[AG-TECH] APware running - always or just when needed

George Estes gestes at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Mar 18 11:40:22 CST 2002

   We like to leave the software running all the time.    The only way to 
efficiently move from one preset to another, for example from net audio to 
telco audio, is to have the software running all the time.  We also use the 
interface to mute individual microphones as needed during an AG sessions.

At 10:27 AM 3/18/2002 -0600, Robert Olson wrote:
>I like having it up to keep an eye on things; it's interesting that they 
>don't see it being used that way.
>That said, in the rooms that are up and running well we don't typically 
>have much need to poke at things with it. And especially with the XAP, the 
>full tool is really too complex for normal folks to want to deal with, 
>especially to poke at single levels (like the crosspoint attenuation that 
>helps manage the telco/local/network audio levels..)
>At 04:12 PM 3/18/2002 +0000, Osland, CD (Chris) wrote:
>>In an initial response to my query about APware hogging the CPU
>>(original Subject: was something like Display Machine Performance)
>>Gentner have got back to me with a comment as follows:
>>"One thing that concerns me is it sounds like APWare is being
>>used as a real time controller.  It was always designed as a
>>configuration help, not a real time controller that would be
>>up and running all the time."
>>I was wondering whether other AG sites typically have APware
>>running all the time or just fire it up when they need to
>>change configuration.  I have tended to leave it running so
>>that if I want to start a CD feed for audio line-up, or enable or
>>disable a mic on the operator's desk, I can.
>>I'd be interested in what others do.
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