Showdesigner 1024
Showdesigner 1024
ORDERCODE 50720
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Showtec Showdesigner 1024™ Product Guide
Warning ..........................................................................................................................................................................2
Safety-instructions ...................................................................................................................................................2
Operating Determinations ....................................................................................................................................3
Return Procedure ....................................................................................................................................................4
Claims ........................................................................................................................................................................4
Description .....................................................................................................................................................................5
Features ....................................................................................................................................................................5
Overview...................................................................................................................................................................5
Controller front .........................................................................................................................................................6
- Fixture selection buttons..............................................................................................................................6
- Sliders and LED indicators ...........................................................................................................................6
- Function buttons ...........................................................................................................................................6
- Storage Area of Scene, Chase and Chase group ................................................................................8
- Jog wheels .....................................................................................................................................................8
- Master control ...............................................................................................................................................9
Controller backside ................................................................................................................................................9
Installation ................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Set Up and Operation
Operation .............................................................................................................................................................. 10
- Power on ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
- Fixture selection ......................................................................................................................................... 10
- Manual control .......................................................................................................................................... 10
- Clear ............................................................................................................................................................ 11
- Clearing scenes, chases or chase groups ............................................................................................ 11
- Create a scene .......................................................................................................................................... 11
- Run a scene ................................................................................................................................................ 11
- Create a chase ......................................................................................................................................... 11
- Run a chase................................................................................................................................................ 12
- Create a chase group ............................................................................................................................. 13
- Run a chase group ................................................................................................................................... 13
- Jog wheel assignment ............................................................................................................................. 13
- Using the jog wheels ................................................................................................................................. 13
- Setup of slope channels ........................................................................................................................... 14
- Delete .......................................................................................................................................................... 14
- Master control assignment ...................................................................................................................... 14
Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................................. 15
Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
Product Specifications .............................................................................................................................................. 16
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WARNING
CAUTION!
Keep this device away from rain and moisture!
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE YOUR INITIAL START-UP!
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving this product, carefully unpack the carton and check the contents to ensure
that all parts are present, and have been received in good condition. Notify the dealer 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.
Your shipment includes:
• Showtec Showdesigner 1024
• IEC powercable
• User manual
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Every person involved with the installation, operation and maintenance of this device has to:
be qualified
follow the instructions of this manual
CAUTION! Be careful with your operations.
With a dangerous voltage you can suffer
a dangerous electric shock when touching the wires!
Before your initial start-up, please make sure that there is no damage caused by transportation. Should
there be any, consult your dealer and do not use the device.
To maintain perfect condition and to ensure a safe operation, it is absolutely necessary for the user to
follow the safety instructions and warning notes written in this manual.
Please consider that damages caused by manual modifications to the device are not subject to
warranty.
This device contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer servicing to qualified technicians only.
IMPORTANT:
The manufacturer will not accept liability for any resulting damages caused by the nonobservance of this manual or any unauthorized modification to the device.
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Never let the power-cord come into contact with other cables! Handle the power-cord and all
connections with the mains with particular caution!
Never remove warning or informative labels from the unit.
Do not open the device and do not modify the device.
Do not insert objects into air vents.
Do not connect this device to a dimmerpack.
Do not switch the device on and off in short intervals, as this would reduce the device’s life.
Only use device indoor, avoid contact with water or other liquids.
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Avoid flames and do not put close to flammable liquids or gases.
Always disconnect power from the mains, when device is not used or before cleaning! Only
handle the power-cord by the plug. Never pull out the plug by tugging the power-cord.
Make sure that the device is not exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust.
Make sure that the available voltage is not higher than stated on the rear panel.
Make sure that the power-cord is never crimped or damaged. Check the device and the powercord from time to time.
If device is dropped or struck, disconnect mains power supply immediately. Have a qualified
engineer inspect for safety before operating.
If the device has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do
not switch it on immediately. The arising condensation water might damage your device. Leave
the device switched off until it has reached room temperature.
If your Showtec device fails to work properly, discontinue use immediately. Pack the unit securely
(preferably in the original packing material), and return it to your Showtec dealer for service.
Repairs, servicing and electric connection must be carried out only by Showtec.
For replacement use fuses of same type and rating only.
This device falls under protection class I. Therefore it is essential to connect the yellow/green
conductor to earth.
WARRANTY: Till one year after date of purchase.
OPERATING DETERMINATIONS
This device is not designed for permanent operation. Consistent operation breaks will ensure that the
device will serve you for a long time without defects.
If this device is operated in any other way, than the one described in this manual, the product may suffer
damages and the warranty becomes void.
Any other operation may lead to dangers like short-circuit, burns, electric shock, lamp explosion, crash
etc.
You endanger your own safety and the safety of others!
Improper installation can cause serious damage to people and property !
Connect the device to the mains with the power-plug.
Always pay attention, that the right color cable is connected to the right place.
International
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From April 2004
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Blue
Green/Yellow
North America
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Neutral
Protective Earth
Make sure that the device is always connected properly to earth!
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Return 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 Authorization Number (RMA number). Products returned
without an RMA number will be refused. Highlite will not accept the returned goods or any responsibility.
Call Highlite 0031-455667723 or mail [email protected] and request an 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. Highlite 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 number, please include the following information on a piece of paper
inside the box:
1) Your name
2) Your address
3) Your phone number
4) A brief description of the symptoms
Claims
The client has the obligation to check the delivered goods immediately upon delivery for any shortcomings and/or visible defects, or perform this check after our announcement that the goods are at their
disposal. 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. Transportation damage has to be reported to us within one day after receipt
of the delivery.
Any return shipment has to be made post-paid at all times. Return shipments must be accompanied with
a letter defining the reason for return shipment. Non-prepaid return shipments will be refused, unless
otherwise agreed in writing.
Complaints against us must be made known in writing or by fax within 10 working days after receipt of the
invoice. After this period complaints will not be handled anymore.
Complaints will only then be considered if the client has so far complied with all parts of the agreement,
regardless of the agreement of which the obligation is resulting.
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Description of the device
Features
The Showdesigner is a light controller from Showtec and features:
• 1024 DMX control channels, compatible with DMX512/ 1990 standard.
• Control up to 32 fixtures, each with up to 32 channels.
• 32 faders on the frontpanel for easy and fast control of all the channels in the fixture.
• LCD display with language selection English/German.
• 48 scenes for direct output and simultaneous running.
• Speed and slope of each chase can be adjusted either separate or together.
• Up to 200 steps in each chase; a maximum of 1700 steps can be stored
• 16 groups of chases run simultaneously, each with up to 48 chases; fade time and speed of each step
are adjustable.
• 3-pin DMX in/ out x4, in 2 sets
• Photoelectric isolated data output, safe for up to 3kVdc, preventing the controller from damage
by eventual electric leakage from a defective fixture.
• All the pan/ tilt channels in different fixtures can be assigned to the jog wheels.
• When a chase is running, the slope channel can be configured as one with fixed pan/ tilt slope. The
gobo/ color channels can be set without slope to avoid unexpected effects.
• Built in microphone and audio input for sound activation.
• Built in switching power supply, suitable for all countries.
NOTE: Knowledge of DMX is required to fully utilize this unit.
Overview
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Controller Front
1. Fixture selection buttons
There are 32 buttons with 32 fixed DMX channels, all for
Direct fixture selection. If a fixture is selected, the LED
indicator in the button will light.
If the LED indicator of the fixture selection button blinks,
the LED indicator of the according fader will show the
status of the fixture.
Either one or several fixtures at the same time can be
activated or deactivated.
Example:
to activate fixture 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 simultaneously, press
and hold button 4 and press button 10. Now fixture 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9 and 10 are all selected.
Note:
According to the DMX512/ 1990 standard, each DMX output can address a maximum of 512 channels.
Therefore the 1024 channels in this controller are split in 2 sets. Channel 1-512 (fixture 1-16) are send to the
Line 1 (6) outputs. Channel 513-1024 (fixture 17-32) are send to the Line 2 (7) outputs.
2. Faders and LED indicators
The unit has 32 faders, each with a LED indicator.
By using the Fixture buttons and the faders you can
control all 1024 channels in real time. The 16 faders in
the bottom row, can be used as master faders.
3. Function buttons
3.1 Release/Lightcopy
Release:
Manual control of the faders always overrides a chase or a scene during
playback. Moving a fader during playback will effect your output.
● Pressing the release button and moving the corresponding fader will release
the manual override for that channel.
Lightcopy:
Use this button for copying data from one fixture to another.
First, adjust the channels of one fixture by adjusting the faders, then press and
hold LightCopy + the current fixture selection until the LCD display shows:
Copy OK. Press and hold LightCopy again + the button of the target fixture until
the display shows: Paste OK. Now you’ve copied the data of one fixture to another.
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3.2 Clear/Exit
Clear:
The function of this button varies with the state of the device.
● Pressing the button clears the manual entry for the corresponding fader.
● Pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds clears all manual entries for chases, faders, scenes and
groups.
Exit:
Press this button to exit the program or delete mode without saving your settings.
3.3 Blackout
Press this button to kill all output.
3.4 Pause
Press this button to pause all running chases.
3.5 Program
Press this button to enter Program-mode.
3.6 Add
Press this button to add a step while programming a chase or chase
group.
3.7 All
When a chase is running, press this button to adjust the speed and slope
for al the steps in the chase.
3.8 Del
Use this button to delete a scene/ chase/ chase group/ step while
programming.
3.9 Latch
Press this button to latch two or more scenes/ chases/ chase groups
to run simultaneously.
3.10 Swap
Press this button to swap the running of a different scene/ chase/ chase
group (only one at a time).
3.11 Flash/Slopeset
Flash:
Press and hold this button, then select a scene, chase or chase group to run it
As long as the flash button is pressed.
Slopeset:
Press this button to assign a slope to a channel. The pan/ tilt channels controlled
by the jog wheels have a fixed slope.
3.12 Music/Insert
When a chase is running, press this button to activate the sound mode.
Press this button to insert a step when programming.
3.13 Auto/Language
Auto:
Auto mode is the default chase running mode. Use this button to switch between
sound mode and auto mode with preset speed and slope.
Language:
Press the program (3.7) button first and then press this button to switch between
English and German language.
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3.14 E/XY:
Use this button to switch between either speed/slope or pan/tilt
function for the jog wheels.
Speed/slope mode:
LED is off. The speed/ slope for a chase group can only be
adjusted by X/speed (5).
Pan/ tilt mode:
LED is on.
3.15 </SETX, >/SETY:
Use this buttons to change the direction of a running chase.
Or use this button to switch between pan/tilt movement of
the jog wheels.
3.16 SelChase:
Press this button to select a running chase in order to change
the settings.
4. Storage Area of Scene, Chase and Chase Group
4.1 Chase Page 1, Chase Page 2, Chase Page 3:
3 chase groups, each with 16 chases, total of 48 chases.
4.2 Scene Page 1, Scene Page 2, Scene Page 3:
3 scene pages, each with 16 scenes, total of 48 scenes.
4.3 Group :
The Showdesigner offers you 16 chase groups. Each chase
group can store a sequence of up to 48 chases.
4.5 Master:
The Showdesigner 1024 offers you up to16 master controls.
4.6 1-16:
16 number buttons for use of scenes, chases and
chase groups.
LED Off:
LED Flashing:
LED Blinks:
LED Lights continuously:
Contains no data
Contains data
Data archive
Data active
5. Jog Wheels
5.1 X/Speed, Y/Slope:
Use to control the pan/ tilt of the fixtures (the pan/ tilt
channels should be assigned to the jog wheels) and
speed/ slope adjustment of chase and chase group.
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Controller Backside
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6. DMX out 1+2: These DMX-outputs can control the first 512 DMX channels.
7. DMX out 3+4: These DMX-outputs can control the second 512 DMX channels (513-1024).
8. Data: Data port for future software updates.
9. Microphone.
10. Audio Input: This jack accepts a line level audio input signal ranged from 100 mV to 1Vpp.
11. MIDI In: Not activated in the current software version.
12. MIDI Thru: Not activated in the current software version.
13. Main Fuse: T1,5A/250V.
14. Power: On/ Off.
15. IEC Connector
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Installation
Remove all packing materials from the Showdesigner 1024. Check that all foam and plastic padding is
removed. Screw the equipment into a 19" rack. Connect all cables.
Always disconnect from electric mains power supply before cleaning or servicing.
Damages caused by non-observance are not subject to warranty.
Set Up and Operation
Before plugging the unit in, always make sure that the power supply matches the product specification
voltage. Do not attempt to operate a 120V specification product on 230V power, or vice versa.
Operations
Power on
After powering on, the device will reset itself. The LED indicators will blink.
Fixture selection
After power on, the fixture buttons are deactivated and the sliders will not work. Press the fixture selection
buttons to select the fixtures.
● 1-32 fixtures can be selected. If the LED indicator of the button is on, it means the fixture is selected.
The flashing LED indicators of the faders indicate that the fader value is 0.
● Two or more fixtures can be activated or deactivated simultaneously.
Example: If you want to activate or deactivate 10 fixtures, press and hold the first button and then press
the 10th button, now fixture 1-10 will be either activated or deactivated simultaneously.
Manual control
After activating the fixtures, you can control the fixtures by moving the faders. If the fixtures do not
response to the faders, move the fader to the bottom and try again. The brightness of the faders’ LED
indicators give an indication of the output value. If the indicator is flashing it means the output value on
the corresponding channel is 0. Manual control overrules the output caused by a running scene, chase
or chase group. Press and hold Release (3.1), then move a fader, the manual override for that channel
will be released.
Note:
Press and hold Release (3.1), then move a fader to release the manual override of the corresponding
channel, the LED indicator will dim. If a scene, chase or chase group is running on that channel, the
brightness of the LED indicator will change according to the output value.
Press clear (3.2) shortly to clear all manual output. All the LED indicators of the sliders will dim.
Manual output overrides all output from a running scene, chase or chase group.
Clear
● Pressing the Clear button will release the manual override for all faders.
● Pressing and holding the Clear (3.2) button for 3 seconds clears the manual override and all scenes,
chases or groups. For more info, see page 11: Clearing scenes, chases or groups.
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Clearing scenes, chases or group pages
Clearing a entire group, scene or chase page is usefull to get a clean output when programming the
console.
1. Select the scene, chase or group page you want to clear.
Note: All three pages from the chase or scene are released with this action so you don’t have to clear
each chase or scene page separately.
2. Press and hold the Clear (3.2) button for 3 seconds.
3. The LCD will show: Release all chases
Create a scene
Scenes are simple saved positions, colors etc. which can be recalled by simply pressing a button.
1. Always release all running functions in order to obtain a clean output. See chapter 2.2 clearing scenes,
chases or group pages.
2. Select the fixture(s) you want to use in your scene. (The LED of the selected fixture is lit) by pressing the
desired fixture buttons (1).
3. Adjust the faders to your liking. (If the fader does not respond, move the fader to zero and try again).
4. Press the Program button to enter program mode. The LCD will show: Program mode.
5. Select the scene page you wish to store your sene in by pressing the Scene page 1 (4.2), Scene page 2
(4.2) or Scene page 3 (4.2) button.
The display will show: Program mode
Scene Page x
(Where x stands for the Scene Page number).
6. Select a scene you wish to store your settings in by pressing button 1 – 16 (4.4). The scene will
automatically be stored under the number pressed before.
Note: A flashing LED in a scene number button indicates it already contains a scene. You can’t
overwrite a scene number which is written. You need to use a scene number which is empty. If you
want to overwrite an excisting page, you have to delete the current scene first (see page 14: Delete).
Playing a scene
Before playing a scene, make sure to release manual override by pressing the Clear (3.2) button.
1. Select the scene page you want to use by pressing the Scene page 1 (4.2), Scene page 2 (4.2) or
Scene page 3 (4.2) button.
The display will show: Play Scene
Scene Page x (Where x stands for the Scene Page number).
2. Select a scene you wish to play by pressing button 1 – 16 (4.4).
Note: Only scenes indicated by a flashing LED contain data. You can’t select an empty scene. The
LED of the selected scene will light up continuously. You can run multiple scenes at the same time by
repeating the instructions above.
Create a chase
There are three ways to create a chase:
A. Create a chase by adjusting the faders.
B. Create scenes first and then select the scenes into the chase.
C. Use a mix of the two ways described above.
Create a chase by adjusting the faders.
1. Always release all running functions in order to obtain a clean output. See page : clearing scenes,
chases or group pages.
2. Press the Program (3.5) button to enter programming mode. The LCD will show: Program mode.
3. Select the chase page you want to use by pressing the Chase page 1 (4.1), Chase page 2 (4.1) or
Chase page 3 (4.1) button.
The display will show: Program mode
Chase Page x (Where x stands for the Chase Page number.)
4. Select a chase number you wish to store your settings in by pressing button 1 – 16 (4.4).
Note: A flashing LED in a chase number button indicates it already contains a chase. You can not
overwrite a chase number which is written. You need to use a scene number which is empty. If you
want to overwrite an excisting chase, you have to delete this chase first (see page 14: Delete)
5. Select the fixture(s) you want to use by pressing the
corresponding Fixture buttons (1).
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6. Adjust your settings by moving the faders.
Note: If a fader does not respond, move the fader to the zero position and try again.
7.Adjust the Speed and Slope using the X/Speed (5.1) and Y/Slope (5.1) jog wheels.
8. Press the Add (3.6) button to save the step. The console will repeat the step number with 1. Repeat 5 to
8 as many times you like, up to a maximum of 200 steps.
9. Press the Program (3.5) button to save the chase and exit programming mode.
Create the scenes first and then add the scenes into a chase.
1. Always release all running functions in order to obtain a clean output. See page 11: clearing scenes,
chases or group pages.
2. Press the Program button to enter program mode. The LCD will show: Program mode.
3. Select the chase page you want to use by pressing the Chase page 1 (4.1), Chase page 2 (4.1) or
Chase page 3 (4.1) button.
The display will show: Program mode
Chase Page X (Where X stands for the Chase Page number.)
4. Select a chase number you wish to store your settings in by pressing button 1 – 16 (4.4).
Note: A flashing LED in a chase number button indicates it already contains a chase. You can not
overwrite a chase number which is written. You need to use a scene number which is empty. If you
want to overwrite an excisting chase, you have to delete this chase first (see page 14: Delete).
5. Select the scene page you want to use by pressing the Scene page 1 (4.2), Scene page 2 (4.2) or
Scene page 3 (4.2) button.
The display will show: Play Scene
Scene Page x (Where x stands for the Scene Page number.)
6. Select a scene you wish to use by pressing button 1 – 16 (4.4).
Note: Only scenes indicated by a flashing LED contain data. You can’t select an empty scene.
The LED of the selected scene will light up continuously.
You can run multiple scenes at the same time by repeating step 5 and 6.
7. Adjust the Speed and Slope using the X/Speed (5.1) and Y/Slope (5.1) jog wheels.
8. Press the Add (3.6) button to save the step. The console will repeat the step number with 1. Repeat 5 to
8 as many times you like up to a maximum of 200 steps.
9. Press the Program (3.5) button to save the chase and exit programming mode.
Note: While making the light effect, the LED indicators of the relevant faders should be off. If not, you can
press and hold Release (3.1) and then move the fader to release them. Any channel with an output
value will be stored into the chase.
Running a chase
Before running a chase, make sure to release manual override by pressing the Clear (3.2) button.
1. Select the chase page you want to use by pressing the Chase page 1 (4.1), Chase page 2 (4.1) or
Chase page 3 (4.1) button.
The display will show: Run chase
Chase Page x (Where x stands for the Scene Page number.)
2. Select a chase you wish to play by pressing button 1 – 16 (4.4).
Note: Only chases indicated by a flashing LED contain data. You can’t select an empty scene.
The LED of the selected scene will light up continuously.
You can run multiple chases at the same time by repeating the instructions above.
Note: Different blinking frequencies of the number button show the different status. A high blinking rate
means there is an existing chase stored in the button, but is not running. Full on means the chase is
running and cannot be edited. A slow blinking rate means the chase is running and ready for editing.
Following parameters can be edited while a chase is running:
Direction of the chase:
/SETY (3.16) button, the chase will run in forward direction.
/SETX (3.16) button, the chase will run in reverse direction.
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Tempo of the chase:
You can run the Showdesigner in either Auto mode or in music mode by respectively pressing the Auto
(3.13) button or the Music (3.12) button.
Auto mode
In auto mode you can adjust the speed and slope of each chase separately while turning the X/Speed
(5.1) and Y/Slope jog wheels (5.1). Pressing and holding the All (3.7) button allows you to change the
speed and slope of all scenes in a chase together.
Music mode
In music mode, the speed is dependent of the speed (BPM) of the audio signal connected to the audio
input (5) or the beat of music picked up by the built in microphone on the back of the console.
Press Clear (3.2) and hold for about 3 second to close all running chases. If a chase is running and you
are using manual control. The manual control will have priority.
Create a chase group
The controller can store up to 48 chase groups with up to 48 steps. The running time of each step can be
adjusted from 0,5 seconds to 10 minutes. To create a chase group, please follow the steps below:
1. Always release all running functions in order to obtain a clean output. (See page 11: clearing scenes,
chases or group pages.)
2. Press the Program (3.5) button to enter program mode.
The display will show: Program mode.
3. Pres the Group (4.3) button. The display will show: Program mode
Group Page X
(Where X stands for the Chase Page number.)
4. Select the desired chases to add to the chase group. Once selected, the chase will start running.
5. Adjust the Speed and Slope using the X/Speed (5.1) and Y/Slope (5.1) jog wheels. Make sure the LED in
the E/XY (3.14) button is not lit.
6. Press the Add (3.6) button to save the step. The console will increase repeat the step number. Repeat
step 4 to 7 as many times as you want. Up to a maximum of 48 steps can be added.
7. Press the Program (3.5) button to save the chase and exit programming mode.
Note: To Exit the programming mode, press clear for a few seconds.
Run a chase group
1. Press the Group (4.3) button.
2. The LED indicator of the number buttons containing a chase group will blink at a higher rate.
3. Select the desired number button to run the chase group. The LED indicator’s blinking rate will slow
down, which means that the chase group is running now.
Note: Press Clear (3.2) to close all running chase groups.
Jog wheel assignment
The pan/tilt channel of the fixtures can be assigned to the jog wheels on the controller for easy control.
Pan (X) movement
1. Press the Program (3.5) button to enter program mode. The display will show: Program mode.
2. Press the /set X (3.15) button the LED will blink.
3. Select the fixture(s) you want to control by pressing the Fixture selection buttons (1). The display will
show: Program Mode
X Channel
4. Move the fader of the channel you wish to use for the Pan function up and down until the LED blinks.
5. Press the /set X (3.15) button again to save and exit the programming mode.
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Tilt (Y) movement
1. Press the Program (3.5) button to enter program mode. The display will show: Program mode.
2. Press the /set Y (3.15) button the LED will blink.
3. Select the fixture(s) you want to control by pressing the Fixture selection buttons (1). The display will
show: Program Mode
Y Channel
4. Move the fader of the channel you wish to use for the Tilt function up and down until the LED blinks.
5. Press the /set Y (3.15) button again to save and exit the programming mode.
Using the jog wheels
The channel assigned to the jog wheel can be controlled by the jog wheel.
1. Press the E/XY (3.14) button, make sure the LED indicator is on.
2. Select the desired fixtures.
3. Control the fixture with the jog wheels.
Setup of slope channels
The channels that have been assigned to the jog wheels will automatically have a slope assigned when
the chase is running. Other channels can be set up with a slope also.
1. Press the Program (3.5) button to enter program mode. The display will show: Program mode.
2. Press the Flash/SlopeSet (3.11) button. The display will show: Slope Channel.
3. Select the desired fixture.
4. Move the channel fader(s) you wish to assign a slope to. If a channel is assigned, the LED will be lit. If
you made a mistake, press the Release (3.1) button and move the fader you want to release.
5. Press the Flash/SlopeSet (3.11) button again. Now your setup is finished.
Example:
To assign a slope to channel 5 & 6 of fixture 1:
Press Program -> SlopeSet -> Select Fixture 1 -> move the faders of CH5 & CH6 until the LED indicators are
lit. -> SlopeSet. Ok.
Delete
1. Press the Del (3.8) button.
2. Select Scene Page 1 (4.2), Scene Page 2 (4.2), Scene Page 3 (4.2), Chase Page 1 (4.1), Chase Page 2
(4.1) , Chase Page 3 (4.1), Group 1 (4.3), Group 2 (4.3), </SetX (3.15), >/SetY (3.15), or Slopeset (3.11) by
pressing the corresponding button.
3. Press a number 1-16 (4.5) button to select the scene, chase or chasegroup you want to delete. Not
when you have selected </SetX (3.15), >/SetY (3.15), or Slopeset (3.11).
4. Now the Item is deleted.
Example: Delete the chase stored in number button 2 of Chase 1. Press Del -> Chase1 -> 2. Ok.
Master control assignment
The Showdesigner 1024 offers you up to 16 master controls. Each of them can be assigned to any
channel.
1. Press the Program button to enter programming mode. The LCD will show: Program mode.
2. Press the Master (4.4) button to select a master control The display will show: Program mode
Master: x
(Where x stands for the dimmer group number.)
3. Press one of the number 1-16 (4.5) to assign the current master control to.
4. Move the faders you like to add in the master control group until the corresponding LED is lit. Repeat
this for all faders you like to add.
Note: If a fader does not respond, move the fader to the zero position and try again.
5. Once assigned, press the number button as selected in step 3 again, to save and exit.
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Maintenance
The Showtec Showdesigner 1024 requires almost no maintenance. However, you should keep the unit
clean. Disconnect the mains power supply, and then wipe the cover with a damp cloth. Do not immerse
in liquid. Do not use alcohol or solvents.
Keep connections clean. Disconnect electric power, and then wipe the DMX and audio connections
with a damp cloth. Make sure connections are thoroughly dry before linking equipment or supplying
electric power.
Troubleshooting
Showtec Showdesigner 1024
This troubleshooting guide is meant to help solve simple problems. If a problem occurs, carry out the steps
below in sequence until a solution is found. Once the unit operates properly, do not carry out following
steps.
1. Fixture does not respond to controller: Check the DMX-address of the fixture and the controller.
Make sure they match. Make sure the connections are correct.
2. Interference between chases; If the same channel is assigned to different running chases, the one
with the highest channel value will be put out.
3. Note: when in programming mode, as long as the LED indicator is lit, the value will be stored, even if
the value is zero.
4. Except for the channels assigned to the jog wheels and the channels set with slope, slope is not
assigned to the other channels.
5. For the master controlled channels, the master sliders are valid only when the dimmer buttons are
activated (LED indicator is on). If some channels can’t be controlled, please check if they are
assigned to master control.
6. If the device does not operate properly, unplug the device.
7. Check power from the wall, all cables, the fuse, the settings (return to default), etc.
8. If all of the above appears to be O.K., plug the unit in again.
9. If nothing happens after 30 seconds, unplug the device.
10. Return the device to your Showtec dealer.
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Product Specification
Model: Showtec Showdesigner 1024
Power input : AC 100V-240V, 50/60Hz, 30W.
DMX-Output: 3-pin female XLR
MIDI-Signal: 5-pin standard interface
Audio Input: 100 mV~1Vpp.
Fuse: F1.5A 250V 5x20 mm
Dimensions : 480 x 380 x 95 mm (LxWxH)
Weight : 6,9 kg
Design and product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Website: www.Showtec.info
Email: [email protected]
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