Test Crestron & AMX code without the HAL DSP on your bench

This years-old blog article talked about testing your 3rd-party control system code using only the Halogen software. Here’s a video that steps through how to set up and use PuTTY software to monitor your PC’s IP Address, not the DSP. This lets you send and monitor Ethernet control messages to and from Halogen software – no hardware required.

Halogen 5.0’s FIR Filter Import DSP Block

FIR chainHalogen 5.0’s FIR Import DSP block is available to all four current HAL models.*  The FIR block permits importing finite impulse response (FIR) filter coefficients. To obtain the FIR coefficient’s file, either:

1) Download the applicable FIR file for the loudspeaker from the manufacture’s website – e.g., Fulcrum Acoustics, or

2) Generate the FIR coefficients from measured loudspeaker response data using the software packages that create FIR filters manually:

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DR6 touch screen & Web Controls programming in Halogen 5.0

Halogen 5.0 uses the same Control Page Designer interface so you can create control pages, then assign them to Web Controls (smart phones, tablets or PC web browsers) or to one or more DR6 remotes, or to both. This tutorial video details all the steps to create pages, link controls, create user logins and assign both users and/or DR6 remotes to the suite of pages you create.

DR6 and RPI CAT 5e distance

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Rane EXP2x Dante Programming Intro

EXP2x Dante Expander for the HAL1x

Setting up Rane’s EXP2x requires a different workflow in Halogen than all other HAL devices. In Halogen 5.0 there are only three things to do with the EXP2x. All other set up, routing, naming and troubleshooting steps require Audinate’s Dante Controller software. All parameter settings in the live Dante devices and network are pushed from Dante Controller to the EXP2x. Thus, Halogen software receives real-time updates from the network.

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CAF Group Specifications for Rane Amplifiers

Audio product specifications always seem contentious. But they should be more like Cheerios – they are what they are. The trouble with audio specs is that not all companies follow standards on measuring and especially publishing specifications with the detail required to make them useful. To make valid comparisons between different products, or implement them in systems effectively, the details are imperative. It’s still mostly a free-for-all – especially with the exaggerated “marketing” numbers often seen.CAF Group Continue reading

Halogen’s Supported Character Set

Halogen software allows you to use character codes from 0 to 255 in your names and other text fields (including those that appear on DR LCD displays). The character encoding is code page 1252 (CP1252) and the following table shows the supported character set.

 

To enter any of these Unicode characters in any Halogen field from the keyboard:

  1. Press and hold down the Alt key.
  1. On the numeric keypad type 0 (zero) and then the decimal character code below.
  1. Release the Alt key.

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The Rane PAR – Pro Audio Reference

Highlight educationRane has always been about education, not marketing. Twice a year and with no – or at least, not enough – fanfare, Rane owner, Dennis Bohn, updates the Pro Audio Reference on Rane’s website. If you don’t know it, the PAR is an audio dictionary and then some. It’s August first today, so new updates are published. February first is the other release date for new audio items. Here are a few new things:

Inchindown – where the world’s longest reverberant echo is produced. Seventy (yes, 70) to 17 seconds, depending on your soprano sax range.

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