Allen and Heath's iLive Mix Pad

Allen and Heath’s iLive Mix Pad


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Allen and Heath’s iLive Mix Pad

Cost: $99.99

Devices: iPad

Allen and Heath’s iLive Mix Pad is the Online Control App for their iLive series.

Let it be said, before we start… This is the ONLY series of digital consoles that can run with the RACK ONLY.  That is why this app costs money… It is a work around to travel only with a rack and control the console via the iPad app and or Computer based applications with absolutely no physical control surface.

Features

  • Access to any Input, Output Mix Master, FX Return or Mix Master
  • Fader Level Control, Pan, Mute Control
    • No Stereo Aux Pan Control
  • Aux and Matrix Sends w/ Pre/Post
  • DCA and Mix Assignments
  • Pre Amp Control, Pad and +48v Phantom Power Control
  • Trim, HPF, Gate, PEQ, GEQ, Comp, Limiter, De-Esser and Delay Control
  • Name and Channel Coloring Control
  • RTA and PAFL with the GEQ
  • Create Custom Strips
  • Personalize Color Scheme
What It Can’t Do w/ a Control Surface or the iLive Computer Application
  • Input PAFL
  • FX Paramater Control Including Tap Temp
  • Input, Output and Insert Patching
  • Channel Ganging
  • Aux Source Routing Options
  • Stereo Aux Level Control
  • Library, Scene and Show Store/Recall
  • Signal Generator Control
  • Talkback
  • System Config
  • User Profile

Does Not Support

  • xDR-16 Audio Expanders (can’t control HA)
  • Dual-Rack

Requires Any MixRack running firmware 1.8 or later.

 

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Sennheiser's Easy Control

Sennheiser’s Easy Control


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Sennheiser’s Easy Control

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone iPod Touch (w/ Mic) iPad

Sennheiser has released an iPad and iPhone app for the control of their 2000, ew500 and ew300 series wireless, Easy Control.  This app is the little brother to the WSM (Wireless System Manager) software for Mac/PC.

Features

  • Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Wireless Monitoring and Control of the following Transmitter/Receivers
    • 2000 Series Wireless (w/ v1.7+ Firmware)
    • ew 500 g3 Wireless (w/ v1.7+ Firmware)
    • ew 300 g3 Wireless (w/ v1.7+ Firmware)
    • ADN Conference System
  • Can be used to Monitor
    • Battery Level (not on IEM systems?)
    • Control EQ
    • Assign Name
    • ADN Only – Control Recording
    • ADN Only – Mute/Unmute
    • More? (Will Test When Unit Available)
  • All over Wifi, Units Must be Networked w/ Wifi Router
  • One Unit at a Time
  • Free!

WSM or Easy Control

While they both have their place, Wireless System Manager is a far more robust (control and view all of your RF units at once)… But the Easy Control App will have it’s place for single unit or temporary monitoring of a key unit.

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SoundCraft's ViSi Remote

SoundCraft’s ViSi Remote


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SoundCraft’s ViSi Remote

Cost: Free

Devices: iPad

SoundCraft has finally released it’s iPad Remote Control software for it’s Vi and Si Series of Consoles, the ViSi Remote.

The ViSi Remote app works over the console’s HiQnet ethernet port on the back of the console that is compatible with any ethernet cat5/6 cable… All you need is a Wireless Router and an iPad and wireless control of the Vi and Si Consoles is yours.

Features

  • Control Output Functions of your Console
  • Flip to Fader Mode to Adjust Sends
  • Output EQ’s (Graffic) Are Adjustable Via iPad App
    • Graffic EQ is set in a “Flip Fader” Mode where on each page you have 8 faders representing 8 frequencies, scrolling to the next or previous bank of faders lets you change frequencies in the next band of frequencies
  • Fader Glow is represented on App

What We’re Missing

In comparison to other iPad apps or VNC control of other consoles we seem to be missing a few things.  Input sections, Easy Graphic EQ Representations and Changing of EQs and Metering Top the List.

Availability

The ViSi Remote by SoundCraft is available NOW.  Free download on the Apple App Store.

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iTeleport VNC: for Avid Consoles

iTeleport VNC: for Avid Consoles


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iTeleport VNC: for Avid Consoles

Cost: $24.99

Devices: iPhone iPod Touch (w/ Mic) iPad

iTeleport: VNC is a VNC client that works to remotely view and control computers, including the computer that is the Avid Venue Consoles.  Works with the SC48, Venue, D-Show, ect ect…

Avid still has not introduced an iPad App… But by design, the Avid consoles have one build in via an Ethernet Card and Screen Sharing as an option!

For use with an Avid you’ll have to connect both the iPad/iPhone and the console (via ethernet) to a WiFi router.

Avid’s ECx Host Software needs to be installed, as it is not by default.  (See Below for Instructions/Download Link)

iTeleport: VNC setup is easy with Avid’s Guide, and the only option that has to be changed in in the settings panel (gear on the top ribbon) and is turning on touch screen mode, which lets you tap to click.

Note: The console’s screen will always follow the VNC Client.

This does involve some basic networking skills.

Avid’s ECx Ethernet Control Manual, Including Setup of Host and iPad Client (in this case iTeleport VNC)

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Yamaha's CL Series Stage Mix

Yamaha’s CL Series Stage Mix


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Yamaha’s CL Series Stage Mix

Cost: Free

Devices: iPad

Yamaha’s Stage Mix CL is exclusively for use with the CL Series of consoles to remote control them via WiFi.

What You Can Do

For argument’s sake lets just say you can control just about any aspect of any input channel or output channel outside of patching, plugins and phantom power.

  • Manipulate HA Levels
  • Channel On/Off, Phase, Pan, Cue
  • PEQ Editing on Channels and Outputs
  • GEQ Editing on Outputs (if already assigned)
  • Sends on Faders
  • Scene Changes and Saving
  • Output Faders
  • DCA Faders
  • Tap Tempo
  • Change Channel Name and Color

For the most part, unless you need to assign phantom power or change a setting on the console you can now walk away with your iPad.

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Midas Mixtender

Midas Mixtender


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Midas Mixtender

Cost: Free

Devices: iPad

Midas has released and updated their Mixtender iPad App for the Pro Series of Consoles as well as the XL8.

iPad control of consoles is the new norm and makes any live engineer’s life just that much easier. Ringing wedges w/o someone driving? Getting to walk the room with the GEQ in your hands? Wedge Mix Changes while actually hearing the wedges? Yes.

Mixtender Features

  • Automatic Selection of Console by App
  • Real-Time Metering of All Inputs and Outputs
  • Control KT DN370 GEQs on Outputs
  • Change Any Inputs Send to Any Mix
  • Control Matrixes, Auxes, FX Returns, Ect
  • Controls: PRO1, PRO2, PRO2C, PRO3 ,PRO6 ,PRO9 and XL8 consoles.
  • It’s Free!!!

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SPL Meter

SPL Meter


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SPL Meter

Cost: $0.99

Devices: iPhone iPod Touch (w/ Mic)

SPL Meter is modeled (looks and functionality) after the oh so famous Radio Shack dB Meter.

  • A or C Weighting
  • Slow or Fast Response
  • SPL is displayed in “Bands”
    • You Choose the Band of 16 dB
    • 40-120 dB, Band Showing -13 to +3 of the frequency band
  • Calibrate the Microphone
  • Switch Between Internal and External Mic

I’m not sure I’d recommend this dB meter on functionality, but for old time’s sake it’s a winner.  Plus, it’s only 99 cents.

 

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SPL

SPL


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SPL

Cost: $8.99

Devices: iPhone iPod Touch (w/ Mic)

Cost: $8.99

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iPhone Version)

SPL is a dB Meter with all it’s controls direct at your finger tips, and SPL still offers enough versatility to be one’s full time dB Meter.

  • Digital dB Display
  • Weighting
    • Unweighted
    • A Weighting
    • C Weighting
    • Weighting by Octave (32 Hz – 16 kHz)
  • Responses
    • Fast
    • Slow
    • Impulse
    • Peak
    • LEQ
  • Displays Max dB
  • You can store snap shots and compare to the current SPL
  • Mic Calibration and Internal/External Mic Select
  • Keep Device Awake Switchable

As well as all of these options, SPL as three different skins incase you want to mix it up a little bit… All said, SPL is a great little tool with nearly all of its options at your finger tips.

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SoundMeter

SoundMeter


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SoundMeter

Cost: $19.99

Devices: iPhone iPod Touch (w/ Mic) iPad

Sound Meter is just as claimed, a Sound Meter (also see: dB Meter, SPL Meter)…

Where Sound Meter shines it’s easy access to options.  All of your normally used options are located on the main page.

Also, Twitter Integration?  Oh yes.  Twitter Integration.  Report what the SPL is where you are, in real time.

  • 3 Weighting Curves Available
    • Flat
    • A
    • C
  • 2 Level Algorithm Types
    • Lp
    • Leq
  • 3 Different Response Times
    • Fast
    • Slow
    • Impulse
  • 2 Input Options
    • Built In Mic
    • Line In (AKA Headset Mic, External Mic)

Sound Meter also offers full Calibration of the microphone (though more complicated than Pocket RTA) as well as the ability to take screen shots, and a display that not only includes the current SPL, but also the Ma, Peak SPLs, and elapsed time.

 

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SPL Graph

SPL Graph


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SPL Graph

Cost: $9.99

Devices: iPhone iPod Touch (w/ Mic)

SPL Meter is an iPhone app with a serious use.  Lets take a look into it’s features…

 

  • Measures SPL Over Time
  • Weighting Options Include Unweighted, A, C, and by Octave
  • Graph Saving, Recall, and Export to Photo Roll
  • Date and Times Listed, as well as AVG LEQ.
  • Capable of Recording the Audio as well as Analyzing
  • Microphone Calibration (+/- Gain)
  • Internal or External Microphone Selection

SPL Meter can measure up to 24 Hours of data (if recording audio, it’s dependent on free space on the iPhone) with single second resolution.  You can then scroll through the data to find high points in SPL and their times, as well as Zoom in and Out on the Graph.

For acoustical professionals, or those just wondering what damage they’re really causing to their ears in an environment this is an excellent tool to see what your background noise (or foreground) SPL is.

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