Stage-Designer-50_UM_Rev8_WO

Stage-Designer-50_UM_Rev8_WO
User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents ................................................................................................................................................. 2
WHAT IS INCLUDED ................................................................................................................................................ 3
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 3
MANUAL CONVENTIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 3
ICONS .................................................................................................................................................................. 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................................................................... 4
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
ADDITIONAL FEATURES ........................................................................................................................................... 4
PRODUCT OVERVIEW (FRONT) ................................................................................................................................. 5
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW (REAR PANEL) ......................................................................................................................... 6
COMMON TERMS ................................................................................................................................................... 8
3. Operating Instructions ...................................................................................................................................... 9
SETUP ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Setting up the System ..................................................................................................................................... 9
Physical Fader Assignment (optional setup) ..................................................................................................... 9
Switching Between Page A and Page B (channels 1-24 and 25-48) .................................................................. 9
4. Programming .................................................................................................................................................. 10
ENTERING RECORD MODE (RECORD ENABLE) ......................................................................................................... 10
CREATE A SCENE ................................................................................................................................................ 10
EDIT ENABLE ...................................................................................................................................................... 10
ERASE A PROGRAM.............................................................................................................................................. 11
ERASE ALL SCENES ............................................................................................................................................. 11
RECORD CLEAR .................................................................................................................................................. 11
DELETE A STEP OR STEPS .................................................................................................................................... 12
INSERT A STEP OR STEPS ..................................................................................................................................... 12
MODIFY A STEP OR STEPS .................................................................................................................................... 12
5. Playback.......................................................................................................................................................... 13
PLAYING A SCENE................................................................................................................................................ 13
PLAYING A SCENE WITH AUDIO TRIGGERING ............................................................................................................ 13
PLAYING A SCENE WITH THE SPEED SLIDER ............................................................................................................. 13
PLAYING A SCENE WITH THE STANDARD BEAT .......................................................................................................... 14
CHANGE THE SPEED MODE BETWEEN 5 & 10 MINUTES ............................................................................................. 14
AUXILIARY CONTROLS .......................................................................................................................................... 14
MIDI OPERATION ................................................................................................................................................. 15
Setting MIDI IN.............................................................................................................................................. 15
Setting MIDI OUT .......................................................................................................................................... 15
Receiving MIDI File Dump ............................................................................................................................. 16
Sending MIDI File Dump................................................................................................................................ 16
6. Appendix ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
RETURNS PROCEDURE ......................................................................................................................................... 17
CLAIMS .............................................................................................................................................................. 17
CONTACT INFORMATION........................................................................................................................................ 17
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................................. 18
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Stage Designer 50
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
1 x Stage Designer™ 50
1 x DC 12 V, 500 mA output, 100~240 V, 50/60 Hz input auto-ranging power supply
1 x Manual
1 x Warranty Card
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Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving a fixture, carefully unpack the carton, check the contents to ensure that all parts are
present, and have been received in good condition. Notify the shipper immediately and retain packing material
for inspection if any parts appear damaged from shipping or the carton itself shows signs of mishandling. Save
the carton and all packing materials. In the event that a fixture must be returned to the factory, it is important
that the fixture be returned in the original factory box and packing.
Manual Conventions
CHAUVET® manuals use the following conventions to differentiate certain types of information from the regular
text.
M EANING
CONVENTION
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<Menu>
A DIP switch to be configured
A key to be pressed on the fixture’s control panel
1~512
A range of values
50/60
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
Settings
MENU > Settings
ON
A menu option not to be modified (for example, showing the operating
mode/current status)
A sequence of menu options to be followed
A value to be entered or selected
Icons
This manual uses the following icons to indicate information that requires special attention on the part of the
user.
M EANING
ICONS
This paragraph contains critical installation, configuration or operation
information. Failure to comply with this information may render the fixture
partially or completely inoperative, cause damage to the fixture or cause
harm to the user.
This paragraph contains important installation or configuration information.
Failure to comply with this information may prevent the fixture from
functioning correctly.
This paragraph reminds you of useful, although not critical, information.
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Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully. It includes important information
about the installation, usage and maintenance of this product.
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Please keep this User Manual for future consultation. If you sell the unit to another user, be sure that they also
receive this instruction booklet.
Always make sure that you are connecting to the proper voltage and that the line voltage you are connecting to
is not higher than that stated on decal or rear panel of the fixture.
This product is intended for indoor use only! To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose fixture to rain or
moisture.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the unit while operating.
In the event of serious operating problem, stop using the unit immediately. Never try to repair the unit by
yourself. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest
authorized technical assistance center.
Don’t connect the device to a dimmer pack.
Make sure power cord is never crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
Do not operate this device in more than 104° F (40° C) ambient temperature conditions.
There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do not open the housing or attempt any repairs yourself.
In the unlikely event your unit may require service, please contact CHAUVET® at: 954-929-1115.2.
Introduction
The Stage Designer 50™ is a universal intelligent lighting controller. It allows the control of 48 channels with 96
scene/chase playback faders. Each scene/chase can contain up to 1000 individual steps, or looks. On the surface, when
in the CHASE◄►SCENE mode, there are 12 physical faders for the playback of the saved programs. There are 4 pages
of Scenes playback on Page A, and an additional 4 pages of playback faders on Page B. Programs can be triggered by
music, midi, automatically or manually. Channel assignments can be reprogrammed for ease of controlling different
fixtures. On the surface you will find various programming tools such as 24 channels fader, A/B master faders for cross
mixing, and Fade and Speed time faders for on the fly adjustments. It also has an LED display for easy navigation of
controls and menu functions.
Features
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48-channel DMX-512 dimming console
4 pages with 12 scenes each yields 48 total playback faders (simultaneous playback)
48,000 programmable steps
2 programmable aux buttons
Adjustable chase and fade times
Re-assignable channels
Additional Features
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3-pin and 5-pin DMX connections
Built-in cross fader, dark and kill buttons
MIDI in, out and thru (with file dump)
Direct audio input
Sequential linking or simultaneous playback of chases
Override chases on the fly
Beat-activation, tap sync, auto run, midi in/out
6-space (6 U) rack mount
Polarity selector
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Product Overview (front)
Rev. 8
Item
Button or Fader
Function
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Channel Faders
Indicates channels 1-12(25-36)
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Channel Flash button
Brings the relevant fader to 100% or DMX value of 255
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Channel Faders
Indicates channels 13-24(37-48)
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Scene Playback
indicators
Indicates that the scene is playing back
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Channel Flash button
Brings the relevant fader to 100% or DMX value of 255
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Down/Beat Rev
Down functions to modify a scene in Edit mode, Beat Rev is used to
reverse the chasing direction of a program with regular beat
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Up/Chase Reverse
Up function to modify a scene in Edit mode, Chase Reverse is used to
reverse the chasing direction of a program under Speed Slider control.
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LCD Display
Shows the current activity or programming state
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Delete/Rev One
Delete a step in a scene or reverse he chasing direction of any program
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Aux 1
Patchable; used to control a channel in 1 of 2 modes of operation
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Insert/%or255
Insert is to add 1 step or steps into a scene; %or255 is used to change the
display value cycle between % and 0-255
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Aux 2
Patchable; used to control a channel in 1 of 2 modes of operation
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Edit/All Rev
Edit is used to activate Edit mode; All Rev is to reverse the chasing
direction of all programs
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Record/Shift
Record is used to activate Record mode or program a step; Shift functions
the alternate function of other buttons only
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Audio/Page A_B
Audio activate audio sync of chase; Page A_B switches the channel
faders BETWEEN 1-24 MODE AND 25-48 MODE. Press and hold Record
& Page A_B to switch between the 2 channel pages.
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Blind
Takes the channel out of a program temporarily in Chase◄►Scene mode
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Chase Rev
Reverses the direction of the chase playback
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Dark
Used to temporarily blackout overall output
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Home
Used to deactivate the Blind on a given channel
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Park
Used to select Single/Mix Chase, bring Channel 13-24(37-48) to full of
current setting, or momentarily program a scene into Master B slider
depending on the current mode.
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Mode Select/Rec
Speed
Used to activate the operating mode; Rec Speed sets the speed of any
programs chasing in Mix mode
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Tap Sync
Repeatedly tapping this button will establish the chase speed
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Hold
Used to momentarily maintain current scene
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Page
Tap to select pages of scenes from 1-4(Page A) and 1-4 (Page B)
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Full On
Momentarily bring all channels (1-48) to full intensity
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Step
Used to go to the next step when the Speed slider is set in Show Mode or
in Edit mode.
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Add Kill/Rec exit
In Add mode, multiple scenes or Flash buttons will be on at the same time;
In Kill mode, pressing any Flash button will kill any other scenes or
programs; Rec Exit is used to exit from Program or Edit mode.
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Blackout
Used to kill all output, with exception of Full On.
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Audio Level Fader
Adjusts the audio sensitivity when in Audio trigger mode of scenes
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Speed Fader
Used to adjust the sped of scenes/chases running
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Fade Fader
Adjusts the fade-in, fade-out, and cross-fade times
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Master A_B
Adjusts overall intensity
Product Overview (rear panel)
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Item
Button or Fader
Function
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3-pin DMX output
connector
DMX control signal
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5-pin DMX output
connector
DMX control signal
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Polarity switch
Used to select DMX polarity
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MIDI Thru
MIDI port for connecting to a sequencer or MIDI device
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MIDI Out
MIDI port for connecting to a sequencer or MIDI device
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MIDI In
MIDI port for connecting to a sequencer or MIDI device
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Audio Input
This jack accepts a line level audio input signal ranging from 100mV to
1Vpp
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Remote Input
Blackout and Full On may be controlled by a remote control using a
standard ¼´jack
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DC Input
DC 12-20V, 500mAMin.
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Common Terms
The following are common terms used in intelligent light programming.
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Blackout is a state where all lighting fixtures’ light output are set to 0 or off, usually on a temporary basis.
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DMX-512 is an industry standard digital communication protocol used in entertainment lighting equipment. For
more information read Sections “DMX Primer” and “DMX Control Mode” in the Appendix.
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Fixture refers to your lighting instrument or other device such as a fogger or dimmer which you can control.
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Programs are a number of scenes arranged one after another. It can be programmed as either a single scene
or multiple scenes in sequence.
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Scenes are static lighting states.
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Sliders are also known as faders.
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Chases can also be called programs. A chase consists of a number of scenes arranged one after another.
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Scanner refers to a lighting instrument with a pan and tilt mirror; however DMX controllers can use this term to
control any DMX-512 compatible device as a generic fixture.
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MIDI is a standard for representing musical information in a digital format. A MIDI input would provide external
triggering of scenes using midi devices such as a midi keyboard.
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Stand Alone refers to a fixture’s ability to function independently of an external controller and usually in sync to
music, due to a built in microphone.
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Fade slider is used to adjust the fade time between scenes within a chase.
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Speed slider affects the amount of time a scene will hold its state. It is also considered a wait time.
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Shutter is a mechanical device in the lighting fixture that allows you to block the lights path. It is often used to
lessen the intensity of the light output and to strobe.
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Patching refers to the process of assigning faders to a DMX channel within a fixture.
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Playbacks can be either scenes or chases that are directly called to execution by the user. A playback can also
be considered program memory that can be recalled during a show.
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3. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Setup
Setting up the System
1.
Place the Stage Designer 50™ on a level surface. Note! The Stage Designer 50™can also be rack
mounted, occupying six rack spaces (6U).
2.
Plug the AC to DC power supply into the system back panel and into the mains outlet.
3.
Plug in your DMX cable(s) to your intelligent lighting as described in the respective fixture’s manual. For a
quick overview of DMX see the “DMX Primer” on page 19.
4.
Reset the system using the instructions on page 11 under ERASE ALL SCENES.
Physical Fader Assignment (optional setup)
Use this feature to combine or unify fixture control attributes for different fixtures. For example; if you were
controlling 4 moving mirrors and 4 moving yokes, the color, gobo and dimmer channels may not line up ideally
on the physical faders. Use this function to re-assign the dimmer, color and gobo channels to faders 1, 2 and 3.
From now on you will be able to control the same attributes on all fixtures using the same fader location. This is
also most useful when needing to combine all colors together.
Action 
Notes 
All physical faders can be re-assigned to output
on a different DMX channel. Faders are given a
channel number and are labeled on the surface
of the controller as such.
1.
Press and hold RECORD button.
2.
While holding the Record button, press the
Flash button #6 (3) times.
3.
Press the Flash button that you wish to
assign the DMX channel output to.
4.
While holding Record, press the Flash
button corresponding to the DMX output
that you wish to assign the Fader to.
5.
Repeat steps 2 ~ 3 as often as necessary.
Here is no limit to the amount of channels that
can be assigned to a single fades. One can
assign up to all 48 channels of DMX output to a
single Fader.
6.
Press and hold Record & Rec Exit to exit
the mode.
CHNO corresponds to the Physical Fader, while
SLDNO corresponds to the DMX output channel.
You can check to see what the assignment is by
pressing the Fader button of the corresponding
channel while in this mode.
For example: you wish to assign Fader #1 to
output to DMX channel #5.
1.
Hold the Record button & press Fader#6 (3)
times.
2.
Press the Flash button #1.
3.
While holding the Record button, press the
Flash button #5.
Switching Between Page A and Page B (channels 1-24 and 25-48)
Action 
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Notes 
Press and hold Record & press Page A_B
button. If you are on Page A, then this will
bring you to Page B. If you are on Page B,
then this will bring you to Page A.
When the fixture turns on, it will revert to the
previously used page.
Page A is used to control channels 1-24, while
Page B is used to control channels 25-48.
The screen will display which current page.
There’s an additional set of 4 pages of playback
controls on Page B.
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4. PROGRAMMING
Entering Record Mode (Record Enable)
1.
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While holding the RECORD button, tap the Flash buttons 1-5-6-8 in sequence.
Release the RECORD button. The Record LED lights up;
Create a Scene
A scene is a static lighting state. Scenes are stored in the temporary memory, until they are transferred to one
of the playback faders. You may create a single scene or a succession of up to 999 steps per Scene.
Action 
Notes 
Deselect Blackout if LED is lit.
1.
Record enable.
2.
Select the 1-24 Single mode by tapping the
Mode Select button. This will give you
control of all 24 channels of the first page.
3.
Compose a look by moving the FADERS.
(Changes in fixture attribute such as colors
and gobos, or simply dimmer values).
4.
Press Record to save the look into the
temporary memory.
5.
Repeat steps 2 ~ 4 until you have your
desired scene.
6.
Adjust the Speed and Fade sliders to
achieve the desired amount of time a scene
will be held in a chase (speed) and the
amount of time allowed for the fixtures to
move from one scene to the next (fade).
7.
Select a Scene master to store your scene.
Tap the Page button to select a page (1-4).
8.
Press and hold the Record button & tap the
Flash button for the scene that you wish to
store it to. All LEDs will flash indicating the
scene has been programmed into memory.
9.
You can continue programming or exit. To
exit program mode, press and hold the
Record button & tap the Rec Exit button.
Be sure that you are on the right page by viewing
the screen where it displays Page A or Page B.
This will enable 1-24 or 25-48 channel control.
If you just wish to create a static look, then you
must create a scene composed of only 1 step.
There are 1000 steps available in every scene.
Edit Enable
Action 
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Notes 
1.
Record enable.
2.
Use the Page button to select the page the
program you wish to edit is on.
3.
Tap the Mode Select button to select
Chase◄►Scenes.
4.
Press and hold the Edit button & tap the
Flash button (13-24) of the Scene you
wish to edit.
5.
Release the Edit button. The relevant
Scene Led should light, indicating you are
in Edit mode.
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When the EDIT mode is entered properly, the
display will read EDITING.
This mode is displayed here for only the initiation
of EDIT mode. Please see the following sections
on the uses of this mode in detail.
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Erase a Program
Action 
Notes 
1.
Record enable.
2.
Use the Page button to select the page the
Scene you wish to erase is on.
3.
Press and hold the Edit button & tap the
Flash button (13-24) twice of the Scene you
wish to erase.
4.
Release the 2 buttons. The LED for the
corresponding program should light,
indicating that it has been selected.
5.
Press the Delete button. All LEDs should
light, indicating the program is erased.
Erase all Scenes
Action 
Notes 
You must be in Record mode to Reset the
controller.
1.
Record enable
2.
Press and hold RECORD.
3.
While holding Record button, tap the flash
buttons in the following sequence: 1-3-2-3.
Release the Record button.
4.
All LEDs should light, indicating all
programs have been erased.
5.
Press and hold RECORD & REC EXIT to
exit the mode.
The LED over the Record button will light,
indicating the Record mode operation.
Warning: this will reset the controller to its factory defaults. This will erase all programs and settings.
Record Clear
Action 
Notes 
All scenes stored in the temporary memory of the
controller will be erased by this process.
1.
Record enable.
2.
Record a scene with 1 or more steps.
3.
If you are not satisfied with the scene, you
may press and hold the Record button &
tap the Page/REC CLR button. All LEDs will
flash, indicating the scenes have been
cleared.
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This process will not affect the scenes already
programmed into a Scene fader.
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Delete a Step or Steps
Action 
Notes 
1.
Enter the EDIT enable.
2.
Tap the Step button to scroll to the step you
wish to delete.
3.
Tap the Delete button when you reach the
step you wish to delete. All LEDs will light,
indicating the deletion of the step.
4.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all of the
unwanted steps have been deleted.
5.
Press and hold the Record & Rec Exit
button. The Scene button LED will turn off,
indicating that the Edit mode has been
exited.
Insert a Step or Steps
Action 
Notes 
1.
Record a scene or scenes you wish to
insert.
2.
Be sure you are in Chase◄►Scene and
enter the Edit enable.
3.
Tap the Step button to scroll to the step
which you wish to insert the step before.
You may read the step from the display.
4.
Tap the Insert button to insert the step
you’ve created before.
6.
Exit Edit enable.
Part of entering the Edit enable is selecting
which scene you wish to Edit. See section on
Edit enable for further instructions.
All LEDs will flash to indicate a successful Insert
of the step.
Modify a Step or Steps
Action 
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Notes 
1.
Edit enable.
2.
Press and hold the Up button if you want to
raise the intensity. Press the Down button if
you want to lower the intensity.
3.
Tap the Step button to scroll to the step
which you wish to insert the step before.
You may read the step from the display.
4.
While holding the Up or Down button, tap
the Flash button corresponding to the DMX
channel of the Scene you wish to modify
until you reach the desired intensity value
read from the display. Then, you may tap
the Flash buttons until you are satisfied with
the new Scene.
5.
Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 until all the steps
have been modified.
6.
Exit EDIT enable.
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Part of entering the Edit enable is selecting
which scene you wish to Edit. See section on
Edit enable for further instructions.
All LEDs will flash to indicate a successful Insert
of the step.
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5. PLAYBACK
This controller uses the Channel Faders and Channel Flash buttons for multiple uses. In this occurrence,
Channel Faders 13-24 (37-48) are used for the playing back of Scenes already recorded. This is only when the
controller is in the Chase◄►Scene mode. In this instance, Master Fader A will control the manual fader
controls, while Master Fader B will control the Scenes being played back.
Playing a Scene
A Scene can contain up to 1,000 steps. The term steps and scenes are used interchangeably in this manual.
Action 
Notes 
1.
Tap the Mode Select button to select
Chase◄►Scene mode.
2.
Tap the Page button to select the
correct page the program you wish to
run is located.
3.
Push master Slider B to its maximum
position (fully down).
4.
Move the desired Channel slider (1324) to its maximum, and the Scene will
fade in depending upon current fade
time.
5.
Move the channel slider to adjust the
output of the current program.
The current mode is indicated by the 3 LEDs.
Red is the Chase◄►Scene. Yellow is 2-scene
preset A/B. And, Green is 1-24 single mode.
You may press and hold down the relevant
Flash button for the Scene to trigger the button
momentarily.
Playing a Scene with Audio Triggering
Action 
Notes 
1.
Select your Scene as described in the
above section.
2.
Tap the Audio button until its LED
lights, indicating AUDIO mode is
active.
3.
Use the Audio Level slider to adjust
the sensitivity.
4.
To return to normal mode, tap the
Audio button a second time, causing
its LED to go out. AUDIO mode is
disengaged.
This is the process of using the built-in
microphone, or using the audio jack located on
the rear of the controller to use an alternative
audio source for triggering of the Scenes.
Playing a Scene with the Speed Slider
Action 
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1.
Select your Scene as described in the
above sections.
2.
Move the Speed slider to SHOW
MODE position (fully down).
3.
Press and hold the Rec Speed button
& tap the corresponding Flash button
(13-24). The Scene tapped will no
longer run with the standard beat.
4.
Now, you may move the Speed slider
to select your desired speed.
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Be sure AUDIO mode is disengaged.
Step #3 is not necessary if the selected Scene is
not recorded with the Standard beat.
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Playing a Scene with the Standard Beat
Action 
Notes 
1.
Tap the Mode select button to select
Chase◄►Scene mode.
2.
Tap the Park button to select Mix
Chase mode. The LED lights,
indicating the selection.
3.
Select your Scene as described in the
previous sections.
4.
Move the Speed slider until the display
reads your desired value.
5.
Press and hold Rec Speed button &
tap the Flash button (13-24) to store
the Scene. The Scene will now run
with the set time or beat when
engaged.
6.
Repeat steps 4 & 5 to set a new beat
time.
Be sure AUDIO mode is disengaged.
As an alternative to using the Speed slider to
input the speed, you may use the Tapsync
button (2) times to define your beat.
Change the Speed Mode Between 5 & 10 Minutes
Action 
Notes 
1.
Press and hold the Record button.
2.
Tap the Flash button 5 or 10 three
times while holding down the Record
button.
3.
The 5min or 10min LED should light,
indicating the Speed the slider is set to
run.
Auxiliary Controls
This is the process of assigning the Auxiliary controls. These will act as shortcuts and are most commonly used
for DMX strobe lights or DMX fog machines. However, they are not limited to these functions, such as Pan/tilt
control-very useful for remote followspot controls.
Action 
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Notes 
1.
Press & hold RECORD & tap the Flash
button 7 or 8 (3) times. The display should
indicate activation of the mode.
2.
There are 3 functions. FUNC 1 states that
the Auxiliary control is not assigned to any
channel. FUNC 2 refers o the auxiliary
controls working much like the channel
fader along with the flash buttons. FUNC 3
is somewhat different. The rotary knob acts
to set the total output of the flash button
below it.
3.
While holding down the RECORD button,
select the function you wish for the auxiliary
control by pressing Flash button 1, 2, or 3.
Release the buttons.
4.
To assign the auxiliary to a channel, press
the Flash button for the channel you wish to
assign the auxiliary control to. This sets the
channel assignment. The corresponding
Led above the channel will light, indicating
that the channel has ben assigned.
5.
Record exit.
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You may refer to the display for the functions being
edited.
Press 7 (3) times for AUX 1 patching, and 8 (3) times for
AUX 2 patching.
While assigning an auxiliary to mode 2, the Fader for that
channel will not function. It will act as moving the channel.
While assigning an auxiliary to mode 3, the channel fader
and the auxiliary controls will both work for that channel
on an HTP (highest takes precedent) operating principle.
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Midi Operation
The controller will only respond to MIDI commands on the MIDI channel that it is assigned to. All MIDI control is
performed using Note on commands. All other MIDI instructions are ignored. To stop a chase, send the
blackout on note.
Setting MIDI IN
Action 
Notes 
1.
While holding down the RECORD button,
simultaneously tap Flash button #1 three
times. The display reads MIDI CHANNEL
IN to indicate channel setup is available.
2.
Select the MIDI control channel (1~16) by
tapping Flash buttons 1~16. The relevant
channel LED lights indicating MIDI IN
channel is set.
3.
While holding down RECORD, tap the
REC EXIT button to exit MIDI setting.
MIDI NOTE
This is the Channel that the controller will receive MIDI
note commands.
FUNCTION (TURN ON/OFF)
22-69
Trigger scenes 1-48 (100%)
70-117
Activate Channel 1-48
118
FULL-ON
119
DARK (momentary blackout)
120
HOLD
121
Turn on or off AUDIO
122
MODE: CHASE◄ ►SCENE
123
MODE: 1-12A_1-12B
124
MODE: 1-24A
125
Step
126
BLACKOUT
127
Channel page (1~24, 25~48)
Setting MIDI OUT
Action 
1.
Notes 
While holding down the RECORD button,
simultaneously tap Flash button #2 three
times. The display reads MIDI CHANNEL
OUT to indicate channel setup is available.
2.
Select the MIDI control channel (1~16) by
tapping Flash buttons 1~16. The relevant
channel LED lights indicating MIDI OUT
channel is set.
3.
While holding down RECORD, tap the
REC EXIT button to exit MIDI setting.
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This is the Channel that the controller will transmit MIDI
note commands.
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Receiving MIDI File Dump
Action 
1.
2.
Notes 
While holding down the RECORD button,
simultaneously tap Flash button #3 three
times. The display reads MIDI FILEDUMP
RECVING 000% when the device is in the
correct mode.
While holding down RECORD, tap the
REC EXIT button to exit MIDI setting.
This is the process of copying your entire show to another
STAGE DESIGNER™ 50. This will not work with any other
device.
This process can take several minutes to complete.
The controller will automatically begin sending the FILE
DUMP once the mode has been selected. Therefore, be
sure that the other device has previously been setup to
receive the transfer.
During FILE DUMP, all other operations will cease to
function.
If errors or power failure occurs, FILE DUMP will be
interrupted and stop.
Sending MIDI File Dump
Action 
1.
2.
Notes 
While holding down the RECORD button,
simultaneously tap Flash button #4 three
times. The display reads MIDI FILEDUMP
SENDING 000% when the device is in the
correct mode.
While holding down RECORD, tap the
REC EXIT button to exit MIDI setting.
This is the process of copying your entire show to another
STAGE DESIGNER™ 50. This will not work with any other
device.
This process can take several minutes to complete.
The controller will automatically begin sending the FILE
DUMP once the mode has been selected. Therefore, be
sure that the other device has previously been setup to
receive the transfer.
During FILE DUMP, all other operations will cease to
function.
If errors or power failure occurs, FILE DUMP will be
interrupted and stop.
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6. APPENDIX
Returns Procedure
Returned merchandise must be sent prepaid and in the original packing, call tags will not be issued. Package
must be clearly labeled with a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA #). Products returned without
an RMA # will be refused. Call CHAUVET® and request RMA # prior to shipping the fixture. Be prepared to
provide the model number, serial number and a brief description of the cause for the return. Be sure to properly
pack fixture, any shipping damage resulting from inadequate packaging is the customer’s responsibility.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace product(s). As a suggestion, proper
UPS packing or double-boxing is always a safe method to use.
Note:
If you are given an RMA #, please include the following information on a piece of paper inside
the box:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Your name
Your address
Your phone number
The RMA #
A brief description of the cause for the return
Claims
Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper; therefore the damage must be reported to the
carrier upon receipt of merchandise. It is the customer's responsibility to notify and submit claims with the
shipper in the event that a fixture is damaged due to shipping. Any other claim for items such as missing
component/part, damage not related to shipping, and concealed damage, must be made within seven (7) days
of receiving merchandise.
Contact Information
World Headquarters
United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET®
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Voice:
Fax:
Toll free:
Technical Support
Voice:
Fax:
Email:
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 929-1115
(954) 929-5560
(800) 762-1084
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
(954) 756-8015
[email protected]
World Wide Web
Address:
Voice:
Fax:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
+44 (0)1773 511115
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Email:
[email protected]
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length ............................................................................................................................................................... 19 in (483 mm)
Width.............................................................................................................................................................. 10.5 in (267 mm)
Height ................................................................................................................................................................ 3.5 in (89 mm)
Weight ............................................................................................................................................................ 10.3 lbs (4.7 kg)
POWER
Supplied Voltage Adapter ............................................................................................................................ DC 12 V, 500 mA
Adapter (100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) ..................................................................................................................... 2-pin Edison
Internal fuse....................................................................................................................................................... F 0.5 A, 250 V
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature ........................................................................................................................ 104° F (40° C)
CONTROL & PROGRAMMING
3-pin DMX:
Data output ........................................................................................................................... locking 3-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration ..............................................................................................................pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
Protocols.........................................................................................................................................................DMX-512 USITT
5-pin DMX:
Data output ........................................................................................................................... locking 5-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration ............................................................................ pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+), pins 4+5 (not used)
Protocols.........................................................................................................................................................DMX-512 USITT
ORDERING INFORMATION
Stage Designer™ 50 ............................................................................................................................. STAGEDESIGNER50
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty .............................................................................................................................................. 2-year limited warranty
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