Simon Presenting a Keynote

General Settings for Simon’s setup:

Resolume
  • Under preferences, the audio output device is ‘external headphones’
MacBook Pro
  • Under system settings, the output is set to MacBook Pro speakers
  • Mac speakers should be muted

Zoom H6
  • Audio splitter comes out of 3.5mm jack. 1/2 goes directly to the speaker. Put the amplifier inline there. 1/2 plugged back into the Zoom H6 (which provides the music and the sound)*
  • Audio is set to 3 (not 4)
  • Under system settings, External headphones
*Only problem: if Simon puts music through the Zoom H6 he won’t hear it (if Simon opens Spotify on his laptop and goes to playlist and press Play)

To Instigate the presentation

– Share Desktop 2
– On Resolume, input/output from the Menu and Display 2
– To undo, you can disable the output, stop sharing, and Ring side (Perth/Sydney) appears back on Display 2
– Zoom screen is maximised

Alternate Setup (Sunny in the Ring)

Required components

  1.  Sunny’s laptop
  2. Sunny’s laptop power cord
  3.  Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
  4. Logitec camera
  5. Camera tripod
  6. 3.5 to 3.5 mm cord
  7. Wireless microphone
  8. Microphone receiver
  9. Projector / TV

 

Steps in setting up Sunny’s computer

1. Connect Sunny’s computer to the projector / tv via the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector
2. Connect the Microphone receiver using the 3.5 to 3.5 mm cord
3. Setup the tripod and camera physically
4. Connect the camera to the USB port on Sunny’s computer
5. Turn on the Microphone receiver and wireless microphone
6. Open up Zoom and test audio, and video.
7. Align logitec camera and tripod for best angle
8. Confirm that display is duplicating to external Projector/TV
9. Confirm that speakers work from Projector/TV.
10. Confirm Microphone levels

Sound input settings

Select the Line in device
2. Make sure Input volume is on max
3. Make sure ‘Use audio port for’ is set to Sound Input
4. Make sure Output volume is on max

Sound output settings

1. Select the HDMI Output device
2. Make sure ‘Use audio port for’ is set to Sound Input
3. Make sure Output volume is on max

 

Manually set up the sensitivity of the handheld transmitter to 0 dB:

1. Press the multi-function switch of the handheld transmitter to open the main menu
2. Move the multi-function switch to change to the “sensitivity” menu item
3. Press the multi-function switch to call up the menu item
4. Move the multi-function switch to adjust the input sensitivity to 0 dB
5. Press the multi-function switch to store the setting

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Setup Microphones – Scan for best channels

The reason you should perform the process of “Scan New List” every time you work is to see what the RF traffic looks like in the area in which you’re working.

1) Turn on one of your EK 100 G3 receivers and press the Set button to enter into its Menu Mode.

2) Using the Arrow Keys, navigate to the Easy Setup option in the Menu, and press Set once to enter it.

3) Using the Arrow Keys again, navigate to the Scan New List option in the Easy Setup Menu, and press Set once to enter it.

4) The EK 100 Receiver will carry out its scanning procedure at this point. A progress bar will slowly move across its display. The entire process takes around 55 seconds to complete.

5) When the scan is finished, the screen on the EK 100 receiver will display the number of “Free” Presets that are available in each Bank.

6) Press the Arrow Keys and scroll through the 12 Banks to see how many Free channels are available in each one.

7) Choose the Bank that offers the largest number of free channels by pressing Set.

8) Now that you’ve scanned and selected a new Preset channel on which to operate your receiver, you now must Sync this new Preset Channel to one of your transmitters. Turn the Power on for the transmitter that you want to Sync with this receiver.

9) Press the Set button once on your EK 100 receiver (putting it in to Menu mode).

10) Press the Arrow Keys until Sync is displayed, and press the Set button again to enter into Sync mode. The word “sync” with a black triangle graphic will fill the display of the EK 100 receiver.

11) With the battery doors open on both the EK 100 receiver and your Sennheiser G3 transmitter, hold the two units face to face, one foot away from each other, or closer. When the infrared beam from the EK 100 successfully syncs the new channel, a check mark will appear beside the word “sync” on its display, and the receiver will return to Menu mode.

12) The receiver and the transmitter will now be operating on the same Preset Channel. You can exit the Menu mode on the receiver by quickly pressing the On/Off button, or by using the arrow keys to navigate to the Exit option in the menu, and pressing Set.

 

 

So far in the first 12 steps, we performed a scan and determined which Bank had the most free channels, we set our receiver to a new channel and we synced one of our transmitters so that it’s operating on the same Bank and Preset as the receiver that performed the scan. Now we must get our second G3 wireless system up and running.

 

13) Turn on the Power of your other EK 100 receiver by pressing the On/Off button.

14) Press the Set button to enter into its Menu Mode.

15) You are going to perform a new scan with the other receiver. You simply repeat Steps 2 through 4 with this receiver. Please note: keep the other wireless system powered up and running as you perform this scan.

16) When the scan is complete, use the Arrow Keys on the EK 100 receiver, and navigate to the Bank that you selected on your other wireless system (in my case, I chose Bank 3 with the first system, because it offered the most free channels, so now I must set the second to Bank 3 as well). Press Set to select the Bank.

17) Using the Arrow Keys, select the Channel Preset that you would like to use in this Bank. If you left your other system powered on when you performed this scan as instructed, then you can’t choose a bad channel from these Presets. Since your other system was powered on when the scan was performed, that channel will not be available as a choice in your second system.

18) Press Set on the receiver to store the new Bank and new Channel Preset. The word “STORED” will appear on its display.

19) Now you need to Sync this receiver with your other transmitter. Repeat steps 9 through 12 with this system

 

 

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Setup and connect Zoom H6 audio interface

This guide is to help with the connection of the Zoom H6 Audio interface to Simon’s MacBook Pro.

Note: Do this after setting up the wireless microphones and connecting the iPod and speaker

What you will need

  • Zoom H6 Audio Interface
  • USB mini cable

Connect the Zoom H6 to the USB Hub

  1. Make sure the Zoom H6 is off
  2. Make sure the USB Hub is connected to the laptop
  3. Make sure the laptop is turned on
  4. Connect the Zoom H6 to the USB hub using the microUSB cable

Power up the Zoom H6 and select ‘audio interface’

  1. Power up the Zoom H6 using the Power switch on the lower lefthand side
  2. Select ‘audio interface’ by pressing the select switch halfway up on the righthand side
  3. Select ‘audio interface’ by pressing the select switch halfway up on the righthand side
  4. Select ‘PC/Mac’ by pressing the select switch halfway up on the righthand side

Turn on Microphones and iPod inputs

  1. Press either the L or R button to turn on the iPod input
  2. Press the 1, 2 and 3 buttons to turn on microphones 1, 2 and 3
  3. By default all the input volume controls should be set to about 4

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Setup iPod and Speaker

This guide is to help with the setup of the iPod and Speakers with H6 Audio interface which will then connect to Simon’s MacBook Pro.

Note: Do this step before turning on the Zoom H6 and connecting it to the laptop

What you will need

  • iPod
  • iPod charging cable
  • Speaker
  • 2 x 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable
  • microUSB charging cable (for speaker)

Setup the iPod

  1. Connect the iPod to the USB Hub with the iPod charging cable (to keep it charged)
  2. Connect the 3.5mm audio jack to the iPod and to the input on the top of the Zoom H6

Setup the speaker

  1. Connect the speaker to the USB Hub with the MicroUSB charging cable (to keep it charged)
  2. Connect the 3.5mm audio jack to the speaker and to the output on the bottom of the Zoom H6.

Note: 

  • Bluetooth on the iPod should be turned off.
  • For adjusting volume in the Arena, adjust levels via the amplifier.
  • To make the volume appropriate for Gabe/Perth, set the volume to ‘2’ on the H6
  • Have a spare charging brick for the amplifier

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Set up internet connection (the Arena)

Required Components

Apple TV
laptop
iPad

Primary Network: In-house/Venue WiFi

  • Network name is: Collective Purpose – Guest
  • Password: guest@CP

Secondary Network: Simon’s 4G WiFi service provider

  • Network name is: SiWiFi
  • Password: aaaaaaaa

Steps

    1. Do a speed test on Simon’s laptop while connected to primary network.
    2. Then do a speed test of the SiWiFi mobile 4G. If there’s a significant difference, swap networks
      1. 10 Mbps upload and download speed would be fine.
      2. If there’s a significant difference, swap networks.
      3. If networks are swapped, check to make sure that all devices have swapped networks.

Other presenter setup (Arena)

This article is to assist in the setup of another presenter using their own device.

For Mac users

If the presenter is using a Mac then it is possible for them to connect via the AppleTV.

  1. Ensure both devices are on the same network
    1. If we are using Simon’s $G Modem for streaming (‘SiWiFi’ network)  the password is aaaaaaaa
  2. Click on Airplay to connect to the AppleTV named ‘SiVision’.
    1. If a password is required the password for the AppleTV it is also aaaaaaaa
  3. If either of the above steps is problematic it is always possible to connect the presenters device directly to the projector via HDMI or VGA (though length of cables may limit where their device can be located)

For Windows users

If the presenter is using a Windows device then a direct connection to the AppleTV is not possible.

  1. Connect the presenters device directly to the projector via HDMI or VGA (though length of cables may limit where their device can be located)

Setup The Ring (Gabe’s laptop)

Required components

  1. Gabe’s Laptop
  2. Gabe’s laptop power cord
  3. USB C to hdmi adapter
  4. hdmi cable (backup)
  5. USB Hub, connecting USB cable and power cable
  6. Logitec camera
  7. Camera Tripod
  8. Computer Monitor (backup)
  9. USB Microphone

Steps

    1. Setup Gabe’s Computer
    2. Connect Gabe’sComputer to USB C to hdmi adapter
  1. Connect Gabe’s laptop power cord to USB C adapter
  2. Connect HDMI cable from adapter to Projector/TV
  3. Connect Adapter USB port to USB hub using connecting USB Cable
  4. Power up USB Hub with USB power cable
  5. Setup tripod and camera physically
  6. Connect Logitec Camera to USB Hub
  7. Connect USB microphone to USB Hub
  8. Open up Zoom and test audio, and video.
  9. Align logitec camera and tripod for best angle
  10. Confirm that display is duplicating to external Projector/TV
  11. Confirm that speakers work from Projector/TV.
  12. Confirm Microphone levels

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Setup presenter (Arena)

The default presenter setup is for Simon’s iPad to be connected to the projector via Apple TV via a direct AirPlay connection

Required components

  1. iPad
  2. Apple TV (with power lead)
  3. Audio stripper (with USB power lead and charging brick)
  4. 3.5mm to LR (white and red) audio lead
  5. 2 x HDMI Cables

Steps

  1. Plug in Apple TV
  2. Plug in Audio stripper
  3. Connect Apple TV to Audio stripper HDMI input using HDMI lead
  4. Connect Audio Stripper to projector using second HDMI lead
  5. Ensure Audio stripper is set to 2 Channel
  6. Connect Audio lead between Audio stripper and AV/speaker
  7. Ensure iPad is connected to wifi network
  8. Ensure AppleTV is connected to wifi network
  9. Use AirPlay on iPad to connect to Apple TV

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Setup wireless microphones

This guide is to help with the setup of the microphones and H6 Audio interface which then connects to Simon’s MacBook Pro.

Note: Do this step before turning on the Zoom H6 and connecting it to the laptop

What you will need

  • Microphone 1 – lapel
  • Microphone 2 – hand held
  • Microphone 3 – hand held
  • Zoom H6
  • 3 x XLR cables

Setup Microphone 1

  1. Add fresh batteries
  2. Connect XLR cable to receiver
  3. Connect XLR cable to Zoom H6 via XLR input 1
  4. Open receiver and body pack and turn both ON

Setup Microphone 2

  1. Add fresh batteries
  2. Connect XLR cable to receiver
  3. Connect XLR cable to Zoom H6 via XLR input 2
  4. Turn receiver ON

Setup Microphone 3

  1. Add fresh batteries
  2. Connect XLR cable to receiver
  3. Connect XLR cable to Zoom H6 via XLR input 3
  4. Turn receiver ON

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