1. R


    Hello everyone! I am a fairly new technical director with no previous knowledge of the theater I’m working in, or the equipment they have. I have two lighting trees with four Mega TRIPAR Profile Plus dimmers each. I’m trying to connect them by DMX cables to an ETC Express Board. The Mega TRIPAR...
  2. M

    Express channels, DMX, and strobes

    Hey all! Couple questions from a relative newbie. ETC Express Board. I can only add channels up to 125, so guess that means I have the Express 125(?). Does that mean I am limited to 125 dmx addresses, less my 48 dimmers? If that’s the case, does that also mean I do not have access to the...
  3. Rose03

    Hacking an Express

    I came upon an express and a spare processor as of late. Truly beautiful condition. I was wondering if anyone had ever tried to hack the desk or modify the software. Since I have two processor units I thought I'd use the worse of the two to have some fun with.
  4. M

    ETC Express upgrade

    Hey all! New to CB, but so far see a wealth of info out there! Small community theatre here with a 282 seat house. Have a ETC Express and looking to upgrade so we can start incorporating LED, moving lights, etc. Am considering an Element or Element 2, possibly preowned due to budget...
  5. stagebuilder

    Riddle Me This!

    At the high school I TD at we have an Express with AVAB DD2 dimmers. When I was a student here we had old school scrimmers. Anyway, have run into a weird issue, maybe someone could help. Right now it's set up as dimmer per circuit. One of the channels will not come up at all during a cue I...
  6. soundtech193746

    HELP! My ETC Express console keys are not responding! What should I Do?

    Just as the title says! My legacy ETC Express 24/48 I have to use for a high school shows keys are not responding! (Number pad, Record Targets, etc.) Thank you in advance!
  7. Jay Ashworth

    Dead Express?

    I an contemplating -- because I am a weirdo -- the idea of repurposing a dead Express console as a wing, say, for M-PC, by ripping out the existing CPU board, and replacing it with something more... malleable. Like an Arduino. Or an RPi 3, with some hat.Anyone got a 48/96 gathering dust in a...
  8. R

    Replacing the floppy drive in an ETC Express

    We had an Express that was having some trouble with its disk drive. My boss purchased this floppy-drive emulator: afternoon he installed it. So far, we've managed to "format" and "write all to disk," but are unable to "read...
  9. EHansenLX

    ETC Express & Moving Lights

    So I'm renting 2 Martin Mac 700 Profiles for an upcoming show and I was figuring on renting an Element as my control console. However, most of what I'm doing will be fairly simple and I'm wondering if just working with the Express 48/96 we already have would be sufficient.Anybody have any...
  10. G

    Saving a show for ETC Express

    Is there some way to create an Express show file on a computer and save it to a floppy, as you could with an EOS series console? How would you make this work?
  11. EHansenLX

    Control/Dimming DMX Help

    Hi: I'm relatively new to all this DMX stuff and I was hoping to get some help on a set-up I was planning.We have an ETC Express 48/96 that will be doing all the DMX control. We are hanging two I-Cue systems with a DMX Iris in each (on a S4). We will also have 8 color scrollers on some...
  12. EHansenLX

    Chauvet Mini Strobe LED Question

    Hi all: I'm lighting a dance show in a few weeks and they need strobe lights for a couple numbers. The stage is pretty large (55' long by 43'5" deep and 31ish feet tall - although the front is a thrust)Anyway, I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the Chauvet Mini Strobe LED. Do...
  13. sdauditorium

    Control/Dimming Approximate cost: selling old Express

    Last year, we upgraded to the Ion and originally were going to use our old board (Express 24/48) as a backup console if needed. Recently, a friend who runs a theater department at a local college was inquiring as to purchasing the Express for their light lab. I did a bit of searching for price...