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CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide
Welcome:
Thank you for downloading the "CL StageMix" iPad app for the Yamaha CL series
digital mixing consoles.
The latest firmware version for CL series can be downloaded from
www.yamahaproaudio.com
StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that provides remote control of Yamaha
StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that provides remote control of Yamaha
CL series digital mixing consoles functions via a simple, intuitive graphical interface
CL series digital mixing consoles functions via a simple, intuitive graphical interface
from anywhere within wireless range. The software has been specifically designed to
from anywhere within wireless range. The software has been specifically designed to
allow engineers to adjust monitor mixes from the performers' positions on stage,
allow engineers to adjust monitor mixes from the performers' positions on stage,
directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad rather than having to rely on verbal
directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad rather than having to rely on verbal
directions to a second engineer. The result is better mixes in less time; a huge
directions to a second engineer. The result is better mixes in less time; a huge
advantage during high-pressure pre-show setup. Although StageMix is focused on
advantage during high-pressure pre-show setup. Although StageMix is focused on
the requirements for adjusting monitor mixes on stage, its range of features is
the requirements for adjusting monitor mixes on stage, its range of features is
continually expanding, allowing it to be used for a wider variety of remote control
continually expanding, allowing it to be used for a wider variety of remote control
functions.

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  • Page 1 The result is better mixes in less time; a huge directions to a second engineer. The result is better mixes in less time; a huge advantage during high-pressure pre-show setup.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Getting Started CL series Network Setup iPad Wi-Fi Settings StageMix Setup 3.3.1 OFFLINE DEMO Mode 3.3.2 Configure StageMix to Work with a CL Series Console 3.3.3 Select a Mixer and Begin Working 3.3.4 Edit Mixer Configurations Mixer Window Channel Bank Navigation...
  • Page 3 Yamaha Commercial Audio CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide 5.2.4 EQ RESET 5.2.5 EQ Type GRAPHIC EQ EDITING 5.3.1 Navigation in the GEQ Overview Section 5.3.2 Rack Position 5.3.3 GEQ Type 5.3.4 Editing GEQ Bands 5.3.5 Navigation in the GEQ Editing Section 5.3.6 GEQ ON...
  • Page 4: System Requirements

    802.11n networks at 5GHz are preferred because they allow faster communication between the iPad and the Wi-Fi access point. Practically, this could result in more accurate level metering with the StageMix app. Also, with 802.11n being a newer standard, it is less prone to interference from other wireless networks.
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Press the [SETUP] button on the CL series touchscreen b. Press [NETWORK] on the CL series touchscreen iPad Wi-Fi Settings The iPad needs to be given a static IP address in the same range as the CL series’ IP Address. a. Open the iPad “Settings” menu b.
  • Page 6: Stagemix Setup

    Yamaha Commercial Audio CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide c. Press the blue circle with the white arrow to the right of the selected network to edit the IP address. d. Select [Static]. e. IP Address: enter an IP Address similar to the one for the CL series console, but with just the last number different.
  • Page 7: Offline Demo Mode

    StageMix will operate independently of any mixing console. It is a useful way to demonstrate and learn how to use the app without the need for a mixer. Level meters and most Scene Memory functions do not work in this mode.
  • Page 8: Select A Mixer And Begin Working

    Yamaha Commercial Audio CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide v. Select the Model of CL series console. Note: in the initial release of CL StageMix, CL5 will be the only selectable choice. vi. Press the [ADD MIXER] button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 9: Mixer Window

    CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide 4.0 Mixer Window The main page of the StageMix is called the “Mixer” window. It shows the EQ curves, Pan positions, CUE and ON buttons, faders and level meters, and channel names and colors for eight adjacent channels.
  • Page 10: Channel Names And Colors

    CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide Channel Names and Colors The name and color of each channel appears in StageMix as it does in the CL series console. The names are dimmed if the channel is switched off. Double-tap on the channel name in the Mixer window to edit the name and color.
  • Page 11: Channel On

    Press [ON] to change the on/off status of the channel. The button is green when the channel is on. When a channel is off, its name and level meter will dim and its fader position shown in the “Navigation/Meter Bridge” will also dim.
  • Page 12: Master Bank

    Level and On control. Note: there are two EQ thumbnails above the Stereo Master channel. Parametric EQ is always linked for the left and right sides of the Stereo Master channel. However it is possible to have independent GEQs assigned to the left and right side of the Stereo Master.
  • Page 13: Gain

    Faders can be moved to change the Analog Gain for each channel. The gain value of each head amp will be displayed above the fader while any fader cap is being touched. Up to 8 faders can be adjusted simultaneously.
  • Page 14: Digital Gain

    Rio I/O Rack that provides Gain Compensation capability. The [GC] button will turn blue when Gain Compensation is active for that channel. In Analog Gain mode, a blue dot will appear next to the fader to indicate the original Analog gain position. If Gain Compensation is turned off for a channel, the gain control fader will return to this position.
  • Page 15: Sends On Faders

    Mix. The fader level indicators in the “Navigation/Meter Bridge” will show the positions of all the Mix Send Levels if the appropriate Preference is On in the Setup screen (refer to 8.6).
  • Page 16: Mix Send Levels

    Mix Bus. Note: if a Mix Bus is set to “Fixed” mode, send levels to that Mix Bus are fixed at 0dB and cannot be adjusted. Mix Send faders will not appear when a Mix Bus set to “Fixed”...
  • Page 17: Dca Faders

    Press the [DCA 1-8] or [DCA 9-16] button to access the console’s 16 DCAs. A green LED will appear next to each DCA fader when it is set to exactly 0dB. DCA faders can be quickly set to exactly 0dB by double-tapping on the fader if the relevant Preference is On in the Setup screen (refer to 8.8).
  • Page 18: Eq & Pan

    GEQ is available on any channel. If a GEQ is available on a channel in addition to PEQ, the user will be able to view the curve for either of these EQs and access the editing screen for either type of EQ.
  • Page 19: Selecting Peq Or Geq

    Yamaha Commercial Audio CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide  Mix Busses 3-8 have only PEQ available so no dots are displayed below their EQ curves. 5.1.2 Selecting PEQ or GEQ On any channel displaying both a green and a blue dot below the EQ curve, the user can select either of those EQ types to be displayed by using a swipe gesture in the EQ curve area.
  • Page 20: Parametric Eq Editing

    Note: the In/Out meters display the levels going In and Out of the EQ section. One band of Parametric EQ can be adjusted at a time. Press one of the green circles to select the band, and it will be highlighted yellow. EQ bands in...
  • Page 21: Hpf

    EQ bands 1 & 4 have additional choices of band-type. Both these bands can be assigned to function as a shelf or a bell, and band 4 can also function as a Low Pass Filter. Band 1 can also be a HPF for Mix, Matrix and Stereo/Mono Master channels.
  • Page 22: Eq On

    5.2.3 EQ ON The channel EQ can be switched on/off with the [EQ ON] button towards the top-right of the EQ screen. It is green when the EQ is on. When the EQ is switched off, the EQ curve will be grey.
  • Page 23: Graphic Eq Editing

    “next” arrow buttons for navigating to different channels. Pressing these buttons will only access other channels that have GEQs assigned to them. Note: the In/Out meters display the levels going In and Out of the EQ section. 5.3.1 Navigation in the GEQ Overview Section...
  • Page 24: Geq Type

    CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide 5.3.3 GEQ Type Next to the Rack position, the type of GEQ is identified as either “31 Band” or “Flex 15”. In the case of a Flex 15 GEQ, a larger-sized number indicates the remaining number of available bands for that GEQ.
  • Page 25: Pan To Stereo Busses

    Text shows whether each channel is assigned to the ST, Mono or the LCR busses.  “ST” is displayed in red if the channel is assigned to the Stereo bus.  “M” is displayed in yellow if the channel is assigned to the Mono bus.
  • Page 26: Utility

    The UTILITY button provides access to the following functions:  Mute Group Masters  Tap Tempo Press the [UTILITY] button on the left side of the Mixer window to enter this mode. To exit from the UTILITY mode, press the [UTILITY] button, another mode button, or any bank in the “Navigation/Meter Bridge”.
  • Page 27 Pressing any of the Dim Level buttons will open a popup screen that allows the Dim Level parameter value to be set for each of the 8 Mute Groups.
  • Page 28: Tap Tempo

    BPM parameters. Select the relevant effect from the list of 8 effects in the left side of this section. Effects which do not have a BPM parameter will be greyed out and cannot be selected.
  • Page 29: Scene Memory

    StageMix Mixer window. An “E” indicator will be displayed if the Scene has been edited since it was last stored or recalled. The Scene Memory area in the Mixer window also functions as a button which can be pressed to access the Scene Memory window.
  • Page 30: Decrement / Increment Scene

    12 Scenes can be viewed simultaneously in the Scene List. Drag up and down in the list to access other Scenes. The Current Scene will be indicated by a check mark to the right of the Scene Title (the current scene is also displayed in the upper left portion of the Scene screen).
  • Page 31: Selected Scene

    (highlighted in the Scene List). Press [STORE] and the iPad’s onscreen keyboard will appear. To enter a new title for this Scene, tap the X button next to the Scene Title to clear the current title. Type in a new title and press the [STORE] button or Return on the keyboard.
  • Page 32: Undo Recall

    Current Scene number in the upper left section of the Scene Memory screen. You can exit the Scene Memory screen while synchronization is occurring but you will not be able to edit any parameters in StageMix until synchronization has been completed.
  • Page 33: Setup

    Yamaha Commercial Audio CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide 8.0 SETUP Press the [SETUP] button in the upper left area of the Mixer window to open a new window which allows user preferences to be selected. iPad Status Bar The iPad’s Status Bar is visible in this screen, allowing the Wi-Fi signal strength and the battery charge status to be viewed.
  • Page 34: Filled Eq Graph

    CL StageMix V3.0 User Guide Filled EQ Graph When this preference is ON, the EQ graph will be filled in, as it is on the CL series screen. When it is off, only the outline of the graph will be shown.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    If this message appears after launching StageMix, this indicates that the iPad is not connected to a Wi-Fi access point or that Wi-Fi may be switched off in the iPad. Refer to sections 2.0 and 3.2 for details about Wi-Fi hardware configuration and iPad Wi-Fi settings.
  • Page 36: Connection Lost

    Graphic EQ Doesn’t Affect the Sound If a Graphic EQ is assigned to an input channel or Mix/Matrix bus but it doesn’t seem to be affecting the sound on that channel, it could be that the Insert for that channel has been switched Off.
  • Page 37 • The software and this User Guide are the exclusive copyrights of Yamaha Corporation. • Copying of the software or reproduction of this manual in whole or in part by any means is expressly forbidden without the written consent of the manufacturer.

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