Tick Tone Control

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Tick tock control function
Tick Tone Control

Tick Tone Control is used to control advanced tick tones in zones.
Tick tones can still be controlled from the system GUI for each channel, but Tick Tone Control will perform it for all zones, and moreover, can also define different tick tones for System A and System B respectively.

The function can be assigned to both DAK keys and control inputs.


  • Drag-and-drop Tick Tone Control to:
Amplifier > Control Inputs > CI_1-CI_6 > on_action/off_action
Access Panel > Programmable Keys > p1-px > press_action/release_action


Tick Tone Control - Settings

Tick Tone A
The tick tone that will be played in the system. In an A-B system, there will also be an option for a different tick tone in the B system.

Tick Tone B
The tick tone that will be played in System B (only available in A/B System projects). There are 3 types of tick tones available in Exigo version 1.2.

Start, Stop or Toggle the broadcast.

The Zone(s) that will receive the activity. This may be left blank if access panel keys are used for zone selection.

The number of times the broadcast is played back. Check the Loop box for continuous broadcast.

The priority of the activity.

Advanced Options

  • Check the Use Default Parameters box to use default values for the parameters

Always Include
This is used together with dynamic zone selection to ensure that some critical zones are always part of the audio activity regardless of zone selection.

  • Auto Select selected - the call will start regardless if a zone selection button is pressed or not.
  • Auto Select not selected - if a zone selection button is not pressed, the call will not start.

On Interrupt
When tick tone is interrupted by a higher priority broadcast, the following options are available:

Cancel - Cancel the broadcast
Mute - Mute the broadcast in interrupted zones while a higher priority broadcast is running
Mute All - Mute the broadcast in all zones when interrupted
  • For input actions such as Program Activation, Message, Live Speech, the default value is Mute.

Cycle Time
Time in seconds between the tick tones. Default = 10 seconds.

Offset B
Time in seconds before the broadcast is started in System B. The purpose of this is to ensure that the tick tone broadcasts do not start at the same time in both System A and System B.


Red LED indicates that the function is active.

Use cases:

Case 1: Tick tone test with dynamic zones in an A-B system

In this case one button is designated to the tick tone function, while multiple other buttons are used for zone select.

Tick tone A Tick Tone 1A
Tick tone B Tick Tone 1B
Activation Toggle
Destination Empty
Repetitions Loop
Priority 100 (default)
Cycle time 10 (default)
Offset B 1 (default)
On interrupt Cancel

Here the operator will first select zones and then start the tick tone function. After checking the speaker loops he deactivates the tick tone again by selecting the appropriate zones and then pressing the tick tone button again.

Case 2: Tick tone in a complete single system

In this case the tick tone button should start the tick tone test and allow it to run in all the zones for a set amount of time.

Tick tone A Tick Tone 1A
Tick tone B Tick Tone 1B
Activation Toggle
Destination All zones
Repetitions 50
Priority 100 (default)
Cycle time 10 (default)
Offset B 1 (default)
On interrupt Cancel

By pressing this button the operator will allow the function to run for 50 cycles in all zones before terminating.


This function is available on Exigo 1.2 and newer.