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Midas M32/DL32 External trigger to mute for fire alarm system

Hello everybody,

At this moment I'm installing a Midas M32 with a DL32 in a public venue. The fire department is demanding a automatic mute system of the audio equipment triggered by the fire alarm system.

Has the M32 any way to do that? I mean any way to mute all inputs or all outputs with the trigger of the fire alarm system?

Thank you very much in advance.

Gustavo Contreras / gcontreras@prosound.net

 

Gustavo Contreras
gustaudio Contributor - Level 1 2019-10-29

2019-10-29

Midas M32/DL32 External trigger to mute for fire alarm system

Hello everybody,

At this moment I'm installing a Midas M32 with a DL32 in a public venue. The fire department is demanding a automatic mute system of the audio equipment triggered by the fire alarm system.

Has the M32 any way to do that? I mean any way to mute all inputs or all outputs with the trigger of the fire alarm system?

Thank you very much in advance.

Gustavo Contreras / gcontreras@prosound.net

 

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Re: Midas M32/DL32 External trigger to mute for fire alarm system

@gustaudio 

Hi Gustavo, welcome to the forum.

 

One way would be to use a Midi Solutions Footswitch Controller to generate a Midi message when the fire contacts trigger. You could use a Mute Group to mute all outputs with a single Midi message.

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Re: Midas M32/DL32 External trigger to mute for fire alarm system

Usually you would look to Muting at the DSP or Amp level to guarantee no audio is broadcasting.

 

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Re: Midas M32/DL32 External trigger to mute for fire alarm system

The last time I had to do someting like this we just went old school and killed the AC power to the DL16 which was passing the Ultranet to the Turbosound PA speakers.   The alarm panel provided a trigger contact we used to clear an AC relay.  The fire inspector loved it since there was no computers or software involved. 

 

Ken

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