Creating New, Editing and Managing Processing Presets in Z/IPStream R/1

Updated by Mark Manolio


This document covers the process of modifying audio processing presets in the Z/IPStream R/1

The Z/IPStream and the ProStream are the same units. For Trademark reasons, the ProStream was renamed to Z/IPStream.


The Z/IPStream R/1 ships with a number of ready-to-use processing presets to get you going quickly. These presets are only a starting point. You can choose to create new presets or modify the existing ones.

The suggestion is to first, make a copy of an existing one, and then make modifications to that. We will cover that process here.

Editing Presets

All audio processing adjustments are performed in the Preset Editor, which is only available via the web interface. A “preset” represents all of the control values for each control in the Omnia processor. When a preset is chosen for the processor, control values for the processor’s settings are loaded into the processing structure and applied to the input audio.

Using the Preset Editor, it is possible to customize the chosen preset to suit your own aural requirements.

1. We suggest that you first make a copy of a factory preset to work on. From the Main menu, select Omnia Processing and then click on Manage Presets. Choose one of the factory presets listed there and click "Copy". Give the preset a new name and click the "Copy" button there. You'll receive a confirmation that it was copied. Click "OK".

Do not use any punctuation characters in the new preset name except the underscore (_) You can also use spaces if desired.

2. Click on Omnia Processing at the top, choose your newly created preset copy from the dropdown list and then click the "edit" link nest to the dropdown list.

Listen to the post-processed audio, ideally through the codec to be used, then adjust, and listen again. Aural evaluation should occur over time, not in short moments.

For a full tutorial of the processing adjustment screens, see the user manual starting on Page 53: Z/IPStream R/1 User Manual

The Bypass control (which appears in each menu), when turned ON, will completely bypass all processing, effectively connecting the input directly to the output. Bypass control state will not be saved. To bypass processing, please select “[none]” processing preset.

If you are using a factory preset as-is, please read the “Input” and “Output” adjustment sections in the user manual as these are very important for proper operation and sound quality.
Note: Be sure to click “Save” in the lower-right hand corner of the editor window when you are finished to save your changes. If you do not, they will be lost when the unit is rebooted. To revert to the preset’s original values, click "Cancel".

Managing Presets

This is where you can copy, rename and delete processing presets.

Do not use any punctuation characters in the new preset name except the underscore (_) You can also use spaces if desired.

From the Omnia Processing menu, click Manage Presets to open the preset management window:

In the example shown here, we made some changes to the Smooth and Sparkle presets in the preset editor and and then clicked “Save”.

Now, here in the Manage Presets window you will see that the line for these two presets has an additional choice: “Restore”. If we were to click on “Restore” now, before saving a copy, the original factory preset will be restored and the changes we made would be lost.

So if you do make some changes to a preset and save them, it would be a good idea to click “Copy” to save the preset with your changes to a new name. This will create a user preset with that name. We suggest yo do this first before editing a preset.

Once that is done, you can Restore the factory preset and can compare it to the new user preset that contains the changes you made from the original.

Note that the Restore option will only appear when you save custom changes to a factory preset or delete a factory preset. This means that factory presets can always be restored, even if you delete them to remove them from the preset list. This IS NOT the case for user presets. Deleting a user preset is final.

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