Here you will find an overview of the control features available for your DynaMount:
Your DynaMount should now be powered up and connected to Wi-Fi (“breathing” green LED).
Log in to one of the control apps.
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.
The control interface will load and adjust automatically depending on which model DynaMount you are controlling.
Click on the blue gear setup button in the top right of the control interface, then click “Calibrate Device”.
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”.
Your DynaMount will begin moving through a calibration sequence that should take approximately 10-20 seconds to complete.
Your DynaMount is now calibrated and ready for use!
Slide and release the white Control Gauge Arrows for longer motions.
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.
Tap the blue Nudge Arrows for fine-tuning the position of your microphone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To access the Multi-Device Presets window, select the button at the bottom of a control screen:
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.