mixIT for JetStream Manual

mixIT Radio Console
Logitek mixIT-6

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Thank you for purchasing a mixIT Audio Console System. The mixIT is an affordable, easy to use control surface for the Logitek JetStream Plus and JetStream Mini Audio Engines.

The mixIT console is not compatible with the Logitek AE-32 Audio Engine.

Continuous Innovation Since 1979

Founded in 1979 by two Rice University students, Logitek has made audio consoles for television and radio for more than 40 years. After helping found the campus radio station and installing a donated audio console at KTRU, the pair decided they could design a better one themselves and the company was born.

In the late 1990s, Logitek was the first North American company to offer a router-based digital console. Its first virtual PC-based console was introduced in 1999. By 2009, the company had pivoted to television, offering both physical and virtual consoles that seamlessly interface to production workflow automation systems.

mixIT represents Logitek’s return to its radio roots, offering a simple user interface, modern control, and the latest in standards-based networking technology at an attractive price.

Our vision for Audio over IP is simple: we believe that over time, every piece of audio equipment will have an Ethernet jack on it, and it should be as easy to connect something to the audio network as it is to plug an XLR into an analog or digital board.

Plug one CAT-5 cable into the console port of the JetStream. The other end of that cable will plug into the white RJ-45 jack on the power supply adapter.

Plug a second CAT-5 cable into the colored RJ-45 jack on the power supply adapter. The other end of that cable will plug into the jack on the back of the console.

Plug the switching power supply into the wall and the connector into the matching port on the power supply adapter.

While we are using networking cable and the power adaptor resembles a Power over Ethernet injector, this is NOT an Ethernet connection. Do not plug the console into an Ethernet switch.

The JetStream communicates with the console over RS-485 and one pair of wires carries an AES-3 digital signal to drive the cue speaker.

Scene Select Buttons

 

On the mixIT-12, there are 4 scene select/softkey buttons under the program meter.

The function of the buttons may be programmed in Command Builder.

The buttons are addressed as follows:

 

Console Connected To Engine Port 1

Button 1 Button 2 Button 3 Button 4
Device 28, Bus 32 Device 28, Bus 33 Device 28, Bus 34 Device 28, Bus 35
Lamp 1 Lamp 2 Lamp 3 Lamp 4
Device 27, Bus 32 Device 27, bus 33 Device 27, Bus 34 Device 27, bus 35

 

 

 

Console Connected To Engine Port 2

Button 1 Button 2 Button 3 Button 4
Device 50, Bus 32 Device 50, Bus 33 Device 50, Bus 34 Device 50, Bus 35
Lamp 1 Lamp 2 Lamp 3 Lamp 4
Device 4f, Bus 32 Device 4f, bus 33 Device 4f, Bus 34 Device 4f, bus 35

 

How To Save A Console Scene

Consoles Connected To Engine Port 1:

When you turn on device 4, bus 101, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 1.

When you turn on device 4, bus 102, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 2.

When you turn on device 4, bus 103, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 3.

When you turn on device 4, bus 104, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 4.

 

Consoles Connected To Engine Port 2:

When you turn on device 5, bus 101, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 1.

When you turn on device 5, bus 102, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 2.

When you turn on device 5, bus 103, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 3.

When you turn on device 5, bus 104, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 4.

 

Here is the process that we recommend:

  1. Lay the board out exactly as you want it, including routes to the faders, bus assignments, and routes to the monitors.
  2. Go into JetStream Server and click on the JetSteam State Page. On the Current Engine Vector tab, find device 4 (or 5, if saving for port 2).
  3. Scroll over to bus 101-104.
  4. Click to turn the box on for the device/bus combination you wish to save. This will write everything to a file.

 

Writing Triggers To Recall A Console Scene

Consoles Connected To Engine Port 1:

When you turn on device 4, bus 151, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 1.

When you turn on device 4, bus 152, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 2.

When you turn on device 4, bus 153, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 3.

When you turn on device 4, bus 154, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 4.

 

Consoles Connected To Engine Port 2:

When you turn on device 5, bus 151, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 1.

When you turn on device 5, bus 152, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 2.

When you turn on device 5, bus 153, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 3.

When you turn on device 5, bus 154, the status of the board is saved to surface 1 slot 4.

 

 

 

In Command Builder, write these triggers:

 

trigger ae0 device 28 bus 32 on

cmd ae0 device 4 bus 151 on

 

trigger ae0 device 28 bus 33 on

cmd ae0 device 4 bus 152 on

 

trigger ae0 device 28 bus 34 on

cmd ae0 device 4 bus 153 on

 

trigger ae0 device 28 bus 35 on

cmd ae0 device 4 bus 154 on

 

For Port 2 consoles:

trigger ae0 device 50 bus 32 on

cmd ae0 device 5 bus 151 on

 

trigger ae0 device 50 bus 33 on

cmd ae0 device 5 bus 152 on

 

trigger ae0 device 50 bus 34 on

cmd ae0 device 5 bus 153 on

 

trigger ae0 device 50 bus 35 on

cmd ae0 device 5 bus 154 on

Utility Routers

The mixIT has three Utility Routers on the right hand side of the mixIT-12 and the only LCD screen on the mixIT-6.

 

These router crosspoints correspond to Router 1, Router 2, and Router 3 in the Surface Settings in JetSet, the web browser configuration system of the JetStream.

 

To assign router choices, in the Surface Settings for the console, scroll over to the Router 1/2/3 columns. Place tick marks in the column for each source you wish to make available to the router.

 

The output of these router crosspoints is as follows:

Console Connected to Port 1 Console Connected to Port 2 Console Connected to Port 3
Port 1 Route 1 Out Port 2 Route 1 Out Port 3 Route 1 Out
Port 1 Route 2 Out Port 2 Route 2 Out Port 3 Route 2 Out
Port 1 Route 3 Out Port 2 Route 3 Out Port 3 Route 3 Out

These outputs are assigned either on the Local IO page or Network IO page as applicable.

Fader Assignments

As with all Logitek Consoles, this is done on the Surface Settings grid in JetSet, the web configuration system for JetStream. Refer to the JetSet Manual for more information.

Operating the MixIT

The mixIT is very easy to use. The console uses touchscreens to select sources and bus assignments and knobs and buttons to adjust levels and turn faders on and off. This gives the operator the best of both worlds: simple menus and fewer buttons while still allowing someone to operate the board on air by feel without looking at where their hands are going.

Any source can route to any fader. The sources are assigned during the setup process using the Surface Settings menu in the web browser.

Tap the name of the source over the fader to change it. A list of choices appears. Tap the arrow buttons to scroll through the list. Tap the name of the desired source to route it to the fader.

The console has 4 main mix buses: Program, Aux 1, Aux 2, and Aux 3. Usually Program is the main on air output.

As with changing the route, tap the name of the source over the fader you wish to change. Tap P (Program), 1 (Aux 1), 2 (Aux 2), or 3 (Aux 3) to assign the fader to the mix bus. When you have made your selections, tap “Done.”

To raise the audio level of a source, move the fader up.

To decrease the audio level of a source, move the fader down.

The dashes silkscreened on the panel marked “0” represents unity gain. This is the normal level for most sources. At this setting, there is still 10 dB of gain available on the fader if needed.

To turn a channel on, press the top push button under the fader. The on button will glow green.

To turn a channel off, press the lower push button under the fader. The off button will glow red.

 

To audition a source before putting it on the air, tap the “Cue” button. This will send the source’s pre-fader audio to the cue speaker built into the console. Tap the cue button again to take the source out of the Cue bus.

There is a talkback button over each fader. If a mix minus is associated with this source (for example, a codec for remote broadcasting), tapping the Talk button will route the studio talkback microphone (as defined in surface settings) to the mix minus output. Tap the button again to turn talkback off and resume sending mix minus to the output.

There is also a Talk button next to the Guest/Studio selector. This is often used to feed a monitor to a separate studio. Tapping this Talk button will insert the same talkback microphone into the Guest/Studio monitor feed.

The Studio/Guest, Headphone, and Monitor selectors are on the far right. Tap the source to change what audio is being fed to these outputs. The volume knobs below the screen will adjust the level.

There are three utility routers on the console that can be used to change what is fed to the air chain, recorders, or remote codecs. Tap the box for the router to change the input.

There are 4 scene select buttons on the mixIT-12. Different console profiles can be stored to those buttons in setup. Press the button to recall the scene.

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