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ETC Inspire - Help

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Wolf, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Active Member

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    Hey I am having trouble finding any information on a lighting console (ETC Inspire) that I will be in the near future. I personally did not see this board I was only told by one of my fellow technicians who went to the venue. He said it was a verily old board, but he did say it had a monitor (which im happy about). So any information you could send my way on the ETC Inspire I would appreciate it.

    Thanks
     
  2. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    The reason you're having difficulty is because you have the wrong name.:( Please choose from the list below (Note that console names are creative nouns, and "Aspire" is a verb. ETC Aspiration and Exasperation would be interesting choices, though.;)):

    Mega Cue
    Channel Track (Mega-Cue)
    ELC (Entertainment Lighting Console)
    Concept (96) 125
    Idea (wood sides)
    CH-2 (LMI)
    Concept 250
    Vision
    CH-200 (LMI)
    Expression 1
    Designer (LMI)
    Concept 500
    Impression 1
    Insight 72
    Insight 108
    MicroVision
    Acclaim 112, 124, 136, 148
    Acclaim 312, 324, 336, 348
    MicroVision FX
    Idea 12, 24, 26, or 48
    Obsession
    Expression 2X, Concept 2X
    Obsession 600, Obsession DRC
    Insight 2, Impression 2, Insight 2X
    Expression 2X Universal
    Insight 2X Universal
    Express 24/48, 48/96, 72/144, 125, 250
    Insight 3
    Obsession II
    Expression 3 (400, 800, 1200)
    Expression 3 LPC
    Emphasis
    SmartFade
    Congo
    Congo Jr
    Eos
    SmartFade ML
    Ion
    SmartSoft

    Once you find out what it is, we'll be glad to help.:lol:
     
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    My money is on one of the Insights.....(c'mon Insight/Inspire pretty darn close).
     
  4. dramatech

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    I know that I must be wrong, considering all the research that Derek has done on consoles, but I could swear that I saw an ETC Inspire at Florida State University in their Lab theatre a couple of weeks ago. The kid assigned to operate it was quite upset that he had to use it, and I ended up playing with the board until I understood it well enough to teach him some basics. The board was a two scene preset, with twelve channels and 8 submasters. Running vertically down the center of the board was four buttons that allowed programming the submasters and some other functions that I never figured out. It looked to be extremely old, but was ETC for sure.
     
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    Ooh, ooh!! Pick me!

    I think what you've got there is an Acclaim console, originally developed by LMI and brought into the ETC line of consoles in 1990. It's the only one that had 8 submasters on it... If it has a monitor on it, I'm guessing it's an Acclaim 300 of some flavor.

    You can find the user manual for this console at our Web site using the "Downloads" search at the top of the home page (Lighting solutions for Theatre, Film & Television Studios and Architectural spaces : ETC). Use the following search criteria: Product Line = Controls, Product = Acclaim 300

    Do I win something? ;-)

    Thanks & have a good holiday weekend!

    Sarah

    Sarah Clausen
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    ETC, Inc.
     
  7. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Jimmy tell her what she's won!..
    Well Sarah, you've won three exciting days and two fun filled nights in Seattle at the Casa del Toddler... at Casa del toddler, We've got a Bunkbed and enough animals for everyone! Transportation not included.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks Sarah, It's great having the ETC crew around.
     
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    Isn't there usually a clause on the bottom of those contests that anyone with any close relation to any employee of the company is not eligible to win the contest. ;) :mrgreen:

    hehe
     
  9. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Back to original topic. [user]sclausen[/user] may have helped [user]dramatech[/user], but no one has helped OP [user]Wolf[/user]. Are you able to contact someone at the venue? Now we're all curious.:neutral:

    This seems a good time to reiterate how important it is for every venue, no matter how small or ill-equipped, to develop a Tech Info Packet. See http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/collaborative-articles/7857-venue-tech-info-packets.html. It would be great if all information was collected in one central location on the interwebs. Many sites have tried and failed, one was even a commercial venture. I've mentioned before that reading a theatre's Technical Specifications immediately gives one an impression of the skill level/knowledge of its technicians, which can be more useful to a user than the inventory list. Peruse Stagespecs Online - Online portal for Theatre and Entertainment Industry Professionals sometime. Fascinating.
     
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    So I forward some of this to my friend who had gone to the venue and he said that it sounded just like what Sclausen had described. So I guess it is Acclaim 300.

    So did ETC buy this product way back when?, and how could it be the Inspire and Acclaim?
     
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    picture request, ETC Acclaim, Inspire

    Well im still trying to find out what board it is and information on it that a friend of mine (and myself) will be using he swears it is an ETC Inspire witch I cant find (although my friend says it sounds just like what drmatech described) (This is the other thread describing what he told me and others http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/lighting/10043-etc-inspire-help.html). So im thinking now that there is an ETC Inspire under that name out there somewhere OR it’s an ETC Acclaim. So to what I am hoping someone can supply, I would greatly appreciate if someone had a picture of either an ETC Inspire or the ETC Acclaim (I found the manual and sent the sketch pic to him but that is of the 100 sires and it would most likely be the 300 hundred series that is this broad)

    Thanks
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Re: picture request, ETC Acclaim, Inspire

    Acclaim 112
    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: picture request, ETC Acclaim, Inspire

    Hi,

    I just happen to have a picture of the Acclaim 300, as it is used in one of the schools where I volunteer. The preset channels comrise the left side of the board. The submasters & softpatch are on the right hand side.

    Hope that helps,

    John Adamson
     

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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Wolf, although she didn't directly say it, I'm pretty sure that Sara Clausen was confirming the other posts that there's no such thing as ETC console called "Inspire".

    The best thing would be for you to get your friend or someone who works at the theater to e-mail you a picture of the console and post it here. Then someone can tell you what it really is and help you find the manual.
     
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    yeah after sending him the pictures of the acclaim he is sure that is not it. I will be meeting with him as well as the former TD of the theatre (it may be the TD for the dance group im not entirely sure) at the theatre and I will be sure to take a picture and all the information I can find on the console and report back here.

    Thanks for all of you for trying your hardest to help with this, also any further ideas before I actually see this board would be fine.

    Thanks
     
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    dramatech Well-Known Member

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    Sarah was correct and the picture from AVKID was right on. The board that I used, the day I mention, at FSU, was an Acclaim. I'm sorry that I hadn't responded more quickly, but I'm 250 miles from FSU and my computer seems to crash after I do quick posts on controlbooth. I have a lot of issues with my computer that will hopefully be corrected after a visit from "affordable geeks"
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Apology accepted now hurry up and get that computer fixed! You are letting CB down! We need to hear everyone's voice. Post more!
     
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    I bring nothing to the table.

    I only post because gaff told me too.
     
  19. sclausenETC

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    Ok, I'm willing to admit it when I'm wrong - but in this case I know we did not make a console called "Inspire". Now I really want to see a photo of this mythical desk! And for the record, I've been trying to upload a PDF of the Acclaim 300 datasheet, but have been thwarted by the gods of forum postings. :-( I've posted at our forums instead in case anyone is really interested in knowing what the Acclaim 300 looked like.

    And I'm not so sure that the proffered prize was worth winning... ;-)

    Thanks!

    Sarah

    Sarah Clausen
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    ETC, Inc.
     
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    So sorry I didnt get back to my own thread sooner but without further adieu...

    I got to the venue a few weeks ago and looked at the board. It was a ETC Vision:wall:. I could have lost it. I have no idea how my friend got Inspire out of Vision ugh.

    but if you still like to pass any tips about this console on that would be fine.

    Thanks for ALL you help.
     

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