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Usage

Changing modes

To change modes, hold down the SW button (Eject on the Wii, Start on the DS). After 3.5 seconds, it will begin cycling through the modes. The LEDs connected to your PulseVU will blink in binary indicating the mode. Release the button after it begins blinking the mode you want to set it on and before it begins blinking the next mode. It will then stay on this mode until you change it.

Quick Disable

To quickly turn off the PulseVU, simply hold down the SW button for 3.5 seconds, until you see it start to blink short-short-short-short. This puts it in Mode0. To quickly turn the PulseVU back on to the mode you had it on previously, repeat the process of putting it in Mode0 and it will toggle back to the last used mode.

Mode List

The different modes are as follows: (S = short blink; L = long blink)

Blink PatternModeFunction when console is offFunction when console is on
S-S-S-SMode0OffOff
S-S-S-LMode1FadingPulseVU
S-S-L-SMode2OffPulseVU
S-S-L-LMode3DimPulseVU
S-L-S-SMode4OnPulseVU
S-L-S-LMode5FadingFading
S-L-L-SMode6FadingOff
S-L-L-LMode7FadingDim
L-S-S-SMode8FadingOn
L-S-S-LMode9DimOff
L-S-L-SMode10DimOn
L-S-L-LMode11OnOff
L-L-S-SMode12Audio Calibration (Peak)
L-L-S-LMode13Audio Calibration (Noise)
L-L-L-SMode14Function Swap
L-L-L-LMode15Factory Reset

Audio Calibration (Peak): The PulseVU 2 is preset to be calibrated for the Wii, so you do not need to do this step if you are using the PulseVU 2 with a Wii. The PulseVU 2X comes calibrated for the Xbox360.

This mode will calibrate the peak of the VU meter to the peak of the audio coming from the system. To do this, simply enter this mode and play some music or any audio from the console at full volume. You will see the status lights increase in brightness as the audio gets louder. When you are done calibrating, switch to another mode to store your results.

We have created an audio file which will play a sound wave at peak volume, to calibrate the PulseVU. You can play the audio from your console over the internet or download the mp3 here.

Audio Calibration (Noise): The PulseVU 2 is preset to be calibrated for the Wii, so you do not need to do this step if you are using the PulseVU 2 with a Wii. The PulseVU 2X comes calibrated for the Xbox360.

This mode will calibrate the bottom level of the VU meter to the noise level of the audio coming from the system. To do this, simply mute the volume from your console or make sure no audio or sound effects are coming from your console, then enter this mode. The LEDs should remain quite dim. This feature will compensate for a system such as a PC that may have a loud audio buzz. Allow it to run for a couple of seconds and then switch to another mode to store your results. It is important that you first perform the peak calibration before calibrating the noise.

Function Swap: Enter this mode to swap the functions of the modes when the console is on or off. For example, to set your LEDs to be off when the console is off, and then fade when the console is on, you would enter Mode14 to swap the functions and then enter Mode5. This gives you a total of 17 unique, usable modes to choose from.

Factory Reset: Use this mode to erase any settings you have changed since using your PulseVU and restore it to the default settings. This will set it back to Mode1 and also recalibrate the audio to the original settings.


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