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TMC-1-MMP1 Follow Up at Eclair in Paris

TMC-1-MMP1 Follow Up at Eclair in Paris

Last week I visited Olivier Chouteau at Eclair in Paris, Olivier installed the first TMC-1-MMP1 system in a 7.1.4 studio. Daniel Gollety who makes the french translation of our manuals accompanied me on the visit - my French is not to good. Although configured as a 7.1.4 room one of the main reasons for using the TMC-1 is the ease in switching between Stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and 7.1.4.

Connecting OSC to the TMC-1

OSC in now available on all versions of the TMC-1 software. Several people have asked how to connect OSC to the TMC-1, below is the diagram from TMC-1 Reference showing how to make the connections.  The only requirement is a Ethernet Server - WiFi or Wired depending on your connection to the tablet.

OSC Wifi Connections

TMC-1 OSC Monitor Controller Connections

The Computer connection is only required if you wish to control your DAW (Protools, Logic, Nuendo...) from the same OSC App on the Tablet. The TMC-1 will forward any commands that it does not recognize to the Computer, TouchOSC Keyboard and Midi commands will be routed directly to TouchOSCBridge on the Computer. If further routing is required you can install Osculator on the computer.

Please check the web first when you need information, I try to keep the web copy of 

TMC-1 Reference.pdf

 up to date and add extra information regularly.


  • TouchOSC for you phone or tablet is available from the Apple App Store for IOS or Google Play Store for Android.

  • TouchOSC-Editor to design your personal screens and TouchOSCBridge to control your DAW are available at hexler.net

  • Osculator OSC routing software is available at https://osculator.net/

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TMC-1 and DAD DX32 Integrating Pro tools, Trinnov MC and Apogee Symphony

A interesting recent TMC-1 installation at Sound Generation mixed a number of different interfaces and demonstrates the insert capabilities of the TMC-1/DAD combination.

The DAD provides the Pro Tools interface and audio routing matrix, the Apogee Symphony provides A2D and D2A conversion. The Trinnov MC is used for room equalisation and bass extension. The Trinnov MC is connected as a speaker inserts and be enabled/disabled by the TMC-1.

Simplified System Block Diagram

The Main and Alt output can be up to 64 channels wide and the Mini output up to 12 channels wide.

Input/output Configuration

First name the input and output Modules  (Module Names) and define channel count

Once the Input and output names are defined the input and output channels are defined by selecting the appropriate module and channel, then a simple mouse click will assign this to the selected input/output

Define the Inserts

Name each insert, select the input and output modules then click on each insert input and output to assign. The channel selection auto-increments.

Define Stereo/2.2 Main Outputs and assign Inserts

Define 5.2 Alt Outputs and assign Inserts

Define Stereo Mini Outputs and Assign Inserts 

Define Main Inputs

The alt input was not defined

Define the Input Pallet

Define Cue Inputs

Define Cue Outputs

Define Talkback and Listenback

Once defined the parameters are sent to the TMC-1 which then defines the routing within the DAD DX32 directly.

Gain and Calibration

There are several points to consider in configuring, the TMC-1, the global settings are made in the TMC-1 Advanced Setup menu, the input and output trims are only available when in calibration mode

Insert and Gain Control

SPL display:

85spl represents Unity Gain when all trims are set to 0dB

Input trim: -10 to +20dB in 1dB steps

In digital systems normally there is usually no need to control the inputs but it is sometimes necessary (see a previous blog on how 10dB gain is used with the Dolby RMU to compensate for the 10dB loss.)

Output Trim: +/-4dB in 0.5dB steps

Each individual output has a gain trim

Digital Headroom: 0 to 10dB in 2dB steps

This is a global setting  on all outputs allowing equalisers to be placed in the chain.

 Insert Makeup Gain: 0 to 10dB in 2dB steps

This is a global setting for all inserts to compensate for any loss.

Where analog output cards are used in the AX 32

Analog O/P for 0dBFS: +6, +12, +18 and +24dB

This is a global setting for all Analog outputs

TMC-1 Penta 7.1.4 Case Study

The TMC1-Penta provides a framework to build your own monitor system, to design your

system you will need to specify the input/output data and the speaker groups as follows

1)  Map out the speakers

2)  Map out the Input and Output connections

Note the +10dB gain on the Dolby Return to remove any Level differences

between monitoring direct or through the RMU

3) Label modules in TMC1-Penta program and set Maximum channel count if not defined. As

an option you can add the Offset for each input

4) Label Speakers and assign channels

Note: The surround channels are checked in the corresponding Surround Column. This

allows the speakers to be assigned to the correct source when 7.1 or 5.1 are selected. To

use the LFE as a bass extension to the surround channels check the appropriate output in

the LFE column.

5) Assign Input name and channels for RMU 7.1.4 Outputs. Every surround speaker is

individually assigned

6) Assign Input name and channels for direct 5.1 and 7.1 outputs from Pro Tools,

Note. Only the main surround inputs are defined the 7.1 switch can the enable the extra surround speakers. Alternatively you can assign the extra surround speakers for 7.1 so that they are always used.