The faders, pan pots, and mute/solo buttons are all dedicated per channel giving you instant access to all of these parameters on all channels simultaneously. Bussing, EQ, and Aux are all handled one channel (or stereo pair) at a time. In other words, you select which channel you want to change and then start modifying the parameters.
To select a channel, press the CH SEL button located on the channel strip. You can group channels together by simply pressing the adjacent CH SEL buttons at the same time. To ungroup the channels, press the two CH SEL keys together again. (You can only group an odd channel with the following even channel. In other words, channels 1 & 2 can be grouped, but not channel 2 & 3. Channels 3 & 4 can be grouped, but not 4 &5. For a visual example, click here.)
Once you have selected a channel to work on, you can change the settings of the channel. The bussing groups are located just above the first 8 channel strips. (Not all of these are accessible right off the bat we will cover that soon.)
The EQ and Aux controls are accessed in the display window. Simply press the PARAM SEL button to scroll through the parameters and stop at the one you wish to change. The lights just above it will turn green to indicate which parameter is accessed.
Inside the display screen, up to four parameters are available for adjustment. They can be changed with the four dials just underneath the screen. If there is an arrow in the upper right corner of the screen, that means there are more parameters on another screen. Simply turn the DATA ENTRY dial in the direction of the arrow to get to those parameters. If there is a down arrow, press the DATA ENTRY dial directly down.
To access the EQ, press the CH SEL button on the channel you wish to change you wish to change, then press PARAM SEL until the EQ light just above the PARAM SEL button turns green. Also, make sure the EQ ON/OFF button above channel 6 is lit. Otherwise, the EQ on that channel is defeated.
The digital pad is in the EQ screen just in case you boost the EQ to the point of distorting the channel. When you boost the gain on the EQ, you are actually increasing the volume of the signal. If the volume is boosted too much, the channel can overload. So, we put the digital pad into the channel in case you go hog wild with the EQ. The digital pad reduces the signal level before it enters the EQ section in increments of 6 dB, allowing more headroom for heavy handed EQ curves.
The other three parameters are the controls for the mid-band of the EQ. This is the parametric band. Youll notice the right arrow in the upper right of the screen. So, turn the DATA ENTRY dial to the right and well see the rest of the EQ section. The screen should look something like this:
Here we have the two sweepable bands of EQ. As we mentioned in Section I- Mixer Overview, all of the bands of EQ sweep from 41 Hz to 16 kHz. So, they can be placed in any order you wish. Again, in the upper right hand side of the screen, there is an arrow. This time it points to the left. Turning the DATA ENTRY dial to the left will bring us back to the first screen of the EQ.
Note: The following walk-through assumes you have not changed the mixer from the factory default configuration.
To get into the auxiliaries, press the CH SEL button on the channel you wish to change, then press PARAM SEL until the AUX light just above the PARAM SEL button turns green. The screen will look as follows:
Currently, the first two auxiliaries are ganged in stereo. The third and fourth aux sends are each in mono. Again, the four parameters are changed with the four dials located directly underneath them. Since the first two effects are ganged in stereo, the two controls become panning between the two send, and level. Sends 3 and 4 each have simple level controls. Again, youll notice there is an arrow in the upper right.
If you turn the DATA ENTRY dial to the right, you can change the aux to pre or post fader. Note that each aux on each channel is independently adjustable to pre or post fader; this screen is not a global change for the entire board.
The black faders to the right of all your channel strips act as the aux send master. So, to get an aux send out, you need to mix the appropriate amount on each channel aux and raise the aux send master to the appropriate level. The EFFECT RETURN and AUX RETURN can both be used as effect returns. The mute controls the effect returns, not the sends.
If we are using the aux for effect sends, then we will also need to return the effects somewhere. The boards default setting brings one of the built-in effects into EFFECT RETURN. So, if the board is set up in the default mode, the channel aux send, master aux send, and EFFECT RETURN all need to be raised.
When you are ready to change the configuration of the mixer from the default settings, it is important to know that the busses (1-2, 3-4) share the routing with the auxiliaries. For more information on this, read Section V- Buss +Aux=4.
Note: The following walk-through assumes you not changed the mixer from the factory default configuration. For more information on effect configuration with the effects card, see Section VI- Effect Set-ups.
To get your own built-in effects, press the PARAM SEL until the EFFECT/DYNAMICS light turns green. The first screen shows whether the effect is engaged or not, and where the input and output levels are set for that processor. In the upper right, there is an arrow pointing to the right, as well as a down arrow. If you turn the DATA ENTRY dial to the right, you can edit the parameters of a particular effect. If you press the DATA ENTRY dial down, you can switch between two built-in processors. To see a visual on how the screens flow together, click here.
To change the type of effect, make sure the screen is showing the processor you wish to change, and press ESCAPE/RECALL. The screen will flash effect names. Rotate the DATA ENTRY dial to select the effect you wish to use. To make finding specific effects easier, the top line gives you the name of the effect you wish to select, press ENTER.
Currently, there are two effect processors:
Processor 1 on L/R output- This processor is very useful for master mix compression, gating, enhancing EQ, or even adding some phase/flange/chorus for wild effects.
Processor 2 on aux 1&2- This processor allows reverb, delay, chorus, phasing, flanging etc. to be applied in different amounts to each channel. This will act just like an external effect processor that is fed by AUX SEND 1&2, and returns through EFFECT RETURN.
These effect processors can be reassigned to many different configurations. For a detailed explanation of the options, see Section V- Buss+ Aux+4, and Section VI- Effect Set-ups.
The built in snapshot capability can make mixing your song much easier. You can set up separate mixes for the intro, verse, chorus, etc. Then, you can use the transition time with each snapshot to create a smooth crossfade from one part to the next.
To save a snapshot, press SHIFT and STORE. (You must do this while not in an effects screen, otherwise you will only store the effect.) The screen will show you your first available snapshot. In other words, if you have 8 snapshots already stored, the mixer will automatically offer to record the snapshot as number 9. This way, you do not have to worry about accidentally recording over any other scenes. If you are choosing to write a new snapshot, press ENTER. If you want to record over an old snapshot, rotate the DATA ENTRY dial until you reach the snapshot you want to overwrite and press ENTER.
The TM-D1000 will then allow you to name the scene. Rotating the DATA ENTRY dial will select different characters. To change from the upper to the lower case (and vice versa), press down on and rotate the DATA ENTRY dial. When youre finished naming the scene, press ENTER.
Now, you can select the transition time for the scene. The transition time allows you to adjust the crossfade from one scene to the next. It should be noted that only the volumes crossfade. The panning, EQ, aux, etc. will all snap as soon as the next scene is recalled. Rotate the DATA ENTRY dial to determine the transition time between scenes, then press ENTER to load the snapshot.
If youve got the MIDI sequencer, you can have the sequencer recall snapshots with standard program change messages. You can also dynamically automate any feature in the board. (For more information, see Section XII - MIDI Implementation.)
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