This is my first posting in these forums, so if I don't have enough information to answer all of your questions, please say so.
I am running a show this week at a venue in which I have never before set foot, so I wasn't sure what to expect. They had just bought about 30 new Source Fours to replace old fresnels, so I hung and focused those with no problem. When I went to turn on the control board (an ETC Element 40), I realized that the house lights weren't patched to the board. They are controlled by a Lehigh DX (original) server rack. This rack includes 96 dimmer packs, and numbers 76-80, 84-88, and 92-96 are the house lights. The Element, at first startup, is set by factory default to do a 1:1 patch, correct? This kind of patch should be fine for this high school auditorium, so I just figured that everything would be patched to the board (it's been in the booth for about a month, brand new). For some reason, the channels go up to 250 (WAY more than are actually in the theater, and not quite half of a universe), but the numbers on the house lights in the server rack don't control the house lights from the board's channels.
Would it make sense to clear the entire board and do a fresh 1:1 patch? Or should I just clear those specific channels and re-patch those? Or should I do something altogether different?
Thanks for any help!