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ECHODamp Menus
In addition to the standard computer menus, ECHODamp has the following specialized menu items:

File
Load/Save Configurations... (Cmd/Ctl-L)
Opens the Configuration window allowing you to select a Mixer configuration by choosing it from the dropdown menu. You may also edit and delete configurations, as well as create new configurations for the ECHODamp Mixer window by clicking the appropriate buttons. Note that these saved Mixer configurations can also include the settings for each of the Expander windows and the 2-Channel Ducker window if you first select (or create) their presets in their respective preset windows.

Select a Mixer Configuration
Select a Mixer Configuration
 
Edit and Save a Mixer Configuration
Edit and Save the settings for the Current Configuration
 
Create a new Mixer Configuration
Create a New Configuration from the Current Mixer Settings


Setup
ECHODamp User Manual (Cmd/Ctl-U)
Opens the User Manual for ECHODamp in your computer's preferred web browser.

Check for Updates...
Connects to the ECHODamp website allowing you to check for the latest ECHODamp news and updates.

Audio Settings... (Cmd/Ctl-A)
Opens the Audio Settings window to allow the configuration of audio hardware, inputs/outputs, and sample rate.

Audio Settings Window

At the top of the Audio Settings window is a dropdown menu for turning the audio in ECHODamp on and off. Audio may also be turned on and off by clicking the Audio On/Off button in the main Mixer window, or by pressing the Spacebar on your computer keyboard.

Below the Audio On/Off menu are a set of menus that allow you to choose and fine-tune the preferred audio driver for your computer. Only one audio driver can be selected at any given time. ECHODamp saves the settings for each audio driver separately and will recall the last used audio driver when you restart the program. The next four dropdown menus may or may not be active depending on which audio driver you selected in the Driver menu. When the CoreAudio driver, or either the MME or DirectSound drivers on Windows are selected, the dropdown menus allow you to change the audio input source.
Note: these menus will vary depending on the hardware and drivers installed on your computer.

Input/Output Map Window

Calibration Tools... (Cmd/Ctl-T)
Opens the Calibration Tools window allowing you to calibrate audio levels between VTC sites and measure round-trip latency. For more information on using the Calibration Tools, see Calibrating Your Audio and the appropriate section in the Secondary Windows Reference.

Audio Enabled (Spacebar)
Turns audio processing on and off for ECHODamp. A check mark will appear next to this menu item when audio is enabled. You can also turn audio processing on by clicking the AUDIO ON/OFF button in the Mixer window, or by simply pressing the Spacebar on your computer keyboard.

Monitor Controls... (Cmd/Ctl-M)
Opens the Monitor Controls window allowing you to create separate mixes for the Control Room and for an Audience if desired and you have the appropriate hardware configuration. For more information on using the Monitor Controls, see the appropriate section in the Secondary Windows Reference.

Sidechain Pre-Fader
By default, the sidechain signal routed to the 2-Channel Ducker is post-fader, and goes through the channel strip first (including the Downward Expander) before being sent on the sidechain bus. If you wish to have the sidechain audio bypass the channel strip and go directly to the sidechain bus, select this option. A check mark will appear by this item when it is selected indicating that the sidechain audio is pre-fader. Even if you select Pre-Fader, the audio will still pass through the Hi-Pass filter before entering the sidechain bus.

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ECHODamp Mixer
ECHODamp operates primarily from the Mixer view. The program is designed to operate and "feel" much like a typical audio mixer with controls that are familiar and intuitive to anyone with a basic working knowledge of audio mixers.

The EchoDamp Mixer Window

Mixer Controls

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