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Control Console
User Manual
Revision 6, January 1999
© 1998, Electronics Diversified, Inc.
070-0130
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Omega 2
INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THE OMEGA 2
Omega 2 continues the tradition of a single-scene, pile-on,
performance lighting console designed for 'Hands-On' control of
live performances. The console incorporates four automated
independent fader tracks for simultaneous playback operation of
cue actions. All faders incorporate 'Go' button technology with a
manual override for independent control of any fade action.
The high definition Color Video Display is designed to make it
easy to identify and coordinate information. An independent panel
has manual sliders that are configured in rows to match the VGA
screen layout. Colored indicators mounted above the Bump Buttons
are coordinated with the screen colors for quick identification of
control status.
The Omega 2 gives you the flexibility to achieve the same result
through a variety of screens and methods. For example, you can set
cue levels in the Stage, Preview, Track or Cue List Screens.
By using the remote alphanumeric keyboard, you can label any
recorded Cue, or Submaster group. Channel location, focus area,
type of lighting fixture, color, or special function can be labeled to
assist you in the control function. The label process allows text color
and background changes for increased visual impact. All labels can
be recorded to disk as a special file for independent recall from
stage cues.
This User Manual is supplied with your system. Copies of this
manual may be obtained from Electronics Diversified, Inc. for a
nominal charge. It is recommended that you copy those portions of
this manual applicable to your present use in the installation,
maintenance or repair and preserve the original in a safe place.
© 1998, by Electronics Diversified, Inc. All rights reserved.
No part of this manual may be reproduced by any means,
graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying,
recording, taping, or information storage and retrieval systems,
without the express written permission of Electronics Diversified,
Inc., except in connection with installation, operation, repair and
maintenance of Electronics Diversified, Inc. systems.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
A "Hands On" approach is the best way to master the sophisticated
features of the Omega 2.
For that reason, this manual is set up similar to a mock tutorial.
The chapters correspond to the different screens (Setup, Help,
Stage, Submaster, Playback, Preview, Track, Cue List, Effect,
Patch, Macro, Profile) that you can access on the console.
Each chapter steps you through a series of exercises that shows
you how to use and set the console's features.
There is some repetition between chapters. This is because the
Omega 2 allows you to achieve the same result using a variety of
screens. This flexibility supports faster input and operation because
you can operate the system according to your particular preference
and style.
The detailed Table of Contents helps you quickly locate
instructions for specific routines.
A good way to begin using the Omega 2 is to set aside time to go
through the System Details, Setup and Stage chapters in one sitting.
This will introduce you to the system and provide the context for
moving on to more advanced topics.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SYSTEM DETAILS
SUBMASTER PLAYBACK
MACRO SCREEN
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Screen Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Action Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Number Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Selection Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Fader Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Command Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Alphanumeric Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Manual Slider Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Making Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Disk Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Formatting a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Running Playbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Viewing Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Creating Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
SET UP SCREENS
Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting System Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
System Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Cues Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Submaster Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Patch Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Front Panel Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Save To Disk Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Load From Disk Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Print Functions Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Clear Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Time Functions Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Peripherals/Utilities Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the Help Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
STAGE SCREEN
Preview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting Levels from the Keypad . . . . . . . 20
Controlling Levels with the Wheel . . . . . . 22
Setting Levels with the Sliders . . . . . . . . . 23
Setting Levels in Combination . . . . . . . . . 24
Select & Control All Channels at Once . . 26
Recording Cue Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cue Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cue Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Time Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Delay Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Labeling the Stage Screen . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Setting Blank Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Recording Without Submasters . . . . . . . . 36
Submasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
SUBMASTERS
Recording Submasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Assigning Times to a Submaster . . . . . . . 38
Selecting the Submaster Mode . . . . . . . . 39
Page Numbers and Labels . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Merge & Insert Commands . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Copy Levels From One Submaster
to Another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
FADER OPERATIONS
Running a Fader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Loading a Fader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Take Control of a Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Wheel Control of a Fader . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Manual Control of a Fader . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Manual Control of a Split Fade . . . . . . . . 50
Multipart Cues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Multiple Active Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
ADVANCED CUE FEATURES
Creating a Temporary Cue . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Modifying Cues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Previewing a Temporary Fade . . . . . . . . 56
PREVIEW SCREEN
Using the Preview Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Merge & Insert Commands . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Copying Cue Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
TRACK SCREEN
Using the Track Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Screen Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Editing Levels on Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Cue Only Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
CUE LIST
Using the Cue List Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Changing Times and Cue Names . . . . . . 62
Linking Cues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Manual Fader Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Macro Activation in a Cue . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Effect Activation in a Cue . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
EFFECT SCREEN
Using the Effect Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Positioning the Cursor & Setting Levels . 65
Effect Record Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Setting the Step Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Submaster Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Master Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Testing an Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Chase Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
PATCH SCREEN
Using the Patch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Patch By Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Position Control Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Parked Dimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Unpatch Dimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Unity Patch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Assigning Profiles to Dimmers . . . . . . . . 77
Bypass Grand Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
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PROFILE SCREEN
Using the Profile Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Selecting and Setting Modes . . . . . . . . . . 81
ACCESSORIES
Remote Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Remote Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Designers Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Hand-held Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
MIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
SMPTE (Timed Actions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Common Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
SPECIFICATIONS
Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Channel Slider Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Slider Stand Assembly Instructions . . . . 89
SHOW CONTROLLER
Remote Show Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Using the Timed Actions Screen . . . . . . 91
Selecting the Time Source . . . . . . . . . . . 91
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
SERVICE
Support Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Omega 2
SYSTEM DETAILS
FRONT PANEL
The Omega 2 is a microprocessor-based control system with all
operational instruction sets and controls routines embedded in
read-only memory. The control console front panel allows access to
these instructions and routines through key selections. All key
selections are echoed on the system command line located at the
bottom left of your monitor.
Here is an overview of the front panel controls.
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1. FADER CONTROL BUTTONS:
Select active fader.
Allow manual takeover of automated fades.
Clear active cue from the fader.
2. MANUAL FADER CONTROLS:
Manually control cues.
Adjust fade level up or down from the capture point.
Offer Grand Master proportional control.
3. CONTROL KEYS:
Select active display screens for monitor.
Access channels and level information.
Organize recording, playback and editing sequences.
Start and stop automated features.
4. ENCODER WHEEL:
Adjusts selected channel levels proportionally.
Accelerates or slows fade times proportionally.
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5. KEY SWITCH:
Controls access to power.
Controls access to record feature.
6. DISK DRIVE (located on right Side):
Off-line storage for recorded information.
Off-line storage of custom configurations.
CONTROL KEYS
Screen Keys
The primary access to the control system is through the keypad
controls on the front panel of the console. The keypads are grouped
together under common control headings for ease of operation.
There are six groups:
Screen Keys
Action Keys
Number Keys
Selection Keys
Fader Keys
Command Keys
Screen Keys
Action Keys
The general titles for the grouping of keys indicate their functions.
The natural progression for the commands from the keypads is from
left to right.
Command
Keys
Fader Keys
Number Keys
Selection Keys
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SCREEN KEYS
The Screen Keys access the primary displays of the control
console. The control 'point of view' can be changed at any point by
selecting a different Screen Key. Changing screens does not affect
or stop an action that was set in place on a previous screen. Screen
Keys on the top left deal directly with organization and playback,
while Screen Keys on the top right control access and special
information in the system.
STAGE:
This screen shows channels with levels from the various sources.
Also shown is information on the cue on stage and the two
following. Cues and subs can be recorded or rerecorded and cue
times can be changed on this screen.
TRACK:
This screen shows the cues and channels in a spreadsheet
format. Cue levels can be edited blind in this screen.
SUBMASTER:
This screen shows the contents of submasters. A submaster's
levels and times can be edited blind in this screen. New submasters
can also be recorded.
PREVIEW:
This screen shows the contents of cues. A cue's levels and
attributes can be edited blind in this screen. New cues can also
be recorded.
CUE LIST:
This screen shows the list of the cue times and attributes which
can be edited.
PLAYBACK:
This screen shows a listing of submasters and the current page
that is active. Times can be changed and handles can be forced
to new pages. The current output level for the Submaster is
displayed.
PATCH:
This screen shows the system patch by dimmer. Dimmers can be
assigned to channels with proportional levels and profiles.
Dimmers can be parked at levels, or assigned to submaster
handles.
MACRO:
This screen shows the contents of the Macro. Macros can be
created and edited here.
EFFECT:
This screen will show Effects' steps and times. Steps can be
added, inserted and deleted.
A second press displays the TIMED ACTIONS screen. This
screen shows actions that can be started by SMPTE, a timer, or
by the clock.
SETUP:
This screen shows the user-definable parameters. These
configurations can be set on this screen.
HELP:
Accesses the Help window at the bottom of each screen. Active
keys and instructions for each key are displayed.
PROFILE:
The Profile screen shows preheats and other custom profiles
which can be edited and assigned in Patch.
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ACTION KEYS
Action Keys allow specific functions to be executed. They are
short cuts to quickly establish a condition or a result.
MACRO 1-8:
Direct access to the first eight Macros.
MACRO #:
Addresses Macros greater than 8.
CREATE MACRO:
Opens or closes a Macro for live recording.
FLASH:
Bounces between two levels assigned in 'Setup'. It is useful in
checking lights before a show.
REM DIM (Remainder Dim):
Forces all unaddressed levels to '0.'
RESTORE:
Returns screen to conditions before last Enter. Restore is
essentially an "undo" feature.
JUMP:
Moves the cursor to the next field on the screen.
SELECT:
Allows you to select mode options while in the Record Window,
Patch Screen, or Playback Screen.
NUMBER KEYS
Number Keys are the primary way to enter values into the Cues,
Times, Submasters and Effects. Number Keys are always reflected
on the system Command Line.
NUMBER KEYS:
Make a selection by entering the value on the Command Line.
DECIMAL KEY:
Used to insert between whole number cues or to identify tenth of
seconds.
FL KEY(Full) :
Assigns a value of 100%.
SELECTION KEYS
TRANSITION KEYS:
Bridge between channel selections and level setting. These
include [AND], [THRU], [AT], and [EXCEPT].
CURSOR POSITION KEYS:
These are designated by arrows and allow you move around the
screen quickly. They include [UP], [DOWN], [LEFT], or [RIGHT].
GENERAL POSITION KEYS:
Move the screen in block movements one block at a time. These
keys include [PAGE UP], [PAGE DOWN], [NEXT], and [LAST].
CONFIRMATION KEYS:
Deal directly with the Command Line instruction by accepting
the statement [ENTER], clearing the line [CLEAR], or eliminating
one item at a time from the line [BACKSPACE].
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FADER KEYS
Fader keys are the primary way to store information for playback.
Fader keys coordinate with the Fader display on the Stage, Preview,
Submaster, Track, Playback and Cue List screens. They update you
on the latest conditions of playback. Fader keys can start, pause,
stop, or allow manual control for any action.
FADE TAKE:
Gives control of the selected faders to the manual fader controls.
LOAD:
Loads a cue on the selected fader.
STOP/REV:
Stops all faders in progress. A second press backs up one Cue.
GO:
Starts selected faders.
COMMAND KEYS
Using the Command Keys, you can record, modify record, or
delete items called out on the Command Line. You can select the
functions for Cues, Submasters or Times, as directed.
MERGE:
Merges a Cue and/or a Submaster into an established look on a
'highest takes precedence' basis.
CAPTURE:
Captures channels to establish a temporary cue.
(See page 54).
INSERT:
Inserts a Cue and/or a Submaster into an established look on a
'last action' basis.
GO TO CUE:
Routes Stage display to new position with cue action in Fader.
RECORD:
1st key used in the Record process.
DELETE:
Deletes Cues, Submasters.
UPDATE:
Automatically records modified levels into existing cues.
CUE ONLY:
In Tracking Mode, levels are modified for only one cue. Resets
previous levels for next cue without tracking.
TIME:
Used in Record process to assign Fade times on cue list.
CUE:
Accesses Cue memories.
SUBMASTER:
Accesses Submaster memories.
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REAR PANEL
Located on the rear of the console are the control outputs as well
as the power input. An explanation of each output connector is
described below. Control cables furnished with the console mate
these outputs to the system connection plates in your facility. There
are two types of connectors on the output panel: heavy duty XLR
connectors and standard computer grade 'D' style connectors.
All XLRs are keyed, locking connectors. Position the connector
carefully at the receptacle, rotate until it mates with the key, then
insert it. When inserting 'D' series connectors, tighten the thumb
screws on the male end to insure proper connection.
Do not force connectors into position.
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01. DMX OUTPUT:
(Dimmers 1-512) (5-Pin XLR)
02. HAND-HELD REMOTE:
(4-Pin XLR)
03. MANUAL SLIDERS INPUT:
(7-PIN XLR)
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04. TIMED ACTIONS INPUT:
(optional) (3-Pin XLR)
05. REMOTE VGA MONITOR:
(6-Pin XLR)
06. AUXILIARY SERIAL PORTS:
(DB15)
07. MIDI IN & OUT:
(optional)
08. PRINTER OUTPUT:
(DB25)
09. ALPHANUMERIC KEYBOARD:
10. PERSONALITY MODULE:
(software update access)
11. VGA/SVGA MONITOR:
(D15, 3-row, VGA standard)
12. CONVENIENCE OUTLET:
( 120VAC/300 watts max.)
13. POWER INPUT FUSE BLOCK:
(92 to 235 VAC, 47/64 Hz, 3 Amp)
ALPHANUMERIC KEYBOARD
The Omega 2 is designed to operate with any standard IBM PC/
AT keyboard. The Omega 2 is shipped with a remote keyboard as
standard equipment.
Alphanumeric text can be entered into the Stage Screen from this
remote keyboard. Entered text can be labels describing the type or
focus of the lighting instruments, or comments about the area of
focus or position on stage.
If you encounter problems with using any keyboard, please
contact the factory, as some manufacturers of AT aftermarket
keyboards have been known to be incompatible.
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MANUAL SLIDER CONTROL
The Omega 2 Console supports an independent panel of 120
manual sliders. Each slider is equipped with a tricolor LED to
indicate the channel status and a Bump Button for direct output.
The sliders allow direct 'hands on' control of 120 control channels
for level setting or overriding an established level. The sliders can
also offer direct dimmer output control for stand-alone or emergency
operation by positioning the Output Mode Selection Switch (see #7
below) at the top of the independent panel.
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1. REMOTE 120-CHANNEL MANUAL SECTION.
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2. INDIVIDUAL CHANNEL STATUS LED's.
3. INDIVIDUAL CHANNEL BUMP BUTTONS.
4. MANUAL CHANNEL SLIDERS.
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5. OUTPUT CONNECTOR TO CONSOLE:
(7-Pin XLR)
6. LOW VOLTAGE POWER CONNECTOR:
(12 VDC / 500MA)
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7. THREE-POSITION OUTPUT SELECTOR SWITCH:
(Submasters / Off / Backup)
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8. OUTPUT INDICATORS:
(Power / Data)
9. OUTPUT CONNECTOR TO DIMMER BANK:
(DMX 5-Pin XLR)
Top of Panel
MAKING CONNECTIONS
Like all microprocessor-based controls, the Omega 2 is sensitive
to power fluctuations on standard power lines. The console should
be plugged into an isolated circuit with a full equipment ground. For
best results, the console should be connected to an uninterrupted
power supply (UPS), or at a bare minimum, a high quality power
conditioner.
Do not plug the console into the same outlet as motor or SCRcontrolled devices.
The steps below will guide you through the first power-up exercise
of the Omega 2 Console.
60° Configuration
STEP #1:
Position the control console on a flat surface. The key position in
the upper right corner should be Off.
Do not connect the power cable at this time.
STEP #2:
If you're using a manual control with stand, assemble the stand
according to the instructions on page 89.
Determine if the 30-degree or the 60-degree angle of operation
is best for the site. When assembled, position near your control
console.
30° Configuration
STEP #3:
Locate the 7-pin XLR control cable. Identify the keyed position on
both the cable connector and the chassis-mounted connection
point on the top rear of the manual stand. Carefully insert the 7pin XLR cable into the connector labeled "Console."
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STEP #4:
Insert the other end of the 7-pin XLR cable to the connector on the
back of the console labeled 'Submasters.'
STEP #5:
Locate the remote alphanumeric keyboard. Identify the keyed
position on the connector, and match it to the connector on the
rear panel of the console labeled 'Keyboard.' Position the keyboard
in front of the manual section.
STEP #6:
Connect the 5-pin XLR cable into the DMX-512 output port on the
rear of the console. Connect the opposite end to the control
connection plate labeled DMX-512 which goes to the system
dimmers.
STEP #7:
Position the SVGA monitor adjacent to the console. Connect the
VGA cable male end with the (15-pin 'D') connector to the rear of
the monitor. Use the captive thumb screws to tighten the
connection.
STEP #8:
Connect the other male end of the VGA cable to the console video
output labeled 'Monitor.' Use the captive thumb screws to tighten
the connection.
STEP #9:
Connect the recessed female power cord to the rear of the SVGA
monitor.
STEP #10:
Connect the male end of the monitor power cord to the monitor
convenience outlet located on the rear of the console (Item 12,
page 8).
STEP #11:
Connect the male end of the console power cord to a line voltage
outlet (120 VAC, U.S. version or 220 VAC, export version).
STEP #12:
Connect the female end of the power cord to the rear of the
console (Item 13, page 8).
STEP #13:
Check each connection to insure correct mating. If all connections
are correct, remove the cardboard from the system disk drive,
and insert the formatted disk shipped with the console. If
necessary, review Disk Drive Operation, page 11, for proper
orientation of the system disk prior to insertion.
STEP 14:
You are now ready to power up!
Insert the key into the top position on the front panel. Turn the key
clockwise to the first position.
The POWER light under the key position should come on. In
addition, the tricolored LEDs under the Bump buttons will cycle.
STEP #15:
Switch on the monitor. The monitor power LED should illuminate.
The Stage Screen should be displayed. Use the monitor controls
to position the image in the center of the display screen. Expand
the image to fill the screen. Do not fill the entire screen, because
you want the console Command Line to appear below the brown
border on the left side.
The console is ready to operate.
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DISK DRIVE OPERATION
The Omega 2 Control Console is a disk-based control system. All
control information set in place by the operator is automatically
saved in battery-backed random access memory inside the console.
In addition, the information can be saved and stored off-line for
future use on a 1.44MB, 3.5" high-density disk. The disk drive is
located on the right side of the console.
Access to the disk drive features is available through menu
selections on the Setup Screen. Follow the simple procedures
outlined below to insure proper operation.
Disk Drive
DISK HANDLING PROCEDURE:
DISK DRIVE: 3.5" IBM format, 1.44MB. Disks must be formatted by
the Omega 2 console before use.
Indicator Light
Insert the disk as illustrated. Do not force it into the drive. If the
disk will not insert easily, it is not correctly oriented.
Eject Button
To eject the disk, push the small button on the disk drive.
To protect your data:
3.5" Disk
• Do not expose disks to high temperatures.
Write-protect Tab
• Do not store disks near magnetic fields.
• Do not eject a disk while the disk drive indicator light is on.
This could result in loss of data or incomplete loading of a show.
Wait until the indicator light goes off before ejecting.
FORMATTING A DISK
INSERT DISK TO BE FORMATTED INTO DISK DRIVE:
Press [SETUP]
SETUP
Version 1.22
The Main Menu will appear on the screen.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
PERIPHERALS/UTILITIES
1> Return to main menu
2> Designers remote . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yes
3> Hand held remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
4> Smpte input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No
5> Midi input/output . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No
6> Device ID for Midi . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0
7> Debug value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0
8> SubCommander page . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
9> SubCommander playback . . . . . . . . 1
10> Remote record to SubCommander
11> Format disk
SELECT PERIPHERALS / UTILITIES MENU:
Press [1] [1] [ENTER]
The Peripherals/Utilities Menu will appear on the screen.
SELECT FORMAT DISK:
Press [1] [1] [ENTER]
The Command Line will respond with "Are You Sure?"
Press [ENTER] again. The console will erase any information on
the disk and format the disk for use with the console.
Enter:
ñ
When completed, the command line will prompt "Format Complete."
Are you sure?
Press any key to select the next display.
WRITE PROTECTION:
Write protection locks the disk, preventing alteration of stored
data. To write-protect the disk, orient the diskette so that the round
metal circle is pointed toward you.
If the write-protect tab, located in the lower right-hand corner, is
closed, the disk is not write protected. If the tab is open, the disk is
protected, and no new data can be recorded. Disks should be
double-sided, MF2-HD equivalent. Two non-formatted disks are
supplied with the Omega 2 console.
Metal Flap
Write-protect Tab
Disks may be purchased from EDl (Part#119-0058) or any computer
supply house.
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Omega 2
SETUP SCREENS
MAIN MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
Grandmaster FL
Each subject listed on the Setup Main Menu allows you to
configure or set defaults that affect the console’s operation. Some
of the defaults are designed to reduce keystrokes while others set
conditions for operation.
To view or change a category on a Menu, follow the procedure
outlined in the steps below:
A: Type the number, or move the cursor to the number next to the
topic and press [ENTER].
B: To toggle a Yes / No response, press [ENTER].
C: To change or set a value on the highlighted topic, type the new
number, press [ENTER].
D: To return to the Main Menu, press the [CLEAR] key.
When changing or setting new values, the Command Line may
prompt with an “Are You Sure” statement This prompt requires
[ENTER] to be pressed a second time to confirm the change.
Take a few moments to review each of the 11 menus listed under
the Main Menu. Macros can be used to access common selections
that change regularly.
The following pages highlight and explain each of the control
options settings.
9:01:00
MAIN MENU
1> System
2> Cues
3> Submaster
4> Patch
5> Front Panel
6> Save to Disk Functions
7> Load from Disk Functions
8> Print Functions
9> Clear Functions
10> Time Functions
11> Peripherals / Utilities
Enter:
〉
Screen Colors:
Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue
Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White
SETTING SYSTEM DEFAULTS
SELECT THE MAIN MENU IN THE SETUP SCREEN:
Press
The Main Menu will appear.
SETUP
Version 1.22
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
CLEAR FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Clear cues
3> Clear submasters
4> Clear patches
5> Clear effects
6> Clear macros
7> Clear handle text
8> Clear smpte
9> Default profiles (linear)
10> Default setup
11> CLEAR ALL
ESTABLISH ALL DEFAULT SETTINGS FOR THE CONSOLE:
Press
The Clear Functions Menu will appear.
SELECT THE DEFAULT SETUP CONDITION:
Press
The cursor is positioned on Default
Setup.
Press
Enter:
The Command Line will prompt "Are You Sure?"
〉 Are You sure?
Press
The Command Line will prompt "Setup Cleared."
RESTORE MAIN MENU:
Press
The Main Menu will appear on the Screen.
If the system dimmer count is the same or less than the system
channel count, there will be a Unity Patch of one dimmer to one
channel. Dimmers beyond the system channel count will not be
addressed without an assigned patch from the Patch Display.
(For information about the Patch procedure and the Patch Display,
see page 77).
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Omega 2
SETUP SCREENS
SYSTEM MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
Grandmaster FL
The System Menu allows access to setup conditions that affect
how the control information is processed. The number of dimmers
and control channels is set from this menu. The list below reviews
each category.
01. Returns to Main Menu.
02. Allows user to blank selected channels for display.
9:01:00
(To set blank channels, refer to Stage Screen, page 35.)
SYSTEM
1> Return to main menu
2> Set channels to blank
3> Display name and link in TRACK . . . . . . . . . . Yes
4> Levels shown in hex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No
5> Recording in fast mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No
6> Goto Cue aborts all fades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yes
7> Flash lower intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10
8> Flash upper intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
80
9> Flashing rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
01
10> Number of dimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
512
11> Number of channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
120
12> Title in Stage Screen . . . . . . . . . . . .
Omega 2
13> Time for Goto Cues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0
14> Total units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
238
03. Removes columns which display the cue name and link
characteristics from the Track screen.
04. When selected, converts all output levels to 256-step resolution.
05. Reduces/increases key hits for recording.
06. Goto Cue will affect all faders, not just the one selected.
07. Sets the lowest level for Flash.
08. Sets the highest level for Flash.
09. Sets the rate or timing for the number of flashes per minute.
10. Sets the system capacity for dimmer address.
11. Sets the system capacity for the number of channels displayed
and addressed.
12. When selected, keyboard may enter alphanumeric label for
display on Stage screen.
13. Sets default fade time for go-to-cue selections.
14. Reflects available memory units at all times.
Enter:
〉
TO SWITCH "RECORDING IN FAST MODE" OFF:
Press
The default YES statement toggles to NO.
TO TITLE THE STAGE SCREEN FROM THIS POSITION:
Press
until #12 is highlighted. "Title in Stage Screen" will be
highlighted.
Using the remote alphanumeric keyboard, type the following:
(Label Stage screen with name of facility, followed by "Setup". 25
characters maximum. When complete,
Press
The new label will appear on line 12 and on the Stage
Screen.
CUES MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
CUES
1> Return to main menu
2> All cues have default preset . . . . . . . . . .
3> Editing in Track and Cue List . . . . . . . . .
4> Record levels from Submasters . . . . . . .
5> Updating cues releases manuals . . . . . .
6> Default up time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7> Default down time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
The Cues Menu allows you to select a preference for how the
console will operate. Defaults set on this menu include the cue type,
the capacity to edit and default record times.
The list below reviews each category.
1. Returns to Main Menu.
2. Defaults console to Preset or Tracking.
3. Allows editing of Track and Cue List.
4. Allows levels from Submasters to be recorded into cues.
5. Allows Update key to release Amber selected levels in Record
Process.
6. Establishes default Up Times in Cue Window.
7. Establishes default Down Times in Cue Window.
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
10
10
Enter:
〉 Are You sure?
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Omega 2
SETUP SCREENS
SUBMASTER MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
Grandmaster FL
SUBMASTER
1> Return to main menu
2> Auto page advancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3> Auto page wrap for advancing . . . . . . . . . .
4> Level for bump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9:01:00
The Submaster Menu gives you access to the key attributes of the
Submasters. Review each item below for a statement about operation.
1. Returns to Main Menu.
2. Allows Auto-advancing feature on Playback Screen to be
active.
3. Allows Auto-page wrap feature on Playback Screen to be
active.
4. Sets default level for Bump Buttons.
Yes
Yes
100
To return to Main menu, press the [CLEAR] key.
Enter:
〉
PATCH MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
Grandmaster FL
The Patch Menu offers you a simple way to select the active Patch
Table and establish a one-to-one patch up to the channel capacity
of the console. Review each item below for a statement about
operation.
1. Returns to Main Menu.
9:01:00
PATCH
1> Return to main menu
2> Create patch unity (one to one)
3> Set channel bypassing grandmaster
4> Patch page in use by dimmers . . . . . . . . . . 1
2. Automatically establishes a one-to-one patch for every dimmer
called out in System menu.
3. The Bypass feature is explained on page 78.
4. Determines active page for system patch. Default is page 1.
Enter:
〉
FRONT PANEL MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
FRONT PANEL
1> Return to main menu
2> Wheel Active. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3> Wheel captures null levels . . . . . . . . . . .
4> Wheel at fast speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
The Front Panel Menu deals with the Level /Rate wheel opertion.
The details on the selections from this menu are listed below.
1. Returns to Main Menu.
Yes
No
Yes
2. Deactivates or activates wheel.
3. Allows channels without levels to be captured by the wheel.
4. Increases/decreases wheel sensitivity.
Enter:
〉
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Omega 2
SETUP SCREENS
SAVE TO DISK MENU
SETUP
Version1.22
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
The Save to Disk Menu is used to transfer recorded information
from the console to the disk for off-line storage. This Menu allows the
individual items listed to be transferred, one at a time, to the disk, or,
by selecting Item #11, all can be saved to the disk.
Disks must be formatted prior to recording.
1.
Returns to Main Menu.
2-10. Save-to-Disk functions allow you to save specific portions
of recorded memory, or save all.
11. Saves all to disk.
12. Auto Save. When set, the number entered is the interval
between the last key press and an automatic "Save All to
Disk."
Any key hit will reset the internal counter.
SAVE TO DISK FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Save Cues to disk
3> Save Submasters to disk
4> Save Effects to disk
5> Save Macros to disk
6> Save Patch to disk
7> Save Profiles to disk
8> Save Smpte to disk
9> Save Channel text to disk
10> Save Setup to disk
11> SAVE ALL TO DISK
12> Minutes for Auto Save (0=Off) . . . . . . . 0
Enter:
〉
LOAD FROM DISK MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
The Load from Disk Menu is used to transfer recorded information
from the disk to the memory of the control console. This Menu
allows the individual items listed to be transferred, one at a time, or,
by selecting item #11, all can be loaded at the same time. Loading
information from the disk to the memory will force the existing
information to be deleted.
1.
Returns to Main Menu.
2-10. Load from Disk functions allows you to selectively load
specific portions to memory or load all from disk.
11. Loads all from disk.
12. Disk Status indicates how many items from the categories
are recorded on the disk.
LOAD FROM DISK FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Load Cues from disk
3> Load Submasters from disk
4> Load Effects from disk
5> Load Macros from disk
6> Load Patch from disk
7> Load Profiles from disk
8> Load Smpte from disk
9> Load handle text from disk
10> Load Setup from disk
11> LOAD ALL FROM DISK
12> Disk Status
Enter:
〉 Are You sure?
SETUP
Version 1.22
Grandmaster FL
TO DETERMINE DISK STATUS:
Locate the system disk shipped with the Omega 2 Console. The
disk must be formatted before use in the console. Insert the disk
into the disk drive.
9:01:00
LOAD FROM DISK FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Load Cues from disk
3> Load Submasters from disk
4> Load Effects from disk
5> Load Macros from disk
6> Load Patch from disk
7> Load Profiles from disk
8> Load Smpte from disk
9> Load handle text from disk
10> Load Setup from disk
11> LOAD ALL FROM DISK
12> Disk Status
Press
The cursor will appear on the Disk Status
line.
Press
(Pause)
The command line will prompt
"Are You Sure?" then "Please
Wait".
If the disk is unformatted, the command line will prompt
"UNFORMATTED". If the disk is formatted, the command line will
display the types of memories and the number of each type
stored on the disk.
Enter:
〉 Are You Sure? Please Wait
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Omega 2
SETUP SCREENS
PRINT FUNCTIONS MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
PRINT FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Print extra line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3> Print all channels/dimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4> Start printing at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5> Stop printing at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6> Print test
7> Print cues
8> Print submasters
9> Print effects
10> Print macros
11> Print cue list
12> Print track sheet
13> Print patch by dimmer
14> Print highest level of channels
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
The Print Functions Menu allows you to access the print features.
It offers the ability to select individual items to be printed. Review
each item for a statement about operation.
1.
Returns to Main Menu.
Yes
Yes
0
6000
2.
3.
Allows you to print an extra line.
(See Note on page 83, under Printers).
If "Print all Channels/Dimmers" is set to NO, only channels/
dimmers with values will be printed.
4-13. Print functions allow you to print specific portions of the
features recorded.
14.
Enter:
Summarizes the highest levels and prints a list showing the
levels.
〉 Are You sure?
CLEAR MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
The Clear Menu allows you to selectively clear items from the
system memory one at a time, or, by accessing Item #11, all
memory can be cleared. The Clear Menu also supports the
establishment of system defaults, which will cause all user-assignable
selections to default to the original condition.
The Command Line may prompt an “Are You Sure” statement.
This prompt requires [ENTER] to be pressed a second time to
confirm.
1.
Returns to Main Menu.
CLEAR FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Clear cues
3> Clear submasters
4> Clear patches
5> Clear effects
6> Clear macros
7> Clear handle text
8> Clear smpte
9> Default profiles (linear)
10> Default setup
11> CLEAR ALL
Enter:
〉 Are You sure?
2-9.
Clear Menu allows the user to selectively clear or delete
specific portions of the feature displayed in the memory.
10.
Restores to default setup.
11.
Clears all user-recorded information from system memory.
TIME FUNCTIONS MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
TIME FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Record changes to permanent memory
3> Copy time from permanent memory
4> Military time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5> Show seconds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6> Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7> Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8> Minute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9> Second . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
The Time Menu is used to set up and transfer time notations to
and from the System Menu. The Time Clock is displayed in the upper
right-hand corner of the screen.
No
Yes
24
8
4
42
1. Returns to Main Menu.
2. Updates clock information to memory. This must be done
when any change has been made.
3. Recalls clock from memory.
4. Sets 12- or 24-hour clock operation.
5. Determines clock display elements.
6. Sets calendar day in memory
7. Sets calendar hour in memory.
Enter:
8. Sets calendar minutes in memory.
ñ Are You sure?
9. Sets calendar seconds in memory.
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Omega 2
SETUP SCREENS
PERIPHERALS/UTILITIES MENU
SETUP
Version 1.22
PERIPHERALS/UTILITIES
1> Return to main menu
2> Designers remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3> Hand held remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4> Smpte input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5> Midi input/output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6> Device ID for Midi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7> Debug value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8> SubCommander page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9> SubCommander playback . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10> Remote record to SubCommander
11> Format disk
The Peripherals / Utilities Menu allows you to access the control
peripherals such as the hand-held remote or access to the SMPTE
or MIDI inputs.
The Utilities Menu also allows any output of the console to be
assigned to a SubCommander for remote control and playback. The
location or position memory is controlled by the page and playback
commands.
Item #11 on this menu allows you to format a disk. The statements
below comment on each item of the Peripheral / Utilities Menu.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Yes
Yes
No
No
0
0
1
1
01. Returns to Main Menu.
02. Activates output port for Designer's remote.
Enter:
ñ
03. Activates output port for HHR remote.
04. Activates input port. Turns on screen access for SMPTE
program.
Are you sure?
05. Activates input/output port. Turns on screen access for
programming MIDI SHOW CONTROL.
06. Sets ID number for MIDI input.
07. Sets debug value for testing.
08. Selects page for remote record to SubCommander.
09. Selects playback fader for remote record to SubCommander.
10. Sends signals for remote record of stage picture to
SubCommander. This will automatically advance #8.
11. Allows user to format any IBM-compatible 3.5" HD disk for
system operation.
USING THE HELP WINDOW
The Help feature is an embedded window that appears whenever
the [HELP] key is pressed. The Help feature offers an on-line prompt
or definition of any key pressed when the Help window is open. The
keys defined are limited to the active screen. The Help feature, along
with the prompt window, offer user support during operation.
Active Keys are Screen Dependent
Group
6
HELP:
Press a Key
Name
House Lights
Active Keys:
TO SELECT HELP:
Press
xxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx
Press ENTER or CLEAR to leave help mode.
The Help Window will appear.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ACTIVE KEY:
Press any LISTED key for an explanation.
A definition of the key function will appear in the Help Window.
More than one key can be selected. Each selection will reveal a
new key definition or example.
Group
6
HELP:
Press a Key
Remember that the keys defined are limited to those applicable
to the active screen.
Name
House Lights
TO SELECT HELP:
Press
RECORD Will record shown levels to a cue, group or sub.
Example keys...RECORD GROUP 5 ENTER. This will bring up a
window that is not saved until JUMP or RECORD is pressed.
or
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The screen will be restored to the previous
condition.
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
STAGE SCREEN PREVIEW
STAGE
Omega 2
The Control Console supports a SVGA monitor. When powered
up, the console automatically defaults to the Stage Screen as
pictured on the left. The Stage Screen has seven basic groups of
information that alert the operator to the current status of operation.
The seven basic groups include the:
Title Block
Channel Field
Cue Window
Prompt Window
Fader Display
Text Color
Command Line.
The two cursor positions default to the upper left corner of the
monitor. The single-character cursor in the extreme upper corner
corresponds to the remote alphanumeric keyboard.
The double-character cursor position identifies the current field
to be addressed by the console keypads. It can be repositioned
using by the [JUMP] key.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
Mac EA EB
0 0
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
text color
*****************
〉
〉
Screen Colors:
Channel Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green
Selected Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yellow
Manually Set Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown
Cue Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White
Submaster Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue
Effects Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purple
STAGE
Omega 2
TITLE BLOCK:
The Title Block, positioned on the top line of the screen, includes
the following items:
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Screen Label:
Title Block
Show Title:
Identifies active screen in green.
Custom show title can be positioned here.
(See Setup, System Menu, page 13, #12)
Grand Master:
System Clock:
Indicates the level of the system Grand
Master. Levels less than Full display in red.
Indicates the time of day.
(See Setup, Time Functions Menu, page 16, #6)
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
CHANNEL FIELD:
The Channel Field is outlined by a brown border. The numbers
inside the brown line represent the system channels and
submasters. The Channel Field contains the following elements:
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Channel Cursor: Two-character reverse video square in upper
left corner.
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
Active Channels: Represented by green numbers. Levels
entered are displayed below the numbers.
2-character Channel Cursor
Sub Numbers:
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
Represented by the Sub or S symbol above
the bottom row. Displayed in gray when
inactive or mode color when in use.
Channel Labels: Two rows of alphanumeric text can be
assigned directly above each channel
number. A single -character reverse video
square represents active label position.
Active text color is displayed in the lower
right corner of the monitor. The active color
is selected by the [COLOR UP] or the
[COLOR DN] keys on the remote alphanumeric keyboard.
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
Brown border
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Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
CUE WINDOW:
S Cue
AP 0
Name
Blackout Cue
Time
0
0
Delay
0
0
The Cue Window displays the current cue position as well as the
next two sequentially recorded cue actions. The active cue in the
list is always highlighted. Across the Cue Window are the
individual characteristics of the cue. These characteristics can
be addressed each time a cue is recorded.
Link Mac EA EB
0 0
S: Sets the type of cue action.
Cue: Position for cue number.
Name:
Time:
Position for cue name.
Divided into two distinct positions:
First position assigns time for fade up.
Second position assigns time for fade down.
Delay: Divided into two distinct positions:
First position is for delay prior to start of fade up.
Second position is for delay prior to start of fade
down.
Link: Allows you to attach a cue to another cue out of
sequence.
Macro:
Allows you to execute a macro using a cue action.
EA/EB: The assigned Special Effects number will start with
the cue action.
PROMPT WINDOW:
The Prompt Window offers simple suggestions to alert you to the
next action you can take based on cursor location.
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At:
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
1
2
3
FADER WINDOW:
The Fader Window displays the current cue number loaded to a
fader position. The window also displays the current state of the cue,
percentage played, or stopped position. The Fader Window is
displayed on the Stage, Preview, and Submaster Screens.
4
__/__M __/__ __/__ __/__
Fader:
Cue:
%:
When highlighted, indicates the active fader.
Indicates the active cue loaded to the fader.
Displays percentage of fade time left.
TEXT COLOR:
Text color is controlled from the keyboard with the [COLOR UP]
and [COLOR DN] keys. When the color is changed, the Text
Color statement will reflect the active color.
text color
***************
COMMAND LINE:
The Command Line is located below the brown border on the
lower left side of your monitor. The Command Line position is
represented by " ñ ".
〉 Are You Sure?
〉
The Command Line mimics any keystrokes pressed from the
keypad controls. The instructions on the Command Line are
executed after you press the [ENTER] key.
Command Line
Notice that two symbols appear on the screen.
ñ: (Gray) shows Command Line before [ENTER] key
press.
ñ:
19
(Blue) shows active line additions to the Command
Line.
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
SETTING LEVELS FROM THE KEYPAD
STAGE
Omega 2
The Stage Screen offers a real time, live output of any channel
addressed. The white two-character cursor moves whenever
channels are selected using the console keypad. This cursor
represents the active position or keypad point of view on the screen.
The cursor defaults to the top left corner or the first addressable
channel position in any screen.
The structure used to address the channels in the Stage Screen
is based on input from the Control Console. The first digits pressed
on the keypad are automatically considered to be channel numbers
unless information exists on the Command Line. To insure proper
channel address, make sure nothing is on the Command Line or
press the [CLEAR] key before input.
Channel selection is transitioned to level information using the
[AT] key. The [AT] key automatically sets the next numeric entry as
level information. The syntax requires an [ENTER] key press in order
to terminate the statement and execute the request.
Omega 2 supports a dual Command Line structure. The
Command Line at the bottom of the screen confirms the keypad
actions as they occur. The current keypad input is highlighted in
blue. The previous keypad input (items addressed prior to the last
[ENTER] key press) is shown as the gray entry on the Command
Line.
Omega 2 also supports a color-coded display. The colors used
on the channel display are coded to help you identify or note any
change of status on the display at any time.
Channel numbers are displayed in green. When a single channel
or list of channels are accessed through the keypad, they are
considered selected.
Selected channels display in yellow, but only after a bridge key is
entered.
When selected channels are assigned levels from the keypad,
the levels display in brown.
Channel levels set from the manual sliders on the Independent
panel are highlighted in blue.
Levels from the manual sliders operate on a last-action basis.
This means that once the slider level matches the keypad entry level,
the color will change from brown to blue and the manual slider is now
in control. The blue level controls the channel. The brown level has
been removed.
The simple illustrations below will familiarize you with setting
levels from the keypad.
Follow the instructions carefully. Don’t jump ahead in the exercise
or the illustrations may not match the text.
Bridge keys highlighted:
[AND], [THRU], [AT], [EXCEPT], [RESTORE], [REM DIM].
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
[Front of House]
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18S19 S20 S21S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
Mac EA EB
0 0
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
text color
*******************
〉
〉
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
FL
60 60 60
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
Channel numbers display in green
Selected numbers display in yellow
Manually set levels display in brown
FROM THE NUMERIC KEYPAD, SELECT CHANNEL 10:
Press
S
Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
Delay
Link
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
/
Notice that channel 10 is called out on the
Command Line.
Mac EA EB
text color
***************
〉
〉 10
20
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
SELECT MORE THAN ONE CHANNEL:
Press
S
Cue
Name
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Time
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Delay
Link
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
/
Notice that channel 10 is highlighted
yellow and "10 AND 15" appears on
the Command Line.
Mac EA EB
The [AND] key forces the previous selection to be highlighted
yellow.
text color
***************
〉
〉 10 AND 15 AND
SELECT A LIST OF CONSECUTIVE CHANNELS:
Press
S
Cue
Name
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Time
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Delay
Link
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
/
Notice that channel 15 is now
highlighted yellow, but the other
channels are not yellow until a
bridge key like [AND], [THRU], and/or [EXCEPT] are used.
Mac EA EB
text color
***************
〉
〉 10 AND 15 AND 17 THRU 20
REMOVE A CHANNEL FROM THE CONSECUTIVE LIST:
Press
S
Cue
Name
Enter:
Channel Number
Oa At
Time
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Delay
Link
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
/
Notice that channels 16, 17, and 18 are
highlighted yellow.
Mac EA EB
Channel 19 is now restored to green. Selecting [AT] ends the
channel selection process and transitions the command to
setting the actual level.
text color
***************
〉
〉 10 AND 15 AND 17 THRU 20 EXCEPT 19
STAGE
Omega 2
ASSIGN A LEVEL TO THE HIGHLIGHTED CHANNELS:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Notice that the Command Line entered a double
digit value (50).
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
50
50
50 50
50
(You can press a single digit and [ENTER] for a 10s value, or a
double-digit and [ENTER] for a 10s and 1s value, such as 12. You
must enter a zero in front of a single digit figure; for example, enter
05 to get a level of 5.)
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Press
Notice what happened on the screen.
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
The blue Command Line changed to gray, which indicates the
command action is complete. The channels are no longer
highlighted, but restored to green. Finally, the levels are set in
brown.
text color
***************
10 AND 15 AND 17 THRU 20 EXCEPT 19 AT 50
Try the channel selections again. This time, make a complete
statement that includes the channel address and the level command.
Watch the Command Line carefully. If you hit the wrong key, use the
backspace arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the selection
keypad to correct the Command Line.
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Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
STAGE
Omega 2
SET CHANNELS 1 THROUGH 5 TO FULL:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 3 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
52 52 FL 52 52
50
50
50 50
50
Notice that all channels are set at the same levels.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
SET CHANNELS 1, 2, 4, & 5 AT 52%: LEAVE CHANNEL 3 AT
FULL:
Press
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
Notice that channels not included in the string are not disturbed by
the command.
text color
***************
1 THRU 5 EXCEPT 3 AT FULL
CHANGE THE LEVELS OF 1, 2,4 & 5 TO 60%:
Press
Notice that the last channels can be
re-captured for address again without
entry by simply pressing the [AT] key.
The channels will be highlighted and ready to receive a new level
command. This can only occur when the cursor has not been
moved.
CONTROLLING LEVELS WITH THE WHEEL
Channel numbers with assigned levels can be controlled by the
wheel. To access level wheel control, follow the steps below:
ACCESS WHEEL CONTROL:
Press:
FULL
Selected channels are yellow.
Raise or lower the Wheel. Make sure the wheel is set to "Active"
in the Setup Screen, Front Panel Menu, page 14.
ZERO
TO RELEASE CHANNELS FROM LEVEL WHEEL CONTROL:
Press
Notice that the channel numbers are no longer
highlighted and the wheel is inactive.
TO ACCESS THE SAME CHANNELS & RESET LEVELS:
Press
Previous channels are selected again and controlled by the
level wheel.
TO RELEASE THE CHANNELS WITH THE LEVELS SET FROM
THE LEVEL WHEEL:
Press
Channels are released and levels are set. Channels
are also released when [CLEAR] is pressed.
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Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
SETTING LEVELS WITH SLIDERS
Another way to introduce levels to the Stage Screen is to Pile On
levels using the manual sliders on the independent panel. This
offers an easy way to set levels on the Stage Screen. Inputs from the
manual sliders are colored blue. These inputs DO NOT highlight the
channel numbers in yellow. They simply Pile On to the Stage Screen.
Manual sliders will take control from a channel based on a lastaction address.
CLEAR THE LAST SET OF CHANNELS AND SET ALL LEVELS
TO NULL VALUES:
Press
Notice that the levels disappeared and the
level field is blank. Blanks, or null values, are
different from zeros.
SET CHANNEL 1 AT 50:
Move manual slider 1 to 50%.
Notice that the level color is blue.
CALL UP CHANNEL 1 AT 50 ON THE KEYPAD:
Press
Slider 1 moved to 50
Notice that the color stayed blue
even though the Command Line
instruction was correct.
The keypad address level must be greater than the slider level for
the keypad to be in control. This method of operation is called
"highest takes precedence."
CALL UP CHANNEL 1 AT 51 ON THE KEYPAD:
Press
Notice that the level color
changed to brown.
Sliders 1, 3, 5, 7 moved to 75
SET CHANNELS 1, 3, 5 AND 7 AT 75%:
Move sliders 1, 3, 5 and 7 to 75%.
The sliders are arranged in rows to match the Stage Screen.
The best way to set levels with the sliders is to watch the screen
and stop the action when the levels meet the desired intensity.
Setting groups of channels to a single level may be quicker using
the keypad. Final adjustments of the levels to balance the Stage
picture may be easier using the sliders.
BUMP CHANNEL 1 TO FULL:
Pull all sliders to a zero setting. Press Bump Button under
Channel 1 on the independent slider panel.
The level of channel 1 flashes to Full. The bump level is set using the
Setup Screen, Submaster Menu, page 14, #4.
Bump button
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Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
SETTING LEVELS IN COMBINATION
STAGE
Omega 2
USE THE KEYPAD, WHEEL AND SLIDERS TOGETHER:
From the keypad, set channels 9, 11, and 13 at 75.
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
80 75 80
80
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
All are set brown at 75%.
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
CAPTURE ALL ON THE WHEEL:
From the keypad, set channels 9, 11, and 13 at 75.
Press
Pg
S
AP
〉
〉
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Time
0
Enter:
Fdr:
Channel Number
Cue:
Or At
%:
9 AND 11 AND 13 AT 75
9 AND 11 AND 13 AT 75
Delay
0
1
0
2
/
/
3
Link
0
Mac EA EB
0 0
Notice the selected channels are highlighted yellow.
4
/
text color
***************
/
RAISE THE SELECTED LEVELS USING THE WHEEL:
Move the wheel up slowly until the levels under the channels read
80%.
SET 10 AT 75 WITH A SLIDER:
Move channel 10 slider up to 75.
Notice 10 is blue while the others are brown.
RELEASE CHANNELS FROM THE WHEEL:
Press
The channels are no longer highlighted.
STAGE
Omega 2
CAPTURE 9 THROUGH 13 ON THE WHEEL AGAIN:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
All the channels in the group
are highlighted.
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
80 75 80
80
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
SET A NEW LEVEL AT 85%:
Move the wheel up.
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
The wheel captured all the channels on the Command Line.
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
The slider channel (10) changed to brown and moved
proportionally with the other channels in the group (highest takes
precedence rule). Channel 12 had no value. The wheel cannot
add value where none exists.
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
MOVE ALL THE CHANNELS TO FULL:
Move the wheel up to Full.
text color
***************
9 THRU 13 AT
Notice how the levels all attained a Full value.
SET LEVELS AT 80:
Move the wheel down to 80.
Notice how they all moved off Full at the same time, and they lost
their proportional value.
When the wheel takes all channels in a proportional group to Full,
the channels lose their proportional relationship.
24
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
There are two ways to regain the proportional level again. Normally,
an operator looks for the quickest, easiest or shortest number of
keystrokes to accomplish this goal.
RELEASE WHEEL CONTROL:
Press
Channels are no longer highlighted.
MATCH CHANNEL 10'S SLIDER TO THE LEVEL ON STAGE:
Move the slider up to 80.
Notice the color change when they match.
RESET CHANNEL 10'S SLIDER TO 75:
Move the slider level to 75.
Sound complicated? The action was simple. Now, let's try the
other way.
First the set-up:
STAGE
Omega 2
SET 9 THROUGH 13 AT 80:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
80 80 80
80
Move the wheel up so that all levels are at Full. The level colors are
all brown.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
PULL THE WHEEL TO 80:
Move the wheel down.
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
We are now at the same place.
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
RELEASE SELECTED CHANNELS FROM THE WHEEL:
Press
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
text color
*****************
9 THRU 13 AT UP
STAGE
Omega 2
SET 10 AT 75:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
75
Channel 10 is set at 75 with 6 keystrokes.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Normally, the best method to accomplish a task is the one you
remember. Either of the methods above accomplishes the same
goal. It should be clear that there are advantages to having the
sliders for controls as well as the keypad.
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
TO CLEAR BROWN LEVELS FROM THE CHANNEL DISPLAY:
Press
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
text color
***************
〉
〉
Notice that the brown channels were removed from the display.
The manual level on channel 10 is still active (blue). Move the
manual slider to the bottom position to clear its level. Move all
sliders to the bottom (zero) position.
25
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
SET 10 THROUGH 15 AT 50:
Press
S
Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
Delay
Link
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
10 thru 15 are now at 50.
text color
**************
〉
〉 10 THRU 15 AT 50
CLEAR THE LEVELS SET FOR 10 THROUGH 15:
Press
Notice that the [AT] key highlights all the selected channels
in yellow.
Press
Now the [ENTER] key clears the screen.
Selecting [AT] without setting a level forces the channels selected
to a NULL condition.
If you press [AT] [ENTER] by mistake, or the levels have been
changed and need to be recalled at the previous value, use the
[RESTORE] key to recall the last levels set prior to the [AT]
[ENTER] keystrokes.
RESTORE THE LEVELS SET FOR 10 THROUGH 15:
Press
Notice that the levels are restored without the use of the
[ENTER] key.
Restore is an action key that does not require the [ENTER] key to
complete the action. [RESTORE] will only recall one instruction
set prior to the [ENTER] key.
Another way to set a channel's level to null is to follow the
sequence below:
Press
Channel 20 is set with a
level of 50.
Press
Notice that if a channel is
selected without a value, the
[ENTER] key removes the
selected level from the highlighted field.
SELECT & CONTROL ALL CHANNELS AT ONCE
ALL CHANNELS CAN BE SELECTED AND CONTROLLED BY
THE WHEEL IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE:
Press
All the channel numbers are highlighted in yellow.
The Command Line calls out all system channels
ANY CHANNEL WITH A LEVEL ASSIGNED CAN BE ADJUSTED
BY THE LEVEL WHEEL:
Move the level wheel up to any number.
Again, notice that all levels move together.
26
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
STAGE
Omega 2
TO RELEASE THE SELECTED CHANNELS AT THE NEW LEVELS:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
or
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Notice that the channels are no longer
highlighted and new levels are set.
[CLEAR] is the ideal key to use because it clears the Command
Line. The [BACKSPACE] key can accomplish the same goal,
however, it requires more key strokes.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
TO RETURN TO THE PREVIOUS VALUES PRIOR TO THE
LEVEL WHEEL ADJUSTMENT:
Press
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Time
0
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Delay
0
1
/
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Notice that the levels changed to the previous setting.
Mac EA EB
0 0
Now it is possible to eliminate all levels assigned to the channels
on the display.
text color
***************
1 THRU 120 AT
Press
This response is similar to the
keystrokes [AT] [ENTER].
The primary difference is [AT] [ENTER] eliminates the levels
assigned to the highlighted channels while [ENTER] [ENTER]
selects all the channels with the first [ENTER] and eliminates all
the levels assigned to all channels with the second [ENTER].
If you accidently press [ENTER] [ENTER], you can return the
channels to the previous levels by pressing the [RESTORE] key.
Another action key that is useful in setting and modifying levels is
the [REM DIM] key. [REM DIM] forces all remaining channels
(except those specified on the Command Line) to zero.
Press
STAGE
Omega 2
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
75 75 75
75 75
Notice that all other channels were forced to a null output.
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
You can always press [RESTORE] immediately to recall the
previous channels with their assigned values.
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
SUMMARY:
Setting levels is a basic function of the numeric and selection
keypads. The syntax used to assign levels to channels is very
straightforward. The first digits are always channel numbers.
The [AT] key is used to bridge between channels and levels. All
Command Line instructions end with the [ENTER] key.
Sometimes it may be helpful to repeat the syntax out loud as
you perform the keystrokes. Keep your eye on the Command Line
at the base of the display as you make the keystrokes. Take your
time with the keystrokes to insure the correct key strokes until you
feel comfortable with the structure.
This procedure for setting levels is the same in the Submaster,
Preview and Track Screens.
Mac EA EB
0 0
text color
***************
34 THRU 39 EXCEPT 37 AT 75 REMDIM
27
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
RECORDING CUE LEVELS
STAGE
Omega 2
Because the Stage Screen is a live output display, any channels
addressed on the Stage Screen automatically force the dimmer
assigned to the channel to the assigned level. After channel levels
have been set using the keypad, they are displayed in brown; slider
levels are displayed in blue. The levels are ready to be recorded and
assigned a position in the system memory.
From the Stage Screen, channels with levels can be assigned to
Cue actions or to Submasters without losing the levels established
on the display.
Follow the steps outlined below to record levels to Cue and
Submaster locations.
NOTE THAT THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ASSUME THAT YOU
ARE NOT RECORDING WITH FAST MODE AS THE DEFAULT
SETTING.
The Omega 2 is shipped with Fast Mode as the default setting.
To change out of Fast Mode, go to the Setup Screen, System Menu,
page 13, #5, recording in fast mode, and toggle to "NO".
When you are familiar with recording you can switch back to Fast
Mode. Instructions and routines for setting Cue and Submaster
attributes and times while in Fast Mode appear in later chapters.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 25 25 25 250
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
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S
AP
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
text color
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5 THRU 9 AT 25
Keys highlighted:
[CUE], [JUMP], [RECORD], [SELECT], [TIME].
CLEAR ALL LEVELS FROM THE STAGE SCREEN:
Press
Notice that all channels were forced
to a null output.
You can always press [RESTORE] to recall the channels to their
previous values.
SET CHANNEL 5 THROUGH 9 AT 25:
Press
Notice that 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 all share the level of 25.
SET CHANNELS 6 AND 8 AT 45:
Press
〉
〉 6 AND 8 AT 45
Notice that 6 and 8 are now at 45.
Command Line
SET CHANNEL 7 AT 55:
Press
Notice that 7 is now at 55.
〉 6 AND 8 AT 45
〉 7 AT 55
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STAGE SCREEN
You can adjust any channel or group of channels or all the
channels proportionally by following the steps below.
USING THE WHEEL TO ADJUST ANY CHANNEL OR GROUP
OF CHANNELS:
Press
Notice that the channels are selected.
You can use the wheel to roll the levels up or down proportionately.
TO RELEASE THE CHANNELS FROM THE WHEEL:
Press
or
Pressing [ENTER] is the best habit
because it suggests acceptance.
TO RECORD THE CHANNEL LEVELS:
Press
The Command Line reflects Record and assumes Cue.
(Make sure you turn the key in the upper right corner to "RECORD
ACCESS.")
S
P
Cue
10
Name
Enter:
Select Key
〉
〉
Time
10
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
2 3
Delay
10
Link
Press
Mac EA EB
The brown levels have now changed
to white.
10
This confirms that the levels are now recorded. The new cue 10
now appears highlighted in the Cue Window.
4
text color
***************
Note that if you want to access the Cue Window while in Fast Mode,
you would press [JUMP].
RECORD CUE 10
ORD CUE 10
MOVE CURSOR TO THE LEFT:
Press
Prompt Window
The Prompt Window suggests the Select Key.
CUE ATTRIBUTES
Each cue can support an attribute that defines how the cue will
respond in playback conditions. The attribute is displayed under the
Select column in the first position in the Cue Window.
The console can be set to default to a specific attribute each time
the Record process is completed. The default setting is controlled
in the Setup Screen, Cues Menu, page 13, #2, "All cues have default
preset," Yes or No.
The operator can override the default by positioning the cursor in
'S' (Select) column and pressing the Select key to review the
capacities.
Cue Window
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Name
Front of House
Enter:
Select Key
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
0
10
2 3
Delay
Link
0
0
0
10
10
0
10
TRACKING:
The console defaults as a tracking cue with a 'T' symbol.
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
TRACKING means that in a cue, any channels without levels set in
the cue can have levels which track into the cue from previous cues.
4
text color
***************
RECORD CUE 10
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STAGE SCREEN
S
P
P
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
0
10
Time
0
10
Delay
Link
0
0
0
10
10
2
3
4
PRESET:
While in the Select column,
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
The Command Line prompts PRESET.
text color
***************
PRESET means that in the cue assigned the symbol 'P,' all the
other channels without levels set in the cue assume a zero level
and will not allow a previous channel level to track through.
PRESET
S
P
AT
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
0
10
Time
0
10
Delay
Link
0
0
0
10
10
2
3
4
AUTO START AND TRACKING:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
again. The Command Line prompts AUTOSTART & TRACKING.
text color
AUTOSTART AND TRACKING means that the cue assigned the
symbol 'AT' will automatically start when the previous cue is
completed, without pushing the [GO] button. The cue will operate
as a tracking cue.
***************
〉
〉 AUTO START AND TRACKING
S
P
AP
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
0
10
2
Delay
0
10
0
10
3
4
0
10
Link
0
AUTO START AND PRESET:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
again. The Command Line prompts AUTOSTART & PRESET.
text color
***************
AUTOSTART AND PRESET means that the cue assigned the
symbol 'AP' will automatically start when the previous cue is
completed, without pushing the [GO] button. The cue will operate
as a preset cue.
AUTO START AND PRESET
S
P
MT
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
Delay
0
10
0
10
2
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
MULTIPART AND TRACKING:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
again. The Command Line prompts MULTIPART & TRACKING.
4
text color
***************
MULTIPART AND TRACKING means that the cue assigned the
symbol 'MT' will load onto a Fader at the same time as the cue
immediately before. 'MT' makes the cue a part of a multipart cue.
This means that the cue will start at the same time as the parent
cue immediately before this cue.
〉
〉 MULTIPART AND TRACKING
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
Delay
0
10
2
0
10
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
again. The Command Line prompts TRACKING, the system
default.
4
Pressing the [SELECT] key simply cycles through the list of cue
attributes. Press the [SELECT] key until the Command Line
states 'TRACKING' again.
text color
***************
〉
〉 TRACKING
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%:– – / – – S
Time
Delay
0
10
2
0
10
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
TO CHANGE THE CUE ATTRIBUTE IN THE SELECT COLUMN:
Move the cursor into the Select column position;
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
The attributes are displayed in the same order each time.
4
text color
***************
When the attribute to be assigned to the cue is displayed on the
Command Line,
Press
〉
〉 TRACKING
Notice that the symbol for the attribute on the
Command Line is placed in the Select column.
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STAGE SCREEN
CUE LABELING
The Cue Window holds a position for a 16-character alphanumeric
label that can be assigned to the cue. Labels help make the order
of the cues easier to understand. They also help identify certain
'Looks' when editing and establishing the order of the cue structure.
All alphanumeric characters are generated from the remote
alphanumeric keyboard.
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Name
Front of House
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%:– – / – – S
Time
Delay
0
10
0
10
2
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
TO LABEL THE CUE DURING THE RECORD PROCESS:
From the Cue number position (Cue Window):
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
The cursor now highlights the Name field.
4
text color
***************
When the cursor is in this position, input can be made from the
remote keyboard. Type any label up to 16 characters in length.
Notice that the name is indicated on the Command Line, not the
highlighted area.
FRONT OF HOUSE
From the Remote Keyboard,
Press
Now the label is loaded onto the Name column.
TIME CONTROLS
The two columns immediately to the right of the Name column are
devoted to the playback time on the cue. These columns are divided
into two sections. The first section is dedicated to the time allowed
for the channels, with levels increasing in the cue. The second
section is dedicated to the time allowed for the channels, with levels
decreasing in the cue.
The times positioned in these windows force the automated
Fader to execute within the limits specified. The time positions are
also indicated in the Prompt Window.
To set the Up and Down times for a cue action, follow the steps
below:
Keys highlighted:
[TIME], [SELECT], [JUMP], [CURSOR POSITIONERS].
TO POSITION THE CURSOR IN THE TIME WINDOW:
Press
or
Up Time Window
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Notice that either command will reposition the
cursor.
TO SET A VALUE IN THE UP TIME WINDOW:
Press
Time
Delay
0
105
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
Link Mac EA EB
0
0
0
Notice that the 5 (seconds) on the Command
Line was moved into the Up Time position.
0
In addition, the 5 was place in the Down Time as well. This would
allow the Up and Down actions to be the same. To make the times
different, a number must be entered into the Down Time Window.
4
text color
***************
5
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STAGE SCREEN
MOVE THE CURSOR TO THE DOWN TIME WINDOW:
Press
or
Down Time Window
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
0
5
Delay
0
7
2
3
0
0
0
Link
0
TO SET A VALUE IN THE DOWN TIME WINDOW:
Press
Notice that 7 (seconds) was loaded directly
into the Down Time Window.
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
0
4
SET A CUE TO BE CONTROLLED MANUALLY BY THE FADER:
Press
text color
***************
7
The cursor is positioned in the Up Time Window.
Press
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Time
0
0
Manual
77
Delay
0
0
0
Link
0
The Comand Line prompts 'MANUAL'.
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
0
Press
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
2
3
4
text color
***************
Now, 'MANUAL' is loaded into the Time Window.
During playback, this cue will be controlled by the
fader handle.
MANUAL
TO CHANGE A MANUAL CUE TO A TIMED CUE:
Press
Position the cursor to the Manual label in the Up Time
Window.
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
0
8
2
Delay
0
77
0
0
3
4
0
Link
0
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
The manual status of the cue has been
changed to an Up Time of 8 (seconds).
0
Again, the time in the Down Time Window has changed as well.
To set a different time for the Down Time, move the cursor over
to that column and enter a number. Move the cursor to the right
again, or press [ENTER] to complete the assignment.
text color
***********
8
DELAY TIMES
Delay times are counts established in the Time Windows that
begin when the [GO] button is pressed. Delay times count down the
seconds before the cue times begin. Delays can be used to control
when actions occur in relationship to the [GO] button press, or when
a priority of actions has been established. Although Delay Times are
advanced features, shown next are two simple illustrations of how
delays can be used.
SET A DELAY TIME SO THAT ALL LEVELS MOVING UP WILL
BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY LEVEL MOVES DOWN:
If your goal is to complete the Up levels first, the delay should be
placed on the Down Time Window. The delay is the length of the Up
Time count. Then the actions will appear one after the other.
Down Delay Window
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
0
8
Delay
0
87
2
3
0
0
0
Link
0
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
MOVE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT THE DOWN DELAY WINDOW:
Press
8
This delay will allow the Up time to complete
before the channels with levels fading down
begin. The reverse of this condition can also
be displayed.
4
Text Color
***************
8
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STAGE SCREEN
SET A DELAY TIME SO THAT ALL LEVELS MOVING DOWN
WILL BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY LEVELS MOVE UP:
If your goal is to complete the down levels first, the delay should be
placed on the Up Time Window. The delay will be the length of the
Down Time count.
MOVE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT THE UP DELAY WINDOW:
Press
Up Delay Window
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
0
8
Delay
0
7
2
3
0
8
0
Link
0
This delay will allow the Down Time to
complete before the channels with levels
fading up begin.
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
8
Delays offer a simple way to tailor a single cue action so that
levels in the time windows can operate independent of one another,
operate one after another, or some position in between. The real
advantage of time and delay controls is to cause two actions to
occur from a single command.
4
Text Color
***************
8
TO RETURN THE CURSOR TO THE CHANNEL FIELD:
Press
Notice the new cursor position in the channel field. Any
changes on the Command Line are abandoned.
The remaining Cue Window columns (Link, Macro, and Effects)
are reviewed in later chapters.
LABELING THE STAGE SCREEN
The Stage Screen layout displays five rows of channel numbers.
Above each row are two blank rows where you can enter alphanumeric
text using the remote keyboard. The text entered can be labels
describing the type or focus of the lighting instruments, or comments
about the area of focus or position on stage. The single-position
cursor in the upper left corner of the screen corresponds to the
remote keyboard. Position the cursor by using the directional
[ARROW] keys in the lower right corner of the alphanumeric keyboard.
The text color, which appears on the black background, can be
any of the colors displayed under the Text Color statement in the
lower right corner of the screen. The text color is controlled from the
remote keyboard by the [COLOR UP] and [COLOR DN] keys. When
the color is changed, the Text Color statement will reflect the active
color.
Color, with text notes, can create a label scheme that allows you
to quickly identify every active channel displayed on the Stage
Screen. The best way to label the Stage Screen is to identify the
source position on the top line. Use the second line for focus
comments or stage focus locations. Take time labeling the second
line. The more time spent with the plot, the more concise the labels.
The following exercise will familiarize you with the controls for text
labels and comments.
Omega 2 Remote Keyboard
MARK THE FRONT OF HOUSE CHANNEL NUMBERS:
From the remote keyboard:
Press
This should position the cursor over the first
channel number.
Press
to start, and
33
to end channel positions for Front of
House
Omega 2
STAGE SCREEN
STAGE
Omega 2
Type "Front of House" over the channel numbers from the
keyboard. If the lighting positions are split, label them left and
right. Center the label over the channel field. To help position the
labels, use the keys below:
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
[Front of House]
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
Insert key adds a position to the line from the cursor
position.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
Delete key subtracts a position from the line at the cursor
position.
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Backspace subtracts a character from the left of the cursor
postion.
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
IDENTIFY THE 1st ELECTRIC CHANNEL NUMBERS OVER
THE STAGE:
Position the cursor over the channel numbers. Type the label in
the center of the number field. Use the [INSERT] or [DELETE]
keys to position the text as needed.
text color
***************
〉
〉
Text Color Statement
Confirm that the numbers are correct before starting another
section. Use a bracket or backslash to start and end any list of
numbers.
IDENTIFY THE 2nd ELECTRIC CHANNEL NUMBERS OVER
THE STAGE:
Position the cursor over the channel numbers. Type the label in
the center of the number field. Use the [INSERT] or [DELETE]
keys to position the text.
STAGE
Omega 2
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Confirm the numbers are correct before starting another section.
Use a bracket or backslash to start and end any list of numbers.
[Front of House]
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
[----First Electric----]
IDENTIFY THE 3rd ELECTRIC CHANNEL NUMBERS OVER
THE STAGE:
Position the cursor over the channel numbers. Type the label in
the center of the number field. Use the [INSERT] or [DELETE]
keys to position the text.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
[----Second Electric----]
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
[----Third Electric----]
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
[----Fourth Electric----]
Confirm the numbers are correct before starting another section.
Use a bracket or backslash to start and end any list of numbers.
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
IDENTIFY THE 4th ELECTRIC CHANNEL NUMBERS OVER
THE STAGE:
Position the cursor over the channel numbers. Type the label in
the center of the number field. Use the [INSERT] or [DELETE]
keys to position the text.
text color
***************
〉
〉
Confirm the numbers are correct before starting another section.
Use a bracket or backslash to start and end any list of numbers.
IDENTIFY ANY OTHER CHANNEL NUMBERS OVER THE
STAGE:
Position the cursor over the channel numbers. Type the label in
the center of the number field. Use the [INSERT] or [DELETE]
keys to position the text.
Confirm the numbers are correct before starting another section.
Use a bracket or backslash to start and end any list of numbers.
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STAGE SCREEN
SETTING BLANK CHANNELS
SETUP
Version 1.22
SYSTEM
1> Return to main menu
2> Set channels to blank
3> Display name and link in TRACK . . . . . . . .
4> Levels shown in hex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5> Recording in fast mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6> Goto Cue aborts all fades . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7> Flash lower intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8> Flash upper intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9> Flashing rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10> Number of dimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11> Number of channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12> Title in Stage Screen . . . . . . . . . . . .
13> Time for Go to Cues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14> Total units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grandmaster FL
9:01:00
If the lighting plot is complete and all lighting fixtures are hung and
focused, the screen can be customized to only display green channels
where the fixtures are plugged and focused. This feature allows all
channels not involved in the plot to be de-emphasized by turning the
channel color to a gray (inactive) number.
To customize the screen, follow the steps below. All keystrokes are
set from the keypads on the Omega 2 Control Console.
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
10
80
1
512
60
Omega 2
0
265
TO SET THE CHANNELS TO BLANK:
Press
The cursor will be positioned on the System menu.
Enter:
Press
〉
The System menu will be displayed.
Press
The cursor will be positioned on Set Channels
to Blank.
Press
The Command Line will prompt 'Are You Sure?'
Press
again. The Blank Channels screen will appear.
BLANK CHANNELS
Grandmaster FL
ADD A CHANNEL NUMBER TO THE BLANK CHANNELS LIST:
Press
9:01:00
Chn
5
The number 5 appears on the Command Line.
Press
The number 5 now appears on the display screen.
Numbers can only be entered one channel at a time. The channel
number will still be visible on the Stage Screen, but will be
displayed in gray.
TO DELETE A CHANNEL NUMBER FROM THE BLANK
CHANNELS LIST:
Press
Enter:
Insert or
delete:
〉 INSERT 5
then press the channel number. The number appears on
the Command Line.
Press
The channel number is removed from the display
screen.
Numbers can only be removed one channel at a time.
WHEN COMPLETE, RETURN TO THE STAGE SCREEN:
Press
The Stage Screen will appear on the monitor.
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STAGE SCREEN
RECORDING WITHOUT SUBMASTERS
Although Submasters can contribute to the overall stage picture,
the Record feature does allow for a record to occur without the
Submaster input even though the Submasters are outputting a
signal. The steps below show you how to access this feature.
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Time
Delay
0
105
0
0
0
0
0
0
Link
0
TO RECORD THE STAGE WITHOUT SUBMASTERS:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
The Command Line will reflect the keys selected.
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
2
3
4
text color
Press
***************
The Command Line will prompt 'Except Subs.'
RECORD CUE 5 EXCEPT SUBS
The [EXCEPT] key in this sequence will force the 'Except Subs'
condition. The Command Line can be finished by pressing either
the [TIME] key or the [ENTER] key.
SUBMASTERS
STAGE
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Submasters are any working group of channels with levels
attached that are assigned to a single slider handle. Submasters are
commonly used for ‘hands on’ control of the working group.
The bottom row of sliders on the independent panel can be
assigned to play back 24 Submasters per page. There are four
pages for a total of 96 Submasters. The Submaster Screen allows
you to create, edit or review channels with levels assigned as a
Submaster.
Omega 2 Submasters can be more than just manual controls for
a working group of channels and levels. The Submaster’s mode of
operation can be selected from a Manual, Timed, Advancing, Solo,
or Disabled condition.
The Manual Mode allows the Submaster to be controlled by a
handle. When the handle position is changed, the change is
proportional to the output level. All Manual Submasters are displayed
with a green LED above the Bump Button and a green 'S' number on
the Stage Screen. The Bump Button will force the level to full or a
global level set on the Submaster Setup Menu.
The Timed Mode allows the Submaster to be controlled by the
times established in the Submaster Record Window. The times can
control the In time, Dwell, and Out time of the Submaster. Timed
Submasters allow the sequence to be started and stopped by the
Bump Button. Any Timed Submaster can be manually controlled by
moving the slider. All Timed Submasters are displayed with an
amber LED above the Bump Button and an amber S number on the
Stage Screen.
Advancing Submasters can be either timed or manual. When the
Submaster returns to level 0, the next Submaster page is automatically
loaded for that individual Submaster.
Any Solo Submaster can be manually controlled by moving the
slider or by pressing the Bump Button. When the Bump Button is
pressed, the Submaster levels will go to Full or the level set in the
Submaster Setup Screen. All other levels will be forced to ‘00’ for as
long as the Bump Button is held. Solo Submasters are displayed
with a red LED above the Bump Button and a red S number on the
Stage Screen.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
[Front of House]
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
text color
***************
〉
〉
Submaster Channels
Submaster Record Window
Sub Pg
10 2
10 1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
In
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
2
Dwell
10
3
Out
10
Mode
10
MANUAL
4
ORD CUE 10
36
Omega 2
SUBMASTERS
RECORDING SUBMASTERS
SUBMASTER
The Submaster Screen is color coded for easy operation;
displaying the system channels in green and the levels assigned to
a Submaster in blue.
The Submaster Screen starts from the Submaster number position
in the Record Window. To record a Submaster, the Submaster
number must be identified first before levels can be set.
The Playback Screen details the recorded characteristics of all
the Submasters assigned to a single page at one time. (See page
43 for Playback operation).
Highlighted keys:
[Jump ], [Time], [Select], [Merge], [Insert ], [Next], [Last]
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
001 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Sub Pg
10
Name
In
1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At:
〉
〉
0
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
Dwell
Out
0
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mode
MANUAL
TO SET LEVELS IN A SUBMASTER:
Enter the Submaster Screen by pressing the Submaster key at
the top of the console. If no submasters are recorded, the cursor
will automatically move to the Sub number in the Submaster
Record Window.
Press
Screen Colors:
Channel Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green
Selected Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yellow
Selected Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue
As with other Record windows, the 1 is forced
into the Sub number position.
Press
SUBMASTER
again. This time the [ENTER] forces the cursor back
to the channel field. The default for Submaster Mode
is Manual.
SET CHANNEL LEVELS FOR THE SUBMASTER 1:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
001 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
70 90 85 90 70
The channels 15 through 19 now have a level of 70.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Press
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
These channels now have a level greater than 70.
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Sub Pg Name
10
In
1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At:
〉 17 AT 85
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
Dwell
Out
Press
Mode
5
15
7
2
3
4
/
/
/
MANUAL
The proportional values for Submaster 1 are now assigned.
CHANGE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RECORDED
SUBMASTER:
Press
The cursor will move to the Submaster Record Window
and position on the Submaster number.
When the Submaster number is highlighted from the [JUMP]
command, the [NEXT] and [LAST] keys will advance or back up
one Submaster number at a time for all existing Submasters.
Press
The cursor will move to the first time window.
37
Omega 2
SUBMASTERS
ASSIGNING TIMES TO A SUBMASTER
The three columns immediately to the right of the Name column are
devoted to the automated playback times for a Submaster. The first
section (In) is dedicated to the time allowed for the levels to come to their
full assignment. The second section (Dwell) is dedicated to the time the
levels will be on at Full. The third section (Out) is the time allowed for the
levels to fade to black. If times are positioned in these windows, the
mode selection is forced to be timed and the Submaster LED will
display in amber*. A timed mode means that the Submaster event can
be started or stopped by a touch of the Bump Button.
To set the In, Dwell, and Out times for a submaster action, follow the
steps below.
*Amber will also be the display color of the Sub number in the
display screen.
Sub
P
10
Pg
1
1
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr: 1
Cue: 1
%: – – / – – S
In
0
10
2
Dwell
0
10
3
Out
0
10
Mode
0
10
0
0
0
TO POSITION THE CURSOR ON THE IN TIME WINDOW:
Press
0
Notice that either of the commands will
reposition the cursor.
or
4
text color
***************
ORD CUE 10
Sub
P
10
Pg
1
1
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
5
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Pg
1
1
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Enter:
Number
Or At:
15
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Enter:
Number
Or At:
7
2
4
3
0
0
0
0
TO SET AN IN TIME VALUE IN THE WINDOW:
Press
0
5 (seconds) is shown on the Command Line
and then in the window.
text color
***************
In addition, the 5 was placed in the Out Time position as well.
This allows the In and Out actions to be the same. To make the
times different, a number must be entered into the Out Time
Window as well. If no value is set for the Dwell Time, the
Submaster simply goes up and then down on the times
assigned when the Bump Button is pressed.
In
0
5
2
Dwell
0
15
3
Out
0
Mode
0
0
0
0
TO SET A DWELL TIME FOR THE SUBMASTER:
Press
0
10
This positions the cursor in the Dwell Time
Window.
or
4
text color
Press
***************
Sets a 15-second Dwell Time.
ORD CUE 10
Sub Pg Name
P
1
Front of House
10 1
Front of House
〉
〉
Mode
0
5 10
ORD CUE 10
Sub
P
10
〉
〉
In Dwell Out
0
0
5
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
In
0
5
2
Dwell
0
15
3
Out
0
7
Mode
0
0
0
0
TO SET A VALUE IN THE OUT TIME DIFFERENT FROM THE IN
TIME:
Cursor to the Out Time Window;
Press
0
4
text color
7 is shown on the Command Line.
***************
Press
ORD CUE 10
or
Notice that the 7 was loaded directly
into the Out Time Window.
The [ENTER] key performs the same function as the cursor
position key in this case. The [ENTER] key must be used on the
label entry and the Submaster number to confirm the information.
38
Omega 2
SUBMASTERS
SELECTING THE SUBMASTER MODE
While in the Submaster Record Window, a Submaster mode can
be assigned, which defines how the submaster will operate. Omega
2 Submasters can be assigned the following modes:
Manual:
Assigned levels follow the slider's position. Bump
Button forces level to pile-on output (level assigned
by Setup Menu, Submaster menu, page 14, #4.)
LED display is green.
Timed:
Assigned levels respond to times recorded for In,
Dwell, and Out when started by the Bump Button.
Levels follow slider position when manual is moved.
LED display is amber.
Advancing: Submaster can be either timed or manual. When
the Submaster returns to level zero (0), the next
Submaster page is loaded automatically for that
Submaster.
Solo:
Assigned levels are forced to Full output while all
other levels are forced to zero. Action takes place
when Bump Button is pressed. LED display is red.
Disabled:
Submasters produce no output.
Sub Pg Name
P
1
Front of House
10 1
Front of House
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
In
0
5
2
Dwell
0
15
Out
0
7
3
4
Mode
0
0
0
0
TO ASSIGN A SUBMASTER MODE:
While in the Submaster position,
Press
0
to the right, until the cursor is positioned under Mode.
text color
***************
Press
MANUAL ORD CUE 10
Notice that the Prompt window displays Select Key.
Pressing the [SELECT] key cycles through the list of mode
attributes. Press until the Command Line states Manual.
Press
or
Sub Pg Name
P
1
Front of House
10 1
Front of House
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
In
0
5
2
Dwell
0
15
3
Out
0
7
Mode
0
Manual
0
0
0
The mode displayed on the Command
Line will be assigned to the Mode column
in the Record window.
TO RETURN THE CURSOR TO THE CHANNEL FIELD:
Press
0
Notice the new cursor position in the channel field.
4
text color
Any changes on the Command Line are abandoned.
***************
MANUAL ORD CUE 10
39
Omega 2
SUBMASTERS
PAGE NUMBERS & LABELS
SUBMASTER
The Submasters can be arranged based on a page number.
Each page number represents a new set of Submaster numbers that
can hold another page of Submasters with channels and levels.
These Submaster memories are stacked four pages deep. This
page number feature allows for additional storage of Submasters for
playback.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
001 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
70 90 85 90 70
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
TO STORE A SUBMASTER ON A PAGE:
Press
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
This will access the Submaster Record Window.
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Sub
10
Pg
Name
In
1
Enter:
Channel Number
or At:
〉 17 AT 85
〉
Dwell
5
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
Out
Press
Mode
15
7
2
3
4
/
/
/
This moves the cursor highlight one position to the right.
This will highlight the Pg column.
MANUAL
Press
2 is indicated on the Command Line.
Press
Submaster Record Window
Sub Pg
10 2
10 2
Name
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At:
In
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
2
Dwell
10
3
Out
10
again. Notice that the 2 was forced into the Pg column
when the cursor moved to the right.
The Submaster is now stored on Page 2 of the Submaster
memory. The active page number for the Submaster is controlled
by the Playback screen.
Mode
10
MANUAL
4
LABEL THE SUBMASTER:
With the highlight in the Name column, type the label from the
remote keyboard. When the label is complete,
〉
〉 2 ORD CUE 10
Press
The [ENTER] key will force the label from the Command
Line into the Name column and the Submaster
memory.
NOTE THAT THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ASSUME THAT YOU
ARE NOT RECORDING WITH FAST MODE AS THE DEFAULT
SETTING.
The Omega 2 is shipped with Fast Mode as the default setting.
To change out of Fast Mode, go to the Setup Screen, System Menu,
page 13, #5, recording in Fast Mode, and toggle to "NO".
Keys highlighted:
[RECORD], [SUBMASTER], [SELECT], [TIME], [JUMP].
TO RECORD CUE INFORMATION INTO A SUBMASTER...
...From the Stage Screen with the desired cue line and on stage:
Press
Notice the Command Line reflects Record and assumes Cue.
Press
Submaster Command Key
(Be sure to press the Submaster Command
key, not the Submaster Screen key.)
Notice a new window appears for submaster information. Although
it appears in the same position, the new window is the Submaster
Record Window.
40
Omega 2
SUBMASTERS
Press
The cursor is positioned on the new number in the
Sub column.
This window will operate like the Cue Window discussed above.
You simply position the cursor in the column to be addressed.
Sub Pg
P
1
10 2
Name
Front of House
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
RECORD SUBMASTER 10
ORD CUE 10
In
0
10
Dwell
0
10
2
Out
0
10
3
Mode
0
10
0
0
0
ASSIGN THE SUBMASTER LABEL FROM THE KEYBOARD
WHEN THE NAME COLUMN IS HIGHLIGHTED:
Move the cursor to the name position. Type in any label up to 16
characters. Notice that the name is indicated on the Command
Line, not the highlighted area.
0
4
text color
***************
From the remote keyboard,
Press
Submaster Record Window
Now the label is loaded into the Name column.
MERGE & INSERT COMMANDS
[MERGE] and [INSERT] key commands work with the Submaster
Screen in the same manner as on the Stage Screen. Cues or other
Submaster memorys can be loaded to Submasters for either Timed
playback or Manual control. The illustrations detailed below step
you through the procedure.
Highlighted keys:
[MERGE];
[INSERT]
Sub
P
3
Pg
1
1
Name
Front of House
Blackout
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%:– – / – – S
3RD CUE 10
In
0
0
10
2
Dwell Out Mode
0
0
10
10
3
0
0
10
0
MERGE A CUE TO A SUBMASTER:
Press
0
4
Text Color
A new Submaster position (#3) is started with this sequence. Notice
that the screen is blank and the cursor has returned to the channel
field.
***************
Submaster Record Window
Press
Sub
P
4
Pg
1
1
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
In
0
10
2
Dwell
0
10
3
Out
0
10
Mode
0
10
Cue 4 has been forced into Submaster 3's position.
0
0
0
0
All the levels are transferred on a 'highest takes precedence'
basis. Levels that existed in the Submaster that were greater than
Cue 4's levels will remain. Levels less than Cue 4's levels will be
superceded by Cue 4. To introduce the levels exactly as they
exist in Cue 4, use the [INSERT] key command indicated below.
4
Text Color
***************
MERGE CUE 4RD CUE 10
Sub
P
4
Pg
1
1
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Blackout
Name
Front of House
Blackout
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
In
0
2
Dwell
0
10
Out
0
10
3
4
Mode
0
10
0
0
0
INSERT A CUE TO A SUBMASTER:
Press
0
Cue 4 will now be placed in
Submaster 3's position
exactly as recorded.
If a proportional level of Cue 4 is desired with all the levels in the
Submaster, follow the sequence below.
MERGE CUE 4
INSERT CUE 4ORD CUE 10
41
Omega 2
SUBMASTERS
Sub Pg Name
P
1
Front of House
4 1
Blackout
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
In
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
INSERT CUE 4
INSERT CUE 4 AT 85
Dwell
0
10
0
5
2
Out
0
10
3
Mode
0
0
0
0
INSERT A CUE AT 85% TO A SUBMASTER:
Press
0
4
Text Color
The value of Cue 4 and 85% is now loaded into the Submaster.
***************
Both [INSERT] and [MERGE] can be called up at any level of their
recorded value, just as in the Stage Screen.
ORD CUE 10
COPY LEVELS FROM ONE SUBMASTER
TO ANOTHER
SUBMASTER
After a Submaster has been recorded, the information contained
inside the Submaster can be moved to any other Submaster
number. To copy the levels from one Submaster to another, follow
the steps indicated below.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
001 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
85
70 90 85 90 70
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
RECORD LEVELS OF SUBMASTER 4 TO SUBMASTER 2:
While in Submaster 4;
Press
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
The Command Line will reflect the key presses.
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Press
Sub Pg Name
4
In
1
Dwell
5
Enter:
Fdr:
1
Channel Number
Cue:
or At:
%: __/__S
〉
〉 RECORD SUBMASTER 12
Out
15
Notice the Submaster Record Window
picked up the new Submaster number
and all the levels stayed the same. The
levels were copied to the new location.
Mode
7 MANUAL
2
3
4
/
/
/
TO CREATE A SUBMASTER ON PAGE 2:
Press
This will access the Submaster Record Window.
Sub
P
4
Pg
1
2
Name
Front of House
Blackout
Enter:
Number
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
In
Dwell
0
10
0
2
3
Out
0
10
Mode
0
10
0
0
0
Press
0
to the Page position.
4
Press
Page 2 is now ready to record Submasters.
ORD CUE 10
42
Omega 2
SUBMASTER PLAYBACK
RUNNING PLAYBACKS
PLAYBACK
Sub Pg Name
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
23
24
1 House Lights
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Enter:
Sub Numberb u
The Playback Screen presents an overview of the system’s
Submasters. Any Submaster recorded from the Stage or Submaster
Screens will be presented on the Playback Screen with a summary
of the Submaster’s attributes.
The Playback Screen highlights the Submaster number and page
position in the first two columns. Submaster memories can be
assigned on pages one through four. Each page of memory is
independent from the next page. Submaster pages can be changed
on a one-by-one basis, or by a global command that changes all the
Submasters at once. A page number change only affects Submasters
in the zero position. Any Submaster assigned a level greater than
zero will remain on the active page until the Submaster is returned
to zero.
The Playback Screen supports an alphanumeric label for the
Submaster. Any label set in the Submaster Record Window will
appear in the name column on the Playback Screen.
The Playback Screen coordinates the Submaster Mode color (on
the screen) with the color of the LED above the Bump Button.
Submaster Modes are assigned conditions of operation. The
Submaster always operates when the slider is positioned. The Mode
affects how the Submaster responds when the Bump Button is
pressed. Submaster Modes can be one of the following:
Manual:
Submaster level is controlled by slider. Bump Button
forces the level to full or default. Mode color and
LED are green.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
In
Dwell
5
7
Out
3
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mode
Level
Manual
0
Manual
0
〉
〉
Screen Colors:
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green
Timed Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown
Disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gray
Timed:
Submaster level is controlled manually by slider.
Bump Button starts and stops timed sequence.
Mode color and LED are amber.
Advancing: Submaster level is controlled by slider. Bump
Button starts and stops timed sequence. Loads
next page automatically when returned to zero.
Capacity controlled by Submaster Setups Screen.
Mode color and LED are amber.
Solo:
Submaster level is controlled by slider. Bump Button
forces assigned level to full, remainder dim. Mode
color and LED are red.
Disabled:
No output from Submaster. Mode color is gray.
The In, Dwell and Out Times displayed on the Playback Screen
allow the Submaster to be controlled by the times established in the
Submaster Record Window. Timed Submasters allow the sequence
to be started by the Bump Button. Any Timed Submaster can be
manually controlled by moving the slider.
Timed control of the Submaster can be started, paused or
stopped by a Bump Button press. If the timed progress is paused
by a Bump Button press, a lower case 'p' is displayed in the level
column. The timed control can be overridden at any point by the
motion of the slider. If the input from the slider level overtakes the
level of the timed control, the timer stops counting until the Bump
Button is pressed again.
The Playback Screen highlights the progress of a timed or
advancing Submaster by changing the active time from blue to
amber. This color change allows the operator to quickly observe the
progress and the status of the timed or advancing Submasters.
43
Omega 2
SUBMASTER PLAYBACK
Submasters must be recorded before they will appear on the
Playback Screen. The actions below will step you through the edit
features of the Playback Screen.
The Playback Screen allows active edits at any time. The cursor
highlights the active position.
Highlighted keys:
[SELECT], [MERGE].
Submaster Page Number
PLAYBACK
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Sub Pg Name
01
1 House Lights
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
23
24
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
In
Dwell
5
Out
7
Mode
3
Level
Manual
Manual
0
0
TO POSITION THE CURSOR:,
Press
The cursor control keys will move
horizontally or vertically.
Enter:
Page Number
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
2
3
4
/
/
/
USING SUBMASTER PAGES:
Position cursor in Pg column,
Press
〉
〉
The page number will advance one page for each press.
TO RESTORE THE PREVIOUS SUBMASTER PAGE:
Press
The previous page number is displayed in the highlight.
S
MT
Cue
53
Name
Enter:
Page Number
Time
Delay
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
3
%-: - - / - - S
2
10
3
30
Link
Mac EA EB
30
TO CHANGE ALL SUBMASTERS TO A NEW PAGE:
Press
4
The Command Line prompts 'Merge all to Page.'
〉
〉 MERGE ALL TO PAGE
Press
Notice that all Submaster page numbers are
now the same.
Press the [STAGE] key to review the Stage Screen. Now Pg 2
clearly stands out at the bottom of the channel display field.
Return to the Playback Screen and change just one submaster
to a different page. Now, review the results on the Stage
Screen. Any page number change appears immediately in
both the Stage Screen and the Playback Screen. Press the
[PLAYBACK] key to return to the exercise.
CHANGING SUBMASTER MODES AND TIMES:
Position cursor in Mode column;
Press
The Command Line will cycle through the different mode
options each key press.
When the correct mode is indicated on the Command Line,
press [ENTER], or reposition the cursor. The type highlighted
on the Command Line will be forced into the Mode position.
The color of the Mode will be displayed when the cursor is
moved to a new position.
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SUBMASTER PLAYBACK
TO CHANGE A TIME ON A TIMED OR ADVANCING SUBMASTER:
Position the cursor on the time in the column to be changed;
PLAYBACK
Sub Pg Name
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
23
24
Enter:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
In
2 House Lights
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Fdr:
1
Cue:
Page Number
%:
__/__S
〉 MERGE ALL TO PAGE 2
Dwell
5
7
Out
3
Mode
Manual
0
Manual
0
Level
If a time is added to a Manual Submaster, the
mode automatically changes from Manual to
Timed.
Any time listed in the In Time field will automatically appear in the Out
Time field. Time can be entered as .5 to indicate a part of a second.
A Submaster can be labeled Advancing without time attributes.
When activated, the Submaster will set the levels in a zero count.
TO CHANGE OR ADD A DWELL TIME:
Position the cursor in the Dwell Time to be changed;
Press
2
3
4
/
/
/
The new time is forced to the Dwell
field when the [ENTER] key is pressed.
TO CHANGE OR ADD AN OUT TIME DIFFERENT FROM THE IN
TIME:
Position the cursor in the Out Time column to be changed;
Press
〉
If the Out Time is different from the In Time, the
Out Time must be set in the Out Time window.
TO LEARN THE OUTPUT STATUS OF A SUBMASTER:
Identify the Submaster number. Look to the Level field on the right
side of the screen. The Level field indicates the current output level
of any Submaster.
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FADER OPERATIONS
RUNNING A FADER
After levels have been organized and recorded, the next goal is
to control and playback the recorded information. The common way
to playback recorded cue information is to load the cue to a Fader.
A Fader allows for recorded cue information to be controlled or
started from a [GO] command. Omega 2 Faders can operate in up
to four different control categories.
The common control fade categories are outlined below:
Timed Fader:
Starts from [GO] command. Both Up & Down
times are controlled by a single Fader.
Fader Controls
Manual Fader:
Split Faders:
Starts when Fader is moved. Both Up & Down
times are controlled by a single Fader.
Starts from [GO] command. The Up & Down
times are controlled by individual Faders.
All parts start from a common [GO] command.
Each part can be controlled by a separate
Fader.
In addition, each Fader structure can support an independent
cue flow, which allows more than one Fader to be active at a time.
This unique cue flow is a more advanced mode of operation.
Before any Fader is operational, the Fader must be highlighted.
The highlight, when active, will cover the Fader number in the Fader
Window. If the fader is highlighted before the [LOAD] command by
pressing the numbered Fader Takeover Key, the [LOAD] key will
force the Cue to that position. If a Fader is not highlighted on the
[LOAD] command, the cue will load to the next available Fader. The
default for the Faders is Fader #1.
Highlighted keys:
[FADE TAKE],
[FADER TAKEOVER],
[GOTO CUE],
Multipart Fade:
S
AP
Cue
0
Name
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Time
Delay
0
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: – – / – – S
0
2
0
3
0
Link
0
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
4
text color
***************
〉
〉
Fader Window
[LOAD],
[TIME/RATE].
POSITION THE STAGE SCREEN AT CUE 0:
Press
STAGE
Omega 2
Cue 0 is a blackout.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Nothing can be recorded or loaded into Cue 0. This sequence
positions Cue 1 on Fader 1.
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
TO HIGHLIGHT OR SELECT A FADER NUMBER:
Press
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
(Fader takeover 1). The reverse video on the fader number
highlights the active fader.
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
RELEASE THE FADER:
Press
Pg
S
AP
〉
〉
Cue
0
1
2
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
GO TO CUE 0
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
(Fader takeover 1). The reverse video is released and the
fader is no longer active.
text color
***************
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FADER OPERATIONS
PRESS THE GO BUTTON WITH THE FADER RELEASED:
Press
Notice that nothing happened. Nothing started.
The Fader is not engaged. The Fader number must be highlighted
for the [GO] command to start the Cue.
S
AP
T
Cue
0
1
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Time
Delay
0
105
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: – – / – – S
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
TO LOAD A FADER:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
The Command Line prompts Load Cue.
4
ASSIGN THE CUE NUMBER:
Press
text color
***************
〉
〉 LOAD CUE 1
Cue 1 is indicated in the Command Line.
Fader Window
S
AP
T
Cue
0
1
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Time
Delay
0
105
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: – – / – – S
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
LOADING A FADER
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
PRESS THE KEY OVER THE FADER TO BE LOADED:
Press Fader Takeover 4
The reverse video block will highlight the fader number in
the Fader Window.
4
text color
***************
〉
〉
Press
Cue 1 will be loaded in the Fader selected by the Fader
Takeover key.
S
AP
T
Cue
0
1
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Time
Delay
0
105
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: – – / – – S
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
Link
0
The Fader number will also be highlighted. After a fader is loaded,
the cue action should execute on that Fader. More than one fader
can be active at the same time. If more than one fader is highlighted,
all actions loaded will start under a single [GO] command.
Mac EA EB
0 0 0
4
TO CLEAR A CUE OFF THE FADER:
Press
text color
***************
〉
〉 LOAD CUE
The Command Line assumes Cue.
Press
The Fader Window may be highlighted, but the cue set
previously in the window has been removed.
Clearing a Fader is different from un-selecting or removing the
highlight from the Fader. Clearing removes the cue from the fader
track.
TAKE CONTROL OF A FADE
S
AP
T
Enter:
Level
Or At
〉
〉
Cue
0
1
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Time
Delay
0
105
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: 23 / 23 S
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
You can take control of an automated fade at any time. Interrupting
a fade in progress is as simple as pressing the [GO] button.
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
4
text color
***************
Percentage Times
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FADER OPERATIONS
TO REPOSITION THE CUE LIST:
Press
Cue 1 defaults to Fader 1.
SELECT FADER 1 FOR PLAYBACK:
Press Fader Takeover 1
TO START AN AUTOMATED FADE:
Press
Notice the percentage times play out in the display.
S
AP
T
Cue
0
1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: - - / - - S
〉
〉
Time
Delay
0
105
0
0
`2
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
TO STOP A FADE IN PROGRESS:
Press
Again, notice the fader display.
4
text color
***************
This time a red S appears to the right of the % in the Fader
Window. This indicates the cue has stopped.
Cue Stopped
TO RESTART THE FADE:
Press
Notice how the 'GO' button and the 'STOP' button
immediately control the fader action.
TO TAKE MANUAL CONTROL OF THE FADER:
Press
Notice that the percentage numbers turn red, and an M
appears to the right of the percentage numbers.
Slowly move up Manual Fader #1.
The levels are moving as well. The level control begins at the
bottom of the fader travel and continues to the top. When the
Fader hits the top, or 100%, the cue automatically unloads the
contents from the Fader and the percentage levels turn from red
to white. Restore the fader to the bottom, or zero, position.
Practice this action again. This is the simplest method of control.
The cue is recorded with Up and Down times and can be played
manually on the Fader.
WHEEL CONTROL OF A FADE
S
AP
T
Cue
0
1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: – – / – – S
Time
Delay
0
105
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
There is another way to take manual control of a fade in progress.
This time, the cue playback can be controlled by the wheel. To set
up the condition, follow the instructions below.
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
4
TO SET THE CONDITION:
Press
text color
***************
〉
〉
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FADER OPERATIONS
TO CONTROL A FADE TIME ON THE WHEEL:
Press
Press
The Command Line will prompt 'Change Rate on Faders.'
Press
S
AP
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Faders
Move Wheel
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Time
Delay
0
105
0
0
2
3
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
0
0
0
0
Link
0
Mac EA EB
0 0 0
Pull the wheel down quickly. Notice that the
percentage of playback will slow down or stop. If the
time has not stopped, pull the wheel down again until
it does stop.
When the wheel operates in this condition, it is commonly
referred to as a 'rate wheel,' because it controls the rate of
playback. Let's try the exercise again. This time, specify which
fader will be controlled by the rate wheel.
4
text color
***************
CHANGE RATE ON FADERS (DEFAULT ALL)
TO SET THE CONDITION:
Press
TO CONTROL A FADE TIME ON THE WHEEL:
Press
Press
S
AP
T
Cue
1
1
Enter:
Faders
Move Wheel
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Time
Delay
0
105
0
0
2
3
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
0
0
0
0
Link
0
The Command Line will prompt 'Change Rate on
Fader 1.'
Mac EA EB
0 0 0
Press
4
text color
***************
Pull the wheel down quickly. By calling out the
number of the fader to be controlled, you can stop
playback action on one fader while allowing another
fader to proceed without interruption.
CHANGE RATE ON FADER 1
MANUAL CONTROL OF A FADER
S
AP
T
Cue
0
1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: - - / - - M
Time
Delay
0
105
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
If a cue is assigned 'Manual' on the Cue List,the playback of the
cue is controlled by the highlighted fader, and a red 'M' is displayed
on the percentage line. The red 'M' means that the cue is ready for
direct control without a [GO] command.
4
text color
***************
NOTE: Manual fade control as well as splitting Up and Down times
between two faders are discussed further in the Cue List chapter.
Manual Cue Indicator
WITH A MANUAL CUE LOADED IN THE HIGHLIGHTED FADER:
Press
and then the cue number of a cue that has been assigned
Manual.
Move the highlighted Fader up gently.
Notice that the red percentage levels display and the levels of the
cue appear on the Stage Screen. When the Fader hits the top, or
100%, the cue automatically unloads the contents from the Fader
and the percentage levels turn from red to white.
Restore the Fader to the bottom, or zero, position.
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FADER OPERATIONS
MANUAL CONTROL OF A SPLIT FADE
CUE LIST
S
AP
P
P
P
A Split Fade operates the same as a standard fade. The real
difference is individual control of the Up and Down times, available
from two separate faders. In order to set a Split Fade, the cursor
must be positioned in the Down Time column of the Cue Window,
when the [SELECT] key is pressed. Split is the only [SELECT] key
option when the Down column is highlighted.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Cue
Name
0
1
2
3
Blackout Cue
Start Up
Overture
Stage Lights
Time
0
5
7
9
Delay
0
7
7
S 12
Link Mac
0
0
0
EA EB
0
0
0
TO ESTABLISH A SPLIT FADE FOR CUE 3:
Press
The Cue List screen should appear.
Position the cursor in the Down Time of Cue 3.
Enter:
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
Select Key
〉 Split
〉
2
3
4
/
/
/
Press
The Command Line should prompt 'Split.'
Press
S
P
P
P
Cue
1
2
3
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Start Up
Overture
Stage Lights
Fdr:
1
Cue:
3
%-: - - / - - S
Time
5
7
5
2
3
S
Delay
7
7
0
0
0
0
3
Link
A red 'S' should appear on the white line between the
two times.
Mac EA EB
0
0
0
NOTE: To remove a Split, simply enter a number in the Down Time
position.
Press
4
text color
***************
〉
〉
The Stage Screen should appear.
Split Cue Indicator
TO PLAY BACK A SPLIT FADE:
Press
S
P
P
P
Cue
1
2
3
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Start Up
Overture
Stage Lights
Fdr:
1
Cue:
3
%-: - - / M
Time
5
7
7
7
5 S
0
2
3
M /- -
3
Delay
0
0
0
Link
The point of view changed. The screen
displays the end of the action in Cue 2.
Mac EA EB
0
0
0
The Fader Window shows Cue 3 in both the 1st and 2nd Faders.
Notice that the dashed lines are only in the Up Time column on
the 1st Fader, and in the Down Time column on the 2nd Fader.
Select both faders by pressing the [TAKEOVER] buttons over
Fader 1 and 2.
4
text color
***************
〉
〉
The percentage levels turn red and the 'M' symbol appears on the
right side of each window.
Move Fader 1 up slowly. Notice that only the Up Times are
associated with Fader 1.
Move Fader 2 up slowly. This time, only the levels moving down
will increment. The playback time of each part of the cue can be
independently controlled by a Fader. This example shows one of
the best reasons to have two faders active at the same time.
MULTIPART CUES
Multipart cues are interrelated events that occur in unison under
a common [GO] command. The [GO] command starts all of the
interrelated events. However, the best visual results come from
each part of the Multipart cue starting at a different time from the
other parts. The cascading effect of actions can be controlled by the
individual delay times established for each part.
It is the nature of the Multipart cue structure that all parts of the
cue carry the tracking attribute because each part flows into the
next. While the first part of the Multipart carries the standard tracking
( T ) attribute, all other parts are assigned the Multipart and Tracking
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FADER OPERATIONS
STAGE
Omega 2
( MT ) attribute, which identifies the cue as Multipart and forces the
start of all parts at the same time as the ( T ) cue.
When a Multipart cue is loaded to a Fader, all the cue parts will
load to the adjacent faders in their numeric order. This procedure is
consistent with the idea that you should be able to take manual
control of any part at any time. You can control the playback of all
parts together through the rate wheel.
The steps below will familiarize you with the organization and
structure of a multipart cue.
NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES ASSUME YOU
ARE RECORDING IN FAST MODE.
To make sure you're in Fast Mode, go to the Setup Screen, System
Menu, page 13, #5, recording in Fast Mode, and toggle to "YES".
Highlighted keys:
[RECORD],
[SELECT], [LOAD].
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
0 50 50 50 50 50 50
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
70 70 70 70 70 70
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉 GO TO CUE 0
〉 10 THRU 15 AT 50
Name
Time
0
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
text color
***************
CLEAR THE STAGE TO BEGIN THE PROCESS:
Press
Pull all manual sliders to 0. The Stage
display should indicate no output.
SET CHANNELS 10 THROUGH 15 AT 50:
Press
The channels are set.
RECORD THE CHANNELS AS CUE 50:
Press
S
T
T
Cue
50
1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%-: - - / - - S
Time
Delay
10
105
10
0
2
3
0
Link
0
0
0
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
0
The [TIME] key moved the cursor position to the Up Time window.
The attribute of this cue should be 'T' for Tracking.
4
text color
***************
SET CHANNELS 34 THROUGH 39 AT 70:
Press
RECORD CUE 50 TIME 10
The channels are set.
RECORD THE CHANNELS AS CUE 51:
Press
S
MT
Cue
51
Name
Time
Delay
10
10
10
Link
Mac EA EB
10
Press
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%-: - - / - - S
2
3
4
text color
***************
RECORD CUE 51 TIME 10 TIME 10
MULTIPART AND TRACKING
This sets the fade Up
Time as 10 seconds.
This sets the Up delay time at 10
seconds.
The delay means that this cue will delay 10 seconds after the
[GO] command to start the cue. Remember to cursor over and
use the [SELECT] key to set the attribute for this part as MT,
(Multipart and Tracking.)
Press
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FADER OPERATIONS
SET CHANNELS 58 THROUGH 63 AT 85:
Press
The channels are set.
S
MT
Cue
52
Name
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Time
Delay
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%-: - - / - - S
10
2
20
3
Link
RECORD THE CHANNELS AS CUE 52:
Mac EA EB
Press
20
This sets the fade Up
Time as 10 seconds.
4
text color
Press
***************
MULTIPART AND TRACKING
RECORD CUE 52 TIME 10 TIME 20
This sets the Up delay time at 20
seconds.
The delay means that this cue will delay 20 seconds after the [GO]
command to start the cue. In effect, the previous cue action will
execute prior to the start of Cue 52. Remember to set the attribute
for this part as MT, Multipart and Tracking.
Press
STAGE
Omega 2
SET CHANNELS 82 THROUGH 87 AT FL:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
The channels are set.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
70 70 70 70 70 70
RECORD THE CHANNELS AS CUE 53:
Press
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
85 85 85 85 85 85
This sets the fade Up Tme as 10
seconds.
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
FL FL FL FL FL FL
Press
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
MT
Cue
53
Name
Time
10
Enter:
Fdr:
1
Channel Number
Cue:
Or At
%:
/
〉 RECORD CUE 53 TIME 10 TIME 30
Delay
10
30
2
/
3
/
Link
30
Mac EA EB
The delay means that this cue will delay 30 seconds after the [GO]
command to start the cue. Remember to set the attribute for this part
as MT, Multipart and Tracking.
4
/
This sets the Up delay time at 30
seconds.
text color
***************
〉
Press
TO PLAY BACK THE MULTIPART CUE:
Press
Now press the cue number of the cue immediately
preceding Cue 50.
Press
The cue structure is now loaded on the Faders.
Cue 50 will load to Fader 1 and the MT parts will load to Faders
2, 3, and 4. The best rule for operation is to insure that the main
part of a Multipart cue loads to Fader 1.
NOTE: Multipart cues should be restricted to the number of
available faders to insure manual control of the parts. The parts can
be labeled with a name, or numbered as a point cue to help
reinforce the multipart role. The likely sequence for multipart numbers
is Cue 50, Cue 50.1, 50.2 and 50.3. this tight number sequence
does not allow insertions between the multiparts.
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FADER OPERATIONS
TO START THE MULTIPART CUE:
Press
All the cues loaded in the faders will show activity.
Parts 1, 2, and 3 will run delay times, while cue 50 is executed. The
manual control options discussed earlier can easily apply to a
Multipart Cue.
MULTIPLE ACTIVE FADERS
The structure of the Faders allows for more than one Fader to be
active at one time. The console will automatically deselect the old
Fader to highlight the new. Simply reselect the Fader by pressing the
[TAKEOVER] button again. Follow the steps below:
1. Using the [CUE LIST] key, locate a cue that does not have a
split fade and does not have a Multipart and Tracking (MT)
cue attribute. If necessary, remove the split by entering a
time in the Down Time window. Let's assume that you've
chosen Cue 1.
2. Now clear the stage to begin the process. Select [GO TO
CUE], [0], [ENTER].
TO LOAD ANOTHER FADER:
Press
The Command Line prompts Load Cue.
ASSIGN CUE 1 TO FADER 3:
Press
S
MT
T
Cue
53
1
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Blackout Cue
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%-: – – / – – S
Time
Delay
10
105
10
0
2
3
30
0
Link
Cue 1 is indicated in the Command Line.
Mac EA EB
30
0
Press
Fader Takeover #3.
highlighted.
4
text color
***************
Fader 3's number is
Press
LOAD CUE 1
The Load Cue command has positioned Cue 1 on
Fader 3.
The best procedure is to identify the Fader to be loaded by
pressing the Fader Takeover button. The Omega 2 will still load
the cue to a fader even if the Fader Takeover button has not
highlighted the destination. To control the Fader position loaded,
press the Takeover key before pressing [ENTER].
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ADVANCED
CUE FEATURES
CREATING A TEMPORARY CUE
With both manual and keypad input available for control, there may
be times when the best way to get levels on the stage is to create a
Temporary Cue.
A Temporary Cue is a one-time only control feature in which
channels are selected by the Bump Buttons and each channel's level
is set by the keypad.The combination of these two inputs can be
assigned to a Fader and played from the [GO] command.
Access to the Temporary Cue is controlled by the [CAPTURE] key.
To perform a Temporary Cue, follow the steps outlined below.
Keys Highlighted:
[CAPTURE]
S
MT
Cue
52
Name
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Time
Delay
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%-: - - / - - S
10
2
3
20
Link
TO CREATE A TEMPORARY CUE:
Press
Mac EA EB
20
The Command Line will prompt 'Capture___at Level FL.'
4
text color
This feature operates differently from the other key patterns. Any
keypad input at this point will set the level for the channel. The
level is inserted in the FL position. Any Bump Button that is
pressed will highlight the channel number on the screen and list
the number in the blank after the capture.
***************
CAPTURE AT LEVEL FL
Command Line
TO ENTER A LEVEL OTHER THAN FL:
Press
The level of 85 appears after the Level on the
Command Line.
TO SELECT A CHANNEL:
Press a Bump Button under a channel slider.
Notice that the channel number is highlighted immediately. More
than one Bump Button can be pressed. Any channel bump selected
will be set at the level established in the previous step.
TO ASSIGN A DIFFERENT LEVEL:
Press
Bump buttons
The level of 75 appears after the Level on the
Command Line.
Now, any channel Bump Button pressed will be assigned the new
level. Any number of channels can be selected in this process.
It is important to remember that the level is assigned first and then
the channel is highlighted.
When the channel and level selection process is complete, follow
the steps below to finalize the Temporary Cue.
S
MT
Cue
52
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
〉
〉
Name
Time
60
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%-: - - / - - S
2
Delay
60
0
3
4
Link
0
TO FINALIZE THE TEMPORARY CUE:
Press
Mac EA EB
0 0
This will establish the fade up time for the channels.
text color
Any number can be entered as the time for the fade.
***************
CAPTURE AT LEVEL FL TIME 6
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Omega 2
ADVANCED
CUE FEATURES
TO ASSIGN TO A FADER:
Press
for a playback location. The selected fader will be highlighted.
Press
to complete the Cue.
The Command Line is now cleared and the TEMP cue will be loaded to
the highlighted fader. Press the [GO] key to start the TEMP fade.
MODIFYING CUES
Editing or modifying an existing cue structure is part of daily
operation. While in the Stage Screen, changes to a cue are made
permanent only if you re-record the cue or use the Update feature,
which is faster than rerecording. However, in the Submaster and
Preview screens, all cue changes are automatically recorded.
Highlighted keys:
[CUE ONLY], [SELECT], [UPDATE].
CHANGES TO THE CUE:
While in the Stage Screen, to permanently save any changes to the
cue you're in, enter the information for the desired changes, then:
Press
This routine will automatically record any
changes made on the Stage Screen.
S
P
T
Cue
1
1
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Time
Delay
0
105
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
TO RECORD THE STAGE SCREEN WITHOUT SUBMASTERS:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
(then the Cue number)
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
4
text color
The Command Line reflects the keys selected.
***************
〉
〉 RECORD CUE 3 EXCEPT SUBS
Press
The Command Line will prompt 'Except Subs.'
Press
The [EXCEPT] key in this sequence will force the
'Except Subs' condition.
The Command Line can be finished by pressing either the
[TIME] key or the [ENTER] key.
S
P
P
Cue
3
3
Enter:
Faders
Move Wheel
Name
Blackout Cue
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
10
10
Delay
10
10
2
3
0
0
Link
TO INSERT A NEW CUE BETWEEN EXISTING CUES:
With the levels set,
Mac EA EB
0
0
Press
4
then the Cue number,
text color
***************
〉
〉 RECORD CUE 3 EXCEPT SUBS
(If you are adding a Cue between two consecutive numbers, such
as 7 and 8, use a decimal point; i.e. 7.5).
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ADVANCED
CUE FEATURES
S
P
P
Cue
3
3
Name
Blackout Cue
Blackout Cue
Enter:
Select Key
Move Wheel
〉
〉
Time
Delay
10
10
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
10
10
2
0
0
3
Link
TO FORCE A PRESET CUE:
While in the Cue,
Press
Mac EA EB
0
0
The highlight is now in the Select window.
The [SELECT] key will step through the
attributes of the cue.
4
text color
***************
Choose the Preset attribute. Any level not set in the Preset cue
will not track forward. Use the [REM DIM] key to force all other
levels to zero.
RECORD CUE 3 EXCEPT SUBSñ
PRESET
TO CHANGE AN ATTRIBUTE IN THE CUE WINDOW:
Press
The cursor will reposition in the Cue Window.
The cursor arrows or the [TIME] key will move or highlight the
columns in the window.
PREVIEWING A TEMPORARY FADE
Any Temporary Fade can be editied or previewed on the Preview
Screen. To access a Temp Fade, follow the steps outlined below.
S
Cue
Name
T
Time
Temp Fade 1
Enter:
Number
Or At:
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Delay
10
10
0
2
3
4
Link
Mac EA EB
TO REVIEW OR EDIT A TEMPORARY FADE:
Press
The Cue Window and Name locations will display the first
Temp Fade.
0
text color
Press
***************
〉
〉
The [NEXT] key advances the Temp Fades in the Cue
Window.
TO SEQUENCE THROUGH THE TEMPORARY FADES:
Press
PREVIEW
Omega 2
or
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 45 25 45 25
The [NEXT] and [LAST] keys allow the display of all the cues in
the system. When [CAPTURE] is pressed, the cue list jumps to
the end of the list where the Temp Fades are stored.
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
TO RESTORE CUE 5 TO THE PREVIEW SCREEN:
Press
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Notice that the cursor moves to the Cue number position in
the Cue Window.
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
S
P
Cue
5
Name
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Time
10
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
10
1
2
/
/
Delay
0
3
/
Link
Mac EA EB
Press
0
4
/
The Temporary Fades will be displayed on the
screen.
text color
***************
〉
〉
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Cue 5 appears in the Cue Window and on the
Preview Screen.
Omega 2
PREVIEW SCREEN
USING THE PREVIEW SCREEN
PREVIEW
Omega 2
The Preview Screen allows information to be organized, edited
and reviewed without any live outputs. Any channel levels addressed
on the Preview Screen will not affect the Stage picture. Preview
allows a look at the cue levels before they are called up and played
on the faders. Working in Preview is commonly called 'working in the
blind' because there are no outputs involved.
Preview offers several advantages over other screens. One
primary advantage is that any changes to levels on the screen are
automatically recorded to the cue. Preview allows for quick cue
positioning with either the [NEXT] or [LAST] keys (which advance or
backup the cue list) as well as the [JUMP] key (which specifically
highlights the cue number in the Cue Window at the bottom of the
screen).
Addressing channels and setting levels are accomplished the
same as in the Stage Screen.
Channel levels are displayed in two different colors. Hard set
levels appear under the channel number in white. Tracked levels
from previous cues are displayed in gray.
Highlighted keys:
[NEXT], [LAST], [JUMP], [CAPTURE].
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
S
P
Cue
3
Name
Time
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Delay
0
0
Link
Mac EA EB
0
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
/
text color
***************
〉
〉
Screen Colors:
Channel Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green
Hard Set Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White
Tracked-in Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gray
TO REVIEW THE NEXT THREE CUES:
Press
S
Cue
Name
P
3
Blackout Cue
P Front of House
105
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Delay
10
0
0
0
2
3
4
Link
Mac EA EB
The screen advances through a cue each
time the [NEXT] key is pressed.
0
The Cue number and name appear in the Cue Window.
text color
***************
TO BACKUP THROUGH THE LAST THREE CUES:
Press
RECORD CUE 3 EXCEPT SUBS
The screen reverses the order and backs up
each time the [LAST] key is pressed.
PRESET
S
Cue
Name
P
3
Blackout Cue
P Front of House
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Time
10
0
Time
10
105 0
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – / – – S
2
Delay
10
0
0
0
3
4
Link
TO REQUEST A SPECIFIC CUE NUMBER:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
The cursor is now highlighting the cue number position in
the Cue Window.
text color
Press
***************
or
RECORD CUE 3 EXCEPT SUBS
PRESET
or select the specific cue number, to position cue.
Press
The cue number is displayed on the Command Line.
The [ENTER] key forces the cue to be displayed. While the cursor is
in the Cue Window, any attribute of the cue may be changed.
TO RETURN THE CURSOR TO THE CHANNEL FIELD:
Press
Cursor repositions to the channel field.
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PREVIEW SCREEN
TO CREATE A NEW CUE NUMBER:
Press
S
P
T
Cue
11
1
Name
Front of House
Front of House
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
Delay
0
105
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
Link
0
Mac EA EB
0
0 0
Cursor is positioned on the cue number in the Cue Window.
Press
4
text color
***************
11
Cue 11 has been created. The display
screen is now positioned at Cue 11.
Any channel levels can be addressed on the Preview Screen. The
procedure is the same as on the Stage Screen.
MERGE & INSERT COMMANDS
Channels and levels, recorded in one location, can be moved to
another position with [MERGE] and [INSERT] commands.
S
Cue
P
3
Name
Time
Front of House
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%:– – / – – S
Delay
0
0
2
3
0
Link
ADD SUBMASTER 5 TO THE CURRENT PREVIEW POSITION,
CUE 3:
With Cue 3 in the Cue window,
Press
Mac EA EB
0
4
(Be sure to use the Submaster
action key, not the Submaster
screen key).
text color
***************
〉
〉 MERGE SUBMASTER 5
Submaster 5 is now in Cue 3. [MERGE] adds the levels on a
'highest takes precedence' basis. Existing levels greater than
Submaster 5's levels will stay the same.
TO PLACE ALL LEVELS OF SUBMASTER 5 IN CUE 3:
Press
This time, the levels of
Submaster 5 were all set at
the recorded levels.
[INSERT] sets all the values of the Cue or Submaster. The result
is a key that forces levels on a last-action basis.
S
Cue
P
3
Enter:
Select Key
Or At:
Name
Front of House
Fdr:
1
Cue:
1
%: – – / – – S
Time
Delay
0
2
0
3
0
Link
PROPORTIONAL CALL-UP:
Both [INSERT] and [MERGE] support a proportional call-up:
Press
Mac EA EB
0
4
text color
***************
The levels of 75% of Submaster 5 are placed in the same position.
〉
〉 INSERT SUBMASTER 5 AT 75
Remember the[AT] key can select the last channels for the level
wheel.
Press
All the channels in Submaster 5 are highlighted and ready
for wheel control.
Both [INSERT] and [MERGE] can position levels in the Stage,
Preview, and Submaster screens.
COPYING CUE LEVELS
TO COPY LEVELS FROM ONE CUE TO ANOTHER:
Start in the Cue to be copied:
Press
Levels from the Cue to be
copied have been recorded to
the new position (#16).
All cue attributes are also copied.
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TRACK SCREEN
USING THE TRACK SCREEN
TRACK
S
P
P
P
P
P
MT
MT
P
P
The Track Screen offers a change of perspective on recorded
cue information. The Track Screen looks like a spread sheet with the
channel numbers listed horizontally across the top and the cue
numbers listed vertically on the left. A portion of the Cue List is
represented so that the cue attributes, along with the number and
the name, are displayed. The Link column is also presented for
overview.
The Track Screen supports the comparison of the working
channel and level relationships between a series of cues without
changing pages. With the capacity to actively edit levels on the
screen, subtle changes in light levels can be made across a series
of cue actions and the results can be observed on the screen.
The Track Screen is color coded. The channel numbers are
displayed in green. Highlighted or selected channels are displayed
in yellow. Channel levels that are hard-set (that is, originally set in the
cue or recorded as a preset value in the cue, or assigned a Cue Only
value), are displayed in white. Channel levels that have tracked
forward from another cue (because no other hard-set level has
stopped them) are displayed in gray.
In addition to the new look at the cue structure, the Fader
Window is also displayed on the Track Screen. Active fades can
be monitored while in the Track Screen.
Two of the features on the Track Screen can be changed on the
Setup Screen. To view more channels on the screen, the cue name
and link column can be removed from the display. This is controlled
on the Setup Screen, System Menu, page 13, #3. The capacity to
edit on the Track Screen can be controlled from the Cues Menu, #3.
The cursor can be positioned anywhere in the channel field.
Highlighted keys:
[CUE ONLY], [JUMP].
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Cue
4
5
10
11
19
50
51
52
53
Name
Enter:
Select Channels
Fdr:
1
Cue:
10
%: __/__S
Link
01
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
02
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
03
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
04
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
2
3
4
/
/
/
05
25
25
25
..
..
..
..
..
..
06
45
45
45
..
..
..
..
..
..
07
25
25
25
..
..
..
..
..
..
08
45
45
45
. .
. .
. .
. .
..
. .
09
25
25
25
..
..
..
..
..
..
10
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
..
11
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
. .
12
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
. .
13
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
. .
. .
14 15
.. ..
.. ..
.. ..
.. ..
.. ..
50 50
50 50
. ...
.. ..
〉
〉
Screen Colors:
Channel Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green
Hard Set Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White
Tracked-in Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gray
SCREEN POSITIONING
Cue Field
Channel Field
TRACK
S
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
MT
MT
P
P
Cue
0
1
2
3
4
5
10
11
19
50
51
52
53
TO POSITION THE CURSOR ON CHANNEL 31:
Press
Notice that the screen positioned
channel 31 immediately next to the Link
column.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Name
Blackout Cue
Link
01
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
02
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
03
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
04
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
05
..
..
..
..
25
25
25
..
..
..
..
..
..
06
..
..
..
..
45
45
45
..
..
..
..
..
..
07
..
..
..
..
25
25
25
..
..
..
..
..
..
08
. .
. .
. .
. .
45
45
45
. .
. .
. .
. .
..
. .
09
..
..
..
..
25
25
25
..
..
..
..
..
..
10
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
..
11
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
..
12
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
. .
13
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
. .
. .
14
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
..
15
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
50
50
..
..
The cursor can be positioned at the top of the cue list:
Press
The [JUMP] key re-positions the cursor in either the Cue or
the Channel Fields.
TO POSITION THE CURSOR ANYWHERE IN THE CUE LIST:
Press
Enter:
Select Channels
Fdr:
1
Cue:
10
%: __/__S
2
3
4
/
/
/
Positioning works just like the Channel
Field.
〉
〉
TO RETURN TO THE CHANNEL FIELD:
Press
Cursor is now in the Channel Field.
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Omega 2
TRACK SCREEN
MOVE THE CURSOR TO CHANNEL 50:
Press
MOVE THE CURSOR TO CHANNEL 52:
Press
Either the cursor position keys or the number keys
plus [ENTER] can position the cursor.
MOVE THE CURSOR TO CHANNEL 33 IN CUE 4:
Press
The cursor position should be in cue 4, across from Channel 33.
Enter:
Channel Number
Page Number
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
3
%-: - - / - - S
2
3
SET CHANNEL 31 AT 50:
Press
4
Text Color
***************
or
AT 50
Notice that the channel column is highlighted and the Command Line
indicates 50.
Press
Notice that [ENTER] forces the level to be accepted
in the column.
Move the cursor to one side. The level is hard-set and displayed
in white.
EDITING LEVELS ON SCREEN
TRACK
S
P
P
P
P
P
MT
MT
P
P
Cue
4
5
10
11
19
50
51
52
53
The Track Screen is useful during an editing session because the
capacity to edit and see results of the edit is available on the screen.
To edit or change any level on the screen, follow the examples listed
below.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Name
Link
31
50
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
32
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
. .
33
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
34
..
..
..
..
..
..
70
..
..
35
..
..
..
..
..
..
70
..
..
36
. .
. .
. .
. .
. .
. .
70
..
. .
37
..
..
..
..
..
..
70
..
..
38
..
..
..
..
..
..
70
..
..
39 40
. . ..
. . ..
. . ..
. . ..
. . ..
. . ..
70. .
.. ..
.. . .
41
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
42
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
43
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
44
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
45
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
POSITION THE CURSOR IN THE CUE TO BE EDITED:
Press
The cursor will be positioned in the Cue List.
List the cue number to be edited or changed, then
Press
Enter:
Select Channels
Fdr:
1
Cue:
10
%: __/__S
2
3
4
/
/
/
〉 31 AT 50
〉
The Cue List will reposition the cursor to the number
entered.
POSITION THE CURSOR ON THE LEVEL TO BE EDITED OR
CHANGED:
Press
The [JUMP] key will move the cursor from the Cue to the
Channel Field.
Use cursor controls to postion the cursor at the channel to be
edited, or list channel number, then
Press
The channel level will be highlighted by the cursor.
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TRACK SCREEN
WITH THE LEVEL HIGHLIGHTED:
Press
The Channel number will be highlighted yellow.
Press
Notice that the number in the level column
changed to 50.
If the cue attribute in the 'S' column was tracking, and the levels in the
column were gray, all the levels changed to 50. Tracking levels
simply follow the intensity set in the cue flow. Move the cursor and
notice that the 50 is a hard set number displayed in white. The cue
position where the level is set will display in white in a Tracking Cue.
CUE ONLY FEATURE
The Cue Only feature allows you to edit or change an existing
level in a cue structure without disturbing the tracked values in the
cues that follow. The Cue Only feature will create a hard-set value
below the cursor position. Follow the example below to edit a level
with the [CUE ONLY] key.
TO EFFECT THE CHANGE AT ONLY THE CURSOR POSITION:
Position the cursor to a Cue set for Tracking and a channel level
that is gray, then
Press
Notice that the channel number is highlighted yellow
when the [AT] key is selected.
The Command Line reflects the new level to be entered.
Press
This time, the highlighted level was changed
to 40.
Notice what happened to the other levels in the column. Move the
cursor to the right and notice that the level 40 is a hard-set level
in white. Cue Only makes the change for a single cue, and
maintains the old level for the Cue immediately below (the latter
level becomes hard-set)after the [CUE ONLY] command. Cue
Only performs the same function in the Stage Screen. The Cue
Only feature only makes these assignments in Tracking Cues.
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USING THE CUE LIST SCREEN
CUE LIST
S
Cue
AP
P
P
P
P
0
1
2
3
4
The Cue List Screen offers an expanded view of the information shown
in the Cue Window of the Stage Screen. The Cue List Screen shows all the
cue information contained in the system. The [PAGE UP] and [PAGE
DOWN] keys move the list up or down on the screen. In addition, the Cue
List Screen also shows real time status of the faders in the Fader Window
at the bottom of the screen.
The cursor control keys position the point of view in any column on the
screen. Watch the prompt window to confirm the cursor's position. Updates
or edits can be performed on the Cue List Screen by positioning the cursor
in the column to be edited. To restrict the edit feature, toggle Item #3 on the
Cues Menu in the Setup Screen.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Name
Blackout Cue
Start Up
Overture
Stage Lights
Enter:
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
Cue Number
〉
〉
Time
Delay
0
0
10
10
10
10
10 S 10
10
10
0
0
0
0
0
Link
MacEA EB
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
TO VIEW THE TOP OF THE CUE LIST:
Press
to force the display to the top of the Cue List.
TO VIEW THE LOWER PART OF THE CUE LIST:
Press
to force the display to the next portion of the Cue List.
CHANGING TIMES AND CUE NAMES
CUE LIST
S
Cue
Name
Time
AP
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
0
1
2
3
4
5
10
11
19
50
51
52
53
Blackout Cue
Start Up
Overture
Stage Lights
0
0
10
10
10
10
10 S 10
10
10
15
15
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Enter:
Up Tme
CHANGE THE UP TIME TO 15 ON CUE 5:
Position cursor in Cue 5's first time column;
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
Delay
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
Link Mac
EA EB
Notice the Command Line reflects the keypad
entry.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
2
3
4
/
/
/
Press
Notice that the new time is now at the cursor position.
CHANGE THE DOWN TIME TO 7 ON CUE 4:
Position cursor in Cue 4's second time column;
Press
The cursor moves to the next time window.
〉
〉
The [TIME] key will move the cursor to the right each time it is
pressed. Either the cursor or the [TIME] key can position the
highlighted cursor.
Press
Notice the new time at the cursor position.
ADD AN UP DELAY TIME OF 5 ON CUE 4:
Position cursor in Cue 4's first Delay time column;
Press
Cue 4 now has a Delay time of 5 seconds.
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LINKING CUES
CUE LIST
S
AP
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Cue
Name
Time
0
1
2
3
4
5
10
11
19
50
51
52
53
Blackout Cue
Start Up
Overture
Second Group
0
00
10
10
10
10
10 S 10
10
7
15
15
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Enter:
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
Down Time
〉
〉
LINK CUE 6 TO CUE 3:
Position cursor in Cue 4's Link column;
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
M
Delay
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
Link
Mac EA EB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
2
3
4
/
/
/
Now Cue 4 will automatically follow Cue 3.
CHANGE THE NAME ON CUE 3:
Position cursor in Cue 3's Name position;
From the remote keyboard, type
The new name has taken the place of the previous name in Cue 3's
position.
MANUAL
MANUAL FADER CONTROL
CUE LIST
S
AP
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
The Cue List allows the operator to make any changes to the Cue
structure, including changing the operating mode to the cue.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Cue
Name
0
1
2
3
4
5
10
11
19
50
51
52
53
Blackout Cue
Start Up
Overture
Second Group
Time
Delay
0
10
00
10
MANUAL
10
10 S 10
10
7
15
15
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
Link
Mac EA EB
TO ASSIGN A CUE MANUAL FADER CONTROL:
Position cursor in the Cue's Up Time window;
Press
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
The Command Line will indicate Manual.
Press
to force the word MANUAL into the cursor position.
Enter:
Down Time
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
2
3
4
/
/
/
The cue will automatically be loaded to the highlighted Fader
when next in the Cue List. Faders with Manual assigned do not
require a [GO] command for control. When the Fader is loaded
with the Manual cue, simply move the Fader handle and the cue
will follow.
MANUAL
TO SPLIT UP & DOWN TIMES BETWEEN TWO FADERS:
Position cursor in the Down Time column;
Press
The Command Line will prompt Split.
Press
A red S will appear between the two time columns.
Splitting Up/Down Times to two faders must be the last instruction
on cue timing. Any changes in cue timing after the assignment
forces the S off the display. Split fades do not require both Faders
to be highlighted for operation. If the first fader of the split is
highlighted, the second fader will also play the fade. Split fades
are loaded to separate faders so you can control both the
independent Up and Down Times of the fade.
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MACRO ACTIVATION IN A CUE
A Macro can be started by any cue action. Simply assign the
Macro number to be started to the Mac column in the Cue List. Any
Macro number assigned will automatically start with the [GO]
command key, which starts the cue.
ASSIGN A MACRO TO EXECUTE WITH A CUE:
Position cursor in the MAC column;
Press
Macro 2 will start when the cue assigned
Macro #2 is started on the Fader.
More detailed information on setting up Macros appears in the
Macro chapter.
EFFECT ACTIVATION IN A CUE
CUE LIST
S
AP
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Effects playback is organized and controlled by the Cue structure.
Effects are started by assigning the Effect number to either the 'EA'
or 'EB' column on the right side of the Cue List. When the Effect
number is listed in the column, the Effect will be active during the
cue. To make an Effect play longer than a single cue structure, add
the Effect number to a sequential list of cues that play on the same
Fader, and the Effect will remain active during the duration of cues.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Cue
Name
Time
0
1
2
3
4
5
10
11
19
50
51
52
53
Blackout Cue
Start Up
Overture
Second Group
0
0
10
10
10
10
10 S 10
10
7
15
15
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Delay
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
Link
Mac EA EB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
20
30
ASSIGN AN EFFECT TO RUN WITH A CUE:
Position cursor in the Effects A (EA) column;
Press
Effect #5 will start when the cue is started on
the Faders.
Enter:
Down Time
〉
〉
Fdr:
1
Cue:
%: __/__S
2
3
4
/
/
/
Effect 5 will stop when it is no longer assigned to the active cue
in the Cue Window.
5
ASSIGN AN EFFECT TO MORE THAN ONE CUE:
Position cursor in the Effects A (EA) column in the next cue;
Press
The Effect number is now assigned to the next
sequential cue.
Repeat the process to assign an Effect number to more cue
actions.
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EFFECT SCREEN
USING THE EFFECT SCREEN
The Effects package allows the operator to organize a series of
recorded steps that include channels with levels. The duration of the
step can be controlled with individual or uniform times for each step
of the Effect. Each step will play after the other in a pattern or cycle
determined by the attributes assigned from the Effect Record
Window at the bottom of the Effects Screen. Each Effect can be
labeled using the remote keyboard.
The Effect Screen appears in a spreadsheet format with the
green channel numbers positioned across the top of the screen,
and the blue step numbers positioned down the left side of the
screen.
The [JUMP] key positions the cursor in either the Channel, Time
or Record positions when selected. The cursor defaults to the
Channel Field when the Effects Screen is selected.
Effect cycles are controlled by cue actions. When an Effect is
completed, the number can be assigned to the Cue List under the
EA or EB column on the right side of the list. The Effect will operate
during the time the cue number is active or controlled by the Fader.
When the active cue, highlighted in the Cue Window, does not have
the Effect number assigned, the Effect is no longer active. If the
Effect number bridges more than one cue action, the Effect will be
active during the crossfade between the cues. When operating
Effects assigned to a series of cues, the best results occur when the
Effect operates on a single fader track.
The structure of an Effect and the number of variations on an
Effect can create a wide variety of patterns. Follow the instructions
below to learn the position controls for the Effects Screen and how
the settings detail the response of the Effect.
Highlighted keys:
[JUMP], [NEXT], [LAST], [PG UP], [PG DOWN], [SELECT]
Step field
Time Field
Channel Field
EFFECT
St
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
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25
Time
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1
2
3
4
5 6 7
8
Enter:
Effect
9:01:00
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Name
Time
Select: ®Chase¬
Mstr
Chan
Test
NONE
NO
Select Channels
1
.1
Bounce
Random
Single
〉
Effect Record Window
POSITIONING THE CURSOR & SETTING
LEVELS
TO POSITION THE CURSOR:
Press
Channel 10
EFFECT
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Time
Grandmaster FL
1
2
3
4 5
6 7
8
9:01:00
Cursor moves to channel 10 position.
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
TO SELECT A CHANNEL ON THE EFFECT SCREEN:
Press
3 is shown on the Command Line.
The [AND] [THRU] and [EXCEPT] keys allow for multiple channel
selection.
Press
Channel 3 is highlighted yellow during the selection process.
Enter:
Effect
Name
Time
Mstr
Chan
Test
NONE
NO
Select Channels
1
.1
Select: →Chase←
Bounce
Random
Single
SET A LEVEL:
Press
〉 3
A level of 70 appears in the level column under
the channel number.
After the cursor moves off this position, the level is displayed in yellow.
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EFFECT SCREEN
TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT CHANNEL:
Press
Channel 3
EFFECT
Time
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Grandmaster FL
The cursor moves right to highlight the next channel in the
next step position; alternatively, you can key in the channel
number and press [ENTER]. The cursor automatically moves
to the position.
9:01:00
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
.. .. 7 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STEP:
Press
The cursor moves down to highlight the same channel on
the next step position.
TO DELETE THE LEVEL IN STEP 1:
Using [JUMP] and the cursor keys, position cursor on Step 1.
Press
Enter:
Effect
Name
Time
Mstr
Chan
Test
Select:
1
.1
NONE
NO
The level in Step 1 has been removed.
®Chase¬
Bounce
Random
Single
Select Channels
Use the tools above to set up the following example for Effect #1.
〉 3 AT 70
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
.1 NONE NO
Single
Enter:
Effect
TO SET CHANNEL 10 AT 50 FOR STEP 1:
Position the cursor anywhere in the Channel field on Step 1.
Press
Name
Select Channels
1
〉 10 AT 50
Notice that the channel with the level is assigned to the step.
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
.1 NONE NO
Single
Enter:
Effect
TO SET CHANNEL 11 AT 60 FOR STEP 2:
Position the cursor anywhere in the Channel field for Step 2.
Press
Name
Select Channels
1
〉 11 AT 60
Again, the channel with the level is assigned to the step.
EFFECT
St
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Time
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. . . .. .. .. ..
10
50
..
..
11
..
60
..
12
..
..
70
13
..
..
..
14
..
..
..
15
..
..
..
16
..
..
..
17
..
..
..
18
..
..
..
TO SET CHANNEL 12 AT 70 FOR STEP 3:
While in the Channel field for step 3,
Press
9:01:00
19
..
..
..
20
..
..
..
21
..
..
..
22
..
..
..
23
..
..
..
The third channel with the level is assigned to Step 3. This will be the
basis for a simple Effect that you will test later.
TO SELECT A STEP FROM ANY POSITION:
Press
The cursor highlights the Time Field:
Press
Enter:
Effect
Name
Time
Mstr
Chan
Test
NONE
NO
Select Channels
1
.1
Select: ®Chase¬
Bounce
Random
Single
The cursor highlights the Step Field and the Record Window
asks for the step number.
ñ 12 AT 70
Enter the step number:
The cursor moves to, and highlights,
Step 10.
TO ADDRESS THE CHANNEL FIELD FROM STEP 10:
Press
The cursor moves right to highlight the channels of the step.
Follow the steps above to address any of the channels at levels.
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TO LOOK AT THE STEPS NOT SHOWN ON THE DISPLAY:
Press
or
Inserted Step
EFFECT
St
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Time
Grandmaster FL
TO INSERT A STEP IN BETWEEN STEPS:
Position the cursor in either the Time field or the Step Field at the
point of the insert,
Press
9:01:00
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The screen moves up or down to display
additional steps.
..
..
Notice how the Step List was moved down to allow the
insertion of new channel information.
TO DELETE A STEP IN BETWEEN STEPS:
Position the cursor in either the Time Field or Step Field at the
point of the deletion,
Press
Notice how the Step List was moved up to eliminate the step
and channel information.
Enter:
Effect
Step Time
Name
1
Time
.1
Mstr
Chan
Test
NONE
NO
Select: ®Chase¬
Bounce
Random
Single
Both [INSERT] and [DELETE] allow the Step List to be interrupted
or modified. These keys are useful in adapting or editing an Effect
after the basic structure has been established. Please note that
these keys are not reflected on the Command Line. After a step
is deleted, it cannot be retrieved.
〉 12 AT 70
The [RESTORE] key is not active on the Effect Screen.
EFFECT RECORD WINDOW
Enter:
Effect
Name
Step Number
1
The Effect Record Window allows access to all the features of the
Effect. The Record Window supports the Effect name and number,
the uniform step time, master channel capacity, and the Test
feature. In addition, the attributes of the Effect can be addressed.
The Effect Record Window operates like the Record Windows on the
Cue and the Submaster Screens. To access the features of the
Record Window, follow the procedures outlined below.
Mstr
Select:®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
.1 NONE NO
Single
〉 11 AT 60
Effect Record Window
Enter:
Effect
Name
Step Number
1
TO ACCESS THE RECORD WINDOW:
Press
Mstr
Select:®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
.1 NONE NO
Single
Until the cursor highlights the Effect Number in the Record
Window.
〉 11 AT 60
TO POSITION THE HIGHLIGHT IN THE RECORD WINDOW:
Press
The highlight position can be controlled by the left and right
cursor control keys.
Enter:
Effect
Name
1
Look # 1
Step Number
TO LABEL AN EFFECT:
Press
Mstr
Select:®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
.1 NONE NO
Single
The Label Window is highlighted.
〉 11 AT 60
INPUT FROM THE REMOTE KEYBOARD:
Type
The label is transferred to the Name Window. Up to 16 characters
can be used to identify the Effect.
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SETTING THE STEP TIME
The step time of each step in the Effect can be set and controlled
from the Record Window or the Time Field. To set the same time for
each step, set the Time in the Record Window. To set an individual step
time for each step, enter the individual step time while in the Time Field
for the step number.
Follow the example below to work through the step times.
Effect
Name
Step Number
1
TO SET OR CHANGE A UNIFORM STEP TIME FOR EACH STEP
IN THE EFFECT:
While in the Effect Record window,
Press
Mstr
Select:®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
.5 NONE NO
Single
Enter:
Look #1
〉 .5 11 AT 60
The cursor moves to highlight the Time window.
Press
Press
The Command Line will show .5, which represents
one-half second.
The .5 is now highlighted in the Time Window. The
time, .05 seconds, will control each step of the Effect.
To set individual step times for each step of the Effect, follow
the instructions outlined in the next sequence.
EFFECT
St
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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22
23
24
25
Time
.1
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1
..
..
..
2 3 4 5 6 7 89
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
10
50
..
..
11
..
60
..
12
..
..
70
13
..
..
..
14
..
..
..
15
..
..
..
16
..
..
..
17
..
..
..
18
..
..
..
19
..
..
..
TO SET INDIVIDUAL STEP TIMES FROM THE RECORD
WINDOW:
Press
9:01:00
20
..
..
..
21
..
..
..
22
..
..
..
23
..
..
..
The cursor moves to the Channel Field, then moves
to the left to the Time Field.
Make sure the cursor is in position for Step 1, then
Press
The step time of .1 is set for Step 1.
Press
The Time position for Step 2 time is highlighted.
Enter:
Effect
Name
Time
Mstr
Chan
Select Channels
1
.1
NONE
Select: ®Chase¬
Test
Bounce
Random
NO
Single
Press
〉 .1
Press
EFFECT
1
2
3
4
5
Time
.1
.2
.3
Step 2 now has a different time than
Step 1.
again. The Time position for Step 3 time is highlighted.
1
..
..
..
Press
Step 3 now has a different time than
Steps 1 and 2.
When tested, note the lag in the Effect as it progresses. This lag
is displayed because the step times are different for each step,
with the last step the longest. Testing an Effect is discussed later
in this chapter.
Effects Time Field Detail
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EFFECT SCREEN
SUBMASTER CONTROL
The Effect Record Window is also used to assign an Effect to a
Submaster. When the Time position is highlighted, a Submaster can
be assigned the level control of the Effect. Follow the examples
below to set a Submaster as a level master for the Effect.
Enter:
Effect
Name
Rate or Sub
1
HIGHLIGHT THE RECORD WINDOW:
Press
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
NONE NO
Single
Until the Effect number is highlighted.
〉 11 AT 60
With the Effect number highlighted,
Press
Now the Time Window is highlighted.
Press
Enter:
Effect
Name
Rate or Sub
1
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
S 24 NONE NO
Single
Notice how the Submaster has
been assigned in the Time
Window.
With a Submaster controlling the Effect, individual times must be
entered for each step. In order to control the Effect with a
Submaster, the Effect must be mastered by a single channel,
which is recorded into the Submaster.
〉 11 AT 60
MASTER CHANNEL
Enter:
Effect
Rate or Sub
1
Name
An Effect can be assigned control by a specific channel number.
When the channel is assigned a Master, the Effects output is
mastered proportionally by the Master Channel. A Mastered Channel
can also be recorded into a Submaster.
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
S 24
NO
Single
〉 11 AT 60
TO ASSIGN A MASTER CHANNEL WHEN IN THE RECORD
WINDOW:
Press
The Master by Channel field is highlighted.
Press
to force channel 50 into the Master
Channel field.
Now the Effect will only be active when channel 50 is assigned a level
greater than 0. The output level of channel 50 will proportionally
control the level of the steps in the Effect.
TESTING AN EFFECT
Any channel addressed with levels assigned to steps can be
displayed immediately without being assigned to a cue by moving
to the Test position in the Effect Record Window. Test is a toggle
switch. When highlighted, press [ENTER] to get the opposite
condition. Test will force the effect to be active immediately.
Press the Stage Screen to view the results of the Effect.
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EFFECT SCREEN
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
S 24
50 YES
Single
Enter:
Effect
TO TEST AN EFFECT:
Press
Name
Rate or Sub
1
Until the cursor moves to, and highlights the Test Window.
〉 11 AT 60
Press
'Yes' is highlighted in the Test window.
Press
The Stage display screen is now active.
Channels addressed in the Effect will display in purple.
Effect
TO STOP THE TEST AT ANY POINT:
Press
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
S 24
50
NO
Single
Enter:
Name
Rate or Sub
1
The Effect Screen is displayed.
〉 11 AT 60
Press
The cursor jumps down to the Effect Record Window and moves to
the right to highlight the Test Window.
Press
The Test Window indicates the Test is complete, and
turns off the test.
This sequence requires seven key strokes to stop an Effect in the
Test mode. A macro can duplicate a common sequence for
quick access to special features.
CHASE ATTRIBUTES
The test completed ran on the default attribute. To select or
address the attributes of the Effect, use the [SELECT] key when the
cursor is positioned in the Effect Record Window.
Use the [JUMP] key to position the cursor in the Test position of
the Effect Record Window. Attributes appear in the lower right of the
Record Window. Attributes determine the relationship of the steps
by patterns. The patterns are detailed below:
Chase:
Traditional loop Effect that steps from beginning to
end, and repeats beginning to end.
Chase Attributes
Mstr
Select:®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
S 24
50
NO
Single
Enter:
Effect
Name
Rate or Sub
1
Enter:
Effect
Mstr
Select: Chase
Time Chan Test
®Bounce ¬
→Random←
S 24
50 NO →
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Name
Rate or Sub
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Enter:
Effect
Name
Rate or Sub
1
Enter:
Effect
Rate or Sub
1
Name
Mstr
Select: Chase
Time Chan Test
→Bounce←
®Random¬
S 24
50O
→
SingleT 60
Mstr
Select: Chase ←
Time Chan Test
Bounce←
Random←
S 24
50
NO
®Single¬
Bounce:
A simple back and forth loop that steps a pattern from
beginning to end, and end to beginning.
Random:
A non-patterned Effect with random output where
the step pattern is unpredictable.
Single:
A pattern that steps through the steps only once.
The [SELECT] key will loop through the attributes list and repeat
each time the key is pressed.
Follow the procedures indicated to change the attributes of an
Effect. Before starting the procedures, delete the Master Channel 50
and Sub 24 as control devices. To delete these aforementioned
entries, press [ENTER] while in that position in the Effect Record
Window.
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EFFECT SCREEN
TO SET THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE EFFECT FROM THE
RECORD WINDOW:
When the Record Window is highlighted,
Press
The line indicators on each side of the attribute will step
through the list when any position in the Record Window is
highlighted.
Press
Step through each attribute to understand the definitions.
Chase Attributes
Enter:
Effect
Name
Rate or Sub
1
Follow the procedure outlined above to test the
Attribute.
TO SET THE ATTRIBUTES FROM ANY POSITION ON THE
SCREEN:
Press
Mstr
Select: ®Chase ¬
Time Chan Test
Bounce
Random
S 24
50
NO
Single
The cursor highlights the Effect number in the Effect
Record Window.
〉 11 AT 60
Press
repeatedly to cycle through the selections.
The line indicators on each side of the attribute will step to the next
category.
Press
The Test position is highlighted.
Press
To activate the Test sequence to see the change.
TO REVIEW ANOTHER EFFECT WHEN IN THE CHANNEL
FIELD:
Press
The curosr highlights the Effect number,
while the [NEXT] key increments the recorded
Effect and displays the channel levels.
TO RESTORE THE PREVIOUS EFFECT:
Press
The previous Effect is displayed.
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USING THE PATCH SCREEN
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In order for the console to address the system dimmers, an
assignment must be made between the console control channels
and the system dimmers. The simplest assignment is a direct unity
or one-to-one patch. This assignment can be made from the Setup
Screen, Main Menu, page 12, #4. However, if the system has more
dimmers than control channels, the patch assignment must be
established on the Patch Screen.
The Patch Screen allows the operator to assign a single dimmer
or group of dimmers to be controlled by a channel number. The
Patch Screen follows the format indicated in the Patch Prompt
Window. The blue numbers are the system dimmers. The green
numbers represent the system control channels.
The Patch Screen allows dimmers to be assigned to a control
channel with a maximum output level for proportional control. If the
dimmer is assigned to a channel at Full (FL), the level is not
displayed. In fact, it is not necessary to enter the level if the value of
the assignment is full. Unless indicated otherwise, the Patch assumes
a dimmer assigned to a channel is Full.
However, there may be times when two or more dimmers are
assigned together and one light source is significantly brighter than
the other. Patching the brighter source at a level will balance the
output and make both sources appear to be the same. Remember,
patching two dimmers to the same channel in the Patch Screen
means they will always operate under the control of a single channel
number. Any dimmer assigned with a level less than 100% will
display the level in white.
The Patch Screen allows a dimmer to be assigned a Non-Dim
status. This means that the dimmer will switch on abruptly, rather
than gradually increase as the channel’s level increases. The NonDim feature allows the switch-on point to be set at any position on
a scale of 1 to 9.
The Patch Screen also allows any channel to be assigned a
special output curve called a Profile. Profiles offer user- definable
custom dimmer curves that can compensate for unusual lamp
performance, poor tracking dimmers, or practical applications where
lighting outputs need special attention for visual effects. Profiles are
directly assigned to the individual dimmer or dimmers. Profiles
display in brown.
The Omega 2 supports two distinct Patch Tables. Each one
operates independently from the other. A Macro can change the
active Patch Table.
Before starting, look carefully at the Patch Prompt Window. It
indicates dimmer number. This means that the first number selected
will be a dimmer number. The transition between dimmers and
channels is performed using the [AT] key, as is the transition
between channels and levels.
To become familiar with the features of the Patch Screen, follow
the outlined steps:
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
Dimmer Number
〉
Patch Prompt Window
Screen Colors:
Dimmer Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue
Channel Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green
Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White
Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown
Patch Table
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Enter:
Format:
Dimmer Number
〉
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PATCH BY DIMMER
PATCH DIMMER 5 TO CHANNEL 1:
Press
Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
Notice that 5 appears on the Command Line but no action
takes place on the screen.
5 AT CHANNEL 1
Patch Prompt Window
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PATCH SCREEN
Press
The [AT] key terminates the dimmer number string.
Press
Press
Again the number appears on the Command Line but no
action occurs on the screen.
The Command Line was cleared by the [ENTER]
command. Notice that Dimmer 5 (blue) is assigned
to Channel 1 (green).
More than one Dimmer can be patched at the same time.
Enter:
PATCH DIMMERS 6 AND 8 THRU 11 TO CHANNEL 2:
Press
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
Dimmer Number
〉 6 AND 8 THRU 11 AT CHANNEL 2
Notice that the dimmer numbers selected are all highlighted yellow
when the transition key [AT] is pressed.
The Command Line suggests the number will be the channel
number based on the [AT] key.
Press
Again, [ENTER] forces the update on the screen
and clears the Command Line.
Enter:
PATCH DIMMER 3 TO CHANNEL 3 AT A MAXIMUM OUTPUT
LEVEL OF 85:
Press
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
Level Number
〉 3 AT CHANNEL 3 AT LEVEL 85
Notice that the proportional level assigned is clearly visible.
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Enter:
Dimmer Number
CHANGE THE LEVEL TO 95 ON DIMMER 3:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Because the dimmer called up in the previous example had not
changed, pressing [AT] simply highlighted the dimmer where the
cursor was positioned. However, pressing [AT] two times in the
sequence assumes that the information in the position skipped is
correct, and will not be updated.
PATCH DIMMER 7 TO CHANNEL 7 AT A LEVEL OF 90:
Press
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
Again, the [AT] key bridges information that exists on the screen.
〉 7 AT LEVEL 90
ASSIGN DIMMER 15 TO CHANNEL 5 AS A NON-DIM TO START
AT 40%:
Press
Enter:
Dimmer Number
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
Notice that the indicator for Non-Dim status is the [DECIMAL] key.
Do it again and watch the Command Line as you press the keys.
The [DECIMAL] key sets the assignment as Non-Dim and the
entered single digit level sets the point in the 1-to-9 scale when
the Non-Dim will toggle on.
〉 15 AT CHANNEL 5 AT NONDIM 40
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PATCH SCREEN
Enter:
ASSIGN PROFILE 2 TO DIMMER 12 PATCHED TO CHANNEL
12 WITH A LEVEL OF 75:
Press
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
Level Value
〉 12 AT CHANNEL 12 AT LEVEL 75 AT PROFILE 2
After this exercise, the Patch Screen
should look like this
PATCH (by dimmer)
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This example shows the Profile assigned to a channel
with a level.
Repeat the exercise to Dimmer 13 without a level and notice
where the Profile stands.
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Profiles are always displayed in brown and in the same place.
POSITION CONTROL KEYS
Several keys are helpful in positioning the cursor on the Patch
Screen, or positioning the point of view in the Patch Screen. The
sequences below highlight these keys.
Enter:
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
〉 13 AT CHANNEL 13 AT PROFILE 2
Profile Number
CHECK THE ASSIGNMENT ON DIMMER 123:
Press
The screen automatically
repositions to display and
highlight dimmer 123.
The point of view can easily be changed by selecting the position
number and pressing the [ENTER] key.
CHANGE THE PATCH TABLE NUMBER:
Press
Patch Table 2 displayed
PATCH (by dimmer)
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Format:
The [JUMP] key repositions the cursor at the Page # on the
top of the screen.
Grandmaster FL 0:00:00
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The '2' entered on the Command Line replaces
the previous number when the [ENTER] key is
pressed.
Patch Table 2 is now displayed. Another way to change the Patch
Table is to press [NEXT] while in the Page # position. The Patch
Table will advance one increment.
TO RETURN TO THE FIRST PATCH TABLE:
Press
Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
[JUMP], [NEXT] and[ LAST] allow a change in the Patch
Table.
〉2
The active system patch table can also be changed on the Setup
Screen, Patch Menu, page 14, #4.
TO SAVE THE SYSTEM PATCH:
Press
The Main Menu appears.
Press
The Save to Disk Functions Menu appears.
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PATCH SCREEN
Press
The Command Line will
prompt "Are You Sure?"
Press
The system patch will be saved. Always save your
work to the system disk drive.
PARKED DIMMERS
One of the features of electronic patch is the capacity to
change the status of a dimmer. Parking a dimmer simply moves
the dimmer output away from channel control and assigns the
dimmer a constant level. Parked dimmers are not affected by the
active cue, fader position or the Grand Master. Parked dimmers
are not captured during the Record process. Their output is
completely independent of the front panel controls. The advantage
to parking a dimmer is the independent output.
This advanced feature is normally used in general utility
applications. A parked dimmer with an assigned level is the simplest
method to provide backstage work or utility lighting during rehearsal
or performance situations. Parked dimmers are activated when the
console is turned on.
The steps below show how to park a dimmer while in the Patch
Screen.
PARK DIMMER 14:
Press
Notice that the [AT] key assumes the next
number to be a channel number.
Press
Press
The [SELECT] key in this case changes the channel
designation to a parked status.
Notice the Patch Screen now indicates the dimmer
as PARK.
Without a level assigned, a parked dimmer outputs at Full.
An example of parked dimmers
PATCH (by dimmer)
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Press
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Parked Dimmers can be assigned to a Submaster handle for
manual level control during an event. The advantage of the parked
status is the output is unaffected by the console front panel keypad
controls.
PARK DIMMER 16 ON PLAYBACK HANDLE # 24:
Press
Enter:
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
〉 13 AT PARKED AT LEVEL 30
Playback handle 24 now has control of the parked dimmer.
Level Value
Remember, more than one dimmer can be parked at the same
control point. A maximum output level can also be assigned to a
playback handle. Follow the example:
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PARK DIMMER 17 ON PLAYBACK HANDLE # 24 AT 50%:
Press
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It's simple to identify a parked dimmer from any other condition
on the Patch Screen. However, the Patch Screen is the only
location that will identify why the level exists or explain where a
parked dimmer is assigned.
UNPATCH DIMMERS
Enter:
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
〉 17 AT SUBMSTR 24 AT LEVEL 50
Submaster
PATCH (by dimmer)
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Dimmers can also be unpatched or released from a channel
assignment in the Patch Screen. However, exercise care during this
procedure because the [RESTORE] key is not active on this screen.
After the dimmers are released from the channel assignments, the
only way to reassign the channels is to manually enter the assignments
or assign a Unity Patch. If a custom patch has been created, it is best
to save the patch to disk before experimenting with the unpatching
process.
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Notice that dimmer 17 now
stands alone. The [AND] and
[THRU] keys allow a string of
dimmers to be addressed at the same time.
TO RELEASE A PARKED DIMMER:
Press
Enter:
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
〉 16 AT CHANNEL 24 AT LEVEL 50
Notice the dimmer is no longer
assigned Park status.
Dimmer Number
Enter:
Level Value
TO CHANGE THE ASSIGNMENT FROM NON-DIM TO PATCHED
AT A LEVEL:
Press
Format: Dimmer Number
Channel Number
Level
Profile
〉 15 AT CHANNEL 15 AT LEVEL 75
The Non-Dim is changed to a dimmer with the output at 75%.
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PATCH SCREEN
UNITY PATCH
SETUP
Version 1.22
PATCH
1> Return to main menu
2> Create patch unity (one to one)
3> Set channel bypassing grandmaster
4> Patch page in use by dimmers . . . . . . . . . .
Grandmaster FL
Unity Patch resets the dimmer to channel assignments on a oneto-one basis. This assignment is ideal when the control channel
capacity matches the system dimmer capacity on a one-to-one
basis. When the dimmer capacity exceeds the channel capacity,
Unity Patch offers a ready-made platform for the additional dimmers
to be assigned to the channels.
To create a Unity Patch, follow these steps.
9:01:00
1
CREATE A UNITY PATCH:
Press
The Main Menu in the Setup Screen will appear.
Press
Enter:
The Patch Menu will appear.
〉
Press
or press the [DOWN] cursor key. The cursor
moves to the #2 position.
Press
The Command Line prompts "Are You Sure?"
Press
The action (Unity Patch) is now complete.
Press any Screen key to reposition the point of view. Press the
[PATCH] Screen key to examine the Unity Patch. Notice that all
items are reset one-on-one to the console's channel capacity.
ASSIGNING PROFILES TO DIMMERS
A Profile allows the output level to be defined in 20 discrete steps.
You can select from the preconfigured Profile options at the bottom
of the display, or create a custom profile on the screen.
TO ASSIGN A PROFILE TO A DIMMER:
Press
The Patch Screen will appear.
SELECT THE DIMMER TO BE ASSIGNED:
Press the number of the selected dimmer, then
Press
The cursor highlight will position on the selected
dimmer.
ASSIGN THE PROFILE:
Press
Profile 2 will be assigned
to the channel.
The Profile number will appear as brown. With this task complete,
press the appropriate screen key for the next operation.
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PATCH SCREEN
BYPASS GRAND MASTER
BYPASS
GM
Grandmaster FL
Dimmers can be assigned to bypass the system Grand Master.
Bypassing the Grand Master simply means that when a channel is
assigned to the Bypass Chart, the channel's level is not affected by
the Grand Master. This advanced feature works well with independent
items controlled by the DMX signal. Color scrollers or moving lights
are typical examples of control sources that may need to be
independent of the console's Grand Master. To assign channels to
bypass the Grand Master, follow the steps below.
9:01:00
Chn
1
TO ASSIGN CHANNELS THAT BYPASS THE GRAND MASTER:
Press
The Main Menu in the Setup screen will appear.
Enter:
Press
Invert or
Delete
The Patch Menu will appear.
〉 INSERT CHANNEL 1
Press
or press the [DOWN] cursor key twice. The
cursor moves to the #3 position.
Press
The Command Line prompts "Are You Sure?"
Press
This confirms the action, and the Bypass GM
Screen will appear.
TO ENTER A CHANNEL FROM THE BYPASS CHART:
Press
Notice that the Command Line reflects
the keystrokes.
Channel 1 is now assigned to the chart. Repeat this step for every
entry on the chart.
TO DELETE A CHANNEL FROM THE BYPASS CHART:
Press
Channel 1 is now removed from the
chart.
Repeat this step for every channel to be removed from the chart.
You must press [SETUP] to exit Bypass GM. From [SETUP] you
can go to whatever screen you wish. To return to the Main Menu,
press the [CLEAR] key
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MACRO SCREEN
VIEWING MACROS
Macros offer a short cut to specific features that can be recorded
and played back at any point in time. A Macro allows a series of key
strokes to be recorded and played back under a Macro number.
Macros are commonly used to reduce the number of key strokes in
an operation. The Macro Screen offers a view of recorded Macro
commands. Any Macro created can be viewed or edited on this
screen.
To run a Macro in any Screen, press the dedicated Macro key (for
Macros #1 through 8) or press [MACRO #], key in the number and
press [ENTER].
Macro Number
MACRO
001
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
SETUP 6 ENTER 2 2 ENTER
TO VIEW A MACRO:
Press
The Macro screen is displayed.
Enter:
Create Macro
or
Backspace
TO VIEW A MACRO OUT OF SEQUENCE:
Press
(Press Create Macro to Record)
The cursor will highlight the Macro number at the top of the
screen.
Enter the Macro number to be viewed,
Press
The Macro selected will be displayed.
TO CHANGE THE MACRO VIEWED:
Press
or
The Macro screen will advance or step back
through the Macro list.
TO DELETE KEYSTROKES FROM A MACRO:
Press
A keystroke will be removed with each key press.
CREATING MACROS
A Macro can be very helpful in utility work or for quick access to
complex keystrokes. Macros can be assigned to execute in cues by
assigning the Macro number in the Mac column of the Cue Record
Window. Macros are also useful when accessing conditions in the
Setup Menus such as Saving to Disk.
Message Flashes when
[Create Macro] is Pressed.
Enter:
Format: Dimmer Number
Create Macro
Channel Number
or
Recording Macro
Backspace
(Press Create Macro To Stop)
ñ 15 AT CHANNEL 5 AT NONDIM 40
TO CREATE A MACRO FROM THE MACRO SCREEN:
Press
The Macro is assigned the number 5.
Press
Now, enter the keystrokes necessary to complete the
Macro.
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MACRO SCREEN
Try the sample Macro listed below:
Press
MACRO
005
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
AT ENTER RIGHT_ARROW AT 5 ENTER
TO CLOSE A MACRO RECORD SESSION:
Press
again. The second Create Macro press will close the macro
record session.
Enter:
Create Macro
or
Backspace
STAGE
(Press Create Macro to Record)
Omega 2
TO CREATE A MACRO FROM THE STAGE (or any) SCREEN:
Press
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
Create Macro
(enter a #), followed by
1 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
025 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Now, enter the keystrokes desired in Macro.
049 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
TO CLOSE / END MACRO RECORD:
Press
073 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
again. This will close the session.
Sub1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
197 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pg
S
AP
Cue
0
Enter:
Channel Number
Or At
Name
Blackout Cue
Fdr:
Cue:
%:
Time
0
1
/
Delay
0
0
Link
0
2
3
4
/
/
/
Mac EA EB
0 0
text color
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〉
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Note Create Macro
flashing on screen.
Omega 2
PROFILE SCREEN
USING THE PROFILE SCREEN
Output Levels
PROFILE
The Profile Screen shares a similar look with the Track and Effect
Screens. The format shows the output level by percentage across
the top and the Profile number 1 through 5 along the left side. The
Profile Screen allows you to review and alter the standard level
output control signal to the dimmer.
Any Profile assigned (in Patch) with a number greater than 1 will
be displayed. To work through the Profile Screen, follow the steps
below.
Highlighted key:
[SELECT]
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PRO
0
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 FL
1
2
3
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
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10
10
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90
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95
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95
95
FL
FL
FL
FL
FL
(Default profile is 1)
Enter:
Select:
Output Level
LEVEL INPUT
PREHEAT
〉
EXPONENTIAL
(. = INVERSE)
ANGLE
SELECTING & SETTING MODES
Screen Colors:
Headline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White
Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown
Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue
TO CHANGE THE INPUT SELECTION:
Press
several times. The highlight will move back and forth from
the blue levels to the Profile number on the left.
In addition, the modes along the bottom of the screen cycle
through. The modes are defined as:
LEVEL INPUT
Enter:
Output Level
PREHEAT
EXPONENTIAL
(.= INVERSE)
ANGLE
〉
Enter:
Preheat Level
PREHEAT
EXPONENTIAL
(.= INVERSE)
ANGLE
TO SET A LEVEL FOR THE PREHEAT MODE:
Select the Mode. Type in the lowest starting level.
Press
PREHEAT
EXPONENTIAL
(.= INVERSE)
ANGLE
TO SET A LEVEL FOR THE EXPONENTIAL MODE:
Select the Mode. Type in the exponential value.
Press
PREHEAT
EXPONENTIAL
(.= INVERSE)
ANGLE
SELECT:
LEVEL INPUT
〉
Enter:
Exponential
Value
SELECT:
LEVEL INPUT
〉
Enter:
Exponential
Value
ANGLE
TO SET A LEVEL FOR THE ANGLE MODE:
Select the Mode. Cursor to any position and enter the value of the
angle point desired.
Press
SELECT:
LEVEL INPUT
EXPONENTIAL
TO SET A LEVEL FOR THE LEVEL INPUT MODE:
Select the Mode. Use the cursor and keypad to set the levels.
Type the level changes directly into the scale.
Press
SELECT:
LEVEL INPUT
PREHEAT
〉
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ACCESSORIES
REMOTE RECORD
SETUP
Version 1.22
The Omega 2 has the capacity to automatically download any
stage output to SubCommander's page and playbacks through the
DMX signal transmission.
Grandmaster FL 9:01:00
PERIPHERALS/UTILITIES
1> Return to main menu
2> Designers remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3> Hand held remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4> Smpte input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5> Midi input/output . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6> Device ID for Midi . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7> Debug value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8> SubCommander page . . . . . . . . . . . .
9> SubCommander playback . . . . . . . . . .
10> Remote record to SubCommander
11> Format disk
TO COPY STAGE OUTPUT TO SUBCOMMANDER:
1. Set levels on channels manually; Insert or Merge, Submaster,
Cue on Stage; or manually activate playback.
2. Move Fader, Playback, or Grandmaster to output position.
3. Press [SETUP] to activate Main Menu screen.
Press [1] [1] [ENTER] to show Peripherals/ Utilities Menu.
Select [8] to enter an assigned page number from 1-12.
Select [9] to enter an assigned playback number from 1-12.
Cursor down to 10, Press [SETUP].
Yes
Yes
No
No
0
0
1
1
Enter:
(An "Are You Sure?" message will appear on the Command Line).
ñ
Press [ENTER] again to complete the record.
Are you sure?
NOTE: Playback number will automatically advance to protect
against record over.
REMOTE VIDEO
Bottom View
The console can be fitted to output the Super VGA signal to
remote locations. (Distances greater than 25 feet). When fitted with
this option, the 6-pin XLR connector will output the signal. When
installed with a system, a Remote Video Receiver is required to
interface to a standard SVGA monitor.
Top View
TO HOOK-UP:
Connect 6-pin XLR from labeled video port at station or back
of the Omega 2 console.
Connect SVGA monitor cable to DB 15-pin labeled monitor.
Connect 120VAC power transformer cable to Power in position.
Switch 'ON' SVGA monitor.
KEYBOARD
The Omega 2 is designed to operate with any standard IBM PC/
AT keyboard.
Some manufacturers of AT aftermarket keyboards have been
known to be incompatible. If you encounter problems with using any
keyboard, please contact the factory.
DESIGNERS REMOTE
The Omega 2 supports a Designers Remote which plugs into the
rear panel. The Remote acts exactly like the Omega 2 Console
control keys.
TO SET-UP:
When connected, press [SETUP]. Main Menu will appear.
Select item #11 to access Peripherals/Utilities Menu.
From the Peripherals/Utilities menu, select item #2 to switch on
Designers Remote.
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HAND-HELD REMOTE
The Omega 2 Console supports an optional Hand-Held Remote
which can plug into the rear panel.
TO SET-UP:
When connected,
Press [SETUP]. Main Menu will appear.
Select item #11 to access Peripherals/Utilities Menu. Select item
#3 to switch on HHR. 2-line liquid crystal display will appear.
OPERATION:
Two-line, 15-character display.
Numeric keys operate as numeric keypad.
Backspace--Deletes one character from Command Line.
Rem Dim--Forces all unselected channels to 0 level.
Flash--Toggles between high and low levels esablished in Setup.
Clear--Clears Command Line.
Macro ##-- Allows custom key strokes to be executed.
GoTo Cue--Routes new position to fader.
Stop-- Stops all fader action.
Enter--forces console to act on Command Line instruction.
NOTE: When console is in Flash mode, the Decimal and Full keys will
act as left and right cursors, respectively.
PRINTERS
The Omega 2 Console is equipped with a parallel printer output
port configured for Epson Standard protocol.
Printers tested:
Citizen GSX-190
Panasonic KX-P1124
Citizen 200GX
Panasonic KX-P2023
Epson FX-870
PRINTER
TO SET UP
SETUP
Version 1.22
PRINT FUNCTIONS
1> Return to main menu
2> Print extra line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3> Print all channels/dimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4> Start printing at (whole number) . . . . . . . .
5> Stop printing at (whole number) . . . . . . . . .
6> Print test
7> Print cues
8> Print submasters
9> Print effects
10> Print Macros
11> Print cue list
12> Print track sheet
13> Print patch by dimmer
14> Print highest level of channels
Grandmaster FL
Set-up printer. Load paper and test printer functions as identified
in printer manual.
Configure printer for standard Epson protocol. Set switch
for line-feed on carriage return.*
Turn off power to printer.
Connect printer cable to console printer port.
Connect printer cable to printer output.
Turn on printer power.
Press [SETUP]. Setup Screen Main Menu will appear.
Select Item #8 to access Print Functions screen.
Select items to be printed.
9:01:00
Yes
Yes
0
6000
*NOTE: Some printers do not have line feed on carriage return
feature. To resolve this problem, cursor to Item #3, and toggle Yes.
Enter:
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ACCESSORIES
MIDI (Optional)
The Omega 2 console supports Midi Show Control inputs based
upon the protocol established by Richmond Sound, Vancouver,
B.C., Canada.
The console will accept a stream of commands from a central
console.
This way, multiple consoles can be operated remotely from a
central position.
THE CONSOLE WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS:
__GO
__Go to Cue
__Stop
__Resume (same as GO)
__Timed Go (treated as Go to Cue Next Cue with Time)
__Timed-Go to Cue
__Set (only services channels)
__Fire (Macro)
__Reset (Go to Cue Zero)
THE CONSOLE WILL SEND THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS:
__GO
__Go to Cue
__Stop
__Timed-Go to Cue
__Fire (Macro)
TO TURN ON MIDI:
Press SETUP.
Press Item # 11
Press Item # 5, toggle to YES
Cursor down to Item # 6, select ID number for console.
Please contact the factory for further details.
TIMED ACTIONS
TIMED ACTIONS
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)
21)
22)
23)
24)
25)
Enter:
Number or
At Key
02:30:30:01
01:00:00:02
00:15:00:03
02:15:05:04
00:20:00:00
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Grandmaster FL
GO
Cue 15.4
GO
Macro 17
Macro 5
Format: Hr: Mn: Sc: Fm
Input: 00:00:00:00
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27)
28)
29)
30)
31)
32)
33)
34)
35)
36)
37)
38)
39)
40)
41)
42)
43)
44)
45)
46)
47)
48)
49)
50)
(Optional)
TO ENTER TIMES:
Cursor to desired spot and enter number.
9:01:00
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TO ENTER ACTION:
When on a time, press [AT].
This will toggle through the options of GO, CUE, and MACRO. On
CUE and MACRO, enter number.
To sequentially arrange times, press [MERGE].
To delete a time, press [DELETE] when on Time.
To toggle between source inputs, press [SELECT].
Source: None ←
(Select) Clock
Timer
Smpte
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ACCESSORIES
COMMON QUESTIONS
NOTE: Items set in BOLDFACE must be set by operator before
console use.
1. How do I change all submaster handles to page 1?
In playback do the sequence [MERGE], [1], [ENTER].
2. How do I set a dimmer (5 for example) to be always
at full ?
In patch, do [5], [AT], [SELECT], [AT], [FL], [ENTER].
3. How do I make a non-dim?
In patch, do [8], [AT], [AT], [ . ], [6], [ENTER]. When the
channel goes above sixty percent the dimmer will go from
zero to full.
4. How do I put channels on the wheel?
Select the desired channels, then press [AT]. If you want to
control channels with no levels in them yet, change the setup
flag “Wheel captures null levels” to Yes.
5. How do I create a macro live?
In any screen except Macro, press [CREATE MACRO], [#],
[ENTER]. A red “Macro Recording” should be flashing on the
top border of the screen. Any keys pressed will be added to
the Macro. To stop, press [CREATE MACRO] again.
6. Does a point cue mean anything?
No, it is just another cue.
7. How do I link cues out of sequence?
Place the desired cue number to go to in the LINK position in
the cue.
8. How do multi-parts work?
It is best to look at it simply. If a cue has a multipart flag, that
cue will load the same time as the previous cue. If there are
cues 8, 9 and 10 where cues 9 and 10 are multi-parts, all three
cues will be loaded on and started at the same time.
9. How does cue-only work?
One of the most important things to understand is how cueonly works. A cue-only will go to the next cue and set any levels
that might have been changed to hard level, making the next
cue unaffected from the record. When you record something
cue-only, it does not affect future actions. So later on, if you
make a change to that cue it will track into the next one if the
next one is a tracking cue. If you want a cue to never have
anything tracked into it, make it a Preset cue.
10. Are changes in Preview automatically recorded?
Yes, and so are changes recorded anywhere except for the
Stage screen.
11. Explain how I delete cue-only and what it does.
Use the sequence [DELETE], [CUE], [#], [CUE ONLY],
[ENTER], “Are you sure?” [ENTER].
If any tracking levels were started in cue 5, this sequence will
make these levels hard in the next cue. In other words, the
following cue will not be affected by the deletion.
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COMMON QUESTIONS (Cont'd)
12. How do I load a cue automatically on a fader?
In the cue’s Up Time, press [SELECT] and it will display
MANUAL. When the cue is loaded on the fader, it will be as
if you pressed the fader takeover button. Make sure that the
fader handle is at zero, because the fade will jump to the
handle level.
13. How do I record with submaster levels ignored?
Two ways: either use the sequence [RECORD], [3], [EXCEPT],
[ENTER], or change the setup switch “Record levels from
Submasters” to OFF.
14. How do I do a quick time change on stage?
Press [CUE] or [JUMP]. This will place the cursor on the cue
number of the cue on stage. To change cues either type in a
new number or use the next/last buttons. Cursor or use the
TIME button to move to the times. For example, to change the
cue on stage’s time to 8: [CUE], [TIME], [8], [ENTER], [ENTER].
15. What is a unit of memory?
It can be a Cue, Group, Submaster, Effect or Macro.
16. What’s the difference between Insert and Merge?
MERGE will load a group’s channels if they are higher than the
existing levels, while INSERT will load the channels on top of
any existing levels.
17. Can the wheel control the fade speed manually?
Yes: Press the Time button while in Stage. It will ask which
fader you want to affect. Type a number, then press [ENTER]
(or just Enter if you want all). The fader will now speed up and
slow down according to how you move the wheel.
18. Can I write a macro to select setup options?
Yes: Macros are just a sequence of keyhits. If you can do
something from the keyboard, then you can make a macro to
do it for you.
19. Can a cue action change a patch table?
Create a macro that goes to setup and changes the active
patch table. Then place that macro in a cue.
20. Is there a way to physically clear all of the hardware
memory?
Next to the personality module there is a switch that slides
to the side. On most consoles there is a little window by the
personality module opening. Move this switch to the side
while the power is off. Count to five and move it back. This
will bring the internal RAM to ground, clearing any
information. The console will then boot up with the factory
defaults.
21. Will the MIDI input work with my audio system?
No. The MIDI protocol is intended for use with Richmond
Sound Stage Manager/Show Control applications commonly
used by theme parks and large-scale entertainment venues.
It is not a color organ.
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SPECIFICATIONS
CHASSIS
DESCRIPTION
EDI PART NUMBER
A
B
C
D
E
119-0062
903-3100
670-8902
Power Supply
Video Card
Expanded Memory (1. M)
Personality Module
Battery Back-Up
Off-On Switch (S4)
CPU Board
Optical Isolator
I/O Card
Disk Drive
Remote Video Card
F
G
H
I
J
A
B
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
U16
2
U13
5
1
G
I
Legend:
Socketed ICU
w/Direction Indicated
6
Outline of Component
H
Hidden Component
CPU 10-Segment Display
3
S2
4
CPU
i-960
J
2
3
Connector on Card
1
+
U14
4
U18
E
C
F
5
-
D
146-0006 (Lithium AA)
670-8906
670-8908
670-8907
119-0057
670-8920
R23
6
U24
FRONT PANEL
DESCRIPTION
EDI PART NUMBER
K
L
M
N
670-8905
671-8905
019-0134
019-0142
Front Panel Fader Card
Keyboard
Wheel Assembly
Control Switches
Legend:
Connector
K
L
Socketed IC
M
U5
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
1234
U1
N
To (A)
To (H)
N/C
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Omega 2
SPECIFICATIONS
CHANNEL SLIDER BOARD
DESCRIPTION
A
B
C
D
E
F
EDI PART NUMBER
Channel Module (1-24)
Channel Module (25-48)
Channel Module (49-60)
Channel Module (61-96)
Channel Module (97-120)
CPU Board
670-7402
670-7402
670-7402
670-7402
670-7402
670-7401
6-pin XLR Input Connector
Top
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#2
8-Position Dip Switch
1-5 ---- ON
6,7,8---OFF
B
#3
F
C
#4
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#5
E
Legend:
6-position Dip Switch:
(Setting per Circuit Board shown)
Connector
Socketed ICU
w/Direction Indicated
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Bottom
Omega 2
SPECIFICATIONS
SLIDER STAND ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
DESCRIPTION
Cross Brace
Side Plate, Right
Side Plate, Left
Knob, Clamping
Foot, Rubber
Screws, Cross Brace Mounting
Screws, Foot Mounting
QTY
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EDI PART NUMBER
M54-3005
M54-3006
M54-3009
366-0375
348-0005
212-0529
212-0510
The Omega 2 Manual Stand is designed to display the manuals
at either a 30° or 60° operating angle.
When assembled, the stand can work on either a table top or wall
mounting.
Follow the steps below to assemble the stand.
1. Install rubber feet to two of the three cross braces as
shown, using the four #10-32 screws provided.
2. Attach the three cross braces to the left and right panels
using six #10-32 screws provided.
Position the footed cross braces as shown for 30° or 60°
mounting.
Cross Braces
Foot Position for 60° Mounting
Foot Position for 30° Mounting
3. Position the manuals between the end panels. Lock the manuals
securely using two knobs on each side.
4. Tighten all screws and knobs.
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SHOW CONTROLLER
REMOTE SHOW CONTROLLER
The Omega 2 Show controller is a variation on the standard
Omega 2 Lighting Console. The main difference being that the Show
controller model has no manual controls, and has remote control
inputs.
There are 24 remote inputs which are used to initiate cues,
macros, or go hits. There are also 3 "Cleanup" inputs, go inputs for
the 4 faders, and a blackout input. SMPTE time code is also included
in the Show Controller model.
PROGRAMMING:
All programming is done from the remote keyboard. The remote
keyboard may be located up to 1000 feet from the show controller.
All signals go down the remote programming cable which is
compatible with a standard 5-wire DMX512 cable.
Front View
REMOTE INPUTS:
The remote inputs are optically isolated and respond with a
control signal from 5 to 24 volts DC. The common may be either
positive or negative.
PROGRAMMABLE REMOTE INPUTS:
There are 24 programmable remote inputs. These remote inputs
are programmed on the Timed Actions screen. An additional
section has been added for the inputs, and each input may be
programmed with the same options as a timed event.
Rear View
CLEANUP INPUTS:
These inputs activate Submasters 1-3. When the input is activated,
it's the same as running a manual Submaster to 100%. Submaster
time functions may be used to control the up and down time.
Operation of this does not affect any cue sequences that are
operating.
GO INPUTS:
There are four Go inputs, these are the same as the go buttons
on the console. One input is supplied for each of the four faders.
STANDBY INPUT:
When standby is activated, all outputs go to level 0. The cues will
continue to sequence, but no lights will be on.
EFFECTS:
Special effects my be used. All timing functions must be
programmed into the effect. The effect master is fixed at full.
FRONT PANEL
REMOTE INPUT MIMIC:
The 24 remote inputs are mimicked with front panel switches and
LED's. When a remote input is activated the corresponding LED
will light. The remote function may be manually activated by
pressing the corresponding button on the front panel.
Note: The LED will function even if there is no function programmed
on the input. For the Show Controller to respond to the input, the
input must be programmed on the Timed Actions screen.
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SHOW CONTROLLER
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The Timed Actions screen allows cue actions to be initiated at a
certain time. The time may be controlled by the time of day clock, an
interval timer, or a remote SMPTE timecode input. Up to 50 timed
events may be programmed. Each event can perform a Goto Cue,
Macro, or Go function. The timed event screen is located behind the
Effect screen, and can be accessed by pressing the [EFFECT] key
twice.
9:01:00
INPUTS
None
Source Õ Clock
(Select)
Timer
Smpte
TO PROGRAM TIMED ACTIONS AND REMOTE INPUTS:
Use the arrow keys to select one of the 50 timed actions locations,
and enter a time from the keypad. Use the [AT] key to select the
desired function. GO, CUE or MACRO may be selected. Pressing
the [AT] key multiple times selects the desired function. For CUE or
MACRO functions, enter the Cue or MACRO number desired.
On Show Controller models, the third column is used for the 24
remote inputs. They are configured the same way as the Timed
Actions, except that no time is entered.
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TIMED ACTIONS
SELECTING THE TIME SOURCE
The source for the Timed Actions may be selected by using the
[SELECT] key. Pressing the key will scroll between the Time of Day
clock, the Timer, or the Remote SMPTE input. When selected, the
current time will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE: When using SMPTE timecode, be sure that the frame
number is valid for the type of timecode. 24. 30 or Drop 30 formats
may be used.
LCD DISPLAY
System Riser
The LCD display has 5 screens. The screens may be selected by
the Page Up and Page Down buttons. The first screen displays the
Show Name on the top line and the current time on the lower line. The
other four screens are for the individual fader tracks. These screens
show the current cue, and the fade information.
SMPTE
MIDI
DMX-512
to Dimmers
Remote Inputs
GO/STOP BUTTONS:
These buttons may be used to start or stop either the entire show,
or an individual fader track depending upon the LCD screen
selected.
Up to 1000' of
DMX-512
Compatible Cable
VGA Monitor
LOAD:
This allows a pre-recorded show to be loaded from the disk drive
without the need of the programmer.
Designer's
Remote
KEYSWITCH:
When the switch is in Panel Lock, all front panel functions are
disabled. The remote inputs and the remote programmer is still
active.
Text
Keyboard
Remote programmer
REMOTE INPUTS:
All inputs are optically isolated and will respond from 5-24 volts.
The common may be negative or positive. The remote connector
is a 37-pin D style. The mating connector is a male 37-D.
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SHOW CONTROLLER
CUE INPUTS:
PIN
SIGNAL NAME
PIN
SIGNAL NAME
01
02
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Remote Input 1
Remote Input 2
Remote Input 3
Remote Input 4
Remote Input 5
Remote Input 6
Remote Input 7
Remote Input 8
Remote Input 9
Remote Input 10
Remote Input 11
Remote Input 12
Remote Input 13
Remote Input 14
Remote Input 15
Remote Input 16
Remote Input 17
Remote Input 18
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Remote Input 19
Remote Input 20
Remote Input 21
Remote Input 22
Remote Input 23
Remote Input 24
No Connection
Cleanup 1
Cleanup 2
Cleanup 3
Standby
Go 1
Go 2
Go 3
Go 4
Common
Common
Common
Common
ACCESSORIES:
Remote Input Panel
Power Supply (for use with dry contacts).
Wall mount kit. (Includes wall mounting bracket, ribbon cable,
remote input board).
19" remote input panel (Includes 19" mounting bracket, ribbon
cable, remote input board).
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SERVICE
EDI offers a 24 hour Service / Support Network.
For technical questions about this product or operational assistance, ask for Customer Service at: . . . . . 1-800-547-2690
You may communicate by FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-503-629-9877
After Hours Emergency contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-503-645-5533
Ask for Emergency Assistance.
Internet: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.edionline.com
Internet E-Mail: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . service@edi.online.com
If your Omega 2 console needs repair, call 503-645-5533 for a Return Materials Authorization number, and a shippping
address will be furnished
This console is a product of:
1675 N.W. Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 USA
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