Music Server Zone

INTRODUCTION

The Music server zone block is designed to be used with our Loxone Music Server. You use a block per room or zone of your house.

The blocks can be controlled by physical switches, but are also shown on the user interface so you can control what music is playing in the room, see cover art, control volume and more.

BASIC PROGRAMMING

In order to use the block “Music Server Zone “, a Music Server must first be commissioned.

>> Instructions on setting up a Loxone Music Server <<<

Music

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If a zone is renamed, this change for Air Play and other services will not be visible until the music server is rebooted.

 

EVENTS

All Events begin on the rising edge and will continue until a falling edge is detected.

This applies to:

  • Alarm
  • Fire Alarm
  • Doorbell
  • Alarm Clock

If the event file is shorter than the event cycle the song/sound will be repeated until the event ends (falling edge detected).

If the track is shorter than the parameter Te the file will loop until Te has been reached.

The event sounds you find on Music Server and are using File Manager (Windows Explorer) are found at the following address
\\”I[Music server’s IP]”\Event_Sounds

Music Server Adding Audio PC

If you choose to have a separate event sounds, copy the desired audio file to this folder and rename it. For example, for the doorbell – “1 – doorbell.mp3”.

BASIC SETUP

Before you can use the Music server zone blocks you must first have a Music Server set up and added to your config. You can find out how to do this on the Loxone Music Server Setup page.

OVERVIEW

INPUT

INPUT NAME

DESCRIPTION

TrTrigger inputToggle the room on and off, a double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
OnOn inputAlways turns the room on, a double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
OffOff inputAlways turns the room off, a double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
V+Increment volume inputIncreases the volume by a set amount (defined by parameter Sv). Long press will continue increasing volume. A double click will change to the next source.
V-Decrement volume inputDecreases the volume by a set amount (defined by parameter Sv). Long press will continue decreasing volume. A double click on the input will turn the source off.
AlvSet the volume (analogue input)You can set the volume using this input, between 0 and 100% volume. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
S+Increment the sourceScroll through the sources with this input. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
AlsSet the source (analogue input)You can set the source using this input, the number will depend on the Music Server you have it will either be 1-8 or 1-12. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
PlayPlay track inputAfter a pause, the play button will restart a track from the same position, after a stop command the play button will restart the playlist. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
PausePause track inputWill pause the track, the room will still be on and the playlist open. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
StopStop track inputWill stop the track, the room will be on but the playlist will be exited. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
NextNext track inputSwitch to the next track in the source playlist. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
PrevPrevious track inputSwitch to the previous track in the source playlist. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
ShuffleShuffle inputToggles the shuffle option on and off. Button is invisible on the user interface when using AirPlay as this feature is not available with AirPlay. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
RepeatSet repeat option (analogue input)A value of 0 will play the playlist once and then exit.
A value of 1 will play the playlist continuously.
A value of 2 will play the playlist twice and then exit.
A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
Button is invisible on the user interface when using AirPlay as this feature is not available with AirPlay.
MvMotion inputA pulse will start the music playing, if no presence is detected for time MT parameter, the music server zone will be switched off. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
RReset inputTurns the room off and causes a pulse on RQ. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
T5Touch 5 Input For hyper-fast configuration of Loxone Standard. Assumes I2 and I5 are connected to V= and V- repectively.
DisDisableCan be used as a child lock to stop all inputs working, however the user interface still works. A double and triple click on the input will also turn the room off.
DisMvDisable Motion SensorDisables the motion sensor from brinign the music on.
AAlarm inputPlays back the alarm soundtrack with volume level Va
BeDoorbell inputPlays back the doorbell soundtrack with the volume level Vbe
BuAlarm clock inputPlays back the wake up track with volume level Vbu
SleepSleep inputZone will be turned off after the sleep delay Ts, unless the signal is turned back to OFF again, in which case the sleep timer will be cancelled.
TTSText to SpeechText will be played back in the zone (maximum 100 characters)

 

OUTPUTOUTPUT NAMEDESCIPTION
QpDigital outputWill return the real state of the Music Server room.
AQvAnalogue outputReturns the real state of the Music Server room volume.
AQrAnalogue outputReturns the remaining time of the sleep timer.
RQPulse outputWill pulse on when a double click is detected (physical inputs only) or the R input is activated.
RaQPulse outputWill pulse on when a triple click is detected (physical inputs only).

 

PARAMETERPARAMETER NAMEDESCRIPTION
TdcMaximum pulse seperation (s)This parameter defines how close together two pulses have to be in order to count as a double click and not two separate clicks. The smaller this parameter the faster the click has to be.
SvVolume step sizeThis parameter will effect the Vol+ and Vol- parameters.
RfFirst recurrenceThe amount of time in seconds that an input must be held to repeat a command.
RrRepeat durationIf an input is held down longer than Rf then the command is repeated every Rr seconds.
TiMotion delay [s]Time delay after a manual off command that the motion sensor will not automatically bring the music on [s]
MTMotion timeout [s]The zone will be turned off after MT seconds of no movement.
THDuration on [s]With a pulse to input “Mv” the music will start and timeout “TH” is enabled seconds. In “TH” = 0 the zone is activated, but not automatically switched off.
VmMaximum volume levelMaximum volume level for this zone.
VdDefault volume levelDefault volume at which the zone comes on.
VaAlarm volume levelVolume level used for alarm siren.
VbeDoorbell volume levelVolume level used for doorbell.
VbuAlarm clock volume levelVolume level used for alarm clock.
VtText to speech volume levelVolume level used for text to speech annoucements
TsSleep time [s]Sleep timeout in seconds.

SETUP IN THE APP

All further setup is done via the Loxone app directly from your phone.

Music Server Zone 1

 

 

 

 

Browse to the zone you want to change the settings off and click the line to open the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Server Now Playing

 

 

 

In this view you can see all the functions you would expect to see in any music player.

To get to further options click the menu icon in the top right corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Server Zone Options

 

 

 

Here you can now change the settings for the Music Server as a whole or this particular zone.

Below you can find a description for each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZONE GROUPSMultiple Zones can be grouped together to play the same music in all areas.
ZONE FAVOURITESYou can set favourites for each zone. This way your kids can have their own favourites for their rooms whilst you stay in charge of the rest of the house.
FAVOURITESThis is a global lists of favourites. Here you can store things like your favourite playlists or radio stations.
LIBRARYThis is where you access your personal music library to find all your artists, albums and tracks. Here you can add to your favourite songs even more.
PLAYLISTSHere you can browse and edit your playlists.
MUSIC SERVICESHere you can setup and manage your service subscriptions for Spotify, Google Music,…
RADIO STATIONSWith the support of TuneIn Radio you can browse a huge number of online radio stations here.
LINE INOf course you can also play back audio from any other analogue sources via the Line In.
SETTINGSHere settings such as audio delay or maximum zone volume can be adjusted.

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxoneWARNING: The male sound is not transmitted in real-time. It can have delays of up to 3 seconds due to winamp re-forming source sound to the music server.