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Yamaha DME Setup Manual

Yamaha musical instrument owner's manual.
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This manual describes the process of setting up a DME system, from making the initial DME processor settings
(DME64N / DME24N / DME8i-C / DME8o-C / DME4io-C / DME8i-ES / DME8o-ES / DME4io-ES) to synchronizing with
the DME Designer application installed on a computer.
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For details about the DME units refer to the manual supplied with the specific device, and for details about the DME Designer
application refer to the pdf-format DME Designer manual.
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In this document the term "DME" will refer to the DME64N, DME24N, DME8i-C, DME8o-C, DME4io-C, DME8i-ES, DME8o-ES and
DME4io-ES, while the term "DME Satellite" will refer only to the DME8i-C, DME8o-C, DME4io-C, DME8i-ES, DME8o-ES and DME4io-ES.

Software Installation

● DME Designer and DME-N Network Driver installation
● USB-MIDI Driver installation
DME Network Setup (page 6)
Connecting via a USB cable and setting the DME IP address and Device Group Master/Slave status from the
DME Designer.
Computer to DME Connection (page 8)
The procedures for connecting a single DME unit to a computer as well as for connecting multiple DME units to a
computer in the same subnet are described. Refer to the DME manual for information on audio connection and
further network connection details.
Computer Network Setup
These settings must be made properly when connecting a computer to DME units via an Ethernet cable.
● Computer TCP/IP settings
● DME-N Network Driver settings
DME Designer Operation
● Creating Configurations
Explains the process of launching the DME Designer application and combining and connecting various
audio components to create configurations.
● Going Online
Explains how to go online and transfer configurations created using the DME Designer application to DME
devices.
Troubleshooting (page 17)
Appendix
● DME64N/24N Network Setup via Panel Operation
● DME-N Network Driver Setup Details
DME Setup Manual
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   Summary of Contents for Yamaha DME

  • Page 1: Software Installation

    (DME64N / DME24N / DME8i-C / DME8o-C / DME4io-C / DME8i-ES / DME8o-ES / DME4io-ES) to synchronizing with the DME Designer application installed on a computer. For details about the DME units refer to the manual supplied with the specific device, and for details about the DME Designer application refer to the pdf-format DME Designer manual.

  • Page 2: System Requirements

    Begin by downloading the DME Designer Combo Installer and the USB-MIDI Driver from the “Downloads” page on the Yamaha Pro Audio website. http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ System Requirements ® Windows 1 GHz or higher Intel Memory 256 MB or more Hard disk space...

  • Page 3

    DME Designer V3 cannot communicate with DME devices using firmware version 2 or earlier. If you are using DME Designer V3, be sure to update the DME device firmware to the latest version that can be downloaded from Yamaha Pro Audio website.

  • Page 4: Windows Vista

    ■ Windows Vista Start the computer and log on with administrator privileges while power to the DME is off. Connect the computer to the DME unit via a USB cable. Turn the DME power on: “Found New Hardware” will be displayed.

  • Page 5: Windows 2000

    Restore this setting to its original state after the installation has been completed. While the DME power is still off, connect the computer to the DME unit via a USB cable. Turn the DME power on, and the “Found New Hardware Wizard”...

  • Page 6

    “YAMAHA USB OUT 0-1” or “Yamaha DME NETWORK-1” output port in the [Out] field, and click [OK]. If the DME port does not appear in the MIDI dialog box, check that the DME device’s power is turned on, and re-launch the DME Designer application.

  • Page 7

    3 IP Address Set the IP addresses of the DME devices. All DME devices in the same Device Group must be set to the same network address. When only one DME device (Master) is used, set the IP address to “192.168.0.2”.

  • Page 8

    Use a switching hub that is capable of 100Base-TX operation. The maximum length of cables that can be used to connect DME units to a switching hub is 100 meters. Proper operation at this length, however, will depend on the quality of the hub and cables used, and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Page 9

    ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● The computer’s IP address and TCP/IP filtering must be set up to allow network communication with the DME device(s).

  • Page 10

    When the computer and DME devices are connected in the same subnet as described on address must be set to that same address as the DME devices, while the host address must be set to a different value. When the computer and DME devices are connected in the same subnet, Set the gateway IP host address to 254.

  • Page 11

    ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● In order for the computer to recognize the DME device(s), it is necessary to register the IP address and device name of the DME device that is the Device Group Master.

  • Page 12

    Click [Start] ➞ [All Programs] ➞ [YAMAHA OPT Tools] ➞ [DME Designer] ➞ [DME Designer] to launch the DME Designer application. When the DME Designer is launched a new project will be created and a new zone (Zone 1) will appear in the designer window.

  • Page 13

    As necessary double-click placed DME object to open the DME configuration window. Individual audio components can be placed and wired together as necessary to create “configurations” in the configuration window. For this example you can leave the configuration empty. Refer to the DME Designer manual for detailed information on creating configurations.

  • Page 14

    Launch the DME Designer application, select the [Open] command from the main panel [File] menu, and open the previously saved project file. The DME Designer can also be launched and the project file automatically loaded by simply double-clicking the project file icon. Click the MIDI Setup button to open the MIDI dialog box.

  • Page 15

    Click the [Synchronization] item in the main panel window [Tools] menu to open the Synchronization dialog box. DME objects placed in the DME Designer application will be displayed in the [DME Designer] list on the left, and DME devices connected to the network will be displayed in the [Network] list on the right.

  • Page 16

    When a configuration has already been transferred to a DME unit, we recommend using the [DME Designer <- Device] button for synchronization. The transfer time is faster than using the [DME Designer -> Device] button. However, if the configuration has been edited it is necessary to use the [DME Designer ->...

  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    • Is the USB cable connected correctly? • Is the USB function enabled on your computer? When you connect the DME to the computer for the first time, if the “Add New Hardware Wizard” does not appear, the USB function on the computer may be disabled.

  • Page 18

    • Are the settings of DME and peripheral network devices (including switching hubs) appropriate? Refer to the relevant owner’s manuals for the DME and peripheral network devices (including switching hubs) for details. • Have you selected an appropriate network port in the DME Designer? •...

  • Page 19

    Selects Device Group Master or Slave status. Master: One device must be assigned as the Master in each Device Group. Slave: All other DME devices in the group should be set to Slave. When DME64N/24N and DME Satellite units are combined in a Device Group, be sure to assign a DME Satellite unit as the group Master.

  • Page 20

    The name, IP address, MAC address, and MIDI port number of all devices registered to communicate with the DME-N Network Driver are shown in this list. Click the title bars to sort accordingly. When a device is selected in the list, information related to that device will be viewed and edited in the Device information (2) area below the list.

  • Page 21

    For details refer to the section below. “Advanced Settings” Window Click the [Advanced Settings] button in the “DME-N Network Driver” window to open the “Advanced Settings” window. The parameters in this window set up the DME-N Network Driver for automatic device detection, and allow saving and loading setup files.

  • Page 22: Software License Agreement

    • Yamaha shall not provide you with any service or maintenance as to the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. • Yamaha is not liable to you or any other person for any damages, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, expenses, lost profits, lost data or other damages arising out of the use, misuse or inability to use the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.

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