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DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
OXF-R3
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition (Revised 3)
Software Version 3.0 and Later
[English]

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    DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE OXF-R3 OPERATION MANUAL 1st Edition (Revised 3) Software Version 3.0 and Later [English]...

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    CAUTION Installation has to be done by a SONY authorized technician. WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.

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    Peak Inrush Current OXF-CP3048PS (1) Power ON, current probe method: 50A (100V) 110A (240V) (2) Hot switching inrush current, measured in accordance with European standard EN55103-1: 40A (230V) OXF-SP3000 (1) Power ON, current probe method: 40A (100V) 80A (240V) (2) Hot switching inrush current, measured in accordance with European standard EN55103-1: 80A (230V) OXF-IO3000...

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    OXF-CP3048PS only WARNING This unit has no power switch. When installing the unit, incorporate a readily accessible disconnect device in the fixed wiring, or connect the power cord to a socket-outlet which must be provided near the unit and easily accessible. If a fault should occur during operation of the unit, operate the disconnect device to switch the power supply off, or disconnect the power cord.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 3 Getting Started About This Manual ... 5 1-1 Overview ... 1-2 1-2 Data Flow... 1-4 1-3 Signal Flow... 1-6 2-1 OXF-R3 Start-Up ... 2-2 2-1-1 Start-Up Procedure... 2-2 2-2 OXF-R3 Shutdown ... 2-4 2-2-1 Shutdown Procedure ... 2-4 3-1 The Control Surface .

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    Table of Contents Chapter 4 Signal Paths Chapter 5 Control Screens Chapter 6 Technical Descriptions Table of Contents 4-1 The Basic (Default) Signal Path ... 4-2 4-2 Stereo Mix-Down Signal Path with Processing Inserted ... 4-4 4-3 Mix-Down with Post Channel Fader Insert ... 4-6 4-4 Recording to a Multitrack .

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    Chapter 6 Technical Descriptions Chapter 7 Session Management™ (Continued) 6-2-8 Routing Panel ... 6-28 6-2-9 LCD Channel Screen Panel ... 6-31 6-2-10 Sends 1-24 Panel ... 6-32 6 - 3Central Section Panels ..6 - 3 8 6-3-1 Master Fader Panel ... 6-38 6-3-2 Monitor Panel...

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    7-9-2 Setting MIDI parameters ... 7-90 7-9-3 MIDI Bars & Beats ... 7-93 7-10 Backups... 7 - 9 5 7-11 Preferences ... 7 - 1 0 1 Software Installation/Upgrades ... A-2 Multi-Format LS Calibration ... A-3 Specifications... A-6 OXF-R3 Diagnostics... A-17 Index ... I-1...

  • Page 9: About This Manual

    This manual is divided into the following seven chapters and four appendixes: Chapter 1 Overview Introduces the features of the OXF-R3 and how it may be used to configure a complete system. Chapter 2 Powering the OXF-R3 Includes the system power-up procedure and the boot-up sequence for the host computer.

  • Page 10: Conventions Used In This Manual

    About This Manual Conventions used in this manual This manual uses the following conventions: Chapter 3, Section 10 Subsection 5 within Section 10 Operation Step number Cross-reference within the manual Important note About This Manual • • • •...

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    Related manuals In addition to this operation manual, the following manuals are available for the OXF-R3: • Installation Manual • Service Manual About This Manual...

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    Printed Circuit Board Pulse Code Modulation Pre Fader Listen Power Supply Unit Return Remote Studio Link Side Chain SDDS Sony Dynamic Digital Sound SDIF Sony Digital Interface Format Select Signal Session Management SMPTE Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers...

  • Page 13: Overview

    Chapter 1 – Overview Chapter 1 Contents This chapter introduces the OXF-R3 digital audio mixing console and describes the main features. An example system configuration and a signal flow diagram are included. 1-1 Overview ... 1-2 1-2 Data Flow ... 1-4 1-3 Signal Flow ...

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    1 SP Rack 2 Host Computer 3 Multitrack Tape Recorder(s) Chapter 1 Overview The OXF-R3 is a ‘high end’ digital audio mixing console system. It comprises four main components: • Control Console with Modular Control Surface • Host Computer • Signal Processing (SP) Rack •...

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    Machine control for the OXF-R3 is accomplished via Sony 9-Pin control and third party devices such as the “motionworker”, supplied by Motionworks Ltd. Note: Refer to the Appendixes in this manual for further details of OXF-R3 capabilities. Chapter 1 Overview...

  • Page 16: Data Flow

    1-2 Data Flow 1-1 Overview CR MONITORS 1 CR MONITORS 2 CR MONITORS 3 SURROUND L Sample installation illustrating Audio & Control Data flow Chapter 1 Overview CONTROL FOR SP AUDIO PROCESSING & MACHINES SYSTEM STATUS & DISPLAY DATA SURROUND R FX RACK AUDIO AUDIO...

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    RECORD LISTEN I/O RACK GAIN MADI MADI MOTIONWORKER PROTOCOL MASTER TC RACK TRANSPORT 9P TRANSPORT 9P PCM-7050 PCM-7050 AES/EBU AES/EBU AES/EBU TIME CODE CONTROL DATA 3 Studio 4 Machine Room REHEARSE STUDIO FOLDBACK AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO FS OUT SYNCHRONISER MOTIONWORKER PCM-3348 48 TRACK RECORD REMOTES &...

  • Page 18: Signal Flow

    SELECTOR 1 Ø Ø LINE Ø CHs 49-96 SELECTOR 1 Ø Ø LINE Ø RETURN CHs 97-120 OXF-R3 signal flow Chapter 1 Overview SELECTORS 2-7 SELECTOR 8 BYPASS FILTERS 5 BAND EQ DYNAMICS INSERT DELAY FX FADER MULTITRACK FUTURE SP...

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    MAIN OUTPUT BUS - STEREO, LCRS, 5.1 or 7.1 16 SUPER SEND GROUPS - MONO, STEREO, LCR, LCRS, 5.0, 5.1, 7.0 & 7.1 48 MULTITRACK BUSSES - Up to 8 MULTI-CHANNEL STEMS CUE & AUXILIARY SENDS 1-24 MONITOR SECTION Overview Chapter...

  • Page 21: Oxf-r3 Start-up

    Chapter 2 – Powering The OXF-R3 Chapter 2 Contents This chapter provides step-by-step procedures for starting up the OXF-R3, including the power-up sequence and the booting of the Host Computer. It also includes the procedure for controlled shutdown of the OXF-R3.

  • Page 22: Oxf-r3 Start-up

    2-1-1 Start-Up Procedure Chapter 2 Powering the OXF-R3 CAUTIONS: 1. Before starting-up the OXF-R3, check that all Monitor Loudspeaker Power Amps are turned off or muted. 2. Switch on equipment in the sequence given here, to ensure trouble- free start-up.

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    Type in the password: oxf-r3 (case-sensitive), then press {RETURN}. Notes: 1 oxf-r3 is the default password. This may be changed but its modification must be carried out with help from Sony personnel. 2 Login can be initiated while programs are still being downloaded from the Host Computer.

  • Page 24: Oxf-r3 Shutdown

    Chapter 2 Powering the OXF-R3 CAUTION: Turn off or mute all monitor amplifiers connected to the OXF-R3. Unless the OXF-R3 is to remain switched off for a prolonged period, it will be more convenient to leave the Clock Synchronisation source running.

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    Type: su (case-sensitive) which stands for ‘superuser’, then press {RETURN}. 8. At the ‘password’ prompt: Type the superuser password, oxf-r3 (case sensitive) is the default, then press {RETURN}. 9. At the prompt which follows: Type: shutdown -h now (case sensitive), then press {RETURN}.

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    It also provides easy to follow, step-by-step procedures for basic operations of the console. These are designed to help the experienced operator become familiar with the OXF-R3 within a short period of time. 3-1 The Control Surface ... 3-2 3-2 Fader Paging ...

  • Page 28: The Control Surface

    3-1 The Control Surface 3-1 The Control Surface Chapter 3 Getting Started The OXF-R3 comes in two configurations known as the 24-C-24 and the 24-C-0. The basic elements are illustrated below. 24-C-24 Control Surface Configuration 24-C-0 Control Surface Configuration...

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    3 3 Right hand 24 Fader Channels Section 4 4 Meter Bridge The Control Surface in general A key feature of the OXF-R3 is its Assignable Panels, which divide further into four basic areas: • INPUT CHANNEL, EQUALISER and FILTERS •...

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    3-1 The Control Surface OXF-R3 Assignable Channel Areas Chapter 3 Getting Started 1 Left hand assignable channel controls 2 Right hand assignable channel controls...

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    Chapter 3 Getting Started...

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    3-1 The Control Surface !º !• !£ OXF-R3 panel locations Chapter 3 Getting Started !¡ !¢ !ª !∞ !™ @™ @£ !§ @º @º @¡ !¶...

  • Page 33: Fader Panel

    !¡ !∞ !ª !£ @™ !™ !º !¢ !• 1 Meter Bridge – Mono Meters 2 Meter Bridge – Stereo Meters 3 Channel Screens (6) 4 Routing Panels 5 Multi-Channel Set-up Panel 6 Super Send Group Masters 7 Sends Masters 8 Central Control Screen 9 Sends Panels 0 Free Assign Area/Dynamics...

  • Page 34: Paging

    Paging of Faders for the left side of the control surface Chapter 3 Getting Started The OXF-R3 has 48 (or 24 on a 24-C-0) channel faders on its control surface but Fader Paging enables control of a much greater number of channels.

  • Page 35: Channel Processing

    As can be seen from the diagram, the functions on an in-line vertical channel strip become horizontal on the OXF-R3. In other words, the whole panel is equivalent to an exceptionally comprehensive channel strip. This is assigned to each channel individually, simply by pressing the appropriate channel ACCESS button.

  • Page 36: Input Channel, Equaliser And Filters

    3-4 Input Channel, Equaliser and Filters 3-3 Assignable Channel Processing FREQ SLOPE FREQ FREQ X X X X X X X X LINE GAIN Input Channel & Inserts, Equaliser and Filters panel 3-10 Chapter 3 Getting Started The Input Channel section is much more flexible than a conventional in- line analogue channel strip in that it allows processing elements to be configured in almost any order.

  • Page 37: Free Assign Area & Dynamics Panel

    3-5 Free Assign Area and Dynamics 3-5 Free Assign Area and Dynamics T H R E S H L D R A N G E G A T E ACCESS E X P A N D E R ACCESS C O M P R E S S ACCESS L I M I T E R ACCESS...

  • Page 38: Multitrack, Routing For Multitrack, Super Send Groups And Multi-format

    SELECT TO FADERS panel. The OXF-R3 allows the multitrack to be used ‘in-line’ for normal record/remix work or ‘on-the-side’ where a live mix requires a multitrack backup. A separate stereo monitor bus is included specifically for monitoring the multitrack when used in parallel with a live mix.

  • Page 39: S E N D

    3-7 Sends 3-7 Sends SOURCE There are currently 24 mono Sends that can be linked as odd/even pairs, set up at the SEND OUTPUTS 1-24 panel in the centre section, to provide up to 12 stereos. The levels to the busses can be set via the individual dedicated controls on the channels SENDS 1-24 panels for each channel individually.

  • Page 40: Select To Faders

    It is common with in-line analogue console channel strips to split the signal flow into channel and monitor paths with a fader for each. The OXF-R3 takes this concept a stage further, allowing all level and gain control to be accomplished using the faders. This is achieved by assigning the faders to all gain and level functions via the SELECT TO FADERS panel.

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    The default is {CHANS} , which assigns the faders to the channel outputs when they control the level to the Main Output Bus. Selecting M/T SEND is equivalent to selecting the ‘small fader’ function to the OXF-R3 faders. The combined use of Fader Paging and the Select to Faders functionality allows control of all channel level functions, using the 48 conveniently placed, high quality faders in the left and right channels sections.

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    Input Gain, Group Trim and all Send Bus levels. The Select to Faders diagram at the beginning of this section is a visual guide showing how the OXF-R3 accommodates conventional in-line channel strip level controls on its faders. Note that all level controls are still available in parallel within the assignable panels in a more conventional manner.

  • Page 43: Select To Pans

    3-9 Select To Pans 3-9 Select To Pans The Pan Knobs above the faders are assignable in a similar manner to the faders. Although their primary job is panning, they can also be used to perform all channel level adjustments, such as input gain settings and Send Bus levels.

  • Page 44: Basic Console Operations

    General The following series of illustrations and brief step by step procedures are designed to allow new OXF-R3 operators to begin using the console in a very short space of time, without having detailed knowledge of the system. System Set-up...

  • Page 45: To Route A Mic Or Line Input To The Main Output Bus

    3-10-1 To Route a Mic or Line Input to the Main Output Bus Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, press either {MIC} or {LINE} as required, and set the input GAIN knob to a suitable setting. Make sure {CHANS} is selected on the Select To Faders panel (fire-up default).

  • Page 46: To Set Up A Super Send Group From Channel Inputs

    3-10 Basic Console Operations 3-10-2 To Set Up a Super Send Group from Channel Inputs Press {ACCESS} for the first Channel to be routed to a Super Send Group (SSG). Make sure {CHANS} is selected on the Select To Faders panel (fire-up default). Make sure {SUPER SGs 1-8} is selected in the SSG masters section.

  • Page 47: To Send Signals To Tracks On Tape

    3-10-3 To Send Signals to Tracks on Tape Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, press either {MIC} or {LINE} as required, and set the input GAIN knob to a suitable setting. At the same panel, select ‘MULTI’ in one of the eight windows.

  • Page 48: To Monitor Signals To And From Tape

    3-10 Basic Console Operations 3-10-4 To Monitor Signals To and From Tape Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. Select {CHANS} on the Select To Faders panel (fire-up default). At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘MULTI’ in window number 4 using the { + } and { – } buttons either side.

  • Page 49: To Set Up A Stereo Headphone Mix For Foldback 1 O/p

    3-10-5 To Set Up a Stereo Headphone Mix for Foldback 1 O/P At the Send Outputs 1-24 panel in the console centre section, select {17-24} and then select {STEREO} between Send Masters 17 and 18. Sends 17 and 18 are a dedicated assignment to Stereo Foldback 1.

  • Page 50: To Equalise Signal Feeding The Multitrack

    3-10 Basic Console Operations 3-10-6 To Equalise Signal Feeding the Multitrack Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘MULTI’ in window number 4 using the { + } and { – } buttons either side. Select its large { IN } button to insert the multitrack into the signal path.

  • Page 51: To Equalise Monitor Signal Post Multitrack

    3-10-7 To Equalise Monitor Signal Post Multitrack Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘MULTI’ in window number 5 using the { + } and { – } buttons either side. Select its large { IN } button to insert the multitrack into the signal path. At the same panel, select ‘EQ’...

  • Page 52: To Insert Dynamics Pre Multitrack Send

    3-10 Basic Console Operations 3-10-8 To Insert Dynamics Pre Multitrack Send Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘MULTI’ in window number 5 using the { + } and { – } buttons either side. Select its large { IN } button to insert the multitrack into the signal path.

  • Page 53: To Insert Dynamics Post Multitrack Return

    3-10-9 To Insert Dynamics Post Multitrack Return Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘MULTI’ in window number 5 using the { + } and { – } buttons either side. Select its large { IN } button to insert the multitrack into the signal path. At the same panel, select ‘DYN’...

  • Page 54: To Bounce Tracks

    3-10 Basic Console Operations 3-10-10 To Bounce Tracks Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. Make sure {CHANS} is selected on the Select To Faders panel (fire-up default). At the Routing panel, select {CHANS} . The { L } and { R } buttons will be de-selected automatically so that the channel output is no longer routed to the Main Output Bus.

  • Page 55: To Set Up Super Send Groups From Multitrack

    3-10-11 To Set Up Super Send Groups from Multitrack Press {ACCESS} for the first Channel to be routed to a Super Send Group (SSG). Make sure {CHANS} is selected on the Select To Faders panel (fire-up default). Make sure {SUPER SGs 1-8} is selected in the SSG masters section.

  • Page 56: To Set Up A De-esser Using Dynamics Side-chain Eq

    3-10 Basic Console Operations 3-10-12 To Set Up a De-Esser Using Dynamics Side-Chain EQ Press {ACCESS} for the desired Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘DYN’ in one of the eight windows. Do this using the { + } and { – } buttons, and then press the large { IN } button.

  • Page 57: To Link Compressor Side-chains In A Group

    3-10-13 To Link Compressor Side-Chains in a Group Press {ACCESS} for the first Channel to have a dynamics side-chain link. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘DYN’ in one of the eight windows. Do this using the { + } and { – } buttons, and then press the large { IN } button.

  • Page 58: To Link Compressor Side-chains So That One Channel

    3-10 Basic Console Operations 3-10-14 To Link Compressor Side-Chains so that One Channel Controls a Second Channel Press the {ACCESS} button for the controlling Channel. At the Input Channel & Inserts panel, select ‘DYN’ in one of the eight windows. Do this using the { + } and { – } buttons, and then press the large { IN } button.

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    At the Free Assign Area & Dynamics section, select SC FM G1 in the lower window. All adjustments are made on the first channel. 3-33 Chapter 3 Getting Started...

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