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Ion xe questions

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by BC Theatre Guy, May 16, 2019 at 4:45 PM.

  1. BC Theatre Guy

    BC Theatre Guy Member

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    I work with cues for plays and musicals but typically I busk off of submasters on our etc Element. Because we have out grown it we have purchased an ETC ion xe. Here's the first of a few reasons I'm regretting my decision. Switching between my channels and submasters was very easy and done entirely without looking on the Element. It is a simple knob. I knew without looking what channels or submasters I was in. On the Ion you have to do 2 things: hold down Fader page and then click the bottom right bump button. If you do this in a rush it doesn't always work. A nightmare for someone who may need to access a certain channel quickly. Anyone know of a solution? ETC says Macros will not work.
     
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  2. Amiers

    Amiers Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.

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    Yeah you gotta get a Fader wing to do what you wanna do.
     
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    SteveB Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like he has the XE with the built in wing, just doesn’t like the method of swapping fader pages. I assume he has some pages set as 1:1 channel=submaster, also wants other pages to be just subs, hates the 2 button push.

    Only thought I have is add’l wing-wings.

    I’ve busked for 10 years on legacy Ion, sometimes use as many as 100 faders on 2-2x20 and 1-1x20 wings. I now use magic sheets on touch screens as much as possible as alternative.
     
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  4. BC Theatre Guy

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    I have the ion xe with a 40 and a 20 fader wing. Sounds like I can play around with the format of the individual pages? Will both fader wings always be in channel or submaster mode? Could one be Channels and one submasters? That would be awesome.
     
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    SteveB Well-Known Member

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    Just record whatever subs as individual channels, then any other subs as sub “looks”.
     
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