.0 36[H] (‘6’) -14.0 -35.0 37[H] (‘7’) -13.0...
  • Page 9: Level Down Command

    LEVEL UP: 43[H] 4C[H] 56[H] 2B[H] (‘CLV+’) This command is used to increase the sound volume of the specified channel. When this command is sent, the sound volume keeps increasing. When the LEVEL UP/DOWN STOP command that is described later, is sent, the sound volume stops increasing.
  • Page 10 MUTING: 43[H] 4D[H] 55[H] 54[H] (‘CMUT’) This command is used to mute the specified channel or cancel muting of the specified channel. • Packet format 43[H] 4D[H] 55[H] 54[H] “parameter” 0D[H] • Parameter The parameter consists of the two-byte data in the following order. byte Parameter name CHANNEL...
  • Page 11 PARALLEL OUTPUT ON: 43[H] 50[H] 4F[H] 4E[H] (‘CPON’) This command is used to turn on OUTPUT of the REMOTE PARALLEL terminals separately of the SRP-X700P. • Packet format 43[H] 50[H] 4F[H] 4E[H] “parameter” 0D[H] • Parameter Same as that of the PARALLEL OUT OFF command. Example: When turning on channel 1 43[H] 50[H] 4F[H] 4E[H] 31[H] 0D[H] (‘C P O N 1 CR’) PROJECTOR POWER CONTROL: 43[H] 50[H] 4A[H] 50[H] (‘CPJP’)
  • Page 12 SCENE RECALL: 43[H] 52[H] 43[H] 4C[H] (‘CRCL’) This command is used to recall the desired scene. • Packet format 43[H] 52[H] 43[H] 4C[H] “parameter” 0D[H] • Parameter Specify the scene number that you want to use, as the parameter. • Scene No. Specify the scene number that you want to use.
  • Page 13: Scene Recall Command

    • Parameter byte Parameter name MIC 1/WL 1 LEVEL METER VALUE MIC 2/WL 2 LEVEL METER VALUE MIC 3 LEVEL METER VALUE MIC 4 LEVEL METER VALUE MIC 5/LINE 1 LEVEL METER VALUE MIC 6/LINE 2 LEVEL METER VALUE LINE 3 L LEVEL METER VALUE LINE 3 R LEVEL METER VALUE LINE 4 L LEVEL METER VALUE 10th...
  • Page 14 Level meter value The level meter values [dB] are indicated as shown below. LEVEL under -30 30[H] (‘0’) 31[H] (‘1’) 32[H] (‘2’) 33[H] (‘3’) 34[H] (‘4’) 35[H] (‘5’) 36[H] (‘6’) 37[H] (‘7’) 38[H] (‘8’) MIC SWITCH This command is used to display the status of the +48V switches of the MIC1/WL1 to MIC6/LINE2 by the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5...
  • Page 15: Mic Input

    MIC INPUT –∞ Turning on/off of the -∞ indicators of MIC1/WL1 to MIC6/LINE2 is indicated by the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5 MIC6/ LINE2 When the corresponding bit is ‘1’, –∞ indicator turns on. When the corresponding bit is ‘0’, –∞ indicator turns off. Bit-6 and bit-7 are fixed all the time.
  • Page 16 CLIP/PROTECTION Turning on/off of the CLIP and PROTECTION indicators of speaker output is indicated by the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5 When the corresponding bit is ‘1’, the indicator turns on. When the corresponding bit is ‘0’, the indicator turns off. Bit-2 to bit-7 are fixed all the time.
  • Page 17 PARALLEL OUTPUT7-10 Presence or absence of output signal at the PARALLEL OUTPUT7 to 10 connectors on the rear panel of the SRP-X700P is indicated by the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5 When the corresponding bit is ‘1’, output signal is present. When the corresponding bit is ‘0’, output signal is absent. Bit-4 to bit-7 are fixed all the time.
  • Page 18 MIC MUTING Status of muting of MIC1/WL1 to MIC6/LINE2 is indicated by the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5 MIC6/ LINE2 When the corresponding bit is ‘1’, the audio is muted. When the corresponding bit is ‘0’, muting is released. Bit-6 and bit-7 are fixed all the time. LINE INPUT MUTING Status of muting of LINE3 and 4 is indicated by the 8-bit data.
  • Page 19: Group Muting

    GROUP MUTING Status of muting of REMOTE1 to 6 among the GROUP FADER is indicated by the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5 REMOTE6 REMOTE5 REMOTE4 REMOTE3 REMOTE2 REMOTE1 When the corresponding bit is ‘1’, it is is muted. When the corresponding bit is ‘0’, muting is released. Bit-6 and bit-7 are fixed all the time.
  • Page 20 LOCK/FADER Status of the PANEL LOCK and that of FADER MODE are indicated by the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5 When bit 0 is ‘1’, it indicates that the fader is in the ACTIVE mode. When bit 0 is ‘0’, it indicates that the fader is in the INACTIVE mode. When bit 1 is ‘1’, it indicates that operations from the front panel of the SRP-X700P are in the LOCKed state.
  • Page 21: Parameter Setting Commands

    Parameter Setting Commands The following commands are the group of commands used to enable you the detailed setting of internal functions of the SRP-X700P. AUTO MIX : 43[H] 41[H] 4D[H] 58[H] (‘CAMX’) This command is used to set ON/OFF of the automatic mixer. •...
  • Page 22 AUTO MIX EDIT PARAMETER: 43[H] 41[H] 4D[H] 50[H] ('CAMP') This command is used to set up the parameter of the automatic mixer. Caution This command is supported by the SRP-X700P firmware versions of 1.20 and higher. • Packet format 43[H] 41[H] 4D[H] 50[H] "parameter (14 bytes)" 0D[H] •...
  • Page 23 • INPUT COMPRESSOR THRESHOLD (1st byte) This command is used to set the threshold level of the compressor of the input channel. LEVEL [dB] 20[H] (' ') 21[H] ('!') 22[H] (' ” ') 23[H] ('#') 24[H] ('$') 25[H] ('%') 26[H] ('&') 27[H] (' ’...
  • Page 24 • INPUT COMPRESSOR ATTACK TIME (3rd byte) This command is used to set the attack time of the compressor of the input channel. TIME [ms] 30[H] ('0') 0.15 31[H] ('1') 0.22 32[H] ('2') 0.33 33[H] ('3') 0.47 34[H] ('4') 0.68 35[H] ('5') 36[H] ('6') 37[H] ('7')
  • Page 25 • INPUT GATE HOLD TIME (6th byte) This command is used to set the hold time of the gate of the input channel. The setup procedure is the same as the input compressor release time (the fourth byte). • INPUT GATE RELEASE TIME (7th byte) This command is used to set the release time of the gate of the input channel.
  • Page 26 • LINE OUTPUT 1-6 ON/OFF (13th byte) This command is used to turn ON/OFF the automatic mixer according to the output channels. When you want to turn it ON, set the corresponding bit to 1. When you want to turn it OFF, set the corresponding bit to 0. Bit-6 and bit-7 are fixed all the time.
  • Page 27 AUTO MIX EDIT PARAMETER REQUEST: 52[H] 41[H] 4D[H] 50[H] ('RAMP') This command is used to read respective parameters of the automatic mixer from the SRP-X700P. Caution This command is supported by the SRP-X700P firmware versions of 1.20 and higher. • Packet format 52[H] 41[H] 4D[H] 50[H] 0D[H] •...
  • Page 28 FIRMWARE VERSION REQUEST : 52[H] 56[H] 45[H] 52[H] ( ‘RVER’ ) This command is used to read the version number of the SRP-X700P firmware. • Packet format 52[H] 56[H] 45[H] 52[H] 0D[H] • Return packet format When communication with the SRP-X700P is established with success, the parameter is returned together with ACK (41[H] (‘A’)) in the order shown below.
  • Page 29: Group Fader Command

    GROUP FADER : 43[H] 47[H] 46[H] 41[H],42[H] (‘CGFA,B’) 43[H] 47[H] 46[H] 31[H]-36[H] (‘CGF1-2’) This command is used to set any desired single channel of the GROUP FADER. Various setups can be memorized in the scene memories by specifying these scene Nos. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below.
  • Page 30 • Index (2-9th byte) This command is used to specify index of the input channels with 8 bytes of the ASCII code. Caution If number of index characters does not reach the 8 bytes, be sure to fill the blanks with the space (20[H]). •...
  • Page 31 GROUP FADER PARAMETER REQUEST: 52[H] 47[H] 46[H] 41[H],42[H] (‘RGFA,B’) This command is used to read the setup of any desired single channel of the GROUP FADER from the SRP-X700P. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below. GROUP FADER Command MASTER A...
  • Page 32: Information Command

    • INFORMATION (2-129th byte) Specify the information of the input channels using the ASCII code. Caution If number of information characters does not reach the 128 bytes, be sure to fill the blanks with the space (20[H]) so that it becomes 128 bytes all the time.
  • Page 33 • TRIM (10th byte) This command is used to set the reference level of the input terminal. REF LEVEL -10dBu 30[H] (‘0’) -9dBu 31[H] (‘1’) -8dBu 32[H] (‘2’) -7dBu 33[H] (‘3’) -6dBu 34[H] (‘4’) -5dBu 35[H] (‘5’) -4dBu 36[H] (‘6’) -3dBu 37[H] (‘7’) -2dBu...
  • Page 34 • PEQ Q (13 and 16th byte) This command is used to set the Q value of parametric equalizer. 0.15 30[H] (‘0’) 0.56 0.18 31[H] (‘1’) 0.68 0.22 32[H] (‘2’) 0.82 0.27 33[H] (‘3’) 1.00 0.33 34[H] (‘4’) 1.20 0.39 35[H] (‘5’) 1.50 0.47...
  • Page 35 • Fader level (19th byte) This command is used to set the fader level [dB]. This fader levels are shown as the fader values on the INPUT OVERVIEW screen of the supplied software SRP-X700P Manager. LEVEL LEVEL -∞ 30[H] (‘0’) -20.0 -70.0 31[H] (‘1’)
  • Page 36 LINE 4 INPUT : 43[H] 49[H] 4D[H] 34[H] (‘CIL4’) This command is used to implement setting up the LINE 4 input channel. Various setups can be memorized in the scene memories by specifying these scene Nos. • Packet format 43[H] 49[H] 4D[H] 34[H] “parameter” 0D[H] •...
  • Page 37 LINE OUTPUT1,2 : 43[H] 4F[H] 4C[H] 31[H],32[H] (‘COL1,2’) This command is used to implement setup of any desired single channel of the LINE OUTPUT1 and 2. Various setups can be memorized in the scene memories by specifying these scene Nos. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below.
  • Page 38 • REF LEVEL (10th byte) This command is used to set the reference output level [dBu]. REF LEVEL 30[H] (‘0’) 5[H] (‘5’) A[H] ‘:’ E[H] ‘>’ • Function ON/OFF (11th byte) This command is used to turn ON/OFF the delay (DELAY), parametric equalizer (PEQ) and high-cut filter (HCF) with the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5...
  • Page 39 LINE OUTPUT 1,2 PARAMETER REQUEST : This command is used to read the setup of any desired single channel of the LINE OUTPUT 1 and 2 from the SRP-X700P. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below. CHANNEL Command LINE OUTPUT 1...
  • Page 40 • Parameter The parameter consists of the 26 bytes all the time in the order as shown in the table below. byte Parameter name SCENE No. 2nd-9th INDEX 10 th REF LEVEL 11th FUNCTION ON/OFF 12th PEQ1 Frequency 13 th PEQ1 Q 14 th PEQ1 GAIN...
  • Page 41 LINE OUTPUT3-8 PARAMETER REQUEST : This command is used to read the setup of any desired single channel of the LINE OUTPUT 3 to 8 from the SRP-X700P. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below. CHANNEL Command LINE OUTPUT 3 43[H] 4F[H] 4C[H] 33[H] ‘ROL3’...
  • Page 42 • Packet format 43[H] 49[H] 4D[H] 31[H] “parameter” 0D[H] (In the case of MIC1/WL1 input channels) • Parameter The parameter consists of the 41 bytes all the time in the order as shown in the table below. byte Parameter name SCENE No.
  • Page 43 • TRIM (10th byte) This command is used to set the reference level [dBu] of the input terminals. REF LEVEL Mic level input Line level input • Function ON/OFF (11th byte) This command is used to turn ON/OFF the parametric equalizer (PEQ), feedback reducer (FR) and low-cut filter (LCF) with the 8-bit data.
  • Page 44 MIC INPUT PARAMETER REQUEST : 52[H] 49[H] 4D[H] 31[H]-36[H] (‘RIM1-6’) This command is used to read the setup of any desired single channel of the MIC input channels from the SRP-X700P. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below. CHANNEL Command MIC1/WL1...
  • Page 45 When you specify the scene No.(31[H] (‘1’) through 44[H] (‘D’)), parameters of the subsequent 2nd through 8th bytes are written in the scene memory. • Scene No. (1st byte) This command is used to specify the scene No. SCENE No. 31[H] ( ‘1’...
  • Page 46 • MASTER MUTING (6th byte) This command is used to specify muting of the MASTER A and B with the 8-bit data. When you want to set the MUTING status, set the corresponding bit to 1. When you want to cancel MUTING, set the corresponding bit to 0.
  • Page 47 PANEL LOCK : 43[H] 4C[H] 43[H] 4B[H] ( ‘CLCK’ ) This command is used to set the PANEL LOCK. • Packet format 43[H] 4C[H] 43[H] 4B[H] “parameter” 0D[H] • Parameter Specify the setup or release of the PANEL LOCK as the parameter. PANEL LOCK RELEASE LOCK...
  • Page 48 • INPUT Function 1 (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23rd byte) This command is used to set the PARALLEL INPUT function 1. FUNCTION1 NONE 30[H] (‘0‘) AV SEL 31[H] (‘1‘) LV L+ 32[H] (‘2‘) LVL–...
  • Page 49 • OUTPUT Function 1 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43rd byte) This command is used to set the PARALLEL OUTPUT function 1. FUNCTION1 NONE 30[H] (‘0’) AV SEL 1[H] ( ‘1’) – ∞ 2[H] ‘2’) OVER 33[H] (‘3’) RECALL 34[H] (‘4’)
  • Page 50: Line 3 Input Command

    PARALLEL I/O PARAMETER REQUEST : 52[H] 50[H] 49[H] 4F[H] ('RPIO') This command is used to read setup of the REMOTE PARALLEL terminal from the SRP-X700P. • Packet format 52[H] 50[H] 49[H] 4F[H] 0D[H] • Return packet format When communication with the SRP-X700P is established with success, the parameter is returned together with ACK (41[H] (‘A’)) in the order shown below.
  • Page 51 REC OUT PARAMETER REQUEST : 52[H] 4F[H] 4D[H] 33[H],32[H] (‘ROR1,2’) This command is used to read parameter of the desired single channel of the REC OUT 1 and 2 from the SRP-X700P. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below. CHANNEL Command REC OUT 1...
  • Page 52 • LINE3-4F machine type (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13th byte) This command is used to set category of the Control S. MACHINE TYPE NONE 30[H] (‘0’) 31[H] (‘1’) VTR1(Beta) 32[H] (‘2’) VTR2(8mm) 33[H] (‘3’) VTR3(VHS) 34[H] (‘4’) VTR4(DV) 35[H] (‘5’) 36[H] (‘6’)
  • Page 53: Remote Command

    • Video signal type (17th through 22nd byte) This command is used to set the type of video signal of the equipment connected to LINE4 A to F. SIGNAL DEFINE VIDEO 30[H] (‘0’) S VIDEO 31[H] (‘1’) 32[H] (‘2’) COMPONENT 33[H] (‘3’) 34[H] (‘4’) •...
  • Page 54 ROUTING : 43[H] 52[H] 4C[H] 31[H]-38[H] (‘CRL1-8’) 43[H] 52[H] 52[H] 31[H]-32[H] (‘CRR1-2’) This command is used to set the routing for the OUTPUT channels. Various setups can be memorized in the scene memories by specifying these scene Nos. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below. CHANNEL Command LINE OUTPUT 1...
  • Page 55 • Level (2-17th byte) This command is used to set the ASSIGN level [dB]. LEVEL 40[H] (‘@’) 45[H] (‘ E’) 48[H] (‘H’) 4B[H] (‘K’) 4E[H] (‘N’) 53[H] (‘S’) 59[H] Y’) (‘ • MIC1/WL1-MIC6/LINE2 ON/OFF (18th byte) This command is used to turn ON/OFF the routing of the MIC1/WL1 to MIC6/LINE2 with the 8-bit data. bit7 bit6 bit5...
  • Page 56: Routing Command

    ROUTING PARAMETER REQUEST : 52[H] 52[H] 4C[H] 31[H]-38[H] (‘RRL1-8’) This command is used to read setup of the routing to the OUTPUT channels with the 8-bit data from the SRP-X700P. The commands that correspond to the respective channels are shown below. CHANNEL Command LINE OUTPUT 1...
  • Page 57 SCENE PARAMETER REQUEST : 52[H] 53[H] 43[H] 52[H] (‘RSTR’) This command is used to read the setups of the functions of recalling at the event of scene recall from the SRP-X700P for all scene memories. • Packet format 52[H] 53[H] 43[H] 52[H] 0D[H] •...
  • Page 58 SCENE RECALL BUTTON : 43[H] 52[H] 53[H] 41[H] (‘CRSA’) This command is used to set the scene No. to be recalled, to the SCENE RECALL A to D buttons on the front of the SRP-X700P. • Packet format 43[H] 52[H] 53[H] 41[H] “parameter” 0D[H] •...
  • Page 59: Scene Recall Button Command

    SCENE RECALL BUTTON PARAMETER REQUEST : This command is used to read the scene Nos. that are set to the SCENE RECALL A to D buttons on the front of the SRP-X700P. • Packet format 52[H] 52[H] 53[H] 41[H] 0D[H] •...
  • Page 60 • Scene No. (1st byte) This command is used to specify the scene No. to be stored. SCENE No. 31[H] ( ‘1’ ) 32[H] ( ‘2’ ) 33[H] ( ‘3’ ) 34[H] ( ‘4’ ) 35[H] ( ‘5’ ) 36[H] ( ‘6’ ) 37[H] ( ‘7’...
  • Page 61 SPEAKER OUTPUT : 43[H] 4F[H] 53[H] 50[H] (‘COSP’) This command is used to set the SPEAKER OUTPUT. Various setups can be memorized in the scene memories by specifying these scene Nos. • Packet format 43[H] 4F[H] 4C[H] 33[H] “parameter” 0D[H] •...
  • Page 62: Speaker Output Command

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