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Graphic View ...................................... 2
List View ............................................. 3
as a Plug-In ..................................... 4
Operational Flow.................................... 5
Menu Bar ................................................ 7
Tool Bar ................................................. 11
About Nodes ......................................... 13
Grayed-out Node ............................... 14
Relocating a Node ............................. 15
Viewing Node Information ................ 18
Precautions
• The mLAN Graphic Patchbay software and this owner's manual are the exclusive copyrights of
Yamaha Corporation.
• Duplication 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.
• Duplication of commercially-available music sequence data and/or digital audio files is strictly
prohibited, except for personal use.
• Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software or doc-
umentation and is not responsible for damages that result from the use of this manual or the
software.
• The mLAN Graphic Patchbay software may be updated without notice.
You can download the latest version of the software from the following URL:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/down/index.htm
• Screen displays in this owner's manual are intended for instructional purposes only and may
appear different than screens displayed on your computer.
• Explanations of operations in this manual are primarily based on screens that are displayed on
Windows computer systems. However, the explanations also apply to Macintosh computers.
• Company and product names in this owner's manual are the trademarks or registered trade-
marks of their respective companies.
This owner's manual assumes that you are already familiar with basic Windows or Macintosh
operations. If you are not, please refer to the owner's manual that came with your Windows or
Mac OS software before using mLAN Graphic Patchbay.
For information on hardware requirements, device interconnections and the installation of the
mLAN Graphic Patchbay software, refer to the separate "Installation Guide" as well as to the
owner's manual for the respective MIDI device.
Owner's Manual

Table of Contents

©2004 Yamaha Corporation
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mLAN Connection Settings................... 25
Wordclock Settings ............................ 25
Disconnecting the Cable ................... 31
Settings in List View ...................... 34
Disconnecting Connectors ................. 37
Keyboard Shortcuts............................... 38
Error Messages ...................................... 39
devices ........................................... 40
Troubleshooting.................................... 41

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    • Duplication of commercially-available music sequence data and/or digital audio files is strictly prohibited, except for personal use. • Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software or doc- umentation and is not responsible for damages that result from the use of this manual or the software.

  • Page 2: Introduction To Mlan Graphic Patchbay

    In this manual, setting up audio, MIDI, and wordclock routings is referred as to as making “mLAN connections.” You can immediately grasp the connections in their entirety by viewing displayed mLAN system configuration graphics.

  • Page 3: List View

    You can also view a list that shows the status of connections in an mLAN network. The list indicates the status of audio and MIDI connections and enables you to modify these connections. For more information, see page 34. List View...

  • Page 4: Using Mlan Graphic Patchbay As A Plug-in

    Using mLAN Graphic Patchbay as a Plug-In You can start mLAN Graphic Patchbay as either stand-alone software or as a plug-in for an Open Plug- in Technology compatible application. Open Plug-in Technology (OPT) is a new software format that enables you to control MIDI devices from a music software sequencer.

  • Page 5: Operational Flow

    If multiple IEEE1394 cards have been installed in the computer, a computer node for each card will be displayed in the Graphic Patchbay screen. However, you can make an mLAN connection (page 25) only for the node representing the card that is connected to an mLAN device.

  • Page 6: Starting Mlan Graphic Patchbay

    [Start] button, then select [Programs | mLAN Tools | mLAN Manager]. The Task bar now indicates the YAMAHA mLAN Manager icon. Refer to the owner’s manual for the client application for details on starting the mLAN Graphic Patchbay when using it as a plug-in(page 4).

  • Page 7: Menu Bar

    Opens an existing mLAN Graphic Patchbay template file (*.ymt). ■ Save Template File Saves the current mLAN template file in a new template file under a new name. You can also save an existing template file as a new file under a new name.

  • Page 8: View Menu

    ■ List Displays the current mLAN connection settings in a list (page 3). ■ Update Updates the information regarding mLAN devices (nodes) that are connected in the mLAN network. ■ Destination Connector List Displays the connection status of virtual audio and MIDI inputs and outputs.

  • Page 9

    Connection Menu The Connection menu enables you to connect virtual audio, MIDI and wordclock inputs and outputs for each node, route audio and MIDI signals; and synchronize mLAN devices in an mLAN network (page 25). ■ Audio Displays the Audio Connection window, which enables you to connect audio inputs and outputs between nodes.

  • Page 10: Help Menu

    Help Menu ■ Manual Displays this PDF manual. ■ About Displays mLAN Graphic Patchbay version information.

  • Page 11: Tool Bar

    E Save Template File Saves the current mLAN template file in a new template file under a new name. You can also save an existing template file as a new file under a new name (page 33). You can also access this function by selecting [File], then [Save Template File] in the Menu bar.

  • Page 12

    I Change View Switch the view of the current mLAN connection settings between Graphic view and List view. J Single Master (available only in Graphic view) Specifies the selected node (a node marked by a solid black frame) as the wordclock master, and the other nodes as slaves.

  • Page 13: About Nodes

    B ID button Click this button to flash the ACTIVE indicator on the corresponding mLAN device. This function is useful in mLAN networks that include multiple mLAN devices because it enables you to identify correspondences between nodes in the Graphic Patchbay screen and mLAN devices in the network.

  • Page 14: Grayed-out Node

    (page 27). Grayed-out Node If mLAN Graphic Patchbay fails to detect a node that had been recognized before you updated the information, the node will be grayed-out and unavailable for settings adjustments. In this case, right- click the grayed-out node (on a Macintosh, click the node while holding down the <Ctrl>...

  • Page 15: Relocating A Node

    1. Move the pointer to a node you wish to relocate, then press and hold down the mouse button. 2. While you are holding down the mouse button, mLAN Graphic Patchbay displays brown boxes to which you can relocate the selected node.

  • Page 16: Swapping A Grayed-out Node

    The grayed-out node will be deleted. This saves you from patching nodes from scratch when you change an mLAN device or use a different mLAN device of the same model in a new location.

  • Page 17

    2. While you are holding down the mouse button, a swappable grayed-out node is indicated with a yellow frame. 3. While holding down the mouse button, drag the new node to the swappable grayed-out node, then release the mouse button. 4.

  • Page 18: Viewing Node Information

    Chinese characters). ■ GUID Indicates a unique ID for mLAN device nodes. If two nodes are mLAN devices of the same model, the IDs are different for each device. If the node represents a computer, this field indicates the ID for the IEEE1394 card.

  • Page 19

    ■ Version If the node represents a computer, the field indicates the mLAN driver version. If the node represents an mLAN device, the field indicates the device firmware version. ■ Supported Sample Rate (kHz) Indicates sampling (wordclock) frequencies supported by the node. Sampling frequencies that are not supported by the node are grayed-out.

  • Page 20

    (refer to “Changing settings after installation” in the Installation Guide). If the node represents an mLAN device, clicking the [Setup] button displays the mLAN Control Panel window (refer to “Connecting a Computer to an mLAN Device via mLAN” in the installation Guide).

  • Page 21

    Japanese or Chinese characters). ■ GUID Indicates a unique ID for mLAN device nodes. If two nodes are mLAN devices of the same model, the IDs are different for each device. If the node represents a computer, this field indicates the ID for the IEEE1394 card.

  • Page 22

    Cancels the settings and closes the window. ■ Setup If the node represents a computer, clicking the [Setup] button displays the mLAN Driver Setup window (see the Installation Guide). If the node represents an mLAN device, clicking the [Setup] button displays the mLAN Control Panel window (see the Installation Guide).

  • Page 23

    About the Maximum Number of Connected Nodes For Windows users: The Maximum Number of Connected Nodes field in the Node Information (Audio) window indicates the maximum number of audio nodes that can be connected to the audio input of the corresponding node.

  • Page 24: Connector Information Window

    Connector Information Window In Graphic view, clicking the connector number in the Input or Output window (page 9) displays the Input or Output Information window, in which you can view and change detailed information, including the connector nickname and connecting destination. The connector Information (Audio) window opens from the Audio or Wordclock Connection windows.

  • Page 25: Mlan Connection Settings

    This section describes how to connect or disconnect audio or MIDI connectors between nodes, and change wordclock and other mLAN connection settings. You can easily change the audio, MIDI or wordclock signal routing in an mLAN network by intuitively re-patching the cables in the graphic user interface.

  • Page 26

    4. The wordclock connector for each node is connected automatically. The selected node is assigned as wordclock master, and other nodes as slave. 5. Click the node icon (page 13) for the wordclock master node. (Alternatively, in the [View] menu, select [Node Information].) The Node Information (Audio) window opens.

  • Page 27: Connecting Node Inputs And Outputs

    Connecting Node Inputs and Outputs You can control the audio, MIDI or wordclock signal routings in an mLAN network by connecting the node inputs and outputs. You can connect the node inputs and outputs by either (a) patching the cables one by one, or (b) simultaneously patching multiple cables as a group.

  • Page 28

    A virtual cable connector appears in the box. 3. Click the [IN] connector of the node that receives the input signal. mLAN Graphic Patchbay displays the Input Connectors window. 4. In the Input Connectors window, click the box next to the input connector to be connected.

  • Page 29

    NOTE 1. Click the [OUT] connector of the node that outputs the signal. mLAN Graphic Patchbay displays the Output Connectors window. 2. In the Output Connectors window, click the box next to the number of the first output connector to be connected.

  • Page 30

    6. A virtual cable connector appears in each of the input connector boxes, starting with the input connector selected in this step. The specified multiple input and output connectors are connected by a virtual cable of the same color as the output node.

  • Page 31: Disconnecting The Cable

    1. Click the cable you wish to disconnect. The selected cable is now represented by a dotted line. 2. Press the <Delete> key on the computer keyboard. mLAN Graphic Patchbay displays a confirmation message. 3. Click [Yes]. 4. The selected cable is disconnected.

  • Page 32

    • The computer’s MIDI IN connector 17 is connected to an S200-compatible device that features a transfer rate of 200Mbps. • If multiple S200-compatible devices are connected in an mLAN network, you can connect only one of them to the computer’s MIDI IN connector.

  • Page 33: Saving And Opening An Mlan Graphic Patchbay File Or Template File

    A template file is useful when you wish to recreate your home-recording mLAN connections on devices in another studio. If you save your basic mLAN connections in a template file, you will not need to set up the connections from scratch when you visit another studio. This will enable you to configure a network quickly and efficiently.

  • Page 34: Viewing The Mlan Connection Settings In List View

    Viewing the mLAN Connection Settings in List View You can view the mLAN connection settings in an mLAN network in a list. List view displays the status of, and enables you to change, audio and MIDI connections. To switch between Graphic view and List view, in the [View] menu select [Graphic] or [List].

  • Page 35

    A Audio Out and MIDI Out sections Display information regarding the audio or MIDI output connectors for all nodes in an mLAN network. B Audio In and MIDI In sections Display information regarding the audio or MIDI input connectors for all nodes in an mLAN network.

  • Page 36: Connecting Connectors In List View

    Connecting Connectors in List View This section describes how to connect the audio and MIDI connectors in List view. 1. In the Audio Out or MIDI Out sections, click the output connector you wish to connect. To connect multiple connectors simultaneously (group connection), click the first output connector in the output group to be connected, then while holding down the <Shift>...

  • Page 37: Disconnecting Connectors

    3. Click the [Connect] button. The selected input and output connectors connect to each other. The Destination Connector List section displays each input connector that is now connected to a corresponding output connector listed in the Audio Out or MIDI Out column. If the input connectors and output connectors are connected incorrectly, the NOTE [Connect] button will be grayed-out.

  • Page 38: Keyboard Shortcuts

    Keyboard Shortcuts Menu Menu Option Windows Macintosh 1) Alt+F → N (Command) N 2) Ctrl+N 1) Alt+F → O Open (Command) O 2) Ctrl+O 1) Alt+F → S Save (Command) S 2) Ctrl+S File 1) Alt+F → A Save As 1) Alt+F →...

  • Page 39: Error Messages

    Information (Audio) window (page 19). Set the sampling rate correctly. Found an mLAN device not compatible If you connect even a single mLAN device that does with S400. not support S400, all other mLAN devices in the The number of available channels will network will match the functions and limitations of decrease.

  • Page 40: Using S200-compatible Ieee 1394 Devices

    S200 device. 2. Connect the S200-compatible device to the computer or the mLAN device in the network. 3. To increase the number of output (transmission) channels of S400-compatible...

  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    “ON.”....Refer to “Checking after Installation” in the Installation Guide. • Is the ACTIVE lamp on the rear panel of the mLAN device lit (in blue)? If it is not lit, check the followings: - In mLAN Driver Setup (from taskbar, right click on the mLAN Manager icon ( ), then “Driver Setup”), is the Status indicator blue? If not, restart the mLAN device and re-...

  • Page 42

    “No sounds” in the [Sound scheme], then execute again. • If you cannot quit mLAN (by selecting “OFF” after right clicking the mLAN icon in the task bar), end the processes listed below manually. ([Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] → [Pro- cesses] →...

  • Page 43

    ■ It takes a while to start mLAN Graphic Patchbay or to update the information using the Update menu option. • If you try to update the network information after you connect or disconnect an mLAN device that does not support S400, the system changes the mLAN transmission speed.

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