Colortran Console brochures - 1980s


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Apr 17, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Here are some recent scans of the 1988 Colortran line of consoles - The Prestige 3000, 2000, & 1000, the Scenemaster 60, and the Patchman.

These consoles have a lot of nostalgic value for me as the Scenemaster 60 was the first non-preset control desk I ever used in 1989.

It's interesting to note that the idea of an "output" protocol gets some mention, but you have to remember that this was the tail-end of proprietary control protocals. DMX was available but not ubiquitous, Colortran's CMX was still their "standard" issue, and these boards also seemed to offer a limited on-board functionality for at least a number of analog outputs.



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Mar 20, 2004
Brooklyn, NY
Had a Prestige 2000, a 1000 and a Patchman.

The button design and layout on the Prestige made for a very nice user interface. It was the fastest console I’ve ever used for programming. What they don’t show in the brochure was the Designers Remote, a graphical tablet that you laid an 8-1/2”x11 plot or whatever, pressed a pen and could call up channels, units, whatever you programmed. It was so cool.
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