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9.1-Channel Studio Manual

Power Up

  1. login to computer
  2. flip on the power switch on the Furman at the very top right of the rack (this turns on the interfaces):
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  3. wait for a few seconds for the interface to turn on so there is no pop in the speakers
  4. turn the key on the power sequence switch (this turns on the speakers): description
  5. open MIOConsole3d.app (application on the Mac Pro computer)
    • read MIOConsole3d Quickstart Guide
    • to get default template: navigate to ~/Library/Preferences and delete "MIOConsole3d" and "MIOPluginPresets" folders
      • Method 1:
        • click on Finder
        • hold down the Alt (Option) key when clicking the Go menu
        • now the user Libary folder is listed in the dropdown menu
        • choose the Preferences folder and delete the "MIOConsole3d" and "MIOPluginPresets" folders (you may also need to delete a file called "com.mhlabs.MIOConsoleX-CC.list")
      • Method 2:
        • click on Finder
        • choose the Go menu at the top of the screen and choose "Go to Folder"
        • type ~/Library
        • click Go
        • choose the Preferences folder and delete the "MIOConsole3d" and "MIOPluginPresets" folders (you may also need to delete a file called "com.mhlabs.MIOConsoleX-CC.list")
  6. open the DAW or other audio program you will be working in and choose "MHLink Audio" as the interface.

Power Down

  • Execute the same steps as above but in reverse order

Advanced MIOConsole3d Topics

Add Mackie Control Surface (MCU Pro):
  1. Navigate to the MIOConsole3d > Preferences... menu and setup the "Control Surface" as follows:
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  2. Go to the program you are using (Logic Pro, for example) and bypass the control surface ... then go back to MIOConsole3d and uncheck, then re-check the "Enable Control Surface (MCP). Now the MCU Pro can be used in the background while you work in your program (Logic Pro, for example).
  3. make sure you also bypass any other MIDI controls in your program if you are using software instruments (see "If using Logic" below).
Add Subwoofer:
  1. in MIOConsole3d, click on the "Bus Output" of Aux 1:
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  2. put Aux 1 for the Host 1/2 input to 0db (you can hold down Alt (Option) when you click):
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If using Logic:

Do the following to disable the MCU Pro within Logic so it controls MIOConsole3d ONLY

  1. open Logic
    • if you are starting a new project, it is best to do the following before creating a new project
  2. go to the menu Logic Pro X > Preferences > Advanced Tools …
  3. put a checkmark in "Show Advanced Tools" and click the "Enable All" button at the bottom
  4. go to the menu Logic Pro X > Control Surfaces and click "Bypass All Control Surfaces”
  5. create a new Logic Project (File > New)

Then, do the following if you are going to use software (MIDI controlled) instruments in your project. Here is a short video showing the following:

  1. go to the menu Window > Open MIDI Environment
  2. next to "Layer:" at the very top left of the Environment box, choose "Click & Ports”
  3. from the "New" dropdown menu at the top of the Environment box, choose “Monitor"
  4. move the "Monitor" object below the other objects
  5. make the Physical Input box larger by clicking on it and dragging the bottom right of the box
  6. click and drag to create patch cables between all four outputs from the "Physical Input" box MCU Pro Ports to the Monitor box you just created
    • now it will monitor the inputs but it will not allow them to be used by instruments in Logic

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