This document will explain the MatrixView feature in ClearOne's Console AI software for setting up and configuring a Converge Pro 2 system.
MatrixView - Introduction
To begin using MatrixView, you first need to create a new project and assign the appropriate resources for your system in FlowView, see: Console AI - Creating a New Project: Assigning Resources for more information on this stage.
Once complete, click on MatrixView to be presented with a matrix grid similar to the below image with the rows denoting the input channels, and the columns denoting the output channels.
Crosspoint - On or Off connection between an input and output channel.
Gated - Gated connections between the two channels follow the gating rules you assign to the microphone.
Non-Gated - Non-Gated connections between the two channels will always be on and will never gate off.
Pre-AEC - Bypasses the input audio from the AEC reference where the channel is required for sound reinforcement applications. This will prevent the mic channel from being degraded by AEC artifacts.
Mixed - This Type will show against a Group where channels within that Group are a mix of the Types listed above.
Unavailable - Unavailable crosspoints are automatically identified, i.e. between Tx and Rx channels of the same device.
MatrixView allows you to quickly and easily create your crosspoints and types in 3 ways.
1 - Select Mode - Individually select each route by clicking each box, the number of clicks will set the type, in the order; Gated, Non-Gated, Pre-AEC for Mic inputs or Crosspoint On or Off for Rx channels, i.e Bluetooth/USB.
2 - Roll Mode - Allows you to roll your cursor over each box consecutively to set the type. The first roll will select Gated, the second is Non-Gated and third roll for Pre-AEC for Mic inputs. Rx channels can be toggled between On or Off.
3 - Copy Mode - Allows you to set the state of one channel and then drag your mouse cursor over all other channels that you wish to set to the same type.
Where you have Groups, you can just set the type on that group and it will complete the crosspoints for each channel within that Group for you.
Crosspoints can be removed by clicking them until the boxes turn white, or remove them all by selecting 'Clear All Crosspoints'.
If you have a system with a large amount of input and output channels, you can use Filter View to filter the channels shown in MatrixView.
You can choose to filter by Device to only view certain Converge Pro units and their connected channels, filter by Channel Types, i.e. just show Mics or other channel types.
You can also choose to only view the Groups, only the individual channels or Groups and channels that are not part of those Groups. i.e Mic Group and USB/Bluetooth channels shown with Mic channels filtered out.
Where MatrixView has a large number of channels that do not fit on the screen at the same time, clicking the 'Home' button will return you to the top left section of the grid.
MatrixView contains an option to adjust the attenuation or mute a channel/Group. To do so, right click on the desired channel or Group to bring up the control window.
Adjust the attenuation to the desired level using the slider, the incremental arrows or type the value into the text box.
Tick the Mute box to enable Mute.
The Attenuation value will be shown in MatrixView for that channel, and will show in red text if muted.
The Reference View tab allows you to view and edit your AEC reference properties once it has initially been created in FlowView. From here you can select/de-select which microphone channels are sent to the AEC reference.