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Crestron Touch panel

  1. Click home>Advanced>Surround Settings>Make sure surround settings are set to auto


Choose Surround Sound


  1. Make sure surround settings are set to auto

  1. Make sure the front panel of the decoder in the rack states HDMI and PCM – should look like this frame grab



Launch the Audio MIDI Setup tool. Click HDMI and Output > Choose 8ch-24 bit Integer



Choose Configure Speakers. Multichannel 5.1 Surround and set to these settings below. Click Apply.

Click Apply and Done and Close the Audio Midi Setup Tool.

Launch ProTools

Open a session

Check the Playback Engine> go to >Setup>Playback Engine

Make sure the HDMI output is selected and you will need to restart if it is not already selected

Click on >Setup>I/O

Click on the 5.1 path order and make sure the L, R, C, LFE, Ls and Rs are selected

Select all the ouputs and delete them.

After all the outputs are selected click delete path

Click Delete

Click on "New Path"

Choose to create 1 new track 5.1 and path = Output

The channels will be blank but you can click in the blank area with the pencil tool and they will auto populate

Click OK to Apply

Go to >Track>New

Create one new 5.1 audio track – Create

Better yet create a mono track and create some pink noise on the track to test

On the new track select a span of the clip to create the white noise on

Go to AudioSuite>Other>Signal Generator

Choose Pink Noise

Make sure the Output is Yellow and set to Output 5.1 output

Go To >Window>
Mix or click "command ="

In the mix window on the track with the 5.1 output you will see the "Multi Channel" Panner window

Drag the dot to each corner to test the output of the system should hear the correct panning for left, right LS and RS


NOTE IF THE OUTPUTS ARE WHITE THEN THIS WONT WORK THE OUTPUTS HAVE TO BE YELLOW TO GET THE MULTI CHANNEL PANNER TO WORK

To see the Multichannel fader larger click on the mini fader

This will open the surround window

Note to check LFE

Go to Output>
OutputLFE


You will have to turn up the volume on the crestron to make sure you can hear the LFE on the test