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Social Media WireLists45 300pxWe recently received a few calls in Service from users confused about the IR-Sync function with our receivers, so we put together this list as both a refresher and a guide.

  1. Select your Frequency Step size on your receiver by navigating to Step Size and selecting either 100 kHz or 25 kHz to match the transmitter you are using. 25 kHz is now the standard for Lectrosonics systems, with the exception of the IFBR1A, which is 100 kHz and does not have an IR Sync function. Adjustments of 25 kHz increments between the two may be needed for other manufacturers or when frequency coordination requires it. The step size must match on both your transmitter and your receiver.

Select your receiver Compatibility Mode. Navigate to Compat Mode, using the Up and Down arrows to scroll through the choices. When the desired mode appears in the screen, press MENU/ SEL or BACK to select the mode and return to the previous menu. Press BACK to return to the Main Window.

Social Media WireLists44 300pxSince 2006, our TM400 “Test and Measurement” wireless system for sound system alignment has been a standard tool in the live sound reinforcement industry. Used by loudspeaker setup and alignment techs, touring rental companies, and consultants doing sound system installation and commissioning, the TM400 system saves time, is compact enough to travel easily, and is easy to use. One reason for this is that the Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmission platform offers relatively flat frequency response, and does not have the dynamic processing common to most analog wireless mic systems.

Another important consideration is audio frequency response. Accurate frequency response information from input to the output, via the RF link, and can make the difference between accurate and not-so accurate measurements.

Social Media WireLists43 300pxLast week, we discussed how to connect to Wireless Designer through a personal network on Windows-based machines. For those of you using Macs, the steps are basically the same, with the exception of slightly different hardware needs and the process of getting to the DHCP menu. You may want to print out the Windows instructions to refer to for this exercise.

We ran this demo using a Netgear switch and a DSQD. You will need a Mac that can connect to Ethernet, either with an adapter (we recommend that you use only Apple-licensed products, as generics often do not perform correctly) or directly into the port. For this purpose, we used a Thunderbolt adapter.

Social Media WireLists42 300It is a simple process to set up a Local Area Network for your Lectrosonics gear, but it requires an understanding of some fundamental concepts to get things setup correctly, consistently.

Before we dive in, If you’re new to connecting to Wireless Designer over a network or have limited experience with networking, our web help tutorial will walk you through some of the basics.

There are two ways to connect to Wireless Designer over a network:

1) Via DCHP, where a router assigns an IP address to the unit/s;

2) Manual IP address entry

Before you begin, assemble the following items. Ideally, you will want to have all of these available, so you can be prepared for whatever you may encounter on the job:

Social Media WireLists41 300pxWith many live music venues still closed, performers are taking the show online and into your home: YouTube, Facebook or on their own websites. While most of us have Face Timed or even done Facebook Lives, the challenge of getting good sound online might seem daunting. It’s not as complicated as you might think!

We recently assisted Magnolia Kids, a 4 piece based out of Austin, TX, in doing their very first live stream on YouTube, using Lectrosonics equipment and an inexpensive (<$400) analog Yamaha board:

  1. We started with an M2T, 3 M2Rs and two laptops, piped through the Yamaha board:

  1. Wire List #40 – Two Steps To Free A Trapped TA-5 Connector
  2. Wire-Lists #39: Distancing with Dante
  3. Wire-Lists #38: Solo Use of the Walk Test Recorder in Wireless Designer in 5 Easy Steps
  4. Wire-Lists #37: Custom Tuning Ranges + 4 Other Cool Things in Wireless Designer
  5. Wire-Lists #36: Additional Tricks for Gain Staging Transmitters and Receivers with Recorders - Part 2
  6. Wire-Lists #35: Two Pros Share Tricks for Gain Staging Transmitters and Receivers with Recorders – Part 1
  7. Wire-Lists #34: A Quick Primer on Setting Audio Input Gain On Wireless Mic Transmitters
  8. Wire-Lists #33: Hey! What's That Sound?
  9. Wire-Lists #32: 4 Quick Tips for Antenna Performance
  10. Wire-Lists #31: Improving Signal to Noise Ratios with PF25 Filters
  11. Wire-Lists #30: Maintaining Social Distancing With Dante-Enabled Equipment
  12. Wire-Lists #29: 4 Tips to Improving Your Wireless Signal To Noise Ratio
  13. Wire-Lists #28: Five Tips for Troubleshooting Wireless Mics
  14. Wire-Lists #27: Advice for Navigating The Block 19/470 Overlap
  15. Wire-Lists #26: Developing Sanitation Protocols for Lav Work:
  16. Wire-Lists #25: 5 Best Practices and Tips for Creating An Online Worship Experience
  17. Wire-Lists #24: Making A Coaxial Dipole Antenna With 6 Items, In 8 Easy Steps
  18. Wire-Lists #23: Phantom Power with M2Rs and Other Receivers, plus 6 Best Practices
  19. Wire-Lists #22: 5 Steps To Getting The Most Out Of The Broadcast Loop
  20. Wire-Lists#21: The #1 Way To Get Flawless Wedding Video Sound With MTCR
  21. Wire-Lists#20: Equipment Disinfection
  22. Wire-Lists#19: ETSI standards, 75 and 50 kHz Deviation for Transmitters, and You
  23. Wire-Lists#18: Everything You Need To Know About Firmware Updates: Part 3
  24. Wire-Lists#17: Everything You Need To Know About Firmware Updates: Part 2
  25. Wire-Lists#16: Everything You Need To Know About Firmware Updates: Part 1
  26. Wire-Lists#15: 4 Things To Check Before We Fix Your Equipment
  27. Wire-Lists#14: My Transmitter Took A Bath! Now What? 5 Steps To Help (plus a bonus tip).
  28. Wire-Lists#13: Three HM Transmitter Hacks (aka “MacGyvers”) for Desperate Situations
  29. Wire-Lists#12: Popular Receiver Antenna Combos
  30. Wire-Lists#11: Popular Transmitter Antenna Combos
  31. Wire-Lists#10: 1 Tip to Identify Types, and 9 Ways To Prevent Wireless Mic RF Drop-Outs
  32. Wire-Lists#9: Three Wireless Designer Tips and Tricks
  33. Wire-Lists#8: Why Are You Holding Your Mic Like That? The Dos and Don’ts of RF Attenuation
  34. Wire-Lists#7: Cold Weather Care for Transmitters, Mics and Receivers
  35. Wire-Lists#6: Preventing Pogo Pin Failure In Your SSM
  36. Wire-Lists#5: 4 Ways to Mangle Your Mic
  37. Wire-Lists#4: SM Transmitter Cleaning – Tips for Battery Doors and 5-Pin Jacks
  38. Wire-Lists#3: Lessons On Battery Care For The Long Ranger
  39. Wire-Lists#2: My Transmitter Doesn’t Work! Three Things To Check
  40. Wire-Lists#1: The 4 Don’ts for Preventing Sick Transmitters

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