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Setting up DiGiCo console with Spat Revolution

Templates can be found here DiGiCo v1280 - Spat Revolution 20.12 templates

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Enable OSC

OSC Connections DiGiCo Presets

Configuration and Templates

The DiGiCo template files were created on a DiGiCo SD series using version 12.2.1280. File versions are provided for all the different console models DiGiCo makes (user can do their own conversion as well). The session files contain all the custom OSC configuration, but you need to set up the external control from the desk to Spat Revolution as this is specific to the hardware. This is a one-time setup for each specific consoles.

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You will want to make sure Enable External Control is set to YES and the Suppress OSC retransmit is active. You will be using OSC generic for channel controllers. You are now ready to add device to configure the OSC connection. It is considered other OSC .

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Settings have to be done individually because they are not part of a session file. These are global settings of the desk - they stay even when you’re loading a new session file.

Now you are ready to load the template session provided. Two session models are provided. One for using Spat control on all of the input channels, one using it on groups. Group template is the one to send audio to Spat Revolution from group stems.

After your file is loaded, you can see for example how to access these parameters on the desk.

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Select an Input channel and open the channel’s output page. Select external control. It will then open the external control tab. Here, you will find the predetermined most common parameters for the Spat Revolution. A user could decide to change these if need be (for example if rather wanting to use XYZ commands).

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Configured in the templates are:

​DiGiCo OSC Generic External Control - Rotaries

​      DiGiCo OSC Generic External Control - Rotaries

DiGiCo OSC Generic External Control - Switch

 DiGiCo OSC Generic External Control - Switch

Audio routing

Your audio routing will happen either from you sending the post-fader channel direct out or the group outputs to MADI for example and receiving it in Spat Revolution using a USB MADI interface (or any qualified MADI interface). These audio inputs will feed your sources/objects.

Useful tips for integration

Important: The source/object index numbers of Spat Revolution is matching the physical channels or Group (1 to x) of the DiGiCo desk. This means channel or group 1 on the desk will be source/object index 1 in Spat Revolution. The same applies to a stereo channel or a stereo group. It is a single index for a stereo element. The communication between Spat Revolution and DiGiCo is bidirectional - so when moving an object in Spat Revolution, you will see that the parameters are changing at the external control window of the desk and vice versa.

You can use console snapshots to create your various scenes/cues. When recalling snapshots, the external parameters will be recalled as well. DiGiCo brings a crossfade time for these snapshots which means interpolation from a scene to the other. This is a powerful function to do crossfades.

Keep in mind that these are just global OSC recall/crossfade times. It’s not possible to set individual crossfade times for each OSC parameter by itself.

Using the Group template session, you have the exact same behaviour on your groups instead of your input channels. You can send either a single channel or multiple ones as a stem to these groups and control them as a single source/object eg. Your drum set.

Then the fun begins! Feel free to add our Lemur or any other external touch control to the equation. The fact that you can on the desk itself send a select command for a source means that you can rapidly select the source and using the external control set to the -1 source / selected source gives you right away control on your fingertips. (see OSC -1 select message).