Hapi DA volume control - stereo pair instead of 8 channels?

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Hapi DA volume control - stereo pair instead of 8 channels?

Postby archive » Wed Jul 04, 2018 20:27

It would be super great if a HAPI firmware update would add the ability to control the volume of just a stereo pair of the DA converters with the front panel rotary knob, rather than the whole bank of 8 channels.

Any plans to add this feature?

It would be a real benefit to those who use one pair of HAPI DA's to feed monitors while also running an analog DA - AD loop, in typical mastering style. Units from Lynx, Prism, Apogee, and others all do this. Its a shame to have to put the HAPI DA's through another stage for volume control, because they sound great feeding the speakers directly.
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Re: Hapi DA volume control - stereo pair instead of 8 channe

Postby mpdonahue » Tue Jul 17, 2018 15:56

This may not be the answer you are looking for, but couldn't you just use the monitor panel in Pyramix?
One of the things I have been asking for since day one is to have the volume control of the Hapi be able to control the monitor panel of Pyramix.... and the monitor panel of Pyramix control the headphone gain in Hapi/Horus. (Like the mic preamp gains in the mixer....)
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Re: Hapi DA volume control - stereo pair instead of 8 channe

Postby archive » Tue Jul 17, 2018 23:29

mpdonahue wrote:This may not be the answer you are looking for, but couldn't you just use the monitor panel in Pyramix?


Hi Mark, thanks for chiming in. I actually do already use the monitor panel for source switching, soloing, and mono-ing, but for speaker volume control it has some quirks that make it a little scary, in my opinion. At least in v9, where I am for now.

For example, if you try to hit DIM and accidentally miss just to the right, the speaker volume jumps to full scale. Yikes!

It's also hard to dial in precise attenuation amounts on the knob, the text entry for attenuation amount is broken, limited range of the reference volume settings, can't set max volume to -tive amounts, and so on. Maybe v11 improves on some of these things?

Do you use the monitor panel for speaker level control?
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Re: Hapi DA volume control - stereo pair instead of 8 channe

Postby mpdonahue » Wed Jul 18, 2018 18:54

I do use the monitor panel, but I have the mute and dim routed to keys on my keyboard. (I've also mapped them with an Xkey controller, along with talkback).
I set the maximum and reference levels in the settings panel, so I don't get any "surprises". I don't use the control room volume much, it's pretty much set it and forget it for me... I mostly just the headphone volume for checking noises and such.
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