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What is mLAN Mixer? .......... 2
Starting mLAN Mixer ........... 2
Top Panel Screen ................. 3
Menu Bar.............................. 4
File menu .............................. 4
View menu............................ 4
Option .................................. 4
Help menu ............................ 5
Basic Controls....................... 6
Control knobs ....................... 6
Numeric field box ................. 6
(Input Section) .................. 7
(Output Section) ............... 9
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intosh operation. If you are not, please refer to the owner's manual which came with
your Windows/Mac OS software before using mLAN Mixer.
For information about hardware requirements, the interconnection of devices and
the installation of the mLAN Mixer software, refer to the separate "Installation
Guide" as well as the owner's manual for the respective mLAN device.
This owner's manual is applicable to the mLAN Mixer for both Windows and Macin-
tosh. The screen illustrations are mainly taken from the mLAN Mixer for Macintosh.

Table of Contents

Effect Tab Screen................13
System Tab Screen .............14
Data List..............................19
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EQ (Equalizer)...................... 11
Dynamics ............................ 11
Delay................................... 12
mLAN8P.............................. 14
mLAN8E .............................. 16
mLAN8P.............................. 17
mLAN8E .............................. 18
Effect Type .......................... 19
Effects Parameters................ 20
Dynamics ............................ 29
Dynamics Library................. 34
EQ Library ........................... 35

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents What is mLAN Mixer? ..2 Channel Tab Window..10 EQ (Equalizer)...... 11 Starting mLAN Mixer ... 2 Dynamics ......11 Windows98/95 environment. 2 Delay........12 Macintosh environment ..2 Effect Tab Screen....13 Top Panel Screen ....3 System Tab Screen .....14 Menu Bar......

  • Page 2: What Is Mlan Mixer

    What is mLAN Mixer? mLAN Mixer is a software application that enables you to control the mixer functions of the mLAN8P/ mLAN8E from the computer as if you were controlling a normal mixing console. mLAN Mixer offers independent EQ and dynamics settings for each channel, making it possible to perform detailed mixing operation.

  • Page 3: Top Panel Screen

    Top Panel Screen The following screen appears when you start mLAN Mixer. If there are multiple mLAN8P/mLAN8Es connected to the bus (system) of a Macin- tosh computer, a window appears, prompting you to select the device you wish to control with the mLAN Mixer. You can select multiple devices to control simulta- neously from the mLAN Mixer.

  • Page 4: Menu Bar

    Menu Bar File menu New: ......Creates a new Mixer file. Open: ....... Opens an existing Mixer file. Save: ......Overwrites an existing file with the currently-edited Mixer file. Save As: ....Saves the currently-edited Mixer file with a different name. Quit: ......

  • Page 5: Help Menu

    Preference dialog (Setting the shortcuts) (Windows only) Shortcuts 1. Select a menu and action from the Menu and Action columns for which you wish to set a shortcut. In the example above, [New] in the File menu is selected. 2. Click [New Shortcuts] and press the desired shortcut key. In the example above, the [Q] key is pressed while the [Ctrl] and [Shift] keys are held down.

  • Page 6: Basic Controls

    Basic Controls Control knobs To rotate a control knob clockwise, click-and-hold the mouse on the knob while dragging upward. Drag down to rotate the knob counter-clockwise. Click-and-hold the mouse on a control knob. Move the mouse upward to rotate the knob clockwise. Move the mouse downward to rotate the knob counter-clockwise.

  • Page 7: Input Channel Settings (input Section)

    Input Channel Settings (Input Section) You can adjust the input signal level and effect on/off for each channel. Channel number Channels 1-8 are used for input signals via mLAN. Channels 9 and 10 are used for Digital input signals, and channels 11 and 12 are used for A/D input signals.

  • Page 8

    Channel fader The channel fader enables you to adjust the channel level. Click and hold down the mouse button on the fader and slide the mouse up and down, or click a desired point on the fader to move the fader to that point. Channel level meter The channel level meter is displayed on the right side of the channel fader.

  • Page 9: Master Track Settings (output Section)

    Master Track Settings (Output Section) In this section, you can set the stereo out fader, AUX master level, and effect return level. Mute button (mLAN8P only) Press this button to mute the return signal from the internal multi-effect processor. Effect RTN (mLAN8P only) This knob adjusts the amount of signal processed by the effect processor and routed to Stereo Out.

  • Page 10: Channel Tab Window

    Channel Tab Window mLAN Mixer offers the parameters independently for each channel, making detailed mixing operations possible. Channel (Target Channel) Select the channel you wish to set here. Click the desired input channel module to display the corresponding channel number here automatically. Gain This parameter enables you to adjust the input level in steps of 6dB.

  • Page 11: Eq (equalizer)

    EQ (Equalizer) EQ button This button turns the selected channel EQ on or off. It is linked to each channel’s EQ button. EQ Library This parameter enables you to select a preset EQ type. G (dB) This parameter sets the amount of boost (+) or cut (–) of the signal at the specified frequency (F (Hz)). Settings: –18–+18dB (in steps of 0.5dB), ON/OFF (only when [HPF] or [LPF] is selected for the “Type”...

  • Page 12: Delay

    Type This field displays the type of dynamics selected in the Dyna Library field. Dynamics Parameters These parameters are for the dynamics of the type indicated in the “Type” field ( ). For more infor- mation, refer to Dynamics in the Data List on page 29. Key in (Key in Source) You can set the ducking effect.

  • Page 13: Effect Tab Screen

    Effect Tab Screen You can set the internal effect parameters on this screen. (mLAN8P only) Effect Mono Mix (Mono) This parameter enables you to mix the L/R effect return signals into a monaural signal. Effect Pan (Balance/Return Pan) This parameter sets the L/R balance of the effect return signals.

  • Page 14: System Tab Screen

    System Tab Screen You can make settings related to the mLAN8P/mLAN8E on this screen. mLAN8P Mixer Type You can assign EQ and Dyna for up to eight chan- nels. The assignments for channels 1-4 are fixed. You can assign EQ and Dyna for the other four channels here.

  • Page 15

    Analog Output This parameter specifies the signal routed to the D/A out connector on the rear panel. Settings: Stereo Mix, AUX1/2, Coaxial/Optical (depending on the Digital Input settings) In, A/D In Word Clock This parameter specifies the word clock for the mLAN8P. Settings: Internal44.1k, Internal48k, Coaxial/Optical (depending on the Digital Input settings), mLAN (follows the unit’s or mLAN Patchbay’s setting.) Device Fs...

  • Page 16: Mlan8e

    mLAN8E Mixer Type You can assign EQ and Dyna to up to eight chan- nels. 1: EQ and Dyna are assigned to channels 1-8. 2: EQ and Dyna are assigned to channels 1-6 and 9-10. 3: EQ and Dyna are assigned to channels 1-4 and 9-12.

  • Page 17: Block Diagram (audio)

    Block Diagram (Audio) mLAN8P AUX2 MIX R LEVEL METER KEY IN AUX1 MIX L LEVEL PANPOT mLAN Plug Name DIGITAL OUTPUT SELECT Input 1 GAIN PHASE 4 BAND EQ DYNAMICS DELAY AUX1 AUX2 Input 2 MIX L GAIN PHASE 4 BAND EQ DYNAMICS DELAY MIX R...

  • Page 18: Mlan8e

    mLAN8E LEVEL METER KEY IN LEVEL PANPOT GAIN PHASE 4 BAND EQ DYNAMICS GAIN PHASE 4 BAND EQ DYNAMICS SEND PRE/POST KEY IN Same as above, LEVEL METER except that the 4-band EQ and Dynamics processor can be assigned to up to eight channels. mLAN AUX1 AUX2...

  • Page 19: Data List

    Data List Effect Type Reverb-type Effects Modulation-type Effects Type Description Type Description Reverb simulating a large space such Chorus Three-phase stereo chorus. Reverb Hall as a concert hall. Flange The well-known flanging effect. Reverb simulating the acoustics of a A Yamaha proprietary effect that Reverb Room smaller space (room) than REVERB Symphonic...

  • Page 20: Effects Parameters

    Effects Parameters REVERB HALL, REVERB ROOM, REVERB STAGE, REVERB PLATE Parameter Range Description REV TIME 0.3–99.9 s Reverb time INI.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Initial delay before reverb begins HI.RATIO 0.1–1.0 High-frequency reverb time ratio LO.RATIO 0.1–2.4 Low-frequency reverb time ratio DIFF. 0–10 Reverb diffusion (left–right reverb spread) DENSITY...

  • Page 21

    STEREO DELAY Parameter Range Description DELAY L 0.0–1350.0 ms Left channel delay time Left channel feedback (plus values for normal-phase feedback, minus val- FB.G L –99 to +99% ues for reverse-phase feedback) DELAY R 0.0–1350.0 ms Right channel delay time Right channel feedback (plus values for normal-phase feedback, minus val- FB.G R –99 to +99%...

  • Page 22

    CHORUS Parameter Range Description FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth MOD.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Modulation delay time WAVE Sine, Tri Modulation waveform FLANGE Parameter Range Description FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth MOD.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Modulation delay time Feedback gain (plus values for normal-phase feedback, minus values for FB.GAIN...

  • Page 23

    DUAL PITCH Parameter Range Description PITCH L –24 to +24 semitones Left channel pitch shift FINE L –50 to +50 cents Left channel pitch shift fine Left channel level (plus values for normal phase, minus values for reverse LEVEL L –100 to +100% phase) PITCH R...

  • Page 24

    AMP SIMULATE Parameter Range Description AMP TYPE Guitar amp simulation type DST1, DST2, OVD1, OVD2, DST TYPE Distortion type (DST = distortion, OVD = overdrive) CRUNCH DRIVE 0–100 Distortion drive MASTER 0–100 Master volume CAB DEP 0–100% Speaker cabinet simulation depth BASS 0–100 Bass tone control...

  • Page 25

    REV+CHORUS Parameter Range Description REV TIME 0.3–99.9 s Reverb time INI.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Initial delay before reverb begins HI.RATIO 0.1–1.0 High-frequency reverb time ratio DENSITY 0–100% Reverb density FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth MOD.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Modulation delay time WAVE Sine, Tri...

  • Page 26

    REV->FLANGE Parameter Range Description REV TIME 0.3–99.9 s Reverb time INI.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Initial delay before reverb begins HI.RATIO 0.1–1.0 High-frequency reverb time ratio DENSITY 0–100% Reverb density FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth MOD.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Modulation delay time Feedback gain (plus values for normal-phase feedback, minus values for FB.GAIN...

  • Page 27

    REV->PAN Parameter Range Description REV TIME 0.3–99.9 s Reverb time INI.DLY 0.0–500.0 ms Initial delay before reverb begins HI.RATIO 0.1–1.0 High-frequency reverb time ratio DENSITY 0–100% Reverb density FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth DIR. Panning direction WAVE Sine, Tri, Square Modulation waveform...

  • Page 28

    DELAY+REV Parameter Range Description DELAY L 0.0–1000.0 ms Left channel delay time Feedback gain (plus values for normal-phase feedback, minus values for FB.GAIN –99 to +99% reverse-phase feedback) DELAY R 0.0–1000.0 ms Right channel delay time DLY HI 0.1–1.0 Delay high-frequency feedback ratio FB.DLY 0.0–1000.0 ms Feedback delay time...

  • Page 29: Dynamics

    Dynamics Dynamics processors are generally used to correct or control signal levels, although they can also be used creatively to shape a sound’s volume envelope. The following sections explain the COMP, GATE, DUCKING, EXPAND, COMPANDER-(H), and COMPANDER-(S) dynamics processors, their param- eters, and general applications.

  • Page 30

    OUT GAIN —This sets the compressor’s output signal level, and can be used to compensate for the overall level change caused by the compression process. KNEE —This determines how compression is applied at the threshold point. When set to hard, com- pression at the specified ratio is applied as soon as the input signal level exceeds the specified threshold.

  • Page 31

    HOLD —This determines how long the gate stays open once the trigger signal has fallen below the threshold level. ATTACK —This determines how fast the gate opens when the signal exceeds the threshold level. Slow attack times can be used to remove the initial transient edge of percussive sounds. Too slow an attack time makes some sounds appear backwards.

  • Page 32

    EXPAND An expander is similar to a compressor except that it works on signals below the threshold level. By reducing signals below the threshold level, the expander attenuates low-level noise, effectively increasing the dynamic range and improving the signal-to-noise performance. An expander set to an infinite ratio (i.e., :1) is essentially a gate.

  • Page 33

    COMPANDER (HARD & SOFT) The hard (H) and soft (S) companders comprise of compressor, expander, and limiter. The limiter prevents output signals from exceeding 0 dB. The compressor compresses signals that exceed the threshold level. The expander attenuates signals below the threshold and width. The soft compander has an expansion ratio of 1.5:1, while the hard compander has an expansion ratio of 5:1.

  • Page 34: Dynamics Library

    Dynamics Library Title Type Description Compressor intended to reduce the overall volume level. Use it on the stereo output Comp COMP during mixdown. It can also be used with the stereo input. Gate GATE Gate template. Expand EXPAND Expander template. Ducking DUCKING Ducking template.

  • Page 35: Eq Library

    EQ Library Title Description Bass Drum 1 Emphasizes the low range of a bass drum and the attack created by the beater. Bass Drum 2 Creates a peak around 80Hz, producing a tight, stiff sound. Snare Drum 1 Emphasizes snapping and rimshot sounds. Snare Drum 2 Emphasizes the ranges of that classic rock snare drum sound.

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