PinSound 1 Help

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PinSound 1

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User manual

Firmware update

version 18.8.1 (23 Jul. 2018)

  • Download the firmware

  • Copy the file on the root of the flash drive

  • Turn on the pinball machine

  • Wait for the update process to be done

Changelog

Version 18.8.1 – 23 Jul 2018

  • Fixed: WPC music volume issue
  • New: PinSound Self-Diagnosis

Version 18.3.0 – 25 May 2018

  • Fixed: volume management for DCS machines
  • Improved: internal bus communication
  • New: support ordered sound files calls for the same sound event
  • New: support ordered sound files calls between different sound events

Version 0090 – 21 Apr. 2017

  • New: support new enhanced sound package
  • New: secondary output support
  • Improved: shaker support
  • Improved: Whitestar startup audio engine
  • Improved: older Data East audio engine compatibility
  • Improved: Gottlieb volume
  • New: Gottlieb Sys80 / Sys80A / Sys80B audio engine
  • New: enhanced sound package configuration
  • Improved: Whitestar volume
  • New: CPU engine auto-detection override
  • Fixed: Whitestar auto-detection
  • Improved: custom rules
  • Improved: Data-East volume
  • Improved: System-11 volume
  • Improved: sound packages unzipping / installation
  • New: SEGA / STERN Whitestar audio engine
  • Improved: link with Visual Pinball audio engine

Version 0064 – 18 Dec. 2015

  • Improved: Data-East volume
  • Improved: custom rules
  • Fixed: Data-East bus communication
  • Fixed: WPC-DCS system detection
  • Fixed: enable change mix feature for Black Rose
  • Fixed: different minor fixes

Version 0006 – 01 Sept. 2015

  • Improvement: zip/ogg conversion process
  • Improvement: volume management on WPC89
  • Improvement: volume management on WPCDCS
  • Improvement: seconday volume management on WPCDCS
  • Improvement: DE decoder upgraded
  • Improvement: analog volume detection on DE / SYS11
  • Improve auto detection of pinball machine type
  • Improvement: change mix detection
  • Improvement: boot sequence timing
  • Improvement: memory used
  • New: added custom rules for audio mix
  • New: custom boot jingle
  • Fixed: backward firmware compatibility board v1.2
  • Fixed: compatibility with DE ST
  • Fixed: compatibility with Rottendog CPU board
  • Fixed: different minor fixes

Version 0005 – 19 Feb. 2015

  • fix zip/wav mix installation
  • improve WPC protocol
  • handle power output (shaker, light, smoke machine, …)
  • fix change mix issue on specific ROM
  • improve LED status
  • improve auto detection of pinball machine type
  • improve analog volume reading
  • improve Data East decoder
  • improve WPC89 decoder
  • improve WPC DCS decoder
  • fix boot issue with specific WPC-S cpu ROM
  • automatic audio ducking
  • improve System 11 decoder

Version 0004 – 28 Nov. 2014

  • automatic conversion from zip/ogg sounds file to wav files
  • upgraded global gains settings
  • DE volume control upgraded
  • change mix upgraded (audio feedback & audio preview & current music track)
  • DCS secondary volume fixed
  • boot upgraded
  • CPU type detection upgraded
  • Led indicator blink improved
  • minor fix

 Version 0003

  • Internal release

 Version 0002 – 02 Nov. 2014

  • faster boot time: threaded SFX scan
  • volume control fixed

Version 0001 – 01 Sept. 2014

  • first firmware version

Popular guides

Select your pinball machine and download the sound package you want to play with.

Copy the complete zip file (do not uncompress) on the root of the flash drive.

During the next boot, the PinSound board will automatically install your new sound package.

Note: the flash drive is required during a regular game, do not unplug it after installing the sound package

hardware manual board

Outputs

Speakers outputs

speakers_outputs

5 different connectors are used for connecting speakers, exactly like the original boards.

Headphone output

headphone_jack

The headphone output is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack connector with 4 rings.

Auto mute

The headphone socket has a plug detection capability, so cabinet and backbox speakers are mute on plug. This beaviour can be disable with the SW2, “Headphone auto-mute spk” switch.

mute_on_plug

Headphone volume: the volume is adjustable by using the game’s volume control and you can balance between speakers and headphone by using the “Volume Cab” and “Volume B.Box”  control.

Audio

Equaliser

Speaker audio output response can be fully customized thanks to the integrated equalisers.

You can follow the recommended tone and volume settings.

Mono/Stereo

This switch let you output a mono signal to the speakers (headphones stay stereo), it’s usefull for mono wired machines such as:

  • SYSTEM 11
  • WPC-89
  • WPC-DCS
  • WPC-95

For such machine, simply set the switch to “mono”.

mono_stereo

Of course you can easily rewire your machine to stereo 2.1 to enjoy full stereo.

Led status

5 volts logic

To power the logic and system, comes from the 5VDC from the machine.

led_5V

3V3 logic

To power the logic and system, comes from the 5VDC from the machine.

led_3V3

12-18 volts power

To power amplifiers, comes from the 12VDC or 14-18VAC from the machine.

led_12_18V

10 volts power

To power preamplifiers and equalisers, regulated from the 12-18 volts

led_10V

5 volts analog

To power headphone, from the 10 volts.

led_5VA

Logic Running

Is steady on startup, once the system is communicating with the CPU, it blinks 2 times per sec from startup, and flash when data is received from the bus.

running

System Running

Steady during boot, then blink 1 times per sec when system is running.

system

Fuses

Logic and Amplifiers

There are two fuses, 5x20mm standard cartridge:

  • 500mA fast blow for the logic part
  • 3A slow blow for the amplifier part

fuses

 

Recommanded tone and volume settings

System-11

B.Box treble

pot-min

B.Box Bass

pot-min

B.Box Vol

pot-min

B.Box. Bal

pot-middle-only

Cab.Volume

pot-min

Cab. Bass

pot-med

Cab. Treble

pot-med

WPC-89

B.Box treble

pot-med

B.Box Bass

pot-min

B.Box Vol

pot-min

B.Box. Bal

pot-middle-only

Cab.Volume

pot-min

Cab. Bass

pot-max

Cab. Treble

pot-min

WPC-DCS

B.Box treble

pot-med

B.Box Bass

pot-min

B.Box Vol

pot-min

B.Box. Bal

pot-middle-only

Cab.Volume

pot-min

Cab. Bass

pot-max

Cab. Treble

pot-min

WPC-95

B.Box treble

pot-med

B.Box Bass

pot-min

B.Box Vol

pot-min

B.Box. Bal

pot-middle-only

Cab.Volume

pot-min

Cab. Bass

pot-max

Cab. Treble

pot-min

Data-East

B.Box treble

pot-med

B.Box Bass

pot-min

B.Box Vol

pot-min

B.Box. Bal

pot-middle-only

Cab.Volume

pot-med

Cab. Bass

pot-max

Cab. Treble

pot-med

Here is the correct door control volume potentiometer wiring.

if you copy your own “boot.wav” sound file in your “audio” folder, the PinSound board will play this file instead of the standard startup sound.

If you put multiple mixes on the flash drive, you can change mixes during the game at any time by using the volume control.

  • Change the volume to the minimum until you hear this

WPC89, WPC-DCS, WPC95: set the volume to 0 two consecutive times using the door volume control.

DATA-EAST, System 11: set the volume to the  far left using the door volume potentiometer.

  • A preview of the new mix will then be played.
  • Simply increase the volume back to select the mix you want.

Repeat the previous steps to change to another mix or revert to the first one.

Important note: you may have to change your settings to allow “min. volume override” (to be able to reach 0)

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