Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to rudarel)Re: Will the M20D App work in the background
The StageScape App will not necessarily continue running in the background. When you initially log on to your StageScape with the App (because you are effectively logging the iPad on to the wireless network created by your StageScape mixer) you have to connect to the StageScape's network in your general iPad wifi settings. Then once you open the app the app searches for your StageScape. You then select the StageScape and enter the StageScape's PIN. The iPad will then connect to your StageScape.
Once you hit the home button on the iPad to open your music player, and then come back to the StageScape app, the app momentarily has to reconnect to the mixer - but you don't have to enter the PIN or tap CONNECT to connect to the StageScape again. I've just gone back and forth doing it here and it takes about 3 seconds to reconnect once reopening the app.
Auto volume is actually Auto Trim. Trim and level are 2 different gain stages. Think of the TRIM as your preamp (trim or preamp on other boards) - while your LEVEL is your channel fader. Here is a link to a tutorial video getting started with the StageScape. http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2752 This explains and shows use of the Auto Trim.
There is not a compressor for your main outs at this time.
In terms of the DSP settings/models being named after real microphones, that is a very interesting request and we will bring that up with the product manager.
Currently, DSP vocal presets are Male Vocal, Female Vocal, Male with reverb, etc. but there are also Male/Female vocal Delay presets and others available when you look through the DSP presets menu.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:15 AM (in response to line6jonb)Re: Will the M20D App work in the background
We now know that the app will not run in the background, but we'd really, really love it to. My M20d it does not take 3 seconds to reconnect it's more like 6 to 10. and that's a helluva lot of time in a Live emergency situation. I have a lot of other apps on my iPad that run in the background, so in my humble opinion, this should be possible. So ye Gods of making cool and functional gear, hop to it, sort it and give us an update ASAP, please. That would make for some really appreciate customers, musicians and live engineers - and would also be in line with Line6 stated philosophy re the purpose of the M20d. It's early days yet and I'm loving my m20d so far except for this and two other issues.
So looking forward with bated and slightly marijuana-tinged breath.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to line6jonb)Re: Will the M20D App work in the background
Hi JB, thank you for your prompt respons. I watched the video you suggested, it showes how auto trim works. I guess what I want to know is:
Let's say I plug my mic to input 1, and my backing track stereo signal comming from iPad via Y cable to input 2 and 3. Now I push auto trim And then push play on my backing track and start singing.
At this point, does the M20D know how to set the mic volume input at about 3 db higher then backing tracks inputs so everything blands in right?
And let's say it does set the mic to about +3db and the backing tracks to zero, would it maintain this 3 db difference for all my backing tracks as I keep singing by automaticly increasing or decreasing volume of backing tracks and Mic as needed to maintain the 3db difference between mic and left/ right backing tracks?
And yes, mic presets specifically tuned for popular mic's will make much more sense to a lot of people. EQ-in a mic properly has been a big problem for a long time with regular musicians, unless you are a sound engineer.
How nice would it be to plug in my mic and choose a matching preset called (Male e965) and know that this preset has been specifically tuned by a pro sound engineer to squeeze the most out of my mic.
Ps: Compressor on main outs if adjusted properly really helps blend all channels better in the mix so no instrument or voice will sound pasted on, this is a must in digital industry, anybody who did any recording with q-base or proTools...etc will know this, you allways add a compressor on each instrument and then a compressor on mastering channel to blend everything in.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to rudarel)Re: Will the M20D App work in the background
"At this point, does the M20D know how to set the mic volume input at about 3 db higher then backing tracks inputs so everything blands in right? "
The auto trim does not make "mixing decisions" like this. What it does is to set and maintain the proper gain structure for the channel... But not the level of that channel. You will have to "mix" the show. The mixer will automatically keep you in the "sweet spot" as far as the gain structure goes so that you have the full range of the processing blocks while avoiding noise and distortion.
Also ... there is multiband compression and limiting available on the output busses.