How to define the Volume settings?
Since the introduction of MultiRec.ocx as an audio engine across our applications and diverse sound card drivers, the need for volume compensation in DigaSystem is practically no longer relevant. Despite the diminished necessity to use these settings, they are still valid and configurable.
Question: How does one define the volume settings for the DigaSystem ?
Since 2002, the modules Edit-Station, EasyTrack, Multitrack, RecorderOCX (for DBM, NewsScheduler, NewsSchedulerX and Edit-Station) and MultiCoder can read the section Volume from the Digas Administrator.
Here is a quick configuration guide:
Settings for all modules:
* Determine your soundcard and driver
* Switch to the corresponding section "Volume\Audiocards\...\" and drag&drop all parameters to the root of the section "Volume".
For example, if you have installed a PCX9 from digigram with NP-driver, you need the parameters from the section "NP_PCX9"
The subsections under "Volume" are only help-sections. If your card is not listed please contact our support firstname.lastname@example.org
Settings for Edit-Station:
Create/Change the parameter "UseDigaSQL=1" in section Edigas\Flags
Settings for EasyTrack:
Create/Change the parameter "UseDigaSQL=1" in section EasyTrack\Flags
Settings for Multitrack:
Create/Change the parameter "UseDigaSQL=1" in section Multitrack\Flags
Settings for RecorderOCX (Rec_x, Rec_np, Rec_mm):
Create/Change the parameter "UseDigaSQL=1" in section PlayRec\Flags.
If this section does not exist, you will have to create it first.
Settings for MultiCoder:
Start the MultiCoder and open the menu "Edit/Setup".
Switch to the tab "AudioEngine" and activate the flag "Use DigaSystem settings"
For detailed installation instructions please download the document "volume.doc" from our mailbox (path "Volume").
Tipps when using Multimedia cards:
The multimedia versions of Edit-Station, EasyTrack, Multitrack and RecorderOCX will control some of the faders of the Windows sound mixer. Use the Digas tool "MMAudioBoardSelector" from our Mailbox (Utilities) to determine the soundcard (when using multiple cards) and it's faders for input and output.
As you can see from the initial post here, DAVID Systems made an initial set of (year 2002!) relevant cards that are part of the parameter set and Volume package.
These were made as a proof of concept as well as a reference when creating your own and we didn't intend to continue creating further parameter sets for additional cards in the future for a number of reasons;
- The necessity of the Volume section was more relevant then, as DigaSystem relied on three distinctly different engines depending on the driver; PCX, PXCNP and Multimedia: each returning different levels! This was before the advent of MultiRec which helped to deliver a more consistent output as well as input.
- Use of Analog interfaces was more widespread and often required more flexible level tweaking in the signal path. Digital interface (at least in theory!) effectively eliminates the need to compensate volume levels.
- We provide a 'Volume.pdf' document on how one can create one's own Volume section for their environment/needs (the majority of Digas users likely have far more qualified audio calibration technicians). It's not practical for DAVID Systems to maintain a matrix of possible setups we would have to cover if we calibrated numerous cards, with numerous norms (e.g. ARD, Nordic, USA, etc.. not to mention organization specific calibrations).