Audio Bindings using Savant

Audio Bindings using Savant with legacy, AC-MX-??(HDBT), or AXION Matrix

There are two ways of using the AVPro Edge Matrix in conjunction with a Savant Control System for Audio Distribution:

1. Bind to Input - I am using with another Audio Matrix (i.e. PAV-SIPA125SM)

  1. Begin by setting the matrix in Bind to Input Mode; This can be found using the front panel or by accessing the I/O Config tab of the WebUI using the units IPv4 address (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/ioconfig)
  2. If a room includes an Audio Endpoint that also shares a Video Endpoint, and the user would like to listen to Audio Independent of the Video source, ensure that the room is set to have Independent Services. This can be done by Right Clicking the room and showing it in inspector.

    Select Allow Independent Service; In 95% of use cases, integrators will NOT need to select the Managed Audio Function.

  3. Next route the source device's extracted audio output directly to the desired Audio/AVB Matrix. This can be done easily by Right Clicking the connection and pulling up the list of available connections. In this case we will be connecting to the SIPA125SM (Audio Control). Ensure the physical audio output from the matrix matches the same numbered HDMI Input.
  4. If your source does not have a direct audio output; use the Generic Media Converter Profile to create (or convert) a new audio pathway. This should be included in the default Savant Library, search converter.

    Route Video to Matrix, in our case AC-MX-44

    Route Audio to AVB Device, in our case Audio Control

  5. Right Click the Media Converter and select Minimize to hide all unconnected ports.
  6. Select the Generate Services button to generate all possible Audio and Video Service Paths.

    The "State" light will turn green
  7. After generating services, the Services Window will automatically open. Multiple Audio and Video Pathways may have been realized after these services have been generated. This can be corrected by disabling the pathways that are incorrect or have excess function.
    In this example, all rooms are being played through the distributed audio system. Because of this, the integrator must ensure that the Audio Pathway and volume control are routed to our Audio Matrix and not the display, if the video service has an attached audio service for the source.
    Incorrect Video + Audio Service: Service Controls the Displays Audio Only

    Correct Video + Audio Service: Service controls AVB Devices Audio (Audio Control) 

    Incorrect Audio Service: Service Controls the Displays Audio Only

    Correct Audio Service: Service controls AVB Devices Audio (Audio Control)

    Incorrect or excess services can be "removed" by unselecting the "Use" Checkbox.

Why route audio this way?

Setting the Matrix to Bind to Input mode will cause the Extracted Audio ports to be bound to the HDMI Input with the same number. For example, Extracted Audio Output 1 will always follow Video Input 1's Audio. In Savant when stacking two or more matrices on top of each other, Audio and Video Pathways may multiply exponentially. Which at times may cause confusion in the system, causing audio and video pathways to be routed incorrectly. We can prevent confusion in a solution by reducing the maximum amount of pathways; kind of like adding 1+1. Guaranteeing a perfect switch every time. 

2. Bind to Output - I only want to hear what the Display is showing

  1. Begin by setting the matrix in Bind to Output Mode; This can be found using the front panel or by accessing the I/O Config tab of the WebUI using the units IPv4 address (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/ioconfig)
  2. To avoid incorrect switching, set the room to Ignore Audio Service Paths for AV Services. This can be done by Right Clicking the room and showing it in inspector.


  3. To avoid excess pathways disable the display's Amplifier Function, Stereo Speaker Sink, and Volume Control under the Resources Dropdown in Inspector. This can be done by Right Clicking the Component and selecting "Show in Inspector".


  4. Route the Audio Output of the Display to the Input of the Audio Matrix, In this case we are using the PAV-SIPA125SM (Audio Control). Right Click the connection and select the Open Connection on the desired device.


  5. Select the Generate Services button to generate all possible Audio and Video Service Paths.

    The "State" light will turn green

  6. After generating services, the Services Window will automatically open. Multiple Audio and Video Pathways may have been realized after these services have been generated. This can be corrected by disabling the pathways that are incorrect or have excess function.
    In this example, all rooms are being played through the distributed audio system. Because of this, the integrator must ensure that the Audio Pathway and volume control are routed to our Audio Matrix and not the display.
    Incorrect Video + Audio Service: Service sends audio to display only

    Correct Video + Audio Service: Although the audio pathway is only listed, it will correctly switch the Video Service.

    Incorrect or excess services can be "removed" by unselecting the "Use" Checkbox.

Why route this way?

Routing this this way allows the user to utilize the built in audio matrix. Setting the Matrix to Bind to Output mode will cause the Extracted Audio ports to follow the HDMI Output with the same number. For example, If HDMI Output 1 was playing Source 1's video, Extracted Output 1 would play Source 1's Audio. If HDMI Output one switches to Source 2's Video, Extracted Output 1 will automatically switch to playing Source 2's Audio. 



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