Xt-net – X-Treme Audio XT-NET User Manual
Faders provide a linearly traversing button, which may be dragged
using a pressed mouse to adjust the value. These sometimes also
have an associated value box for showing the numerical value of the
parameter. Once the control is highlighted, the PGUP and PGDN
keys may be used for coarse adjustment, and the Arrow keys or the
mouse wheel may be used to for fine adjustment.
14.6 Filter Response Panels
Some panels provide a graphical representation of the response of
one or more of the filters/equalisers in the device. These will usually
consist of coloured semi-transparent filled areas representing indi-
vidual filters, overlaid with a white curve line representing the overall
response of a bank of filters/equaliser sections. When the associated
filter parameters are adjusted, you will see the curves responding so
they always show the current response.
It will usually be possible to ‘drag’ the filter parameters with the com-
puter mouse directly on the Response Panel. If you click anywhere in
a Response Panel, you will see a set of ‘drag handles’ appearing at
the apexes of the individual filter response curves. These handles will
usually be of the same colour as the filter they relate to, and carry a
number or letter to assist identification. To change a filter parameter,
place the mouse pointer over the drag handle, then press and hold
the left mouse button while moving the mouse (vertically to change
the filter gain, and horizontally to change the filter frequency). The
filter Width/Slope/Order may be adjusted either using the mouse
wheel or by holding the keyboard Shift key while dragging the handle
vertically. The keyboard may also be used (see Keyboard Shortcuts).
14.7 Copy Graphics
To assist in preparing documentation etc, any response panel may
be copied (to the Windows clipboard) by right-clicking on the panel
and selecting Copy Image to Clipboard. The bitmap image may then
be pasted into another application (such as word-processing), usu-
ally by selecting Edit>Paste in that application (or CTL+C).
14.8 Copy/Paste Settings
You can copy EQ settings from one channel to another on a given
device, or copy EQ settings from one device to another.
To do this simply right-click on the source panel (the one you want
to copy from) and select Copy EQ Settings. Then on the destination
response panel (the one you want to copy to), right-click and select
Paste EQ Settings.
15. OFFLINE OPERATION
The user may launch a control panel for a device whilst offline by
using the menu feature Device>Add Device Panel. Clicking on this
will cause a dialogue to be shown which allows you to choose the
particular model of device you would like to add to the layout. Once
you have chosen the model, click the Add button. The application
will then be busy for a few seconds while the panel is constructed,
after which it will appear in the layout part of the window, and an icon
for it will be added in the panel part of the Tree. More device panels
may then be added by making further device model selections and
clicking Add. When you have added all the panels you need, click the
Done button to dismiss the dialogue. Offline operation is useful either
for demonstration or product familiarisation, or for creating setting
files when a real device is not available. Settings made on an offline
panel may be saved to a settings file by clicking the file Save icon on
the panel. Similarly, a settings file may be loaded into the panel for
Note that when you go online to a network of devices, any offline
panels will first be dismissed. You can of course load a settings file
you created offline into a device when online (see Saving Data).
16. SAVING DATA
Device data may be saved to disk or opened from disk. Network
Controller Device Settings Files (with file extension
.dse) contain all
the data necessary to restore a device to exactly the same state as
when the file was saved. If the current settings have been changed
since the last file save or file open, the Save icon on the panel toolbar
will be shown in solid colour. If the settings are already safe, the Save
icon appears grey. If a file is opened when online to devices, the new
data will be sent to the device, overwriting whatever was in the de-
vice. A warning will be given before this is done - Network Controller
will always try to protect your data, warning you if you are attempting
an action that could cause loss of data.
17. LOADING FACTORY SETTINGS
Using the File>Load Factory Settings menu option, you can update
the basic factory settings. Depending on the type of device, this may
or may not disturb the settings you have created in the device.
See the individual device help which may be launched by clicking on
the ? tool button on the control panel for the device. This procedure
will apply to the currently selected device (see The Selected Device).