What's new in MediaMatrix 3.3.x?
New or updated devices or features include:
ControlMatrix: New devices for creating ControlMatrix View Files (3.3.5)
Ambient Level Control (full-time noise sensing!)
ControlMatrix Devices (for use with our new ControlMatrix system)
kosmos (now with trim controls and Subwoofer Crossover output!)
LCR Matrix (Create Left-Center-Right from stereo source material)
Under Input-Output\Control Blocks\CAB:
Redesigned CAB devices (no new functions)
CAB8i, CAB 8o, CAB 16i, CAB 16o and CAB 16d (topics updated with changes)
Under Input-Output\Control Blocks\MM 8802 (v2):
Redesigned to support Echo/Noise Cancellation cards
MM8802 Control Block (updated for MM AEC 4 and MM NC 4 Input Cards)
MotoCross (Automatic Crossfader)
Ramp (new optional functionality)
Crossfading Router (Router with Crossfade ability)
New Control Features:
PASHA Change Groups and it's optional companion
PASHA Change Group Monitor device
Updated Help File Topics:
kosmos now has trim control Flash™ movie (We're going to be adding many more of these in future releases.)
MediaMatrix Latency Times (updated for current hardware and software)
New Help File Topics:
As with any release, there are some bug fixes, too. For all the gory details on the new features and the bug fixes, please see the release notes. For anything not covered here that you'd like to know or see, please see our on-line FAQ at http://mediamatrix.peavey.com/roboassist.
General Overview For All 3.x Releases
As of the first 3.x release, MediaMatrix hardware requires the Windows NT™, Windows2000™ or Windows xp™ operating system. However, with some restrictions, MediaMatrix software (without the hardware) can also run under Windows 95™ (OSR 2.0 or 2.5 only), Windows 98™ (and SE) and Windows Me™. See MediaMatrix System Requirements for more details.
MediaMatrix can now interface to CobraNet™, a standardized multi-channel digital audio transport protocol which runs over Ethernet hardware. This allows MediaMatrix systems to be distributed over large distances while keeping the audio in the digital domain. See CobraNet Support in MediaMatrix to learn more.
There are several new features dealing with remote control, or remote access, of MediaMatrix. The new user interface program, RAMM, can give mutliple remote users control over one or more MediaMatrix systems. There is also a new TCP/IP-based remote control protocol, RATC, that can give custom software applications and other control systems control of MediaMatrix over a network. And if that’s not enough, there’s a set of new scripting commands, called CLAMM, that enables batch files and schedulers to trigger events in MediaMatrix.
The MediaMatrix Security Model has been enhanced to better deal with remote access.
Control Grouping is a very important new mechanism that allows controls to be linked within a View File. It is also the method by which controls are exported for remote access via PASHA and RATC.
There is a new device, Freqency Response, which allows one to dynamically probe any two signal points in a View File and see the calculated frequency response between those points. This device even works without hardware, allowing one to perform some initial debug and setup prior to installation. Some equalizers also now have a frequency response display builtin - see EQ Curve Graphics Display.
Another new device, Signal Probe, allows one to dynamically probe any signal in a View File and route that signal to a meter or to an output. This device can be a great aid in debugging systems in the field.
To help manage View Files, there is a new Find Objects Command that can be a boon when dealing with large configurations.
The Program Launcher device can do some useful new things.