Windows installation instructions for SP-MULTITRACK-RACK-4 (Note: if you are using Windows XP, please call 609-267-4400)
Thank you for purchasing the SP-MULTITRACK-RACK-4 - a complete wireless microphone system for multitrack recording. The components in your system have been installed into the rack case and the connections inside the rack have been made. Please follow these steps to get up and running with your computer software:
1 - Please take the front and back cover off of the rack. Plug the power cord into a surge protected power strip. Turn on each of the wireless microphones. The transmitters and microphones are in zippered pouches in the drawer. Remove the batteries and chargers from the drawer and plug then in to charge. Once the batteries are charged, take the mics and transmitters out of the pouches, install the batteries and turn on each of the transmitters.
2 - On the front panel, turn on the power switch
3 - On your computer, please complete the following steps to set up the interface drivers
4 - Download the latest Windows drivers here: http://www.soundprofessionals.com/instructions/AndreaElectronicsUSBAudio.exe
5 - Run the file you downloaded above. Restart your computer once this has finished.
6 - Plug the USB cable provided into the USB port on the interface and the other end into the USB port you intend to use on your computer and allow the interface to install. Windows needs to install 4 soundcards, so this will take a few moments.
7 - Plug a pair of headphones into the computers headphone jack. On your Taskbar, look for your speaker icon (that you would normally click on to adjust your audio volume). Right-click on the speaker icon and select "Sounds". When the Sound window opens, click on the "playback" tab. Find your computers soundcard in the list (it may be called Realtek, Connexant, or something other than "Andrea"). Right click on this soundcard and select "set as default device". It will now have the check mark next to it.
8 - Click on the "Recording' tab. You should see 4 soundcards listed with the word "Andrea" in the description. Double-left-click on the first one and click on the "Listen" tab. Put a check in the box labeled "Listen to this device". Click on the "Levels" tab. Raise the level control to 100. Click OK. Repeat these step for each "Andrea" soundcard listed. Note: the "Listen to this device" check box turns on the monitoring so that you can hear the mic plugged into that particular soundcard in your headphones. If there are any microphones that you do NOT want to monitor, you can un-check this box and you will not monitor this mic. ALL microphones are RECORDED regardless of the setting on the "Listen" box. Click OK to close the sound box.
9 - This completes the standard driver installation and setup. Please open Eclipse. Here are the recommended parameters for setting up your software for recording:
Input Device (or recording device): Andrea USB Audio Device (there are 12 of
File Format: PCM (or WAVE)
Sample Rate: 22,050Hz or GSM (if you need smaller files)
Bit rate: 16
Please see section 17.2 Audio: Multi-channel recording of your Eclipse owners manual and setup the channels in Eclipse. Adjust the microphone levels as needed.
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