1. There are two main operating console “modes” on the SC48. Configuration Mode and Show Mode.
You can change between by pressing the config mode button.
Generally as a rule of thumb you can do things in Config Mode that will break the audio stream, whereas in show mode you will not be allowed to do this.
1. Config mode provides access to the configuration settings that are typically performed as part of system setup (before mixing). You must be in Config mode to do any of the following:
Choose a Main mix format (L – R+M, or L – C – R).
Designate the number and mono/stereo format of available auxes and groups, combine two mono channels into one stereo input channel, or split a stereo input channel into two mono channels.
Assign plug-ins in the software racks.
Route side-chain inputs to plug-ins.
Initialize (or reset) hardware devices and options.
Change Matrix Source pickoff points.
Change Master Insert points.
Customize console and software interaction.
Move channels to different fader strips.
Perform system tests and diagnostic.