Audio Monitoring and Solo, Mute, Stereo on All Audio Channels
Solo, Mute, Stereo, and Audio Monitoring on all audio channels is now available with Cinamaker Director Studio version 2.24.
Audio Monitoring is useful when monitoring studio and remote guests' audio and you wish to silence your own microphone source in your headphones, but not in the master mix.
This document describes Cinamaker Director Studio Audio Monitoring and Audio Controls.
By turning Audio Monitoring ON, you will be able to listen to your Cinamaker Audio mix live.
Audio Monitoring in Cinamaker Director Studio requires wearing headphones, otherwise, the audio will be played through Mac’s speakers and create unwanted and annoying feedback.
To activate Audio Monitoring (Mac Only):
Audio Monitoring using the Mac version of Cinamaker Director Studio must be switched On/Off from the top of the Program window.
- Tap the switch above the Program Monitor to activate Audio Monitoring. This will activate the current audio mix.
To activate Audio Monitoring (iPad Only)
Audio Monitoring using the iPad version of Cinamaker Director Studio is automatically available when plugging your headphones into the iPad’s headphone jack.
- Plug headphones into the iPad headphone jack to activate Audio Monitoring. This will activate the current audio mix. NOTE: It is required to use headphones with the iPad version.
The Mac version of Director Studio requires Audio Monitoring to be turned ON.
With Cinamaker Director Studio you can include multiple external audio sources. Audio sources (Mics and mixing boards) can be plugged directly into the Mac or iPad. Additionally, multiple audio sources can be plugged into Cinamaker Capture devices (see links below for reference)*
The following describes the updated (v2.24) device-level Audio Controls of Cinamaker Director Studio.
To access device-level Audio Controls and Monitoring:
Launch Cinamaker Director Studio and start New Session. Connect Video and Audio devices to Cinamaker Director Studio then open the Audio tab.
1. Select the Audio device you wish to control and monitor
2. Audio Monitoring: On tap/click turns on/off device-specific Audio Monitoring (active by default). If the button is active:
- Label “AM” will appear when audio source settings are hidden.
3. Adjust the individual volume level for the audio source
4. Mono: On tap/click switch between mono and stereo mode (stereo mode is active by default). If the button is active:
- Label “Mono” or “Stereo” will appear when audio source settings are hidden.
5. Mute: On tap/click mutes the audio source. If the button is active:
- The Volume level of the audio source remains the same (default is "70") if the user didn't adjust it manually then the muted icon will appear on audio meter if click/tap on "Mute" button
- Label “Mute” will appear when audio source settings are hidden
6. Solo: On tap/click excludes other audio sources from the audio mix. If the button is active:
- Volume of other audio sources will be muted.
- Label “Solo” will appear when audio source settings are hidden.
When Mute or Solo while recording:
- Settings will be applied for a recording file that is completed and stored in your local folder or in Camera Roll.
When in playback mode using the in-app editor
- Settings will not be applied (output sound from muted Assistants will be present) in a project opened in the Cinamaker Director Studio Live Editor after the recording. This gives the user the ability to remix audio in the editor and render an updated mix in the edited version.