HDR24/96 Software Upgrade and FireWire® Drive Bay
1. Read instructions -- Read, understand and follow all safety and
operating instructions before using this Mackie product.
2. Retain Instructions -- Keep these safety and operating
instructions for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings -- Follow all warnings on this Mackie product
and in these operating instructions.
4. Water and Moisture -- Do not use this Mackie product near
water for example, near a bathtub, kitchen sink, garden hose,
incontinent poodle, sweaty drummer, etc. or when condensa-
tion has formed on the unit.
5. Cleaning -- Clean only with a dry cloth.
6. Heat and Ventilation -- Locate this Mackie product away from
heat sources such as radiators, campfires, compost pits, heliarc
welders, magma flows, etc. Do not block the ventilation
openings or install in spaces that prevent adequate air circulation
to the unit.
7. Power Sources -- Connect this Mackie product only to a power
source of the type described in these operating instructions or as
marked on the product.
8. Power Cord Protection -- Route power supply cords so that they
are not likely to be walked upon, tripped over, or abraded by
items placed upon or against them. Pay particular attention to
cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit the product.
9. Object and Liquid Entry -- Do not drop objects or spill liquids
into this Mackie product. Clean only with a damp cloth; do not
clean with liquid or aerosol cleaners.
10. Attachments -- Use this Mackie product with only the
accessories specified in this manual.
11. Damage Requiring Service -- This Mackie product should be
serviced only by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen onto, or liquid has spilled into the unit; or
C. The unit has been exposed to rain or water; or
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
E. The unit has been dropped, or its chassis damaged.
12. Servicing -- Do not attempt to service this Mackie product. All
servicing should be referred to the Mackie Service Department.
13. Lightning -- Unplug the product during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time. Note that this Mackie
product is not completely disconnected from the AC mains
service when the power switch is in the OFF position.
14. Grounding and Polarization -- To prevent electric shock, do not
use the polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle or
other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent
blade exposure. Do not defeat the grounding by plugging into an
ungrounded receptacle or ground lift adapter.
This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever is
applicable) limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as
set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
ATTENTION -- Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant las limites applicables aux appareils
numériques de class A/de class B (selon le cas) prescrites dans le
réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par les ministere
des communications du Canada.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
RISK OF ELECTRIC
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES RISQUES DE CHOC
ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE. AUCUN
ENTRETIEN DE PIECES INTERIEURES PAR L'USAGER. CONFIER
L'ENTRETIEN AU PERSONNEL QUALIFIE.
AVIS: POUR EVITER LES RISQUES D'INCENDIE OU
D'ELECTROCUTION, N'EXPOSEZ PAS CET ARTICLE
A LA PLUIE OU A L'HUMIDITE
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure, that may be
of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
Le symbole clair avec point de fl che l'int rieur d'un triangle
quilat ral est utilis pour alerter l'utilisateur de la pr sence
l'int rieur du coffret de "voltage dangereux" non isol d'ampleur
suffisante pour constituer un risque d' l ctrocution.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user of the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
Le point d'exclamation l'int rieur d'un triangle quilat ral est
employ pour alerter les utilisateurs de la pr sence d'instructions
importantes pour le fonctionnement et l'entretien (service) dans le
livret d'instruction accompagnant l'appareil.
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING -- To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Part No. 0001124 Rev. A1 11/02
©2002 Mackie Designs Inc. All rights reserved.
Printed in the U.S.A.
Thank you for choosing Mackie Designs for
your hard disk recording solution. HDR ProTM is a
major step in our continued support of the
HDR24/96 Hard Disk Recorder/Editor. HDR Pro
is not a required upgrade, but adds a new dynamic
to the already rich feature set of the HDR24/96.
HDR Pro includes the HDR Pro software for
your HDR24/96, and the FireWire® drive bay.
HDR Pro software allows you to save your
HDR Project file as a Mac-based Pro Tools®
Session file (versions 3.x, 4.x, or 5.x), and allows
Pro Tools Session files to be imported directly into
an HDR Project. You can save the files directly to
the internal drive for FTP transfer, or to a
removable drive in the HDR's drive bay (Mackie
Media M90). The removable drive can then be
transferred to the HDR Pro FireWire drive bay,
and accessed from the Macintosh desktop through
the FireWire connection. Copy the newly created
Pro Tools Session to your Pro Tools drive and
you're ready to wield your Pro Tools magic on
your HDR24/96 recorded digital audio tracks.
The first step in using HDR Pro is installing the
software in the HDR24/96.
Installing the Software
1) With the HDR24/96 powered off, insert
installation Disk 1 into the HDR24/96
floppy drive, and power the HDR24/96 up.
2) The HDR24/96 will boot into the installer
program automatically. Follow the prompts
on the LCD screen.
3) Insert Disk 2 into the floppy drive when
prompted, and select "Continue."
4) When the HDR24/96 has completed reading
both installer disks, it will ask you if you
want to install HDR Pro 1.4. Click "OK" to
finish the installation, or "Cancel" to cancel
without writing any files to disk.
5) When the installation is complete, remove
Disk 2 from the floppy drive, turn the
HDR24/96 off, and then turn it back on
again to begin using the new software.
It is necessary to authorize the software in
order to use the "Import/Export Pro Tools"
To authorize the software:
· Click the Licensing icon in the Setup
1. Locate the HDR's Electronic Serial Number
(ESN). This is displayed at the bottom of the
Licensing window. The 12 digit ESN is
made from numbers 0-9 and letters A-F.
2. Locate the HDR software upgrade serial
number, which is printed on the floppy disk
3. To obtain the unlock code, have the ESN
and software upgrade serial number ready.
Then you have two options:
· Log on to the Mackie authorization web
· Phone Mackie Tech Support at:
800-258-6883 (425-487-4333 outside the U.S.)
4. When you have obtained an unlock code,
click Authorize in the Licensing window
and enter your unlock code in the UNLOCK
box. Click Enter, reboot the HDR, and
enjoy your newly expanded software.
Please write your serial number here for future
Date Of Purchase:
Exporting HDR Projects in Pro
Tools Session Format
To export an HDR Project as a Pro Tools Session
from the GUI:
1. Select Export ProTools... from the File
2. In the Export ProTools Session dialog box,
you can enter a name for the Session. Click
the box under Drive Select to choose which
drive the Pro Tools Session files are to be
exported to, internal or external.
3. Click the box under Session Type to select
the Pro Tools version you are using (3.x,
4.x, or 5.x).
4. Click the box under Audio Files to select
the file format for the audio files. Pro Tools
v3.x and 4.x use SD-II only, while Pro Tools
v5.x can use SD-II, Wave, and AIFF files.
5. Click New to save the new Pro Tools
Session. The more audio files there are in
the Project, the longer it takes to export.
6. When the export process is complete, an
alert message informs you that the Session
files are saved to the "Pro Tools Export"
7. Click Continue to finish.
Importing Pro Tools Session Files
To import a Pro Tools Session from the GUI:
1. Select Import ProTools... from the File
1. The Linecord goes here
2. The FireWire goes here (Port 1 or 2)
2. In the Import ProTools Project dialog box,
select the Pro Tools Session file you want to
import as an HDR Project file. You can
navigate to the drive and folder where the
file is located in the Location and Drive
Select boxes at the top of the window.
3. Click Open to save the new Pro Tools
Session. The Confirm Import dialog box
4. Click OK to save the Pro Tools Session as
an HDR Project file, or click Cancel to exit.
5. The New Project dialog box opens. Enter a
name for the Project, select whether to save
it on the external or internal drive, and
select whether it should be 44.1/48 kHz or
6. Click New to finish.
Connecting the HDR Pro FireWire
Drive to a Macintosh
1. Plug the linecord into the IEC socket on the
back of the FireWire drive. Plug the other
end into an AC socket properly configured
for your particular model.
2. Connect the supplied FireWire patch cable
between one of the FireWire ports on the
back of the FireWire drive and the FireWire
port on the Macintosh. It doesn't matter
which port you use.
3. That's all there is to it!
Macintosh computers require Mac OS 9.1 or
higher. PC computers require Windows 2000 or
On a Macintosh, you should do the following:
1. Go to the Apple drop down menu and select
Control Panels File Exchange.
2. Select the PC Exchange tab and add the
Pro Tools x.x
Pro Tools x.x
Pro Tools x.x
Pro Tools x.x
or QuickTime Player SD2F
where x.x is the version of Pro Tools
installed on your system (e.g., 5.1)
Installing or Removing a Mackie
To install or remove a Mackie Media tray:
1. Make sure the power is off on the FireWire
2. To install a new M·90 drive, first remove
the blank plate by inserting the key and
turning it a quarter-turn counterclockwise.
Pull out from the edge of the plate closest
to the key to remove it. Slide the media tray