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Downward Expander
The Downward Expander is accessed by clicking the EXPANDER button at the top of a channel strip in the Mixer window. The Downward Expander is used to prevent audio coming from the remote site through the loudspeakers being retransmitted back to the remote site. For tips on using the Downward Expander, please see the Controlling Outgoing Echo section on the Using the ECHODamp Software page.

Downward Expander

Downward Expander Controls

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2-Channel Ducker
The 2-Channel Ducker is accessed by clicking the DUCKER button at the upper-right of the Mixer window. The 2-Channel Ducker is used to prevent your own sound from echoing back to you by automatically lowering the level of the incoming codec audio when your performers talk, play, or sing. The Ducker works with the Sidechain Delay so that it waits until your audio is about to echo before lowering the incoming codec audio level. The Sidechain Delay is calculated using the Latency Detector. For tips on using the 2-Channel Ducker, please see the Controlling Incoming Echo section on the Using the ECHODamp Software page.

2-Channel Ducker window

2-Channel Ducker Controls

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Hi Pass Filter
The Hi Pass Filter is accessed by clicking the HI PASS button at the top of each input channel in the Mixer window. The Hi Pass Filter is used to reduce and eliminate low-frequency noise and rumble that might be picked up by the microphones due to things like breaths, air conditioning, wind, or microphone handling. It is also useful for reducing the low-frequency boost known as the proximity effect when some microphones are placed very close to a sound source.

HiPass Filter

Hi Pass Filter Controls

  -6dB/Octave Slope     -12dB/Octave Slope     -18dB/Octave Slope     -24dB/Octave Slope  
-6dB/Octave Slope -12dB/Octave Slope -18dB/Octave Slope -24dB/Octave Slope

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Monitor Controls
The Monitor Controls window is accessed by selecting Monitor Controls... (Cmd/Ctl-M) from the Setup menu. If you have the appropriate hardware configuration, the Monitor Controls window allows you to have separate mixes—independent of the mix in the main Mixer window—for the control room and for an audience.

Monitor Controls

Monitor Controls
The Monitor Controls window is divided into two halves with identical controls in each half. The upper half creates a mix for the Control Room outputs (5 & 6) on your audio interface and the lower half creates another mix for the Audience outputs (7 & 8) on your interface.

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Calibration Tools
The Calibration Tools window is accessed by Calibration Tools... (Cmd/Ctl-T) from the Setup menu, and is divided into two sections. The Audio Calibration tool at the top allows users to ensure matching audio levels at both ends of the VTC. The Latency Detector tool is used to calculate round-trip latency through the entire system including codecs, audio components, and the network. For tips on using the Calibration Tools, please see the Calibrating Your Audio page.

Calibration Tools Window

Calibration Tools Controls

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