Black & Decker FX1200 Specifications

User’
User’ss Manual
Version 3.0
User’
User’ss Manual
Version 3.0
Contents
Contents
1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
General Information ........................................................................................................................................................... 6
General Comments............................................................................................................................................................. 6
Specifications ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Installation ............................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Safety Requirements (Important, read carefully!) ..................................................................................................... 8
General Safety Instructions ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Layout and Controls .......................................................................................................................................................... 10
Quick Reference ................................................................................................................................................................ 16
2 Setup
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2.1 Selecting, patching, creating and editing of fixtures and dimmers (Edit Show) ...............................................
2.2 Selecting Type and Number of Fixtures .......................................................................................................................
2.3 Selecting the Number of Dimmer Channels ...............................................................................................................
2.4 Selecting DMX Addresses for Fixtures ..........................................................................................................................
2.5 Setting DMX Addresses for Dimmers .............................................................................................................................
2.6 DMX Output Window ........................................................................................................................................................
2.7 DMX Output and Ethernet Configuration ....................................................................................................................
2.8 Single Channel-specific Adjustments for the Current Show .................................................................................
2.9 Creating, Assigning and Deleting Profiles ....................................................................................................................
2.10 Creating presets, effects and group buttons automatically ...................................................................................
2.11 EDITING FIXTURES (modify) .............................................................................................................................................
2.12 EDITING FIXTURES (create new) .....................................................................................................................................
2.13 Settings in the Setup Menu ............................................................................................................................................
2.14 Settings in the DEFAULTS Menu ....................................................................................................................................
2.15 Setting Sound Signals .......................................................................................................................................................
2.16 Adjustments in the ATTRIBUTE GROUPING menu .....................................................................................................
2.17 TIME & DATE Menu ............................................................................................................................................................
2.18 User Management ..............................................................................................................................................................
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3 Creating a Show ................................................................................................................................................................... 56
3.1
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
CREATING A WINDOW ......................................................................................................................................................
Creating and calling up Fixtures and Dimmer GROUPS ...........................................................................................
Accessing Fixtures directly (in the FIXTURE SHEET) .................................................................................................
Accessing Dimmer Channels directly (in the CHANNEL SHEET) ............................................................................
Colours used in the FIXTURE, CHANNEL and FADER window .................................................................................
Creating and calling up Presets ......................................................................................................................................
Deleting Groups, Sequences, Views etc. ......................................................................................................................
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4 Cues and Sequences .......................................................................................................................................................... 82
4.1 Creating Cues (separate memories) ..............................................................................................................................
4.2 Programming Sequences .................................................................................................................................................
4.3 Editing Sequences .............................................................................................................................................................
4.4. Editing Chasers .....................................................................................................................................................................
4.5 Update Cue ..........................................................................................................................................................................
4.6 Update Preset ......................................................................................................................................................................
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5 Executing Cues, Sequences and Chasers ..................................................................................................... 99
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
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ASSIGN menu (Assignment to EXECUTOR) ................................................................................................................. 99
Small EXECUTOR Window ................................................................................................................................................ 106
EXECUTOR Window ............................................................................................................................................................ 107
TRACKING Window ............................................................................................................................................................ 108
Page Administration ........................................................................................................................................................... 110
OFF menu (RUNNING PROGRAMS) ................................................................................................................................ 112
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Contents / Explanations
6 Effects
6.1
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
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Effect Pool ............................................................................................................................................................................. 113
Executing an Effect Group ............................................................................................................................................... 118
Customizing an Effect Group ........................................................................................................................................... 119
Effect Groups in Cues ....................................................................................................................................................... 120
View ALL RUNNING EFFECTS menu ............................................................................................................................... 121
Creating and Saving Virtual Forms (EDIT FORMS) ..................................................................................................... 122
7 Remote Control ...................................................................................................................................................................... 125
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
Timecode 125
Remote Control via Touchboard ..................................................................................................................................... 134
Remote Control by DMX IN .............................................................................................................................................. 136
Remote Control by MIDI ................................................................................................................................................... 138
8 Macros und QUIKEYS ...................................................................................................................................................... 140
8.1 Creating Macros ................................................................................................................................................................. 140
8.2 Assigning and Activating QUIKEYS ............................................................................................................................... 143
8.3 Agenda Menu ..................................................................................................................................................................... 144
9 Command line .......................................................................................................................................................................... 146
9.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 146
9.2 Command Overview .......................................................................................................................................................... 148
9.3 Command Reference ........................................................................................................................................................ 150
10 Saving and Loading a Show ..................................................................................................................................... 180
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.7
Saving the Current Show on the internal harddisk .................................................................................................. 180
Loading a Show from the internal harddisk ................................................................................................................ 180
Loading an Empty Show ................................................................................................................................................... 181
Deleting the Current Show .............................................................................................................................................. 181
Deleting a Show from the internal harddisk ............................................................................................................... 181
Saving the Current Show on floppy disk ...................................................................................................................... 181
Loading a Show from floppy disk ................................................................................................................................... 181
11 Software Update .................................................................................................................................................................. 182
12 Utility Menu 183
13 Layout and Controls grandMA replay unit ............................................................................................. 184
13.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................... 184
13.2 General Instructions .......................................................................................................................................................... 186
13.3 Specification and Technical Data ................................................................................................................................... 187
14 True Tracking Backup and Playback on grandMA consoles .................................................. 190
14.1
14.2
14.3
14.4
14.5
Why using a backup system? .........................................................................................................................................
grandMA with show backup ...........................................................................................................................................
Setting up a True Tracking Backup system .................................................................................................................
Connecting consoles for a True Tracking Backup system .......................................................................................
Console configuration for True Tracking Backup or Playback ................................................................................
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15 Fixture Library ....................................................................................................................................................................... 200
Index ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 203
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Important!
Attention!
Information
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1.1 General Information / 1.2 General Comments
1 Introduction
1 . 1 General Information
Combining an approved concept of operation, an outstanding product design and first-class quality with a bundle of
new ideas and top technology, this new board opens the door to a fascinating world of new dimensions, offering the
opportunity to gain perfect control on extended lighting shows involving lots of channels and intelligent fixtures.
MA users will feel very familiar with grandMA from the very beginning. The basic operation modes, well known from
the Scancommander, proved to be the perfect tools to control intelligent fixtures and are now the leading standard
of the industry. Of course, there have been quite a few improvements as controlling hundreds of channels asks for
intelligent solutions on time consuming operations, but essentially, the grandMA is still an MA console – easy to
operate, yet very powerful.
1.1.1 Displays
The first remarkable features of the grandMA are the contrast-rich, full color TFT touch screens integrated into a
panel with adjustable viewing angle. Optionally supported by two external monitors they allow for perfect control
and multiple visualisation of group and preset operations, interactive output displays and different ways of cue
listing.
Colors and gobos can directly be selected by labeled preset buttons and allow for a fast and accurate control, while
the encoders can be used anytime for the fine tuning. By way of presets, stored positions can quickly be adjusted to
changed arrangements.
1.1.2 Motorfaders
How can a console like the grandMA with just 20 faders (10 on the grandMA light) possibly claim to control 4000
channels? It’s not a trick, it’s motorised faders. They automatically capture the actual values as soon as you switch
over from one program library to another. Further special features are explained in the respective chapters following.
1.1.3 Programming features and data input
At first, the flexibility of the grandMA may surprise, but you have always the choice to do it “the old fashion way”.
Dealing with huge amounts of data will make you want to use improved ways of programming and even an
automatic effect synthesizer.
1.1.4 Flexible Setup configuration
Despite the grandMA’s high flexibility, you will never lose direct access and control. View Macro buttons allow to
visualise current information at anytime. Standard displays for typical Live Event, Theatre, synchronised playback or
Discotheque applications are some of the settings you can start from.
1.1.5 Hardware and Interfaces
The built-in Hard Disk Drive offers virtually unlimited storage capacity. The built-in flashdisk (not on the ultra-light,
on which the software is on the HDD) contains the board’s software and makes the grandMA independent from any
external PC.
1 . 2 General Comments
This manual describes the complex possibilities that the grandMA has in store for you. Step by step, you will be
guided through the logical aspects of working with this console.
You will soon find out, that operating the grandMA is relatively simple in view of the vast variety of features and
options available. Once you are familiar with the basics, you will realise that you can easily go ahead and try out
new possibilities, as all procedures and operation modes are clearly structured.
Consequently, this manual starts with a general introduction, followed by basic settings within the Setup menu,
such as selecting fixtures and dimmer channels with DMX address, modifications, etc.
Chapter 3 is dedicated to the practical aspects of setting up a Show, while Chapter 4 will show you how to create and
edit Cues and Sequences. Moving on to Chapter 5, you will learn how to execute Cues, Sequences and Chasers. In
Chapter 6, you will learn how to create, save and execute effects. Chapter 7 is dedicated to the Remote Control
(abbreviated as “Remote”) and Timecode, while Chapter 8 explains the function of Macros and the Quikey. Chapter
9 deals with the Command Line. Saving and loading your show is described in chapter 10. Chapter 11 explains the
updating of the operational software as well as the fixture library, while chapter 13 is dedicated to the operation of
the grandMA replay unit. Chapter 14 deals with True Tracking Backup and Playback Functions and chapter 15
provides a listing of all fixtures currently available in the library.
We are convinced that you will enjoy working with the grandMA and we wish you every success for your Shows!
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1.3 Specifications / 1.4 Installation
1 . 3 Specifications
1.3.1 Capacities
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2048 control channels (HTP or LTP) with 8 or 16 bit resolution, (optional) also available with 4096 channels (on
the ultra-light, only 1024 channels are possible)
Virtually unlimited number of presets, memories, cue lists and effects
1.3.2 Ergonomics
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full colour TFT touch screens with a wide angle of view and 2 external (one on the ultra-light) monitors (optional)
encoders for display setting, 5 master encoders for data entry
20 (10) motor faders and extra silent GO+ and GO– Buttons (10 non-motorized Faders on the ultra-light)
Numeric keypad plus standard keyboard and mouse (only with grandMA)
Trackball
1 . 3 . 3 General user functions
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Permanent access to single units or groups
Fixture library with update option via Internet
Selective programming for free combination of memories and effects
Free switching between stage-orientated movements and DMX control (not in version 3.0)
1.3.4 Hardware
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Notebook Hard Disk Drive and 3,5“ Floppy Drive
12 MB flash memory for self-contained operating system (not on the ultra-light)
Protection against radio interference (CE-Norm)
Inputs: MIDI, Sound, Remote Go, SMPTE, Analogue (+10 V), DMX 512
Output: 4 Times DMX 512 (2 on the ultra-light), MIDI, Printer, Ethernet
Full tracking backup and sync mode with second unit
1.3.5 Dimensions and Weight
grandMA :
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Width 48“, height 6“, depth 26“ (1200 x 150 x 670 mm)
Weight 104 lb. (47 kg) without flightcase
grandMA light
light::
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Width 29“, height 5“, depth 20“ (730 x 120 x 510 mm)
Weight 46 lb. (21 kg) without flightcase
grandMA ultra-light:
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Width 635mm, Height 157mm, Depth 490mm
Weight 12.8 kg without flightcase
grandMA replay unit à 13 Layout and Controls grandMA replay unit
1 . 4 Installation
90–230 Volt, 40–60 Hz via Euro plug. No switching of voltage necessary.
DMX output: Complies with USITT DMX 512 (1990) protocol. The output is opto-insulated and exceeding RS 485 or
RS 422. The pins in the 5 pin XLR plug are: Pin 1: ground, Pin 2: Data–, Pin 3: Data+ (pins 4 and 5: not used)
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1.5 Safety Requirements
1.5 Safety Requirements (Important, read carefully!)
1.5.1 Touchscreen
Never use any sharp items when operating the touchscreens! Deep scratches will damage the screen. During
operation it might happen that due to temperature fluctuations the calibration of the touchscreens will change, so
that a new adjustment will be necessary. à 2.13 Settings in the Setup Menu (point 1)
1.5.2 Sockets for keyboard and mouse
These sockets are located on the back side of the unit and are very delicate; especially during transport, take care
that these parts are not exposed to mechanic stress.
1 . 5 . 3 Transportation/Case
During transport, take care that the touchscreens are not exposed to mechanical stress. Flightcases not provided by
MA Lighting have to be designed in a way that under no circumstances pressure can be exerted on the TFT
displays.
1.5.4 Panel (grandMA only)
If the mechanical parts of the display panel have not been moved for a while (about one day), it might occur that
you will feel a stronger resistance when starting to change the angle. This is just normal and related to the
mechanics.
1 . 5 . 5 Battery (not on the ultra-light)
In case of power failure, the console offers (with fully charged battery) an emergency backup of at least 10 minutes.
In case of a longer power failure, the console will automatically switch off after approximately another 3 minutes
or another 12 minutes when pressing CONTINUE. If this case occurs
occurs, the console will automatically save
all data
data.
When switching off the unit via built-in power switch
switch, all data of the current show are saved automatically.
In case of an automatic switch-off after power failure (described above), the unit must be running again for at
least 10 minutes, in order to guarantee a proper SAVE procedure the next time the unit is switched off. By
ignoring this advice the harddisk will be damaged.
The battery needs approximately 4–8 hours for a full recharge. Only then the battery is able again to bridge another
power failure of up to 10 minutes.
According to manufacturer provisions, the battery has to be changed after 5 years at latest
latest. Please attach a
label on the unit, indicating the date of purchase, preferably update data etc. (choose a location, where this
information can easily be seen). (This manual was printed in the year 2001.)
1.5.6 Harddisk
During operation, do not push or knock the unit.
Although the built-in notebook harddisk is secured by a rubber-upholstery, mechanical stress can still damage the
unit and lead to e.g. a complete loss of data.
1.5.7 Housing
– Do not block or cover the ventilation. On hot summer days, the lid (grandMA only) should be at least 5 cm open
to ensure sufficient ventilation.
– Do not place any drinks on the unit.
– Do not use force when adjusting the viewing angle of the display panel (grandMA only).
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1.6 General Safety Instructions
1 . 6 General Safety Instructions
1. Read all the instructions in the user’s manual, especially the safety requirements à 1.5 Safety requirements
2. Follow all instructions. Keep the user’s manual for later use.
3. Follow all cautions and warnings indicated on the unit.
4. Pull the mains plug before cleaning the unit; don’t use any liquid or spray cleanser. Clean with a dry cloth.
5. Do not use the unit near water. Do not expose it to a humid environment. Do not spill any liquid over the unit.
6. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
7. Do not block or cover any ventilation slots in the housing - they guarantee the reliable functioning of the unit
and protect it against overheating. Do not install the unit into a frame unless sufficient ventilation is guaranteed.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not insert any objects through the slots of the unit, as these could get in contact with live parts or could
cause short circuits. This may cause fires and electric shocks.
9. Do not place the unit on unstable surfaces. It might fall down and get damaged.
10. The unit is provided with a safety plug. This plug can only be used with safety sockets. These precautions should
by all means be followed. If the plug should not fit into a given socket (e.g. the case with old sockets), the socket
should be replaced by an electrician.
11. Do not ignore the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
12. Do not place any objects on the power cord. Protect it from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs and
the point where they exit from the apparatus.
13. If using an extension cord, make sure the rated output of all units connected in aggregate does not exceed the
maximum rated output of the extension cord. The rated output of the units plugged into the socket should in
aggregate not exceed 10 amperes.
14. If the power cord or the mains plug is damaged, let a qualified technician replace it immediately.
15. Only use power cords which are marked as safety-proof.
16. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged
in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Besides others, you run the risk of suffering an electric shock.
17. All service work should be exclusively performed by qualified service technicians.
18. Do not use any high-power walkie-talkies or cellular phones near the unit.
19. If one of the following conditions occurs, please pull the mains plug and call the customer
service!
– Power cord or mains plug is damaged or worn.
– Liquid penetrated into the unit.
– The unit was exposed to rain or high ambient humidity.
– The unit does not function properly, even when following all the instructions in the manual. Do only manipulate
the controls mentioned in the instructions, as wrong settings on other controls may damage the unit; all too
often, it is very time-consuming to have damaged parts repaired by a service technician.
– The unit fell down and the housing was damaged.
Please note that this console is based on complex software and as you probably know from computer
experience, software crashes can occur on occasion. But be assured, that we will do our best to keep them
rare exceptions.
Electric shock warning on the backside of the grandMA
The unit should be serviced by qualified personnel only, as live parts may be exposed when opening and/or removing
coverings; besides others, you run the risk of suffering an electric shock.
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1.7 Layout and Controls
1.7
Layout and Controls
1.7.1 Layout and Controls grandMA
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TFT-Display with Touchscreen
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Select button
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View
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Encoders – To move/scroll the respective
window contents
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Encoders – To set the attribute values such as
Gobo, Pan/Tilt, times etc.
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Page change-over – For Channel faders,
Executor faders and Executor buttons
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Manual Time Setting for Presets
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Yellow Knob - To adjust the Touchscreen
Panel
Playback buttons – Can be defined e.g. as
Go+, Go–, Pause, Flash etc.
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Executor faders – Can be defined e.g. as
Master, Swap Master, X-Fader etc.
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Go+, Go–, Pause buttons – Only effective
for the default sequences. Default sequences can
be assigned to the buttons using the Select
button (recognisable by the green title bar of
the small EXECUTOR window above it).
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Buttons – To directly process Go+, Go– etc. for
any Executor, or to lock Executors
Executor buttons (see also à ExecutorFader (8))
Select – Cues, Groups, Executors etc. in
combination with numeric keypad
Manual Timing – Setting for Executor-Buttons
Blind, Freeze, Clear buttons
Blackout button for dimmer channels
Grand Master for Dimmers channels
Numeric keypad
Intensity wheel
Cursor buttons NEXT, PREV. Choosing
Fixtures or Channels one by one within Groups.
Trackball for Pan / Tilt
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1.7.2 Layout and Controls grandMA light
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1 . 7 . 3 Layout and Controls grandMA ultra-light (similar to grandMA light picture)
Items 7 and 17 do not apply (buttons inexistent).
Item 22 (Wheel) does not apply, can be controlled by Trackball (item 25) and Wheel button (item 24).
1 . 7 . 4 Layout and Controls grandMA replay unit
à Chapter 13
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List buttons
Faders: will bring up small Executor windows
for the EXECUTOR FADERS.
Buttons: will bring up small Executor windows
for the EXECUTOR BUTTONS.
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Viewpool button for opening a selection with
all created VIEWS on the display. These can be called
up directly by selecting the respective ones.
Go+, Go–, Pause button – Will only take effect
for the default sequences. A default sequence can
be assigned to buttons by using the Select button
(indicated by the green title bar in the small
EXECUTOR window displayed above.).
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Background button - If on the TFT display,
Views are being overlayed by a menu (ASSIGN, EDIT,
….), you can use this button to bring up or hide the
menu.
Executor buttons can also be defined as e.g.
Go, Go-, Pause, Flash, etc..
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20
Manual setting of times for Executor buttons
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Numeric keypad
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PAN / TILT button, switching over of the
trackball function for mouse function (LED off) or
Pan / Tilt function (LED on)
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Power switch
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Blackout button for Dimmer channels
Grand Master for Dimmer channels
TFT Display with touch screen
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View
Encoder for moving / scrolling the respective
window contents
Keyboard button to bring up the Soft Keyboard
on the TFT display.
Manual setting of times for Presets
Encoder for setting the attribute values (e.g. Gobo,
Pan/Tilt, times, etc.)
Buttons to directly execute functions like Go+,
Go-, etc. for arbitrary executors, locking executors,
SELECT button
Page flipping for Channel fader, Executor fader
and Executor buttons
Playback buttons can also be defined as e.g.
Go, Go-, Pause, Flash, etc..
Executor faders can also be defined e.g. as
Master, Swap Master, X-Fader, etc..
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26
Choosing Groups, Executors, etc. in combination
using the numeric keypad
Intensity wheel
Cursor buttons NEXT, PREV. Groupwise Calling
up of scanner or dimmer channels one after the
other.
Left / Middle / Right button for Mouse
function
Trackball for Mouse or Pan / Tilt function
Socket for console lamp 12V/5W
1 . 7 . 5 grandMA light and ultra-light
ultra-light:: Differences to the grandMA
The software for the grandMA light and ultra-light and the grandMA is nearly identical.
The product will not be delivered with a hardware keyboard and an external mouse. An additional external keyboard
and a mouse, however, can be connected on the rear of the unit.
Using the KEYBOARD button on the TFT display, a Soft Keyboard can be brought up that can be operated via the
touch screen. The Soft Keyboard will only appear, if entries are possible.
If the trackball is switched to mouse function (LED in the PAN / TILT button is off), you can perform mouse functions
using the trackball or the LEFT-MIDDLE-RIGHT buttons.
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1.7.6 General Operation
Touch screen
– Buttons can directly be selected.
– In charts, individual cells can be selected. By using the Lasso function on the touch screen, you can also
select several cells.
– You can simultaneously select individual, but also several Fixtures or Channels by dragging the mouse on
the touch screen.
– Directly activating title bars of windows or options for the individual window.
Encoder on the right of the Display
– In the active window, the focus (blue frame) or a highlighted cell (red background) can be moved upwards
or downwards. If pressing the Encoder when turning it, you can move the focus to the left or to the right
side.
– If a pulldown menu is opened, you can use the Encoder to scroll through the list. When you reach the
desired value, you can select it by shortly pressing the Encoder.
– If in a chart, a cell is selected with a value or a time, you can open an entry window by shortly pressing the
Encoder. In this window, you can also use the Encoder to adjust the value, pressing the Encoder again will
accept the new value.
– If a Fixture or a Channel is selected (blue frame), you can open the options by shortly pressing the Encoder.
Encoder below the TFT Display
– To set the selected function (PAN/TILT, DIMMER, GOBO, etc.). If pressing the Encoder while turning it, you
can change the Encoder’s sensitivity.
– If more than one function is displayed above the encoder, you can switch between the various functions
by short push on the encoder.
grandMA Hardware keyboard or grandMA light and ultra-light Soft
(TOUCH) Keyboard
– Views, Groups, Presets, Sequences, Effect groups, Forms or even Macros can directly be named within the
respective pool.
– Cue names can be adjusted in the EDIT menu, in the Tracking or EXECUTOR Sheet.
If the “Scroll Lock“ function is activated, commands can only be entered directly into the
Commandline (Scroll Lock LED on keyboard is lit). By pushing this button briefly
briefly,, you can
switch this function either ON or OFF
OFF..
grandMA Mouse or grandMA light and ultra-lightTrackball
ultra-light-Trackball
The most effective way of working with the grandMA is to use the touchscreen and the encoders which are
located next to the respective displays. The only means to change the size of windows, work within the
6.7.2 Modifying Forms), though, is the mouse.
Tracking Sheet or edit forms (6.7.2
With the left button:
– Buttons can directly be selected,
– Individual cells in charts can be selected,
– Several cells in charts can be selected simultaneously by clicking, holding and dragging them,
– Fixtures or Channels can be selected,
– Title bars of windows can be activated or options for the individual window can directly be called up.
With the middle button:
– The values of selected Fixtures or Channels can be adjusted.
With the right button:
– The options for this window can be opened by clicking on the title bar,
– The options can be opened by clicking on an individual Fixture or Channel.
OOPS Function
By pressing the OOPS button, you can cancel (go back) up to 10 steps.
Holding the OOPS button opens a window showing the 10 last entries on the right TFT-display. Pressing the
UNDO button will cancel the first entry on top of the list. à 2.13.1 Optionen der OOPS-Funktion
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Entry window/Calculator
In this window, you can enter values or times and recalculate them.
Presets can be called up for the selected Fixtures or Channels.
If in the Executor Sheet or in the EDIT menu, a trigger call or time is selected, you can open this window by pressing
the Encoder on the right side of the Display.
If Fixtures or Channels are selected, this window can be opened by pressing the respective buttons for this function
above the Encoder.
The title bar of this window will display the selected function.
In the upper cell, the current value will be displayed.
Using the touch screen, the number pad or turning the encoder
on the right of the display you can enter a different value or
time, and accept it by pressing the OK button.
Left of the numbers, the following buttons are displayed: H (for
hours), M (for minutes), S (for seconds) and F (for frames).
With these buttons, you can directly enter times, if necessary.
or:
If a function is selected, buttons for Clear, Deactivate and the
individual presets are displayed in the lower part. If you press
CLEAR, the values of the selected Fixtures or Channels will be
deleted. If you press DEACTIVATE, the active values of the selected
Fixtures or Channels will be deleted.
If you select a Preset, it will be displayed in the upper bar, and
you can select it pressing the OK button.
Entries can be deleted using the OOPS-button.
SOFT (TOUCH) Keyboard
On the grandMA light and ultra-light, you can call it up by pressing the KEYBOARD button.
In the upper right cell, the entered text will
be displayed.
Using the touch screen, you can select
individual buttons.
Pressing RETURN will accept your entry.
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1 . 8 Quick Reference
After some years of experience we have lost our illusions about any user to be willing to read a complete manual
before playing with a new toy. But there are some tips which may help you to find your way around.
1.8.1 Basics
The grandMA is a highly specialised computer with up to 6 monitors, and many functions will work as you may be
used to from your PC or MAC.
Main supply: 90–230V
The mouse in its drawer (grandMA only) or track ball on the grandMA light:
– Left click selects a field for keyboard or encoder input, etc.
– Right click goes to Modify (opens windows with options, sorting columns by clicking on the headline...)
– Pressing and holding the middle mouse button changes output values (Hold and Move)
The displays (select one by a click into empty space)
The grandMA offers different windows: Menus with information and control buttons, spreadsheets, button groups,
dimmer channel listings and fader symbols
– Left mouse click on the headline moves a window, the size is set on the left and lower boarders
– Right mouse click on the headline opens a window with different options
Spreadsheets (comparable to those used in Excel or Access):
– Holding left mouse button and moving the mouse, you can select a set of cells (not on all screens possible)
– Left click on a column headline will resize or move the column
– Right click on a column headline will sort by this column
Emergency help: Like any computer, the grandMA may crash. If nothing helps:
1. Perform a reset (by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL or the RESET button on the backside of the unit).
Only if this doesn’t help:
2. During the booting of the unit, use the red “Utility menu” to delete the current Show. à 12 Utility Menu
In case of any further problem, please feel free to contact our HOTLINE +49 - 5251-688865-99.
1.8.2 Setup and start
The easiest way is to use the BACKUP button and load a demo-show or start-setup. Otherwise:
1. SETUP button: Will select and patch the number of dimmers and scanners, possibly create presets, group and
effect buttons.
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By YES in the BTN column of the Fixture Schedule, the grandMA automatically generates a button for each fixture
in the group window.
2. Right click into any empty display:
– creates, moves and resizes a FADER or CHANNEL window for dimmer control and
– FIXTURE, GROUP and different Preset windows (PAN/TILT, GOBO...) for scanners.
1 . 8 . 3 Direct access
The grandMA offers different ways of controlling dimmer values and scanner attributes. For a quick start, we give
you only one example for each of them.
Setting values for dimmers:
CHANNEL FADER “–“ or “+“ button switches the motor fader to control single dimmer channels.
– “+“ and “–“ scrolls in blocks of 20 (10) dimmers.
– The set fader parameters are shown in the dimmer display.
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Channels can also be selected and modified by mouse, wheel, encoder ...
With the LINK function (right on top of display), the window will automatically scroll to show the channels set for
the faders.
Controlling Fixture attributes:
GROUP window
Select a fixture by its button (or click on the name of a fixture in the output window).
GOBO, COLOUR ... window
Open a preset for the selected unit (if no presets are displayed, run the selected function via an encoder).
T I P 1 Pressing and turning the encoder allows for the fine tuning.
TIP2 If more than one function per encoder is displayed, push the encoder to switch over.
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1.8.4 Saving Settings
The STORE button of the grandMA is very flexible and direct.
TIP
Attention: If the STORE button is flashing, switch off with a second press or use ESCAPE.
Example: Selecting some fixtures and setting the color wheel
– STORE + button of an EXECUTOR (make sure you switched back from CHANNEL to EXECUTOR): Saves the color
setting as a cue for the selected Executor.
– STORE + button of an EXECUTOR, where a cue was already saved, offers the option to overwrite, add information
or create a list. à 1.8.7 CREATE LIST
– STORE + a cell in the GROUP window: Saves the chosen scanners as a new group (enter name via keyboard)
– STORE + any cell in the preset COLOUR window: Saves the adjusted values as a color preset (enter name via
keyboard)
– STORE + one of the VIEW buttons on the right hand side of the displays: Saves the layout of the screen, the mouse
position, etc. as a view (enter a name ...)
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With STORE + VIEW button you can save screens individually or all at once.
In the ASSIGN menu, you can enter names for the programs.
1.8.5 Selecting and activating channels, fixtures and functions
The concepts of Selecting and Activating have different meanings and are important terms for working with the
grandMA.
Selected fixtures or channels (name in status window turns yellow) are automatically cleared if a setting was
altered and new fixtures selected (a click on the CLEAR button will do the same).
The Active values(red) determine, which channels are ready to be saved to the next cue, and will be controlled by
this cue later on. Channels not selected will never be affected by any playback of this cue (LTP rule = Latest Takes
Precedence).
Changing the selection:
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– Any channel or function, being controlled in Direct Access mode, is automatically marked as selected.
– Pressing the CLEAR button several times, deletes the whole selection.
1st CLEAR: selects – 2nd CLEAR: activates– 3rd CLEAR: deletes all values set by direct access.
– Selecting a channel, fixture or function two or more times can be used to modify an activation
1st selects – 2nd activates– 3rd deactivates
By holding the STORE button and selecting ALL, the activation will be ignored and the complete output saved as a
cue.
1 . 8 . 6 Timing – Fade times (FADE) and Delays (DELA
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(DELAY)
The grandMA offers two different ways of storing time settings for a cue:
1. BASIC X-FADE and SNAP DELAY
With STORE, a basic fade time can be set for all typical fader channels, whereas SNAP DELAY will only work for
channels marked as snap channels in the Patch menu.
2. TIME button for individual durations per channel
With TIME, the status windows can be switched to the FADE or DELAY layer, where individual durations can be set
for each channel. These durations will be stored to the cues and will overrule any basic duration.
1.8.7 CREATE LIST
When saving a cue to an Executor already containing a cue, the grandMA offers the option to start a cue list, which
may be called up as a Chaser or sequence later on.
In the ASSIGN menu, you can preset the Cue list as for tracking or non-tracking, respectively.
TRACKING CUELIST (typically for scanner control or theatre applications):
For this, it would make sense only to include changed values. On playback, the grandMA will hold a value until a
new one is given by any following step (TRACKING = the grandMA will keep track of this value within the next steps).
NON-TRACKING CUELIST
Here, all values to be used have to be saved to the respective step, as all values not selectively stored within a step,
will be switched off (“0” or default).
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1.8.8 Playback buttons and faders
– The motor faders allow to work on different pages simultaneously. With OFF, the playback can be stopped.
– With the ASSIGN + EXECUTOR buttons, you can define, which program and which functions are on the Playback.
– The 12 function keys can be used for any Playback (OFF - EXECUTOR1).
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To call up a cue with a fader, it has to be activated via GO+, TOP or ON.
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2 . 1 Selecting, patching, creating and editing of fixtures and
dimmers (Edit Show)
You will reach the SETUP menu by pressing the SETUP button.
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In this menu, you can create, modify and set the number of fixture types and normal dimmer channels. à2.2 /
2.3 Setting up Fixtures and Dimmer Channels
Accessing this menu will take a few seconds, as all Fixtures (approx. 250) will be loaded from the hard disk.
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In this menu, you can choose DMX addresses for all fixtures and Dimmer channels and make lamp-type specific
adjustments for the respective show. à 2.4 / 2.5 Setting DMX addresses
In this menu, you can have so-called presets automatically created for all registered fixtures and dimmers, if those
presets are already contained in the internal library. Furthermore, prepared Effect Groups and buttons for each
Fixture or Dimmer channel can be created from the GROUP window. à 2.9 Creating presets, effects and groups
automatically
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2.2 Selecting Type and Numbers of Fixtures
2 . 2 Selecting Type and Number of Fixtures
Click on FIXTURE SCHEDULE in the Setup menu (might take a few seconds).
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Make a right mouse click in the cell below the QTY title.
In the NUMBER window, enter the quantity of Fixtures of one type, using the keyboard. Confirm by pressing ENTER.
Or:
Move the red bar using the left mouse button, until the desired number of Fixtures appears. Now, make a left mouse
click on the number; the selected number will be accepted.
Make a right mouse click on NEW ENTRY. Move the blue bar within the SELECT A FIXTURE window by holding the left
mouse button until the desired Fixture appears in the left column. Select the Fixture with left mouse click. The
selected Fixture will be added to the list.
The list can be sorted by name, manufacturer or date for an easy and fast retrieval of fixtures.
For example: Sort by names: Right mouse click on NAME. With first mouse click, Fixture will be sorted A–Z, with
second click they will be sorted Z–A.
For further Fixtures, start again with step 1 and use NEW ENTRY, one line below the new Fixture.
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If you exchange existing fixtures (same ID-number), all presets and cues of previous fixtures will not be
deleted and can still be used for newly assigned fixtures. The names and DMX values for presets will be taken
over. If necessary, you might have to check and correct the presets.
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If the MANUFACTURER LIBRARY button (dark background) is pressed, all Fixtures stored in the library are available.
If the USER LIBRARY button (dark background) is pressed, all self-created Fixtures stored in the library are available.
If the ACTUAL SHOW button (dark background) is pressed, only Fixtures to be used in this show are available.
Will add a new line above the marked position.
Will erase the marked line.
Accessing the EDIT FIXTURES menu.
In this menu, the selected Fixture can be changed. If NEW ENTRY is activated, a new Fixture can be defined.
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1 EDITING FIXTURES (modify) and 2.12 EDITING FIXTURES (create new)
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If in the „Start“ column the number of a Fixture is followed by an asterix, this is a Fixture that was modified
or selfmade.
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Shifting between the Fixture library on the hard disk or floppy disk. à 2.1
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After switching to Floppy disk, it may take a few seconds for the Floppy to react.
HARDDISK LIBRARY: Uses Fixtures from internal hard disk.
FLOPPY DISK:
Uses Fixtures from floppy disk.
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Calling up the MANAGE menu.
By clicking on the Fixtures/Dimmers in this menu and selecting and pressing the DELETE ENTRY button, you can
delete the self-created Fixtures and Dimmers stored in the library. Fixtures in the manufacturer library can not be
deleted.
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With UPDATE LIBRARY, you can save newly created or modified Fixtures to the hard disk drive (library) or to a floppy
disk. By that, a new or modified Fixture will be available for a new show. When Fixtures are modified and stored, they
are registered with the appropriate date.
To store a Fixture, please change its name as otherwise this Fixture will appear twice in the library and can
only be discerned by its date.
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All settings will be stored with the SAVE button.
To leave this menu, bringing you back to SETUP.
The next step will be the patching of fixtures. à 2.4 Selecting DMX addresses for Fixtures
RECOMMENDATION
After changes in the FIXTURES SCHEDULE Menu – especially the deleting of Fixtures from the Show - a RESET of the
grandMA should be executed, for safety reasons, after leaving this menu (point 14) (Control-Alternate-Delete).
This will set up and sort the internal structure again.
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2.3 Selecting the Number of Dimmer Channels
2 . 3 Selecting the Number of Dimmer Channels
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Activate by right mouse click on the cell below QTY. The NUMBER window will open.
Using the keyboard, enter the number of dimmer channels into the NUMBER window. Confirm by pressing ENTER.
Or:
Move the red bar by holding the left mouse button until the desired number of dimmer channels appears on the left.
Activate number with left mouse click.The selected number will be stored.
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Right mouse click on NEW ENTRY. The SELECT A FIXTURE window will open. The sheet shows all DIMMER types
created. With a left mouse click on a Dimmer type, it will be selected.
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If the MANUFACTURER LIBRARY button (dark background) is pressed, all Dimmer types stored in the manufacturer
library are available.
If the USER LIBRARY button (dark background) is pressed, all self-created Dimmer types stored in the library are
available.
If the ACTUAL SHOW button (dark background) is pressed, only Dimmer types to be used in this show are available.
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To add a new line in front of the marked position.
To erase the marked line.
Calling up the EDIT FIXTURE menu.
In this menu, the selected Dimmer can be modified. If NEW ENTRY is selected, you can create a new Dimmer.
à 2.1
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FIXTURE)
If in the “Start” column, the number of a Fixture is followed by an asterix, this is a fixture that was modified
or self-created.
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Switching between library on the hard disk to library on the floppy disk, or vice versa.
After switching to the floppy disk, it can take some seconds until the floppy reacts.
HARDDISK LIBRARY: Uses Fixtures/Dimmers from the internal hard disk.
FLOPPY DISK:
Uses Fixtures/Dimmers from the floppy (if any).
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Calling up the MANAGE menu.
By clicking on the Fixtures/Dimmers in this menu and selecting and pressing the DELETE ENTRY button, you can
delete the self-created Fixtures and Dimmers stored in the library. Fixtures in the manufacturer library can not be
deleted.
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With UPDATE LIBRARY, you can save newly created or modified Fixtures/Dimmers to the hard disk drive (library) or
to a floppy disk. By that, a new or modified Fixture/Dimmer will be available for a new show. When Fixtures/Dimmers
are modified and stored, they are registered with a new date.
To store a Dimmer, please change its name as otherwise this Dimmer will appear twice in the library and can
only be discerned by its date.
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To save all settings with SAVE button.
To leave the FIXTURE SCHEDULE menu.
Proceed by “patching“ the dimmer channels. à 2.5 Setting DMX Addresses for Dimmers
RECOMMENDATION
After changes in the FIXTURES SCHEDULE Menu – especially the deleting of Dimmers from the Show, a RESET of the
grandMA should be executed after leaving this menu (item 8) (Control-Alt-Delete).
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2 . 4 Selecting DMX Addresses for Fixtures
Activate PATCH in the Setup menu.
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Select the respective fixture in the DMX 1 column by a right mouse click. The PATCH FIXTURES window will appear.
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Set the DMX output A to H via keyboard. Enter the DMX channel via the keyboard and confirm with ENTER.
If several fixtures are addressed one by one, these can be selected in one by clicking and holding the left mouse
button (draw loop) in the DMX 1 column. Once the fixtures have been selected (red background), a right mouse
click in the marked column will open the window PATCH FIXTURES.
Or:
Set the DMX output A to H by a left mouse click. Move the red bar by holding the left mouse button until the desired
address appears on the left. Activate by a left mouse click and data will be stored. Repeat these three steps for each
fixture.
Assigning the DMX sockets à 2.7 DMX output configuration
Output E to H is only possible with an optional channel expansion to 4096 channels. For the expansion, an
upgrade is necessary. As of serial number 156, a dongle (hardware protection) has to be installed within the
grandMA; for serial numbers under SN 156, a plug-in card has to be exchanged. For this operation, the
unit has to be opened by a qualified technician. CAUTION: unplug the mains plug
first!
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With a right mouse click you can invert PAN or TILT on the respective fixture. An inverted function will be indicated
by an INV in the cell.
Selecting a name with a left mouse click, you can overwrite this name, using the keyboard, and set a new name for
the respective Fixture; confirm the new name with ENTER. This name will be displayed in the FIXTURE SHEET
window.
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The PAN and TILT functions can be swapped within the SWAP column. To swap PAN or TILT on one of the Fixtures, use
the right mouse button. When PAN and TILT have been swapped, this will be indicated by a YES in the respective cell.
TIP
Here you can set the most useful “PAN/TILT-Trackball-Orientation“ (why not try immediately?). Select the Fixture,
press HIGHLIGHT and “surf” with the trackball. Modifications will only take effect after storing. For this, the
HIGHLIGHT button is of great help.)
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In the NOMASTER column, the operation of the GRANDMASTER FADER for a specific Fixture can be switched off. By
a right mouse click on a cell in the NOMASTER column, the GRANDMASTER FADER for this Fixture can be switched
off. A YES in the respective cell indicates that the GRANDMASTER FADER is switched off.
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Within the DMX column, the information on a DMX address is followed by the function of the first DMX channel.
This serves a better orientation.
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With some fixtures, you will have to address a second DMX channel (for example: The dimmer of the VL 5, Scroller
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with dimmer). With these Fixtures, a second DMX channel has to be addressed in this column. à 2.1
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FIXTURES (modify) and 2.12 EDITING FIXTURES (create new)
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This button will open the DIMMER PATCH menu (patching of dimmer channels).
Calling up the DMX LIST menu.
In this menu, you can modify Fixture and Channel-specific settings. à 2.8 Single Channel-specific Adjustments
for the Current Show
If this button is on „Enumerate Names“, additional numbers will be generated for those Fixtures whose names are
changed simultaneously. Switching the button by pressing it briefly.
By pressing the PRINT button the DMX sheet will be printed (default printer).
By pressing the UNDO Button, all changes made since this menu has been called up, will be canceled.
To leave the FIXTURE PATCH menu.
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2 . 5 Setting DMX Addresses for Dimmers
Activate PATCH in the SETUP menu.
The button DIMMER PATCH will lead you to the menu EDIT DIMMER PATCH
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Select the first dimmer channel with a right mouse click.
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If several dimmer channels are addressed one by one, these can be selected in one by pushing and holding the left
mouse button (draw loop) in the DMX ADDRESS column. Once the dimmer channels have been selected (red
background), a right mouse click in the marked column will open the PATCH DIMMER window.
Set the DMX channel via keyboard; confirm with ENTER.
Or:
Set the DMX output A to H by a left mouse click. Move the blue bar by holding left mouse button, until the desired
address appears on the left. Confirm figure with a left mouse click and the chosen figure will be displayed. Repeat
these steps for each dimmer channel.
Assigning the DMX sockets à 2.7 DMX output and Ethernet configuration
Outputs E to H are only available with an optional channel expansion to 4096 channels. For the expansion,
an upgrade is necessary. As of serial number 156, a dongle (hardware protection) has to be installed within
the grandMA; for serial numbers under SN 156, a plug-in card has to be exchanged. For this operation,
the unit has to be opened by a qualified technician. CAUTION: unplug the mains plug
first!
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To erase DMX address of selected dimmer channel.
When the MULTI PATCH button is pressed (button’s background color changes from light gray to dark gray), you can
address several DMX output channels for a Fixture channel.
When the TEST OUT button is pressed (dark background), the selected DMX output channel is temporarily set to 100
percent. Doing so, you can find a patched channel much faster within the stage setting.
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In the NOMASTER column, the operation of the GRANDMASTER FADER for a specific Dimmer channel can be
switched off. By a right mouse click on a cell in the NOMASTER column, the GRANDMASTER FADER for this Fixture
can be switched off. A YES in the respective cell indicates that the GRANDMASTER FADER is switched off.
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Single Channel-specific Adjustments for the Current Show
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If this button is on „Enumerate Names“, additional numbers will be generated for those Dimmers whose names are
changed simultaneously. Switching the button by pressing it briefly.
By pressing the PRINT button the DMX sheet will be printed (default printer).
By pressing the UNDO Button, all changes made since this menu has been called up, will be canceled.
To leave the DIMMER PATCH menu.
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2.6 DMX-Output Window
2 . 6 DMX Output Window
Create a DMX Output Window (DMX) using a TFT Display. à 3.1 Creating windows
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In this window, each of the patched channels can be displayed with its triggered values.
By briefly pressing the respective buttons (A – H) (dark background), all DMX ports’ DMX channels will be displayed
in this window (if needed, scroll through the window using the Encoder next to the Display.)
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Here, the first channel of this column is displayed.
If you position the mouse pointer on a cell, the DMX channel (possibly already patched channels with their fixture
types and functions) will be displayed in the lower part of the window.
Patching Fixtures or Dimmer channels
Select the first channel for Fixture or Dimmer channels using the mouse pointer. By a right mouse click, the Patch
Fixture and Dimmers window will open.
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By pressing this button (changes from OFF to ON), you can switch on Multipatch for the Dimmer channels.
Now, you can address several DMX output channels for a Dimmer channel.
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Here, you can define whether just 1 Fixture /Dimmer channel or between 2 and 100 will be patched simultaneously.
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By pressing this button, you can chose between Fixtures (the table will only show Fixtures), Dimmers (the table will
only show Dimmer channels) or both together (the table will show all Fixtures and Dimmer channels).
Choosing a Fixture or Dimmer channel will patch it/them and will close the window.
The number of Fixtures / Dimmer channels set under 7 will be reset to 1 automatically after each patching
procedure. Pressing this button briefly will switch the display from YES to NO, and the set number will not be reset
after the next patching procedure.
This window will now display all patched channels. If you position the mouse pointer above a channel, the lower part
of the window will display the DMX channel and the respective channel of the pertinent Fixture / Dimmer channel.
The channels pertinent to a Fixture have a blue frame (if this frame is yellow, this Fixture / Dimmer channel is
already selected).
By clicking, holding and moving the first channel of a Fixture / Dimmer using the left mouse button, you can move
it to another free position. The Fixture / Dimmer channel will be patched directly after been moved and at the same
time, the changes will be saved.
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2.6 DMX-Output Window
Deleting a PPatch
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Perform a right mouse click on the channel of a Fixture or Dimmer channel. This will open the UNPATCHING window,
where you can delete the Patch by choosing YES.
2.6.1 Options of the DMX Output window
On the touch screen, click on the left corner of the title bar.
By pressing the FONT SIZE button, you can switch the font size used in these windows between LARGE and SMALL.
By pressing the % button (DEC or HEX), you can switch the displayed values from Percent, Decimal to Hexadecimal.
The number below Columns indicates, how many channels are being displayed in a column. By clicking on the
number, you can enter a new value using the keyboard. Confirm with ENTER. The new number will automatically be
accepted.
With the DELETE button, you can delete the DMX Output window.
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2 . 7 DMX Output and Ethernet Configuration
There are 4 DMX output sockets on the back side of the grandMA. These sockets can be assigned to DMX ports A to
H in an arbitrary way.
By data transmission via Ethernet, more DMX outputs can be triggered.
Outputs E to H are only available with a channel expansion to 4096 channels. For the expansion, an upgrade
is necessary. As of serial number 156, a dongle (hardware protection) has to be installed within the grandMA;
for serial numbers under SN 156, a plug-in card has to be exchanged. For this operation, the unit
has to be opened by a qualified technician. CAUTION: unplug the mains plug first!
Press the TOOLS button once.
Call up this menu from the TOOLS menu using the DMX-OUTPUT CONFIGURATION
button.
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2.6.1 Assigning the DMX-XLR sockets of the grandMA
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In this column, the DMX ports can be assigned to the respective output sockets on the grandMA.
By pressing the buttons several times, one of the DMX ports (Universe) A to H can be assigned to any of the
grandMA’s output sockets A to D. The assigning of DMX ports (Universe) to the sockets will be effected simultaneously.
2.6.2 Configuring the DMX outputs via Ethernet
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By pressing a button in the PROTOCOL column, a transmission protocol can be designated for the respective DMX
output. In version 2.10, ARTNET of the company Artistic Licence can be assigned.
By pressing a button in the CONFIGURATION column, the ARTNET DMX ETHERNET CONFIGURATION menu will be
opened for this DMX output. à 2.7.3 ARTNET DMX-ETHERNET CONFIGURATION
In the position “enabled“ DMX-Output via Ethernet is possible. By pressing the button it switches to “disabeld“; now
DMX-Output via Ethernet is no longer possible.
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2.7.3 ARTNET DMX-ETHERNET-CONFIGURATION
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From software version 2.10 and later DMX hubs of the company Artistic Licence can be used. It is now
possible, to connect up to 16 DMX hubs. On the DMX hubs, unique SUB NET addresses have to be designated
accordingly. The address switches of the individual DMX sockets have to be set to four different addresses.
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If DMX hubs are connected, they will be searched for and displayed in the chart when calling up this menu. If
the hub is being activated after opening the menu, you can search for the hub by pressing the Scan of
ArtNet Nodes button to insert the hub in the chart, if one is found.
In the left chart, all hubs found will be displayed with the respectively set address for each DMX OUTPUT. The
number in front of the colon is the SUBNET address, the number following is the address for the DMX OUTPUT.
Choose an address for the DMX OUTPUT.
In the right chart, one line is displayed for each hub. The selected DMX OUTPUT will be displayed on a green
background.
If an output is displayed on a red background, this indicates that it is already being assigned and can not be used.
In the SHORT NAME column, you can enter a name for each hub using the keyboard.
Press the SAVE button. Now, the hub for this DMX port is configured and the menu will be closed.
If further ports are to be assigned, repeat steps 2 to 6. When all settings are completed, press the SAVE button in the
DMX-OUTPUT CONFIGURATION menu. The modified settings are now saved. Now, the blue ACTIVE LED at the
assigned DMX hub is on and the DMX outputs can be used. When data is received, the red LED on the DMX hub is on.
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2 . 8 Single Channel-specific Adjustments for the Current Show
Press the DMX LIST button in the PATCH menu to activate this menu.
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This menu will only display the actually patched channels. All changes made here will only affect the
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current show
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This column will show the individual
individual, addressed DMX channel.
Name of fixtures and dimmer channels assigned to the individual DMX channels.
Number of fixtures and dimmer channels.
Functions of the individual DMX channels.
In this column, a profile can be assigned to this cannel. à 2.9 Creating, Assigning and Deleting Profiles
Using these profiles, you can also define min and max values.
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Within this column, the respective DMX channel can be inverted. A right mouse click into the cell will activate this
function. An inverted channel will be indicated by a YES in the respective cell.
DEFAULT: This value will be called up if no CUE, Sequence, Preset or Direct Access addresses the fixture or dimmer
channel.
This setting can be used for example for PAN/TILT, in order to have the preset of the light beam in the center. These
values can be set by selecting the respective cell with a right mouse click. The requested value can be entered
within the activated window.
The HIGHLIGHT function is used to create a light beam fast and easily during the procedure of programming
positions of the selected fixtures. The values for individual DMX channels have to be set respectively. These values
can be set by selecting the respective cell with a right mouse click. The requested value can be entered within the
activated window.
SNAP: New value will be activated fastest possible (jumps, does not fade: default setting). Activate by a right mouse
click on the cell. A YES in the respective cell will indicate that SNAP has been chosen for this channel.
Basic setting for the respective DMX channel is FADE.
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FADE: A value can be changed slowly (channel can fade, default setting).
This is only a pre-setting for each individual channel and can easily be changed during programming, if
needed.
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To move back to FIXTURE PATCH.
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Allows to move back to DIMMER PATCH.
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By pressing the PRINT button the DMX table will be printed (default printer).
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By pressing the UNDO Button, all changes made since this menu has been called up, will be canceled.
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To leave the DMX LIST menu.
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2.9 Creating and Assigning Profiles
2 . 9 Creating, Assigning and Deleting Profiles
In the PROFILE TOOL menu, you can create individual profiles. The profiles created can be assigned to any DMX
channel.
Press the TOOLS button once.
Call up this menu from the TOOLS menu using the EDIT PROFILE button.
Or:
In the DMX List menu, make a right mouse click into the Profiles column. à 2.8 Single Channel-specific Adjustments
for the Current Show
Or:
1 Modifying Fixtures (EDIT
In the EDIT FIXTURE menu, make a right mouse click into the Profiles column. à 2.1
2.11
FIXTURE) and à 2.12 Creating Fixtures (EDIT FIXTURE)
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The PROFILE TYPES sheet displays four folders for different profiles. Self-created profiles can be saved to these
individual folders.
With the left mouse button, select a folder, in which a created profile is to be saved, deleted or edited.
Creating a new profile
à next page).
To create a new profile, press the NEW button. The EDIT PROFILES menu will open (à
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The sheet displays the created profiles.
Assigning profiles to a DMX channel
Select the requested profile.
Deleting profiles
Select a profile with the encoder and press the DELETE button.
Customizing profiles
Select a profile with the encoder and press the EDIT button. The EDIT PROFILES menu will open with the selected
à next page).
profile (à
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2.9.1 EDIT PROFILES
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By pressing the PERCENT
button, you can switch the
scaling from percent to
decimal or, when pressing
the button once more, to
hexadecimal.
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Press the SOFT EDIT button
(dark background). On the
graph, several positions are
indicated by dots in regular
intervals.
The y-axis gives the value
set on the grandMA,
whereas the x-axis gives
the DMX value that will be
output.
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Make a left mouse click on an arbitrary spot or touch the touch screen. The closest dot will be moved to this position
while the graph is automatically and softly adjusted to the new positioned dot. The spot clicked on is indicated by a
cross-hair pointer and the size of the value is displayed above the diagram. The value after IN is the value set on the
grandMA, the value after OUT is the DMX value to be output.
Or:
Turning the Encoder will move a cross-hair pointer on the drawn line. By pressing and turning the Encoder, you can
modify the output value. Above the diagram, the value at the current position is displayed. The value after IN is the
value set on the grandMA, the value after OUT is the DMX value to be output.
Release the Encoder and press it once or press the MARK POSITION button. The closest dot is moved to the marked
position while the graph is automatically and softly adjusted to the new positioned dot.
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If the HARD EDIT button is pressed (dark background), the graph can be formed arbitrarily.
Mark the first modification dot by a left mouse click or shortly touching the touch screen on an arbitrary spot. This
position will be marked by a red dot.
or:
Turning the Encoder will move the cross-hair pointer on the drawn line. By pressing and turning the Encoder, you
can modify the output value. Above the diagram, the value at the current position is displayed. The value after IN is
the value set on the grandMA, the value after OUT is the DMX value to be output.
Now, mark a second position using the mouse, the touch screen or the Encoder. The graph will automatically
connect the first dot with the second one.
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Pressing the PREDEFINED FUNCTION button will open a window, in which you can choose between four standard
graphs by clicking on the respective button. Close the window with the EXIT button.
LINEAR:
The set value corresponds to the DMX output.
SINUS:
The graph displays a sinus curve.
SQUARE:
The graph displays a root function.
POWER CORRECTION: The graph serves for correcting a phase-angle Dimmer.
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Pressing the INVERT X or Y button will invert the values of the x- or y-axis.
The current name will be displayed here. The created curve can be renamed using the keyboard.
Pressing the CLOSE button, you will save the graph and leave the menu.
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2.10 Creating Presets, Effects and Group buttons automatically
2.1
0 Creating presets, effects and group buttons automatically
2.10
For most of the Fixtures in the library, there are ready-made presets that can be created here. Furthermore, readymade effects and buttons for each Fixture and Dimmer can be created in the GROUP window.
Call up AUTO CREATE in the SETUP menu.
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The sheet shows all Fixtures and Dimmers that are used in the current show. On the right side of each Fixture or
Dimmer, there is a cell for PRESET and GROUP. In the cells, a NO is displayed. You can switch over to YES by right
mouse clicks on the individual cells or using the Encoder on the right side of the Display. When creating presets or
group buttons, they will be created only for these specific Fixtures or Dimmers.
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By pressing the CREATE PRESETS (merge) button, the presets for all fixture types will be created simultaneously.
Different fixtures with the same name will be displayed on ONE Preset button.
Pressing the CREATE PRESETS (don’t merge) button will create individual presets for each fixture type.
The created presets are now available in the separate PRESET WINDOWS.
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Pressing the CREATE GROUPS button will create an ODD button for each fixture type, an EVEN and an ALL button. The
ODD button selects all odd fixtures, the EVEN button all even fixtures and the ALL button selects all fixtures.
Pressing the CREATE SINGLE GROUPS button will create a separate button for each fixture within the GROUP
window.
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Pressing the CREATE DIMMER DEFAULT PRESETS button will create presets for each dimmer channel in individually
definable steps. Pressing the button beside, these presets can be set to 4 values (5, 10, 20 or 25%).
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To save self-created presets from a reference fixture, select that particular fixture. Press the SAVE button. The
presets will now be saved in the USER library for the Fixture in this Show (same name, just new date and time
stamp). If future Fixtures of this type will be registered, the created presets can be loaded using CREATE PRESETS (see
item 2). In order to use this Fixture with the self-created presets for other Shows or on other consoles, this Fixture
1.3 Updating the Fixture Library (USER Library)
must be saved to the USER library on the HDD or floppy. à 2.1
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With a disc inserted containing a show in ASCII format (file with extension .ALQ), the show can be loaded by pushing
this button. No scanner datas can be transferred.
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Pressing this button will create prepared effects, which will be available in the EFFECT POOL afterwards. à 6
Effects.
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Pressing the IMPORT EFFECTS button you can load already saved effects from a floppy.
Pressing the EXPORT EFFECTS button you can save created effects to a floppy.
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You can leave the CREATE PRESET menu with the CLOSE button.
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2.11 EDITING FIXTURES (modify)
2 . 1 1 EDITING FIXTURES (modify)
If an existing fixture has to be changed, you have to select it in the FIXTURE SCHEDULE.
Press EDIT FIXTURE in the FIXTURE SCHEDULE to activate this menu.
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Listing of individual functions in the EDIT FIXTURE menu
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Listing of individual channels
PARAMETER:
Column for individual functions
FEATURE:
Display of group functions (Preset Group)
PROFILE:
In this column, a profile can be assigned to this cannel. à 2.9 Creating, Assigning and
deleting profiles
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INVERS:
Within this column, the respective channel can be inverted
DEFAULT :
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This value will be called up when the Fixture receives no Cue, Sequence, Preset or Direct
Access signal
HIGHLIGHT:
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This value will be called up when these Fixtures have been selected and the HIGHLIGHT
button is pressed
SNAP:
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FADE/SNAP function for the respective channel à 2.8 Single Channel-specific Adjustments
for the Current Show (point 9)
MIB FADE:
Basic setting of fade time for the MOVE IN BLACK function
MEMO:
Cell to enter additional notes concerning the fixture.
NAME/MANUFACTURER: To change the Fixture’s name and manufacturer.
Additional note to item 11: This is recommended, as otherwise the same name might exist twice.
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TYPE OF FIXTURE:
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Encoder names:
Swap between mirror or head Fixture. When using head Fixtures, the FIXTURE SHEET will show
a square left of the PAN value, indicating the current head position.
MAX PAN ROTATION:
MAX TILT ROTATION:
MIB DELAY:
Value of maximum deflection from PAN function; important for Flip functions.
Value of maximum deflection from TILT function.
To set a DELAY time for the MOVE IN BLACK function for this fixture.
MIB FADE:
To set a FADE time for the MOVE IN BLACK function for this fixture.
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To add one empty line in front of the marked position in the chart.
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Enables you to assign separate DMX addresses to a fixture. Beginning with the respective channel, where the figure
is followed by an asterix, a new DMX address can be assigned later on.
To erase the marked line.
If COARSE is displayed on this button, normal channels will be created when setting up functions. Pressing the
button one time, it will display FINE. Now, when creating functions, you can define a FINE channel for each
function.
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Here, you can create or change so-called Channel Values (i.e. names for set values displayed in the Fixture Sheet)
for individual functions (e.g. COLOUR). à 2.12 Creating Fixtures (EDIT CHANNEL VALUES) Item 3
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This is where you can create or delete Presets for the various functions (for example: COLOR). à 2.12 Creating
Fixtures (EDIT FIXTURE), item 4
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The SAVE button will save all changes only within and for the current show
show.
To leave the EDIT FIXTURE menu.
2.1
1.2 Modifying Fixtures
2.11.2
All settings for the selected fixture will be displayed in the chart.
By selecting the function or value, the settings can now be changed.
For example:
● Selecting a DEFAULT value with a left mouse click. à 2.12.1 Listing of individual functions in the EDIT FIXTURE
menu (point 6)
● Confirm with ENTER (on the keyboard) or make a right mouse click into the marked space (red background).
● The SET VALUE window will appear.
● Enter the new value or select it with the left mouse button.
● The selected value will now be listed in the chart.
● By pressing the SAVE button, all changes will be saved.
The modified fixture can only be used for the current show
show..
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1.3 Updating the Fixture Library (USER Library)
2.11.3
If you wish to include this fixture configuration in the general fixture library (on hard or floppy disk), this has to be
updated (save on hard or floppy disk).
In order to add this fixture to the harddisk library, the HARDDISK LIBRARY button must be
activated (default). If the fixture is to be saved on floppy disk, the HARDDISK LIBRARY button
has to be switched to FLOPPY LIBRARY (Fixture library on floppy disk). This way, you can also
put fixtures in external archives and transfer these to other grandMA consoles and operators.
If you wish to save to a floppy disk, please insert an empty IBM/PC formatted 3.5“ disk. Remove the write
protection on the disk. After switching to floppy disk, it might take a few seconds for the floppy to respond.
Select the fixture in FIXTURE SCHEDULE (blue frame).The selected fixture will now be saved by
pressing the UPDATE LIBRARY button. Remove the disk from the drive afterwards.
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2.12 EDITING FIXTURES (create new)
2.12
EDITING FIXTURES (create new)
In order to create a new fixture, activate NEW ENTRY in the FIXTURE SCHEDULE menu with a left mouse click.
Press the EDIT FIXTURE button in the FIXTURE SCHEDULE to call up this menu.
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Select the cell on the right side of CH. 1 (will be displayed with a red background). Press ENTER (on the keyboard) or
make a right mouse click into the cell. The SELECT A PARAMETER window will open.
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Now, select the function for the first channel. It will automatically be inserted into the cell.
For further functions, repeat these two steps each time by using the cell below.
The DUMMY Function is meant for fixed channels. The output value for this channel has to be set in the DEFAULT
column. This channel can not be modified in the FIXTURE-SHEET.
If all fixture functions have been selected, you can now program the presets.
The following factory presets are available
● PROFILE
● INVERS
● DEFAULT
● HIGHLIGHT
● SNAP
● MIB FADE
● PAN / TILT MAX, MIB DELAY and FADE
● TYPE OF FIXTURE
à 2.1
1.1 Listing of individual functions in the EDIT FIXTURE menu
2.11.1
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Here, you can create or modify Channel Values for the individual functions (e.g. GOBO).
Pressing the EDIT CHANNEL VALUES button will open the Select Feature Group To Edit menu, where you can select
a Feature Group. The EDIT CHANNEL VALUES menu will open.
Select the cell below NAME and enter a name for a preset. In the next column, enter the value for this name. With
the PERCENT VALUES button you can switch between displaying the values in either Percentage, decimal or
hexadecimal numbers. If you select this Fixture from the Fixture Schedule, these names will be generated
automatically. If the names are not be created automatically, select the cell and switch over to NO by pressing an
arbitrary button. For further presets, use the next line (as an example à illustration above).
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Here, you can create or modify presets for the individual functions (e.g. GOBO).
Pressing the Edit Presets button will open the Select Preset Group to Edit menu, where you can select a Preset Group.
The Show Presets menu will open.
By pressing the „Create Presets from Channel Values“ button, you can generate presets from the names (see above:
the allocated name values will be used for the presets) for the Fixture. Then, all presets in this group will be
à 2.10 Creating presets, Effects and
displayed. These presets will be generated when creating them automatically (à
Group buttons automatically). By pressing the Delete Presets button, all presets in these groups will be deleted.
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After all parameters have been set, give them a name. Perform a left mouse click on NO NAME. This column will
now have a blue background and you can enter a name, using the keyboard; confirm with ENTER.
Please make sure that the chosen name does not already exist, because otherwise two with the same name
can later only be recognised by their date.
Now name the MANUFACTURER (name of manufacturer will help you find the fixture much faster later on).
Continue with a left mouse click on UNKNOWN. This column will now have a blue background and you can enter
a name using the keyboard; confirm with ENTER.
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With the SAVE button, all settings will be saved and you switch to the FIXTURE SCHEDULE menu.
The created fixture can only be used for the current show
show..
If you wish to include this fixture configuration in the general fixture library (on hard or floppy disk), this has to be
updated (save on hard or floppy disk).
à 2.1
1.3 Updating the Fixture Library (USER Library)
2.11.3
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2.13 Settings in the Setup Menu
2.13
Settings in the Setup Menu
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By shortly pressing this button, you can set the confirmation menus (e.g. SAVE) to be displayed on either only the
right-side TFT touchscreen or on all displays.
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By clicking this button, four calibrating buttons, numbered 1 to 4, will be displayed on the respective TFT display.
Now, activate the buttons using your finger or the supplied pen (special pen with soft rubber core). After the last
button, the display will automatically switch back. Now, the touchscreen is calibrated. The setting will automatically
be saved.
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With the respective button, the touch screens can be switched on or off, respectively. If one of them is faulty, it may
occur that the mouse will freeze on one position and can not be operated anymore. In this case, the touchscreens
can be switched off. For this, use function key F9 on the keyboard.
F9 will switch off all three touchscreens (emergency switch). To switch the touchscreens
back on, you can use the mouse again.
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To switch the mouse function on both external monitors on and off. In AUTO mode, the software will recognize by
itself, if a monitor is connected or not and will switch the mouse function for the external monitors on or off,
respectively.
OFF will not allow any mouse function, while ON will keep the mouse function activated at all times.
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With this button, the grandMA’s acoustic sensor can be switched on or off (with older grandmas, probably not
available).
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To set the sensitivity of trackball and coarse, fine or extra fine (16bit resolution) of the Encoder. With the PUSH
button, you can set the Encoder’s sensitivity while holding the button down.
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Switching between the Motorfader functions (Executor Fader, Channel Fader).
AUTO:
Executor Faders: When switching between the Pages, the Motorfaders will automatically pick up
the values saved last.
Channel Faders: Faders adjust to the called-up values of the allocated channels.
MANUAL: Executor Faders: When switching between the Pages, the saved values will be called up, but the
Faders will n ot follow. To change a saved value, you have to use the Fader to
manually set it to a higher or lower value.
Channel Faders: Faders do not adjust automatically to the called-up values of the assigned channels.
To change a saved value, you have to use the Fader to manually set it to a higher
or lower value.
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DISABLED: F a d e r s without ffu
Executor Faders: When switching between the Pages, the saved values will be called up, but the
Faders will not follow.
Channel Faders: Faders do not adjust automatically to the called-up values of the assigned channels.
To switch the wheel’s functions for the dimmers.
Additiv:
All dimmer values will be changed simultaneously. If they reach “0“ or “FF“, they will be aligned.
Incremental: All dimmer values will be changed simultaneously. If they reach “0“ or „FF“, the respective intervals
will be maintained.
Prop.+:
All dimmer values will be changed in percentages and will reach “0“ simultaneously.
Prop.–:
All dimmer values will be changed in percentages and will reach “FF“ simultaneously.
Please note, that with PROP+ a change of the value “0“ is not considered a change.
Please note, that with PROP– a change of the value “FF“ is not considered a change.
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To switch between “Light“ and “Dark“ display background illumination.
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By pressing this button, you will enter the DEFAULTS menu. All general presets can be set in this menu. à 2.14
Settings in the DEFAULTS menu
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The desk lamp can be switched either on or off with the ON/OFF button. The brightness of the desk lamp can be
changed using a left mouse click on the blue bar or using the touchscreen.
By pressing this button you will enter the DATE and TIME menu. à 2.17 DATE and TIME
By pressing this button you can change the display language.
By pressing this button, you will open the OOPS Function Options menu à below
To switch the screen saver off an on. By pressing the button briefly, a window will appear where you can select the
time after which the screen saver is supposed to kick in.
By pressing this button, you will reach the UPDATE SOFTWARE menu. The operating system, the operating software
as well as the console software and the fixtures can be updated from this menu. à 10 Software Update
To leave the SETUP menu.
2.13.1 OOPS Function Options
If the OOPS function is activated, the old setting will always be saved additionally when executing commands or
entering values. This requires many resources slowing the console down. As the execution of programs may be
compromised thereby, this option can be switched off completely or for specific functions.
General:
If the button is on Enabled, all OOPS functions are available – except those for the VIEWS
commands or entries in the PROGRAMMER (which can be switched off separately; for
further information see below). Pressing the Enabled button next to General will switch it
over to Disabled and all OOPS functions will be switched off.
Oops for Views:
If the button is on Enabled, OOPS functions can be used for VIEWS calls and creating or
deleting VIEWS buttons. Pressing the Enabled button will switch it to Disabled and the OOPS
function can no longer be used for VIEWS commands.
Oops for Programmer: If the button is on Enabled, the OOPS function is available for entries in the PROGRAMMER
(selecting/deselecting or activating/deactivating Fixture or Dimmer channels). Pressing the
Enabled button will switch it to Disabled and the OOPS function can no longer be used for
entries in the PROGRAMMER.
Pressing the CLOSE button will close the menu and save the settings.
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2.14 Settings in the DEFAULTS Menu
Pressing the DEFAULT button in the SETUP menu will bring you to the DEFAULTS menu.
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Cue Timing
This column will display the preset times and settings that will be used when saving Cues and Sequences.
Using the Encoders, you can adjust the individual times and trigger calls.
Playback Timing
The duration set for the OFF Time will be used when switching off Executors (OFF button).
GOTO & GO-: If a specific time is set when calling up a Cue using the GOTO or GO- function, the Cue will be
called up with this duration. If Cue Timing was set, the Cue will be called up with the duration programmed in this
Cue. You can overwrite the Goto Default duration at any time. à 4.2.3 Default Sequence (Master Sequence)
Here you can enter a Default time for MIB DELAY and FADE. à 5.1.4 Move in Black Option
Executor Defaults
Default is Sequence/Chaser: With this button, you can define, whether a newly programmed sequence will
be created as a Chaser (running light) or as a Sequence (GO MODE) (default setting).
Chase Speed: Here, you can define the preset for Chase Speed and Effect Speed.
Readout: By pressing the button, you can here switch the Chaser Speed between BPM (beats per minute), Hz
(beats per second) and SEC (seconds).
The preset of the Chaser Speed is also used for the Effect Speed.
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Crossfade Reload/Permanent: Here, you can define whether Fading should be performed just in one direction (Reload) or in both directions (Permanent).
Sheet Sorting
By the SORTING column, you define according to which aspects the fixtures and channels shall be sorted when
setting up new windows. You can switch to the next option by clicking on the respective buttons.
Sheet Fontsize
With the FONTSIZES column, you can define the type size of new windows.
Sheet Readout
Preset for the output of numbers in the OUTPUT, CHANNEL and PATCH windows.
Misc
– Function of BLACKOUT button:
PUSH:
serves as push button (key)
TOGGLE:
will remain active when pressed
DISABLED: switches the blackout function off
– Function of the GRANDMASTER FADER:
ENABLED: Fader active
DISABLED: Fader inactive
– KEYBOARD GERMAN/ENGLISH: Switch option for country-specific keyboards.
– With the Preset Color button, three different presets for the color scheme of displaying preset buttons can be
called up.
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RESET DEFAULTS button: Will reset all changes back to factory settings.
Set the query mode to create or overwrite cues.
PRESET FILTER ON /OFF:
FILTER ON:
When saving a PRESET, only the functions of this feature (e.g. COLOUR) will be saved.
FILTER OFF:
When saving a PRESET, all functions of the chosen fixture will be saved.
Preset, whether Cue Only will be ON or OFF when saving data.
Preset, whether set times of cues (FADE/DELAY) will be reset (RESET TIMES ON) upon the next saving process or
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whether they shall be maintained (RESET TIMES OFF).
Functions for data saving.
Active Values:
Will save only active values (red background or red numbers/characters)
All:
Will always save all values given on the output (DMX)
All for Selected Devices: Will save all values of the selected Fixtures and Dimmers (Fixture and Dimmer characters
in yellow)
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2.15 Setting Sound Signals
2.15
Setting Sound Signals
The sound signal is used for triggering Chasers and Sequences. In other words, this is an electronic, graphic
equalizer. In order to slowly balance any fluctuations of the audio signal, a specific compressor function has been
integrated.
Furthermore, you will find an integrated adjustable HOLD-OFF function. This function will prevent any double
triggers (for example: with fast BASSDRUM beats).
Furthermore, beats will be automatically recognized via the incoming sound signal (BPM).
Press the TOOLS button once.
Call up this menu from the TOOLS menu using the Sound Settings button.
Trigger monitor
To set an equalizer, pull the respective “slider“ to the desired position. In the left lower corner, there is a visual trigger
signal (monitor) for your orientation. The small dot on the left side of the HOLD Function will indicate the remaining
HOLD time. The small dot on the left side of the GAIN indicator will show the compression rate of the audio signal.
The right small dot will indicate the state of compression of the audio signal. The sound signal is visualized in the
lower left part of the display. The analysis of the sound signal will be indicated in the smaller right part of the window,
including indication of the recognised BPM (Beats per minute). By moving the BPM slider, the beat can be set. The
next-possible beat will be recognised from the incoming audio signal and will be used to control the BPM.
If the BPM button is ON, the currently recognised beat will be used. When switching the BPM to OFF, the last
recognised beat at the time will remain unchanged and will be used. You can adjust the value using the BPM slider.
If the Auto Stop button is on ON, the Chase or the effect will be stopped when there is no sound signal. If the Auto
Fader button is also on ON, the Chase or the effect will be faded out when there is no sound signal.
When you switch the Auto Stop button to OFF, the Chaser or effect will continue with the latest BPM value
measured.
The AUTO GAIN function can be used for grandMAs from serial no. 0055 and later (button will turn dark-grey button,
HARDWARE modification). grandMA ultra-light allows only Auto Gain.
For grandMA’
grandMA’ss with serial no. up to 0054, this button can not be used.
You can leave this menu by pressing the CLOSE button; all settings will be saved.
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2.16 Adjustments in the ATTRIBUTE GROUPING menu
2.16
Adjustments in the ATTRIBUTE GROUPING menu
In the „Preset and Feature Assignment” menu, you can change the names of Preset and Features Groups. Furthermore, you
can create or adapt new Features Groups.
But first a short explanation about the differences between Presets, Features and Attributes:
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Attribute: Attributes are individual functions of Fixtures like Goborad1, Focus, Iris, Pan, Tilt ...
Feature:
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Features are groups, in which several Attributes are combined. In the Fixture Sheet, the first line will
display all Features available. Below the individual Features, the respective Attributes are displayed.
Presets:
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In a preset, the value of one or more Attributes can be saved. Presets are divided in different Preset
Groups (Gobo, Colour, …).
Features are allocated to the individual Preset Groups.
By pressing the FEATURE button, you can select the different Feature Groups for the Preset Group selected to
change the individual Attributes using the Encoder.
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Here, the individual Attributes are displayed that can be changed with the respective Encoder.
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2.16 Settings in the ATTRIBUTE GROUPING menu
2.16.1 Preset and Feature Assignment
Attention! This menu is important and will influence the entire programming!
Call up this menu by pressing the Attribute Grouping button in the Defaults menu.
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Changing the Names of Preset Groups
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Click on a Preset Group.
Click on the name, change it using the keyboard and confirm with Enter. The name will only be changed and saved
after pressing the SAVE and Reload Views button.
Changing the Names of Preset Groups
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Click on a Preset Group.
Click on a feature of this Preset Group.
Click on the name, change it using the keyboard and confirm with Enter. The name will only be changed and saved
after pressing the “SAVE and Reload Views” button.
Creating a Feature
By pressing the „Add Feature“ button, a new Feature is created in the selected Preset Group. To assign a name to the created
Feature à see above, Changing the Names of Features
Deleting Features
By pressing the „Delete Feature“ button, the selected Feature will be deleted. If there were still Attributes contained in the
Feature, these will be made available automatically as Free Attributes.
Transferring Attributes into other Features
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Click on a Feature of a Preset Group.
By clicking on an Attribute, this will be deleted from this Feature and be made available as Free Attribute.
Now, select the Feature, into which a Free Attribute is to be saved.
By selecting an Attribute, this will be moved into the selected Feature.
Changes will only take effect and be saved after pressing the “SAVE and Reload Views” button.
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2.16.2 Encoder (Attribute) Grouping
All settings within this menu will affect the saving of Cues, Presets and creating of Presets (Create Preset menu).
Call up this menu by pressing the „Encoder (Attribute) Grouping” button in the Preset and Feature Assignment.
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The Attributes combined in a group will be activated and saved when they are changed (e.g. Pan and Tilt).
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By selecting a group, the combined Attributes will be displayed on the right side.
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Pressing the „Add Group“ button will create a new group.
In order to delete a group, this group has to be selected first. Now, press the „Delete Group“ button. The group will be
deleted, the Attributes will automatically be added to the Free Attributes.
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In this column, the Attributes of the selected group will be displayed. By selecting an Attribute, this will be removed
from this group and added to the Free Attributes.
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In order to assign Free Attributes to another group, this group has to be selected first. Selecting the Attribute will add
it to the currently selected group.
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By pressing the „Default“ button, all groups except 3 will be deleted. Almost all Attributes will be displayed as Free
Attributes in the right column. In the remaining 3 groups, the fixed Attributes (Pan/Tilt, Col.Mix1-4 and Blade1A4B) are allocated. These Attributes can not be moved into other groups (indicated by “fix” next the Attribute’s
name).
With CLOSE, you can leave this menu. Changes will only take effect and be saved after pressing the “SAVE
and Reload Views” button.
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2.17 Menü TIME & DATE
2 . 1 7 TIME & DATE Menu
Pressing the TIME and DATE button in the SETUP Menu will open the following menu.
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You can set TIME and DATE with the encoders below the display. (You can switch encoder functions by pressing the
encoder).
à 8.3 Agenda Menu) sunrise and sunset calculation. Clicking on the
Set position for the automatic control of (à
respective buttons will open a window, where the position can be set.
Information regarding the respective position can be looked up in a software program that can be downloaded from
the internet at: www.djuga.net/winglobe.html.
If the button is set to Enabled
Enabled,the clock will automatically switch between summer and winter time. Pressing the
button deactivates this function (Disabled). Pressing the respective button in the Begin/End field will open a
window where you can set the begining and the end of the summer time.
Pressing this button will open a sheet, where the calculated times for Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk for yesterday,
today and tommorrow are listed.
Leave this menu with the CLOSE button.
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2.18 User management
2.18 User Management
2.18.1 Introduction
The new user management and security features include:
- Temporary simple desk lock mechanism.
- User management for up to 32 users.
- Users have privilege levels.
- These levels of privilege can prevent an inexperienced user from destroying show data.
- Users can have their own user profile.
- User profiles include views and default settings, even a set of default views that can be loaded into any show.
- Multiple users can share one user profile ( although they can have different privilege levels).
- Forced login at desk start as an option.
When you get a new desk, or you update your old version:
All user management features are disabled by default. If you do not touch them, you will not notice a difference to
the older versions of grandMA. Internally you will be automatically logged in as administrator, working with a
default user profile.
The user management is not show-dependent. It is affecting all shows on your desk.
2.18.2 Locking the Desk
Locking the desk is a method to temporarily protect your desk against misuse from inexperienced users. It is not
suitable for permanent protection.
Locking the desk is not affecting the output. All running programs continue to do so. But the complete surface of the
desk is inaccessible. Eventual playing around with the master fader will be ignored.
Activating Desk Lock:
- Press CTRL-PAUSE on the PC-Keyboard
- All touchscreens will show DESK LOCKED.
- Desk is locked.
Deactivating Desk Lock:
- Press CTRL-PAUSE on the PC-Keyboard again.
- All touchscreens will restore to the original screens.
- Desk is unlocked.
CAUTION:
Due to the fact, that the master fader is not motorised, master dimming may jump to an unwanted level upon
deactivation of desk lock. So have a look at it before you deactivate desk lock! For the grandMA ultra-light this is also
valid for all other faders.
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2.18.3 Concept of User Profiles
- The desk has a list of users.
- Each user can have his own user profile, but he can also share a profile with other users.
- A user profile includes views, quikey arrangement and playback settings.
- This part is used to store and load default Views, Setup and Default settings (Encoder and Trackball sensitivity and
Wheel function à 2.13 Settings in the Setup menu Furthermore Cue Timing, Executor Defaults, Sheet Sorting,
Sheet Fontsize, Sheet Readout, Misc., Preset Colours, Attribute Grouping and Store Options à 2.14 Settings in
the DEFAULTS menu).
- Each show contains a full set of local user profiles. These local user profiles can be stored as default in the global
parts and they can be loaded from there.
- When saving a show on floppy disk, all users registered to this console will also be saved with all default settings.
When loading a show from floppy disk to another console, all users including all default settings will automatically be transferred to the new console. Individual users can use these profiles for a particular show or for other
shows in which this console is used.
2.18.4 Creating a new User
To create a new user, you need to have administrator privilege level:
- Go to TOOLS menu.
- Go to USER / CONFIGURATION.
- Press the NEW USER button.
- You will be asked for a unique new user name. After you have entered the name, a new user appears in the list.
- Edit the full name for the new user. The full name should differ from the user name, because it is shown public
in the headline of the tools menu, while the user name is only used for login.
- Change the rights (privilege level) for the new user.
- By default, the new user is using the DEFAULT user profile. If the user should use a different or an independent
user profile, change his user profile. If you create a new user profile in this way, it is initialised with the default
profile.
Beside the users which are in the list, there is always one hidden administrator.
You can not delete or change this administrator.
His user name is ADMIN and he is using the DEFAULT user profile.
Login becomes enabled if at least one user is in the visible user list.
Of course the presence of the ADMIN is destroying a real security concept. But on the other hand you will never
really lose access to your desk.
2.18.5 Deleting a User
To delete a user, you need to have administrator privilege level:
- Go to TOOLS menu.
- Go to USER / CONFIGURATION.
- Select the user you want to delete.
- Press the DELETE USER button.
- The user will disappear. If he was the only one to use a certain user profile, this profile will also be deleted.
Please note, that you can not delete yourself from the list.
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2.18.6 User Rights
To change the rights (privilege level) of a user, you need to have administrator privilege level:
- Go to TOOLS menu.
- Go to USER / CONFIGURATION.
- Edit the RIGHTS field of the respective user you want to change.
Please note, that you can not change your own rights (simply because you are in the User Manager menu, you
already have administrator rights. If you would change that, you would lock yourself out from this menu.)
At the moment, the following privilege levels are implemented:
PLAYBACK:
- User can use all playback functions.
- He can load shows.
- He has no access to any function that would change the show, beside from playback parameters.
- Even if he has changed playback settings, the show will not be saved. In this way, the next time the desk starts
or the show is loaded, everything is as it was before.
PROGRAMMING:
- User has full access to all functions, except User Management and Desk Software Update.
ADMINISTRATOR:
- Beside all other functions, User Management and Update of Desk Software are enabled.
Some grandMA operators may find it helpful to create a user with playback rights only, for their own personal use.
After they have finished programming, during the real show, they log in as this playback user, so they can be sure
not to change anything in their precious show data ( of course they should save their show before they log in as
playback user!).
It is not necessary to save the whole desk after you have changed something in the User Manager. All data of the
User Manager is immediately saved when you leave the User Manager menu!
2.18.7 Login
Login is only enabled if at least one user appears in the user list (TOOLS menu / User Configuration).
To do a manual login:
- Go to TOOLS menu.
- Press LOGIN button.
Never push Login without knowing the password! Otherwise you can only log in by ““ADMIN“
ADMIN“
ADMIN“..
All touchscreens will show LOGIN, and you have to enter a valid user name.
During LOGIN, the surface of the desk is locked.
LOGIN does not affect playback. All running programs continue to do so.
After a successful login, the views of the corresponding user profile will appear on the screens. Furthermore, the
user’s saved setup and default settings will automatically be loaded, too.
If a user loads a certain show for the very first time (he has never used this show before), this show will be loaded
with the previously used profile and NOT with his personal user profile. If needed, the personal user profile can be
loaded afterwards.
2.18.8 Save or Load User Profiles (Default)
Individual user profiles are saved independently from the show and can thus be loaded for any other show afterwards.
- Go to the TOOLS menu.
- Pressing the button LOAD USER DEFAULTS will load your own profile (current settings will be overwritten).
- Pressing the button SAVE USER DEFAULTS will save current settings into the independent user profile (Default).
This profile can now also be used in other shows.
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2.18.9 Forced Login at Desk Start
Forced Login is only enabled if at least one user appears in the user list (TOOLS menu / User Configuration).
To change the Forced Login setting, you need to have administrator privilege level:
- Go to TOOLS menu.
- Go to USER / CONFIGURATION.
- Press the FORCE LOGIN AT DESKSTART button.
If you switch on FORCED LOGIN, upon every desk start or loading of a show, the desk will automatically bring up the
login screen.
If FORCED LOGIN is switched off, upon desk start the desk will automatically login the user who was last logged in.
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0 Who is logged in at the moment?
2.18.10
- Go to TOOLS menu.
- Look at the title.
It says “TOOLS MENU, current user is …”.
The name that you see there is the public full name of the user currently logged in.
Please note that the short user name, used for login, may (and should) be different from this full name.
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3.1 CREATING A WINDOW
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Creating a Show
3 . 1 CREATING A WINDOW
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Click into an “empty” space on one of the three TFT displays or the external
monitors. The CREATE A WINDOW menu will open.
3.1.1 Listing of individual windows and functions
CLEAR ALL:
Erases all windows on this screen/monitor.
CHANNEL:
This window will display dimmer channels as figures.
You have direct access to channels and values here.
à 3.5 Accessing Dimmer Channels directly
EXECUTOR:
Within this window, you will have the option to
display a sequence, which is assigned to an
EXECUTOR fader or an EXECUTOR button. Among
other options, this is where global times can be
changed also. à 5.3 EXECUTOR window
FADER:
Selected dimmer channels can be displayed as either
bar or figure within this window. Here you will also
have direct access to channels and values. à 3.5
Accessing Dimmer Channels directly
FIXTURE:
Displays all fixtures plus the various functions, values,
status etc. Here you will have direct access to the
fixtures, functions and values. à 3.4 Accessing Fixtures directly
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TRACKING:
In this window you can display a Sequence that is assigned to an EXECUTOR fader or EXECUTOR
button. Here, as opposed to the EXECUTOR Sheet, all values or times can be displayed
separately. Any value/time can be modified separately for any channel. à 5.4 TRACKING
window
DMX:
In this window, all DMX output channels are displayed as values, like they are actually
patched. à 2.6 DMX Output window
GROUPS:
Displays, creates new, edits and calls up fixture and dimmer groups. à 3.3 Creating and
Calling up Fixtures and Dimmer groups
SEQUENCE:
In this Pool, all created Sequences are displayed. This way, assignments to Executors can be
made very quickly. Here, the Sequences can be renamed, copied and deleted. à 5.1 ASSIGN
menu
EFFECTS:
Displaying and Calling up Effect Groups. à 6 Effects
FORMS:
In this POOL, all created forms will be displayed. Here, you can rename, copy or delete forms.
à 6.7 Creating and Saving Virtual Forms (EDIT FORMS)
MACROS:
Indicates and calls up macros on the displays. à 8 Macros and QUIKEY
VIEWS:
Displaying and Calling up Views. à 3.2.2 View Pool
QUIKEY:
Displaying and Calling up control buttons on the displays. à 8 Macros and QUIKEY
COMMAND LINE:
Here, the executed commands are listed with their respective names. This is also, where the
commands can be entered. à 9 Command Line
CLOCK:
Display window for the analogue or digital clock. Switching by pressing the ANALOG button.
AGENDA:
Here, you can create automatic controls depending on TIME/DATE or SUNRISE/SUNSET.
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DESK STATUS:
Displays the current software versions:
VXWORKS:
operating system with date
GrandMA:
main program with date. If this line is displayed in green, the unit supports
4096 DMX channels
IO SUBSYSTEM: program for the second integrated computer (Motorola), internals, system
load, etc.
TIMECODE:
Recording, Playing back, Editing and Saving SMPTE LTC Timecode controlled operations.
à 7.1 Timecode
PAN / TILT, DIMMER,
GOBO, COLOUR,
BEAM, FOCUS,
CONTROL, SHAPERS
and ALL:
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Creates new, edits and calls up individual PRESETS with name and number. à 3.7 Creating
and Calling up Presets
Select the window or function to be created with a left mouse click.
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If you wish to move the newly created window, hold the window border with the left mouse button and move the
window.
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There are 3 ways to enlarge a window: Move the cursor carefully to the lower or right border or corner, until you will
see a small double-arrow next to the cursor. Now press and hold the left mouse button. By moving the mouse, the
window can now be zoomed according to your requirements.
The most effective way to work with the grandMA is using the touchscreen and the encoder which is located
next to the respective display.
3.1.2 Deleting a window
Press the DELETE button once. Click on the title bar of the window.
Or:
Click the headline with the right mouse button. In the next window, confirm with YES or DELETE.
Or:
When pressing the uppermost and lowermost VIEW buttons simultaneously, all windows on this TFT display
will be deleted.
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3.2 Saving VIEWS
3 . 2 Saving VIEWS
The VIEW buttons on the touchscreens or the external monitors can be assigned with various views.
The buttons located beside the screens can be used for direct access to the VIEW buttons on the screens.
What can a button (key) be used for?
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You can save one or more displays on it,
you can save all currently created windows on all screens and both external
monitors on it,
or you can save a Macro function à 7.1 Creating Macros
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Organize a display or monitor à 3.1 CREATING A WINDOW
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Press STORE button once (STORE LED is on).
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Press VIEWbutton or VIEW key once. The SELECT VIEW window will open.
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Enter a name for the VIEW using the keyboard. The new name will be
displayed in the top line.
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By pressing the buttons 1–5 (selected button will turn dark-grey), select
the display to be saved.
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Pressing the button ALL SCREENS will save ALL displays on one view
button.
With the OK or ENTER button you can save and assign the view to the
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3.2 Saving VIEWS
3 . 2 . 1 Assigning VIEWS
All created views can by assigned to any view button.
Click on the view button with the right mouse button. The window SELECT will appear. In this window, make
a left click on the VIEW button. Now, the window SELECT VIEW will appear:
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The table shows all created VIEWs with their names.
The QTY column shows the number of saved displays and external monitors for the individual VIEWs.
Scrolling is possible by dragging the scrollbar on the right side.
Selecting a VIEW in the table will assign this view to the chosen button.
3 . 2 . 2 View PPool
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In the View Pool, all created Views are displayed and can be called up directly by selection.
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3 . 3 Creating and calling up Fixtures and Dimmer GROUPS
Important and frequently used combinations of fixtures and dimmer channels can be saved in groups (currently
max. 999 pcs.).
3.3.1 Creating fixture or dimmer groups
Create a GROUP window on one of the TFT touchscreens. à 3.1 Creating a Window
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Use the touch screen or make a left mouse click on the individual Fixture within the FIXTURE SHEET or click on
the Dimmer channels in the CHANNEL or FADER SHEET.
The selected scanners or dimmer channels of a selected group can be called up one by one in a certain
sequence. In selected groups, the individual Fixtures or Dimmer channels can be selected in a specific order
one after another. When selecting Fixtures or Channels for a group, make use of their order in which, after
calling up the group, they are to be separately switched by using the NEXT/PREV button.
Or:
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Press the FIXTURE button for a fixture group or the CHANNEL
button for dimmer groups (LED is on).
Pressing the ENTER key shortly will lock the Fixture or Channel
in the Command Line.
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Enter the number of first fixture or dimmer channel, using the
numeric keypad.
Now you can select the fixture or dimmer channel with the
respectively following number by using the “+“ key.
The THRU key on the numeric keypad will select all fixtures and
dimmer channels from... to including the last number
entered.
Using the “–“ key, the fixture/dimmer channel with the following
input number will not be selected.
Confirm with ENTER; the selection will be processed.
The selected fixtures or channels will be displayed in the
FIXTURE or CHANNEL window, and given in yellow characters.
Press the STORE button once (LED within the button is on). Using the touchscreen or left mouse
click, select the desired group button on the display containing the GROUP window. The selected
fixtures are now saved to this group (STORE LED is off).
You can now name this group, using the keyboard. Enter the names or descriptions and confirm with
ENTER.
Press the CLEAR button once. This erases the selected group of fixtures and dimmer channels.
For further groups, simply repeat all steps.
à 2.10 Creating presets, effects and group buttons automatically
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3.3.2 Calling up groups
Groups can be called up by:
● A left mouse click
● Direct touch on screen
● Pressing the GROUP button once, entering the preset group number with the keyboard and confirming with
ENTER.
● Press the GROUP button once. Pressing the ENTER key once will lock GROUP as preset in the Command Line.
Then, enter the group number on the numeric keypad and call it up pressing ENTER.
By pressing the CLEAR button once shortly, all selected Fixtures and Channels are deleted (displayed
in yellow).
Proceed as follows to separately activate selected Fixtures/Dimmers or called-up groups in the desired/stored order:
NEXT button once within a group or selection: forwards
PREV button once within a group or selection: backwards
Pressing the SET button once reselects all Fixtures and dimmer channels in the group.
If there are more groups than can be displayed in the respective GROUP window, you can scroll within every
“active“ window (title bar in dark blue) on every screen by using the encoder wheel down on the right.
3.3.3 Moving GROUP buttons within a window
Press the MOVE button once (MOVE LED lights up).
Using the touch screen or left mouse button, click on the GROUP button and hold it down (a small
hand appears). Move the button to the another positon within this window and release it there.
You can also insert Group Buttons.
Press the MOVE button twice (LED is blinking).
Using the touch screen or left mouse button, click on the GROUP button and hold it (a small hand
appears). Move the button to required position between the other buttons in this window and release
it. All following buttons will be moved by one position to the right.
3.3.4 Copying groups
Press the COPY button once (LED is on).
Select the Group Buttons in the GROUP window. By selecting several groups one after the
other, that set of groups can be copied together.
Press the AT button once (LED is on).
Click on the position for the copied group in the GROUP window.
Confirm with ENTER.
The functions Move, Copy or Delete should also be used for Executors, Pages, Sequences or Effects.
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3 . 4 Accessing Fixtures directly (in the FIXTURE SHEET)
The individual fixture functions can always be accessed directly. Several fixtures can be controlled simultaneously
by one function. The selection will determine which fixtures will react to Direct Access procedures (selected
fixtures will be marked in yellow writing in the FIXTURE window).
Within the FIXTURE window, you can locate, select and execute all functions of all visible fixtures.
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2
Select the fixtures, where you wish to modify a value (the selected fixtures will be displayed in yellow characters).
Selection:
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Call up a fixture group. à 3.3 Creating and calling up Fixtures and Dimmer GROUPS
or:
●
Select fixtures using the touchscreen.
or:
●
Select fixtures by using the Fixture button and the numeric keypad. à 3.3 Creating and calling up Fixtures and
Dimmer GROUPS
or:
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2
A left mouse click on the individual fixtures.
Select the requested function by clicking on the button. Switch on the Preset Control Bar à 3.4.7 Options in the
Fixture Window.
The values can now be changed via the encoders, located below the right TFT display (all functions of the encoders
will be displayed directly on the screen; pressing the encoder will switch over).
The various groups can now be selected by pressing the FEATURE button.
or:
The Trackball affects the PAN/TILT function only (if switched on).
or:
The wheel affects dimmer values only.
or:
Make a middle mouse click on the requested function and hold it. You can change the value by moving the mouse
while holding the middle mouse button.
For saving the settings à 4 Cues and Sequences
For creating Presets à 3.7 Creating and calling up Presets
To call up or create Effects à 6 Effects
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If you wish to modify the selection or the activated values of the fixtures:
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Press the CLEAR button:
When pressing the CLEAR button the first time, the selection of fixtures will be deleted from the
OUTPUT window (yellow characters turn grey).
The modified values will be kept and displayed with red background.
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Press the CLEAR button again:
When pressing the CLEAR button the second time, the activation of modified values will be
canceled (red background).
Press the CLEAR button one more time:
When pressing the CLEAR key the third time, all modified values will be reset (default or to their
original setting prior to the activation).
After pressing the CLEAR button for the first time, the yellow LED in this button will flash. This means that only
the selection was deleted. When you select other fixtures or dimmer channels now, the yellow LED will not
flash anymore.
The selection of single fixtures can also be deleted.
Press OFF button 1 x (LED is on).
Click on the Fixture button in the Group Window or on the Fixture Name in the Fixture Sheet.
You can also delete activated values of single fixtures (Output will be set to Default or activated cue value).
Press OFF button 1x (LED is on).
Click on the activated value in the Fixture Sheet.
You can also delete activated values of entire function groups of selected fixtures (Output will be set to Default of
activated cue value).
Press OFF button 1x (LED is on).
Press a button for the respective function on the Preset Control Bar or click on that function within
the Fixture Sheet.
3 . 4 . 1 The ALIGN Function
The ALIGN function allows you to use four different modes of changing values.
ALIGN button pressed once (LED is on).
When changing activated values, the value of the first selected Channel/Fixture will be taken as
starting value (will not be changed), while the value of the last selected Channel/Fixture value will be
the one modified most, and all values in between will be distributed evenly.
ALIGN button pressed twice (LED is on).
When changing activated values, the last value of the last selected Channel/Fixture will be taken as
first value (will not be changed), while the value of the first selected Channel/Fixture will be the one
modified most, and all values in between will be distributed evenly.
ALIGN button pressed 3 times (LED is on).
When changing activated values, the value of the selected Channel/Fixture value “in the middle“ will
be taken as first value (will not be changed). The value of the first and last selected Channel/Fixture
will be the ones modified most, and all values in between will be distributed evenly.
ALIGN button pressed 4 times (LED is on).
When changing activated values, the middle value will be the one modified most, the values on the
left and right will not change, and the values in between will be distributed evenly.
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3.4.2 PAUSE Function
With the Pause Function you can temporarily freeze entire fixtures or just single functions of fixtures. After
activation of the Pause Function, no further changes will be put out at the DMX output. But you can still change and
save fixtures or single functions internally.
You can park single fixtures with all functions. Parked fixtures are displayed with a blue background.
Press PAUSE button 1x (LED is on).
Click on fixture or fixture button in the Group Window or click on fixture in the Fixture Sheet.
You can also park single functions of the fixtures. Parked fixtures are displayed with a blue background.
Press PAUSE button 1x (LED is on).
Click on the functions in the Preset Control Bar (Switch on Preset Control Bar à 3.4.7 Options in the
Fixture Window) or directy in the Fixture Sheet.
Parked fixtures or functions can be released again either all together or individually.
Press GO+ button 1x (LED is on).
Click on fixture or fixture button in the Group window or click on fixture in the Fixture Sheet.
or:
Click on the functions within the Preset Control Bar or directly in the Fixture Sheet.
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3.4.
Y times in the FIXTURE window
3.4.33 FADE and DELA
DELAY
Additionally to the standard (Basic) FADE and DELAY times, individual durations can also be set for the individual
functions in the FIXTURE window.
You will need these settings when creating Cues, in order to be able to work with different FADE or DELAY times for
individual functions.
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2
3
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Press the FADE or DELAY button (switching on the control bar à 3.4.7 Options in the Fixture window).
Or:
If the AUTO button is pressed (on the control bar or in the options, Switching on the Control bar. à
3.4.7 Options in the Fixture window), when pressing the TIME button once, the fixture sheet will
switch to FADE time mode. The second time, the fixture sheet will switch to DELAY time mode.
2
If the AUTO button is not pressed, the display will not switch over. The currently selected FADE or
DELAY function will be displayed by an arrow on the Command Line control bar. à 9 Command Line
Choose a function, where you wish to program a time, other than the Basic time. You will find a button for each
function, displayed above the Encoder descriptions. By pressing these buttons (buttons will turn dark-grey), you can
select, which functions shall be affected by the change.
The various function groups can be selected by pressing the FEATURE button.
Using the SELECT/DESELECT button or by pressing the encoder on the right, you can either select all buttons (dark
grey) or erase them (light grey).
Now you can modify the IND. FADE time or IND. DELAY time (individual Fade/Delay Times) for the selected fixtures
using the left encoder.
Pressing the button PUSH FOR DELAY/FADE or pressing the second Encoder you can switch between IND. DELAY
time and IND. FADE time.
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3.4.4 Selecting individual Values
When saving settings, active values can also be saved. These values are indicated by a red background or by red
numbers.
By default, functions are activated together. à 2.16 Settings within the ATTRIBUTE GROUPING menu
In order to split the activation for a function once, make a right mouse click on the set activation (red background)
before saving it.
This will open the Change Activation/Selection window.
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2
3
4
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Functions, which are not supposed to be saved, need to be switched off via the respective buttons (buttons will
turn from dark-gray to light-gray).
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With the Set Activation for Selection button, the activation is separated for all selected Fixtures.
With the Set Activation for Fixture button, the activation for the individual Fixture (number and name being
displayed by the function buttons) is separated.
When saving, the individual active value is now being saved.
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4
With the Deselect Fixture button, the individual Fixture is deselected. With the Clear Selection button, all
selected Fixtures are deselected.
With the <<<< button, you can switch to the previous Fixture (number and name will be displayed above the
function buttons). With the >>>> button, you can switch to the next Fixture.
With the CLOSE button, you can close the window.
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3.4.5 FIXTURE OPTION
In the Fixture Sheet, you can adapt different basic settings for each individual Fixture.
Make a right mouse click on the Fixture. The FIXTURE OPTION window will open.
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3
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2
The Fixture can be renamed using the keyboard.
Next to TYPE the type of Fixture is displayed, next to NUMBER the corresponding number, and next to PATCH the
patched channel for this Fixture.
Pressing the PAN NORMAL button (display changes to PAN INVERSE) will invert the output of the PAN function.
Pressing the TILT NORMAL button (display changes to TILT INVERSE) will invert the output of the TILT function.
Pressing the NO SWAP button (display changes to SWAPPED) will invert the output of the PAN and TILT functions.
Pressing the WITH MASTER button (display changes to NO MASTER), the Dimmer value will be output without regard
to the set GRANDMASTER.
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If a Fixture was modified in this window, the Fixture’s name will be displayed on a blue background in the Fixture
Sheet. These changes can also be set while patching Fixtures. à 2.4 Selecting DMX addresses for Fixtures
With the <<< button, you can switch to the previous Fixture. With the >>> button, you can switch to the next
Fixture.
With the CLOSE button, you can close the window.
3 . 4 . 6 AUTO-SORT Function in the FIXTURE Window
Pressing the „Auto Cols“ button (dark background) will move the function column, for which the value is being
changed, automatically to the left.
à 3.7 Create Presets) will move the respective column in the
Selecting Presets or functions in the Preset Window (à
Fixture Window to the left.
Pressing the „Auto Rows“ button (dark background) will move up those fixtures, selected via groups or directly by
fixture button and numeric keypad.
3 . 4 . 7 SORT Function in the FIXTURE Window
à right) in the Fixture Window.
Pressing the SORT button will update the sorting (à
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3.4.8 Options in the FIXTURE Window
Touch the touch screen on the left corner of the title bar.
Or:
Proceed with a right mouse click on top line.
The FIXTURE SHEET OPTIONS window will open.
LAYER TO DISPLAY:
By pressing the respective button, the following values will be displayed as basic setting.
The FIXTURE window will show the presets or values.
FADE times will be displayed.
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DELAY times will be displayed.
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Only the values will be displayed.
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The DMX output values will be displayed.
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The Executor’s number and page will be displayed.
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The sequence’s number and the respective Cue will be
displayed.
● Auto:
If this button is pressed, the display will automatically toggle
between the different options when swapping with the TIME
button.
By pressing this button, you can choose between LARGE or SMALL characters in the
FIXTURE window.
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FONT SIZE:
SORT BY:
With the respective button, you can determine according to which criteria the fixtures
within the column are to be sorted.
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READOUT:
Preset Values:
Fade:
Delay:
Values Only:
DMX:
Id Executor:
Id Sequence:
Numbers:
Names:
Selected Devices:
Active Values:
Dimmer Values:
Sort Ascending:
Sort Desending:
Fixtures will be sorted by numbers in the FIXTURE window.
Fixtures will be sorted by name.
The selected Fixtures will be moved upwards.
Fixtures for which a value is activated
activated, will be moved
upwards.
Fixtures will be sorted according to highest dimmer value.
Sorting by ascending values.
Sorting by descending values.
Pressing this button, you can switch between the following display options.
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%:
% +:
DEC:
HEX:
Values will be displayed as percentages.
Values will be displayed as percentage values; interim values
will be displayed next to the figure in form of 3 dots.
Values will be displayed as decimal numbers (0–255).
Values will be displayed as hexadecimal numbers (0–FF).
When pressing the Show Layer Control button (displayed in dark gray), a control bar will be displayed below the
Fixture. By pressing the respective buttons on the control bar, the display in the window will switch to the respective
value.
When pressing the Show Preset Control button (displayed in dark grey), a control bar will be displayed below the
fixtures. Each function has its own button. The respective function will be activated by pressing the single buttons
in the control bar. It can be modified using the encoder. By pressing the FEATURE button (above the right encoder),
you can select the various function groups.
A small rectangle is displayed in the right upper corner of each button. If it is displayed with black background, this
means, that there have been no changes on this particular function. If the background color is red, this function has
been modified.
This window can be deleted by pressing the DELETE WINDOW button.
Pressing the CLOSE button will close the Option Window.
à 3.2 Saving VIEWS).
These settings will all be saved when saving the VIEWS (à
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3 . 5 Accessing Dimmer Channels directly (in the CHANNEL SHEET)
The individual dimmer channels can always be accessed directly, provided that the desired channels have been
selected for direct access (selected channels will be displayed in yellow characters in the CHANNEL window).
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1
Select the channels, for which you wish to modify a value (selected channels will be displayed in yellow characters).
Selection:
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2
Call up a dimmer group. à 3.3 Creating and calling up Fixtures and Dimmer GROUPS
Or:
Select dimmers via the CHANNEL button and the numeric keypad. à 9 Command Line
Or:
Start with a left mouse click on the individual channels.
Or:
Make a left mouse click on the first channel and hold the mouse button down; by moving the mouse (creates a
Loop
Loop), all channels in this loop are being selected
selected.
Values can be modified with the encoders (Encoder assignment is displayed on the screen above) or with the Wheel.
Or:
By direct entry into the Command Line (AT functions) you can also enter dimmer values à 9 Command Line
Or:
Select channels with a middle mouse click and hold the mouse button down; the value will be modified by moving
the mouse while holding the middle mouse button down.
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3.5.1 CHANNEL Mode
Activate CHANNEL Mode with the CHANNEL FADER buttons.
The assignment of Channels and Faders can be changed via the CHANNEL FADER buttons (for example:
1–20, 21–40, etc.).
The assignment of a channel number to a Fader is listed on the TFT displays above the faders.
By pressing the CLEAR button, individual channels, which have been modified manually, can be
released again while the selection of this channel will be deleted.
The respective channel can be selected using the button above the Fader.
In CHANNEL mode, the individual channel values can be set with the Faders.
The respective channel can be set to 100% using the button below the Fader.
The respective channel can be hidden using the lower button.
In the TFT displays above the Faders, the assignment between channel numbers and Faders will be displayed.
In order to modify the selection or the active values of dimmer channels:
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Press CLEAR button:
Pressing the CLEAR button for the first time deletes the selected dimmer channels in the OUTPUT
window (yellow characters turn grey).
The modified Values are kept and are displayed with red background.
●
Press CLEAR button again:
Pressing the CLEAR button the second time, takes off the activation of the modified values (red
background).
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Press CLEAR button one more time:
Pressing the CLEAR button a third time, all changed values are reset (to Default or the previous
position before activation).
When pressing the CLEAR button the first time, the LED in this button will flash. This shows, that only the
selection has been deleted. The yellow LED will stop flashing as soon as you start to select other fixtures or
dimmer channels.
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You can also delete active values of single dimmer channels .
Press OFF button 1x (LED is on).
Press a button for the respective function on the Preset Control Bar or click on that function within
the Fixture Sheet.
3.5.2 ALIGN Function
Using the ALIGN function enables you to use four different function modes for changing values.
Press the ALIGN button once (LED is on).
When changing active values, the first value will be taken as starting value (will not be changed),
while the last value is the one modified most, and all values in between will be distributed evenly.
Press the ALIGN button twice (LED is on).
When changing the active values, the last value will be taken as starting value (will not be changed),
while the first value will be the one modified most, and all values in between will be distributed
evenly.
Press the ALIGN button 3 times (LED is on).
When changing the active values, the middle value will be taken as starting value (will not be
changed), the first and last value will be the ones modified most, and all values in between will be
distributed evenly.
3.5.3 PAUSE Function
With the Pause Function you can temporarily freeze dimmer channels. After activation of the Pause Function, no
further changes will be put out at the DMX output. But you can still change and save dimmer channels internally.
Press PAUSE button 1x (LED is on).
Click on Dimmer button in the Group Window or click on dimmer channels in the Channel or Fader
Sheet. Parked dimmer channels will be displayed with a blue background.
Parked dimmer channels can also be released either entirely or separately.
Press GO+ button 1x (LED is on).
Click on dimmer button in the Group window or click on dimmer channels in the Channel or Fader
Sheet.
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3.5.4 FADE and DELA
Y times in the CHANNEL window
DELAY
In addition to the standard (basic) FADE times, individual durations can also be set for the individual functions
in the FIXTURE window (not in the FADER CHANNEL window).
These settings are needed when creating Cues, so that you can work with different FADE or DELAY times for
individual channels.
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2
1
Press the FADE or DELAY button (switching on the control bar à 3,5.7 Options in the Channel window).
Or:
If the AUTO button is pressed (on the control bar or in the options, Switching on the Control bar.
à 3,5.7 Options in the Fixture window), when pressing the TIME button once, this will switch the
channel sheet to the FADE time mode. The second time, this will switch the channel sheet to the
DELAY time mode.
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If the AUTO button is not pressed, the display will not switch over. The currently selected function of
the FADE or DELAY Command Line will be displayed by an arrow on the control bar for the Command
Line à 9 Command Line
Now you can modify the IND. FADE or IND. DELAY time for the selected dimmer channels using the left encoder.
You can switch between IND. FADE and IND. DELAY time by pushing either the PUSH FOR DELAY/FADE button or the
second encoder.
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3 . 5 . 5 Link Fader-Function in the CHANNEL window
If the Link Fader function is activated (button has a black background), all changes will automatically be transferred
to the faders when in CHANNEL mode ( à CHANNEL mode).
3.5.6 AUTO-SORT-Function in the CHANNEL window
If the AUTO-SORT-function is activated (button has a black background), the selected channels in the CHANNEL
window will automatically be moved to the left and upwards.
3.5.7 Options within the CHANNEL window
Touch the touch screen on the left corner of the title bar.
Or:
Start with a right mouse click on top line. The CHANNEL SHEET OPTIONS window will open.
Layer to Display (not in the FADER CHANNEL window):
By pressing the respective buttons, the following basic values will be displayed:
● Values:
Values are displayed in the CHANNEL window.
● Fade:
FADE times will be displayed.
● Delay:
DELAY times will be displayed.
● DMX:
The DMX output values are displayed.
● Id Executor:
The Executor’s number and page are displayed (only valid for Executor buttons).
● Id Sequence:
The Sequence’s number and respective Cue are displayed (only valid for Executor buttons).
● Auto:
If this button is pressed, the display will automatically swap in this window when using the
TIME button.
Font Size (not in the FADER CHANNEL window):
Pressing this button, you can choose between LARGE or SMALL characters in this window.
Sort by:
With the respective button, you can define the channels’ sorting order in the window.
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●
●
●
●
●
Numbers:
Names:
Selected Devices:
Active Values:
Values:
Sort Ascendig:
Sort Desending:
Within the CHANNEL window channels are sorted by numbers.
Channels will be sorted by name.
The selected channels will be moved to left/above.
Channels for which a value is activated
activated, will be moved upwards.
Channels will be sorted by highest value.
Sorting by ascending numbers.
Sorting by descending numbers.
Readout:
By pressing this button, you can choose the display criteria for the values.
● %:
Values will be displayed as percentages.
● % +:
Values will be given as percentage values; interim values will be displayed next to the
figure in form of dots.
● DEC:
Values will be given as decimal numbers (0–255).
● HEX:
Values will be given as hexadecimal numbers (0–FF).
Direction:
By pressing this button, you can choose between sorting the channels from left to right or from top to bottom.
Colums:
● The figure indicates, how many channels will be displayed in one column. Clicking on that figure, you can
enter a new number via keyboard; confirm with ENTER. The new number will automatically be taken over.
● With this button, you can choose between either AUTO WRAP (automatic adaptation of size when changing
the number of channels in this window) or NO WRAP (size of channels will not be adjusted when modifying
the number).
Name Field:
● With this button, you can switch between SHOW (displays the channel names) and HIDE (no names are
displayed).
The Channel window can be deleted by pressing the DELETE button.
By pressing the CLOSE button, the Option window will be closed.
à 3.2 Saving VIEWS).
All these settings (excl. “LINK“) will be saved when saving the VIEWS (à
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3 . 5 . 8 DIMMER OPTION
In the Channel Sheet, you can adapt different basic settings for each individual Dimmer channel.
Make a right mouse click on the Channel.
The DIMMER OPTION window will open.
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2
3
1
2
The Dimmer channel can be renamed using the keyboard.
Next to TYPE the type of Dimmer is displayed, next to NUMBER the corresponding number, and next to PATCH the
patched channel for this Channel.
Pressing the WITH MASTER button (display changes to NO MASTER), the Dimmer channel will be output without
regard to the set GRANDMASTER.
If a Dimmer channel was modified in this window, the Dimmer channel’s number or name will be displayed on a blue
background in the Channel Sheet.
These modifications can also be defined while patching Dimmer channels. à 2.5 Selecting DMX addresses for
Dimmers
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With the <<< button, you can switch to the previous Dimmer channel. With the >>> button, you can switch to the
next Dimmer channel.
With the CLOSE button, you can close the window.
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3.6 Colours used in the FIXTURE, CHANNEL and FADER window
3 . 6 Colours used in the FIXTURE, CHANNEL and FADER window
Input or Function
Status
Channel
number/
Attribute
Dimmer
Channel
Value
Fixture
Attribute
Value
Channel or attribute
not used, or released
3x CLEAR
not selected,
no value
gray
gray
gray
Not selected,
but value from
any Executor
not selected, but
output value >0%
gray
yellow
yellow
Dimmer not selected,
last fade on Master
Sequence did not change
the value
not selected, but
output value >0%
gray
blue-green
yellow
Dimmer not selected,
last fade on Master
Sequence decreased
the value (DOWN)
not selected, but
output value >0%
gray
green
yellow
Dimmer not selected,
last fade on Master
Sequence increased
the value (UP)
not selected, but
output value >0%
gray
magenta
yellow
Not selected,
last change was manual
not selected, but
manual changed
gray
White on darkred background
White on darkred background
Manuell calling up
selected,
but not active
yellow
gray
gray
Again manual Activation
or changed by Fader
or Encoder
active
yellow
white on red
background
white on red
background
Selection deleted by
CLEAR button
not selected, not
active, but selected
gray
White on darkred background
White on darkred background
Activation deleted by
CLEAR button
not selected, but
manually changed
grey
white
white
Not selected,
but value from any
Executor (except Master)
only output
grey
yellow
yellow
Not selected,
but Preset activated
not selected,
value fromPreset
gray
Turquoise on dark- White on darkred background
red background
Selected, after Preset
was activated
selected,
value fromPreset
yellow
Turquoise on
red background
Activation deleted
by CLEAR
Not selected,
value from Preset
gray
White on turWhite
quoise background
White on red
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3.7 Creating and calling up Presets
3 . 7 Creating and calling up Presets
There are certain values for the functions of fixtures, which will be needed again and again, for example the values
for individual colours of the color wheel. These values can be programmed as presets in the respective PRESET
window and can here be called up again.
If you have presets for the fixtures be created automatically (CREATE PRESETS), these pre-recorded presets will be
available in the respective windows. à 2.10 Creating Presets, Effects and Group buttons automatically
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Create a window for all functions for which presets are to be used and position it on a display.
In the GROUP window, select those fixtures, for which you want to create a Preset, by a simple touch or mouse click
(fixtures have to be displayed in yellow in the FIXTURE window).
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On the display, select the Preset group, for which you want to create a Preset, using the Touchscreen or by a left
mouse click on the title bar, for example: In the Preset window PAN/TILT.
Values and positions can be changed by:
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Encoders (all functions and the assignment will be displayed on the right display above the encoders),
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Trackball (only PAN /TILT), if activated,
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Wheel (only for dimmer values),
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Middle mouse button (click on a value in the FIXTURE or CHANNEL window and hold it; the value will be changed
by moving the mouse while holding the middle mouse button).
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Switch on the Trackball by pressing the TRACKBALL ON button (the integrated LED must be on).
Now you can control the selected fixtures via the trackball (PAN/TILT) . Changed (active) values
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Shortly push STORE button (STORE LED comes on). Select the required location on the display
showing the PAN/TILT window by a simple touch or with left mouse click. These values are now
saved in this location (STORE LED is off).
Now enter a name for the preset using the keyboard: confirm with ENTER.
If you want to save more presets for the same fixtures and functions, start again with step 3, until all
presets for these fixtures/channels are done.
You can also save presets including several functions on one button. These presets can be created in any preset
group.
Push STORE button and hold
hold. The following selection appears on the right TFT-Display:
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Shortly pressing the Preset Filter ON button will switch it to Preset Filter OFF.
Now select the desired location with touchscreen or left mouse button. These values are now saved in this
(Preset-) location (STORE LED is off).
Enter a name for the preset using the keyboard; confirm with ENTER.
à 4.5 Update Cue or Preset
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Press CLEAR button once:
When pressing the CLEAR button for the first time, the selection for all fixtures in the FIXTURE
sheet will be deleted (yellow characters will turn grey).
The modified (active) values will be preserved and are displayed on red background.
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Press CLEAR button again:
Pressing the CLEAR button the second time will cancel the activation of the modified values (red
background).
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Press CLEAR button a 3rd time:
Pressing the CLEAR button a third time will reset all modified values (Default or to the position
before the modification).
To create presets for other fixtures and functions, start again with step 5 and select the respective
fixtures/channels and functions.
3 . 7 . 1 Moving Preset Buttons within the Window
Press MOVE button 1x (LED comes on).
Activate the button in the respective window by either using the touchscreen or making a left mouse
click on the button and hold (a hand symbol appears). Move the button to the required location within
this window and release it.
You can also insert preset buttons.
Press MOVE button 2x (LED flashes).
Activate the button in the respective preset window using the touchscreen or a left mouse click on
the button and hold it (hand symbol appears). Move the button to the desired location between the
other buttons and release it. The following buttons will all be moved by one position to the right.
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3.7.2 Copying Presets
Press the COPY button once (LED is on).
Select the Preset Buttons in the respective PRESET Window. By selecting various presets,
several presets can be copied at the same time.
Press AT button 1x (LED is on).
Click on the position for the copied presets in the PRESET Window.
Press the ENTER button once.
3.7.3 Calling up Presets
Select the Fixtures or Dimmers, for which you want to call up a preset (Fixtures/Dimmers have to be displayed in
yellow). Now, the individual presets can be called up for the selected Fixtures. The called-up presets and their names
will be displayed in the FIXTURE windows.
If you select a preset directly, without having selected Fixtures or Dimmer channels, all Fixtures and Dimmers, for
which presets had been created, will be selected. The preset can now be called up by pressing the respective button.
Using the Fader next to the right display, you can either define Preset Fade times or fade over
presets manually.
Press the button above the Fader once (red LED is on). Select the desired Fade time using the Fader.
The selected Fade time will be used when presets are being called up.
Press the button above the Fader once more (green LED is on). Select your Presets. With the Fader,
you can now fade over towards the selected Preset. Default setting for the Fader to fade just
upwards or in both directions à 2.14 Settings in the DEFAULTS menu below the Executor
Defaults Crossfade.
Manual Fade
3.7.4 FREEZE Function
By activating the FREEZE function, called-up Presets can be locked. As long as the FREEZE Function is switched on,
the called-up preset can not be overwritten by any Cues, Sequences or Chasers.
Press the FREEZE button once (LED is on).
Select a Preset – the selected Preset will be activated and can no longer be modified by Cues,
Sequences or Chasers.
In order to deactivate the FREEZE function, press the FREEZE button once more (LED is off).
à 3.4.2 Pause Function
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3.8 Deleting Groups, Sequences, Views etc.
3 . 8 Deleting Groups, Sequences, Views etc.
For all following Deletions, the DELETE button has to be pressed in advance (LED is on).
Deleting Groups:
Select the respective Group by touch or left mouse click.
or:
Press the GROUP button. Enter a Group number using the numeric keypad and
confirm with ENTER.
Deleting Presets:
Select Preset in the respective window by touch or left mouse click.
or:
Press the PRESET button. Enter a Preset Function number (e.g.: 3 for Gobo)
followed by „.“ and the Preset number; confirm with ENTER.
Deleting VIEW Assignments: Select a VIEW with the VIEW button on the side of the numeric keypad, via the
Touchscreen or a left mouse click.
Deleting a VIEW:
Press the VIEW button (LED is on). The SELECT VIEW window appears; now
select the window to be deleted. The VIEW Name will be maintained, but without
any contents. All assignments to VIEW buttons are now deleted.
Deleting a MACRO:
Press the MACRO button (LED is on). The SELECT MACRO window appears; now
select the macro to be deleted. The MACRO Name will be maintained, but
witout any contents. All assignments to MACRO buttons are now deleted.
Deleting an EXECUTOR:
Press the desired EXECUTOR button.
or:
Deleting the EXECUTOR on the current page:
– Press the EXECUTOR button next to the numeric keypad (LED is on). Enter the
EXECUTOR number via the numeric keypad and confirm with ENTER.
Deleting the EXECUTOR on another page:
– Press the EXECUTOR button next to the numeric keypad (LED is on). Now,
enter the PAGE number.
Then, press the full stop key and the number of the EXECUTOR and confirm
with ENTER.
Example: EXECUTOR 5 on PAGE 3 is to be deleted:
Entry: [DELETE button] [EXECUTOR button] [3] [.] [5] [ENTER]
Or:
– Press the EXECUTOR button next to the numeric keypad (LED is on). Enter
the EXECUTOR number via the numeric keypad.
– Press the PAGE button next to the numeric keypad (LED is on). Enter the
PAGE number via the numeric keypad and confirm with ENTER.
Deleting Sequences:
Press the SEQUENCE button. Enter the number of Sequence via the numeric
keypad and confirm with ENTER.
Deleting CUES:
Press the SEQUENCE button. Enter the number of Sequence via the numeric
keypad. Press the CUE button and enter the cue number via numeric keypad;
confirm with ENTER.
If no sequence number is entered, the Cue of the Master (default) sequence is
deleted.
Deleting a PAGE:
Press the PAGE button next to the numeric keypad. Enter the PAGE number via
the numeric keypad and confirm with ENTER. The complete PAGE with all
EXECUTOR faders and buttons is deleted.
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Cues and Sequences
Cues are individual stage settings, which can be assigned and saved directly to and on so-called EXECUTOR buttons
or EXECUTOR Faders.
Several cues in line are called a sequence, which can also be assigned and saved to and on so-called EXECUTOR
buttons or EXECUTOR Faders.
If cues and sequences are created on the basis of Presets, a later change of this Preset will automatically cause the
respective change of all cues and sequences in this Preset.
Thus, the time-consuming check and correction of each Cue becomes unnecessary.
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Therefore, we recommend to use the Preset functions as often as possible.
EXECUTOR buttons or Faders can be used and can have assignments for multiple created sequences.
EXECUTOR Faders and buttons are organised pagewise (in PAGES). You can work on several PAGES simultaneously.
When using motor faders, always those motor faders will be moving which had been activated on that respective
PAGE.
With the EXECUTOR buttons it is possible to call up the Cues, Sequences and Chasers. à 5.1.3 Buttons and Faders.
For the dimmer channels, the respective FADER and the Grandmaster always has to be
pushed upwards.
EXECUTOR buttons do not have a Master and are therefore activated immediately. If dimmer values are called up via
à LTP principle) when
Cues or Sequences assigned to EXECUTOR buttons
buttons, these values will be overwritten (à
calling up the same dimmers via Executor buttons later. In practical terms this means: Dimmers, serving as “standard“
console (HTP), have to be assigned to the Executor Faders.
4 . 1 Creating Cues (separate memories)
The actual stage setting can be saved as a Cue and be called up via the EXECUTOR buttons or faders.
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All changed (active) values (recommended setting),
all momentary settings (complete Output),
or all values of the selected Fixtures and channels
can be saved as Cues.
4 . 1 . 1 Creating new Cues
Define the stage setting via direct access or presets. à 3.4 and 3.5 Accessing Dimmer Channels directly or 3.7
Calling up Presets
This shall now be saved as CUE in the following way:
Press the STORE button and hold it. The following options and encoder names will appear on the
right TFT display:
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Press this button (selected button will receive dark-grey background colour):
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Save only the active values (all values in the FIXTURE/CHANNEL window which are
shown with a red background colour
colour).
All:
Save all momentary settings (all fixture and channel values).
All for Selected Devices: All values of the selected fixtures and channels are being saved (the fixture/channel
numbers will be marked in yellow).
Active Values:
Release the STORE button (LED stays on).
For this CUE, set the following parameters via the encoders:
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TRIGGER:
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BASIC-FADE:
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SNAP DELAY:
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OUTFADE TIME:
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IND. FADETIME:
IND. DELAYTIME:
Call of the CUE by GO, SOUND, TIME or FOLLOW (i.e. after all previous durations have ended)
or automatically at a set point of time.
CUE will be faded in with a set time; this is only possible with “FADE“ functions. à 2.8 Single
1 EDITING FIXTURES
Channel-specific Adjustments for the Current Show (point 10) and à 2.1
2.11
(modify) (point 9)
The values of the CUE will be called up with delay (only with “SNAP” functions).
Dimmer channels, which become smaller in the next Cue, will be faded with the set
duration.
All additional individual FADE times set in the FIXTURE Sheet.
All additional individual DELAY times set in the FIXTURE Sheet.
Cues can be saved on EXECUTOR faders or EXECUTOR buttons.
Define the assignment position of the Cue by pressing the EXECUTOR button once. When
saving to an EXECUTOR FADER, press a button above or below the fader once.
The CUE is now assigned to this EXECUTOR button or EXECUTOR fader and saved to the
Sequence Pool. This way it is possible, to assign the same Cue more often than once. à 5.1
ASSIGN menu (Assignment to EXECUTOR)
Repeat all steps to create the next Cue.
Pressing the CLEAR button: once - will delete the selection, twice – will delete the active values and
reset all values then.
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4.1.2 Overwriting a Cue
If you wish to overwrite a Cue completely, simply use the same EXECUTOR fader or EXECUTOR button once again.
The following window will appear:
In order to overwrite this cue completely, press the OVERWRITE button.
4 . 1 . 3 Merging a Cue
When merging cues, all existing and saved settings will be maintained. The newly set values will be saved and added
to the cue, while already existing values will be overwritten.
If you wish to merge a cue, simply use the same EXECUTOR Fader or EXECUTOR button once again. The SAVE window
will appear (as above). In order to merge this cue, press the MERGE button.
4.1.4 Removing a Cue
In the removing operation, only those parts of the Cue will be taken out (deleted) of the already existing Cue that are
active (red).
You can also remove some part of a complete sequence by entering: [STORE] [SEQUENCE] [Sequence number]
[CUE] [1] [THRU] [number of last Cue] [ENTER]. A window will open in which you confirm your operation by
pressing the REMOVE button. (This syntax does also apply for “OVERWRITE” and “MERGE”.)
Caution! In NON-TRACKING mode, only Dimmer channels of the first copied Cue are taken account of. For
the following Cues, the Dimmer values are “0” and have to be reprogrammed manually.
4 . 2 Programming Sequences
Sequence is the generic term for a combination of cues, with the option of various Fade and Delay times per channel
and cue. Sequences can be saved either on an EXECUTOR fader or an EXECUTOR button.
Save the first Cue (first step of a sequence) either on an EXECUTOR fader or an EXECUTOR button. à 4.1 Creating
Cues
Set the second Cue (next step of the sequence) as before. When saving the second Cue, use the same EXECUTOR
fader or EXECUTOR button. Now, the SAVE window will appear:
In order to create a Sequence (more than one Cue) now, press the CREATE SECOND CUE button. The saved Cue will
now be saved in this Sequence as the second step.
In the ASSIGN menu, you can define whether this Sequence should be executed in TRACKING or NON-TRACKING
mode. TRACKING and NON TRACKING do only refer to Dimmer values. à 5.1.4 EXECUTOR SETTINGS
Create the next Cue for any other step and use the same EXECUTOR fader or button when saving.
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4.2.1 Copying Sequences
Once a Sequence has been set, it can be copied completely with all Cues, Fade and Delay times.
Press the COPY button once (LED is on).
Press the SEQUENCE button once (LED is on).
Using the numeric keypad, enter the number of the Sequence to be copied. All sequences and
their numbers will be displayed in the Assign menu. à 5.1 ASSIGN Menu
Press the AT button once (LED is on).
Using the numeric keypad, enter the number of the new Sequence and confirm with ENTER.
4.2.2 Including Cues
Set a Cue à 4.1 Creating Cues
Press the STORE button once (LED is on).
Press the SEQUENCE button once (LED is on).
Enter the number of the Sequence using the numeric keypad.
Press the CUE button once (LED is on).
Enter the number of the new Cue via numeric keypad and confirm with ENTER.
Example: A new Cue is to be included between Cue 3 and Cue 4. This new Cue will be named for example Cue no.
3.1(numbers between 3.001 and 3.999 are possible).This way, 999 Cues can be included between two
Cues.
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4.2 Programming Sequences
4.2.3 Default Sequence (Master Sequence)
When creating sequences, Cues can directly be saved on a Default Sequence.
Press the SELECT button once (LED is on).
Select the respective EXECUTOR, which shall run the Default Sequence by pressing the respective
EXECUTOR button once. The headline of the small EXECUTOR window will be green.
Set the first Cue of the Default Sequence. à 4.1 Creating Cues
Push STORE button 1x (LED flashes).
Push ENTER button 1x; the created cue is now saved in the Master Sequence.
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If no EXECUTOR button has been selected before saving, and you confirm with ENTER, the saved Cue will always be
added to the current Default Sequence.
In the Default Sequence, Cues can be called up directly
Press the GOTO Button once (LED is on).
Enter the Cue number on the numeric keypad and confirm with ENTER. The Cue will be called up
à 2.14 Settings in the DEFAULTS menu).
with the preset duration (à
When calling up Cues directly, you can enter a FADE or DELAY time using the TIME button.
After having entered the Cue number, press the TIME button for the FADE time once and enter the
duration using the numeric keypad, or press the TIME button once more for the DELAY time, enter
the duration using the numeric keypad and confirm with enter. The Cue will be called up with the
entered duration.
The Cue will always be called up as if the Sequence would run from the very beginning.
That means, all previous steps will be accounted for and the result will be realized immediately
afterwards. ((As
As far as Dimmers are concerned, this function depends on whether Tracking
had been activated in the ASSIGN menu
menu.. à 5.1.4 EXECUTOR SETTINGS))
4 . 2 . 4 LOAD CUE
You can use LOAD CUE in order to directly call up a certain cue with either one or several executors.
Press the GOTO button twice (LED is blinks).
Select an executor by shortly pressing a button.
A window with a chart appears. All cues of this sequence are listed in this chart.
If you select one of these cues, it will be loaded. This cue will be displayed as next (red blinking
background) in the small executor window above the executor.
Start this cue with the GO button.
Cues within the Mastersequence can be directly loaded
Press GOTO button twice (LED is on).
Enter Cue number using the keypad and confirm with ENTER.
The Cue will be loaded and displayed as next (red blinking background) in the small executor
window above the executor.
Start this cue with the GO button.
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4.2.4 Calling sequences or chasers (Playback)
Using the EXECUTOR button, you can call up the saved Sequences directly.
If the green LED in the button is on, a Cue or a Sequence is saved on this button.
If the yellow LED is on or is flashing, this Cue, the Sequence or the saved Chaser is
activated.
The yellow LED indicates the beat of a Chaser or a Sequence.
Push up the respective Fader for the EXECUTOR faders to see the dimmer values.
Call up the Cue using the Go+ button (standard setting: button below the Fader). If
the green LED in the button above the Fader is on, a Cue or a Sequence is saved on
this button.
If the yellow LED is on or is flashing, this Cue, the Sequence or the saved Chaser is
activated. The yellow LED indicates the beat of a Chaser or a Sequence.
Using the PAGE buttons, you can additionally select other pages. Using the PAGE
buttons, you can additionally select other pages. à 5.4 PAGE Administration (PAGE)
With the Fader right to the EXECUTOR button, you can either set fixed fade times
or perform a fade-in manually when calling up Cues using the EXECUTOR buttons.
Press the button above the Fader once (red LED is on). Set the desired fade time
using the Fader. When selecting Cues using the EXECUTOR buttons, only the fade
time set here will be used (does also apply for SNAPDELAY times).
Press the button above the Fader again (green LED is on). Select the Cue using the
EXECUTOR button. Using the Fader, you can now fade to the selected Cue. Default
setting for the Fader to fade just upwards or in both directions à 2.14 Settings in
the DEFAULTS menu below the Executor Defaults Crossfade.
With the PREVIEW function, Cues in the FIXTURE SHEET or CHANNEL SHEET will be
displayed (without output to the DMX output).
Press the PREVIEW button once and call up the desired Cue using the EXECUTOR
button.
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4.3 Editing Sequences
4 . 3 Editing Sequences
During editing procedures, you can change all values of the various cues, add values or delete them. The X-FADE
and DELAY times can be adapted, and the call of various cues via GO button, X-FADER, SOUND or TIME can be
defined.
Except as indicated in this chapter, there are three other ways:
à 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4 Overwriting, expanding, removing Cues
à 4.3.4 Update Cues or Presets
à 5.3 EXECUTOR window
Press the EDIT button (LED is on).
Select the cue or sequence with the respective EXECUTOR button.
Or:
Make a left mouse click into the Sheet of the small window above the EXECUTOR Fader
or use the touchscreen to do so.
The EDIT menu appears on the right TFT display, showing a listing of the individual cues.
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3
5
4
6
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2
You will find the addressed EXECUTOR fader or button in the headline, giving the number of the PAGE and the
sequence by its name.
The second line will give you the functions of the columns.
● No.:
Number of Cue
● NAME:
Name of Cue
● MIB:
Activate MIB (Move In Black function) individually for each cue. Activate it by selecting a cell and
shortly pressing on the encoder on the right side of the display. Activation is confirmed by YES.
MIB can only be used in cells where a “
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TRIGGER:
Call up Cue (GO button, SOUND, TIME or FOLLOW)
If the TIMES button on the title bar is pressed:
FADE:
FADE time
● OUTFADE:
Duration of fade in on Dimmer channels becoming smaller
● SNAP:
Duration of the DELAY
● IND.FADE:
Duration of the individual FADE time (min and max)
● IND. DELAY: Duration of the individual DELAY time (min and max)
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If the LOOPS button on the title bar is pressed:
LOOP:
will jump, when called up, to the CUE of the given number without calling up this Cue
● LOOPDELAY: The sequence of the LOOP-Function will be displayed
● LINK:
The set Macro will be displayed
● LI. DEL:
The set time will be displayed, after which the Macro will be called up
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If the EFFECTS button on the title bar is pressed:
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EFFECTS:
Display of the effects calls
A second sheet will appear in the lower part of the display:
● NO.:
Number of the Effect Group
● NAME:
Name of the Effect Group
● ACTION:
Type of Effect call
● INTENS:
Display of the defined size of the Effect Group
F (Fade):
If Y (YES) is displayed, the size will be faded in with the set fade time
● SPEED:
Display of the defined speed of the Effect Group
F (Fade):
If Y (YES) is displayed, the speed will be faded in with the set fade time
● SOFT:
Display of the set softness (softer fade in) of the effect
F (Fade):
If Y (YES) is displayed, the softness will be faded in with the set fade time
If AUTO SCROLL button is pressed, the chart will be automatically moved to top/bottom when handling larger
sequences.
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5
6
7
The chart will show you all cues of a sequence including the various TRIGGER functions.
You can define the TRIGGER (call-up option) for all cues using the buttons (selected button will turn dark gray).
à below).
The MODIFY CUE button will enable you to change values of individual cues (à
This button will lead you to the ASSIGN menu. à 5.1 ASSIGN menu
Description of each encoder.
4.3.1 Changing values for individual steps in the sequence
– Select the Cue that you want to change (red cell).
– Press the MODIFY CUE button (the Cue will be displayed on a green background and the STORE button starts
flashing).
– In the FIXTURE or CHANNEL window, all values of the Cue will now be called up or displayed
(active, red)
red). At the same time, this Cue will be put out on stage.
– The cue can now be changed by either direct access or presets. à 3.4 Accessing Fixtures directly (in the
FIXTURE SHEET) / 3.5 Accessing Dimmer Channels directly (in the CHANNEL SHEET) and 3.7 Creating and
calling up Presets
If the Cue is not to be seen on stage, activate the Blind function by pressing the BLIND
button (integrated LED is on).
Press the STORE button once. The changed Cue is now saved.
Press the CLEAR button twice if necessary (Cue values will be deleted in the FIXTURE or
CHANNEL window).
For modifying further Cues, select the respective Cue one by one (will be displayed on a
green background).
Repeat all steps as described with first cue and save with STORE.
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4.3.2 Changing the TRIGGER (Call-up) of individual Steps within the Sequence
Select the respective cue within the TRIGGER column (red cell).
Enter the following with the left Encoder or via the keyboard and confirm with ENTER.
● F:
for FOLLOW mode
● G:
for GO button
● S:
for SOUND signal
● No.:
Automatically according to set time (e.g. if the set time is 1.5, this Cue will be called
up after 1.5 seconds automatically).
4.3.3 Changing the FADE or DELA
Y times of individual steps within the Sequence
DELAY
Select the respective cue (red cell).
Here, the duration for this cue can be changed globally with the BASIC-FADE TIME encoder.
Pressing the encoder BASIC-FADE TIME, you switch to IND.FADE (all additional individual FADE
times changed in the FIXTURE-Timing sheet). By turning the wheel, you can change these
times.
Pressing the encoder SNAP DELAY, you switch to DELAY TIME (all additional individual DELAY
times changed in the FIXTURE-Timing sheet). Byturning the wheel, you can change these
times.
Pressing the TRIGGER encoder will switch to BASIC OUTFADE. Here, you can modifiy the
durations by turning the Encoder.
If no FADE or DELAY times are indicated, no values are saved to this CUE.
4.3.4 Copying Cues
Press the COPY Button once (LED is on).
Press the SEQUENCE Button once (LED is on).
Using the keypad, enter the number of the Sequence from which Cues are to be
copied.
Press the CUE Button once (LED is on).
Using the keypad, enter the number of the first Cue from which the copying is to start. If only one
Cue is to be copied, continue with the AT Button.
Pressing the + button will copy the respective Cue indicated by the following number.
Pressing the THRU button on the keypad will copy the Cues from...to (including last Cue).
When pressing the – button, the Cue with the next number will not be copied.
Press the AT button once (LED is on).
Enter the new number for the copied Cues using the keypad.
Example: The Cues are to be inserted between Cue 10 and Cue 11. Number these Cues e.g. as 10.1
(possible Cue numbers are 10.001 - 10.999). This way, up to 999 Cues can be inserted
between two existing Cues.
Confirm with ENTER.
When copying one Cue, the COPY window will open.
After pressing this button, you can choose between:
Status Copy
Only the values and times actually saved to this Cue will be
copied. The history will be disregarded.
The Cue will be copied as it would actually be realized on stage. That means,
all previous steps will be taken into account and the result will be copied
afterwards.
Pressing COPY will copy the Cue, CANCEL will abort the process.
When copying more than one Cue, only the values and times actually saved to this Cue will be copied.
The history will be disregarded.
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4.3.5 Moving Cues
Press the MOVE Button once (LED is on).
Press the SEQUENCE Button once (LED is on).
Using the keypad, enter the number of the Sequence in which Cues are to be moved.
Press the CUE button once (LED is on).
Using the keypad, enter the number of the first Cue as of which the Cues are to be moved. If only
one Cue is to be moved, continue with the AT button.
Pressing the + key will move the respective Cue indicated by the following number.
Pressing the THRU key on the keypad will move the Cues from...to (including last Cue)
Cue).
When pressing the – key, the Cue with the next number will not be moved.
Press the AT button once (LED is on).
Enter the new number for the moved Cues using the keypad.
Example: The Cues are to be inserted between Cue 10 and Cue 11. Number these Cues e.g. as 10.1
(possible Cue numbers are 10.001 - 10.999).
This way, up to 999 Cues can be inserted between two existing Cues.
Confirm with ENTER.
When moving one Cue, the COPY window will open.
After pressing this button, you can choose between:
During the moving process, only the values and times actually saved to this
Cue will be copied
copied. The history will be disregarded.
The Cue will be moved as it would actually be realized on stage. That means,
all previous steps will be taken into account and the result will be copied
afterwards.
Pressing COPY will move the Cue, CANCEL will abort the process.
When moving more than one Cue, only the values and times actually saved to this Cue will be copied. The
history will be disregarded.
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4 . 3 . 6 Deleting and renumbering Cues
Make a right mouse click on the respective Cue in the NO. column.
The following window will open.
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START LINE: Display of the first selected Cue. The number can be modified by clicking on it.
END LINE:
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Display of the last selected Cue. The number can be modified by clicking on it.
NEW START: Display of the first new number of the selected Cues. The number can be modified by clicking on it.
STEP WIDTH: Display of the steps, in which the Cues’ new numbers will be placed. The number can
be modified by clicking on it.
Deleting Cues
Select the Cue to be deleted. By pressing the DELETE button, the CUE will be deleted. If you want to delete not only
one but several Cues, select the respective Cues. By pressing the DELETE button, the Cues will be deleted.
Renumbering Cues
Select the Cue to be renumbered. Enter the new number on the right side of “NEW START”. By pressing the
RENUMBER button, the Cue will be renumbered. If you want to renumber not only one but several Cues, select the
respective Cues. Enter the new number for the first Cue on the right side of “NEW START”. By pressing the RENUMBER
button, the Cues will be renumbered.
4.3.7 Inserting LOOPs
Within a Sequence, you can allocate a Loop to a Cue. When this Cue is reached, it will be executed, then the Loop
will be called up.
This process will either run over a preset period or for the number of Loops indicated.
Make a right mouse click on the respective Cue in the LOOP column. The SELECT LOOP-TARGET window will open.
Select the Cue to which a jump is to be performed. The Cue will be listed in the top line.
Select the jump function by pressing the respective Button:
– With the LOOP (TIMED) Button, only jumps within the set time frame are performed.
– With the LOOP (COUNT) Button, the jump will be repeated as often as indicated.
– With the DELETE Button, you can delete the jump.
For the indicated jump, you can now determine the duration or number of jumps in the LOOPDELAY column by
clicking on or entering the respective value.
Example: When you enter „5“ in the TIMED cell, the jumps will be executed for 5 seconds. When you enter „5“ in
the COUNT cell, the jump will be repeated five times, before the Sequence will be continued.
4.3.8 Inserting Macros
Within a Sequence, a Macro can be called up by a Cue. As soon as this Cue is reached, the Marco will be executed.
By setting a time frame, the Macro can be called up with an individual delay. à 7.1 Creating and Programming
Macros
Make a right mouse click on the respective Cue in the LINK column. The SELECT MACRO window will open. Select
the MACRO to be executed. The Macro will be displayed with its name or number.
For the selected Macro, you can now enter a time frame in the LI. DEL column. The Macro will only be executed after
this time has ended, e.g. if you enter „5“ in the LI. DEL column, the Macro will be executed after a delay of five
seconds.
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4.4. Editing Chasers
A Chaser is an automatically running sequence. During the editing process, you will be able to modify, add or delete
all values of individual Cues. Speed, X-FADE and SNAP-DELAY times can be adapted globally.
Except as indicated in this chapter, there are three other ways:
à 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4 Overwriting, expanding, removing Cues
à 4.3.4 Update Cues or Presets
à 5.3 EXECUTOR window
Press the EDIT button (LED is on).
Select a Chaser with the respective EXECUTOR button.
Or:
Make a left mouse click into the chart of the small window above the EXECUTOR Fader.
The EDIT menu appears on the right TFT display, giving a listing of the individual cues.
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The activated EXECUTOR fader or button is now listed in the headline, giving the page number and the name of
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The functions of the columns are given in the second line.
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No.:
NAME:
MIB:
Number of Cues
Name of Cue
Activate MIB (Move In Black function) individually for each cue. Activate it by selecting a cell and
shortly pressing on the encoder on the right side of the display. Activation is confirmed by YES.
MIB can only be used in cells where a “ * “ is displayed.
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TRIGGER:
Has no effect on Chaser
If the TIMES button on the title bar is pressed:
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FADE:
OUTFADE:
SNAP:
I.FADE:
I DELAY:
Has no effect on Chaser
Has no effect on Chaser
Has no effect on Chaser
Has no effect on Chaser
Has no effect on Chaser
If the LOOPS button on the title bar is pressed:
● LOOP:
Jumps to the respective CUE of indicated number upon activation, without calling this Cue up
● LOOPDELAY: The sequence of the LOOP function will be displayed
● LINK:
The set Macro will be displayed
● LI. DEL:
The set time will be displayed, after which the Macro will be called up
If the EFFECTS button on the title bar is pressed:
● EFFECTS:
Display of the Effect calls
A second sheet will appear in the lower part of the display:
● No.:
Number of the Effect Group
● NAME:
Name of the Effect Group
● ACTION:
Type of Effect call
● INTENS:
Display of the defined size of the Effect Group
F (Fade):
If Y (YES) is displayed, the size will be faded in with the set fade time
● SPEED:
Display of the defined speed of the Effect Group
F (Fade):
If Y (YES) is displayed, the speed will be faded in with the set fade time
● SOFT:
Display of the set softness (softer fade in) of the effects
F (Fade):
If Y (YES) is displayed, the softness will be faded in with the set fade time
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The chart will show all Cues of the Chaser.
With the help of the button you can define various sequences for the Chaser.
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GO:
RUN:
SOUND:
BPM:
Call-up of the steps with the GO button. Fade and Delay time will be executed with the set time.
Chaser runs with the set speed. Fade and Delay time will be adjusted in terms of percentage.
Call-up of the steps via a sound signal. Fade and Delay time will be executed with the set time.
Call-up of the steps via the automatic recognition of Beats Per Minute. Fade and Delay time will
be adjusted in terms of percentage.
FORWARD: Chaser runs forward.
REVERS:
Chaser runs backwards.
BOUNCE:
Chaser runs forward, then backwards and so on.
RANDOMLY: Chaser calls up individual steps on random basis.
AUTO LOOP / SINGLE ON / SINGLE OFF (Switch over by pressing the button):
On AUTO LOOP, after the last step, the Chaser will jump back to the first and continue. With SINGLE
ON, the Chaser makes one run and stops at the last Cue. With SINGLE OFF, the Chaser makes one
run and switches off after the last Cue.
SPEED INDV.: On RUN, an individually set speed will be used.
SPEED 1–4 : On RUN, the respective SPEED-Group will be used. These set speeds can be used for all Chasers.
à 5.1.10 Assigning the Special Master
Using the buttons, you can either divide or double the set speed.
HALF SPEED:
Pressing 1x, the set speed will be divided in half – this can be done up to 8 times (Modification will
be displayed above the left Encoder).
1:1
1:1:
Resets the speed to the set value.
DOUBLE SPEED: Pressing 1x, the set speed will be doubled – this can be done up to 8 times (Modification will be
displayed above the left Encoder.
Values of individual Cues can be modified with the MODIFY-CUE button (STORE button flashes). à 4.4.1
Modifying values of separate Chaser steps
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This button will bring you to the ASSIGN menu. à 5.2 ASSIGN menu
Description/labelling of the encoders, located below the TFT display.
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CHASE SPEED:
The individual speed can be set with this Encoder.
If one of the SPEED buttons 1 to 4 is pressed, you can set the speed of this SPEED group using
this Encoder.
SPEED SCALE:
Pressing the CHASE SPEED encoder, this encoder will be switched to SPEED SCALE – now you
can set the division or doubling of the speed with this Encoder.
CHASE INFADE:
Setting of the In-Fade time for FADE functions.
CHASE SPEED 1: When pressing the CHASE INFADE encoder, this encoder will be switched to CHASE SPEED 1 –
now you can set the speed for this group with this Encoder.
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CHASE OUTFADE: Setting the Out-Fade time for Dimmer Functions. (The OUTFADE time can be linked to the
infade time; The display shows “INFADE”).
CHASE SPEED 2: When pressing the CHASE OUTFADE encoder, this encoder will be switched to CHASE SPEED 2
– now you can set the speed for this group with this Encoder.
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SNAP DELAY:
Setting the delay time of SNAP functions.
CHASE SPEED 3: When pressing the SNAPDELAY encoder, this encoder will be switched to CHASE SPEED 3 –
now you can set the speed for this group with this encoder.
4.4.1 Modifying values of separate Chaser steps
– Select the Cue to be modified (red cell).
– Press the MODIFY CUE button (The Cue will be displayed with a green background).
– In the FIXTURE or CHANNEL window, all values of the Cue will now be called up or displayed
(active, red)
red). At the same time, this Cue will be put out on stage.
– This cue can now be modified by either direct access or presets. à 3.4 Direct Access to Fixtures (in the FIXTURE
SHEET) / 3.5 Direct Access to Dimmer Channels (in the CHANNEL SHEET) and 3.7 Creating and calling up Presets
If the Cue is not to be seen on stage, activate the Blind function by pressing the BLIND button
(integrated LED is on).
Press the STORE button once. The changed Cue is now saved.
Press the CLEAR button twice (Cue values will be deleted in the FIXTURE or CHANNEL window).
For modifying further Cues, select the respective Cue (Cue will be displayed on a green background).
Repeat all steps as described with the first cue and save with STORE.
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à
à
à
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4.3.5 Moving Cues
4.3.6 Deleting and renumbering Cues
4.3.7 Inserting LOOPs
4.3.8 Inserting Macros
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4.5
Update Cue
When executing sequences, separate Cues can be modified and saved directly.
Call up the Cue to be modified. Modify the Cue by either direct access or via presets (UPDATE button LED is on).
à 3.4 Direct Access to Fixtures (in the FIXTURE SHEET) / 3.5 Direct Access to Dimmer Channels and 3.7 Creating
and calling up Presets
Press the Update button once.
The UPDATE window will open
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By shortly pressing this button, you can switch between “only original contents“ and “add new contents“
Only original contents:
Upon updating a cue, only the changes on those fixtures/channels will be saved, which
have already been used in this cue.
Add new contents:
When updating a cue, only the changes of those fixtures/channels will be saved which
have already been used in this cue.
By shortly pressing this button, you can switch between “only last called Executor“ and “all possible Executors“.
Only last called Executor: The“Cue Destinations“ chart only shows the last loaded cue.
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All possible Executors:
The “Cue Destinations“ chart shows all currently laoded cues of all executors.
Pressing the “Update Cue“ button will update that cue being displayed with a red background. You can select
another cue using the encoder.
Pressing the “Update All Cues“ button will update all cues listed in the chart.
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4.6 Update Preset
4 . 6 Update Preset
Press the EDIT button (LED is on).
Click on one of the Preset Buttons (the LED will blink, the preset button will display EDIT). The Preset
is called up, the used fixtures/channels are being selected and the values will be activated.
Enter your required modifications here.
Press the UPDATE button.
A window appears, where you can either save the preset by pressing the OK button or cancel the
modification by pressing CANCEL.
If you want to change more than one preset, you can select another preset by pressing the EDIT button right after
the modification. Before you can actually change the new selected preset, a window will open, where you can save
the 1st preset by pressing the OK button or where you can cancel the modification by pressing CANCEL. The second
preset can only be called up after this.
Or:
When executing sequences you can modify and save single values of presets directly.
Activate a cue, in which presets are to be modified. Now you can modify this cue by direct access (the UPDATE
button LED is on). à 3.4 Accessing fixtures directly / 3.5 Accessing Dimmer Channels directly
Press the Update button 1x.
The UPDATE window will open.
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By shortly pressing this button, you can switch between “only original contents“ and “add new contents“.
Only original contents:
When updating a preset, only those changes on Fixtures/Channels will be saved, which
have been used in this preset before.
Add new contents:
When updating a preset, all changes on all Fixtures/Channels will be saved.
Pressing the “Update Preset“ button will update that preset being displayed with a red background. You can select
another preset using the encoder.
Pressing the “Update All Presets“ button will update all presets listed in the chart.
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Executing Cues, Sequences and Chasers
5 . 1 ASSIGN menu (Assignment to EXECUTOR)
The created Cues, Sequences or Effect Groups can be assigned to any EXECUTOR fader or button.
One way to enter the ASSIGN menu is by a mouse click or using the touch screen on the title bar
of the EXECUTOR FADER window.
Or:
Press the ASSIGN button once (LED is on).
Select a Sequence in the Sequence Pool, or an Effect Group in the Effect Pool.
Press the EXECUTOR FADER or EXECUTOR button, to which you want to assign a Sequence or
Chaser.
Or:
Press the ASSIGN button once (LED is on).
Press the EXECUTOR FADER or EXECUTOR button, for which a Sequence or Chaser is to be created.
The ASSIGN menu will appear in the middle TFT display.
Another way to enter the ASSIGN menu is via the EDIT menu.
The title bar will display the selected EXECUTOR FADER or BUTTON.
5.1.1 Assigning Sequences or Effect Groups
The “Function” button must be activated (dark background)..
By pressing the CHASER, SEQUENCE or EFFECT button, all created Sequences will be listed in the Sheet. Select the
Sequence or Effect Group to be assigned. Assigned Sequences or Effect Groups are displayed in red.
The CUES column shows the number of Cues in the individual Sequences.
By pressing the button “Edit“, you can customize the assigned Sequence or Effect Group in the EDIT menu.
à 4.3 or 4.4 Editing Cues, Sequences or Chasers. à 6.2 Editing Effect Groups
5 . 1 . 2 Changing Sequence Names
By pushing the button “Name“ the name of the sequence assigned to the executor can be changed by keyboard.
or:
Push ASSIGN button 2x (LED is on).
Push the executor button, where the name of the sequence should be changed.
A window appears, where you can now enter the new name.
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5 . 1 . 3 Changing Buttons and Faders
The “Settings” button must be activated (dark background).
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When clicking on the FADER symbol button, a selection will appear in which you can assign the respective function
to the Fader by another mouse click.
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Master:
Swap:
The Fader controls all dimmer values of this Sequence.
With the Fader, the sequence is faded in and all dimmer values used in this sequence are set to
“0”
It is only possible to use a SW
AP or Master fader
SWAP
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FADE:
Speed:
Xfade:
XF A:
XF B:
Empty:
Rate:
With the Fader, the fade-in time can be set for the FADE function, when using Chasers.
The Chaser speed can be set with the Fader.
With the Fader, you can fade in to the next step.
If Split Crossfade is active, you can fade out the currently called up Cue when pushing the fader
à item 5).
upwards or downwards (à
If Split Crossfade is not active
active, you can fade out to the darkening Dimmer channels of the next
Cue when pushing the fader upwards or downwards.
If Split Crossfade is active, you can use the Fader to fade in the next Cue when pushing the fader
à item 5).
upwards or downwards (à
If Split Crossfade is not active
active, you can fade out to the next Cue and to the brightening Dimmer
channels when pushing the fader upwards or downwards.
Fader has no function.
Using the Fader, you can change all fade and delay times for sequences. if the fader is on a
medium position, all times will be executed in the normal way. Using the RATE 1 button, you can
automatically set the Fader to the medium position.
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By a click on the respective BUTTON symbol, a selection will appear in which any button can be allocated with
different functions.
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Go–:
Pause:
On:
Off:
Rate 1:
Learn:
<<<:
>>>:
Temp:
Top:
Empty:
Flash:
Out:
Toggle:
Fix:
Load:
Select:
Swop:
The next step will be called up with all programmed FADE and DELAY times.
For sequences, the previous step is called up and all changes effected on previous Cues are
executed (full tracking). At the same time, all programmed FADE and DELAY times will be executed.
For Chasers, the running direction will be reversed.
Sequence or Chaser will be interrupted; continue with GO+ or GO–.
Switches the Executor on and starts the sequence or brings it back, if it was overwritten (LPT).
Switches the Executor off.
à item 3 RATE Fader
Puts the RATE FADER to mid position (à
Fader).
Direct entering of the Chaser speed. When pressing this button at least three times, the Chaser
speed is set.
Call-up of the previous step without FADE or SNAP times.
Call-up of the next step without FADE or SNAP times.
Cue, Chaser or Sequence is activated as long as button is pressed. Upon releasing the button,
previous condition will be restored.
Resets the Sequence to the first step.
Button has no function.
Sets the Dimmer value to 100%, starts the sequence, if not already activated.
To hide the dimmer values (temporarily).
To switch on and off the respective Cue, Sequence or Chaser.
Will fix sequence or chaser on this executor, even when switching PAGES here (this will be
displayed by an orange background in the small EXECUTOR window).
Pressing the button on the right TFT display will open a chart for this sequence where you can
select and directly load a cue (LOAD CUE). Start the cue using the GO button.
Lays this executor down as Master Sequence.
Cue, Chaser or Sequence is activated, as long as button is pushed. All other dimmer channels are
faded out, except with executors, where „Swop Protected“ has been activated.
With the Size of Executor buttons 1 – 5, you can define whether it should be possible to use one to five Faders for
your operations with EXECUTOR FADERs, and whether one to five buttons could be used for EXECUTOR BUTTONS.
The respective titles will be displayed on the TFT display above the EXECUTOR FADERS. When the LIST function is
active, the function of the EXECUTOR buttons will be displayed above these buttons (press LIST button).
Default Button and Fader Assignment
Pressing the “Save as default“ button will save the current settings as default settings in the Default Button/Fader
menu. For each option (1-5 Faders or 1-5 Buttons, Sequences or Chasers), one individual setting will be saved.
Pressing the “Load from default“ button will load the saved default settings and use them for this Executor.
Pressing the “Apply to all Exec“ will overwrite all Fader or Button Executors. Prerequisite is, however, an identical
number of Fader and Button assignments.
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5 . 1 . 4 Playback Options
The “Settings“ button must be pressed (dark background).
If you press the “Auto start“ button (background dark gray), the Sequence or Chaser will be automatically started
when pushing the Master Fader upwards (item 6).
If the “Auto stop“ button is pressed (dark gray background), the sequence or Chaser will automatically be switched
off when pushing the master fader downwards to the lower stop.
If the “Auto Fix“ button is pressed (dark background) and the Sequence or Chaser is started, this Executor will be
locked to that position when switching the Executor pages and will only be released after switching it
off
off. If an Executor is saved at that position on another page, this Executor will appear and can be used again only
after switching the locked Executor off.
If the “Swop Protected” button is pressed, the Dimmers of this Sequence will not be switched off, when another
Sequence is called up using Swop.
If the TRACKING button is pressed (dark background), the Sequence will be executed in Tracking mode. If the button
is not pressed, the Sequence will be executed in Non Tracking mode.
TRACKING and NON TRACKING refer to all Dimmer values only
only..
The TRACKING mode is intended for theatre applications
applications.
Dimmer channels that were called up in a Cue, remain unchanged for each further Cue, until they are modified or
overwritten by a further Cue (LTP principle). Therefore, you do not have to program them in later steps.
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Example: At the beginning of a Sequence, Dimmer channels are set to 80 percent. Let’s assume that the setting is to
be used for several steps. As long as the channels are not modified, they will remain at 80 percent. When working
with this Sequence, you may recognize, however, that the channel setting should only be at 70 percent. Now, you
only have to change this channel setting once
once; all further Cues will automatically be “modified” to 70 percent.
The NON TRACKING mode is the „Standard SHOW Mode“. As opposed to TRACKING (Theatre mode), all dimmer
channels that are not activated (not red) will be saved with “0%” or called up with “0%”, respectively.
That means: This is to ensure that in the next step, the unused Dimmer channels will be set to 0 percent. à 5.4
TRACKING window
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5.1 ASSIGN menu (Assignment to EXECUTOR)
Button A/B or Split Xfade:
If the “Split Xfade” button is pressed (displayed in dark), this function is active
à item 5.1.3 Changing Faders, Fader XF A and XF B).
(à
Button Normal trigger
If the „Normal Trigger“ button is pressed, this Sequence/Chaser will be execute
with the saved calls. Pressing this button briefly, it will switch to „Trigger is
GO“, where after the Sequence/Chaser can only be controlled by the GO
button.
LTP Dimmers button pressed:
When activating this sequence, the dimmer channels of this sequence will
be called up as previously programmed. They will overwrite all other dimmer
channels of those Cues that were also called up in LTP mode. HTP Executors
remain unchanged.
Move in Black Options
MIB Always button pressed:
MIB Never button pressed:
Auto PrePos button pressed:
Loading a cue in a sequence where the dimmer values of the fixtures are set
at 0 and loading in the following steps, for example, a different position, color
or gobo, etc., these channels will already be executed upon calling up the
à 2.14
cue. You can also set a FADE or DELAY time for these channels (à
Settings in the Defaults Menu / Playback Timing).
à 4.3
Separately activated cues for MIB are being completely switched off (à
Edit Sequences).
For Fixtures with inactive Dimmers
Dimmers, all other channels will be executed
without programmed fade times when calling up the first Cue of this Sequence.
When deactivating this sequence, the channels will be altered only after the
respective dimmer has been set to 0.
RESTART OPTIONS
If the “Restart with first cue” button is pressed, the Sequence will, after switching off, start again at the first step.
If the “Restart with actual cue” button is pressed, the Sequence will, after switching off, start again at the last
called step.
If the “Restart with next cue” button is pressed, the Sequence will, after switching off, start again at the next step.
If the “Release from first step” button is pressed, all functions, previously used in this sequence, will be switched off
after execution of the last cue and immediate call up of the first cue. The execution of this sequence now behaves
in a way, as if the sequence is being switched off after the last cue and being switched on again.
Defaults Options
Pressing the SAVE AS DEFAULT button will save the current settings as default settings.
Pressing the LOAD FROM DEFAULT button will load the saved default settings and use them for this Executor.
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5.1 ASSIGN menu (Assignment to EXECUTOR)
5.1.5 Assigning Group Masters
Press the ASSIGN button once (LED is on).
Select a group in the GROUP Pool.
Press an EXECUTOR FADER button, to which the group is to be assigned to.
Or: Using the ASSIGN menu:
The “Function” button must be activated (dark background).
If the GROUP MASTER button is pressed, the Sheet will display all created groups.
Select the group to be assigned. Assigned groups are displayed in red. The DIMMER column will show the
number of Dimmer channels used by the Fixtures and Dimmers.
Changing Group Names
By pushing the button “Name“ the name of the group assigned to the executor can be changed by keyboard.
or:
Push ASSIGNbutton 2x (LED is on).
Push the executor button, where the name of the group should be changed.
A window appears, where you can now enter the new name.
or:
in Group Pool à 3.3 Creating and calling up Fixtures and Dimmer GROUPS
Submaster Options
The “Settings“ button must be pressed (dark background).
If the POSITIVE ENABLE button is pressed, this Group Master is the Master Fader for all dimmer channels of
this group.
If a Group Master is set as INHIBIT Master ( NEGATIVE INHIBIT button is pressed
pressed)) for a
group also including Fixtures or dimmer channels from other groups, the INHIBIT Master
must also be pushed up, to be able to use the overlapping channels. The INHIBIT Master
can also be used as Master Fader for all other Group Masters.
Group Overview
Pressing the GROUP button twice will open an overview in the right display showing
all assigned Group Masters. In this overview, every Group Master is displayed with a
separate small window.
The upper button contains the group name. Clicking on this button will open the Page
on which it is saved. The display above the Fader shows „HERE“.
With the FULL button, you can set the Master to 100%. With the OUT button, you can
set the Master to „0“. The yellow status indicator next to the buttons will give you the
currently set value for the respective Fader.
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Pressing the ALL FULL button in the title bar will set all group masters to 100%.
Pressing the CLOSE button will close this window.
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5.1 ASSIGN menu (Assignment to EXECUTOR)
5 . 1 . 6 Assigning Special Masters
Press the ASSIGN button once (LED is on).
Press an EXECUTOR FADER button, to which a Special Master is to be assigned to.
The “Function“ button must be pressed (dark background).
If the SPECIAL MASTER button is pressed, all CHASER SPEED Masters will be displayed.
Select the CHASER SPEED to be assigned.
The following window will appear above the assigned Executor fader:
Here, the name of the Speed Group will be displayed.
The speed is displayed here.
With the upper button, you can enter a speed directly. By pressing the button at least twice, you
can set the speed.
With the button below the fader, you can double the speed.
With the lower button, you can halve the speed.
The speed of the Speed Group can be adjusted by using the respective Fader.
à 2.14
If SOUND : BPM is selected, you can adjust the given BPM value in the Sound menu using the fader (à
Sound Signal Settings). The Sound Menu will open by touching the lower part of this window (not the headline).
or:
à 2.14
If SOUND : HOLD is selected, you can adjust the given HOLD value in the Sound menu using the fader (à
Sound Signal Settings). The Sound Menu will open by touching the lower part of this window (not the headline).
Here the name of the fader function will be displayed.
The speed is displayed here.
With the upper button, you can enter a speed directly. By pressing the button at least twice you
can set the speed.
With the button below the fader you can double the speed.
With the lower button you can halve the speed.
You can adjust the BPM / HOLD value with the fader.
5.1.7 Moving, copying or deleting Executors
Press the MOVE button once to move Executors (LED is on).
Or:
Press the COPY button once to copy Executors (LED is on).
To move or copy an Executor button or a window above the Executor, press or click on
it once.
Pressing another Executor button or window above the Executor will set the new
position.
Press the DELETE button once to delete Executors (LED is on).
Press an Executor button or on a window above the Executor once.
If there are programmed Macros or Timecode Shows, in which the moved or deleted
Executors were to be used, these assignments may get lost!
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5.2 Small EXECUTOR Window
5 . 2 Small EXECUTOR Window
grandMA:
These windows are located above every EXECUTOR FADER or, after pressing the LIST button twice, in the right TFT
display for the EXECUTOR buttons.
grandMA light und ultra-light:
After pressing the LIST FADERS button, these windows will be displayed above each of the EXECUTOR FADERS.
After pressing the LIST BUTTONS button twice, they will be displayed on the TFT display for the EXECUTOR buttons.
Yellow:
one Sequence
Magenta:
one Chaser
green background= “Master Sequence“
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The name of the assigned sequence is displayed in the headline. The shown figure displays the number of the
sequence.
Clicking on the Sheet (not into the header) on the touc screen or using the left mouse button will open the EDIT
menu. à 4.3 Editing Sequences or 4.4 Editing Chasers
Clicking on the title bar on the touchscreen or using a mouse button will open the ASSIGN menu. à 5.1 ASSIGN
menu
Furthermore, an extract from the Cue Sheet will be displayed:
Sequence: The Outfade time of the last Cue will be displayed by a blue bar in the upper cell.
The Infade time of the cue will be displayed in the second cell.
The next Cue will be displayed in the next cell below.
Chaser:
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The speed will be displayed in the upper cell.
The Fade time in percentage will be displayed in the second cell and also as green bar.
As long as the Chaser is not activated, you will find the type of activation in the bottom line. During
execution, the number of Cues already done will be displayed on the left while on the right side you
will see the total number of all Cues, which is also being displayed symbolically by a bar.
Here, the individual Fader and Button functions are displayed:
● On the left side, the Fader function is displayed. The yellow status indicator will give you the Fader value
currently set.
● The function for the button above the encoder is displayed on top.
● The function of the upper button below the Fader is displayed in the middle cell.
● And the function of the lower button below the Fader is displayed in the lower cell.
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5.3 EXECUTOR Window
5 . 3 EXECUTOR Window
In the EXECUTOR window, you can have the sequence of one FADER or BUTTON displayed, while you have the
possibility for modifications. à 3.1 Creating a window
Touch the touchscreen on the left corner of the title bar.
Or:
With a right mouse click on the title bar, you can open the EXECUTOR SHEET OPTIONS window.
In this EXECUTOR window, you can select the respective Sequence by clicking on it. With the FONT SIZE button, you
can switch the font size used in this window between LARGE and SMALL. With the DELETE WINDOW button, you can
delete the Executor window or close the OPTIONS window using the CLOSE button.
In this window, you can watch the progress of the sequence; the currently called-up Cue will be displayed by a
yellow background. Trigger calls, FADE or DELAY times can be modified directly.
By clicking on a Cue listed in the Sheet (indicated by a red cell), the possible Cue settings appear in the right display
above the Encoders. Now, you can use the Encoders to modify the individual values for the selected Cue.
Using the „RATE FACTOR“ Encoder, you can temporarily adjust all FADE and DELAY times. If the Sequence is switched
off, the RATE FACTOR will automatically be set to 1.
If the LOOPS button is pressed, the programmed jumps and Macros will be displayed in the Sheet. If the EFFECTS
button is pressed, the calls of the Effect Groups are displayed. à 4.3 Editing Sequences
If the LINK DEFAULT button of the title bar is pressed, the default sequence will automatically be transferred to the
EXECUTOR window when changing the default sequence. (Assigning the Default sequence à 1.7 Layout and
Controls (items 9 and 10))
If you press the AUTO SCROLL button, the Sheet will be automatically moved upwards/downwards when working on
a larger Sequence.
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5.4 TRACKING Window
5 . 4 TRACKING Window
In the Tracking window, all values and times/durations of a Sequence can be displayed. Here, all values and times/
durations can be reviewed and modified.
Create a Tracking Sheet. à 3.1 Creating windows
Touch the touchscreen on the left corner of the title bar.
Or:
With a right mouse click on the title bar, you can open the TRACKINGSHEET OPTIONS window.
In this window, you can select sequences by clicking on the respective ones.
In the INCLUDED Sheet, all functions of the Fixtures used in this Sequence are displayed. By clicking on a function,
you can move it into the EXCLUDED sheet. Functions displayed in this Sheet will not be displayed in this Tracking
Sheet. With this function, you obtain a better overview for the Tracking Sheet.
With the FONT SIZE button, you can switch the font size used in this window between LARGE and SMALL.
By pressing the % button (DEC or HEX) you can switch the display of values between percent, decimal or hexadecimal
values.
With the DELETE WINDOW button, you can delete the Executor window or close the OPTIONS window using the
CLOSE button.
In this window, you can watch the progress of the sequence; the currently called-up Cue will be displayed by a
yellow background.
If the FIX button is pressed (dark background), all selected Fixture functions will be displayed first in the Sheet.
If the button is not pressed (indicated by a CHA), the Sheet will display all functions regardless of their
selections. When selecting presets, the Fixtures/Dimmers will be sorted accordingly in the Tracking Sheet.
selections
If the MASK button is pressed, the INCLUDED/EXCLUDED functions will be activated in the OPTIONS menu.
If the SORT button is pressed (dark appearance), the Fixtures/Dimmers will be sorted by selection and function.
When selecting groups or presets, the Fixtures/Dimmers will be sorted accordingly in the Tracking Sheet.
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If the LINK DEFAULT button of the title bar is pressed, the default sequence will automatically be transferred to the
EXECUTOR window when changing the default sequence. (Assigning the Default sequence à 1.7 Layout and
Controls (items 9 and 10))
If the AUTO SCROLL button is pressed, the Sheet will be automatically moved upwards/downwards when
working on a larger Sequence.
Using the left mouse button, you can select values or times/durations (also by using the “lasso function”).
Values and times/durations can be modified using the middle mouse button. If you make a middle mouse click
on the selected value and then shortly push the right mouse button, a window will open where you can now
enter values or load presets directly.
To modify presets, you have to make a middle mouse click on the preset. A window will open where you can enter
values or load other presets direclty.
This is one of only a few menus which makes sense to be used only by mouse!
The following window will open on a right mouse click on the selected values.
Proceed with one of the following options: 1. Selecting one or more cells in the Tracking Sheet
2. Choosing the DELETE, CUE ONLY, UNBLOCK or BLOCK command
3. Executing the command when activating the selection (Selection,
All Channels..., Complete or Selected Channel...).
DELETE:
Will remove all values.
CUE ONLY: Will copy the values of the previous step into the following step (that step must be empty).
BLOCK:
With BLOCK, the removed values (light gray) can be converted into “saved values”. The values will be
displayed in pink.
UNBLOCK: Re-converts block values to removed values (light gray).
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5.5 Page Administration (PAGE)
5 . 5 Page Administration
If you are in Channel Mode, the currently called-up PAGE of the
CHANNEL Mode appears down in the middle. à 3.5.1 CHANNEL Mode.
If you are in Executor Mode, the currently called-up PAGE of the
executor faders appears down in the middle.
After pressing the LIST button once, the currently called-up PAGE of the
EXECUTOR BUTTONS appears at the bottom of the right display.
Using the respective PAGE buttons, you can open the different PAGES.
Or:
Hold a PAGE button down, for which another is to be called up. While holding down a button, the EXECUTOR Button
LEDs will indicate the current PAGE you are on (Example: If LED 28 is flashing, PAGE 8 is selected). By pressing
another button you can switch to a different PAGE.
Or:
5 . 5 . 1 Channel PPage
age
When pressing both PAGE buttons of the Channel Mode simultaneously the display will show a summary of the
CHANNEL PAGES.
Or:
If in Channel Mode, you can call up the summary for all Channel Pages by pressing the
PAGE Buttons in the display. By clicking on the respective PAGE Buttons you can call up
the PAGE.
5 . 5 . 2 Executor Fader PPage
age
When pressing both PAGE buttons for the Executor Faders simultaneously the display will show a summary of the
Executor Fader Pages.
Or:
If in EXECUTOR FADER Mode, you can call up the summary for all EXECUTOR FADER
Pages by pressing the PAGE Buttons in the display. By clicking on a PAGE Button
you can call up the respective PAGE.
The individual Faders are indicated by symbols in the respective PAGE Buttons. The
yellow bar graph will give you the currently set value for the respective Fader. If
there is a green square above the Fader symbol, a Sequence, a Group or a Special
Master is allocated to this Executor Fader. If this square is yellow, the Sequence or
Chaser is active.
5.5.3 Executor Button PPage
age
When pressing both PAGE buttons for the Executor Buttons simultaneously the display will show a summary of the
EXECUTOR BUTTON Pages.
Or:
After pressing the LIST button once, the TFT display will show a listing of the
Sequences assigned to the Buttons, and in the middle a PAGE Button with the
currently called-up EXECUTOR Page.
You can call up the summary for all EXECUTOR BUTTON Pages by pressing the
PAGE buttons in the display. By clicking on a PAGE button you can call up the
respective PAGE.
The buttons are indicated by symbols in the respective PAGE buttons. If there is a
green square, a Sequence, a Group or a Special Master is allocated to this Executor
Button. If this square is yellow, the Sequence or Chaser is active.
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5.5 Page Administration (PAGE)
5.5.4 Edit PAGE Name
Press the EDIT button once.
Select the PAGE button on the display.
The EDIT NAME window will open. Enter a name using the keyboard and confirm with ENTER.
5.5.5 Copying, moving and deleting PPages
ages
Copy or move the PPage
age containing the Executor faders or buttons
Press the COPY button once to copy Pages (LED is on).
Or:
Press the MOVE button once to move Pages (LED is on).
Press the PAGE button once (LED is on).
2“ for Executor fader or „3
3“ for Executor buttons (enter via numeric keypad).
„2
Press the „.“-(dot) key and then enter the page number.
Press the AT key (LED is on), enter the number of the target Page and confirm with ENTER.
Copy or move complete PPages
ages with Executor-Faders and buttons
Press the COPY button once to copy Pages (LED is on).
Or:
Press the MOVE button once to move Pages (LED is on).
Press the PAGE button once (LED is on).
Enter the page number.
Press the AT key (LED is on), enter the number of the target Page and confirm with ENTER.
Delete PPages
ages with Executor faders or buttons
Press the DELETE button once to delete Pages (LED is on).
Press the PAGE button once (LED is on).
2“ for Executor fader or „3
3“ for Executor buttons (enter via numeric keypad).
„2
Press the „.“-(dot) key and then the page number; confirm with ENTER.
A window will open; here, confirm the deleting operation with the DELETE button.
Deleting PPages
ages with Executor fader and buttons
Press the DELETE button once to delete Pages (LED is on).
Press the PAGE button once (LED is on).
Enter the page number on the keypad and confirm with ENTER.
A window will open; here, confirm the deleting operation with the DELETE button.
If there are programmed Macros or Timecode Shows, in which the moved or deleted Pages
were to be used, these assignments may get lost!
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5.6 OFF menu (Running Programms)
5 . 6 OFF menu (RUNNING PROGRAMS)
Pressing the OFF button twice will open the RUNNING PROGRAMS window.
All active chasers, sequences, effect groups, timecode shows and Macros are displayed here.
●
●
●
●
●
CHASES ALL OFF:
SEQUENCES ALL OFF:
EFFECTS ALL OFF:
TIMECODE ALL OFF:
MACROS ALL OFF:
Switches off all (!) active CHASERS.
Switches off all (!) active SEQUENCES.
Switches off all (!) active EFFECTS.
Switches off all (!) active TIMECODE SHOWS.
Switches off all (!) active MACROS.
Pressing the DETAILS button will open the View ALL RUNNING EFFECTS menu. à 6.6 View ALL RUNNING EFFECTS
menu
● CURRENT PAGE OFF: Switches off all (!) Executors of the current Page
● ALL FADERS OFF:
Switches off all (!) active EXECUTOR Faders.
● ALL BUTTONS OFF:
Switches off all (!) active EXECUTOR buttons.
● EVERYTHING OFF:
Switches off all (!) EXECUTORS.
● CLOSE:
Will close this window.
You can also switch off Executors or Pages directly.
e.g.: – [OFF button] [EXECUTOR button] [3] [TIME button] [2] [Enter]
– [OFFbutton] [PAGE button] [3] [TIME button] [2] [Enter]
Furthermore, Fixtures or Groups can be released (kicked out) from direct access.
e.g.: – [OFF button] [FIXTURE button] [3] [Enter]
– [OFF button] [GROUP button] [3] [Enter]
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6.1 Effect Pool
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Effects
6 . 1 Effect PPool
ool
In the Effect Pool, you can save up to 900 different Effect Groups. In the individual Effect Groups, different Effects
and functions can be combined and matched to each other.
For PAN/TILT values, self-created two-dimensional forms can be called up and adjusted. à 6.7 Creating and saving
virtual forms
The individual Effect Groups can be subdivided into four different types:
l
Effect Group with assigned Fixtures or Dimmers (button of the Effect Group is displayed in pink)
l
Effect Group without assigned Fixtures or Dimmers (button of the Effect Group is displayed in red)
l
Temporary Effect Group (buttons displayed in blue in the ALL RUNNING EFFECTS menu). If this Effect Group is not
saved after having been created, it will automatically be deleted after switching off.
l
Cuelist Effect Group (Effect Group button displayed in orange). A temporary effect will directly be saved in a Cue.
6.1.1 Creating an Effect Group
Create an EFFECT window. à 3.1 Creating windows
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2
2
Select Fixtures or Dimmers, for which an effect is to be used (selected Fixtures/Dimmers are indicated by yellow
characters).
Choose an Effect Group. Buttons and Encoder names are displayed above the encoders. Pressing the EDIT button
for this Effect Group will open the EDIT EFFECT menu in the right TFT display.
Or:
Make a right mouse click on a button in the Effect Pool. The EDIT EFFECT menu will appear in the right TFT display.
3
3
Pressing the ADD LINE button once will open the SELECT PARAMETER window. Now, select a function (e.g. PAN). After
selecting a function, the SELECT TABLE window will open, where you can select an Effect for the chosen function.
PWM:
RANDOM:
CHASE:
SIN:
COS:
LIN+:
LIN–:
TRIANGLE:
PHASE1/PHASE2/PHASE3:
Pulse width modulation
Random fade-ins of individual channels of the selected function
Running light function
Sinus function
Co-sinus function
Saw tooth ascending
Saw tooth descending
Triangle function
To create rainbow colors by means of the color mixing unit. Setting one of the PHASES
on one channel of the color mixing unit will create a rainbow color-blending when
executing the effect.
By pressing the USER DEFINED button (turns dark gray), self-created two-dimensional forms can be selected for the
PAN/TILT function. If a form is to be created or modified, press the NEW or EDIT button to open the EDIT FORMS menu.
à 6.6 Creating and saving virtual forms
In order to assign further Effects to the selected Fixtures/Dimmers in this group, press the Add Line button again. A
new line will be displayed and the Select Parameter window will open. Choose a function now and assign an Effect.
Up to 16 individual Effects can be combined within a Group.
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6.2 Editing Effect Groups
6 . 2 Editing Effect Groups
When choosing an Effect Group from the Effect Pool, respective buttons will be displayed above the Encoders.
Pressing the EDIT button for this Effect Group will open the EDIT EFFECT menu.
Or:
Make a right mouse click on a button in the Effect Pool. The EDIT EFFECT menu will appear in the right TFT display.
6.2.1 Editing Effects
In the title bar, the Effect Group to be modified will be displayed with its number and name. In the second line, the
column functions are listed:
● Sel (Selection):
Displays the number of Fixtures or Dimmers assigned to this Effect. If the Fixtures’ or
Dimmers’ assignments are to be modified for an Effect, it has to be chosen first. If chosen,
this will be indicated by a red background.
Pressing the SHOW SELECTION button once will select the assigned Fixtures and Dimmers (displayed in
yellow).
Select those Fixtures and/or Dimmers (will be displayed in yellow) that are to be assigned to
this Effect. Now, press the TAKE SELECTION button once. The new number of Fixtures and
Dimmers will now be inserted and adopted. If an Effect Group without selection is to be
created, do not select Fixtures and Dimmers, but press the TAKE SELECTION button once.
The cell will now display a “Zero”. The button of this Effect Group will be indicated in red in
the Effect Pool.
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Filter:
Here, a filter can be set that limits the execution of the Effect either to the odd-numbered
or to the even-numbered Fixtures. To assign a filter, select the cell. Press the Encoder right
of the display once. The SELECT FILTER window will open, where you can select a filter for
this Effect.
Param (Parameter): Display of the assigned function, for which the respective Effect has an influence. To reassign a function, select the cell. Press the Encoder right of the display once. The SELECT
PARAMETER window will open, where you can select a different function for this Effect.
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Table:
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Dir (direction):
●
Size:
Here, the assigned Effect is indicated with its name.
To re-assign an Effect, select the cell. Press the Encoder right of the display once. The SELECT
TABLE window will open, where you can select a different Effect for this function. The left
part of the window displays the selected Effect. If the Effect Group has been started, the
Fixtures and Dimmers will be displayed on the Form.
PWM:
Pulse width modulation. The pulse width can be defined as follows: Press the
EFFECT SETUP button once (button has a dark background), press the PULSE
WIDTH button once (button has a green background). Now, the pulse width
can be modified using the Encoder below. The pulse width can be set to between
0 and 100%. Pressing the Encoder once shortly will automatically set the
width to 25, 50, or 75%. You can also use the ALIGN function to set this value.
à 3.4.1 ALIGN function
The values set for the respective Effects will be displayed in the WIDTH column.
Press and hold the Encoder and turn to the right so that the focus (blue cell
frame with red background) will be moved to the right. When moving the focus
beyond the right border, further columns will be displayed (WIDTH, BASE).
RANDOM: Random fade-ins of individual channels of the selected function. Die number
of channels faded in can be set.
SIN:
Sinus function
COS:
Co-sinus function
LIN+:
Saw tooth ascending
LIN–:
Saw tooth descending
TRIANGLE: Triangle function
PHASE1/PHASE2/PHASE3: To create rainbow colors by means of the color mixing unit.
Setting one of the PHASES on one channel of the color mxing unit will create
a rainbow color-blending when executing the effect.
By pressing the USER DEFINED button (turns dark gray), self-created two-dimensional forms
can be selected for the PAN/TILT function. If a form is to be created or modified, press the
NEW or EDIT button to open the EDIT FORMS menu. à 6.6 Creating and saving virtual
forms
Pressing the SELECT button will adopt the function; the window will close discarding any
modifications when pressing CANCEL.
In this column, an arrow indicates in which direction the Effect will be executed. To reverse
the direction, select the cell. Press the Encoder right of the display once.
In this column, each Effect is displayed with a separate value. The set value increases or
decreases the size of the selected function. The maximum limit for size modifications can
be set from –200 to +200%.
Before modifying the value of a size, select the Effect first. Press the SIZE button once (green
background). Now, you can set a different size using the Encoder below. Pressing the Encoder once shortly will automatically set the size to 100. Pressing the Encoder a second
time, the value will increase to 200, and at the third time, it will be reset to “0”. You can also
use the ALIGN function to set this value. à 3.4.1 ALIGN function
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Modulator:
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Base:
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Offset:
In this column, you can assign an individual Modulator to each individual Size effect. Using
a Modulator, the effect size can automatically be altered.
To assign a Modulator for this effect, select this cell and shortly press the Encoder on the
right side of the Display. The SELECT MODULATOR window will open, where you can now go
to NEW MODULTOR by turning the Encoder and shortly pressing it to select this option. A
new modulator will now be generated in the lower part of the sheet.
● Modulator: In this column, the modulators will be discerned by respective numbers.
● Table:
Here, the assigned effect for the modulator will be displayed by its name
(Assignment à item Table
Table, previous page).
● From:
Here, the starting point for the automatic modification is set.
● To:
Here, the end point for the automatic modification is set.
● Phase:
Here, an angle for moving individual modulators can be set.
● Rate:
Display of the set ratio between the speed for this individual Modulator as to
that of the whole Effect Group (Assignment à item Rate
Rate, below).
You can also set an average value for each Effect using the BASE VALUE option. The set
value will overwrite all previously modified values of this function and by this, will control
all Fixtures/Dimmers evenly. The value can be set to between 0 and 100%.
Before modifying the BASE VALUE, select the Effect first. Press the BASE VALUE button once
(green background). Now, you can set an average value using the Encoder below. Pressing
the Encoder once shortly will automatically set the value to 50% (default value). Pressing
the Encoder a second time, the value will be deleted and set to NONE (no BASE VALUE). If no
BASE VALUE ist set, the Cue “behind” or a direct access will take effect. You can also use the
ALIGN function to set this value. à 3.4.1 ALIGN function
Display of the set Offset for this Effect. By modifying the Offset, the starting points for the
selected Fixtures and Dimmers will change. Default setting is between 0 and 100, i.e. the
first Fixture/Dimmer starts with an offset of 0, the last with a maximum offset of 100%; all
Fixtures/Dimmers in between will be distributed evenly. The maximum limit for Offset
modifications can be set from -100 to +100.
Before modifying the value of a size, select the Effect first. Press the OFFSET button once
(green background). Now, you can set a different Offset using the Encoder below. Pressing
the Encoder once shortly will automatically set the value to 0. You can also use the ALIGN
function to set this value. à 3.4.1 ALIGN function
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Rate:
Display of the set ratio between the speed for this individual Effect as to that of the whole
Effect Group. Possible settings range between 1:16 and 4:1. At a ratio of 16:1, the rate set
for the Effect Group will be divided by 16. If the setting is 4:1, the rate will be multiplied by
four.
Before modifying the ratio’s value, select the Effect first. Press the RATE FACTOR button
once (green background). Now, you can set a different ratio using the Encoder below.
Pressing the Encoder once shortly will automatically set the value to 1:1.
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Grp (Group):
Display of the set number, by which the assigned Fixtures or Dimmers will be divided. In the
subdivided groups, the Effect will then fully be executed.
Before modifying the subdivision value, select the Effect first. Press the GROUPS button
once (green background). Now, the subdivision of the Effect can be set using the Encoder
below. Pressing the Encoder once shortly will automatically delete the set value.
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Wing:
The set number will indicate, how often the assigned Fixtures or Dimmers and the Effect will
be mirrored. Possible settings range between –8 and +8.
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Example: With a setting of 2, the assigned Fixtures/Dimmers will be divided in the middle.
The set effect will now be executed in the first half forwards up to the middle, and in the
second half, the Effect will be executed in reverse from the middle onto the last Fixture/
Dimmer.
With a setting of -2, the assigned Fixtures/Dimmers will be divided in the middle. The set
effect will now be executed in the first half forwards up to the middle, and in the second
half, the Effect will be executed in reverse and phase-shifted by 180° from the middle onto
the last Fixture/Dimmer.
Before modifying the wing value, select the Effect first. Press the WINGS button once
(green background). Now, the number of Effect wings can be set using the Encoder below.
Pressing the Encoder once shortly will automatically delete the set value.
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AS (Adaptive Speed): If this function is activated, the speed will automatically be adjusted when the number of
Fixtures or Dimmers changes. That means, the individual Effects of this Effect Group do not
run at different speeds when working with different numbers of Fixtures or Dimmers, but
always at the same step speed.
To activate the function, select the cell. Press the Encoder right of the display once.
Or:
Activate by making a short right mouse click into the cell below AS. This will be indicated by
a YES in this cell.
Part (Partly):
Display of the set sequential division of the respective Effect as to the whole Effect Group.
The sequence of an Effect can be subdivided 16 times, and an Effect can then be assigned
to one individual subdivision.
Example: With a setting of 1:2, the individual Effect would always be executed in the first
half of a Effect Group sequence. Before modifying the subdivision value, select the Effect
first. Press the PART button once (green background). Now, you can set the subdivision of
the Effect Group for the individual Effect by pressing and holding the Encoder below.
After a subdivision is set, and when the Encoder is pressed, you cannot designate a section
in which a particular Effect is to be executed.
Pressing the Encoder once shortly will set the value to ALWAYS and the Effect will be
executed during the whole period.
6.2.2 Deleting individual Effects
Select the Effect to be deleted.
Press the DELETE LINE button.
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6 . 3 Executing an Effect Group
Select the Effect Group from the Effect Pool. The Effect Group will be started automatically.
Or:
The names and playback buttons for the Effect Groups will be displayed in the right TFT display above the Encoders.
The name of the currently selected Effect Group will appear above the left Encoder.
– Pressing the right arrow will start the complete Effect. The selected Fixtures or Dimmers will now form the Effect.
– Pressing the PAUSE button will stop or restart the complete Effect, respectively.
– You can switch off the Effect using the STOP button.
– By pressing the left arrow, the Effect will run backwards.
With the left INTENSITY Encoder, you can globally adjust the size of the whole Effect Group.
Pressing the Encoder while turning it will increase or decrease the Encoder’s resolution, depending on the
setup. When pressing an Encoder or the button above, this will bring up a Fader above the Encoder in the
display. Now, you can also use it to modify the value.
Use the SPEED encoder to set the speed for the whole Effect Group.
If you use the Encoder to increase the SOFTNESS value, the Effect will be faded in and out more softly. SOFTNESS can
be used for PWM-, RANDOM- and CHASE Effects.
Using the right FADE TIME Encoder, you can now globally set a fade in and fade out time for this Effect Group. When
switching the Effect Group on or off, this Fade Time will be faded in or out with the set duration.
Pressing the EDIT button will call up the Edit menu for this effect. à 6.2 Editing Effects
Pressing the LIST button will open the VIEW ALL RUNNING EFFECTS window, where you have an overview on all
currently active Effect Groups. à 6.6 View ALL RUNNING EFFECTS menu
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6 . 4 Customizing an Effect Group
The global settings like e.g. Bounce, BPM, Intensity, Speed etc., are automatically saved to the Effect Group.
You can customize the individual sequences of the Effect Groups by using the respective buttons.
Speed Scale:
The current ratio of the SPEED setting will be displayed on the button. Pressing this button will
open the SPEED SCALE menu. Pressing a button will re-adjust the Speed setting. With MUL BY
2 or MUL BY 4, the SPEED setting will by multiplied by 2 or 4, with DIV BY 2, 4 or 8, the SPEED
setting will be divided by 2, 4 or 8. Pressing the 1:1 button will recall the default setting again.
Speed Group:
The button will display the currently assigned SPEED group. Pressing this button will open the
SPEED GROUP menu. By pressing a button, you can designate a SPEED Group. Using the Fader
of the assigned SPEED Group, you can now adjust the speed for this Effect Group. à 5.1.10
Assigning Special Masters
If INDIVIDUAL is selected (default setting), you can adjust the speed only by using the SPEED
encoder.
Bounce:
If this button is pressed (dark background), the whole Effect Group will first run forwards and
then backwards, etc.
BPM:
If this button is pressed (dark background), the speed of the whole Effect Group will be
controlled by the automatic measure recognition. à 2.14 Setting Sound signals
Start Speed:
Pressing this button once will save the currently set speed. The button will display the saved
speed. From now on, this Effect Group will be started with this speed, even if the speed was
changed during the execution. To delete the saved speed, use the Encoder to set the SPEED to
STOP and press the START SPEED button once. Now, no speed is saved and the button will
display NONE.
Off On Overwritten: This Effect Group will be switched off, when the OFF ON OVERWRITTEN button is pressed (dark
background) and another Effect Group is started, in which the same Fixtures/Dimmers are to
be used (default setting).
If this function is disabled, the Effect Group will not be switched off. It is still active, but does
not trigger any Fixture/Dimmer. The button of this Effect Group in the Effect Pool will display
a white/red flashing “2”. The number indicates, at what position this Group will be in relation
to the other overwritten Effect Groups. If the other Effect Group that had overwritten this
Group, is switched off, this Effect Group will again trigger the Fixtures/Dimmers. This function
is active by default when creating a new Effect Group.
Sync Start:
If this button is pressed (dark background), and another Effect Group had already been started,
this Group will automatically be started at the same speed and position.
One Shot:
If this button is pressed (dark background), the Effect Group will only be executed for one run
and deactivated afterwards.
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6 . 5 Effect Groups in Cues
Effect Group calls can be saved in Cues, too.
In the Cues, the settings for call (GO, GO-, Pause and OFF), Intensity, SPEED, SOFTNESS and IN/OUT FADE TIME are
saved. No further settings from the Effect Group will be saved in the cues (function as with presets).
Or:
It is also possible to create Cues, to which an own Effect Group can be assigned. If temporary Effect Groups are used
when creating the Cues, a copy of the Cue will also be saved, i.e. it will not depend on the original Effect Group
anymore.
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2
3
Start an Effect Group in the Effect Pool by selecting it.
Press the STORE button once.
Press the EXECUTOR button to which the call is to be saved. The Effect Group call will be saved in the Cue with all
settings mentioned above. If this Cue is called up, the Effect Group will be started.
When calling up Effect Groups, its size, speed and softness can be faded in or out.
If in the Effect Group a FADE TIME is set, the intensity and speed or softness of the Effect Group will automatically
be faded in or out when this Group is started.
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5
6
4
5
6
In the Executor Sheet or in Edit Sequence, press the EFFECT button (will be displayed dark gray). The window will be
divided into two halves. The upper part will display the Cue, the lower part the calls of the individual Effect Groups
for the selected Cue, including the respective parameters.
Select a Cue in which calls or parameters of Effect Groups are to be modified (selected Cue will be displayed with a
blue frame and a magenta background).
The lower chart displays all calls of Effect Groups from this Cue.
Select an individual call to be modified (will be displayed with a blue frame). In the right display, the setting will be
adopted and displayed above the Encoders and can be customized at will. If intensity, speed or softness are to be
faded in or out with the set Fade Time when the Effect Group is called up, make one right mouse click into the cells
behind the value in column F (Fade). The column will show a Y for YES. Press UPDATE to confirm the modifications
and save them in the Cue.
You can modify the cell’s Name, Intens, Speed, F, Soft and Fade directly by a right mouse click.
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6 . 6 View ALL RUNNING EFFECTS menu
In this menu, all currently active Effect Groups will be displayed.
Press the EFFECT button twice. (On older consoles, this button is not labeled and is positioned between the VIEW and
GOTO buttons. An appropriate label can be ordered from MA.)
Or:
When choosing an Effect Group from the Effect Pool, respective buttons will be displayed above the Encoders. Press
the LIST button.
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3
4
2
5
6
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2
3
By pressing the ALL OFF button, you can switch off all Effect Groups simultaneously.
4
The middle part of the menu shows all Effect Groups that were called up via EXECUTOR faders. Pressing the OFF
button right of the EXECUTOR will switch off these Effect Groups. à 5.1.1 Assigning Effect Groups to EXECUTOR
faders
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6
You can leave the menu with the CLOSE button.
In the left part of the menu, all manually called-up Effect Groups will be displayed. Pressing the OFF button on the
right side of MANUAL, all these Effect Groups will be switched off.
The left part of the menu shows all Effect Groups that were called up by Cues. Pressing the OFF button on the right
side of CUELIST, all these Effect Groups will be switched off.
The lower part of the menu shows all Effect Group calls performed since last saving a Cue, including their respective
parameters. When saving the next Cue, all calls in this Sheet will also be saved.
It is also possible to modify individual calls. To do so, select the respective call (will be displayed with a blue frame).
The setting will be adopted, displayed above the Encoders and can be adjusted with them. You can delete a complete
call by making a right mouse click into the NAME column. If you only want to delete a single parameter, make a right
mouse click on the parameter.
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6.7 Creating and Saving Virtual Forms (EDIT FORMS)
6 . 7 Creating and Saving Virtual Forms (EDIT FORMS)
6.7.1 Creating Virtual Forms
From this menu, you can create two-dimensional forms for the PAN/TILT function. When creating Forms, the
movements can directly be given out to the Fixtures. This serves mainly for testing the created forms and movements.
The created Forms will automatically be saved to the Form Pool.
Calling up this menu:
à 6.1.1 Creating an Effect Group, item 3
à 6.2.1 Editing Effects, item Table
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Press the PREDEFINES button once. A window will open, where several prepared Forms will be displayed. Select one
of these Forms; this Form will now be drawn onto the black window.
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6.7 Creating and Saving Virtual Forms (EDIT FORMS)
6.7.2 Modifying Forms
The EDIT FORMS window will open by pressing the EDIT button.
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2
4
3
5
6
Make a left mouse click on various positions of the marked form. With each click on the form, a new red dot will be
displayed on that position. In order to delete one of the dots, make a middle mouse click on this dot.
1
To reshape the form, make another left mouse click and hold the mouse button on one of the red dots. If you click
the right mouse button during the reshaping (while holding the left mouse button), you can define the reshaping
each time. à item1
By pressing the button, you can program in which way the lines shall be drawn when reshaping the form:
ANGLE: straight line
ARC:
outer arc
ARROW: inner arc
By reshaping the form, the lines will be expanded and, respectively, the extended positions of the form will be
reported to the Fixture faster.
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3
4
5
6
If the extended lines and, consequently, the longer ways for the Fixture are to be transmitted with the same speed,
you have to press the EQUALIZE DOTS button once.
The form can be modified in its horizontal or vertical size using the Hori: and Vert: sliders. By pressing the dark-grey
button below the modified sliders shortly, both values can be set simultaneously. By pressing the “< >“ button, both
sliders can be coupled, so that the size can be modified simultaneously.
Using the ROTATION slider, the form can be turned from 0° to 360°.
By pressing the MIRROR button, the form can be mirrored.
You can leave the EDIT menu with the CLOSE button.
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With good knowledge in maths, you can also use formulas for PAN and TILT.
Make a left mouse click on the respective fields –
now enter the formula via keyboard.
The form will be confirmed by pressing CONFIRM.
Syntax to enter a formula manually:
The standard display of mathematic formulas will be executed. The following is allowed:
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●
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Mathematic Basic Operators: +, –, *, /
Numerical constants: integers, floatingpoint numbers or exponential figures
Example for valid numerical constants: 2.71818
1.2e – 2
0,4
Other constants:
pi
corresponds to the circle figure p
Variables:
x
Mathematical functions:
–
sin(x)
or
sinus(x)
–
cos(x)
or
cosinus(x)
–
abs(x)
corresponds to the absolute amount
–
sqrt(x)
corresponds to the square root
–
pow(x; y)
corresponds to the y Power of x
Arguments errors with x = 0 und y < = 0 or with x < 0 and y are no integers
Examples:
sin(3 * x)
sqrt(abs(x)) * sin(x)
sin(x) * cos(3 * x) * pi/2
(cos(x) * abs(x) + 1) / pow(x;2)
(cos(0.5 * x) * abs(x) + 0.5) / 2
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Remote Control
7 . 1 Timecode
All programs of the grandMA can be synchronized by the LTC Timecode or MTC (Midi Timecode, Quader Frame, MTC
Full Frame are not supported).
Timecode synchronization can be used to call up programs of one or more controllers to synchronize with a
given audio or video recording. SMPTE 24-, 25- and 30 Drop and Non-Drop Frames are encoded time
information, e.g. to be recorded on a separate track of a multitrack tape (frequency range of 1–2 kHz). Normally,
this Timecode is already added when compiling the music, e.g. for presentations, but it can also be recorded
afterwards making use of a regular recording studio. If the music is to be recorded in stereo, at least a third
track is needed for the Timecode.
All programs of the grandMA can be synchronized by the LTC Timecode.
During the playback of the tape, the Timecode information is being transmitted to the connected controllers.
Each controller has an internal memory that triggers the activation of a specific program at a given point of
time. On the grandMA, the EXTERNAL LTC Timecode can be connected via a jack socket and the MTC via Midi
IN on the backside of the unit.
7.1.1 Introduction to the New Timecode
The old timecode (up to version 2.20) had some disadvantages:
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Timecode was not controllable with the command line.
Recorded GOs were relative and not referring to absolute cue numbers.
Only the movement of the master-fader was recordable.
Loading and selecting of timecode shows was a bit difficult.
The way how timecode shows stayed in memory, and how they were linked to timecode windows was not easy
to understand.
- The graphical representation was powerful and easy to look at, but for the inexperienced user not so easy to
work with.
These points and others lead to the total reorganisation of dealing with timecode shows.
The good news first: You will not loose any old timecode shows. The new system will automatically convert all
your old shows into the new format.
Here the major advantages of the new Timecode Show:
- Timecode shows are organised in a pool. So the basic handling of timecode shows like edit, copy, delete, etc. is
totally compliant with the rest of the desk.
- Timecode shows are completely embedded into the command line. It is no problem now to start timecode show
number 5 from a macro.
- GOTO commands are supported (and used as default when recording normal GOs), referring to absolute cue
numbers.
- Cue names and numbers are displayed in the timecode show.
- All kinds of executor fader movements are recordable. So you can now record the change of a chaser speed or
a crossfade.
- Automatic fader data reduction, reducing the amount of recorded fader movements dramatically and allowing
easier manual editing afterwards.
- Free choice of editing in graphic or text mode. Text mode is supporting filtering for watching only wanted
executors.
- Blind programming.
- No restrictions to the amount of timecode shows running at one time (memory of course).
- No restrictions for “no mouse please, users”. The timecode show can be fully edited with encoders and/or
touchscreen.
- Timecode shows can be “write-protected”. So if you only want to watch your show running, you will not
accidentally change something.
- Copy / Paste function even between shows possible. Timecode shows can be merged together.
- Autostart feature for timecode show, e.g. the show will automatically load and run upon detection of the
correct SMPTE signal.
- Repeat function with definable number of repeats for timecode shows with internal synchronisation.
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7 . 1 . 2 Creating a Timecode Show
The graphical way with touchscreen/mouse:
- Open a timecode pool window.
- Touch one of the timecode show buttons, you will get the timecode control bar for this show in the display on
the right.
- Enter the name for the timecode show using the PC keyboard.
- Press the EDIT field in the timecode control bar, and the timecode editor will appear.
The command line way:
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EDIT TIMECODE X ENTER . Brings up the timecode editor and the timecode control bar for timecode show X. There
is no hardware key for TIMECODE on the grandMA, but you can enter this in the command line or into a macro.
The mixed way:
- EDIT and then touch a button in the timecode pool.
If the timecode show that you have chosen was empty, there is only the naked editor in front of you, and you should
now start recording or manual editing.
7.1.3 Playing back a Timecode Show
The graphical way with touchscreen/mouse:
- Brings up a timecode control bar for the desired timecode show when touching a button in the timecode pool.
- Use the cells with the cd player-like symbols to control the show playback.
The command line way:
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COMMAND TIMECODE X ENTER. COMMAND is one of the executor commands that you will find above the page
buttons. You can use GO+ , PAUSE, <<< , >>> , ON and OFF.
The mixed way:
- COMMAND (as described above) and then touch a button in the timecode pool.
Description of playback commands:
Status
Command Line
Description
STOP
OFF
Show is stopped, no output is generated.
PAUSE
PAUSE
Show is stopped, output is generated for current time.
PLAY
GO+
Show is running.
RECORD
STORE
Show is recording.
JUMP BACK
<<<
Show jumps to the next breakpoint before current time.
JUMP FORWARD
>>>
Show jumps to the next breakpoint after the current time.
If a show is generating output, the corresponding button in the timecode pool will show the current time. In case of
recording, this button is also blinking red with the note “REC”.
External / Internal Sync
PLAY and RECORD depend in their behaviour on the sync setting (in the options menu).
If sync is set to internal, time will be running continuously, based on the internal time base.
If sync is set to “SMPTE“, the current time of the timecode show depends on the SMPTE input signal. If MIDI is set,
MTC (Midi Timecode) will be used.
In the headline of the timecode pool you find a SMPTE input indicator. Regardless of shows using SMPTE, it will
always display the current SMPTE input signal together with the SMPTE frame format.
If a show is using SMPTE (external synchronisation), the local time within the show can differ from the external
SMPTE time. By using the timecode offset in the options menu, you can set up a time offset, which is subtracted
from the external SMPTE time.
Shows which are using internal sync can have a user definable repeat. These settings are also found in the options
menu.
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7.1 Timecode
Pre Roll & After Roll, Dropout Elimination
Due to the fact that SMPTE is an analogue signal, fluctuations can occur. Very often there are temporary errors in
the recorded SMPTE signal which are called dropouts.
As such misleading small errors should of course not affect the board, it filters out these errors automatically.
Therefore the desk is filtering out these errors.
ROLL.
This filter is controlled by two values: PRE ROLL and AFTER ROLL
PRE ROLL defines the time that a signal must be continuously good, before it is accepted by the console.
A small pre roll means that your console is reacting faster to incoming SMPTE signals.
AFTER ROLL is defining the time that a signal must be continuously bad or missing, before it is really assumed to
be off. During the after roll time, the console continues the show, using its internal time base.
A small after roll means that your console stops faster after a missing SMPTE signal, but it also reacts faster to errors
in the SMPTE signal.
The settings for pre roll and after roll can be found in the context menu of the timecode pool
pool.
The names for pre roll and after roll have a historical reason. At the beginning of the timecode era , the huge tapes
in the machines which contained timecode and audio signals where really visibly rolling .
Manually Changing Current Time
If the show is playing back or recording with external sync, it is not possible to change the time manually.
There are many different ways to change the current time of your show:
With the mouse in graphic mode:
- left mouse click somewhere into the timeline
With the encoder:
- Turn the time encoder (leftmost) to change the current time. Each click on the encoder means one frame.
- If you press and turn this encoder simultaneously, each click means one second.
- If you press the encoder without turning, you can enter an absolute time.
With the “jump to breakpoint” commands:
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You will find them as the outer playback symbols in the timecode control bar and as command line functions
<<< and >>>.
- Time will jump to the next available breakpoint in the given direction.
With the event encoder (second) in the bar:
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Whenever you select a new event , time is jumping to the exact time of that event.
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7.1.4 Recording a Timecode Show
Recording is only possible, if the timecode show is not write-protected (options menu).
Recording does always mean „live on stage“. It can be done in three ways:
a) Fully automatic recording with external synchronisation. The current time is given by the SMPTE
signal and every executor command or fader movement will be added to the timecode show until you stop or pause
the show. Your actions and things already in the show are live on stage. All that you do and all show data run live
on stage. You can repeat the recording step by step to add more and more details to your show.
b ) Fully automatic recording with internal synchronisation. Basically the same as with external
sync, time is running continuously, but you define yourself where to start and where to stop.
c ) Half automatic manual recording. In this mode time is not running, although your show is in recording
mode. Between each executor command that you want to be recorded, you can set the recording time manually
with an encoder or by direct absolute input (simply press the first encoder). This is probably the best way of editing
for the experienced user, who already has a time table in front of him. Even fader commands can be recorded this
way.
Starting to record:
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Automatic recording is started by pressing the record symbol in the timecode control bar (the red symbol).
It then depends on the sync-setting (in options menu), whether you will record with internal or external
synchronisation. It can also be started using the command line, similar to recording a macro: STORE TIMECODE
X ENTER or STORE and press a button in the timecode pool.
- Manual recording is started by pressing the MANUAL RECORD button in the timecode editor.
Stop recording:
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Recording is stopped when you PAUSE or STOP the timecode show.
Automatic recording with internal sync is also interrupted if you enter a new time.
Recording is NOT stopped when you close the timecode editor. So pay attention to what is being recorded,
otherwise you will find a huge timecode show the other day …
After recording
recording, especially if you have recorded fader movements, it is always a good idea to use the DO
FADER DATA REDUCTION (in the options menu). This keeps your show slim. The fader data reduction process
guarantees, that the compressed signal will not differ more than 1 frame in time and 1% in value from the original.
Usually recorded fader events will be reduced to 20% or less of the original amount.
The Length of the Show
During recording, the length of the show is automatically extended if needed. This also happens if you manually add
events after the current length (see manual editing).
The length of a show becomes very important if you plan to use it with internal sync and repeat. Also in combination
with the “when reaching the end” setting (to be found in options menu), it is worth to make some considerations
how long your show should be.
The length of the timecode show can be changed in the options menu.
7.1.5 Manual Editing of a Timecode Show
Editing is only enabled, if the timecode show is NOT write-protected (options menu).
Track Management
A timecode show consists of TRACKS:
A TRACK has a specific function. At the moment, only EXECUTOR TRACKS are implemented, but for the future,
we could well think of implementing tracks for submasters, global speeds etc., too. This way, one track would always
relate to one specific executor. It is not possible to have two tracks for the same executor.
A TRACK consists of SUBTRACKS
SUBTRACKS:
A SUBTRACK has a specific function that relates to its “father track”. For example, a subtrack for an executor track
could have the crossfade function. One subtrack always relates to one specific function. It is not possible to have
two subtracks for the same function.
Every executor track has at least one subtrack for executor commands. Subtracks for fader movements are added
if needed.
A SUBTRACK contains EVENTS
EVENTS:
An EVENT contains a specific TIME and DATA. The DATA is interpreted according to the function of the assigned
subtrack.
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Adding Tracks
While recording, respective TRACKS are added automatically. But of course you can also add tracks manually:
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Press the TRACK FUNCTIONS button or make a right mouse click into the track display of the timecode show
editor (on the left side, below the sort button).
Select ADD NEW TRACK.
Choose an executor from the list, or simply press a real executor button. You can even enter EXEC 17 ENTER in
the command line. An executor track for this executor will be added to your timecode show (if it did not exist
already).
Changing the Executor
Changing the executor of an already existing track is very similar to adding a new track:
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Choose the track that you want to change (with the track encoder or by touching it)
Press the TRACK FUNCTIONS button.
Select CHANGE EXECUTOR from the list. The rest is similar to adding a new track.
Adding Subtracks
If needed while recording, respective SUBTRACKS are added automatically. But of course you can also add subtracks
manually. Subtracks can only be added to already existing tracks:
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Choose a track (with the track encoder in the bar or by touching it).
Press the TRACK FUNCTIONS button or make a right mouse click on the TRACK.
Select ADD NEW SUBTRACK.
Choose the type of the new subtrack from the list.
Deleting Tracks or Subtracks
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Choose a track (with the track encoder in the bar or by touching it).
Press the TRACK FUNCTIONS button or make a right mouse click on the TRACK.
Select DELETE TRACK.
If the track contains events, you will be asked for a confirmation, otherwise the track is deleted immediately.
If you delete the first subtrack (like executor command track), the whole track with all its subtracks will be
deleted.
Expanding / Collapsing Tracks
Tracks can be EXPANDED or COLLAPSED
COLLAPSED. An expanded track is showing all its subtracks, while a collapsed
track is hiding all its subtracks beside the first one. For an executor track, the first subtrack is always the executor
command subtrack.
This functionality is only affecting the display. “Hidden“ subtracks are played back, too.
An expanded track is marked with a “+” in front of it, a collapsed track is showing a “-“.
Click on this mark to change the expand/collapse status of the track.
The TRACK FUNCTIONS menu contains functions to expand/collapse all tracks simultaneously.
Selecting Tracks
Tracks can be SELECTED individually. A selected track is displayed darker.
Only selected tracks are shown in TEXT display mode
mode. For some functions it is particularly important,
whether a track is selected or not. But for normal operations in graphic display mode you do not really have to care
about this.
Click on the track name cell (maybe you have to do this twice, because the first click is choosing it as the current
track) or press the track encoder within the bar to change the selection status of a track.
The TRACK FUNCTIONS menu contains functions to select/deselect all tracks simultaneously. These functions are
also available as direct “R” (Reset all tracks to unselected) and “S” (Set all tracks to selected) buttons.
At the moment, selecting tracks does not affect the playback functionality, it is only a display and edit function. For
future versions, however, we plan to have that as a special playback mode, to enable playback output for selected
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Sorting Tracks
Maybe you have a lot of tracks in your show, but at the moment you are only interested in some of them. Select
these tracks and press the SORT button. The selected tracks will be sorted and displayed at the very top of the track
display.
If you have selected all (or none) tracks and press SORT, they are sorted in their natural order, e.g. the order in which
they appear on the console.
The sorting of tracks is part of the show and is saved with the show. It is only a display function and not affecting the
playback functionality.
Adding Events
With the mouse in graphic mode:
- Choose the ADD mouse tool. The cursor will show an arrow with a big “+”.
- Click anywhere into a track. At this very position, a new event will appear.
- To edit this new event, make a right click on it.
With encoder and buttons:
- Set the current time with the time encoder (first one) to where you want to add the event.
- Use the track encoder (second one) to select the track on which you want to add the event.
- Press the ADD HERE! button.
- At the given position, a new event will appear, and you are directly going to edit the event.
When you are adding events on an executor command track, the timecode editor is trying to be smart. It is trying to
figure out what would be the most likely command at the given place.
For example if you have an executor with a cuelist, containing 3 steps, and you simply add one event after the other,
it is assuming:
GOTO STEP1 , GOTO STEP2 , GOTO STEP3 , OFF
Or if you are adding a new event after a FLASH UP ON command, it will of course offer the new event as FLASH UP
OFF.
For chaser, the editor is never predicting GOTOs, instead it is using conventional Gos. The editor is also assuming,
that you only want to switch the chase on, and then off again, regardless of how many steps the chase has.
Attention, mouse users:
Please be aware that if you have chosen the ADD mouse tool, this tool stays active. So wherever you click with the
mouse – something will be added. If you switch on “always reset mouse tool” in the options menu, the risk of
accidentally adding something is reduced.
Selecting Events
Events can be SELECTED individually. A selected event is displayed in red. All selected events together are called the
selection. You can MOVE, DELETE or COPY this selection.
Selecting with the mouse in graphic mode:
- Choose the SELECT mouse tool. The cursor will show a selection frame.
- Left mouse click anywhere into a track, keep mouse button pressed, and drag a frame.
- Upon release of the mouse button, all events inside the frame are being selected.
Selection with the mouse in text mode:
- Left mouse click anywhere into the list, keep mouse button pressed, and drag vertically a frame.
- Upon release of the mouse button, all text lines (events) inside the frame are being selected.
With the CREATE SELECTION function:
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Press the CREATE SELECTION button, the CREATE SELECTION menu appears.
Choose if you want to make a selection only on the current (green) track, or on all selected tracks.
Choose one of the three commands:
A) BEFORE TIME Events before the current time will be selected.
B) ALL
All events on given tracks will be selected
C) AFTER TIME
Events after the current time will be selected.
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Selecting the Current Event
One event can be defined as the current event. In graphic mode, this event is blinking. In text mode, this text line
(event) is yellow. Its position is shown in the timecode control bar.
You can select the current event one way or the other:
With the mouse in graphic mode:
- Choose the SELECT mouse tool.
- Make a selection that contains only one event, or try to exactly pick one event.
With the encoders in the bar:
- Select the track with the track encoder (second one).
- Select the event with the event encoder (third one).
With the XY-encoder in text mode:
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Simply scroll through the list.
Deleting Events
With the mouse in graphic mode:
- Select the DELETE mouse tool. The cursor will show an arrow with a big “-“.
- Drag a frame or click exactly on an event. Events that you pick or which are inside the frame will be deleted.
With the DELETE SELECTION button:
- Make a selection or select the current event.
- Then press DELETE SELECTION. If more than one event is going to be deleted, you will be asked to confirm that.
Attention, mouse users:
Please be aware that if you have chosen the DELETE mouse tool, this tool stays active. So wherever you click with
the mouse – it will be deleted. If you switch on “always reset mouse tool” in the options menu, the risk of
accidentally deleting something is reduced.
Moving Events
Move with the mouse in graphic mode:
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Choose the MOVE mouse tool. The cursor will show a hand with a little arrow. The corner of the arrow is the “hot
spot” of the cursor.
- Left click INSIDE the selection or exactly on an event, keep mouse button pressed.
- Pull mouse horizontally. The selection/current event will follow.
With encoder within the bar:
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Make a selection or select the current event.
Turn the MOVE encoder (rightmost). For every click of the encoder, you will move the selection/current event
by one frame.
- If you press and turn the encoder, every click moves one second.
- If you press it without turning, you can enter a new starting time for your selection/current event. This input
can be a relative movement if you use signs ( “-1.5” will move your selection 1.5 seconds backwards in time).
In text mode:
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Edit the Time column (by right click with the mouse or press the XY-encoder).
The movement will be relative if you use signs, otherwise it is absolute.
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Editing an Event
You can only edit an already existing event (see Adding Events).
Editing an event means to change its data. If you want to change its time, look for MOVING EVENTS.
With the mouse in graphic mode:
- Right click exactly on an event. Edit menus appear accordingly to the type of the event.
With the event encoder in the bar:
- Select current event with the track and event encoder.
- Then press the event encoder. Edit menus will appear.
In text mode:
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Scroll to the event that you are looking for.
Edit the appropriate column by a right click or pressing on the XY encoder. The parameter column is only
editable for GOTO commands and for fader events.
Special fast edit for fader-events in graphic mode:
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This method is not exact enough for speeds, but for master fader events it is the recommended way.
Click with the middle mouse button exactly on an event and keep mouse button pressed.
Pull mouse vertically with pressed middle mouse button. You can see how the value of the fader event is
following.
7.1.6 Special Procedures
Recording Crossfades
Crossfades for executors are recorded as a combination of commands and fader movements.
These commands are:
XGoUp
Crossfade will start upwards
XGoDn
Crossfade will start downwards
Xend
Crossfade has ended
XGoUp and XGoDn have a cue number as parameter
parameter, just like a GOTO command, therefore a crossfade may
start on any cue, not only on the next one.
Try to record a crossfade and have a look at the outcome. You will see, that the global crossfade setting
CROSSFADE PERMANENT / RELOAD is affecting the recording.
In the first case, a pattern of XGoUp, XgoDn, XGoUp… Xend is recorded, while in the second case only XGoUps are
recorded.
Nevertheless you can change the global crossfade mode afterwards without affecting the playback of your recorded
timecode show.
If you edit a crossfade manually, be aware that the crossfade fader movement alone does not do anything
anything.
Although faders are moving, no crossfade is started. You have to place the crossfade commands on the command
track to make the crossfade work.
Accordingly, if you want to move a crossfade in time, you have to move both
both, the fader events on the fader track
and the crossfade commands on the command track.
At first sight, this procedure of recording a crossfade may seem to be complicated, but it has a lot of advantages:
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The crossfade commands are displayed in text mode, making crossfades readable
Crossfades are relating to absolute cue numbers, like gotos.
Crossfades are not destroyed by fader data reduction
You can jump into the middle of a crossfade, or run backwards into a crossfade, and it will be correctly
initialised. (This will happen quite often when using external time code!)
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7.2 Remote Control vial Touchboard
7 . 2 Remote Control via Touchboard
On the back side of the grandMA, there is a 25-pin SUB-D socket (DC REMOTE CONTROL) to connect a standard
Touchboard with up to 16 channels.
PIN 1 ... 16:
Input Channels 1 to 16
PIN 21+22:
+5 Volt (max. 100 mA)
PIN 17+18 und 24+25: Earthing
The Touchboard input sockets only function as switches:
0 bis +2 Volt:
Off
+5 bis +15 Volt:
On
7.2.1 Assigning Playback buttons
Press the TOOLS button once.
Call up the TOUCHBOARD REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu using the REMOTE button.
Press the STORE button once (LED is on).
Press a button on the Touchboard, where a Playback button is to be assigned to, once.
Or:
Select a button in the REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu. Press the Playback button that you want
to assign. The selected button will now be assigned.
The assigned Playback buttons will be displayed on individual buttons. Only EXECUTOR buttons
can be assigned to the Touchboard.
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7.2.2 Deleting Assignments
To delete an assigned Playback button, press the DELETE button once (LED is on).
Press the Touchboard button or the appropriate button once.
In the TOOLS menu, you can switch the Touchboard function on or off using the
ON / OFF button.
If the Touchboard is activated, you can use all assigned buttons with the Touchboard.
For optical convenience, the Button in the TOUCHBOARD REMOTE CONFIGURATION
menu will have a red background when pressing a Touchboard button.
If REACT AS STORED ONLY is displayed, the assigned playback buttons will be
executed directly.
Pressing this button will display COMBINED WITH COMMAND LINE COMMANDS.
The assigned playback buttons will be executed in combination with the preselected commands.
Example: If an OFF button is programmed on a TOUCHBOARD button, but PAUSE is
à 1.7 Layout and Controls, item 11), not the OFF command, but the
activated (à
PAUSE command will be executed when pressing this button.
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7.3 Remote Control by DMX IN
7 . 3 Remote Control by DMX IN
DMX IN can be used to MERGE the signals of a second control board with those of the grandMA and transmit them
to the stage via the same line. If, during this process, channels from the grandMA and from the second control board
are triggered, only the respective higher value will be transmitted. DMX IN will only be linked to DMX OUT A and will
not be given out to the Ethernet.
In the TOOLS menu, you can switch the MERGE function on or off by pressing the DMX-in MERGE
button.
Via the DMX IN socket, assigned commands can be called up from an external DMX console. The DMX input has only
the function of a switch that will release at approx. 10%.
7.3.1 Assigning Playback Buttons
Press the TOOLS button once.
Call up the DMX-IN REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu using the REMOTE button.
Press the STORE button once (LED is on).
Select a button in the DMX-IN REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu.
Press the Playback button that you want to assign. The selected button will now be assigned.
The assigned Playback buttons will be displayed on the individual buttons. Only EXECUTOR buttons
can be assigned to the respective DMX channel.
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7.3.2 Assigning DMX Channels
Make a right mouse click on the button. A menu will open in which you can assign one of the 512 DMX channels
to this button. Identical DMX channels can be assigned to more than one button.
By pressing the PAGE 1 button, you can open another page (PAGE 2) with buttons.
7.3.3 Deleting Assignments
To delete an assigned Playback button, press the DELETE button once (LED is on). Press the respective
DMX IN button once.
7.3.4 Using the DMX Input
In the TOOLS menu, you can switch the DMX input function on or off using the ON /
OFF button.
If the DMX input is activated, you can use the assigned buttons by switching on the respective DMX input. For
optical convenience, the buttons in the DMX-IN REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu will have a red background when
switching on the respective DMX channel.
If REACT AS STORED ONLY is displayed, the assigned playback buttons will be
executed directly.
Pressing this button will display COMBINED WITH COMMAND LINE COMMANDS.
The assigned playback buttons will be executed in combination with the preselected commands.
à
Example: If an OFF button is programmed on a DMX-IN, but PAUSE is activated (à
1.7 Layout and Controls, item 11), not the OFF command, but the PAUSE command will be executed when calling up this DMX-IN channel.
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7 . 4 Remote Control by MIDI
On the backside of the grandMA, you will find the MIDI IN, MIDI THRU and MIDI OUT sockets. Assigned commands
can be called up using e.g. an external MIDI keyboard or sequencer. Devices like these can be plugged into the Midi
IN socket. Only note commands will be processed. The incoming signals will be automatically transferred to
MÍDI THRU. Also Midi Show Control (MSC) can be processed or sent.
7 . 4 . 1 Midi Show Control
Using the console as receiver, the received MSC commands can be used only for the Master sequence.
Push the button “Midi Show Control“ within the Tools menu; the menu Configuraton Midi Show Control will be
opened.
To receive MSC, set the device or the groups into the window „Midi IN“. You can switch between Midi Enabled and
Midi via Ethernet via the button below the window „Midi IN“. After pushing the button „Save“ all settings will be
saved and the function will be started
To send MSC, set the device or the group into the window „Midi OUT“. By the button „Send“ you can change between
sending Device, Group oder ALL.. You can switch between Midi Enabled and Midi via Ethernet via the button below
the window „Midi OUT“. After pushing the button „Save“ all settings will be saved and the function will be started.
7 . 4 . 2 Assigning Playback Buttons
Press the TOOLS button once.
Call up the MIDI REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu using the REMOTE button.
Press the STORE button once (LED is on).
Select a button in the MIDI REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu.
Press the Playback button that you want to assign. The selected button will now be assigned.
The assigned Playback buttons will be displayed on the individual buttons of the MIDI REMOTE
CONFIGURATION menu. Only EXECUTOR buttons can be assigned to the respective MIDI note.
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7.4 Remote Control by MIDI
7.4.3 Selecting the MIDI Channel
Pressing the Channel button will open a menu in which you can select one of the 16 Midi channels by a simple
mouse click.
7.4.4 Assigning the Pitch
By pressing the KEY OFFSET button, you can transpose the incoming notes by one octave downwards. This can be
set for up to three octaves.
7.4.5 Deleting Assignments
To delete an assigned Playback button, press the DELETE button once (LED is on). Press the Button
once.
7.4.6 Using the MIDI Input
In the TOOLS menu, you can switch the MIDI input function on or off using the ON /
OFF Button.
If the MIDI input is active, you can call up the assigned buttons by pressing the respective note keys on the MIDI
keyboard. For optical convenience, the button in the MIDI REMOTE CONFIGURATION menu will have a red background
when pressing a note key.
If REACT AS STORED ONLY is displayed, the assigned playback buttons will be
executed directly.
Pressing this button will display COMBINED WITH COMMAND LINE COMMANDS.
The assigned playback buttons will be executed in combination with the preselected commands.
à
Example: If an OFF button is programmed on a DMX-IN, but PAUSE is activated (à
1.7 Layout and Controls, item 11), not the OFF command, but the PAUSE command will be executed when calling up this DMX-IN channel.
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8.1 Programming and creating Macros
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Macros und QUIKEYS
8 . 1 Creating Macros
With macros, you can combine several processes in one batch. These can be e.g.:
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Playback buttons (e.g. GO, Fader, Pause, etc., incl. number of the Executor)
Call-ups of Views
Call-ups of Delete operations
Other Macro calls
Call-ups of Clear operations
Press the STORE button once (LED is on).
Press the MACRO button once (LED is on). The SELECT MACRO window will open.
Enter a name for the Macro using the keyboard.
Press the TIMED button (will turn dark-gray) if the Macro shall not be executed as fast as possible,
but within the set time frame.
Confirm with ENTER.
LED in the MACRO button flashes.
Now, enter all operational steps to be executed by this Macro.
After input of the last step, press the STORE button first
first, after that press the MACRO button,
and last press ENTER (LED in the MACRO button is now off).
This completes the MACRO Programming procedure.
8.1.1 Activating Macros
Press the MACRO button once (LED is on). The SELECT MACRO window will open. Activate a Macro
by a left mouse click.
Or:
Press the MACRO button once (LED is on). The SELECT Macro window will open. Enter the number
of a Macro via keypad and confirm with ENTER.
Or:
Make a right mouse click on one of the VIEW buttons.
The SELECT window will open – select your MACRO here.
The SELECT MACRO window will open. Select the Macro by a left mouse click.
Now the Macro has been assigned to the VIEW button and can be activated at any time.
8.1.2 Macro PPool
ool
In the Macro Pool, you can call up Macros directly by selection.
Make a right mouse click on an „empty“ position on one of the three TFT displays or on an external monitor. The
CREATE A WINDOW menu will open. à 3.1 Creating Windows.
Select MACROS. The MACRO window will open. Make a right mouse click on one of the buttons; the MACRO
OPTIONS window will open.
Clicking on one of the macros, this macro will be assigned to a button.
Now the macro has been assigned to a certain button and can be activated at any time.
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8.1 Programming and creating Macros
8 . 1 . 3 Editing Macros
Press the EDIT button once. Select a Macro from the MACRO Pool.
Or:
Press the EDIT button once. Press the MACRO button once, enter the Macro number and confirm with ENTER. The
EDIT MACRO window will open.
– In the LINE column, the individual calls are numbered.
– In the COMMAND column, all saved calls are displayed one by one.
– For each call, a time frame, during which the call was entered, will be displayed in the DELAY column.
Pressing the ADD LINE button will insert a step in front of the chosen position. Now, you can enter a call. If you want
to use a Delay time when performing a call, click into the cell, enter a time using the keyboard, and confirm with
ENTER.
To delete a call, select one and press the DELETE LINE(S) button.
To modify a call, select one and press the EDIT LINE button. Now, you can enter a new call.
If you want to modify the Delay time, click into the cell, enter a different time using the keyboard, and confirm with
ENTER.
Pressing the EDIT MACRO NAME will open the EDIT NAME window. Now, you can enter a new name using the
keyboard and confirm this with ENTER.
If the TIMED button is switched on, the calls of this Macro will be executed with the set DELAY times. Pressing this
button once will switch the display to NO TIMED. In the Sheet, the DELAY times will be displayed on a dark
background, and the Macro will be executed without time limit.
You can leave the menu with the CLOSE button.
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8.2 Assigning and Activating QUIKEYS
8 . 2 Assigning and Activating QUIKEYS
You can display and call up various operation buttons and functions in the QUIKEY window (Display Softkeys).
Create a QUIKEY window à 3.1 Creating a Window
Press the EDIT button briefly and click on a button in the QUIKEY window.
or:
Make a right mouse click on a button. The QUIKEY OPTIONS window will open.
Clicking on one of the functions will assign this one to the button.
This function can be called up any time by clicking on it.
List of functions:
ALIGN OFF:
Switches off the ALIGN function.
ALIGN LEFT:
ALIGN button pressed once
ALIGN RIGHT:
ALIGN button pressed twice
ALIGN BOTH:
ALIGN button pressed three times
ALIGN SYM:
ALIGN button pressed four times
CLEAR SELECTION: CLEAR button pressed once
CLEAR ACTIVE:
CLEAR button pressed twice
CLEAR RELEASE:
CLEAR button pressed three times
VALUES MODE:
Switches the FIXTURE and CHANNEL SHEET to the VALUES mode
FADE MODE:
Switches the FIXTURE and CHANNEL SHEET to the FADE time mode
DELAY MODE:
Switches the FIXTURE and CHANNEL SHEET to the DELAY time mode
ASSIGN:
ASSIGN button
EMPTY:
Creates an empty button
FLIP:
l Head Fixtures:
– Pressing 1x: The head will be turned and the light beam be directed to the same target
position.
– Pressing 2x: The head will be turned again and the beam be directed to the last identical
position. (This is only possible for fixtures that have a PAN value of more than 360°,
otherwise, only 2 positions are possible.)
– Pressing 3x: The head will be turned to the first position.
When using head Fixtures, the FIXTURE SHEET will show a yellow square left of the PAN
value, symbolizing the current head position.
l Mirror Fitxures:
The PAN/TILT value will be inverted, the mirror will be positioned in opposition.
– (minus):
Minus key
STORE:
STORE button
EDIT:
EDIT button
UPDATE:
UPDATE button
ESCAPE:
ESCAPE button
ENTER:
ENTER button
ALL SELECTION:
Selects all FIXTURES and CHANNELS (this can be necessary after using the NEXT/PREV).
ODD SELECTION:
Selects all odd FIXTURES and CHANNELS
EVEN SELECTION:
Selects all even FIXTURES and CHANNELS
INVERT SELECTION: Allows to invert the selection.
- If fixture/dimmer values are activated, but only part of those fixtures/dimmers are selected,
you can delete the current selection and select the other fixtures/dimmers by pushing the
INVERT SELECTION button and ENTER.
- When selecting a group, you can exchange the current selection for that made by the group
(all prior selections will be deleted, even the ones, which might be in the newly selected
group).
DELETE:
Delete button
MOVE:
MOVE button
COPY:
COPY button
BACKUP:
BACKUP button
SETUP:
SETUP button
TOOLS:
TOOLS button
PREVIOUS:
PREV. button
NEXT:
NEXT button
TRACKBALL SPEED: Toggles the TRACKBALL between coarse and fine.
ENCODER SPEED:
Toggles the ENCODER between coarse and fine; further toggling is achieved by pressing on the
ENCODER.
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8.3 Agenda Menu
Here you can execute Macros at a certain time and date or at sunrise or sunset.
2
4
3
1
1
2
3
You can choose a different Edit Date by help of the encoders or the buttons on top.
4
All created automatic sequences will be displayed in this sheet.
Pressing this button, you can switch between day, week, month or year in this display.
If DAY is chosen, the ADD, DEL and EDIT buttons will be displayed.
Pressing the ADD button will include a new column in the sheet, where you can set the programming for automatic
control.
If a column is selected, you can delete it by pressing the DEL button.
If a cell is selected, you can change the function / time by pressing the EDIT button.
Selecting a cell within a column and pressing the encoder briefly, will open a window to enter the following:
Start:
Absolute: The Macro will be started at the set time.
Dawn:
The Macro will be started at the calculated dawn.
Sunrise: The Macro will be started at the calculated sunrise.
Sunset: The Macro will be started at the calculated sunset.
Dusk:
The Macro will be started at the calculated dusk.
à 2.17 Menu TIME & DATE item 2
Time:
If ABSOLUTE is selected in this line under „Start“, a time can be set for the Macro to start.
If DAWN, SUNRISE, SUNSET or DUSK is selected in the start column, you can enter between -1 to +1
hour. Consequently, the Macro will be started either 1 hour earlier or later than the calculated time.
Duration: If the unit is powered up later than the time necessary for automatic control, a time setting within this
column (up to 8 hours) can delay the start of the Macro after power-up (delay of up to 8 hours).
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Repeat:
NONE will execute this programming only one time.
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY or YEARLY will execute the programming according to the set „rhythm“.
Link:
Here you have to create a Macro, which will be started at the given times.
You can enter a comment, using the keyboard.
First:
If a programming is displayed with black background in the sheet, this programming will be repeated on
the current day. This cell shows the date, on which the programming has first been executed.
Last:
Here, ou can enter a date for the programming to be executed for the last time. If a programming is
displayed with black background in the sheet, this programming would be repeated on the current day.
This cell shows the date, on which the programming will be executed for the last time.
Agenda Options
Touch the touch screen on the left corner of the title bar.
Or:
With a right mouse click on the title bar, you can open the Agenda Options window.
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5
The table will show all created Sequences. The respective entry will be triggered automatically when selected.
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9
Command line
9.1
Introduction
This document is trying to describe all functionality of the grandMA desk family that can be done with command
line operation.
The meaning of “command line operation” is, that you need no mouse or touchscreen. Instead you are using the
“hard keys” for entering commands.
9.1.1 Quikeys
On some machines like the grandMA replay unit, you may not find all of the described hard keys. In spite of this little
disadvantage, you can create a QUIKEY pool window on the screen and arrange the wanted but missing functions
there. Then simply use these “soft keys” instead of the hard keys.
9.1.2 Double functions of hard keys
Because there is not enough space for each function to have its own key, some hard keys have an alternative
function at the second or even the third push. These keys are
Hard key
First press
Second press
ASSIGN
ASSIGN
LABEL
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
DMX
EXEC
EXEC
FADER
GOTO
GOTO
LOAD
IF
IF
IFOUTPUT
MOVE
MOVE
INSERT
PRESET
PRESET
FEATURE
TIME
FADE
DELAY
VIEW
VIEW
VIEWBUTTON
EFFECT
EFFECT
Call effect view
GROUP
GROUP
Call submaster view
PAGE
PAGE
Call total page view
Third press
VALUE
9.1.3 Messages
Sometimes the command line is asking you something upon execution, or it is informing you about something that
went wrong.
If such a message or a question window appears on the screen, use the NEXT and PREVIOUS hard keys to select the
appropriate answer ( the button with the thick blue border) and then hit ENTER. Also ESC is working fine for simple
messages or warnings. If there is a more complex question and you hit ESC, the action is considered to be CANCELED.
Every command line action that succeeds will appear in the history of all command line windows. A failure will only
produce an error beep.
9.1.4 Command line window
Of course you want to see the commands that you give to your desk. Open a command line window on the screen.
There you can see what you enter.
9.1.5 Using the PC keyboard
Some users may find it convenient to use the PC keyboard for command line input. Open a command line window
on the screen. Whenever this window has the input focus (title is shown in deep blue), all keystrokes of the PC
keyboard go into the command line. If the input focus goes somewhere else, the PC keyboard will no more work with
the command line. Touching the title or the bottom line of the command line window will give the input focus back
to it.
For permanent use of the PC keyboard as command line input, press the SCROLL LOCK key. You will hear a little beep,
the SCROLL LOCK lamp is on, indicating that the PC keyboard is now locked to command line operation.
If the PC keyboard is locked, you can not use it for other operations like naming presets etc. But another push of the
SCROLL LOCK key will unlock it.
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If you are using the PC keyboard as command line input, you can only enter valid commands and values. If you try
to enter FIQQQ the command line starts screaming upon the first Q because until there it could be FIXTURE or FIX
but it does not know any word that continues with Q.
In most cases it is not necessary to enter the full name of a keyword, like F would be totally sufficient for FIXTURE.
You can find all keywords and their shortest form in section 9.2 command overview.
9 . 1 . 6 Using command line history
It is possible to bring back old command from the history into the current command line.
There they can be changed and executed again.
a) - Click into the history of a command line window
- Or scroll with the XY encoder if the command line window has the focus
- Or use the UP and DOWN cursor keys on the PC keyboard if the command line window has the focus (or the PC
keyboard is locked to the command line).
b) Edit the command line if you want
c) Press ENTER. The command line will be executed.
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9 . 2 Command Overview
Here comes the complete list of all possible keywords in the command line.
Keyword:
Shortcut:
Hard key:
Operation:
+
+
+
Plus
-
-
-
Minus
<<<
<
<<<
Go Back Fast
>>>
>
>>>
Go Forward Fast
ALL
ALL
QUIKEY
All selection (with ODD/EVEN)
ALL_CHASES
ALL_C
CONSOLE
Accessing all executors with chases
ALL_SEQUENCES
ALL_S
CONSOLE
Accessing all executors with sequences
ASSIGN
AS
ASSIGN
Assign <source> <destination>
AT
A
AT
At , give value
CHANNEL
C
CHANNEL
Channel
CLEAR
CL
CLEAR
Progressively clear programmer
CLEAR_ACTIVE
CLEAR_A
QUIKEY
Deactivate programmer
CLEAR_ALL
CLEAR_ALL
QUIKEY
Total clear of programmer
CLEAR_SELECTION
CLEAR_S
QUIKEY
Clear selection
COPY
CO
COPY
Copy <source> at <destination>
CUE
CU
CUE
Cue
DEF_GO
DEF
Yellow GO
Go forward for default executor
DEF_GO-
DEF_GO-
Yellow GO-
Go back for default executor
DEF_PAUSE
DEF_P
Yellow Pause
Pause for default executor
DELAY
DELA
2 x TIME
Enter delay mode or give delay time
DELETE
D
DELETE
Delete <destination>
DMX
DMX
DMX
DMX address
DMX_BTN
DM
CONSOLE
Remote DMX button
EDIT
ED
EDIT
Edit <destination>
EFFECT
EF
EFFECT
Effect
ESC
ES
ESCAPE
Escape , close dialogs
EVEN
EV
QUIKEY
Even selection (with ALL/ODD)
EXEC
E
EXECUTOR
Executor
FADE
FADE
1 x TIME
Enter fade mode or give fade time
FADER
FADER
2 x EXEC
Fader, access executor faders
FADERBUTTON1
FADERBUTTON1
Hit Executor
Middle button of executor section
FADERBUTTON2
FADERBUTTON2
Hit Executor
Lower button of executor section
FADERBUTTON3
FADERBUTTON3
Hit Executor
Upper button of executor section
FEATURE
FE
2 x PRESET
Single feature like PAN
FIX
FIX
FIX
Fixing executors
FIXTURE
F
FIXTURE
Fixture
FLASH_DOWN
FLASH_D
CONSOLE
Downflash executor
FLASH_DOWN_OFF
FLASH_DOWN_O
CONSOLE
End of Downflash
As it appears in
the command line.
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Rough description of the meaning.
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FLASH_UP
FLASH_U
CONSOLE
Upflash executor
FLASH_UP_OFF
FLASH_UP_O
CONSOLE
End of Upflash
FORM
FO
CONSOLE
Form, used by effects
FULL
FU
FULL
Full, equals 100%
GO
GO
GO
Go forward
GO-
GO-
GO-
Go backwards
GOTO
GOT
GOTO
Goto <cue>
GROUP
G
GROUP
Group
IF
IF
IF
If (logical AND for selections)
IFOUTPUT
IFO
2 x IF
If Output, create selection from output
INSERT
I
2 x MOVE
Insert <source> at <destination>
INVERT
INV
QUIKEY
Invert <destination> , inverting selection
LABEL
LA
2 x ASSIGN
Label <destination> “Name” give a name
LEARN
L
LEARN
Learn, change speed of running programs
LOAD
LO
2 x GOTO
Load <Cue>
MACRO
M
MACRO
Macro
MIDI_BTN
MI
CONSOLE
Remote Midi Button
MOVE
MO
MOVE
Move <source> at <destination>
NEXT
N
NEXT
Next device of current selection
ODD
OD
QUIKEY
ODD selection (with ALL/EVEN)
OFF
OF
OFF
Off, switch something off
ON
ON
ON
On, switch something on
OOPS
O
OOPS
Oops, I made a mistake -> Undo
PAGE
PA
PAGE
Page
PAUSE
PAU
PAUSE
Pause something
PRESET
PR
PRESET
Preset type or Preset
PREVIEW
PREV
PREVIEW
Preview something
PREVIOUS
P
PREVIOUS
Previous device of current selection
SELECT
SE
SELECT
Select <executor> , select default executor
SEQU
S
SEQU
Sequence (Cuelist)
STORE
ST
STORE
Store
SWOP
SW
CONSOLE
Swop executor
SWOP_OFF
SWOP_O
CONSOLE
End of swop
TEMP
TE
TEMP
Temporary run executor
THRU
T
THRU
Through, to enter ranges
TIMECODE
TI
CONSOLE
Timecode show
TOGGLE
TOG
CONSOLE
Toggle running status of executor
TOP
TOP
TOP
Call first cue of executor
TOUCH_BTN
TO
CONSOLE
Remote Analog input button
UNPRESS
UN
CONSOLE
Release of command
UPDATE
U
UPDATE
Update
VALUE
VA
3 x TIME
return to value mode
VIEW
V
VIEW
View, contents of one or multiple screens
VIEWBTN
VIEWB
2 x VIEW
Viewbutton, hardkey beside screens
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9 . 3 Command Reference
In this chapter, all commands are explained with their exact syntax, demonstrating all possibilities. For instructions
on complete procedures, like how to create a sequence and then run it, you have to look into the following chapters.
9.3.1 Key word classifications
In the following descriptions, the term starting keyword will appear very often.
This “starting keyword” is every keyword that you start a new command line operation with.
Basic operational keywords
A basic operational keyword in the command line is determining a basic operation.
These keywords can only appear as starting keyword in the command line.
The only exception from this rule is the AT command. AT can follow a list of object
keywords and will still be interpreted as operational keyword.
Operational keywords expect object keywords as targets for their operation, using helping keywords sometimes.
Keyword
Operation
ASSIGN
Assign one object to another, like assigning a sequence to an executor.
AT (operational form) Set a value to something.
COPY
Make a copy of an object.
DELETE
Delete an object.
EDIT
Edit an object.
IFOUTPUT
Create a selection depending on an objects stage output.
INSERT
Insert an object at another location.
INVERT
Invert the selection.
LABEL
Change name of an object
MOVE
Move an object to another location.
PREVIEW
Have a look at an object without stage output.
STORE
Store data into an object.
UPDATE
Update data of active object. Active objects create stage output.
Executing Keywords
Executing keywords may be used as starting keywords, or as source in an assign operation.
As starting keywords they expect object keywords as targets for their operations.
Keyword
Operation
<<<
Go fast backwards
>>>
Go fast forward
FIX
Fix an executor. This executor will ignore page changes.
FLASH_DOWN ~_OFF Temporary down flash of executor.
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FLASH_UP ~_OFF
Temporary up flash of executor
GO
Go forward.
GO-
Go backwards
GOTO
Goto cue
LEARN
Learn speed
LOAD
Prepare next step of executor, wait for GO.
OFF
Switch off something.
ON
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PAUSE
Pause
SELECT
Select default executor.
SWOP ~_OFF
Temporary up flash for executor and downflash for all others.
TEMP
Temporarily run an executor.
TOGGLE
Toggle executor on and off.
TOP
Goto first cue.
Object Keywords
Object keywords are used as targets by basic operational keywords and by executing keywords. They are representing
data, that can be manipulated.
Keyword
Meaning
ALL_CHASES
All executors assigned as chasers.
ALL_SEQUENCES
All executors assigned as sequence.
CHANNEL
A conventional light.
CUE
One step or memory of a cuelist.
DMX
A DMX channel.
DMX_BTN
A Remote triggered by incoming DMX signals.
EFFECT
An freely editable effect generator.
EXEC
An executor is the physical front end for executing sequences etc.
FADER
One of the 20 executor faders.
FADERBUTTON1
The middle button of an executor colum.
FADERBUTTON2
The lower button of an executor colum.
FADERBUTTON3
The upper button of an executor colum.
FIXTURE
A complex light that has more than just a dimmer channel.
FEATURE
A feature inside a fixture, like PAN or IRIS.
FORM
A 1 or 2 dimensional path, used by effects.
GROUP
A collection of fixtures and channels.
MACRO
Can do complex command line operations.
MDI_BTN
A Remote triggered by incoming MIDI signals.
PAGE
A page is one set of visible executors.
PRESET
A memory that can be used indirectly as a placeholder.
SEQU
A sequence consists of one or more cues.
TIMECODE
A timecode show consists of many timed playback instructions for executors. Can be
synchronised with incoming SMPTE or MIDI signals.
TOUCH_BTN
A Remote triggered by hardwired analogue 0/10 V inputs.
VIEW
Stores a display arrangement.
VIEWBTN
A physical button that can call views and macros.
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Helping keywords
The meaning of helping keywords depends very much upon the context in which they are used.
Keyword
Used …
+
Everywhere …
-
Everywhere …
AT (helping form)
by COPY/MOVE etc.
DELAY
In executing commands ,AT, STORE etc
FADE
In executing commands, AT,STORE etc
FULL
As value 100 %
IF
In selections
THRU
In ranges
UNPRESS
After executing keywords
Immediate Keywords
These keywords expect no parameters.
Keyword
Operation
ALL
Restores selection after ODD/EVEN NEXT/PREVIOUS.
CLEAR
Progressively clear the programmer.
CLEAR_ACTIVE
Clear the values in the programmer.
CLEAR_ALL
Totally clear programmer at once.
CLEAR_SELECTION
Clear the current selection.
DEF_GO
Go forward for default executor
DEF_GO-
Go back for default executor
DEF_PAUSE
Pause the default executor.
ESC
Escape from input or menu.
EVEN
Select even devices inside current selection.
NEXT
Select next device inside current selection.
ODD
Select odd devices inside current selection.
OOPS
Oops, I mad a mistake -> Undo
PREVIOUS
Select previous device inside current selection
VALUE
Switch back from fade or delay to value mode.
UPDATE
Update data of active object. Active objects create stage output.
The DEFAULT keyword
The command line has a so called DEFAULT keyword.
Whenever you start a new command line with numeric values, this default keyword will be put in front.
Assuming that the default keyword is CHANNEL. Then you are typing in:
1 ENTER. In the command line will appear CHANNEL 1 ENTER.
If the command line is empty, the current default keyword is shown by:
a) the according LED of the hard key
b) the command line window
The following keywords can be the default keyword:
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GROUP
PRESET
SEQU
VIEW
CUE
EFFECT
EXEC
The default keyword is also used by operational keywords.
Assuming that the default keyword is GROUP. Then you are typing in:
DELETE 1 ENTER. As a result, GROUP 1 will be deleted !
An exception to this are the keywords CHANNEL and FIXTURE. If they are the default keywords, operational
keywords will use CUE as default keyword !
If CHANNEL is the default keyword. STORE 5 ENTER will do STORE CUE 5 !
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9 . 3 . 2 Ranges and Range Lists
Many commands are able to operate on a list of objects.
Instead of typing
DELETE SEQU 1 ENTER
DELETE SEQU 2 ENTER
DELETE SEQU 10 ENTER
you can write
DELETE SEQU 1 THRU 2 +10 ENTER.
A range can have the following formats:
X
only object X
X THRU Y
from object X to object Y
X THRU
from object X to the last object
THRU Y
from the first object to object Y
THRU
all objects
Please note, that ranges have a direction. Especially when creating selection, it makes a big difference if you type
FIXTURE 1 THRU 10 or if you type FIXTURE 10 THRU 1.
Ranges can be combined to Range Lists:
OBJECT_KEYWORD Range1 +/- [OBJECT_KEYWORD] Range2 …
It is not necessary to repeat the OBJECT_KEYWORD in the range list.
9.3.3 Detailed keyword list
+ (Plus )
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, + enlarges the current selection. Everything that follows after the plus will be
interpreted as a selection:
+ CHANNEL,FIXTURE,GROUP,SEQU,CUE,EXEC,PRESET,EFFECT
b ) In object lists it is including objects:
… OBJECT 1 + OBJECT 2 ….
c ) In front of values it is changing the value to a positive relative value:
CHANNEL 1 AT +10 ENTER will increase the dimmer value by 10%.
d ) As a starting keyword
keyword, and permanently repeated
repeated, + is increasing the dimmer values of the current
selection by 10% every time you press +.
- (Minus)
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, - reduces the current selection. Everything that follows after the minus will be
interpreted as a selection:
- CHANNEL/FIXTURE/GROUP/SEQU/CUE/EXEC/PRESET/EFFECT
b ) In object lists it is excluding objects:
… OBJECT 1 THRU 10 - OBJECT 2 ….
c ) In front of values it is changing the value to a negative relative value:
CHANNEL 1 AT -10 ENTER will decrease the dimmer value by 10%.
As a starting keyword
keyword, and permanently repeated
repeated, - is decreasing the dimmer values of the current
selection by 10% every time you press -.
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<<< (Go fast backwards)
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every object that follows after the <<< will try to go back one step with zero fade
time.
time
<<< (target object list) [ENTER]
Target type
Operation
EXEC
Go backwards one step with no fade time
EFFECT
Start running backwards without fading in
TIMECODE
Jump to the previous breakpoint
PAGE
Does <<< on all its executors.
SPEEDMASTER
(executor assigned
to a speed master)
Does <<< on all programs using this speed master
b) In an assign command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
>>> (Go fast forward)
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
c) As starting keyword, every object that follows after the >>> will try to go forward one step with zero fade
time.
>>> (target object list) [ENTER]
Target type
Operation
EXEC
Go forward one step with no fade time
EFFECT
Start running forward without fading in
TIMECODE
Jump to the next breakpoint
PAGE
Does >>> on all its executors.
SPEEDMASTER
(executor assigned
to a speed master)
Does >> on all programs using this speed master
d) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
ALL
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
ALL is clearing any sub-selection made with ODD EVEN NEXT and PREVOIUS.
ALL_CHASES
Classification
Classification : object keyword
ALL_CHASES is an alias for the expression ALL EXECUTORS THAT ARE ASSIGNED AS CHASES. It can be used wherever
EXEC could be used. Example:
PAUSE ALL_CHASES ENTER
ALL_SEQUENCES
Classification
Classification : object keyword
ALL_SEQUENCES is an alias for the expression ALL EXECUTORS THAT ARE ASSIGNED AS SEQUENCE. It can be used
wherever EXEC could be used. Example:
OFF ALL_SEQUENCES ENTER
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ASSIGN
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
ASSIGN (source objects) (destination objects) [ ENTER ]
Source objects :
a list of objects which are all of the same type.
Destination objects: a list of objects which are all of the same type
Source object type
P ossible destination object type
Executing keyword
EXEC,FADERBUTTON1/2/3
SEQUENCE
EXEC,FADERBUTTON1/2/3
GROUP
EXEC,FADERBUTTON1/2/3
EFFECT
EXEC,FADERBUTTON1/2/3
VIEW
VIEWBTN
MACRO
VIEWBTN
Executor buttons and view buttons as hard keys automatically do the ENTER.
AT
Classification
Classification : operational and helping keyword
a) As operational keyword:
AT TYPE 1: Giving dimmer values directly
[ (destination objects) ] AT values [ FADE fades] [ DELAY delays] ENTER
Destination objects:
A list of objects that can create selections. Usable keywords are:
CHANNEL,FIXTURE,GROUP,SEQU,CUE,PRESET,EFFECT.
If no destination objects are given, the current selection will be used.
Values:
VALUE_X [THRU VALUE_Y] in percent
Fades:
FADE_X [THRU FADE_Y ] in seconds
Delays:
DELAY_X [THRU DELAY_Y] in seconds
Values, fades and delays are decimal numbers with dots ( e.g. FADE 1.5 ).
Examples:
CHANNEL 1 THRU 10 AT 20 FADE 2.5 DELAY 0 THRU 5 ENTER
Try to find out yourself what this operation does …
CUE 1 AT FULL ENTER
This will set the dimmer of all devices contained in CUE 1 of the default executor to 100%.
AT TYPE 2: Copying values with filtering:
[ (destination objects) ] AT [set AT filtering] (source objects) ENTER
Destination objects: Same as above.
Source objects:
A list of objects that can supply values. Usable keywords are:
CHANNEL,FIXTURE,GROUP,SEQU,CUE,PRESET.
Set AT filtering:
Keep AT pressed. After half a second the AT filter menu will appear. Change the filtering while
you keep AT pressed.
If the source objects are CHANNEL, FIXTURE or GROUP, the operation will be a
FILTERED COPY INSIDE THE PROGRAMMER
All values except default values will be copied if they pass the filter !
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Examples:
FIXTURE 2 THRU 10 AT ( select CMY colour mixing) FIXTURE 1 ENTER
This command will copy the CMY colour of fixture 1 to fixtures 2 THRU 10.
You can copy patterns: Set fixture 1 to BLUE and fixture 2 to GREEN.
FIXTURE 3 THRU 10 AT (select colour) FIXTURE 1 THRU 2 ENTER
Fixture 3 will be BLUE, 4 is GREEN, 5 is BLUE, 6 is GREEN …
Source and destination devices can overlap:
FIXTURE 1 THRU 10 AT (select all features) FIXTURE 2 THRU 10 + 1 ENTER
This will perform a circular copy, shifting the values from device to device.
If the source objects are SEQU,CUE or PRESET, the operation will be a
FILTERED EXTRACTION TO THE PROGRAMMER
All values that exist in the source for the destination devices will be copied if they
pass the filter !
Examples:
FIXTURE THRU AT (select PAN/TILT) CUE 1 ENTER.
This will bring all PAN/TILT information contained in CUE 1 of the default executor
active into the programmer.
CUE 5 AT (select GOBO) CUE 4 ENTER.
Devices of cue 5 get the gobos of cue 4 (of course only if the gobos were programmed into
cue 4).
CUE 5 AT (select GOBO) CUE THRU 4 ENTER
Devices of cue 5 get the gobos of the STATUS of cue 4 ! This is a big difference to the
last example !!!
b) As helping keyword
keyword: See COPY MOVE and INSERT.
CHANNEL
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword
keyword:
CHANNEL ENTER
CHANNEL becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
CHANNEL (range list) ENTER
Select channels in range list.
CHANNEL (range list) AT … (see AT)
Apply values to channels in range list.
Channel numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 9999].
b) as target for the following executing commands
commands:
ON
activate dimmer value in programmer.
OFF
deactivate dimmer value in programmer and deselect channel.
PAUSE
PARK dimmer value of channel.
GO
UNPARK dimmer value of channel.
CLEAR
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
Progressively performs:
1) If there is a selection -> CLEAR_SELECTION
2) If there is an activation -> CLEAR_ACTIVE
3) If there is stage output from programmer -> CLEAR_ALL
CLEAR_ACTIVE
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
Clears the activation in the programmer without destroying stage output.
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CLEAR_ALL
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
Clears the selection.
Clears the activation.
Clears the programmer totally, all values set to default values.
ODD/EVEN/Sub-selection is reset to ALL.
CLEAR_SELECTION
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
Clears the selection. No device is selected.
ODD/EVEN/Sub-selection is reset to ALL.
COPY
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
COPY (source objects) AT (destination objects) [ ENTER ]
Source objects :
a range list of objects which are all of type X.
Destination objects: a range list of objects which are all of type Y
Object types X and Y must be equal or compatible.
Source object types
Compatible destination object types
EXEC
EXEC
FADERBUTTON/123
FADERBUTTON/1/2/3
DMX_BUTTON
DMX_BUTTON
MIDI_BUTTON
MIDI_BUTTON
TOUCH_BTN
TOUCH_BTN
In this software version, there are some limitations for copying CUES:
1) A range list of cues can be
a. A single cue
e.g. CUE 1
b. A range of cues.
e.g. CUE 1 THRU 10
2) Also the destination object must be a CUE.
Therefore the syntax COPY CUE 1 SEQU 1 AT SEQU 2 ENTER is not allowed.
Instead you must write COPY CUE 1 SEQU 1 AT CUE 2 SEQU 2 ENTER.
Please note, that CUE 1 SEQU 1 equals the term SEQU 1 CUE 1. Whenever the term contains CUE, you are
copying CUES !
CUE
Classification
Classification : object keyword
General Format:
Expression
Normal meaning
CUE
Current active cue of running default executor
CUE X
Cue X of default executor
CUE X SEQU Y
Cue X of sequence Y
SEQU Y CUE X
Same as above !
CUE
Current active cue of running executor Z
EXEC Z
CUE X EXEC Z
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New cue at the end in default executor
New cue at the end in executor Z
Cue X of executor Z
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X Cue number in format A.B with intervals [ 0…999].[0…999] , B is optional.
“CUE 0” is invalid, but “CUE 0.5” is valid.
Y Sequence number in interval [ 1 … 999 ]
Z Executor number in format PAGE.INDEX with intervals [ 1 … 64].[1…60] ,
or in format INDEX with interval [1…60] using current page.
Either X or Y,Z can be range lists. Range lists with X and Y,Z are not allowed. Therefore:
CUE 1 THRU 10 SEQU 1
is valid
CUE 1 TRUE 10 SEQU 1 THRU 5
is invalid
a) as starting keyword
keyword:
CUE ENTER
CUE becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
CUE (range list) ENTER
Select devices included in cue(s).
CUE (range list) AT … (see AT)
Apply values to devices included in cue(s).
b) as target for the following operational commands
commands:
AT
Extract data from cue
COPY
Copy one cue to another
DELETE
Delete a cue
EDIT
Edit a cue
IF
Deselect devices which are not part of the cue.
IFOUTPUT
Search for stage output of cue
INVERT
Invert selection of cue
LABEL
Change name of cue
MOVE
Move cue to another position
PREVIEW
Preview cue
c) as target for the following executing commands
commands:
ON
activates content of cue in programmer.
OFF
deactivate content of cue in programmer.
PAUSE
PARK all features included in cue.
GO
UNPARK all features included in cue.
LOAD
Prepare cue X as next cue for executor Z.
GOTO
Executor Z is calling cue X
DEF_GO
Classification : immediate keyword
Is performing a GO on the default executor.
DEF_GOClassification : immediate keyword
Is performing a GO- on the default executor.
DEF_PAUSE
Classification : immediate keyword
Is performing a PAUSE on the default executor.
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DELA
Y
DELAY
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
a) With executing keywords and executors
(Executing keyword) (Executor List) DELAY X.X ENTER
The execution command is performed on all listed executors with a snap delay overwrite of X.X seconds. Does not
work with PAUSE or flashing commands.
b ) Giving individual delay times to fixtures or channels:
[Selection] A
Y X.X [TRHU Y
.Y] ENTER
ATT DELA
DELAY
Y.Y]
Individual delays for the feature shown in the presetbar will be set to X.X seconds.
If no selection is given, the current selection is used.
Please note that the given delay may be a range. In this case, delays will be aligned over the given selection.
The given delays can be signed, which will result in relative changes of individual delays.
Giving individual delays can be combined with giving individual fades and values into one AT command.
c ) Clearing individual delays:
[SELECTION] AT DELAY ENTER
Works very much like b), but no value for the delay is given.
d ) Setting default snap delay:
(No selection present) DELAY X.X ENTER
The next cue will be stored with X.X seconds snap delay default for all snap channels.
e ) As snap delay when storing a cue:
STORE (List of Cues) DELAY X.Y ENTER
The given cues will be stored with a snap delay default of X.Y seconds for all snap channels.
f ) Switching to delay display mode:
DELAY ENTER
All sheets wich are set to AUTO display mode, will display delays instead of values. This effect is only temporary.
All sheets will switch back to value mode upon ending of the next command line operation.
DELETE
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
DELETE (object list) ENTER
Some forms of delete will need no ENTER in the end:
DELETE (hit button in a pool)
DELETE [CUE] X (hit executor button)
DELETE (hit viewbutton)
All objects in the list must be of the same type. You can not delete a preset and a cue at one time.
Deleting an object that is assigned to an executor will also delete the executor.
Deleting an object that is assigned to a viewbutton will also delete the viewbutton.
Object
Co m m ent
CUE
If no sequence or executor is specified, the sequence of the default executor is used. If the
last cue of a sequence is deleted, the whole sequence is deleted.
DMX_BTN
EFFECT
Do not delete effects which are used by sequences.
EXEC
Deleting an executor does not delete the sequence, group etc. assigned to it.
FORM
Do not delete forms which are still in use by effects.
GROUP
Deleting a group will also kill its submaster functionality.
MACRO
You can not delete a macro that is currently recording.
MIDI_BTN
PAGE
Deleting a page will delete all executors on that page.
PRESET
Deleting single presets is done with the syntax PRESET X.Y with X=preset type and Y=preset
number. DELETE PRESET X will ask for confirmation and delete all presets of the given type.
SEQU
TIMECODE
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TOUCH_BTN
VIEW
VIEWBTN
DMX
Classification
Classification : object keyword
NO
NOTT IMPLEMENTED YET
YET..
DMX is accessing directly a DMX address.
DMX_BTN
Classification
Classification : object keyword
A DMX_BTN (dmx button) is a remote function triggert by incoming DMX signals.
The DMX_BTN simulates an executor keypress, therefore it is working only in combination with an assigned
executor. DMX_BTNs can be seen under TOOLS / REMOTE DMX menu.
Calling a DMX_BTN manually:
DMX_BTN X ENTER
Linking a DMX_BTN to an executor:
ST
ORE DMX_B
TN X EXEC/FADEREBUTT
ON1/2/3 Y
.Z ENTER
STORE
DMX_BTN
EXEC/FADEREBUTTON1/2/3
Y.Z
Using EXEC in this command will always link the remote to the middle executor button.
X must be in the range from 1 to 96.
EDIT
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
a) Simulating a right-mouse-click for editing an input field or a cell in a grid:
EDIT (use touchscreen to click somewhere) or
EDIT (left-mouse-click somewhere)
b ) Starting EDIT / UPDATE procedure:
The whole procedure works as follows:
- EDIT object ENTER
Only one object can be edited at one time. If the edit / update procedure is still running for another object, you
will be asked to update the old one first.
- Programmer is cleared, and the values and selection of the object is loaded into the programmer.
- All titles of fixture and channel sheet will show the name of the “edit object”.
- Change values and selection in the programmer as you want.
- If you changed something, UPDATE starts flashing.
- Hit UPDATE. You will be asked for a confirmation and then changed values and selection is stored back into the
object.
- ESC will quit the EDIT / UPDATE procedure without updating the object at any time.
Objects that can be edited in this way are:
Syntax , start with EDIT …
C omme nt
CUE ENTER
Edit active cue of default executor
[CUE] X ENTER
Edit cue X of default executor
CUE X SEQUENCE Y ENTER
CUE X EXEC Y.Z ENTER
CUE X (hit executor)
SEQUENCE X ENTER or hit button in
sequence pool window
Will edit first cue of sequence X
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GROUP X ENTER or hit button in
group pool window
Although a group has no values, the selection can be edited.
PRESET X ENTER or hit preset type in
preset control bar of fixture sheet.
Will edit first non-empty preset of type X
PRESET X.Y ENTER or hit button in
preset pool window
c ) Continue EDIT / UPDATE procedure with NEXT / PREVIOUS object:
EDIT NEXT [ENTER]
EDIT PREVIOUS [ENTER]
If you use the NEXT and PREVIOUS hard-keys, ENTER is not necessary.
Next and previous will continue edit/update with the next/previous non-empty object in the context of the current
“edit object”.
Examples:
- EDIT PRESET 1 ENTER. Starts edit/update for first non-empty PAN/TILT preset.
EDIT NEXT goes on to the next non-empty PAN/TILT preset.
- EDIT SEQUENCE 1 ENTER. Starts edit/update for first cue.
EDIT NEXT goes on to second cue.
Together with the HIGHLITE function, EDIT NEXT is probably the most powerful tool to check your stage presets or
things like that.
d ) Opening an edit screen:
Some objects can not be edited in the programmer. They have edit screens to manipulate them. Only one edit menu
for only object can be open at one time. If you open an edit menu for an object, all other edit menus will close. Edit
menus can be closed with the ESC button.
EDIT EFFECT X ENTER
or
EDIT (hit button in effect pool)
EDIT EXEC X.Y ENTER
or
EDIT (hit executor)
EDIT FORM X ENTER
or
EDIT (hit button in form pool)
EDIT MACRO X ENTER
or
EDIT (hit button in macro pool)
EDIT TIMECODE X ENTER
or
EDIT (hit button in timecode pool)
EFFECT
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword:
EFFECT ENTER
EFFECT becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
EFFECT (range list) ENTER
Start effects in range list.
Effect numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 999].
Effects are numbered in a certain way:
Range
1 … upwards
Meaning
User created effects
899 … downwards
Automatic created effects used by cuelists
900 … upwards
Temporary effects, created from preset effects. These effects are not visible in pools.
c ) as target for the following operational keywords:
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ASSIGN
Assign an effect to an executor
COPY
Copy one effect to another
DELETE
Delete an effect
EDIT
Open edit menu for effect
IF
Deselect devices that are not included in effect
IFOUTPUT
Select devices that have stage output from the effect
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INSERT/MOVE Change visible number of effect
LABEL
Change name of effect
c ) as target for the following executing commands:
GO
Run forward, start with fade in
GO-
Run backwards, start with fade in
>>>
Run forward, no fade in
<<<
Run backwards, no fade in
PAUSE
Pause, stand still
OFF
Switch off, fading out
ESC
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
ESC (Escape) will progressively perform the following actions:
a) Is there something in the command line ? Yes -> clear commandline !
b) Is edit/update procedure running ? Yes -> cancel edit update
c) Is there an open window or a message box ? Yes -> close it !
d) Is there an edit menu open ? Yes -> close it !
EVEN
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
EVEN is creating a sub-selection from the current selection.
If you have selected 10 fixtures and the say EVEN
EVEN, only the 2nd, 4th,6th,8th and 10th fixture in this selection stays
“really selected”. The others become “a little bit selected”, waiting to be fully selected again by the ALL command.
EXEC
Classification
Classification : object keyword
Format
Meaning
EXEC X [THRU [Y]]
Executors X to Y of current page
EXEC P.X [THRU [Q.Y]]
Executors X of page P to exec Y of page Q
EXEC X [THRU [Y]] PAGE P [THRU [Q]]
Executor X to Y of page P to Q
- Executor number X/Y must be in the range of [ 1 .. 60 ] where
[1..20] is adressing the motorized fader executors and
[21 .. 60] is adressing the button executors.
- Page numbers P/Q must be in the range of [1 .. 64 ].
a) as starting keyword:
EXEC ENTER
EXEC becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
EXEC (range list) ENTER
Select devices included in objects to given executors.
EXEC (range list) AT … (see AT)
Apply values to devices included in objects assigned to given executors.
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a) as target for the following operational commands:
ASSIGN
SEQUENCE,GROUP and EFFECT objects can be assigned with the command line to an executor.
EXECUTING COMMANDS can be assigned with the command line to an executor´s button.
For fader executors, the keyword EXEC is specifying the middle button.
COPY
Copy one executor to another
DELETE
Delete an executor. This does not destroy the object that is assigned to the executor.
EDIT
Start to edit the object that is assigned to the executor.
IF
Deselect devices which are not part of executor´s object´s selection.
IFOUTPUT
Select devices which have stage output from this executor
INVERT
Invert current selection by the selection of executor´s object.
LABEL
Change name of executor´s object.
MOVE
Move executor to another position
PREVIEW
Preview executors object. If the object is a sequence, and the executor is running, the next
cue will be previewed.
b ) as target for ALL executing commands.
Please look at 9.3.1 Executing Keywords for a summary or look at those keywords for details.
FADE
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
a) With executing keywords and executors
(Executing keyword) (Executor List) FADE X.X ENTER
The execution command is performed on all listed executors with a fade overwrite of X.X seconds. Does not work
with PAUSE or flashing commands.
b ) Giving individual fade times to fixtures or channels:
[Selection] A
.Y] ENTER
ATT FADE X.X [TRHU Y
Y.Y]
Individual fades for the feature shown in the presetbar will be set to X.X seconds.
If no selection is given, the current selection is used.
Please note that the given fade may be a range. In this case, fades will be aligned over the given selection.
The given fades can be signed, which will result in relative changes of individual fades.
Giving individual fades can be combined with giving individual delays and values into one AT command.
c ) Clearing individual fades:
[SELECTION] AT FADE ENTER
Works very much like b), but no value for the fade is given.
d ) Setting default in & outfade:
(No selection present) FADE X.X ENTER
The next cue will be stored with X.X seconds basic fade and outfade for all non-snap channels.
e ) As in & outfade when storing a cue:
STORE (List of Cues) FADE X.Y ENTER
The given cues will be stored with a basic fade and outfade of X.Y seconds for all non-snap channels.
f ) Switching to fade display mode:
FADE ENTER
All sheets wich are set to AUTO display mode, will display fades instead of values. This effect is only temporary. All
sheets will switch back to value mode upon ending of the next command line operation.
FADER
Classification
Classification : object keyword
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Format
Meaning
FADER X [THRU [Y]]
Fader X to Y of current page
FADER P.X [THRU [Q.Y]]
Fader X of page P to fader Y of page Q
FADER X [THRU [Y]] PAGE P [THRU [Q]]
Fader X to Y of page P to Q
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- Fader number X/Y must be in the range of [ 1 .. 20 ]
- Page numbers P/Q must be in the range of [1 .. 64 ].
Only one command is implemented for the fader keyword:
FADER (list of faders) AT (value list) [ENTER]
This command will set the motorized faders to the given values.
FADERBUTTON1
Classification
Classification : object keyword
The same as EXEC, but in case of ASSIGNMENTS it is excplicitely pointing to the MIDDLE button.
FADERBUTTON2
Classification
Classification : object keyword
The same as EXEC, but in case of ASSIGNMENTS it is excplicitely pointing to the LOWER button.
FADERBUTTON3
Classification
Classification : object keyword
The same as EXEC, but in case of ASSIGNMENTS it is excplicitely pointing to the UPPER button.
FEATURE
Classification
Classification : object keyword
NO
YET..
NOTT IMPLEMENTED YET
FEATURE is accessing a FEATURE inside a FIXTURE, like PAN or IRIS.
FIX
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
EXECUTORS. A fixed executor is physically present on all
a) As starting keyword
keyword, it is used to fix / unfix EXECUTORS
pages.
FIX (executor list) [ENTER]
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
FIXTURE
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword:
FIXTURE ENTER
FIXTURE becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
FIXTURE (range list) ENTER
Select fixtures in range list.
FIXTURE (range list) AT … (see AT)
Apply values to fixtures in range list.
Fixture numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 9999].
b ) as target for the following executing commands:
ON
activate all feature values in programmer.
OFF
deactivate all feature values in programmer and deselect fixture.
PAUSE
PARK all features of fixture.
GO
UNPARK all features of fixture.
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FLASH_DOWN
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after FLASH_DOWN is starting a black out.
FLASH_DOWN (executor list) [ENTER]
b ) As starting keyword combined with UNPRESS
UNPRESS, every executor that follows after FLASH_DOWN is ending
a black out.
FLASH_DOWN (executor list) UNPRESS [ENTER]
a) In an assign command
command, this function can NOT be used. You have to use the Assign menu for putting it on
an executor button. It is simply called FLASH there.
Note: It is nearly impossible to use this command by typing it into the command line. Rather use it when it is
assigned to a button !
FLASH_DOWN_OFF
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
Same as FLASH_DOWN … UNPRESS.
Please look at the FLASH_DOWN command description.
FLASH_UP
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after FLASH_UP is starting a full flash.
FLASH_UP (executor list) [ENTER]
b ) As starting keyword combined with UNPRESS
UNPRESS, every executor that follows after FLASH_UP is ending a full
flash.
FLASH_UP (executor list) UNPRESS [ENTER]
c ) In an assign command
command, this function can NOT be used. You have to use the Assign menu for putting it on
an executor button. It is simply called OUT there.
Note: It is nearly impossible to use this command by typing it into the command line. Rather use it when it is
assigned to a button !
FLASH_UP_OFF
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
Same as FLASH_UP … UNPRESS.
Please look at the FLASH_UP command description.
FORM
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword it has no function.
FORM (range list) ENTER
Form numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 999].
b ) as target for the following commands:
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COPY
Copy one form to another
DELETE
Delete a form
EDIT
Open edit menu for form
INSERT/MOVE
Change visible number of form.
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FULL
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
Full is an alias for 100% dimmer value (open).
a) As starting keyword, it is immediate, opening all dimmers of the current selection:
FULL
b) After the AT command in value ranges like:
... AT FULL ENTER
... AT 0 THRU FULL ENTER
GO
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every object that follows after the GO will try to go forward one step.
GO (target object list) [FADE X] [DELAY Y] [ENTER]
If fade or delay are given, they overwrite the pre-programmed times.
Target type
Operation
EXEC
Go forward one step
EFFECT
Start running forward
TIMECODE
Start playing forward
PAGE
Does GO on all its executors.
SPEEDMASTER
(executor assigned to a speed master)
SUBMASTER
Does GO on all programs using this speed master
CHANNEL, FIXTURE, GROUP
Unpark devices.
PRESET X (Preset Type)
Unpark all channels of current selection of that preset type.
Unpark all channels involved in this group.
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
GOClassification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every object that follows after the GO will try to go backwards one step.
GO- (target object list) [FADE X] [DELAY Y] [ENTER]
If fade or delay are given, they overwrite the default GO- times.
The default GO- times can be changed in the SETUP / DEFAULTS menu.
Target type
Operation
EXEC
Go backwards one step
EFFECT
Start running backwards
PAGE
Does GO- on all its executors.
SPEEDMASTER
(executor assigned to a speed master)
Does GO- on all programs using this speed master
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
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GOTO
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after the GOTO will try to go directly to a given
step.
GOTO [CUE] [W] [EXEC X] [FADE Y] [DELAY Z] [ENTER]
Giving the keyword CUE is optional.
If W (cue number) is not given, you will be prompted for it.
If executor is not given, default executor will be used.
If fade or delay are given, they overwrite the default GOTO times.
The default GOTO times can be changed in the SETUP / DEFAULTS menu.
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
In fact you will end up with an LOAD assigned to the executor button, because it has to ask for the cue anyway.
GROUP
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword:
GROUP ENTER
GROUP becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
GROUP (range list) ENTER
Select groups in range list.
GROUP (range list) AT … (see AT)
Apply values to groups in range list.
Group numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 999].
b ) as target for the following executing commands:
ON
OFF
PAUSE
GO
activate devices contained in group.
deactivate and deselect devices contained in group.
PARK all devices of group.
UNPARK all devices of group.
IF
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
IF is performing a logical AND within selections. It is never enlarging the current selection. It leaves only those
devices selected which are included in to different selections:
Assuming that we have two groups (we will use real names to make it clearer):
PAR64
includes ALL PAR64 lamps
FRONT_TRUSS
includes ALL lamps on the front truss.
PAR64 IF FRONT_TRUSS ENTER
will therefore select all PAR64 which are on the front truss !
General Syntax:
[ (selection1) ] IF (selection2) ENTER
If selection1 is not given, the current selection will be used.
IFOUTPUT
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
IFOUTPUT is selecting devices depending on the current stage output.
General syntax:
IFOUTPUT (object list) [ENTER]
If the object list is a hit on an executor´s button, or a click into an object pool window, ENTER is not needed.
Examples:
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IFOUTPUT EXEC 1 ENTER
All devices which have stage output from executor 1 will be selected.
IFOUTPUT PRESET 1.1 ENTER
All devices which have the preset 1.1 active on stage will become selected.
Very nice for selecting all fixtures that have a “blue star” currently on stage.
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IFOUTPUT (selection) ENTER
All devices of the given selection that have a stage output at the moment
become selected.
IFOUTPUT CUE/SEQUENCE/EFFECT works accordingly.
INSERT
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
INSERT (source objects) AT (destination ) [ ENTER ]
Example: INSERT GROUP 10 THRU 15 + 20 AT 1 ENTER
Insert is working ONLY with SORTABLE objects.Sortable objects are:
PRESET, GROUP,MACRO,VIEW,EFFECT,FORM,TIMECODE,SEQUENCE
Insert will try to make sufficient free space at the given destination by moving away non-empty objects.
INVERT
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
INVERT (selection) [ENTER]
INVERT is inverting the selected status of devices.
Example1:
Fixtures 1 through 5 are already selected.
INVERT FIXTURE 1 THRU 10 ENTER
Fixtures 6 through 10 are selected.
Example2:
All even fixtures of GROUP X are already selected.
INVERT GROUP X ENTER
All odd fixtures of GROUP X are selected.
Special case:
INVERT ENTER
The selected status of all devices that have ACTIVE channels in the programmer is inverted.
LABEL
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
LABEL (object list) [“NEW NAME”] ENTER
All objects in the object list will be renamed to “NEW NAME”.
Directly entering the new name is only possible with the PC keyboard.
If the name is not given directly within the command, you will be prompted for it.
If more than one object is to be labeled, the given name will be enumerated for every object:
LABEL PRESET 4.1 THRU “COLOUR1” ENTER
Preset 4.1 is named “COLOUR1”
Preset 4.2 is named “COLOUR2” and so on.
Please note that executors do not have a name of their own. Instead they are showing the name of the object
assigned to it. In this way, labeling of an executor does not change the name of the executor, but of its object.
Labeling of executors is fastly done:
LABEL hit executor
executor,, enter new name.
Of course you can not change the name of an empty executor.
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LEARN
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword, every executor that follows after LEARN will try to learn a new speed.
LEARN (executor list) ENTER
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
The LEARN function is working with CHASERS ( a sequence assigned to an executor in chaser mode) and with
EFFECTS (regardless if they are assigned to an executor or not).
Note: It makes absolutely no sense to use this function by typing it into the command line. The LEARN function will
calculate the timing between 2 to 4 LEARN commands, average the result, and adapt its speed to that.
LOAD
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after the LOAD will go to a given step upon the
next MANUAL GO command.
LOAD [CUE] [W] [EXEC X] [ENTER]
Giving the keyword CUE is optional.
If W (cue number) is not given, you will be prompted for it.
If executor is not given, default executor will be used.
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
MACRO
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword , given macros will be executed.
MACRO (range list) ENTER
Macro numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 999].
b ) as target for the following commands:
ASSIGN
A macro can be assigned to a VIEWBTN
COPY
Copy one macro to another
DELETE
Delete a macro
EDIT
Open edit menu for macro
INSERT/MOVE
Change visible number of macro
STORE
Start to record a macro from live actions. Macro recoring is indicated by a flashing macro
button. Macro recording is stopped with the command STORE MACRO ENTER..
Macros can be timed.
A timed macro plays back with the same timing as it was recorded.
Non-timed macros execute completely at once.
MIDI_BTN
Classification
Classification : object keyword
A MIDI_BTN (midi button) is a remote function triggert by incoming midi note on/note off signals.
The MIDI_BTN simulates an executor keypress, therefore it is working only in combination with an assigned
executor. MIDI_BTNs can be seen under TOOLS / REMOTE MIDI menu.
Calling a MIDI_BTN manually:
MIDI_BTN X ENTER
Linking a MIDI_BTN to an executor:
ST
ORE MIDI_B
TN X EXEC/FADEREBUTT
ON1/2/3 Y
.Z ENTER
STORE
MIDI_BTN
EXEC/FADEREBUTTON1/2/3
Y.Z
Using EXEC in this command will always link the remote to the middle executor button.
X must be in the range from 1 to 72.
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MOVE
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
MOVE (source objects) AT (destination objects) [ ENTER ]
Source objects :
a range list of objects which are all of type X.
Destination objects: a range list of objects which are all of type Y
Object types X and Y must be equal or compatible (see COPY)
If object type is sortable, MOVE object_a AT object_b will exchange objects.
If object type in not sortable, object_b will be overwritten with object_a, then the original object_a will be deleted.
Sortable objects are
are:
PRESET, GROUP,MACRO,VIEW,EFFECT,FORM,TIMECODE,SEQUENCE
Nonsortable objects are:
EXEC,CUE,PAGE,VIEWBTN,DMXBTN,MIDIBTN,TOUCHBTN
The following objects can not be moved
moved:
CHANNEL,FIXTURE,DMX,FEATURE,FADER
NEXT
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
a) Create a subselection from the current selection:
If you have selected more than one fixture and then say NEXT
NEXT, only the first fixture stays “really selected”. The
others become “a little bit selected”.
NEXT, only the 2nd fixture within the current selection is “really selected” and so on. The
The next time you say NEXT
ALL command will clear this subselection.
b ) Continue EDIT / UPDATE procedure with NEXT object:
See EDIT
EDIT.
c ) Cursor Right in open dialog windows.
In all temporary dialog windows and message boxes, you can use the NEXT key to move the input focus in that
window to the right. Together with PREVIOUS and ENTER you can , for example , choose the appropriate
answer in a message box.
ODD
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
ODD is creating a sub-selection from the current selection.
If you have selected 10 fixtures and the say ODD
ODD, only the 1st , 3th,5th,7th and 9th fixture in this selection stays
“really selected”. The others become “a little bit selected”, waiting to be fully selected again by the ALL command.
OFF
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every object that follows after the OFF will be switched OFF.
OFF (target object list) [FADE X] [DELAY Y] [ENTER]
If fade or delay are given, they overwrite the default OFF time.
The default OFF times can be changed in the SETUP / DEFAULTS menu.
Target type
Operation
EXEC
Switch off executor
EFFECT
Switch off effect (fading out)
TIMECODE
Stop timedode show
PAGE
Does OFF on all its executors.
SPEEDMASTER
(executor assigned to a speed master)
Does OFF on all programs using this speed master
SUBMASTER
“Knock out” all channels involved in this group.
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CHANNEL,FIXTURE and GROUP
“Knock out” all given devices.
PRESET X (Preset Type)
“Knock out” all channels of current selection of that preset type.
“Knock out” means to clear the programmer completely for a channel.
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
ON
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every object that follows after the ON will be switched ON without changing the
current step.
ON (target object list) [FADE X] [DELAY Y] [ENTER]
If fade or delay are given, they overwrite the pre-programmed times.
Target type
Operation
EXEC
Switch on executor
EFFECT
Switch on effect (fading in in last direction)
PAGE
Does On on all its executors.
SPEEDMASTER
(executor assigned to a speed master)
Does On on all programs using this speed master
SUBMASTER
“Knock in” all channels involved in this group.
CHANNEL,FIXTURE and GROUP
“Knock in” all given devices.
PRESET X (Preset Type)
“Knock in” all channels of current selection of that preset type.
“Knock in” means to activate the programmer for a channel with its current value. This function can also be used
to make “snapshots” of running programs.
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
OOPS
Classification : immediate keyword
OOPS , I made a mistake ! Undo !
OOPS is progressively performing:
- If the command line is not empty
empty,, a backspace in the command line.
- If the undo stack is not empty
empty,, an undo operation.
Undos are created for programming actions only like storing a cue.
You can not do an undo for playback actions like starting an executor.
The undo stack contains the last 10 programming operations, therefore you can go back exactly 10 undos.
Nevertheless a command like DELETE SEQU 1 THRU 10 (delete 10 sequences) will create only one undo on the stack.
Working with undos can give you security during your programming, but for performance reasons it can be
switched off ( see SETUP / UNDO menu) .
PAGE
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) As staring keyword, the given page will become the current page.
P AGE TT.X
.X ENTER
T Type of page in range [1..3]
Type 1 means Dimmer pages
Type 2 means Fader executor pages
Type 3 means Button executor pages
X For dimmer pages in range [ 1.. amount dimmers divided by 20 ]
For executor pages in range [1..64]
PAGE X ENTER
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b ) As target for the following operational commands:
COPY
Copy one page to another
DELETE
Delete a page
MOVE
Move a page to a different location
c ) As target for all execution commands.
The page will redirect the given commands to all its executors.
PAUSE
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every object that follows after the PAUSE will be paused.
PAUSE (target object list) [ENTER]
Target type
Operation
EXEC
Pause executor
EFFECT
Pause effect
PAGE
Does Pause on all its executors.
SPEEDMASTER
(executor assigned to a speed master)
Does Pause on all programs using this speed master
SUBMASTER
“Park” all channels involved in this group.
CHANNEL,FIXTURE and GROUP
“Park” all given devices.
PRESET X (Preset Type)
“Park” all channels of current selection of that preset type.
“Park” means to freeze the output for a channel with its current value. Parked channels are shown with a bright
blue background in the sheets. Although a channel is parked, it can still be used normally for programming
purposes.
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
PRESET
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword:
PRESET ENTER
PRESET becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
PRESET TT.X
.X ENTER
Call Preset X of type T.
X Preset number in range [ 1…999]
T Preset type in range [1…9]
b ) as target for the following operational commands:
COPY
Copy one preset to another
DELETE
Delete a preset
EDIT
Start edit / update procedure for preset
IF
Deselect devices which are not part of the preset.
IFOUTPUT
Search for stage output of preset
LABEL
Change name of preset
MOVE/INSERT
Move preset to another position
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PREVIEW
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
PREVIEW (object) [ENTER]
Only one object can be previewed at one time.
Preview will show the content of the object in the programmer without creating stage output (blind). The original
content of the programmer is not destroyed.
Preview will be indicated by all sheets, showing PREVIEW in their titles.
Preview is cancelled by the next command line operation.
PREVIOUS
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
a) Create a subselection from the current selection:
If you have selected more than one fixture and then say PREVIOUS, only the last fixture of the selection stays
“really selected”. The others become “a little bit selected”. The next time you say PREVIOUS, only the 2nd last
fixture within the current selection is “really selected” and so on. The ALL command will clear this subselection.
b ) Continue EDIT / UPDATE procedure with PREVIOUS object:
See EDIT.
c ) Cursor Left in open dialog windows.
In all temporary dialog windows and message boxes, you can use the PREVIOUS key to move the input focus in
that window to the left. Together with NEXT and ENTER you can , for example , choose the appropriate answer in
a message box.
SELECT
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, it is used to select the DEFAULT EXECUTOR.
SELECT hit executor
SELECT EXEC X ENTER
The default executor can be identified by its green title in the executor mini displays.
The default executor is reacting to the DEF_GO,DEF_GO- and DEF_PAUSE commands and to their physical counterpart,
the three big yellow buttons.
During programming it can be very convenient to make the executor you are working on the default one. Many
commands assume to work with the default executor if no other executor is given.
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be put on an executor button (see ASSIGN).
Pushing this button will select the executor of the button as default executor.
SEQU
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword:
SEQU ENTER
SEQU becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
SEQU (range list) ENTER
Select devices included in sequences.
Sequence numbers must be in the range of [ 1…999]
SEQU (range list) AT … (see AT)
Apply values to devices included in sequences.
b ) as target for the following operational commands:
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COPY
Copy one sequence to another
DELETE
Delete a sequence,also unassignes executors
EDIT
Opens edit menu for sequence
IF
Deselect devices which are not part of the sequence.
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IFOUTPUT
Search for stage output of sequence
INVERT
Invert selection of sequence
LABEL
Change name of sequence
MOVE
Move sequence to another position
c ) as target for the following executing commands:
ON
“Knock in” all devices contained in sequence.
OFF
“Knock out” all devices contained in sequence.
PAUSE
PARK all devices contained in sequence.
GO
UNPARK all devices contained in sequence.
STORE
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
STORE (object list) [ENTER]
All objects in the object list must be of the same type.
If no object is given, a new cue is stored into the default executor.
If the destination of the store command is not empty, you will be asked for confirmation.
In case of storing over existing cues, you will furthermore be asked about the desired store mode like merge or
overwrite.
If you start storing by pressing the ST
ORE hard key
STORE
key,, a temporary window will appear
appear..
The settings in this window affect the way , the store command is handled.
Defaults for these store options can be found in SETUP / DEFAULTS menu.
SWOP
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after SWOP is starting a full flash, doing a BLACKOUT on
all other executors ( if they are not protected againts swop).
SWOP (executor list) [ENTER]
b ) As starting keyword combined with UNPRESS
UNPRESS, every executor that follows after SWOP is ending its full
flash, bringing up again oll other executors.
SWOP (executor list) UNPRESS [ENTER]
c ) In an assign command
command, this function can NOT be used. You have to use the Assign menu for putting it on
an executor´s button.
Note: It is nearly impossible to use this command by typing it into the command line. Rather use it when it is
assigned to a button!
SWOP_OFF
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
Same as SWOP … UNPRESS.
Please look at the SWOP command description.
TEMP
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after TEMP is performing a GO if it wasn´t running..
TEMP (executor list) [ENTER]
b ) As starting keyword combined with UNPRESS
UNPRESS, every executor that follows after TEMP is switched OFF.
TEMP (executor list) UNPRESS [ENTER]
c ) In an assign command
command, this function can be assigned to an executor´s button.
ASSIGN TEMP (executor list) ENTER
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Note: It is nearly impossible to use this command by typing it into the command line. Rather use it when it is
assigned to a button ! TEMP does not really exist as a function. It is always translated into a pair of GO/OFF
commands. You will see that if you record TEMP in a timecode show.
THRU
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
THRU can only be used within other commands to create ranges.
X THRU Y
Range from X to Y
X THRU
Range from X to the end
THRU Y
Range from the beginning to Y
THRU
Range from the beginning up to the end.
The meaning of “beginning” and “end” depend on the context like
FIXTURE 10 THRU ENTER will select all fixtures from 10 upwards.
Thru can of course also be used to create ranges of values like
CHANNEL 1 THRU 10 AT 0 THRU FULL ENTER
or
CHANNEL 1 THRU 10 AT FULL FADE 1 DELAY 0 THRU 5 ENTER
TIMECODE
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword:
TIMECODE ENTER
TIMECODE becomes the DEFAULT KEYWORD.
TIMECODE (range list) ENTER
Does nothing.
Timercode numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 200].
b ) as target for the following operational keywords:
COPY
Copy one timecode show to another
DELETE
Delete a timecode show
EDIT
Open edit menu for timecode show
INSERT/MOVE
Change visible number of timecode show
LABEL
Change name of timecode show
c ) as target for the following executing commands:
GO
Start playback
PAUSE
Pause playback, keep output
OFF
Switch off, release output
>>
Jump forward to next breakpoint in show
<<
Jump backwards to last breakpoint in show
Please look at the separate timecode manual for details about dealing with timecode.
TOGGLE
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after TOGGLE is performing a GO if it wasn´t running or an
OFF if it was running.
TOGGLE (executor list) [ENTER]
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be assigned to an executor´s button.
ASSIGN TOGGLE (executor list) ENTER
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TOP
Classification
Classification : executing keyword
a) As starting keyword
keyword, every executor that follows after TOP is performing a GOTO FIRST STEP.
TOP (executor list) [ENTER]
b ) In an assign command
command, this function can be assigned to an executor´s button.
ASSIGN TOP (executor list) ENTER
TOUCH_BTN
Classification
Classification : object keyword
A TOUCH_BTN (touch button) is a remote function triggert by incoming 0-10V signals.
The TOUCH_BTN simulates an executor keypress, therefore it is working only in combination with an assigned
executor. TOUCH_BTNs can be seen under TOOLS / REMOTE TOUCH menu.
Calling a TOUCH_BTN manually:
TOUCH_BTN X ENTER
Linking a TOUCH_BTN to an executor:
ST
ORE TTOUCH_B
OUCH_B
TN X EXEC/FADEREBUTT
ON1/2/3 Y
.Z ENTER
STORE
OUCH_BTN
EXEC/FADEREBUTTON1/2/3
Y.Z
Using EXEC in this command will always link the remote to the middle executor button.
X must be in the range from 1 to 16.
UNPRESS
Classification
Classification : helping keyword
UNPRESS is used only in combination with functions of executor´s buttons that cause an action upon unpress.
These functions are FLASH_UP,FLASH_DOWN,SWOP,and TEMP.
Please look at these commands for details about UNPRESS.
UPDATE
Classification
Classification : operational keyword
UPDATE does the following things, sorted by priority:
a) If the UPDATE dialog is open, it closes the UPDATE dialog.
b) If the EDIT / UPDATE procedure is active, the edited object is updated, and EDIT / UPDATE procedure is finished.
c) It loads the UPDATE dialog , where you can update changed PRESETS and CUES.
VALUE
Classification
Classification : immediate keyword
VALUE has no other meaning than switching back to value mode if desk is in a time mode like FADE or DELAY.
VIEW
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword , given views will be called.
VIEW (range list) ENTER
View numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1 … 999].
b ) as target for the following commands:
ASSIGN
A view can be assigned to a VIEWBTN
COPY
Copy one view to another
DELETE
Delete a view
INSERT/MOVE
Change visible number of view
STORE
Store a view. You will be asked for the screens that should be contained in the view.
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Views can store and restore the window arrangement on the screens of your desk.
- A View can contain one screen or multiple screens.
- Views that contain single screens can be called back also on other screens.
- Views that contain multiple screens will be called back on the original screens.
- Views that contain single screens from external monitors can not be called back on the build in system screens
( because of higher resolution).
- Views which are called by the command line ( and not by the push of a VIEWBTN) are called back on the original
screens.
VIEWBTN
Classification
Classification : object keyword
a) as starting keyword, given view buttons will be called.
VIEWBTN (range list) ENTER
Viewbutton numbers in the range list must be in the interval [ 1..30 ]
Each screen has 6 view buttons. 3 build in and 2 external monitors make a total of 30 view buttons.
b ) as target for the following commands:
ASSIGN
Assign a view or a macro to a view button. Syntax is:
ASSIGN VIEW X VIEWBTN Y ENTER
ASSIGN MACRO X VIEWBTN Y ENTER
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COPY
Copy one view button to another
DELETE
Delete (Empty) a view button.
MOVE
Move one view button to another
STORE
STORE a view and assign it to the view button.
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10 Saving and Loading a Show
10 Saving and Loading a Show
By pressing the BACKUP button, you will open the Backup menu.
à below).
Pressing the BACKUP button twice will save the current Show and makes a backup (à
The processes of saving and loading shows is being organized in the BACKUP menu. The current SHOW (currently
loaded Show) can be named and saved on the internal harddisk or additionally on floppy disk.
With the AUTOSAVE button, you can set an automatic save according to the time displayed on the button.
Furthermore, a BACKUP of the Show will be made with each saving operation (max. 10). These backups can be used
to restore previously saved Shows. You can display the backups using the SHOW BACKUP button.
10 .1 Saving the Current Show on the internal harddisk
Proceed with a left mouse click on the title bar (Edit line). Name the show using the keyboard.
Continue with a left mouse click on the SAVE SHOW button. The SAVING ACTSHOW/COPYING ACTSHOW window
will appear. The SHOW will be saved as soon as this window has automatically closed.
10 .2 Loading a Show from the internal harddisk
Click on the desired SHOW in the list (indicated by its red line). In the top line, the name of the Show will appear.
Press on the LOAD SHOW button.
The QUESTION window (save the current show first) with the following options will open:
YES
To save the current Show before loading the new one.
NO
To load the new Show without saving the current one.
CANCEL To abort this process.
The show will be loaded and the console will automatically reboot.
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10 .3 Loading an Empty Show
To create a completely new Show, first click on the top line and enter a name that had not been used for other
Shows. Press the LOAD SHOW button. The QUESTION window (save the actual show first) will open.
Pressing the YES button will save the current Show.
Pressing the NO button will discard the current Show.
The new show will be loaded and the console will automatically reboot.
Additionally, you can save an „empty“ Show to hard disk or floppy so that you can use them later when needed. This
way, you can also transfer demo shows, standard settings, etc. to others.
10 .4 Deleting the Current Show
The currently loaded Show can not be deleted! In order to delete the currently loaded Show, you have to load
another Show first.
10.5 Deleting a Show from the internal harddisk
In the list, make a left mouse click on the Show to be deleted (indicated by a red line). Press the DELETE SHOW
button. The QUESTION window (delete the show first from harddisk) with the following options will open:
YES Will delete the selected Show.
NO Will abort the process.
The hard disk has a capacity of at least 2,000 Megabytes so that you can save lots of Shows to the grandMA’s
hard disk.
10 .6 Saving the Current Show on floppy disk
All data necessary for the SHOW are being saved on floppy disk (even all Fixtures to be used in the show and all users
with all settings for this show). Thus, you can transfer the whole show to another grandMA console or put the data
to the archives.
Proceed with a left mouse click on title bar. Enter the name of the show via keyboard.
Continue with a left mouse click on the SAVE FLOPPY button. The SAVING ACTSHOW/COPYING ACTSHOW window
will appear. After just a few seconds, the SAVING COMPRESSED SHOW window will open.
Insert an empty IBM/PC formatted 3,5“ disk and remove the write protection (small tongue on the disk must be
closed
closed). Now press the OK button.
The show will be saved after the window has closed. This procedure might take a few minutes.
Remove the disk from the drive afterwards.
10 .7 Loading a Show from floppy disk
Press the LOAD FLOPPY button. The window LOADING COMPRESSED SHOW will open. Insert the disk containing the
show. Now press the OK button (might take a few minutes).
The show will be loaded and the console will automatically reboot.
Remove the disk from the drive afterwards.
TIP
Please make sure to frequently save the current show on harddisk during the programming procedure. A back-up on
floppy disk is always reasonable.
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11 Software Update
Open the SETUP menu with the SETUP button.
Open the UPDATE menu by pressing the UPDATE SOFTWARE button. If this is not possible (e.g.
an update had not been completed correctly), you can open the menu with the F4 key.
Do not update the grandMA before running a Show!
To update the grandMA software, insert the current UPDATE disk labeled “LAST DISK” and press the respective
button.
1: UPDATE DESK PROCESSOR FIRMWARE: Will update the program for the second built-in computer (Motorola).
The current version is displayed above the button. Pressing this button
will open a menu. There, you can either load the data for this update
from floppy disk or the data on the HDD will be displayed and can be
updated by selecting them.
2: UPDATE Grand MA MAIN PROGRAM:
Will update the “main program“ (PC).
UPDATE FIXTURE LIBRARY:
Will delete and update the internal MA-FIXTURE library. Self-created
à 2.
11.3 Updating
Fixtures will be kept and not be overwritten.à
2.1
the Fixtures Library
Before changing disks, make sure that the green LED on the floppy disk drive is off.
The Update procedure can take between 2 and 10 minutes. After updating the main program, it is necessary
to reset the console.
All three UPDATES should be installed in the indicated sequence.
By pressing the button VERSION INFO you can find relevant information about the update
(after update is completed)!
You can only download the update from our HOMEPAGE (www.malighting.de) using an IBM compatible PC. Then
you have to unzip the files with the original WINZip program (www.winzip.com); proceed by copying this
data on a 3.5“ disk. The disk must not contain any data!
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You will need this menu, if the main program or the actual show is damaged due to a crash or some other
error. For the grandMA light and ultra-light you need an external keyboard.
In the Utility Menu, you can load or delete an old grandMA operating system. You can also delete shows here. You can
delete the current show (this show is automatically loaded upon power-up of the console). You can renew the Firmware for the second built-in Computer (Motorola) and you can also renew the grandMA operating system via disk.
During the Boot-up process you will see all loaded program segments (blue background) on the right TFT display. In
order to access the Utility Menu you have to push any button as soon as the message:
??? TO ENTER UTILITY MENU PRESS ANY KEY ??? is displayed with red background during the boot-up process.
The menu will open after approx. 10-20 seconds.
Press 1:
Restore grandMA operating system
If you press the „1“ button on the keyboard, you will see a list with all
systems existing on the harddisk. By pressing one of the displayed buttons
(a, b, c...) the respective system will be installed. You have to confirm
installation by pressing “o“. As soon as the installation is completed, the
display will show UPDATE DONE next to STATUS. You can start the console
by pressing the “ESC“ button two times.
Press 2:
Delete grandMA operating system
Upon every update, a safety copy of the system will be automatically
created on harddisk. In order to delete an older system from harddisk,
press „2“ on the keyboard. You will see a list with all systems existing on
the harddisk. By pressing one of the displayed buttons (a, b, c...) the
respective system will be deleted. You have to confirm the delete process
by pressing “o“. After deletion is completed, the display will show DELETE
DONE next to STATUS. You can start the console by pressing the “ESC“
button two times.
Press 3:
Delete grandMA shows
Upon every update, a new folder for the shows will automatically be
created on the harddisk. During every update, the console will save all
old shows, converted to suite the new system software, in the youngest
folder. From the time of the update, all new created shows will be
automatically saved in this folder, too.
In order to delete shows from an older system version from the harddisk,
press „3“ on the keyboard. You will see a list with all shows in all system
versions existing on this harddisk. By pressing one of the displayed buttons
(a, b, c...) the respective shows will be deleted. You have to confirm the
delete process by pressing “o“. After deletion is completed, the display
will show DELETE DONE next to STATUS. You can start the console by
pressing the “ESC“ button two times.
Press 4:
Delete current show
If you press „4“ on the keyboard, the current show (this show will be
automatically loaded upon power-up of the console) will be deleted. You
have to confirm the delete process by pressing “o“. After the deletion is
completed, the display will show DELETE DONE next to STATUS. You can
start the console by pressing the “ESC“ button two times.
Press 5:
Update firmware with display
If you press „5“ on the keyboard, you can renew the Firmware for the
second built-in Computer (Motorola). In order to update the software:
insert the current update disk labeled „LAST DISK“. You have to confirm
the update process by pressing “o“. As soon as the update is completed,
the display will show UPDATE DONE next to STATUS. You can start the
console by pressing the “ESC“ button two times.
Press 6:
Update grandMA
In order to update the software: insert the current update disk labeled
„LAST DISK“. You have to confirm the update process by pressing “o“.
Shortly after, you will be asked for “DISK 1“. Now insert this disk and
confirm by pressing “o“. The disk will be read (might take a little while).
Following that, you will be asked for „DISK 2“. Insert disk 2 and confirm
again with “o“ (this will take a little longer now). As soon as the update
process is completed, the display shows UPDATE DONE, PLEASE REBOOT
next to STATUS. Now please reboot the console by using the combination
CTRL-ALT-DEL or the RESET button on the backside of the console.
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13.1 Introduction
The grandMA Replay Unit is a small rack mount controller unit that performs nearly all of the functions of the Award
winning grandMA console. At 19” x 17” x 5”, it only requires a very small space, while offering 100% compatibility
to the bigger consoles.
The grandMA Replay Unit is designed to perform as a stand-alone show controller on exhibitions, in theme parks or
other venues. In conjunction with one of the grandMA consoles, it also becomes a most powerful backup system
which can run a complete show in full tracking despite its reduced hardware.
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Fast loading of a show from floppy disk. This button complies with the following steps on the grandMA: “BackupLoad Floppy”. If monitor and mouse are connected, you can follow the instructions in chapter à 10.6 Saving or
loading a SHOW. Without these, you would go ahead as follows: Confirm, if you wish to save the actual show on the
internal harddisk in advance by pressing the page buttons / button no. 1 to 3.
Button no. 1: Save actual show on harddisk before loading show from floppy.
Button no. 2: Do not save on harddisk before loading show from floppy.
Button no. 3: Cancels the actual load task.
Without a floppy disk inserted, you will get an error message on the display. Confirm with button no. 1.
This procedure is also valid for many other “Pop Up menus” of the grandMA.
The floppy drive will take all 3.5” 1.44MB HD disks and will serve to save shows or single fixtures from the library.
The “Off Button” has the same function as the “Off Button” of the grandMA. Together with the Executor Buttons or
the appearing menu on the monitor, you can switch off active executors. You can switch off the executor by
simultaneously pressing the “Off Button” and the respective “Executor Button”. à 5.6 OFF menu
There are 5 Executor Faders available. These five faders correspond to the faders no. 1 to 5 on the grandMA. Faders
no. 6 to 20 (Faders 6 to 10 on the grandMA light) are not available. This becomes especially important when
programming the show on the grandMA and “running” the show afterwards with the Replay Unit. These faders are
not motorized, so that the actual values have to be “grabbed” after switching pages. If the faders are not located at
the actual value, the respective LEDs within the buttons will flash, until the value has been reached by moving the
fader. Channel faders are not available.
Three Executor Buttons are available for each Executor Fader (as on the grandMA). These 15 Executor Fader Buttons
correspond with the Fader Buttons no. 1 to 5 on the grandMA. Fader Button no. 6 to 20 (Fader Button no. 6 to 10 on
the grandMA light) are not available. This becomes especially important when programming the show on the
grandMA and “running” the show afterwards with the Replay Unit.
Has no function yet. This button is being held for possible special functions to be activated later on.
This button stands for a “hard” reset. This button shall only be used in the non-probable case of a computer freeze.
The same button is located once again on the rear panel. à 1.8.1 Basics
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age Up / Button no. 1
There are 5 Executor Buttons (no. 6 to 10) available (as on the grandMA). These buttons correspond with the
Executor Buttons no. 21 to 25 on the grandMA. Buttons no. 26 to 40 (no. 16 to 20 on the grandMA light) are not
available. This becomes especially important when programming the show on the grandMA and “running” the show
afterwards on the Replay Unit.
This button has 2 functions.
Switching pages for the Executor Faders (Page up)
Confirm button no. 1 (the respective command appears as running text on the display)
1 0 Executor Fader PPage
age Down / Button no. 2
This button has 2 functions.
Switching pages for the Executor Faders (Page down)
Confirm button no. 2 (the respective command appears as running text on the display)
1 1 Executor Button PPage
age Up / Button no. 3
This button has 2 functions.
Switching pages for the Executor Buttons (Page up)
Confirm button no. 3 (the respective command appears as running text on the display)
1 2 Executor Button PPage
age Down / Button no. 4
This button has 2 functions.
Switching pages for the Executor Buttons (Page down)
Confirm button no. 4 (the respective command appears as running text on the display)
1 3 Display
Pop-up messages will appear on the display of the TFT monitor, which have to be confirmed (as on the grandMA).
NOTE: If these messages are not being respectively confirmed, you might not be able to continue in the process. If
monitor and mouse are being connected, you can also confirm the messages with these tools.
1 4 Power Supply
à 1.5.5 Battery
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13.2 General Instructions
13.2.1 Differences between Replay Unit and the grandMA or grandMA light
The Software is identical for all units. But only 1 external monitor can be connected. The UPS Function as well
as the 2048/4096 channels are being fully supported as on the grandMA or grandMA light.
Connectors for external keyboard, mouse and monitor are located on the back of the unit (these are not included
in the delivery volume).
Encoder, Trackerball, Wheel, more than 5 Executor Faders and 5 Executor Buttons as well as quite a few other
buttons on the grandMA and grandMA light are not available with this unit. Nevertheless most of the functions
(except for the executors) can be reached and activated via mouse.
13.2.2 Working with Mouse, Keyboard and Monitor
With these tools almost all functions of the grandMA can be operated on this unit also. The 3 buttons of the
mouse will take on the functions of the buttons on the console. All needed buttons (such as CUE, COPY, NEXT,
à 8.2 Assigning and Activating QUIKEYS), so that they can be
a.s.o.) have to be set as “Quikeys” in advance (à
operated via the mouse. Values within the fixture or channel sheets can be modified with the middle mouse
button. A Command Field will appear on the monitor when clicking on those fields above the (non-existing)
encoders. You can operate this Command Field with the mouse also.
13.2.3 Working in Stand Alone Mode (Playback)
This means working with the Replay Unit without the use of external mouse, keyboard and monitor. In this mode
you can only activate Playback via the existing elements on the front of the unit. Please note, that you will only
have 5 Executor Faders and 5 Executor Buttons available. These Executors correspond with the first 5 Executors
on the grandMA and grandMA light. There is no access to any of the other Executors. This becomes especially
important when programming the show on the grandMA but “running” the show afterwards with the Replay
Unit.
13.2.4 Working in True Tracking Backup Mode
The Replay Unit can be run as “Slave” or as “Master” in the so-called “True Tracking Backup Mode”. à 14 True
Tracking Backup and Playback on grandMA consoles. In this mode, the “Slave” can not be accessed directly; this
is being achieved via the “Master”.
13.2.5 Working in True Tracking Backup Mode with the “Offline Editor” as Master
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13.3 Specification and Technical Data
13.3.1 Integrated Harddisk and Diskdrive
The harddisk does not only save a backup for the operating system, but leaves enough space for countless
lightshows with hundreds of cue lists. Programmes can also be saved on disk for archive purposes or transfer of
shows to other consoles. It also enables a fast updating of the software, which can be downloaded from the MA
Homepage (www.malighting.de) on the internet.
13.3.2 Ethernet and other Options
In addition to the 4 DMX output ports the hardware of the grandMA replay unit is designed to transmit bigger
numbers of channels via Ethernet. ESTA is currently working on a standard protocol for this form of transmission,
which will guarantee a compatibility between units of different manufacturers, similar to the DMX norm. In
addition to DMX input, Sound, SMPTE timecode, it offers a printer port and a RS232 interface for faster
communication with any kinds of peripheral units.
13.3.3 System Maintenance and Software Updates
The software of the grandMA family is in a process of constant expansion and improvement. Due to the control
via menus and display softkeys it is possible to realise the feedback of our customers and technical advances in
our software updates. The hardware is only the basis and offers sufficient capacity to guarantee that its owner
will always participate in the fascinating technical developments.
13.3.4 P eripherals
In order not to unnecessarily reduce the speed of the grandMA electronics, we left out the graphic show
simulation on the display on purpose; this effect can be easily realised with all currently available peripherals.
Other peripheral units, such as a wireless remote control, are still in the development process.
13.3.5 Capacity:
– grandMA replay unit controls 2048 channels, 4096 channels as option via ethernet (dimmers and attributes
of 8 or 16 bit) with softpatch to 4096 DMX addresses.
– A freely configurable monitor offers flexible operation and precise adaptation to any individual working
mode.
– Playback works on the basis of dipless crossfade either in Tracking or Non-Tracking mode.
– The internal harddisk stands for virtually unlimited storage capacity of presets, memories, cues and effects.
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13.3.6 Front PPanel
anel Layout
– 5 Faders as Executor-, Effect or Group-Faders, each with 3 directly assigned buttons.
– 5 Executor Buttons for direct retrieval of Sequences, Chases and other functions.
13.3.7 Setup Menu and Start Configuration
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Basic configuration available on harddisk.
Lamptype library with more than 280 multifunctional fixtures.
All fixtures and channels can be named individually.
Free Softpatch with MIN, MAX and INVERT to four DMX lines.
Definition of new lamptypes on screen.
13.3.8 Display of output and data entry
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Numeric dimmer channel listing.
Channel fader symbols.
Fixture parameter spreadsheets for status report on moving lights and dimmers.
Different additional options available.
13.3.9 Selection and Data Input
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Hold and Move Mode with middle mouse button.
Align option for proportional change of any group of values.
Preset softkeys for the scan features.
Buttons can be freely moved within the window.
Presets grouped together for 10 different functions.
Buttons of different preset groups with different colours.
Free assignment of channels to be controlled in which preset.
Direct access even during Playback.
13.3.1
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– A number of complex effects applicable to any channel.
– Library of all different movements.
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Single cues, chase effects, sequences or effects.
Selective programming for LTP and tracking mode.
Basic fade times for fading channels and basic delay for switching parameters.
Optional individual fade and delay for every single channel.
Overwrite, Merge, Insert and Add-on option.
Cue Lists in Tracking or Non-Tracking Mode.
Optionally insert in Cue Only Mode.
13.3.12 Playback Options
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Free assignment between Program Pool and Playback faders or Playback buttons.
Playback via fader or GO-button with stored timings.
Chaser effects with Auto Run, Audio or manual X-Fade.
Auto Loop / Single / Reverse / Bounce / Random.
Sequence with individual timings per step.
Go button mode / Auto Timed / Sound.
Steps can include loops with counter or timer.
13.3.13 Executor Faders and Buttons
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Executor faders and buttons with multiple assignment options.
Working mode of faders and buttons can be freely assigned.
Optionally assignment of several executors for one single cue list.
A block of special function buttons can be applied to any executor.
13.3.14 Fader working modes
– Brightness Master in HTP or LTP Mode.
– Manual X-Fade.
– Speed, Fade Time, Rate for chaser and sequences.
13.3.15 Button working modes
– ON/OFF, GO+, GO-, Pause, Flash up and Flash down.
– Fast GO and GO- (<<< and >>>) without fades.
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13.3.16 Output Listings and Cuelist Protocols
– Infading or outfading values of main sequence is marked in different colours in the channel list.
– Lists of sequences including names of steps and times.
- Parameter modifications directly in the spreadsheet.
13.3.17 Overwriting a program sequence
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Constant access to all effects and channels.
CLEAR and RELEASE functions.
UPDATE function for fast correction of programs.
EDIT function for direct modification of playback parameters.
13.3.18 Adjustment of Hardware
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Preselection of certain settings (Defaults).
Free grouping of functions for selective programming.
Preselection of save mode, times and the standard operation of playback functions.
13.3.19 Connectivity
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DMX Input with 5-pin XLR Socket and DMX Thru.
Audio Input Line for Mono Audio Signals >20 mV with 6,3mm socket.
SMPTE Timecode Entry for LTC Timecode >200 mV with 6,3mm socket.
MIDI Interface with IN/OUT/THRU.
External control input for direct voltage signals via 25-pin SUB D socket.
2 SVGA Output Lines for one colour monitor and a service monitor via 15-pin sockets.
Parallel printer port Centronic via 25-pin SUB-D socket.
Ethernet Interface for networking (Backup), DMX-transmission and Remote Control with RJ45-socket (10BaseT) according IEEE 802.4.
– 2 serial interfaces RS-232C for future extensions (9-pin SUB-D sockets).
– Connections for external Keyboard (Mini-D, PS2-Type) and Mouse (Mini-D, PS2-Type).
– Power Supply via IEC/CEE 22 Inlet Mains Supply Plug (90 – 230V autoselecting).
13.3.20 Operating system
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Fast cold boot time (less than 60 sec).
Software update via download from Internet.
Off-Line Editor available.
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12 MByte non-volatile Flash Disk for Operating System, System Software and Installation Data.
Built-in Hard Disk for Show Data, Library, etc..
Integrated 3.5" Floppy Drive for easy software updating and external storage of Show Data.
Reset Buttons on front and rear housing.
Built-in UPS (Un-interruptable Power Supply) to withstand main power failures up to 10 minutes.
Professional protection against electromagnetic interference in compliance with all relevant European EMC
regulations.
13.3.22 Weight and Dimensions
- Robust Steel Housing (485 x 430 x 130 mm).
- Weight: 11 kg
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14.1
Why using a backup system?
Anytime the grandMA or another member of the grandMA family is running a show it already provides a
maximum level of stability in operation based on its unique hardware concept and the built-in UPS power
supply. For applications like big theatre shows, live broadcasting or larger touring events even more security is
required.
On other systems this is very often achieved by a second console loaded with the same show. This second desk
(“backup system”) is then manually tracked to take over control whenever the main system fails. Sometimes
both consoles may be linked together via MIDI, MIDI Show Control or any other serial signal to perform a
“playback tracking” which keeps both systems on the same cue. In a backup situation only the DMX-outlets
need to be cross-switched.
The grandMA now offers a complete new concept of show backup for moving light controllers.
14.2
grandMA with show backup
As the DMX signal distribution via EtherNet has recently been implemented to all grandMA systems the latest
software release brings full backup capability via EtherNet.
14.2.1 Backup capabilities via EtherNet
The Backup may be used to combine either any of the two grandMA consoles or a grandMA Replay Unit to a
master/slave configuration. The slave console (or replay unit) tracks all operations of the master console (or
replay unit) and may take over control at any time when the master does not respond any more or when the
connection is broken manually.
14.2.2 Synchronising show files
When a master/slave connection is established first time the slave (backup system) reloads all show data from
the master’s harddrive and stores them onto its own internal drive. When for whatever reason the master fails,
the slave keeps a copy of the latest show file itself. So there is no need to reload showfiles manually or via floppy
disks. If the slave already is holding a showfile of the same name it saves this file as backup file before storing
the show received from the master.
14.2.3 Tracking the console status
Once the grandMA tracking backup is up and running all operations on the master are tracked to the slave for
parallel execution. During a valid connection (as long as the synchronisation with the master is established) the
slave console follows the master but can not be controlled locally. So all key presses, fader movements and
screen touches on the slave are ignored. Vice versa the slave only executes commands from the master as long
the master (=main system) is up and running. In case of a master being disconnected, crashed by faulty
hardware or stuck in a unreported software problem the slave will not get into this invalid condition, too.
Taking all these feature together grandMA performs a real “True Tracking Backup” without any compromise and
with maximum security during all shows.
14.2.4 When using the True Tracking Backup live?
The grandMA True Tracking Backup system is mainly designed to protect any kind of live coverage and critical
show conditions. Plotting shows and lighting rehearsals are still better protected by saving show files more often
(do this by an enabled “Autosave” or a double-click on the BACKUP key).
One big advantage of a synchronisation via EtherNet is the possible combination with DMX-EtherNet distribution
(using the currently installed ArtNet protocol). Both grandMA master and slave console can be connected on the
same network together with an Artistic Licence DMX-Node so there will be no need to change over the DMXsignals from main to backup system in case of an emergency.
As long as a master/slave connection is established within a network only the grandMA master actively transmits
DMX-data via the ArtNet protocol, the slave ignores the ArtNet settings. Once a slave is set to solo mode it will
immediately enable the ArtNet protocol and start transmitting DMX-data.
All internal DMX-ports on the consoles are activated at any time.
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14.3
Setting up a True Tracking Backup system
For any kind of True Tracking Backup configuration within the grandMA family there is no need to join consoles
of the same type or DMX channel count together. The grandMA software is most flexible and will “correct”
possible difference in the actual hardware for you.
14.3.1 Connecting consoles of different types
The master console always demands the slave(s) to behave like the master hardware. This means a “big”
grandMA master forces a grandMA light slave to be a “big” grandMA temporarily as well which results in
phantom executor faders and buttons as the grandMA light (or grandMA replay unit) only has a reduced
hardware. Switching executor pages will then renumber the executors as given by the first executor on the
master console.
When the connection is either manually or automatically (by a user-definable timeout) broken the slave
console can be switched to solo mode with maintaining the setup and configuration of the “lost” master. For
example, a grandMA master connected to a grandMA light slave will force the “light” to operate like a grandMA,
even when the connection is lost and the grandMA light is forced to solo mode.
The table shows what master/slave connections are possible and how many and which executor faders and
buttons are available on the slave during Tracking Backup and in solo mode afterwards.
Please note that the slave’s assignment of executor faders and buttons restores to the hardware default after the
console is once re-booted.
14.3.2 Connecting consoles with different DMX channel count
In a True Tracking Backup system the DMX channel count of the master console demands a temporary update
or downgrade of the connected grandMA slave automatically. If a 4096 channel master is connected to a 2048
channel slave the grandMA slave will take over the 4096 channels and process them in all conditions even
when the back connection is broken nevertheless what original channel count is installed.
Rebooting the slave will restore the installed channel count immediately. In a True Tracking Backup situation
where the master is defective this may cause a loss of show data as only DMX channels 1 to 2048 are processed
on “smaller” 2048 channel systems. Therefore please make sure that the channel upgrade is being implemented
on the slave.
14.3.3 Using a PC as master console
Though the grandMA Offline Editor software cannot be used to actively control DMX-channels as the ArtNet
protocol is permanently disabled it still can be used in a master/slave connection with “real” grandMA consoles.
Because of the limitations of the PC hardware in combination with Windows® operation systems the grandMA
Offline Editor must be seen as “weakest” part of the EtherNet chain therefore it may only be operated as master
console.
You may use this setup with a PC as master to easily transfer show file data to other grandMA consoles
(whatever type they are), especially when they are used on a distributed network.
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Connecting consoles for a True Tracking Backup system
Any True Tracking Backup configuration with grandMA components may only be connected via a EtherNet
communications network. The grandMA consoles currently support two different hardware types of transmission
media.
14.4.1 10 Base-2 EtherNet
EtherNet with 10 Base-2 connection media (also known as “Cheapnet”) has lost its importance in todays
networking technology. Nevertheless as 10 Base-2 systems are very easy to configure and they do not require
additional networking nodes or hubs they might be used to easily link two or more grandMA consoles. As the
built-in EtherNet card of the grandMA console autosenses the used connection media there is no need to
configure the console’s hardware at any time.
The connection cable used for 10 Base-2 EtherNet is a 75 ohm coaxial cable (RG-58U) with male BNC connectors
on both ends. The maximum cable run is up to 180 metres from end-to-end.
BNC cable to be used for 10 Base-2
All connections to any kind of networking units (like consoles, PCs or Hubs) require the use of a “T”-connector“,
which has to be connected to the BNC output of the console. Extension cords are not permitted.
“T”-connector to be used with10 Base-2 network nodes
Any connection cable used for 10 Base-2 EtherNet has to be terminated on both ends with 75 ohm resistors. If
these resistors are disconnected or of the wrong value no network operation will be possible.
Line termination on 10 Base-2 network
10 Base-2 EtherNet can be used for grandMA master/slave connections when no ArtNet DMX-Nodes or other
distribution equipment is planned to be used. For longer cable runs or distributed networks 10 Base-2 EtherNet
is not recommended any more.
Two grandMA consoles connected on a 10 Base-2 network
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14.4.2 10 Base-T EtherNet
The most common EtherNet connection is the “twisted pair” link using 10 Base-T EtherNet. Hereby a peer-topeer connection is established by minimum 4-wire cable connection at a maximum length of 100 metres. The
cable is always equipped with 8-pole RJ-45 crimp-connectors.
“Twisted pair” cable to be used for 10 Base-T with RJ-45 connectors
Pin numbers on RJ-45 connector and 10 Base-T standard signal assignment
As 10 Base-T EtherNet always requires an EtherNet hub to distribute the signal (connections from console to
console go via a hub) a useful application will be any network where more than two consoles or consoles with
additional equipment (such as ArtNet DMX-Nodes) are proposed.
For a simple peer-to-peer connection between two consoles only a “crossed” 4-wire cable may be used.
“Crossed” cable to be used for 10 Base-T peer-to-peer connections
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Using a “crossed” 10 Base-T cable will allow a direct console-to-console connection but no additional components
can be added to this connection type later on.
10 Base-T “crossed” cable
grandMA Master/slave configuration with 10 Base-T “crossed” cable
The console(s) can only work on one transceiver type at a time - when the 10 Base-2 port is in use anything
connected to the 10 Base-T outlet is ignored and vice versa. If you want to connect more consoles at one time or
the use of a ArtNet DMX-Node is required a 10 Base-T EtherNet-hub must be installed.
Also for security reason on longer cable runs or branched wiring a 10 Base-T hub is strongly recommended (like a
DMX-booster on larger DMX-networks).
The following example shows a network configuration with two identical consoles and an ArtNet DMX-Node for
DMX changeover and distribution. All components are star-wired from a central EtherNet hub using standard 10
Base-T cabling.
grandMA Master/slave configuration with 10 Base-T Hub and ArtNet DMX-Node
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14.5
Console configuration for True Tracking Backup or Playback
All the necessary configuration for the set-up of a master/slave connection is part of the grandMA operational
software and can be done from the console’s surface. No change or adjustment to the hardware is required on
any of our consoles.
Please note for True Tracking Backup: If you have not yet loaded your final show file, now is the time
to do so from the BACKUP menu. It is only required to load the show on the master console, the slave’s show data
is reloaded anyway. If your slave console holds show data which has not been saved to the harddrive yet, please
do so now.
14.5.1 Setting the console’s operation mode
Open the tools menu with the dedicated function key labelled “TOOLS”.
If you are using ArtNet protocol to transmit DMX-data on a network make sure all the Artistic Licence DMXNodes are properly configured and connected to the network now.
You will find all necessary configuration tools in the “DMX-Output Configuration” menu activated by the above
displayed softkey. à 2.7 DMX Output and Ethernet Configuration
14.5.2 Configuration of TCP/IP
The necessary connection set-up for the True Tracking Backup Mode or Playback Mode can be found in the TCP/
IP Configuration menu which is activated by the “TCP/IP Configuration” softkey within the Tools menu.
1
2
3
You cannot use the same IPaddress on different consoles
connected to the network.
Change the individual IPaddress of each console to a
unique value within your
network. Make sure that the
first three numbers (here:
192, 168 and 177) are the
same for all consoles.
1
2
3
Each console must have a name which could be the same for some consoles (not recommended).
You can save your current settings with the SAVE button. CLOSE will close this window.
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14.5.3 Configuring Master/Slave-Mode for True Tracking or Playback
By pressing the button „Remote Network Configuration“ in the TOOLS Menu, the following menu will open.
1
2
5
4
3
7
6
8
1
The chart shows all grandMA consoles with names and IP-Addresses, that are available in this network. The column
UNIV provides information for each console, if there are 4 or 8 DMX-outputs available on the respective console.
The „TTB-Status“ column indicates the mode (Solo, Master or Slave) of True Tracking Backup, which the console is
currently using. If you find an asterix in front of the indication, the console can be addressed as either Master or
Slave. If there is no asterix, this console is locked. (Unlock; see item 2 - Button ALLOW/REJECT REMOTE LOGIN).
The „PB-Status“ column indicates the mode (Solo, Master or Slave) of Playback operation, which the console is
currently using. If you find an asterix in front of the indication, the console can be addressed as Master or Slave. If
there is no asterix, the console is locked (Unlock; see item 4 - Button ALLOW/REJECT REMOTE LOGIN).
True Tracking Setup
2
On the right side of Status indicates, if this console operates in a True Tracking Backup connection as the Master or
the Slave. If SOLO is indicated, the console is working in Stand-Alone mode.
You can either set up or cancel a MASTER-SLAVE connection using the CONNECT/DISCONNECT button. See next
page.
3
4
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Switching the button function by shortly pressing on it:
ALLOW REMOTE LOGIN: This console can be used by another console for a True Tracking Backup connection.
REJECT REMOTE LOGIN: This console can not be used by another console for a True Tracking Backup connection.
In a True Tracking Backup connection this chart will show the two connected consoles.
In the cell on the right side of „Timeout for Connection”: you find a time indication, after which the consoles will be
switched to Stand-Alone mode, in case the connection between Master and Slave is lost. By clicking into the cell,
you can enter a different time or „None“.
If an error in the network or on one of the consoles is detected, the NETWORK ERROR window will open (from now
on, the given time starts to run).
By pressing the ESCAPE key on the keyboard, you can switch this console to Stand-Alone mode and work with it
immediately.
After the given time has elapsed, the console switches to Stand-Alone mode that still has to be confirmed by
pressing the OK button. By changing the time to “0”, you can switch to Stand-Alone mode much faster.
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Playback Tacking Setup
5
On the right side of Status indicates, if this console operates in a Playback connection as the Master or the Slave. If
OFF is indicated, the console is working in Stand-Alone mode.
You can either set up or cancel a Playback Tracking MASTER-SLAVE connection using the CONNECT/DISCONNECT
button. See following pages.
6
7
8
Switching the function of the button by short push:
ALLOW REMOTE LOGIN: This console can be used by another console for a Playback connection.
REJECT REMOTE LOGIN: This console can not be used by another console for a Playback connection.
In a Playback connection this chart will show the two connected consoles.
In the cell on the right side of “Timeout for Connection”, you find a time indication, after which the consoles will be
switched to Stand-Alone mode, in case the connection between Master and Slave is lost. By clicking into the cell,
you can enter a different time or „None“.
If an error in the network or on one of the consoles is detected, the NETWORK ERROR window will open (Playback
Socket).
In this window, you see the time frame in which the console will automatically switch to Stand-Alone mode. After
the given time has elapsed, the console/s will switch to Stand-Alone mode that still has to be confirmed by pressing
the OK button. By changing the time to “0”, you can switch to Stand-Alone mode much faster.
By pressing the “Terminate Connection” button, you can switch this console to Stand-Alone mode and work with it
immediately.
Will close the window.
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14.5.4 Setting up a True Tracking Backup Connection
This window will open if you go to True Tracking Backup and press the CONNECT button.
Pressing the button MASTER will start this console as the Master and the other one as the Slave. If you press SLAVE,
this console will be started as Slave and the other one as Master.
After you have made your choice for MASTER or SLAVE, this window will open, where you can now select the
console to be connected.
After the console has been selected, both consoles will reboot.
After rebooting, the Master console will start searching for the slave system (just as the slave system will start
searching for the Master). Following that, the current show will be transfered from the Master console to the Slave
console.
As soon as the connection has been fully set up, you can start with the normal operation of the Master console. The
Slave console will simultaneously execute all the steps (even fader movements).
The True Tracking Backup Connection remains active, as long as it is not:
­ manually interrupted by taking off the EtherNet cable (or by deactivation of the EtherNet Hubs).
­ automatically stopped due to a recognised communication problem.
­ canceled due to a hardware problem either at the Master or the Slave.
The slave will ask in any case though for a confirmation (by pushing the “Escape” button on the PCkeyboard), before it will take up its task to work in Stand-Alone mode. For this reason a Tracking Backup
System should always have a PC-keyboard connected to the Slave.
Disconnecting a True Tracking Backup Connection
If you go to True Tracking Backup and press the DISCONNECT button in the PROTOCOL-CONFIGURATION menu, the
connection will be terminated. The Master console switches immediately to SOLO mode and can be used the normal
way.
On the Slave console you will see a window called TRUE TRACKING BACKUP showing the following message:
LOGOUT INITIATED BY MASTER. When pushing the OK button, this console will switch to SOLO mode and can be used
the normal way.
Using consoles in external networks
Do not try to connect Tracking Backup consoles with computers such as office PCs or network printers, as this would
slow down the connection and the Tracking Backup might lose the synchronisation.
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14.5.7 Setting up a Playback Connection
If during a Playback connection the Master console executes Playback commands, the slave console will do the same
executor button- or fader movements as the master. The active Executors will only be displayed on the currently active page
of the Slave console (but will be executed on all other pages). Using GO commands, not only GO+ and GO- are called up, but
also GOTO CUE X (Number of the Cue). All Playback commands (FIX, SELECT, OFF, TEMP, TOP, ON, <<<, LEARN, >>>, GO-,
Pause and GO) will be executed. The switching over of pages will not be executed on the Slave console. If on the Master
console, executors are assigned via the ASSIGN menu, this will also happen on the Slave console.
This window will open if you go to Playback and press the CONNECT button.
By pressing the MASTER button, this console will be started as Master and the other one as Slave. By pressing the
SLAVE button, this console will be started as Slave and the other one as Master.
After you have made your choice for either MASTER or SLAVE, this window will open where you can now select the
console to be connected.
As soon as you have selected the console, the connection will be set up and can be used.
As soon as the connection has been fully set up, you can start with the normal operation of the Master
console. The Slave console will simultaneously do all the executor movements (even fader movements).
The Playback Connection remains active as long as it is not:
­ manually interrupted by taking off the EtherNet cable (or by deactivation of the EtherNet Hubs).
­ automatically stopped due to a recognised communication problem.
­ canceled due to a hardware problem at either the Master or the slave console.
If the connection is interrupted, the “NETWORK ERROR” window will open. The given time (Timeout for
Connection), in which the connection can be verified, will run. After this time has elapsed, the connection
will be terminated automatically. By pressing the “Terminate Connection” button, the connection can be
terminated immediately.
While the connection is interrupted, you can work with both consoles in the normal way.
Disconnecting a Playback Connection
If you go to Playback in the PROTOCOL-CONFIGURATION menu and press the DISCONNECT button, a window
will open, where you can terminate the connection by clicking on the other console. Both consoles will switch
to Solo mode and can be used again the normal way.
Using consoles in external networks
Do not try to connect Playback systems of grandMA consoles with other computers such as office PCs or
network printers, as this would slow down the connection and the Playback might lose the synchronisation.
True Tracking and Playback simultaneously
To make a True Tracking Backup of a Playback connection, you have to set up the Playback connection to the
Master console first. After that you can install the True Tracking Backup connection from the Master resp.
from the Slave Playback consoles to the corresponding True Tracking Backup Slaves..
We recommend you to get more informtions by the MA Hotline before construction of complex networks
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15 Fixture Library
15 Fixture Library
Manufacturer
No. of Channels
DIMMER 8 BIT
DIMMER 16 BIT
DIMMER 16 BIT FIne first
SCRxx-01
SCDxx-01
SRDxx-02
1
2
2
1
2
2
ABSTRACT
Galactic Moon
Futurescan
Scenesettece
2
4
2
ADB (BBA)
Ingenio COLOUR Ch.
11
AMPTOWN
ACC Posi Spot
Contr.PML MK2
Contr.PML ZOOM
Contr.WL HX
Contr.WL HX TV
Contr.WL HX Sq
Contr.WL HP
Contr.WL HP TV
Contr.WL HP Sq
4
12
23
7
10
15
10
12
16
B+K
Varytec
5
CAMELEON
TELESCAN MARK I
TELESCAN MARK IV
8
19
CLAY PAKY
Miniscan 300
Miniscan HPE
Goldenscan2
Goldenscan3 6ch
Goldenscan3 8ch
Goldenscan HPE
Superscan 12ch
Superscan MRG
Superscan Zoom 12ch
Superscan Zoom 16ch
Stage Scan 17ch
Stage Light 300
Stage Color 300
Stage Color 575
Stage Color 1000
Stage Color 1200
Stage Zoom 19ch
Shadow
Tigerscan
Pinscan
Bazuka
Polycolor
Tiger MRG
Tiger COLOUR Changer
Combicolor
Tornado
4
7
6
6
8
12
12
12
12
16
17
10
10
14
11
14
19
4
6
3
6
6
4
3
4
8
Performance 200
Performance1-3 6Ch.
Performance3 9Ch.
Performance4 10Ch.
Coef 1200 Disco
COLOR SHOW 200
MP 250 Optic HR+
MP 250 FRESNEL HR+
6
6
9
10
8
5
9
9
Microscan 3
Samurai
MINI ULTRA 200/250
MINI ULTRA 2
NAT MM 1200 DX
NAT MM 1200 PR 13Ch
NAT MM 1200 ZOOM 20C
MM 2500 Zoom
Nat TM 1200 DX
Nat TM 1200 DXP
Nat TM 1200 20ch
8
8
6
8
10
13
20
20
12
14
20
COEF
COEMAR
200
Fixture Name
COEMAR
Nat TM 1200 Power
Nat TM 4000
Nat TM 2500 21Ch
CF 1200 Hard Edge
CF 1200 Spot
PC 1000 CC
Pchmi
CF6 (TAS)
CF7 Hard Edge
CF7 Zoom Wash
20
20
21
20
13
8
9
12
20
13
DHA
DHA Light Curtain
DHA P Light Curtain
DHA Network
2
3
1
FAL
FAL 2000
FAL 2500 XL/XLD
FAL 2500 XLDX
Roulette 575/1200
Proscan II HR
Proscan X HR
Promo 2/3
Three-Sixty
Three-Sixty2
7
11
14
8
14
13
6
8
10
FLY
FOS 3
FOS 4
Palette
12
12
5
FUTURE-LIGHT
Miracle
CC-200
RT-150
SC-330/370
H-150
Future H250
Promotion Scan HR
Genesis
Voyager
Duke 1200
Advert Scan HR
SC-250
SC-530/570
SC-740
SC-780
SC-940/980
MH-640
MH-840
MH 660 Spot
MH 860 Spot
4
4
4
4
4
4
11
8
8
8
11
6
10
13
16
16
15
16
16
16
GENIUS
Omega2
10
GLP
Mini Star Tec 6Ch.
Mighty Scan
MAX
Startec 2000 9Ch.
Startec 1200 12Ch.
Joy 300
Patend 575 PAN_coars
Patend 575 PAN_FINE
Patend 1200
6
6
8
9
12
11
13
13
17
HIGH END
Xspot
Trackspot
Technobeam HR 18ch
Technobeam IrisHR
Intellabeam 8ch
Intellabeam HR 13ch
Cyber CX M3 litho
Cyber CX M3
Cyber m1 Litho
Cyberlight m1
Cyberlight m2
Cyber m2 Litho
Studiocolor
38
7
18
18
8
13
15
15
20
20
20
20
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HIGH END
Studiocolor 250
Studio Spot 575
Studio Spot CMY
Studio Beam PC V1.0
Studio Spot 250
Color Pro Std+HX
Color Pro Enh+HX
Technopro HR 12ch
Trackspot mainlight
Technoray hR 14ch
Dataflash
15
24
24
16
18
6
9
12
5
14
3
J.B.
Varyscan 3 SP+ 6CH.
Varyscan 3 SP+ 8CH.
Varyscan 3 700
Varyscan 4
Varyscan 4 EV
Varyscan 5 MV
Varyscan 6 spot
Varycolor 6 wash
Varycolor
6
8
13
8
11
22
12
12
6
JEM
JEM Hydrosonic 2000
2
LAMPO
Sintesi+Super
Columbus 1200 AF
6
10
LE MAITRE
G300 Smoke
2
LICHTTECHNIK
Motor Yoke 300,330
17
LITEBEAM
SWING I
Chandra I
SWING II HR
Chandra II HR
6
7
14
14
LSD
Colormag
Molemag
1
1
LYTE QUEST
MotorHead
5
MAD LIGHTING
Qstar
Star511
Scan411
IMP407
Qscan
Scan611
4
5
4
4
5
6
Roboscan 218 m3 HR
Roboscan 518 m3 HR
Roboscan 812 7ch
Robo 918 m4
Robo 1020
Robo 1220
Imagescan m2
Robo 1220 XR m4 HR
Robo 1220 cmyr m4
Robo 1220 rpr m4
Pal 1200 m4
Pal FX 1200 m4
Mac2000Prof
Mac 1200 m4
Mac 600 m4
Mac 600 NT m4
Mac 500 m4
Mac 300 m4
Mac 250 m4
MiniMac Pr m4
MiniMac WS m4
MX-1
MX-4 7ch
QFX 150
CX-2
Robocolor MSD EX
Robocolor pro4 5ch
Exterior 9ch
Exterior 7ch
Exterior 5ch
9
9
7
16
12
16
9
15
19
17
26
20
24
14
14
15
16
13
13
10
8
6
7
5
4
7
5
9
7
5
MARTIN
MORPHEUS
PANa Beam
COLOUR Fader CMY
COLOUR Fader DIMMER
4
3
4
MOVITEC
SL250
WL250
15
16
OBIES
Xescan
10
OMICRON
Omicron Laser
16
OPTIKINETICS
Solar System
7
RAINBOW
PRO Color Changer
4
SAGITTER
MW-575z
MS-575
Prince 6ch
SuperPrince 10ch
Infinity HR 12ch.
Infinity MSZ HR
Infinity Live 20ch
Tracer
MASK COLOR ZOOM
Digiflash
16
16
6
10
12
14
20
5
10
2
S G M
Galileo 1
Galileo 2 HR
Galileo 3 HR
Galileo 4 HR
Giotto
Giotto+Doors
Giotto Spot 250
Giotto Spot 400
Giotto Spot 1200
Giotto Wash 1200
Victory 250
Victory2 250
Newton
COLOUR Lab 250
6
12
14
18
13
18
22
22
18
13
7
10
5
6
SHOWPRO
Cyberscan HR 13Ch.
13
SLS
Panscan 3 Junior
Panscan4 HR
5
15
SPACE CANNON
IreosPro+art+ibi
Easy
Focus
Target + Devil
15
10
8
8
STARLITE
Starlite 2G HR
Starlite Mk5
9
19
STRONG
Mini Scan Rotax
Big Scan 3
6
12
Varybeam
CityColor
Live Pro 1200 CMY
Live Pro 1200 PRISM
Live Pro 1200 FROST
Stratos HR
Stratos CMY R.Gobo
Stratos CMY Iris
Minibeam
Giant HR 9ch
Light Reflector
Predator
7
7
20
16
16
15
14
14
6
9
7
6
SUMMA USA
Summa hti
9
SYSTEMI
COLOUR Plus
3
Mini Ultrascan2
Crono
7
9
STUDIO
TAS
THEATRE
DUE
LUCE
PROJECTS Sky Art
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Declaration of Conformity according to directives 89/336 EWG and 92/31 EWG
VARI*LITE
Vlm m3 V5.1
Vlm m4 v5.1
Vl5/Vl5B m3 v5.1
Vl5 m4 v5.1
Vl5 Arc m3 v5.1
Vl5 Arc m4 v5.1
Vl6 m3 v5.1
Vl6 m4 v5.1
Vl6 m5 v5.1
Vl6 m6 v5.1
Vl6B m5 v5.1
Vl6B m6 v5.1
Vl7 m7 v5.1
Vl7 m8 v5.1
Vl7B m9 v5.1
Vl7B m10 v5.1
Vl2201 8bit Std.
Vl2201 16bit Std.
Vl2201 8bit Enhc
Vl2201 16bit Enhc
Vl24xx 8bit Std.
Vl24xx 16bit Std.
Vl24xx 8bit Enhc
Vl24xx 16bit Enhc
Irideon AR5 HR 8Ch
Irideon AR500
X & Y
10
13
11
14
10
14
10
14
11
15
14
18
17
20
24
27
12
14
15
17
10
12
13
15
8
4
Yoke XL
MN 400 Wash
MN 400 Spot
MN 600 Wash
MN 600 Spot
Bim 1200
7
12
13
14
14
14
Declaration of Conformity
according to directives 89/336 EWG and 92/3
1 EWG
92/31
Manufacturer’s name:
MA Lighting Technology GmbH
Manufacturer’s address:
Dachdeckerstraße 16
D-97297 Waldbüttelbrunn
Germany
declares that the product
Name of product:
MA grandMA, grandMA light, grandMA ultra-light, grandMA RPU
Type:
MA GM
complies with the following product specifications:
Safety:
EN60065, EN60950
EMV (EMC):
EN55103-1 (E1), EN50081-1
EN55103-2 (E2), EN50082-1
Additional information:
DMX512 and analogue inputs and outputs must be shielded and the shielding
must be connected to the earthing resp. to the housing of the corresponding
plug.
Dipl. Ing. Michael Adenau
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Index
Index
Symbols
% + 68
<<<: 101
A CTION
89, 95
Activating 17
Active Values 45, 68, 83
ACTUAL SHOW 22
Additive 43
ADMIN 53
After Roll 127
ALIGN 115, 116
– Function 63, 72
– OFF 143
ALL 17, 45, 83, 143, 155
– for Selected Devices 45, 83
– FULL 104
– OFF 121
– SCREENS 58
ALWAYS 117
ANGLE 123
ARC 123
Archives of Fixtures 39
ARROW 123
Artistic Licence 30
ARTNET 30
AS (Adaptive Speed) 117
ASCII format 37
ASSIGN 18, 89, 143, 156
– menu 17, 99
Assignments, deleting
135, 137, 139
ATTRIBUTE GROUPING 47, 66
Attributes 48
AUTO 68
– FIX 102
– GAIN 46
– LOOP 95
– PrePos 103
– SCROLL 89, 107, 109
– STOP 46
– WRAP 74
– SORT-Function 74
B ackground Illumination
BACKUP 143
BASE 116
– VALUE 116
BASIC FADE 17, 83, 90
Battery 8
BEEPS ON 199
BLACKOUT 10, 46
BLIND 10, 89
BLOCK 109
Booting 16
BOUNCE 95, 119
BPM 44, 46, 95, 119
Button, changing a 100
– Page 110
BUTTONS OFF 112
C alculator
43
15
Calibrating Button 42
CHANNEL 56, 157
– Expansion to 4096 24
– FADER 42, 71
– Mode 71
– Page 96
– -specific Adjustments for the
Current Show 32
– VALUES 41
– window, Colours used in the
77
CHASE 113
– INFADE 96
– OUTFADE 96
– SPEED 96
CHASER 106
–, calling a (Playback) 87
–, editing a 94
–, executing a 99
– SPEED 44, 105
CHASER, triggering a 46
CHASES OFF 112
CLEAR 10, 17, 63, 143, 157
– LED 63
CLOCK 56
CLOSE 104
Colours, rainbow color-blending
11 3
– used in the FIXTURE,
CHANNEL and FADER
window 77
Columns 29, 74
COMBINED WITH COMMAND
LINE COMMANDS
135, 137, 139
COMMANDLINE 56, 65, 146
Command Overview 148
– Reference 150
Complete Loss of Data 8
CONFIRM 124
COPY 61, 90, 143, 158
COS 113
CREATE GROUPS 36
– PRESETS 36
Creating Effects
automatically 41
– Groups automatically 41
– Presets automatically 41
Crossfade 45
Cue 82, 158
–, copying a 90
–, deleting a 81, 92
– Destinations 97
–, executing a 997
–, including a 85
–, merging a 84
–, moving a 91
– Only 45, 109
–, overwriting a 84
–, removing a 84
–, renumbering a 92
– Timing 44
– Update 98
–, updating a 97
CURRENT PAGE OFF 112
– Settings 101, 103
CURVE 38
Date
21
DEC 68DEF_GO 159
DEFAULT 32, 38, 44, 63
– Printer 25, 27
– Sequence 10, 86, 107
– Menu, Settings in the 44
Defining DMX Addresses for
Fixtures 56
DELAY 17, 68, 143, 160
– time 107
– times in the CHANNEL
window 73
–– in the FIXTURE window 65
DELETE 57, 143, 160
Desk Lamp 43
–, Locking the 52
– STATUS 57
DIMMER CHANNELS, accessing
directly 70
––, patching 28
––, selecting the Number of
22
–, creating a 19
–, editing a 19
– Group, calling up a 60, 104
––, creating a 60, 104
– Option 75
– PATCH 26
–, patching a 19
– Values 68
Dir (direction) 115
Direction 74
Display Panel, Adjusting the
Viewing of the 8
DMX 7, 68
– Addresses 67
– – for Dimmers 26
– – for Fixtures 24
– Channels, 4096 57
––, assigning 137
– hub 31
– IN, Remote Control by 136
– Input, using the 137
– LINES 56
DMX LIST 32
– OUTPUT CONFIGURATION
30
– – A to H 24, 26
– – Window 28
– ports A to H (Universe) 30
– -XLR sockets 28
DMX_BTN 161
Dongle 30
DOUBLE SPEED 95
DUMMY Function 40
E DIT
143, 161
– EFFECT 113, 114
– FIXTURE 23, 39, 40
– FORMS 113, 122, 123, 124
– menu 88
Editing Macros 141
EFFECT 56, 162
–, creating an – automatically
36
–, deleting individual an 117
–, editing an 114
– Group, assigning a 99
––, customizing an 119
––, editing a 114
––, executing an 118
– – in Cues 120
––, switched off 121
– Pool 113, 114
– run backwards 118
– Speed 44
EFFECTS 89, 95, 107
– OFF 112
Elimination, Dropout 127
Emergency Backup 8
– Switch 42
Empty 100, 101
ENCODER 10, 78
– (Attribute) Grouping 49
–, Sensitivity of the 42
– SPEED 143
END LINE 92
ENTER 143
Enumerate Names 25
EQUALIZE DOTS 123
Equalizer 46
ESC 163
ESCAPE 17, 143
Ethernet 30, 195
EVEN 143, 163
EVERYTHING OFF 112
Exchange Fixtures 21
EXCLUDED 108
EXEC 163
EXECUTOR 18, 56, 94
–, Assignment to 99
– BUTTON 82, 101
– – Page 110
–, copying an 105
– Defaults 44
–, deleting an 81, 105
– FADER 42, 88, 101, 110
– – Window 106
–, moving an 105
– pages 102
– SETTINGS 44, 102
– Window 107
extra fine 42
F (Fade)
89, 95
F9 42
FADE 17, 68, 89, 95, 100, 143,
164
– Time 107
––, individual 65
– – in the CHANNEL window
73
– – in the FIXTURE window
65
FADER 56, 164
–, changing a 100
FADER Page 110
– window, Colours used in the
77
– OFF 112
FEATURE 48, 165
Figures, red 63
Filter 114
FIRMWARE 182
FIX 108, 165
FIXTURE 56, 165
FIXTURE, accessing directly 62
–, calling up a 60, 104
–, creating a 19, 40, 60, 104
–, Defining DMX Addresses 56
–, deleting a 21
–, editing a 19
–, editing a (create new) 40
–, editing a (modify) 38
– Library 200
–, odd-numbered or evennumbered 114
– OPTION 67
–, patching a 19, 28
– SCHEDULE 20
–, selected 65
–, selecting a 19
–, selecting Type and Numbers
of a 20
– window 62
––, Colours used in the 77
––, Options in the 68
FIXTURES PATCH 24
Flash 101
FLASH_DOWN 166
Flashdisc 6
Flightcase 8
FLIP 143
Floppy 21, 23, 39, 181
Folders 34
FOLLOW 90
FONT SIZE 68, 107
FORM 166
FORWARD 95
FREEZE 10, 90
From 116
FULL 167
Functions 32
–, mathematical 124
G AIN
46
Go 90, 95, 101, 167
– fast backwards 155
– – forward 155
grandMA light
12, 14, 106, 183
– replay unit 12, 184
– ultra-light
8, 12, 13, 52, 106, 183
GRANDMASTER
18, 25, 27, 45, 67, 75, 82
GROUP 168
– Button, creating a –
automatically 36
–, calling up a 61
–, copying a 61
–, deleting a 81
– Functions 38
– Master, assigning a 104
–, moving a 61
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GROUP Name, changing a 104
– Overview 104
GROUPS 56
Grp (Group) 116
HALF SPEED
95
Hard Disk 6, 180
HARD EDIT 35
HARDDISK LIBRARY 23
Hardware 7
– Protection à Dongle
HEX 68
HIDE 74
HIGHLIGHT 32, 38
HIGHLITE 25
History 90, 91, 147
HOLD-OFF 46
HOTLINE 16
HZ 44
I DELAY
89, 95
I.FADE 89, 95
Id Executor 68
Id Sequence 68
IF 168
IFOUTPUT 168
Illumination 43
INCLUDED 108
Incremental 43
IND. DELAYTIME 65, 83
IND. FADETIME 83
INSERT 169
Installation 7
INTENS 89, 95
INTENSITY 118
INVERS 38
INVERT 143, 169
K EYBOARD GERMAN/ENGLISH
45
Keyword 148
LABEL
169
Lasso Function 109
Latest Takes Precedence 17
LAYER TO DISPLAY 68, 74
LEARN 101, 170
LI. DEL 89, 95
Library 19, 21, 23, 39, 182
–, Fixture 200
LIN 113
LINK 89, 92, 95
– DEFAULT 106
– Fader-Function in the
CHANNEL window 74
LIST 13, 110
LOAD 170
Locking the Desk 52
LOOP 89, 95
– (COUNT) 92
– (TIMED) 92
–, drawing a 24, 26
LOOPDELAY 89, 92, 95
LOOPS 92, 107
Loss of Data 8
LTP Dimmer 103
LTP principle 17, 82, 102
M ACRO
170
–, activating a 140
– button 10
–, creating a 140
–, deleting a 81
–, editing a 141
–, inserting a – in a Cue 92
– OPTIONS 140
– Pool 140
– TIMED 141
MACROS 56, 105, 140
MAIN PROGRAM 182
Manual Fade 80
MANUFACTURER LIBRARY 22
MASTER 100
– Sequence 86
– START 102
– STOP 102
204
Mathematical Functions 124
MIDI_BTN 170
MIDI Channel, selecting the
139
– IN 138
– Input 139
– note 138
–, Remote Control by 138
– Show Control 138
– Timecode 126
MIRROR 123
MODIFY CUE 89
Modulator 116
Monitor, external 42
Motorfader 42
Mouse Button, middle 70, 78
– Function 42
MOVE 91, 143, 171
MSC (Midi Show Control) 138
MTC (Midi Timecode) 126
MULTI PATCH 26
N AME
89, 95
– Field 74
–/MANUFACTURER 38
Names 68
–, enumerate 25
NEW ENTRY 22
– START 92
– Timecode 125
NEXT 10, 61, 143, 171
NO MASTER 25, 75
– SWAP 67
– WRAP 74
No. 89, 95
NON TRACKING 17
Numbers 68
O DD
143, 171
OFF 18, 101, 171
– -EXECUTOR 112
– menu (RUNNING
PROGRAMS) 112
– On Overwritten 119
– -PAGE 112
– Time 44
OFFSET 116
On 101, 172
One Shot 119
OOPS 14, 43, 172
Out 101
OUTFADE 89, 95
– TIME 83
Output Window, DMX 28
Overview, Command 148
P AGE
102, 110, 172
– Administration 110
–, copying a 111
–, deleting a 81, 111
–, moving a 9111
– Name 111
PAN 25
– NORMAL 67
– /TILT MAX 39
–/– -Trackball-Orientation 25
Panel, mechanical parts
of the 8
Param (Parameter) 114
Parc Function 64, 72
Part (Partly) 117
Patching Dimmer channels 28
– Fixtures 28
PAUSE 101, 118, 173
PHASE1/PHASE2/PHASE3 113
Pitch, assigning the 139
Playback Buttons, assigning
134, 138
– Timing 44
–, True Tracking 195, 196
Plug-In Card 30
POSITIVE ENABLE 104
Power Failure 8
Pre Roll 127
PREDEFINES 122
PRESET 173
–, calling up a 78, 80
– Control Bar 62
–, copying a 80
–, creating a 39, 78
–, creating a – automatically
36
–, deleting a 39, 81
– FILTER 45
– Group 48
–, moving a 79
–, updating a 98
– Values 59
PRESETS 41
PRESS OK TO REBOOT 126
PREV 10, 61
PREVIEW 87, 174
PREVIOUS 143, 174
Printer 25, 27
PROFILE 32, 34, 38
–, assigning a 34
–, creating a 34
–, customizing a 34
–, deleting a 34
Prop.– 43
pulldown menu 14
PULSE WIDTH 115
PUSH 42
PWM 113
Q uick Reference
16
QUIKEY 56, 140, 143
–, activating a 143, 186
–, assigning a 143, 186
Rainbow Color-Blending
RANDOM 113
RANDOMLY 95
Rate 100, 116
– FACTOR 107
REACT AS STORED ONLY
135, 137, 139
READOUT 68
Reference, Command 150
Remote Control 125
– – by DMX IN 136
– – by by MIDI 138
– – via Touchboard 134
Renumbering Cues 92
replay unit
à grandMA replay unit
RESET 21
REVERS 95
Roll, after 127
–, pre 127
ROTATION 123
RUN 95
RUNNING EFFECTS 121
S afety Instructions
113
9
SAVE PRESET REFERENCE 36
SEARCH/MOVE 114
SEC 42
SELECT 10, 174
Selected Devices 68
Selecting 17
Selection 114
Separate Memories 82
SEQU 174
SEQUENCE 56, 106
–, assigning a 99
–, calling a (Playback) 87
–, copying a 85
–, deleting a 81
–, editing a 88
–, executing a 99
– Names, changing 99
–, programming a 84
–, triggering a 46
SEQUENCES 82
– OFF 112
Service Work 9
SET 61
Settings, current 101, 103
– in the Setup Menu 42
SETUP 19, 143
– Menu, Settings in the 42
Sheet 45
Shortcut 148
Show, deleting from harddisk
181
– Import 37
–, loading an empty 181
–, loading from floppy disk
181
–, loading from harddisk 180
–, saving on floppy disk 181
–, saving the current on
harddisk 180
SIN 113
Size 115
– of EXECUTOR buttons 101
SMPTE 125
SNAP 32, 89, 95
– DELAY 17, 83, 90, 96
SOFT 89, 95
– EDIT 35
Soft Keyboard 13, 15
SOFTNESS 118
Software Crash 9
– Update 182, 183
– Version 57
SORT Ascending 68
– BY 68
– by Names 20
– Desending 68
SOUND 46, 95
– Signal 90
––, Setting of a 46
Special Masters, assigning 105
SPEED 89, 95, 100, 118, 119
– Group 105, 119
– INDV. 95
SPEED SCALE 96, 119
START LINE 92
– Speed 119
Status Copy 90
STORE 17, 143, 175
– LED 58
SUB NET addresses 31
Summer Time 51
SWAP 25, 100
SWOP 101, 175
SWOP_OFF 175
Sync Start 119
Table
115
TEMP 101, 175
TEST OUT 26
THRU 176
TILT 25
– NORMAL 67
– OFFSET 39
TIME 17, 65, 73, 86
–, automatically according to
set 90
–, summer 51
TIMECODE 57, 125, 176
– , Midi 126
–, new 125
– Show 105
TOGGLE 101, 176
TOOLS 143
– menu 30
TOP 101, 177
TOUCH_BTN 177
Touchboard, Remote Control
vial 134
Touchscreen 8, 42, 88
TRACKBALL 14, 62, 78
–, Sensitivity of the 42
– SPEED 143
TRACKING 17, 56, 86
– mode 102
– Window 108
TRACKINGSHEET OPTIONS 108
TRIANGLE 113
TRIGGER 83, 89, 95
–, changing the 90
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Index
Triggermonitor 46
True Tracking 195, 196
– – Playback 195, 196
TYPE OF FIXTURE 39
U ltra-light
à grandMA ultra-light
Unblock 109
UNDO 33
Universe à DMX ports A to H
UNPRESS 177
UPDATE 120, 143, 177
– Cue 98
– LIBRARY 21, 23
UPDATE Presets 98
–, Software 182, 183
USER DEFINED 113, 115
– LIBRARY 22
– Management 52
– Profiles 53
Utility menu 16
VALUE
177
VALUES 143
– Only 68
–, selecting individual 66
Ventilation 8
VIEW 177
– ALL RUNNING EFFECTS menu
121
–, assigning a 59
– button 10, 58
–, deleting a 81
– Macro Button 6
– Pool 59
–, saving a 58
VIEWBTN 178
VIEWS 56
Virtual Form, creating a 122
––, modifying a 123
––, self-created twodimensional 115
Virtual Form, two-dimensional
122
VISUALIZE FORMS 115
VL 5 25
W eights and Dimensions
Wheel 43, 62, 78
Window, creating a 56
–, deleting a 57
–, enlarge a 57
Wing 116
WINZip 182
7
XF
A/B 100
XFADE 100
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