Mackie X.200 Quick-start Manual

16 pages manual for Mackie X.200 Musical Instrument

Mackie X.200 Musical Instrument Manual

Manufacturer: Mackie

Category of Device: Musical Instrument

Document: Mackie X.200 Quick Start Manual, File Type: PDF

Count of Pages: 16

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 1 Page 1 QUIC K-START GU IDE X.200 ...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 2 Page 2 Part No. 0012120  Rev. 3  10/04©2004 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2 X.200 Digital X Bus Table of Contents Introduction................................................................................................................3 Getting Started ..........................................................................................................4 Connections.................................................................................................................................................4 I/O Cards.............................

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 3 Page 3 3 Quick-Start Guide Quick -Star t Guide Introduction Note: As new software releases be-come available, they can be download-ed from the Mackie website by going to the Digital X Bus webpage at:  http://www.mackie.com/products/digitalxbus.You will need a USB fl ash drive (a.k.a. thumb-drive) to transfer the installer package from your computer to the Digital X Bus. Installation in-structions are also available on the website. HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL We know that many of you can’t wait to get your  new Digital X Bus hooked up, and you’re p...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 4 Page 4 4 X.200 Digital X Bus Getting Started I/O Cards 1. MIC/LINE 4 CARD This card has four female XLR balanced micro- phone inputs, and four 1/4" TRS balanced/unbalanced line-level inputs, for a total of eight analog inputs. Note that this card does not provide any outputs. 2. MIC/LINE 8 CARD The Mic/Line 8 card has two DB25 connectors,  one for inputs and one for outputs. The input con-nector accepts eight balanced mic/line-level inputs. The output connector provides eight balanced line-level outputs. These DB25 connectors use the TAS-CAM standard p...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 5 Page 5 5 Quick-Start Guide Quick -Star t Guide 4. DIGITAL CARD This card provides eight channels of digital I/O in  two formats; TDIF on a DB25 connector and ADAT optical on four TOSLINK connectors. At 44.1/48 kHz sample rates, each optical  TOSLINK connector provides either eight inputs or eight outputs of digital audio. At 88.2/96 kHz sample rates, the S/MUX protocol is used to provide chan-nels 1-4 on the “A” connectors, and channels 5-8 on the “B” connectors. At 176.4/192 kHz sample rates, the S/MUX II protocol is used to provide chan...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 6 Page 6 6 X.200 Digital X Bus 8. SYNC CARD The Sync card provides the digital word clock in  and out on a pair of BNC connectors, and SMPTE  time code in and out on a pair of 1/4" jacks. Sync data is also transmitted through the ADAT  lightpipe and AES/EBU connections. The Sync card just provides another means to transmit and receive the word clock. This is particularly useful when you want the Digital X Bus to be the master clock for your digital audio system. Time code is also provided through MIDI time  code (MTC). SMPTE time code is m...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 7 Page 7 7 Quick-Start Guide Quick -Star t Guide 15. Power Switch This one is self-explanatory. When the POWER  switch is turned ON, power is supplied to the Digital X Bus and it boots up. When turning off the Digital X Bus, you should select Shutdown from the File menu. At the end of the shutdown procedure, the touchscreens go blank, indicating that it is okay to turn off the power switch. More Connections There are even more connections available behind  the removable panel on the back of the Digital X Bus, which we call the Motherboard...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 8 Page 8 8 X.200 Digital X Bus Operational Basics Are you ready to get started? Let’s turn on the  Digital X Bus and go over some of the general operational features before we start passing audio through it. Turning on the Digital X Bus Connect the supplied power cord to the male IEC  connector on the rear panel. Plug the other end of the power cord into an outlet properly confi gured for the voltage indicated on your particular model. Turn on the power switch. The faders start moving and the Digital X Bus loads its software into m...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 9 Page 9 9 Quick-Start Guide Quick -Star t Guide 5.  Make sure channel 1 has Input 1 assigned to it.  Open the Assign window (Windows > Assign). Under the Input Src drop-down box select Mic Line In. 1.  6.  If the microphone requires phantom power,  select the 48V button in the Assign window to turn on phantom power. Leave the –10 dB pad off when using a microphone. 7.  Talk or sing into the microphone and adjust the  Gain control using the V-Pot on channel 1 so the meter indicates between ...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 10 Page 10 10 X.200 Digital X Bus 9.  Connect the Left and Right Speaker Outs (A)  from the Mix Out card to the inputs of your ste-reo power amplifi er (or powered monitor speak-ers). These outputs are balanced when using a TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) connector, or unbalanced when using a TS (tip-sleeve) connector. Use instrument/line-level cable for this connection. If using a stereo power amplifi er/speaker combo, connect the amplifi er outputs to the monitor speakers using appropriate speaker cable. 10.  If you d...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 11 Page 11 11 Quick-Start Guide Quick -Star t Guide 21.  In the Reverb panel, click the Src L drop-down  box and select Channel Post Insert > Ch. 1 Post. This places the reverb in the post-insert loop on channel 1. 22.  Adjust the reverb parameters using the V-Pots  at the bottom of the Effects Rack. You should see the Left Input and Output meters move as you talk or sing into the microphone. Note: A more typical use for an effect in the Ef-fects Rack might be to route several channels to an Aux Send; for example, all the...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 12 Page 12 12 X.200 Digital X Bus Hookup Diagrams One of the primary applications for the X.200 is  multitrack recording. This involves tracking and monitoring, bouncing, overdubbing, and mixdown. A typical application might involve 24 inputs for tracking and 24 outputs to a multitrack recorder or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). In this case, you might have three MIC/LINE 4 CARDS installed in slots 1-3 (A•SLOTS) for 24 analog inputs, and three DIGITAL CARDS installed in slots 4-6 (B•SLOTS) for 24 digital outputs. By assigning the Outp...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 13 Page 13 13 Quick-Start Guide Quick -Star t Guide WORD CLOCK SYNC CARD IN OUT IN OUT SMPTE A B MIX OUT CARD SPDIF SPEAKERS PHONES MIX OUT IN OUT IN LR 12 LR LR OUT AES/EBU DIGITAL CARD OPTICAL TDIF I/O IN A IN B OUT A OUT B DIGITAL CARD OPTICAL TDIF I/O IN A IN B OUT A OUT B DIGITAL CARD OPTICAL TDIF I/O IN A IN B OUT A OUT B MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 I/O AES CARD SERIAL NUMBER RISK O F ELECTRIC SH O C K DO  N O T  O P E N REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING. DISCONNECT SUPPLY...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 14 Page 14 14 X.200 Digital X Bus WORD CLOCK SYNC CARD IN OUT IN OUT SMPTE A B MIX OUT CARD SPDIF SPEAKERS PHONES MIX OUT IN OUT IN LR 12 LR LR OUT AES/EBU DIGITAL CARD OPTICAL TDIF I/O IN A IN B OUT A OUT B DIGITAL CARD OPTICAL TDIF I/O IN A IN B OUT A OUT B DIGITAL CARD OPTICAL TDIF I/O IN A IN B OUT A OUT B MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 OUT LINE CARD IN SERIAL NUMBER RISK O F ELECTRIC SH O C K D O  NO T O P EN REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING. DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 15 Page 15 15 Quick-Start Guide Quick -Star t Guide WORD CLOCK SYNC CARD IN OUT IN OUT SMPTE A B MIX OUT CARD SPDIF SPEAKERS PHONES MIX OUT IN OUT IN LR 12 LR LR OUT AES/EBU MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 MIC/LINE 4 CARD 5 7 6 8 1 2 3 4 I/O AES CARD I/O AES CARD I/O AES CARD OUT LINE CARD IN SERIAL NUMBER RISK O F ELECTRIC SH O C K DO  N O T  O P E N REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING. DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE UTILISE UN FUSIBLE DE RECHANGE DE M ÊME TYPE. DEBRANCHER AVANT DE REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE WA RN IN G :&...

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Mackie X.200 Manual Page 16 Page 16 16220 Wood-Red Road NE • Woodinville, WA 98072 • USA www.mackie.com • [email protected] United States and Canada: 800.898.3211  Europe, Asia, Central and South America: 425.487.4333 Fax: 425.487.4337  Middle East and Africa: 31.20.654.4000 ...

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