1. Matt_Tech_12

    MA2 Full Crash and restart

    So I have an MA2 Full Size that is having an pretty bad issue. The console will power itself off and auto restart on its own randomly. Software is all up to date, and it has been serviced by ACT and they said it was fine. Has anyone else had this issue or heard of it happening? Happy to provide...
  2. Ken Porter

    Sound f/x custom hardware for ergonomic programming of QLab?

    Greetings all. I’ve wandered through some conversations about controlling QLab with hotkeys, OSC, and so forth, but here’s what I’m not finding. My (new) dream is to set up a customizable piece of hardware, similar to a big X-Keys device, which would be an ergonomic leap toward making the...
  3. TheBroomCloset

    ETC Nomad programing tips

    Hey y'all, I have a decent amount of experience installing lights and doing the manual work, but as far as programming goes I'm almost entirely self taught. Looking for tips on how to be more efficient with my programming. Our shows are run off of a Nomad running Ion software on my laptop. The...
  4. aacerr

    Permanent Outdoor Lighting for Sculpture

    Hi folks! This is my first post here but I have been using CB as a resource for my entire career. Thank you for all of the help in the past. But I have looked around and can’t seem to find much help on what I need today.The problem is this: A local sculpture artist wants me to help him...
  5. Z

    ETC Ion FOH Fader Control

    Is there a way to create a sub that can take out the front of house light?Example: Last minute decision to pull in the main curtain and I want to quickly take out all the lights that will hit it.
  6. R

    Addressing DMX to SPI Decoder (Alitove SP201E)

    Hi folks,I'm attempting to control a string of LED pixel lights via DMX and an ETC console. The decoder we purchased is the Alitove SP201E, which should be compatible with both the WS2811 chips in the lights and regular ol' DMX. The manual leaves much to be desired. Reviewers on Amazon say...
  7. mrtrudeau23

    Arduino Webinar

    YouTube Stream Link: Facebook Event Link:Previous Arduino Webinars in this series: to control LED tape with your Arduino? How about lightbulbs, speakers, power modules, or IR transmitters? The Arduino...
  8. I

    Research and Training

    Its been a while since I’ve been able to run a console, and I want to keep the programming brain/fingers fresh. Aside from the videos, and online classes through ETC, could someone recommend a cheap(ish)/affordable visualizer or type of software for Windows based PC that would help me see what...
  9. Palms

    Lock programming on ETC eos

    Hi all,I am trying to find a way to lock an ETC eos file so that none of the programming can be altered. I have a SM that is convinced they know what they are doing on the desk but in preshow checks they have managed to alter my fade times twice already.Is there a way or is it a macro I...
  10. Brent McDannald

    Relatively new Master Electrician at a road house

    Hey! As the title says, I am a relatively new(about a year in) Master Electrician at a road house where we have about 300+ shows a year.Im starting to learn Vectorworks and Lightwright.And slowly but surely we are acquiring more intelligent fixtures(currently just have ETC ColorSource Cycs)...
  11. CasterZ

    ETC ION Linear Effect not running in que

    We have a linear intensity effect that is attempting to be run on some ColorSource PARs. The channels are set to a level in the cue and the effect is on the selected channels. However in one of the cues, as we hit go the channels only show the level and not the effect. When we go back to look at...
  12. ngmouse

    Automated Fixtures Reference points (?) in ETC Element

    Howdy all,I'm a fairly novice programmer and trying to figure out if there's a way to accomplish what I'm thinking here. I did some reading but haven't been able to find what I'm looking for.Say I have a mover at 0, 0 and pan it over 5 points so it's 5, 0. Is there a way to treat that 5, 0...
  13. e.clarkson

    Linear Effect Help

    On the ETC TI, we have a stack of cues where a group of conventional channels are cycling infinitely through a linear fade effect. Most of the show is fine, but when the rate changes between cues we occasionally get channels that pop on much too fast. The only thing changing is the rate. The...
  14. Kyle McAnally

    American Facility Systems Relay System

    Hi Everybody,So my space has been having an issue with our relay system which operates all of our running lights and work lights. Our theory is that the motherboard battery finally died and a power loss whipped the old system's programming. The panel has a HHP (hand held programmer) included...
  15. theview

    High School High School students designing lights

    Hello all. I am the Technical Theater Director/Stagecraft Teacher for a private K-12 School. In my lighting unit I have begun making students create a light show, along to some music for their final lighting assignment. We are working off of an ION, and so far it has seemed to work pretty well...
  16. Jay Ashworth

    Control/Dimming Stupid Ion Questions 2

    In my previous post, Stupid Ion Questions 1, I don't think I ever quite got around to asking this, but having now spent some time programming there (finally, shut up) and on our Express 24/48, I now have one very specific, laser-focused question:When I build a look out of submasters and...
  17. AEilering

    Hog console troubles

    Just over a year ago, my work (large church, seats 3,000) ordered a RoadHog 4 console to replace our ETC express and LightJockey. For the most part, it has been a decent console. Easy to learn and operate, but it has come with some difficulties. On average, the board will glitch multiple times...
  18. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Focus Palettes Part I

    Every LD loves focus palettes – and why not? Using them to remember the pan and tilt parameters of moving fixtures can save load in time when you move from venue to venue, while also helping to preserve your sanity! In this first of a two-part series Jim Hutchison “focuses” on getting the most...
  19. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Focus Palettes Part II

    Focus palettes are just too important to cover in only one video! So, in this video, Jim Hutchison gives us the second installment on the subject, providing details on creating focus palettes for a variety of applications from dance to opera. Along the way, Jim shares his insights on using...
  20. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Making Useful Color Palettes

    Jim Hutchison's back for another Lighting Insights video! This month we'll be talking about making useful and effective Color Palettes for your lighting programming -- the more effective your palettes, the faster you get to make the art! Check out this month's Lighting Insights video!