Ross® Graphite (RAVE)

This setup information applies to the Ross® RAVE audio mixer in the Graphite all in one system.

The RAVE audio engine is part of the Graphite all-in-one system. You must connect the switcher subsystem to control the RAVE audio mixer.

Cable Connections

The device connects to the switcher over standard ethernet.

Switcher Setup

The switcher must be set up to communicate with the audio mixer using either serial or ethernet protocols, as well as associate the audio channels on the mixer with video sources coming into the switcher.

To Set Up Communications

  1. Press HOME > Setup > Installation > Com Setup
  2. Press Type and use the Com Port knob to select the net port that you want to set up for the device.
  3. Use the Device knob to select Audio Mixer.
  4. Press Select Device and use the Device knob to select RAVE.
  5. Press Com Type and use the Type knob to select Network TCP.
  6. Press Com Settings and use the Client/Server knob to select Client and enter the IP Settings.
    IP Setting Value
    Remote IP Address (IP of switcher)
    Remote Port 5253
    Local IP Address
    Local Port 0
    Note: You must enter the IP address of the Carbonite Black subsystem in Graphite, not the IP address of the Windows® server.
  7. Press Extra Options and use the Option and Value knobs to set the device parameters.
    Option Value
    SDI Inputs 8 (default) - the number of video inputs on your Graphite system.
    XPression Ch 2 (default) - the number of channels coming from the XPression subsystem in Graphite.
    ABMs 1 (default) - the number of 1RU Audio Breakout Modules connected to Graphite.
  8. Press HOME > Confirm.

To Set Up a Video Input

Tip: Refer to your switcher Setup manual for information on setting up audio groups.
  1. Press HOME > Setup > Installation > Source Configuration > Audio.
  2. Use the Input knob to select the input source that you want to assign an audio channel or group to.
  3. Use the Audio X knob to select the audio channel, or group, that you want to assign to the selected source. You can assign up to two channels or groups.
  4. Press HOME > Confirm.

Device Setup

The Ross® Graphite automatically accepts commands on the selected port.