Legend Series Host Code
What is it, and why do I need it?
The Legend 3000 Software Version 2.00 runs on the Legend 3000 console to control the automation system, VCAs and console linking. It also allows you to upload and download scene memories to/from your console using a PC.
We recommend that all users update to this version of the host code, particularly if:
• You are running version 1.70 or V1.71 and are using Automutes on input channels, or
• You intend to use console linking.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download the latest version of the software
• Console linking: Legend 3000 can now be used in either a master or slave role with Heritage 1000/2000 and 3000 or with other Legends.
• Automute behaviour on input modules: the problem of inactive input channel Automutes becoming re-activated when solos were pressed has been corrected. Also, the local override at the input channel no longer prevents Automutes/SIP automatically muting the channel again.
• Solos are now cleared at power-up.
• System clear now leaves console surface settings intact as the Heritage does.
• Stereo Fx Returns can now be assigned to Automute FOH and Automute MON. To maintain consistency, group assigns are now only displayed when group assign mode is selected, and the automute assigns are only displayed when their respective assign modes are selected. The LEDs are left blank for all other assignment modes and whenever there is no mode selected.
• Support has been added for the alternative assign button layout. Powering the desk with assign buttons 4,5,6 and 9 held down will convert the desk to run with the new assign mode keypad layout (as per the stick on label).
• Powering the desk with assign buttons 4,5,6 and 10 held down will revert the desk to the original keypad layout (as per the original silk screen).
• Input modules previously could cause the desk to behave strangely if the input modules were reset outside of normal startup. The scene recall process now allows individual input modules to be addressed in isolation when restoring settings.
What changes will I see when I link consoles?
Some differences in the way Heritage and Legend consoles operate need to be explained when they are linked:
Automute Mode vs. VCA Mute Mode
The Legend 3000 has a single set of Master Mutes which can be assigned to represent either VCA mutes or Automutes. As a slave to a Heritage console, the Legend should respond to both Automutes and VCA mutes. However, it will only display the mute status, on the master mutes, of whichever mode is locally selected. As a master desk it will only allow either VCA muting or Automuting from the Master mute switches. Changing between Automute and VCA Mute modes will remove any mutes remaining from the previous mode.
The Legend has 12 assign buttons, compared to the 10 offered on the Heritage series. Whenever an assign key is pressed on the Legend, its state will be broadcast in the same way as that of a Heritage desk would be. A receiving Legend desk will recognise and use assigns 11 and 12, whereas a receiving Heritage will ignore them. If the assign keys on the Heritage are pressed, they will transmit the state without assigns 11 and 12 and the previous state of these assigns will be lost by the Legend. If assigning auxes 11 and 12 on Legend, set the assign pattern on the Legend desk, then use the set buttons as normal.
Driven as a slave console to a Heritage master, it is now possible for the Legend to cross-fade on the VCA masters. On the master desk, after storing the scene press store again and alter the cross-fade time and confirm it. The slave will follow cross-fade start, stop, skip and pause. If a Legend console is used as a master, the slave will always use the default cross-fade time (100ms).
Heritage Linking Requirements
If you wish to link your Legend 3000 console to a Heritage console, the Heritage desk must be running software release Version 2.10 or higher.
What do I need to do it, and how do I go about doing it?
To program the console with this software or to upload and download the console scene memories, you will need:
• A PC with an available serial port (‘COM1’ to ‘COM4’ for example);
• A Null Modem cable (as described in ‘How to Program the Legend Series’, see link below);
• The LSUtil PC application (see link below);
• The console Host Software Version 2.00 (see link below).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Version 1.71 requires the latest version of LSUtil (V2.0) to reprogram the console.
Follow the “How to Program the Legend Series” link for an explanation of the process you need to do to program the console.
Legend Host Code
Legend LSUtil Updater
How to Program the Legend Series