Logitek JET67 and mixIT Radio Console Configuration and Operation Manual

Logitek JET67 and mixIT Radio Console Configuration and Operation Manual

Welcome

Thank you for purchasing a Logitek Networked Console System. Logitek has offered Continuous Innovation Since 1979, and the JET67 continues that tradition with AES-67 networking, Livewire+ and Ravenna compatibility, and optional Dante networked audio in a single rack unit.

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This product contains Ravenna technologies used under license from ALC NetworX GmbH.

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System Requirements

You will need the following things to configure the JET67:
  1. JetStream Server software for JET67
  2. A Windows 10 computer with Chrome or Edge. Firefox is not recommended.
Logitek has tested JetStream Server for JET67 on Mac using a Parallels Virtual Machine installation of Windows 10 and running Windows 10 under Boot Camp. Either option will work if you travel with a Macbook instead of a PC.

Where to obtain JetStream Server for JET67

How To Install JetStream Server for JET67

  1. Create a folder on your PC called C:\Logitek
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file to C:\Logitek
  3. The executable file you will need to run is called Jet67Server.exe

Power Connections


Mains

The JET67 contains one 20 watt, 90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz power supply with a standard IEC connector. A power cord is supplied for units shipped within North America.

Redundant Power Connection

A 12 volt DC power inlet is provided to connect an external power supply for redundancy.

Connect Your PC to the JET67

Logitek IP Addressing Standards

If you have purchased a Cisco SG350 series network switch from Logitek, we have configured the switch as follows:
  1. The default address of the switch is 192.168.67.254
  2. A DHCP server has been configured on the switch with an address pool of 192.168.67.1 - 192.168.67.199.
  3. The JET67 will receive an address automatically via DHCP. Plug the mixIT console into the Console port on the back of the JET67. Tap on where you see the words mixIT in the upper left corner of the left-hand touchscreen. The address of the JET67 will be displayed. Make a note of this for the next steps.
  4. You will be able to connect the JET67 and the computer you will use to configure it to the switch. As long as your computer is set to receive an address automatically (via DHCP), your computer will automatically be in the correct subnet to configure the equipment.

If you have not purchased a Cisco SG350 series network switch from Logitek, you will need to do the following:
  1. Plug your computer into any network port on the back of the JET67
  2. If DHCP is not present, the JET67 will default to 192.168.67.200. You can set your laptop to a valid address in the 192.168.67.x subnet and connect.
  3. After the console has been plugged in, tapping on the word mixIT in the upper left corner of the left hand screen will display the JET67 IP address. 
While these are the standards that we've adopted, you are free to put your equipment into any valid subnet that you desire. After you initially connect to the JET67 you can then adjust the IP address to fit your facility's address schema.

The JET67 does not currently support redundant Dante networks.

Ethernet Connections

The back panel of the JET67 has connections for a small Ethernet switch:

There are two 10/100 connections, and two Gigabit Ethernet connections, labeled NET 1 and NET 2. You can connect to any of the network ports. If connecting to a main audio network switch, we recommend using NET 1 for that connection.
While the SURFACE connection uses a RJ-45 connector, this is NOT an Ethernet connection. This will go directly to the Helix Console and not to an Ethernet switch.

Start JetStream Server and connect to the JET67


1. Start Jet67 Server
2. Click on the External Comm tab
3. In the lower right corner, click on the TCP/IP tab. Under TCP/IP Client, fill in the IP Address of the JET67 on the Remote IP Address line. The Remote TCP/IP port is 9500.
4. Click the Setup tab. With the protocol set to Logitek LP2, click "Connection Enabled as TCP/IP Client." You can ignore all the other settings on this tab like "first fader" and "number of faders" as we don't use them for this product. If you connect, you will get a green light on the TCP/IP tab and if you go to the JetStream Log page you will see that the unit is connected.
5. Launch a web browser and go to 127.0.0.1 The username is "user" with no password.

Programming The JET67

How To Add A Microphone Input



How To Set Up Mic Muting


How To Set Up Analog Inputs


How To Set Up Digital Inputs



How To Assign Sources To Console Faders


How to assign sources to the console faders on the Logitek JET67. Also, how to assign monitor sources for control room monitors, headphones, and studio monitor; how to assign sources to Mixer A, the 3 channel submixer, and how to assign sources to Router 1, 2, and 3 utility routers on the Logitek mixIT console and other Logitek devices.

How To Add Analog and Digital Outputs



When you create a new output, the JET67 will create the route for you when you set the Default Route in the web page.
If you edit an existing output, when you save the change, the default will be saved to the system BUT the JET67 will not change the route. Our thinking here is we want to avoid routing away something that might be on the air.

You have two options to change the route on an existing output.
  1. Do a Default Reset. Click Defaults in JetStream Server and then Click Refresh in JetStream Server. This is very disruptive, as every route on the engine will go back to default and you will probably interrupt audio.
  2. Change the route manually on the JetStream State page in JetStream Server. Make a note of the output address on the web page when you edit it and then scroll to that address in the JetStream State page and change the route. This video shows you how. 

How To Add Network Outputs



When you add a Dante network output, you should see it in Dante Controller right away.
When you add an AES-67 or Livewire output, it can take up to 5 minutes for the SAP protocol to announce it to other devices, so don't panic, have a coffee and come back in a bit.
When using Livewire X-Nodes, make sure to turn on SAP in the X-Node Setup, as we will use that protocol to communicate. If you're not seeing Logitek AES-67 or Livewire+ streams in the X-Node software and you're not seeing Axia AES-67 or Livewire+ streams in the Logitek software, the first thing to check is the SAP setting in the X-Node.

Managing Network Inputs


Using JetStream Server To Change Routes


The JetStream State Page is where you can change routes on the fly, adjust fader levels, turn channels on and off, and even access EQ and Dynamics controls away from the console.

Front Panel

Front Panel

Indicator Lights

On the right hand side of the front panel, you will see the following indicators:

DSP: This is a red LED. If it is glowing steady, the JET67 is operating normally. If it is blinking, it is in factory reset mode.
Net1: This amber LED will blink rapidly when a network cable is connected to gigabit port 1 on the back panel.
Net2: This amber LED will blink rapidly when a network cable is connected to gigabit port 2 on the back panel.
Sync: This is a green LED. If it is glowing steady, the JET67 is locked via the Precision Timing Protocol to the main network timing source. If it blinks slowly (one second on, one second off) then the JET67 is the main network timing source. If the LED is not illuminated, then the unit is operating under its own clocking source and it has not detected any other PTP devices.
Pwr: This blue LED will glow when power is present.

No-Load Reset Button

This is a small black button to the right of the power LED. This button is used to perform a "no-load" reset to recover from a malformed configuration file. Here is what to do:
1. Unplug the power
2. Hold down the reset button
3. While holding the button, plug the power in. You will see a blinking red DSP light. Let go of the reset button.
4. Use JetStream Server to load a known good config file

System Resets

The following resets may be done from the JetStream Log page in JetStream Server:
  1. Refresh - tells the system to re-reroute everything in memory. Does not interrupt audio. Does not return routes to their default.
  2. Hardware Reset - Resets the system hardware. Use this reset if the engine locks up (squealing sound) or if there is no audio. It's the equivalent of pulling the power and rebooting. Will briefly interrupt audio and cause a popping sound when the analog cards reboot
  3. Defaults - return all routes to their default. Click Refresh after performing Default reset to update surface labels.

Synchronization

Systems Without a Dante Card

The default sync is PTP v2. The JET67 will find its sync on the network automatically and the units on the network will select which machine is leader without user intervention. If the JET67 is being operated standalone and there are no PTP clocks on the network, it will use its own internal clock. When the JET67 powers up or performs a hardware reset, the system will pass audio within 2 seconds of boot.

In JetStream Server, on the Administration page, you will see that the sync is set to "none." Leave this setting as-is; it will default to its internal crystal first and then automatically align its internal sync to PTPv2.


Dante Systems Only

The JET67 must use the PTP clock from the local Dante card. The Dante devices will elect their clock leader without user intervention. Having the JET67 lock to the Dante card will prevent unwanted clicks or distortion from Dante audio sources.
  1. When the JET67 powers up or when it performs a hardware reset, it will take up to 10 seconds to pass any audio because the Dante card must boot up first.
  2. We will set the JET67 up to sync to the Dante card at the factory. The following settings in JetStream Server on the Administration page must not be changed, as this is what will tell the engine to take its clocking from the Dante card:
  3. If you upload a new XLS file into an engine with a Dante card, make sure these settings are in place to prevent unwanted clicks and distortion on network sources.

Using Virtual Soundcards

Livewire/Livewire+

Dante Virtual Soundcard

Wiring


Audio Connections


The JET67 uses 5 pin European-style terminal blocks, commonly known as Phoenix connectors. These solderless terminal blocks are easy to connect.
JET67 units sold prior to April 2021 with the mixIT-6 console will have only one audio card installed and a metal plate covering the open slot.


Insert tinned wire into the slot. Use a small screwdriver to tighten the connection to the plug. Insert the plug into the jack on the back of the JET67.

The connections on the back of the JET67 are grouped as follows:

+Gnd+
DigIn 1DigIn 2


+Gnd+
DigOut 1DigOut 2


+Gnd+
MicIn 1MicIn 2

 

+Gnd+
AnaIn 1AnaIn 2

 

+Gnd+
AnaIn 3AnaIn 4

 

+Gnd+
AnaIn 5AnaIn 6

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 1AnaOut 2

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 3AnaOut 4

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 5AnaOut 6

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 7AnaOut 8

 

+Gnd+
MicIn 3MicIn 4

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 9AnaOut 10

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 11AnaOut 12

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 13AnaOut 14

 

+Gnd+
AnaOut 15AnaOut 16


GPIO

DB-15 Connector (female jack mounted on chassis)

 

  1. Out-1               9.  +3.3 VDC
  2. Out-2               10.  Out-7
  3. Out-3               11.  In-1
  4. Out-4               12.  In-2
  5. Out-5               13.  In-3
  6. Out-6               14.  In-4
  7. Out-Common    15.  Out-8
  8. Ground

 

Inputs grounded to activate. The maximum input is 12 volts. The outputs are opto-isolated electronic relays. The maximum load is .5 amps at 50 volts.

Connect The JET67 to the mixIT Console

Use the supplied CAT-5 cable to connect the Console port on the back of the JET67 with the RJ-45 jack on the back of the mixIT.

Do not use CAT-6 cable, as this will not properly pass the power to the console.

Logitek recommends keeping this cable run limited to about 6 feet maximum. The JET67 has no fan and is intended to be installed in the same room as the console.

Operating the mixIT Console

The mixIT is very easy to use. The console uses touchscreens to select sources and bus assignments and knobs and buttons to adjust levels and turn faders on and off. This gives the operator the best of both worlds: simple menus and fewer buttons while still allowing someone to operate the board on air by feel without looking at where their hands are going.

Any source can route to any fader. The sources are assigned during the setup process using the Surface Settings menu in the web browser.

Tap the name of the source over the fader to change it. A list of choices appears. Tap the arrow buttons to scroll through the list. Tap the name of the desired source to route it to the fader.

The console has 4 main mix buses: Program, Aux 1, Aux 2, and Aux 3. Usually Program is the main on air output.

As with changing the route, tap the name of the source over the fader you wish to change. Tap P (Program), 1 (Aux 1), 2 (Aux 2), or 3 (Aux 3) to assign the fader to the mix bus. When you have made your selections, tap “Done.”

To raise the audio level of a source, move the fader up.

To decrease the audio level of a source, move the fader down.

The dashes silkscreened on the panel marked “0” represents unity gain. This is the normal level for most sources. At this setting, there is still 10 dB of gain available on the fader if needed.

To turn a channel on, press the top push button under the fader. The on button will glow green.

To turn a channel off, press the lower push button under the fader. The off button will glow red.

 

To audition a source before putting it on the air, tap the “Cue” button. This will send the source’s pre-fader audio to the cue speaker built into the console. Tap the cue button again to take the source out of the Cue bus.

There is a talkback button over each fader. If a mix minus is associated with this source (for example, a codec for remote broadcasting), tapping the Talk button will route the studio talkback microphone (as defined in surface settings) to the mix minus output. Tap the button again to turn talkback off and resume sending mix minus to the output.

There is also a Talk button next to the Guest/Studio selector. This is often used to feed a monitor to a separate studio. Tapping this Talk button will insert the same talkback microphone into the Guest/Studio monitor feed.

The Studio/Guest, Headphone, and Monitor selectors are on the far right. Tap the source to change what audio is being fed to these outputs. The volume knobs below the screen will adjust the level.

There are three utility routers on the console that can be used to change what is fed to the air chain, recorders, or remote codecs. Tap the box for the router to change the input.

There are 4 scene select buttons on the mixIT-12. Different console profiles can be stored to those buttons in setup. Press the button to recall the scene.