Onyx 400F Studio Recording Preamp Owner's Manual by ChristMoore

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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Owner’s Manual
                 Mics
                                                                                                                                           Backup Recorder
                                                                                                                                           (Analog Inputs)




    MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE                  INSERTS       LINE IN           LINE OUT            CR
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    ON
         YX MIC PR
                  E   4   ON
                               YX MIC PR
                                        E   3   ON
                                                     YX MIC PR
                                                              E   2   ON
                                                                           YX MIC PR
                                                                                    E   1                                                                                              MIDI
                                                                                                                                                                                                     IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                          S/PDIF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ~100-240 VAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50-60Hz 20W
                                                                                                                                                                                  IN          OUT
                                                                                                                                                         WORD CLOCK    FIREWIRE
                                                                                                                                                         IN      OUT
                                                                                            4       2     8       6     8   6        4     2    R
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Headphones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (To Monitor Recording)



                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stereo DAT Recorder
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (with S/PDIF Input)




This illustrates a simple direct to 2-track recording setup. You can
configure the Onyx 400F beforehand with the desired sampling rate and
Inputs 1 and 2 routed to the S/PDIF output. Analog LINE OUTPUTS 1
and 2 on the Onyx 400F are connected to the analog inputs on a second
stereo recorder for backup.




                                                                                                              Onyx 400F 2-Track Recording


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Owner’s Manual                9
ONYX 400F




                 Bass Guitar                                                                                                Electric Guitar
            (to Instrument Input                                                                                         (to Instrument Input
               on Front Panel)                                                                                              on Front Panel)



                                                                                                                                                                                        Powered
                                 Mics                                                                                                                                                Studio Monitors




                     MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE                  INSERTS         LINE IN           LINE OUT               CR
                                                                                                             3       1       7       5     7   5        3      1      L
                     ON
                          YX MIC PR
                                   E   4   ON
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                                                         E   3   ON
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                                                                               E   2   ON
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                                                                                                     E   1                                                                                                    MIDI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IN
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~100-240 VAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           50-60Hz 20W
                                                                                                                                                                                                         IN          OUT
                                                                                                                                                                                WORD CLOCK    FIREWIRE
                                                                                                                                                                                IN      OUT
                                                                                                             4       2       8       6     8   6        4      2      R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OUT




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     External FireWire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hard Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mackie Control Universal

                                                                                                   Out In Out In                                                                                                                                         MACKIE FADER PACK VERSION 1.0
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                                                                                                                                                                     To Desktop
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BEATS                                                                                               SOLO


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ASSIGNMENT                                        BARS               BEATS     SUB DIVISION           TICKS




                                                                                                                                                                      Computer
                                                                       Stereo Compressor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ASSIGNMENT                   DISPLAY



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHANNEL


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MODIFIERS                                 AUTOMATION                                   UTILITIES
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CONTROL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OPTION




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         /ALT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        READ/OFF




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TOUCH
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                                                                                                                                                              MIDI


                                                                                                                                                                                                         USB MIDI Interface
                                                                                                                                                              MIDI

                                                                                   MIDI Drum Controller


             This illustrates the potential of the Onyx 400F to do entire band recordings
             with a minimum of physical gear or large recording spaces. Everything
             except the singers are “virtual!” A USB MIDI interface is used to connect
             an external MIDI keyboard controller and MIDI drum controller to the
             computer running the DAW software, and a Mackie Control Universal
             connected to the MIDI I/O on the Onyx 400F to control the DAW. The
             DAW is running an amp emulation plugin for the guitars and virtual in-
             strument plugins for the keyboard and drum controllers.


                                                                                                                 Onyx 400F with DAW and External Controllers

    10             ONYX 400F
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Owner’s Manual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Video Deck


      Video Deck                                      Video Deck                                                   Video Deck                                                                                           AES/EBU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Out




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AES/EBU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to S/PDIF
                                                                                                                                                                 Headphones                                              Converter
                                                                                                                                                              (From Front Panel)




         MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE              MIC/LINE                  INSERTS        LINE IN           LINE OUT           CR
                                                                                                 3       1     7        5     7   5        3     1   L
         ON
              YX MIC PR
                       E   4   ON
                                    YX MIC PR
                                             E   3   ON
                                                          YX MIC PR
                                                                   E   2   ON
                                                                                YX MIC PR
                                                                                         E   1                                                                                              MIDI
                                                                                                                                                                                                         IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                               S/PDIF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~100-240 VAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           50-60Hz 20W
                                                                                                                                                                                       IN          OUT
                                                                                                                                                              WORD CLOCK    FIREWIRE
                                                                                                                                                              IN      OUT
                                                                                                 4       2     8        6     8   6        4     2   R
                                                                                                                                                                                                         OUT




                                                                                                                                                                                                   External FireWire
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hard Drive




                                                                                                                                                    To Desktop
                                                                                                                                                        or
                                                                                                                                                 Laptop Computer




This illustrates an audio/video application where several video decks are
connected to the inputs on the Onyx 400F, and use the Console control
panel to route the audio to the Master Video deck. The AES/EBU digital
audio output from the Master Video deck is converted to S/PDIF format
and connected to the S/PDIF input on the Onyx 400F (select Professional
S/PDIF format in the 400F Console). This is routed to the DAW software
application on a laptop or desktop computer via the FireWire connection.


                                                                                             Onyx 400F Audio/Video Application


                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Owner’s Manual    11
ONYX 400F   Onyx 400F Features
            Front Panel
               There are ten channels in the Onyx 400F. Channels 1-4                        3. FireWire Indicator
            share the same features with the exception that channels
            1 and 2 have a high-impedance 1/4" input jack on the                               This LED illuminates when a valid FireWire connec-
            front panel for connecting electric instruments directly                        tion is made between the Onyx 400F and a computer.
            to the preamp without a direct box. Channels 5-8 are
            line-level inputs and have no front panel controls.                             4. MIDI Indicators
            Channels 9-10 are the stereo digital S/PDIF inputs.
                                                                                              These two LEDs flash whenever MIDI data appears at
            1. Power Switch                                                                 the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connections.

              This is self-explanatory. When the POWER switch is                            5. CONTROL ROOM Level
            turned ON (up), power is supplied to the Onyx 400F.
                                                                                              Use this knob to adjust the signal level at the CR Out
            2. CLOCK SOURCE Indicators                                                      jacks on the rear panel. It adjusts the signal for both the
                                                                                            left and right Control Room outputs, ranging from off
              These three LEDs indicate the clock source currently                          (∞) to maximum gain (MAX).
            selected for the Onyx 400F. The selection is made in the
                                                                                              Connect the CR outputs directly to the inputs of a pair
            Onyx 400F Console (on the PC or Mac).
                                                                                            of powered studio monitors. No mixer required!
            Note: Since one of the clock source indicators is always
            lit when the power is on, it serves as a “power on” indi-                       6. PHONES 1 and 2 Level
            cator as well.
              The three options are:                                                          These two knobs adjust the signal level at the
                                                                                            PHONES Out jacks [7] on the front panel. They range
                INT: This is the default selection. The Onyx 400F                           from off (∞) to maximum gain (MAX).
                runs on its own internal, extremely accurate, low-
                jitter clock. Select INT when using the 400F as the                           Having independent level control for each headphone
                master clock in a system of digital devices, or if no                       output means that in an overdub situation, for example,
                other clock source is available.                                            the musician and the engineer can each adjust their
                                                                                            own headphone volume to taste.
                WORD: The Onyx 400F uses the clock signal that
                appears at the WORD CLOCK IN [18] connection
                on the rear panel. Select WORD when you want the                            7. PHONES 1 and 2 Outputs
                400F to be a slave in a system of digital devices.
                                                                                              This is where you plug in your stereo headphones.
                S/PDIF: The Onyx 400F uses the clock signal em-                             These are 1/4" TRS stereo jacks. The same signal ap-
                bedded in the S/PDIF digital input [21] signal.                             pears at both PHONE jacks, but each has its own indi-
                                                                                            vidual level control [6]. The same signal is also routed
            Tip: It’s always best to use the highest quality clock as                       to the CONTROL ROOM outputs [17].
                 the master. Experimenting with different clock
                 sources, and using your ears, is the best way to
                 determine which clock source to use.




                                                                      STUDIO RECORDING PREAMP WITH 192kHz FIREWIRE I/O

                                       ON                                                        CNTRL RM                          PHONES
                                                                                                                               1                   2
                                                 CLOCK SOURCE                        MIDI
                                                INT   WORD   S/PDIF             IN      OUT
                                                                                                 OO     MAX        OO    MAX            OO   MAX




    12           ONYX 400F

								
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