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ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified personnel. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosurevoltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P FOREWORD Dear Customer, Welcome to the team of ULTRAMIZER PRO users and thank you very much for expressing your confidence in BEHRINGER products by purchasing this unit. It is one of my most pleasant tasks to write this letter to you, because it is the culmination of many months of hard work delivered by our engineering team to reach a very ambitious goal: making an outstanding device that will become a standard tool used by studios and P.A. companies.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P Ultra high-performance digital multiband loudness maximizer / sound program enhancer powered by a 24-bit DSP DSP1424P s Doubles the loudness of your recordings and sound reinforcement systems without any distortion s Ultimate mastering machine maximizes signal energy with absolutely inaudible and transparent compression s Variable band-split compression eliminates virtually any gain intermodulation effects, such as bass pumping etc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 1. INTRODUCTION .....................................................................................................................6 1.1 The design concept ......................................................................................................................... 6 1.2 Before you begin ............................................................................................................................. 6 1.3 Control elements ................
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 1. INTRODUCTION The BEHRINGER ULTRAMIZER PRO is a digital sound processing device based on a sophisticated DSP, using 24 bit A/D and D/A converters. The high speed DSP is capable of performing the calculations needed for the complex algorithms in fractions of a second, the only element affecting its performance being the software.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P The mains connection of the ULTRAMIZER PRO is made by using the supplied cable. It meets all of the international safety certification requirements. Please make sure that all units have a proper ground connection.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 5 Next to the display, the appropriate unit lights up to indicate the correct value which is being edited. These eight LED illuminated units are very important with keys which can represent more than one parameter. Fig. 1.3: Function keys and jog wheel 6 + With the jog wheel, a continuous rotary control, you can freely edit the selected parameters. Turn the wheel clockwise to increase the values or counterclockwise to reduce them.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P b) When pressed a second time the SENSITIVITY can be adjusted (SENS will light up in the display). This governs the sensitivity of the dynamic high cut filter and how it reacts to the input signal. The value ranges from 0 to 100. 11 When the LEFT key is pressed only the settings for the left channel are edited. 12 Use the RIGHT key to select the right audio channel.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 1.3.2 Back panel Fig. 1.4: Back panel connectors and control elements 18 Use the OPERATING LEVEL switch to adapt the ULTRAMIZER PRO to different operating levels. You can select a -10 dBV semi-pro level used for home recording and a +4 dBu level used in professional studios. This way the ULTRAMIZER PRO is always optimally adapted to the used nominal operating level. 19 These are the ULTRAMIZER PROs analog INPUTS. The ULTRAMIZER PRO has both XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P Despite this unbelievable processing power the DSP1424P can be intuitively operated with an audio quality previously unimaginable. 2.1.1 The Ultramizer function With the Ultramizer function you can increase the loudness and density of the program material. The DSP1424P analyzes the received music material and adapts the settings automatically. The function of the Ultramizer is dependent on the the setting of the RANGE parameter.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 2.1.3 The Exciter function The ULTRAMIZER PROs exciter function adds transparency and depth to the audio signal. Classical music material gains transparency and musicality while popular music keeps the desired brilliance. Two parameters govern the performance of the exciter function, both can be accessed by means of the EXCITER key. EXCITER PROCESS When pressed once you gain access to the exciter PROCESS parameter.
+ ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P The optimal adjustment of the SENSITIVITY parameter depends on the type of noise and program material. Take the time to set the SENSITIVITY parameter with care. 2.1.7 The Crossover parameter The advantage of multiband processing is in the division of the audio spectrum into several bands, in order to avoid the negative effects of spectral intermodulation. The choice of the crossover frequency which divides the bands has influence on how the processing takes place.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P + Whenever you have edited a preset and pressed the PRESET key three times, all previous settings in this preset are erased and overwritten with the new parameter values. However, if you wish to keep the original preset, use the jog wheel to select another preset before you press the PRESET key a third time. 2.5 MIDI control Use the MIDI key combination to select the MIDI parameters you wish to adjust.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P The MIDI button LED flashes signaling that SYSEX data is being received. d2 will enable the ULTRAMIZER PRO to send a bulk dump. Start your sequencer and press PRESET on the unit to start the transmission. If you press the IN/OUT key again on the sixth page, the ULTRAMIZER PRO quits MIDI setup mode. To load these settings again, select d1, press PRESET and start your sequencer. If you press IN/OUT again, you will leave the MIDI setup.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 3.2.1 The ULTRAMIZER PRO in analog recording In the recording and duplication field the goal should always be to achieve an optimum recording level onto the recording media. Too low or too high recording levels lead to side effects such as noise, distortion etc. In mastering and multitrack recording, as well as in duplication, one should always take care to utilize the full dynamic range of the tape recorder, DAT recorder etc.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 2. Therefore, in addition, you should also use the ULTRAMIZER function. It is recommended that the compression is limited to the first 6 dB of the dynamic range only. You can monitor the gain reduction with the help of the GR LO and GR HI gain reduction meters. The cut signal peaks cause a reduced recording level of about 6 dB, which is visible on the level indicators of the DAT recorder. Now increase the recording level of the recorder back to normal.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P can overload the power supply in the amplifier(s). The resulting clipping (cutting off of signal peaks) produces distortion (upper harmonics), which is abruptly added to the midrange/tweeter signals. For this reason, weak power amps, in particular, must be protected by a limiter in their input dynamics. 3.3.2 Protection of a system with an active crossover When used with a system that features an electronic crossover, connect the ULTRAMIZER PRO before the crossover.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P With television broadcasts varying volume levels can cause problems: Announcements, jingles, dialog and background music can differ strongly in level. Here, too, the ULTRAMIZER PRO can level out these differences in the program material and can thus provide a constant volume. Moderate use of the compressor, peak limiter, super bass and exciter sections of the ULTRAMIZER PRO will help to achieve high and distortion-free nominal volumes without loss of liveliness. 3.5.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 3.7 The ULTRAMIZER PRO in a MIDI setup Owing to the integrated MIDI interface you can fully control the DSP1424P in a MIDI setup. The ULTRAMIZER PRO can both receive and transmit program changes and controller changes. Wire the unit as follows. Fig. 3.4: The ULTRAMIZER PRO in a MIDI setup 3.8 Saving data via MIDI The ULTRAMIZER PROs MIDI implementation also allows for archiving one or several presets on an external storage medium.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 4. INSTALLATION Your BEHRINGER ULTRAMIZER PRO was carefully packed in the factory and the packaging was designed to protect the unit from rough handling. Nevertheless, we recommend that you carefully examine the packaging and its contents for any signs of physical damage, which may have occurred in transit.
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ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 6. SPECIFICATIONS Analog inputs Connectors Type Impedance Nominal operating level Max. input level XLR and 1/4" TRS RF filtered, servo balanced input 60 kΩ balanced, 30 kΩ unbalanced -10 dBV to +4 dBu (switchable) +16 dBu at +4 dBu nominal level, +2 dBV at -10 dBV nominal level Analog outputs Connectors Type Impedance Max.
ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P 3. Free inspections and maintenance/repair work are expressly excluded from this warranty, in particular, if caused by improper handling of the product by the user. 7. WARRANTY § 1 WARRANTY CARD/ONLINE REGISTRATION To be protected by the extended warranty, the buyer must complete and return the enclosed warranty card within 14 days of the date of purchase to BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH, in accordance with the conditions stipulated in § 3.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION COMPLIANCE INFORMATION ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P Responsible party name: MUSIC Group Services USA, Inc. Address: 18912 North Creek Parkway, Suite 200 Bothell, WA 98011, USA Phone/Fax No.: Phone: +1 425 672 0816 Fax: +1 425 673 7647 ULTRAMIZER PRO DSP1424P complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.