2 – Basic operational concepts : UTILITY copying UTILITY copying This screen allows various parameters to be copied within and between channel modules. It also allows the protection of various parameters to stop them being overwritten when they are copied and pasted between channels. Copying within a module The top half of the screen is used to control these functions, which allow the pan/balance settings and levels to be copied between aux busses and busses (including the stereo buss). This may be useful when setting up a studio monitor mix, for example, and the levels and pans of the aux sends used for the monitor mix should initially be set to the same as the channels. 1 Check either of the two checkboxes (PAN/BAL and/or LEVEL) to select the settings to be copied. 2 In either of the two boxes associated with these checkboxes, the top row copies settings from the aux to buss, and the second row copies them from buss to aux. Naturally, it is not possible to select both in the same box, though it is possible to select CH -> AUX in one box and AUX -> CH in the other. 3 Select the source and the destination parameters as explained here. 30 TASCAM DM-4800 User’s Manual Press the UTILITY key (ALT + 9) to access this screen. Figure 2.25: UTILITY copy screen. TIP You can also use the PARAMETER EDIT SCREEN key (above the COPY and PASTE keys) to bring up this screen. • For pan/balance copying, linked pairs of aux sends and busses are available, or an ALL selection is also available. Note that individual aux and busses are not available. • The STEREO buss is available as a destination. • The aux sends are selectable individually or as linked pairs as sources or destinations for level copying. • Channels are divided into blocks of eight: 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32 33-40, 41-48, 49-56, 57-64 and ALL. Individual channels cannot be selected. This applies to both pan/balance and level copying. 4 Move the cursor to the on-screen COPY button and press ENTER. A confirmation popup message appears. 5 Press ENTER again to confirm the copy, or a cursor key to cancel. If neither of the checkboxes is checked when you press the COPY button, an error message is displayed.
Copying between modules The on-screen controls for these operations are in the lower part of the screen. This allows bulk copying of the following settings between modules: •Fader and mute settings • Buss assignment, pan and balance and surround settings • Aux send levels and pan balance settings • EQ parameters and switching • Compressor/expander settings • Gate settings In the copy section, there are two “radio buttons”. The first, when selected, allows copying of parameters to individual modules (channel modules, busses, aux sends or the stereo buss). If modules are linked, they are shown as pairs in the list of available destinations. Protecting parameters It is possible to lock parameters of groups of modules against accidental overwriting during copy and paste operations. Use the checkboxes in the PASTE SAFE section at the bottom of the screen to select groups of parameters to be protected: •Faders and mutes • Buss assignments, pan/balance and surround settings • Aux levels and pan/balance 2 – Basic operational concepts : UTILITY copying The second option allows copying of parameters to groups of modules (all channels (ALL CH), or in groups of four or eight (usually eight, but AUX 9–12 is a special case), all busses (ALL BUSS) or in groups of 8, all aux sends (ALL AUX) or in groups of 8, and the stereo buss. 1 Select the top (one-to-one) or lower (one-tomany) radio button. 2 Use the wheel to select the source from which the parameters will be copied, using the left field, next to the radio buttons. In both options, you can select from any one of the channel modules, the buss modules, the aux modules or the stereo buss. Linked modules are displayed as a pair (e.g. CH1-2). 3 Press ENTER to confirm this setting, and move to the right field. 4 Select the destination module (first option) or group of modules (second option), and press ENTER to confirm this setting. 5 Move the cursor to the on-screen COPY button and press ENTER. A popup message asks you to confirm the copy operation. Press ENTER to confirm, or a cursor key to cancel. • EQ settings • Compressor/expander settings • Gate settings The grid to the right of these checkboxes cannot be edited, and is for information only (the circles indicate that the settings are available for the modules listed in the top row, e.g. gates are only available for modules 1 through 48). The SAFE checkbox to the left is also for information only, and cannot be edited or changed. TASCAM DM-4800 User’s Manual 31