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12.5 Avid VENUE S6L

Currently, Spat Send is the only available plug-in from Flux:: for the Spat Revolution integration to Avid VENUE S6L platform. The mono or stereo plug-in instances provide the integration of the Spat source parameters into the channel strip (insertion on the channel for source parameter control, no audio processing)

The plug-in offers the ability to control the Spat object/source parameters and automate them within the VENUE show file and the VENUE Snapshot system. Ultimately having a completely integrated control of the objects in the 3D space. Added to the Spat Revolution source parameters are global and per parameter time values the user is able to use to set a linear morphing between two parameter states over a period of time to create smooth transitions. Thus creating movements in time with the VENUE Snapshots.

The OSC (Open Sound Control) part is the key aspect to this integration as when properly configured, the console will be sending OSC commands to Spat Revolution software (OSC Out) and receiving OSC commands into the S6L console (OSC In). Thus for a bidirectional configuration. This is what the Spat Send plugin does on the console. Optionally is the ability to set a second OSC output from the console to send to a backup Spat Revolution computer engine (unidirectional). The bidirectional aspect will mean that creating a sound scene in Spat revolution interface (or from third party interfaces) will automatically push the information to the plug-in instances on the console.

Spat plugin on S6L CKM module – Page 1 of 4 Spat plugin on S6L CKM module – Page 1 of 4

The integration will include ultimately 2 parts. The control portion and the audio portion. Although our control will always be using OSC and will be communicating via either the ECx port of the console of via the AVB port C. You can choose the network interface the control is flowing. The audio routing portion can take different scenarios. An example could be using the AVB audio capability of the S6L system integrated to a Mac qualified computer. In this first case audio and control will be flowing on the same network port (Port C on console).

Spat Revolution integration to S6L via the AVB port for audio and control Spat Revolution integration to S6L via the AVB port for audio and control

More frequently than other at this point people will rely on legacy MADI integration in order to leave the AVB entity dedicated to Recording and playback scenarios. If the route of the MADI integration is taken, then control will be happening from the EXc port on the console. This is a cross platform solution Windows or Mac

Dual Spat Revolution integration to S6L via MADI Dual Spat Revolution integration to S6L via MADI

Now let’s look at configuring the control (OSC) part of this integration. The OSC settings (Spat send plug-in and Spat Revolution) are specific to your console and to the Spat Revolution preference

Spat Send Plugin in the Plug-Ins rack of VENUE Spat Send Plugin in the Plug-Ins rack of VENUE

The PI interface doesn’t have much and it straight forward:

Spat Send Plugin setup

Spat Send Plugin setup

Note that any changes you do to properties to the Spat Send interface gets done across the board (across all PI instances, except the index which is unique)

Let’s now setup your preferences in Spat Revolution preferences page :

Spat OSC Connections preferences

Spat OSC Connections preferences

Spat OSC Connections Matrix

Spat OSC Connections Matrix

We recommend in the Spat OSC Main section to activate “Enable commands logs” option in order to confirm OSC communication . Pressing Shift + F7 will give you a mini log window to see if the traffic is flowing. It is not recommended to leave commands logs enabled past the confirmation testing step. This will ensure that you don’t take up resources.

Shift + F7 Mini Terminal

Shift + F7 Mini Terminal

Spat Hardware IO (Audio) preferences – AVB example Spat Hardware IO (Audio) preferences – AVB example

*Congratulation, you are done! You’re ready to go to the setup page in Spat and configure your Spatial audio system.**

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