xDR-16. Expander not connecting?
Posted by Carey Davies, Last modified by on 01 March 2011 06:03 PM
The xDR must connect to the MixRack
The MixRack Port B must be fitted with ACE
The ACE Redundant Link option must be set to off. Check this in the Surface MIXRACK SETUP / Mixer Pref / Port A/B Setup screen or Editor Setup / Mixer Preferences menu.
A MixRack NETWORK port must be bridged to the ACE card BRIDGE socket using the short CAT5 cable provided.
Use ACE card Link 1 to connect the first xDR expander. Use Link 2 to connect the second xDR.
The xDR expanders must have compatible but unique IP addresses. They will not connect if addresses are incompatible or identical.
If you are connecting two xDR-16 expanders then change the IP address and Unit Name of one before connecting the second.
The xDR looks for a MixRack with default 192.168.1.1 IP address. It connects automatically if it finds it.
To patch single inputs use the channel PREAMP screen.
To patch a range of inputs use the Surface MIXRACK SETUP / Mixer Pref / Quick Input Source Select screen.
Use the OUTPUTS / Port B ACE screen to locate and patch to the xDR XLR and Port B outputs. If you are using the xDR Port B then you can change which block of 8 ACE channels to feed the XLR sockets. Choose this in the MIXER SETUP / Mixer Pref / Expanders screen or Editor Setup Mixer Preferences menu.
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