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Centroid

The Centroid is a 16-track studio mixer. Each of the 16 channels have the same functionality, each channel includes a semi-parametric equaliser, panning and gain controls. The centroid also includes 2 auxiliary send/return inputs, this makes it possible for 2 different effect chains to be inputed through the device. Each channel has a set of controls which can be used to determine how much the signal from each channel is affected by the inputed effects. The Centroid is a very tough machine that will still work even if you stand on it.

Channel Controls

This is where each inputed channel can be adjusted individually. All of the 16 channels include exactly the same parameters, for this reason the below image only labels the parameters of Channel 3.

NOTE: The below image only shows the controls found on channel 3 although all channel parameters work the same way for each channel.

  1. gain - Control over the channels input gain.
  2. high - Allows controls over the inputed signals high frequencies.
  3. freq - This control is specific to the mid control, this control allows definition of how much of the signal is affected by the mid control.
  4. mid - Allows control over the mid level of the inputed signal.
  5. low - Control over the signals low frequencies.
  6. aux 1 - Control over how much the signal is affected by whatever effects are being utilised through aux 1.
  7. aux 2 - Control over how much the signal from the channel is affected by whatever effects are inputed through aux 2.
  8. pre - Pre stands for pre-fader. This control is related to aux 1 and 2, this allows you to decide whether the inputed signal goes through aux 1 or 2 before going through the channels level fader. If pre is urned on this means that the signal will go through the level fader first.
  9. pan - Individual panning for each channel.
  10. level fader - Control over the volume of the inputed audio signal.
  11. mute - Allows you to mute each channel individually.
  12. solo - Exact opposite of mute, mutes all other channels apart from the channel where solo is selected. Solo allows for each channel to be played back individually without hearing any of the other channels.
  13. input - Each channel's input is located at the top of the channel. One device or a whole chain of devices can be plugged into each channel's input.

Master Controls

The master controls are similar to the master controls of any other device, they control the device master output and allow for adjustments to be made to the output signal rather than each channel individually. The master controls also include the master controls and inputs for both aux 1 and 2.

NOTE: The below image only shows the controls for aux 1 since the controls for aux 1 and 2 are exactly the same.

  1. output - This is the Centroid's master output, this is where all of the channels are merged together into one cable.
  2. aux level - Allows adjustment over how much of the effect chain inputed into aux 1 will be allowed into the device.
  3. send - This is aux 1's input, this is where an effect chain's input can be inputed to aux 1.
  4. return - This is where an effect chains output can be inputed to aux 1.
  5. pan - Master panning control, this will affect the signal from all channels.
  6. level - Centroids master volume control, this will affect the volume of every channel.

Aux

The Centroid includes 2 auxiliary modules. These each allow for an effect or a chain of effects to be inputed into the device, an effect pedals input can be plugged into send and the effect pedal output can be plugged into the return input. This makes it possible to add the effect to all, some or just one of the Centroid's channels. It is then possible to adjust how much the effect or chain of effects will affect each channel individually. As well as the individual controls for aux 1 and 2 found in each channel aux 1 and 2 also have master level controls which are labelled on the above image.

Below: The below image shows a Reverb effect pedal utilising send/return with aux 1.

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    harvey_ferguson_watts

    about 1 month ago

    How do I record the drum machine into a new channel strip. So can cut it up and lay out the full drum parts?!

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 1 month ago

      If you want to record audio from an external instrument (hardware drum machine), it's not really related to the Centroid. Here are the instructions: Audio Live Recording

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    yogurt12345546456_gmail_com

    about 1 month ago

    How do i turn it back on

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      Lorelei_Sweetiepie

      about 1 month ago

      if it is playing but there is no sound you have to make sure that it is plugged into the stereo output. Otherwise it wont play at all. maybe this was your problem?

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 1 month ago

      It's always on.

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    Species

    about 4 months ago

    when i add another centroid all of the sound goes away

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    MARIGOLD.PUNK...*공중에서 사랑*

    about 6 months ago

    how do I add another centroid

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 6 months ago

      Just drag it to an empty area of the desktop from the device panel on the right side.

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    Lavahound

    about 6 months ago

    how do i add a 2nd one to one of my mixes

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    333003_hsd2_org

    about 7 months ago

    how do i make it make sound because its not letting me hear anything

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 7 months ago

      Do you see the level meters moving in the channel strips? Make sure that whatever you have connected to it makes sound. Make sure that the channels are not muted. Also, that you have connected the Centroid's output to the MasterOutput device and that the volume is not turned down.

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    Prod.PDSparkz

    about 7 months ago

    is there a faster way to insert channel strips without going one by one?

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 7 months ago

      You can only add channel strips one by one. But if you use the keyboard shortcut (Shift+Right arrow) then you can do so pretty fast. Use Shift+Left arrow to remove channel strips.

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    Iseabhail_Gallagher

    about 7 months ago

    how do i record audio? do i have to plug something into my Chromebook?

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 7 months ago

      Yes, you'll need a microphone connected to your computer or audio interface. Alternatively you can use the computer's built in microphone, if it has one. For recording, check this guide: Audio Live Recording

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    fafictionwriter

    about 8 months ago

    Hi! I don't know how to use audiotool at all. can someone please tell me how to make music and stuff?

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 8 months ago

      Here's a very simple introduction to AT Studio's devices: (link is only visible to registered users) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll find links to a FAQ and some Tutorials under the Help header. Hope it helps.

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    AlphaOmega8

    about 9 months ago

    I am a beginner here Hi! Any idea or tutorial or help for me to use the audio of this device to be manipulated or used by Audiotool? Or in other words, use my device as an music for the mixer to be used?

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    F1Lozza

    about 11 months ago

    is there any way i can rotate this to make it uselessly upside down or do I have to put it below all my stuff so the wires don't mess me up all the time

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 11 months ago

      At least the wires don't obscure the mixer by going over it.

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    Rockinman

    about 1 year ago

    sois this a mixer for after i record?

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    Vadym's Day (in absentia)

    about 1 year ago

    How to make more channel strips?

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      Vadym's Day (in absentia)

      about 1 year ago

      Thank you for a help :)

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 1 year ago

      Right click an empty area inside a channel strip and choose Insert Channel Strip > Before (new channel strip on the left) or After (on the right).

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    Pedromota

    about 1 year ago

    dá para ligar a minha guitarra ?...não estou a conseguir

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