Multiple Configurations in Myriad


Multiple Configurations in Myriad

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Andrew Burns
Andrew Burns
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Enabling multiple configurations allows you to setup Myriad to take several different configurations at start-up. This could mean that you have 2 different configurations, which allow you to choose between running with the standard network audio and running with an emergency local copy in case of network failure.

To turn on the option, simply tick the Allow Multiple Configurations selection on the Options menu in Myriad configuration. Now restart Myriad Configuration, and you will be presented with a choice of configurations. At the moment you will only have the one default. To create a new configuration, highlight the one you already have, and choose Copy Configuration from the Options menu. You will be asked to give it a filename and description before it will appear for you to select it. You can now change any options you wish to be different for this configuration and then exit Myriad Configuration.

Once turned on, the configurations will be available to choose from whenever Myriad is started. This is great if you need to switch between your configurations regularly, however, there are drawbacks. Firstly, it may cause confusion for some users and lead to them selecting the wrong configuration and therefore not having access to all audio or perhaps even the Q-Nxt log. Secondly, if the system restarts during the night, the auto restart will not be enabled until someone manually chooses a configuration to run with. If no one goes into the studio until the next morning, then the PC may sit there, not playing audio, for hours.

To avoid this problem, you can specify which configuration file to use with a command line switch (see the command line FAQ for more options) on the shortcut that the machine runs at start-up. Edit the shortcut to Myriad and add /LI:<full path to an INI file> to the target line. Eg. \"C:\\Program Files\\P Squared\\Myriad\\Myriad.exe\" /LI:C:\\Winnt\\Myriad.ini

Regards,

Andrew
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In Myriad v3 the process for adding multiple configurations has changed somewhat as there is no longer an independent Myriad Configuration program and the settings are now stored in the Windows Registry rather than ini files.

You will need to enable multiple profiles in the main Myriad program by looking in the Menus for Settings > Myriad Settings, then selecting the Advanced tab. You should now be able to click the Manage button for Configuration Profiles

To add an additional profile, click on the green + icon you will be asked to enter the Profile Name.  To keep things simple it is probably best to call this Profile2 to match the default Profile1 that already exists.  You will then have to enter a description for the profile, which can be anything.

Once you have more than one profile, you should be asked on restarting Myriad which one you would like to use.  Choose the new profile, and you will have to enter all the details of file locations and soundcard setting as if the Myriad install were new.  Unfortunately, there is no option to copy the existing profile, so any settings you have modified in the original will need to be manually duplicated in any new one.

As with Myriad v2.6, if you create 2 or more profiles, you may wish to avoid being asked which one you would like to use on starting Myriad.  This can be done by adding a command line switch to the Myriad shortcut.  Add to the end on the shortcut target " /profile=profilename" (not including the quotes) to load the desired profile automatically, where profilename is one of the names you gave to the profiles you created.

Regards,

Andrew

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