Front Panel Illumination

The 12Mic front panel illumination reveals the current device state at a glance. It combines:

  • full color LEDs at each input

  • a standby indicator with integrated status warning

  • a display with level meters and status feedback

Each of these three elements can be individually switched off (dark mode).

Dark Mode

Each of the three front panel illumination sections can be switched off if they are not required.

To turn off illumination on the device:
  1. Open the visual feedback tab in the STATE section.

    Visual Feedback Tab in State section
  2. Change any of the following:

    1. Display to Toggle off off to turn off the display.

    2. Status indicator to Toggle off off to turn off the standby/status indicator Standby Indicator.

    3. LED Meters to off or Dimmed to turn off or dim channel LEDs.

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When any item is turned off, a notification (orange) is shown in the STATE section.

To turn panel illumination back on:
  1. Open the same menu and set the corresponding switches to Toggle on to On.

To turn the front panel lighting on temporarily, just rotate or push the encoder. The panel will turn back off after five seconds.
To turn off illumination on the web remote:
  1. Connect to the device remotely (see: Remote Control Overview).

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    Status Indicator

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    State of Visual Feedback

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    Front Panel Dark Mode

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    Global Metering Options

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    Peak/Over Hold Reset

  2. Use the corresponding toggle switches on the web remote to switch off device lighting.

Changing the Meters to Peak or RMS Mode

Depending on the application, instantaneous peak level metering or a slower, averaged RMS metering may be preferred.

To change the metering mode on the device:
  1. Open the visual feedback tab in the STATE section.

  2. Open "Global Meters" using the corresponding button.

    Visual Feedback Tab
  3. Press the first button to toggle between Peak and RMS metering.

To change the metering mode on the web remote:
  1. Connect to the device remotely (see: Remote Control Overview).

  2. Locate the visual feedback tab in the STATE section.

  3. Push the Peak or RMS button in the global metering settings.

This is a global setting which affects both the front panel level meters and the remote control interface.

Persistent Clipping Notifications and Peak Hold

The maximum level of signals can be saved and shown on the front panel and web remote. Clipping is detected when three consecutive samples reach digital full scale (0 dBFS). The duration of how long the maximum level or clipping is shown can be manually changed to either five seconds or until they are manually reset.

This is a global setting which affects both the remote control and the device.

Over indication

On the device, an over notification is signaled as a fast flashing (red) of the channel LED.

To switch over notifications on or off:
  1. Open the visual feedback tab in the STATE section

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  2. Change Peak Hold to either:

    • 5s to notify for five seconds

    • On to notify until manually reset

    • Off to deactivate over notifications.

To reset infinite full scale notifications:
  1. Open either the INFO menu from the standby screen or the visual feedback - Global Meters tab in the STATE section.

    Visual Feedback Tab in State section
  2. Push the Peak Reset button.

From the standby screen, press the third button twice to reset the over notifications on the device.

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The remote shows an over notification above the level meter, both in miniature port level meters and the larger level meters when a port is open.

To switch persistant over notifications on or off:
  1. Locate the Visual Settings Tab.

  2. Change Peak + OVR Hold to either

    • 5s to notify for five seconds

    • On to notify until manually reset

    • Off to deactivate over notifications

To reset over notifications:
  1. Within the Visual Settings Tab, use the reset button.

Metering of Digital Signals

The incoming and outgoing digital signals can be visually inspected to ensure that signals are properly connected and routed. Level meters are included for each port in the corresponding input and output sections, but they can also be inspected quickly from the main window without using the main menu:

To show the digital level meters on the display:
  1. Open the info section (third button) i from the main screen.

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  2. Open the tab "Levelmeters".

    Input level meter location
  3. Turn the encoder knob to step through the input and output signals.

On the web remote, each input and output port has integrated level meters.

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When opening the ports, larger levelmeters are shown with precise levels in dBFS RMS or peak.