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Re: muting / dim of all outs on 2882 via hardware [message #85601 is a reply to message #85587] Wed, 12 December 2012 12:42
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roberthenke wrote on Fri, 07 December 2012 06:29
hello folks,
i am planning to use an 2882 for a multiple speaker setup and there will be no mixer etc. in between the speaker amps and the 2882. i know how to setup things software wise to be able to control output level and mute via the monitor panel of the console. however, i wonder if there is a 100% reliable way to achieve the same via hardware, to be able to shut down the outputs in an emergency case ( crashing software, feedbacks... ) ?

as far as i understood i have these two options:

a) i can assign system wide key commands for mute and dim, however this implies that i have to find a unused key combination that is easy to access since it needs to work in an emergency situation.
b) i could connect a control surface but this implies that the control surface has to work, and introduces a lot of potential for failure.

is there another reliable solution that i did overlook ?

If you are looking for a 100% failproof way to mute the outputs (especially in case of a crash) you should use an analog device between the outputs and your amplifier inputs. If you want to use MIO Console for mute/dim, the key commands are Control-Option-Command M/D. I have never had a key conflict with other software, but these commands may be remapped if needed.

i was hoping that the mute & dim buttons on the front panel of the 2882 could be assigned to all channels, but they are for the headphone outs only as far as i could see.

That is correct. Another option would be to get a USB HID controller like the Contour Design Shuttle and map it to the Monitor Controller.

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