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Configuring Priority Inputs

When you have multiple inputs coming into a single space, you may want to assign a priority to one or more of them. For example, suppose you have one or more background music channels and a mic input configured for a banquet room. You want to configure the inputs so that when someone speaks into the microphone, the background music automatically stops playing. Using Priority Inputs (via the Priority Selector block), you can accomplish this behavior.

If you are using a Zone Processor block to configure your output zone, you should use the Priority Selector block contained within the Zone Processor. If you are not using a Zone Processor, you can add a standalone Priority Selector block to your system. The key difference between the two is that the standalone Priority Selector block does not contain Distributed Program Bus inputs, as these inputs are available only when using a Zone Processor (or a Room Processor).

note: This procedure assumes that you have already added and configured the inputs you plan to prioritize.

To configure priority inputs:

  1. Click the Processing tab to open the Processing Workspace.
  2. If you are using a Zone Processor
  3. If you are not using a Zone Processor

  4. In the Priority Inputs area, select from each priority dropdown list which input should be in that priority position. In the example described at the beginning of this topic, the mic input would be placed in the first position. There would be no need to include anything in the other positions, as the background music plays by default (if it is selected using the radio buttons below the priority selections). In some situations, however, you may need to prioritize multiple inputs. You can assign a priority to a maximum of three inputs.

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