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Controlling Your DynaMount

Here you will find an overview of the control features available for your DynaMount:


Selecting a DynaMount for control

  1. Make sure you have followed the steps in Hardware Setup, Wi-Fi Setup, Create A Profile and Adding A DynaMount To Your Profile.

  2. Your DynaMount should now be powered up and connected to Wi-Fi (“breathing” green LED).

  3. Log in to one of the control apps.

  4. Click on the name of your DynaMount in the “Your Devices” list. If you would like this device’s control screen to open in its own new window, select the “open in new window” icon next to the device name.

    • If you select a device from this list BEFORE that device is powered up and connected to Wi-Fi, it is possible that it may not respond to commands (if its IP address has changed since last use). If this happens, simply go back to the “Your Devices” list and select the device again AFTER that device has been powered up and connected.

    Select Your DynaMount

  5. The control interface will load and adjust automatically depending on which model DynaMount you are controlling.

    Control Gauges


Calibration

  1. Click on the blue gear setup button in the top right of the control interface, then click “Calibrate Device”. Learn more…

    • As an alternative to clicking the “Calibrate” button you could simply click one of the blue Nudge Arrows or slide and release one of the white Control Gauge Arrows; if your DynaMount has not been calibrated since powering on it will alert you that it needs to be calibrated.
    • Your DynaMount must be calibrated each time it is powered on to ensure high precision and repeatability of mic placements. It is possible to bypass calibration, however this is not recommended for most situations and you do so at your own risk.

    Select To Calibrate

  2. A calibration prompt will appear. Once you have verified the mic cable is properly guided and the path is clear of any potential obstructions, click “Calibrate”. DynaMount not responding?

    • If you’re DynaMount isn’t responding, first verify that the LED on the plastic enclosure is “breathing” green.
    • If the LED is “breathing” green: go back to the “Your Devices” list, select the device again, and try calibrating again.
    • If it is NOT “breathing” green: your DynaMount is not connected to your Wi-Fi network. Please review the Wi-Fi Setup guide and the Troubleshooting FAQ for tips.
    • Always check to make sure your microphone cable is being guided in such a way that it won’t jam on anything, and make sure you leave enough slack on the microphone cable to allow for the full range of motion (including a full 360° on rotation models).

    Calibrate Your DynaMount

  3. Your DynaMount will begin moving through a calibration sequence that should take approximately 10-20 seconds to complete. Learn more…

    • If you are using a model that has rotation capabilities, depending on the starting angle of the rotation motor when the DynaMount was powered up it may need to rotate up to a full 360° during calibration.
    • If your DynaMount is forcefully moved while powered on (either by accidentally bumping it hard, trying to over-tighten the microphone onto it, etc.) then you must calibrate again to ensure precise and repeatable mic positions.
  4. Your DynaMount is now calibrated and ready for use!


Control Gauges

Slide and release the white Control Gauge Arrows for longer motions.

Control Gauges

From the Gauges Options panel you are able to invert each gauge independently. This allows for full flexibility when matching the gauge UI direction with the actual direction of motion on the DynaMount, regardless of which way it is facing or how it is set up.

For X1-R and X1 models, there is also a Vertical Mode checkbox. Select this option to swap the horizontal and vertical gauges with each other. This reflects the recommended configuration of placing the upper axis’ motor on top when mounting vertically.

Control Options


Nudge Arrows

Tap the blue Nudge Arrows for fine-tuning the position of your microphone.

Nudge Arrows

You have the ability to modify the distance moved by the DynaMount with each tap of a Nudge Arrow. The default value is 1 increment per nudge, but in the Nudge Options you can set a value from 1 – 20 increments per nudge. This value can be set independently for each axis.

As a shortcut, press and hold down a Nudge Arrow to automatically pull up the Nudge Options panel for that axis.

Nudge Options


Keyboard Hotkeys

There are keyboard hotkeys available as an alternative to clicking the Nudge Arrows. These shortcuts allow you to literally dial in perfect mic placement with your eyes closed.

Forward Nudge: “W” key or “↑” key
Backward Nudge: “S” key or “↓” key
Left Nudge: “A” key or “←” key
Right Nudge: “D” key or “→” key
Rotate Left Nudge: “Q” key
Rotate Right Nudge: “E” key

If the keyboard shortcuts are not responding, click anywhere in the main control window first and they should begin responding.


Position Presets

Once you’ve found a mic placement you like, simply hold down a Preset/Recall button until it turns blue to save the position.

Return the microphone to a saved preset position by tapping the (blue) Preset button.

Whenever the mic is currently located at one of the saved Preset positions, the corresponding Preset button will have a green border around it.

To clear a saved Preset, simply hold the button down until it turns gray.

Preset/Recall Buttons


Multi-Device Presets

If you have more than 1 DynaMount added to your profile, you can take advantage of the powerful Multi-Device Presets features. With Multi-Device Presets you are able to take the current positions of up to 10 DynaMounts and tie them to a single button for later recall.

  1. To access the Multi-Device Presets window, select the button at the bottom of a control screen:

    Multi-Device Presets Link

  2. First, you need to create a Group of DynaMounts. Place a checkmark next to each device you want included in the Group, give the Group a name, then hit “Save Group”.

    Add New Group

  3. Once you have created a Group you are able to add as many Multi-Device Presets to this group as you’d like. Simply hit the “+” button, give the Multi-Device Preset a name, and hit “Save Preset”. The current positions for all devices included in this Group will be saved into this new Multi-Device Preset.

    Add New Multi-Device Preset

  4. The Multi-Device Preset buttons work similarly to the regular Preset buttons. Tap a button to call the Multi-Device Preset. Hold the button down to delete a Multi-Device Preset. And a button will be highlighted orange if all included devices are located at their respective positions for that Multi-Device Preset.

    Multi-Device Presets


Changing the Rotation Offset

If your DynaMount has rotation capabilities (X1-R, V1-R), there may be times when you would like to set a specific mic angle/direction as your centered 90° reference mark. This can be accomplished by changing the Rotation Offset of your DynaMount.

Simply adjust the angle of the microphone using the rotation control gauge & nudge arrows to the desired reference angle, then click the “Set As New 90°” button.

You will see your Rotation Offset value update in the upper left corner of the screen. You are now free to rotate the mic and set Presets within a 180° range using this newly marked angle as the midpoint. Learn more…

  • This feature allows you to angle your microphone anywhere within a full 360°. However, once you set a reference angle all of your Presets can only be set within a 180° range.
  • Whenever you change the Rotation Offset, all Presets and Multi-Device Presets associated with this DynaMount will be cleared!

Set New 90° Button


Restore Device to “Home” Position

If you are setting up for a new session and want to restore your DynaMount back to its default starting point, this can be done quickly by pressing the “Restore To Home” button.

This will do several things: 1) calibrates the device, 2) positions device at its default “Home” position, 3) wipes out all Presets for the device, and 4) if the device has rotation capabilities, it resets the Rotation Offset back to 0.

Restore Home Position


Background Options

There are currently a few options available (more coming soon!) to help you dial in a visual representation of the mic’s position.

The default background for your DynaMount is a speaker image. You are able to select between three different Speaker Styles (with varying relative dust cap sizes, etc.), each also having three Speaker Sizes available (10″, 12″, & 15″). The size of the speaker in the background image will roughly reflect the DynaMount’s range of motion proportional to that size speaker.

You can also adjust the position of the speaker in the background. Use the X and Y Speaker Position inputs to offset the location of the speaker image. This allows for an accurate visual representation even when the DynaMount isn’t mounted centered on the dust cap.

If you don’t want any speaker background image, simply uncheck the “Speaker Background” checkbox.

Background Options


More Coming Soon!