Orpheus Control Panel
The Orpheus Control Panel applet is a program which can be used to adjust Orpheus' settings, and view its metering and status indicators, from the screen of the Mac or PC.
Whilst Orpheus can be controlled in a limited way from within the Mac or Windows operating system, or by some audio application programs, most of its detailed features can only be accessed using the Orpheus Control Panel.
Accessing the Orpheus Control Panel
The Orpheus Control Panel can be run directly like any other Mac or Windows program, or it can be accessed from the operating system itself, from the "Sound and Audio devices" dialogue in the Windows' Control Panel (or from the Device Manager) or from the Audio MIDI Setup in Mac OS X. Some audio applications, such as Nuendo, also allow guided access to the Orpheus Control Panel.
Operating the Orpheus Control Panel
The Orpheus Control Panel user-interface is a fixed-size dialogue box which can be activated and 'put away' like any other Mac or Windows application. When active, it cannot be resized. The upper part of the Control Panel contains Unit and Global settings, and beneath are a stack of 'tabs' allowing context-switching of the bulk of the user-interface area.
The Input Setup tab contains everything to do with setting up analogue and digital inputs, the Output Setup tab similarly for outputs. A row of Mixer tabs provide access to the low-latency built-in mixers, whilst the ADAT tab displays meters for the ADAT inputs and outputs.
Where more than one Orpheus unit is connected, the Orpheus Control Panel controls all the connected units. The selector at the top of the "Unit Settings" panel is used to assign the Control Panel to whichever unit is to be controlled. If no Orpheus units are connected, the Control Panel remains blank.