This room combine example is slightly more complex than the two-room example. It contains three rooms, which results in more room combinations. By itself, this fact doesn't make this scenario more complex - it just means there are more Room Processors to configure. What does make this scenario more complex, however, is its use of custom presets and the inclusion of cascaded automixers. But don't let that word complex fool you! It's still amazingly simple!
This three-room room combine is in a hotel conference center. Each base room (depending on its size) contains one or two loudspeakers, one or two mic and line inputs (RAD2s), and one or two remote controls for source selection and volume control (DR3s). When the three rooms are combined, it is often because of a large presentation featuring many human speakers. Therefore, a portable automixer is needed to bring in additional microphones and include them in the gain-sharing mix. There also needs to be flexibility in the location of the head table during such presentations - specifically being able to place the head table on the east wall or on the west wall, depending on the presenters' wishes. To prevent feedback and optimize the audio for the audience, the output level for the loudspeaker closest to the head table is reduced by 3 dB. In addition, to prevent audience members from accidentally adjusting volume or changing audio selections, the DRs in other areas of the room (away from the head table) are disabled. The largest room contains a DR2 (for selecting the appropriate Head Table preset).
The basics of configuring a room combine are detailed in the two room scenario, so we'll skip many of the details covered in that example.
note: When these control links are created, they are automatically saved to the Room A Room Processor's main preset.
note: When these control links are created, they are automatically saved to the Room B Room Processor's main preset.
note: When these control links are created, they are automatically saved to the Room C Room Processor's main preset.
Configuring Presets for Room A+B+C
You add these items to the main preset just as you would to any preset (see About Presets):
To create these presets and add blocks and controls to them, do the following: