So one of our schools was recently completely rebuilt and in the theater they installed an ETC Express 48/96 along with an ETC Expression console (server). Also as part of the package they purchased a few Varilight TS1000 moving lights. According to the Expression manual, I have to use expression to patch in the moving lights as that way their "personality" can be set. BUT....the electricians installed the TS 1000 in a couple of locations and when one of the music teachers potted up some stage lights the varilights came to life. I was able to control pan and tilt and color and the gobo wheel and the dimmer without patching anything in Expression server. (All of the channels are patched 1 to 1 on our Express console.) So here's the question: If I don't go through the trouble of patching the moving lights with expression console and just use the Express 48/96 and I assign them a starting DMX channel (after which they'll take the next 10 or so as control channels) am I missing out on any functions or features? The lighting scheme is constantly changing and I don't want to have to constantly keep setting up the plot for every iteration in Expression if I don't have to and just do it for the major gigs that the theater hosts. Any thoughts?? Thank you!