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 pre-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. 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. Each microphone has a transmitter and corresponding receiver in the rack. The frequencies have already been set up by us based on your zip code. If you need to use the wireless microphones in a different area, where there are other channels being broadcast by TV stations, etc., you may need to change your frequencies. Call Audio Technica at 330-686-2600 and ask for Audio Solutions for the best frequencies to use in your area. You can also use the auto frequency scan feature on the wireless microphones to auto-scan for available frequencies.
2 - On the front panel, turn on the power switch. Turn on each of the wireless receivers.
3 - On your computer, please complete the following steps to set up the interface drivers
4 - Download the latest Window drivers here: www.soundprodrivers.com
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 computer's headphone jack. On your Taskbar, look for your speaker icon (that you would normally click 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. Plug a pair of headphones into the headphone jack on the computer.
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 on the "Microphone enhancements" tab. Change the selections as needed so that Noise Cancellation is the only box checked. 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 4 of
File Format: PCM
Sample Rate: 22,050Hz or GSM (if you need smaller files)
Bit rate: 16
Note: You can use other settings as recommended by Eclipse support
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.
If you need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 609-267-4400