1. C

    Console Recommendation for High School + Theatre Academy?

    Hello, ControlBooth: I am the president of the Lighting Crew at my high school, and I have been tasked with recommending a new light board to be purchased for the auditorium. Besides the many functions which the auditorium serves the community (plays, concerts, presentations, etc.), my school...
  2. kh-nv

    LEPRECON LP-1524

    Help... Just picked up a Leprecon 1524 on eBay without a power supply (as it was listed). Leprecon has one more in stock, but it's $90. Wondering if anyone out there has one (mfg part # 27-0069) they're willing to part with or better yet if anyone knows what other types of power supplies or...
  3. ChloeOliana

    Offline Editors for Consoles

    Is there software for offline editors for the MA2, MA3, or Hog consoles? Don't need to run a show off them just want to teach myself some skills on those because I'm less experienced at these. Already have the etc off-line editor Any links would be great!
  4. L

    Mixers/Consoles I want to practice mixing with my Behringer X32. How do I do this?

    Recently we bought a Behringer X32 Console which, in the future, will be used to mix live sound. I wanted to get some practice in and test some things out but I don't know how. What I want is to get some tracks in the mixer (from a PC?). I tried connecting a PC over USB with the interface on...
  5. DannyDepac

    New lighting board / console / desk suggestions?

    Hi Everyone, I work at a HS and we have a Philips Strand Preset Palette II 32/64 that has had trouble booting reliably for a couple of years now. I spoke with a servicer of Philips and he stated it would be pretty expensive to service and that it would be worth it to look at new boards. I...
  6. A

    ETC Express 24/28 Problems

    Hello everyone! I am a student at a not so fortunate public high school. We have the ETC Express 24/48 and it's nearing its final moments. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how I can hopefully get this working. So, it's been probably around a month since the board was used and today I...
  7. B

    Fixture profiles

    Is it possible to use one brand name fixture profile for another brand fixture if they are the same type fixture? Same number of channels, all do the same thing, etc... I'm using a Pilot3000 console. The extension for profiles is .fxr. I can't find some of the brand lights I'm using but can find...
  8. Steve Butcher

    Recommations School Control Setup

    Hi all! I've been beating my brains for a couple weeks reading through forums and product pages trying to decide on a console/software combination, but I just can't determine what might be best for our needs. We currently run an older console-only system that doesn't support enough channels to...
  9. nagates

    ETC Element 40, 500 buying guide

    Hey guys, I was just wondering what people's thoughts where on an ETC Element 40, 500 lighting board. I am looking to eventually replace, an older ETC express 48/96. As we are looking to use more dmx controlled devices, and LED based lighting fixtures (which can hog channels). This seems like...
  10. NateJanota

    MA2: Throwing Executors

    Hey CB. So I'm having a major 24-year-old-senior-moment (why are you looking at me like that?) and I've forgotten how to make my quintessential busking page on the MA2. What I want is a series of Sequence Executor pages, separated via touchscreen into Position, Color, Dimmer, etc, etc. I'm...
  11. Max Wurtz

    Vintage Lighting Question about the history of consoles

    I caught some of a Queen concert on TV and I was amazed with the caliber of the lighting rig and was intrigued how that could be done in 1981. So my questions are, what kind of console would they have been running, how much would have been manual over programming? Just a Friday evening quandary...
  12. Max Wurtz

    Control/Dimming ETC Nomad Cobalt

    Hey, I'm a lighting designer who currently owns and uses ETC Nomad Eos. However, I am very intrigued by the Cobalt family software, but from what I've read it seems to be very geared toward running on the physical console. Do you think its still worth learning the software on my computer as...
  13. thematthewman

    Martin M6 MIDI trigger

    Im starting to work with the Martin M6 console and I would like to trigger some video from the console. Is there a way to be able to send a specific MIDI note out of the console? Thanks
  14. KT the TD

    ETC ION Fader Wing Display Issue

    HELP! My 10x10 universal fader wing display is not functioning properly. The light is on but no labels display nor does the ETC namesake appear on boot up like the other fader wings. HOWEVER, the fader still operates the lights assigned to the sub, it just doesn't display anything. I can also...
  15. S

    Lighting Control Console

    Hello! I figured I would ask all of you, considering I may be missing something. I am looking for a lighting console to install in a community theater. I have worked with Strand Consoles before, along with ETC (such as IONs). Anyway, it doesn't need a whole ton of channels, we are running under...
  16. A

    Converting obsession to ion issues

    So I have followed the instructions on the other threads and converted my show file to ascii using obsession 2 offline editor, I then opened up the EOS family off-line editor and went to import>usitt ascii>as library fixtures>show file location>show file. The editor then did its magic importing...
  17. W

    PC Consoles/Off-Line New CPU or More Memory?

    Hello all, I am looking for advice/opinions/experience with using PC Consoles and off line editors. I am not the most computer savory but I am not uninformed if that makes any sense. Currently I have only Apple/Mac computers and I would like to be able to run and use off line editors and PC...
  18. Joshua Hoffman

    Cheap Gobo Projector

    Does anybody know of a gobo projector sub $75? I can't seem to find any decent ones.