I wonder if you saw an image of the Express boot software on a Magic Sheet. I saw that somewhere and it’s an easy thing to add to an MS if you have the image on a file.
Hack to do what ?
You don’t need to hack it to do that. Just hit patch and add dimmers to the channels assigned to the faders.
Nope. This is super-secret-proprietary-information... that's also pretty useless in most cases these days. It's basically just a matter of setting what specific model of console you have (24/48, 48/96, 72/144, 125, or 250). If you figure out the super secret magic, then the only case where you actually benefit is if you happen to have a 125 and can figure out how to make it a 250 without breaking anything. That would give you a still very limited (by modern standards), but slightly higher channel count. If you have any other version, then you'd either be adding faders you don't physically have or disabling ones you do have.Is there a guide as to what does what?
The Express ran on an 16mhz Intel i960 processor, which is a RISC based processor, and is very different from x86 instruction set. Meaning unless you have software specifically compiled for that processor and you've managed to burn it to the EEPROM, you aren't going to be able to do much. IIRC, ETC wrote the entire software package for the Express, from the Bootloader to the actual OS.I’m sure you could find a Linux district that would run on it. Can’t imagine it would be good for much. You could probably boot FreeDOS on it too. Again, after that, what?