Hi I’m Kevin Brown, Product Specialist for BSS
Audio. In this video series, I’ll give a hardware overview
and detailed introduction to Soundweb London, our flagship product line of Digital Signal
Processors for installed sound applications. Soundweb London performs three core functions
for audio signals: processing, control, and distribution. Here’s how it all works, from a very high level. First, a programmer downloads and installs free
software onto a Windows-based PC. Either our old software London Architect or our new software Audio Architect can be
used. She then uses that software to configure the
device. Soundweb London devices have “Open
Architecture” DSP, meaning their internal signal path is 100%
customizable with an extensive menu of audio Processing
Objects. These Processing Objects allow you to
manipulate audio signals in a wide variety of
ways. She connects these Processing Objects
together using virtual wires to form a custom block
diagram. She then loads that block diagram from the PC
to the device over Ethernet. And from that point on, the Soundweb London
will receive, process, and transmit audio according to the block diagram. Additionally, from that point on, end users can
control the Soundweb London using a wide variety of controllers, including: Windows-based PC’s running free software from
Harman. iOS devices running the “HiQnet Motion Control”
app. Ethernet and Serial based 3rd party control
systems such as AMX. Ethernet-based Wall controllers from BSS. Simple analog electrical components, or even prefabricated analog wall controllers from BSS, consisting of those components. A simple push button found on the front and rear
of the device. The 12 buttons found on any phone capable of
making DTMF tones. Automatic control based on a schedule. And you can even use the amplitude of audio
signals as a control language for Soundweb London. Double-clicking a Processing Object reveals its
Parameters. With only a few exceptions, all of these
Parameters can be controlled, in real time, by all aforementioned controllers. For example, you can use an iPad to control the
volume and mute of a microphone going to multiple
zones. That’s an extremely simple example, but it’s all
up to the system designer: both the block diagram and the system of controllers can be as simple or elaborate as needed.