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Control/Dimming Inhibitive Submaster?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by lieperjp, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. lieperjp

    lieperjp Well-Known Member

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    I was reading the manual for our Innovator and I came across a section about inhibitive submasters. What are inhibitive submasters used for???
     
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    If for example you write a light into a cue at 100% you use the inhibitive submaster either to make sure it does not come up or to bring it down in the cue.

    Mike
     
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    I have fallen in love with them, when Im running lights for live concerts.
    Think of it as a grand master but you can decide what you want it to control. So I've had it so one will kill all front light and just leave the cyc lights. Or one that will kill everything but leave the scrollers in the same position.
     
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    It is exactly what it sounds like. An inhibitive sub inhibits the maximum level you can bring any channels in the sub to. So, if you record an inhibitive sub with channel 1 at full, and then have the sub at 50%, channel 1 will only be able to go to 50%, despite what else it is being told to do. If you have the sub at full then channel 1 can come all the way to full. If you se the sub at 0 then channel 1 won't come on at all.
     
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    I find I use it lot with atmospherics. It is extremely handy during tech when you are bound to sit in a cue with atmospherics for a lot longer than you would in a performance. You can use the inhibitive sub to take out the atmospherics when a hold is called and then bring it back up when you are ready to continue. You could also use it on really saturated gels to save them when you hold. Like previously stated, if you are using dmx goodies it is great to put all of your intensities on a inhibitive sub and use it as your GM.

    -Tim
     
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    I always program a FOH Inhibit sub as well as an Overstage Inhibit sub at the same time as I put in the patch. The FOH Inhibit will take out any light the audience would see, while the Overstage would take out everything else. Just before opening, I modify it slightly so that curtain warmers aren't included in the FOH inhibit. If you ever need to see a cue or something on stage while the house is open (finishing light checks, or refocusing or whatever), you can just drop the FOH Inhibit sub and the audience will never know that you're actually running cues.
     
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    I like making one that has my movers on it and another that has conventionals on it while building cues. That way when I am working with my movers I can dim the rest of the lights and the other way around.
     
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    I like to use an inhibitive sub with my snow machines. Its really nice so they dont get accidentally turned on, when you go to the cue they are used in just run it up (and you can even put a note on the cue list to bring that sub up so the SM doesnt have to call it and the board op doesnt have remember)
     
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    I like to use them to take out areas of the stage especially when doing show that i haven't really seen before. A show i did a week ago i only got to see the numbers once and had to program the show without seeing the numbers. During the actual rehersal i used inhibitives to take out areas that were not in use. Granted i was in a 750 seat house with a 56ft proscenium so the zones were really big (SL Center SR type stuff).
     

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