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  • Page 2 The OXF-R3 enables studios to make the transition from to today’s studio professionals. the knob-per-function approach of giant analogue consoles to an assignable design that provides major advantages.What is remarkable about the OXF-R3 is the ease with which this transition can be made.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    MULTI-FORMAT AND MONITORING Multi-format Panning contents SESSION MANAGEMENT Session Management Machine Control Automation OXF-R3 IN ACTION Offline Edit Audition THE SONY 24-BIT PRODUCTION Merge SYSTEM Snapshots Recalling Mixes and Snapshots DESIGN PHILOSOPHY Copy Link SYSTEM OVERVIEW Jog/Shuttle wheel CONSOLE SIGNAL FLOW...
  • Page 6: Oxf-r3 In Action

    NY, USA OXF-R3 in action sound for pictures The OXF-R3 system is highly flexible, easy to operate and able to deliver vast processing power. Systems are being used for a wide range of audio production applications including music production, film scoring, DVD soundtrack production and live broadcasts. As...
  • Page 7 Simple and fast to operate control surface MIDI interfacing to external devices MIDI ‘Beat and Bars’ automation time reference ‘True’ digital varispeed GML 8200/8900 emulation (optional) Direct interfacing to Sony PCM-3348HR Real World Studios, Box, UK Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris, France Photography by François Jannin...
  • Page 8: The Sony 24-bit Production System

    Combined with high quality A to D conversion, the Sony full 24-bit system allows studios to capture more of the artist’s creative performance. In the production chain, this quality advantage is maintained –...
  • Page 9: Design Philosophy

    The OXF-R3 is the realisation of a commitment by Sony to provide a The OXF-R3 has been created around a philosophy known as ‘positive digital console that truly addresses the challenging needs of the assignability’. This results in a console with a highly compact control contemporary audio production process.
  • Page 10: System Overview

    Its all-digital architecture means that the OXF-R3 requires just two simple cables to connect its control surface to the signal processor rack and the host computer rack. Audio inputs and outputs are connected to the I/O racks which, in turn, are linked to the signal processor rack via industry standard connections.
  • Page 11: Console Signal Flow

    Main Stereo Bus. The Full channels can also be routed to the 48 Multitrack Busses. The Talkback and Slate functions are phenomenal audio processing power of the OXF-R3 (EQ, dynamics, etc.) is available on all channels and at available as well as AFL, PFL all times because of the ‘Fixed Assignment’...
  • Page 12 FUTURE SP TO RIGHT CH SIGNAL PATH Mono/Stereo/Main Meters OXF-R3 signal flow The console metering bridge allows the metering of input and output signals, as well as the 48 multitrack send and return signals. The meters are referenced to 0 dBfs scale, with a 0 to -60 dBfs scales provided on all meters, with an additional switchable 0 to -90 dBfs scale also available on all mono meters.
  • Page 13: Channel Signal Flow

    L & R Multitrack Busses via the multitrack fader, pan and group trim controls. It also activates the Send/Return MAIN Monitoring function. The OXF-R3 can also operate in a broadcast mode where it generates a stereo ‘on-air’ SEND RETURN CH INPUT mix along with a parallel multitrack output, with simultaneous provision for a multitrack confidence check.
  • Page 14: Channel Routing

    Multi-format/Routing Panel The OXF-R3 has 48 Multitrack Busses with access from all of the 96 Full input channels, as well as the Stereo Sub-Groups and the Main Stereo Bus output. The console distributes the 48 Multitrack Busses to two DASH machines via dual dedicated multitrack MADI outputs.
  • Page 15: Aux Sends

    The OXF-R3 has 24 Aux Send Busses that are accessible from all of the mono and stereo input channels. Adjacent odd and even Aux Sends can be linked to form stereo pairs for cue or stereo reverb outputs. In the Stereo mode, the even numbered Aux Send level controls function as pan controls.
  • Page 16 It is easy to link and key dynamics processing between channels, as Dynamics mode GUI showing the optional DMSK-R3001 Software the OXF-R3 supports both Link to Neighbour and Side-Chain Busses. The optional DMSK-R3001 software provides an emulation of the These Side-Chain Busses allow dynamics grouping of non-adjacent GML 8900 dynamics processor.
  • Page 17 Recording and mixing complex projects invariably requires extensive use of outboard signal processing devices and many of these devices have MIDI control interfacing. The OXF-R3 can control MIDI devices directly from the Free Assign Panel. This allows the operator to remain in the critical listen area while adjusting external devices.
  • Page 18: Eq And Filters

    Range control also allows the cut and boost limits to be reduced thereby increasing the resolution The OXF-R3 permits EQ parameter changes to be made smoothly and for ultra-fine adjustment. evenly with an analogue console-like feel. This glitch-free performance...
  • Page 19: Fader Paging/selection

    Pan Panel Select to Pans Panel fader paging/selection The OXF-R3 Fader Paging and Select The ability to call the Aux Sends to the faders allows headphone To Faders functions are essential parts balances to be mixed on full-length faders. Pan controls and fader o f t h e c o n s o l e ’s p o s i t i v e a p p r o a c h t o...
  • Page 20: Master Facilities

    Comprehensive talkback facilities are provided including slate, talkback to foldbacks and talkback to studio monitors. The OXF-R3 has two programmable talkback groups as well as an auto-cue function that enables the second talkback group whenever the multitrack machine is not in Play or Record.
  • Page 21: Aux Sends And Group Masters

    Select to Faders, Group Faders and Main Fader Panels aux sends and group masters Following the same logical approach as the Select To Faders on the Send Outputs and Stereo channel faders, the two banks of group faders can be switched to Sub-group Panels function as the Aux Send Masters, the Stereo Sub-group outputs or the 32 Control Group Masters.
  • Page 22: Multi-format And Monitoring

    Multistem, Surround Sound Processing The OXF-R3 is capable of sophisticated, multistem surround processing with film-style monitoring control. Multiformat processing is set up on the panel below the Stereo Sub-groups. The operator simply selects the desired mode from LCRS, 5.1 and SDDS and then configures up to eight stems from any combination of the 48 Multitrack Busses.
  • Page 23: Session Management

    Automation As would be expected from a console of such power and flexibility, the OXF-R3 gives the user the power to automate all useful controls dynamically at any time during the session. Using the familiar Absolute and Trim modes, each control can be dropped into Automation Write mode.
  • Page 24: Session Management

    Merge Mode GUI within each channel pa th of the OXF-R3, the Copy function is or with an offset. Any channel in the Link group will control all others invaluable, removing the need to make time-consuming settings to members.
  • Page 25: About The System

    Actual processing of digital audio signals takes place exclusively Compared to traditional analogue consoles, the OXF-R3 is hardware components: within the I/O and SP racks of the OXF-R3. This approach means that significantly easier to install as it is around 50% of the weight of control surface...
  • Page 26: Interconnection

    The OXF-R3 can be referenced to an external word clock supplied directly from a Sony DASH machine or virtually any other appropriate device, and can stay locked to an external reference even if it is varispeeded.
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Temperature Range For complete system performance: 10 °C to 35 °C (50 °F to 95 °F) Operating temperature: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F) Power Requirements OXF-CP3048 Control Panel AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 500 W x 2, 7.5 A x 2 OXF-CP3024 Control Panel AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 500 W, 7.5 A OXF-SP3000 SP Rack...
  • Page 28: Audio Performance

    20 Hz to 20 kHz, 46dB (0.5%) 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz ± 12.5% 300 Ω 300 Ω (The OXF-R3 always requires an external BNC audio word clock) Minimum Load Frequency Response @ Fs 48 kHz 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB...
  • Page 29 DMSK-R3001 – GML 8200 Emulation Software Channel Equaliser and Filters SECTION GAIN FREQUENCY Q/SLOPE SECTION GAIN FREQUENCY Q/SLOPE OVERSHOOT LF Peak/Shelf ±20 dB 15 to 800 Hz 0.4 to 10 LF Filter -6 dB steps 20 to 200 Hz 0 to 36 dB/Oct –...
  • Page 30 55 lb 2 oz *Mic and Line In cannot be used simultaneously **Best case signal to noise performance The I/O system for the OXF-R3 utilises a universal rack design to house both analogue and digital I/O. Each Supplied Accessories Product Identities rack requires AC mains power.
  • Page 31 24C24 (OXF-CP3048) Control Surface OXF-SP3000 SP Rack 32.2 mm 1045.5 mm (41 1/4 ") 73 mm (1 5/16 ") 482.2 mm (19 ") (2 7/8 ") 111.1 mm 139.7 mm 152.4 mm 466 mm (18 3/8 ") (4 3/8 ") (5 1/2 ") (6 ") 499.6 mm...
  • Page 32: Oxf-r3 Converter Technology

    -100 -105 the proportion of distortion increases as the signal level falls and the The design of the OXF-R3 converters is highly specialised to provide -110 -115 distortion is spread across higher order harmonics. An example of the extremely high sound quality with superlative distortion control.
  • Page 33 Built-in diagnostics can deal with many minor service issues, and owners can connect the console via a telephone line so that Sony engineers can monitor the system remotely and even supply minor software updates. In addition, all major hardware components are equipped with serial computer diagnostic ports.
  • Page 34 Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All non-metric weights and measures are approximate. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. OXF-R3 and MiniDisc are trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Printed 6/01...

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